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NO BOOKING FEES At Mermaid Arts Centre, we do not believe in booking fees, administration charges or processing punishments. We actually want you to come and have fun. So it’s simple - the price you see is the price you pay. We have concessions on the majority of our shows and if you want to make even more savings have a look at our 3 for e33 offer or become a friend.

GROUP DISCOUNTS We all love nights out with friends. So at Mermaid groups of ten or more get a 10% discount. That’s like one ticket free for every ten purchased. The group discount applies to any event listed on page 3 of this brochure. To get your discount call 01 272 4030.

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01 272 4030 In Person Box Office is open from 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat and until 8pm on performance nights



Underground car-parking is available for mermaid patrons for the duration of shows in the evenings and at weekends. This is located under the Civic Offices complex beside mermaid. Please note that this underground car-park cannot be used during the day on weekdays.


Welcome to Mermaid’s summer season and another great programme of performances, concerts, exhibitions and outdoor events for you to enjoy. This summer we welcome the artist Denis Buckley to Bray for a five-week residency and exhibition in Mermaid’s gallery space. Denis marks the beginning of his residency with a performance on Bloomsday through Bray. During his residency he’ll also be out on the streets and on the seafront in his portable confessional with questions for the people of Bray. Sound intriguing? Watch out for this very engaging artist. We are delighted to partner Bray Summerfest, Ireland’s favourite summer beach festival, for a colourful and festive July with highlights that include the joyous rhythms of Sharon Shannon (in association with Bray Tourism), the frolicking oldtime tunes of The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and the hot and spicy Gypsy Jazz of Django à la Créole. But it just keeps getting better. In September we bring you an exceptionally strong line-up of theatre shows with the month culminating in an evening with our musicians in residence, legendary Roger Doyle alongside the ubiquitous Niwel Tsumbu. And lastly one to put in your diary without delay – Culture Night on Friday 23 September – an evening of free entertainment to test drive something new. Mermaid teams up Fishamble – The New Play Company, Cois Céim Dance and Crash Ensemble to bring you the best in Irish theatre, dance and music. Here’s to a wonderful summer! Nora and the Mermaid team

Our offer is stunningly simple. Look through our brochure and anywhere you see the 3 for e33 logo on an event, then it is included in the offer. Book for any three of the marked events at the same time and get them all for the great price of e33. This offer includes the following shows: Theatre: 565+ / Victor & Gord

Fri 1 Jul @ 8pm

Music/Literature: Mary McPartlan & Michael D.Higgins Sat 2 July @ 8pm Dance:

London Contemporary Dance School Thu 14 Jul @ 8pm

Comedy: Sex, Lies and the KKK

Fri 15 July @ 8pm

Theatre: Port Authority

Sun 17 July @ 8pm


The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band

Fri 22 July @ 8pm


Evan Christopher’s Django A la Creole Thu 28 Jul @ 8pm

Comedy: Karl Spain

Sat 20 Aug @ 8pm

Theatre: Waiting for Ikea

Thu 1 & Fri 2 Sept @ 8pm


Honor Heffernan & Leslie Dowdall



Theatre: B for Baby

Sat 3 Sep @ 8pm Sat 10 Sept @ 8pm

Tue 13 & Wed 14 Sep @ 8pm

Comedy: The Nualas Music:

Fonn Aniar


Niwel Tsumbu & Roger Doyle

Sat 17 Sep @ 8pm Wed 21 Sep @ 8pm Sat 24 Sep @ 8pm

Theatre: The Hen Night Epiphany Wed 28 & Thu 29 Sep @ 8pm Music:


Fri 30 Sep @ 8pm

Once you book all 3 events at the same time, you save! If you just like the idea of getting e11 tickets to any of these events without any restrictions you can join our Friends Scheme! Pick your events – Call 01 2724030 – Book your tickets!



Double Bill: 565+ / Victor and Gord

Fri 1 Jul @ 8pm

Una McKevitt makes theatre from everyday life. In this special double bill she brings her Absolut Fringe sell out show, Victor and Gord, and 565+, seen at The Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2011 to Mermaid. A combination to make you laugh and break your heart. Real life friends Vickey Curtis and Aine McKevitt aka Victor and Gord have only one thing in common: each other. 565 + is about survival. There comes a time in all our lives when we look for help, when we reach crisis, when we will try anything that helps. For some it is therapy, for others it is medication. For Marie O’Rourke it is the theatre. Post-performance in conversation between Dr Patrick Lonergan,Synge Summer School, and Director and cast. 118/€16 Conc.

music : literature

Mary McPartlan & Michael D.Higgins

sat 2 jul @ 8pm

Rooted in the traditional, Mary Mc Partlan’s distinctively evocative voice allows her to move easily between styles, ranging from the folk song tradition of her native Leitrim to new and original works. It has been four years since Mary performed in Bray and in that time she has released two massively successful albums, winning acclaim in the Irish and British music media. A special guest for the night is politican and poet and former Minister for Arts, Michael D Higgins who will read from his own work. Join them for a gloriously earthy mix of trad, folk, blues and poetry.

€16/€14 Conc.


children’s workshop

Art Attack with Joanna Kidney

Mon 4 – Fri 8 Jul, 10 – 1pm (9-12 years) Mon 18 – Fri 22 Jul, 10 – 1pm (6-9 years)

Join artist Joanna Kidney for a week of art workshops. Art Attack encourages experimentation and creativity, messing and having fun. Participants will enjoy a wide variety of approaches and different media, from mono-printing and drawing to mixed media, collage and felt-making. Engaging with each process, the focus will be on getting stuck in, enjoying the materials and experimenting with their boundaries!



