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Acclaimed Irish duo of singer / actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight (Auto Da Fe), present their new cabaret show, ‘The Whistling Girl’.

The original and unique music composed by Trevor transforms the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart–rending lyrics.

With a line–up of highly renowned Irish musicians they will create a spell–binding theatrical evening of music featuring Garvan Gallagher (bass), Tom Jamieson (drums), Ed Deane (electric guitar), Ciaran Wilde (saxophone & clarinet) and Bill Blackmore (trumpet).

Each of the songs create individual tableaux or dream moments from Parker’s psyche, conjuring up images from her tempestuous life of outrageous celebrity, as founding member of the notorious Algonquin set in New York, and as civil rights activist in America and Spain during the Spanish Civil War. https://youtu.be/p18we0Tyyoc

“I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn!” (Dorothy Parker)

  • Date: Sat 15 Dec
  • Cost: £16
  • Time: 8pm
  • Venue: Studio Theatre
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Public Art & Group Tours

Individuals, schools, colleges or community groups can visit the ISLAND independently or take advantage of free interpretative talks of the exhibitions and guided tours of the site by Amanda Croft, History of Art lecturer, QUB and Curator of the UTV Art Collection.

Explore the Island’s new exhibitions, discover the XPLORART Public Art and Sculpture Trail or join us for a special arts centre tour to delve into the history, design and architectural elements of the ISLAND complex.  Learn about its transformation from linen spinning mill to landmark arts centre and hear about the great fire of Lisburn in 1707.

Sessions are FREE, but must be prebooked and are subject to availability. Minimum of 6 people required.  Contact Arts Information & Education Officer on 02892 509509 or email patricia.mccooe@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk.  We look forward to seeing you on the island.

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