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THEATRES // SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017

Cultural

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Contents

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017

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THEATRE AT THE MILL

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Red Velvet Cabaret – Magnifique! Ocean Film Festival World Tour Ritchie Remo The Jersey Rollers Donna Taggart Jealous of the Angels A Night With The Stars The Bjorn Identity The Johnny Cash Roadshow The Bee Gees Story Young-Choon Park Coriolanus Pulled A Musical Spectacular Pause and Effect

Sat 9 Sept Wed 13 Sept Thurs 21 Sept Fri 22 Sept Sat 23 Sept Wed 27 Sept Sat 30 Sept Thurs 5 Oct Fri 6 Oct Sat 7 Oct Wed 11 Oct Thurs 12 Oct Sat 14 Oct Thurs 19 Oct

CABARET FILM MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC SCREENING COMEDY DRAMA MUSIC

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Mike Denver The Fureys Misterman The Roy Orbison Story 30 Year Special Suite Espanola The Elvis Spectacular Phil Coulter Romeo & Juliet An Evening of Country and Gospel Music RJ Rocks the 70’s and 80’s Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus The Kings and Queens of Country Show The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh My Fair Lady The Nightshift Before Christmas

Thurs 19 Oct Sat 21 Oct Tues 24 – Sat 28 Oct Wed 1 Nov Fri 3 Nov Sat 4 Nov Sun 5 Nov Wed 8 Nov Fri 10 Nov Sat 11 Nov Mon 13 Nov Wed 15 Nov Sat 18 Nov Tues 21 – Sat 25 Nov Tues 5 – Sun 31 Dec

MUSIC MUSIC DRAMA MUSIC DANCE MUSIC MUSIC DANCE MUSIC MUSIC DANCE MUSIC MUSIC MUSICAL COMEDY

CHILDREN'S DANCE

CULTURAL LIFE goes DIGITAL. All our listings will now be available as an e-book to view online.www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/culturallife

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THE COURTYARD THEATRE

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The Importance of Being Earnest First Things First Home Spun Youth Drama Separate Beds Teresa Livingstone – Delighted Popplestone and the Silver Fish The Assistant's Revenge Wuthering Heights All You Need Is Love Mr Hullabaloo's Happy Halloween Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Ronnie Greer and Ken Haddock Newtownabbey Drama Festival Christmas Craft Fair From Broadway to Ballyearl Cinderella

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Both Sides Home Spun Youth Drama Community Tea Dances Owen O’Neill – Red Noise Buster Keaton is 100 Dirty Dusting Wuthering Heights The Rapparees A Blaze of Glory by Timothy Walker All You Need Is Love Murder - Just what the Doctor ordered Luther The Outlaws Ulster Gardens Scheme Review 2017 Tales of the Unexpected Grainne Duffy Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Flash Harry David Meade Mentalist

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Amateur Dramatics

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Youth Performance

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Fri 1 & Sat 2 Sept Fri 8 & Sat 9 Sept Sat 9 Sept – Sat 18 Nov Fri 22 & Sat 23 Sept Sat 30 Sept Fri 6 Oct Sat 14 Oct Thurs 19 Oct Fri 20 Oct Sat 21 Oct Fri 27 Oct Sat 28 Oct Thurs 2 – Sat 4 Nov Sat 11 Nov Tues 14 – Sat 18 Nov Sat 25 Nov – Sat 23 Dec

SUMMER THEATRE SUMMER THEATRE YOUTH DRAMA SUMMER THEATRE COMEDY MUSIC FAMILY DRAMA MUSIC FAMILY DRAMA MUSIC DRAMA CRAFT MUSIC FAMILY

Wed 6 Sept Sat 9 Sept – Sat 18 Nov Wed 13 Sept – Wed 15 Nov Sat 23 Sept Fri 29 Sept Tues 3 Oct Sat 7 Oct Sat 21 Oct Thurs 26 Oct Fri 27 Oct Sat 28 Oct Fri 3 Nov Sat 11 Nov Thurs 16 Nov Fri 24 Nov Sat 25 Nov Wed 6 Dec – Sat 16 Dec Fri 22 Dec Fri 5 Jan

DRAMA YOUTH DRAMA DANCE COMEDY SCREENING COMEDY DRAMA MUSIC TALK MUSIC DRAMA DRAMA MUSIC TALK DRAMA MUSIC FAMILY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

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THEATRE AT THE MILL Sept - Dec 2017


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Ocean Film Festival World Tour

FILM

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Groups of 6+ £12 per person Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 12A

Sat 9 Sept

CABARET

Tickets: £23 Time: 7.45pm Cabaret Style Seating

Peter Corry’s Red Velvet Cabaret returns with a brand new show. This fun, intimate and evocative production will be hosted by Peter with his cast and will feature classics by the likes of Queen, Sting, David Bowie, Cole Porter and Van Morrison as well as music from the world of opera and songs from the iconic film Moulin Rouge. All delivered in Red Velvet’s unique and risqué style.

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. Photo by Perrin James.

Ritchie Remo

Thurs 21 Sept

MUSIC

Tickets: £18.50 & £15 (Concession) £9.50 Under 16s Time: 7.45pm

Join Ritchie Remo and his band for a night of craic with his biggest tour yet coming your way this September. The incredibly talented Ritchie Remo is coming to Newtownabbey and is not to be missed by true Country fans! Known for his catchy take on Hit the Diff with over 2 million hits on Youtube, Ritchie Remo is sure to delight Country fans of all ages with his charisma and talent. With 5 albums out, Ritchie Remo has a little something to please everyone. This tour is promoting integration across NI so expect a few surprise guests! Please note this is a Live recording so we would love to see everybody smiling and supporting Ritchie’s biggest home county show yet.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Wed 13 Sept

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The Jersey Rollers

Donna Taggart Jealous of the Angels

Sat 23 Sept

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Fri 22 Sept

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

The Jersey Rollers will take you through an evening of all the biggest hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. With a few other hits from other notable bands thrown in. All done in a way that will get you off your seats and dancing the night away. The group consists of four guys including Michael who has toured the West End playing Frankie Valli. The three other band members are seasoned veterans.

MUSIC

Tickets: £18 Time: 7.45pm

In just one-week Donna Taggart’s Single Jealous of the Angels went viral sending her album straight to No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Catalogue Charts. The Omagh-born viral sensation began singing when she was 22. It started by accident when a friend asked her to sing at a funeral. She has been singing and recording songs ever since. Donna first came to prominence in 2011 when her acclaimed debut album Celtic Lady Vol.1 was picked up by highly respected BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson. A second album followed in 2013 (Celtic Lady Vol.2 ).

Wed 27 Sept

MUSIC

Tickets: £18 Time: 7.45pm

Back by public demand A Night With The Stars show returns for another unmissable night of classic country featuring six of our finest entertainers all in one super show. The stellar line-up includes legends John Hogan, Frank McCaffrey and Shawn Cuddy with the ever popular Joe Moore, Box Car Brian and Tracey McAuley who will each showcase their biggest hit songs in the company of a fabulous live band with that Nashville sound. Early booking is advisable.


