Search Results for 'the Westport Arts Festival'

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Westport the big winner in festival funding announcement

A boutique food and music festival, choral celebrations, a recreation of Humbert’s 1798 invasion, and a kitesurfing lake battle are some of the local festival events which will benefit this year from €49,000 announced in grant funding.

Rock and Roll Kid for Acoustic Yard session

Eurovision Song Contest winner Charlie McGettigan, of ‘Rock and Roll Kids’ fame, and Mississipi born American songstress Kelley McRae are featuring at the next session of The Acoustic Yard.

New play by Seán Lysaght Achill takes to the stage

Theatreworkswest is staging three performances of Seán Lysaght’s new play, Achill, on November 13 and 14 at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, and on November 18 at the Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina.

Westport Arts Festival announces this year’s annual film event

This year the Westport Arts Festival offers a diverse line up of acts and events from Ireland and further afield. One of these is the Westport Arts Film Event 2013, which will be showcasing award-winning independent film shorts on Sunday September 29 from 2pm to 10pm at Westport’s Cineplex on James Street.

Rites - The epic sound of Galway Doom Metal

WHEN BLACK Sabbath’s Tony Iommi struck the opening G5 chord on his Gibson SG on the song which bore his band’s name, during a recording session in London in 1969, he not only created a new genre of rock, but a sub-genre as well.

For ten days only: Thrills, chills, romance and comedy in Westport’s 19th century drive-in movie theatre

A 200-year-old courtyard at Westport House built by the 2nd Marquess of Sligo will be transformed into a state-of-the-art drive-in movie theatre for a series of screenings of classic movies as part of the Westport Arts Festival. This year there are 10 feature films on show so there is definitely something for everyone, from the epic western Once Upon a Time in the West to the equally epic science fiction spectacular 2001: A Space Odyssey. For the romantics there will be the timeless Casablanca and perennial favourite Dirty Dancing.

 

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