Jig! (PG)

Mon 4 Jul @ 8pm

This intriguing and well made documentary offers insights in abundance into the ultra-competitive world of Irish Dancing. The world these people immerse themselves in from such a young age is truly Irish; like GAA, the rewards are never financial but the goal for everyone involved - to compete and excel at the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships in Glasgow. The film chronicles the training, discipline and sacrifice involved with competing at such a high level. Initially looking at two pre-teen girls from different parts of the world - one from America, the other from Derry - it quickly broadens its scope to Irish Dancers in Russia, the UK and Holland. You don’t need to have an interest in Irish Dancing to enjoy a good Jig! Dir: Sue Bourne, 2010 e8/e6.50 Conc.

Duration: 97 mins


visual arts

Cut From The Same Cloth

Sat 9 Jul 11am – 6pm

Join us for an interactive fun day for all the family! 2011 is the Year of Craft and to celebrate Mermaid Arts Centre is hosting a craft day with the focus on local crafts produced using cloth. For one day only our auditorium will be brimming with craft demonstrations, workshops and stalls. Participants include Linen & Ware … Vintage Too!, The Garden of Unicorn, Woolcore Designs ,The Fashion Design Academy, Joanna Kidney, Brigid O’Brien and Sarah McGahon millinery. Knit-a-thon! Calling all knitters! Let’s see how many knitters Wicklow can get together in one place in front of Mermaid at 2pm on 9 July. Bring your knitting needles and wool. Image: Woolcore Designs, Bauhaus Laptop Bag. Photographer: Neil Hurley.

Free Admission

A Celebration of Creativity in Wicklow


Oranges & Sunshine (15A)

Mon 11 Jul @ 8pm

Oranges and Sunshine is a deeply moving study of emotionally scarred adults who were illegally deported as children to Australia from Britain in the 1940s and 50s. A superb Emily Watson plays Margaret Humphreys, a British social worker. Margaret discovers Charlotte is one of thousands of British youngsters who were unlawfully removed from children’s homes and ‘unfit’ (i.e. unwed) mothers and sent to Australia ‘for their own good’. The heartbreaking stories Margaret hears drive her to bring the shameful secret to the world’s attention in the late 80s. This standout debut by Jim Loach, son of director Ken Loach, makes a strong claim for art-house berths everywhere. Dir: Jim Loach, 2010 e8/e6.50 Conc.

Duration: 105 mins



Seomra an Cheoil

Tue 12, Wed 20 & Tue 26 Jul @ 8pm

‘Seomra an Cheoil’ (The Music Room) is all at once a Ceilidh, a concert, and a session. Discover the richness, diversity and history of the Irish tradition through performances and explanations of our music, our instruments, and our dance traditions. Listen to and be guided through the complex rhythms of the Bodhran, the unique sounds of the Uilleann Pipes and the intricate techniques of Flute, Tin Whistle, and Irish Harp. Performers and audience feel the magic of the tradition and experience each distinct contribution as informative, interesting and entertaining. Learn more about our Traditional Music and Dance heritage in the company of Gerry O’Donnell (Flute/ Tin Whistle), Joe Mc Kenna (Uilleann Pipes/Accordion), Claire O’Donnell (Irish Harp/ Traditional Dance), Robbie Walsh (Bodhran) and Annie O’Donnell(Traditional Dance). €10/€8 Conc.

An Introduction to Traditional Irish Music and Dance



Thu 14 Jul @ 8pm

See something fresh and exciting as a new generation of Europe’s most promising contemporary dancers come together as EDge to perform commissions by some of Europe’s most exciting and critically acclaimed young choreographers. Led by celebrated Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko, EDge’s 2011 tour showcases performances by a strong and diverse ensemble of five men and seven women, all trained at the world’s most notable dance conservatoires. Technique, skill and energy combine for a performance that pushes the performers to their limits and leaves you on the edge of your seat. Their tour sees them visit Denmark, Sweden, Portugal and the UK, with only one other Irish performance at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. €12

London Contemporary Dance School


music workshop

Street Symphony

Fri 15 Jul @ 1-2pm

Can you handle a boomwhacker? No, it is not a snake! It is a brightly coloured plastic tube tuned by length to a musical note. Easy to play, people with virtually no musical or rhythmical ability find they are able to make music with ease. Join master percussionist Robbie Harris in the ultimate interactive musical experience and help turn chaotic sound into beautiful music to create a street symphony outside Mermaid! Presented in association with Bray Summerfest

Free - No reservation required

music workshop

Capoeira Workshop

Fri 15 Jul @ 2-3.30pm

A Brazilian fight-dance and martial art created by enslaved Africans during the 16th Century, Capoeira is a subtle blend of dance, martial arts, acrobatic skills and music and is marked by deft and tricky movements. The capoeiristas form a circle and take turns playing instruments, singing, and sparring in pairs in the centre of the circle. Join Maia in this introductory capoeira workshop. It is a fabulously addictive, high energy and liberating activity for all ages! Maximum Group Size - 20 Presented in association with Bray Summerfest

Free - Booking essential



Sex, Lies & the KKK

Fri 15 Jul @ 8pm

The night Barack Obama was elected US President, Abie Philbin Bowman exclusively interviewed the Ku Klux Klan. ‘I hate the Nazis, but I’d love to have interviewed Hitler, just as the Allied tanks rolled into Berlin’. Direct from Los Angeles and Edinburgh, Sex, Lies & the KKK is the latest show from the creator of Jesus: The Guantanamo Years. Now one of Ireland’s most controversial comedians is back to ask: Was Jesus mixed race? When does promiscuity become ‘romantic multitasking’? And is homophobia a lifestyle choice – or are some people just born that way? ‘Bursting with talent... The Best Irish Stand-up Comedian under 30’ – Sunday Times €12/€10 Conc.


