Sept - Nov 2011
The Jury Room The Jury Room
Housed in the beautiful surroundings of the 19th century Dock building The
Jury Room Cafe Bar is open from 10.30am (Tuesday - Saturday) providing
We have some new stuff for you all!
The Space brings a new angle to live performances once a month at The
Dock. On these fantastic evenings we will transform our theatre space
into a de facto cafe/club where you can enjoy an eclectic range of music in
a warm and convivial atmosphere in which you can relax, pore over the an informal atmosphere with free seating (put simply we are taking out the
daily newspaper or read from the large selection of books and journals that fixed seating, replacing them with comfy couches, tables, maybe a bean
adorn it’s shelves. In addition there is a range of CDs available that archive bag or two and making room to boogie!) To assist your boogie we will be
the many great musical performances heard at The Dock since it’s opening adding DJ sets of varying musical styles to certain events so that you can
in 2005. The cafe serves a selection of speciality coffees and fairtrade stay on after a gig, enjoy a few more drinks and get down. In short you get
teas as well delicious homemade scones and cakes. An ideal place for more in your night out and it comes at no extra cost. You can expect some
elevenses or to meet friends during the day. The Jury Room is also open on visual treats as well along the way.
the evening of performances at The Dock from 7.45pm so you can enjoy a
What’s more, we are extending the benefits of membership of our Trad
pre-show or interval drink. music club to all music performances at The Dock. The Leitrim Live Music
If you are passing The Dock over the coming months or attending one of Club is free to join and entitles you to concession prices for designated
our many events, why not pop in, and take a few moments to view our music events in the venue. All current Trad Club members are automatically
exhibitions and judge for yourself why The Jury Room offers one of Carrick- part of the new club. Not only that, we have another new club for lovers
of classic cinema. If you are retired, have time on your hands and are
on-Shannon’s most welcoming atmospheres.
interested in the pictures you might like to become a member of our new
Classic Cinema Club. The club is especially for those of you who are over
Box Office at The Dock 55 or retired and would like a chance to see, once again, some of the old
• The box office is open for advance bookings from 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday
classic films from years gone by. Membership is free and entitles you to
and 7.45pm – 8.30pm on the evening of a performance.
discounted entry to all Film Club showings, and a complimentary tea or
• Tickets must be paid for at time of booking. Payment can be made by cash, credit
card, laser or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to The Dock. coffee. The Classic Cinema Club is presented in association with Cinema
• All shows start at 8.30pm, unless otherwise stated. Customers are requested to North West www.cinemanorthwest.com. For further enquiries, please
pick up their tickets at the box office at least 30 minutes before the show. contact Ciara. Bookings can be made through The Dock Box Office on
• Once purchased, tickets can only be refunded with sufficient notice and at the 071 96 50 828.
cover image: Michelle Shocked see page 14
latest by 5.30pm on the day before the show.
Concessions & Group Bookings And we have a new exhibition space in The Jury Room Café, where we will
Concessions are available to students, senior citizens and the unemployed. Please showcase work on a regular basis. The Boyle Camera Club is first up with
state at time of booking. Group discounts are available. an exhibition of their work, opening on Friday 23rd September.
An ideal gift for any occasion, gift vouchers are available through the Box Office and
may be exchanged for tickets to any performance in the theatre at The Dock.
OUR Clubs >>
Join our clubs. Membership entitles you to concession price tickets and more!
Latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, which in For more information contact Paul on email@example.com
some cases may be the interval.
Customers with special requirements, such as wheelchair users, are requested to inform club
the box office at time of booking so they can be accommodated.
*Information correct at time of going to print, however you are advised to check with the Box Office.
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in the theatre
Thursday 8th September
Classic Cinema Club:
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
11am €5 (members) Thursday 22nd September
FIGHT NIGHT by Gavin Kostick
“MCANALLY AND KOSTICK DELIVER A KNOCKOUT BLOW …
In conjunction with Cinema North West, our first showing is EXTRAORDINARY … EXHILARATING AND CATHARTIC.” IRISH TIMES
the 5 times Academy award winning “How Green Was My
Valley” with Maureen O’Hara.
Friday 16th September 8.30pm til late €15/€12
JAPE & DJ SET WITH STEVIE M
CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE WINNER! FRESH FROM THEIR
STORMING APPEARANCE AT THIS YEAR’S ELECTRIC PICNIC
Originally started as the solo project of
Richard Egan (The Redneck Manifesto,
VisionAir), Jape has evolved over the
years into one of the most exciting
live acts in the country, not to mention
releasing 3 critically acclaimed
albums to date - Cosmosphere, The Fight Night is a gripping journey charting the comeback of Dan Coyle Jr,
Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun a failed amateur boxer from a long line of accomplished fighters. Living in
Than Me, and the Choice Music Prize the shadows of his overbearing father and his brother’s Olympic success,
winning Ritual. Using an innovative Dan lets his training slip in favour of girls and booze. Then, an incident
mix of live instruments and hardware with his father minutes before a crucial bout splinters the family and exiles
samplers and sequencers, the Dan from the ring. It’s not until the birth of his own son years later that his
sound that Jape creates spans a competitive fire is reignited, and he takes the first tentative steps on his
range of genres and encompasses road to redemption.
many different styles. From gothic to Winner of Best Actor and Bewley’s Little Gem award, at last year’s Absolut
pop, Jape continue to surprise the Fringe, this fast-paced and engaging solo performance combines intense
listener with their eclectic blend of physicality with a classic Dublin wit in a storytelling experience that will leave
meticulously crafted lyrics and upbeat audiences both exhausted and exhilarated. Fight Night performs at The Dock
electronic rhythms. And don’t forget for one night only, just before it’s run at Dublin Theatre Festival this October.
to stay on for some groovy tunes with Performed by Aonghus Óg McAnally. Directed by Bryan Burroughs.
DJ Steve Murray. One Chance. One Shot. Fight Night. No Excuses.
Friday 23rd September 5.30pm -10pm Free We Love Vintage Workshop
CULTURE NIGHT 2011 The Dock Workshop Room 6pm
Wendy Knight from Wendy Louise Designs (www.wendylouisedesigns.ie)
CHECK OUT THE ANTICS THAT WE’VE GOT PLANNED & ALL FOR FREE! and Eileen Abbott will facilitate a fun and fabulous vintage craft making
Meet The Dock 8pm - What is it that we all do... workshop. All participants will leave with their very own handmade vintage
Culture Night 2011 gives us the perfect opportunity to introduce ourselves. textile piece. Places are limited to 10 so early booking is advised.
On the 23rd of September, we will be around and about to talk to you. Hear DJing workshop
from us what we have planned for the coming months, the workshops, the The Dock Theatre Space 6pm
classes, the exhibitions, the performances, the talks ... The Fun. We would Aimed at all age groups, informal and musically diverse (from Sesame
love you to show up, ask a question, share an idea, have a chat, leave Street to Beethoven). Participants will be encouraged to mess around
inspired... Tell us what you think... We look forward to hearing from YOU. with music using all the tricks of the trade. A live cam will be in place
Exhibition opening to allow for the making of video clips. Facilitated by Paul Cunningham.
The Jury Room 5.30pm Space is limited early booking advised.
The Boyle Camera Club will open their inaugural exhibition at The Dock in Life drawing
The Jury Room. Photographer Mike Bunn will be opening the exhibition. Foyer of The Dock 9pm-10pm
Artists talk Participants will be encouraged to try out different materials, (collage,
Gallery 2 7pm charcoal, ink, pencil and pen) while different poses and props are used
Artist Audrey Reynolds will be in conversation with Leitrim Arts Officer by the model. This class is aimed at anyone with an interest in drawing...
Philip Delamere, discussing her current work ‘Bayard Eade’ showing in Gentle advice and encouragement will be offered by the tutor. This will
gallery 2 and 3 of The Dock. operate on a join in and have some fun basis! No booking required.
FREE WORKSHOPS Facilitated by Laura Gallagher.
Vintage Fashion Show & Make Overs: in assoc with
‘What Are You Made Of?’ culture night at The Dock - hosted by the Rock&Roll Tea Party Co
Leitrim Design House 4.30pm
A Children’s craft workshop for all ages on Culture Night. Craft your county’s The Dock 8pm
colours in celebration of Year of Craft 2011. This is a craft workshop for all In association with Culture Night at The Dock, The Rock&Roll Tea Party
ages that will be organised in several craft centre’s/organisations across Co will be hosting a Vintage Fashion Showcase. Dirty Fabulous (www.
Ireland on Culture Night. Workshop participants will use textile materials, in dirtyfabulous.com) will have their stunning array of vintage bridal and
their county colours, to create a small panel using a variety of craft techniques. occasion wear on show for you to admire. Pieces date from the 1930s to
the 1960s and beyond. If you are looking for a special one of a kind dress -
Writers Workshop with Belinda McKeon this event is not to be missed!
The Dock Music Room 6pm
The Dock is thrilled to include celebrated author Belinda McKeon in our line up
Teen spirit productions
for Culture night. Hot on the publicity trail of her debut novel Solace Belinda Theatre Space 6pm onwards
will be giving a writers workshop on culture night. All participants are asked The film and music created by participants during our recent Teen Spirit Music &
to summit a piece no longer than 8 pages. The workshop will work best if all Technology Summer Camp will be on show throughout the evening.
participants have read each others writing. Once you have secured a place And there’s more!
email your writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 9th September. The From 6pm-10.30pm DJ Sweet Cup AKA Natalia Baylis will
Dock will be responsible for passing on the work of other participants. be keeping the vibe very Rock and Roll.
At 8.30pm Saxophonist Cathal Roche.
Wednesday 28th September 8.30pm €15/€12 roles in musicals in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. Other stage and screen
acting credits include the Abbey Theatre, Focus Theatre, Fair City and The
The Last Wednesday hosts Clinic (RTE TV), films 32A, The Gift of the Magi and Moore Street Marsala.
CHERISH THE LADIES Cormac De Barra has toured worldwide and performs regularly with Moya
Brennan (Clannad), singer Hazel O’Connor, as a harp duo with Anne-Marie
“AN ASTONISHING ARRAY OF VIRTUOSITY”
O Farrell and presents the highly successful Arts Show ‘Imeall’ on TG4.
With their unique spectacular blend of SPECIAL PRE OR POST SHOW DEAL FOR TICKET HOLDERS ENJOY
virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, A DELICIOUS TEA/COFFEE AND CAKE FOR ONLY €2.50
captivating arrangements and stunning step
dancing, this powerhouse group combines
Thursday 6th October 8.30pm Adm: Free
all the facets of Irish traditional culture and
puts it forth in an immensely humorous and ALL IRELAND POETRY DAY 2011
entertaining package. They have shared the The Dock, in association with Poetry Ireland, hosts
stage with such noted entertainers as James three local poets with recently published collections
Taylor, Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, The to celebrate All Ireland Poetry Day; Mary Guckian,
Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains and dozens of symphony Gerry Boland and Michael Herron.
orchestras. The “Celtic Album”, their collaboration with the Boston Pops Mary Guckian, a native of Kiltoghert, Co. Leitrim
Symphony led to a 1999 Grammy nomination. and now resident in Dublin, has published three
Featuring Joanie Madden (flutes & whistles), Mirella Murray (piano accordion), collections of poetry, Perfume of the Soil (1999), The
Mary Coogan (vocals & guitar), Gráinne Murphy (fiddle) and Kathleen Boyle (piano). Road to Gowel (2000) and most recently Walking
“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they on Snow (2010) , published by Swan Press. She
do” - The Boston Globe has been published extensively in poetry journals,
magazines & newspapers and is the recipient of
Thursday 29th September 2pm €15/€12 several poetry prizes, including this year’s Leitrim
THE HARP THAT ONCE Guardian Poetry Award.
