Pushing The Online Envelope

Welcome to Notes From Xanadu – the online arts centre. Read all about us, and the launch weekend, here: Bringing it All Back Home – Online.  There’s also more about the background story in this article.

You probably remember out announcement from that Cork-based data protection consultancy ProPrivacy is sponsoring a new server for Xanadu Online Theatre.  This will allow us to develop our theatre software to add new features and give a smoother user experience for both performers and audience alike, and we are delighted to say that work is well underway already.  

Today, we are publishing details of the Xanadu Reading Challenge for AprilFor those who enjoy a live discussion, we will be meeting on Sunday, 11 April at 2 pm GMT to discuss our March reads, and on Sunday, 9 May at 2 pm GMT to discuss our April selections. Remember, however, that there is an ongoing discussion in the comments section of each post, so you don’t have to come to the live group to share your thoughts!  You can read all about the challenge for the entire year here; and/or download an Excel spreadsheet which you can use to keep track of your reading (courtesy of Karin Hammarstrom).

Last week, we featured a second electronic track, Preserve, from multi-talented James Keaney, who, as well as performing in our launch concert and as Colm in Riders to the Sea, has done lots of work behind the scenes at Notes From Xanadu and Xanadu Online Theatre.

In other exciting news, we are launching a new live event in the theatre for April: Canadh agus Caint.  This is an Irish language event based around learning a song and having a chat, and will be on Wednesday, 14 April at 7 pm.  All levels welcome.

Our third Xanadu Stitch ‘n’ Bitch will take place in the theatre on Thursday, 22 April at the earlier time of 6.30 pm GMT, once again hosted by expert knitter Aoife Flood; bring whatever craft project you are working on and have a natter! 

As usual, if you would like to attend any or all of our events, you need to register, by emailing notesfromxanadu@hotmail.com, if you would like to attend.

We continue to work away behind the scenes on some exciting drama and music productions for Xanadu Online Theatre, and there is also a film in the pipeline.  News to follow on all of these.

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