The French Connection: The 5th Percy French Festival takes place from 10th-12th July in Castlecoote House, Co Roscommon. The Percy French Festival is an annual event with an exciting and diverse programme of lectures, recitals, poems, monologues, music, drama and paintings celebrating the life and times of the multi-talented William Percy French. Info at: 090 66 63794 or www.hiddenireland.com/castlecootehouse
Leitrim Sculpture Centre: Phoebe Dick’s ‘I am Here’ exhibition which opened last week runs until July 20. This exhibition marks the end of the artist’s residency at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and shows Phoebe’s interdisciplinary practice and agile mind focused on and through the medium of Print. The resulting works showcase a variety of printmaking processes and also utilise the tradition of dissemination inherent in print to give the viewer a window into the world as Phoebe sees it - a world in which the parallels between printing processes and the complexities that structure reality are made clear through the artists vision.
SHINE at King House: The attic walkway in King House is home to a new audio visual installation by Artist Vera Mc Evoy. “Shine” documents the transient movement of light, shadow and ephemeral silhouettes within King House as captured by the artist during a residency there in 2012. The attic room and its atmospheric conditions - its strong contrast between light and dark and the subtle diffused external and internal sounds, was the catalyst for all the interest and exploration that was to follow involving both the building and the staff and the resulting 10 minute audio visual piece can now be experienced from the attic walkway until July 23. Admission free. Call King House, Boyle on (071) 9663242.