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THEATRES // SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2018

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MUSIC DRAMA The Old Courthouse COMEDY 33 Rock Rehab MUSIC Homespun Youth Theatre LIVE SCREENING Community Tea Dances MUSIC MUSIC 34 Little Red Riding Hood COMEDY A Disappearing Act DRAMA Eilidh Patterson MUSIC 35 Miami Showband LIVE SCREENING Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri DANCE Jane Eyre FAMILY 36 It Only Takes A Minute OPERA Mr Hullabaloo’s Happy Halloween CRAFT 37 Connla SCREENING Frankenstein SCREENING 38 The Autumn Lecture & Book Signing SCREENING Belfast Girls MUSIC Shackleton’s Carpenter MUSIC 39 Johnny Brady: The Three Sides Concert Tour MUSIC The Jive Aces MUSIC 40 Tony Wright - Chapter and Verse (Chorus Verse) MUSIC Sing Me the Old Songs – Songs of Tommy Makem ENTERTAINMENT National Trust Ulster Gardens Scheme Review COMEDY S R 41 Grainne Duffy SCREENING Jack and the Beanstalk

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A Murder is Announced Kindly Keep it Covered #INCUBATE Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders Widows Paradise Clubsound The Lamplight Sessions: The Hardchargers

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26 My Sweetheart and Me Jane Eyre 27 Mr Hullabaloo’s Happy Halloween FILM Love is Enough DRAMA Anthem of a Doomed Youth DRAMA 28 Newtownabbey One Act Drama Festival MUSIC The Courtyard Community Choir In Commemoration MUSIC Pat Shortt MUSIC 29 The Outlaws WEDDING FAIR Ronnie Greer Blues Band SCREENING Back to the Future MUSICAL Y 30 Peter Pan te

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Ocean Film Festival A Chip in The Sugar & A Lady of Letters Tom A Night with the Country Stars Quadrophenia – the album live! The Iconettes The Creative Wedding Fair The Merry Wives of Windsor Hairspray JR The Bjorn Identity Much Ado About Nothing Three’s A Shroud The Elvis Spectacular Mayerling A Celebration of Neil Diamond Brendan Quinn, Friends and Family Tour Shane Todd Not About Heroes A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Die Walküre The Nutcracker Sleepy Hollow Magical Mozart Christmas Craft Fair Degas: Passion For Perfection Troilus and Cressida: direct from the RSC La Bayadère Phil Coulter: Gold and Silver Days The Story of Swing Stars of Irish Country Show The Everly Brothers Experience The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh Halloween Walks It’s a Wonderful Wee Christmas The Nutcracker

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THEATRE AT THE MILL September - December 2018


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Theatre at The Mill and The Amoory Theatre Company present

FILM

Tickets: £14.50 & £12.50 (Concession) Groups of 6+ £12.50 each £6 Time: 7.45pm 1.30pm & 4pm Recommended Age: 12A

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Newtownabbey with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life, exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean. Visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk for more.

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available 6 Time: 7.45pm 1.30pm & 4pm

Alan Bennett is regarded as Britain's most critically respected and most popular living playwright. This production of two of his Talking Heads will show just how accomplished Bennett is. A Chip in The Sugar tells the story of mild, late middle-aged Graham Whittaker, who finds life becoming complicated as his widowed mother, with whom he still lives, reunites with a dubious old flame named Frank Turnbull. The second half of this double-bill, A Lady of Letters, introduces us to Irene Ruddock, a single, middle-aged woman living near Bradford - who is not afraid to speak, or rather to write, her mind.

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Sept

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DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available £6 Time: 7.45pm Performed in the round with unreserved seating

By the Edwardian era, the McKinney’s well-appointed house, Sentry Hill, was evidence of the prosperity and social status they attained through their successful farming in South Antrim. The McKinney’s could not have foreseen the flood of carnage and destruction that would sweep across the European continent in 1914. It was a tide of effects that would be felt across the island of Ireland and the rest of the world. Sentry Hill would not escape untouched as young Tom McKinney, the heir to the farm, joined the Royal Fusiliers in 1914 and died on July 19th 1916 as a result of his injuries at the Battle of the Somme. The play Tom is his story, based on his letters and journals.

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Fri 21 Sept

MUSIC

Tickets: £18.50 Time: 7.45pm 1.30pm & 4pm

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Thurs 20 Sept

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 £6 Time: 7.45pm 1.30pm & 4pm

Join six of our finest entertainers for the fabulous A Night With The Country Stars show featuring Frank McCaffrey, Joe Moore, Caitlin, Tracey McAuley, Box Car Brian and young singing sensation Owen Mac who each will perform toe tapping classics in the company of the fabulous Keltic Storm band. If it's Country Music you like then this is the show for you!

This production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as “mighty, moving and unstoppable,” sees eight-piece band, The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia. From the very first show it has received standing ovations. Backed with exciting, and sometimes heartwrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands is delivered masterfully, with an amazing replication of The Who’s sound. To send you home on an even bigger high there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show!

Sat 22 Sept

MUSIC

Tickets: £16 Group Discount Available £6 Time: 7.45pm

The producers of The Bjorn Identity Abba Tribute show bring you - The Iconettes & The Hitzvilles with The Sounds of Motown & Soul. This exciting musical homage pays tribute to the girl groups and solo artistes of this bygone era. Featuring hit songs from The Ronettes, The Supremes, Martha and The Vandellas, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and many more. The Iconette’s glamorous styling and musical influences make this show a huge hit for lovers of Motown & Soul of all ages. With stunning, tight vocal harmonies, The Iconettes and their band perform a fun, tightly choreographed show leaving you no choice but to get off your seats and go… ‘Dancing in the Street’.


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Sun 23 Sept

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WEDDING FAIR

Tickets: Free Admission Time: 1pm – 5pm

Every love has a story.

Artisan craftspeople and gourmet food producers as well as exceptional wedding specialists and entertainers from across the country will be on hand, ready to help you plan your next chapter.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

The Creative Wedding Fair is one of Northern Ireland’s newest and most exciting bridal events, which brings couples and creatives together to help you craft the perfect wedding day.


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Fri 28 Sept

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SCREENING

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7pm 1.30pm & 4pm

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

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MUSICAL

Tickets: £15 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

Hairspray Jr. is the family-friendly musical that is piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously catchy songs. Adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, Hairspray Jr. is a show that celebrates diversity and brings audiences to their feet with its positive message and side-splitting sense of humour. So, get ready to sing and dance along with your favourite characters from the Corny Collins Show in this feel good musical – brought to you by Uplift Performing Arts.


