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Autumn ‘12


Vol9 Iss 1

Space Inside Arts Magazine

Tony Clarke

Space Inside LIVE NIGHTS 1st Tuesday October to June Wicklow Sailing Club, Wicklow Town FREE ADMISSION Great Music, Poetry and Dance



Hi all, Welcome to the autumn issue of the Space Inside with its new look and lots more topical articles. It’s great to be back. Firstly, we must thank Wicklow Town Council for our arts grant again this year which, together with our wonderful Friends, means we can keep our magazine and our Live Nights on the road. Go on admit it, you’d miss us if we weren’t around. And talking about friends, our monthly €100 draw was such a success last year that we’ve decided to run it again. If you want to become a Friend of the Space Inside and be eligible for our 9 monthly €100 draws, please send €40 to Space Inside, Grove Mill, Hollyfort, Gorey, Co. Wexford. You can also pay on PayPal on our blog, or in four €10 instalments. Here’s a quick look inside this issue

7 Damien Hirst Retrospective

9 Symbolism in Writing

10 Pat Nolan In Profile Don’t forget to ask for our monthly Live Night e-newsletter by emailing us at with ‘Newsletter’ as the subject. Our first Live Night of the season is on Tuesday, 2 October with another lively line-up of music and poetry. Hope to see you there,

Carol Boland

Front Cover: Tony Clarke is a multidisciplinary artist working and teaching in Bray. His exhibition ‘Confessions of a Process Hound’, to be held at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, will showcase his new work in various mediums, and feature a large sculpture commenting on the Irish society today. Exhibition runs from Tues 23 October to Sun 4 November.


here has been a long-standing connection between the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and Art. In 1731, fourteen Irishmen came together in Dublin, united by the common aim, to improve the poor economic condition of the country by promoting agriculture, arts, industry and science in Ireland. Sounds familiar? The RDS runs a Foundation Arts programme which promotes excellence in the Arts, and aims to further the professional development of young musicians, artists and craftspeople. The awards include the Student Art Awards with an annual prize fund in excess of €16,000, the National Crafts Competition, and Music Bursary with a prize fund of €10,000. The premier award of the Student Art Awards is the annual Taylor Art Award, made possible by George Archibald Taylor of Dublin who died in 1854, leaving a sum to his trustees for ‘the promotion of art and industry in Ireland.’ On the educational side, RDS Mini Music is awarded for a music curriculum for junior and senior infants. Two of Dublin’s inner city schools participate in this programme. Art Source 2012 The RDS possibly holds Ireland’s biggest annual art fair. It features work from hundreds of artists and galleries, across all media including painting, sculpture, photography and prints. This year there will be a wider range of activities with workshops and demonstrations and talks by gallerists, curators, artists and collectors. A kids zone will allow the little ones to use their imagination to create their own works of art. Friday 4 November - 12 noon to 9.00pm Saturday 5 November - 11.00am to 7.00pm Sunday 6 November - 11.00am to 6.00pm

Set the Darkness Echoing Victoria Field (UK) led a workshop on the poems of Seamus Heaney, where the therapeutic potentials of the poems were investigated.

Apollo - god of poetry and medicine The first Poetry Therapy Convention in Ireland was held in Maynooth in September. Carol Boland reports on this expanding creative therapy.


oetry therapy is the use of poetry for healing and personal growth. The practice can be traced back to primitive man, when shamans and witchdoctors chanted poetry for the well-being of the tribe or individual. Historically, the first poetry therapist on record was a Roman physician in the first century AD., named Soranus, who prescribed tragedy for his manic patients and comedy for those who were depressed. Poetry therapy practices are somewhat more involved these days. ‘Bibliotherapy’ literally means books or literature to help medically. Poetry Therapy is a specific and powerful form of bibliotherapy, unique in its use of metaphor, imagery, rhythm and other poetic devices. In the USA in 1960's, with the progressive development of group

Poems about vulnerability, openness and closed-off-ness were explored by Nessa McCasey, Director of iaPoetry (USA). Again with the assistance of poems, the participants discovered when it was valuable to close themselves off, and how to protect themselves when they are open.

psychotherapy, many therapists discovered that poetry therapy was an effective tool in their work. ‘Not I but the poet discovered the unconscious’ - Freud Poetry A workshop by Lila Weisberger, founder and Creative Director of therapy began to flourish, with iaPoetry, centred on the defence professionals using it in areas such mechanisms we use in our daily as rehabilitation, education and the lives. Her session looked at the creative arts. role of Id, Ego and Superego, again with the help of various poets.

