Life of Brian goes on show at sailor’s home in Limerick

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsLocal NewsLife of Brian goes on show at sailor’s home in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – May 29, 2014 2100 Previous articleISPCC Limerick remembers all the missing childrenNext articleNo room at Limerick kennels for stray dogs Alan Jacques Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A RETROSPECTIVE exhibition representing 40 years of paintings by renowned Limerick artist Brian MacMahon will open at the Sailor’s Home on O’Curry Street this Friday, May 30.Titled ‘Real Hallucinations’, the exhibit will run until June 20 and offers Limerick audiences a unique opportunity to experience four decades of MacMahon’s work.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Born in 1955, Brian studied at Limerick School of Art from 1973 to 1977, unbeknown to his parents that he had dropped out of school and wasn’t going to study architecture. After moving to Dublin in 1979, the Limerick man quickly developed a reputation as a portrait painter which led to a number of exhibition opportunities and solo shows.Brian moved back to Limerick in 1998. He has a studio in Limerick, lives near the city and takes every opportunity to explore new vistas around the country.His paintings represents colour on a large scale and he mixes light and mood with bold convincing colours in his landscapes, portraits and interiors. Colour predominates his work and the subject emerges from the painting, shocking in its accuracy. The viewer is led to look closely to examine the thick surfaces and the perfect strokes and component elements, and then to step back to absorb the whole painting, its atmosphere and mood.Brian’s retrospective exhibition will take place in ‘the Sailor’s Home’, a beautiful early Victorian building overlooking the Shannon and Limerick Docks. Following decades of fund raising the Sailor’s Home was completed in 1859 for the sum of £960. In recent years, it has fallen into disrepair and has been saved by the Shannon Foynes Port Company who have kindly allowed MacMahon to host his exhibition there.‘Real Hallucinations’ will run at the Sailor’s House on O’Curry Street from May 30 to June 20. Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Printcenter_img TAGSBrian MacMahonMusic LimerickSailor’s Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Painting pets en plein air – todaylast_img read more

De Bruyne warns Man City they will be branded failures without UCL win

first_imgKevin De Bruyne warned his team-mates they will be branded failures if City blow their latest Champions League mission.Advertisement Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Pep Guardiola’s side face Real Madrid in their last-16 first leg at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.And if Uefa have their way, this will be City’s last season in the competition ahead of a two-year ban for breaking Financial Fair Play rules.Midfielder De Bruyne, 28, said: “It’s Madrid and they have won the most Champions Leagues out of everybody.“But I think we will go there to try to play our game, try to play offensive football and put them under pressure“If we don’t win the Champions League, everybody is going to say we are failures like the last five years.“It’s something we’ve not won yet. We always want to win everything but sometimes another team is better or performing well – like Liverpool are doing this season.“It’s just that way and you have to admit it. But we will go there to win. You can’t look forward too much, though.Although Saturday night’s clash at Leicester was between second and third in the Premier League, it was actually City’s least important match of three games in a week.After the trip to the Spanish capital, they head to London on Sunday for the Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley.Read Also: UCL: Man City want to emulate Real Madrid – GuardiolaDe Bruyne – lucky to get away with a blatant handball from James Maddison’s first-half free-kick – is relishing the showdown with Real, who suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Levante at the weekend.The Belgian added: “It’s nice to play these really big games and the fans are excited about it.“There’s a lot of talk about it, so we prepare ourselves the best way we can.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Despite the countless millions which have been poured into the club, a semi-final exit four years ago is the best that Manchester City have managed.last_img read more

Eagles’ Victory over Argentina May Be Counterproductive, Ighalo Warns

first_img“Naturally, such feat should be a morale booster to the team with the World Cup just few months away but it could also have a ripple effect as the team might get carried away by such achievements at the competition proper.“We should just put behind those little successes and focus properly on what is coming ahead of us if we really want to do well in Russia,” Ighalo reasoned.The striker indeed admitted that the recent victories recorded by the team had taken away the ‘underdog’ tag Nigeria would have enjoyed at the World Cup.“Now, we are the team to beat. We are now like the proverbial golden fish with no hiding place,” he noted.Next year’s showpiece in Russia would be Ighalo’s first attempt at the World Cup, but said he is not under any pressure to perform.“I just pray that I would be injury-free when the World Cup kicks off, however, I’m not under any pressure to perform in Russia,” the former Watford of England striker assured his fans.Meanwhile, Ighalo has given reasons as to what inform his reason for the orphanage foundation, stressing that it has to do with his tough background.“Life was tough growing up in Ajegunle and I vowed that if I eventually had a breakthrough, I’ll give back to the society that made me, hence, the Ighalo Orphanage Foundation,” revealed the Super Eagles forward.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kunle AdewaleAhead of the 2018 World Cup slated for Russia in the summer, Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has warned his national teammates not to be carried away by the team’s smooth sail during the qualifiers and the recent 4-2 victory over South American giant-Argentina.Ighalo further warned that using the easy run and the victory over the Albiceleste as Eagles arrival at the global stage could spell doom for Nigeria at the competition proper in Russia.Speaking with THISDAY at the launch of his pet project-Ighalo Orphanage Home in Janaith Hotel, Ajah, the Changchun Yatai striker admitted it was not a small feat qualifying for the Mundial without losing a game from a group that had Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia and recently coming back from two nil down to beat an argentine side that paraded some of the best players in the world.last_img read more