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Sat 6 Oct

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The Björn Identity ® are Ireland’s greatest tribute to the world’s most famous super group ABBA. A sell out show throughout Ireland and UK to audience acclaim and rave reviews - early booking is advised! The Björn Identity ® exceed all expectations of ABBA tribute bands from their stunning replica costumes, vocal likeness and Abba style choreography, to a perfect copy of Benny’s famous white Yamaha piano. This show is at its heart the most authentic live ABBA in Concert experience in the country. With all the glitz of the classic 70’s era, featuring ALL of ABBA’s greatest hits and always something extra for the fans! Widely known for their love of audience participation, The Björn Identity ® with their Swedish humour and professionalism are committed to re-creating the music of their tribute idols. Audiences of all ages can re-live or newly discover the magic of the Swedish Super Group ABBA and their musical legacy that lives… ‘On and On and On’.

Thurs 11 Oct

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Merely Theatre create energetic, crystal clear Shakespeare productions. Audiences follow the story better than ever and feel actively involved. Inventive and relentless, their work is informed by years of honing their principles in rep. The result is a dynamic cast of actors telling these amazing stories through sheer imaginary force. LOVE • WAR • LAUGHTER • MARRIAGE • MADNESS Soldiers return to Messina. Old flames flare up, fanned by cunning plans, midnight mischief and double deceptions. A mystery unpicked by a pair of bonkers watchmen. Love conquers all, whether they fight for or against it.

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Tickets: £17 Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm


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TCB Productions presents

GBL Productions presents

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Fri 12 Oct

COMEDY

Tickets: £17 & £15 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

RIVAL UNDERTAKERS DISTURB THE PEACE IN BELFAST…AGAIN. For generations, Catholic undertakers in Belfast have buried Catholics and Protestant undertakers have buried Protestants. So you’d think now that we have peace (mostly), we could stick to these rules? But no. When veteran undertaker, Gerry McSorely, finds his Catholic customers being stolen by young Protestant rival, Basil Gray, an undertaking war breaks out. It gets worse when young Polish woman, Irena Bukowski’s cut-price, newage, interdenominational funeral home usurps them both. Joined by a host of outrageous characters including; the hilarious cleaner Mrs Johnston, Paramilitary leader Graham Stitt (who gives a must-see eulogy for his Da – Gusty), Gerry McSorely and Simon the struggling undertaking apprentice.

Sat 13 Oct

MUSIC

Tickets: £17 Time: 7.45pm

The Elvis Spectacular show starring 2012 European Elvis Champion Ciaran Houlihan with his TCB band and the Sweet Sensations returns once more to Theatre at The Mill for their annual visit, this show always sells out so book your tickets early! This will be a very special performance don't miss it!


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The Royal Ballet presents

Thurs 18 Oct

Mayerling

Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets:£14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.15pm Duration: 3hrs 15mins including two intervals

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet inspired by true events. Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the AustroHungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

A Celebration of Neil Diamond is a stunning new theatre production show touring major theatres throughout Ireland featuring over two hours of non stop hits brought to life live in front of you. With spectacular production, a world-class powerhouse of a live band, awesome sound and featuring the latest in live video screen technology, A Celebration of Neil Diamond promises an unforgettable night out for everyone. The legacy of hits such as Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks, and Forever in Blue Jeans evoke memories in all of us, back to a time when the singer songwriter regularly ruled the UK and US charts. Wayne Denton fronts this live concert, faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era in his own inimitable style. Interspersed with humour and audience participation, faithfully recreating and delivering all the hits of Neil Diamond.

Brendan Quinn, Friends and Family Tour Fri 19 Oct

MUSIC

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.45pm

Legendary country singer Brendan Quinn is on the road again. Brendan, who has shared the stage with such greats as Merle Haggard, Don Williams and Hal Ketchum will be joined on this tour by many of his musical friends fresh from his sensational appearance on Opry Le Daniel on TG4. Brendan will perform all his old hits such as It’s Four In The Morning, Bandy The Rodeo Clown and Angeline along with songs from his brand new album Tickin' Over. This is a show not to be missed.

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Mon 15 Oct

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DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

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Stephen MacDonald’s Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War One poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. They met at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917, and bonded over a mutual hatred of war and love of poetry.

Sat 20 Oct

COMEDY

Tickets: £14 Time: 7.45pm

Being named after an iconic Wild West film hero is a lot for anyone to live up to. Is Shane Todd a hero? Maybe. But also maybe not. Shane rides into town for his first tour of Ireland, with a hilarious, brand new stand-up show. Shane Todd performs stand-up all over the world, has a BBC radio series, supported the legendary Bill Burr and has gained a massive online following with his sketches and character videos. See him in his natural environment, on stage at a comedy show.

This production won a Best Actor accolade at the Wales Theatre Awards for Daniel Llewelyn Williams, who reprises his role here as Sassoon alongside Owain Gwynnas Owen. The show is on the first part of a world tour commemorating the centenary of both the meeting depicted in the play, and of the Armistice. "Recreates the Great War as tangibly as if the theatre had filled with the smoke and stench of the battlefield. Compelling and superbly performed." British Theatre Guide "Tim Baker’s production creates an engaging delineation between two entirely different personalities united by a common vocation and some truly hellish experiences." The Guardian www.notaboutheroes.info Directed by Tim Baker | Designed by Oliver Harman | Lighting by Kevin Heyes | Sound by Dyfan Jones


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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 The Royal Opera House presents

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Ballet Ireland presents

The Nutcracker Wed 31 Oct & Thurs 1 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.45pm

Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is a fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Sherry, and Oh What A Night the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation, and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why Frankie’s Guys are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.

Die Walküre Sun 28 Oct

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 5pm Duration: 4hrs 50mins including two intervals (Sung in German with English subtitles)

DANCE

Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Antonio Pappano conducts an international cast in the second opera of Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen.

Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour The Nutcracker, one of the world’s favourite ballets, to audiences nationwide this season. This Irish production of the festive classic, performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, appeals to audiences of all ages, with its fairy tale magic, Tchaikovsky’s beloved and sumptuous score, beautiful costumes, and a tale of wondrous adventure.

The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters.

This holiday season experience the beauty and magic with the whole family. After all, Christmas only begins once you have seen Ballet Ireland’s The Nutcracker!

This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power.