Sharon Shannon

Sat 16 Jul @ 8pm

Don’t miss the fabulous Sharon Shannon’s Mermaid performance. Renowned for making the maligned accordion ‘cool’ in Ireland, she is also well known for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music but through all musical genres including Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap. The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs. Sharon’s innate style of accordion playing and her passion and flair for fusing traditional Irish music with other genres has been revered worldwide. Now is your chance to hear her as she is joined in concert by Jim Murray & Jack Maher on guitars and Dezi Donnelly on violin. Presented in association with Bray Tourism and Bray Summerfest €25



Sun 17 Jul @ 8pm

Port Authority

Port Authority is the hit play from leading Irish dramatist Conor McPherson. This touching and hilarious play tells of three interwoven lives and the challenges of intimacy and relationships in modern day Ireland. First staged in 2001, at the New Ambassabors Theatre in London, Port Authority went on to be a resounding critical and popular success in Ireland and New York. This new production is directed by Peter Reid with excellent performances by Dick Toibin, Art Kearns and Edwin Mullane.

€16/€14 Conc.


You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (12A)

Mon 18 & Sat 23 JUL @ 8pm

Woody Allen is in a virulent mood and it suits him. This inspired piece of misanthropy is a dissection of two unhappily married couples; Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones), and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and husband Roy (Josh Brolin). Their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. Alfie has taken up with a call girl; his wife is drowning her sorrows in psychic malarkey; their daughter, Sally, is smitten with her boss; and her unkempt husband, Roy (Brolin), is tempted by a new alluring neighbour. Why does the film feel so essential? Perhaps because of that tall, dark stranger lurking just outside the frame! Dir: Woody Allen, 2010 €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 98 mins



The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band

Fri 22 Jul @ 8pm

From the pastoral hills, hollers, shopping malls and interstate highways of Goodlettsville Tennessee, comes the most entertaining ‘blast from the past’ since Lester Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. They’re the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band — five guys and a scrubboard with roots like wisdom teeth. This frolicking fivesome brightens up the stage with rib-tickling old time tunes. Even better, they have an utter lack of self-consciousness (and some might say any sense of decorum). The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band not only know the music, they wear the costumes, tell corny jokes and even do slapstick gags that throw their audiences into hysterics. Warm-up provided by Gypsy Rebel Rabble €16/€14 Conc.

children’s workshop & show

Monsters & Things

Sat 23 Jul

Puppets Paddi and Jacko dream of winning the X-Factor! Button-eyed Jacko wants to win the X-Factor and is very put out when woollyjumpered Paddi comes down with a cold threatening his dream of becoming rich and famous. Coming across a spell book belonging to a mysterious wizard, Jacko tries to cure his friend but turns him into a scary monster and a series of small creatures. Come to a puppet making workshop before the show and see how Paddi and Jacko were made! Parents can sit in on the workshop and attend the show for €5. 11am – 1pm Workshop

2pm Show

Pignut Productions

€15 workshop and show

€5 show only

Ages 3+



Wonderland Productions Theatre Camp

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Jul

Wonderland invites 7-13 year olds into its colourful world of drama, music, dance, puppetry, comedy, and theatre design for a weeklong camp culminating in a fabulous showcase for friends and family. Wonderland’s workshops uniquely combine a stage school with the work of a professional theatre company. Every teacher is also a working theatre practitioner and a part of Wonderland’s success story. Every Wonderland workshop’s aim is for participants to make friends, to perform, to learn lots too, but most importantly to encourage each young performer to grow and develop through the performing arts - and to have fun. Mon – Thu from 10am – 3pm Fri 12pm – 5pm (showcase for friends and family at 4pm) €95

7-13 yrs


One Hundred Mornings (15A)

Mon 25 Jul @ 8pm

The setting is somewhere in the country near Dublin. Something has happened - electricity no longer exists and food and medicine are dwindling, which inevitably leads to the survivors going tribal. The story focuses around two couples Jonathan (Ciarán McMenamin) and his wife Hannah, and another younger couple Mark and Katie. Nerves begin to fray and a recent infidelity threatens to accelerate the deterioration of the already-strained relations between the foursome, who are basically trapped in a cabin. This low-budget Irish drama concerns a breakdown of society, concentrating on a transitional phase from unchallenged civility to survival-of-the-fittest amorality. Dir: Conor Horgan, 2009 Followed by Q&A with producer Katie Holly €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 83 mins


music : jazz

Evan Christopher’s - Django à la Créole

Thu 28 Jul @ 8pm

After a sell-out concert at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2010, Django a la Creole return to Ireland for a one night performance hot on the heels an appearance at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. Gypsy swing imbued with the music of New Orleans, the Caribbean and Brazil. Evan Christopher is New Orleans’ leading clarinetist combining virtuosity and immaculate taste with a strong root in New Orleans jazz. Elegant and impassioned, Evan’s style is steeped in the tradition of early jazz masters such as Sidney Bechet, Jimmie Noone, and Barney Bigard. With guitarists David Blenkhorn and Dave Kelbie, and bassist Sebastien Girardot, he celebrates the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt and enlivens swing-era classics with fresh interpretations and virtuosic improvisation. €18/€16 Conc.


The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (12A)

Sat 30 Jul @ 8pm

Luc Besson has taken one of his favourite boyhood stories – a French comic graphic novel by Jacques Tardi – and turned it into a rollicking, mad, incidentfilled film that delights, thrills and charms. The heroine Adele is everybody’s dream of a go-getting female: She’s a journalist, smart, adventurous, quickwitted, no-nonsense and sharp tongued and she makes Indiana Jones look like a lazy wimp. Set at the end of 1911 in a Paris still clinging to the Belle Époque, Adele sets off on a fantastic adventure battling would-be lovers, nutty scientists, pre-historic monsters – helping police solve mysterious murders in Paris, digging in Pharaoh’s tombs and even cursing at awkward camels. And she makes excellent company through this glorious romp. Dir: Luc Besson, 2010 €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 106 mins

Language: French/ Subtitled



Mon 1 Aug @ 8pm

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G)

