RTE Radio 1 is featuring an interesting series of radio programmes discussing the relationship between Irish theatre and social events from the early 20th century to the 1960s. The first few episodes can be played back via RTE’s Radio player, and there’s also a Facebook page and Twitter feed for the series.
Don’t let the tourists be the only ones there! Temple Bar’s Tradfest kicks off today, with a great series of gigs, street performances and other events– the Singers’ Club sounds particularly groovy!
Here’s another one for the creative industries crowd, and the people who love them: ‘Moot VII’ at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny on 4 February will feature a roster of speakers discussing intersections between creativity, innovation and business.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has launched an effort similar to the Republic’s National Campaign for the Arts to address their own looming budget crisis: ‘Fair Deal for the Arts NI‘ is asking citizens to write their representatives and sign an online petition against the proposed 23% cut in the arts budget. As the NCFA has demonstrated, effective campaigning can go a long way towards protecting support for the arts & culture; only 20 days are left in the public consultation period, so if you live in the North please take action!
There’s a whole slew of upcoming conferences in Ireland and the UK on the subject of new media technologies and the cultural sector– first up is ‘Mobile for the Cultural Sector‘ in London, focusing on the application of mobile technologies in the arts, from 8-9 March.