In Sunshine Or In Shadow
Ireland is largely unknown country to me, I'm sorry to say. After one trip to a very enjoyable event 4 years ago, I haven't found the time or the opportunity to be able to return and see much more of it than I saw during that visit - which was mainly the inside of a small but very pleasant hotel.
Luckily for me, I'm happy to say I'll be back to the Emerald Isle next week. For two talks/signings hosted by SubCity- one in Dublin, and the other in Galway - and then two other signings in Dublin and Cork. It was in my earlier plans to make a much longer tour of it, but circumstances did not prove favourable to that ambition.
These are the details.
Tuesday, Nov 27th, 7.30pm, talk and signing, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin2.
Wednesday, Nov 28th, 4-7pm, signing, Chapters, Parnell St, Dublin.
Thursday, Nov 29th, 8pm, talk and signing, The Roisin Dubh, Dominick St, Galway.
Saturday, Dec 1st, 12-3, signing, Other Realms, Paul St Shop Centre, Cork.
If you're anywhere near, come and hear me ramble about my art, or come and say hi at one of the signings.
A last word about that elephant I showed you earlier.
It's one of The Machines of Ile de Nantes in Nantes, France. It weighs 40 tons and can carry 30 passengers inside and out. It's amazing to look at, and is only one of a series of giant mechanical creatures that are part of an extraordinary attraction in the city of Jules Verne's birth. They have a museum dedicated to him there, also. If you're an admirer of Jules Verne's work or The League Of Extrardinary Gentlemen, both those places should be on your list to go to. And Nantes is a pretty nice place all round.