Kilkenny Arts Festival 2011 Theatre and Dance Strand

The Kilkenny Arts Festival launched this morning in the grounds of the beautiful IMMA in Dublin amid the song of a Baroque Choir. Or so I am told as I couldn’t make it along.

Each of the bloggers this year have taken charge of blogging a particular strand of the festival. I’ll telling you all about the Theatre & Dance Strand. Each of the strands are curated by someone who works (and usually lives and breathes) the art that they are curating. This year Tom Creed has taken on the Theatre & Dance Strand and again it looks magical, as it did last year. I’m very excited about the festival again this year!

I’ve put the official info from the Kilkenny Arts Festival site below on each piece but plan to write a bit more about them individually coming closer to the festival. You can keep on top of Festival News on the blog, on twitter, on Facebook or by signing up for email updates at the bottom of the homepage. And let’s not forget YouTube. Continue reading Kilkenny Arts Festival 2011 Theatre and Dance Strand

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Kilkenny Arts Festival 2011

One of the highlights of my summer last year was the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Purely by accident I was asked to work on the online PR for the festival which I did and as part payment got to go down to Kilkenny with Darragh for the first weekend and go to as many shows as I liked. We really packed them in and saw a great variety of shows, performances and gigs.

I promised myself that I would go back this year no matter what and luck intervened again – I’ve been asked to be one of a large team of bloggers blogging events at the festival. Yay!


So you will see me wandering around Kilkenny in August with a big smile on my face running from one end of the town to the other, from event to event and loving it. You might also see me sneaking up to Café Sol Bistro for some well-deserved delicious dinner 😉

I wonder what the talk of the town will be this time round? Last year it was definitely this.

Kilkenny Arts Festival runs from 5th -14th August 2011 and you can check out the programme once it has been announced on