View from the Green Room: Arts Review of 2020

  REVIEW: Arts & Theatre in Waterford during 2020   THIS time last year, the Coronavirus was no more than a source of amusement. Remember all the cartoons on social media? The endless gags about Corona beer? Wuhan and the...

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View from the Green Room: Singer and song, dancer and dance, rhymer and rhyme

  REVIEW: Imagine Online – Modwords presents ‘Identity’   BECAUSE of the times that are in it, Modwordsfest 2020 goes online this year for its fourth festival in a row allowing Waterford writers the opportunity to showcase what they have...

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View from the Green Room: Jim Nolan and Jimmy Murphy in conversation

REVIEW Imagine & Waterford Writers Weekend Online: Playwrights interviewed IT was a sort of Jimmy Jam Session in the balcony...

Tuesday, 24/11/20 - 1:49pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Booze, blaas and blaah-blaah at Jordan’s

REVIEW: Booze, Blaas and Banter A PERMANENT fixture on the Imagine Festival Programme is a morning of song, story, poetry...

Tuesday, 17/11/20 - 12:07pm Read More

Pat McEvoy on Eric Sweeney’s creative farewell

SHORTLY before Eric Sweeney passed away, he had been working on a new musical project with poet Mark Roper. Both...

Wednesday, 11/11/20 - 4:08pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Poet Frank Farrelly’s pot boiler

  REVIEW: Imagine Arts Festival & Waterford Writers Weekend Online   EX-MOUNT Sion teacher Frank Farrelly launched his first book...

Tuesday, 10/11/20 - 12:48pm Read More

Imagine Arts Festival reimagined… online

  THE organisers of the 19th Imagine Arts Festival have re-arranged events and venues to move to an entirely online...

Friday, 16/10/20 - 10:53pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Kenny’s wonderful Crowman

REVIEW: Crowman at Theatre Royal IN our socially distanced world, it was wonderful to experience the courage and determination of...

Tuesday, 13/10/20 - 10:32pm Read More

View from the Green Room: ‘Tramore Tales’ re-released

REVIEW: Waterford Youth Arts’ Tramore Tales WATERFORD Youth Arts are releasing another hundred copies of their Tramore Tales DVD because...

Tuesday, 13/10/20 - 10:28pm Read More

Time Out with Timmy: Let’s hear it for the divas

  Timmy Ryan’s weekly column for the Waterford News & Star   THERE is so much music in the world...

Tuesday, 13/10/20 - 10:06pm Read More

Dymphna Nugent reviews ‘It’s that Time of Year’ by Roisin Meaney

RELEASED in bookshops across Ireland today, October 8, this is a book about hope and its transformative and redeeming qualities....

Thursday, 08/10/20 - 11:03am Read More

View from the Green Room: Superb Sondheim review at the Mall

REVIEW: Side by Side by Sondheim at Theatre Royal URSULA’S Tce. girl Tara Ann Byrne returned to her old stomping...

Tuesday, 06/10/20 - 1:07pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Moby Dick’s Big Tale

  REVIEW: Jim Nolan’s ‘Moby Dick’ on RTE Radio 1   THE theatres may be dark but writers are still...

Wednesday, 16/09/20 - 4:32pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Collender’s ‘Stolen Time’ shines in a dark landscape

  REVIEW: Stolen Time at Garter Lane via YouTube WITH enormous disappointment, Waterford Youth Arts were forced to announce the...

Tuesday, 01/09/20 - 1:25pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Socially distanced countdown is a Déise winner

  Carbally Community Centre: Co Waterford Countdown Convention   AN ASSEMBLY of uber-cool and beyond-clever dudes and dam-smart-divas gathered in...

Tuesday, 25/08/20 - 7:16pm Read More

View From The Green Room: Theatre Royal opens with Kinevane blockbuster

Theatre Royal: Before “I HATE phukin’ musicals,” declares dairy farmer Pontius Ross (the wonderful Pat Kinevane) from Laois where he...

Friday, 21/08/20 - 11:24pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Fiona Ennis shortlisted for Bristol prize

  Tramore: My Laptop   I’m delighted to hear that Dr Fiona Ennis (pictured), lecturer at WIT’s School of Humanities...

Tuesday, 11/08/20 - 4:28pm Read More

Theatre Royal opens for live performances

While adhering to strict Covid-19 guidelines, Waterford’s Theatre Royal has re-opened its doors. The theatre team has worked relentlessly over...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 6:12pm Read More

Late Late Toy Show seeks performers and Toy Testers!

Ryan Tubridy has issued a call-out to the children of Ireland ahead of this year’s Late Late Toy Show. Applications are...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 11:46am Read More

John O’Connor returns to his roots in latest album

Well-known journalist, broadcaster and musician John O’Connor put his lockdown time to productive use in assembling ‘On The Promenade’, his...

Thursday, 30/07/20 - 12:14pm Read More