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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: September 11, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    Fits over arts: cultural catch up

    Fiona McCann

    So. The Fringe Festival continues apace, with plenty of goodies including the haunting and beautiful The Enemies at the Joinery ,  a visual and audio treat based loosely on a Borges story, which finishes tonight. Catch it if you can. If that’s not your bag, Paul Auster is reading with his wife Siri Hustvedt at the Mountains to Sea book festival which kicked off in Dun Laoghaire yesterday. The festival continues over the weekend with readings from Sebastian Faulks, John Carey, John Boyne, Claire Kilroy and Douglas Kennedy. More information here.

     Meanwhile, it’s only two weeks away to Culture Night, now a nationwide event with eleven participating towns and cities around the country. There’s plenty planned, including a ceili trail in Roscommon, a secret city tour of Limerick, an Artmobile in Waterford and a Guinness world record attempt for the largest Irish dance ever in Tralee. And then we’ll be into the Dublin Theatre Festival. Culture is, like, totally constant these days.

    • david says:

      I’m really enjoying the high quality of Irish theatre in the Fringe this year. Powerpoint from Performance Corporation’s still running and worth seeing, and like the clown shows in Filmbase last week: The Blanch and Theatre de Legume, were fantastic, with brilliant physical performances from Irish performers. Who Is Fergus Kilpatrick? was the most entertaining ‘post-modern’ piece of theatre I’ve seen. The Seagull, This is not a Drill and Journey to the End of the Night were all great value for money. Big thumbs up!


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