Upstairs in Fergie’s Bar, Market Square, Tullamore, county Offaly.
Organised by much-loved impresario Johnny Keenan, who writes:
Bill Hicks was just 32 years young when he was taken by pancreatic cancer in 1994. Respected for his honesty and hilarity, he is considered the comedians comedian.
He continues to inspire artists who are in contact with their mind heart and soul. These artists will showcase their original talent and talk about the power and influence that Bill still has on the world, 28 years after his passing.
Never to capitalise on Bill’s good name. The annual event has been able to raise awareness for many campaigns and charities. This year, Family Carers Ireland will be the benificiary.
Tickets are €15 can be bought from Family Carers office on Market Square Tullamore. Online tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnny ‘Reggae’ Keenan (top left), a familiar face to viewers of Broadsheet on the Telly, writes:
I’m doing my skankin’ Social Dis-Dancin’ today. Celebrating for 71 minutes the music and message of Bob Marley, in a public display of affection. To celebrate his 36 Years as a ‘Soul Rebel’ and to commemorate 40 Years as a ‘Legend’. I will play all the Bob classics (real classics for the real fans) from a speaker at the bottom of the People’s Park in town.
The Laughing Stock Comedy Club are back with their ‘6th Public Members Bill’.
26th February 2020 is the 26th anniversary of Bill Hicks’ passing and we are honoured to have his brother Steve Hicks (top left with Bill in the 1980s and interviewed in a 2015 documentary, above)) live in The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
Steve will share his own memories, and answer any questions you always wanted answered about the life and times of Bill.
The 3 hour show will also feature live tributes by comedians singers and poets who play from their f**kin heart, video tributes and other surprises. A raffle will take place for a portrait of Bill.
Calling All Activists & Artists! When we think of Woodstock we ultimately think of peace, love, understanding, respect and honesty, via the art of Rock N’ Roll.
It’s very fitting then that on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock (to the day) should be celebrated In a Discovery Park in the middle of Ireland.
Offaly Good Vibes endeavor to celebrate and emulate in some small way the spirit of Woodstock, by creating “Offaly Good Stock” on Saturday 17th August 2019 12pm – 8pm Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly, Ireland.
All that we ask is you bring an open mind and open heart with a packed lunch.
From top: from left: Gino Kenny, Vera Twomey, Hazel Robinson and Kenny Tynan; from left: Johnny Keenan, Vera Twomey and Mike Cunningham in Athlone last Sunday. Above: Kenny addressing a rally in Athlone.
Longford, County Longford.
A rally and march across Longford town to promote the legalisation of cannabis.
Kenny Tynan, who has brain tumour and recently had his cannabis oil seized, was joined by friends, family and fellow activists Vera Twomey, Gino Kenny TD, Hazel Robinson Mike Cunningham and Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) to urge the easing of access to medicinal cannabis.