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THEATRES // JANUARY - JUNE 2017

Cultural

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Cultural The Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough vibrant arts and cultural offering, which brings you theatre, arts, exhibitions, museums, heritage and more.....bringing the Borough to Life!

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Contents

Jan – June 2017 Contents

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Theatre at The Mill

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Last Orders at The Rough Diamond The Tempest Hugo & Friends Neil Delamere - Handstand Pirates of Penzance Jake O’Kane- Old Enough to Know Better The Met Opera Stars of Country You Must Be Joking Hamlet Annie Jr Rock n Roll Years and Dance Hall Days Africarmen The Lonesome West The Three Tenors Roly Daniels and Special Guests An Evening of Country & Gospel Music Jason Byrne is Propped Up Naaman - The Musical Hang On Strange Feathers The Legends of American Country Flash Harry 25th Anniversary Tour All Shook Up Humpty Dumpty Big Eggventure Go The Distance Round 2 Showtime Nights on Broadway-The Bee Gees Story Aladdin Jr Julius Caesar The Blue Boy of Glen Mor Singing in the Rain Jr Giselle The King & Queens of Country Elish O’Carroll’s – Live, Love, Laugh Ballyclare Male Voice Choir Banff Mountain Film Festival Ulster Drama Festival Antony & Cleopatra Clare Chorale Summer Country with The Stars

Cultural Life goes digital. All our listings will now be available as an e-book to view online. www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/culturallife Dates

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Tues 3-Sat 7 Jan Wed 11 Jan Thurs 12 Jan Fri 13 Jan Sat 14 Jan Fri 20 Jan Sat 21 Jan-Sat 13 May Thurs 26 Jan Fri 27 Jan Sat 28 Jan Wed 15-Sun 19 Feb Fri 24 Feb Thurs 2 Mar Fri 3 Mar Sat 4 Mar Wed 8 Mar Fri 10 Mar Sun 12 Mar Thurs 16 & Fri 17 Mar Sat 18 Mar Sun 19 Mar Thur 23 Mar Fri 24 Mar Tues 28 Mar-Sat 1 Apr Sun 2 Apr Thur 6 & Fri 7 Apr Sat 8 Apr Sat 15 Apr Mon 17-Fri 21 Apr Wed 26 Apr Thur 27 Apr Sat 29 Apr Wed 3 May Thurs 4 May Fri 5 May Sat 6 May Thurs 11 & Fri 12 May Mon 15-Sat 20 May Wed 24 May Sat 27 May Thurs 1 June

COMEDY 25 Florence Foster Jenkins SCREENING Mossgrove Youth Musical Festival MUSIC 25 The Annual Audio Visual Festival COMEDY Jane Eyre: An Autobiography FAMILY Ardnaglass on the Air COMEDY Preston Reed SCREENING 27 Grainne Duffy MUSIC Newtownabbey Drama Festival COMEDY Miami Showband DRAMA Mr Hullabaloo’s Springtime Storybook FAMILY 28 Chekhov’s Shorts MUSIC Neoflora DANCE 29 Celtic Soul DRAMA Courtyard Band Night - Clubsound MUSIC 30 Cinderella KIDS MUSIC 31 The Trials of Galileo Tribute to Smokie & The Bay City Rollers MUSIC COMEDY The Old Courthouse MUSICAL DANCE 33 David Meade: Seeing is Deceiving FAMILY Tea Dances MUSIC Holocaust Memorial Day Film MUSIC Ronnie Greer MUSICAL 34 Mulligan Brothers FAMILY I’ll Tell Me Ma MUSIC Jane Eyre: An Autobiography MUSIC 35 Antrim Live MUSIC 36 Mr Hullabaloo's Pirate Adventures WORKSHOP Mi Mundo SCREENING Florence Foster Jenkins DRAMA 37 Spring Lecture MUSICAL Iconettes – Tribute to Motown DANCE Jim Mullan with the Ronnie Greer Organ Band MUSIC 38 The Illegals COMEDY Clubsound MUSIC The Blue Boy of Glen Mor FILM 39 April Verch Band DRAMA The Faerie Thorn 40 Treasure Island SCREENING MUSIC Crazy MUSIC

The Courtyard Theatre

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Fri 20 Jan Mon 6 – Fri 10 Feb Fri 17 & Sat 18 Feb Thurs 23 Feb Fri 24 Feb Sat 25 Feb Fri 3 Mar Mon 13 – Sat 18 Mar Fri 24 Mar Sat 25 Mar Wed 29 Mar Fri 7 Apr Sat 8 Apr Sat 15 Apr Mon 17 – Sat 22 Apr Sat 29 Apr Sat 13 May

FILM MUSIC SCREENING DRAMA COMEDY MUSIC MUSIC DRAMA MUSIC FAMILY DRAMA TALK MUSIC MUSIC WORKSHOP DRAMA MUSIC

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT FILM MUSIC MUSIC COMEDY DRAMA ENTERTAINMENT FAMILY DRAMA FILM TALK MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC DRAMA MUSIC DRAMA FAMILY COMEDY

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THEATRE AT THE MILL Jan - June 2017


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David Hull Promotions presents

Royal Shakespeare Company presents

Hugo & Friends

The Tempest COMEDY

Tickets: £20, £18, £16 & £14 Concessions £2 off each price Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Sat 7 Jan at 6pm & 9pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+

Everyone hates the sound of ‘last orders’ but for Diamond sisters Holly and Ivy it also threatens a pending yuletide eviction from their precious home and pub, ‘The Rough Diamond’. Will there be any room at the INN this year? Can they rely on the support of the ‘rubbered’ regulars who prop up this local dive? Will they place all their Christmas cash and cheer on local boxer and odds on favourite Short Leg Stewarty? Or will Holly, Ivy and the rubbered regulars all have to find another Christmas grotto to get blott’oed in? Let Caroline Curran and Julie Maxwell, the winning team that brought you last year’s smash hit My Big Fat Belfast Christmas, wet your whistle this year at the Rough Diamond. Join Holly and Ivy and a host of regulars to see if they can save the Diamond from having its lights put out for ever.

Wed 11 Jan

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7pm Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. In a unique partnership with Intel, the production will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Thurs 12 Jan

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm A fun filled Country show that is fuelled by ‘Uncle’ Hugo’s boundless energy and fun. The BBC Radio Ulster presenter, well known for his teasers and craic, is delighted to be returning with his show Hugo & Friends to Theatre at The Mill and promises to give the audience a night of action packed entertainment.

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Sat 14 Jan

Neil Delamere Handstand

Fri 13 Jan

Tickets: £12 Time: 7.45pm

COMEDY

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+ Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money. “Simply put, Delamere is a master” The Scotsman

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A swashbuckling farce of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit, The Pirates of Penzance makes for the perfect night out. Presented by the Association of Irish Musical Societies and put together in just 24 hours, with direction and musical direction from award-winning Gilbert & Sullivan Director Ian Milford - follow young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disowns the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley’s songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an “ingenious paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to a few surprises. Full of toe tapping tunes and hilarious twists, The Pirates Of Penzance promises timeless entertainment for all ages.


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Yarns Bistro & Bar

David Hull Promotions presents

Jake O’Kane – Old Enough to Know Better Fri 20 Jan Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Age: 16yrs+ Show contains adult references

COMEDY

SINGLE SEATS ONLY LEFT FOR THIS SHOW

Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O’Kane is back with his new show, Old Enough to Know Better. Combining stories from the year past with photos from the Irish News archive and the wackier side of the Internet, Jake dissects the insane from the mad and the worst from the bad, in his usual inimitable style. Be it the ceremonial burning of his ballot card on election day, or his near fatal car journey around the Arc de Triomphe in his Euro’s documentary, Jake, as usual, has much to talk about. On this tour, Jake is supported by talented comic Terry McHugh. If you’ve caught Jake’s live tour before you’ll know this new show is not to be missed; if you haven’t, come along and see what you’ve been missing.

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Got tickets for a show at Theatre at The Mill? Why not come along a little earlier for some food and make it a real occasion! Relax, unwind and enjoy a Pre-Theatre meal in Yarns Bistro. Alternatively why not visit Yarns Bar in the theatre foyer, open for all shows from 6.30pm, where overlooking the stunning civic square you can enjoy a drink from the fully licenced bar and sample a tasty Lite Bites snack menu including sharing platters. We would encourage you to avail of the interval drink pre-order service so you can make the most of your time enjoying the ambience of Yarns Bar. To book Pre-Theatre Dinner phone 028 9034 0022 or email eatatthemill@mountcharles.com at least 4 days prior to the show you are attending. Pre-Theatre menu only available Friday & Saturday evenings. Follow us on facebook & twitter @yarnsatmossley


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OPERA FROM THE MET RETURNS IN JANUARY 2017 WITH THE FOLLOWING LIVE SCREENINGS:

RUSALKA Sat 25 Feb Tickets: £20 & £10 Concession (under 18 & students) Time: 5.55pm

ROMEO ET JULIETTE Sat 21 Jan

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting Song to the Moon.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £20 & £10 Concession (under 18 & students) Time: 5.55pm

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at The Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. Bartlett Sher’s new production has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

LA TRAVIATA Sat 11 March Tickets: £20 & £10 Concession (under 18 & students) Time: 5.55pm Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on The Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.


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IDOMENEO

EUGENE ONEGIN

Sat 25 March

Sat 22 April

Tickets: £20 & £10 Concession (under 18 & students) Time: 4.55pm

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Tickets: £20 & £10 Concession (under 18 & students) Time: 5.55pm

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to The Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on The Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Sat 13 May Tickets: £20 & £10 Concession (under 18 & students) Time: 5.30pm The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

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You Must Be Joking

Fri 27 Jan

COMEDY

Tickets: £22 Time: 7.45pm

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Thurs 26 Jan

MUSIC

Tickets: £18 Time: 7.45pm The popular Stars of Country show returns to Theatre at The Mill following a sell-out show last year. With six household names in Country music all in one super show featuring Gary Gamble, Stephen Smyth, Matt Leavy, Crawford Bell, Tony Kerr and Curtis Magee who each will showcase their biggest hit songs with the fantastic Keltic Storm band.

John Linehan You Must Be Joking’s compere and May McFettridge’s driver is joined by a line-up of Northern Irish stand-up comedians in a night of pure comedy heaven. Forget Brexit, the falling pound and global instability for a chuckle fest with the master of one liners Gene Fitzpatrick, the comedian’s comedian Adrian Walsh, star of Heretic’s and Head the Balls Neil Dougan and our very own first lady of comedy the grand dame of panto May McFettridge. Musical accompaniment and general silliness provided by Ivan Black.

Sat 28 Jan

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Schools: £10 Time: 7.45pm The King of Denmark is dead. His son Hamlet whose depression is festered by the death of his father - shatters the narrative and drives it forward. The young prince is not self-pitying or selfindulgent. He is angry. He is infuriated by the world that envelops him. Torn and enabled by his mental malady, the Herculean character embarks on a selfdestructive rampage to avenge his father’s death. Incorporating an original score, this gripping, ensemble reimagining embraces the brutality of the subject, and amplify’s the exhilaration and violence of one of the greatest plays ever written Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation.


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HOME SPUN YOUTH DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Family Ticket £35 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) Group Discount Available Time: 7pm (No evening show Sun 19 Feb) Matinees Sat 18 & Sun 19 at 2.30pm

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Following the success of Phantom of the Opera last year, Theatre at The Mill’s Home Spun Youth Theatre School is returning with the Broadway Musical Classic, Annie Jr! This much loved family favourite sees young orphan Annie run away and stumble upon exciting new adventures. Life changes before her eyes when she softens the heart of business tycoon Will Stacks who rescues her from the arms of the cruel Miss Hannigan.

