Mermaid Arts Centre - July to September 2010

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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 €33 offer or become a friend!

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By Phone 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 Mermaid – The Year-long Festival Welcome to the summer season at Mermaid Arts Centre, where our year-long festival continues rain, hail or shine! This season we continue to develop partnerships throughout the county and community, in particular with the Synge Summer School, Killruddery House, Bray Youth Service and Bray Summerfest. We start the new season on a football-themed note with The Parting Glass by Dermot Bolger. The performance will be followed by an in-conversation between Dermot Bolger and Patrick Lonergan from the Synge Summer School. A definite date for your diary! Children will certainly not be bored this summer, as Mermaid provides a wide range of workshops taking in felt-making and monoprinting, pottery, theatre and dance, not to mention High School Musical on 31 July. A particular highlight this season is the fantastic theatre dining experience Faulty Towers in September hosted by Mermaid and Betelnut Café. For two evenings only, Mermaid Arts Centre will be at the mercy of Basil, Sybil and Manuel… Please book early to avoid being disappointed and whatever you do, don’t mention the war!

Faulty Towers

Another theatre highlight, Little Gem comes to Mermaid for a fivenight run mid-September. This is a superbly entertaining production and one to recommend to friends and family. We hope you will be able to join us for our free outdoor Friday lunchtime concerts in July in association with Bray Summerfest on the Plaza in front of Mermaid. Thank you to all of our audiences, friends and supporters. We look forward to welcoming you to Mermaid this season. With best wishes from Nora and the Mermaid team.


Mermaid Residencies Theatre Company in Residence Our theatre company in residence, Wonderland Productions, has taken County Wicklow by storm with sell-out off-site performances of The Picture of Dorian Gray in both Killruddery House in Bray and BrookLodge in Macreddin Village. Due to popular demand, additional performances of The Picture of Dorian Gray are scheduled for August in Bray, Dunlavin and Newtownmountkennedy. Please book early to avoid disappointment as space is limited. Also this coming season, company director Alice Coghlan will hold a children’s theatre workshop in Mermaid in July. Music Ensemble in Residence in association with Improvised Music Company Mermaid’s music ensemble in residence appeared to a full-house as a headline act in this year’s Bray Jazz Festival with special guest Palestinian oud player Haytham Safia. This performance was part of Mermaid’s year-long project that will see the group devise new music over four cycles each with a special guest. This season, prepare to be blown away on 24 July when Tarab are joined on stage at Mermaid by Bulgarian-born virtuoso kaval player Theodosii Spassov. Mermaid staff season highlights ‘This season I am looking forward to taking my son to the free lunchtime outdoor events on the Plaza in front of Mermaid in July. There is always a great buzz at these performances. Let’s hope the sun shines too!’ Fionnuala Downes, Administrator ‘I’m really looking forward to this season’s theatre highlights. From The Parting Glass to Faulty Towers to Little Gem… it is great to not have to travel into town to see these great shows’ Aoife Demel, PR & Marketing Manager ‘I am thrilled that we have been able to programme the film His and Hers for an extended run of three nights. It’s a beautiful, unique film not to be missed.’ Jane Horner, Box Office Manager ‘The Unbuilding project, beginning this August, is a bold venture for art in Wicklow. I’m looking forward to watching as more than 11 artist’s work interacts with each other while transforming our gallery space (and further afield!) on a weekly basis’. Cormac O Callanáin, Deputy Technical Manager


Our offer is stunningly simple. Look through our brochure and anywhere you see the 3 for €33 logo on an event, then it is included in the offer. Book for any three of the marked events and get them all for the great price of €33. This offer includes the following shows Theatre: The Parting Glass

Fri 2 Jul @ 8pm

Music: Redmond O’Toole

Sat 3 Jul @ 8pm

Music: Luán Parle & Clive Barnes Comedy: David O’Doherty

Sat 10 Jul @ 8pm Thu 15 Jul @ 8pm

Music: Eoin Dillon

Sat 17 Jul @ 8pm

Theatre: Breathless

Sat 28 Aug @ 8pm

Theatre: Little Gem

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Sep @ 8pm

Music: Nordic-Celtic Connections Dance: Cathy Sharpe Dance Ensemble

Thu 23 Sep @ 8pm Sat 25 Sep @ 8pm

One call can get you 3 nights of quality entertainment! Enjoy all 3 or share with a friend! Book the 3 for €33 offer and start saving! Pick your events - Call 01 272 4030 - Book your ticket!

