Well, what now?It’s all very well to issue a single sustained clarion blast. It’s a little tougher to actually gather forces and have a clear idea of what to do with them. Nonetheless the last few days have seen the bare, tentative sketching of the kinds of things a push for change would involve.
Sarah Byam has been a longstanding contributor to tuppenceworth, and one of its most prolific. However, as some may have noticed, she has been a bit quiet of late. In her new essay, Breaking My Silence, she talks about the depression that floored her and the people who helped her stay alive.
I may not be trying to buy my way into your affections with fivers in brown envelopes, unlike some people, but I can still offer goodies to readers. The Mental is a play in the Axis Theatre in the new Arts Centre in Ballymun. My sister, Róisín McGarr, (who you may have seen in last Saturday's Irish Examiner) is the producer.
I spent some time over the weekend asking questions about the relationship between Balor of the Evil Eye and Croagh Patrick. Anyone who's been to Westport will realise that this is a mountain with powerful magical connotations. The fact that the Church had to claim it for their No.
DoppelGang Odessa Club Dressing Room Originally uploaded by Editor_Tupp. I previously mentioned that Emma Pearson was having an exhibition of her work in The Gallery, The Mill Centre, Celbridge. I thought it might be of interest to post a sample of her work.
There were some things I forgot to say in the last post and some new ideas. Firstly, I think I may have misadvertised this podcast- I think it ought to be be thought of as the Art Podcast. I think there might be other streams- I can see a place for a poetry podcast, or one from Fluffy Dutton.
Sometime contributor to tuppenceworth, Daragh O'Brien, has started his own blog. He opens up his shutters with a discussion of the inaccuracies in the Electoral Roll with the benefit of his professional expertise in Data Quality Management. More of the same will be a welcome addition to the world.