THIS year is the third year of the West Cork Talent competition to be held in the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry. This competition is held each year to raise funds for St. Finbarr’s Boys’ National School.
BANTRY Library are hosting an exhibition from November the 4th to the 18th of the latest work produced on location by the BARA Photographic Club. The group wish to highlight their 2015 calendar, Bantry and Beyond. Profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to local charity Cancer Connect. Copies of the calendar can be purchased at all local shops throughout Bantry and surrounding areas. “We
PROJECT CODE-X: Beta to Psi is a new novel published by Sarah Robinson, a Bandon author, under the pen name S.J. Robinson. Beta to Psi is a mystery thriller and it is the first part of an exciting trilogy of fiction, under the umbrella name of PROJECT CODE-X.
THE work of talented Dutch painter Joop Smits will go on exhibit at the Purcell Gallery in Kenmare on October 31st. Smits, who died earlier this year, had a home on the Beara Peninsula for more than 20 years and painted prolifically. This is the first opportunity to see a full collection of his Kerry landscapes since his death.
WEST Cork Times contributor and artist Anne Crossey from Skibbereen was in New York recently as part of a group of Irish artists exhibiting in Brooklyn Last October Anne attended an artist’s bootcamp at the in Dublin where she met a group of mostly Dublin based artists. As a result of that meeting they formed an artists collective called “Idir”, Irish for “between us” and were subsequently invited by the
THE Briery Gap Theatre is delighted to welcome Irish singer/songwriter Paddy Casey on Saturday 1st November. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Paddy got his first guitar when he was 11 or 12 years old and left home to start busking and gigging. At The age of about 24 Paddy was approached by an A&R scout from Sony and went on to spent about 3 days in Sun Studios, Dublin, recording 11
by Stephen Johnson Bernard Harrington’s Bar in Glengarriff is hosting a “Free Spirit” music festival this coming weekend, Friday, 17th October through Sunday, October 19th October.
Ballydehob Art & Culture Weekend: 17th – 19th October 2014 Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland – Comprising a colourful palette of visual, literary and performance art, numerous exhibitions, and a range of multi-disciplinary workshops, Ballydehob Art & Culture Weekend is a fantastic new event where budding and seasoned participants get the opportunity to share their talents with the whole community. All participants have equal billing and everyone is free to participate.
THERE’S no need for you to catch a plane this autumn to discover culture from around the world. Instead get your first class (free!) ticket to The West Cork Multicultural Festival 2014. Running throughout West Cork from October 17th-19th the Multicultural Festival will host a multitude of free activities and workshops including children’s events and an exciting family fun day.
The Briery Gap Theatre Group present Unforgiven, a hilarious comedy, written by Irish writer, John McDwyer and directed by Michael Twomey. A real circus of a play, Unforgiven is a laugh a minute exposition of Irish rural life, where nothing is ever as it seems! The comedy follows two men, PJ and his brother Seamus who are awaiting their father’s death while their neighbour Mary is nursing her mother through