Bray Esplanade Co. Wicklow
David Butler ,Poet
In 2016/17, Bray poet David Butler received an Arts Commission to write a cycle of site-specific poems following the railway from Booterstown Saltmarsh to the 40ft. He asked his brother, Cambridge lecturer Jim Butler to illustrate Blackrock Sequence, and in 2018, the collaboration won the World Illustrators’ Award (books, professional section). Copies of the limited-edition cycle have been bought by the NCAD, the British Library, the Tate Gallery and Cambridge and Yale Universities. The two brothers are currently collaborating on a Liffey Sequence. This illustrated talk will look at the creative process involved in both collaborations.
Enda Kelly, Musician
Previously with Chualainn now writing and singing his own original material. Enda has been singing his way around the clubs and pubs of Ireland for many years. A classically trained singer He has been in various bands but more recently in a duo called
Chualainn with his brother John. His passion now is in writing and singing his own song.