THE Ardhowen hosts three fantastic events this weekend as part of the Fermanagh Live Arts Festival which takes place from October 1 to October 4. Seamus O’Rourke is appearing in the hilarious ‘Victor’s Dung’ on Friday night; President of Royal Ulster Academy, Denise Ferran will give a talk on her work on Saturday afternoon and the very talented Bronagh Gallagher will perform with her band on Saturday night.

VICTOR’S DUNG Actor, playwright and director, Seamus O’Rourke returns to The Ardhowen on Friday, October 2, at 8pm with the very funny play ‘Victor’s Dung’.

Set in a farm yard complete with its very own dung heap, outdoor toilet and rather poor broadband reception, this is home to the bold Victor Maguire, a crude, vulgar, abrupt, un-PC Cavan farmer who gets a surprise one Friday morning. Take a whirlwind journey through Victor’s somewhat sad and unconventional life, meeting up with many a strange bucko along the way. Patrons should note; this production contains some strong language.

UNDER EVER CHANGING EXPANSIVE SKIES On Saturday, October 3, at 1.30pm the Enniskillen born artist and newly appointed President of Royal Ulster Academy, Denise Ferran presents an illustrated talk on her work.

Denise grew up deeply aware of the magnificent, moody, watery, landscapes that were so wonderfully evoked on canvas by her teachers and friends, Kathleen Bridle, William Scott and T.P. Flanagan.

Her work depicts touching, tender and nostalgic landscapes inspired by the Fermanagh Lakelands; lapping waters fringed with golden sedges and towering bulrushes, images of the broad lake beneath ever changing expansive skies and sunny summer meadows and farmed fields.

Former Head of Art at St. Dominic’s High School in Belfast and later Head of Education at the Ulster Museum, Denise went on to acquire many academic honours including a Ph.D in Art History from Trinity College, she contributes to various art journals such as the Irish Arts Review and exhibits regularly throughout Ireland and the USA.

BRONAGH GALLAGHER AND HER BAND IN CONCERT Star of stage and screen, singer, songwriter and occasional drummer, the very talented and versatile Bronagh Gallagher performs with her Band at The Ardhowen on Saturday, October 3, at 8pm.

Bronagh Gallagher made her acting debut in Alan Parker’s film, ‘The Commitments’.

In between carving a massively successful screen and stage career – Pulp Fiction, Star Wars and Mary Reilly are among her credits – she has developed her love of blues and soul music.

Bronagh’s music encompasses a unique mix of blues-tinged, country swinging, soul songs, each one deeply rooted in her life’s experience and introduced with a personal anecdote. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this truly remarkable performer.

TALON - THE BEST OF EAGLES Now in their eighteenth year together Talon are recognised as the official UK number one Eagles tribute show. Their latest production will feature all the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, ‘The Last Resort’ and many more.

This show includes seven world class musicians performing immensely powerful vocal harmonies with exact musical production, creating once again another great concert on Wednesday, October 7, at 8pm TURNING MAMMY Director John McDwyer describes his new play, ‘Turning Mammy’, as a comedy with a few serious bits. Set on the family farm, Mary is involved in a long term search for her baby which was adopted at birth while her sister, Martha, waits for neighbour, Ambrose’s Mammy to die so that she can finally marry the love of her life. That’s as simple as it gets, however, we soon discover dysfunctional people with deep secrets and passions. The author directs Eileen Murphy, Valerie Traynor and Peadar Conway in a play with as many laugh out loud set-ups as moments of melancholic sadness. ‘Turning Mammy’ on Friday, October 9, at 8pm is guaranteed to be another Beezneez Theatre hit.

A NIGHT WITH THE STARS ‘A Night With The Stars’ features five of the hottest acts on the country music scene at the moment with legends John Hogan, Box Car Brian and the hugely popular young guns; Ritchie Remo, Lee Matthews and John Garrity - this is one show not to be missed! Accompanied by a top class live band, and featuring County Fermanagh’s funny man Gary Wilson as compere, this is sure to be a very entertaining night on Thursday, October 8, at 8pm.

MATT WOOSEY IN CONCERT Contemporary blues, folk and rock singer songwriter, Matt Woosey’s refreshing musical writing and playing style combines acoustic blues, folk and rock conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery - defined as The Woosey Blues.

Matt’s stage presence has to be seen, with such a strong singing voice that he barely needs any amplification making every gig a unique and entertaining experience. Join Matt Woosey in the Gallery Bar on Saturday, October 10, at 9pm.