Artists to take over Limerick park kiosk

first_imgNewsLocal NewsArtists to take over Limerick park kioskBy Editor – November 12, 2014 1313 WhatsApp Carl Doran and Norma Lowney at the People’s Park kioskOVER the coming months, the kiosk at Limerick’s People’s Park will reopen as part of a series of multidisciplinary residencies.As part of the Limerick City of Culture programme, artists were asked to respond to a simple question:  “What would you do if you could have The Park Kiosk for a month?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The first project in the Park Kiosk from November 17 is ‘Dog Tales’ by Carl Doran and it should prove of special interest to the city’s dog-owners.Carl explained, “I am inviting dog-owners to drop in for a short chat about their dogs. There will be tea and coffee available, a comfortable space for the dog and possibly some doggy treats too!”Carl will then photograph and draw the dog and during his final week in the kiosk he will make artwork for each dog/owner. The project will conclude with presentations, a reception for dogs/owners and a group dog walk.The kiosk has been in its city centre location since the mid-19th century and witnessed 150 years of changes within the city, until the last JR ice pop was sold in the late 1980’s.Each month will offer a new experience, as artists present work made specifically for this iconic building on the southern side of The People’s Park.The kiosk’s interior will be transformed into a green building promoting Limerick as an environmentally friendly and ecologically rich city as part of a project by artist Mary Conroy“I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to work in this little piece of history in the beautiful People’s Park. I’m looking forward to creating something new through a collaborative process”, she said.The artists have all approached the possibility of re-opening the kiosk in different ways. Some see it as a studio, a theatre, community centre and of course a shop. Each month the kiosk, its history and how it relates to The People’s Park and the city will be explored through different media and art forms.Norma Lowney’s project ‘The Theatre Shop’ will  transform the kiosk into a performance space. Norma will develop a piece of theatre based of shared memories of the kiosk, the People’s Park and of Limerick City of Culture to be performed in the kiosk in the run up to Christmas.For opening times visit limerickcityofculture.ie TAGSCarl DoranCity of Culturefeaturedfull-imagelimerickMary ConroyNorma LowneyPark KioskPeople’s Park WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick welcomes Andrew Stanley unrobedNext articlePensioners arrested in CIRA probe Editor Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Advertisementcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

EURO 2020 Qualifiers: England thrash Montenegro 7-0 to secure qualification

first_img Source: BBC England celebrated their 1,000th game in style as they secured qualification for Euro 2020 and won Group A with an emphatic demolition of Montenegro at Wembley.Captain Harry Kane moved to sixth in England’s list of leading scorers as a first-half hat-trick took his tally to 31, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring on his first start for 18 months and Marcus Rashford was also on the scoresheet in that 45-minute barrage.As England and the Football Association enjoyed this landmark occasion, with a parade of legends and 1966 World Cup winners in attendance, Montenegro proved the most amenable of opponents, particularly in the opening half when Kane and company ran riot and the visitors’ defending was shambolic.Oxlade-Chamberlain finished superbly to begin the rout while Kane quickly added two headers, with all three goals created by Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell. England’s captain and Rashford were also the beneficiaries of Montenegro generosity before the interval.It was also in evidence in the second half when Aleksandar Sofranac diverted Mason Mount’s shot into his own net for England’s sixth.To complete a perfect night for Gareth Southgate and England- who by qualifying automatically ensured they will play all three Euro 2020 group matches at Wembley – the manager was able to give a debut to Leicester City’s James Maddison, while substitute Tammy Abraham scored his first full international goal.The introduction of Liverpool’s Joe Gomez appeared to be bizarrely greeted by some jeers from England fans after the clash with Raheem Sterling that saw the Manchester City forward dropped as a disciplinary measure, but otherwise Southgate’s side marked this gala occasion and qualification with a flourish before Sunday’s final game in Kosovo.last_img read more

