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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)

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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.

 

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I would like to thank the Limerick Film Festival sponsor, Fusion Magazine, Michelle, Tarmo and their team for the recent article in their other great publication, The Limerick Magazine, on the upcoming festival.

Check out the pages below or click HERE for the full ISSUU

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Its that time of year again where the work for the annual Limerick Film Festival starts to come together.

On March 30th at the George Boutique Hotel at 6pm, we are launching the programme the Festival.

With thanks to Jacinta and Altaf Khan and their team we are delighted that the George and Da Vincenzo’s Restaurant are supporting our modest festival again this year along with several other sponsors.

Also on the evening we will announce the short list for the Short Film Awards. This year due to the ever increasing field of talent in our region, we have an additional award for Best Limerick Short Film.

We hope to see as many as possible on the 30th March as well as the three day festival itself from April 14th to 16th.

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Sister festival to the Limerick Film Festival, the LIT Music Festival, takes place next week. As its a special celebration and if you are in the Limerick Region next week to check out some of the great events.

This year marks a very special milestone for Music Technology at LIT. Ten years.
And as part of our celebration of the course going from strength to strength, this year’s music week, which is taking place from the 29th of February to the 4th of March shall be bigger and better than ever!

Music Week is an annual event held on the grounds of LIT, run by the students of the various years of the Music Tech course. Just like previous years we are hosting a range of creatively inspiring workshops and performances throughout the week, this year including a performance from well-known Limerick band: Windings, and a special AV show from DJ Kormac.

LIT Music Week is also a great opportunity for students hoping to study at LIT in the future. The events give great insight into some of the activities conducted by current LIT students.
Having said that – These events are open to the public, all are welcome to come along and support local and national talents!

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