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Culture Ireland at Adelaide this February

Culture Ireland is supporting a number of events taking place in Adelaide this February and March as part of its Ireland’s I Am Ireland programme, a key part of the Global and Diaspora strand of Ireland 2016 []., and as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

So if you have an interest in Irish music, theatre, circus, or contemporary art Adelaide is the place to be this February and March.

See our brochure for more details on the events below.

Exile: Songs of Irish Australia
21 February
Adelaide Festival Centre
'Exile' tells the story of the Australian-Irish in song, imagery, poetry and spoken word, presented in concert.

Border Crossings
22 February - 18 March
South Australia School of Art
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This exhibition will bring together curators and contemporary artists from Ireland and Australia to investigate cross-cultural issues surrounding ethnic conflict, the legacy of colonialism and the challenges of reconciliation that are relevant to both countries.

Irish Theatre Showcase
23 February - 16 March
The GC - Showroom One, 223 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Supported by Culture Ireland, as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, and Arts Project Australia’s Irish Theatre Showcase, three innovative theatre productions make their way from Ireland to take part in the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Beowulf: The Blockbuster (6pm - 7.10pm)
‘Underneath' by Pat Kinevane (7.30pm - 9pm)
'Little Thing, Big Thing' by Donal O'Kelly (9.30pm - 10.50pm)

12 February – 13 March
Garden of Unearthly Delights – Le Cascadeur
Starman. A One Man Circus Comedy Theatre show. Written and performed by Ken Fanning. Directed by Colm O'Grady. Lasting 55 min. For years man has looked to the heavens for inspiration and guidance. But now the heavens have come to them. Starman, a heavenly mix of circus comedy and cardboard.

23 – 28 February
Holden Street Theatres
Scientist and performer Dr. Niamh Shaw has dreamed of space travel from the age of eight. After years of pursuing various career paths, she decided to spend the whole of 2014 trying to get into space. After interviewing astronauts, astrophysicists, space industries and potential future colonists of Mars, she discovered that what was once her childhood dream may soon become a reality.