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The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Musicon Entertainment presents

The Bjorn Identity

MUSIC

Tickets: £16 Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

The Björn Identity ® are undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest tribute to the world’s most famous super group ABBA, touring throughout Ireland and the UK to rave reviews and audience acclaim. Exceeding all expectations of ABBA tribute bands from their stunning exact replica costumes, vocal likeness and Abba style choreography, to a perfect copy of Benny’s famous white Yamaha piano. This show is an authentic ‘ABBA in Concert’ experience unlike any other, featuring a guest performance from a local school choir. With all the glitz of the classic 70’s era, performing ALL of ABBA’s greatest hits from Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and much more!

Thurs 5 Oct

MUSIC

Tickets: £23 Time: 7.45pm

The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring the best ‘June Carter’ in the business, all aspects of Cash’s life is covered with impeccable taste. The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images. "Extraordinary concert" - DAILY RECORD AND SUNDAY MAIL

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Sat 30 Sept

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Young-Choon Park plays Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin

Royal Shakespeare Company presents

Coriolanus

Wed 11 Oct Fri 6 Oct

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

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

You can’t see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see Nights on Broadway and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb. Known also as ‘The Irish Bee Gees’, all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, J. Black. Nights On Broadway presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over 4 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 show has something to entertain everyone from the novice to the most discerning fan.

Sat 7 Oct

MUSIC

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

SCREENING

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

The young child prodigy studied at the Juilliard School in New York and later gained the highest Master’s degree at the Hochschule in Munich.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Young-Choon Park tours extensively in Europe, Scandinavia, the United States and South Africa performing at major concert venues .This talented artist has appeared at numerous international music festivals, performing with many leading orchestras, giving her 750th recital in London last year.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

The South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park, who gave her first recital at the age of seven, makes a welcome visit to the Theatre at The Mill performing works by Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin.


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Thurs 12 Oct

COMEDY DRAMA

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

Pulled is an uncompromising, utterly hilarious new comedy about female sexuality and the social media generation from Niamh Moroney, one of the most exciting and authentic new voices in Irish theatre. Amanda and Michelle need help to retrace their drink-fuelled steps from the night before through a trail of Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and selfies. Hungover, emotional and gloriously unapologetic, these two man-eating young wans strut their stuff in front of their imagined social media audience in a performance that pushes buttons and boundaries… until Michelle finds herself maybe-possibly-probably in need of the morning after pill, and they’re reminded that there’s a price to be paid.

A Musical Spectacular Sat 14 Oct

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Featuring the very best of local Co. Antrim talent this spectacular night of music and dance features over 100 performers ranging from 8 to 80 years of age. Hosted by Conor Taggart and his 8-piece Big Band, The Phat Katz, performing Swing classics from Sinatra to Michael Buble. The Gillian Doogan School of Dance will take to the stage with their amazing tap and ballet dancing routines and the Thompson Primary School Choir will also appear singing songs from the shows. To round things off the fantastic 40 strong Ballyclare Male Voice Choir will entertain us, as well as a few surprise guest performances throughout the evening.

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Maiden Voyage Dance Company presents

Tom Kelly Promotions presents

Pause and Effect

Mike Denver with Special Guest Gerry Guthrie Thurs 19 Oct

Thurs 19 Oct

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: ÂŁ4 Group Discount Available Time: 10am & 11.15am (Duration: 30 mins) Recommended Age: 3yrs+

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Following on from the success of the Quartet for 15 Chairs tour in October 2016, Maiden Voyage returns to Theatre at The Mill with Pause and Effect the most recent addition to their Off Spring strand of work for young audiences. Pause and Effect is a fun filled dance production suitable for ages 3+. Four dancers accompanied by sixty blocks create a colourful whirlwind of action, construction, deconstruction and reconstruction. They dart, scramble, dash and squabble with their humorous and playful antics conveying messages of friendship, understanding, support and sharing, competition and communication. Audiences will enjoy the playful antics of these four amigos. The perfect introduction to dance for young audiences. SCHOOL WORKSHOPS: Maiden Voyage Dance are offering a FREE workshop on your school premises to schools who book for the show. Please contact Box Office on 028 9034 0202 for more information.

MUSIC

Tickets: ÂŁ25 Time: 7.45pm

One of Ireland's most popular Middle of the Road singers Mike Denver has once again had a recent sell out nationwide tour with full houses at concert venues North and South. His October/November 2017 concert tour will no doubt follow a similar pattern. The Galway Boy is getting more popular as each year passes. His show is an excellent mix of Mike Denver hits, country classics and middle of the road hits. With his excellent band and a super stage show this promises to be the concert tour of the year.


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Misterman

Tues 24 – Sat 28 Oct Sat 21 Oct

MUSIC

Tickets: £22 Time: 7.45pm

Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, and Steal Away return for their fifth show in Theatre at The Mill. Their emotive songs stir many emotions… tears and laughter, sadness and joy. www.thefureys.com

DRAMA

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Special Offer: First 30 tickets purchased for each show only £10 each Time: 7.45pm

Thomas Magill lives in Innishfree with his mother. He buys her Jammie Dodgers every day and has an uneasy relationship with the other inhabitants of the town, especially the numerous dogs. Thomas is enthused with religious fervor, but seems to find himself surrounded by sin and evil. In fact, Thomas thinks sin is replacing religion and sees his “work” as a mission to save the townsfolk from their self-inflicted doom. Though one of his neighbours describes him as a walking saint, Thomas may not be as innocent and religiously pure as he imagines...

THEATRE AT THE MILL

The Fureys

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Barry Steele and Friends: The Roy Orbison Story 30 Year Special Wed 1 Nov

Vicente Renero Compania de Danza

Suite Espanola

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £21 Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 12yrs+

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time, in which we celebrate the 30th anniversary of musical legacy of The Big O and The Traveling Wilburys. The show also features chart busting hits originally made famous by George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Jerry lee Lewis, Del Shannon and of course the Big O. All backed by a big screen and phenomenally talented musicians resulting in an incredible fusion of 60s solid gold classics and 80s contemporary musical genius all on one stage. This production really is very special, so come along and remember The Big O. “True Identikit Brilliance” - THE STAGE

Fri 3 Nov

DANCE

Tickets: £18.50 & £15.50 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

Join Vicente Renero Compania de Danza as they take you on a journey all over Spain using Spanish classical, folkloric and the most pure flamenco types of dance. They use the repertory of Spain’s classical music whilst introducing various touches of contemporary styles to infuse different and exciting ideas. Watch the amazing passion and talent of their musicians live on stage taking you through their world of flamenco, respecting the authenticity of the art. With stunning vibrant costumes, beautiful lighting, eight dancers and three musicians who are top of their profession this show is suitable for everyone and the audience will be blown away by their exciting performance.


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Phil Coulter

Sun 5 Nov

The Elvis Spectacular

Tickets: £24 Time: 7.45pm

MUSIC

Tickets: £16 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 is a very special year in the Elvis world, 2017 marks 40 years since the King passed and marks 20 years on the road for the Elvis Spectacular! This will be a very special performance. Don’t miss it!