"Luscious, luxurious and a sheer delight, The Nutcracker is a perfect Christmas treat" theartsreview.com

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Cre:8 Theatre Ltd in association with the Theatre at The Mill present

Fri 2 - Sun 4 Nov

FAMILY

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) Time: 7.45pm Matinee 2.30pm (Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov)

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Join us if you dare, for a trick, treat and scare! Magically travel back in time with school friends Amy, Irving and Charlie to meet schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and hero Brom Bones, as they battle for the attention of the enchanting Katie Van Tassel at the school disco. Come along and meet the crazy Halloween characters of the 1800’s and watch out for the Headless Horseman! The creative team that brought you Annie Jr and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat proudly present this family friendly fun filled fantasy adventure, suitable for all ages.


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Magical Mozart by Candlelight OPERA

Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque With “Spirit” Ensemble and world class opera singers transport you he European Ensemble back to the Baroque sumptuous past. A packed programme of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from the most memorable of Mozart’s operas, such as The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and many more. Mozart’s most popular and famous operas are all beautifully sung by world class soloists who, alongside the ensemble, perform some of his most memorable pieces of music, including: Symphony no. 40 Lacrimosa (Requiem D minor) and Eine Kleine Nacht Musik. An evening of Mozart Masterpieces!

Step into a world of festive delights at our Christmas Craft Fair, where you will find a variety of arts and craft products, children's toys and beautiful decorations for your home. The ideal opportunity to start your Christmas shopping, meet friends and relax with coffee and cake or lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Theatre at The Mill. There are festive children's activities to keep the little ones entertained making this a great day out for the whole family. For stall holder enquiries please email lois.kennedy@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk for an expression of interest form. (Closing date for enquiries 15 Sept)

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Wed 14 Nov Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7pm

Degas: Passion For Perfection Tues 13 Nov

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SCREENING

Tickets: £11 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Exhibition On Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested with tragic consequences. Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair. With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.


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The Royal Ballet presents

Sat 17 Nov

MUSIC

Phil Coulter: Gold and Silver Days

La Bayadère Thurs 15 Nov

SCREENING

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.15pm

Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind.

Fri 16 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: £25 & £22.50 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

Phil’s long career as a songwriter, producer and recording artiste has been recognised over the years. His new show, Gold and Silver Days, will feature Phil’s personal favourites as he trawls through his 50 years of creativity. An original retrospective on the work of one of our finest, it’s a show for every lover of good music.

A musical timeline of swing classics from the 1920's to the modern day. Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bobby Darin, The Rat Pack, Michael Buble, Paolo Nutini and more. Never before has a show captured the full evolution of swing music like this. From its birth in the 1920's to the big band era of the 30's and 40's. From the golden age of the 50's and 60's with household names like Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams to the modern era of Buble and Nutini. The Swing Cats lead by award winning vocalist Luke Thomas have amassed a huge following throughout Ireland and Europe thanks to their distinctive sound and style which is steeped in the golden age of swing music.

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Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm


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The Everly Brothers Experience Fri 23 Nov Wed 21 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: ÂŁ21.50 Time: 7.45pm

Following a super show last year the Stars of Irish Country Show returns with five legends all in one fantastic concert. The show which has sold out venues all across the country features Declan Nerney, Ray Lynam, Kathy Durkin, Patrick Feeney and Hugo Duncan who each will perform their trademark hit songs with a full live band with that authentic Nashville sound, this is a show you don't want to miss.

MUSIC

Tickets: ÂŁ20 Time: 7.45pm

Since the beginning of 2016, The Zmed Brothers have celebrated the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers legacy all across the US and overseas. The Everly Brothers career lasted over half a century, they recorded 21 studio albums, sold more than 60 million records world-wide, had over 30 billboard top -100 singles and sit amongst the highest ranking of any rock duo ever. The Zmed Brothers are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate and singular origins of America's greatest Rock n' Roll sibling duo. Long live the music!


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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh Sat 24 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: £17.50 & £15 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

Rumours of Hotel California 40-Year Anniversary Special.

HALLOWEEN Join us this Halloween in the atmospheric surroundings of

After 12 months of sell-out audiences The Illegals are taking their unique Rumours of Hotel California show on the road for another turn in 2018 to celebrate two classic rock albums from two iconic rock bands.

Mossley Mill, Antrim Castle

Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs.

The tours will last approximately

The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true.

Gardens and Sentry Hill for our brand new guided walking tours. 60 minutes and will be both entertaining and informative.

WALKS Dates and times will be released closer to the time. Please keep an eye on our social media for details and booking information as these are sure to sell out. We look forward to introducing you to the darker side of our venues . . .


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Preview: Tues 4 & Wed 5 Dec: all seats £14 Tickets: Tues & Wed: £19 & £17 (Concession) Thurs - Sat: £20 & £18 (Concession) New Year’s Eve: £23 (includes after show party) Time: 7.45pm; Sat 8, 15 & 29 Dec: 6pm & 9pm; New Year’s Eve: 9pm only Signed Performance: Fri 21 Dec Relaxed Performance: Sat 22 Dec Recommended Age: 16yrs + Contains adult humour

Nobody is a failure that has friends. This Christmas warm the cockles of your heart at Theatre at The Mill with Geordie Bailey and his family. An ordinary Belfast bloke, Geordie has always wanted to travel and see the world. The farthest he ever got was a fortnight in Portsalon, life just got in the way! Geordie is the manager of the Lower Falls Credit Union. Savings, loans, you name it, Geordie will sort you out, and we all need a bit extra at Christmas, right? On Christmas Eve life takes a turn leaving Geordie in dire circumstances, fortunately a less than angelic angel appears to show him his A*$e from his elbow! Caroline Curran and Julie Maxwell, the writers of last year’s smash hit Christmas comedy The Nightshift Before Christmas, return to Theatre at The Mill with their fourth Christmas treat, bringing their unique Belfast twist to that Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life. You know what they say “Every time a Bell rings…” It’s probably last orders at the bar, so grab yourself a ticket, come down to Theatre at The Mill and see if Geordie finds out It’s a Wonderful Wee Christmas after all, so it is.

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Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.15pm Duration: 2hrs 30mins including one interval

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of Ballet fans around the world. The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

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Home Spun Youth Theatre presents

#INCUBATE Kindly Keep it Covered Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sept Fri 31 Aug & Sat 1 Sept

SUMMER THEATRE

Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm1.30pm & 4pm

YOUTH THEATRE

Tickets: £90 per semester Time: 10am - 12 noon Age: 11 - 18yrs

Roland, formerly of The Kindly Mutual Insurance Co. runs a health farm with his wife Julia, bought with the proceeds of a hefty insurance pay out following the death of Julia's first husband, the charming rogue Sidney.

Interested in Theatre? Need training for drama school? Want to create a brand new play? Have an opinion you want to share with an audience? Enjoy meeting new people? Ready for an opportunity to showcase yourself?