Exploring Poetry

Ireland’s first poetry therapy convention, Wells and Staircases, Bridges and Doors: Exploring Poetry through Therapeutic Writing, recently took place in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Presented by Dr. Niall Hickey of PoetryReach (Ireland) and International Academy of Poetry Therapy (iaPoetry USA), the convention attracted participants not only from Ireland but also from across the UK. The programme of discussions and workshops ran for 5 days and was led by qualified leaders working in the poetry therapy field in the USA and UK. Each facilitator-led session was centered around selected poems explored in open discussion, and then by participants in their own writings, be it in prose or poetry.


Jill Teague (Wales) facilitated the topic Feeding the Well: Sourcing Our Creativity. This was an exploration through poetry, discussion and therapeutic practices, of how we can maintain a creative life amidst the busy-ness. The convention was brought to a close with a group poem composed from participants’ writings and consolidated by Ger Campbell. Ger is chair of Irish Poetry Therapy Network, which runs monthly peer group sessions in the South-East, where the use of poetry therapy is explored. The leader of the group is Dr. Niall Hickey. Poetry Therapy is in its pioneering days in Ireland. The Irish Assoc of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT) has recognized creative therapies such as art, dance, music and drama, but not, as yet, poetry therapy.

Solar Powered

Book Review

Cat Power – ‘Sun’ (Matador Records)

The Hypnotist by Lars Keplar

Michael Tinsley reviews American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress and model, Cat Power’s new album ‘Sun’.

Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm: Detective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. He’s suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock. The killer is on the run and, seemingly, there are no clues.

I had mixed feelings when Cat Power released her new album. My indifference to her last covers album ‘Jukebox’, and hazy memories of some dreadful gigs, had distorted my opinion of her. But a quick spin through her albums reminded me how fragile and powerful her music can be.

Linna is running out of time and, desperate for information, he enlists disgraced specialist Dr Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practice again. As the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linna’s case.

It’s 6 years since Chan Marshall aka Cat Power, released ‘The Greatest’, her album of original material. In the meantime, she had delivered ‘Jukebox’, gone through financial difficulties and overcome mental health problems. Unlike the soulful, alt-county vibe of ‘The Greatest’, her new album sounds urgent and contemporary. Synth sounds and drum machines abound, and the mood is far from mawkish. You might have heard the single ‘Ruin’ which, starting with a catchy piano riff, builds into an almost funky groove. The album kicks off with ‘Cherokee’, an up-tempo love song with a great shuffling beat. Like most of the drums on the album, they sound programmed. This is not surprising as Chan has played and sung almost everything on the album.

This is a riot of a read, which sucks you in on the first page and spits you out at the end. It has the depth and intricate plot of a Jo Nesbo or Steig Larsson, but with the speed and compulsiveness of an American thriller. This is a fast-paced, action-packed, thrilling read. Lars Keplar is a husband/wife team and this is the start of a series featuring Joona Linna, which continues in 'The Nightmare'.