It’s now twenty years since the distinctive sound of Tranquility, featuring Phil’s piano and orchestra, first seduced the whole of Ireland with its easy melodic charm, before going on to make believers around the world. With record sales now counted in millions, as well as a Grammy nomination, several appearances in the White House and sold out international tours, it’s been quite a ride. Not that Phil Coulter had been a stranger to success in the music biz prior to that. In the twenty years before Tranquility he had achieved world-wide recognition as a hit songwriter, notching up chart entries with a diverse list of acts from Elvis Presley to Waylon Jennings, from Bobby Vinton to The Bay City Rollers. His production credits include Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor, Elvis Costello and Richard Harris, while in Ireland his successes have ranged from the Dubliners to Planxty, from Paddy Reilly to the Furey Brothers.

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Sat 4 Nov

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Hope House presents

Ballet Ireland presents

Romeo & Juliet

Wed 8 Nov

An Evening of Country & Gospel Music with Warren Smyth & Friends

DANCE

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £16, £14, £12 & £10 (Concessions £2 off each price) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Based on Shakespeare’s tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls hopelessly in love, but their families are bitter enemies. In order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything. In Ballet Ireland’s production, Shakespeare’s tragic tale is transported from the streets of medieval Verona into the classrooms of a modern-day high school. It becomes a play within a play. The Chaplain at a school divided by gangs and violence brings a fight to a close. He together with their form teacher attempts to show the futility of such behaviour by introducing the pupils to the play of Romeo & Juliet, with the feuding Montague and Capulet families. Each is assigned a character and the action ensues. Romeo & Juliet promises to delight and will always appeal to a wide-ranging audience regardless of age or background.

Fri 10 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm All proceeds in aid of Hope House. ‘Helping People Stand Up To Cancer’.

Warren Smyth is recognised and respected as one of Ireland’s finest Country Gospel singers and radio presenters. 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. Warren has a host of special guests including the talented country voice of Tony Kerr. This concert promises to be a great night’s family entertainment, come along to support a very worthwhile cause.


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Strictly Theatre Co. presents

An Evening with Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus Mon 13 Nov

Sat 11 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: £16.50 Time: 7.45pm

After an absence of a few years Britain’s Got Talents RJ Rocks returns with a bang! With an all new show and an all new band, RJ brings his tribute show back to the 1970s and 80s with some of Rock’s greatest acts: The Who, Guns ’n’ Roses, Rod Stewart, Queen, Status Quo and Bon Jovi - all the hits, all the memories and all the entertainment! Fans know that RJ puts his heart and soul into every show and an enjoyable evening is guaranteed! Featuring an all-star band whose members have played with artists such as Elton John and Mike and the Mechanics. Book early, RJ’s legion of fans will make sure seats are limited!

Tickets: £26 & £24 (Concession) VIP Package: £45 includes post show meet and greet with signed programme. Limited availability. Time: 7.45pm

Strictly Come Dancing stars Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus present an evening of breathtaking dance routines - for one night only! With amazing Ballroom and Latin routines such as the Waltz, the Paso Doble, the Samba and favourites the Charleston and the Argentine Tango. Hosted by Mark Read from boyband A1. Kristina appeared on the BBC hit show for eight years, with her partners including Jason Donovan, Ben Cohen, Daniel O’Donnell, John Sergeant and Simon Webbe - with whom she made the final. Tristan starred in two series of the BBC show, with the singer Jamelia and also Mrs Brown’s Boys star Jennifer Gibney. He has also appeared on five seasons of the American equivalent, Dancing With The Stars, partnering Pamela Anderson and Gladys Knight, to name a few.

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RJ Rocks the 70’s and 80’s

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

JMG Music Group presents

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Wed 15 Nov

Sat 18 Nov MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Join five of Ireland’s top Country stars for an unmissable Kings and Queens of Country Show featuring Declan Nerney, Patrick Feeney and Ray Lynam with Queens Sandy Kelly and Kathy Durkin who each will perform their biggest hit songs in the company of the Keltic Storm band. A sure sell out so book early!

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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.

MUSIC

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

The Illegals are on the road to celebrate the 40th anniversary of two iconic rock albums – Hotel California and Rumours. Songs like Gold Dust Woman, Wasted Time, Second Hand News, Life In The Fast Lane, Dreams and Hotel California – and many others. Now in their 20th year, the Illegals have been thrilling audiences all over Ireland. Fronted by former Eurovision winner, and now Irish Celebrity Masterchef champion, Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals will be ‘cooking’ up a storm at Theatre at The Mill.

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 T. 028 9034 0022 or E. 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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Tues 21 – Sat 25 Nov

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MUSICAL

Tickets: £20 & £18 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Matinee Sat 25 Nov at 2.30pm

She’s back! The grande dame of musical theatre returns in a sumptuous new production from Kaleidoscope.

Brimming with charm, wit and romance, this marvellous musical extravaganza has delighted audiences for more than sixty years, featuring a host of truly memorable songs such as Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, With a Little Bit of Luck, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me To The Church on Time. Directed by Kerry Rooney www.kaleidoscopeni.com

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Regarded by many as the greatest musical of all time, My Fair Lady tells the charming and unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who dreams of becoming a lady in a flower shop. With the help of her tyrannical teacher Professor Higgins she is propelled to the heights of London society and along the way she steals the hearts of everyone she encounters.


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Theatre at The Mill presents…

Tues 5 - Sun 31 Dec Preview: Tues 5 & Wed 6 Dec - all tickets £13 Tickets: £14 - £20 New Year’s Eve: £22 (including After Party) Time: 7.45pm nightly; Sat 16 & 30 Dec: 6pm & 9pm

COMEDY New Year’s Eve: 9pm only S Signed Performance: Fri 22 Dec Relaxed Performance: Sat 23 Dec Recommended Age: 16yrs + Contains adult humour

Twas the night shift before Christmas, when all through the ward... not a patient was stirring, not even a drunk... Yes they’re back! Caroline Curran and Julie Maxwell return with a madcap Christmas comedy, set in the A&E of the local hospital. Make an appointment at Theatre at The Mill this Christmas and meet a heavenly host of hilarious characters, as they celebrate this very special holiday period!


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Ad Hoc Theatre Group presents

Clarence Players presents

SUMMER THEATRE

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

Two young couples hope to find true happiness, Jack with Gwendolyn and Algernon with Cecily. The name ‘Ernest’, Lady Bracknell and Miss Prism’s unfortunate loss of a handbag are formidable obstacles that Oscar Wilde has set in their path. This well-loved classic comedy is great fun for all the family.

Fri 8 & Sat 9 Sept

SUMMER THEATRE

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

A devastating revelation leads to a series of hilarious situations as best friends, Pete and George, try to find a way out of their desperate plight without upsetting either of Pete’s wives or his second wife’s powerful mother.

