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    Arts Tonight Monday 22 April 2013

    Arts Tonight 22 April 2013: False Optimism at the Crawford, and Cork City Ballet

    Tonight, a programme from Cork: we visit False Optimism, the recently opened exhibition at the Crawford Gallery, co-curated by the Crawford Gallery and the Autocenter Gallery in Berlin. Voices on the programme: Peter Murray, director of the Crawford Gallery, Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland of the Autocenter Gallery; artists Una Quigley, Stefan Becker Schmitz. And Alan Foley, artistic director of Cork City Ballet, which he founded 21 years ago, discusses his life in ballet, from his early days with Joan Denise Moriarty to the Kirov Ballet in Russia, to the ballet schools he's founded around County Cork -- and the forthcoming Ballet Spectacular production planned for November this year, which will be led by ballerina Lucia Lacarra.

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    Arts Tonight 22 April 2013 podcast: False Optimism at the Crawford Gallery, and 21 years of Cork City Ballet

    A visit to an exhibition of Berlin and Irish artists' work at the Crawford Gallery in Cork, and Alan Foley on 21 years of the Cork City Ballet

    Coming up on Monday 29 April

    This Monday, we broadcast a public event recorded at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway in which Vincent Woods interviews one of Ireland's greatest writers, Edna O'Brien, whose memoir Country Girl (Faber) has recently been published in paperback. The event is part of the Cúirt literary festival.

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