Here are some of the great actors from previous Arts Over Borders festivals
The 2019 Arts Over Borders Summer Festivals July 25 – August 18
- 7th Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, July 20-30 2019
- 2nd A Wilde Weekend: Wildetown, Home of the Happy Prince, Enniskillen August 1-4 2019
- 4th Lughnasa FrielFest August 5-18 2019
ARTS OVER BORDERS announces its 2019 event line-up for its summer international festivals in the Irish north-west border counties. Events are due to be on sale from June 17 2019.
2019 Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival
July 25-28 2019
- Three Beckett short plays with the Mark Morris Dance Group (World Premiere). Enniskillen Royal Grammar (formerly Portora Royal School) & The Regal July 25-28
- Schwanengesang (Swansong) by Franz Schubert. Director Romeo Castellucci (UK & Ireland Premier). Ardhowen Theatre July 27 & 28
- Cascando by Samuel Beckett. Pan Pan Theatre. Site specific performance promenade. Grounds of old Portora Royal School. July 26-28.
- Ohio Impromptu by Samuel Beckett. Dir Adrian Dunbar. Devenish Island July 25-28
- Pas Moi & Not I by Samuel Beckett – Clara Simpson. Chapel of Enniskillen Royal Grammar(Portora) July 27 & 28
- All Mankind Is Us: Walking for Waiting for Godot. Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark July 27 & 28
- Winterreise by Franz Schubert – Roderick Williams & Julius Drake. St. Macartin’s Cathedral July 28
- Morning Recital – Late piano works of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Scriabin with Saskia Giorgini (Winner 2016 Salzburg Piano Prize). St. Macartin’s Cathedral July 27.
- Assumption by Samuel Beckett – short prose reading with Adrian Dunbar. July 26
- Diarmaid Ferriter: Talk on The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics. July 25
- Alannah Hopkin and Sally Phipps with Carlo Gebler. A discussion on late creativity. Alannah Hopkin is the widow of Aidan Higgins and Sally Phipps is the daughter of Molly Keane. July 28
2019 A Wilde Weekend
August 2-5 2019
- Wilde at Home – Excerpts of Wilde’s plays performed at his old school, Portora (Enniskillen Royal Grammar). Director David Grant August 2-5
- The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. Reading at St. Macartin’s Cathedral. August 3
- The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. Bus journey to secret garden for reading. August 4
- WildeTalk: Matthew Sturgis on his 2018 biography of Oscar Wilde
- WildeTalk: Commissioned talk by Philip Hoare, entitled Wilde, Swimming. August 3
- WildeTalk: Franny Moyle (biographer of Constance Wilde) & Cate Haste (biographer of Alma Mahler) followed by performance of Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder song cycle with Ruby Philogene MBE. August 3
- WildeTalk: Clare Pollard. Poet and playwright Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean.
- Closing Concert: Richard Strauss Four Last Songs and other songs. Siobhan Stagg (Soprano) & Julius Drake (piano). August 4.
2019 Lughnasa FrielFest: Derry-Donegal Here I Come!
- Faith Healer by Brian Friel. West Donegal. Bus journey promenade presentation. August 9, 10, 11 & August 16, 17, 18.
- The Enemy Within by Brian Friel. Kabosh Theatre with all female production. August 16-18
- Freedom of the City by Brian Friel. The Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry. Promenade presentation. Director Jonathan Moore starring Siobhan McSweeney of Derry Girls. August 15-18
- The Yalta Game by Brian Friel. Sean McGInley & Marie Mullan. St. Eugene’s Hall Moville August 16-18
- Homer’s Odyssey on Donegal & Causeway Coast beaches August 13-18
- OVERCOME: Talk – Gary Younge on the importance of James Baldwin’s life and work for today’s society. The Playhouse August 17
- Ed Vulliamy: Talk by the journalist and writer of the book When Words Fail: A Life With Music, War and Peace.
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Each year, in helping to make the festivals happen, we carry the spirit of a Beckett cliché
‘We can’t go on. We’ll go on’
Help us go on!
Seán Doran & Liam Browne
Festival Curators – DoranBrowne