Gerry Boland writes poetry and short fiction. His first
A MAGIC TAPESTRY OF BEAUTIFUL HARP MUSIC, SONG AND STORY collection of poetry, Watching Clouds (Doghouse
Actress and singer Glynis Casson and harpist Books) was published this summer, and the first book
Cormac de Barra present a beautiful collection in a children’s trilogy, A Rather Remarkable Grizzly Bear,
of musical memoirs, telling the story of the is due for publication this autumn. He has published
Irish Harp with the music of O’Carolan and two travel books on Dublin and his poems have been
traditional Irish songs. Woven into this story published in numerous magazines and journals. He
are the lives and the harps of well known lives in Keadue.
actor/harpist Christopher Casson and harpist Michael Herron’s first collection of poetry ‘The Stones
Róisín Ní Sheaghdha, who contributed so at Streedagh’, was published this year. A winner of
much to the revival of singing old Irish songs several national poetry competitions including the
with harp accompaniment. This fascinating inaugural iYeats prize in 2009, he has been widely
journey about Glynis’ father and Cormac’s published in a number of anthologies. He lives in Dromod, Co. Leitrim.
grandmother is illustrated through song, This will be followed by a selection of emerging and new writers of poetry
poetry, drama, and the music of their harps. in Leitrim, including Orla Parkinson, Tim Parry and Eileen O’ Toole.
Glynis Casson has played many leading
Friday 7th October 8.30pm €15/€12 Thursday 13th October 8.30pm €16 (Comedy Club €14)
MIKE NIELSEN QUARTET Leitrim Laughs Comedy Club hosts
Quartet is a new
Nielsen DAVID O’DOHERTY IS LOOKING UP
After his memorable
exciting acoustic quartet assembled performance at The
by guitarist Mike Nielsen. The group Dock in March 2009
brings together some of the finest (which featured in
musicians on the music scene The Guardian!) David
today: Boston born vocalist Ellen O Doherty is back for
Demos; clarinetist, Brendan Doyle more! 2008 Edinburgh
and percussionist Shane O’Donovan. Comedy Award
The music, composed by the leader, winner, 2010 Hot
is innovative and comprises an eclectic mix of musical influences from Press Irish Comedian
jazz, classical, rock and traditional cultures. Their new CD, Acoustic of the Year, 1990 East
Sound Recipes, was critically acclaimed in the Irish Times: “Guitarist Mike Leinster under 14
Nielsen’s fine quartet marries jazz with Indian, Caribbean, Jewish and triple jump bronze
African idioms to create a fascinating hybrid” medallist, founder
Mike Nielsen will give a master class in guitar at The Dock from 4.30pm - member of Destiny’s
5.30pm. This is free for those with tickets to the show or €10 otherwise. Child, inventor of the
iPad, star of 2Fast
Wednesday12th October 11am €7 (€5 for school/pre-school groups) 2Furious, and until
The Puppet Lab (Scotland) presents recently he always
LOST SOCK PRINCESS mispronounced the
INTERACTIVE PLAYFUL FUN FOR CHILDREN The number one
AGED 3-7 AND THEIR FAMILIES ranked person called
Lost Sock Princess is a visually delightful 50 ‘David O’Doherty on
minute interactive show, performed by two Google returns to
puppeteers and their socks. The performance The Dock* with small
is uniquely playful. It begins with an interactive keyboards/talking.
workshop that sees the children making their
own odd sock puppets. The ideas gathered
from the children in the workshop then go
on to influence the world of the play and the
characters that are met by Rachael’s sock. The “A triumph” - The Montreal Gazette
interactive element continues as the children are encouraged to engage “A national treasure” - The Irish Times
and have fun through the medium of sock puppetry. Ethically the play *Please note this is a Solo Show, without MC or support.
promotes the message that it is ‘great’ to be different by exploring themes
such as “accepting yourself”, “being tolerant of others” and “recycling”. DRINKS OFFER: Free shot for patrons before 8.15pm
Note: Audience members are invited to bring along an odd sock for the workshop/show.
Saturday 15th October 8.30pm €20 Wednesday 19th October 8.30pm €17/€15
MUNDY AND THE PAINBIRDS Fishamble Theatre Company presents
MUNDY & THE PAINBIRDS IS A LEFT SILENT by Pat Kinevane
HAND TURN OFF THE ROAD! Plus post-show talk with Pat Kinevane
One of Ireland’s finest songwriters and live EDINBURGH FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER 2011
performers, Mundy - well known for his hits ‘.. a must-see if ever there was one.’ The List (UK) August 2011
July, Mexico and, in collaboration with Sharon Fresh from its award-winning run at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Shannon, Galway Girl - takes a new twist on and its sellout run at Galway Arts Festival, Silent is the new collaboration
his band, ‘The Painbirds’, out to promote his between Pat Kinevane and Fishamble following the unstoppable success
new album. Shuffle is a collection of all his of their previous show Forgotten (over 50 Irish venues, 8 European
favourite American songs (and one Canadian, countries and 3 US cities since it performed at The Dock in October 2006).
thanks Neil!) that have influenced him through Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all -
the years. Recorded with a rootsy organic feel including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past
it sees Mundy glancing through a songbook through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Dare to laugh at despair
that influenced his own writing down the years. and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful new production.
Mundy & The Painbirds also take Mundy’s own The post-show talk will be facilitated by Marie Finney, Outreach worker
songs into a more rootsy form, oddly that’s the with Northwest Simon Community.
way they were written.
Mundy & The Painbirds is a left hand turn off
the road, loads of great energy and great songs!
Tuesday 18th October 11am €5
THE QUIET MAN
The second in our season of Classic Cinema
starring Maureen O’Hara presents another
award winning film, often said to be one of the
best films ever made. The Quiet Man, made in
1952, directed by John Ford, really needs no
introduction to Irish audiences. Starring John
Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald,
the film was a winner of 2 Academy Awards.
Follow the riotous relationship between Seán
Thornton and Mary Kate Danaher and discover the secret of Seán’s
dark past, by booking your seat at The Dock 071 9650828. For further
information on membership of the “Classic Cinema” club, please call Ciara
071 9650828. Presented in association with Cinema North West.
Thursday 20th October 8pm €7 Wednesday 26th October &
Platformireland.ie presents Thursday 27th October 8.30pm €15/€12
THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, The Breffni Players present two one act plays
Brenton versus Brenton & The Extrordinary
BEAMED LIVE FROM UCH, LIMERICK Revelations of Orca the Goldfish by David Tristram
TO THE DOCK Brenton versus Brenton is a hilarious comedy set in the office of an
The Irish Chamber Orchestra will be Advertisement Firm owned by Deke Brenton. Life for Deke isn’t easy,
joined by soloists Michael McHale especially when he has an overpowering second wife constantly at his back,
(piano), Pádraic Keane (uillean pipes), and a first wife who keeps popping up, a daughter who just wants to be loved,
conductor Gerard Korsten. The programme an employee who is not what he seems and a lawyer who has torn loyalties.
includes Symphony Nr. 7, op. 92 by Beethoven, Will life ever be normal for poor Deke? Directed by Valerie Traynor.
Piano Concerto (Left Hand), Nr. 4, op.53 by Prokofiev; Symphony Nr. 96, D The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish focuses on Henry
major (The Miracle) by Haydn. The concert will also feature a new commission Smith -actor, raconteur, sporting hero, leading socialite,
by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. business tycoon, secret agent, casanova and acting
Presented by platformireland.ie. The event is funded by The Arts Council, President of the United States, Alice Smith – housewife
The ICO, platformireland.ie and is sponsored by HEAnet. and French waiter Michel, tall, dark and available. Exactly
www.platformireland.ie www.irishchamberorchestra.info what happened next, no-one’s quite sure. And only their
The live stream will begin at 7.45pm with the concert starting at 8pm sharp. pet goldfish, Orca, and you, will ever know the true story.
Come along from 7pm and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the
launch of ‘The Art of Glass’ at The Leitrim Design House.
Tuesday 25th October 8.30pm €25 Hunters Moon Festival
MICHELLE SHOCKED Friday 28th October 7.30pm til late Weekend Ticket €55
Hunters Moon Festival present performances by Carrick Girl, Fuzzy Hell,
MICHELLE SHOCKED MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY Toy Monger, Slomatics, The Hunter Gracchus & Tony Conrad
OF THE TEXAS CAMPFIRE TAPES Saturday 29th October 5pm-9pm & 9pm til late Weekend Ticket €55
A rare opportunity to see Michelle Shocked in such intimate surrounds. In Hunters Moon Festival present performances by Boys of Summer,
a 24-year career that has seen critical acclaim at every juncture, Michelle Wolflinge, Lacey & Vogel, Dylan Nyoukis, Sabre Series, Sea Dog, Blood
Shocked has made good use of her independence, releasing more critically Stereo & GNOD
acclaimed albums on her Mighty Sound label. Her 2009 album, Soul Sunday 30th October 5pm-9pm & 9pm til late Weekend Ticket €55
of My Soul, was the latest of these. This year’s Campfire Girl tour bears The last day of the festival sees performances by Gland & Conduit, Blue
witness to the enduring legacy of her highly unusual debut, The Texas Yodel, Raising Holy Sparks, Akke Phallus Duo, U.B.S, Wizards of Fire Top
Campfire Tapes, a bootleg famously recorded on a Sony Walkman and Mountain & Circulus
released, unbeknownst to Shocked, by an enterprising Briton. In 2010, she
launched Roadworks, an ongoing, 5-year touring project which curates Visit: huntersmoonfestival.wordpress.com for more.
audience’s favourite songs while developing new, unreleased material. 2011
Roadwork’s theme, ‘Campfire Girl’, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the
release of The Texas Campfire Tapes. Her performance will recapture the raw
intimacy of a portrait of the artist as a young woman, and refresh memories
of that audacious introduction.