YOUTH DRAMA

Tickets: £90 Time: Session 1: 9.30am – 11.30am Session 2: 11.45am – 1.45pm

Calling all budding Carey Mullligans, Kristen Stewarts, David Tennants and Tobey Maguires… Home Spun Youth Drama School offers weekly tuition throughout the year in the form of three 10-week semesters with director Patsy Hughes. With a limited 20 places on each course to ensure participants develop their acting skills in the most beneficial learning environment. Book online at www.theatreatthemill.com

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

First Things First by Derek Benfield

Sat 9 Sept – Sat 18 Nov Fri 1 & Sat 2 Sept

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Rosemary Drama Group presents

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Fri 22 & Sat 23 Sept

Teresa Livingstone Delighted

SUMMER THEATRE

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

One of Sam Cree’s best known Irish comedies full of colourful characters and chaos. Arthur and Claire Marshall are separated; but for their daughter and blushing bride to be they agree to act like a happily married couple to impress the strict, old fashioned and soon to be Mother-in-law. A task which isn’t easy when also dealing with a forgetful old Reverend and a maid and painter who can’t keep their hands off the drinks tray. Not to mention a lusty neighbour after Arthur’s affections.

Sat 30 Sept

COMEDY

Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 8pm Contains some adult themes and strong language

Teresa Livingstone is delighted: delighted that things are going so well for everyone else; delighted with her ever-fluctuating weight; delighted for the wellmeaning women in her life; she’s even delighted for you, well done on all you’ve achieved. With a piano, a gin, and the voice of a woman who has reached the point of no return, Teresa is ready to share. Teresa is a musical comedian who’s original and hilarious songs cover everything from sleazebags in bars to workplace hatred with a bit of cake and wine thrown in for good measure. One of the of the stars of BBC Northern Ireland comedy show Late Licence Teresa is bringing her one woman show to the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl.

The Lamplight Sessions:

Popplestone and the Silver Fish

Fri 6 Oct

MUSIC

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

Now onto their 4th album, Popplestone and the Silver Fish are all about joining in with fun jazzy music, with entertaining commentary from band leader and songwriter Brendan Popplestone. They perform original and borrowed material, which nods to the music of many different parts of the world while retaining a local flavour. Guitarist Brendan is keen to share his quirky songs and over 15 years has assembled a talented ensemble playing violin, bass, cajon and accordian. Home birds at heart the band have played in hundreds of unusual and varied venues across Ireland charming audiences with their easygoing brand of music.


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Sat 14 Oct

FAMILY

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Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 2pm

A phone rings in the dead of night. Sam Sullivan, a small-time Private Eye hears a frightened voice on the end of the line ‘Someone’s trying to kill me’. The voice leads him to a strange travelling show at the edge of town where he meets Felix, an escapologist, and his assistants Molly and Crystal, one of whom appears to have murder in mind. Sullivan is plunged into a world of danger and deceit and a case with more twists and turns than a ten inch corkscrew. Expect music, glamour, magic, death-defying escapology and even a little... murder.

Thurs 19 Oct

DRAMA

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

‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’. When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations. Emily Bronte’s only novel is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair. Shropshire-based Hotbuckle Theatre Company - ‘Perfect theatre with seemingly no effort at all’ - BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE - bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story in 2017.

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The Assistant’s Revenge is a brand new theatrical production, for older children (7+) and adults, from multi-award winning theatre company, Cahoots NI. Created by Paul Bosco McEneaney, Charles Way and Ursula Burns.


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the strange case of

dr jekyll

The Courtyard Community Choir presents

Isosceles Theatre Group presents

All You Need Is Love

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MR HYDE THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Fri 27 Oct Sat 21 Oct Fri 20 Oct

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 (includes light supper) Time: 8pm Cabaret Style Seating

FAMILY

Tickets: £6 Time: 1.30 & 4pm

Join Mr Hullabaloo and his cast of colourful puppet friends down in the magical pumpkin patch where an exciting autumn adventure is waiting to unfold!

The Courtyard Community Choir celebrates its 4th year by entertaining you with an evening of songs, poems and sketches all based on a ‘Love’ theme!

Full of lots of stories and songs, this show is an ideal way for families with young children to celebrate the season.

The concert will be cabaret style seating and a light supper will be provided.

Don't miss out on all of our fun tricks and treats at The Courtyard Theatre.

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) WRITTEN BY Time: 8pm Recommended 13yrs+ PERFORMED BY Age: PAT ABERNETHY & DAVE MARSDEN

“All human beings are commingled out of good and evil… EDWARD HYDE alone, in the ranks of mankind, was PURE EVIL” An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Dr. Jekyll releasing the demon within: a malevolent force which will eventually possess him body and soul. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story has enthralled and fascinated the world for more than a hundred years… perhaps because a Mr. Hyde lurks deep within us all, watching… and waiting…


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The Lamplight Sessions:

Thurs 2 – Sat 4 Nov Tickets: £8 & £7 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Sat 28 Oct

MUSIC

DRAMA A

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

This annual festival of excellent drama presents three nights of the best one-act plays from amateur dramatic groups from Northern Ireland and beyond. This year's adjudicator is Jim Wolstencroft GODA.

Two of our finest musical talents, Ronnie Greer and Ken Haddock, combine for the first time in a duo context, to present a night of blues roots and soul music of the highest order.

The Newtownabbey Drama Festival was started in 1982 as the brainchild of members of the Abbey Actors Company. Further information about the festival can be found at www.newtownabbeydramafestival.org.uk. Contact the Box Office or visit www.thecourtyardtheatre.com for full details nearer the time of the event.

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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Ronnie Greer and Ken Haddock


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Fortwilliam Musical Society presents

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

From Broadway to Ballyearl

Sat 11 Nov

CRAFT

Tickets: £1.50 & £1 (Concession) Payable at the door Time: 10am – 4pm

Those looking for that special and unique Christmas gift should look no further that this year’s festive fair. Featuring over 40 stalls of homemade food, bespoke textiles and giftware, handmade jewellery and children’s toys, there is sure to be something to tempt everyone. Face painting and a balloon artist will keep the children happy and a snack bar will provide light refreshments. There will be special shows with Mr Hullabaloo in the afternoon and visits from Santa throughout the day. Free parking is available.

Tues 14 – Sat 18 Nov

MUSIC

Tickets: Tues – Thurs: £11, Fri & Sat £13 Time: 8pm

Fortwilliam Musical Society return with their annual week of concerts in the Courtyard Theatre, fresh from their sell out productions of All Shook Up and Singing in the Rain. Come and join both the adult and youth groups for what is sure to be an entertaining evening of popular music from movies, musicals and well-known artists led by their new musical director Niall O’Flaherty and performed by the wonderful Fortwilliam Company.


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Tickets: £10.50 (includes a visit and gift from Santa) Group Discount Available Time: Weeknights: 7pm, Weekends: 1pm, 4pm and 7pm Signed Performance: Fri 8 Dec at 7pm Relaxed Performances: Sat 9 & Sat 16 Dec at 1pm Recommended Age: 3 – 12yrs

Featuring an outstanding cast, puppetry, dazzling sets and lavish costumes, all ages can join in the excitement as this timeless fairytale unfolds. Special guest Santa will be handing out presents at the end of the show. The Courtyard Theatre in partnership with Mr Hullabaloo has produced three sell out productions together for the past six 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. Schools Performances – Limited Availability – contact Box Office on 028 9034 0202 for more information.