A healthy lifestyle is not exactly Roland's cup of tea, especially with constant interference from his formidable mother-in-law, Olivia – and things only go from bad to worse when Sidney turns up, just as Vanessa, the wife of Roland's ex-boss from the Kindly Mutual checks in for a visit. This is a fast and furious farce involving a missing key, a rogue camel and a malfunctioning fountain!

INCUBATE is a year-long devising process where young performers will train and develop new theatre skills, culminating in an exciting, cuttingedge premiere performance of a new play ... created by the young performers themselves! Sign up to Audition for Homespun's 2018/2019 project to become part of a unique experience you won't forget.

SUMMER THEATRE

Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm 1.30pm & 4pm

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A Murder is Announced The events which follow challenge both Inspector Craddock and Miss Marple to unravel the crime. Colourful characters as well as red herrings abound in this typically tightly woven Agatha Christie murder mystery.

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Clarence Players presents

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THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Widows Paradise Fri 14 & Sat 15 Sept

Fri 21 & Sat 22 Sept SUMMER THEATRE

Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She ís also pretty adept at solving crimes. When her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her, it’s not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the local Village Hall committee. From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. With an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up. Packed full of wit and very funny scenes, this is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot, which will tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time!

SUMMER THEATRE

Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

Rosemary Drama Group presents this summer, one of Sam Cree’s most popular comedies, Widows Paradise. A group of ladies travel to a local caravan park for a holiday. They are all widows of one sort or another and have no intention of being married again. But when they find themselves in the wrong caravan, mayhem ensues…..Set in the 70s, this is an entertaining family show.


The Lamplight Sessions: The Hardchargers Sat 29 Sept Fri 28 Sept

MUSIC

Tickets: £16 & £14 (Concession) Time: 8pm

Clubsound a name that instantly conjures up memories of the days when Cabaret was King. They have been entertaining Northern Ireland for 46 years and are still going strong. If you want to hear all about daddy's wee balloons, travel on Shankill Airways, or buy a pair of lucky knickers from Rancid Singh then get yourself a ticket. They say laughter cures all ails! You'll come out fit as a fiddle...The Legendary Clubsound with George Jones.

MUSIC

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

Led by Lonesome Chris Todd, The Hardchargers are steeped in inspiration from the greats of the country blues – Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White, Willie Brown and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Their live set is an electrifying reimagining of Mississippi and Texas style Country Blues and Roots Rock with the lyricism of Lonesome Chris’ real-world blues and a musical language exquisitely refined from all of Blues and Rock history in between. The Hardchargers released their nationally distributed debut album, Scarecrow on Market Square Music in January 2018. www.thehardchargers.co.uk

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Suntree Productions presents

Hotbuckle Productions presents

My Sweetheart & Me Thurs 4 - Sat 6 Oct

MUSICAL

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm Recommended Age: 12yrs+

Introducing the premier performance of the sensational stage musical My Sweetheart & Me. An uplifting romantic comedy set in Cheerysville, Northern Ireland in 1968 in a popular cornerstone of the community public house, Suntree Bar. The story follows the haphazard attempts of two thirty-somethings search to find new love. Join them and the many other colourful characters who frequent the bar as they sing, dance and laugh their way through their inter-linked, romantic, sad, funny but ultimately heart-warming encounters. www.mysweetheartandme.com

Sat 13 Oct

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” After a harsh and cruel childhood, the young Jane becomes governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it is overshadowed by doubt, dark shadows and terrible secrets. Following the success of Wuthering Heights, “… beautifully handled … this is the company’s best yet” (BBC Radio Shropshire) and Far From the Madding Crowd, “… a magical production” (The Stage), Hotbuckle bring their inventiveness, humour and unique magic to Brontë’s compelling tale.


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Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

FAMILY

Tickets: £6 Time: 1.30pm & 4pm 1.30pm & 4pm

Join Mr Hullabaloo the magical storyteller and his colourful puppet friends in our colourful pumpkin patch where an exciting autumn adventure is about to unfold. Full of lots of stories and songs, this show is an ideal way for families with young children to celebrate the season! Don't miss out on all of our fun tricks and treats when Mr Hullabaloo arrives in your local theatre this autumn.

Home Spun Youth Theatre perform in a new adaptation of My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Dr Alexander Irvine. Irvine’s novel is a moving and loving tribute to the remarkable bond he had with his mother, the love between his Mother and Father, and Irvine’s formative years at Pogue’s Entry in Antrim. Pogue’s Entry cottage is preserved in its original state as a tribute to Dr Irvine and a memorial park is located at the junction of Castle Way and Church Street, Antrim. Pogue’s Entry will be open from 2pm - 5pm on Saturday 20 October for audience members who would like to visit the cottage in advance of the performance.

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

A powerful compendium of the finest stories and poems of the trenches of the Great War from both sides of no-mans land. From our greatest war poets Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon and excerpts from Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and the now mythical Christmas truce, globally renowned, multi-award winning soloperformer, Guy Masterson (Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm) brings the WW1 trenches to life in a powerfully moving tour de force. "Passion & heart" British Theatre Guide "Timeless and harrowing" The Big Issue

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DRAMA

Tickets: £8 & £7 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

This annual festival of excellent drama presents three nights of the best one-act plays from amateur dramatic groups from Northern Ireland and beyond. The Newtownabbey Drama Festival was started in 1982 as the brainchild of members of the Abbey Actors Company and further information about the festival can be found at: www.newtownabbeydramafestival.org.uk. Adjudicator is Scott Marshall. Contact the Box Office or visit www.thecourtyardtheatre.com for full details.

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COMEDY

Tickets: £25 Time: 8pm

Tickets: £11 & £9 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

Pat Shortt is back with a brand new stage show called ‘Hey!’

In this very special performance The Courtyard Community Choir commemorate this 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War in an evening of music, memory and songs. This moving, poignant and at times comedic tribute celebrates the lives of all the brave men who gave their lives and the family and remarkable women who worked with equal courage and determination awaiting their safe return.

Following the sell-out successes of The Hall, Selfie and How’s Tings? and fresh from starring roles in the hit play A Skull In Connemara and the film The Belly of The Whale, Ireland’s best loved comedian takes to the road with his latest quirky look at Irish life. Featuring all brand new material and sketches, this new show is a rogue’s gallery of odd ball characters, bizarre situations and even a song or two! Hey! delivers a peculiar take on modern life that only the unique imagination of Pat Shortt could conjure up. A show not to be missed.

We are delighted to welcome The Courtyard Community Choir back to the Courtyard Theatre. Early booking is advised.