Club Blue @ Mermaid Giving Students Access to the Arts Welcome to Mermaid’s Club Blue At Mermaid Arts Centre we strongly believe that students should be given the opportunity to access the arts as much as possible. To help you along, we have set up a special club that offers you last minute tickets for selected shows and films for a mere €5. These low rate student tickets will go on sale last minute, that is 48 to 24 hours before a show. Members will be notified by e-mail. Annual membership of Club Blue is free of charge and open to all fulltime secondary and third level students. Student ID will be required by our Box Office team when you are setting up your membership. Max 2 tickets per member per show Go on, sign up! Go Blue! For full details, e-mail with Club Blue in the subject line

Film Season Ticket

Do you love film? Why not make your money go further this year by availing of a Mermaid Film Season Ticket? At a cost of €65 / €60 concession, the Mermaid Film Season Ticket gives you access to all Monday night films, kids films, Sunday classic films and shorts this quarter! It also includes complimentary film club membership (worth €15). A real gem for film fans! Enjoy!

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Thu 1 Jul – Sat 31 Jul

Match is a duet that takes place on the pitch in Croke Park. The film is dynamic and physical as well as intimate and haunting. It is a contest where, as in relationships, sports and battle, one emerges stronger and survives longer than the other. The film was commissioned as part of RTÉ’s inaugural Dance on the Box season, a partnership initiative with An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council of Ireland assisted by Filmbase to stimulate the creation of dance for screen in Ireland. It was conceived and choreographed by Fearghus Ó Conchúir and directed by Emmy award-winning director, Dearbhla Walsh with music by Julie Feeney. The film was produced by Willie White for Project Arts Centre. On display in Mermaid’s foyer for the entire month of July


The Parting Glass by Dermot Bolger in association with Axis

Fri 2 Jul @ 8pm

Set on the infamous night when Thierry Henry caused Ireland’s exit from this year’s World Cup. From this moment in Ireland’s recent turbulent history, Dermot Bolger has used Henry’s sleight of hand as a metaphor for the speedy deception experienced by people in Ireland in these post boom years. He infuses The Parting Glass with humour and mischievous Dublin wit. Despite the seriousness of the subject matter, Bolger sweeps axis, Ballymun A story of love, family, friendship, turbulent presents the his audience andtimes... moving economic and monologue, Thierry Henry’sdelivered left hand! world première of along with a poignant with great fun and tenderness Aby Yeates. newactor play byRay Dermot Bolger Directed by Mark O’Brien and Performed by Ray Yeates Post-performance in-conversation between Dermot Bolger and Dr. Patrick Lonergan, Synge Summer School Mermaid Arts Centre e16 / e14 Conc

Booking & Info: (01) 272 4030 or

children: film


Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang [G]

Sat 3 Jul @ 2pm

Oscar winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny. In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a treeclimbing piglet and a baby elephant, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach the mischievous Green children and their cousins some new lessons.


Duration: 106 mins


Redmond O’Toole

Sat 3 July @ 8pm

Selected as the National Concert Hall 2009 Rising Star and appearing regularly as a guest of The Chieftans around the world, Redmond O’Toole waws the first to adapt to Paul Galbraith’s 8-string guitar, played in the position of a cello, which allows him an extension of range, colour and repertoire. As well as performances in Ireland Redmond has given concerts in Germany, Spain and Mexico. This concert will include music from his third CD featuring new arrangements of Irish traditional music alongside classical Irish works from the 19th century by Mauro Giuliani.

e16 / e14 Conc



Art Camp with artist Joanna Kidney (9-12yrs)*

Mon 5 – Fri 9 Jul @ 10AM – 1pm

A week of creativity for Mermaid’s young audiences - these workshops encourage participants to experiment, explore and enjoy a variety of materials and processes. With introductions to monoprinting, felt-making, mixed media and collage, participants will learn new skills and create finished artworks to take home. Engaging with each process, the focus will be on getting stuck in, enjoying the materials and experimenting with their boundaries! *Suitability: 9-12 yrs (There will be an Art Camp for 6-9 year olds from 26 July. See page 16 of this brochure.) e95 All materials included


A Single Man [15A]

Mon 5 Jul @ 8pm

The setting is Southern California and our moment in time is officially the early sixties. We meet George Falconer (Colin Firth), a gay college professor, as he learns that his lover Jim (Matthew Goode) has died in a car wreck. Grief overwhelms him, and his ‘invisible status’ in society begins to close in again. Suicide seems the best way out. But a mad night with Charley (Julianne Moore), his best girlfriend from England, and the unexpected attentions of an angora-sweater-clad young man make George think twice. Dir: Tom Ford. Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode and Nicholas Hoult.Colin Firth nominated for Best Actor at 2010 Academy Awards e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: English