Wednesday 2nd November 8.30pm €10 Friday 4th November 8.30pm €15/€12
PAUL DURCAN ELEVENS
Anyone who has attended one ELEVENS is a three piece acoustic band from Dublin. Formed
of Paul Durcan’s electrifying by Martin McCann and Tony Barrett from two of Dublin’s most
poetry readings can testify prestigious Indie bands (Sack and Brilliant Trees), it wasn’t long before a
to the unique flavour of his third member Mark Healy (The Josephs/Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club)
work... and what flavour! From joined forces to add some tonal colour to complete the overall sound.
the hypocrisies of the church Acoustic guitar based and with the additional colour of Omnichord,
to governmental bureaucracy Melodica and Toy Bells amongst other gadgetry, what sets ELEVENS apart
and the bourgeois pretensions from the average acoustic setup is their collaborations with photographers
of the social elite, Durcan has and visual artists – an unforgettable live experience!
spent the last four decades This show sees a collaboration with Dublin based photographer and
taking contemporary Irish life to video maker Paul Connell whose past work saw an on going exploration
task. That he has done so with of the perceptible blurring of traditional boundaries between the personal
wit, intelligence and incantatory and anonymous spheres. A new work is planned to provide a subtle and
style has served him well, complimentary backdrop for ELEVENS’ poignant tales of love lost and
achieving that rarest of literary found. ELEVENS’ debut iTunes release is available for download entitled:
feats: huge popular appeal with Tender To The Touch EP.
wide critical acclaim. Come along from 7.30pm and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at
His first book, Endsville (1967) the launch of ‘Collections’ at The Leitrim Design House.
has been followed by twenty-
one others, including The Thursday 10th November 8.30pm €20 (Comedy Club €18)
Berlin Wall Café (a Poetry Book Leitrim Laughs hosts
Society Choice in 1985), Daddy,
Daddy (winner of the Whitbread NEIL DELAMERE: RESTRUCTURING
Award for Poetry in 1990), A Snail in My Prime: New and Selected Poems at the Bush Hotel club
(1993), Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil (1999), The Art of Life (2004), “Restructuring” sees the star of RTE’s The Panel,
The Laughter of Mothers (2007) and Life is a Dream (2009). In 2001 Paul BBC’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
Durcan received a Cholmondeley Award. He was Ireland Professor and Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week come
of Poetry from 2004 to 2007. He will read from his three most recent to terms with the changes in the country, the
books ‘Life Is a Dream’, ‘The Laughter of Mothers’ and ‘The Art of Life’. world and his own living arrangements. Equally
hilarious on and off script, book now to catch
‘Paul Durcan’s Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is this 5 star comedy maestro.
ready to celebrate the bizarre and the ordinary; at other times “No TV camera could accurately measure the
he is full of a surreal rage against both order and disorder’ lightning speed of Delamere’s wit” ***** Irish
Colm Tóibín Times.
“Delamere is a banter bomb, primed to make you explode
with laughter….Simply put, he is a master” *****
In association with Poetry Ireland
Friday 11th November 8.30pm €18/€16 Tuesday 22nd November 11am €5
Axis Ballymun presents Classic Cinema:
WHEN JOLIE MET CHRISTY Rio Grande
“THIS SHOW IS ALL HEART… IT’S THE MUSIC THAT For our final Maureen O’Hara
film we have chosen a classic
DOES THE TALKING...” THE IRISH TIMES Western. “Rio Grande” (1950)
Christie Hennessy, one of Ireland’s Another pairing of the legendary
great singer-songwriters and much screen couple of Ms.O’Hara and
loved performers was fascinated John Wayne, the setting for this
with Al Jolson and spent much of his story is the aftermath of the Civil
boyhood in Tralee imitating the great War. Directed by John Ford who
Broadway troubadour. Sometimes also directed last month’s film,
this fascination became an obsession The Quiet Man, this teaming up of all three Hollywood legends certainly
for Christie as he listened again and produced some of the most memorable of Hollywood’s classic movies.
again to his favourite Jolson songs. To book your seat and avail of your complimentary tea or coffee, before or
In When Jolie Met Christie Al Jolson after the film, please call the box office at 071 9650828.
speaks of his admiration for Christie Presented in association with Cinema North West.
and his new understanding of him now
they are together in the afterlife. Al compares the struggles and triumphs of Wednesday 30th November 8.30pm €20/€18
their two careers. Jolson, the controversial superstar meets the humble painter-
decorator from Tralee in a 90-minute musical meditation featuring many of The Last Wednesday hosts
Christie’s greatest hits. What is the motivation behind all the great performers?
And what sacrifices do they make as they try to follow their dream? This is a
This legendary group, once
quirky, funny and sometimes dark meditation on the price of fame.
described as ‘the Rolling Stones
Performed by Aonghus McAnally. Directed by Ray Yeates. Designed by
of Irish Traditional Music’ have
Robert Ballagh. Musical direction by Ivan McKenna.
been causing a stir among the
traditional Irish music community
Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th November 8.30pm €17 with the return of the band to
Beezneez Theatre Company presents the live scene in recent years.
UNITED by John McDwyer Founding members Alec Finn
(bouzouki/guitar) and Johnny
Based on his well received RTE radio play, John McDwyer’s new play,
‘Ringo’ McDonagh (bodhrán/bones) are joined by Eleanor Shanley (vocals),
United, charts the lives of a rural Irish family over fifty years from the Munich
Mick Conneely (fiddle/ whistle /bouzouki), Derek Hickey (accordion) and
air disaster in 1958. When the matriarch passes away, her remaining
Brian McGrath (banjo/piano).
children congregate for her funeral and over the funeral days dark secrets
Famous for their cross-cultural experiments, they recorded traditional Irish
are revealed which lead to conflict until eventual reconciliation is reached
versions of The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’, Handel’s ‘The Arrival of the Queen of
and the family is, once more, United. This is a moving and life enhancing
Sheba’. They have recorded 14 albums since their debut in 1975 many
play from the author of Lovely Leitrim, Callaghan’s Place and Unforgiven
reaching gold and platinum status. Having recently played festivals all over
and given the usual Beezneez production values, a richly rewarding evening
the US, Europe and Ireland, this is a rare chance to catch them in an intimate
of theatre is guaranteed.
space and it’s for one night only.
Take some time to yourself Our Galleries are open from 10am to 6pm,
Tuesday to Saturday
Take some time with your friends
People draw in them, children run about in them
Take some time to be inspired Some like the art, some don’t
Really it’s up to you… it’s your space
Entry is always FREE
We welcome anyone and everyone to make the
most of this beautiful place.
DIALOGUES IN SCULPTURE
Gallery 2 and Gallery 3
Audrey Reynolds - Bayard Eade
Audrey Reynolds’ new work for ‘Bayard Eade’ interplays various grades of
remembered and imagined space.
‘Curbelow’ - a fitted carpet traversing two gallery spaces - aspires to a
Friday 9th September (runs till 3rd December) 2011 5.30pm Free
promotion from fixture-and-fitting to sculpture and/or attempts a demotion
All very welcome. from sculpture to fixture-and-fitting, or very likely wants to find the space
Gallery 1 between the two, the half a dimension between these minimal ideals. Such
Tracy Hanna - A Day is a Room surfaces tend towards the office, the home, the foyer - anything but the
Tracy Hanna works with video installation to create sculptural objects gallery. As an import from an alien genre the work squats with uncertain
and environments. The work made for this exhibition is a study in form, intent, mildly glamourising flatness.
texture and movement. Through the exploration of these elements the Alongside this, an audio work - the artist’s voice re-enacting both parts
artist has constructed an alternative world of sensory perception. She has of a dialogue, interlaced with reminiscences tinged with the literary and
worked with materials such as milk, paper and coal to present vast, surreal the ornamental. These floating statements of drifting intent accumulate
landscapes that together create an environment within the exhibition meaning along a tide line of ghostly solitude.
space that is both familiar and alien. Audrey Reynolds studied at Bath College of Art and at Chelsea College
Tracy Hanna is a graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology and has of Art, London. She has held solo exhibitions at Outpost, Norwich (2011),
also studied at Hogeshool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht. She has exhibited Arcade, London (2010) and at Fordham Gallery, London (2007). She has
in many group exhibitions and has had two previous solo exhibitions: also participated in group exhibitions at The Approach, London (2010),
Things Fall Apart at SOMA Contemporary, Waterford (2011) and Lightness V22 Presents, London (2009), MOT international, London (2008), Ancient
of Being with Four Gallery, Dublin (2009). She currently lives and works in & Modern, London (2008), Hats Plus, London (2007), Netwerk Centre for
Dublin. Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium and in the 60th Anniversary Show at
Gimpel Fils, London (2006). She lives and works in London.
Audrey Reynolds is represented by Ancient & Modern, London.
Friday 2nd September – Sunday 11th September
THE ASSOCIATED EVENTS
PAUL O’CONNOR: Friday 23rd September Gallery 2 7pm Free
LEITRIM ARCHITECTURE A Conversation
Paul O’Connor presents an extensive series of photographs of the work Artist Audrey Reynolds will be in conversation with Leitrim Arts officer
of four architectural practices based in County Leitrim. The focus is on Philip Delamere discussing her work ‘Bayard Eade’ showing in gallery 2
domestic architecture: how houses are inhabited and how in turn those and 3 of The Dock. Audrey Reynolds grew up in Mohill and is now based
houses inhabit the landscape. The idea is to present a picture of some in London. Everyone is more than welcome.
current architecture in Leitrim and show possibilities for the future of
domestic architecture. Thursday 20th October 2pm Free
Friday 9th September from 5pm and all day Saturday 10th September The Dock’s curator Alice Lyons will lead a walk through of Tracy Hanna’s ‘A Day
‘THE WAY THAT WE LIVE’ is A Room’ and Audrey Reynolds’ ‘Bayard Eade’. This is a great opportunity
to gain insight in the current exhibition in an informal and friendly setting.
‘The Way That We Live’ is an exhibition by artist James P Kinsella that aims
to demonstrate how we can, through art, reclaim that space of defining Everyone is more than welcome.
house-home that was stolen from us during the ‘Celtic Tiger period’ by the
banking institutions, developers, speculators, builders, auctioneers and Thursday 3rd November 11am-4pm €10
even the Government through its tax incentives. Scaremongering Video Installation Workshop
The audience is asked to write a short paragraph, accompanied by a Artist Tracy Hanna will facilitate a Video Installation workshop. This will
drawing, outlining their concept of house-home. There are then asked to begin with a short presentation on video installation. Participants will then
choose a book from the selection on offer – or please feel free to bring your spend time recording video footage of objects, people and places in the
own. The chosen book should reference some characteristics expressed Dock Arts Centre. They will manipulate and distort this footage through
in their concept or house is then used as a building block to construct a projection to create terrifying landscapes and creatures to inhabit them.
sculpture of mortar and books that will represent a traditional three-room They will also create some ghoalish sound recordings to accompany the
cottage. The constructed house becomes a social structure. visuals. The goal will be to create our own chamber of horrors within the
James will begin this process on Friday 5pm at the start of the Green-Door Arts Centre.
Leitrim weekend at the Dock. He will then be there all day Saturday and Participants are asked to bring their own digital camcorders or cameras that
then at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre on Sunday 11th. Please join him and are capable of recording video. These need to be able to playback video
help him build his dream home! on a TV, so check that they can before bringing them. Please contact the
Alice Lyons - ‘Make Good All Existing’: Staircase poem about the Dock Arts Centre and we will provide a camera if you cannot. Shortly after the
will be on display. workshop a DVD will sent in the post to all participants with documentation
of the installations that are made.
OPEN SEASON 2011 Places are limited so early booking is advised. This workshop is suitable
for participants 16 years and older.
After last years fantastic response The Dock is delighted to announce
Open Season 2011. Please keep an eye on our website as submission www.tracyhanna.org
forms will be available from early November. The exhibition is scheduled
to open on Friday 9th Dec 2011. Exhibition work needs to be with us by
Friday 2nd Dec. If you would like further details please contact Claire
As always thank you for your support... and we look forward to more great work.
