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Banter: Reviewing 2010, Previewing 2011

The last Banter of 2010 gathers a panel of erudite soothsayers to answer the question “We are where we are, so what’s next?” with a look back at the year that was and an attempt to preview that year that’s …

Thu, Dec 9, 2010, 14:26

   

The last Banter of 2010 gathers a panel of erudite soothsayers to answer the question “We are where we are, so what’s next?” with a look back at the year that was and an attempt to preview that year that’s on the way. It happens at our spiritual home (Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) next Wednesday (December 15).

The spiel: to those who know their Latin, it has been one hell of an annus horribilis. Economic woes to the left of us and more economic woes to the right of us mean none of us will forget the horrors of 2010 in a hurry. But what’s next? Where do we go from here? What does 2011 hold in store? What do we need to do to get out of here? Can we get out of here and get to a better place? Surely, the next year can’t be as bad as the last 12 months, right?

A garrulous trio – Gerry Godley (Improvised Music Company director and Lyric FM presenter), Sophie Gorman (Irish Independent Day & Night and Arts Editor) and Richard Seabrooke (Offset Festival co-founder and creative director at Dynamo) – join me to look back and look forward. And yes, we’re probably going to be optimistic.

Doors open at 7.30pm, yakking starts at 8pm, there will be free tea and sweet treats for all (courtesy of Barry’s Tea) and you can get more info and sign up for the invite list here.