Waterford Imagine Arts Festival gets underway

Waterford Imagine Arts Festival gets underway

The 15th annual Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford kicks off today and will run for 10 days. This year's programme has over 60 events on offer celebrating literature, music, art, craft, dance, theatre and Trad. 25 events on offer are free if you're looking for something to do this weekend or next.

Opening the Festival later is a brand new play by Jamie Flynn at Central Hall. A new exhibition also opens at Greyfriars Gallery featuring four RHA artists. Waterford Music presents the Vanbrugh Quartet at City Hall and Aonghus McNally will perform songs of Christie Hennessy at the Theatre Royal while the Kate Daniels Quartet will play at Phil Grimes.

 The opening weekend of Imagine Arts Festival will also celebrate the best in Trad music with the John Dwyer Trad Weekend with workshops, sessions and concerts that feature the best traditional musicians from Ireland and further afield from October 21st to 23rd at venues across Waterford City.




On Monday, October 24th Mia Gallagher will discuss her work and read from her latest novel at St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre. An acclaimed author, her first novel,  Hellfire , was a resounding critical success – one of the best debuts of the 2006 according to the Observer  Mia’s new novel titled ‘Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland’ explores very serious themes.


Mia Gallagher

A trail of spooky ‘Horrible Histories’ will start from the Medieval Musesum at 6pm on Tuesday October 25th as audiences of all ages will make their way through Waterford City to explore its ghastly history and meet the ghosts who will come out to tell their stories.



Horrible History Trail

For further details on all of the events see running this October in Waterford from the 20th to 30th.