Thursday 15th September 5.30-7.30 pm Free 4 Saturdays: Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10,
MEET THE TUTOR 1.30 pm – 5.15 pm €165 / €130 if cheque received by 8 Sep 2011
Would you like to meet new people? Fancy learning new skills? “WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE”
Why not have a look at the courses we have on offer for Autumn 2011. This popular series of monthly half-day writing workshops resumes at The Dock
We will be holding a registration evening on Thursday 15th September, this autumn. Whether you are an experienced writer or a complete beginner,
between 5.30 and 7.30.pm Our tutors will be here to speak to you about you will find inspiration and encouragement in these lively workshops led by
the classes they teach, including Creative Writing, Oil Painting, The AWA-Affiliated Writing Group Leader Monica Corish. Monica’s own poetry,
Artist’s Way, Alexander Technique, Vocal Training, Traditional Music, and short stories and creative non-fiction have been broadcast and published
Youth Drama. There will be information available about our up coming on radio and in a range of literary journals; she is shortlisted for the 2012
day / weekend / short courses which include Life Drawing, Experimental Hennessy Literary Awards; and her first collection of poetry will be published
Drawing, Song Writing, a Guitar Master Class and a special video by Doghouse in 2012. To learn more about the AWA method, go to www.
installation workshop for teenagers. amherstwriters.com; to learn more about Monica and her work as a writer and
On the night, you can also find out about The Dock’s volunteer scheme. artist, go to www.monicacorish.ie. Places limited to 12.
Once signed up, you will be invited to come along to meetings and lend a To book contact Monica directly on 087-641 4185 or email@example.com
hand in the running of your local arts centre.
For queries please contact Ciara at firstname.lastname@example.org 071 965 0828
Friday 23rd September 5pm-10.30pm Free
Wednesday 7th September onwards
‘WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF?’
Leitrim Design House 5pm -6pm
TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES A Children’s craft workshop for all ages on Culture Night. Craft your county’s
Flute and tin whistle classes for ages 7-17 resume on Wednesday colours in celebration of Year of Craft 2011. This is a craft workshop for all
7th September and continue every Wednesday from 4.30pm- 6.30pm ages that will be organised in several craft centre’s/organisations across
during the school term. For more information contact Padraig Sweeney Ireland on Culture Night. Workshop participants will use textile materials,
on 086 811 2871. in their county colours, to create a small panel using a variety of craft
techniques, such as weaving, printing, embroidery etc.
From Friday 9th September 1pm-5pm
VOCAL TRAINING WITH DEIRDRE MCCABE Friday 23rd September 6pm Free
For further details contact Deirdre on 086 1250173 WRITERS WORKSHOP WITH BELINDA MCKEON
The Dock Music Room
Saturday 10th September 11-12pm Ages 8-12 Free Newly acclaimed author Belinda McKeon will be talking through a few tricks
Inspirational homes Leitrim Children’s workshop. Phone 087 778 1914 of the trade. Be it your first chapter, a brewing idea or a long time dream
for more details. Places are limited. You can book via the Inspirational this is the workshop just for you. Space is limited so early booking advised.
Homes website: www.inspirationalhomesleitrim.ie
Friday 23rd September 6pm Free 3 Saturdays : 17th Sept, 22nd Oct, 26th Nov.
WE LOVE VINTAGE WORKSHOP 11am-4pm with 30 min lunch break
The Dock Workshop Room SERIES OF 3 STAINED GLASS WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
Wendy Knight from Wendy Louise Designs (www.wendylouisedesigns.ie) Colette has worked on the restoration and conservation of some of the
and Eileen Abbott will facilitate a fun and fabulous vintage craft making most outstanding stained glass in the world before coming to Leitrim to
workshop. All participants will leave with their very own handmade vintage set up her own stained glass studio. She would now love to pass on to you,
textile piece. Places are limited to 10 so early booking is advised. the skills involved in the making of your very own original stained glass
art piece.The classes can be enjoyed individually, or you can reserve your
Friday 23rd September 6pm Free place for all 3 sessions. Open to everyone, no art experience necessary.
DJING WORKSHOP Particularly recommended for those who do not consider themselves
artistic but would still like to make something. Cost for the day is €65, with
The Dock Theatre Space
materials and light lunch included. For more information or to book contact
Aimed at all age groups, informal and musically diverse (from Sesame
Colette Langan on 086 100 3580.
Street to Beethoven). Participants will be encouraged to mess around with
For further information on Colette’s work, please see: www.irishstainedglass.ie
music using all the tricks of the trade. A live cam will be in place to allow
for the making of video clips. Facilitated by Paul Cunningham. Space is
limited early booking advised. Friday 30th September 2pm-7pm &
Saturday 1st October 10.30am-6pm Course fee: €195
Monday 26th September 6pm Free WRITING FOR MOVIES
LEITRIM YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY A 2-day Screenwriting Course with award-winning writer/director
LYTC sessions will begin on Monday 26th September 5pm (Senior) and Laurence Henson.
Tuesday 27th September 5pm (Junior). Sessions will run for 5 weeks This course was regularly held at the IFI in Dublin for several years. No
before October mid term and 6 weeks after. experience is required and all are welcome to come along to learn how
Catherine Simon will facilitate the senior group on Mondays and Mary it’s done! Amongst those who have already benefitted from Laurence’s
Blake will facilitate the junior group on Tuesdays. training are Glen McCoy, script-writer on “Eastenders”, Don Mullan, co-
For further information please call Ciara : 071 965 0828 producer of “Bloody Sunday” and novelist Rose Doyle.
To register please call: 071 9634967 or email :email@example.com.
24th September, 29th October and 26th November 2pm-4pm €3 For further information: www.writingmovies.net
FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE DOCK
The Dock’s ongoing art club welcomes children and adults to join us on the last Monday 3rd October 7pm-9pm Cost:€90 for 6 weeks
Saturday of September, October and November for a Family Fun afternoon! LIFE DRAWING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS
Explore our current exhibitions and, together with our experienced tutors, Local artist Louise Meehan starts a 6 week session of life drawing classes,
carry out fun, family friendly activities. Projects are designed for children suitable for anyone interested in learning new drawing skills or developing
aged 4-10. Each art club session lasts two hours but you can stay as long existing skills. No experience is necessary but a love of drawing is
as you like. There’s no need to book, but places are limited, so it’s best to desirable! Please bring along pencils, charcoal, inks or whichever drawing
arrive early to avoid disappointment. Admission is €3 per child, family rates medium you prefer. We will provide easels, drawing boards and paper.
are available and adult entry is free. All children must be accompanied by an For further details and bookings please call Louise at: 086 882 7360.
adult. For further information on The Dock’s Education Programme contact Places are limited to 10 people so please book early.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 071 9650828.
Monday 3rd October & Sat 26th November 12pm-6pm Adm: free
Tues 4th October 7-9pm 9 weeks €110 IMRO SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS
OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS In association with the “Irish Music Rights Organisation” this is an intensive
Starting on Monday 3rd (beginners class) & Tues 4th (Improvers class) (but fun!) one day workshop on singing, song writing, instrumentation,
of October 2011 and running until Dec 12th 2011. Note: there will be music engineering / production / recording, touring and many other facets
no classes on 31st of Oct/1st Nov due to bank holiday and also on the of the ever changing music industry. The workshops will also cover the
14th/15th of Nov. 9 weeks for 110 euro which is to be paid in full before the latest developments in the industry today including the growth of legitimate
classes commence in October. Booking is required as space is limited to digital sales, the dangers and consequences related to illegal downloading
10 participants. Suggested materials list is available on request. and the rapid growth of web based social and music networking.
This is a unique opportunity for school students to educate themselves
Friday 7th October 4.30pm – 5.30pm €10 in a “hands on” manner, about working in “music” with the workshops /
(or free for Mike Nielsen Quartet ticket holders) seminars delivered by some of the most respected & experienced full time
MASTERCLASS IN GUITAR WITH MIKE NIELSEN professionals in the industry.
Jazz Guitarist/Composer Michael Nielsen was born in Sligo, and started
playing the ukulele at the age of four. Michael won a scholarship and Jim THE ARTIST’S WAY
Hall incentive award in 1982 to attend Berklee College of Music, Boston,
€120 for the 12 weeks
where he studied from ‘83-’85. He holds a classical performance diploma,
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” Anais Nin
LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London) and a Masters degree,
We are all creative. If you’re keen to explore your own creativity, this is one
MPhil, in music and physics from the DIT School of Physics, Dublin.
of those classic series of classes that could well change your life.
Equally innovative on acoustic and electric guitars, Michael has gained a
The Artist’s Way Leitrim offers support, guidance and encouragement
reputation as one of the leading guitarists in European jazz. He lectures
while you engage in this world famous 12-week programme. The Artists
worldwide on jazz guitar, improvisation and microtonal composition. He
Way presents specifically designed tools such as the Morning Pages, and
currently teaches at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Bray VEC
the Artist’s Date to help you to uncover your creative nature. This will be
Music Centre and Newpark Music Centre. For more info contact Siobhan
done in a non-judgmental, fun and playful way.
on 071 96 50828 or email@example.com.
Facilitated by: Claire McAree is Visual Arts Coordinator at The Dock, and
Saturday 8th October 4pm- 5.15 pm €10 has an MSc. in Community Development. Claire has wide experience of
INTRODUCING THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE creative engagement in the North West, and has practiced The Artists Way
An introductory workshop to the Alexander Technique with Paul Barrett. techniques for the past 10 years.
The session will introduce the technique as a means to improve posture, Sheran Dickenson is an artist and permaculture designer based in Co
poise, mobility, performance & breathing and illustrate how it can be used Roscommon. She is experienced in facilitating community creativity.
to relieve pain, anxiety & tension. Sheran brings a great understanding and enthusiasm to the programme.
For more info: Paul Barrett on 087 959 6210 firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested in taking up this course, please contact Claire at
email@example.com or 087 41878 33
Thursday 3rd November 11am - 4pm €10
SCAREMONGERING VIDEO INSTALLATION WORKSHOP
Artist Tracy Hanna will facilitate this Video Installation workshop. Places
are limited so early booking is advised. This workshop is suitable for
participants 16 years and older. Full details can be found on page 25.
ON OUR RADAR
What’s On our radar....
THE FORGE CLUB Cootehall announces autumn programme...
THE DOCK HAS A BLOGGER!
