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January 2013 - May 2013

VISUAL ARTS THEATRE / COMEDY DANCE / EDUCATION CINEMA / MUSIC


VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre is located on the grounds of Carlow College and is owned and managed by Carlow Local Authorities. The Centre relies on the goodwill, enthusiasm and pride of a team of volunteers for the delivery of our programme in both the gallery and the theatre, and we are immensely grateful to them for finding the time to make all our lives culturally richer. We always welcome new volunteers, so if you’re interested please contact info@visualcarlow.ie.

Gallery Opening Hours

Box Office Opening Hours

Monday Tuesday - Saturday Sunday

Monday Tuesday - Saturday Sunday Also, on day of events

Closed 11am - 5.30pm 2pm - 5pm

Closed 11am - 5.30pm 2pm - 5pm One hour prior to the show start

Tickets can be purchased online at any time of day or night

Making a Booking By Phone In Person Online Ticket Policy

059 9172400 Our Box Office is just inside the main doors www.gbshawtheatre.ie We regret that tickets cannot be refunded after purchase. In the unlikely event of a performance cancellation, tickets must be returned to the box office to obtain a refund. Booking Fees A booking fee of €1 per ticket applies to all card transactions whether purchased online, via telephone or in person (to a maximum of €10) Latecomer Policy Latecomers can only be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. Admission cannot always be guaranteed. Disabled Access The Arts Centre is fully accessible for disabled patrons. Designated car & Special Needs parking is available in the public car park at the centre. Patrons, please discuss your needs with Box Office staff when making your booking and they will be able to best advise you. Car Parking Car parking is available immediately inside the grounds at the Old Dublin Rd entrance. Coach parking is available further on to the right. Postage of tickets Patrons who wish for their tickets to be posted out to them in advance will be charged €1. Alternatively, tickets can be collected at the Box Office on the night (or anytime in advance). We encourage patrons to go online and sign up to our mailing list. This will give them access to news, special ticket offers, unannounced shows and events, and delivery of our season brochure in digital format. No unwanted mail, just culture at your fingertips. www.visualcarlow.ie

Cover Image: Tadhg McSweeney, Untitled (2012) see page 9

Brochure Design: Tom Feehan at dynamite, 056 7728797


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Wed Thurs Fri Wed

Nov - Nov Every Mon Jan - Jun Every Wed Jan - Jun 17 Jan 25 Jan 30 Jan

Emma Martin Carlow Youth Theatre Re-Orga The Showband Show SOLD OUT Tommy Fleming SOLD OUT

Fri Sat Tues Wed Thurs Sun Sun Thurs Wed - Sat Mon

Art Exhibition Art Exhibition Art Exhibition Art Exhibition Art Exhibition

1 Feb 2 Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 10 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 20 - 23 Feb 25 Feb

Neil Delamere SOLD OUT also on 1st March Love Hungry Farmer Film screening: Ruby Sparks Michael Winslow Lunchtime Storytellers Lambert Puppet Theatre’s Cinderella Johnny McEvoy Beckett x3: Footfalls, Eh Joe, The Old Tune The Beauty Queen of Leenane Film Screening: Wintertochter

8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 1.15pm 2pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 11am

Comedy Theatre Cinema Comedy Theatre Puppetry Music Theatre Theatre Cinema

Fri Tues - Wed Thurs Sat Tues Wed Tues Thurs Sat Wed

1 Mar 5 - 6 Mar 7 Mar 9 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 19 Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 27 Mar

Neil Delamere Alone it Stands Lunchtime Storytellers Isla Grant with guest Al Grant Scoil Dramiochta/Seachtain ne Gaeilge Film Screening: Le Gamin au Velo Film Screening: Untouchable Colm O’Regan: Ireland’s Got Mammies Irish Language Drama Festival Delta Centre Show

8pm 8pm 1.15pm 8pm TBA 11am 8pm 8pm 3pm, 8pm 3pm, 8pm

Comedy Theatre Theatre Music Variety Cinema Cinema Comedy Theatre Theatre

Tues Thurs Fri - Sun Tues Mon

2 Apr 4 Apr 5 - 7 Apr 9 Apr 15 Apr

Pan Celtic Opening Ceremony Pan Celtic Special: Lunchtime Storytellers Ballet Barn: Beatrix Potter/Sleeping Beauty Film Screening: Beasts of the Southern Wild Carlow Youth Theatre Double Bill

8pm 1.15pm 1.30pm, 7.30pm 8pm 7pm, 8.30pm

Music Theatre Dance Cinema Theatre

Fri Tues Thurs Fri

19 Apr 23 Apr 25 Apr 26 - 27 Apr

Tullow Youth Theatre Film Premiere Night Film Screening: The Hunt Derek Ryan Tuesdays with Morrie

8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm

Film Cinema Music Theatre

Fri-Sat Tues Thurs Sat Wed

3 - 4 May 7 May 9 May 11 May 22 May

Carlow African Film Festival Film Screening: Love Crime Lunchtime Storytellers Oliver Reed - Wild Thing The Man In The Woman’s Shoes

10am-1am 8pm 1.15pm 8pm 8pm

Cinema Film Theatre Theatre Theatre

May

The Macbeth Review

Dance Theatre 11am Dance 8pm Music 8pm Music 10.30pm,1.30pm Theatre

April

Edifice Complex – Tadhg McSweeney The Manhattan Mouse Museum - Tacita Dean Panchaea - led by Denis Roche B Yourself Photographic Exhibition Annual Show - Carlow Vocational School

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Tommy Swarbrigg presents

Reelin’ in the Showband Years with compère Ronan Collins

Tommy Fleming

Date Thursday 17th January Time 8pm Price €32

Date Friday 25th January Time 8pm Price €30

Relive the magic of the Dance Hall

Multi-platinum-winning artist Tommy

Nights with this smash-hit show featuring

Fleming has become one of Ireland’s top

a galaxy of stars from that wonderful era.

entertainers, since emerging, in the early

Compère Ronan Collins will introduce

90s, as Phil Coulter’s support act. With a

the stunning line-up as the night unfolds,

universal appeal to all ages and back-

including the legendary Dickie Rock;

grounds, and an astonishing uniqueness

Mark Leen, who is Europe’s finest Elvis

to his style—whether performing a

tribute; The Conquerors Showband; DJ

traditional or contemporary song, Tommy

Curtin (The Kerry Blues / The Big Eight);

Fleming is unlike anyone on stage.