Performances are given by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED Book by Thomas Meehan, title Music by CharlesStrouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin

‘It’s a hardknock life’

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Wed 15 – Sun 19 Feb


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Cultural Life - Applaud ds, From the Producers of Ireland’s Showban Do You Come Here Often

Rock’n’ Roll Years E HALL DAYS DANCCLUBSOUND starring

Africarmen Thurs 2 March

DANCE

Tickets: £14, £12 & £10 W Concessions £2 off each price Schools Workshop and Show Ticket £10 Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Based on Georges Bizet’s opera, Africarmen is a story of desire and corruption set in a modern-day oil-rich military dictatorship somewhere in Africa.

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Fri 24 Feb Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Trevor Kelly

Janet McCartney

Margo Burns

Joe Mac

MUSIC

Members of a local village eke out a difficult life under harsh conditions, but Carmen dreams of escape and a better life, even when the shadow of tragedy falls upon her every step. Bawren Tavaziva’s powerful choreography is performed through contemporary and African dance.

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From the producers of Do You Come Here Often and after two sell out tours, George Jones will host a brand new show celebrating songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Featuring the music of iconic stars such as Bobby Darin, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka, Patsy Cline, Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark to the early Rock ‘n’ Roll songs from Elvis and the Four Seasons. Starring Clubsound, Joe Mac, Margo Burns, Janet McCartney and Trevor Kelly. This is a celebration of music not to be missed!

Schools Workshops Available on Tues 28 Feb & Wed 1 March for pupils aged 12yrs+. School Workshop and Show Ticket £10. Contact the box office on 028 9034 0202 for more information. ‘Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable… His seven strong cast is sharp, swift and superbly fit’ The Times It’s upbeat, impressive…This is dancing with the volume turned up.’ The Guardian


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The Lonesome West

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Contains Strong Language Time: 7.45pm Another McDonagh classic From Bardic/Prem. Directed by Sean Faloon, The Lonesome West follows Bardic’s acclaimed version of The Cripple of Inishmaan by the same author, which travelled to the city of Perm in Russia, where it scooped two top awards at this years “2nd International Martin McDonagh Festival”. “ In the extraordinary ‘THE LONESOME WEST’, two brothers, one of whom has killed their father, are closeted together in undying hostility like a pennedup Cain and Able” ........The Guardian. McDonagh’s savage ironic humour makes this play a ‘must see’ ..... not to be missed!

Roly Daniels In Concert with special guests Frank McCaffrey and Chris Logue

The Three Tenors, Ireland’s Greatest Voices with Star Violinist Sat 4 March

MUSIC

Tickets: £23 Time: 7.45pm Performing up to 100 concerts annually in major venues throughout Ireland & UK, Derek, Dominic, and Shane, collectively The Three Tenors Ireland, have been the headline act annually in such prestigious venues as the National Concert Hall Dublin, Cork Opera House, UCH Limerick, Wexford Opera House and sell-outs in Belfast Waterfront Hall and Belfast Lyric Theatre. This exciting, thrilling, fast-moving concert is packed with the world’s most beautiful, magical feel-good, uplifting songs. Their noted friendliness and connection with their audience makes this event a special night-out.

Wed 8 March

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Join one of Ireland’s top entertainers and singers Roly Daniels for a nostalgic show by one of our true greats. Roly will perform his biggest hit songs like Mr Jones, I Will Love You All My Life and The Rose to name a small few in the company of a super live band. Joining Roly on the tour will be two great singers Frank McCaffrey and Chris Logue.

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Fri 3 March

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Presented by the NI Alzheimer’s Society

An Evening Of Country & Gospel Music With Warren Smyth and Friends

Having recorded a number of critically acclaimed Country and Gospel Albums in the past, he has been presented with the coveted ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ title at the Country Music Ireland Awards and also earned the title of ‘Country Music Radio Presenter of the Year’ at the NICMA awards.

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Warren has been fortunate enough to have shared the stage with some of American Country Music’s greatest artists including Charley Pride, Crystal Gayle, Gene Watson, Collin Raye and Hal Ketchum to name but a few and also is one of an elite group of Irish artists to have performed in the past on stage at the World Famous ‘Grand Ole Opry’ in Nashville Tennessee with his long-time friend, the late great George Hamilton IV. Warren will be singing songs from his acclaimed back catalogue of country and gospel albums including the award winning Reason To Believe in what promises to be a wonderful evening of Country and Gospel Music.

Fri 10 March

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm Warren Smyth is recognized and respected as one of Ireland’s finest Country Gospel singers and radio presenters.

Warren’s special guests will include the talented country voice of Tony Kerr and his band, the fabulous Leon who has toured the world as Daniel O’Donnell’s backing vocalist, country gentleman Crawford Bell and comedian Gary Wilson. This concert promises to be a great night’s family entertainment, with ticket demand expected to be high, please book early to avoid disappointment.

In Memory of Ivan Arthurs.

Special Eye Entertainment presents

Jason Byrne Is Propped Up Sun 12 March

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Age: 16yrs+ No Support Act. Jason Byrne’s brand new show has everything you’ve come to expect from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times), plus ducks, false chins, portable igloos, bewildered owls and much, much more. The star of Wild Things (Sky 1) and The Snaptastic Show (TV3) has gone back to his comedy roots, probably so he can pull them up and use them as a prop as well.


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Abbots Cross Presbyterian Church presents

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Fidget Feet presents

Ballet Ireland presents

Naaman – The Musical

Strange Feathers AThe Magical Nutcracker Aerial Dance Show for Children

Fidget Feet presents

Tickets: £12.50 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

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This is a musical production adapted from the bible story of Naaman. As commander of the Aramean army, Naaman has power, wealth and fame but he discovers he has an incurable disease. His only hope is to return to the land of Samaria, which he previously attacked and plundered, to ask for a miracle cure from the prophet Elisha. This show has drama, comedy and lots of music – entertainment for all ages. Samuel Moore plays Naaman. He is supported by a talented cast and band from Abbots Cross Presbyterian Church.

Hang On

Sat 18 March

FAMILY DANCE

Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm Fidget Feet are doing what they do best, mixing aerial skills with dance and performing to original live music and video art. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE? HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO FIGHT FOR IT? Hang On brings the suited denizens of the business world into the sumo wrestler’s circle of combat. This is an aerial dance at its finest. Hang On mixes an aerial dance trapeze duet with a love musical performance in a thrilling struggle between the sexes. Will everything be lost in the battle or can love be found? Can they HANG ON?

Sun 19 March

FAMILY

Tickets: £6 Time: 11am & 2pm Recommended Age: 18 Months - 7yrs Strange Feathers is an aerial dance show aimed at the youngest audiences. Two little birds are learning to fly with the help of their surroundings in nature. Feathers drop from the sky to the beautiful sounds of soft music. With two aerial dancers and a musician on stage Strange Feathers mixes contemporary dance, aerial dance and live music in a humorous way. It is beautifully crafted and exquisitely delivered. After the performance children will be invited up on stage to meet the performers and explore the space as feathers drop from the sky.

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David Hull Promotions presents

Flash Harry’s 25th Anniversary Tour

Fortwilliam Musical Society presents

Ballet Ireland presents

Thurs 23 March

Tues 28 March - Sat 1 April MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.45pm The Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. The 2017 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson and four brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza. The show features four fantastic and respected singers in Rod McAuley, Joe Moore, Evan O’Donnell and Tracey McAuley all backed by the superb Keltic Storm band. One thing’s for sure if you like Country music this is the only show in town!

Fri 24 March

MUSIC

Tickets: £18 Time: 7.45pm This year the band will celebrate a quarter of a century paying tribute to one of the most outstanding bands in musical history, Queen. Audiences will see Flash Harry present a showcase of Queen’s greatest hits and more. A show of one hit after another from their first single Keep Yourself Alive to Freddie’s poignant last appearance on These Are The Days Of Our Lives. Queen were also famous for their big anthems such as Radio Gaga and We Are the Champions and Flash Harry deliver them all.

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Tickets: Tues & Wed: £18 & £16 (Concession) Thurs - Sat: £20 & £18 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Matinee Sat 1 April at 2.30pm Fortwilliam Musical Society, who recently brought you The Wizard of Oz, are proud to present the American jukebox musical All Shook Up, based on the book by Joe DiPietro and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. The story is based on WIlliam Shakespeare’s 1602 play Twelfth Night. Based somewhere in the Midwest in the 1950s, this musical comedy features hit after hit and includes classics such as Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, Can’t Help Falling In Love and of course All Shook Up. A “must” for all Elvis fans, don’t miss this musical extravaganza.


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Humpty Dumpty Big Eggventure

Thurs 6 & Fri 7 April FAMILY

Tickets: £10 Time: 3pm For the first time ever the classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in this wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production. Humpty is going on a big adventure to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom, but Humpty needs your help! Sing along, solve puzzles, and meet lots of famous children’s charters along the way including The Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep, all the animals on Old MacDonald’s Farm and many more! With amazing costumes, dazzling stage sets and a host of colourful characters to bring you on the journey of a lifetime.

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm After the success of Go The Distance last year Theatre at The Mill are hosting ‘Round 2’ of this musical extravaganza, where the worlds of sport and music collide. Take a musical journey through many genres of music including; musical theatre, popular classics and iconic songs inspired by sport (World in Union). Directed and produced by renowned vocal coach and musical director Ashley Fulton. Showcasing a wealth of talent including soloists, local school choirs, and Ashley’s exceptional vocal group Adoro and a Dame! All proceeds to The Mary Peters Trust.

Sat 8 April

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Tickets: £15 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

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Showtime is a high energy, fun-filled, quality youth production staged by local performing arts company Uplift. This show is sure to be an evening full of excitement and fun as it takes you on a journey through Broadway, both new and old. You will see medleys from musicals such as: The Lion King, On Your Feet (The Gloria Estefan Musical), Something Rotten, Memphis The Musical, and many more! Don’t miss this opportunity to see this wonderful production and support local talent!

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Sun 2 April

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Theatre at The Mill’s Home Spun Musical Theatre School Production of

HOME SPUN YOUTH DRAMA

Mon 17 – Fri 21 April Sat 15 April

MUSIC

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Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm Nights On Broadway presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over four decades from the 60s to the 90s. The full live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers which define the show. This is a totally live concert experience which prides itself on musical, in particular vocal authenticity, while the accompanying costume changes compliment the show to give audiences a truly original feeling. “From the musicianship to the vocal harmonies, these guys sound so like the Bee Gees it’s scary!” Brendan O’Carroll (BAFTA winning International Comedian star of ‘Mrs. Browns Boys’)

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Tickets: £120 (includes 7 free tickets to the performance) Time: 10am - 5pm Performance Fri 21 April at 6pm Age: 8 - 16 yrs

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If your kids have a passion for dance, drama, and singing then sign them up for Theatre at The Mill’s Home Spun Youth Theatre School this Easter, offering young people the chance to perform in Disney’s enchanted musical and in a professional theatre with costumes, staging and lights. Our celebrated creative team returns with the all-time favourite tale of Princess Jasmine and Aladdin (and of course the Genie) in one of the most magical journeys of all time. The week provides students with the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, mastering the dance routines, perfecting the lines and putting on a show for family and friends in just one week.

