Fergus Byrne has been resident artist at The Dock for three weeks of the exhibition Working. Drawing. I have tried to catch him for a mini interview but we were like passing ships and so far I only watched him working from afar…
While here he has been moving within and without the building responding to architectural and structural forms and his interest in features of these buildings has led to the addition of an installation to Gallery 3. Fergus’ response to The Dock has been to study its interior as one might anatomise the body, and we invite you to a performance by Fergus Byrne this Saturday, 3rd of March at 2pm.
You are all very welcome, and grab a friend to come along, the more the merrier it is.
Admission to the galleries - as always - is free...
Looking to seeing you on Saturday,
Your Dock Blogger
Is “Dancing at Lughnasa” Brian Friel’s finest play to date? The play which opened on Broadway in October, 1991, and won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, has very special significance for the playwright: the five unmarried women at the center of the plot are based on and named for Friel’s own mother and her sisters. He used to refer to them as “those five brave Glenties women,” and, for the purposes of the play, he has renamed them “the Mundy sisters,” and placed them in a dwelling some two miles outside the village of Ballybeg, the town he “created,” and where he’s placed so many of his plays.
The Breffni Players take their own shot at marking the play’s 20th anniversary, Directed by Angus Dunne we can await an unforgettable play suffused with so much beauty, lyricism and heartache that it takes your breath away. We welcome the Breffni’s once again to The Dock, starting on the very 1st of March to open our spring season! Lucky ones who booked early hold on to your tickets and be glad! The show is currently sold out, with a waiting list ranging from 19 to 27 people each of those nights… so if folks want to come you best put your names down by contacting the box office! Me as the Dock Blogger pondering on this I wonder if an additional show can be put on where all those waiting ones get a turn… But that is just me pondering, putting ideas into everybody’s heads…
Best of luck to the Breffni’s, evenings of enjoyment for our audience, and some miracles for the ones on those waiting lists!
Your Dock Blogger
The Jury met and ruled, and yes, we have a winner for our image/ picture competition for the blog! (http://www.thedock.ie/news/2012/01/23/competition-time-at-the-dock/) Thank you everybody for your entries and effort involved, its great to see the work behind the scenes! The winning image though will reveal nothing new to you, as the front runner of the competition was the existing image of the Secret Blogger, so from now on this will be our sign, the hands on the keyboard and a hue of mystery on the face...
...well done to Erika Marks who can grab up the first prize, a night out with us, some VIP from The Dock, and maybe meet the blogger too and shake those hand. Well done Erika, we love your work; will be in touch with you shortly!
The image will permanently go up on site within a few days, so watch out for that… It is too late to announce the winner in our new What’s On Guide as it is currently being enveloped and address-labelled to be on the way to your letterboxes, I had a bit of a sneak preview and can assure you that we are having another three month of exciting shows, performances and music ahead of us so Watch this space!
Your Dock Blogger
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