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DEAF call it a day and a night

After eight merry years, this year’s DEAF festival is set to be the very last one as the organisers have decided to wrap up things after this weekend’s closing events. The reasons for the decision will not come as a …

Thu, Oct 29, 2009, 18:26

   

After eight merry years, this year’s DEAF festival is set to be the very last one as the organisers have decided to wrap up things after this weekend’s closing events.

The reasons for the decision will not come as a surprise to anyone: “arts funding cuts, no sponsorship, & a lot of overheads each year”.

All of which means that Saturday’s various events – see here for the full list – will be DEAF’s final hurrah so if you can, please turn out to send the festival off in style. Naturally, OTR wishes festival chiefs Eamonn Doyle and Karen Walsh the very best with all their post-DEAF activities.