With a limited number of spaces available in this sought after, immersive musical theatre experience early booking is advised. Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Book adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs. Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louisell. Based on the Screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. By Arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED


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Royal Shakespeare Company presents

The Blue Boy Of Glen Mór

Thurs 27 April

DRAMA

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7pm Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, allconquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

Jemmy John is a tortured soul. The flax bogs on the Glen and the cottage are his life. His younger sister Colleen however, doesn’t share his enthusiasm. She feels entrapped by the bog and the Glen and her brother. She craves the chance of a better life. Two local suitors, Paudie Rua and Stephen are determined to steal Colleen’s heart and escape the Glen... but Jemmy John is having none of it! The long, simmering conflict between these rival siblings is the catalyst that ignites the events which unfold. A fresh, sensational and hauntingly dark comedy, The Blue Boy Of Glen Mór is a thrilling piece of theatre that will have you on the edge of your seat from the start. From the multi-awarding winning company who brought you The Holy, Holy Bus, Man In The Moon & A Night With George.

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Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

Julius Caesar Wed 26 April

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Fortwilliam Musical Society Youth presents

Ballet Ireland presents

Thurs 4 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £19.50 Time: 7.45pm

Giselle Sat 29 April

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Tickets: £10 Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Fortwilliam Musical Society Youth, who last year brought you Cats, are proud to present Singin’ in the Rain Jr, the classic MGM musical about Hollywood in the 20s. This light hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood as the advent of sound changes all the movie making rules and Monumental Studios prepares its romantic epic The Dueling Cavalier includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers and love ballads ever written. With a vintage score and book - and that torrential dance number - Singin’ In the Rain Jr is 24 carat classic entertainment.

DANCE

Tickets: £16, £14, £12 & £10 Concessions £2 off each price Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Love. Betrayal. Redemption. This spring, Ballet Ireland performs one of the greatest ballets from the Romantic Era, Giselle. Set in modern day, this love story tells the tale of a young woman transformed into a spirit after dying of a broken heart. With its compelling and beautiful dancers, mesmerising choreography and its heart breaking romance, Giselle is a must-see. Choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela, former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer, this production of love that transcends death will capture the hearts and minds of audiences today.

Join six of Ireland’s leading Country acts for an unmissable Kings and Queens of Country show that features legends Louise Morrisey, John Hogan, Eamon McCann, Cowboy Larry and rising young stars Ritchie Remo and Cliona who each have legions of fans all across the country. Each star will perform their biggest hit songs.


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SD Entertainment presents

Eilish O’Carroll’s – Live, Love, Laugh

Sat 6 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.45pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Photo Credit: “Senja Island Noray” Thomas Senf

Thurs 11 & Fri 12 May

Tickets: £13.50 & £11.50 (Concession) Two Night Ticket: £23 Groups of 6+ £11.50 each Time: 7.45pm Age: 12A

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s successful BBC sitcom, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50. While poignant and deeply moving it is also packed with humour. She describes her childhood with affection and good humour. Then there’s her discovery of orgasmic proportions via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex! The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself.

The ever popular Ballyclare Male Choir is delighted to be able to invite you to the Theatre at The Mill for their 83rd Anniversary Concert. Since their last appearance at The Mill they have produced a new CD entitled A Journey in Song. They will be performing some of the pieces included on the CD along with some songs new to the Choir as well as a few old favourites.

Experience an extraordinary collection of awardwinning short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. There are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along both nights for two entirely different film programmes. Two night discounts are available.

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Ulster Drama Festival

Mon 15 – Sat 20 May

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession)

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Festival Tickets : £60 & £50 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm The best of amateur theatre comes to Theatre at The Mill this spring, staging 6 days of top quality drama, competing for the Grand Opera House Premier Award. Six amateur theatre groups who have recently qualified for the finals in regional full length play festivals will perform a range of dramas which are expected to engage, unsettle, shock, provoke and delight audiences. Details of the performances and theatre companies taking part in this year’s Festival will be published, once confirmed, at www.theatreatthemill.com, or by contacting the Box Office nearer to the Festival on 028 9034 0202.

Royal Shakespeare Company presents

Antony and Cleopatra Wed 24 May

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7pm Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).


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Featured on BBC Songs of Praise

The Clare Chorale

Plus Guest Artists

Sat 27 May

MUSIC

This popular mixed voice choir enjoys a busy diary of engagements throughout the Tickets: season. It£15 has singers from all professions who base themselves in Book online at: www.theatreatthemill.com Ballyclare, a townor well known for its musical traditions. over the phone: 028 9034 0202 Regular singing throughout the province keeps them busy and they are always adding to their membership and repertoire. Their conductor is local MezzoSoprano, Sheelagh Greer and their accompanist is Darren Day, also a full-time musician. Most recently they were selected to take part in the BBC Songs of Praise.

Thurs 1 June

MUSIC

Tickets: £19.50 Time: 7.45pm Join six of our top Country Music stars all on one super Summer Country With The Stars show featuring Ray Lynam, TR Dallas, Billy McFarland, Caitlin, Trevor Loughrey and the hilarious Gary Wilson for an unmissable night of toe tapping Country classics that even Nashville would be proud of.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

This popular mixed voice choir enjoys a busy diary of engagements throughout the season. It has Tickets: singers from £15 all professions who base themselves in Ballyclare, a town well known for its musical traditions. Regular singing throughout the province keeps them busy and they are always adding Time: 7.45pm to their membership and repertoire. Their conductor is local Mezzo-Soprano, Sheelagh Greer and their accompanist is Darren Day, also a full-time musician. Most recently they were selected to take part in the BBC Songs of Praise.


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Florence Foster Jenkins The Nutcracker

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Northern Ireland Photographic Society presents

The Annual AudioVisual Festival and Championships Fri 17 & Sat 18 Feb FILM

Tickets: £10 (includes a light supper) Time: Supper served from 7.30pm Film 8pm Certificate: PG Cabaret Style Seating Let us transport you back to the Roaring Twenties with the story of Manhattan Socialite and aspiring (but tone-deaf) soprano, Florence Foster Jenkins, thanks to vast wealth, was able to sell out Carnegie Hall with her robust shrieking. Her noticeably poor singing abilities and lavish outfits ironically made her one of the most prominent soprano icon’s during the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and directed by Stephen Frears this story of Florence Foster Jenkins, is one of endearment, humour and warmth that will fill your heart with joy.

Mon 6 – Fri 10 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: Per Session: £4 & £2 (Concession) Gala Evening Fri 10 Feb from 7pm: £6 & £4 (Concession) Festival Membership: £10 & £8 (Concession) Payable at the door Time: Afternoon Session: 2 - 5pm Evening Session: 7 - 10pm A unique music festival for young people aged between 5 and 25 years who compete in singing and instrumental classes throughout the week. The festival finale is a Gala Night Concert, featuring the young performers who competed. The overall winners of the Festival receive their awards that evening.

Tickets: £8 (for both sessions) Payable at the door Time: 7.30pm This will change your mind about slide shows. Come along and witness the presentation of AudioVisual sequences by amateur photographers from all over Ireland. They’re not films, and they’re not still photography slide shows. They are unique presentations in one of the photographic arts, interpreting poetry, music, presenting documentaries, themes and humorous topics. They will all be judged by an Audio-Visual producer of international repute who will also show a sample of their work on the Friday with a gala presentation of the winning entries on the Saturday. Judging during Saturday morning and afternoon is also open to the public. Come along and be amazed.

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Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Ardnaglass on the Air

Thurs 23 Feb

Fri 24 Feb

DRAMA

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 8pm From the creators of: Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Christmas Gothic and Dalloway. Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage under its full title by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.

A comedy by Jimmy Kerr

COMEDY

Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 8pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+ Ardnaglass On The Air! Ireland’s Top Premiere Rural Community Radio Station! Join Hugh Francis O’Connell and Margaret Mary-Rose for the latest in Ardnaglass - community news, “Gossip Corner”, and who’s “kicked the bucket”. Life on the air can be tough and things aren’t always what they seem. But today, a high powered BBC executive is paying a visit and this could be their chance. It’s a big day for the “Ardnaglass On The Air” radio show, what could possibly go wrong? Hilarious, cheerful, surprising and tearful. A rural “rom-com” with the sound of pigs in the air. Warning: contains colourful language and livestock. Wear wellies.

Preston Reed Sat 25 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm Cabaret Style Seating One of the most influential and innovative guitarists of the past quarter century, Preston Reed invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980’s, revolutionizing the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since, including many of today’s top players such as Andy McKee and Jon Gomm. Employing multi-voiced grooves, polyrhythmic percussion and story-telling compositions, Reed’s visionary approach fully exploits the breathtaking orchestral potential of the guitar.


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Grainne Duffy MUSIC

Tickets: £13 & £11 (Concession) Time: 8pm Grainne Duffy is a contemporary blues based artist hailing from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. Described by The Sunday Times as ‘a blues singer of real integrity’, Grainne Duffy is a pioneer of her own style while also paying sincere homage to her roots, soul, blues and rock traditions. She is a seasoned artist and has been spending the last number of years touring in Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and beyond.

Miami Showband Mon 13 - Sat 18 March

DRAMA

Tickets: £8 & £7 (Concession) Time: 8pm, Sat at 7.30pm Newtownabbey Drama Festival of full length plays is an annual event in the Courtyard Theatre calendar for local amateur dramatics. The Festival runs from Monday to Saturday with the presentation of one play each evening by different amateur dramatic theatre groups from across Northern Ireland and beyond. A full synopsis of the plays each night will be available closer to the festival date from www.thecourtyardtheatre.com

Fri 24 March

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Time: 8pm The Miami Showband are surely one of the most enduring names on the Irish showband scene, sometimes remembered for the tragic events of 1975 that changed the local music scene forever but always remembered for their huge contribution to the Irish music scene, throughout the 60’s and up until the life changing events of 1975. The Miami today features two members from the 1975 line-up Des Lee on lead vocal and Ray Miller still pounding out the beat behind the drum kit.

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NEOFLORA Ballet Ireland presents

by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Sat 25 March

FAMILY

Tickets: £6 Time:1.30pm & 4pm Follow the Easter Bunny and hop on over this spring to join Mr Hullabaloo and his cast of colourful puppet friends for an Easter Eggstravaganza! Throughout this special storytelling event, children will be invited to take part in a series of interactive story adventures down on the fairy tale farm! By combining a little storybook magic and captivating adventure, a story shared with us is guaranteed to provide lots of seasonal fun for all!

Wed 29 March

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm European Arts Company returns with a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal. This is Chekhov as you’ve never seen him before – funny! Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best - before The Seagull got stuffed, Uncle Vanya fired blanks, The Three Sisters started moaning and The Cherry Orchard was ‘car-parked’. ‘Chekhov wasn’t all doom and gloom! European Arts Company’s production of Chekhov Shorts is fast-paced, witty and engaging’ - The Stage

Fri 7 April

TALK

Tickets: £20 (includes a welcome drink on arrival) Time: Welcome drinks from 7pm. Demonstration 7.45pm. Inspirations, Northern Ireland’s only contemporary floral art group, present an evening with Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, an exceptionally talented Japanese Canadian floral artist. The evening is a wonderful opportunity to witness a world class floral artist at work in her demonstration entitled Neoflora - ‘fresh mechanics, fresh techniques and a fresh approach with flowers’.


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Sat 8 April

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm

Courtyard Band Night: Clubsound

Celtic Soul return to The Courtyard Theatre to celebrate one of the truly great singer/songwriters of all time: our own Van Morrison.