Hilary Bridge Street Books, Bridge Street, Wicklow. T: +353(0)404 62240

Another notable, catchy track is ‘3,6,9’ which paraphrases the chorus from ‘The Clapping Song’, and layers some subtly auto-tuned backing vocals into the mix. Also worth a mention is ‘Manhattan’, which is built around a simple drum machine beat and a simpler piano chord motif. The album’s penultimate track ‘Nothin But Time’ clocks in at an epic 11 minutes and features Iggy Pop on backing vocals. The song reminds me of a hundred and one other songs but still smoulders with Chan’s smoky vocals. Oh, and don’t forget the whizzing synth sounds sneaking in. The album finishes up with ‘Peace and Love’, which Chan admits to being her favourite song. Built around a rough guitar riff and some subtle brass, the verse vocals are almost rapped, and the chorus / refrain have plenty of ‘na na na na na’ to hook the listener. I have been listening to ‘Sun’ for the last few weeks and it gets better with each listen. I suggest you do the same. For more music news and reviews, check out regularly updated blog ‘The Lion’s Share’ at

The debut album from Dawn Of Catmonk - out now! Available on CD from Track One, Fitzwilliam Square, Wicklow and Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 and digitally from iTunes, Spotify and Amazon’s MP3 store.


“…satin-smooth songs … moments of adrenaline that set the heart racing … charming stuff…” - Warren Manger, The Music Abyss

A Little Bit of Spain in Temple Bar 18 – 30 October ’12

‘Dublin Flamenco Festival is an exquisite balance between the pure, gypsy tradition and the new trends in dance and music,’ declared a Spanish radio station last summer. Now Peña Flamenca El Indalo is running their second festival which promises to be even more exciting.

The programme not only includes shows with top Spanish artists, but also music and dance master classes, conferences and talks. The line-up has been carefully chosen to celebrate the many disciplines of flamenco and to appeal to a broad audience, from theatre lovers to music enthusiasts.

From mid-October, the festival will set up camp in Temple Bar and promises to transport you to Andalucía through song, dance and music.

Back by popular demand, María del Mar Moreno will return to open the festival. With her company Jerez Puro, she will present their most intimate performance: “La esencia” .

Something quite different closes the festival: a dialogue between an actor and a flamenco dancer. Also the legendary Belén Maya will present “Habitaciones”, a journey through all the rooms she inhabits, the rooms we ourselves inhabit. For more details check out:

Creative Writing Workshop. Sat 6th October in SOL Studio, Quarantine Lane, Wicklow Town 10.30am. All welcome €10

Some Things Are Free Space Inside Arts Live Nights The first Tuesday in the month, from October to June, the Space Inside Arts runs a free evening of music, dance and poetry in Wicklow Sailing Club, South Quay, Wicklow Town. Doors opens 7.45

EVERY SATURDAY The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour takes place every Saturday at the Irish Writers' Centre at 1.30.

For upcoming performers, sign up for our monthly E-newsletter at or check out

It is a free creative writing session that is organised and led by the Centre's voluntary arts administrators. The hour includes writing exercises and prompts to get ideas flowing. It is open to everyone and is suitable for all levels of experience.

Sunday at Noon

The workshop will be given by Máire T. Robinson.

The Sundays @ Noon Concert Series takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, with International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June at 12 noon.

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin, T: 01 8721302


What’s On – Events that caught the Space Inside’s eye CONCERT CRASH ENSEMBLE A little bit of Linda Buckley

OPERA Wexford Festival Opera

Sat 24 November 8.30pm


Crash Ensemble is a critically acclaimed group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking new music of today.

Le Roi Malgre Lui

Crash Ensemble: Emily Thyne - Violin / Lisa Dowdall Viola / Kate Ellis - Cello / Linda Buckley - Voice.

24, 27, 30 Oct, 2 Nov 8pm

25, 31 Oct, 3 Nov 8PM

A Village Romeo and Juliet €14/12 conc T: 0402 38529

26,29 Oct, 1, 4 Nov 8pm Book online



Catch me - Fidget Feet

WAG by Gemma Doorly

Wed 31 Oct Fri and Sat 5 and 6 Oct 3pm 8pm

Fidget Feet are like a pint-sized Cirque du Soleil from the hills of Donegal. With acrobatics, tricks and theatre, Watch as Red Riding Hood and the Wolf swing high above the audience through a forest of ropes in this classic fairy tale with an aerial circus spin. A special Halloween treat for families: why not come dressed up and begin your trick-or-treating at Mermaid?

