Audiences in for a treat as FLive festival opens

Published: 4 Oct 2012 09:300 comments

Live entertainment and visual arts are all on show with the FLive Fermanagh Live festival which takes place from today (Thursday, October 4) to October 7.

Bryan Gallagher, Marion Maxwell and Jeanne Munroe who presented The Winding Banks of Erne on Saturday.

Embracing music, drama and visual arts, Fermanagh Live is a celebration of many great events highlighting both local and other innovative talent while promoting Fermanagh's culture and heritage.

The programme offers a unique opportunity for audiences to experience an exciting and exhilarating programme with an eclectic mix of events that are not to be missed.

Already a special literary event by writers Bryan Gallagher and Marion Maxwell took place on Saturday at the Waterways Ireland building.

The duo's literary appetiser called 'The Winding Banks of Erne' focused on beautiful Fermanagh and Lough Erne itself.

In words, music and images, Bryan and Marion brought to life the rich tapestry that is the history and lore of the Fermanagh Lakeland. Jeanne Monroe provided musical accompaniment.

The festival launches today with brass band masterclasses and subsequent concert conducted by Steve Sykes while other listings include a BBC Fermanagh archive screening, the Northern Ireland premiere of Portrait of a Zombie and FLive's flagship event, Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine in concert.

Tomorrow (Friday) will play host to musical masterclasses and concert by Ian Keatley, another BBC archive screening, a music session with Derrylin's Pat McManus, a reading and discussion with Carlo Gebler, Juliet Turner in concert, Academy-award winning film The Artist and an energetic live DJ set from L.A.W.; sister DJs Lisa and Alice Wallace from Derrygonnelly.

Saturday will follow suit with more great events including Hugo on the big screen, more musical masterclasses and recital by Ian Keatley, readings and discussion by Fermanagh Creative Writers, violinist Vladimir Jablokov in concert and late-night cabaret duo, Yankee Panky!

The final day includes a breathtaking piano recital by Gareth Knox and the Wonderland production La Locandiera at Franco's Restaurant and Ardal O'Hanlon performing stand-up comedy later that evening.

In addition, there are various exhibitions running throughout FLive across venues such as the Higher Bridges Gallery, Devenish Gallery and Cooper Wilkinson Gallery. The Cooper Wilkinson Gallery will house Humbly Through The Dust - an awe-inspiring collection from the British Council curated by Helen Sharp and including work from Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry.

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