Sat 15 April

With Van marking his 70th birthday with concerts on Cyprus Avenue, the band has been busier than ever both at home and with fans from abroad. They also performed at the Ulster Hall to mark the first BBC Music Day.

Tickets: £16 Time: 8pm

Receiving critical acclaim from devout Vanatics wherever they perform, you’ll hear the big hits like Days Like This and Brown Eyed Girl as well as album tracks like Ballerina and The Philosopher’s Stone in a packed 2 1/2hr show. Live performances on Gerry Kelly’s show have boosted the band’s following. BBC’s Ralph McLean, describes Celtic Soul as ‘a great band’ and ‘a very fine tribute’. With years of playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands these musicians have the ingredients to deliver Van’s music authentically.

MUSIC

Cabaret style seating Clubsound 46 years on the road and counting AND still making our wee country laugh (mostly at ourselves!!) Clubsound will be launching a series of Cabaret nights at The Courtyard Theatre taking you back to the unforgettable laughter and craic filled nights of brilliant entertainment at legendary cabaret clubs such as The Abercorn and The Railway. This will be a tabled event with limited seating so please book early to avoid disappointment!

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HOME SPUN YOUTH DRAMA

Theatre at The Mill’s Home Spun Musical Theatre School Production of

Mon 17 – Sat 22 April

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Age: 5 - 10yrs

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Following the success of last year’s Aristocats Kids Easter Youth Theatre project. Our talented creative team returns again this year to direct one of Disney’s all time classics and favourite ‘Rags to Riches’ story, Cinderella Kids. This much loved fairy tale has been designed for little ones so that they too can take part in a fun and structured theatre school environment.

Music by Alan Menken Music and Lyrics by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle Based on the Screenplay by Ken Anderson and Homer Brightman By Arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED

Cinderella Kids tells the story of a young woman’s victory over her atrocious step-mother and step-sisters, as she flourishes during her night at the ball and meets her Prince Charming, all with help and guidance, of course, from her Fairy Godmother. Watch the enchanting tale of Cinderella Kids unfold on our stage as your child makes their debut in this magical show.


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The Trials of Galileo

Sat 29 April

Tribute to Smokie & The Bay City Rollers DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm The Trials of Galileo focuses on the events surrounding Galileo’s heresy trial in 1633. In this reprimand by Pope Urban is Galileo’s tragedy, a mistaken belief that if he supplied the church with proof, he would enlighten the world while escaping persecution. He understood the science better than any man alive, but never grasped the politics. Until it was too late. This witty, chilling, and passionate one-man rollercoaster stars Tim Hardy of the RSC/RADA and is written by Emmy Award-winner Nic Young. After a successful tour of Malta, Spain, the Edinburgh Fringe, and America, RSC actor Tim Hardy follows a highly successful tour and multiple four-star reviews by bringing his solo show to across the UK.

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The Courtyard Theatre Arts Bar

MUSIC

Tickets: £16 Time: 8pm Take a trip down memory lane with this fantastic double tribute show to two of the biggest hitmakers of the 70s and 80s. The first half of the show brings you Smokies biggest hits from The Smokie Experience including I’ll Meet You At Midnight, Mexican Girl, For A Few Dollars More, and many more! For the second half of the show prepare yourselves for a tartan explosion! All the hits are there, Be My Baby, Summer Love Sensation, Shang A Lang, and lots more (with a few carefully chosen extras thrown in for good measure) and all delivered with tongues firmly inserted in cheek with the help of the inimitable Micky Sands from The Chevys playing the lead role in Bay City Rollerworld.

Located on the first floor mezzanine of The Courtyard Theatre, Arts Bar opens for all shows offering a full range of hot and cold drinks including beers, wines and spirits as well as confectionary and light snacks both before the show and during the interval. Theatre goers can sit back and relax in this lovely glazed courtyard space and make the most of their theatre experience with a visit to Arts Bar which also provides an interval pre-ordering service to beat the queues.

Arts Bar is the perfect accompaniment to The Courtyard Theatre experience.


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David Meade: Seeing is Deceiving JANUARY-JUNE 2017

Fri 6 Jan

Old Courthouse, Antrim ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £18 Time: 8pm Brand New show for 2017! After last year’s record breaking sell out, TV’s Million Dollar Mind Reader is back on stage with a show that is as hilarious as it is amazing. A ground breaking show that will leave you scratching your head, for the first time ever he’ll be lifting the lid on how he does what he does and teaches some of his secrets. Tickets make the perfect gift – book yours now!!!

Wednesday 11 January 2pm Wednesday 8 February 2pm Wednesday 8 March 2pm Wednesday 12 April 2pm Wednesday 10 May 2pm Wednesday 14 June 2pm Tickets must be purchased in advance from box office 028 9448 1338

Ballyclare Old Town Hall Wednesday 25 January 2pm Wednesday 22 February 2pm Wednesday 29 March 2pm Wednesday 26 April 2pm Wednesday 31 May 2pm Wednesday 28 June 2pm Tickets can be purchased at the door

Holocaust Memorial Day Film Screening

“How can life go on?”

Ronnie Greer Fri 3 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer has been at the centre of the Irish blues scene for over 40 years now, and has shared the stage with some of the leading figures of the genre, including Dr. John, Carey Bell, Lowell Fulson and Memphis Slim, to name but a few. His distinctive guitar style, incorporating hard edged Chicago style licks with jazz tinged lines, has been critically acclaimed as world class. His band, featuring some of the finest musicians in the country, operate on a level which has to be heard to be appreciated.

Fri 27 Jan

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Tickets: £3 (include tea, coffee and biscuits) Time: 2pm - 4pm

FILM

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Mulligan Brothers Sat 4 Feb Ballet Ireland presents

Joseph Rea Productions presents

MUSIC

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Tickets: £10 & £8 Concession Time: 7.30pm The Mulligan Brothers is an Americana Folk-Rock band from Mobile, Alabama. In golfers’ terms, a “mulligan” is a second chance, and the band represents a second chance for each member of The Mulligan Brothers. Veterans of other bands, this is where they found the music they always wanted to play. The songwriting and warm, honest, straight-to-the heart voice of lead singer of Ross Newell draws listeners into the group’s signature sound, where the harmonies of Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan make the songs soar or haunt from the shadows. De Luca plays drums and Leininger is on the bass. Fiddler Melody Duncan recently joined the band, bringing a female voice and perspective.

I’ll Tell Me Ma Wed Feb presents Ballet15 Ireland

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Thurs 21 Feb

COMEDY

Tickets: £15 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm I’ll Tell My Ma by Patricia Gormley. Come and meet Belfast’s funniest, maddest and most lovable family! 16 year old Davina Corrina a highly intelligent school girl with a penchant for Russian vodka and the high life, her mother Chelsea Marie, a thirty something with a tangled love life is looking to join the “mile high” club as an air stewardess with CryinAir. The lovable sixty year old Patricia who’s life has been turned upside down with tragedy but sees the way out by turning her life into a book and finally Granny Eileen the fiery eighty year old matriarch of the family who is coping with Facebook, tweeting and her free bus pass.

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm From the creators of: Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Christmas Gothic and Dalloway. Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage under its full title by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.


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Antrim Live Fri 24 & Sat 25 Feb

Antrim will come alive with a host of events and attractions on offer throughout the town from Pogues Entry to The Old Courthouse and Market Square, guaranteed to entertain all the family young and old alike. Featuring a cornucopia of events, including market stalls, street theatre, a baby rave, historical talks and much more. With most events free of charge this really is an event not to be missed. An extra special treat is the very unique live ‘I Spy Adventure Game Operation Wolfhound’, created especially for this event by Big Telly Theatre Company which includes a treasure hunt and immersive theatre. Exclusive to Antrim, this interactive game will take participants on a mystery adventure through the town like nothing anyone will have ever experienced before – a truly unique and wonderful family adventure!

Celebrate the arrival of Spring by joining us for ‘Antrim Live’ when the town will come alive with a cultural extravaganza of arts and entertainment sure to lift your spirits and wave goodbye to winter! For more information please visit our website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Antrim Town springs to life with a two day cultural feast of live arts and entertainment right in the heart of the town. Banish the winter blues and look forward to the imminent arrival of spring as Antrim will be awash with colour and activity on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February.


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Florence Foster Jenkins The Nutcracker

Mi Mundo Mon 6 & Tues 7 March

DRAMA

Venue: The Garden Heritage Room, Clotworthy.

Mr Hullabaloo’s Pirate Adventures THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Sat 4 March

FAMILY

Tickets: £6 Time: 1.30pm & 4pm Come enter a world of Pirate coves and Mermaid Lagoons with Mr Hullabaloo the storyteller and his colourful puppet friends. During this show he will present a selection of well-loved children’s classic tales live on stage. Each show combines spectacular sets, costumes, puppetry, music, movement and lots of audience participation to bring stories alive. A story shared with us is guaranteed to create magical memories for many years to come.

Free Schools and Youth Club Tickets for an Outstanding Theatre Experience! Based on the true story of a couple whom the Arrivals company met last year, Mi Mundo is a true story that puts your students in the shoes of real life immigrants. It is an immersive theatre piece led by our experienced MC. Audiences sit, stand, watch and move around as they wish. At the end, there is a chance to participate in a workshop and make your own passport! Mi Mundo and the Arrivals3 Roadshow will be showing at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on Mon 6 March and 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm on Tues 7 March at Garden Heritage Room, Clotworthy. Suitable for children from age 12 and up. Please contact tom@terranovaproductions.net or 028 9543 0560 to book tickets for your group or class. Free tickets are available for schools and youth groups in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area on a first come first serve basis.

Fri 10 March

FILM

Tickets: £4 Time: 7.30pm Certificate: PG Let us transport you back to the Roaring Twenties with the story of Manhattan Socialite and aspiring (but tone-deaf) soprano, Florence Foster Jenkins, thanks to vast wealth, was able to sell out Carnegie Hall with her robust shrieking. Her noticeably poor singing abilities and lavish outfits ironically made her one of the most prominent soprano icon’s during the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and directed by Stephen Frears this story of Florence Foster Jenkins, is one of endearment, humour and warmth that will fill your heart with joy.


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The Spring Lecture

The Story of Blarney Castle Gardens by Adam Whitbourn in association with the Irish Garden Plant Society

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The Iconettes

The sounds of Motown and Soul

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Jim Mullan with The Ronnie Greer Organ Band featuring Scott Flanigan and Dominic Mullan

Sat 1 April

MUSIC

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

TALK

Tickets: IGPS Members Free, Non-Members £5 (pay at the door) Time: 7.30pm Adam Whitbourn, Head Gardener at Blarney Castle, talks about the history and development of the gardens in one of Ireland’s best known tourist attractions. He gives a virtual tour while explaining the new areas and ongoing projects that have made Blarney’s gardens almost as famous as its castle. Refreshments provided, plant raffle on evening.

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Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm British jazz guitar legend Jim Mullen is unquestionably one of the all-time greats in the history of the music. A five times winner of Best Guitarist in the British Jazz Awards and recipient of a lifetime achievement award in 2015. During the 70’s and 80’s he co-led the legendary jazz fusion band Morrissey Mullen. Jim will be cooking on all burners at this gig in the company of The Ronnie Greer Organ Band, featuring the complimentary guitar playing of Ronnie, Hammond organ wizard Scott Flanigan, and drummer Dominic Mullen keeping the groove together.