In the beginning, there was Carrick, quietly huddled onto the majestic river Shannon,
Coming soon to The Forge Club at Mj Henrys Pub Cootehall is Melancholic which was the olden day when it was almost impossible to get a decent cuppa in
Popster David Kitt who has just recently become a member of Tindersticks town. Then, there was The Dock, a magnificent centre for the arts emerging within
who are on the biggest cult bands Touring Europe at the moment. After 6 the shell of the town’s former courthouse. And there am I, never a local, but never a
very successful albums David has been working his brother on a project stranger, my father has not worked the Irish land, but here it is were my daughter will
called Spilly Walker who might even turn up on the night. get her first kiss and my sons play hide and seek in the field as if it always has been
Also new Dublin buzz band Tieranniesaur who have just released their debut their own. Remember those summers 1995, ’96, with a full blazing sun for weeks on
on Popical Island records will pay a visit to Cootehall in the coming months. end? That was when this country became my home, it seems a lifetime away, and
The band Features Annie Tierney who has sang on The First THE RADIO today I endure the rain like all of us…
album and also started out as one third of the criminally ignored Dublin And now, there is this idea, a blog for The Dock, a different way of letting you know
Band CHICKS, who signed to Dreamworks at the tender age of 15years. what’s up, what on, what’s coming next, an inside view of what is hot or who is the
Jazz at The Forge Club will be continuing every second or fourth Sunday face behind some intriguing piece of art…
between 7pm and 9pm Featuring with the likes of the Citanne swing Trio So there is me, applying to the blogger wanted–ad last month, and suddenly and (I
and Ursela Connolly and her Band. have to admit) very gratefully I find myself in the position of being the chosen one;
With a new trad session about to start up this week, all looking very so once I master the initial hurdles of setting up blogger-camp, I’ll be the one writing
exciting. Over the Autumn The Forge Club will play host to various writers about The Dock, about the art, about activities and ideas, about our town’s cultural
Djing their Favourite Tunes, and also keep an eye out for the Rockabilly life. It is all about connecting, about reaching out and feeding back, about discovering,
theme nights to get you through the winter Blues learning and sharing, and sometimes for me - to reach for the stars, to sail away from
For more info 086 881 8037 - www.facebook.com/people/Forge-Mj-Henry the safe harbour and dare a new thing. So what I need most is YOU, my readers the
firstname.lastname@example.org new readers of a new blog, the local art lovers and supporters, the families and kids,
Respecting the new Art Worker App. This easy to download app helps the aspiring artists, the busy or preoccupied professionals, the enthusiastic students
artists and creative professionals value their skills. It shows how to charge and youngsters, the tired parents, the interested YOU…
for the artworks they produce and other related services they offer, such as A couple more words on introducing myself: as your new Dock blogger I personally
workshops and artists talks. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/art-worker/ love theatre, modern dance performances, poetry, and music and lyrics that reach
Impressed with ZIPPIT in Lough Key Forest Park. If you have not been... into the hidden corners of the soul, I love paintings and visual arts in all kinds of
you’re in for some serious fun... another reason to visit this sacred haven of ours. shapes and form, and I always wonder and ponder around the story behind the scene
Munching... The Bakery and Delicatessen in Carrick has a €4 deal for and what the artist might be like. Yet I’ll be also happily blogging about stuff that
soup and a spud... a sure way to keep the tummies warm and happy this wouldn’t have caught my eye before, no harm in checking out new things and keep
cold season... the grey matter going before the grey hair starts growing! This is going to be my
Learning from... Art 21 www.art21.org an amazing resource making first blog, and I am not as computer nerdy as I wish to be, so be patient and keep
contemporary art a whole lot more accessible. checking in till things run smoothly and happily.
Dressing up for Hunter’s Moon Festival, 28th/30th Oct, with its sinister The Dock is a place to hang out, to wander about in the galleries, to like and dislike
theme the streets of Carrick will be filled with ghoulish ghostly musical the exhibitions, to experience amazing performances, shows and music, to learn
tricks and treats. Check out www.huntersmoonfestival.wordpess.com something maybe completely new in one of the countless daytime workshops, to
Delighted about...The Boyle Camera Clubs’ exhibition opening on the see a new face in the crowd, or just to meet your friends and grab a coffee and a
23rd of September, Culture Night in The Jury Room at the Dock ... yes it’s new programme…
another great exhibition space for Carrick... the line up is growing. Your Dock Blogger
Hoping for a dry Autumn... good for running though leaves and feeling Follow our new bloggers musings on all things artistic at:
5 again! http://thedockblog.wordpress.com/
calendar of events / sept-nov DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION PAGE DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION PAGE
THE DOCK Sat 1st Oct Workshop 071 9634967 writingmov-
10.30am - 6pm Writing for Movies email@example.com.
Fri 2nd Sep- Exhibition
The Dock 071 96 50828 24
Sunday 11th Paul O’ Connor Leitrim Architecture From Mon 3rd Oct Classes Louise Meehan 086
7pm-9pm Life Drawing 8827360
From Wed 7th Sept Classes Contact Padraig Sweeney
4.30pm & 6.30pm Flute & Tin Whistle 086 811 2871 From Mon 3rd Oct Classes
The Dock 071 96 50828 30
7pm-9pm Oil Paintng for beginners
Thurs 8th Sept 11am The Dock 071 96 50828
How Green Was My Valley From Tue 4th Oct Classes
The Dock 071 96 50828 30
7pm-9pm Oil Paintng for Improvers
Fri 9th Sept 5.30pm The Dock 071 96 50828 22
Tracy Hanna / Audrey Reynolds Poetry
Thurs 6th Oct
Mary Guckian, Gerry Boland & The Dock 071 96 50828 9
Until 3rd Dec 10am Exhibition 8.30pm
The Dock 071 96 50828 22 Michael Herron
- 6pm Tues - Sat Tracy Hanna ‘A Day is a Room’
Fri 7th Oct 4.30- Masterclass
Until 3rd Dec 10am Exhibition The Dock 071 96 50828 30
The Dock 071 96 50828 23 5.30pm Guitar with Mike Nielsen
- 6pm Tues - Sat Audrey Reynolds ‘Bayard Eade’
Fri 9th Sept 5.30pm Exhibition Fri 7th Oct 8.30pm The Dock 071 96 50828 10
The Dock 071 96 50828 24 Mike Nielsen Quartet
-Sat 10th 6pm Alice Lyons ‘Make Good All Existing’
Sat 8th Oct 4pm - Workshop
Fri 9th Sept 5.30pm Exhibition The Dock 071 96 50828
The Dock 071 96 50828 24 5.15pm Introducing the Alexander Technique
-Sat 10th 6pm ‘The Way we Live’ James P Kinsella
Wed 12th October Childrens
Thurs 15th Sept Workshops The Dock 071 96 50828 10
The Dock 071 96 50828 26 11am Lost Sock Princess
5.30pm - 7.30pm Meet the Tutor Evening
Thurs 13th Oct Comedy
Fri 16th Sept Music The Dock 071 96 50828 11
The Dock 071 96 50828 4 8.30pm David O’ Doherty
8.30pm Jape with Dj Stevie M
Sat 15th Oct Workshops Monica Corish 087-641
Sat 17th Sept 1.30 Workshops Monica Corish 1.30pm - 5.30pm Write for your Life 4185
pm - 5.15pm Write for your Life 087 641 4185
Sat 15th Oct Music
Thurs 22nd Sept Theatre The Dock 071 96 50828 12
The Dock 071 96 50828 5 8.30pm Mundy & The Painbirds
8.30pm Fight Night
Tues 18th Oct Film
Fri 23rd Sept Various The Dock 071 96 50828 12
The Dock 071 96 50828 6 11am The Quiet Man
5.30pm - 10.30pm Culture Night
Wed 19th Oct Theatre
Fri 23rd Sept Exhibition Opening The Dock 071 96 50828 13
The Dock 071 96 50828 3 8.30pm Silent
5.30pm Boyle Camera Club
Thurs 20th Oct Exhibition
Sat 24th Sept Family The Dock 071 96 50828 25
The Dock 071 96 50828 28 2pm Curators Tour
2pm - 4pm Family Fun Day
Thurs 20th Oct Music
Wed 28th Sept Music The Dock 071 96 50828 14
The Dock 071 96 50828 8 8pm The Irish Chamber Orchestra
8.30pm Cherish The Ladies
Tues 25th Oct Music
Thurs 29th Sept Music The Dock 071 96 50828 14
The Dock 071 96 50828 8 8.30pm Michelle Shocked
2pm The Harp that Once
Fri 30th Sept Workshop 071 9634967 writingmov- Wed 26th & 27th Breffni Players - Brenton versus Bren-
29 The Dock 071 96 50828 15
2pm - 7pm Writing for Movies firstname.lastname@example.org. Nov 8.30pm ton & The Extrordinary Revelations of
Orca the Goldfish
calendar of events / sept-nov DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION PAGE
Fri 28th Oct Music
The Dock 071 96 50828 15
5pm - late Hunters Moon Festival
Sat 29th Oct Family
The Dock 071 96 50828 28
2pm - 4pm Family Fun Day
Fri 28th Oct - Exhibition
The Dock 071 96 50828 49
Sat 3rd December Tim Kerr
Sat 29th Oct
6pm -9pm & The Dock 071 96 50828 15
Hunters Moon Festival
Sun 30th Oct
6pm - 9pm & The Dock 071 96 50828 15
Hunters Moon Festival
Wed 2nd November Poetry
The Dock 071 96 50828 16
8.30pm Paul Durcan
Thurs 3rd Novem- Workshop
The Dock 071 96 50828 30
ber 11am - 4pm Scaremongering Video Installation
Fri 4th November Music
The Dock 071 96 50828 18
Thurs 10th Nov Comedy
The Dock 071 96 50828 17
8.30pm Neil Delamare
Fri 11th Nov 8.30pm The Dock 071 96 50828 18
When Joli met Christy
Sat 12th Nov Workshops Monica Corish
1.30pm - 5.15pm Write for your Life 087 641 4185
Wed 16th Nov - Sat Theatre
The Dock 071 96 50828 18
19th Nov 8.30pm United
Tues 22nd Nov Film
The Dock 071 96 50828 19
11am Rio Grande
Sat 26th Nov Workshops
The Dock 071 96 50828 31
12noon- 6pm IMRO Songwriting
Sat 26th Nov 2pm Family
The Dock 071 96 50828 28
- 4pm Family Fun Day
Wed 30th Nov Music
The Dock 071 96 50828 19
8.30pm De Danann
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exhibitions - activities - events - shopping
Open 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday
Visit the Leitrim Design House and be inspired by unique, handmade
gifts created in Ireland by local designers. Support local creative
business and give a loved one a Leitrim Design House gift voucher
Shopping: enjoy late night shopping throughout the year. Check the
Whats on Guide gig list; we open late for every event.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
23rd September 5pm-6pm
‘What are you made of!’ is a Children’s craft workshop for all ages on
Culture Night. Craft your county’s colours in celebration of Year of Craft 2011.
‘We love vintage!’ 6pm Wendy Knight from Wendy Louise Designs and
Eileen Abbott will facilitate a fun and fabulous vintage craft workshop. All
participants will leave with their very own handmade vintage textile piece.
Space is limited so please book early via The Dock Box Office 071 96 508 28.
Both events are FREE
20th October 7pm-8pm
Leitrim Design House presents ‘The Art of Glass’
Be inspired with the creativity of Leitrim’s Glass Artist Collective and relax
to the music of The Irish Chamber Orchestra, beamed live from UCH,
Limerick to The Dock. A wonderful night out.
Friday 4th November -7.30pm
The Dock is the place to be. Celebrating Design week 2011 Leitrim Design tel: 071 96 50550 / 071 96 50533
House will launch ‘Collections’ a stunning exhibition of Fine Art Prints web: www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie
by local photographer Jo Gray. Enjoy the exhibition launch, stay for a email: email@example.com
glass of wine and some late night shopping and round the evening with
ELEVENS - a not to miss three piece acoustic band from Dublin. What sets
ELEVENS apart from the average acoustic setup is their collaborations Visit www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie for all details of up and coming
with photographers and visual artists. A feast for the eyes and the ears! events or follow us on facebook.com/TheLeitrimDesignHouse
image: Ronel Kellerman, oil on board, see page 47
WRITTEN WORD WEEKEND - DRUMSHANBO
COUNTY LEITRIM ARTS OFFICE Time: 7.30, www.writtenwordweekend.wordpress.com
In Drumshanbo the organisers of Written Word Weekend are bringing a
Friday September 23rd literary themed event to the town. On Culture night they are holding a
CULTURE NIGHT group walk around the town with readings by themselves and guests and
are this year encouraging members of the public to come out and join
WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON CULTURE NIGHT? them and read their own, or someone else’s, work along the way.
