Latest edition of the Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine Out Now
Published: 25th March 2015
Now on its 23rd edition, this magazine has gone from strength to strength serving as a platform for a wide variety of cultural adventures across the Midlands.
Every artistic endeavour from dance to theatre, from poetry to painting, from sculpting to film-making is featured. Emerging artists in the Midlands are given a platform to talk about projects while established authors, playwrights and artists are busy making an impact nationally and internationally.
The front cover features a young student from Loughegar NS in Westmeath who has just begun weekly violin lessons in school courtesy of Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath. This latest copy presents editor Vivienne Clarke on her second edition at the helm and features writer Manchán Magan, who describes artists regionally as ‘truffle pigs rooting out midland beauty’.
There is much afoot in the other Midland counties with a profile on Moate Community school winning the All Island Choir choir, broadcaster Nuala Hayes collecting stories in Laois and a new national photographic portrait exhibition in Longford.
Packed with high achieving artists and projects, the Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine acknowledges the wealth of cultural activity that is redefining the heart of Ireland. Artist Teresa Doyle is quoted in Magan’s article as saying, “for me the real potency of the area is along the by roads, the quite uninterrupted world where people are living beautiful lives”
The Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine is FREE and available from your local library, arts venue, local authority and selected shops/cafes across the Midlands. It is published by the Midland local authority Arts Offices, supported by the Arts Council.