Werner Herzog has spent a lifetime fascinated by extreme individuals, inhospitable landscapes and what constitutes the essence of the human experience. All these concerns are present in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a fascinating documentary essay in which Herzog is given unique access to the cave art discovered at Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc in France in 1994. Crystals sparkle and it feels like you could reach out and touch the stalactites or brush your hand across a painting. A contemporary form of artistic expression captures an ancient form of artistic expression and allows the audience to share Herzog’s sense of awe and wonder. Art lovers, historians and curious general audiences will consider those sequences worth the price of admission. Dir: Werner Herzog, 2010 €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 95 mins


Little White Lies (16)

Mon 8 & Sat 13 Aug @ 8pm

A group gathering is hosted every year by a couple at their beautiful beach house where they kick-off their summer vacation by celebrating the birthday of one of the gang. Fun, fine wine and seafood mix with sun and sand as they all leave their city stresses and inhibitions behind. But this year is different. Over the course of the next week, all the tensions within this group erupt into full daylight. Through a succession of incidents, the group is pulled apart and dragged together by their ties of loyalty and marriage. Guillaume Canet has assembled an outstanding cast of some of France’s finest actors – headed by the incandescent, Academy Award®winning Marion Cotillard – to make an entertaining and acutely observed drama of manners. Dir: Guillaume Canet, 2010 €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 154 mins

Language: French/ Subtitled



Tue 9 Aug @ 3pm

Rio (G)

From the makers of the hit Ice Age series comes Rio, a comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side. Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. With the help of street smart Jewel, and a group of wise-cracking and smooth-talking city birds, Blu escapes. Now, with his new friends by his side, Blu will have to find the courage to learn to fly, thwart the kidnappers who are hot on their trail, and return to Linda, the best friend a bird ever had. Dir: Carlos Saidanha, 2011 €5

Duration: 94 mins


Win Win (15A)

Mon 15 Aug @ 8pm

Win Win gives us Paul Giamatti, as Mike, a ground-down New Jersey lawyer who can’t bring himself to tell his long-suffering wife that his failing practice isn’t meeting the family’s never-ending bills. An unethical opportunity presents itself when a new client slipping into senility, the elderly, prosperous Leo, resists being placed in a retirement home. Leo has no relatives on the scene so Mike gets himself appointed Leo’s legal guardian, stashes the old man in care and banks a generous monthly fee. Confusion, deception and unforeseen complications from this one untruth prevail as the basically decent Mike keeps jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Fans of McCarthy’s previous gems will savour the flavour in an ensemble of tasty characters, and another sympathetic demonstration of dour-droll from Giamatti. Dir: Tom McCarthy, 2011 €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 105 mins



Hop (G)

Tue 16 Aug @ 3pm

The battle for Easter is on! E.B. is the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. Back on Easter Island, a power-hungry chick that has lived in the shadows for far too long has been plotting a coup to take over one of the biggest jobs in the world. Now that E.B.’s gone, he’s got his chance. As E.B. discovers who he really wants to be and who he’s meant to become, everything will lead him to an epic showdown to try and save Easter. Dir: Tim Hill, 2011


Duration: 94 mins

children’s workshop

Christien Van Bussel Summer Pottery Workshops

Tue 16 & Wed 17 Aug Thu 18 & Fri 19 Aug

Make your own bowls, mugs and garden decorations with potter Christien Van Bussel. Come up with new ideas and make them a reality in the supportive environment of Christien’s workshops. Have a go at the potter’s wheel too. All the pieces created will be fired to make them strong and durable so they can be enjoyed for years to come. Participants can sign up for a two-day or four-day course and either the morning or afternoon session. Workshops are suitable for 6 to 12 year olds and run from 11.00 – 13.00 or 14.00 – 16.00 €30 for 2 day workshop & €55 for 4 day workshop


theatre : music

Fri 19 Aug @ 8pm

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World is a Musical Revue by Jason Robert Brown, during which Brown transports the audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, New York, and a variety of significant American landscapes in between. We meet a startling array of characters each with their own story and these are the songs for a new world. Muse Theatre Company are proud to feature the talents of such award winning actors and singers as Naoimh Penston, Brian Gilligan, Andrew Linnie, Leah Penston and Amy Penston all well as Conor Cronin, Seán Hendley and Fiona Walker. This is a one night only production not to be missed. €20

visual arts

Drawing from Nature

Sat 20 Aug @ 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Botanical drawing has been an important art since man has used plants for medicinal purposes. During Heritage Week Yanny Petters gives a workshop exploring botanical drawing including a brief history of illustrative techniques used by the old masters. See nature with new eyes through simple drawing methods and learn to draw from living plants. This workshop aims to help participants hone their observation skills and awaken the joys of drawing. Maximum Group Size - 15

€24 includes all materials and coffee after class



Sat 20 Aug @ 8pm

Karl Spain

Karl Spain recently celebrated ten years in stand up comedy. He is probably best known in Ireland for his TV series Karl Spain Wants A Woman which was a huge success in that he not only got huge ratings but he also found himself a woman. In 2009 he filmed Karl Spain Wants to Rock but did not get a woman from that show. Apart from his own series he has also performed stand up on television all over the world – the U.S., the Middle East, Australia and even as far away as England. He has performed at every Kilkenny Cat Laughs festival since 2002 and spends all his money on sweets and comics. €16


The Way (12A)

Mon 22 Aug @ 8pm

Emilio Estevez returns with another ambitious drama that also features his father, Martin Sheen. The Way is a touching film about the testy yet unbreakable bond between father and son. Tom (Sheen), an American ophthalmologist, is informed that his son has been killed in an accident on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago. Upon arriving in France to collect his son’s remains Tom decides to take on the 800km pilgrimage from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela to honour his son’s memory by finishing what he had started. Set against gorgeous vistas of France and Spain, The Way is a moving and potent character study buoyed by a great soundtrack and an immensely likable cast. Dir: Emilio Estevez, 2010 €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 128 mins