Duration: 101 mins

visual arts


Greenstar Education & Outreach Programme Summer 2010 sees Greenstar supporting Mermaid’s visual arts programme for the sixth consecutive year with an extensive education programme which runs parallel to the exhibition game-play (p.32). Mermaid will work closely this summer with The Seomra, Bray Youth Service and Wicklow-based primary schools. Thanks to funding from Greenstar, Mermaid is also able to offer Wicklow audiences the opportunity to view work by renowned international photographers from the Magnum Photos collective.

Reclaim & Reuse A series of free art workshops for approx 300 primary schools with artist Kitty Rodgers on the theme of using waste and found materials to create art.

The Seomra @ Mermaid Arts Centre Artists Kate Minnock and Lisa Fingleton will work closely with a group of budding film-makers from The Seomra Youth Café to develop short animations which will be screened before Mermaid’s film programme in the near future.

Magnum Photos Football Screening Exhibition Screening exhibition in Mermaid’s Auditorium (p.9)

Match Screening in Mermaid’s Foyer for the month of July (p.5) For further details of how to get involved in Mermaid’s Outreach programme, please email

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Magnum Photo Screening


Mon 5 – Fri 9 Jul

For a week this summer, Mermaid will convert its Auditorium into a screening room, bringing photographs by renowned international photographers to Mermaid’s cinema screen. One of football’s greatest asset is its ability to offer the fan a true window to the world crossing racial, political, religious and social divides. Since the 1930s photographers from the Magnum Photos agency have taken an interest in the football world, documenting its social context, its supporters, the premier teams and grass root level. In light of the 2010 World Cup, Magnum Photos presents a selection of images capturing the game we love in their inimitable style. Image caption: Children playing at the Berlin Wall in Berlin-Wedding, Berlin, Germany. 1963. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos

Free Admission


Luán Parle & Clive Barnes

Sat 10 Jul @ 8pm

Don’t miss this great chance to see Wicklow’s Luán Parle join Clive Barnes as part of their intensive double-header tour of Ireland. They will perform separate sets (Luán with her full band), whilst also joining each other on stage. Two concerts for the price of one! This promises to be a very special evening of music from two of Ireland’s finest talents. Luán Parle is an established, popular and critically acclaimed artist with a constantly growing International fan base. As a musician, Barnes is highly regarded as one of the finest performers on the roots circuit, a reputation solidified by the lyrical and song writing prowess on his latest collection of songs. e15

children: visual arts


Pottery with Christien Van Bussell

Mon 12 – Fri 16 Jul @ 11 – 1pm (6-9 years) & 2 – 4pm (10-13 years)

A very tactile course for children who love working with clay. Children will learn diverse techniques; slab-building to make a mug or a box, coil-making to create a bow, decoration techniques and of course a session on the potter’s wheel. All pieces are fired to 1260 degrees Celsius to make them strong and durable and a joy to use every day!

e80 Covers all five days and includes all materials

children: dance

Dance Workshops Dance Theatre Ireland

Mon 12 – fri 16 Jul @ 11-1pm: 9 – 12 yrs 2 – 4pm: Youth Dance 13+ yrs

Dance Camp is specifically designed to give young people experience in modern forms of dance including elements of contemporary, hip hop and ballet and to improve their dancing technique. A partnership project between Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow County Arts Office and Wicklow Local Sports Partnership towards the establishment of a Youth Dance Company for the Bray area.

e15 Subsidised weeklong course


His & Hers [G]


Mon 12, Tue 13 & Wed 14 July @ 8pm

This multi-award winning distinctive documentary has a deceptively simple conceit that manages to deliver an honest and revealing insight into life in Ireland. Inspired by the story of his mother’s life, Ken Wardrop presents interviews with women from across the midlands of Ireland. Starting with some in their nappies and ending in a nursing home, the women of gradually increasing ages welcome viewers into their own homes, and from these living rooms, kitchens and hallways, they talk about their experiences, about their relationships and attitudes towards men. These women are, by turns, frank, funny, gracious, perceptive and moving, and collectively, the interviews form the narrative of life, from cradle to grave, in an inventive and original way. e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: English