Lorraine McDonald; and Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg; and a surprise or

Famous for his own arrangement of

two, as always.

Danny Boy, Isle of Innisfree and Hard Times, this intimate concert will reflect

No evening captures the Showband

the strength of a singer who has under-

Years quite like this one, and the intimacy

gone hardship and grief, yet brings

of the George Bernard Shaw Theatre

uplifting joy to those he entertains.

makes it a must-see. www.tommyfleming.com

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“Sensationally choreographed…exquisite and raw” Irish Times (2012) on Dogs

Emma Martin Dance Dance Artist in Residence 2012/13 The George Bernard Shaw Theatre is proud to welcome choreographer Emma Martin as its inaugural Dance Artist in Residence. During her year-long residency, she will be developing a new dance theatre production, in collaboration with a company of musicians and dancers, which will explore mythology and folklore—and how they have shaped our identities and nationalities of today. Throughout the year, Emma Martin Dance and her collaborative partner-artists will offer workshops, talks, educative performances and ultimately a finished production. Carlow-based Emma Martin produces new work using dance, live music, song, text and any other means necessary to create work that is triggered by the world around us, the characters that inhabit it and the situations that stir it. Emma Martin graduated from John Cranko School, Stuttgart, Germany in 2000, subsequently performing with the Stuttgart Ballet and Tanztheater Trier (Germany), Ballet Ireland, Coisceim Dance Theatre, Wexford Festival Opera, Opera Ireland and Muse Dance Theatre (NYC). Her choreographic works include Lulu (Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2009), Packing Room, Drive (short film Dublin Dance Festival 2008), Listowel Syndrome (ABSOLUT Fringe 2010, Dublin Dance Festival 2011) and the multi-award winning Dogs (2012). Her work has been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland, Carlow County Council. She is currently a Modul-Dance artist, a multi-annual cooperation project funded by the European Commission through the Culture Programme and an Associate Artist of Dance Ireland.

www.emmamartindance.com

“Martin’s choreography is at once beautiful and brutalist” Irish Times 2010 ARTS OFFICE


Theatre in Education presents

Lisa Richards presents

The Macbeth Review

Neil Delamere: DelaMere Mortal

Date Wednesday 30th January Time 10.30am and 1.30pm Price €8 (per student, supervisors

Dates Friday 1st March Note: Friday 1st February is SOLD OUT Time 8pm Price €20

and teachers free of charge)

Each January, the Theatre Royal Theatre

Neil Delamere’s hotly anticipated brand

in Education programme works with

new show showcases this comedy power-

teachers, Shakespearean actors and

house, now renowned for his astute

experienced young adult theatre

observational anecdotes and trademark

facilitators to review the current Leaving

razor sharp quips. The star of RTE Radio

Cert text. The actors present key scenes

1’s The 2nd Republic, BBC’s The Blame

on stage which are then explored in

Game and Fighting Talk and Channel 4’s

detail by the facilitator, bringing to life

Stand Up for the Week comes to the

Shakespeare’s vibrant characters. This

realisation that he has now lived in

exciting performance of Macbeth will help

Dublin as long as he has lived in his

students gain a deeper understanding

family home in Offaly. But what exactly

of Shakespeare’s iconic masterpiece,

has Neil learned in the 16 years since he

making it accessible for students as they

left home? Find out for yourself when

start their exam revision.

Neil dabbles in a little witty self-reflection

Under the direction of Ben Barnes,

www.neildelamere.com

and a trip down memory lane. formerly of the Abbey Theatre, the Theatre Royal is committed to presenting high quality educational theatre. This performance is 80 minutes long.

Special Offer €45 Ticket & 3 Course Dinner 059 9131308


Patrick Talbot Productions presents

MPI presents

The Love-Hungry Farmer

Michael Winslow

Adapted & performed by Des Keogh, from Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane

Date Wednesday 6th February Time 8pm Price €22/€19 conc

Date Saturday 2nd February Time 8pm Price €20/€18 conc

Barking dogs, squishing soggy sneakers, Jets

One of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, Des Keogh, returns with his hugely successful and award winning show The Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane. It tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of indeterminate age and, according to his own assessment,

roaring, spine tingling scratches from a chalkboard, radio noises, guitars screaming, cell phones... Noises, every noise you can imagine, emerging from the extraordinary vocal cords of Michael Winslow. Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 1000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is nothing short of remarkable and his versatility jaw-dropping.

‘past his best’ and evidently still a virgin. McLane’s amorous adventures range from the hilarious to the pitiful.

‘Fiercely serious and bruisingly hilarious’ New York Times

John B. Keane ranks among the great Irish writers. His plays include Sive, The Field, and Big Maggie.

It’s a long way from the moment in 1984 when Police Academy hit our screens, but to see this astonishing performer live on stage is one of life’s great pleasures. His appearance in Carlow is his most intimate show in Ireland in 2013—and you need to see him up close. www.michaelwinslow.net

Special Offer €50pps Ticket, Bed & Breakfast 059 9131308


Images: Edifice Complex, details

Tadhg McSweeney

Edifice Complex A new exhibition commissioned by VISUAL, curated by Eamonn Maxwell (Director, Lismore Castle Arts)

Main and Link Galleries Saturday 2nd February - Sunday 21st April 2013

Edifice Complex is Tadhg McSweeney’s first solo exhibition since 2010. It is also the inaugural solo presentation by a Carlow-based artist in the main gallery space at VISUAL. This exhibition will comprise sculptural works made from found, recycled, discarded and unfunctional materials, as McSweeney endeavours to present a body of work that references many influences. When presented with the challenge of one of Ireland’s largest galleries, McSweeney decided that the exhibition must function foremost in the relationship between individual works and the entire exhibition space—and the importance of the many vistas the audience will encounter. Transforming his painting practice into three-dimensional forms he is aiming to guide the viewer through a landscape of objects. These objects act as a body of evidence, which reference a narrative but never actually reveal what that may be. Artist Tadhg McSweeney (b.1978, Dublin) trained at NCAD, Dublin. He lives and works in Carlow. McSweeney is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.