On the evening of Friday September 23rd, the biggest, most extraordinary
collection of arts events ever is taking place across the country – all free
and in a venue near you. This year Leitrim will once again celebrate its THE SCULPTURE CENTRE - MANORHAMILTON
artistic, creative and cultural capital through a variety of free activities Time: 6.00, www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie
open to the public. Events are taking place in Carrigallen, Manorhamilton, Creative demonstrations across all the main processes at LSC, as well as
Carrick on Shannon, Drumshanbo and Ballinamore. So start planning your a chance to meet local and national practitioners from 6-8pm. Exhibition
evening now - and remember, everything is free! featuring Michelle Browne, LCC Residency Artist - open all day. Various
artists’ short video screenings from 6pm. Demonstrations from 6.30
-7.30pm: Bronze Foundry pour with Tim Morris at 6pm sharp. Stone Carving
SOLAS ART GALLERY - BALLINAMORE with Jackie McKenna; Letter Cutting with Seamus Dunbar; Ceramics with
Time: 7.30, www.solasart.ie Ros Cochrane; Screenprinting with Phoebe Dick and Silversmith Open
Solas Art Gallery presents a programme featuring traditional music and Studio with Soraya Ricalde
song, talks, poetry, performance art, and visual art exhibition. Watch out
for the medieval music of Nuada, guitarist Leo Torres, and a talk and
demonstration about cartooning by Ann Gilpin. Events start at 7.30 and THE GLENS CENTRE - MANORHAMILTON
refreshments will be served. Time: 8.00, www.theglenscentre.com
As events at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre draw to a close, at 8 pm everyone
is invited to the Glens Centre for an informal evening of performances
THE DOCK - CARRICK-ON-SHANNON during which food and wine will be served. The evening is topped off by a
See Page 6 world music DJ set and dancing.
THE CORNMILL THEATRE - CARRIGALLEN LEITRIM YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY
Time: 4.00, 5.00 & 6.00, 087 9036436 Are you aged between 10 and 13 or between 14 and 18? Have you ever
Leitrim Youth Theatre Carrigallen will host an open evening for young people wanted to work with professional actors and directors, go to see shows
interested in joining Leitrim Youth Theatre Company – Carrigallen. Drama all over the country, meet other young people interested in theatre, and
workshops will be facilitated by Maura Williamson - 4.00pm - 5.00pm for 9 perform in front of an audience?
to 12 year olds. 5.00pm to 6.00pm for 13 to 18 year olds. The workshops will
include devising, characterisation and script writing and existing members Leitrim Youth Theatre Company is a professional youth theatre organisation
will be on hand to talk about what youth theatre means to them. This will dedicated to providing opportunities for young people who wish to
be followed by a preview of an upcoming performance by the youth theatre become involved in acting and theatre. LYTC consists of both junior and
directed by current members Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson. senior groups.
As a junior group member, you will take part in weekly workshops exploring
your own creativity and imagination whilst attaining new skills, discovering THE GLENS CENTRE
hidden talents and making new friends. Senior group members also take Wednesday 9th and Thurs 10th November 8pm
part in weekly workshops covering all areas of theatre from performance Buaiteoirí (Winners) le Brian Friel, aistrithe ag
to technical production. As well as working with your LYTC Director, we
invite leading national and international actors, directors and other theatre Proinn Ó Duigneáin, arna léiriú ag Splódar
specialists to give workshops in various aspects of theatre from time to Ceann de mhórshaothair Brian Friel. Go príomha is scéal grá é ach nochtar
time. As a member of the National Association of Youth Drama, LYTC ann chomh maith teannas clainne agus gnéithe de shaol an bhaile mhóir
members have access to numerous national events and opportunities tré shúile na beirte Mag agus Joe a bhfuil an bás i ndán dóibh. Dáiríre is
such as National Youth Theatre and the Young Critics Programme. While é Romeo agus Juliet i litríocht na tíre seo an dráma seo ina bhfuil brú ar
many senior members aspire to go on to careers in theatre or the film na leannáin nach féidir an lámh in uachtar a fháil air. Ach tá níos mó den
industry, it is equally rewarding for those who have no desire to pursue ghreann agus den scléip sa saothar seo ná mar atá i ndráma Shakepseare.
theatre professionally - and for everyone LYTC is a supportive youth
network where members develop their creativity, gain self confidence and Friel’s masterpiece is surely the Romeo and Juliet of Irish literature as
make new friends. the ill-starred lovers Mag and Joe find societal and family pressures too
much for them. Strangely, this tale of tragedy with its hilarious humorous
For further information, contact the following: sequences awakens feelings of optimism rather than despair as it draws
us deftly into the charged and changing world of the young lovers.
Carrick-on-Shannon – contact The Dock, 071 96 50828
Senior Group – Mondays, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Starts September 26th “WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE”
Junior Group – Tuesdays, 5.00pm to 6.30pm, Starts September 27th
WOMEN’S WRITING GROUP
Carrigallen – contact Maura Williamson, 087 903 6436 Kinlough, Co Leitrim
Senior – Tuesday, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Starts September 6th 7 Thursdays: 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec
Junior – Mondays, 5.00pm to 6.30pm, Starts September 12th 7.00 - 9.30 pm €125/€100 if cheque received by 5 Sep 2011
This popular and welcoming women’s writing group resumes in Kinlough
Manorhamilton – contact The Glens Centre, 071 98 55833 in autumn 2011. Whether you are an experienced writer or a complete
Senior – Tuesdays, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Starts September 27th beginner, you will find inspiration and encouragement in these lively
workshops led by AWA-Affiliated Writing Group Leader Monica Corish.
Monica has led writing groups for women in Kinlough, Ballyshannon and
Manorhamilton over the last three years. Her own poetry, short stories and
creative non-fiction have been broadcast and published on radio and in a
wide range of literary journals.
To learn more about the AWA method, go to www.amherstwriters.com; to
learn more about Monica and her work as a writer and artist, go to www.
monicacorish.ie; and to book your place on the course, contact Monica
directly on 087-641 4185 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2ND ANNUAL BALLINAGLERA BREFFNI FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND 2011 Carrick-on-Shannon
Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October Autumn Programme of Activities and Training from end of Septem-
Friday 30th September ber until November 2011
Matt Molloy and Seán Keane Breffni Family Resource Centre will be running its Autumn Programme
Ballinaglera Community Centre: 8.30 sharp. (Doors open 7.30). Adm €15 from late September until the end of the year. We will be providing Courses
which include refreshments. Advance tickets to go on sale in Mulveys under the headings of Education, Entertainment, Environmental, Health
Public House, Ballinaglera, (071) 9643028 and Skerry Rynns Public House, and History. Courses and activities are open to Adults, Women, Over 55’s,
Ballinaglera (071) 964 3005. Men, Farmers, Parents, Children, Lone Parents, and People with Physical
and Sensory Disabilities.
Saturday 1st October We also have one-off workshops and day trips. A full breakdown of our
Sean Nós Dancing Workshop with World Champion Sean Nós Dancer Autumn Programme will be available from mid-September so please
Miss Louise Devitt. contact us for further information. Suzanne McGuinness 071 962 2566
Ballinaglera Community Centre: 2pm - 4pm; Adm €7 email@example.com www.breffnifrc.com
Due to popular demand we welcome back Drumkeerin native Louise to
choreograph her very entertaining workshop. All ages and standards welcome.
Aiden Shannon (Flute), Breda Shannon (Concertina) & Brian Mostyn SOLAS ART GALLERY
(Button Accordion) Ballinamore
Mulveys Public House : 4pm - 7pm Contact: Gail or Ben 071 9644210 firstname.lastname@example.org www.solasart.ie
Dave Sheridan (Button Accordion), Frank Jordan (Flute), Swithin Mc Fri Sept 9 - Oct 1 “Of Faces & Places” Sandra Vernon
Partlin (Flute,Tin Whistle and Singing) Fri Oct 7 - Oct 29 “Art for Arts sake” Frank “Brolly “ Desmond
10pm – Close Fri Nov 4 - Nov 26 “Pink, Small & Punctual” Siobhan Cox Carlos
Harry Mc Gowan (Flute and Singing), Michael O Brien (Button Accordion) Fri Nov 4 - Nov 26 “Urban Jungle” Helen Pinoff
Skerry Rynns Public House 10pm – Close
Sunday 2nd October THE VERY SMALL GALLERY
Flute Workshop with Seamus O Donnell. Carrick-on-Shannon
Ballinaglera Community Centre 2pm - 4pm Adm. €7
Patsy Maloney (Flute) & Shane Meehan (Fiddle) “FROM AFRICA TO IRELAND”
Skerry Rynns Public House 4pm - 7pm Fri 14th Oct – 5th Nov `11. Opening 7.30pm 14th Oct
Meaití Jo Shéamais Ó Fatharta (Flute, Pipes and Singing) & Johnny An exhibition by four South African artists from the Cape Town area, this
Connolly (Melodeon). 10pm- Close; will be the first time that the work of these artists, Kobus Walker; Anna
Mick Mulvey (Flute), Mossy Martin (Fiddle) Stone; Gerald Bevedecker and Ronel Kellerman will have been exhibited in
Mulveys Public house 10pm- Close Ireland. ‘Works of quality incorporating human life and imagination’.
The Very Small Gallery is next to the Bush Hotel and shows work from 50+
This event is kindly funded by the Leitrim Arts Office and we also thank our artists. Weds-Sat 11-6pm or by appointment.
very generous sponser “The Riverbank Restaurant”, Dromahair, Co Leitrim. www.facebook.com/theverysmallgallery
For further details contact Sean Gilrane: email@example.com / 087 www.theverysmallgallery.com firstname.lastname@example.org
6904498 Sandra Vernon 071 962 5276 / 087 294 3853
GREEN DOOR LEITRIM WEEKEND performance by legendary minimalist
performer Tony Conrad (USA), the
9-11th September 2011 man who gave the Velvet Underground
September 2nd-11th: Exhibitions around the theme of architecture at: their name and one of the founders of
the Dock, the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and the Organic Centre. Artists: minimalist drone music, this exclusive
Paul O’Connor, James Kinsella, Alice Lyons and the Architecture at the performance promises to be like nothing
Edge exhibition (from the Venice biennale 2010). we’ve seen at the Dock before. Some of
Friday 9th the other Electronic, experimental, drone,
6-7pm: Reception and launch of the weekend at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon psych and solo performers, will include
7-9.30pm: Debate at the Dock. Panel of speakers, (Dr. Sandra O’Connell, - Blood Stereo (UK), The Hunter Gracchus (UK), Gnod (UK), Circulus (UK),
Dominic Stevens, Colin Bell, Gordon Ryan, Ciarón Trac) chair and audience. David lacey & Paul Vogel (IRE), Herv (IRE), Sea Dog (IRE). Please go to
Saturday 10th huntersmoonfestival.wordpress.com for more artists and links.
