10th August

Beethoven Quest: The Complete String Quartets
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Beethoven Quest: The Complete String Quartets The Heath Quartet (UK)

Fri 8 August - Sun 17 August
St. John’s Priory

One of Europe's most exciting young quartets takes up residence in St John’s to perform a full cycle of Beethoven’s extraordinary string quartets in ten captivating lunchtime concerts.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's Globe (UK)

Fri 8 August - Sun 17 August
Castle Yard at Kilkenny Design

One of the world’s great theatre companies returns to the Castle Yard with this masterpiece of comic timing and dramatic suspense featuring literature’s wittiest bickering couple.

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Deep

Deep Raymond Scannell (Ireland)

Sat 9 August - Sun 17 August
Cleere’s Theatre

Raymond Scannell takes us on a journey through the dry ice and raised arms of SWEAT – Ireland’s first House music club – in this award-winning one-man show exploring 1990s dance culture.

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Funky Fidelma (Ireland)

Funky Fidelma (Ireland)

Sat 9 August - Sun 10 August

An interactive street show filled with clowning, circus skills and amazing acrobatics.

Free

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The Fanzini Brothers: Professor Plunger (Ireland)

The Fanzini Brothers: Professor Plunger (Ireland)

Sat 9 August - Sun 10 August

His riotous new show features dancing, plungers, hair and a spectacular (or at least, noisy) finale involving bells.

Free

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Butler Gallery: Marilyn Lerner (USA)

Butler Gallery: Marilyn Lerner (USA) Circle In The Square

Sat 9 August - Sun 5 October
Butler Gallery

The Butler Gallery hosts Ireland’s first exhibition of the work of this extraordinary New York-based abstract painter.

Free

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National Craft Gallery Workshop:

National Craft Gallery Workshop: Tinkling Chimes with Carrie Lynam

Fri 8 August - Sun 10 August
National Craft Gallery

Make music in Castle Yard by creating a tinkling wind chime installation in this free drop-in workshop.

Free

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Outside In (Max Streicher)

Outside In (Max Streicher) Canada

Sat 9 August - Sun 17 August
St. Mary’s Hall

A unique opportunity to explore the stripped-back interior of St Mary’s Hall, filled with shimmering cloud forms created by acclaimed Canadian artist Max Streicher.
 

Free

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Resonance

Resonance Róisín de Buitléar & Karen Donnellan (Ireland)

Sat 9 August - Wed 15 October
National Craft Gallery

Resonance brings together two artists whose innovative work explores the sonic qualities of glass.

Free

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Pentalum

Pentalum Architects of Air (UK)

Sat 9 August - Sun 17 August
Kilkenny Castle Park

Architects of Air return to Castle Park with another extraordinary ‘luminarium’ filled with magical spaces for all ages to explore.

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Cartoon Saloon Workshop: Character Design & Animation

Cartoon Saloon Workshop: Character Design & Animation

Sun 10 August
Barnstorm Theatre

Learn how to draw cartoon characters and how to storyboard for animated films in this exciting workshop with Fabian Erlinghauser.
 

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