THURS­DAY 11.12.14

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - Lau­rence Mackin

ART

Vic­tor Sloan: Drift FE McWil­liam Gallery & Stu­dio, Ban­bridge, Co Down Un­til Feb 28 fem­cwilliam.com Vic­tor Sloan is known for his pho­to­graphic works on the trou­bled re­cent his­tory of North­ern Ire­land. Drift ex­plores a re­lated though dis­tinct area, trac­ing the story of the Viet­namese Boat Peo­ple who set­tled in Craigavon in 1979. Sloan got to know some of th­ese im­mi­grants, and he has rekin­dled his friend­ship with one of them, Ka Fue Lay, now liv­ing in Sal­is­bury. In a video piece, Sloan re­counts his mem­o­ries of Viet­nam and

OPERA

L’Elisir d’Amore Táin The­atre, Dun­dalk, Co Louth an­tain.ie ¤25-30 OTC is cur­rently bring­ing Donizetti’s comic opera in two acts ( The Elixir of Love, above, but of course you knew that) around the coun­try. Tonight it’s in Dun­dalk’s Táin The­atre, but you can also catch it be­fore that in Kilkenny on Sun­day. Fergus Sheil is con­duct­ing, with Oliver Mears di­rect­ing. Feel free to join in the singing; they love it at the opera when you do that.

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