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Tipperary Excel Arts and Culture Centre September - October 2011 Edition

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Mission Statement


he purpose of the facility is to deliver a broad diverse and educational programme that will engage, challenge and enrich the lives of our audience, young and old whilst providing some elements that will recognize the growing multi cultural diversity of our environment. We provide a centre of excellence in support fo the arts that will promote the work of the individual artist to a wider audience.

Take a bow! The arts really matter to us in Ireland; they are a big part of people’s lives, the country’s single most popular pursuit. Our artists interpret our past, define who we are today, and imagine our future. We can all take pride in the enormous reputation our artists have earned around the world. The arts play a vital role in our economy, and smart investment of taxpayers’ money is repaid many times over. the dividends come in the form of a high value, creative economy driven by a flexible, educated, innovative work force, and in a cultural tourism industry worth €2.4 billion directly a year. The Arts Council is the Irish Government agency for funding and developing the arts. Arts Council funding from the taxpayer, through the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, for 2011 is €65.2 million, thats around 80 cents a week for every household.

Pg 4 - Simon Ryan Theatre Pg. 6&7 Tipperary Dance Platform

Pg 10 - Other Excel Features

Pg 5 - Dance Pages 8 - Creative Writing Workshop & Sean Walsh Art Exhibition Film Club Pg. 9. Pg 11 - Tipperary Excel Culture Night

So, at the end of your next inspirational encounter with the arts, don’t forget the role played and take a bow yourself! Find out what’s on at

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A rare opportunity to hear the delightful music of the 3 Irish Ballad Operas referred to as the Irish Ring: The Bohemian Girl(Balfe); Lily Of Killarney(Benedict); Maritana(Wallace). Tipperary Regional Youth Service presents: Tipp YippEE Festival 19th Admission Free Gaudeamus Productions present: The Irish Ring 9th & 10th September 2011 Admission: €20

Tipperary Excel present: Psycho Spaghetti 23rd September 2011 Admission: €10 per student, teachers free

Tipperary Regional Youth Service are offering on all Youth Performers a chance to audtion for a slot in the Tipp Town Youth Festival. The Gig will be on Friday 19th August in the Excel Theatre, Tipperay Town.

T H E A t r e

Ger Carey’s Psycho Spaghetti is a brilliant comedy written specifically for young people aged between 15 and 18.


“Sheerin & McKevitt inhabit their roles with credibility. Everyone likes to laugh and the duo are bang on the funny bone” The Irish Times Tipperary Excel present: Waiting for Ikea 17th September 2011 Admission: €16 & €14

The Excel Dance School (for boys and girls) will run from September to June each year in line with the school year. Classes will have maximum of 16 children per class that ensures each child gets the necessary attention to improve their technique.

D a n c e

A combination of Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance for each group will be taught that will involve: Dance styles and steps; Music and rhythm; Dance structure; Co-ordination Skills; Performance Technique.

Ballet Classes commence 10th September with a 13 week term to Christmas with a break in October. Classes cost €130 altogether but can be paid in two installments of €70 for the first half term and €60 for the second,

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service and Tipperary Excel Arts & Cultural Centre have developed a Dance Residency with the brief of establishing a Youth / Community Dance Group(s) for South Tipperary. The dance resident is based at Tipperary Excel Arts & Cultural Centre but will also work in South Tipperary, with a number of community groups around the county


Tipperary Dance Platform 11th-16th October - €15 all access 11 OCT - 7.30PM Cinema : PINA by Wim Wenders As part of Tipperary Dance Platform, Tiperary Excel Cine Club presents the Wim Wenders’ film Pina. Besides being a wonderful piece of cinema, this film is an extraordinary testimony on the work of Celebrated Choreographer Pina Bausch. Wim Wenders it the worldwide famous author. 14 OCT - 8PM : Rex Levitates Dance Company FAST PORTRAITS Inspired by the realistic observations of the true human condition by artists Bill Viola and Caravaggio, Rex Levitates explore the layers of emotion and memory that infuse captured images and transfer them into movement. 15 OCT - 7.30PM : Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company


The Resident Company in Tipperary Excel Arts Centre is premiering their new piece, mixing dance and video. Solo Logic is a dance and video project, and a public window into intimacy - also an intimate window onto the public. It is instinctive, sensitive, and if it’s logical, it will really have to be solo logic.

