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Poetry and Art in aid of Pink Ribbon
June 13 @ 8:00 pm
“Crossing the Sound”, a collaboration between poet Gerald Dawe and the artist Padraic Reaney, will be launching at The Creel Restaurant in Westport on June 13th at 8pm in aid of Mayo cancer charity, Pink Ribbon.
The book, a limited edition of just two hundred copies, features poems written over forty years by distinguished poet Gerald Dawe, alongside artwork by the Connemara-based artist, Padraic Reaney. It celebrates and illuminates the beauty and history of the west of Ireland landscape through a curated selection of work inspired by and connected to the region and introduced by Hugo Hamilton.
Dawe and Reaney met in the mid-1970s in Galway, where Gerald had moved from Belfast to study at UCG, as it then was, and eventually settle down and spend the next twenty years before moving to Dublin. ‘This is a project we’ve been talking about for years. We’re delighted to see it finally in place in such as beautiful edition. It’s an apt way of offering a helping hand to the Pink Ribbon Charity in Mayo. Finding ways of overcoming cancer is the big picture; this is just a small step.’
All profits from the sales of the book will be donated to Mayo-based cancer Charity, Pink Ribbon