14th 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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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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Marble City Sessions: Dan Trueman (USA) & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Ireland)

Marble City Sessions: Dan Trueman (USA) & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Ireland) Laghdú (World Premiere)

Thu 14 August
Rothe House & Gardens

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh joins American composer Dan Trueman for a unique fiddle partnership that takes traditional airs in exciting new directions.
 

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Stargaze (Germany)

Stargaze (Germany) with The Dodos (USA), Shara Worden (USA) & Special Guests

One of Berlin's coolest ensembles hosts a spectacular evening in St Canice's fusing art-pop and electro-orchestral sounds.  The dazzling line-up includes a host of international guest stars in Terry Riley's iconic "In C", San Francisco indie band The Dodos with newly commissioned orchestral arrangements, and cult singer Shara Worden in the Irish premiere of new songs by David Lang. 

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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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