Posts Tagged "festival"

Wed, 16 September 2015 Kildare Readers Festival 2015

I’m very pleased to be part of the Kildare Readers Festival 2015, which is taking place in Newbridge from Thursday 8th – Sunday 18th October.
At 8pm on Thursday, 15 October Kim Newman and I will be talking about ‘Things That Go bump in the Night… and why we love them!’ at the Riverbank Arts Centre. [...]

Mon, 10 November 2014 In Conversation with Posy Simmonds

It’s been a wonderful experience to be on the selection committee for this year’s British Comics Awards, as I’ve experienced first hand the variety and talent in the British comic book scene.
The BCA jurors have been reviewing our shortlists, and will deliver their results at the 3rd Annual British Comic Awards ceremony, which will take [...]

Fri, 14 March 2014 Irish Comics Chat

I’ll be a guest at an event called Irish Comics Chat, which will take place at the Rua Red arts centre in Tallaght in Dublin from 12.30pm – 6pm on Saturday, 29 March , organised by Lightning Strike.
I’ll be on a panel with Darrin O’Toole, Ruth Redmond, and Rob Curley, during which we’ll be discussing [...]

Sat, 26 November 2011 women in comics at Thought Bubble

At Thought Bubble in Leeds last weekend there was a Women in Comics panel, which has been a regular feature of the event since the festival started five years ago.
It was one of the panels I was very much looking forward to seeing, and guessing it would be a popular event I decided to [...]

Thu, 24 November 2011 junior winners 2011

For the past few years I’ve been involved in judging for the Galway Junior Film Fleadh, which is a task I enjoy tremendously. I love witnessing the enthusism among young people for cinema.
Previously I was part of the jury for the Script Pitching competition, which is a live event delivered in front of an [...]

Sun, 17 July 2011 arts festival parade 2011

The annual Macnas parade during the Galway Arts Festival is always an event. Macnas is a street theatre company which has garnared an international reputation for its colourful and inventive parades.
This year it did not disappoint with an extravaganza called This Fierce Beauty.

One of the things I like about the parade is the typical relaxed [...]

Sun, 10 July 2011 troll hunter

On Friday I went to the showing of the Norwegian monster movie TrollHunter (Trolljegeren, 2010), as part of the Galway Film Fleadh. It’s written by André Øvredal and Håvard S. Johansen, and directed by Øvredal.
This film follows a well-worn path of supposedly being the raw footage from a documentary that three college students were shooting [...]

Tue, 15 March 2011 Golden Blasters 2011

Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention (15-16 October, 2011), has announced details of this year’s Golden Blasters Short Film and Short Script Festival.
The Golden Blasters Short Film competition is now open to short film submissions from filmmakers from anywhere in the world. The science fiction, fantasy or horror films should be 12-15 minutes long, [...]

Sat, 02 October 2010 Galway Junior Film Fleadh 2010

Last year I was one of the judges for the Galway Junior Film Fleadh pitching competition, and it was a brilliant experience. First off I was delighted that all four of the finalists were girls, and each of them had a great story idea.
I was also impressed with how they dealt with having to be [...]

Wed, 02 September 2009 a weekend of horrors

I’m back from my trip to London for the horror film festival FrightFest, and I had a lovely time. The weather was great, mostly, and I avoided the occasional showers. When I wasn’t watching movies, I strolled around Soho in the sun, bought a bowler hat, and met up with mates who’ve moved to the [...]

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