05 October 2004
The Book 1: Patrick Kavanagh: Collected Poems
This month marks the centenary of the birth of our best-loved poets, Monaghan's finest - Patrick Kavanagh. To mark the centenary of Kavanagh's birth, Penguin have issued a new collection - 'Patrick Kavanagh: Collected Poems', edited by Antoinette Quinn.

Theo Dorgan, Alice Barry and Catherine Anne Cullen discuss 'Patrick Kavanagh: Collected Poems'

The Book 2: Dancing With Kitty Stobling
Still with Kavanagh, 'Dancing With Kitty Stobling' is a new anthology which gathers together the various winners of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awar

The panel discusses 'Dancing With Kitty Stobling'

The Book 3: Poems to Last a Lifetime
Now before we leave this very poetic edition of The View, we take a look at another new anthology - this one a very glossy affair indeed - and one which doesn't feature Patrick Kavanagh. 'Poems to Last a Lifetime', edited by Daisy Goodwin, hopes to provide us with a poem for every step on the road, from birth to death and all points in between.

The panel discusses 'Poems to Last a Lifetime'

The Film: Bride and Prejudice
The latest offering from director Gurinder Chadha, best known for 'Bend it like Beckham', is a Bollywood version of 'Pride and Prejudice'. Called 'Bride and Prejudice', it stars Aishwarya Rai as Lalita and Martin Henderson as Will Darcy.

The panel discusses 'Bride and Prejudice'

The Play: Twelfth Night
Director Declan Donnellan's Russian version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night brings together a cast from several great Moscow theatres. The production was first seen at the Chekhov International Theatre Festival and is now at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

The panel discusses 'Twelfth Night' at the Olympia Theatre

The Exhibition: Sculpture in Context
An outdoor sculpture exhibition is currently running at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. 'Sculpture in Context' includes over 90 national and international artists working in stone glass, video and performance. The site specific works are displayed throughout the gardens, in the hothouses and the gallery and they include artists such as Nina Tanis, Eamonn O'Doherty and Mary Mackey.

The panel discusses 'Sculpture in Context'

The Performance: Mandalla
Mandalla bring together music as diverse as Indian, Celtic, Arabic, and jazz. They performed recently heard at the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures and are currently recording their debut album. Mandall perform their own version of a North Indian classical raga.

Watch the performance

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