Last year Newbridge town celebrated its 200th anniversary and following on from its success the Newbridge Grassroots Festival was created. This annual event celebrates Newbridge arts, music, sport and culture which takes place from the 12th to 15th September.
I am thrilled that the Newbridge launch of Tales from Aulora will take place during the Grassroots Festival. I will be giving a reading in Farrells & Nephew book shop on Friday 13th September at 7.30pm. Apart from reading about the secret world of wish-making there will be book signings, chit chat and a wine reception so all are welcome.
The Grassroots festival has a packed programme suitable for all tastes from historical walks to concerts from Celine Byrne and Luka Bloom. Kildare Youth Theatre are bringing back their fantastic play Do Not Disturb which Brenda Drumm and I discuss in Driving Home from the Gig. I can guarantee that this play will blow you away and leave you thinking long after it has finished.
On a final note last year I did a piece on Newbridge’s history called ‘What’s the story? Newbridge: past, present and future‘ where I learned about the town’s military history and the fact that Charles Dickens not only spent time in Newbridge but also wrote about it.