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Polish off your glass slippers and get ready to have a ball! The team that brought you Snow White and Aladdin returns with Cinderella. Join Mr Hullabaloo for a fun filled family adventure that will have you singing, dancing and clapping along!


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Both Sides

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Both Sides is an intriguing new play by the writer of The Lantern Man, which visited The Old Courthouse in September 2016. It comprises two interlocking monologues, entitled Me Here, Me and Before Before, inspired by the work of Samuel Beckett and set in Paris and Nice. In the first, a young woman sits in a Paris café watching the life of the street unfold. Every passer-by has a troubling story. She has one too and fears it may soon be revealed. In the second, an attractive older woman props up a bar in Nice. She surveys the other customers, while looking back on an eventful life and a painful personal loss. Stella and Estelle. Who are they? How are they connected? The production features French music, played live on violin and concertina. The production of Both Sides is supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Small Grants programme.

Sat 9 Sept – Sat 18 Nov

YOUTH DRAMA

Tickets: £90 Time: Session 1: 9.30am-11.30am & Session 2: 11.45am-1.45pm

Calling all budding Carey Mullligans, Kristen Stewarts, David Tennants and Tobey Maguires… Home Spun Youth Drama School offers weekly tuition throughout the year in the form of three 10-week semesters. This will focus on drama and musical theatre under the direction of Matthew Campbell. With a limited 20 places on each course to ensure participants develop their acting skills in the most beneficial learning environment.

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

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Owen O’Neill – Red Noise

Sat 23 Sept

COMEDY

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+

Wed 13 Sept, Wed 4 Oct & Wed 15 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!

Owen O’Neill has toured the World with his one-man shows accumulating a string of awards including three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Fringe. Red Noise is a hybrid of stand-up comedy, theatrical monologue and poetry and O’Neill blends all three to perfection. True stories from his life include being struck by lightning at nine years old and being told he had the cure for cancer; being interrogated by an IRA man with a stammer (the longest two hours of his life!); how his feature film debut with Liam Neeson went horribly wrong and being brought up in a family of sixteen siblings and having to queue for breakfast. All this and more in this 90 minute show, visit www.owenoneill.co.uk "O’Neill is a master storyteller, to call what he does stand-up does not do him justice. This is genuine comedy from the gut." THE NEW YORK TIMES


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Buster Keaton is 100 - with live score and sound effects!

Tues 3 Oct SCREENING

Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+

2017 is the centenary of Buster Keaton’s first appearance on the Silver Screen. He would go on to star in over 100 films, all of which are inventive, graceful, and hilarious. As part of the global celebrations, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Colin Reid (The Third Policeman with Stephen Rea; Icarus) and foley artist, Reggie Chamberlain-King (BBC Radio Ulster, Radio 3, Radio 4) present a selection of Buster films with a playful new score for multiple instruments, zany sound effects, and audience participation. Silent films that are laugh-out-loud funny.

COMEDY

Tickets: £22 Time: 7.30pm Show contains adult references. Responsibility for allowing under 12’s to view lies with the accompanying adult.

When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line? They’ve got motive, opportunity and a lifetime of experience – some more than others, mind you. Provided Elsie can teach the other two a few new tricks there’s no reason why they can’t get rich quick providing they can keep their operation a secret from their bosses…and their husbands…and their children…and their grandchildren. A searing indictment of ageism in the 21st Century heavily disguised as a hysterical, laugh-out-loud, heart-warming comedy.

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Fri 29 Sept


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The Rapparees

Hotbuckle Theatre presents

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Sat 21 Oct Sat 7 Oct

DRAMA

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

'Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’. When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations. Emily Bronte’s only novel is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair. Shropshire-based Hotbuckle Theatre Company – ‘Perfect theatre with seemingly no effort at all’ (BBC Radio Shropshire) - bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story in 2017.

MUSIC

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

The Rapparees, are proud to present their fourth new album launch. Filling concert halls and theatres for 15 years, their rousing ballad style has captured audiences’ hearts at home and abroad. They are quintessentially a traditional vocal harmony band harking back to the likes of the Clancy Brothers, with a modern kick. The Rapparees contemporary treatment of classic ballads and self-penned material will have any audience stomping and singing along. They will be showcasing music from their exciting new album alongside some of their old favourites. A night not to be missed for lovers of music which is authentic and uncompromising.


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In association with the Irish Garden Plant Society

The Autumn Lecture:

A Blaze of Glory – Making Your Garden Colourful In The Autumn by Timothy Walker

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The Courtyard Community Choir presents

All You Need Is Love

Take your table at Mann’s Café Bar in the Old Courthouse and enjoy some delicious treats from light lunches and mouthwatering snacks to Fair Trade coffees.

TALK

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

Timothy is a botanist and currently lectures in plant sciences in Somerville College, University of Oxford. His talk aims to show how to have colour in your garden right through the autumn until the first frosts using different flowers, leaves and fruit. It also includes how the autumn borders at Oxford Botanic Garden were conceived and constructed and it finishes with a look at autumn colour in a small garden belonging to his wife. Refreshments provided.

OPEN: Mon to Sat 9am - 4.30pm

Fri 27 Oct

MUSIC

Tickets: £6 Time: 7.30pm

The Courtyard Community Choir celebrates its 4th year by entertaining you with an evening of songs, poems and sketches all based on a ‘Love’ theme!

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Thurs 26 Oct

Bar service and light refreshments are available before theatre performances and during intervals, as appropriate.


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Centre Stage Theatre Company presents

Sat 28 Oct

DRAMA

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Duration: 65mins (no interval) Recommended Age: 16yrs+

In Edinburgh between 1827 and 1828 science and murder cling together in a dance of death. Sixteen people are slaughtered by Burke and Hare and the devil and all his works prowls the streets of ‘Auld Reekie’. Dr Robert Knox, scientist, doctor and anatomist supreme, waits in Surgeons Square to buy bodies for the sake of advancing medical knowledge. His door is chapped, a body is delivered, money is paid and no questions are asked. A trail of terror leads from West Port to the dissection table of Robert Knox. Murder will out and a price must be paid, even by the anatomist supreme. Doctor Knox will have to pay that price. www.isosceles.biz ‘A thought-provoking performance.... the play was brilliantly acted.... Bravo, Isosceles! A superb show, highly recommended' DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LIFE.

Fri 3 Nov

DRAMA

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

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Centre Stage presents John Osborne’s award winning play, Luther. This epic dramatisation provides a vivid portrayal of Martin Luther, the sixteenth-century monk who publicly spoke out against archaic customs and corruption within Catholicism. Osborne’s Luther is a multi-faceted character with deep religious convictions whose actions provided the catalyst for a theological revolution that transformed Christianity forever but with consequences that still affect modern society.