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The Iconettes backed by their five piece live band, The Hitzvilles, are Northern Ireland’s most exciting musical homage to some of the most famous girl groups and divas of a golden era of Motown and Soul. The Ronettes, The Three Degrees, The Marvelettes, The Crystals and of course the irresistible iconic Supremes create just some of the template for The Iconettes style, glamour and musical influences making this band a huge hit for lovers of Motown & Soul. There is no comparison to this band, fresh, versatile, glamorous as well as entertaining. Performing stunning harmonies; 100% LIVE; as applauded during a featured guest spot on BBC Radio Ulster – Talk Back, this female close harmony vocal trio is performed as a fun, sassy, tightly choreographed, interactive, crowd pleasing homage to the iconic girl groups of the Soul and Motown era.


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The Blue Boy Of Glen Mór

Clubsound

The Illegals Fri 21 & Sat 22 April

Sat 29 April MUSIC

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Tickets: £17.50 & £15 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm The show features a special tribute to Glenn Frey - founding member of the Eagles and icon of the west coast sound - who took his final bow in January 2016. After 20 years of packing the crowds in, the Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh remain as popular as ever with audiences up and down the country. Join them at The Old Courthouse this year to celebrate their two decades as one of the best live bands around. Book early to guarantee your seat.

MUSIC

Fri 5 May

DRAMA

Tickets: £16 & £14 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Clubsound are the most successful comedy Showband ever produced by Northern Ireland!!

Jemmy John is a tortured soul. The flax bogs on the Glen and the cottage are his life. His younger sister Colleen however, doesn’t share his enthusiasm. She feels entrapped by the bog and the Glen and her brother. She craves the chance of a better life. Two local suitors, Paudie Rua and Stephen are determined to steal Colleen’s heart and escape the Glen... but Jemmy John is having none of it! The long, simmering conflict between these rival siblings is the catalyst that ignites the events which unfold. A fresh, sensational and hauntingly dark comedy, The Blue Boy Of Glen Mór is a thrilling piece of theatre that will have you on the edge of your seat from the start.

A unique blend of comedy and music born out of our unique culture. The band have been making us laugh at ourselves for over 40 years and will be filling The Old Courthouse with laughter when the original line up of George Jones, Barry Woods, Davy McKnight and Alan McCartney are joined by new boy (of 10 years) Jimmy Black. This will be a fantastic night of fun.

From the multi-awarding winning company who brought you The Holy, Holy Bus, Man In The Moon & A Night With George.


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk | Box Office 028 9442 8331

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Moving On Music presents

April Verch Band

Big Telly presents

The Faerie Thorn Take your table at Mann’s Café Bar in the Old Courthouse and enjoy some delicious treats from light lunches and mouth-watering snacks to Fair Trade coffees. Bar service and light refreshments are available before theatre performances and during intervals, as appropriate. Open Mon - Fri 9am -5pm Sat 9am - 4pm

MUSIC

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DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond.

Adapted by Zoë Seaton & Shelley Atkinson Directed by Zoë Seaton Music by Garth MacConaghie

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance, but, on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. Sometimes she sings steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple treat in performance.

Based on the book The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories by Jane Talbot, The Faerie Thorn will recreate Talbot’s dark, imaginative and bewitching tales, propelling the audience into a world of devilish debts, trysts and trades, broken bargains and unjust trials; of magic, quick-wittedness, hoodwinking and revenge. The stories inhabit an incredibly vivid and dangerous world controlled by a complex fairy mafia including factions like the memory takers, the time keepers, the bad talkers and trolls, which humans tackle at their peril.

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Riverbank Productions presents

Treasure Island

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Sat 20 May

Martin Lynch and GBL Productions

FAMILY

Tickets: £5 & £3 (Concession) Time: 1pm & 3.30pm Recommended age: 4-10 yrs Riverbank Productions proudly presents its musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel, with pirates, hidden treasure, swashbuckling action, treasure maps and mutiny on the high seas. Meet the crew of the Hispaniola as they set sail in search of the lost plunder. The young cabin boy, Jim Hawkins, is swept away on the adventure of a lifetime when he stows away on the ship, but, as the voyage progresses, it quickly becomes clear that not all on board can be trusted, as some of the crew are Pirates, including the infamous Long John Silver. With brand new songs, puppets, humour, drama and action.

Crazy

Thurs 1 June

COMEDY

Tickets: £15 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Described on Radio Ulster as “the funniest, craziest show of 2015,” CRAZY! is written by Brenda Murphy & Martin Lynch and tells the story of young Belfast woman, RUBY and her search for true love. Returning to Belfast on the rebound from her latest failed love affair in Africa, Ruby embarks on the search for a new man by joining a range of internet dating sites – as the modern young woman does – only to go through a succession of weirdos, sex maniacs and sugar daddies. It’s when she wonders if she’s ever going to find Mr Right that she turns to her idol, PATSY CLINE for advice. Yes, we know Patsy Cline is dead but Ruby’s life-size framed photo of Patsy has remarkable communication powers.


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How to Book & Theatre Information

OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Closed for lunch on Sat 1pm - 2pm Before performances 5pm - 8pm (Theatre at The Mill) Before performances 7pm - 8pm ( The Courtyard Theatre) By phone: 028 9034 0202 Online: www.theatreatthemill.com Online: www.thecourtyardtheatre.com Facebook: Theatre at The Mill & The Courtyard Theatre @TheatreAtMill THE OLD COURTHOUSE THEATRE BOX OFFICE Our Box Office is located in the Theatre in Market Square OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm Opening hours will be extended for all evening events featured in this guide. By phone: 028 9442 8331 Online: www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice Facebook: Old Courthouse, Antrim There are no online booking fees and customers can select their own seats. Online tickets can be printed at home, posted or collected at the Box Office.

COMING SOON

Our brand new box office system which will allow you to book for all of our three theatres.

BOX OFFICE & TICKETING INFORMATION CONCESSIONS Where applicable, concession rates are identified as part of the ticket price for a show and are available to students under 18, over 60s, unwaged, and registered disabled. Proof of status is required before entry to show. RESERVATIONS Tickets can be reserved for a maximum of five days, all reserved tickets must be paid for in full five days prior to the performance date. Tickets not paid for by this time will be released for sale. GROUP BOOKINGS If you are a group of friends, family or work colleagues or even a school of 10 or more, a group discount is available for the shows indicated. REFUNDS Please note we are unable to offer refunds except in the event of a cancelled performance. This does not affect your statutory rights. YOUR PERSONAL DATA The personal details required to administer your booking will be securely stored by the theatre. Please inform us if you do not wish to receive theatre information. We will endeavor to comply with the data protection act. EXCHANGES Tickets may be exchanged for seats of the same or higher value for a performance of the same production up to 48 hours before the performance. Exchanges are strictly subject to availability. A handling fee of ÂŁ2 will be charged per transaction. All original tickets must be produced in person before an exchange can be processed. Transaction fees will be retained in the event of an exchange or refund (where applicable)

ACCESSIBILITY The Theatre at The Mill is fully accessible and includes wheelchair accessible seating, Sennheiser infra-red hearing system compatible with induction loop system, baby changing facilities and lift access. At The Courtyard Theatre there is lift access to the auditorium & mezzanine and accessible toilets & baby changing facilities at ground level. A full access guide is available from our website and box office. The Old Courthouse, wheelchair spaces are available in the auditorium (at front of house and at balcony level) and can be reserved via the box office but not online. Please make your requirements known at time of booking so that staff can best assist. A key priority at the Old Courthouse is the provision of physical and sensory access for audiences, visitors and performers with disabled access control, disabled lift and accessible toilet facilities CENTRE STAGE DISABILITY ACCESS SCHEME When visiting the theatres (where applicable) we want to ensure that we are best able to meet any specific requirements patrons with a disability may have. By becoming a Centre Stage member, disabled patrons may benefit from free or discounted tickets for their essential assistance companion; receive more informed help at box office when choosing seats to accommodate mobility access; receive the theatre programme in a format suitable to your requirements. For more information and to register contact theatre Box Office or visit our website.

VENUE DETAILS

BOX OFFICE THEATRE AT THE MILL & THE COURTYARD THEATRE Our Box Office is located in the theatre behind Mossley Mill


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First Gallery Side Stalls (QQ / 1-34) Second Gallery Stalls (A-F / 1-16) Second Gallery Side Stalls (AA / 1-26) Assistance Companion Seat Restricted View (50% Discount)


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CLASSES, COURSES & EXHIBITIONS // JANUARY - JUNE 2017

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Contents

Jan – June 2017 Contents

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Antrim Castle Gardens

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Genealogy – Tracing Your Family History Getting Started With Veg Winter Wildlife Planning Your Garden From Scratch It’s All About Spring Willow Bird Feeders Nature’s First Aid Kit Easter Flower Arranging Spring Chickens Garden Obelisks Summer Birds Talk and Walk Antrim Castle Gardens Guided Group Tours Environmental Tours – Life around the Gardens Volunteering Opportunity- Your Garden Needs You

Dates

Sat 28 Jan Sat 4 Feb Sat 18 Feb Sat 25 Feb Sat 4 Mar Sat 11 Mar Sat 25 Mar Tue 11 Apr Sat 22 Apr Sat 20 May Sat 27 May Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

Clotworthy House (Adults Classes & Courses)

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Dressmaking Level 2 Introduction to Digital Photography Art for Complete Beginners Silver Linked Bracelet Making Roses from the Heart Intermediate Digital Photography Silver Necklace & Earrings or Charm Bracelet Making Art for Complete Beginners Level 2

Clotworthy House (Kids Workshops)

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Clay Portraits After Schools Art Club Make Yourself as a Life Size Collage Print with Nature and Household Objects

Eyre Studio

14 Antrim Community Choir The Old Courthouse Homespun Theatre Group

Ballyearl Arts

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Patchwork, Applique and Soft Furnishings for Beginners Tapestry, Embroidery and Crochet Patchwork and Applique Soft Furnishings Bobbin and Lace

from Thurs 2 Feb from Tues 7 Feb from Tues 7 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sat 11 Mar from Tues 21 Mar Sat 13 & Sun 14 May from Tues 16 May

Sat 11 Feb from Tues 21 Feb Sat 11 Mar Sat 8 Apr

Ongoing Sat 7 Jan - Sat 25 Mar

from Mon 9 Jan from Mon 9 Jan from Mon 9 Jan from Mon 9 Jan from Tues 10 Jan

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17 Sugar Craft Scrap Booking Beadmaking and Crochet

from Tues 10 Jan from Wed 11 Jan from Wed 11 Jan

Museum at The Mill (Adult Classes and Courses)

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General Art Painting with Water-Based Media Adventurous Acrylics Introduction to Felt Making Introduction to Bookbinding Arts for Absolute Beginners – Level 1 Arts for Absolute Beginners – Level 2 Decoupage Silver Necklace Making Workshop Introduction to Photography Introduction to Printmaking Hand Stitched Fabric Pictures Furniture Upscaling Ceramic Wall Hangings Intermediate Photography Silver Bracelet Making Introduction to Dressmaking Make a ‘Tiffany’ Glass Panel

Museum at The Mill (Kids 24 Make with Clay 25 Painting, Printing and Collage Making Environmental Art

from Mon 9 Jan from Wed 11 Jan from Thurs 11 Jan Fri 13 Jan Sat 14 Jan from Mon 16 Jan from Tues 17 Jan Sat 21 Jan Sat 28 Jan from Mon 6 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sat 18 Feb Sat 4 Mar Sat 18 Mar from Mon 20 Mar Sat 25 Mar from Fri 7 Apr Sat 22 Apr

Workshops) Sat 4 Feb Sat 1 Apr Sat 13 May

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Conservatory Gallery 27 28

The People and Places of Antrim Bob Ross Exhibition Glengormley Art Club Exhibition The Garden

Oriel Gallery

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Thurs 5 Jan - Fri 27 Jan Tue 31Jan - Fri 3 Mar Tue 7 Mar - Fri 31 Mar Tue 4 Apr - Fri 26 May

Tues 24 Jan - Fri 24 Mar Thurs 30 Mar - Sat 29 Apr Tues 9 May - Fri 30 Jun

Flax Gallery & The Museum at The Mill

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Jordanstown Art Club Annual Exhibition Past Lives and Abandoned Spaces Framed People and Place in Irish Photography Leaves Across A Landscape

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Antrim Castle Gardens

www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ThingsToDo | 028 9448 1338

Genealogy – Tracing Your Family History

Getting Started With Veg

with Keith Wright

with Vanessa Drew

Adult Classes & Courses Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes. To make a booking please contact Telephone: Box Office: 028 9448 1338 Online: www.antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk/boxoffice

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Registration: Sat 10 Dec from 10am

Sat 28 Jan Cost: £10 & £9 (Concession) Time: 10am - 1pm Age: 16 years + Join Keith Wright, Director of Foyle Family History Centre, who will draw on his twelve years’ experience helping people from across the world connect with their ancestors, to give an insight into researching your own family history. Whether you are new to family history or an experienced researcher, you will find this class fascinating and full of interesting tips on accessing information from a range of sources.