Duration: 80 mins


David O’Doherty

Thu 15 Jul @ 8pm

David O’Doherty is the stage name of David O’Doherty - comedian, writer and 1990 East Leinster under 14s triple jump bronze medallist. In receiving The Award (formerly The Perrier Award) at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival, he joined a list of former winners that includes Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan and The League of Gentlemen. He is the author of several books, including co-writing the recent bestseller 100 Facts About Pandas. His plans for the next year are: 1. Write the greatest comedy show ever. 2. Write the greatest television show ever. 3. Master and defeat both life AND death. ‘A tiny keyboard and a giant talent’ The List, Edinburgh e18 / e16 Conc

music: outdoor festival



Fri 16 Jul @ 1pm

Mermaid celebrates Bray Summerfest with a series of free outdoor performances in the Civic Plaza in front of Mermaid. Txütxükan is an energetic and dynamic group of five French musicians, all with a passion for Eastern European music. Their Balkan tunes and hot-paced rhythms combine with Breton and Basque influences to create an exhilarating sound. Come and hear Txütxükan in the Civic Plaza. Their energy and good humour is infectious. Txütxükan is Bruno Hollemaert (accordion, guitar, vocals), Dylan Gully (clarinet, sax, kaval, vocals), Eric Belot (double bass, vocals), Joakim Mouflin (bouzouki, cajon, vocals) and Joseph Detailleur (guitar, accordion, derbouka, vocals). Location: Civic Plaza or Mermaid’s Auditorium in case of poor weather Admission Free


Kila’s Eoin Dillon

Sat 17 Jul @ 8pm

Uillean pipes, fiddles, violas, guitars and an array of other instruments, which come together in an orgy of sound, delighting our aural senses. Member of the pulsating Kila and one of Ireland’s finest pipers, Eoin Dillon now brings all the vibrancy and experience of playing with Kila to his own live performances. For this show he performs work from his latest album The Golden Mean. Hear original tunes, covering the musical spectrum from dramatic fast paced reels to rich slow gentle laments. Join Eoin and his fellow musicians and revel in the charms and unmistakable character of the uilleann Pipes. e16 / e14 Conc


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Bray Arts Performance Evening

Sun 18 Jul @ 8pm

Let Bray Arts take you on a unique journey from theatre to music to literature and more! Bray Gospel Choir, The Zoryanna Belly-dancers and the Oltre Mara traditional Italian singers and dancers are just a few of the great acts we have lined up for you. Peter Donnelly, The Racker, will host the evening. A great night guaranteed! Keep an eye on Mermaid’s website at for a full line-up. Bray Arts Performance Evening is in association with Bray Summerfest.



The Father of my Children


Mon 19 Jul @ 8pm

Balancing a successful professional career with a full and happy private life is a familiar challenge for most. Here, director Mia Hansen-Løve takes this commonplace dilemma and turns it into a loving but bittersweet portrait of a family whose world comes apart under these conflicting strains. Grégoire (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) is a happily wedded father of three young girls, an independent film producer who somehow manages to juggle the neverending demands of his company with his domestic responsibilities. When his wife, Sylvia (Chiara Caselli), insists that he join the family on an Italian holiday, Grégoire finds he can no longer maintain any sane balance. Mia Hansen-Løve awarded the Special Jury Prize of Un Certain Regard at 2009 Cannes Film Festival e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: French / Subtitled

Duration: 111 mins



Divine Comedy (Solo) The Orangerie, Killruddery

Thu 22 Jul @ 8pm Garden Party @ 6pm

Mermaid is delighted to partner Bray Summerfest to present Killruddery Garden Party, an evening with Neil Hannon, creator and frontman of the orchestral pop group The Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy have been responsible for some of the lushest, most literate and downright catchy popular music of the past couple of decades. Hannon’s song writing genius has taken him from writing the theme song of Father Ted to the smash-hit National Express. Join Neil Hannon for a magical evening of music, thrills and sophistication in a solo performance by Neil Hannon in Killruddery’s Orangerie. Please note, the concert will take place at Killruddery. Places must be booked in advance through Mermaid’s Box Office. e30

music: outdoor festival

Taiko Drumming Tokara Ensemble

Fri 23 Jul @ 1pm

Taiko means big drum in Japanese and is played in festivals, rituals, and on concert stages throughout Japan. With an energetic sound and powerful physical performance, it has become popular all over the world. The combination of percussion, dance and martial arts mixed with power, speed and synchronous movement results in an awe-inspiring experience.