Hey! You have been warned! www.PatShortt.com


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Fortwilliam Musical Society presents

Ronnie Greer Blues Band

Fri 9 Nov

Sat 10 Nov

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

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

Celebrating the songs of John Prine, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Towns Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Don Schlitz and many more.

Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer returns to The Courtyard with his all-star band featuring some of the country’s finest musicians, including Anthony Toner on guitar and vocals and John McCullough on keyboards.

Outlaw Country, consisting of Barry Johnston on acoustic guitar, Rod Patterson on double bass and Ivan Gilliland on lead guitar and mandolin bring together a masterpiece of American Folk and Americana guaranteed to entertain those who appreciate the very best in song writing with ballads about the ups and downs of lives lived and loves lost.

With his distinctive critically acclaimed guitar playing, which melds searing Chicago-style blues licks with jazz influences, Ronnie steers the band from Muddy Waters to Steely Dan with style and conviction. “Proper blues from a proper bluesman” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

Back to the Future Wed 14 - Sat 17 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: Wed & Thurs £11, Fri & Sat £13 Time: 7.30pm

Fortwilliam Musical Society return to The Courtyard Theatre once more to bring to you Back to the Future, a journey in time through Broadways greatest hits. Fresh from their sell out production of Sister Act, Fortwilliam Musical Society continue to please audiences with their favourite Broadway Hits. A night not to be missed.

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Sat 24 Nov – Sat 22 Dec Tickets: £11 (Includes a gift from Santa) Group Discount Available Time: Weeknights: 7pm Weekends: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm Signed Performance: Fri 7 Dec at 7pm Relaxed Performance: Sat 8 & Sat 15 Dec at 1pm Recommended Age: 3 - 12 yrs

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Mr Hullabaloo and The Courtyard Theatre present

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Tick Tock, Tick Tock, the clock is ticking at The Courtyard Theatre. Come join Peter Pan and Wendy on their adventures in Never Never Land where they meet Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and the infamous pirate Captain Hook. Featuring an outstanding cast, puppetry, dazzling sets and lavish costumes, all ages can join in the excitement as this timeless adventure unfolds. Special guest Santa will be handing out presents at the end of the show. The Courtyard Theatre in partnership with Mr Hullabaloo Productions has produced sell out productions together for the past seven years and received rave reviews from families, schools and youth organisations. With just 180 seats, this intimate venue is perfect for children to get up close to the action. Don’t miss out on the truly magical experience of a Christmas pantomime. This performance is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity & Samuel French Ltd and at least 5% on the price of each ticket is payable to the Charity. Discover the magical world of Mr Hullabaloo at www.mrhullabaloo.com


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HOME SPUN

Sat 8 Sept – Sat 24 Nov WORKSHOP

Tickets: £50 & £45 (Concession) Time: 7pm - 9pm Age: 16yrs+ Venue: Eyre Studio, Clotworthy House

Dust off that guitar, pick up those drum sticks, warm up those vocal chords and drop in to our Rock Rehab for adults with Tommy McMeekin. Playing new songs and restyling popular classics, it's open to all adults but particularly those who haven't played in a while.

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Tickets: £110 per semester Time: 10am - 1pm Age: 7 - 18yrs

If your kids have a passion for Musical Theatre then sign them up for Home Spun Youth Theatre Antrim. Following the success of our musical theatre course in Antrim last year, Home Spun Youth Theatre returns in September, this time to stage a classic musical performance at The Old Courthouse Theatre. Under the direction of Musical Director Jonathan McGuinness and a Choreographer/Director, students will learn about auditions, vocal technique, dance, and performance culminating in three public performances at the end of the course in June 2019.

Community Tea Dances Wed 12 Sept, Wed 10 Oct, Wed 14 Nov

DANCE

Tickets: £3 Time: 2pm - 4pm

Our tea dances are a great opportunity to dust off those dancing shoes and let your toes twinkle and step out in style! Join Double Trouble for some great tunes from all eras. Enjoy a cup of tea and whether you dance or not, these relaxed, friendly and entertaining afternoons are sure to delight!

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Jolly Promotions presents

Single Shoe Productions presents

Eilidh Patterson Fri 28 Sept

A Disappearing Act

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Sat 22 Sept

Tues 25 – Thurs 27 Sept FAMILY

Tickets: £10 Time: 2pm & 4pm

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way, the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting. Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show. With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters, making this a fun-packed show not to be missed!

MUSIC

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

ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm Running Time: 65mins Recommended Age: 12yrs+ Traverse style seating

The great magician Philip Winterbottom cordially requests your presence for his final act. Sadly, he's dead. So...he won't be there. But, he's left his son and assistant very clear instructions. Join Philip's family and friends for one final disappearing act. Combining magic, music and audience participation, A Disappearing Act is an interactive, immersive, two-person show that casts audience members as mourners taking part in a memorial service for a deceased magician.

Eilidh (pronounced I-Lee) is a warm, engaging performer of startling clarity. With songs that cut straight to the heart, delightfully accurate guitar playing and her signature pure vocals, Eilidh immediately connects with audiences everywhere. In recent years, she has performed in the States, the UK and in Europe. Eilidh is currently touring across NI celebrating the release of her third studio album. Recorded in Glasgow, this project pulses with positivity, showcasing new songs about life and love. "Eilidh Patterson's voice is velvet and air. The richness of her sound and her songs is something beautiful to behold and she is definitely an artist to watch!" Beth Nielsen Chapman www.eilidhpatterson.com


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Hotbuckle Productions presents

Fri 5 Oct

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

MUSIC

Tickets: £17 Time: 7.30pm

The Legendary Miami Showband return to The Old Courthouse for one night only! The only showband still touring featuring original members Des Lee on lead vocal and saxophone, and Antrim man Ray Miller on drums joined by Barry Woods, Alan McCartney and Richard McCleery this will be a real walk down Memory Lane. So you better do what Simple Simon says ….get yourself down to The Old Courthouse to clap your hands and stomp your feet to The Miami Showband.

DRAMA

Sat 6 Oct

FILM

Tickets: £4.50 & £3.50 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm Rating: 15

Mildred Hayes, a hard-nosed mother, is seeking justice for her murdered daughter. With no arrests after seven months, Mildred puts up three roadsigns to goad the Ebbing police chief into action. But the law - and especially Sam Rockwell's hot-headed deputy - don't take kindly to the provocation. And the townsfolk are on their side. But Mildred doesn't care about ruffling a few feathers. In fact, she's happy to pluck the whole bird.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” After a harsh and cruel childhood, the young Jane becomes governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it is overshadowed by doubt, dark shadows and terrible secrets. Following the success of Wuthering Heights, “… beautifully handled … this is the company’s best yet” (BBC Radio Shropshire) and Far From the Madding Crowd, “… a magical production” (The Stage), Hotbuckle bring their inventiveness, humour and unique magic to Brontë’s compelling tale.