Sat 4 Feb Cost: £20 & £18 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 18 years + Home grown veg tastes so much better than anything from the supermarket. Nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction of making a meal with veggies straight from the garden. If you would like to grow your own but you don’t know where to start, Join Vanessa Drew for this informative workshop! We will cover all aspects including planning where to site your veg patch, what to grow, what’s not worth growing, the benefits of a greenhouse and how to keep your veg beds producing through the winter months


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www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ThingsToDo | 028 9448 1338

Winter Wildlife

It’s All About Spring

with Park Rangers

with Park Rangers

with Vanessa Drew

Sat 4 March

Sat 18 Feb

Sat 25 Feb

Cost: Free Time: 10.30am - 1pm

Cost: Free Time: 10.30am - 1pm

Cost: £20 & £18 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 18 years +

Families

Families Join the Park Ranger team for a half-day workshop consisting of an indoors presentation as well as a guided excursion around the grounds. Focus will be on our Wildlife species big and small, and the many fascinating ways in which they are able to deal with surviving through the harsh winter months.

Do you have a patch of garden that looks a bit neglected? If you don’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you. Vanessa Drew has been designing gardens for over 15 years and she will give you ideas on choosing a layout and style to suit the site. We will look at getting the balance between hard landscaping products and plants in order to achieve colour, harmony and reduce maintenance. Please bring along photos and measurements of your garden and we will look at possible solutions to transform your garden.

Join us for an exciting and informative workshop celebrating the arrival of spring and focusing on our fauna and flora and what this time of year means to them. After surviving the difficult winter months, the arrival of spring signals new life, hope and heightened activity for many species.

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Planning Your Garden From Scratch

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www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ThingsToDo | 028 9448 1338

Nature’s First Aid Kit with Marian Partridge

Willow Bird Feeders with Clive Lyttle

Sat 11 March Cost: £55 & £49.50 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 18 years +

CREATE

Spend the day with expert willow weaver and basketmaker Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts creating woven willow bird feeders for the garden. Participants will have the chance to use basketmaking skills to produce the feeders in a number of designs. Keep your feathered friends happy in the garden! All tools and materials provided.

Easter Flower Arranging Sat 25 March Cost: 15.00 & £13.50 (Concession) Time: 11am - 1pm Age: 18 years + Join Marian Partridge to learn how to make your own first aid remedies. This interactive workshop and walk will discover how to create your first aid kit for family and friends

with Cherry Townsend

Tues 11 April Cost: £25 & £22.50 (Concession) Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm Age: 16 years + Come along and enjoy a morning of flowery fun whilst creating something beautiful for your home at Easter with Cherry Townsend from Kilcoan Gardens. Choose from several designs using seasonal flowers and foliage, including spring bulbs and pussy willow.


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www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ThingsToDo | 028 9448 1338

Spring Chickens

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with Clive Lyttle

with Park Rangers

Garden Obelisks Sat 20 May

Cost: £55 & £49.50 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 18 years + Join Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts to create your own willow chicken sculpture. You will be instructed in the art of random willow weave used almost exclusively in willow sculpture. Get yourself started on this small project and see where the experience leads you, maybe your flock will grow. All tools and materials are provided

A traditional willow plant support used for sweet pea and beans or as a garden feature. Learn how to construct your own plant support to take home from locally grown willow with tutor Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts. All tools and materials are provided.

Sat 27 May Cost: Free Time: 10.30am - 1pm Families Join us for a fun-filled and informative workshop where our Park Rangers will guide you through the intricacies of Bird Identification. The day will comprise a theoretical presentation on bird ID, behaviour and general information, with particular emphasis on summertime birdwatching. Followed by a guided walk around the Grounds to identify some of our feathered friends.

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Sat 22 April

Cost: £40 & £36 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 18 years +


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Environmental Learning Tours – life around the gardens

Volunteering Opportunity – Your Garden Needs You!

Antrim Castle Gardens Guided Group Tours Tour

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Requires advance booking with minimum number of 8 persons. To book a tour please contact the Reception at Clotworthy House T: 028 9448 1338 or E: culture@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk Join one of our knowledgeable tour guides and explore the history of Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House. You will take a walk into history in a complex living museum exploring four centuries of heritage and culture where you will learn about the evolution of the gardens and the fated history of the Massereene family dynasty.

The Friends Of Antrim Castle Gardens Tour Volunteering Requires advance booking with minimum number of 8 persons. To book a tour please contact the Reception at Clotworthy House T: 028 9448 1338 or E: culture@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk Antrim Castle Gardens offers much more than history and heritage and is the home to many living species from animals to insects to trees. With such a beautiful natural habitat, the gardens are thriving with life waiting to be explored, so why not arrange a special Life Around the Gardens Tour and join our experienced tour guides as they lead your group through the gardens and identify all the natural species and habitats found within the gardens.

Now firmly established as an important partner in leading with the horticultural activities in our community gardens, our Friends are actively seeking new members to assist with developments during 2017. Individuals interested in becoming members must be over the age of 18, and all tools, equipment and training induction will be provided. The group is open to all abilities so whether you are an experienced gardener or have some spare time, then come along and join us in this horticultural endeavour.


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Dressmaking Level 2 with Angela Turkington

Adult Classes & Courses

Introduction to Digital Photography

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes. Telephone: Box Office: 028 9448 1338 Online: www.antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk/boxoffice Registration: Sat 10 Dec from 10am

with Carrie Davenport

Thurs 2 Feb (8 weeks)

Tues 7 Feb (6 weeks)

Cost: £80 & £72 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years +

Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years +

This new fun and fast 8 week course will further develop your existing garment construction skills. Fit and sew this chic open front jacket with long lapels and seaming options. Go casual or smart with lots of fabric options. Increase your design vocabulary and fabric knowledge. Learn how to set in a sleeve and a lapel as well as achieving the perfect fit with your garment. We will be using McCalls M7732 as our sewing pattern. Previous garment construction experience essential.

This course covers everything you need to take better photos no matter what camera you have. Starting with the basics on setting up your camera and getting to grips with the menus and modes, we’ll build up to framing up better photographs and improving your photography skills to create great photos. This course will also cover saving and editing your photos and making photo gifts. Perfect for anyone who would like to learn more about their camera and getting the best possible results from it

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Art for Complete Beginners

Roses From The Heart History Talk & Traditional Bonnet Making Workshop

with Amanda Montgomery

Sat 11 March Cost: Talk: £3 Talk & Workshop: £20 Time: 12noon - 4pm Age: 16 years +

Silver Linked Bracelet Making with Diane Lyness

Sat 11 Feb Tues 7 Feb (6 weeks)

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Cost: £52 & £47 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years + Ever wanted to learn to draw or paint or to try a new art technique but not had the opportunity? Well this is the class for you! Amanda will introduce you to a range of art materials including pencil, paint, pastel and charcoal. You can discover drawing and painting for the first time in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. All materials included.

Cost: £45 & £40.50 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years + Spend a day of fun in the workshop and create a silver linked bracelet. Each participant will be taught traditional jewelry making techniques by goldsmith, Diane Lyness, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing. Diane will work alongside you as you design and make a beautiful piece of jewelry to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm!

This project, started by Tasmanian artist, Dr Christina Henri, aims to commemorate the life and contribution transported women made towards the founding of Australia. The 1 hour talk introduces the personal stories of some of the 25,000 convict women transported to Australia from Britain and Ireland. 10 participants will then undertake a workshop to make a simple cloth bonnet patterned on an original 1860s servant’s bonnet to symbolise the life of one convict woman. Some basic sewing experience necessary.


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Silver Necklace and Earrings or Charm Bracelet Making with Diane Lyness

Sat 13 & Sun 14 May Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years +

with Carrie Davenport

with Amanda Montgomery

Tues 21 March (6 weeks)

Tues 16 May (6 weeks)

Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years + Aimed at those with a bit more photography experience and looking to improve their skills, this course is perfect for anyone with a digital SLR or camera with a fully manual shooting mode. Through a series of creative tasks we’ll explore shooting in the raw, working with shutter speed and aperture, using your camera in manual mode and editing and sharing your pictures. This course will develop your skills at looking out for what makes a great photo as well as your technical abilities.

Art for Complete Beginners Level 2

Cost: £52 & £47 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years +

Spend two days of fun in the workshop and create a silver necklace and earrings or charm bracelet. Each participant will be taught traditional jewelry making techniques by goldsmith, Diane Lyness, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing. Diane will work alongside you as you design and make a beautiful piece of jewelry to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm!

This course follows on from ART FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS LEVEL 1 and focuses on further exploration of art techniques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Each participant will be encouraged to develop their skills through using a wide variety of art materials. They will also focus in on those ones in which they have particular interest. As well as getting to know the art materials, they will be tutored in light and shade, colour mixing and composition and many other art techniques. All art materials will be included.

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Clay Portraits with Amanda Montgomery

Kids Workshops

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes.

After Schools Art Club with Emma Andrews

Tue 21 Feb (6 weeks)

To make a booking please contact Telephone: Box Office: 028 9448 1338 Online: www.antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk/boxoffice

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Registration: Sat 10 Dec from 10am

Sat 11 Feb Cost: ÂŁ10 Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm Age: 6-11 years Come dressed for fun and mess in this workshop where you will learn how to model, sculpt and pinch air hardening clay to create your very own clay portrait. By the end of the workshop you will have a wonderful likeness made from clay which you can take home to allow to dry and then paint.

Cost: ÂŁ30 Time: 3.30pm - 5pm Age: 5-8 years The coolest After Schools club in town is back as Emma brightens up your week with this fun and messy art workshop filled with arty style. With different activities each week, you will have great fun, make new friends and create some very cool art.


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Make Yourself as a Life Size Collage with Amanda Montgomery

Sat 11 Mar

Children will love drawing around themselves and each other on a large sheet and then cutting out and gluing images on to make a life size image of themselves. Please remember to bring photocopies, images and photographs which can be used for this purpose. Also please bring suitable magazines which images can be cut out of. Children will love adding colour to their own hand made selfie! Remember to dress for fun and mess!

