Archive for April 14th, 2009

Arts Mentoring

14th April 2009 by Maura McHugh

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, in partnership with Common Ground, a local arts development organisation working in Dublin, are hosting a Public Action Research Forum on Thursday April 16, 3-5pm in The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1, as part of its year-long Collaborative Arts Mentoring Programme.

Emily Kyriakides, Head of Film, Lighthouse Arts and Training Ltd, Brighton will present case studies of Guiding Lights, a year long mentoring scheme designed to identify and support emerging UK-based film industry talent. Mentors and mentees include: David Yates, Kenneth Branagh, Jenny Walker and Anand Tucker.

Emily will describe how the Guiding Lights mentoring programme addresses skills development across all job roles in film in conversation with Padraig Naughton, Director of Arts and Disability Ireland and members of the Collaborative Arts Mentoring Programme Advisory Group.

The event is free but places are limited and it is necessary to book in advance.

Information on how to reserve a spot at the Forum are on the web site.

Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

14th April 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival returns for its sixth year from May 4th to 17th with a splendid range of drama, comedy, musical theatre, dance, physical theatre and cabaret.

This year the programme brings almost 40 productions to Dublin from countries as diverse as Spain, Zimbabwe, Australia and Poland, and includes over 25 Irish, European and World premieres.

The full schedule is available on the web site, where you can also book tickets for all the shows.