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It Only Takes a Minute

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Fri 12 Oct

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Duration: 50mins

It Only Takes a Minute is a superb show focusing on the life of Michelle, a young female with Aspergers. It is a fast-paced, one woman show that features a stand out performance by Anna Kyle, one of Northern Irelands emerging disabled actresses, alongside the songs of Take That. The piece begins with 26 year old Michelle receiving her diagnosis. She then, through a series of flashbacks, re-lives a number of scenes in her life. Take That become Michelle's confidants, mentors and best friends in the solace of her bedroom. The band, however, soon become an obsession with the lyrics at times taken all too literally. This leads to a culmination of events that result in meltdown and a period where Michelle is forced to learn more about herself and the world around her. The piece is a mix of fun, excitement, uncertainty and sometimes an all too real overload of emotion.

Sat 13 Oct

FAMILY

Tickets: £6 Time: 1.30pm & 4pm

Join Mr Hullabaloo the magical storyteller and his colourful puppet friends in our colourful pumpkin patch where an exciting autumn adventure is about to unfold. Full of lots of stories and songs, this show is an ideal way for families with young children to celebrate the season! Don't miss out on all of our fun tricks and treats when Mr Hullabaloo arrives in your local theatre this autumn.


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Wireless Mystery Theatre Company presents

Fri 19 Oct

MUSIC

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

Sat 20 Oct

DRAMA

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

Connla have firmly cemented their place on the Irish music scene with their fresh and exciting approach to traditional music. Hailing from Armagh and Derry, the music is steeped in tradition and embraces sensitive and exciting arrangements of tunes and songs alongside ample original material.

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”

With three critically acclaimed records and a busy touring schedule across most of Europe and the USA. Moving On Music is delighted to present this super local talent on their tour.

Wireless Mystery Theatre, Ireland's longest-running audio theatre company will bring the creature to life with galvanisation, harnessed lightning, and their usual mix of live music, sound foley, and horror.

“A band this young shouldn’t be this good” Songlines Magazine

You'll get the shock of your life!

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of the great Gothic novel, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's Monster will be reanimated, piece-by-piece.

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In association with the Irish Garden Plant Society

The Autumn Lecture & Book Signing

In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker

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By Seamus O’Brien, Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow

Thurs 25 Oct

Mon 29 Oct

Shackleton’s Carpenter COMEDY

Tickets: £15 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+ Contains strong language

TALK

Tickets: IGPS Members Free Non-members £5 (pay at door) Time: 7.30pm

Joseph Dalton Hooker ranks as the greatest botanical explorer of the 19th century. From 1848-1851, he explored the Himalayan ranges of east Nepal and Sikkim, discovering a plethora of new plants, the seeds of which he sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The seedlings from some of these found their way on to Ireland and these wonderful plants inspired Seamus O’Brien to lead four expeditions ‘In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker’. His talk recounts those journeys. Refreshments provided.

Belfast GIRLS, the online sensation, comes live to the stage for the first time ever! Big Bernie is having a hard time with her new PIP assessment and when she goes for her appointment, an old enemy is waiting to pick a fight with her. Meanwhile, Michelle has dreams of going to America to become a star like her idols, The Kardashians, but has to pull a few moves to win tickets. But Shankill Joe has plans for the Belfast GIRLS ! Will Bernie get her money, will Michelle get her American Dream or will Shankill Joe ruin the day? You’ll just have to come and see! HOW DARE YOU SPEAK TO ME LIKE THAT… book your tickets today!

Wed 31 Oct

DRAMA

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

Shackleton's Endurance sank in Antarctica leaving 28 men stranded. The carpenter, Harry McNish played a vital role in saving them. He also defied Shackleton, so was never awarded the Polar Medal. Now, ill and destitute, he challenges the Boss on the dockside. Can he lay his ghosts to rest? “Thunderous applause for a very powerful, clever, elegantly constructed play. Getting one character to create several others on stage is no easy task, but Louw's writing & Rennie's performance made the illusion really believable.” 4* Fringe review online


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Sat 3 Nov

Johnny Brady: The Three Sides Concert Tour Fri 2 Nov

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.30pm

MUSIC

Tickets: £18.50 Time: 7.30pm

Johnny Brady is one of the most unique voices in today’s country scene. Widely known for his high energy country and his song writing abilities, Johnny has placed himself within the ranks of country music elite. The Three Sides Tour will give Johnny the perfect opportunity to showcase the Singer, Songwriter and Performer. The show will feature classic country, Johnny's own original material and of course some high energy modern country. A night of great entertainment is promised and not to be missed.

MUSIC

The UK’s No.1 and world’s busiest swing and jive band, The Jive Aces present their biggest theatre show to date, Big Beat Revue! Featuring special guests, vintage pinup dancing, singing and tapping troupe, The Satin Dollz, the low down baritone sax of Lottie B and the smooth accordion of Grazia Bevilacqua, this show features the best in 40s and 50s jive, rhythm and blues and rock and roll. With classic tunes from artists such as Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Big Joe Turner and Bobby Darin with the flair of an Alan Freed rock and roll extravaganza, this show will have you out of your seat with its larger than life big-beat sound!

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Tony Wright - Chapter and Verse (Chorus Verse) Thurs 8 Nov

MUSIC

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

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

Tony Wright is 20 years man and boy and now has a remarkable career as a musician, his latest acclaimed musical incarnation VerseChorusVerse. Tony has seen the world and can't decide whether he is richer or poorer for it. He takes us through the highest of highs and the most despairing of lows that make up his “pretty weird life” so far! In an always honest show of both song and story full of warmth, human frailty and hilarity. Join Tony on his journey, soul searching on the highways of the USA and the unforgettable characters he meets along the way. A thought provoking, funny and startlingly honest show with a killer soundtrack to boot!

Fri 9 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: £16.50 Time: 7.30pm

Tommy Makem, singer, songwriter, storyteller and raconteur’s contribution to Irish Music was unsurpassed. His songs have passed into the standard repertoire of folksingers across the world. Tommy’s nephew and lifelong friend Tom Sweeney and musical colleagues Kevin Evan and Brian Doherty have combined to present a musical journey through a career that produced such great songs such as Gently Annie, Winds of Morning, Farewell to Carlingford and Sally O. Join these artistes to pay tribute to this legendary performer!