Free outdoor performance on Mermaid’s Plaza

music: workshop

Workshop - Taiko


Fri 23 Jul @ 2.30pm

Wadaiko artist, Art Lee and the Tokara Ensemble introduce a new style of taiko-aerobic workshop called Hip-up Taiko. ‘Hip Up’ is a phrase used in Japan meaning to become physically fit. Hip-Up Taiko is a new style of workshop for those with rhythm and those who have no experience in drumming at all. You get to learn very simple taiko rhythms and as a bonus get a full aerobic body workout. Movements are dynamic upper and lower body movements based upon the unique Tokara style of taiko drumming. Rhythms are extremely simple and fun, allowing all participants to get a good full-body workout. Free Workshop Suitable for all ages



Sat 24 Jul @ 3pm

Mermaid’s theatre company in residence, Wonderland Productions, presents a sneak preview of what is to come later in the year. This summer the company will develop a family show based on Swift’s satire Gulliver’s Travels. Come and see the company present a scene of the work in progress. Give your feedback and help shape the show. If we’re lucky we might also hear a sneak preview from Mermaid’s music ensemble in residence Tarab, who will perform in Mermaid on the evening of Sat 24 July.

Free Admission


Tarab with special guest Theodosii Spassov


Sat 24 Jul @ 8pm

Mermaid’s musicians in residence for 2010 are set to wow our audience again this July as they present the third of four specially composed performances from their series Quatrain, in association with Improvised Music Company. On this occasion they are joined by Bulgarian-born Theodosii Spassov. Theodosii is a virtuoso kaval player (the eight-hole wooden shepherd flute) who has developed his own unique style of playing the instrument by synthesizing traditional folklore with jazz, fusion and classical music. For over 20 years, Theodosii has toured all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada and United States. He toured with Riverdance from 1998-2001. e18 / e16 Conc

children: art camp

Art Camp with artist Joanna Kidney (6–9yrs)

Mon 26 – Fri 30 Jul @ 10am – 1pm

A week of creativity for Mermaid’s young audiences - these workshops encourage participants to experiment, explore and enjoy a variety of materials and processes. With introductions to monoprinting, felt-making, mixed media and collage, participants will learn new skills and create finished artworks to take home. Engaging with each process, the focus will be on getting stuck in, enjoying the materials and experimenting with their boundaries! *Suitability:6-9 yrs (There is an Art Camp for 9-12 year olds from 5 July. See page 7 of this brochure.) e95 All materials included

theatre: workshop

Theatre Workshop Wonderland Productions


Mon 26 – Fri 30 Jul 10.30am – 3.30pm daily

A weeklong workshop for budding performers to immerse themselves in a world of drama, music, song-writing, dance, clown, comedy and theatre design. From backstage to centre stage children will learn from actors, costume designers, musical directors and Wonderland’s Artistic Director Alice Coghlan. After five days of workshops and rehearsals, the young performers will take to the stage to a showcase the pieces they have developed for an invited audience of family and friends. Wonderland Productions, Mermaid’s theatre company in residence, has been hailed as one of Ireland’s brightest young companies and has recently toured The Picture of Dorian Gray, La Locandiera and Life Shop till you Drop! e95

7-13yrs old


Samson and Delilah [15A]

Mon 26 Jul @ 8pm

Painting clothes, throwing stones at kangaroos, sniffing glue: that’s all life has in store for two aboriginal teenagers who try to flee their stuffy village, but life elsewhere turns out to be not much better. Delilah, who is not easily frightened, earns just enough by painting clothing to buy food for her grandma. When she’s not painting, she pushes her grandma in a wheelchair to the doctor. Samson is worse off: in order to suppress his hunger, he sniffs glue. When, after a tragic turn, the two finally dare flee their village, a local viaduct seems to be a suitable springboard to the rest of the world. This year’s Australian Oscar submission. Dir: Warwick Thornton Winner of the Camera d’Or Award at 2009 Cannes Film Festival e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: Aboriginal / English Duration: 100 mins


Hannah Montana High School Musical Tribute


Sat 31 Jul @ 8pm

Hannah Montana and High School Musical fans are sure to get the Best of Both Worlds at this foot stompin’, all singin’ and dancin’ show! Don’t miss all your kids’ favourite sing-a -long songs from the phenonemon that is High School Musical 1,2 and 3 plus a rockin’ selection of anthems from pop star, Hannah Montana. With a pumping soundtrack, the very best teenage performers in Ireland and plenty of audience interaction, this is truly a show that will have your children singing and dancing all the way home! Also for Jedward fans, the show now features a special tribute to the hair-raising twins during the show. Two lads from the cast have a bit of fun taking off the popular singing Jedward Brothers!! e15 or 4 for e50


