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The Guardian August 2018

The Guardian August 2018

Arts Over Borders: Brian Friel festival puts Brexit centre-stage From The Yalta Game to Living Quarters, the Irish playwright’s works have added resonance in this year’s FrielFest Although Ireland is famously cultured, it’s a shock to walk into a village hall on a Sunday evening […]

The Stage

The Stage

Arts Over Borders: presenting festivals that transcend Ireland’s geographical divide. Celebrating Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel, Arts Over Borders presents site-specific events in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Jane Coyle discovers how they defy and embrace the concept of borders as their […]

Belfast Telegraph : Actress Imogen Stubbs on taking Homer’s Odyssey to a tent on North Coast beaches

Belfast Telegraph : Actress Imogen Stubbs on taking Homer’s Odyssey to a tent on North Coast beaches

Actress Imogen Stubbs on taking Homer’s Odyssey to a tent on North Coast beaches Actress and travel writer Imogen Stubbs tells Ivan Little why she’s so excited to be taking to the beaches of Northern Ireland’s stunning north coast for an all-female performance of Homer’s […]

The Irish Times: ‘It’s really important’: casting women in roles traditionally played by men

The Irish Times: ‘It’s really important’: casting women in roles traditionally played by men

Taking on Homer’s Odyssey in its first translation by a woman is all about facing up to uncomfortable truths, says actor Maxine Peake Maxine Peake and I are discussing uncomfortable truths. “As a human race, we’re pretty despicable,” says the acclaimed actor, famous for roles […]

Soft Border, Hard Beckett: An Irishman’s Diary : Irish Times

Soft Border, Hard Beckett: An Irishman’s Diary : Irish Times

Frank McNally on a Brexit-flavoured ‘Waiting for Godot’ The porousness of the Border has been much discussed in recent times, but it will be dramatically illustrated in coming days by a production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. What is described as a “rehearsed reading” […]

IRISH PAGES – A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY WRITING

IRISH PAGES – A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY WRITING

News published 29th July 2018 IRISH PAGES – A Journal Of Contemporary Writing Dear Friend, Here’s the latest news from IRISH PAGES, Ireland’s premier literary journal, combining a large general readership with outstanding writing from Ireland and overseas. It is also the publisher of The Irish […]

The Guardian: Brexit looms large in arts festival that straddles Irish border

The Guardian: Brexit looms large in arts festival that straddles Irish border

Brexit looms large in arts festival that straddles Irish border Event features Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and a sculpture by Antony Gormley at crossing points between north and south Maev Kennedy – Sun 29 Jul 2018 08.00 BST Last modified on Sun 29 Jul 2018 […]

Belfast Telegraph: Belfast actress Laura Donnelly on starring in play inspired by uncle’s IRA murder

Belfast Telegraph: Belfast actress Laura Donnelly on starring in play inspired by uncle’s IRA murder

Belfast Telegraph ‘I never really talked to mum about my uncle before we did the play… there was a sort of vague silence in the family about his death’ Belfast-born actress Laura Donnelly won an Olivier award this year for her role in The Ferryman, […]

Harry Potter star Toby Jones joins line-up at this year’s Lughnasa FrielFest

Harry Potter star Toby Jones joins line-up at this year’s Lughnasa FrielFest

Harry Potter star Toby Jones joins line-up at this year’s Lughnasa FrielFest Harry Potter star Toby Jones has joined the cast of `Faith Healer’ at this year’s Lughnasa FrielFest: Brian Friel International Festival. The festival yesterday announced that the 51-year-old, who has starred in a […]

“Broadway World” – Arts Over Borders Presents Open-Air Productions of Homer’s THE ODYSSEY

“Broadway World” – Arts Over Borders Presents Open-Air Productions of Homer’s THE ODYSSEY

Arts Over Borders will present a series of unique open air presentations of Homer’s The Odyssey on nine beaches that stretch along the Atlantic coast between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, from 9-19 August 2018. Five female actors including Frances Barber, Natascha McElhone, […]

PRESS RELEASE : ARTS OVER BORDERS : 10 JULY 2018

PRESS RELEASE : ARTS OVER BORDERS : 10 JULY 2018

Press Release Date of issue: 10 July 2018 ARTS OVER BORDERS:  FROM DERRY-LONDONDERRY TO DONEGAL FRANCES BARBER, NATASCHA MCELHONE, MAXINE PEAKE, IMOGEN STUBBS, JAYE GRIFFITHS IN HOMER’S ODYSSEY ON THE BEACHES OF IRELAND HIGHLIGHT OF MAJOR CROSS BORDER ARTS FESTIVAL INSPIRED BY LEGACY OF BRIAN FRIEL […]

RTE Culture : All-star line-up for Beckett and Friel festivals

RTE Culture : All-star line-up for Beckett and Friel festivals

All-star line-up for Beckett and Friel festivals August is set to be a busy time for culture vultures in the border country region, with a number of high-profile actors, writers, musicians and performers set to converge on six border counties in the name of art […]

Irish News: Arts Over Borders back for annual celebrations of Beckett and Friel

Irish News: Arts Over Borders back for annual celebrations of Beckett and Friel

Arts Over Borders back for annual celebrations of Beckett and Friel Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee will discuss her love for Brian Friel at FrielFest THIS August will see events taking place across counties Antrim, Donegal, Tyrone, Derry, Fermanagh and Cavan to celebrate the work […]

The Oldie  |  Go Away  |  April 2018

The Oldie | Go Away | April 2018

ENNISKILLEN William Cooke celebrates the life and work of Samuel Beckett