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Imagine Arts festival Goes Virtual



Even though many of our events here in Waterford have had to be cancelled this year, we are delighted to share that the Imagine Arts Festival Waterford is going virtual with an amazing online programme of events for everyone to enjoy from their own home!

The festival, now in its 19th year, strives to showcase an exciting, eclectic and diverse range of the arts including music, literature, dance, visual art, performance and history, promoting local, national and international talent. As all of the events are online, the festival is accessible from your own home – just be sure to pay attention to the time schedule!


Imagine Arts Festival  | OCT. 21st - 25th

Waterford Writers Weekend   |  OCT. 22nd - 24th


Below are a selection of the events going virtual over the coming days - Online links will be released before each event.
For more details and the full online lineup visit the Imagine Arts festival Waterford website!


A Dark History of Waterford 
Wednesday 21st October - 7pm

Tune in as James Doherty walks us through the dark history of Waterford - bringing to life some gruesome tales of murder and betrayal in the city.

The Boiler Room Launch
Thursday 22nd October - 2pm

Local Waterford poet Frank Farrelly launches his first full poetry collection "The Boiler Room". Farrelly holds an M.A. in English Literature and his work has been featured in a number of publications including The Irish Examiner and The Stinging Fly.
Tune in for this highly anticipated debut.

"This Is Waterford"
Friday 23rd October - 5pm

Commissioned by Waterford Writers Weekend, acclaimed poet, playwright and performer Colm Keegan has created a very special literary work in celebration of Waterford. It will be released as a limited edition print on day so be sure to tune in to get your hands on one!

"Jim Nolan & Jimmy Murphy In Conversation"
Saturday 24th October - 12pm

Two of Ireland's finest writers, Jim Nolan and Jimmy Murphy, will chat to Dr. Kate McCarthy, drama lecturer at W.I.T, about all things theatre, the writing process, progress and legacy. An event not to be missed!
"Freedom Is..."
Sunday 25th October - 4pm

Imagine Arts Festival together with Waterford Film Centre will showcase the finalists in the Smartphone Film Competition. Watch a selection of short films created especially for this event.