TALKS AND EDUCATION Tadhg McSweeney and curator Eamonn Maxwell will be in conversation in the galleries at VISUAL on Sunday March 3rd at 3pm. Tadhg McSweeney will facilitate The Sunday Art Workshop on 24th February at 2pm. For both events please book your place through box office on 059 9172400 LITERATURE A publication will accompany this exhibition with texts by critic Aidan Dunne, Eamonn Maxwell, Carissa Farrell and an interview with the artist.

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Lunchtime Storytellers

Pan Celtic National Song Contest 2013

Date

Comórtas chun Amhrán na hÉireann a roghnú

Thursday 7th Feb Thursday 7th Mar Thursday 4th Apr (Bilingual/Pan Celtic) Thursday 9th May Times 1.15pm Price €7

Date Thursday 7th February Time 7.30pm at the Seven Oaks Hotel Price €10

Entries from across the country will go head-to Set in the apt surroundings of a theatre

-head in this prestigious national song contest,

bar, Carlow Lunchtime Storytellers

to find Ireland’s entry for the Pan Celtic Inter-

assemble every month (and have done so

national Song Contest 2013. The composer

since The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

of the winning song will receive a cash prize

opened) to bring patrons an hour-long

of €1,000 from IMRO.

miscellany of song, verse, drama, fiction, music, comedy and oration.

Music and lyrics must be newly composed

Artistic Director Seamus O’Rourke

traditional to pop and country to rock will

brings in new voices to join the regular

feature. Guided by the seasoned hand of

contributors, and chalks the continued

compere Daithí Ó Sé, a panel of judges will

success of these theatrical gems down

choose the song to go forward to represent

to variety and humour.

Ireland at the International Pan Celtic Song

with all entries as Gaeilge, and all genres from

Contest in Carlow on 4th April, where it will See www.gbshawtheatre.com to find

be up against national entries from Wales,

out the performers for each session,

Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and The Isle

announced two weeks before each event.

of Man. Oíche mhór cheoil agus amhránaíochta urraithe ag IMRO agus Gael Linn.

ARTS OFFICE


Lambert Puppet Theatre presents

Tom Kelly presents

Cinderella

Johnny McEvoy: An Evening of Nostalgia

Date Sunday 10th February Time 2pm Price €10

The Lambert Puppet Theatre is now

Date Sunday 10th February Time 8pm Price €25

widely recognised as the premier touring puppet theatre company in Ireland and also internationally renowned for its

Johnny Mc Evoy first came into the

many infamous productions in theatres

public eye with his number one hit

across Europe. From its earliest

‘Mursheen Durkin’ in 1966, the year he

beginning the Lambert family has been

supported upcoming band The Rolling

involved with RTE Television, working

Stones. Overnight he shifted from

on the hugely popular series Wanderly

Wagon featuring the late, great, Eugene Lambert. Eugene’s daughter Paula Lambert was the voice of 'Bosco' on TV for seventeen years—and Bosco, who remains a firm favourite with the younger children, will

balladeer to rock star and for the past 46 years he continued his extraordinary musical odyssey. This nostalgic evening – and full two-hour show – will bring us both song and chat, featuring all his hits and his legendary anecdotes and life stories.

make a nostalgic guest appearance in this show.

Johnny McEvoy has always been highly acclaimed for his excellent concerts,

This production of Cinderella will come

revealing his haunting, evocative and

to life in beautiful glory, with puppets of

beautifully presented songs in a majestic

wonderful scale and dexterity, colourful

and personal manner.

sets and exquisite lighting. It is suitable for children up to ten years of age.


©John Minihan

Richard Ryan presents

Carlow Little Theatre Society presents

Beckett x3:

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Eh Joe, The Old Tune, Footfalls

by Martin McDonagh

by Samuel Beckett Date Thursday 14th February Time 8pm Price €15/€12

Date 20th February - 23rd February Time 8pm Price €15/€12

Playwright Martin McDonagh offers the familiar delights of farce and melodrama Three short plays from the mastermind

in this tragicomic tale of the destructive

that was Samuel Beckett, we begin with

relationship between a manipulative

Eh Joe (40 mins), starring Peter Pacey and Colette Kelly, in which Joe sits on his bed and hears the voice of his old love accusing him of all his past misdeeds. This is followed by The Old Tune (40 mins), with Peter Pacey and Oengus MacNamara playing two old soldiers who meet on a street corner and talk about the past, but their memories seem to keep differing about all the details. Finally, Footfalls (25 mins) in which actress Colette Kelly walks backward and forward while her old mother May, in bed above, hears her and speaks to

brooding mother, Mag Folan, and her resentful spinster daughter, Maureen. Mag’s need for absolute control is set against Maureen’s single chance of love—and the train of events that ensues leaves the audience laughing uncontrollably and recoiling in horror at disorienting plot twists and characters that are simultaneously endearing and shocking. This production, directed by Paddy Behan, is performed by Jo O'Donovan, Keelin McDonald, Gary McHugh and Mark Grogan.

her. Is May a ghost? PLUS: A public interview with Beckett’s publisher and friend John Calder follows the performance.