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National Trust Ulster Gardens Scheme Review 2017

The Outlaws

Sat 11 Nov

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The Outlaw Country Show features the songs of Steve Earle, Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt, Willy Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and John Prine. Expect to hear: LA Freeway, Hello In There, Desperados Waiting On A Train, Copperhead Road, If I Needed You, Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys, and many more. Barry Johnston - Acoustic Guitar. Front man with ‘Illegal Smile’. Barry has been playing on the music scene in Ireland for many years. He has also specialised in Americana and produced many John Prine tribute shows. Rod Patterson - Double Bass. Rod has worked as a professional musician in a diverse range of

musical situations. His work as a musical director includes seven years in UTV’s ‘Kelly Show’ and recent sessions include ‘The Priest’s At Christmas’ from Parliament Buildings, Stormont. He has toured with Freddie White and Mary Coughlan. Ivan Gilliland – Guitar and Mandolin. Ivan has worked with such luminaries as Van Morrison, James Galway, Sinead O’Connor and Phil Coulter. He is a world class musician and brings a subtle support guaranteed to please the ear. This is Outlaw Country at its best with the music of a host of Americana greats brought to life in a celebration of songwriting genius and great musicianship.

Thurs 16 Nov

TALK

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

A picturesque review of the gardens opened in 2017 to raise funds for the Ulster Gardens Scheme. This enabled 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.

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

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Grainne Duffy

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Fri 24 Nov

DRAMA

Sat 25 Nov

MUSIC

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

Tickets: £13 & £11 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected: twisted tales with a twist in the tail. Essential Sunday night viewing throughout the 80s, Wireless Mystery Theatre – Ireland’s Masters of Suspense – bring the series to life, live on stage. Expect guns, girls, and the unexpected!

Grainne Duffy is a contemporary blues based artist hailing from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

Wireless Mystery Theatre specialises in retro stories of horror, thrills, and the strange. They have been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC NI, BBC Scotland, and RTE, and their work has been broadcast as far as Canada, the USA, and Germany. “They are superb.” CULTURE NI “A performance unlike anything you have ever seen before.” ULSTER TATLER

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. Soon to release her eagerly awaited third album to follow the success of her debut Roots album and her second album which weaved together her contemporary influences with her blues and soul roots. 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.


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Mr Hullabaloo and The Old Courthouse Theatre presents

Wed 6 Dec, Fri 8 & Sat 9 Dec Tues 12 – Sat 16 Dec FAMILY

Join Snow White and the seven diamond mining dwarfs this Christmas in a fun filled family adventure that will have you and your family singing, dancing and clapping along! From the creative team that brought Aladdin last year, this sparkling production features an outstanding cast, puppetry, dazzling sets and lavish costumes. All ages can join in the excitement as this timeless fairy-tale unfolds. Schools Performances Available – contact Box Office on 028 9442 8331 for more information.

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Tickets: £10 Time: Evenings: 7pm Saturdays: 1pm & 4pm Signed Performance: Fri 15 Dec at 7pm Relaxed Performances: Sat 9 & Sat 16 Dec at 1pm Recommended Age: 3-12 yrs


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David Meade Mentalist: Wizard of Odds

David Hull Promotions presents

Celebrating the magic of Queen

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Fri 22 Dec

MUSIC

Tickets: £18.50 Time: 7.30pm

Flash Harry have been performing the music of Queen for over 25 years, from the small beginnings of five Queen fans getting together for a one-of gig, Flash Harry have gone from strength to strength, playing venues throughout Ireland, the UK and further afield. Audience have rocked to Queen’s greatest hits as Flash Harry showcase songs from Keep Yourself Alive to Freddie’s poignant last appearance on These are the days of Our Lives to some of

Queen's most famous anthems such as Radio Gaga and We Are the Champions. For a night of sheer energy, enthusiasm, a passion for the iconic songs from one of the greatest bands in Rock and Roll history this is a show not to be missed. Flash Harry will have you rocking in the aisles and singing along to some of the greatest songs ever written. "The band, the movement, the attention to detail are uncanny" SUNDAY WORLD

Fri 5 Jan

ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £18 Time: 7.30pm

In his funniest and most impossible show yet, the first mentalist to win a Million dollars in a Las Vegas casino will blow your mind as he beats the odds and predicts the impossible.


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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.

BOX OFFICE & TICKETING INFORMATION CONCESSIONS

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 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.

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

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BABES IN ARMS Children aged 24 months and under may attend family shows for FREE if seated in carers arms. Contact Box Office for more information.

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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.

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

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


THEATRES // SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017

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applaud // engage // create // discover


ENGAGE Oriel, Conservatory and Flax Galleries

Exhibition Programme Autumn 2017


Cultural Life - Engage

The Space Between

The Power of Paint

ORIEL GALLERY

By NI Civil Service/Office of Public Works

By Rathmore Art Group

Exhibitions

Tue 5 Sept – Sun 29 Oct

The Department of Finance (DoF) and The Office of Public Works (OPW) are delighted to collaborate with The Ulster University to curate “The Space Between” exhibition. The project involved the two departments working with the graphic design students and staff from the Belfast School of Art who visited the offices of the DoF in Belfast and OPW in Dublin to select artworks. They had some lively discussions which resulted in the final selection. The exhibition and catalogue captures the student’s instinctive reaction to the art pieces.

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The Rathmore Art Group is a happy relaxed community of talented artists who meet regularly in Antrim to enjoy painting and encourage and stimulate each other’s art development. Founder member, Patricia McNally, developed the warm, supportive ethos which still characterises every meeting, and her work can be enjoyed alongside the current creations from the group’s members. The harmony of professional, semi professional and amateur art seamlessly combine to create a beautiful exhibition which we hope you will enjoy.

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


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The Love of the Landscape By John Taggart

Tue 5 Dec – Sun 21 Jan

ENGAGE

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

The Department of Finance (DoF) and The Office of Public Works (OPW) are delighted to collaborate with The Ulster University to curate “The Space Between” exhibition. The project involved the two departments working with the graphic design students and staff from the Belfast School of Art who visited the offices of the DoF in Belfast and OPW in Dublin to select artworks. They had some lively discussions which resulted in the final selection. The exhibition and catalogue captures the student’s instinctive reaction to the art pieces.

Group Show CONSERVATORY GALLERY

By Jordanstown Art Club

Tue 5 Sept - Sun 1 Oct

Exhibitions

The Rathmore Art Group is a happy relaxed community of talented artists who meet regularly in Antrim to enjoy painting and encourage and stimulate each other’s art development. Founder member, Patricia McNally, developed the warm, supportive ethos which still characterises every meeting, and her work can be enjoyed alongside the current creations from the group’s members. The harmony of professional, semi professional and amateur art seamlessly combine to create a beautiful exhibition which we hope you will enjoy.


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

Nautica

Christmas Exhibition

By Jamie Crabbe

By Artists Drawn Together

Tue 3 Oct – Sun 19 Nov

Tue 21 Nov – Sun 7 Jan

A professional photographer for over twenty years, who spends most of his working life photographing weddings and portraits, John’s deep passion for getting out into nature and photographing the beautiful coastline, lochs, mountains and woodlands of Ireland and Scotland, in all weathers, is shown vividly in this collection of wild and rugged landscape photographs. He likes to shoot with medium format cameras and lenses to bring out the most incredible detail, a slower way of working that produces fantastic results.

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.