15 OCT - 7.30PM : Compañia Danza Nomada Roberto Torres repeatedly felt the necessity to travel to Africa, at various moments in his life, creating a link that strengthened with time and a growing understanding of this continent. Africa inspired him as a creator. As a dancer it has enriched his expression, and as a person it touched him deepely, opening him to new worlds and new ways to be.

16 OCT - 3PM : Nick Bryson & Damian Punch 16th Oct 2011 - 3PM The Goldilock Zone Nick Bryson & Damien Punch, acclaimed for being trapped in the bodies of peacemaking Northern Ireland politicians in their first show ‘Hanging in There’, now take even more gigantic steps forward, but this time for the benefit of the whole of mankind!

16 OCT - 7.30PM : Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company The closing piece of the Tipperary Dance Platform will be a repeat performance from Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company of their new piece Solo Logic.


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Excel Film Club Tuesdays at 8pm No Membership fees Admission €7 Film Titles and Suggestions welcome September 6th

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27 th October ‘‘We are who we are” The theme of Sean Walsh’s upcoming exhibition, under the title ‘We are who we are”, centre’s around ordinary everyday activity, familiar and mundane.Sean uses the art as a source for his overriding interest in structure and composition. Sean, who taught art for many years in Tipperary town, believes that much of what is exhibited nowadays is focussed on emotion and shock effect to the detriments of cohesion. He believes theres an underlying order all around us in nature and that human beings instinctively recognoise it as an essential part of their spirit. He wants through his artwork to draw out in the viewer a recognition of this fundamental truth. Exhibition opens in Tipperary Excel Art Gallery


September 20th September 23rd September 27th October 4th

Of Gods & Men One Hundred Mornings The Tree of Life Potiche


Tipperary Excel Centre hosts: An exhibition of art work by Lucy Phelan from August 8th - 26th August.

Tipperary Excel Culture Night will take place on ‘Stories, Fables and Tails’

Friday September 23rd 2011.

A night of entertainment, discovery and adventure across 20 towns, cities and counties in Ireland. Arts and Cultural Organizations open their doors until late (up to 11pm) with lots of free events, for family and friends to enjoy.

‘Stories, Fables and Tails’ is an exhibition of mixed media drawings, etchings and digital prints by the Tipperary born Cork based Printmaker Lucy Phelan. It is a show which is dominated by large mixed media drawings of dogs and horses. Lucy’s exhibition as well as featuring her work will also interact with the community as she is offering a series of workshops during the month of August which will result in the work being displayed along with her exhibition.

The Excel Arts & Cultural Centre, Tipperary will open it’s Gallery doors on Culture Night and will feature a County Tipperary artist, Ann Brennan - her exhibition ‘Rustic Awakening’

Ann Brennan’s The Bogstrollers

The French Quarter Café Also operating on the ground floor of The Excel Centre is the French Quarter Cafe which offers customers a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, baguettes, panini’s and of course it caters for all of your coffee or tea needs.


Coming Soon



ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE Also: Conor Horgan’s “100 Mornings” will run at 8:10pm “Playing like balm to the soul of anyone quivering from too many overworked, over-agitated multiplex experiences, Conor Horgan’s “One Hundred Mornings” uses an apocalyptic event as a springboard into the human psyche”. [ Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times]


Booking & Information The Simon Ryan Theatre is part of the Excel Centre which is Located in the town centre of Tipperary adjacent to the Market Yard Car Park. Box Office The Box Office is open for advance booking from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 2pm to 10pm Sunday.

By Phone

Telephone bookings can be made during the above hours on : 062 80520. Visa, MasterCard and Laser are accepted. Please have your credit card ready when booking. Tickets will be held at reception for collection.


Concessions are available to Students, Children, the unemployed and senior citizens. A discount of 10% to groups of 10 or more, on selected shows and is subject to availability. Special rates for school groups are available from the Box Office, all children, including infants, must have a valid ticket for a seat to comply with fire regulations. Smoking The Excel is a non-smoking building.

Theatre Bar

Situated on the 3rd floor adjacent to the balcony, the theatre bar has a wide selection of beverages. The bar is open to patrons half an hour before and after the performance and during the interval. The bar staff will be happy to take your interval drinks order on arrival at the theatre to avoid interval delays and queuing.


All shows start at 8pm in the main auditorium. Latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Tickets are non refundable and cannot be exchanged once purchased.

Cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the theatre.

The Excel Theatre acts solely as an agent for the producers in selling tickets through the Box Office. Should we need to change any seating for any reason a similar or better seat will be provided where possible. The Management reserves the right to refuse admission

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