13th 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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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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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.

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Thomas Pakenham

Thomas Pakenham Historic Irish Demesnes

Wed 13 August
The Parade Tower

Award-winning writer and historian Thomas Pakenham explores the rich history and uncertain future of the great Irish demesnes in this fascinating talk.

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My Brightest Diamond (USA)

My Brightest Diamond (USA)

Wed 13 August
Set Theatre

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden brings her genre-bending brand of pop to the Set in the company of stargaze ensemble.
 

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Outside In

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.
 

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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.

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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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SOLAS Squared

SOLAS Squared

Mon 11 August - Sun 15 June
Butler Gallery

Inspired by Marilyn Lerner’s exhibition at the Butler Gallery, explore explosive colour, playful pattern and fascinating form at these creative workshops for children aged between 5 and 12.

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National Craft Gallery Children’s Workshops

National Craft Gallery Children’s Workshops

Tue 12 August - Thu 14 August
National Craft Gallery

Take inspiration from the Resonance exhibition at the National Craft Gallery with these fun workshops.

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