Pre-theatre menu 3 Courses €26 059 9179245


Tacita Dean

Manhattan Mouse Museum (2011) Digital Gallery 2nd February - 21st April

VISUAL are delighted to present Tacita Dean’s Manhattan Mouse Museum, a 16mm film which takes a glimpse into the world and work of artist Claes Oldenburg as he tends to an assembly of small curios, objects and artworks. Now in his eighties, Oldenburg defined his career by the transformation of everyday objects into remarkable sculptural forms. This intimate portrait of this ageing artist is created with the observational patience that Tacita Dean is synonymous for. Through film, drawing and photography Dean captures subjects and objects, establishing their ephemeral beauty with an eye that searches slowly and contemplatively. Poignantly her preferred medium of 16 mm film is itself almost obsolete, giving works made with it a precious quality. Manhattan Mouse Museum was most recently shown as part of the exhibition Five Americans at the New Museum in New York, which included Dean’s filmic portraits of artists Cy Twombly, Merce Cunningham and Julie Mehretu. Tacita Dean was born in 1965 in Canterbury, UK, and currently lives in Berlin. She studied at Falmouth School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, London (2001), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2000), MACBA, Barcelona (2001), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2006). Her most recent work FILM (2011) was commissioned for the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Dean was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and was the winner of the Hugo Boss Prize in 2006.

TALKS AND EDUCATION Emma-Lucy O’Brien (Gallery Manager, VISUAL) will give a talk on the work of Tacita Dean on 24th March at 2pm.

Image: Manhattan Mouse Museum, still, 16mm film, 2011. Image courtesy: Frith Street Gallery, London


CINEMA From this season onwards, we move our Arthouse Cinema screenings to Tuesday evenings, 8pm (as well as the two Foreign Language films (French and German) programmed for students—but also open to the public—at 11am). We welcome new members to our film club all the time. To find out more, simply email films@visualcarlow.com or come to one of these screenings. Tuesday 5th February at 8pm

RUBY SPARKS Dir: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Duration: 104 mins, USA, 2012, 35mm

From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, this film stars 28-year-old star Zoe Kazan, who soars past all her prior work with a film she penned for herself. Calvin is a struggling novelist, paralysed by writer’s block. Encouraged by his therapist to write about his dream girl, Calvin (the actress's real-life beau, Paul Dano) creates Ruby and his reality is turned upside down when she suddenly materializes in his apartment, in love with him and precisely as he’s written her. With Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan and Elliott Gould, this is a heart-warming comedy laced with the unexpected difficulties that come with getting exactly what you want.

Monday 25th February at 11am

WINTERTOCHTER (Winter’s Daughter) Dir: Johannes Schmid Duration: 90 mins, Germany/Poland, 2011

11-year-old Kattaka, a keen speed swimmer, lives in Berlin with her father and pregnant mother. One day, Kattaka learns that her natural father is, in fact, a Russian sailor whose ship is anchored at the Polish port of Gdansk. She sets out with neighbours Lena and Knäcke to find him. For 70-year-old Lena, it’s also a trip back to her home in Masuria, a place of Polish, Russian and German history. Together the somewhat unlikely friends come to reconcile their pasts. Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland

Wednesday 13th March at 11am

LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a Bike) Dir: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Duration: 86 mins, 2011, Belgium/France/ Italy, French with subtitles

A deserving winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival 2011, this most recent film from the Dardenne brothers is a portrait of life in their Belgian home town of Seraing. Cyril, 11, is living temporarily in a children’s home. Determined to find his missing father and his new red bike, his tenacity takes him, and his audience, on a roller-coaster journey of emotions. Learning tough lessons in rejection, the consequences of his actions and the acceptance of love, life is never easy for this stubborn boy in this life-affirming film which will tug at your heart-strings. These two films are programmed through the Irish Film Institute, intended for Transition Year / Senior Cycle language students. A downloadable study guide is available from www.ifi.ie/learn. They are also open to the public.


Tuesday 19th March at 8pm

UNTOUCHABLE Dir: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache Duration: 112 mins, France, 2011, 35mm, French with subtitles

Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) has no intention of getting hired when he applies to be a live-in carer for millionaire paraplegic Philippe (François Cluzet). He only wants a signature to keep social welfare off his back. Following a disastrous interview – during which Driss flirts with the Parisian aristocrat’s foxy secretary and robs a Fabergé egg – no one is more surprised than he when the older man takes him on for a trial. Slowly but surely, the two become friends. Driss introduces Philippe to marijuana, and Earth, Wind and Fire; Philippe, in turn, introduces art and classical music.

Tuesday 9th April at 8pm

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Dir: Benh Zeitlin Duration: 91 mins, 2012, USA

This extraordinary fable is set in a remote corner of the Louisiana bayou where a mixed-race community of eccentrics live on floating huts or primitive houses raised on stilts who get around on improvised boats and share their homes with the domestic animals they feed off. The central character is the six-year-old Hushpuppy who lives with her ailing father Wink, a hard-drinking fisherman. A fierce storm upends her life completely, and, desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions. Winner - Camera D’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2012

Tuesday 23rd April at 8pm

THE HUNT Dir: Thomas Vinterberg Duration: 111 mins, 2012, Denmark, Danish with Subtitles

Mads Mikkelsen is Lucas, a teacher who's having to work temporarily as a kindergarten assistant due to a school closure. He has many good friends in a close-knit community. But things go horribly wrong for Lucas when an accusation is made against him by a child, and the situation escalates out of control. Lucas, the decent man marginalized by social change, is transformed into an object, a threat to the community, someone to be ganged up against, a dangerous figure who helps those around him discover a new sense of angry unity. Mikkelsen's performance is entirely convincing and all too plausible; and with him at its centre, The Hunt becomes an unbearably tense drama-thriller.

Tuesday 7th May at 8pm

LOVE CRIME Dir: Alain Corneau Duration: 106 mins, France, 2010

Love Crime pits the fiery talents of Ludivine Sagnier and Kristin Scott Thomas against each other in a deliciously twisted tale of office politics that turn, literally, cut-throat. When Christine, a powerful executive (Scott Thomas), brings on a naive young ingenue, Isabelle (Sagnier), as her assistant, she delights in toying with her naivete and teaching her hard lessons in a ruthless professional philosophy. Christine showers her protégée with encouragement, gifts and kisses that land in a gray area between collegial affection and something riskier. But when the protégée's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass one as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning.