Creatures from Suitcases

Sat 27 Aug @ 11.30Am

Two mad scientists, one from Chile and one from France, meet in front of the post office of a small Irish town, Ballyslow. They are both here for the same reason: they want to capture Whoosh, an amazing creature that can only be seen tomorrow or yesterday. Along the way they are telling us about all the other extraordinary creatures they know but the real question remains, will they capture Whoosh? Kidding Ensemble create work for children incorporating puppetry and clowning. They have toured nationally and internationally. A 30 minute workshop follows the performance at 12.30 – 1pm €7.50 workshop and performance


Chronicle of a Summer

Sat 27 Aug @ 8PM

Paris. The summer of 1960. While war rages in Algeria and pre-independence Congo seethes with violence, ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin send two women out into the streets of the city to interview passersby. From a simple starting question - Are you happy, sir? – Chronicle of a Summer delves deeper and deeper into the lives of its characters. They include Marceline, a Holocaust survivor; Angelo, who works gruelling shifts in a Renault factory; Landry, a student from the Ivory Coast; and Marilou, a young, beautiful and deeply depressed Italian immigrant. As the film progresses, the light opening scenes give way to intimate revelations and hotly contested political arguments. Dir: Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, 1961 This film was selected for Mermaid by Jennifer Brady, whose exhibition runs in Mermaid gallery during the month of August. €8/€6.50 Conc.

Duration: 85 mins

Language: French



Snap (16)

Mon 29 Aug @ 8pm

Single mother of one Sharon has invited a documentary crew into her house to ‘set the record straight’. It’s obvious from the off that she doesn’t want them to be there but the caustic Sharon knows that it’s a necessary evil. At first it’s not clear what she has to clear up, but soon it’s revealed that three years ago her teenage son, the disturbed Stephen, kidnapped a toddler and kept him captive for five days in his grandfather’s house. The media circus that followed turned its ire on Sharon, who retreated into depression. Half mockumentary and half straight drama Snap builds to a powerful but twisty climax that encourages one to rethink what they’ve just witnessed. Dir: Carmel Winters, 2010 Buy a ticket for Carmel Winters’ B for Baby on Tues 13 or Wed 14 Sept and get your cinema ticket for free. €8/€6.50 Conc. Duration: 86 mins


Waiting for Ikea

Thu 1 & Fri 2 Sep @ 8pm

‘Recession? Is dat a new fragrance by Calvin Klein’? Chrissie and Jade spend their days waiting; waiting for the postman, waiting for the kettle to boil and waiting for Coronation Street and they won’t shop in Argos ‘cos we’re waiting for IKEA’. Set in the heart of ‘new’ Dublin, where night wear is day wear and bitching is everywhere. Nothing much changes in Pimlico, each day begins and ends the same; it’s what happens in between that keeps the neighbours interested. This heart-warming story of friendship, family, community and sun bed obsessives, will appeal to friends of all ages with its unforgettable characters and colourful language. Premiered at the 2007 Dublin Fringe Festival, the first show in the history of the Festival to sell out in advance of opening. €16/€14 Conc.



Honor Heffernan and Leslie Dowdall

Sat 3 Sep @ 8pm

Honor Heffernan and Leslie Dowdall two of Ireland’s most loved and best known vocalists collaborate to bring you an evening of music entitled ‘Songs from the other side’, inspired by their love and appreciation of some of the greatest songs ever written. With an eclectic mix of styles and their relaxed, friendly nature on stage, prepare to be thoroughly enthralled and entertained! Honor and Leslie have assembled a group of great musicians to accompany them on their new musical venture. It is a soulful fusion of blues, contempory and rock‘n’roll with each bringing her own style and experience to this unique pairing.

€16/€14 Conc.


Artzone Classes

Mondays from 5 Sept

Join Artzone classes and camps and unleash your creative side. Fully qualified art teachers work to a structured curriculum producing a new and exciting portfolio every term. Participants learn new art skills, building confidence and individual creativity, and all this in a fun and artistic environment. Art activities include painting, drawing, collage, graphics, print, 3D, clay work, textiles and more... Classes take place on Mondays from 4-5pm beginning in September 2011 and are suitable for 5-12 year olds. To book, email or call 01-4990614



Congo – An Irish Affair

Mon 5 Sep @ 8pm

A sell-out at Dublin Film Festival earlier this year, this is a penetrating and poignant study of the Irish-led 1961 UN peacekeeping mission to Katanga, a province that wanted to break-away from the newly independent Congo. Talking to survivors and making wonderful use of both archival footage and reconstruction, Congo – An Irish Affair pieces together the story of people asked to achieve an impossible goal. It is a searing indictment of the UN and of European attitudes to Africa but equally shows the hopelessness of the situation as armed factions with mutually exclusive desires slip ever closer to war. Congo – An Irish Affair is a positively charged, historical documentary and is a tragic yet timely reminder that the overused epithet ‘Never Again’ is destined to make liars of us all. Dir: Brendan Culleton & Irina Maldea, 2011 €8/€6.50 Conc.

Post-screening Q&A with Director

Duration: 80 mins

local arts


Tue 6 - Thu 8 Sep @ 8pm

Abstract Theatre Group presents Rent, a rock opera with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s lower east side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet city, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. With a talented cast and crew, this show is definitely one not to be missed!

€16/€14 Conc.


visual arts

Documenting Your Work with Tim Durham

Fri 9 Sep @ 10.30am - 4.30pm

This is an introductory course for artists to photographing paintings, drawings, textiles and prints, for use in portfolios, e-mails, press releases and on websites. Participants will be guided through a step by step methodical process to obtaining the best possible results with a digital compact camera or digital SLR. The course will cover, exposure, ISO, white balance, apertures, depth of field, jpg quality, resolution of images and tripod use and there will be plenty of time for questions and practice. For information and bookings go to Maximum group size 10 In association with Visual Artists Ireland €50 - Discount available for VAI members



Sat 10 Sep @ 8pm

Zahr is a four-piece ensemble created by percussionist Andrea Piccioni and pianist Francesco Turrisi, leader of Tarab, Mermaid’s ensemble in residence in 2010. The primary focus of Zahr is the influence that Arabic music has had in many countries touched by the Mediterranean Sea. Zahr combines Italian traditional music, Arabic and Turkish music with Contemporary European jazz. This special CD launch concert will feature Iraqi oud virtuoso Khyam Allami and the captivating Italian traditional singer Lucilla Galeazzi.

