Phonica: Seven Monday 27 November 2017 7.30pm Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre Admission: €7.00 / €5.00 with Anna Jordan Doireann Ní Ghríofa The Quiet Club Mark Tokar Nerys Williams Jona Xhepa Phonica: Seven features performances from a range of vibrant, award-winning poets, musicians and artists with international outlooks and reputations working in the fields of electronic music, contemporary multilingual poetry, jazz composition, sound art, improvisation and theatrics, classical vocals, broken narratives, and more. Phonica is a series of linked events rooted in Word and Sound and with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, programmed and hosted since early 2016 by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, Phonica aims to explore compositional and performative… Read More →
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- by Nerys Williams
A Broken Tree consisted of two events: a seminar in the National Library of Ireland from 11am-1pm, and a concert at the National Gallery of Ireland at 3.30pm. These free events were arranged in partnership with the two cultural institutions. The National Library seminar featured presentations on Ledwidge’s life, his poetry, and Welsh war poet Hedd Wyn. As part of this event Dr Nerys Williams UCD presented ‘Community of the Black Chair: Encountering Hedd Wyn and Francis Ledwidge’, about the Welsh poet Hedd Wyn who was killed on the same day as Ledwidge and is buried close to him in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.