Arts and cutural events around the county
launch of 'Love Can't Always be Articulate'
St Iberius Church, June 18
The Wexford singer-songwriter Pierce Turner has discovered religion! His new album, 'Love Can't Always Be Articulate', was recorded in the Gustavus Adolphus Luteran Church in New York and is being launched in St Iberius Church in Wexford and the Unitarian Church in Stephen's Green, Dublin. His divine inspiration came during a special Gathering Mass which he composed and performed in Bride Street Church in July 2013. The former Bride Street choir boy was so impressed by the experience that he decided to repeat it. The Wexford church launch will take place on June 18 when Pierce will be accompanied by Josh Johnston on organ/piano; Garvan Gallagher on bass and vocals, Michael Egan on guitar and Aileen Mythen, vocals/percussion. Tickets are available at Wexford Arts Centre.
double bill of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Roald DaHl
Wexford Arts Centre, Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, at 8 p.m.
A double bill of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Roald Dahl is on the menu at Wexford Arts Centre as Red Moon Theatre stages an entertaining summer show. Younger members will re-enact the adventures of the great leader of the Fianna of Ireland while older students will present Matilda, an exceptional young girl who tries to extract herself from her dysfunctional family while taking on history's meanest teacher Miss Trunchbull. The show will be presented at the Arts Centre on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24, at 8 p.m.
New Ross Library, Friday, June 17
On Friday, June 17, the Summer Stars Reading Challenge Comic Workshop officially begins when New Ross Library will play host to children's author and illustrator Alan Nolan.
Alan, pictured right, will be presenting two drawing workshops as part of an official launch of this year's Summer Stars Reading Challenge. Alan's presence will be significant in launching this event as he designed and illustrated the Summer Stars posters and materials.
Alan is the co-creator of Sancho, the award winning horror-comedy comic, and is the author and illustrator of the popular Murder Can Be Fatal Mysteries series and The Big Break Detectives Casebook for The O'Brien Press. His latest book, Conor's Caveman is about a boy and girl who find a caveman frozen in a glacier in the Wicklow mountains. Two sessions are available: 10.30 a.m. and midday. This event is suitable for school bookings.
To book your place please contact the librarian at 051 421877.
Cumas trad band
New Ross Library, Wednesday, June 15, at 11 a.m.
The award-winning Cumas Trad Band will perform a lively session at New Ross Library at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
The recent winners of the County Senior Fleadh 2016 will be performing a fantastic traditional music session. This event is a wonderful opportunity for a communal appreciation and celebration of traditional music. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Should you require any supports to fully participate in this event, please contact the librarian on 051 421877.
Wexford Campus exhibition
Wexford Arts Centre, until June 16
Wexford Campus School of Art and Design and Wexford Arts Centre are presenting the annual BA Fine Art Graduate exhibition, entitled 'The Caged Bird Sings', until Thursday, June 16, at Wexford Arts Centre.
exhibition of syrian photographs
Bunclody Library until June 31
An exhibition of Syrian photographs by the Dublin-based photographer Tommie Lehane will be on display at Bunclody Library until June 31.
'An Imperfect Normality' is a retrospective on a Syria that was, a place now ravaged by war and chaos but which was once a relatively normal place to live. Tommie's exhibition seeks to document a normality while hinting at its imperfections and considering the usefulness of war as a method of change. (Below: One of Tommie's photographs)