Cultural Studies exhibition opens in DkIT

The Department of Humanities at Dundalk Institute of Technology launched their celebration of the theatrical work of the BA in Applied Cultural Studies classes over the last 14 years on Friday afternoon.

The Department of Humanities at Dundalk Institute of Technology launched their celebration of the theatrical work of the BA in Applied Cultural Studies classes over the last 14 years on Friday afternoon.

With many of the past students of the course in attendance, officials from the college launched a special showcase, which will be on display in the main reception area of DkIT until March 15.

‘Cultural Studies – The Greatest Hits’ will display posters, programmes, photos, props and memories from plays past and present.

Over the years, a total of 38 plays have been produced and performed publicly, including classics such as Dancing at Lughnasa, Antigone, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The exhibition includes props from past sets, prompt books, photographs of the action on stage and various other pieces of memorabilia.

Dr Fiona Fearon, lecturer in theatre studies in the Department of Humanities at DkIT said: “It’s good to have this opportunity to look back.

“They can reconnect through Facebook where our page is ‘Cultural Studies Plays – Past and Present’, said Fiona.