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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn Archbishop of Vienna

On Thursday 13th July, I had the pleasure working with Bridge PR on covering the visit of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn to Limerick.

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Pope’s lead Cardinal on new pastoral direction for the family, Amoris Laetitia, to speak at Limerick conference.

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn to address ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference at Mary Immaculate College on tomorrow week, July 13th

Conference a key moment in build up to World Meeting of Families 2018

A cardinal recognised as a lead reformer within the Church hierarchy and chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia – the papacy’s letter on the ‘family’ – will be the star turn at a major conference here next week.

‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’, which will be held at Mary Immaculate College,  Limerick tomorrow week, July 13th, is the first major conference to be held as part of the build up to the World Meeting of Families next year in Ireland.

Key note speaker at the afternoon and evening gathering will be Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who was chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia following the two Synods on the Family in 2014 and 2015.  The Cardinal, who is Archbishop of Vienna, will give two separate addresses, one specifically on Amoris Laetitia and the other, a public lecture in the evening on ‘The Parish: Family of Families’. During the afternoon session, also, he will lead an academic discussion on Amoris Laetitia one year on.

The event is being organised by MIC’s Institute for Pastoral Studies and, according to its Director, Fr. Eamonn Fitzgibbon, will be a timely opportunity through one of the Pope’s closest confidants to get a deeper understanding of Pope Francis and the Church’s direction on the family.

“The World Meeting of Families next year will be the biggest single event in the life of the Church on this island since the Pope’s visit in 1979.  The build up to it is of huge importance also as it will effectively provide for an ongoing conversation about the family and how we see it and value it in Ireland.  Our conference on July 13th will be one of the biggest platforms to date for that conversation, not least because ofCardinal Christoph Schönborn.  He’s as close to Pope Francis as we can get when it comes to Amoris Laetitia, which is a very significant letter from Pope Francis on his understanding of family.

“There has been quite an amount of controversy about Amoris Laetitia, with some hardliners in the Church arguing it has gone too far.  Others say it hasn’t gone far enough. Some say it is ambiguous.  Cardinal Schönborn will be able to give clarity to us in a way that no one else can other than Pope Francis.  We’re very much looking forward to his visit.”

Fr. Fitzgibbon said that the need for a reforming Church and the leadership of Pope Francis and the likes of Cardinal Schönborn, has never been greater in the context of the family as we know it.

“Amoris Laetitia and the World Meeting of Families could not be better timed.  It’s undeniable that the family, as we have known it, is changing in many respects and is challenged like never before in Ireland. The World Meeting of Families, and the expected visit of Pope Francis in 2018, comes in the midst of a ‘perfect storm’ for the Church, much of it of its own making, which challenges the Church’s teaching on family.”

In addition to the Cardinal’s involvement, other speakers at ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ include Martin Kennedy, a freelance trainer and facilitator with church and community groups who has recently been appointed as Pastoral Programme Coordinator for the World Meeting of Families, and Jessie Rogers, a Limerick based lecturer in Sacred Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, a Godly Play trainer and on her way to qualifying as a spiritual director.

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Galway film Fleadh Programme 2017

The Programme for the 2017 Galway film Fleadh is now available for download from their site.

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You are cordially invited to attend the annual Mary Immaculate College’s Fourth Year Media and Communication Students screening of their documentaries and advertisements.
The themes this year include:
Skinscapes, The skin is an empty canvas that some people chose to paint. Tattoos have become a norm in society yet there is still a stigma with tattoos in the workplace and there is currently no legislation in the country to be inked. While they still face backlash, the tattoo community are proud and happy to be a canvas of colour.
Join Our Boys: Padraic and Paula Naughton talk about their three boys, Archie (10) and his twin brothers George and Isaac (5) each of whom have been diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The neuromuscular disease is fatal in all cases, and there is no treatment or cure.

Requiem For A Dame: This documentary goes behind-the-scenes of the Limerick Panto Society to reveal a world of hard work and dedication while touching on Limerick’s long history of the Christmas Pantomime.
The Hub Effect: A look at Learning Hub Limerick, a site comprised of 3 main buildings and almost 2 acres of green space which houses the staff and admin team of the Learning Hub – and examines the input the Music Hub, the Science Hub and the Health Hub have on the local community.
Far From Home: So often International students at universities are seen as statistics whose experiences at their host college are looked at from a two-dimensional narrative often seen as irrelevant to the university body, once their experience at the school is done. Far from Home aims to personalise the International students at Mary Immaculate College while examining their Irish experience.

To book your place please click on the link below. Additional tickets are available on the night, doors open at 6.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mic-department-of-media-communications-4th-year-media-screenings-tickets-34028739877

 

(Sourced from Dept of Media & Communication Studies FaceBook Page)

Angie Smalis and Mark Carberry

This week coming is Limerick Fringe Festival.

My work colleague, Dr. John Greenwood will be performing this Friday in Dolans with London choreographer and dancer Mark Carberry, Greek choreographer and dancer Angie Smalis and Limerick/LIT vocalist, composer and experimental music producer Rokaia Jedir in a piece that threads the lines between choreography and improvisation in audiovisual explorations.