'Clever, funny, brilliantly crafted ....a triumph' The Irish Times

Alone It Stands by John Breen Date Tuesday 5th - Wed 6th March Time 8pm Price €25/€22

On October 31, 1978, Munster played the mighty All Blacks, the undisputed kings of rugby. Munster played as if their lives depended on it, and even the earthworms in the Limerick pitch were cheering for them. The Goliaths didn't know what had hit them: the score was 12-0 to the Irish side. A multitude of different stories weave together to tell the tale of the hype and nervousness running up to and during the big match—stories of birth, tragedy and building bonfires prevail, as the play charts the personal stories of various characters and their whereabouts on the momentous day. In a virtuosic ensemble effort, six actors play 62 roles including the Munster team, the Kiwis, the two coaches, the ref, the crowd, the press, a pregnant woman, several children, a dog and even the ball itself!

Colm O'Regan presents

Ireland's Got Mammies Date Thursday 21st March Time 8pm Price €18/€16

Hailing from Dripsey in Co. Cork, Colm O'Regan has been making a name for himself in comedy over the last while. From Cape Town to Tokyo, Montreal to Mountrath, he has stood up and made audiences laugh all over the world. Recently he created the Twitter sensation @irishmammies and introduced the world to the gentle wisdom of Irish Mammies everywhere. In just six months he gained more than 52,000 followers including Marian Keyes, Dara O'Briain, Sarah Millican and Graham Linehan. And now he’s made a complete show of Mammy. Exploring topics ranging from tea-towel hierarchy to the importance of a Safe Place for things, this show will make you see Mammy in a new light. In fact, if she's around bring her along.

“Deadpan with hilarious consequences” Irish Times


Tom Kelly presents

Isla Grant: The Hits Concert Date Saturday 9th March Time 8pm Price €25

Scotland’s most popular singer-songwriter makes a welcome return visit to Ireland for what has become a traditional annual tour. In point of fact, Isla’s success came to her not in Scotland but here in Ireland where her gentle country sound is embraced for its warmth and purity. Last year, she once again received a Gold Disc in Ireland for recording sales (to add to her nine 'platinum discs' already received). Isla's interaction with her audience is second to none - the atmosphere at her live shows is now legendary – and, as always, her husband Al will feature a guest spot on the night with a selection of Jim Reeves classics. The concert will celebrate all her hits from her career.

Pre-theatre menu 3 Courses €26 059 9179245

Féile Drámaíochta do Bhunscoileanna 2013 Date Time

Dé Máirt, Tues 12th Márta/March 10am

Cuirfear Feile Drámaíochta na mBunscoileanna i láthair. Beidh drámaí á léiriú ag bunscoileanna an cheantair agus tá fáilte roimh iarratais go Glór Cheatharlach ar 059 9158105 Bígí linn do Sheachtain na Gaeilge i gCeatharlach ó 10-17 Márta. Beidh ceol, rince, drámaíocht, spórt agus siamsaíocht i rith na seachtaine chun teanga agus cultúr na hÉireann a cheiliúradh. Glór Cheatharlach will once again host a primary schools drama festival as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013. Local Primary Schools will present short plays as Gaeilge. Entries are welcome to Glór Cheatharlach on 059 9158105. Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013 is a celebration of all things Irish in Carlow from 10-17 March—a week of music, dance, drama, fun and entertainment connecting us to our Irish language and culture.


Féile Drámaíochta Cheatharlach 2013 presents

Two miscellaneous performances as Gaeilge Date Saturday 23rd March Time 3pm and 8pm performances Price €7 each / €10 full day ticket

The Irish Language Drama Festival 2013 is a weekend of drama as Gaeilge in Carlow on 22-23 March, featuring drama groups from all across Ireland. On Saturday 23rd March there will be two performances in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre – both comprising different theatrical bills – including Carlow’s Aisteoirí an Lóchainn who will perform Molière’s masterpiece ‘The Misanthropist’, An Craiteachán. Beidh Féile Drámaíochta 2013 ar siúl in Amharclann George Bernard Shaw ar 22ú & 23ú Márta. Cuirfear fáilte mhór roimh chumainn drámaíochta trasna na tíre a gcuid drámaí a léiriú ag an bhféile. Is é An Cráiteachán le Molière a bheidh á léiriú ag Aisteoirí an Lóchrainn, Ceatharlach. For further details, email eolas@glorcheatharlach.ie or call 059 9158105

Delta Centre presents

Showstoppers Date Wednesday 27th March Time 8pm Price €12/€10 conc

Delta Centre presents its annual show —this year's performance is titled 'Showstoppers'—which will include songs and dance from The Lion King, Sister Act and other popular West End shows, as well as a catwalk fashion show from local Carlow boutiques. In all, over 100 people will take to the stage and promise a great performance for all to enjoy. For many years now, Delta Centre has been showcasing the talents and abilities of our learners through a combination of song, dance and fashion. Our performers were recently at the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross for the 50th Anniversary of John F Kennedy’s historic visit to Ireland. Kennedy’s nephew Tim Shriver, commented after Delta's performance 'the inclusive, innovative and inspirational performance of people with disabilities, their carers and volunteers is a model to be shared with all.' Tickets are available from Delta Centre, Strawhall 059 9143527 or The George Bernard Shaw Theatre Box Office.


Pure Thinking Group presents

B Yourself: An Exhibition of 45 Photographs

Carlow Vocational School and Carlow Institute of Further Education:

40 Years of Carlow Vocational School

Date 4th February - 3rd March Venue Bar and Theatre Corridor

Date 5th March - 24th March Venue Bar and Theatre Corridor

This project was carried out by young adults involved in the Pure Thinking Community Group and the Carlow Regional Youth Services.

