It gives us great pleasure to head to Dingle, Co Kerry on December 1 and 2 for the Banter Salon at Foxy John’s as part of this year’s Other Voices festival in the town. It’s our first time in Dingle, our first time at Other Voices and our first time to host a Banter in a hardware shop. Yes, it has been a year for unusual Banter venues.
The Banter Salon at Foxy John’s will feature a wide variety of discussions and conversations over the weekend including:
- Guardian media writer Lisa O’Carroll on a wild year for the media business
- Historian and author Diarmaid Ferriter on a decade of centenaries and if your ancestors realised what was coming down the line in 1912
- From the Silver Threads of Hope anthology of new Irish short stories, Peter Murphy and Siobhan Mannion read from their work and are joined by anthology editor Sinead Gleeson for a discussion about Irish literature in post-boom Ireland
There will also be performances at the Banter Salon on both days from various acts playing at Other Voices.
Admission will be free, but capacity is strictly limited so it will be first come, first served when doors open each day at 4pm.