Print with Nature and Household Objects with Amanda Montgomery

Sat 8 Apr Cost: ÂŁ10 Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm Age: 4-8 years Children will learn printing techniques in this fun workshop where they will print with found natural objects such as leaves, shells and cones and also from household objects such as scrubs! Children will enjoy mixing colours and textures to create many beautiful pictures to bring home and display. Come dressed for fun and mess!

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Eyre Studio

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Antrim Community Choir

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes.

Sat 7 Jan – Sat 25 Mar Time: 9.30 -11.30am - (ages 7-11yrs) Cost: £90 per Semester

To make a booking please contact Telephone: Box Office: 028 9448 1338 Online: www.antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk/boxoffice

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Registration: Sat 10 Dec from 10am

The Old Courthouse Homespun Youth Theatre Group

Time: Wednesdays 7:15pm - 9:15pm Venue: The Eyre Studio Antrim Community Choir is a non-audition, adult choir. Everyone is welcome! Our Musical Director Una McCann has a song list which is eclectic and fun, ranging from popular to folk to gospel. First session is free of charge. For more information, contact Marie, 07751 605640. Website: antrimcommunitychoir.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AntrimCommunity-Choir-NI

Classes: 9.30 - 11.30am - (ages 7-11yrs) and 11.45am - 1.45pm (ages 12-18yrs) Our Homespun Youth Theatre Group enters its second semester from Saturday 7 January until Saturday 25 March. We are on the lookout for the future stars of stage and screen in this series of theatre workshops which will develop acting skills in a beneficial learning environment. Suitable for children aged from 7-18 years, these classes will take place at both The Old Courthouse and the Eyre Studio, Clotworthy House, under the tuition of the very experienced and talented Patsy Hughes. The first year of Homespun will conclude with a special performance for family and friends. For more information please contact Clotworthy House; 028 9448 1338


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Ballyearl Arts Adult Classes & Courses

Patchwork, Applique and Soft Furnishings Beginners Course

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Tapestry, Embroidery and Crochet with Dorothy Kerr

with Valerie Johnston

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes.

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 3 Apr (12 weeks)

Telephone: Box Office: 028 9034 0202 Online: www.antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk/boxoffice Registration: Sat 10 Dec from 10am

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 3 Apr (12 weeks) Cost: £56 & £50 (Concession) Time: 5.15pm - 7.15pm Age: 16 years + This classes offers an introduction to soft furnishings and patchwork in a friendly atmosphere for beginners. You will learn the basics in your chosen preference to help create something for your home. A sewing machine will be needed and your own fabrics. The Tutor will contact you before your first class to discuss your options.

Cost: £56 & £50 (Concession) Time: 2pm - 4pm Age: 18 years + This class welcomes both the experienced and the beginner. Traditional and creative crafts including tapestry, embroidery and crochet will all be covered throughout the course.

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Soft Furnishings with Valerie Johnston

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 3 April (12 weeks)

Patchwork and Applique

Cost: £56 & £50 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Age: 16 years+

Bobbin and Lace

with Anne Scott

with Unagh McCullough

Cost: £94 & £84 (Concession) Date: Mon 9 Jan - Mon 12 June (20 weeks) Time: 10am - 12 noon

Tues 10 Jan – Tues 4 April (12 weeks)

Date: Tues 10 Jan - Tues 13 June (20 weeks) Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Cost: £56 & £50 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Age: 16 years +

Date: Thurs 12 Jan - Thurs 15 June (20 weeks) Time: 10am - 12 noon & 7.30pm - 9.30pm

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Age: 16 years+ This class caters for both the beginner and the experienced sewer. It is necessary that you bring your own sewing machine and fabrics to the class. The tutor will have samples of work and provide help with various projects. These classes will offer you a step by step guide to making soft furnishings. You will be able to use your own fabric to make furnishings for your home. These can include curtains, pelmets, tiebacks, blinds, cushions, bedding and loose covers.

This class caters for both the beginner and the experienced sewer. It is necessary that you bring your own sewing machine and fabrics to the class. The tutor will have samples of work and provide help with various projects. These classes will offer you a step by step guide to making soft furnishings. You will be able to use your own fabric to make furnishings for your home. These can include curtains, pelmets, tiebacks, blinds, cushions, bedding and loose covers.

Bobbin lace making is a craft which dates back centuries. This course will provide detailed tuition in the basics of bobbin lace making and for the more experienced lace maker there will be the opportunity to try out advanced techniques including design.


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Beadmaking and Crochet

Sugar Craft

with Unagh McCullough

with Shirley Kernoghan

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 5 April (12 weeks)

Tues 10 Jan – Tues 4 April (12 weeks)

Cost: £56 & £50 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Age: 16 years +

Cost: £56 & £50 (Concession) Time & Date: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Age: 16 years+

Scrap Booking with Jackie Milligan

(12 weeks) Cost: £56 & £50 (Concession) Date: Wed 11 Jan - Wed 5 Apr (12 weeks) Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm & 7pm - 9pm

Age: 16 years+

You will be introduced to cake decoration using marzipan and icing along with basic piping, and then to the making of flowers and foliage, assembling these into sprays. Suitable for both beginners and intermediate level.

Scrapbooking is a creative way of displaying cherished photographs enhanced with colour, fibres, journalising keepsakes, ribbon, buttons and much more. Scrapbooking captures a moment in time, telling the story of a photograph and keeping memories alive with creativity and imagination.

Make your own piece of jewellery using a range of beads and thread. Several sample pieces will be available so that you can choose the method you want to use. Material packs will be available and the only equipment necessary is a small pair of sharp scissors.

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Date: Thurs 12 Jan - Thurs 5 Apr Time: 1.15pm - 3.15pm & 7pm - 9pm


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Museum at The Mill

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General Art with Anne Colwell

Adult Classes & Courses Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes.

Painting with WaterBased Media

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with Anne Colwell

Telephone: Box Office: 028 9034 0202 Online: theatreatthemill.com

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Registration: Sat 10 Dec from 10am

Wed 11 Jan (12 weeks) Mon 9 Jan (12 weeks) Cost: £49 & £44 (Concession) Time: 10:15am - 12:15pm Age: 16+ This course will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylic and water - soluble dry media (graphite, coloured pencil and pastel). Please bring along your own choice of the above materials to work with. Beginners welcome.

Cost: £49 & £44 (Concession) Time: 10am - 12pm or 2pm - 4pm Age: 16+ This course will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylic and water - soluble dry media (graphite, coloured pencil and pastel). Please bring along your own choice of the above materials to work with. Beginners welcome.


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Introduction to Felt Making with Jacki Sleater

Fri 13 Jan

Introduction to Bookbinding

with Belinda Larmour

Thurs 12 Jan (8 weeks)

with Helen Lavery

Cost: £70 & £63 (Concession) Time: 10am - 12pm Age: 16 years + Explore the creative process of painting in acrylic from finding subjects and recording them with your sketches and photos, to the variety of approaches to painting in this most adaptable medium. You will be encouraged to experiment with different techniques as a way of finding your own style. Suitable for both experienced and new painters in acrylics. A suggested list of basic materials is available on request.

Sat 14 Jan Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years +

This workshop provides an introduction to the craft of felt-making. We will experiment with decorative fibres to add surface colour and texture. At the end of the day you should take home two pieces of felt suitable as a wall hanging or table mat. Please bring along a plastic measuring jug, scissors, an old bath and hand towel, old pop socks or cords to tie, a small plastic basin and empty milk carton.

This is a calm, restful workshop of folding and sewing beautiful handmade papers. We will explore traditional and contemporary techniques of folding, gluing, and hand sewing for the creation of multipurpose books and paper sculpture. You will be provided with a range of papers in differing colours and sizes, to create several bespoke pieces to take home.

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Adventurous Acrylics

Cost: £30 & £27 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years +


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Art for Absolute Beginners – Level 1

Decoupage

with Linda O’Kane

with Amanda Montgomery

Art for Absolute Beginners - Level 2 with Amanda Montgomery

Tues 17 Jan (12 weeks) Mon 16 Jan (12 weeks)

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Cost: £104 & £94 (Concession) Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Age: 16 years + Ever wanted to learn to draw, paint or try a new art technique but not had the opportunity? Well this is the class for you! Amanda will introduce you to a range of art materials including pencil, paint, pastel and charcoal. You can discover drawing and painting for the first time in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Cost: £104 & £94 (Concession) Time: 10am - 12pm Age: 16 years + This 12 week course follows on from Art for Absolute Beginners - Level 1 and focuses on further exploration of art techniques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Each participant will be encouraged to develop their skills using a wide variety of art materials and also focus in on the ones they have a particular interest in. As well as getting to know their art materials they will be tutored in light and shade, colour mixing and composition.

Sat 21 Jan Cost: £30 & £27 (Concession) Time: 11am - 3pm Age: 16 years + Using paper, scissors and glue, transform a cardboard box into a frame holding a charming little paper collage. Decoupage is a useful craft to learn as it can be applied to furniture, metal, glass and just about any surface. You will need to bring some small scissors but everything else will be provided.


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Introduction to Photography with Carrie Davenport

Mon 6 Feb (6 weeks)

Introduction to Printmaking

with Diane Lyness

with Helen Lavery

Sat 28 Jan

Sat 11 Feb

Cost: £40 & £36 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years + Spend a day of fun in the workshop and create a silver necklace. Each participant will be taught traditional jewelry making techniques by Goldsmith, Diane Lyness, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing. Diane will work alongside you as you design and make a beautiful piece of jewelry to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm.

Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years + This course covers everything you need to take better photos no matter what camera you have. Starting with the basics of setting up your camera and getting to grips with the menus and modes, we’ll build up to framing better photos and improving your photography skills. This course will also cover saving and editing your photos and making photo gifts. It is perfect for anyone who would like to learn more about their camera and getting the best possible results from it.

On this one-day workshop we will explore various methods of direct drawing and printing on perspex and lino. Printmaking marks range from very painterly to very graphic imagery – and we will find a style to suit you. This workshop covers linocut, drypoint and chinecolle, using professional quality linseed inks and handmade papers.

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Silver Necklace Making Workshop

Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years +


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Ceramic Wall Hangings

Hand Stitched Fabric Pictures

with Mairead Robb

with Linda O’Kane

Furniture Upscaling with Salvage NI

Sat 18 Feb

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Cost: £52 & £47 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years + Using scraps of fabric, vintage and modern, learn how to make a charming picture that can then be framed and hung on the wall. Fabric shapes are appliqued on to a background to make a simple picture. Basic sewing skills are all that is needed for this fun and rewarding workshop. All materials will be provided, you just need to bring some scissors for cutting fabric and your glasses (if you wear them!)

Sat 4 Mar Cost: £40 & £36 (Concession) Time: 11am - 4pm Age: 16 years + This furniture upscaling workshop is suitable for all abilities and is run in a very relaxed, fun environment with the aim of providing inspiration and information on various techniques including colour, layering, distressing, decoupage, stenciling and basic seat covering. Participants will learn how to make their own paint mix suitable for a range of surfaces. We hope you will leave energised and full of inspiration to work on more projects at home! It’s really all about creativity doing its bit for the environment.

Sat 18 Mar Cost: £20 & £18 (Concession) Time: 11am - 4pm Age: 16 years + Join experienced tutor Mairead Robb in this fun and practical class where participants will create their own decorative ceramic wall hanging. Take inspiration from your surroundings, or create something to match your interior décor. These lovely pieces, created with flowers and foliage are perfect for a gift or for your own home.


