Hedda Kaphengst is from Germany and now lives in Ireland. She has a Master’s degree in acting and teaching, trained in Project Management and the Optimus Programme by FAS. She is the founder and Artistic Director of “Serendipity Theatre”, which brings The Arts into Residential Homes. Hedda is currently touring in Europe. We are delighted to have her join us at The Space Inside where she will entertain us with folk songs from Germany and France.
Peter McNiff took to journalism to make a living and to hone his craft as a writer. Along the way, he painted in oils and developed as a photographer and film maker. He freelanced as a photo journalist in London for the BBC and ITV and his career in broadcasting and journalism and photography emerged and received a television award for investigative journalism. In the eighties and nineties, Peter wrote a short fiction which was published in the Irish Press, and for which he received a Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing. His work later appeared in a number of international anthologies and was broadcast by RTE and BBC. In recent times, Peter published three books of non fiction. Stories from a Small Town and Railway Encounters concern life in Greystones from Victorian times to the present day. Last year he published Small Town Reporters. For the past four years, he has been chair at Kilmantin Arts. When not writing he concentrates on photography, digital art and acrylic painting—which is the subject of his presentation.
Anne Graham is currently studying for a MA in Creative Writing in UCD, which she says has been "one of the best experiences of my life". Writers such as Kate Chopin, Truman Capote and Charlotte Bronte have made a big impact on her writing. But first and foremost, music is her main outlet of creativity. She has many influences and recent likings include Sleater-Kinney, Bat For Lashes, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Super Furry Animals, Bon Iver, Alice in Chains, ALWAYS The Beatles and even a bit of Britney!
Tonight Anne will perform a selection of her own songs with some covers. She will also read one of her short stories. Always a pleasure to see her perform.