Boyz, Boyz, Boyz

By Ciara Quinn

A wealth of short films, plays, discussions, and top class music are top of the bill at Féile today as day three of the community festival gets underway.

A new play, Bás, by Henry Collie and Tom Russell-Jones will have its premiere at The Whitefort at 7.30pm. The play tells the story of a Welsh Minister and an Irish Guard who become trapped in a dugout after a German night raid. Further down the road at Biddy Duffys, Just Another Statistic, written and directed by Alicia Daly will be performed detailing a young man’s life from three perspectitives. Hard hitting and witty at times this play is full of black humour and doors open at 7.30pm with the show beginning at 8pm.

The hilarious one-woman show I’ll Tell Me Ma is on at the Conway Mill from 7pm. Written and performed by Patricia Gormley it’s one not to be missed.

The Madge Davison Memorial Lecture will be held at St Mary’s University College at 2pm discussing a critical analysis of the issues facing workers in Ireland today. Documentary Small Hands in Handcuffs will be shown later in the evening from 7pm-9pm, shot in Galway and in Palestine it follows a 16-year-old boy from Waterford as he travels to the West Bank and witnesses first hand the brutality of the illegal Israeli occupation. Q&A to follow.

If all that has whetted your appetite for more Féile frivolities – the daddy of all boybands – Boyzone will headline the Falls Park festival Big Tent tonight. Tickets are limited but visit www.ticketmaster.ie for more details. Hurry!

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