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From TheJournal.ie 'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector Live Events

'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector

The open letter is part of the national awareness week for the live entertainment and event industry in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know Job Losses

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

From TheJournal.ie Martin announces establishment of arts and culture recovery taskforce Arts

Martin announces establishment of arts and culture recovery taskforce

It will report to Minister Martin by 31 October to provide the government with an action plan for the sector.

From TheJournal.ie €6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced Arts

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'We'd hoped that by September things would improve': Arts festivals grapple with the impact of the coronavirus Arts

'We'd hoped that by September things would improve': Arts festivals grapple with the impact of the coronavirus

The organisers of three festivals spoke to us about how they’ve been coping – and what it means for the future.

From TheJournal.ie Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume Ban On Booze

Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin are meeting artists today.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister Mixed Messaging

Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister

Confusion arose earlier this month following conflicting messages on numbers permitted at cultural events.

From TheJournal.ie Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events Confusing

Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events

Yet another statement on the matter has been issued by the Department of Culture this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Limited to 6 people: Government statement says strict rules now apply to indoor cultural events Arts Venues
From TheJournal.ie Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic Bleak Outlook

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Kids bored at home? This children's art festival shares classes and events online Criunniú Na Nóg

Kids bored at home? This children's art festival shares classes and events online

“We just want to really encourage people to make, and to create,” Margarita Cappock of Dublin City Council said.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children Creative Kids

'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children

It follows the launch of the creative programme in Irish schools last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'There isn't a bleak enough word to say how bleak it is now': Artists grapple with impact of coronavirus crisis Coronavirus

'There isn't a bleak enough word to say how bleak it is now': Artists grapple with impact of coronavirus crisis

People working in the arts say the current situation has placed huge financial pressure on them.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus Funding

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus Civic Theatre

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus

The fund was set up by the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home' Opinion

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

From TheJournal.ie 'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art Frayed

'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art

It’s part of a new arts festival taking place in Dublin next week.

From TheJournal.ie Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend Events

Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend

A goat fair and a Cavan food festival are just some of the events taking place.

From TheJournal.ie 'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community Gaze Festival
From TheJournal.ie Plans for €110m Parnell Square cultural quarter facing major setback over lack of funding Arts

Plans for €110m Parnell Square cultural quarter facing major setback over lack of funding

The cost of the library was originally estimated to cost €60m but has since increased to €80m according to the latest reports.

From TheJournal.ie A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun Electrolyte

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun

A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.

From TheJournal.ie Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife City Culture

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife

The minister has suggested a night mayor for cities such as Dublin could be beneficial.

From TheJournal.ie John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme' The Luckiest Guy Alive

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'

The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.

From TheJournal.ie Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community UK

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community

The centre first opened in 1955 to meet the needs of new Irish emigrants to the English capital.

From TheJournal.ie Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted' Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors? Opinion

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

‘I’m really not a fan of hiring someone because they have or have not got a disability and I, for one, would not like to be hired for a job on that basis,’ writes filmmaker Paddy Slattery.

From TheJournal.ie 'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?' Improv

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'

Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store Imram

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies Waking The Feminists

Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies

The move comes after 18 months of work following the Waking the Feminists movement.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair Delinquent Season

'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair

Writer and director Mark O’Rowe’s latest film is the next chapter in a diverse and lauded career.

From TheJournal.ie 'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time' All About Dis

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

From TheJournal.ie Long-delayed state-of-the-art €8 million cinema in Galway to finally open its doors this week Pálás

Long-delayed state-of-the-art €8 million cinema in Galway to finally open its doors this week

The cinema will feature three screens, a bar and café.

From TheJournal.ie 'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock' Going Out

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic Electric Feel

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic

How to get there, some of our recommendations, and what kind of weather you should prepare for…

From TheJournal.ie Cruinniú na Cásca: Hundreds of thousands attend Ireland's newest cultural festival Cruinniú Na Cásca

Cruinniú na Cásca: Hundreds of thousands attend Ireland's newest cultural festival

Cruinniú na Cásca attracted some 550,000 people to events around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Easter holidays have begun and here's what's happening around the country Enjoy Yourself

Easter holidays have begun and here's what's happening around the country

A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the next week.

From TheJournal.ie iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding CREATIVE IRELAND

iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding

Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.

From TheJournal.ie These are the 56 arts and culture centres that will benefit from €9 million in funding Capital Investment

These are the 56 arts and culture centres that will benefit from €9 million in funding

Over 85% of the funding is going to projects outside Dublin.

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