W.A.G is a black comedy and modern fable. Set in the lavish surroundings of a sports star's mansion while he is away, his wife has invited a guest over for a drink and a chat- his mistress. With Fair City stars Sorcha Furlong and Gemma Doorly, written & directed by Gemma Doorly. The play will be followed by a Q and A with the cast.

€ 7.50 Mermaid Box Office T: 01 272 4030

Conary Community Hall, Avoca

E: 6


Art Observed by Caroline Claisse

Indeed, s ome critics have voiced the opinion that the medicine cabinets are a statement about the c onsumerism of the Western world and of the art world.

Hirst remains a controversial figure in the art worl d. Jenna Byers visited his recent R etrospective exhibition in Tate Modern and takes a closer look at this provocative artist.


amien Hirst ’s retrospective exhibition ran for five months at Tate Modern in London. It was a fascinating experience, whether or not one has any interest in th e Young British Artist movement or modern art in general. Hirst first came to public attention in 1988 when he curated an exhibition of his work , and that of his fellow students, at Goldsmiths College in a disused warehouse. Again curated by the artist himself, Hirst’s latest exhibition contained the first work of every major series that he has produced: spot paintings, spin paintings, vitrines and butterfly canvases are all there. The exhibition was arranged chro nologically, so that the start of new projects often intruded upon the end of the last one, giving you the feeling that you are not so much walking through an artist's exhibition as through an artist's mind. The artist remains something of a controversial figure in the art world , and there are questions to be asked about whether some of his works do

constitute art in its truest sense. Is he simply being gruesome b y slicing a preserved cow and calf in half and placing them just far enough apart so that you can walk between the tanks ? Or is he making a statement about the way in which we conceptualise art? Fascination with death Hirst's early fascination with death was apparent throughout the exhibition, not least in his frequent use of dead animals and insects. His use of cigarettes in a number of works, including a giant ashtray entitled simply 'Crematorium' , serves as just one example of his preoccupation. Though, he could not

be considered a gloomy artist. His spin paintings, some of which rotate as part of the exhibition, retain a colourful, childlike whimsy, inspired by memories of his childhood. The artist admits to a problem with using colour, and his medicine cabinets were an attempt to play around with colour and learn how to use it. It's worth asking how many pieces of art are completed with the same purpose in mind as when they were conceived.


Pushing boundaries Hirst has always been pushing boundaries and playing with the rules, as seen in his very firs t spot painting. It is an enormous, off -white can vas, propped up against the wall and sitting, quite deliberately, on the floor. As Hirst himself recounts in the extremely well put -together audio guide; ‘I was always told that paintings went on the wall an d sculptures went on the floor that was the difference.’ But he didn't appreciate being constrained by these rules and promptly decided to display his spot painting on the floor. Talking about Art This early rebellion has set the tone for much of Hirst's work to follow; from his use of living insects to his later pill cabinets, he is asking serious questions about the nature of art and the modern conceptio n. One could argue that Hirst's art is a response to the Dadaist idea that the primary role of the ar tist is not to produce art, but simply to talk about it. And, certainly, Hirst’ s work is talked about, though not always in complementary terms. Hirst is considered the wealthiest artist in the world . ‘Money is important and money can sometimes obscure the art, but ultimately the art has got to be more important than the money or I wouldn't do it,’ he says. But whatever you make of his pickled animals in their ghostly vitrines, Hirst is definitel y an artist worthy of attention.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ?

Grace O’Reilly reviews a radical adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed in the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Founded in 1976, The Royal Exchange Theatre is a Victorian and brightly decorated building. It is reported to be haunted and has appeared on the Most Haunted television show. The main theatre is made of glass and metal in an octagonal shape, with seating on the ground floor and two additional levels. The stage is shaped like a catwalk.