Homes and buildings in South Leitrim open to the public. Architects giving The Dock will also host an exhibition in the Jury Room coffee shop exclusively
tours of some of the buildings/home ie: Colin Bell at Gabriel Toolan’s for the festival by American artist Tim Kerr (www.timkerr.net). This will run in
office, Sean Moylan at the Dept of Ag and Fisheries HQ, Anne Fletcher at conjunction with the Hunters Moon gallery space, short film cinema and the
the Dock, Dominic Stevens at his own house. art trail through the town.
Children’s event at The Dock Please go to huntersmoonfestival.wordpress.com for more info and tickets sales.
Saturday Evening If you would like to contribute to the festival we are running a ‘fund it’
Film night in Dromahair hosted by Cinema North West 6-11pm. An evening campaign where you can donate to the festival and receive a great prize
of architectural films curated by Colin McKeown and Dominic Stevens. in return. Please go to http://www.fundit.ie/project/the-hunters-moon-music-
Sunday 11th and-arts-festival.
Homes and buildings in South Leitrim open to the public. Architects giving Any donations received will go towards making this special and unique
tours of some of the buildings/homes ie: Thomas Flynn at Michaela and festival a success!
John James’, Deidre McMenamin at the award winning Landscape room
house, Dominic Stevens at the Mimetic house…
Children’s event at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre
THE BEEZNEEZ THEATRE COMPANY
www.inspirationalhomes.ie present UNITED, a new play by John McDwyer
The Brennan family is back in the home place for the funeral of their mother
HUNTERS MOON FESTIVAL Peggy who was cared for in her final years by the unmarried Mary. Not
all of Peggy’s children have returned, however those present review the
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October hopes, disappointments and achievements of the past fifty years on
Hunters Moon Music and Art Festival will take place on the 28th, 29th, and 30th their return from the graveside. Gradually long-kept secrets are aired and
of October in the Northwest of Ireland in Carrick on Shannon, County Leitrim. misconceptions challenged. The siblings see each other in a new light that
Hunters Moon Festival is an experimental music, art and film festival makes sense of a past they were not always aware of – from the Munich
combining unique visual art and music into the unique town of Carrick on Airport disaster to the present day. This new awareness allows conflicts
Shannon The festival will feature music in two locations in the town. Daytime and misunderstandings to be resolved and the family is united once again.
performances will happen in St. Georges Church. Evening and night time Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 2011
performances will take place at the Dock Arts Centre. Doors open: 8:00pm Show starts: 8:30pm Admission: €17 & €15
In association with the Dock, performances will take place at the Dock from Booking: (049) 4339612 or email@example.com
6pm till 9pm and then again from 10.30pm till late both on Saturday the 29th
and Sunday the 30th. We are especially excited to announce the first ever Irish
CORNMILL THEATRE present LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE
The Chastitute by John B. Keane Richard Cavaliero 071 985 5098 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Bosco is a fifty three year old bachelor living in rural Leitrim. He has
been consigned to a life of celibacy by a combination of religiously inspired EXHIBITIONS
sexual guilt, social ineptitude and plain bad luck. His fate is not, as he FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
explains himself, the result of a lack of effort on his part. A combination Michelle Browne LCC Residency Exhibition
of flashbacks, imaginings, and actual happenings illustrate his endeavors Opening reception 1pm. Show runs until 23rd Sept.
with the opposite sex. His run of failure continues throughout the play in Browne’s working process is developed from an engagement with site
spite of the ministrations of a matchmaker, his aunt Jane, a smooth-talking and often her work is manifest through performance, public engagement,
lothario, and even the local priest, all of whom are filled with parochial video and sculptural objects. During her residency in Manorhamilton she
advice on the subject. has been researching the development of the built environment and will
Directed by Gus Ward. Doors open: 8:00pm Show starts: 8:30pm present a body of work that deals with the current state of flux in the town
Booking: (049) 433 9612 email@example.com due to the down turn in the economy.
8th ONE ACT DRAMA FESTIVAL FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER
Johnnie Lawson LCC Residency Exhibition
at The Corn Mill Theatre Opening reception 1pm. Show runs until 27th Oct.
The 8th Annual One Act Drama Festival will be held in the Corn Mill
Theatre on Friday 18th November, Saturday 19th November commencing FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
at 8:00pm and on Sunday 20th November commencing at 3:00pm. Fiona Mulholland LCC Residency Exhibition
Nine groups with nine different play’s ensure a great weekend of drama. Opening reception 1pm. Show runs until 1st Dec.
Adjudicator: John Carty. Admission is €10.00 or €20.00 for the weekend.
Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November 2011
Friday & Saturday: Doors open: 7:30pm. Show starts: 8:00pm
FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
Sunday: Doors open: 2:30pm. Show starts: 3:00pm
Creative demonstrations across all the main processes at LSC, including
Admission: €20 (weekend ticket) & €10 (per night)
an exhibition by Michelle Browne, as well as a chance to meet local and
Booking: (049) 4339612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
national practitioners from 6-8pm”
THE ORGANIC CENTRE • Exhibition featuring Michelle Browne, LCC Residency Artist in the
LSC Gallery - Open all day.
Bronze Foundry pour at 6pm sharp.
Basket Making 12th & 13th November 2011 10am-5pm
Spinning & Dyeing Wool 13th November 2011 10am-5pm • Various artists’ short video screenings from 6pm.
Felt making Workshop in 3D 19th & 20th November 2011 10am-5pm • Demonstrations from 6.30 -7.30pm:
Christmas Decorations with Natural Materials 20th Nov 2011 10am-5pm • Stone Carving with Jackie McKenna
Christmas Decorations with Natural Materials 26th Nov 2011 10am-5pm • Letter Cutting with Seamus Dunbar
Annual Green Christmas Crafts Fair 27th November 2011 10am-5pm • Ceramics with Ross Cochrane
Natural Cosmetic Making 22nd October 2011 10am-5pm • Screen-printing with Phoebe Dick
Annual Green Christmas Crafts Fair 27th November 2011 10am-5pm • Silversmith Open Studio with Soraya Ricalde
www.theorganiccentre.ie email@example.com 07198 54338
WORKSHOPS ALSO AT LSC
FRIDAY 9TH TO SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 11-5PM
Woodcarving Workshop with Jackie McKenna James Kinsella ‘The way that we live’ . James will bring his piece from
SATURDAY 10TH & SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER the Dock to Manorhamilton. Make the most of your chance to help ‘build a
Bronze Finishing & Patination Workshop with Tim Morris home of books’ and fix the roof before the end of the day!
FRIDAY 23RD TO SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER ‘Architecture at the edge’ Elements of this significant Architectural
Stone Carving Workshop with Jackie McKenna Exhibition, are on loan from Open-House Galway. International
SATURDAY 24TH & SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER Architecture Critic, Shane O’Toole (Sunday Times), reviewed it’s Exhibition
Metal Fabrication Workshop with Michael O’Hara in Venice and noted that “though Ireland is a small country, her history
SATURDAY 24TH & SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER is long, with structures older than the pyramids dotted throughout the
Woodturning Workshop with David Spence island. She is unique in that her most important monuments are ruins”.
SATURDAY 1ST & SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER The exhibition features contemporary designs in this historic landscape
Digital Printmaking Workshop with Majella Clancy from the design studio’s of C.J. Falconer & Associates (Waterford), Simon
SATURDAY 1ST & SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER J Kelly + Partners (Galway and Westport), Healy & Associates (Limerick)
Traditional & Contemporary Printmaking Workshop with Deirdre Nolan and Taylor Architects (Castlebar). Also: LSC’ s Current show: by Michelle
SATURDAY 8TH & SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER Browne
Mouldmaking for Artists and Architects Workshop with Keith Seybert
SATURDAY 15TH & SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER CHILDREN
Glassblowing for Beginners Workshop with Louise Rice Ongoing children’s activity in the gallery.
WEDNESDAY 19TH & THURSDAY 20TH OCTOBER Fun with clay with ‘Builder in Leitrim’, Kevin Callaghan. All ages., including
Glassblowing for Beginners Workshop with Graham Reid adult. Drop in 12-3pm.
FRIDAY 21ST TO SUNDAY 23RD OCTOBER Clay makes up a significant part of the buildings on show today. Have your
Advanced Refractory Mouldmaking for Kiln Cast Glass & Bronze turn at seeing how it works.
Casting Workshop with Keith Seybert
SATURDAY 22ND & SUNDAY 23RD OCTOBER
Exploring Form & Colour in Hot Glass Workshop with Louise Rice &
MONDAY 24TH & TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Sand Casting with Hot Glass Workshop with Keith Seybert
THURSDAY 3rd TO SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER
Bronze Casting Using Solid Investment Workshop with Tim Morris
FRIDAY 4TH TO SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
Contemporary Printmaking Masterclass with Pete Williams
SATURDAY 5th & SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER
Digital Design & Graphics Workshop with Ciarán Clancy
SATURDAY 19TH & SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Patination & Finishing of Metal Workshop with Keith Seybert
CARRICK FILM SOCIETY Films at Carrick Cineplex, info: 086 385 6776
ORANGES AND SUNSHINE BLUE VALENTINE
Director: Jim Loach Country: UK Director: Derek Cianfrance Country: USA Cert: 16
mins 29/09/2011 112 mins 27/10/2011
Directed by Jim Loach, son of Ken(The Wind that Shakes the Barley) Beautifully acted, cleverly structured drama in which a couple once
Loach this deeply moving debut feature addresses an appalling scandal wildly in love contemplate their current misery. Starring Ryan Gosling
from recent British history concerning the illegal migration of thousands and Michelle Williams, the pair make a faithful decision to embark on a
of children to Australia in the 1940’s.Emily Watson is first class as the weekend away in a tacky hotel. While they fail to reconnect we flash back
Nottingham Social worker who first uncovered the scandal. to the airy beginnings of their tangled affair.
BEGINNERS ESSENTIAL KILLING
Director: Mike Mills, Country: USA Cert: 15A Director: Jerzy Skolinowski Country: Poland Cert: 15A
104 mins 6/10/2011 84 mins 3/11/2011
Directed by Mike Mills and starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan Weird, highly original thriller in which Gallo as an unnamed and vaguely
McGregor, Beginners explores the hilarity, confusions and surprises of love motivated killer flees security forces across a snowy tundra. At its best
through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Oliver meets the irreverent Essential Killing is Gallo in the moment. A bleeding, shivering animal
and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal passed away. engaging in whatever extreme eating is required to survive. The actor finds
This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 something common to humanity in the bestial underneath. The latest from
years of marriage came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full energised cult Polish director Skolinowski is emblematic of the new European vogue
tumultuous gay life. for pure cinema.
OF GODS AND MEN THE SKIN THAT I LIVE IN
Director: Xavier Beauvois Country: French Director: Pedro Almodovar Country: Spain
122 mins 13/10/2011 120 mins 10/11/2011
Bewitching film following the lives of trapist monks in 1990’s Algeria as The latest eagerly awaited Almodovar film, the great Spanish director,
tensions grow with local Muslim militants. It would be wrong to make too brings a hypnotic quality to this exquisitely choreographed and compelling
much of the juxtapositions between passive Christianity and active Islam. tale of surgical obsession starring Antonio Banderas as the brilliant plastic
The picture is so sure in its casting and performances that personalities surgeon, Almodovar describes this film as a horror story without screams
register more strongly than ideologies. or frights. To know too much about this movie is to ruin the experience.
