Development & Alumni Relations Office 



DINING AND DRAMA IN DUBLIN  

29 October 2018

On Wednesday 17 October, a group of Queen’s University Association, Dublin (QUAD) members were once again warmly received in Chapter One Restaurant, on the first half of their annual ‘dine and drama’ bumper night out.

Guests enjoyed a delicious and beautifully presented meal, caught up with old friends – and made some new ones – at the Michelin-starred restaurant in Parnell Square in Dublin.

After dinner, the QUAD troop walked the short distance to The Gate Theatre where they met with other Queen's graduates for a performance of Hamlet, Shakespeare’s iconic story of politics, vengeance, madness and murder.

In the title role was Oscar-nominated Irish actress, Ruth Negga, who was making her Gate stage debut in a production directed by award-winning Yaël Farber.

Great acting, in a superb production ensured a wonderful evening, one guaranteed to be repeated next year.

QUAD has been organising regular events and activities for Dublin-based Queen’s graduates for over twenty years. Next up is the annual visit to the National Concert Hall for the ESB-sponsored Great Christmas Concert, when the Association President and committee look forward to welcoming members, graduates and their guests to what is a hugely popular evening.

Starring the Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso, with soloist Claudia Boyle, this year’s QUAD visit will take place on Thursday 6 December at 8pm.

The Concert in the National Concert Hall is led, as always, by Dr Ite O’Donovan, who has a Queen’s Master’s Degree in Renaissance Music (1986.

The 2018 musical bill will include sacred and operatic music by Gounod, Bizet, Parry, Mozart and Verdi, as well as a selection of audience favourite Christmas carols.

For further information please email Secretary QUAD quadlist@gmail.com. Find out more about QUAD on the association’s web page or contact Queen’s University Alumni Relations Officer, Natasha Sharma.

General enquiries about this news story to Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office, Queen’s University Belfast, tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.

 

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