A play within a play The premise of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an argument between Oberon the King of Fairies and his estranged Queen, Titania, over possession of a fairy child. Oberon wishes to raise the child as a henchman, while Titania wishes to raise the child as a follower, in honour of the child’s mother who was her follower. Meanwhile, two Grecian mortals, Lysander and Hermia, seek to elope, as Hermia is betrothed to Demetrius whom she

doesn’t love. In turn, Demetrius is being pursued by Helena who harbours an unrequited love for him and a simmering jealousy for Hermia. These four characters and Nick Bottom are caught up in the schemes of Oberon and his servant, the mischievous Puck. A Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre production, directed by Sean Holme, it is a play within a play with free ad-libbing by the cast adding an extra comical dimension. Costumes were not the ancient Greek clothing you would expect. Oberon wore a blue superhero costume with a giant capital ‘O’ in silver. Titania wore a black lacey dress with ankle boots. The Athenians wore very casual modern clothing. Bottom wore a fat suit, and Puck dressed as a stage hand, signifying his character always being in the background.

Interaction The cast took their cues perfectly, spending a great deal of time interacting with their audience. This interaction included Bottom sitting in the audience at the start, and then coming onto the stage after a clever ploy by the narrator. The plot also included a food-fight where I actually got hit by a flying bread roll. Other unique acting


props included a tube of blue paint and a working shower in front of the stage. The duel between Lysander and Demetrius was conveyed as a computer game played by Puck. Formed in 2003, Filter Theatre creates new work and interprets classic texts making them innovative, irreverent and unexpected. Filter's Artistic Directors are Oliver Dimsdale, Tim Phillips and Ferdy Roberts. . Music was performed live on the stage by two of the cast, one on keyboard and synthesizers, and the other on drums and guitar. All of the actors sang as part of the finalé. Oberon was my favourite character, as he is quite a divided individual, sometimes sympathetic and sometimes not. The actor, Jonathan Broadbent, portrayed him well.

Not a bog-standard play This was not your usual bogstandard Shakespearian play. Radical costumes, innovative style of acting and imaginative ploys such as the food-fight, paint throwing and the computer game duel created a new experience. A lively and very enjoyable evening.

Symbolism in Writing A Powerful Instrument

Ralph and conch in Lord of the Flies

Carol Boland looks at how symbolism could enhance your writing. Symbolism is the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character. Symbols and can add a whole new dimension and depth to your writng. Language itself is a system of spoken or written symbols by which we communicate. Every word is a symbol; the five letters that form the word 'chair' represent a sound as well as a physical object. Recognizable symbols include the dove as a symbol of peace, the eagle as a symbol of power, and the lamb as a symbol of innocence. Political symbolism is often used to represent a political standpoint. It can take the form of banners, acronyms, pictures, flags and mottos.

In writing, symbolism is the use of a word, a phrase, or a description, which represents a deeper meaning than the words themselves. This kind of extension of meaning can transform the written word into a very powerful instrument.

people conduct their lives. However, not everything in a story is necessarily symbolic. A garden is just a garden until it is contrasted with a city, when the garden could then become a symbol for tranquillity.

The different types of symbols used in literature are too numerous to mention, but familiar ones include a child's sled in Citizen Kane, which symbolizes the lost innocence of childhood. In the novel Animal Farm, the entire story is a symbol for the evils of communism, with the main animal characters representing key figures in the Russian revolution. The novel can be read as a children's story on one level, while the symbolism works on another level to enhance the story. This type of story is called an allegory.

Plan your Symbols

Another prime example of symbolism in writing can be found in The Lord of the Flies. Here Ralph with his conch represents order and democracy, while Jack symbolizes savagery and anarchy. The island itself symbolizes the world in which we live, and the actions of the characters are symbolic of the way different Citizen Kane. One of the balsa wood sleds was sold for $60,500 in 1982 to Steven Spielberg

Using symbolism in a story can be as simple as adding an element that symbolizes what's happening in the plot. But this is not very subtle, and overuse can turn a good story into a series of clichés. To avoid this pitfall, it is best to plan the symbolism you intend to use before you start writing, making it an integral part of the story. So, if your story is about how an old man suffering from a terminal disease, you could set your story in autumn. The cold winds, shortening days, and lowering temperatures could symbolize the drawing of the man's life to a close.

