Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more


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Beautiful Moves the Earth, Fun Home Departs & Bronx Bombers Open Their Season in This Week’s Datebook

first_img ALSO: Oscar Isaac talks Inside Llewyn Davis on The Daily Show; Carey Mulligan chats on Kelly and Michael. ALSO: An off-Broadway revival of Joe Orton’s Loot begins tonight at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 SIX FEET UNDER After four extensions, the acclaimed new musical Fun Home closes this weekend at the Public Theater. Based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, this unusual show is set in a funeral home and follows Alison (played by three actresses of different ages) as she comes to terms with her troubled family life and the death of her closeted father. We’ve heard rumors of an eventual Broadway transfer, but head Home, if you can, to see it off-Broadway. ALSO: Stage vets Meryl Streep, Oscar Isaac and more vie for 2014 Golden Globes on NBC; Breakfast with Mugabe reopens on Theatre Row; Peter and the Starcatcher plays its last magical performance at New World Stages; Tony nominee Victor Garber portrays a judge on The Good Wife. TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 DEPP V. DEPP Ladies, ladies, please! There’s enough Johnny Depp to go around. In fact, two movies’ worth, as Paramount releases a delightful double feature of Sweeney Todd and Sleepy Hollow. Depp might not sing Sondheim in Tim Burton’s Washington Irving adaptation, but things get just as creepy as in Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop. (Bonus casting: Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman.) Meanwhile, don’t miss Depp’s Oscar-nominated confrontation with Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin. ALSO: Tom Wopat and Jennifer Laura Thompson both begin runs at 54 Below; the August: Osage County soundtrack is released. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 RICHIE…RICHIE BLAKEY Broadway can’t take its eyes off of Richard J. Blake! The musical vet is jumping from playing multiple roles in Matilda to Four Seasons bad boy Tommy DeVito in the long-running hit Jersey Boys. You’ve seen Blake all over the Great White Way in Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Wicked and more, and he’s perfectly cast as the pride of Belleville, New Jersey. See Blake and the rest of the Seasons at the August Wilson Theatre. Jessie Mueller So, you’re trying to stick to your New Year’s resolutions, but take a pause from that juice cleanse long enough to check out what’s happening on and off Broadway this week! The Yankees round the bases of the Great White Way, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical makes Broadway feel like a natural woman and Fun Home plays its final show at the Public. It’ll be easy to keep your resolution to see more theater in 2014, because we’ve got the hottest NYC happenings in this week’s Datebook. ALSO: Travis Moser headlines This Can’t Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart with Rocky’s Samantha Shafer at 54 Below; Scarlett Johansson talks Don Jon and Her with David Letterman; William H. Macy stops by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; Chicago’s Ute Lemper returns to 54 Below. Christopher Jackson MONDAY, JANUARY 6 TAKIN’ IT BACK TO THE OLD SCHOOL Ann Morrison, Broadway’s original Mary Flynn from Merrily We Roll Along, is telling all in her Studio 54 show Now You Know: An Evening of Steve, Lenny—and Annie. The Broadway vet will be “opening doors” to the songs of Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein for one night only, and you won’t want to miss the behind-the-scenes stories she and special guest Liz Callaway have to offer. center_img FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 IT AIN’T OVER TILL IT’S OVER The boys in pinstripes are coming to Broadway in Eric Simonson’s new Yankee-centric drama Bronx Bombers. The show follows Yogi Berra (Peter Scolari) as he meets up with other famous players throughout the 20th century and rediscovers what it means to be a teammate. Catch the ballers hit a home run for the first time tonight at Circle in the Square Theatre. Go Yankees! Tom Wopat ALSO: Mx. Justin Vivian Bond stars in A Man’s a Man at Classic Stage Company; August: Osage County opens across the country. View All (5) SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 TONIGHT THEY’RE YOURS COMPLETELY You will still love the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King musical tomorrow after opening night tonight! With Broadway.com’s sexiest man alive Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, the oh-so-charming Jake Epstein as Carole King’s lover Gerry Goffin and Tony nominee Jessie Mueller as the pop maven herself, the show follows King’s rise from Brooklyn teen to chart-topping singer/songwriter. Star Files View Comments WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 RUN, COLIN, RUN House of Cards’ Eshan Bay and Sheldon Best (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) star in off-Broadway’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. The play follows Colin (Best) as he tries to make a better life for himself by taking up long distance running, but in the process is exploited at the prison school he’s being forced to attend. Watch the drama unfold as previews begin at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2. Jarrod Spector Peter Scolarilast_img read more

Heritage Bank Tasks Students to Break Onyali’s 200m African Record

first_imgThe MD also applauded other sponsors and Lagos State government who had partnered with the bank in their quest to develop the youths.“Skoolimpics has come to stay and this is just the pilot edition,” he said.“We have planned, meet people and today we all can see the results of the planning. I am happy that we have somebody as Onyali as an ambassador because she was discovered from school competition like this.“The target is to build future champions from amidst all these students and I am looking forward to see an athlete that will break our ambassador’s 200m record.“I am going to start an endowment fund with N10m, for anyone that can break her record in the next 10 to 20 years, the money will be increasing and whosoever break that record will take the money, and with that I declare this year Skoolimpics open.”Five events will be competed for across two venues, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere and Rowe Park, Yaba. The events are athletics, basketball, table tennis, swimming and handball.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, has set aside a N10m trust fund for any athlete that can break the 200m African record set by ex-international, and Skoolimpics Ambassador, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi.The MD while declaring the pilot edition of the Heritage Bank- Lagos State Skoolimpics 2016 open said he would be setting aside the sum of N10m that would be yielding interests and would be handed over to any athlete discovered at the competition who was able to break Onyali’s record.Onyali’s 200m record of 22.07secs was set 20 years ago at the IAAF Weltklasse Meet in Zurich, Switzerland and no athlete has been able to match it.last_img read more