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Body & Forgetting

Body & Forgetting

A night of dance awaits at the Watergate Theatre this evening (Wednesday). The Liz Roche Company brings Body & Forgetting, a powering performance that unites the work of choreographer Liz Roche and filmmaker Alan Gilsenan with a live score by Denis Roche. The result features the dancers finding their way through delicately woven circumstances of disappearance, loss, relationship and hope while attempting to hold fast to memories and objects of meaning. Catch the show from 8pm.

Audio Fires

One of the county’s newest outfits is set for a home town gig in a few weeks’ time but this evening head to the Capital. Audio Fires features Paul Hindle, Sam Moylan, Daire Nolan and Padraig King.

Together the indie rock crew play The Mercantile, Dublin, tonight from 8pm as part of a multi band line-up. That event’s free so if you’re around swing in.

If not you’ll catch them in Billy Byrne’s in Kilkenny on March 1 with special guests The Scenes.

When Art Gets Political

The Head of Visual Arts at Galway Arts Centre will lead an event at the Heritage Council in Kilkenny this Thursday. When Art Gets Political runs there from 7pm.

Taking Michael Farrell’s work Presse Irelandaise as a point of departure Maeve Muirennan discusses other Irish artists making art about political issues.

These include Shane Cullen and artists represented in the Butler Gallery Collection such as Robert Ballagh and Brian Maguire.

The Importance of Being Earnest

London Classic Theatre present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Watergate Theatre this Friday from 8pm. Widely considered one of the greatest comedies in the English language it boasts some great plot twists and wonderful characters.

Tickets are available from the Watergate Theatre and cost €18/15 with a special concession price for school groups of ten or more.

My Man Godfrey

Kilkenny Film Club on Tuesday features My Man Godfrey. Set Theatre again hosts the screening from 8pm for this Gregory La Cava directed, prototype ‘30s flick.

It tells of homeless bum Godfrey Smith who lives at the city dump. He’s approached by a snobby, rich girl who offers him money to be her “forgotten man” for a scavenger hunt.

He becomes her family’s butler, falls for her younger sister and the rest you can see on screen. Tickets cost €8.

Cookery Demo

Edward Hayden is a one man entertainment show who serves up laughter and great food in equal measure. You’ll often catch him on TV3’s Ireland Am, sometimes on KCLR, and every now and then you can enjoy a live cookery demonstration at a local venue.

One such event takes place this Thursday in the Springhill Court Hotel where Edward will be hosting an event for Kilkenny Federation ICA. Admission is €10 and you’ll get a copy of all recipes demonstrated on the night to take home and try out for yourself.

Meanwhile the Kilkenny City ICA crew is holding an event tonight (Wednesday) at the Club House Hotel from 7.30pm to mark their 60th anniversary.


The Irish Museums Association (IMA) annual conference will be hosted by the Butler Gallery at Kilkenny Castle from Friday to Sunday. The conference, The Porous Museum, will build on the national emphasis that has been placed on the Irish diaspora in 2013 enacting its own gathering of professionals that recognises and promotes the powerful networks and affinities which distinguish the Irish museum community.

Many Young Men

Kilquan Players have been entertaining the masses and they’re set to do it again this weekend. They offer up the last two performances of JB Keane’s Many Young Men of Twenty at Coon Hall this Saturday and Sunday. The shows are at 8pm each night.

The Thomas Donoghue Band

The Thomas Donoghue Band is back in town this weekend. For the first time in too long the act will perform at Billy Byrne’s Bar this Saturday.

They’ll be joined by Grum and the Duende Dogs who have worked with some well known names including Jerry Fish, Mick Flannery and Mick Pyro. Catch the gig from 9pm.


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