For this exhibition The Vocational School and Carlow Institute of Further Education celebrate the development of this institution to date by way of an archive of photographs, illustrating the relationship

Photographs by Michael ‘Spuddie’ Murphy capture the ground-breaking 2012 ‘Bridging’ project—a narrative which offers an insight into the emotional, physical and artistic temperament of our young adults. An 18-minute film detailing the workshop of this process-driven project will accompany. 15 newly commissioned photographs, self-portraits set against canvasses painted, drawn or designed by their subjects are also included in this exhibition. These young artists collaborated with photographer Michael Murphy and graphic designer Paul Byrne to create this exhibition of work.

between the school and Carlow Town over the past 40 years. These images document the school’s history, the students and teachers who have been a part of it and its place over the years in Carlow life. In conjunction with this, students from the school, and those studying art courses at Carlow IFE, will showcase a selection of artworks, providing a snapshot of the artistic activities which take part on a daily basis as part of the school’s curriculum.

Image: 1955 Boys School


Féile Idirnáisiúnta Pan Cheilteach 2013 Pan Celtic International Festival 2013

The Aedeen O’Hagan School of Ballet presents

Gala Opening Ceremony

Beatrix Potter

Date Time

and Act One of

Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday 2nd April 8pm Date

The Pan Celtic International Festival returns to Carlow from 2-7 April. Following this prestigious event last year, the town is privileged and honoured to once again welcome performers and visitors to this great Celtic Gathering. The Opening Ceremony takes the form of a gala programme of festival and fringe events in a celebration of the cultures of Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, Brittany, Isle of Man and Ireland, the very best of celtic music, song, dance, language, food and entertainment. Is mór an onóir do Cheatharlach a bheith mar óstbhaile arís don Fhéile Idirnáisiúnta Pan Cheilteach um Cháisc. Bígí linn ó 2–7 Aibreán chun sult a bhaint as ceol, damhsa, amhránaíocht agus spraoi den scoth thar sé lá. Leanaigí Suas Go Ceatharlach! Cuirfear míle fáilte romhaimh! www.panceltic.ie This is a free event. All are welcome on the night, when seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April Time Daily at 1.30pm and 7.30pm Price €12/€10 (and €35 for Family ticket x4)

Beatrix Potter’s characters come to life with John Lanchbery’s wonderful music. We will meet Peter Rabbit, a pair of very bold mice, a frog who doesn’t really like water and a squirrel who loses his tail! Then there are fairies in tutus and tiaras at Princess Aurora’s Christening when a very angry Carabosse and her Rat friends disrupt the party and cast a spell on the princess. Can the Lilac fairy do anything to save little Aurora? The Aedeen O’Hagan School of Ballet – ‘Ballet Barn’ – was established in 1981, and has staged performances of great merit, suitable for audiences of all ages, at The George Bernard Shaw Theatre since it opened.


Panchaea: In Search of an Equal Utopia and a Willing Suspension of Disbelief Denis Roche, with Emma Finucane, Brian Maguire and people using the mental health service in Carlow.

Residency in Studio Gallery 2 February – 21 April Exhibition in Studio and Link Galleries 26 April – 24 May

Panchaea is a new work by Denis Roche in collaboration with Emma Finucane, Brian Maguire and mental health service users in Carlow. Using the metaphor of a journey to a mythical island, this major commission by Carlow Local Authority Arts Office (via the Per Cent for Art scheme) addresses the loss of sense of self, social stigma and isolation that can occur for a person living with a mental illness. In a two-year engagement with the local community and the HSE, the artists explored themes of identity, location and visibility for people using the mental health service in Carlow. Emma Finucane worked with a group in Leighlinbridge who individually commissioned her to make a piece of work that was personal to them. The outcome was a unique series of prints that were overseen by the participant. Brian Maguire set up a painting studio in a disused ward in St. Dymphna’s Psychiatric Hospital where people were free to attend painting workshops. The results of these engagements will form part of the exhibition. The final phase of the project will also include a residency and exhibition in the Studio Gallery in VISUAL in which Denis Roche will make a river boat. Members of the public are invited to participate in the construction of the boat, and to visit the studio during its construction. Denis Roche studied at NCAD where he received an MA in Fine Art, and Goldsmiths College, London where he received an MSc in Cognitive Computing. He makes socially engaged art that has its basis in the dialogical and the relational. His work has been presented at MoMA, IMMA, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Naval ARTS OFFICE Medical Hospital, USA. This project is supported by an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award


Theatre Residency - Carlow Youth Theatre The inaugural Theatre Residency in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, announced in Autumn 2012, is a nine-month collaboration with Carlow Youth Theatre. County Carlow Youth Theatre continues to build on their established reputation as a sustainable and ambitious youth arts project, a model of community youth art engagement. Countywide there are three youth theatres, two in Carlow town and a further youth theatre in Tullow, and ages range from 12-20 years. This residency comprises the use of the professional theatre space for their weekly workshops together with a number of educational meetings, collaborative performances and talks with visiting theatre groups, actors, playwrights and set designers. To date they have had visits and Q&A's from Theatre Lovett and Fidget Feet and are currently working with set designer John Doheny. In February they will begin an exchange project with Coracle Dance Theatre from University of Wales Trinity St David to explore movement in theatre.

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Over the course of the residency a number of public performances will take place, including:

Monday 15th April (Double Bill) Mini Youth Theatre present The X-Factory A Modern Cinderella Story by Tom Swift Kylie dreams of becoming a TV talent show star and along comes mysterious reality TV host Kidd Young Jr, offering her fame and fortune. Youth Theatre present Murder Mystery, Youth Theatre Style To discover the truth behind his murder a billionaire must piece together the last night of his life, in reverse. Time 7pm and 8.30pm Price €8 adults/€5 (young people)

Friday 19th April County Carlow Youth Theatre present Tullow Youth Theatre Film Premiere Night: Opposite After winning last year’s Headsup Movie Awards and training with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kirsten Sheridan, and mentored by professional filmmakers in all areas of production, the group – 30 young people, 40 locations, 250 hours of filming and 44,000 chicken fillet rolls later – are proud to present six new short films. Time 8pm Price €10/€5 (young people)

Carlow Youth Theatre and Tullow Youth Theatre are both Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office Initiatives.


