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Press Releases 2008

Press releases from Kildare County Council Arts Service 2008. To view press releases from other years, choose the year you are interested in from the following list;

[December 20, 2008]

Transitopia book launch

Transitopia August 2008

Parking Meter Arts are pleased to announce the launch of the publication Transitopia 2008. Transitopia 2008  is free to the public and can be collected during the launch on Saturday 20th 2008 and from selected libraries and venues from January 2009.


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[December 17, 2008]

Ham Sandwich launch Platform 4 Recording Project @ Leixlip Library

Ham sandwich launch Platform 4Meteor award winning musicians "Ham Sandwich" officially launch Platform4 Recording project @ Leixlip Library which is a part of the music development programme set out in ‘Making Inroads: An Arts Development Plan for Kildare County Council 2006-2011.


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[December 17, 2008]

Temporary Collection launch

Temporary collection launch Kildare artist selected for Venice Biennale 2009 speaks at that launch of the "Temporary Collection" website. She spoke about her work at Riverbank on Tuesday 9th December, as part of the art centres’ Open...for Ideas programme. 

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[November 12, 2008]

In Focus... Irish Shorts

In focus... Irish Shorts The Arts Service, Kildare County Council will screen a selection of Short Irish Films in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on Wednesday 26th November at 8.00pm. This event is FREE but please register your interest to reserve a place.



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[November 11, 2008]

The Green Room Project

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Minister for Health launches "The Green Room Project" at the Rotunda Hospital


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[November 05, 2008]

Platform 4 Recording Project @ Leixlip Library

Platform 4 Recording Project Kildare County Council Present Platform 4 Recording Project @ Leixlip Library


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[October 01, 2008]

Maynooth Film For All: Film Club 2008 / 2009

Maynooth Film for All, film club Kildare County Council Arts Service in partnership with The Centre for Media Studies NUI Maynooth presents the second season of Maynooth Film for All, film club.


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[September 25, 2008]

If I Had An Artist For A Day - Arts in Education Programme 2008

 Registration for round two of if I had an Artist for a day is now open.

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[September 23, 2008]

2008 Arts Act Grants closed

The Arts Act Grants for 2008 are now closed. Details of the 2009 grants will be announced in early January 2009 with a closing date of Mid March 2009. For further information you can contact the Arts Service Team....

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[September 19, 2008]

Come All Ye: Traditional Song Project Rathangan and Ballitore Libraries

Aileen Lambert.jpg Aileen Lambert will deliver a series of workshops for primary school children in Rathangan & Ballitore libraries.

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[August 18, 2008]


Transitopia TRANSITOPIA : A Public Art project exploring the transitory identity of a modern commuter town. 20th – 24th August 2008, Naas, Co. Kildare.

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[July 10, 2008]

Doing The Rounds – Exhibition Launched at Naas General Hospital

healing-arts2.jpg An exhibition of extracts from the Art Collection of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust - Naas General Hospital, 10 July – 31 August 2008.



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[July 09, 2008]

Kildare Bands To play Oxegen 08

oxegen-08-th.jpg Punchestown will rock to the sounds of two emerging Kildare Bands this year; "The Kill City Defectors" and "Schmackey and the Salads".

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[June 05, 2008]


Project Title: ‘Neighbours’ Artist: Aileen-Anne Brannigan, commissioned under the Per Cent for Art Scheme Year of Installation: 2008 (May) Location: Coarsemoor Housing Estate, Straffan, Co. Kildare Medium:  Kilkenny Limestone Size: 2 Blocks of stone measuring:600mmX600mmX600mm and 600mmX400mmX400mm Artists Statement: My initial thoughts were primarily of...

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[June 03, 2008]

Neil Delamare to MC Oxegen Battle of the Bands 08

Neil Delamare Kildare Arts Service is excited to announce that Neil Delamare will MC this year's Platform III Oxegen Battle of the Bands Final to be held in Time Venue Naas this Thursday June 5th.

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[June 02, 2008]

Kildare County Council Launches When We Danced - a new dance publication

When We Danced a new dance publication published by Kildare County Council’s Arts Service was launched on Sunday 30 March at a reception in NUI Maynooth. The publication documents in visuals and written word Kildare County Council’s extensive Dance...

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[May 15, 2008]

In Focus - Free Eevent for Film Buffs

focus1-th.jpg Continuing Kildare County Council's support for film development in the county the Arts Service hosts 'In Focus'. A forum for exchange, discussion and screenings on Thursday 22nd May at 8.00pm.

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[May 12, 2008]

Funky Fibres Feltmaking Workshop

feltmaking-th.jpg Kicking off on 3rd June with Funky Fibres a fantastic 3-day feltmaking workshop with practising knitwear designer Liadain de Buitlear

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[May 06, 2008]

Competition To Select Two Kildare Music Acts for Oxegen 2008

Kildare County Council Kildare, in association with MCD, is delighted to announce details of PLATFORM III, the OXEGEN 2008 Battle of the Bands competition for emerging bands from Co. Kildare.

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[May 06, 2008]

Battle of The Bands

My-Ok-Hotel-TH.jpgKildare County Council Arts Service, in partnership with MCD promotions, is hugely excited about the success of our Battle of the Bands competition.

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[April 25, 2008]

Maynooth Film For All Screening of 'Lights In The Dusk' Thursday 1st May

lights-in-the-dusk-th.jpgMaynooth Film For All, Film Club screens Lights in the Dusk on Thursday 1st May at 7.30pm

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[March 10, 2008]

If I Had An Artist For A Day - Arts in Education Programme 2008

If I had an Artist for a Day If I Had An Artist For A Day - Arts in Education Programme 2008. Book Now - Closing date for registration on this scheme is Friday 4th April 2008.

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[March 09, 2008]

Maynooth Film For All, screens Gabrielle

gabrielle-th.jpg Maynooth Film For All, Film Club screens Gabrielle Thursday 10th April.

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[February 26, 2008]

Maynooth Film For All: This is England

this-is-england-th.jpgMaynooth Film For All, Film Club present THIS IS ENGLAND - Thursday 6th March @ 7.30pm.

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[February 22, 2008]

Laban in Practice 2008

laban-in-practice-small.jpgA weekend of Laban based dance workshops with Anna Carlisle and Cathy O’Kennedy. 29-30 March 2008

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[February 12, 2008]

Arts in Libraries Programme - ‘Call for Interest’

Arts In Libraries Kildare County Council Arts Service invites submissions from interested Artists across all disciplines for inclusion in the 2008 rollout of the Arts in Libraries Programme.

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[February 11, 2008]

Maynooth Film For All: The Family Friend

family-friend-thumb.jpgFrom the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, Maynooth Film for All Film Club gives you a wicked modern-day fairytale.

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[February 05, 2008]

Twilight Flights of Fancy - McKenna Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre

Twilight Twilight Flights of Fancy is the title of the visual arts exhibition which ran in the McKenna Gallery in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.

Exhibiton runs from January until end February 2008

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[January 23, 2008]

Kildare County Council Arts Service Awards and Opportunities 2008

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[January 15, 2008]

Maynooth Film For All Screening of 'Climates'

Maynooth Film For All, Film Club         John Hume Building JHL1, NUI Maynooth Hot and sunny Turkey is the setting for 'CLIMATES' Maynooth Film for All, film club's next screening on Thursday 24th January @ 7.30pm. Winner of the Critics Award...

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