The daytime sharing is free for anyone to breeze in and out (1.30 – 5.30) and the night time show is a ticketed event (8.00).

Details to this show here: http://limerickfringe.com/performance/unplugged-intimate-or-plain-crazy/

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Between 12.30 and 5.30 pm, Angie and Mark inhabit Dolans Warehouse and create a happening that exists spontaneously. Everything builds up towards a durational live …

If any students would like to volunteer for any of the shows they can email volunteer@limerickfringe.comThis would be good for a developing CV and gives some special privileges to the festival, not to mention a monster closing party.

More information on Fringe visit http://limerickfringe.com/

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Limerick Fringe 2017 30th, 31st March & 1st April 2017, Limerick

Giving his unique insight to his work practices and his new album, Paddy Mulcahy entertained a large audience with both performances and samples of his work and talent.

Paddy, a graduate of Music Tech Production at LIT, spoke about equipment, software and instruments to students, while also praising the support he got from staff during his years in college.

The LIT Music Festival continues today and finishes Thursday night with performances from the LIT house band which consisting of current Music Technology Students.

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Belltable | Monday, January 9th, 2017 | €8

 

When Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or for I, Daniel Blake he joined an elite pantheon of directors who have been awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize on two occasions, a fitting tribute for a film that feels like a summation of the great man’s tireless advocacy for the underdog.

The scenario is pure Loach: carpenter Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is convalescing from a mild heart attack, but finds himself in the paradoxical position of not being ill enough to claim benefits. He is the quintessential little man caught in the gears of a bureaucratic, Kafkaesque health system. Though not without humour, I Daniel Blake simmers with quiet outrage for the petty injustices meted out to the most vulnerable members of society.

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I attended the Thursday night Startup Grind session at Bank Of Ireland’s Workbench on O’Connell Street.

The reason being that Cathal Gaffney of Brownbag Films was speaking on his journey in setting up the Oscar nominated animation company and how today it is still developing and expanding as a successful business.

The night opened with a receiption of drinks and pizza, allowing a friendly networking atmosphere to happen between young entrepreneurs, business people and animation students from the local colleges such as LSAD, LIT and UL.

Cathal spoke for an hour with host Pat Carroll and was quite open about the business, the recent announcements from RTE on children’s programming and how he saw the impact of Troy Studios for Limerick and the film industry.

The night ended with the attendance moving to House bar and restaurant to continue the networking.

Keep an eye out for the next Startup Grind event. Well worth checking out.

Monday 3rd October saw the launch of the 4th Richard Harris International Film Festival. As ever, on hand to give details of the exciting lineup coming this year was Festival Director Zeb Moore who announced that amongst the special guests would be non other than Fionnula Flanagan and Stephen Rea.

A full programme is promised over the 5 days of the festival and details can be found below or at their website: http://richardharrisfilmfestival.com

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Also this week saw the inaugural open night of the Millennium Film Club based at the Millennium Theatre, Limerick.

MILLENNIUM Theatre at LIT is rebooted with a new stage and sound system under Gerry Meagher, lecturer in Theatre Studies.

Meagher worked for decades as Belltable production manager while Declan McLoughlin (of The Royal Film Festival) ran that venue’s successful world cinema club.

Together, these dedicated providers of screen scintillation are launching Millennium Film Club. The Club is open to all comers, o18s for some events.

Make your way to Moylish by bus, foot or vehicle for Tuesday nights. There will be 8pm screenings from October 4 to December 6, with the gala Christmas movie to be ‘Gone With the Wind’, not seen here since its mid-WW2 release.

“The membership fee is €2 only and that will cover two seasons in the year, autumn and spring,” a happy Mr McLoughlin tells Arts page. “We decided on the film club as there is a lot of product out there that is never screened in Limerick. Sure, there are other film clubs and cinemas around but there is room for all of us.

“‘Youth’ is our first feature on October 4, a film made last year with Michael Caine and Jane Fonda. On Tuesday October 11 we are showing the documentary ‘Bobby Sands: 66 Days’ [excellent – RR].

“We will also be showing the City of Culture funded Trilogy of films over the eight weeks, ‘The Apparel’, ‘Day Off’ and ‘Date: Time’ and we are open to suggestions from the audience about they would like to see brought in”.

Limerick Film Festival are also on board as supporters of the festival and will be working closely with Gerry and Declan throughout the coming months and years on this great new addition to the film culture of Limerick.

Parking is free and Millennium Theatre’s bar will be open before shows, and if the evening requires an interval.

Season tickets for eight features and any preceding shorts will be €50 or arrive per film for €8. Concessions are €6 and LIT students, the lucky varmints, are a cool €5 in. ACCESS Cinema is provider; booking at http://www.litmt.ie and email to filmclub@lit.ie; tickets at door.

 

Great fireworks show last night on the banks of the River Shannon.

Here is a little highlights video of the show. Enjoy.

Simon.