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FLAX GALLERY Exhibitions

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Annual Exhibition

Convergence 2

December Group Show

By Merville Newtownabbey Photographic Club

By Paul Jordan

By Glengormley Art Club

Thurs 12 Oct – Sat 2 Dec

Thurs 7 Dec – Sat 6 Jan

The Rathmore Art Group is a happy relaxed community of talented artists who meet regularly in Antrim to enjoy painting and encourage and stimulate each other’s art development. Founder member, Patricia McNally, developed the warm, supportive ethos which still characterises every meeting, and her work can be enjoyed alongside the current creations from the group’s members. The harmony of professional, semi professional and amateur art seamlessly combine to create a beautiful exhibition which we hope you will enjoy.

A professional photographer for over twenty years, who spends most of his working life photographing weddings and portraits, John’s deep passion for getting out into nature and photographing the beautiful coastline, lochs, mountains and woodlands of Ireland and Scotland, in all weathers, is shown vividly in this collection of wild and rugged landscape photographs. He likes to shoot with medium format cameras and lenses to bring out the most incredible detail, a slower way of working that produces fantastic results.

Thurs 7 Sept – Sat 7 Oct

ENGAGE

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

The Department of Finance (DoF) and The Office of Public Works (OPW) are delighted to collaborate with The Ulster University to curate “The Space Between” exhibition. The project involved the two departments working with the graphic design students and staff from the Belfast School of Art who visited the offices of the DoF in Belfast and OPW in Dublin to select artworks. They had some lively discussions which resulted in the final selection. The exhibition and catalogue captures the student’s instinctive reaction to the art pieces.


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www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/PlacesToVisit

Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House

Opening times 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 and 12 July

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FREE Admission Contact details Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH T. 028 9448 1338 E. culture@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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Antrim Castle Gardens is a 17th century Anglo Dutch water garden located in Antrim Town. The Gardens were developed around Antrim Castle which was constructed by Sir Hugh Clotworthy and his son Sir John Clotworthy, 1st Viscount Massereene, between 1610 and 1662.

The 10th Viscount Massereene was also responsible for building Clotworthy House as his new coach house, a beautiful Tudoresque building which was later converted into apartments for the family after the devastating fire that destroyed Antrim Castle in 1922.

Sir John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Massereene, is credited with laying out the Gardens in the late 1600’s, in more or less the form they survive in today. The combination of wilderness areas, avenues of lime trees and the wonderful water features, including long canals and round ponds, were inspired by the French and Anglo Dutch styles of the period. Subsequent generations left their mark in different ways, but it was not until the mid-1800’s, and the 10th Viscount Massereene, that a significant upgrade of the Gardens was carried out adding Victorian features to the existing layout.

After the death of the 12th Viscount Massereene at Clotworthy House in 1956, Antrim Borough Council carried out a phased acquisition of the site between 1963 and 1991. The Council then initiated a comprehensive programme of restoration which finally culminated in the Heritage Lottery funded scheme that brought the Gardens back to their former glory. On completion in 2015 Antrim Castle Gardens were officially reopened by the 14th Viscount Massereene, John Skeffington.

The Visitor Complex Guided Tours Guided tours of Antrim Castle Gardens are led by the Park Ranger team. Please contact the site for more information and to book a tour. Oriel Gallery This state of the art gallery is a beautiful light filled space that hosts a range of stunning fine art exhibitions and many high profile shows throughout the year.


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Wedding Venue Antrim Castle Gardens offers a unique and picturesque location for wedding ceremonies with locations available both indoors and outside in the Large Parterre. Wedding photography is also available by pre booking.

Garden Heritage Exhibition The Garden Heritage Exhibition displays the history of the four century year old Antrim Castle Gardens and the Massereene Family dynasty. Garden Coffee Shop The Garden Coffee shop offers a menu to suit all tastes and a dedicated menu for large groups and conferences. Visitor Shop An onsite visitor shop offers the opportunity to pick up souvenirs of your visit, local products and gifts for all occasions.

Digital Film Archive Antrim Castle Gardens is the setting for one of Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archives. The film archive contains over 70 hours of moving images from Northern Ireland from 1897 to 2000. Items include drama, animation, documentaries and newsreels. It is a fantastic resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Room Hire and Events Space There are a number of rooms available for hire in Clotworthy House and also two outdoor areas for external events. For more information please contact the reception team.

Access A car and coach park is provided onsite. Disabled access is available throughout Clotworthy House and flat pathways throughout the grounds make the Gardens accessible. Two manual wheelchairs and a Shopmobility scooter are available on request. Pre booking before your visit is recommended. The Friends of Antrim Castle Gardens The Friends are now firmly established as an important partner in regard to horticultural activities in the community gardens. The group is open to all abilities and to those over the age of 18. All tools, equipment and induction training is be provided. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Clotworthy House.

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Education and Events Antrim Castle Gardens holds a range of events, courses and workshops throughout the year. A number of educational workshops and walks are also available. These are linked to the school curriculum focusing both on the history of the site and the natural world.


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Museum at The Mill & Flax Gallery Mossley Mill has a long history stretching back to the eighteenth century. In c.1750 there was a waterdriven mill that bleached flax. The bleaching mill was later replaced by a flax scutching business and from 1790 cotton printing was carried out. In 1821 the business was bought by Thomas and Edmund Grimshaw. Their father, Nicholas Grimshaw, was one of Ireland’s leading cotton manufacturers.

Opening times Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm Thurs 10am - 9pm Closed Sun and Public Holidays FREE Admission Young people aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Contact details Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA T. 028 0934 0129 E. museums@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

The late twentieth century saw the mill sold to the Hanson Trust, amalgamated with the Barbour Threads Co., and later sold to the flax spinners, Herdmans. Production at Mossley ceased in 1995. In 1996 Newtownabbey Borough Council bought Mossley and the first phase of development, which included refurbishing and extending the 1879 spinning mill, was officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2000. The second phase, completed in 2010, included the construction of Museum at The Mill and Theatre at the Mill.

The Museum Housed within what was originally the wet spinning floor of the mill, the museum tells the story of Mossley Mill and the people who worked there from the 1800’s to the mill’s closure in 1995. The museum conveys a real sense of the people who worked in the mill and their stories and histories. The museum also features the development of the mill in recent years as a civic and cultural centre and important site for natural heritage. Many features, such as the mill pond, have been preserved and enhanced to support the area’s biodiversity. The pond is one of three that used to supply the mill with water. This important wetland habitat is now an ‘urban pond’ filled with freshwater wildlife. Through a range of colourful displays including artefacts, images and archival film, you can explore both the past and present of this unique historical site.


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Group visits and tours can be arranged for specific dates and times. Charges are available on request. Flax Gallery The Flax Gallery is the museum’s contemporary display space which plays hosts to a diverse range of exhibitions throughout the year. This purpose built venue provides a showcase for both new and established artists, supports local group exhibitions and provides the perfect setting for touring exhibitions of regional, national and international interest.

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mill pond to the mill woodland. Contents include binoculars, magnifiers and colour paddles along with lots of activity ideas. Digital Film Archive The museum is the setting for one of Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archives. The film archive contains over 70 hours of moving images from Northern Ireland from 1897 to 2000. Items include drama, animation, documentaries and newsreels. It is a fantastic resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images.

