ArtsConnect to build links in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts

Members of Limerick Arts Connect: Dominic Taylor, Limerick Writers Centre;  Alvaro Perez, treasurer and PRO; Mary Honan, Limerick City Community Radio; Tony Browne, South Circular Road; Dr Lillian Burke, assistant secretary; John ORegan, secretary and Francesco Filippi. Picture: Adrian Butler
A NEW group which promises to “bring a fresh new approach to the arts in Limerick” has been set up.

A NEW group which promises to “bring a fresh new approach to the arts in Limerick” has been set up.

Limerick ArtsConnect, a new not-for-profit association for the arts has held a number of meetings, with a number of events in the pipeline, including a ‘party in the park’, plus various showcases of memorabilia.

The group also hopes to team up with the Roches Street traders, who hold their annual arts festival in 

St Lawrence Park lady Mary Honan, who co-founded Limerick ArtsConnect with John O’Regan, Tony Browne and John McDonnell, said: “We had a group set up called Limerick Arts Collective Forum last year, and we decided we would change the name in line with our aim to bring a fresh new approach to the arts in Limerick.”

She said while many arts groups in Limerick are exclusionist, ArtsConnect is not.

“We wanted ArtsConnect to be different from what is there at the moment. Quite a lot of the groups at the moment set up are for professional artists. This group is for everybody –amateurs and professionals, and it is a way of helping people network,” she told the Limerick Leader.

The group is planning to host a series of events in the second half of this year, with a committee in place to steer it.

The group is on the look out for new members, with Mary saying they are seeking: “Anyone who is creative, and we embrace all ethnicities, cultures, and religions.”

For more information, please telephone 086 1718510.