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Mar 30 2020

Update: Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2020

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Mar 13 2020

Cúirt festival director, Sasha de Buyl, on the line up

‘The great and the good of Irish writing'

THE FIRST year of the new decade sees a new director at the helm of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Sahsa de Buyl. “If you were to look at a theme for this years’s event,” she says, “it would be the great and the good of Irish writing.”

The Cúirt programme was launched this week, and reveals an impressive line-up for the festival's April 20 to 25 run, with Galway writers (Elaine Feeney, Alan McMonagle, Mary Costello ); Irish writers (Sara Baume, Eimear McBride, Anne Enright ); leading authors from abroad – Simon Armitage (Britain ), Kai Miller (Jamaica ), Kapka Kassabova (Bulgaria ); as well as former footballer Richie Sadlier and spoken word artist Kate Tempest, among others.

“As readers in Ireland, we are aware that contemporary Irish writing is just the business,” Sasha tells me during our Thursday afternoon interview. “We are world leaders across genres in terms of our literature output, and this programme reflects that. We’ve been really lucky that it also has been a bumper year for new releases from brilliant Irish writers and that is also reflected in our programme.”

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Mar 13 2020

Breakfast On Pluto - the musical to premiere at GIAF 2020

Pat McCabe's novel comes to the stage in a new version from the acclaimed writer of Tintown

Patrick/Pussy Braden, love child of an errant priest and a local girl is the most flamboyant character in the border town of Tyreelin. Bored with life in 1970s Ireland, he heads to London in search of his mother and a glamtastic new life.

This is Breakfast On Pluto, Patrick McCabe's 1998 novel, which has been adapted as a stage musical, and which will receive its world premiere at the Galway International Arts Festival in July.

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Mar 12 2020

Coronavirus Update

Following today’s announcement by An Taoiseach that all cultural institutions will close and all indoor mass gatherings of 100 people should be cancelled until 29 March, we regret to inform you that all performances at the Town Hall and Black Box Theatres from today 12 March until 29 March are cancelled. This is in the interest of health and safety.

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for regular updates in the coming hours.

Full refunds apply to customers when an event is cancelled or abandoned and our box office will be in touch.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank all our customers for their co-operation during this time.


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