Saturday, April 24, 2010

Drogheda Arts Festival and FringeFest

Drogheda will be humming with arts activities over the weekend April 29th - May 2nd, 2010. The Drogheda Arts Festival takes place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, when this historic and vibrant town assumes the mantle of arts capital of Ireland. Full programme here.

A programme of music, theatre, dance, poetry, and visual arts, promises to showcase the best in national and international creativity, with artists from Britain, Russia, Korea, and France.

In addition this year sees the first ever Drogheda Fringe which includes a highly eclectic range of events and performances, including different genres of music, poetry readings, visual arts and lots more besides. Fringe website here.

The inaugural Drogheda FringeFest 2010 will compliment events and acts that are taking place over the May bank holiday as part of the Official Drogheda Arts Festival 2010.

As regards poetry I see that on Monday 3 May there is Poetry reading and conversation with Poet EILÉAN NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN, Café of Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Time: 3.00pm, Tickets: €8

Also as part of the Drogheda Fringe Festival, the Viaduct Bards presents Write Now - readings from emerging writers including Ciaran Hodges, Maera Black, Margaret Costello, Joan Daly, Betty Glennon, Irene Bagnall and Emer Davis on Saturday 1st May at 3pm and Poetry Please - readings from established poets from the Drogheda area - Patrick Dillon, Susan Connolly, Marie MacSweeney and John O'Rourke at 4pm in the Cafe, Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street. All writers and poets will be reading from their own work. All welcome to this free event

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