BIUTIFUL A SEPARATION
Director: Alegandro Gonzales Inarritu Cert: 15A Director: Asghar Farhadi Country: Iran
148 mins 20/10/2011 122 mins 17/11/2011
Biuitiful brings together for the first time the brilliant Mexican director of An unhappily married couple break up in this complex, painful, fascinating
Amores Perros and the great Spanish actor Javier Bardem. Biuitiful is a Iranian drama by writer/director Asghar Farhadi with explosive results that
love story between a father and his children. The journey of a conflicted expose a network of social and personal faultlines. Because of censorship
man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality and mortality in Iran this film relies heavily on symbolism as is the case with all Iranian
amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. cinema. A Separation cannot be divorced from Iranian politics.
DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION PAGE
LEITRIM VEC ADULT EDUCATION
calendar of events / sept-nov
LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE
GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION SERVICE Thurs 20th Oct
The Art of Glass
Leitrim Design House
071 965 0550
The following are a selection of evening and part time courses will be
running this Autumn through Leitrim VEC: Fri 4th Nov Exhibition Leitrim Design House
7.30pm Collections 071 965 0550
Ballinamore Intro to Photography €40 for 4 weeks
THE GLENS CENTRE
Basketmaking €60 for 6 weeks
Wed 9th - Thurs Theatre The Glens Centre
Carrigallen Painting TBC 45
10th Nov 8pm Buaiteoirí (Winners) le Brian Friel 071 985 5833
Creative Writing TBC
Digital Photography TBC LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE
Interior Design/Furniture Painting Free of charge Fri 2nd Sept -Fri Exhibition Leitrim Sculpture Centre
23rd Sept Michelle Browne LCC Residency 071 985 5098
Drumshanbo Pottery TBC
Woodwork TBC Fri 9th to Sun Workshop Leitrim Sculpture Centre
11th Sept Woodcarving with Jackie mcKenna 071 985 5098
Ballinagleara Art (Active Age group) Free of charge
Sat 10th & Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Bronze Finishing & Patination 52
Carrick-on- Painting in Watercolours TBC 11th Sept 071 985 5098
with Tim Morris
Shannon Interior Design TBC
Handcrafts (Crochet & Quilting) TBC Sunday 11th Exhibition
Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Woodwork TBC September James Kinsella ‘The way that 53
071 985 5098
Dressmaking TBC 11am-5pm we live’
Mohill Web Design TBC Exhibition Leitrim Sculpture Centre
‘Architecture at the edge’ 071 985 5098
Drumkeerin Woodwork TBC
Fri 23rd to Sun Workshop Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Dromahair Arts and Crafts (Active Age group) Free of charge 52
25th Sept Stone Carving with Jackie mcKenna 071 985 5098
Drumshanbo College of Further Education & Leitrim VEC will offer a range Workshop
Sat 24th & Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Metal Fabrication with Michael 52
of full time FETAC Level 5 courses starting in September 2011 such as 25th Sept
071 985 5098
Traditional Irish Music and also Media Engineering.
The Traditional Irish Music course is open to people with an interest in Sat 24th & Sun Workshop Leitrim Sculpture Centre
25th Sept Woodturning with David Spence 071 985 5098
gaining a broad understanding of Irish music as well as Irish song, dance
and folklore. There is a strong focus on playing music but no previous Sat 1st & Sun
Leitrim Sculpture Centre
experience is necessary as the course is open to all levels. Digital Printmaking with Majella 52
2nd Oct 071 985 5098
The Media Engineering course is a practical introduction to sound engineering
and an introduction to the world of multimedia. You will study the music Sat 1st & Sun
Leitrim Sculpture Centre
industry, event production, media analysis and sound engineering among Traditional & Contemporary 52
2nd Oct 071 985 5098
Printmaking with Deirdre Nolan
other subjects and have a chance to help record your own production. This
course combines practical training with a foundation for further studies Fri 7th Oct - Exhibition Leitrim Sculpture Centre
For details on any of the above courses or other courses that are running Thurs 27th Oct Johnnie Lawson LCC Residency 071 985 5098
you can contact Niamh or Jane in the Leitrim Adult Education Guidance Workshop
Sat 8th & Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre
and Information Servce on 071 9621371 or 086 7743329 or email: 9th Oct
Mouldmaking for Artists and
071 985 5098
firstname.lastname@example.org. Architects with Keith Seybert
calendar of events / sept-nov DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION PAGE DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION PAGE
Sat 15th & Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre Sat 1st Oct
Glassblowing for Beginners with 52 Trad session Skerry Rynns Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46
16th Oct 071 985 5098 10pm- close
Louise Rice Public House
Workshop Sun 2nd Oct Workshop
Wed 19th & Leitrim Sculpture Centre Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46
Glassblowing for Beginners with 52 2pm - 4pm Flute with Seamus O Donnell
Thurs 20th Oct 071 985 5098
Sun 2nd Oct
Workshop Trad session Skerry Rynns Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46
4pm - 7pm
Fri 21st - Advanced Refractory Mouldmak- Leitrim Sculpture Centre Public House
Sun23rd Oct ing for Kiln Cast Glass & Bronze 071 985 5098
Casting with Keith Seybert Music
Sun 2nd Oct
Trad session Skerry Rynns Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46
Workshop Public House
Sat 22nd & Sun Exploring Form & Colour in Leitrim Sculpture Centre
23rdOct Hot Glass with Louise Rice & 071 985 5098 Sun 2nd Oct
Graham Reid Trad session Mulveys Public Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46
Mon 24th & Leitrim Sculpture Centre SOLAS GALLERY
Sand Casting with Hot Glass 52
Tues 25thOct 071 985 5098
with Keith Seybert Exhibition
Fri 9th Sept –
Workshop Of Faces & Places Sandra Gail or Ben 071 9644210 47
Thurs 3rd - Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre Sat 1st Oct
Bronze Casting Using Solid 52 Vernon
6th Nov 071 985 5098
Investment with Tim Morris Exhibition
Fri 7th Oct -
Workshop Art for Arts sake Frank “Brolly “ Gail or Ben 071 9644210 47
Fri 4th - Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre Sat 29th Oct
Contemporary Printmaking Mas- 52 Desmond
6thNov 071 985 5098
terclass with Pete Williams Exhibition
Fri Nov 4 -
Workshop Pink, Small & Punctual Siobhan Gail or Ben 071 9644210 47
Sat 5th & Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre Nov 26
Digital Design & Graphics with 52 Cox Carlos
6th Nov 071 985 5098
Ciarán Clancy Fri Nov 4 - Exhibition
Gail or Ben 071 9644210 47
Workshop Nov 26 Urban Jungle Helen Pinoff
Sat 19th & Sun Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Patination & Finishing of Metal 52 VERY SMALL GALLERY
20th Nov 071 985 5098
with Keith Seybert
Fri 14th Oct – Exhibition Sandra Vernon 071 9625276
Fri 11th Nov - Exhibition Leitrim Sculpture Centre 47
51 Sat 5th Nov From Africa to Ireland 087 2943853
Thurs 1st Dec Fiona Mulholland LCC Residency 071 985 5098
CARRICK FILM SOCIETY
BALLINAGLERA TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND
Thurs 29th Sept Film
Fri 30th Sept Music Contact: 086 385 6776 54
Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46 8.30pm Oranges and Sunshine
8.30pm Matt Molloy and Seán Keane
Thurs 6th Oct Film
Sat 1st Oct 2pm Workshop Contact: 086 385 6776 54
Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46 8.30pm Beginners
- 4pm Sean Nós Dancing
Thurs 13th Oct Film
Sat 1st Oct Music Contact: 086 385 6776 54
Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46 8.30pm Of Gods and Men
4pm- 7pm Trad session Mulveys Public House
Thurs 20th Oct Film
Sat 1st Oct Music Contact: 086 385 6776 54
Sean Gilrane 087 6904498 46 8.30pm Biutiful
10pm- close Trad session Mulveys Public House
calendar of events / sept-nov DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION PAGE
Thurs 27th Oct Film CULTURE NIGHT 23RD SEPTEMBER
Contact: 086 385 6776 55
8.30pm Blue Valentine
7.30pm Music/Poetry/Visual Art Solas Gallery 071 9644210 42
Thurs 3rd Nov Film
Contact: 086 385 6776 55 Children’s Workshop Leitrim Design House 071
8.30pm Essential Killing 5pm - 6pm 42
‘What are you made of?’ 965 0550
Thurs 10th Nov Film
Contact: 086 385 6776 55 Exhibition Opening
8.30pm The Skin That I Live In 5.30pm The Dock 071 9650828 42
Boyle Camera Club
Thurs 17th Nov Film
Contact: 086 385 6776 55 Workshop
8.30pm A Separation 6pm -7pm The Dock 071 9650828 6
Workshop Leitrim Design House 071
Theatre (049) 4339612 bookings@ We Love Vintage 965 0550
The Chasitiute by John B Keane cornmilltheatre.com
6pm The Dock 071 9650828 7
Sat 12th & Sun Theatre (049) 4339612 bookings@ Djing for everyone
13th Nov United by John McDwyer cornmilltheatre.com
6pm - 10.30pm The Dock 071 9650828 7
Theatre Teen spirit productions
Fri 18th- Sun (049) 4339612 bookings@
8th Annual One Act Drama 50
20th Nov cornmilltheatre.com Artists Talk
Festival 7pm-8pm The Dock 071 9650828 6
THE ORGANIC CENTRE
6pm - 10.30pm The Dock 071 9650828 7
Sat 22nd Oct Workshop The Organic Centre DJ Sweetcup
10am – 5pm Natural Cosmetic Making 0719854388
9pm-10.30pm The Dock 071 9650828 7
Sat 12th Nov & Life drawing
Workshop The Organic Centre
Sun 13th Nov 50
Basket Making 0719854388 4pm, 5pm& Workshops The Cornmill Theatre
10am – 5pm 43
6pm L.Y.T.C. Carrigallen (049) 4339612
Sun 13th Nov Workshop The Organic Centre
50 7.30pm on- Literature
10am – 5pm Spinning & Dyeing Wool 0719854388 43
wards Group Readings
Sat 19th & Sun
Workshop The Organic Centre Sculpture Leitrim Sculpture Centre
20th Nov 10am 50 6pm - 8pm 51
Felt making Workshop in 3D 0719854388 Creative demonstrations 071 985 5098
Workshop The Glens Centre
Sun 20th Nov The Organic Centre 8pm onwards Music/Dance Performances 51
Christmas Decorations with 50 071 985 5833
10am – 5pm 0719854388
GREEN DOOR LEITRIM WEEKEND
Sat 26th Nov The Organic Centre Exhibitions The Dock 071 9650828/
Christmas Decorations with 50 9th -11th Sept 46
10am – 5pm 0719854388 Workshops Childrens events LSC 071985 5098
Sun 27th Nov Workshop The Organic Centre
10am – 5pm Annual Green Christmas Crafts Fair 0719854388
sun 27th Nov Workshop The Organic Centre
10am – 5pm Annual Green Christmas Crafts Fair 0719854388
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