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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.
                                            Gift Vouchers
                                            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 pcunningham@leitrimcoco.ie
                                            some cases may be the interval.
                                            Special Requirements
                                            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.
                       2                    The Dock reserves the right to alter/cancel performances.                                                                                                                               3
in the theatre
    Thursday 8th September
    Classic Cinema Club:
                                           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

                                     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.

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    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 cmcaree@leitrimcoco.ie 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.
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     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

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                   Friday 7th October              8.30pm                  €15/€12          Thursday 13th October              8.30pm      €16 (Comedy Club €14)
                   MIKE NIELSEN QUARTET                                                      Leitrim Laughs Comedy Club hosts
                  The     Mike
                  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
                                                                                             word ‘hyperbole’.
     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.

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     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
     Classic Cinema:
                             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.

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     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.
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     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” *****
                                                                                    The Scotsman
     In association with Poetry Ireland
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     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
                                                                                          DE DANNAN
                                                                                           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.
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     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.

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                                                                                   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.

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      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
                                                                                       Curator’s Tour
      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.
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     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 monicacorish@iol.ie
     hand in the running of your local arts centre.
     For queries please contact Ciara at cmccormac@leitrimcoco.ie 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

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     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 :writingmovies@ireland.com.
     24th September, 29th October and 26th November 2pm-4pm €3                         For further information: www.writingmovies.net
     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.
     cmccormac@leitrimcoco.ie or call 071 9650828.

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     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 somalley@leitrimcoco.ie.
                                                                                      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 pipbarrett@gmail.com                 If you are interested in taking up this course, please contact Claire at
                                                                                      artistswayinleitrim@gmail.com or 087 41878 33
     Thursday 3rd November                      11am - 4pm           €10
     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.
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                                                                     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
     steveradio@gmail.com                                                                   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/

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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                    ies@ireland.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
                                                      Exhibition Opening
                                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                    ies@ireland.com.                 Nov 8.30pm           ton & The Extrordinary Revelations of
                                                                                                                                                  Orca the Goldfish

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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
                            8.30pm                Elevens

                            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
     this year.

     Shopping: enjoy late night shopping throughout the year. Check the
     Whats on Guide gig list; we open late for every event.

      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:   info@leitrimdesignhouse.ie
     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

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     image: Ronel Kellerman, oil on board, see page 47
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                                                                                    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.

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     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 monicacorish@iol.ie

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     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                               info@breffnifrc.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 info@solasart.ie 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: gleraweekend@gmail.com / 087         www.theverysmallgallery.com        sandra@theverysmallgallery.com
     6904498                                                                        Sandra Vernon 071 962 5276 / 087 294 3853

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     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 bookings@cornmilltheatre.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

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     CORNMILL THEATRE present                                                        LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE
     The Chastitute by John B. Keane                                                 Richard Cavaliero 071 985 5098 info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie
     OCTOBER 2011
     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 bookings@cornmilltheatre.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
                                                                                     CULTURE NIGHT
                                                                                     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 bookings@cornmilltheatre.com
                                                                                     national practitioners from 6-8pm”
     THE ORGANIC CENTRE                                                              •    Exhibition featuring Michelle Browne, LCC Residency Artist in the
     Rossinver                                                                       •
                                                                                          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      info@theorganiccentre.ie 07198 54338
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     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
     Exploring Form & Colour in Hot Glass Workshop with Louise Rice &
     Graham Reid
     Sand Casting with Hot Glass Workshop with Keith Seybert
     Bronze Casting Using Solid Investment Workshop with Tim Morris
     Contemporary Printmaking Masterclass with Pete Williams
     Digital Design & Graphics Workshop with Ciarán Clancy
     Patination & Finishing of Metal Workshop with Keith Seybert

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     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.

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                                                                                     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’

                                                                                     Sunday 11th
      Mohill            Web Design                              TBC                                      Exhibition                            Leitrim Sculpture Centre
                                                                                     September                                                                            53
                                                                                                         ‘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
     info@leitrimadultguidance.com.                                                                      Architects with Keith Seybert
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calendar of events / sept-nov   DATE/TIME              EVENT                              LOCATION               PAGE   DATE/TIME              EVENT                             LOCATION                 PAGE
                                                  Workshop                                                                                Music
                                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
                                                  Graham Reid
                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                        10pm- Close
                                                  Workshop                                                                                Public House
                                Sat 22nd & Sun    Exploring Form & Colour in          Leitrim Sculpture Centre
                                                                                                                 52                       Music
                                23rdOct           Hot Glass with Louise Rice &        071 985 5098                      Sun 2nd Oct
                                                  Graham Reid                                                                             Trad session Mulveys Public         Sean Gilrane 087 6904498    46
                                                                                                                        10pm- Close
                                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

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                                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
                                                                                                                                        Belinda McKeon
                                CORNMILL THEATRE
                                                                                                                                        Workshop                     Leitrim Design House 071
                                                                                                                       6pm                                                                       28
                                                 Theatre                              (049) 4339612 bookings@                           We Love Vintage              965 0550
                                October                                                                         50
                                                 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
                                                                                                                                        Audrey Reynolds
                                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
                                – 5pm

                                                 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
                                                 Natural Materials
                                                                                                                       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
                                                 Natural Materials

                                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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