One definite date for the Féile…

As Fair Deal notes, Susan McKay visits the rehearsal set of Gary Mitchell’s latest play, Remnants of Fear. To add a slightly more upbeat note, it’s on in the Rock Theatre on the Whiterock Road, Belfast from tomorrow until 19th August. It’s definitely on my list of things to grab at this year’s Féile.The Irish Times notes these highlights:

he ambitious programme includes music, theatre, readings, debates and events for children. Highlights this year include Echo and the Bunnymen, Afrobeat band Femi Kuti and the Positive Force with Emanuel Jal, readings by Hugo Hamilton and Medbh McGuckian, talks by Brian Kennaway (on the Orange Order), Peter Taylor (on journalism in conflict) and Mohammed Almadhoun, head of the office of the Palestinian prime minister (on Palestine today.) There is a carnival parade, and more unusual events include five-hour guided tour of local graveyards.

Details from or phone 028 9028 4028.


  • Thanks for pointing out that “Susan McKay visits the rehearsal set of Gary Mitchell’s latest play” and it isn’t a review of the play. I’m waiting to see “reviews” of this play which I’m sure if it’s good will outnumber the other stories that circulate the media about this playwright.

  • John Maynard

    For the love of God Mick, learn to spell.
    ‘Definite’ is not the hardest word in the English language. Think ‘finite’.

  • Mick Fealty

    Caught, bang to rights John 🙁

  • overhere

    Now Mick write it out 100 times or teacher will rap your knucles with the ruler, but you can report him to the authorities for abuse 🙂

  • overhere

    knuckles sorry Mr Maynard

  • John Maynard

    Now come on, it’s such a horrible clunker that I couldn’t let it lie.
    Everyone has their retired English colonel letter-to-the-Times trigger and that’s mine.

  • Pete Baker

    Damn pedants ;o)

  • Garibaldy

    The Festival has been going downhill for years, but this year’s programme seems more impressive, in parts at least.

  • Great site they’ve got. I went to check the “day by day” listings for August 2006
    and was surprised to read

    “Events for August 2006
    Sorry, no events found for the month of August 2006.”