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2022 IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL – HERITAGE & HISTORY EVENTS

Imagine Arts Festival HERITAGE & HISTORY EVENTS

Let’s Talk Waterford: Bana Rua Sea Shanty

Enjoy the Sea shanty, sung to accompany rhythmical labour aboard large merchant sailing vessels had roots in lore and legend. The “maritime work song” enjoyed by sailors far and near The Imagine Festival will take the opportunity to raise a toast to our Suir Estuary, all who sailed and sang about her.

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Walking Tour with Dermot Power

TICKETS Join Local Historian, Dermot Power on a Walking tour of Waterford City and hear how our ancestors lived in dire poverty in the “Lanes” of Waterford. Visit some of those lanes and hear how the slums in Waterford were compared

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South! Always South – Ernest Shackleton story

This concert celebrates the death, 100 years ago, of the explorer Ernest Shackleton. A native of Kilkea, County Kildare, Shackleton led the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition on board the ship ‘Endurance’ in 1914. The ship was trapped by ice-floes in the

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Waterford Walls Tour

The Sunny South East, truly lived up to its name this August. Hitting 30 degrees in places, the local community welcomed the heat and long days full of light. Another treat arrived in Waterford in the form of art and

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The Bonnet Project

The Bonnet Project combines community education programmes and local history to enable participants to be part of an international art project ‘Roses from the Heart’. The Bonnet Project is funded by the Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board and delivered

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Booze, Blaas and Banter

The miscellany of Booze, Blaas ‘N’ Banter will feature a feast of short local maritime, labour and social history talks will be infused with music, poetry and song by many of Waterford’s favourite poets, musicians and singers. Ulysses, Joyce and Jordan’s

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Ukrainian Craft Exhibition

Goma Ukrainian art group present an exhibition of Ukrainian culture. Since April a talented group of Ukrainian artists have been developing this exhibition of painting, animation, craft work, mime and music with Goma studio artists Ruth Flynn and Seamus O’Brien. The group are delighted to present a taste of their culture as a thank you to the people of Waterford for welcoming them to the city.

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