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From left: Amelia Pim, Isla Gavin and India-Lily Muller launching the Imagine Arts Festival

The Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford enters its fourteenth year when it launches on of October 20-30.

Nearly sixty events across all genres and age groups will be happening across the city.

Writes Ann Power:

Some of the 2016 festival highlights include a wonderful visual art exhibition opening at Greyfriars Gallery with works from Artists Colin Martin, Martin Gale, Mick O’Dea and Eithne Jordan.

Musical highlights include gigs with U.S. indie country rock band Richmond Fontaine, fresh from Glastonbury, Malojian, BBC Folk Award winners Josienne and Ben and Kerry’s box maestro Seamus Begley, writers Mia Gallagher, Declan Hughes, Alan Glynn, Joe Duffy, Vincent Woods and Willy Vlautin, a ‘Rap and Rhyme Workshop’ lead by London based spoken word artist Potent Whisper.

Plus the premiere of a new opera ‘The Green One’, films, theatre and even a hoedown between Ring Gaeltacht Trad musicians and their Waterford city rivals at the John Dwyer Trad Weekend….

Imagine Arts Festival

Pic: Aileen Drohan