Symbol V Metaphor What’s the difference between a symbol and a metaphor? A tricky one that. In symbolism, the object is what it is, but can also mean something else, for example, the sled is a symbol for innocence - it's still a sled and you are not stating that it's anything different. But a metaphor is when you say an object is something that it physically is not e.g. the sled is the child. Well, that’s an article for another issue. Sources: Various writing sites


In Profile

A Traveller’s Tale

Pat Nolan

Toulouse 2012 Back to the Future

Interview by Carol Boland The first thing that comes across when talking to Pat Nolan is his love of theatre. A postman in his youth, Pat remembers well the thrill of getting his first cheque from Focus Theatre, for playing the Knave of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. From there we went on to play The Project, The Peacock, The Abbey and, of course, is now notorious as Barry in RTE’s Fair City. On the road to his successful acting career, Pat travelled widely. ‘In ’82 I joined a company in Vienna,’ says Pat, ‘where I worked seven days a week doing anthing from acting, set building to being the techy.’ Two years later, he spent time working in America where he met his wife, Rebecca. This was followed by his return to Vienna where he played in a production of The Mousetrap. Pat recently completed a short film, ‘The Job’, a black and white 50s thriller, which could lead to a full length feature film. In the meantime, he is busy with a punishing training schedule for a marathon he is running in October, in aid of the Wicklow Hospice. Indeed, you can keep up with his progress through his blog in Fit Magazine in the Irish Independent. But with ‘Barry’ in television jail, Pat has more time to develop the other big part of his life: Conary Community Arts. Established ten years ago, the Old School House venue is now a hive of arts activity with plays and music gigs on offer throughout the year. Set off the beaten track in County Wicklow, Pat insists that ‘The journey to the theatre is all part of the experience. But I need people to take a chance and to trust me when I say that it really is an amazing experience.’ With funding cuts across the arts sector, Pat is aware of the challenges facing arts venues. ‘You have to work with what you’ve got, and to try to get people excited by the arts and its potential,’ he says, handing me a flyer for the Autumn Season in Conary. And, as if that was not enough, Pat has started a Masters degree in NUI Maynooth. Where does he get his energy from. Check out Conary Community Arts

John Graham visited some of the attractions that highlight Toulouse’s past and present. Toulouse, in Southern France, was originally a Celtic (Tolosa) settlement that became a Roman City (part of the Province of Narbonnaise) and now is a modern industrial centre. The first place I visited was the Museum SaintRaymond which is adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Basilica of Saint Sernin. It contains a Necropolis of Sarcophagi from south-west France, portraits, architectural decoration and material from the Roman period. It also houses items from the Celtic period. The Basilica is the largest Romanesque Church in Europe and has a large collection of relics of Saints. It is part of the Pilgrim route to Compostella in Spain. The next site was the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne (Stephan). Constructed between the 13th and 17th centuries, it is a most unusual building with one half built in French southern gothic and the other in French northern gothic. Effectively it is two different buildings stuck together, with different heights and different widths. As the French put it, you get two buildings for the price of one. The final site I visited was the Airbus A380 facility just outside Toulouse, which takes one and a half hours to tour. Each Airbus costs €300 million and there are 12 planes on site at any time. Two planes are completed each month, rising to three by year end. The plane is manufactured across France, Germany, Spain and the UK, and assembled and tested at Toulouse. It takes 9 days to assemble and is tested for 30 days. It is amazing to think that people who make these hightech planes may be descendants of those who built the Basilica and the Cathedral. And finally back to Toulouse where we visited De Danu public house owned by Trevor Brennan, former Irish pro rugby player, where we cooled down with a meal and drink or two.



New Theatre Opens Limerick’s newest theatre space, the 510-seat Lime Tree Theatre, will officially open in October when it hosts the Abbey’s touring production of The Plough and the Stars.

This state of the art space is situated in Mary Immaculate College. Its first theatre manager is Louise Donlon, formerly of Dunamaise Arts Centre.