Storm [15A]

Mon 2 Aug @ 8pm

A finely graded legal thriller. Taking the atrocities of the Bosnian wars as its point of inquiry, Hans-Christian Schmid’s film weighs the legacy of the past against the promise of the future and dramatises, the process by which a balance may be struck between the two. Hannah Maynard (Kerry Fox), is a UN prosecutor charged with bringing alleged war criminal Goran Duric (Drazen Kuhn) to justice. While poking around, she stumbles on a fresh witness, Mira (Anamaria Marinca), a Bosnian now living in Berlin who, though she wants nothing more than to forget the past, agrees, after a little prodding, to testify. Amnesty International Film Prize, 2009 Berlin Film Festival e8 / e6.50 Conc Language: German (Subtitled) / English Duration: 103 mins


local arts

Youth Band Showcase

Sat 7 Aug @ 8PM

An exciting showcase of emerging youth bands and talent in Co. Wicklow. Comhairle na nÓg, Youth Councils throughout Co. Wicklow organized this event to highlight the breadth of talent of youth music in the County, and to give bands the opportunity to play in such a great venue. There will be bands from Bray, Wicklow, Arklow and West Wicklow, selected by young people to play. This event is organized by and for young people. It is an alcohol free event. Further information on the lineup and tickets are on Co. Wicklow Comhairle na nÓg’s Facebook page. e5


Lourdes [G]

Mon 9 Aug @ 8pm

A cool and firmly ambitious film from Austria’s Jessica Hausner, Lourdes is an accomplished work which radiates intelligence. Setting her story on a religious pilgrimage to the French Catholic shrine sets many expectations, but Hausner neither belittles nor reveres her subjects. Around 1.5 million people visit the Marian shrine every year, many disabled, nearly all looking for a miracle. But wheelchair-bound Christine (Testud), a rigid MS sufferer, is here ‘because it’s the only way I get out’ she confesses to young volunteer Maria (Lea Seydoux). They both notice Order of Malta officer Kuno (Bruno Todeschini), and are in turn all noticed by strict, otherworldly head nun Cecile (Elina Lowensohn). Winner of the FIPRESCI award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: French (Subtitled)

Duration: 96 mins


local arts

Our House Sheevawn Musical Group

Thu 12 – Sat 14 & Tue 17 – Sat 21 Aug @ 8m

Sheevawn Musical Group presents the East Coast premiere of the award winning West End musical Our House. Featuring the music of Madness, one of the UK’s biggest selling singles bands, Our House is an epic, passionate and fast-moving romantic comedy set in North London. On the night of his 16th birthday, Joe commits a crime to impress his girlfriend. When the police arrive, he is faced with the choice, to run or stay. Our House follows the two courses his life would have taken. THU 12 ­– Preview all tickets e12 TUE 17 & WED 18 ­– Special Offer: 4 tickets for e60 e20 / e18 Conc

10% discount for groups of 10 or more


The Picture of Dorian Gray Wonderland Productions

SAT 14, SAT 21 & Sun 22 Aug

Mermaid offers you another chance to take afternoon tea with Oscar Wilde’s novella! Back by popular demand to the Orangerie at Killruddery House and other venues throughout the county following the sell-out success in May! Treat yourself to afternoon tea with Wildean wit, when this Gothic masterpiece is narrated and staged by Lord Henry, Basil and Dorian - Gate Theatre regulars, actors Stephen Swift, Michael James Ford and Michael Winder. All tickets include an afternoon tea of which Oscar would approve. SAT 14 Aug @ 3pm Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy Sat 21 Aug @ 3.30pm Rathsallagh House, Dunlavin Sun 22 Aug Killruddery House, Bray e25 Includes afternoon tea.



I Am Love [16]

Mon 16 Aug @ 8pm

The polished rooms of a Milanese villa ignite with anxious activity as the wealthy industrial family, the Recchis, prepare to celebrate the birthday of their patriarch. It is an occasion designed to ensconce family traditions— the handsome grandson, Edoardo, introduces his new girlfriend; his sister presents another piece of her artwork; and the grandfather, knowing this is his last birthday, names the successor to his empire. As the refined familial machinations unfold, the woman of the house, Emma Recchi, skates along the tight seams of the family, exuding elegance and uncertain turbulence. ‘A feast for the senses’ 2009 Sundance Film Festival Programme

e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: Italian (Subtitled)

