The Cork Arts Society/Lavit Gallery Student of the Year Award Exhibition opened this week and will run until August 15th - this year's winner is Mary Gregoriy, a sculptor . . . The Gasyard Wall Feile takes place in Derry from Monday and runs until August 16th - highlights include a reading by Irvine Welsh from his new novel, Filth, at the Gweedore Bar on Monday at 9 p.m., comedy from Kevin McAleer at the Delacroix, also on Monday at 9 p.m. a debate about the experience of communities emerging from conflict, with speakers from the ANC, the Latin American Solidarity Committee and the loyalist and nationalist communities, and a concert by Dickie Rock, supported by the Kleriks and the Bogside disco dancers at the Stardust on Saturday 15th at 9 p.m. . . . The closing date for all submissions to the Arts Council for the forthcoming Arts Plan is Friday, August 14th.

Submissions should be sent to The Arts Council, 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.