Spring is in the air, the first greens and yellows are splurging across fences and new life scatters colour throughout the bare hedges on my way to work; I see people smiling into the sunlight, savouring their cappuccino this extra bit more delicious, young girls telling each other stories and laughing happily through town, and my teenage daughter figuring out life in a whole new manner… Spring is in the air, it’s time for reading that book (or script) on a park bench or Cafe rather than at home, it is time for planting those seeds, time to awaken to the town’s heartbeat once again, time to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers, and also time to be patient for the next spell of hot sun on your face…
Poetry is hidden in every cell of our lives, in every one of our feelings, in our failings and new beginnings… if you love poetry in the first place, if you are one of those Paul-Durcan-'fans', whether your life is upside down or downside up or you need something to feed your soul and get that spring back into your step… come and join us this Saturday for an exceptional night where two of Ireland's most eminent actors perform an evening of poetry by Paul Durcan, inspired by paintings in the National Gallery in London. In his collection Give Me Your Hand Durcan has taken some of the most famous paintings in the world, and interpreted them with his own unique, poetic voice. Whoever knows Durcan’s work knows that some of his poems are very funny, some are deeply moving; some are so witty it takes your breath away… Dearbhla Molloy and Dermot Crowley invite you to discover afresh everyone from Van Gogh and Van Eyck, to Rubens and Gainsborough, through the unique prism of Paul Durcan’s imagination. Having recently performed Give Me Your Hand in London, New York, Chicago and Washington, this is their first (…and I think only) performance in Ireland.
If you’re not impressed yet check out this piece by Dearbhla Molloy from the Sunday Independent last weekend relating to the sell-out run of Give Me Your Hand in New York last month. I for one really look forward to their performance at The Dock next Saturday 14th April! http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/i-looked-in-the-mans-doubledecker-buggy-and-saw-not-twins-but-two-boxers-friends-tell-me-having-a-dog-is-the-best-way-to-meet-someone-3067597.html
Give Me Your Hand… a night not to be missed, 8.30pm as usual at The Dock, see you there
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Addendum/ Postscript 16 hours later: Listening to the rain rattle and patter onto my roof window all night I now wonder where i got that springy feeling from... must have been from that sunny spell and my sun-burnt shoulders a few days ago, and people ditching their black winter boots ever since... so yeah, lets get back to that again! ;o)