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Introduction to Dressmaking

with Carrie Davenport

with Angela Turkington

Mon 20 Mar (6 weeks)

Fri 7 April (3 weeks)

Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years +

Cost: £52 & £47 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16 years +

Silver Bracelet Making with Diane Lyness

Sat 25 Mar

Aimed at those with a bit more photography practice and looking to improve their skills, this course is perfect for anyone with a digital SLR or a camera with a fully manual shooting mode. Through a series of creative tasks we’ll explore shooting in raw, working with shutter speed and aperture, using your camera in manual mode and editing and sharing your pictures. This course will develop your skills at looking out for what makes a great photo as well as your technical abilities.

Spend a day of fun in the workshop and create a silver linked bracelet. Each participant will be taught traditional jewelry making techniques by Goldsmith, Diane Lyness, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing. Diane will work alongside you as you design and make a beautiful piece of jewelry to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm.

Want to make your own clothes and get a perfect fit? If you have basic sewing skills, this new three week course, taught by an experienced bridal designer and sewing tutor, will refresh and develop your existing skills and prepare you for a new range of fashion sewing courses coming soon to the Mill. You will need your own sewing machine and scissors and also already have hand sewing skills. All other materials provided.

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Cost: £40 & £36 (Concession) Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 16 years +


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Make a ‘Tiffany’ Glass Panel with Irene McBride

Sat 22 April

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Museum at The Mill Kids Workshops

Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) Time: 10am – 4pm Age: 16 years +

Make with Clay with Amanda Montgomery

Sat 4 Feb Cost: £10 Time: 2pm - 4pm Age: 6 -11 years old

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes. To make a booking please contact Telephone: Box Office: 028 9034 0202 Online: theatreatthemill.com

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Create your own “Mackintosh Rose” glass panel in beautiful art glass. Learn the basics of “Tiffany” glass from glass cutting to soldering from qualified tutor and experienced glass artist, Irene McBride of Discovery Glass. Appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn. Please bring a protective apron/overall.

Registration: Sat 10 Dec from 10am

In this fun and messy two-hour workshop children will love to learn how to sculpt with air-hardening clay. They will learn to roll, pinch and model the clay and create a castle with a mythical creature which they can take home to dry and paint. Come dressed for mess! Parents are welcome to accompany their children.


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with Amanda Montgomery

with Amanda Montgomery

Sat 1 April

Sat 13 May

Cost: £10 Time: 2pm - 4pm Age: 6 -11 years old

Cost: £10 Time: 2pm - 4pm Age: 6 -11 years old

There’s nothing quite like getting stuck into a range of art materials exploring texture and colour to create your very own masterpiece to take home. Children will love to get messy in this two-hour workshop. Come dressed for mess! Parents are welcome to accompany their children.

This fun two-hour workshop encourages children to create with found natural materials such as cones, conkers, shells and grass. There will be a supply of found materials but for that individual approach please feel free to bring along your own found natural objects to create with as well. Children will enjoy making self-portraits, twig people and little people gardens to take home with them. Parents are welcome to accompany their children to the workshop.

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Painting, Printing and Collage Making Environmental Art


ENGAGE Jan - June 2017


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Conservatory Gallery at Clotworthy House

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The People and Places of Antrim by The Men’s Shed

Thurs 5 Jan – Fri 27 Jan

Exhibitions

Bob Ross Exhibition Tue 31 Jan – Fri 3 Mar

During 2016, they have undertaken a number of photography courses, and this exhibition, funded by the South Antrim Community Network through the mental and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention small grants, showcases the work of not only experienced photographers but also those lifting a camera for the first time.

This well-known Antrim artist has been working in the field of illustration for well over 30 years, and work such as his illustrations for the first Antrim Heritage Trail are well known locally. He also for some time was one of the area’s foremost illustrators to architects and property developers but today mainly concentrates on pen and ink drawings, sometimes given a watercolour wash, of sites both locally and abroad.

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Men’s Shed, Steeple, Antrim is a place for men aged 60+ to meet, discuss issues, share skills and explore new interests with the aim of promoting their own health and putting something back into the community.


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Glengormley Art Club Exhibition

Oriel Gallery at Clotworthy House

Tue 7 Mar – Fri 31 Mar

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Exhibitions

Glengormley Art Club is another of the successful amateur art clubs now found within the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough. It meets each Monday night at 7pm in Glengormley High School, and members have a wide range of ability and interests. During the year, activities are organised including demonstrations by local artists. A variety of media is used including oils, acrylic, watercolours, pastels, pen and ink and mixed media, and all of these will be on display in this, their first exhibition at Clotworthy House.

‘The Garden’ by Sara Maconkey

Tue 4 Apr – Fri 26 May Sara works in the graphic design industry as a freelancer and paints in her spare time. This exhibition of floral work explores colour, shape and pattern from the landscapes around County Antrim.


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The Lightfoot Letters by Maria Walker

The Lightfoot Letters are remarkable historical documents which provide a detailed portrait of working class life in Widnes in 1923. Artist Maria Walker bought the letters in an antique shop and created a body of artwork around them. When she later collaborated with poet Angela Topping, she was not to know that Angela was the daughter of one of the letter-writers, Peter Lightfoot. The exhibition explores the letters through a range of textile art and poetry, creating an amazing fusion of ideas.

Leaves Across a Landscape by Artscare A Creative Collaboration between Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council & Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Thur 30 Mar – Sat 29 Apr This first collaborative Civic/Health exhibition showcases a range of artworks created through the Northern Trust’s innovative arts program supported by Arts Care. It brings together an eclectic mix of media including photography, film, sculpture, drawing, creative writing and painting created by trust service users and the local community of the Borough, through projects facilitated by the Trust Artists in Residence’ Helen Bradbury and Ciara O’Malley.

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Flax Gallery & Museum at The Mill

Jordanstown Art Club Annual Exhibition

Exhibitions

Batik and Stitch Retrospective by Helen Kerr

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Tue 9 May – Fri 30 June Having trained in Textiles at Belfast College of Art, Helen discovered Batik during her Teacher Training year in Brighton College of Art. Later, during a Teacher Fellowship course in the University of Ulster, she discovered Machine Embroidery, and realised that Batik and Stitch complemented each other well. A year spent in the Textile Department of Goldsmiths College in London further extended her horizons. She has used these techniques as a means to create statements in textile “paintings” and likes the accidental results which can occur when applying hot wax and dye to cloth, and the additional texture and colour which machine and hand stitching add to the finished piece. This exhibition, going back forty years, shows her “journey” which has been an extremely enjoyable experience.

Thurs 19 Jan – Sat 18 Feb Jordanstown Art Club has been successfully running for over 30 years. The club comprises keen amateur artists living in Newtownabbey and its neighbouring areas who meet to paint together and share their skills and techniques. The club produces traditional landscapes, seascapes and still life along with the more modern acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolours and mixed media paintings. Always striving to improve and innovate, members are encouraged by monthly demonstrations given by professional artists and workshops where they can expand their knowledge of the arts.


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Exhibitions | 028 9448 1338

Framed - People and Place in Irish Photography Thurs 30 Mar – Sat 29 Apr

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Leaves Across a Landscape by Artscare Thurs 4 May – Sat 3 June

Past Lives and Abandoned Spaces Thurs 23 Feb – Sat 25 Mar ‘I have long been drawn to the places where traces of people and the impact of their presence on the landscape can be found’, Laura Butler. This exhibition depicts many ruined and forgotten homes over time as homage to the people who lived there including Laura’s own ancestors. Laura’s focus is divided between paintings encapsulating the haunting evocations that surround abandoned homes and paintings depicting old family photographs that evoke a similar quality of a time lost. Laura is native to County Antrim which features extensively in her paintings.

© National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The invention of photography, in 1839, was one of the most significant achievements in the history of human communications. Photographs capture a moment in time in exact likeness, allowing us to see what people in the past saw – or what others wanted them to see. In doing so, they enable history to speak to us directly and with great clarity. The Ulster Museum’s collections of historic photographs date from the 1850s and comprise many thousands of images relating to the history, topography and personalities of Ireland. This exhibition concentrates on the twin themes of people and place, to illustrate the range and depth of these collections and how the photographers they represent framed and shaped our view of the past.

Leaves across a Landscape is a creative collaboration between Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council & the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. This first collaborative Civic/Health exhibition showcases a range of artworks created through the Northern Trust’s innovative arts program supported by Arts Care. It brings together an eclectic mix of media including photography, film, sculpture, drawing, creative writing and painting created by trust service users and the local community of the Borough, through projects facilitated by the Trust Artists in Residence, Helen Bradbury and Ciara O’Malley.

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by Laura Butler


DISCOVER The rich heritage of Antrim and Newtownabbey


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www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/PlacesToVisit

Mon, Wed and Fri 9.30am - 5pm Tues and Thurs 9.30am - 9.30pm Sat and Sun 10am - 5pm Facilities closed outside these hours, Gardens remain open excluding Large Parterre and Clotworthy House until 10pm. Closed 25 - 26 Dec & 1 Jan Free Admission

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Pogues Entry

May to September Thurs and Fri 2pm - 5pm Sat 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm Free admission

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Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House

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Museum at The Mill & Flax Gallery

Mon to Wed 10am - 5pm Thurs 10am - 9pm Fri 10am - 4pm Sat 11am - 4pm Closed Sun and Public Holidays Free Admission

www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/PlacesToVisit

Sentry Hill Historic House & Visitor Centre

Sentry Hill Opening Hours Sentry Hill is open Tuesday - Sunday 2pm-5pm in April and May (closed Mondays and Good Friday 14th April) Open to pre-booked groups and schools throughout the year

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Open to pre-booked groups and schools throughout the year. Admission Charge There is an admission charge for entry to Sentry Hill House. Please contact the museum for current prices. There is no charge for use of the gardens or cafĂŠ only.


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The White House Visitor Centre June, July, August & September Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 5pm Group tours can be booked throughout the year. Free admission

Contact details The White House is located at 28-34 White House Park, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT37 9SQ. For all enquiries please contact Museum at The Mill. Tel. 028 9034 0129 museums@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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Young people aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all venues.


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Classes and Courses General Information Advance booking is essential for all courses and classes. Concessionary prices will apply to anyone who is registered as disabled, those who are 60 years old and over, those in receipt of unemployment benefit and students. Any carer accompanying a person with a disability will be admitted free of charge. Enrolment will not be refunded other than for a medically certified illness or at the Manager’s discretion. In the unfortunate event of the course or class being cancelled by the Council, participants will be refunded in full. If you have any particular access needs please contact the individual venue directly for assistance.

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For certain courses and classes participants will be asked to bring along specific materials to work with. Details will be available from the individual venues. Lunch will not be provided for all day classes, however light refreshments are available in both MANN’s Cafe and Yarn’s Bar located at Antrim Castle Gardens and Mossley Mill. Please contact the individual venue to book your chosen course or class.

www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/PlacesToVisit

Pogues Entry Church Street, Antrim BT41 4BA Tel: 028 9448 1338 clotworthy.reception@antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Museum at The Mill & Flax Gallery Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA Tel. 028 9034 0129 museums@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

How to Get There

Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House (including Eyre Studio) Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH Tel: 028 9448 1338 clotworthy.reception@antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Sentry Hill 40 Ballycraigy Road Newtownabbey BT36 4SX Tel. 028 9083 2363 museums@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk www.sentryhill.net

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