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The Woman Who Strayed

The Woman Who Strayed by George Fleeton © 2013 For Lyric Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata (1853), in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre (June 05, 07 and 08), I was invited to write an article on the opera for the Programme. It is printed here – with kind permission. *** Violetta refers to herself,…

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Endellion String Quartet at Portaferry Proms Reviewed

Endellion String Quartet at Portaferry Proms Reviewed by George Fleeton © 2013 A second visit* to Portaferry Proms (May 18) underlined how small music miracles can be conjured up from constrained resources underwritten by excellent volunteer management. Organised by the Friends of Portaferry Presbyterian Church, on their 170 year old premises, the church…

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Single Mental Health Unit Consultation Launched by Trust

THE South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a consultation on the location of a single mental health inpatient unit. This consultation follows an earlier decision in 2010 and a previous public consultation on a future model for acute in-patient mental health services.  In June 2010 the Trust had…

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Last Sunset for 2012 – St John’s Point

St John’s Point, County Down. A photograph taken of St John’s Point with the last sunset of 2012. It proved to be quite dramatic and lasted about a minute or so. Fortunately I had my camera with me so recorded the scene. With an impatient Cairn terrier barking at my…

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