Three for the price of fun

Picture: Ger Kenny and Sue Larkin at the festival launch

THREE of Waterford’s best festivals are being rolled into one under the umbrella of the Imagine Arts Festival.

As well as the arts festival itself, the programme will incorporate the Waterford Writers Weekend and the John Dwyer Trad Weekend.

In all, some 80 events will take place across the city from October 18 to 27. There will be music gigs, theatre, dance, spoken word, art exhibitions, a litany of literary events and, with Halloween in mind, magical fun and spooky happenings. More than half the events are free.

Speaking at the launch, deputy mayor, Cllr Seamus Ryan, said said how proud he was of the calibre of Waterford acts participating and how they stand up against the national and international acts in the programme. He paid tribute to the amazing John Dywer, who is in his eighties and will be playing at several sessions throughout the trad weekend.

The Waterford Writers Weekend will be curated by author Cat Hogan. The rich programme offers 24 different events, including the announcement of the national Waterford Poetry Prize and Sunday Miscellany in the Theatre Royal.

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