€16/€14 Conc.



CLUB Mon 12 Sep @ 8pm


Serge (Gérard Depardieu) is an abattoir worker who retires only to find that he doesn’t have a pension and needs to track down paperwork from his former employers. Hitting the road on his Mammuth bike, he has a series of variously humiliating and inspiring encounters. There are reunions, eerie appearances and outrageous gags but above all, the screen is filled - and then some - by Depardieu, casting vanity, long hair and often clothes to the winds. Reconnecting with the spirit of Bertrand Blier’s Les Valseuses, Depardieu clearly hits it off a treat with the directors, whose anarchic cheek and upyours radicalism are, despite a new-found lyricism, here in full force. Dir: Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern, 2010 e8/e6.50 Conc.

Duration: 87 mins

Language: French / Subtilted

visual arts

Drawing from Nature Tues 13,20&27 Sep & 4 Oct 2.30-4.30pm Yanny Petters presents a series of four workshops in drawing from nature, exploring the techniques of charcoal, pastel, pencil and watercolour. Participants will be introduced to skills which have been used since the time of the old masters, from scaling up to creating the illusion of threedimensionality. Above all the sessions will be relaxing and fun, suitable for complete beginners as well as those with experience. All materials are included.



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Pottery with Christien Van Bussell

Tues 13, 20 & 27 Sep & 4 Oct @ 10.30am -12.30pm

Get hands on at the potter’s wheel and experience the magic of making ceramics with Wicklow based artist Christien Van Bussel. Make your own mould and create a range of tableware. Then use a variety of techniques to give them a colourful finish. All pieces will be fired in the pottery kiln to make them strong and durable, so you can show them off at your next dinner party!

€85 for 4 workshops


B for Baby By Carmel Winters

Tues 13 & Wed 14 Sep @ 8pm

‘It was like we were two children – two innocent children just… playing’ Mrs C wants a baby not a Christmas tree. B wants a real hairdressers’ scissors and a wife. D wants a snow globe and ‘a big head of dirty auld curls’. All of them want their own place in the world. And if they can’t find it, they’ll create one of their own … Join B and D in the care home where they are residents, and where Mrs C is a carer, on their special - ‘very fecking special’ - journey towards happiness. B for Baby was originally commissioned by Theatre Lovett and premiered at the Abbey Theatre in 2010. The Irish Times Theatre Awards Best New Play 2010 Buy a ticket for B for Baby and see Carmel Winters’ Snap on 29 Aug for free. €18/€16 Conc.

Abbey Theatre


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Scor Raithin

Fri 16 Sep @ 8pm

Ceolteoirí Ráithín ag ceiliúradh fiche bliain de shaol an Choláiste. Clár ildánach ceoil á cur i láthair ag iardhaltaí, cuid mhaith acu atá ag ceol go gairmiúil. Ina dteannta siúd beidh scothcheoltóirí an lae inniu agus aoíanna speisialta. The musicians of Coláiste Ráithín will celebrate the founding of the Coláiste two decades ago. An eclectic programme of music is presented by past-pupils, many of whom are professional musicians. Accompanying them is the current crop of talented musicians as well as special guests.




Sat 17 Sep @ 3pm

Come and discover with Jay moments of Ahhhh!!... as beauty, magic and small delights are revealed in this gentle show for a very young audience. ‘This is a thoroughly enjoyable – and aptly named – performance... makes theatre accessible to children who either haven’t learned to talk yet, or who are learning a second language.’ Patrick Lonergan, Irish Times Age suitability: 18 months – 4 years Pignut Productions




The Nualas: Older, Wiser, Heftier

Sat 17 Sep @ 8pm

Take that, Take That – The Nualas can do a reunion too! 3 divorces, 6 children and 200 botox injections later they’re back. A bit like your favourite brand of washing powder The Nualas are new, improved, yet somehow exactly the same. Expect some old favourites such as Chicken Shoes; Donald Sutherland and Manolo, alongside fabulous all-new classics, such as ‘Yummy Mummy Recession Blues’ and all the scintillatingly hilarious chat and audience improvisation for which they are famed!

€16/€14 Conc.

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Felting Course with Joanna Kidney

mon 19, 26 Sep & 3,10 Oct @ 10am -1pm

Woolly up for the winter! Felt-making is a very versatile craft which lends itself to many different treatments. In this series of workshops, using the process of wet felting participants will work on a number of projects, including a felted scarf collar, a felt corsage, fingerless gloves and wrist warmers and felt images. There will be an emphasis on experimentation using a wide variety of wools, silks and threads to explore surface decoration and texture. All materials are provided and workshops are suitable for both beginners and those with felt-making experience. €120 includes soup lunch after the last session




Mon 19 Sep @ 8pm

Some will come to this film full of knowledge of Bausch. For others, it will be as fresh and novel as Wenders’ approach of turning dance into cinema. Both will find it entrancing and truly inspiring. This mysterious, submersive and captivating film is a tribute to German dance pioneer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009. There is a magical quality as solo dancers or pairs of dancers perform pieces to express their memories of Bausch. There is little of Bausch herself apart from a few cleverly inserted snippets of footage of her dancing or sitting behind her desk in the rehearsal room. But we do get performances including ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’, ‘Kontakthof’ and ‘Café Muller’. Dir: Wim Wenders, 2011 €8/€6.50 Conc. Duration: 103 mins


Fonn Aniar (Tune from the West)

Wed 21 Sep @ 8pm

Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Brendan Begley (button accordion) and Laoise Kelly (harp) are three outstanding musicians each hugely influenced by the place they come from. Brendan Begley is brimming with the wild and beautiful music of West Kerry. Laoise Kelly from Westport is regarded as the most significant harper of her generation. While legendary fiddler Tommy Peoples is an internationally recognised player and composer. A member of The Kilfenora Ceili Band and The Bothy Band in more recent years, Tommy has performed primarily as a solo musician. Bringing together their three distinct regional styles they join forces for this unique tour. While staying very much within the tradition, each will be pushing their boundaries to the limit – creative sparks are guaranteed to fly! €16/€14 Conc.



