Monday, March 26, 2012

Soul Burgers

Soulmates: 1. Jenny Clinton; 2. Niamh Elliott and Austin Prior; 3. Christina Reihill. (Pix. Kieran Harnett)

‘Soul Burgers’, a breathtaking story of hope told in verse, by poet and journalist Christina Reihill was last night launched at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Described as ‘the Emily Dickinson of Addiction’ by author Marian Keyes; ‘Soul Burgers’ is Christina Reihill’s second edition of poems telling her story of addiction and recovery. The launch was marked with a dramatic Druidic ceremony at IMMA's chapel featuring the celebrated actress Charlotte Bradley and a recital by the poet, Christina Reihill and the piper, Eoin O'Cionnaith.

The ‘Druids’ who wore ethereal, druid inspired cloaks with lace and chiffon by Irish designer Roisin Linnane, styled by Deryn Mackay of Khan Boutique, included the actress Charlotte Bradley, models Sharon Donnelly, Martina Coffey and Irma Kirkickaite.

Madeline Keane, Literary Editor of the Sunday Independent officially launched 'Soul Burgers' and the event was sponsored by The Rutland Centre. Also amongst the guests were artist and sister of Christina, Zita Reihill, who produced the illustrations for 'Soul Burgers', author Niall MacMonagle, Dr. Fiona Weldon of The Rutland Centre, Ian Donnelly, MD of Hickey Fabrics, former judge Philip O'Sullivan and his wife Heidi O'Sullivan, solicitor Anne Stephenson and author and playwright Adrienne Michel-Long.