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Wednesday 24

Reading Dublin One City One Book

 

Presented by Garrett Fagan, students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2019 Dublin One City One Book choice. No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment and an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 24 at 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until 24 April 2019

Tickets

€100

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Girls in Their Married Bliss on Stage

 

Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre. A selection of excerpts from the final book in Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls Trilogy. Romantic Kate and pragmatic Baba, now both married, experience the trials and troubles of love and passion against the backdrop of 1960s London. Starring Katie O’Kelly and Madi O’Carroll. Produced and directed by Anthony Fox, Curated by Jane McCarthy.

Venue

The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

April 24 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

€6 – €8

Booking

Booking essential

An Evening With Edna – BOOKED OUT

Spend the evening in the company of Edna O’Brien, author of this year’s Dublin One City One Book and one of Ireland’s most treasured writers. Edna will be interviewed by writer Colum McCann about her enormous contribution to world literature. She will be joined by singer Moya Brennan and harpist Cormac de Barra, playing some of her favourite music. Selected excerpts from The Country Girls Trilogy will be read by actor Seána Kerslake. 

Booking is essential. Maximum of 2 tickets per booking.

Edna O’Brien‘s works include 18 novels, 9 collections of short stories, 5 plays, biographies of James Joyce and Byron, a cultural history of Ireland, memoirs and a volume of poetry. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, the Frank O’Connor Prize and the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many  years.

Colum McCann is the author of 6 novels and 3 collections of stories including Transatlantic and Thirteen Ways of Looking. He has won numerous international literary awards and his fiction has been published in over thirty languages. Let The Great World Spin was the winner of the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award and the National Book Award in the USA.He most recently published Letters to a Young Writer.

Seána Kerslake is best known for The Hole in the Ground which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, A Date for Mad Mary, Dublin Oldschool and Can’t Cope Won’t Cope. She has appeared in many theatre productions including Mood Music at London’s Old Vic. Seána was the recipient of the Bingham Ray New Talent Award and has been nominated for 3 IFTA Awards.

In a long illustrious career with Clannad and as a solo performer, Moya Brennan has established a reputation as one of the great performers of Celtic music, an Irish icon with the world as her stage.  Her uniquely soulful ethereal voice has attracted a huge international following and earned her countless awards and record sales in excess of ten million.

Virtuoso harper, Cormac De Barra, is one of Ireland’s premier traditional musicians.  He has toured and played all over the world with major stars such as The Chieftains, Liam O’Maonlai, Brian Kennedy, and principally as accompanist for Moya Brennan. As well as performing, Cormac is a presenter on TG4’s Flosc and Imeall TV series.

Venue

Round Room, Mansion House Dawson St, Dublin 2

Time

April 24 at 8:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential
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