Culture Night

Fri 23 Sep @ 8pm

Mermaid is privileged to offer you a taste of the best Ireland has to offer. We will open our doors for you, your family and friends to enjoy a free taste of our programme with a kaleidoscope of performances, with theatre by Fishamble – The New Play Company, dance by Cois Ceim and music by The Crash Ensemble. Culture Night will take place on Friday 23 September 2011, a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure in Dublin and across 20 towns, cities and counties in Ireland. In association with Culture Night and Bray Town Council Free Admission. Booking Advised


Niwel & Roger

Sat 24 Sep @ 8pm

Wicklow based musicians, dynamic Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu and highly regarded composer and Aosdana member Roger Doyle come together for the third concert of a four part series marking their residency in Mermaid Arts Centre this year. This concert promises some surprises and an exhilarating and rhythmic evening of collaboration, improvisation and new music composed specifically for the concert.

€16/€14 Conc.



CLUB Life, Above All

Mon 26 Sep @ 8pm

A commanding performance from screen newcomer Khomotso Manyaka lights up Life, Above All, a moving adaptation of Allan Stratton’s bestselling 2004 novel Chanda’s Secrets. A classic coming of age story is given added dramatic weight by placing it in a South Africa where so many children are obliged to assume adult responsibilities as the AIDS pandemic leaves hundreds of thousands of orphans in its wake. Chanda is twelve and innocent. She lives in the small township near Johannesburg. It appears to be a supportive, tight-knit community where people look out for each other. Following the death of her newly born baby sister, Chanda must figure out that her township is really a place where maintaining the appearance of happy normality is more important than acknowledging the truth of a disease that is rife in the country. Dir: Oliver Schmitz, 2010 €8/€6.50 Conc. Duration: 106 mins


The Hen Night Epiphany

Wed 28 & Thurs 29 Sep @ 8pm

A touching and funny new play about love and family. A week before the wedding of her dreams, a woman wonders if some secrets should never be kept no matter what the cost. The Hen Night Epiphany is a heart-lifting tale of five women who take to the countryside for a night of fun and laughter that leaves their lives turned upside down. Focus Theatre is one of Ireland’s best known producing houses with a reputation for new and classic plays. This is their first collaboration with Jimmy Murphy, one of Ireland’s leading playwrights with production directed by Joe Devlin. The Hen Night Epiphany promises to be an emotional evening of laughter and tears with a hen night you will never forget. €16/€14 Conc.




Fri 30 Sep @ 8pm

A unique rhythm-based project directed by Percussionist-Composer Eamonn Cagney. Convergence crosses many musical boundaries and expresses some of the influences at play in the Irish musical landscape today. Showcasing new music, performed by some of the top musicians on Ireland’s intercultural music scene, Convergence creates and explores a new Irish musical language, Irish world music. It’s a strong and diverse line-up, with a very authentic intercultural theme and some real virtuoso musicians. Convergence brings together the talents of Éamonn Cagney, Niwel Tsumbu, Martin Tourish, Dylan Gully, Martin Schaerer, Peter Erdei, and Kathryn Dohner. €16/€14 Conc.


Gaiety School

Saturdays from 1 Oct

A year long drama programme consisting of 3 ten week terms delivered by Ireland’s premier training school for actors. Students (aged 7 to 18 years) are introduced to drama in a way that encourages imagination and self expression - developing confidence and creativity. Through enjoyable improvised games and exercises, participants will explore voice, movement and characterisation. We offer beginners and advanced classes in each age group. Term Dates Term 1: Sat 1st October - Sat 10th Dec (No Class Sat Oct 29th) Term 2: Sat 7th Jan - Sat 10th March Term 3: Sat 14th Apr - Sat 16th June To book call 1890 258 358 or 01 6799277. See for more.



Upcoming Highlights MUSIC Julian Lloyd Webber - Sun 13 Nov, €30/28 An intimate evening with the renowned cellist launching YARN – Bray’s Festival of Story & Song THEATRE Faulty Towers - Wed 5 & Thu 6 Oct, €45 A welcome return for the Faulty Towers Dining experience that sold out on their last visit to Mermaid Macbeth - Fri 21 Oct, €18/16 Blending physical theatre with live music Icarus Theatre Collective brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. International Puppet Festival - Sat 22 – Sun 30 Oct Definite dates for your diary as Mermaid becomes home to the International Puppet Festival as it celebrates its 20th anniversary


visual arts

A Knowable Whole Jennifer Brady

Thu 28 Jul - Thu 1 Sept

A Knowable Whole is an exhibition of new video work and photographs by artist Jennifer Brady and is accompanied by a screening of the seminal film Chronicle of a Summer by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, (1961) on Saturday 27 August at 8pm. Brady develops her ongoing investigation into the figure of truth within the documentary form with her new video work 119 Howth Road. The work focuses on the failed development of a luxury apartment complex in Dublin in recent years. This site and its history is used as a departure point from which to explore notions of illusion in relation to financial speculation, filmic construction and documentary filmmaking practices. Jennifer Brady lives and works in Dublin. Having completed an M.A in Visual Arts Practices at IADT (First Class Honors) in 2010, she is currently working on a commission for Mayo County Council’s Landmark public art programme and was recently awarded an Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, most recently in 126 artist-run gallery, Galway, The LAB, Dublin and Draiocht, Blanchardstown. Image courtesy of the artist, research image 119 Howth Road, 2011.