Kid’s Corner The Museum has a dedicated family space where adults can relax and children can play. From colouring sheets and quizzes to the Museum Detectives backpack there is plenty to do for everyone. Backpacks can be borrowed and used to explore the whole Mossley Mill site from the

Hire of Facilities Museum at The Mill, the Flax Gallery and the Museum Workshop are all available to hire as unusual and quirky event spaces. Bookings are discussed on an individual basis to accommodate public opening times. Access The Museum is fully accessible and includes induction loops for audio-visual displays, baby

changing facilities, lift access and an accessible toilet. If you have any concerns about access please contact the museum before visiting. There is free car and coach parking on-site.

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Education and Events The museum holds a range of events, courses and workshops throughout the year. The Museum Workshop is the perfect venue for a whole range of arts and craft activities. Join the mailing list and receive regular up-dates about the events and activities programme.


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Pogues Entry Historical Cottage

Opening times The Cottage is open from May to September Thurs and Fri 2pm - 5pm Sat 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm FREE admission Young people aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Contact details Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House, Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH T. 028 9448 1338 E. pogues@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Pogues Entry Historical Cottage, situated in the heart of Antrim town is the childhood home of Dr Alexander Irvine and the historic setting for his most famous story, ‘My Lady of the Chimney Corner’.

served as Chief Morale Officer of the Allies at the Front in the Great War. He also enjoyed the friendship of many contemporaries, including King George V, US President T. Roosevelt, Einstein and W.B. Yeats.

Born on 16 January 1863 Alexander was one of twelve children and ‘My Lady of the Chimney Corner’ is dedicated to his mother Anna, a remarkable woman who brought her family up with the philosophy that ‘love is enough’ despite struggling to survive amidst poverty and deprivation.

He died in Hollywood, California in 1941, and, in 1946, following the end of World War II, his ashes were brought back to Antrim and laid to rest beside his parents in the little graveyard of All Saints Church of Ireland just down the street from Pogues Entry.

‘In the face of direst poverty when food was poor and scanty and our clothes in rags, my mother, in every respect but the material one, was a lady, and that is why I wrote her spiritual biography and called it, with a touch of irony “My Lady of the Chimney Corner” ‘, Dr Alexander Irvine. In his various books, including The Souls of Poor Folk, Love is Enough and The Chimney Corner Re-visited, Dr Irvine gives a remarkable insight into life in Antrim in the post Famine years of the late nineteenth century. In spite of his humble beginnings he left Antrim and travelled far afield to become an influential and reputed man of international acclaim following an extraordinary career as a miner, soldier, actor, author, college professor, preacher and social reformer. In 1903 he graduated in Theology from Yale University and then proceeded to preach as a Minister in New York’s Fifth Avenue Church of the Ascension. At Lloyd George’s personal request he

Known throughout the world as The Chimney Corner, the cottage was first opened to the public in 1934 when local dignitaries declared that ‘this humble dwelling may be kept intact and unspoiled by time or circumstance, to bear silent and eloquent witness to the great love that dwelt there and to the affection and reverence that a son of Antrim had for his mother’. It is now preserved by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council as a heritage site in tribute to Dr. Irvine’s achievements. The mud floored stone cottage is sparsely furnished in the typical fashion of the period and gives a rare insight into how many Irish working class families lived in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Guided Tours Group visits can be arranged for specific dates and times.


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Sentry Hill Historic House & Visitor Centre The house and its contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scotland in the early 1700s. Remarkably the contents of the house have survived almost intact. This is largely due to William Fee McKinney, who was born in 1832 and lived at Sentry Hill for most of his life. Opening times Opening hours vary so please contact Sentry Hill or check out the website for details. Pre booked groups and school visits are welcomed throughout the year. Young people aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adulton guided tours. 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. Contact details 40 Ballycraigy Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 4SX T. 028 9083 2363 E. museums@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk www.sentryhill.net

Over the years many guests were warmly received at Sentry Hill by the McKinney family. The last of the family may have gone but their welcome remains and the door is now open for you. You can wander down the path through the sheltering trees and step inside the snug old farmhouse. As you cross this threshold you will stand where the past shakes hands with the present. Guided Tours Guided tours of Sentry Hill house are led by the site staff. Times vary throughout the year. Please contact Sentry Hill if you want more information about tours before visiting. Introductory Video A short introductory video to Sentry Hill is shown at regular intervals in the converted byre.

Exhibition Gallery The gallery allows us to display many of the fascinating objects and archives once hidden from view in the cupboards and drawers of Sentry Hill. Resource Room Here you can find out more about Sentry Hill on computer or simply have a rest and browse through a selection of local history publications. Refreshments and Gifts A small refreshment area is located in the old stables at Sentry Hill. Here you can enjoy morning coffee or afternoon tea and purchase a souvenir of your visit. Sentry Hill Garden You can take a stroll around the informal garden at Sentry Hill, the location for many of the McKinney family gatherings. Wedding Venue Sentry Hill offers a unique location for wedding ceremonies (max. 35 people) and for wedding photography. Education and Events Sentry Hill holds a range of events, courses and workshops throughout the year. The Education Service delivers curriculum linked programmes focusing both on the history of the site and the natural world. Access Contact the venue directly for details.

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Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim.


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The White House Visitor Centre The White House has nestled on the Northern Shore of Belfast Lough for over 400 years. The building has witnessed many historic scenes from the ships carrying King William’s armies to the Titanic sailing her maiden voyage and the Luftwaffe bombers using Belfast Lough as their gateway into the city of Belfast.

Opening times Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 5pm Closed October to May. Group tours can be booked throughout the year. FREE admission Young people aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Contact details 28-34 White House Park, Newtownabbey, BT37 9SQ For all enquiries please contact Clotworthy House T. 028 9448 1338 E. clotworthy.reception @antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

After falling into disrepair in the 1800s the building was later used as a gospel hall until 1997. At this point it was purchased on behalf of Abbey Historical Society by Ulster Garden Villages and in 2000, the White House Preservation Trust was formed to preserve and restore the building. As a result the White House has been transformed into a beautiful and informative visitor centre. Through a range of colourful displays including artefacts, images and interactives, you can now explore both the past and present of this unique historical site. Exhibitions The White House hosts two very different exhibitions: A Tale Of Three Kings and Relive The History. A Tale of Three Kings is an enlightening interactive exhibition that relates the only truly European war ever fought on Irish soil. It features all the key players and major events of this war and looks at the integral role the White House played in this world changing period in European history.

Relive The History tells the rich and colourful story of the White House itself and its various owners from its beginnings 400 years ago. Guided Tours Guided tours of the White House are available to groups by appointment (minimum 10 people). Please contact Clotworthy House for more information, availability and bookings. Refreshments You can enjoy afternoon tea, coffee and light refreshments in the unique setting of this historic building as part of your visit. Hire of Facilities The White House function room (maximum 50 people) may be hired for events. For more information contact Clotworthy House. Access The White House is fully accessible and includes baby changing facilities, lift access and an accessible toilet. Induction loops are installed at reception and in the function room. Parking is available at Gideon’s Green or at Hazelbank Park which is a short walk from the White House. Reserved parking is available at the front of the building for Blue Badge holders. If you have any concerns about access please contact us before visiting.

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