Alexander: For Adrian Garcia Marquez, Super Bowl workload is a respite

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“A lot of us that were part of the Laker organization, that felt close to Kobe, obviously we want to just focus on the work at hand,” he said in a phone conversation from Miami. “Kind of like, you know, the ‘Mamba mentality,’ if you will, to be cliche about it. That’s what I kind of focused on.“But I will get caught. I had a conversation with Francisco Pinto (his broadcast partner with the Lakers). We lived a lot of great moments with Kobe. And we both lost it. We had waited about two or three days. I didn’t want to talk to anybody – guys like (fellow broadcaster) Mike Trudell, all of us that were on the planes, Stu Lantz. I was gonna call Stu earlier (Thursday) morning when I was doing some NFL Experience stuff, and I said, ‘I think I’m going to wait because I know I’m going to lose it once I hear Stu’s voice again.’ …“When I see my brothers, when I get back home, I definitely want to go see (former trainer) Gary Vitti as well. I’ve kind of hesitated from giving him a call because, like I said, we’re going to lose it on the phone. We’re grown men, but we have huge hearts. That’s why we all got along great. We’re about family. We’re about unity. And that’s the brotherhood, if you will, around Kobe. You can feel it, all over the place, especially those of us that had the privilege to be on the inside.”It has, he added, “been a bit of a rollercoaster emotionally since we got the news. But we’re staying focused on football.”Garcia Marquez, 46, grew up in Chula Vista and now calls Corona home. His first love was football, and the San Diego Chargers, but has forged a lengthy and varied broadcast resume in two decades in the business. “I’ll tell you what Joey (his brother and the Chargers’ star pass rusher) told me this morning: ‘He’s better than me,’” Garcia Marquez said. “Nick is the perfect example of somebody that grasped everything that he learned from the coaching staff at Ohio State but also competing with Joey himself. … As they got older, Nick started to dominate him at pretty much everything. So he says it’s scary what this kid’s going to do.”But he’s going with the Chiefs, with this explanation: “Special players do special things on special days. I’m feeling Feb 2 is going to be that for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, to (end) that drought finally and represent the AFC West properly.”His predicted score: 35-28. And he says he’s hoping for a lot of touchdown calls.“You know how it is,” he said. “We like to put a little extra oomph into some things here and there.”[email protected]@Jim_Alexander on TwitterGarcia Marquez calls a Kobe Bryant basket Alexander: Sparks’ Seimone Augustus is on point in first game against her old team Alexander: Was there more to Pac-12 delay than health and safety? Alexander: Dodgers-Padres is closer to a fair fight Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Sparks pound Washington for third straight victory He has worked for Telemundo and Univision, as well as Channels 34 and 52 in L.A. He has worked for, among others, the Chargers, USC football, the Dodgers, Angels, Galaxy, A’s and Red Sox as well as the Lakers, called baseball and football for ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes, and has called five World Series and the 2004 Olympic basketball tournament in Athens.His current workload? He calls a Mexican league’s games in English, working Liga MX soccer with Cobi Jones for FS1. And he works MLB and NFL games and boxing in Spanish for Fox Deportes and NBA games for the Spanish League Pass feed available throughout Central America and the Caribbean, as well as Mexico and Spain.Varied enough for you?“And in between, I’m studying for each and every one of those events that I’m going to have to be ready for, so basically my week doesn’t stop,” he said. “The only times I take breaks are when I go out for a little coffee run with my wife or we go out for a movie, man. Other than that, I’m locked in mad scientist mode preparing for the next one.”Leading up to Sunday’s game between San Francisco and Kansas City, Garcia Marquez is appearing on two Fox Deportes shows every night this week: “NFLeros,” an NFL-specific, Xs and Os show, and “Fox Deportes En Vivo,” a more general sports show that, for obvious reasons, is based in Miami this week.“It’s absolutely that (Super Bowl) vibe all over Miami Beach,” he said. “We have the shows there on the beach. I mean, literally in the middle of the show we’ll grab some footballs (and) we’ll start tossing footballs into the crowd. We’re asking them to do a little trivia Q and A. We’re just incorporating the fans because they all want to feel part of the NFL and Super Bowl experience, and the way this has been set up this year in particular, it definitely feels like that access is there.“And I can only imagine how much bigger it’s going to get as we go to Sunday.”Fox Deportes broadcaster Adrian Garcia Marquez (holding football) interacting with the Fox NFL Sunday crew.Oh, and yes, he does have a prediction.Garcia Marquez likes San Francisco’s defense, a lot, and has particular praise for the Niners’ rookie defensive end, Nick Bosa.Related Articles Super Bowl week is almost always the pinnacle of a broadcaster’s career, regardless of how many other sports or big events dot the resume.But for Adrian Garcia Marquez, who will call Sunday’s game in Spanish for Fox Deportes, the weeklong workload in Miami of research, interviews, and two nightly shows leading up to the game have been a way to take his mind off of a terrible week.Garcia Marquez was the Spanish TV voice of the Lakers for six seasons on Time Warner Cable/Spectrum Deportes, from January, 2012 through August, 2018, when the network was shut down. He was a witness to the final seasons of Kobe Bryant’s career, and the tragic death of nine people including Bryant in a helicopter accident Sunday morning shocked him just as it did the rest of us.The emotions probably will hit him full force Monday morning. For now, he has tried to keep his mind on his work in Miami this week, and that’s probably the best antidote. Alexander: How will spectator sports look after COVID-19? last_img read more