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Julie Merriman & Marcel Broodthaers

Thu 8 Sept - Thu 1 Nov

This exhibition brings together drawings by the Irish artist Julie Merriman and an installation by Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers (1924-76). Julie Merriman’s work is centred in her exploration of drawing as a form of communication. Working from archival material she investigates the drawing of specialist fields including historic and contemporary architecture, engineering, science, cartography and mathematics to understand how drawing works as a technology to impart specific information. Marcel Broodthaers’ slide projection Bateau Tableau, (1973) is based on the anonymous 19th century painting bought by Broodthaers in a curiosity shop. Using a camera, the artist subjected the painting to a teasing analysis, shifting the focus from details to the overall image, mirroring the viewer’s own act of perception while looking at a work of art. Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) was a Belgian poet, photographer, filmmaker and influential conceptual artist. His work is included in many museum collections around the world including Tate, London and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Julie Merriman (b. 1963) graduated with an MA in Visual Art Practices from IADT in 2009. Merriman has participated in numerous exhibitions, residencies and symposiums in Ireland and the UK. Image courtesy of the artist Julie Merriman, Ship VI, Carbon on carbon paper, 70 x 110cm, 2009.


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565+ / Victor and Gord @ 8pm



Mary McPartlan & Michael D Higgins @ 8pm



Jig! (PG) @ 8pm

mo - fr

4 8

Art Attack with Joanna Kidney



Denis Buckley - Bohola Men @ 8pm



Cut From The Same Cloth - Craft Fair @ 11am - 6pm

mo 11

Children 9-12 Years - mon 4 – fri 8 jul, 10am - 1pm

Oranges & Sunshine (15A) @ 8pm

tu 12

Seomra an Cheoil @ 8pm

th 14

Denis Buckley at Summerfest @ 2pm - 4pm

14 fr 15

London Contemporary Dance School @ 8pm Street Symphony @ 1pm - 2pm Capoeira Workshop @ 2pm - 3.30pm Sex Lies and The KKK @ 8pm

sa 16

Sharon Shannon @ 8pm

su 17

Port Authority @ 8pm

mo 18

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (12A) @ 8pm

mo 18 - fr 22

Art Attack with Joanna Kidney

wed 20

Children 6-9 Years - mon 18 – fri 22 jul, 10am - 1pm Seomra an Cheoil @ 8pm

th 21

Denis Buckley Completed Final Screening @ 7pm

fr 22

The Tennesee Mafia Jug Band @ 8pm

sa 23

Monsters & Things @ 11am & 2pm You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (12A) @ 8pm

mo 25

Wonderland Theatre Workshop @ 10am - 3pm One Hundred Mornings (15A) @ 8pm

tu 26

Wonderland Theatre Workshop @ 10am - 3pm Seomra an Cheoil @ 8pm

wed 27

Wonderland Theatre Workshop @ 10am - 3pm

th 28

Wonderland Theatre Workshop @ 10am - 3pm Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole @ 8pm

fr 29

Wonderland Theatre Workshop @ 12pm - 5pm

sa 30

The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (12A) @ 8pm



Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G) @ 8pm



Little White Lies (16) @ 8pm



Rio (G) @ 3pm

sa 13 mo 15 tu 16

Little White Lies (16) @ 8pm Win Win (15A) @ 8pm Hop (G) @ 3pm Christien Van Bussell Pottery Workshop

wed 17

Christien Van Bussell Pottery Workshop

th 18

Christien Van Bussell Pottery Workshop

fr 19

Christien Van Bussell Pottery Workshop Songs for a New World @ 8pm

sa 20

Yanny Petters Drawing Workshop @ 2.30pm - 4.30pm Karl Spain @ 8pm

mo 22 sa 27

The Way (12 A) @ 8pm Creatures from Suitcases @ 11.30am Chronicle of a Summer @ 8pm

mo 29

Snap (16) @ 8pm



Waiting for IKEA @ 8pm



Waiting for IKEA @ 8pm



Honor Heffernan and Leslie Dowdall @ 8pm



Congo an Irish Affair @ 8pm



Rent @ 8pm



Rent @ 8pm



Rent @ 8pm



Documenting Your Work Workshop @ 10am - 5pm

sa 10 mo 12 tu 13

Zahr @ 8pm Mammuth (Club) @ 8pm Yanny Petters Drawing Workshop @ 2.30pm - 4.30pm Christien Van Bussell Pottery Workshop @ 10.30am - 12.30pm B for Baby @ 8pm







B for Baby @ 8pm

fr 16

Scor Raithin @ 8pm

sa 17

Ahhhhh!! @ 3pm The Nualas @ 8pm

mo 19

Joanna Kidney Felting Workshop 10am - 1pm Pina (Club) @ 8pm

tu 20

Yanny Petters Drawing Workshop @ 2.30pm - 4.30pm Christien Van Bussell Pottery Workshop @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

wed 21

Fonn Aniar @ 8pm

fr 23

Culture Night @ 8pm

sa 24

Roger Doyle and Niwel Tsumbu @ 8pm

mo 26

Joanna Kidney Felting Workshop 10am - 1pm Life, Above All (Club) @ 8pm

tu 27

Yanny Petters Drawing Workshop @ 2.30pm - 4.30pm Christien Van Bussell Pottery Workshop @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

wed 28

The Hen Night Epiphany @ 8pm

th 29

The Hen Night Epiphany @ 8pm

fr 30

Convergence @ 8pm

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visual arts

GALLERY A Knowable Whole Jennifer Brady

Thu 28 July - Thu 1 Sept

Julie Merriman & Marcel Broodthaers

Thu 8 Sept - Thu 1 Nov

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BOX OFFICE Opening Hours Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm (until 8pm, on show nights) Main Street, Bray, Wicklow (opposite Bray Town Council) Telephone: 01 - 2724030 Online booking: (No booking fees)

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BETELNUT CAFE Opening Hours Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm Also open for pre-show and interval drinks

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All events happening at Mermaid Arts Centre from July to September 2011. Featuring the best in Comedy, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Film and...