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October 25th - 30th

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Keep track of all the comings and goings of the festival in our Imagination Blog. Watch this space!

Recap Day 6: Art, Folk, Sea Shanties and a DJ Set—The Final Day of Imagine Was Sublime
There’s a touch of FOMO here today with the end of what has been a brilliant week of culture, history,...
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Imagine Recap Day 5—Bonnets, Bands, Banter and Books
Saturday was a day of fun and celebration at the Imagine Arts Festival with a 9 a.m. in Jordan’s bar...
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Spraypainting, Sea Shanties, Single Launches and Folk Singing…Sessions to Check Out on the Final Day of the Imagine Arts Festival
And so it's here--the last day of what has been a brilliant festival…and there is so much to enjoy before...
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Imagine Day 4: Headbanging in the Gateway—Where Moonlight Benjamin Rocked the House
More than 15 events throughout Friday had us hopping from venue to venue all over town for culture, history,...
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Imagine Day 5: Booze, Blaas and Banter—What Better Way to Start Your Day!
We’re on the second last day of what has been an epic festival and it’s a jam packed schedule this Saturday....
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Waterford Poetry Prize Winners 2022
The Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council is pleased to announce the winners of the Waterford...
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Imagine Day 3: Susan O’Neill Wowed the Crowd at Christ Church Cathedral
The highlight of Day 3 of the Imagine Arts Festival was the Susan O’Neill gig. With her multitude of...
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Imagine—Live from the Reg: Young Talent Transports Us Back to 1940’s Ireland
The young and talented students of the South East Technological University Theatre Studies are drawing...
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Waterford’s Oldest Graveyard and Rock n’ Roll: Day 4 of the Imagine Arts Festival is Not to be Missed!
Yay! It’s Friday and there is loads in store for the weekend thanks to Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival....
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Festival Schedule

Click on a date to see the schedule for that day.

Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Oct 25th at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Portrait, People & Place
Portrait, People & Place
Oct 25th at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Music Generation – School Tour
Music Generation – School Tour
Oct 25th at 10:00am - 2:30pm
Exhibition – BRAZEN Ciara O’Connor
Exhibition – BRAZEN Ciara O’Connor
Oct 25th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Creative Clusters
Creative Clusters
Oct 25th at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibition - John Conway
Exhibition - John Conway
Oct 25th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Oct 25th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Oct 25th at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Oct 25th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Behind Closed Doors - The Waterford Distillery Tour
Behind Closed Doors - The Waterford Distillery Tour
Oct 25th at 12:00pm
SETU Architectural Exhibition: The Top of the Town
SETU Architectural Exhibition: The Top of the Town
Oct 25th at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Let's Talk Waterford: Tides & Tales, In The Great Western's Wake
Let's Talk Waterford: Tides & Tales, In The Great Western's Wake
Oct 25th at 1:00pm
Folklore.ie Waterford Newfoundland - A Connection "So Far”
Folklore.ie Waterford Newfoundland - A Connection "So Far”
Oct 25th at 7:30pm
Must See
Moncrieff
Moncrieff
Oct 25th at 8:30pm
John Palmer Rhythm Route
John Palmer Rhythm Route
Oct 25th at 10:00pm
Music Generation – School Tour
Music Generation – School Tour
Oct 26th at 10:00am - 2:30pm
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Oct 26th at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Portrait, People & Place
Portrait, People & Place
Oct 26th at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Creative Clusters
Creative Clusters
Oct 26th at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibition – BRAZEN Ciara O’Connor
Exhibition – BRAZEN Ciara O’Connor
Oct 26th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibition - John Conway
Exhibition - John Conway
Oct 26th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibition – HOUND Paul Bolger
Exhibition – HOUND Paul Bolger
Oct 26th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Oct 26th at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Oct 26th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Behind Closed Doors - Medieval Walls and Towers
Behind Closed Doors - Medieval Walls and Towers
Oct 26th at 12:00pm
Let’s Talk Waterford: Pigs Toes And Other Tales
Let’s Talk Waterford: Pigs Toes And Other Tales
Oct 26th at 1:00pm
Sound & Portraits Open Call Performances
Sound & Portraits Open Call Performances
Oct 26th at 7:00pm
Waterford Distillery: Heritage Whisky tasting + History Talk / Music by Harmania Choir
Waterford Distillery: Heritage Whisky tasting + History Talk / Music by Harmania Choir
Oct 26th at 8:00pm
Youth Arts Live - Spoken Word
Youth Arts Live - Spoken Word
Oct 26th at 8:00pm
Must See
Draíocht Phort Láirge - Music Generation 70pc Orchestra
Draíocht Phort Láirge - Music Generation 70pc Orchestra
Oct 26th at 8:15pm
Portrait, People & Place
Portrait, People & Place
Oct 27th at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Oct 27th at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Creative Clusters
Creative Clusters
Oct 27th at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibition - John Conway
Exhibition - John Conway
Oct 27th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Behind Closed Doors - The Masonic Lodge Tour
Behind Closed Doors - The Masonic Lodge Tour
Oct 27th at 11:30am
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Oct 27th at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Oct 27th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition - HOUND Paul Bolger
Exhibition - HOUND Paul Bolger
Oct 27th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Quaker Trail – A Journey of discovery - Saturday Trail
The Quaker Trail – A Journey of discovery - Saturday Trail
Oct 27th at 12:00pm
The Possession Project with Amanda Coogan
The Possession Project with Amanda Coogan
Oct 27th at 3:00pm
The Park and Courthouse Walking Tour
The Park and Courthouse Walking Tour
Oct 27th at 7:00pm
Must See
Susan O'Neill
Susan O'Neill
Oct 27th at 8:00pm
John Palmer Rhythm Route
John Palmer Rhythm Route
Oct 27th at 8:00pm
Stagemad - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Stagemad - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Oct 27th at 8:00pm
Portrait, People & Place
Portrait, People & Place
Oct 28th at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Oct 28th at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Carmel Kelly – Childrens Literature Workshop
Carmel Kelly – Childrens Literature Workshop
Oct 28th at 10:30am
Creative Clusters
Creative Clusters
Oct 28th at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibition - John Conway
Exhibition - John Conway
Oct 28th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Behind Closed Doors - Cathedral Square
Behind Closed Doors - Cathedral Square
Oct 28th at 11:30am
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Oct 28th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Oct 28th at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Let's Talk Waterford: Within A Marble City
Let's Talk Waterford: Within A Marble City
Oct 28th at 1:00pm
The Curlew Theatre - An Gorta Mór (Hunger)
The Curlew Theatre - An Gorta Mór (Hunger)
Oct 28th at 3:00pm
Lani O’Hanlon & Dalal Sayed: Memoir
Lani O’Hanlon & Dalal Sayed: Memoir
Oct 28th at 4:00pm
Lani O’Hanlon Workshop
Lani O’Hanlon Workshop
Oct 28th at 5:30pm
Arrivalists / DJ Set at 3PM
Arrivalists / DJ Set at 3PM
Oct 28th at 6:00pm
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Oct 28th at 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalan Butterfly
Catalan Butterfly