Breda Cashe proudly presents

Rising Management presents

Tuesdays with Morrie

Derek Ryan

by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher

Date Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April Time 8pm Price €20/€18

Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life and a heartwarming exploration of friendship. The stage adaptation of the No. 1 international bestseller is directed by Breda Cashe and performed by Terry Byrne and Andy Murray.

Pre-theatre menu 3 Courses €26 059 9179245

Date Thursday 25th April Time 8pm Price €19.50

In just two years, few artists have made such an impact on the Irish country scene as Carlow’s Derek Ryan. Having played to sell-out concert audiences around the world with D-Side, the young heartthrob now has ‘full house’ signs going up at venues all over Ireland with his distinct fresh country sound. One of the top three Irish country artists currently touring, and with over 300 live appearances since his debut in May 2011, Derek is very at home in the setting of an intimate live show. Performing not only music from his three albums, but also remarkable new material which allows his guitar expertise to shine through, his concert tour features many of his own self-penned songs including ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Kiss Me Mary’ and ‘It’s Friday’ as well as some of the many classics that make his show special. Derek Ryan’s third album, Dreamers and Believers is currently on release.


Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office The Arts Office in Carlow has created a

successful bid for Carlow to be in receipt of a

participatory and inclusive arts service,

Music Generation award (U2’s initiative to

pioneering a way of working that supports

fund education in music).

the creative process of artists and curators, and providing a context for artists to work

Over the coming five months the Carlow

in. It stimulates an interest in the appreciation

Local Authorities Arts Service will also be

of the arts across the county—acting as

administering arts grants, unveiling an

advisor, curator, advocate, funder,

intriguing artist engagement series

programmer, conduit and catalyst for new

under the Artlinks mentoring scheme

initiatives, helping to shape optimum

(www.artlinks.ie), supporting Aspiro, as

conditions for collaborations.

well as partnering in a number of Carlow Arts Festival preparations such as the Éigse

The Arts Office sees the VISUAL Centre for

Open Submission 2013, a forthcoming

Contemporary Art as a particularly significant

Beethoven 9 choral project led by Fergus

part of its function, and, in this programme

Sheil, and a co-commission of a fantastic

alone, its involvement is visible in the Dance

forthcoming Summer Exhibition to be

Residency (Emma Martin), Theatre Residency

curated by Stephen Brandes.

(Carlow Youth Theatre), Visual Artist Residency (curated and led by Denis Roche),

Arts Office Contacts:

as well as the Tullow Youth Theatre Film

Sinead Dowling e. sdowling@carlowcoco.ie

Night, Pan Celtic Festival Schools Project,

t. (059) 9170301

and its co-funding of exhibitions by both

Ann Scully e. ascully@carlowcoco.ie

Tadhg McSweeney and Tacita Dean.

t. ((059) 9136204

On top of these projects, the Arts Office is also one of the leading partners in the recent

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Barrow River Arts Festival 19 - 21 April 2013 Borris House, Co. Carlow (unless otherwise stated)

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Venice Monotypes An exhibition by

Hughie O'Donoghue Opening of Exhibition 6pm on 19 April. The exhibition will run throughout the festival.

Memoria Italiana The Hilliard Ensemble Duiske Abbey, Co. Kilkenny Early and contemporary settings of texts by Dante and Petrarch by Cipriano de Rore, Dufay and Roger Marsh. Date Fri 19 April at 8.30pm Price €30/€20 (conc)

Works for solo cello by J.S. Bach and Thomas Demenga Thomas Demenga (Cello) Date Price

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Sat 20th April at 3.30pm €20/€15 (conc)

Molloy by Samuel Beckett With Conor Lovett, and directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett of the Gare St. Lazare Players Date Sat 20th April at 8.30 pm Price €20/€15 (conc)

Works by Castello, Cipriano de Rore, Barry Guy and others The Hilliard Ensemble with Maya Homburger and Barry Guy Date Price

Purcell’s Chaconne, C.P.E. Bach's Cello Concerto in A Major & J.S. Bach's D Minor Harpsichord Concerto.

Maya Homburger (director), Thomas Demenga (cello), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord) Date Price

Hommage a Györgi Kurtág Katharina Weber (piano), Barry Guy (bass), Balts Nill (percussion) Compositions and Improvisations Date Sat 20th April at 5.30 pm Price €20/€15 (conc)

Sun 21st April at 2.30pm €20/€15 (concession)

Sun 21st April at 7pm €20/€15 (conc)

Further information: 056 7761497 email: barrowriverartsfestival@gmail.com www.barrowriverartsfestival.com Festival Pass: €100 (€80 conc) Day Pass Saturday: €45.00 (€40conc) Day Pass Sunday: €35.00 (€30 conc)


Ré Órga Dance Workshop

Parent & Toddler Group

For Over 50’s Date Time Price

Wednesdays beginning January 9th 11am - 1pm €5 (per session)

Alicia Christofi-Walshe is back leading our over 50s dance group, Ré Órga, in a series of dance classes this Spring. These popular sessions encourage, inspire, and motivate people to get dancing! Classes with Ré Órga emphasize maintaining flexibility, strength, balance, and co-ordination in a relaxed environment. Participants learn new social dances and contemporary techniques, and also come along to meet new people.

Date Time Price

Wednesdays beginning January 16th 11am €3 (per family – 1 adult & 2 toddlers)

A perfect opportunity for some creative play! Feeding hungry young imaginations the VISUAL Parent and Toddler morning invites parents and childminders to come along with their pre-school age children for a morning of art making and fun. Facilitated by an artist, this ‘make and do’ session has been designed for little ones to create and play with other toddlers. Tea and coffee is provided for parents and carers. This is a very popular group so places are limited – book in advance!

www.aliciachristofiwalshedance.com

Family Art Workshops Date Sundays 24th February, 24th March & April 28th Time 2pm - 3.30pm Price €3 per person Families are invited to explore the gallery exhibitions at VISUAL and respond creatively in art making workshops. These workshops are facilitated by an artist and tailored for children up to the age of 12. Artist Tadhg McSweeney will be guest facilitator for this season’s first workshop on February 24th. Please note that these are family workshops and parents/guardians must remain with their children throughout.


