Darina Shouldice – Our Lady Immaculate School , Darndale. Noel McGuinness is joined in studio by Darina Shouldice. Darina is one of the organisers of Darndale Arts Week, taking place from Monday, November 3rd to Friday November 7th. A large number of Community Groups, agencies and institutions come together to make the event as inclusive as possible. Darina talks about the wide range of events, workshops and appearances that will be happening during Darndale Arts Week. You can get more information about Darndale Arts Week here
Carina McGrail, project coordinator for “Unravel”, talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about a new series of events that will be held in Temple Bar. The first of these, “Unravel”, is in Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, on 25th and 26th October and Carina says this is an event that celebrates all things felt and yarn. Cow’s Lane is traditionally an area where craft and design takes place. This free event has something for all the family, including a “felting wall” and people bring in old knitted items that can be used in this wall. There will be a knitting stall where people of all ages can receive information and advice on knitting. For children there will be story-telling. In addition children can bring in old socks and be shown how to turn them into little felted creatures. Other events in the “New in the Old City” series can be seen on www.templebar.ie
Robert Moss, Green Communities Adviser with An Taisce, talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about the effect of water charges on growing your own vegetables and fruit and Dublin Community Gardens. They discuss alternative methods of providing water for gardening purposes including rainwater harvesting, the use of “grey” water and how you can protect your soil from drying out.
Pat Meehan speaks to Frank O’Dea, art gallery owner, about his painting ‘Budget Day’, which he painted for this Halloween season, and why he started being an artist.