National Trust Ulster Gardens Scheme Review Thurs 15 Nov

TALK

Tickets: £5 (includes light supper) Time: 7.30pm

A picturesque review of the gardens opened in 2018 to raise funds for the Ulster Gardens Scheme, enabling the continued restoration and maintenance of many of the Trust’s fine gardens. Join the members of the committee for a virtual tour of some of Northern Ireland’s best private gardens and enjoy a light supper afterwards.


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Mr Hullabaloo and The Old Courthouse Theatre present

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Grainne Duffy Fri 16 Nov

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

Grainne Duffy is a blues and roots artist hailing from Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan, Ireland. Described by The Sunday Times as 'a blues singer of real integrity'. With a voice that is as passionate as it is raw and honest, accompanied by simple, melodic and well phrased guitar lines, this is what you have in Grainne Duffy. September 2017 saw the release of her eagerly awaited third album, Where I Belong, to follow the success of her debut roots album Out of the Dark and her second album Test of Time which weaved together her contemporary influences of blues and soul roots. "Deliciously soulful voice & gutsy blues inflected guitar work in one compelling package" Guitarist Magazine

Join Jack and his friends for an amazing fantasy adventure that brings the timeless story of Jack and the Beanstalk to life. Featuring an outstanding cast of live performers, puppetry, dazzling sets and lavish costumes, children of all ages can join in the excitement and fun as our spectacular story unfolds. The Old Courthouse Theatre in partnership with Mr Hullabaloo has produced two sell-out pantomimes, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin, receiving rave reviews from families, schools and youth organisations. With just 188 seats, this intimate venue is perfect for children to get up close to the action. Discover the magical world of Mr Hullabaloo at www.mrhullabaloo.com

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Tickets: £10 Group Discount Available Time: Evenings 7pm Sat:1pm & 4pm Signed Performance: Fri 14 Dec at 7pm Relaxed Performances: Sat 8 & Sat 15 Dec at 1pm Recommended Age: 3 - 12 yrs


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Tickets: £4.50 & £3.50 (Concession) includes a Christmas Gift Group Discount Available Time: 2.30pm Rating: U

A special screening of Frank Capra’s enduring and classic Christmas movie. George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

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Tickets: £20 Time: 7.30pm

Brand new show for 2019! Just returned from the USA to deliver his funniest and most incredible show yet. Mindreader David Meade, the first mentalist to win a million dollars in a Las Vegas casino, will blow your mind as he does the impossible live on stage right in front of you. Now performing all over the world, David is coming back to home soil to blow minds across the country. His last record-breaking tour sold out everywhere, so grab your tickets now and look forward to a jaw dropping performance that your whole family of all ages will never forget.


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How to Book & Theatre Information Our Box Office is located in the theatre behind Mossley Mill 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.theoldcourthousetheatre.com Facebook: Old Courthouse, Antrim

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Transaction fees will be retained in the event of an exchange or refund (where applicable)

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.

ACCESSIBILITY 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.

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.

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THEATRE HIRE The theatres are available for hire for theatrical productions for any length of time. The three Theatre venues have become established as the perfect setting for corporate meetings, conferences, and community events . The Old Courthouse is also available for weddings.

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The Theatre at The Mill is located at Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA. The Courtyard Theatre is located at Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre, 585 Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5RZ. Only 10 minutes from Belfast, there is ample FREE parking.

For the Theatre at The Mill take the next right onto Carnmoney Road North and then left into Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey Borough Council Headquarters. The Theatre at The Mill is in the Civic Square behind Mossley Mill.

DIRECTIONS Simply take the M2 out of Belfast towards Antrim, exiting at Sandyknowes roundabout, take the A8 towards Larne. Drive through 1st roundabout and turn right at the 2nd roundabout. You will see the Courtyard Theatre on the left hand side at Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre.

For bus and rail directions, please check out our website or contact www.translink.co.uk T. 028 9066 6630

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How to get here The Old Courthouse is located at Market Square in the heart of Antrim town centre. The building is located within a pedestrian priority zone with the main approach on foot along lower High Street or alternatively from the Castle Mall car park near to Castle Way. There are a number of car parking options close by including the Castle Mall car park, on-street parking along High Street (restricted during daytime hours) and a public car park on the Lough Road accessed via Halls Bridge/Sixmilewater boardwalk.

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MARKET SQUARE IS A PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY ZONE AND THERE IS STRICTLY NO PARKING DURING DAYTIME OR EVENING HOURS


The Courtyard Theatre Arts Bar

The Old Courthouse Café Bar

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.

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.

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 preordering service to beat the queues.

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

Bar service and light refreshments are available before theatre performances and during intervals, as appropriate. Open Mon - Fri 9am -5pm Sat 9am - 4pm

Yarns Bistro & Yarns Bar


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Museum 028 9034 0129

Orange Demons By Dr Edward Cooke

Sat 3 Nov - Sat 24 Nov

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Magic Brush 2 - Chinese Art Exhibition By ArtEast

Thurs 29 Nov - Thurs 20 Dec "On occasions, the Orange Order has been presented as ‘demonic’ and its members portrayed as extremists belonging to an institution that has no meaningful place in civic society". Dr Edward Cooke. Dr Edward Cooke wants to show through the photographic images in this exhibition the individual members of the Orange and other Loyal Orders as ordinary people who parade in order to demonstrate their faith, their allegiance to their nation and the importance of their history, music, culture and community.

The exhibition will display paintings from a group of passionate Chinese artists in Belfast, by using brush and ink to present a variety of painting styles. The first is a traditional literati style, freehand ink and wash painting for landscape, flowers and birds as an expression of personal aesthetic. Second, a meticulous style utilising very precise details to create a more decorative effect. Finally the artists use other types of painting media to present Chinese culture and nature attractions in Northern Ireland.

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Rather than seeing demons, the artist identifies individual traits such as: courage, commitment, determination, pride, joy, concern and passion.


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MUSEUM AT THE MILL Exhibitions

HAND THE P LOUGH Robert Burns:TO Hand to the Plough Tues 4 Sept - The Wedimpact 31 Octand influence of Robert Burns in Mid-Antrim i

Initiative Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid, Ballymena Robert ‘Rabbie’A Mid-Antrim Burns Heritage was Partnership primarily a songwriter and collector, writing a body of over 400 songs. 6 july—25 august 2018 The influence of his legacy is felt particularly inMuseum Ulster,atwhere work life in Ayrshire, bore strong The Mill, his Mossley Mill,and Newtownabbey 4 september—31 october 2018 comparisons to life in Ulster during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is clear this affinity with the Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre poet was also evident in the mid Antrim area. Shaped by the migration of Lowland Scots into Ulster during 10 january—13 february 2019 Larne Museum & Arts Centre the Plantation period, local rural communities espoused cultural, religious and linguistic links with Scotland 18 february—5 march 2019 voiced by a distinctive rural poets known collectively as the rhyming weavers. ‘Robert Burns: Hand to the Plough’ is a touring exhibition by the Mid-Antrim Heritage Partnership (Mid and East Antrim with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Councils) to mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in association with The Linen Hall Library, Belfast and the Ulster University.