CARLOW ARTS FESTIVAL - ÉIGSE 2012

Open Submission A €3000 art prize, now in its 34th year. Deadline: 4th May, 2013 ADJUDICATORS STEPHEN MCKENNA PPRHA AND AMELIA STEIN RHA This is one of the longest running and respected Art Prizes in the calendar. Works selected from this Open Submission will be exhibited for three months in the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, from June 7th to September 7th, 2013. Works in all media are eligible, from oil-oncanvas to works-on-paper to photography to sculptural works in three dimensions, as well as audio visual works. The deadline for works to be entered is 4th May and there will be drop-off points in Dublin and Carlow. Please note that this year NO E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS will be accepted, it must be the physical artwork.

€10 per entry, limited to 3 per artist. Works should be recent, and not yet exhibited in public. All works must be available for sale and a commission on any sales will be charged. The adjudicators will invite five noted artists to participate in the Open Submission. More information from info@eigsecarlow.ie for the attention of Lisa Williamson.

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A Three Pillars Collaboration: Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office has contributed to the prize fund and VISUAL Centre will host the exhibition.

Carlow African Film Festival & Short Film Competition for Schools Date Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May 2013 Now entering its 9th year, the Carlow African Film Festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Africa through film, honours excellence in African film making and promotes cross-cultural integration and interaction in Ireland. This year, the Festival has been brought forward to the month of May to accommodate the Short Film Competition strand which was introduced last year.


Two Day Landscape Painting Workshop in Acrylics with Paul McKinley Date Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th April Time Sat: 11am - 4.30pm Sun: 2pm - 5pm Price €80

This workshop will explore the medium of acrylic paint and ways in which a highly detailed and visually rich level of surface can be achieved. Using a photographic image as a starting point the aim of this workshop is to equip participants with the skills to create images in acrylic with a highly focused painterly technique. Paul McKinley lives and works in Dublin and is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery. He was awarded the Nissan Art Project in 2007. Recent exhibitions include; CANADA at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, 2011, Under the Bluebells at the LAB in 2009, and Delicias de la Crisis at the Oonagh Young Gallery in 2009. Suitable for all levels of experience. A materials list will be provided on booking. Places are limited on this course; do not turn up on the day as there will be no space left!

VISUAL Saturday Art School Date

10 consecutive Saturdays, starting 2nd February Time 11am – 2pm Price €175

This ten-week course has been co-ordinated for those preparing a portfolio as well as those interested in the exploration of contemporary art and its contexts. The Saturday Art School is broken up into three major sections: Observation, Research Methods and Application. Observation: an emphasis on ‘looking’, and skills within two-dimensional media (drawing / painting) which can be applied to art exploration. Research Methods: ideas (how we collect, develop and archive them) and how these are used to develop the individual projects of each student. Application: using the VISUAL Centre building, we explore ‘site’ and the potential for individual responses from time spent exploring, drawing and interacting within the building. This course is facilitated by professional artists and third level educators. A materials list will be provided on booking.


“Rob Crouch’s Reed is uncanny... great fun” The Telegraph

Francis Breslin presents

Oliver Reed – Wild Thing

The Man in The Woman’s Shoes Written by and starring Mikel Murfi

Performed by Rob Crouch

Date Saturday 11th May Time 8pm Price €18/€16

In this blistering solo show, join legendary hellraiser Oliver Reed as he knocks back a few drinks and shares his incredible life story. From the boyhood excitement of learning he was a descendant of Peter the Great, through the success of ‘Oliver’, boozy adventures with Keith Moon and disastrous chat show appearances – this was a life well lived. Although Ollie has for years appeared an unstoppable force of nature, this show, set in a bar in Malta in 1999 during a break from filming Gladiator with Russell Crowe, chronicles a time when life for the ‘Wild Thing’ is faltering. Rob Crouch brings Reed back to vivid life in this swaggering, brilliant evening of entertainment. www.oliverreedtheplay.co.uk

Date Wednesday 22nd May Time 8pm Price €16/€14 conc

It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in the Woman’s Shoes follows Pat - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life - as he walks the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again. Hilariously funny and tender, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes will leave you uplifted and in love with life again. Mikel Murfi is trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. He was a founding member of Barabbas. He has directed shows for Macnas, Druid, and for Red Kettle. As an actor he has worked at the Abbey Theatre, and for Druid among numerous others, and films include The Commitments, The Butcher Boy and Intermission. The Man in the Woman’s Shoes was developed with Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of Bealtaine 2012.


Upcoming in June Play on Words Theatre presents

Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer Date Saturday 1st June Time 8pm Price €20/€18 Tom Crean (1877-1938), the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.

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Singing Nina: The Life and Music of Nina Simone Date Tuesday 11th June Time 8pm Price €22/€18 The extraordinary Karen Underwood and her Band bring us the story of this jazz icon.

Carlow Arts Festival – Éigse 2013 presents

Les Misérables Date Wednesday 12th June Time 8pm Price €18/16 A non-musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic from Hotbuckle Theatre, who bought us Great Expectations last year.

Carlow Arts Festival – Éigse 2013 presents

John Cooper Clarke Date Thursday 13th June Time 8pm Price €22/€20 The poet laureat of punk, the self-styled bard of Salford, a comic wordsmith who delivers the wittiest show you will hear this year.

Carlow Arts Festival – Éigse 2013 presents

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 Choral Date Friday 14th June Time 8pm Price €18/€16 Conducted by Fergus Sheil, this collaboration with RTE National Concert Orchestra and 200 Choral singers, features soloists Miriam Murphy and Imelda Drumm in Carlow Cathedral.


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VISUAL, Carlow Jan - May 2013  

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