Rolling On To Smitten


The artwork for the latest Devious Theatre production, Smitten (which I’m using both my acting and producing for) has landed in the Dropbox (a vital tool for theatre companies, has to be said) and made its way to the printer this morning.

The poster is the result of a long day of green screen photography with myself and Paddy Dunne and many hours by Paddy following to get the poster to its final draft. Over the next three weeks there’s going to be a torrent of photos, behind the scenes images, promo images, videos and more hitting the local papers, web and the blogs within our own networks.

Smitten marks the third and final performance piece of an artist residency that I’ve been involved in from the beginning of the year, run out of 76 John Street (Kilkenny Arts Office). The works developed in the residency have allowed the theatre company travel to Dublin (Scratcher, February) and Cork (June, Solstice at Cork Midsummer Festival) so I’ll be spending a few days working from Cork in the fortnight. Smitten itself will open in Kilkenny on Sunday June 26th, running for seven nights.

You can get the full lowdown on the show at and tickets, priced €12 are available from Kilkenny Arts Office, 76 John Street, Kilkenny or online via

Skoda Superb Combi Advert

In a former life, car ads were all about the boot space, how many kids you could cram in, how many miles to the gallon, how much the tax would be, the safety standards…

If there’s one way of making your car advert stick out, it’s got to be including a performance like the above from glass harpist Petr Spatina.

Here’s another clip of him performing live on a foreign talent show, you’ll need to forward on about 2 minutes or so for the live performance.

Learn More About Online Marketing, For Free

In checking the email this morning I was delighted to find a copy of Damien Mulley’s Online Market Document in my inbox. Through, Damien recently posted he would be giving away his online marketing notes, usually reserved for those attending the courses he runs and while I’ve not been to any of his courses I would be lying if I said I wasn’t curious what the courses, or course notes in particular would entail. I’m also not the only one as it would take a minimum 103 comments on the blog post to get the notes published online.

While I’ll save the reading until lunch time or this evening, on first glace of the document you’ll be given an insight to marketing tips for your site both onsite and offsite, the use of Google Adwords, advertising on Facebook (and monitoring the results), YouTube and more.

The Online Marketing Document will be available to download via from this morning (check the link at the bottom of the post).

Thanks for the mail, Damien.