The Great Hunger By Peter Duffy Based on the poem by Patrick Kavanagh April 25th 2014 Tickets: £11/ £8

Generally considered to be Kavanagh’s finest work, ‘The Great Hunger’ sharply delineates a life of economic and imaginative privation.

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City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents Anthony Strong At the Jazz Spiegeltent, Guildhall SQ May 1st 2014 £5

“a major talent hotly tipped to take his place in the retro-contemporary jazz pantheon alongside Jamie Cullum and Michael Bublé.”

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The Playhouse and the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents The Playhouse Jazz Festival Speakeasy May 2nd 2014 to May 4th 2014 £1

A smoking hot atmosphere, a bootleg bottle and the dulcet tones of resident Jazz Artist Ella Fitzgerald seduces all with songs from the era.

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City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents DLD Second Line Jazz Workshop May 2nd 2014

The DLD Second Line Jazz Workshop is a free two-hour performance-based workshop presented by Second Line NI and the JayDee Brass Band in preparation for the DLD Second Line Jazz Pe

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City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents Dana Masters May 2nd 2014 £5

Dana Masters is a powerful Soul / Gospel / Jazz vocalist from Columbia, Ohio

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City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents Paul McIntyre and Guests May 3rd 2014 £5

Festival regular Paul McIntyre returns to the Playhouse with special guest Gay McIntyre, Dave Fleming on Double Bass and Myles Drennan on Drums.

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City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents David Lyttle May 3rd 2014 £5

Hot Press magazine describes David Lyttle as ‘a one-man industry’ for his work as a performer, writer, producer and record label owner.

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City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents Kyle Eastwood At the Jazz Spiegeltent, Guildhall SQ May 3rd 2014 £8

Kyle is a universally respected musician having made a name for himself in the music industry with a sound that resonates with swing, groove and funk overtones

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City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents Paul McIntyre and Guests May 4th 2014 £5

Experience an evening of high class jazz entertainment with the Paul McIntyre Trio

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City Of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival presents Curtis Stigers At the Jazz Spiegeltent, Guildhall Sq May 4th 2014 £12.50

Multi-platinum selling singer, saxophonist, producer and songwriter CURTIS STIGERS comes to the festival hot off the launch of his newest album, ‘Hooray for Love’.

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24 strong cast announced for story of Waterside Workhouse

Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 May Announced just a week after the city's Workshouse Museum closed its door for the last time, the cast will tell the moving story of the poor and destitute people forced to go into the workhouse.Many years of experience...
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2014 City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival!

The Playhouse was echoing to the sounds of a bygone era as it stepped back in time for the launch of the 2014 City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival programme, which takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend May 1 - 5. This is the 13th year of...
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Fifty Performers, Two Mayors and One Graduation!

Fifty Performers, Two Mayors and One Graduation!Artskills Graduation- The Playhouse- Tuesday April 15 The Deputy Mayor of Derry and Mayor of Limavady both helped three groups of Artskills participants graduate this week!A mix of 48 new and returning...
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WANTED- FREELANCE ARTS FACILITATORS & CAREERS GUIDANCE

Artskills Project Invites applications for the positions of: FREELANCE ARTS FACILITATORS & CAREERS GUIDANCE The Playhouse/Artskills wishes to expand its database of freelance Facilitators. The Project delivers an expanding range of high qualit...
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Arts and peacebuilding residencies with Polly O Walker and Kate Clarke

The Playhouse and the Baker Institute have announced three special arts and peacebuilding events for April.as part of two residencies by Polly O Walker and Kate Clarke from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA.   Acting Together on the World Stag...
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Auditions!

Auditions will be held for one role in a new play by LYLO Productions,‘The Way To Crock Road' by Gregory Peck on Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th March from 7pm onwards The production, which will run at Ardboe Parochial Hall on Saturday 19th a...
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