Duration: 119 mins


Dogtooth [18]

Mon 23 Aug @ 8pm

A controversial tale of dysfunction, this brilliant and bizarre film is superbly acted and icily controlled. A film about the essential strangeness of something society insists is the benchmark of normality: the family, a walled city state with its own autocratic rule and untellable secrets. In the Greek countryside, a wealthy middle-aged businessman has a handsome house, a quietly submissive wife, and three children in their twenties. But something is very wrong. The children, as becomes chillingly clear, are infantilised: they have never been permitted to leave the family compound and have been trained in obedience like dogs. As harrowing as it is humorous, Giorgos Lanthimos’ award-winning journey to a family’s heart of darkness is unflinchingly detailed, thought-provoking fare. e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: Greek (Subtitled)

Duration: 97 mins

local arts

Hoodies and Heels Rampage School of Dance


Thu 26 Aug & Fri 27 Aug

Shankill-based Rampage School of Dance has been practicing innovative styles of modern dance for over 7 years. This show will demonstrate a wide range of modern dance styles including hip hop, contemporary and jazz. Rampage School of Dance 2010 show will be a truly entertaining performance for Mermaid audiences.



Breathless Mend & Makedo Theatre Co.

Sat 28 Aug @ 8pm

Breathless is a powerful, beautifully written and hugely relevant play. On a summer morning four women meet on a roadside. None of them has ever met before but they share one thing – each is missing, presumed dead. Inspired by events in the Irish midlands, Breathless is by turns funny, compelling and desperately sad. This four-hander play is a story of love, longing and survival. Written and directed by John MacKenna - writer of Who By Fire and Corner Boys. The performance will be followed by a post show talk with the cast and writer/director John MacKenna. e15 / e12 Conc



La Danse: The Paris Opera [PG]

Mon 30 Aug @ 8pm

Frederick Wiseman offers us a portrait of the renowned Paris Opera Ballet. We meet everyone from the cleaning crew to the director, who reigns over her constantly rehearsing dancers like an enlightened despot and refers to them as ‘half nun, half boxer.’ Wiseman places the emphasis on the stars in training, the premieres danseurs, and the corps de ballet, from rehearsal room to the stage. He accomplishes this in his usual observational style with a handheld camera, and without any added music or comment. What we do get are the silent, recurring images of the abandoned corridors and stairwells that connect the ballet halls and the offices, where the sunlight reflects on the floors. e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: French (Subtitled)

Duration: 158 mins

theatre: dining

Faulty Towers… the dining experience

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Sept @ 8pm

Interactive Theatre Australia in association with Ten42 Productions After a sell out six week tour of Ireland in 2009, Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve you dinner and a feast of comic delights, some familiar some off the cuff but all with a ‘Faulty’ seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to dessert. Basil is manic, Sybil domineering, and Manuel is of course hopelessly language-challenged. Everything that can go wrong, does! Just don’t mention the war! Featuring all the best gags and a great meal, this is a loosely-scripted, pitch-perfect comedy served in conjunction with Betelnut Café. Pre-theatre drinks at 7.30pm in the foyer followed by dinner in Mermaid’s Auditorium. e45



The Happiest Girl in the World

Mon 6 Sep @ 8pm


After winning a free car in an advertising campaign, Delia travels with her family to Bucharest to shoot a beverage commercial and claim her prize. Her good fortune turns into an extreme and emotionally painful situation when Delia and her parents get into an argument about the car. Delia wants to keep it for herself, but her parents want to sell it to escape the family’s extreme poverty. As the action unfolds the shooting becomes more absurd, and the clash between Delia and her family intensifies – forcing Delia to rethink and question her family’s unity. This film explores the issues of moral judgment, the disparity between big-city sophistication and small-town parochialism, and the difference in expectations each generation has. e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: Romanian (Subtitled)

Duration: 100 mins


Mariem Hassan – The Voice of the Sahara [CLUB]

Fri 10 Sep @ 8pm

Mariem Hassan is the voice of the Sahara, the voice of the dessert. Adored by Saharawis living in exile, Mariem Hassan is an icon that gives hope to those who still live in the territories occupied by Morocco. With her prodigious voice and intelligence, she’s been able to bring up to date Saharawi music and make it attractive for 21st century music audiences. In the film we go through Mariem’s misfortuned life, we discover her as a courageous and enduring character and we witness her artistic transformation into one of the most charismatic and respected figures of the World Music scene. e5

Language: Arabic / Spanish (Subtitled)

Duration: 55 mins

children: film


How To Train Your Dragon [12A]

Sat 11 Sep @ 2pm

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda comes How to Train Your Dragon. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.


