PROGRAMME 2017

THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER

FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER

SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER

SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER

Art in the West In The Mid-20th Century

Lecture by UCD Art Historian Dr. Roisin Kennedy Venue: Custom House Studios

6.30pm

FREE

 

'Meet the People' Westport 250: A Collection of Portraits

Book launch of an ongoing collection of portraits recording people in Westport

Author: Conor McKeown

Custom House Studios

7.30pm

FREE

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Schools Event ‘The Importance of Literature’

with teacher, anthologist and media personality Niall MacMonagle

11am

Sacred Heart School

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Exhibition Opening  ‘Mind Has Mountains’

Artists Aoife Casby, Mags Duffy, Lisa Molina and Jane Williams display artworks based on Geraldine

Mitchell’s poetry collection, Mountains for Breakfast.

Green Fuse Gallery

5pm

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11th Hour - Movie, Debate, Music and Food

Screening of short film ‘11th Hour’ by Jim Sheridan and Lise Hand followed by a discussion on the prevalence and impact of fake news on media with Jim Sheridan, Lise Hand, Mark Little, Áine Kerr and Larry Donnelly.

Westport Cinema

7.30pm

€35 including Festival Opening

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Followed by

Festival Opening with music and food

with Coda singing group

Clew Bay Hotel

€35 including Movie and Debate

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Workshop ‘Applying for Literature Bursaries and Grants’

With Paul Perry - poet, author, translator and artistic director of the Ennis Book Club Festival

Westport Town Hall Theatre

11.30am

FREE (booking recommended)

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Reading from ‘Mountains for Breakfast’

By poet Geraldine Mitchell

Green Fuse Gallery

2pm

FREE 

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Armchair Thrillers

On the couch with crime writers Catherine Ryan Howard, Paul Perry and Jane Casey

Clew Bay Hotel

3.15pm

€15 (booking essential)

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A Conversation: Bucket List Books

The ‘must reads’ from Rick O’Shea, Niall MacMonagle and Sally Rooney

Westport Town Hall Theatre

8.30pm

€15 (booking essential) Click here to book.

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Sunday Miscellany with RTE

The much loved Sunday morning  broadcast of new writing, poetry and music. Live recording.

Westport Town Hall Theatre

12noon

€15 (booking essential) Click here to book.

 

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