First Fortnight European Mental Health Art and Culture Festival
First Fortnight: European mental health arts and cultural festival comes to Ireland for the first time with the aim of challenging mental health stigma.
A first for Ireland, audiences will enjoy mental health-related music, theatre, film and spoken word from 16 nations (Ireland, Hungary, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Greece, Italy and Lithuania), as Europe aims to start 2019 by challenging mental health stigma and using arts events to create open discussion and understanding of mental health problems. First Fortnight is a
The first jazz conference in Ireland will take place at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines.
Since it was first named, jazz has been a phenomenon of mass-distributed sound, word and image. While its vernacular origins and emphasis on improvisation give primacy to live performance, the consumption of jazz is largely mediated through documentation of some form. This process of documentation has arguably been just as important as, and in some ways more important, than ‘the music itself’, shaping its reception and spread throughout the world.
With more than 100 million records sold and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons remains one of the most successful acts in music history.
Timeless tunes like Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, Sherry and Oh, What a Night, make it easy to see why; Valli's soaring falsetto and The Four Seasons' impeccable way with rhythm and melody have made them instantly recognisable and beloved the world over.
That's where Wayne Whelan Productions comes in. With their hugely popular production, Frankie's Guys, they're breathing new life into the old classics,