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image credit: national galleries of scotland


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Box Office 028 9034 0129

Merville Newtownabbey Photographic Club Annual Exhibition

Linen Time

by Emma Whitehead

Thurs 4 Oct - Sat 27 Oct

30 Aug - Sat 29 Sept This exhibition showcases the work of the club through a selection of photographic prints. Members’ varied interests and abilities are illustrated through a range of subjects including landscapes, portraiture and the natural world. This photographic club is over fifty years old and provides an outlet for local photographers, many displaying work of international standard.

An exhibition of new work by Emma Whitehead. Emerging from her recent training with the British Horological Institute in February 2018, Emma uses her learning in the adaptation of mechanical watch movements to explore the concepts of time spent and time given. Creating a host of insects, swarming across a sea of Irish linen she references the 18th and 19th century obsession with time intertwined with the rise of industrialisation, and explores our relationship with the manufacture of what was previously handmade.

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Glengormley Art Club Annual Exhibition Thurs 29 Nov - Sat 5 Jan 2019 Glengormley Art Club has been running for over 25 years and attracts novice, amateur and experienced artists living in Newtownabbey and its surrounding areas. The majority of works are paintings and drawings of landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits using oils, watercolours, pastels, acrylics pencil and mixed media.

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www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Box Office 028 9034 0129

FLAX GALLERY Exhibitions

The Art Of Recovery Action Mental Health

Sat 6 Oct - Sun 14 Oct

Annual Exhibition By Jordanstown Art Club

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Led by clients of New Horizons Antrim, The Art of Recovery shows artistic work in various mediums including abstract art, fine art, photography and metal work sculpture from a range of clients within the Action Mental Health service. Drawing on the theme of mental health recovery, The Art of Recovery showcases the wide range of talent that exists within the New Horizons service and combines client experience, creative talent and positive recovery to inspire others on their recovery journey.

Tue 16 Oct - Sat 24 Nov Jordanstown Art Club was established some thirty years ago, and there are currently just over thirty members, comprising keen amateur artists living in and around the Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus area. This will be the club’s first exhibition at Clotworthy House and will comprise a mix of traditional landscapes, seascapes and still life in a variety of mediums; pastels, watercolour, acrylics, pen and wash and mixed media.


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Box Office 028 9448 1338

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CONSERVATORY GALLERY Exhibitions

Summer Exhibition

The New World Of Thomas Joseph

From his gallery/gift shop, ‘The Courtyard Gallery’ in Carrickfergus, Tom has developed his distinctive artwork from the famous original Whimsical World of Thomas Joseph paintings of sheep to new directions and subject areas. This exhibition will be an opportunity for the sheep to strut their stuff again for Spinning Yarns and also for Tom to showcase some of his new work.

Antrim Camera Club was founded in 1984 and began its life in Clotworthy House, so it is great to have them return for their first exhibition here for many years. The club now meets in Parkhall Integrated College, Antrim, and is affiliated to the Northern Ireland Photographic Alliance.

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Tue 31 July - Wed 29 Aug

By Tom Stephenson

By Antrim Camera Club

A very active club, they provide many opportunities to improve skills and knowledge through practical sessions, lectures, competitions and photo outings, and members have enjoyed many successes at National and International levels.

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www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Box Office 028 9448 1338

Sporting Times Tue 18 Sept - Sat 27 Oct

(Presented in conjunction with SPINNING YARNS FESTIVAL)

By John McIlwaine

By Emma Whitehead

Fri 31 Aug - Sat 15 Sept Emma explores the journeys we take through space. Using found and recycled objects she reanimates them by creating mixed media embroideries that invite the viewer to imagine the journey our material possessions take once we’ve thrown them away. Hand stitched in silk on Irish Linen produced in Northern Ireland at Flax Mill Textiles, Dungiven.

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These embroideries are created using merino fibre and recycled elements including; acrylic, yarn, velvet, beads, metal, glass, paper, circuit boards and watch movements.

Former Antrim Times photographer John McIlwaine has photographed a wide variety of subjects over the years, but his burning passion is sport. Having covered everything from rugby and football to motorbike racing, he is especially renowned for his coverage of GAA and won Best Action Sports Photograph of the Year at the Northern Ireland Press Photographers Association annual competition in 2013 for the adjacent image. Now semi-retired, he still photographs sport for his website, the Saffron Gael, covering Antrim GAA.

International Graphic Editions Selected print works by local and international artists

Tue 6 Nov - Sat 5 Jan In their first collaborative project with Northern Irish printmakers, Prism Print International, a collective and forum for cross-cultural exchange through fine art printmaking and international exchange exhibitions have linked up with Belfast Print Workshop (BPW) to present this exhibition showcasing ambitious and excellent work from across the spectrum of printmaking techniques. BPW is the oldest printmakers collective in Northern Ireland. Over the last 40 years they have supported the development of local artists and continue to provide a connection between Belfast and the global arts community through residencies and exchanges.


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Box Office 028 9448 1338

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ORIEL GALLERY Exhibitions

New Adventures in WIFI Linen Song By Gary Shaw

Tue 31 July - Wed 29 Aug A former pupil of Parkhall High School in Antrim, this show sees Gary return to Clotworthy House where he spent his formative years browsing the art galleries and being inspired to follow a career in the arts. Promoting alternative narratives that have become the bedrock of global activism, his efforts culminated in the acclaimed ‘Cybertage’ solo exhibition in 2017. By pushing the boundaries of digital imaging and collage techniques, this challenging and provocative new work explores cultural identities and the socio-political malaise, depicting a comical, profound, nostalgic and often dystopian view of the world.

By René Mullin

(Presented in conjunction with SPINNING YARNS FESTIVAL)

Fri 31 Aug - Sat 15 Sept René Mullin’s work focuses on place and the texture of place. Within the Irish linen mills and the textile industry of the 1800s and 1900s Ireland the workers expressed the stories of their lives in song. Communal singing at work created a camaraderie and sense of place for the workers. This work aims to reimagine the enveloping sense of place these songs provided for the linen mill workplace. The songs are illustrated and surface printed on Irish linen in a contemporary fashion evocative of Rene’s established minimal style and fresh lyricism.

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Oriel, Conservatory Flax Galleries and Museum at The Mill

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