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Fringe festival brings art to the public

THE second annual Ennis Fringe Festival takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will see artists of various disciplines bring their artwork to the public.The venue for the festival launch has been changed in the past week and will now be held at Café Aroma. There will be artists across a range of mediums present at the launch including Kevin Quinlan, Marie Connole, David O’Rourke, Dave Donnelly, Tommy Kelly and Patrick Ryan. In addition, there will be a five-minute segment of a theatre performance and Councillor Johnny Flynn will officially open the festival.This year, the festival has broadened the scope of the initial event and has more venues with new performers and art forms, including painting, photography, performance, theatre, animation and live music.Music events include Chris Nash, who will perform in the Diamond Bar on Friday night and The Buzzmonkeys, who will take to the stage in Tom Steeles the same night. Ska/rap/reggae band The Connectors will be in …

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The writing is on the wall for graffiti jam

A YOUTH graffiti jam takes place in Scariff this coming weekend, where young people from across the country with an interest in graffiti art will be invited to put the writing on the wall in preparation for an annual Young People’s Art exhibition.The art exhibition is held each year and showcases young people’s art across a variety of media. This year, in advance of the exhibition, local artist Nathalie El Baba has organised a professional street artist to give a graffiti demonstration for young people interested in the art form.The demonstration runs from 2pm until 6pm at the Riverpark in Scariff, next to the playground and young graffiti enthusiasts will be invited to create their own graffiti masterpiece.Now in its fourth year, the youth art exhibition is open to young people across the country and is an opportunity to see what art forms young people are engaging with.Speaking about the event, Nathalie explained her children are very interested in graffiti …

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GROW-ing the right image for Bóthar

BÓTHAR has joined ranks with Shannon Airport to present is photographic exhibition GROW in the airport’s Transit Lounge.The exhibition is a collection of photographs taken in Uganda last year by award winning photographer Sean Curtin, when he accompanied Bóthar patron Neven Maguire to one of the international aid organisation’s key projects. Speaking at the launch of the exhibition Bóthar CEO Dave Moloney said the airport is a very apt location for the exhibition. “We are deeply indebted to Shannon for the ongoing co-operation that we received over the years here and the hosting of this exhibition is another example of that. Since 1991 we have been transporting our dairy heifers, goats and pigs to the many struggling families in the developing world. Almost all of these airlifts have departed from Shannon. We hope that as people travel through the airport, this exhibition will be a reminder to them of the daily struggle that life is for so many across the …

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Joan Hanrahan to present arts on Radió Corca Baiscinn

THERE will be a new addition to Raidió Corca Baiscinn’s line-up this month with a new arts show bringing culture to the listeners of West Clare.

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Poster boys for the history of Irish theatre

Playboys, Paycocks and Playbills, a new exhibition, which opens in Glór this Friday pays tribute to the talents of two graphic artists associated with the Abbey Theatre in the 1970s and 1980s, Kevin Scally and Brendan Foreman.

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Tidy your attic for art’s sake

MID-West Simon Community’s Art in the Attic is heading into its final weeks of collecting for the big event. People are being urged to get a move on and clear out that attic, garage or spare room of any unwanted art works to donate to the fundraiser. The exhibition and sale will take place at the University Concert Hall on Saturday, September 15 from 2pm to 8pm.

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Brennan travels through Space and Time with new exhibition

NEWMARKET-on-Fergus artist Philip Brennan has many feathers in his cap and as he prepares to launch his latest exhibition of paintings he adds yet another feather to his cap, that of songwriting.

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Mary Donnelly throws some light on summer at New Quay

LIGHTNESS of Summer: new paintings by Mary Donnelly is the new exhibition opening at the Russell Gallery in New Quay on Saturday.

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