Writing Horror with Derek Gunn This one-day workshop at Irish Writers’ Centre is about horror writing and the supernatural. The course will also include discussion of your work and an overview of the current horror market with insights on how best to present your work for genre marketing, how to avail of the latest publishing techniques and how to keep your on-line image vibrant. Sat 20th October 10.30am to 4.30pm, €80/€70

Open to Interpretation A book competition of photography, poetry and prose from the USA brings together photographers and writers in an innovative book project. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the One of the chosen inspiration for the writers' submissions. photos by Valerie Each winning photo is matched with Loiret-Brunissen two stories or poems that offer interpretations of the image. The photographers have sent their images for Fading Light, now it's the turn of the writers. Poems and stories may include the literal description of the work, personal memories or a mood inspired by the image. View their Online gallery for selected images: Submission Fee: $20 for 3 manuscripts; $10 additional Deadline for submission: 13 November, 2012 Awards: $500 Judge's Selection Award Note: Photography entries for their next book on Love + Lust are now being accepted.

New Art Gallery in Dalkey Brighid McLoughlin has opened her cottage at 86 Colliemore Road, Dalkey, as an Art gallery. She has been described as Ireland’s leading naïve artist and one of her painting was featured in the Space Inside’s Spring issue. She welcomes all visitors.

Performance Masterclass #2 Curated by Nigel Rolfe 11 Oct (09.30 – 17.00) Visual Artists Ireland, Dame Court, Dublin 2 10 Places. Cost: €80 / €40 (VAI Members)

The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize in assoc with The Moth magazine

Creative Writing Comps New Writer magazine | Prose and Poetry Prizes: Deadline: 30th Nov 12 Irish Haiku Soc International Haiku Competition 2012 Deadline: 30th Nov 12 Source: Poetry Ireland

First Prize €5,000 plus two nights B&B for two including one evening meal at Ballymaloe House in Co. Cork, Ireland. Second Prize €1,000 - Third Prize €500

Deadline 31 December 2012. The winner will be announced at a reception in Ballymaloe Cookery School in March 2013. 11 Entry fee €6 per poem or €7.50 if money order.

In the Village ANNE FITZGERALD’s latest collection Beyond the Sea is published by Salmon Poetry. Her collections include Swimming Lessons (2001) and The Map of Everything (2006). Anne lives in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and teaches Creative Writing in Ireland and in North America.

CUBA To Martha Woodcock Between your palms a mango imported beyond Windward Passage softens, the heat of Yucatan Channel knits towards ripeness, as ice cubes bruise mint leaves in anticipating of Havana Club falling into company with sugar cane. Mojito’s like holy water come sundown over Miramar prolongs its dying as though to play God. Your Cadillac’s fins sails under constellations as if celestial trips for nomads. Climate change warns of bigger storms at sea, of sirens in the wings, and of colonial trade winds swaying ripe tobacco leaves. And in the Waldorf Astoria, Romeo y Julieta smoke wafts, small flurries of Pinar del Río's red earth thickens circles as if fireflies caught in trees as fallen stars, or is it more the little reliquaries of loss we construct.

On Canal Street you stumble into a quandary of sorts, over the lateness of reclamation, of the night you offered me the world on the flat roof. Arms outstretched as if in veneration, as possible futures rise amongst water towers, against hammer and sickle, below cut and thrust of Wall Street resting, yellow cabs hare through Hemsley’s arch as you arc me towards sky scrapers, where the dark side of the moon never seems brighter, constellations fall into place, we trace bits of Orion and Little Bear as though completing a jig-saw. Puzzle is, how it all goes askew in sight of Bleecker and Tribeca. Somewhere beyond Staten sirens are keening.

Anne Fitzgerald (above) and Dermot McCabe, The Reluctant King, will read from their latest books at The Space Inside Live Night in November. Rosy Wilson will read from her latest book, Keeper of the Creek at The Space Inside Live Night in October.

Books published by local writers over the summer


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