Mrs. Shakespeare Goes Down a Storm

Mrs Shakespeare went down a storm at the library on Tuesday night. Irene Kelleher was fantastic in her/his role. The play's writer and director, Ian Wild, gave a question and answer session afterwards which gave the audience a great opportunity to find out more about the play's background and history. A very pleasant evening all round.

Another day packed with workshops. The drop in sessions at the Create Café were very popular and the Day Care Centre had another workshop with Sarah O'Connor - a workshop full of stories, memories and laughter. Cecile Mulcahy did an impromptu workshop in the library with a group of childcare students from Clonmel who had visited the Create Café earlier - so, very many thanks to her for facilitating them.

The library played host to Donal Ryan for a reading and question and answer session on Wednesday evening. It is always interesting to hear an author read their own work and Donal gave great insight into the background to writing of his novels and their reception in the wider world. Some of the feedback from last night: "engaging", "accessible", "humane", "hilarious", "very entertaining writer"...

Children's Workshops at the Create Café are now booked up. You can come along to the drop-in fabric painting and gingerbread decorating workshops on Saturday 12pm-4pm at the Create Café.

Still to come: Festival Choir rehearsal in Spafield FRC this evening; Paul Maher's two plays are on Friday and Saturday lunchtimes; Drumming and Fire Show on Friday evening; on Saturday workshops in rushwork, ceramics, felting and paper star making; Jimmy MacCarthy on Saturday evening; and the Finale Concert on Sunday...