2017 Programme / Celebrating Cuba – from The Bluestacks to The Carribean


Celebrating Cuba – from The Bluestacks to The Caribbean

An Exhibition of Photographs by Emer O’Shea

Date: Thursday Sept. 28 – Sunday Oct. 28
Venue: Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon
Time: ALL DAY / Cost: FREE

SPECIAL OPENING RECEPTION with H.E. Dr. Hermes Herrera Hernández, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland

Date: Saturday October 07
Venue: Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon
Time: 6pm / Cost: FREE

Donegal photographer Emer O’Shea visited Cuba in 2016 and captured the many facets of this enigmatic Caribbean island. She explores the themes of history, culture, people , places, nature and challenges.

Cuba is a fascinating country which has carved out a unique place in today’s world. It is amazingly colourful
– a blend of the past and present with an engaging and resilient people.The links between Cuba and Ireland are acknowledged and recognised in Cuba – most especially so in this inscription which features on one of Havana’s main streets –

Two island peoples
in the same sea
of struggle and hope
Cuba and Ireland

All profits from Sales of Prints will be donated to Dr. David Hickey (formerly of Beumont Hospital)’s Fund for Cuban Medical Aid.

Ambassador Herrera Hernández will travel to Donegal to attend the Che Abú Festival, which takes place in Ardara from Friday to Sunday, October 6-8. Organised by the Cuban Support Group Ireland and the Cuban Embassy, the Festival will celebrate the life and legacy Che Ernersto Guevara (1928-1967) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death. It will feature an extensive programme of Irish and international speakers, music, dance and film. Please see Facebook.com/Che Abú for full Programme information.

Booking Details

Information for this event is available from The Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon.

Tel: 071 98 51375

For all Festival events, tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the evening of the performance. To avoid disappointment, however, please plan arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the advertised showtime.

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