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Posts Tagged ‘ John Banville ’

Writing And Ideas At Borris House In Carlow

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The lovely Borris House in Co Carlow is once more to be the backdrop for a wonderful variety of literary, cultural and journalistic discussions. The ‘Festival of Writing and Ideas’ will run over the weekend of the 14th and 15th June. It is part of the Carlow Arts Festival, though it is run independently of it and is curated by Vivienne Guinness, Eleanor O’Keeffe, Catherine Heaney and Hugo Jellett. I was also interested to note that they put all of this together without Arts Council Funding which is a great achievement.

I’ve been looking through the programme to see what’s on offer this year and I discovered what is generally known as an ‘All Star Line Up’ which makes visitors to the festival spoilt for choice. If you buy a day ticket for either Saturday or Sunday (35e) which is excellent value then you can go along to any or all of the events or if you prefer, tickets are available to buy individually. Continue reading

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IFTA Reveals Shortlist Of Nominees

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The Irish Film and Television Academy have announced the shortlist of nominees in 40 strongly contested categories for the 11th annual Irish Film and Television Awards, which takes place on Saturday 5th April at the DoubleTree at Hilton Burlington Road and broadcast primetime on RTÉ ONE (reaching 1.24 Million viewers last year).

Nominations are announced in categories across film and television, celebrating the highest standard of Irish talent over the past twelve months. All IFTA’s categories have been shortlisted by Members of the Irish Film & Television Academy alongside a select Jury panel of industry experts from around the world.  IFTA received 311 titles submitted for consideration in the 2013 Awards. Continue reading

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