Women’s Day
theatre events

AN evening of theatre is being held in the Set Theatre as part of International Women’s Day celebrations on March 8.

AN evening of theatre is being held in the Set Theatre as part of International Women’s Day celebrations on March 8.

The evening begins at 5.30pm with a film of Feminist Fairy Tales read by Susie Lamb, Geraldine Plunkett and Dorothy Cotter. Definitely not for children, it is an opportunity to be inspired by the triumph and tragedy of a good olde fairy tale. As GK Chesterson said: “Fairy Tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

A powerful and moving piece of theatre by Barnstorm Adult Group follows at 6.45pm. Actors will interpret the stories from women young and old in the audience.

The evening will finish with a performances by Thukolo Gospel choir, Kilkenny Academy of Music and Lisdowney choral group interspersed with women from the business, local, sports and voluntary communities telling their stories.

Throughout the day in Workhouse Square, MacDonagh Junction there will be workshops, poetry and prose readings, music, exhibitions and dance from 11am to 3.30pm.

The day’s events are open to all, men and women, young and old. International Women’s Day is about remembering the past, celebrating what has been achieved and focusing on the challenges women face nationally and internationally today. To see the full programme of events, visit www.kilkennycoco.ie or www.kilkennynetwork.ie.