Oct 28th at 6:00pm
Waterford Poetry Prize
Waterford Poetry Prize
Oct 28th at 7:00pm
Moonlight Benjamin
Moonlight Benjamin
Oct 28th at 8:00pm
Speakeasy Poetry / Spoken word
Speakeasy Poetry / Spoken word
Oct 28th at 8:00pm
Stagemad - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Stagemad - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Oct 28th at 8:00pm
John Palmer Rhythm Route: Dale Bolger
John Palmer Rhythm Route: Dale Bolger
Oct 28th at 10:00pm
Booze, Blaas and Banters
Booze, Blaas and Banters
Oct 29th at 9:00am
Drawing Characters: Workshop 1 with Paul Bolger
Drawing Characters: Workshop 1 with Paul Bolger
Oct 29th at 10:00am - 1:00pm
Portrait, People & Place
Portrait, People & Place
Oct 29th at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Joanne McCarthy - Poetry Masterclass
Joanne McCarthy - Poetry Masterclass
Oct 29th at 10:00am
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Oct 29th at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Creative Clusters
Creative Clusters
Oct 29th at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jessica Traynor - Poetry Masterclass
Jessica Traynor - Poetry Masterclass
Oct 29th at 11:00am
The Art of Fiction with Derek Flynn
The Art of Fiction with Derek Flynn
Oct 29th at 11:00am
Exhibition - John Conway
Exhibition - John Conway
Oct 29th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Oct 29th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Oct 29th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Oct 29th at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Bonnet Project Exhibition  - Waterford Womens Centre
The Bonnet Project Exhibition - Waterford Womens Centre
Oct 29th at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Quaker Trail – A Journey of discovery - Saturday Trail
The Quaker Trail – A Journey of discovery - Saturday Trail
Oct 29th at 12:00pm
Manderley Press reprint (Fatti Burke& Megan Nolan) Book launch
Manderley Press reprint (Fatti Burke& Megan Nolan) Book launch
Oct 29th at 1:00pm
Laochas Creative MindfulNess Workshops
Laochas Creative MindfulNess Workshops
Oct 29th at 1:00pm
Workshop 2: Drawing Stories (Age 12+) with Paul Bolger
Workshop 2: Drawing Stories (Age 12+) with Paul Bolger
Oct 29th at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Una Sealy Lifedrawing Masterclasses
Una Sealy Lifedrawing Masterclasses
Oct 29th at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Waterford Walls tours
Waterford Walls tours
Oct 29th at 2:00pm
Aingeala Flannery discusses her acclaimed book The Amusements
Aingeala Flannery discusses her acclaimed book The Amusements
Oct 29th at 3:00pm
The Curlew Theatre - Emigration Road
The Curlew Theatre - Emigration Road
Oct 29th at 3:00pm
Waterford Walls Second Tour
Waterford Walls Second Tour
Oct 29th at 3:30pm
Waterford Whispers News Book Launch
Waterford Whispers News Book Launch
Oct 29th at 4:00pm
John Palmer Rhythm Route: Pre Gig Craic
John Palmer Rhythm Route: Pre Gig Craic
Oct 29th at 5:00pm
Conor Doyle & Dave
Conor Doyle & Dave
Oct 29th at 6:00pm
Must See
Concert - John Palmer, Celebrating 35 Years
Concert - John Palmer, Celebrating 35 Years
Oct 29th at 7:00pm
South Always South Orchestra
South Always South Orchestra
Oct 29th at 7:30pm
Stagemad - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Stagemad - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Oct 29th at 8:00pm
Must See
Deaf Monkey 4
Deaf Monkey 4
Oct 29th at 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Demystifying Spraypaint Workshop with Caoilfhionn Hanton
Demystifying Spraypaint Workshop with Caoilfhionn Hanton
Oct 30th at 9:30am - 1:00pm
Portrait, People & Place
Portrait, People & Place
Oct 30th at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Exhibition - Coastal, Anoushka Joyce
Oct 30th at 10:00am - 4:00pm
15 Minutes of Fame - Pop-Up Portraiture
15 Minutes of Fame - Pop-Up Portraiture
Oct 30th at 11:00am - 4:30pm
Creative Clusters
Creative Clusters
Oct 30th at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Resilient Writer Workshop with Anne Tanam
Resilient Writer Workshop with Anne Tanam
Oct 30th at 11:00am
Exhibition - John Conway
Exhibition - John Conway
Oct 30th at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Walking Tour With Dermot Power
Walking Tour With Dermot Power
Oct 30th at 11:30am
Little Red Kettle kids workshops
Little Red Kettle kids workshops
Oct 30th at 12:00pm
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Exhibition - Trace Elements, Pascal Ungerer
Oct 30th at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Open Studio - Miranda & Sean Corcoran
Oct 30th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Exhibition – Hound, Paul Bolger
Oct 30th at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lets Talk Waterford – Bana Rua Sea Shanti
Lets Talk Waterford – Bana Rua Sea Shanti
Oct 30th at 1:00pm
Laochas Creative Mindfulness Workshops
Laochas Creative Mindfulness Workshops
Oct 30th at 1:00pm
David Toms – Memoir
David Toms – Memoir
Oct 30th at 1:00pm
Lemons, Liars and Banshees
Lemons, Liars and Banshees
Oct 30th at 3:00pm
Mark Roper Book Launch
Mark Roper Book Launch
Oct 30th at 3:00pm
Waterford Ska Club and No Roots
Waterford Ska Club and No Roots
Oct 30th at 5:00pm
John Francis Flynn
John Francis Flynn
Oct 30th at 8:00pm
John Palmer Rhythm Route: Omega 3
John Palmer Rhythm Route: Omega 3
Oct 30th at 9:00pm
Peter Vogelaar/ Evan Miles Single release
Peter Vogelaar/ Evan Miles Single release
Oct 30th at 10:00pm

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The 21st annual Imagine Arts Festival runs from Tuesday 25th – Sunday 30th October 2022 and incorporates The Waterford Writers Weekend.

This multi-disciplinary arts festival in Waterford city features an exciting, eclectic and diverse range of artistic events including theatre, music, comedy, visual art, dance, literature, film and children’s events.

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