Duration: 98 mins



Sat 11 Sep @ 8pm

Some bands are destined to stay together, the songs a powerful cohesive in the intertwined lives of their performers. Scullion is such a band. Three decades on from their formative gigs together, their signature sound is as strong as ever. The voices of Sonny Condell and Philip King have taken on a seamless harmony, pinioned by the bravura guitar playing of Robbie Overson, who has ably filled the role of founding member Greg Boland. Folk and traditional songs with contemporary splashes of jazz and blues colour, still inhabit their shows with songs including Eyelids Into Snow, Down in The City and John The Baptist. e22 / e20 Conc



City of Life and Death [15A]

Mon 13 Sep @ 8pm

Undeniably one of the most compelling films of the year, shining a floodlight on the Rape of Nanking. The massacre depicted in the film took place over several long weeks as part of the Japanese invasion of China in December 1937. Guided by the privileged eye of acclaimed director Lu Chuan, who spent almost four years researching the script, the film abandons the noisy fanfare of political propaganda and plunges into the disorienting chaos of war. Shot in gorgeous, majestic black and white, this is an epic and truly harrowing cinematic experience. Lu’s camera records both the atrocity and the humanity of the soldiers, the strength and abnegation of the women, and finally the powerful drive to survive under the most extreme conditions. e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: Mandarin (Subtitled) Duration: 135 mins


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Little Gem Gúna Nua Theatre

winner 2009

Tue 14 Sep – Sat 18 Sep @ 8pm

Amber has fierce bad indigestion and the Sambucas aren’t getting rid of it. Lorraine attacks a customer at work and her boss wants her to see a psychiatrist. Kay’s got an itch that Gem can’t scratch (but maybe Kermit can). This perfectly pitched comedy focuses around three generations of women in modern day Artane and one extraordinary year of sex, birth, death and salsa classes. Little Gem, Elaine Murphy’s first full-length play, has swept the boards since its sell out run as part of the 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival. It was the surprise hit of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the first ever Irish production to receive the prestigious Carol Tambor Award. e20 / e18 Conc

film: classic sunday


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [G]

Sun 19 Sep @ 2pm

Lorelei Lee and her friend Dorothy Shaw are a pair of showgirls, Dorothy the sassy one looking for true love, Lorelei the blonde hoping to marry a millionaire, with her sights set on Gus Esmond, a wealthy nerd stuck under his father’s thumb. When Lorelei and Dorothy take a transatlantic cruise to Paris, an undercover detective follows to find out if Lorelei is really a golddigging schemer. Unfortunately, the irrepressible Lorelei is a born flirt and soon finds herself in a compromising position with Sir Francis Beekman (Charles Coburn), owner of a diamond mine. The girls have to use all their wits to get out of trouble and still find love and marriage. One of the most charming, entertaining musicals of the 1950s. e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: English

Duration: 88 mins


Revanche [club]

Mon 20 Sep @ 8pm

Revanche is an elegantly structured and impressively acted thriller. It begins by introducing us to a couple who, though existing at the outskirts of legality, have somehow managed to forge a well-balanced, loving relationship. Alex (Johannes Krisch) works as a heavy in the brothel where Tamara (Irina Potapenko), an immigrant from the east, services seedy businessmen. When her boss suggests a change in her professional circumstances – promising on the surface, but with sinister undercurrents – Alex elects to solve all their problems by robbing a bank. This being an Austrian film, the raid goes disastrously wrong and Alex retires to the country to hideout with his granddad, where he starts a strange affair with a married neighbour. Dir Gotz Spielmann 2008. 2009 Oscar Nomineé. e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: German (Subtitled)

Duration: 121 mins

visual arts

Pottery Course for Adults


Tue 21 Sep, Tue 28 Sep, & Tue 5 Oct @10.30AM – 12.30pm

Use your hands for more than using the TV’s remote control. Over four morning’s learn to work with clay and enjoy the discovery of new skills. Challenge yourself at the potters wheel where you will learn to make a mug, a variety of bowls, a plate and more items like egg-cups and coasters. All the pieces are fired and glazed making them strong and durable for everyday use around your house. Join in and create your own unique tableware!

e65 (3 week course) Includes soup in Betelnut Café on the last Tuesday


Creative Writing Workshops

Thu 23 & Thu 30 Sep, Thu 7 & Thu 14 Oct, @ 7pm – 9pm

Award-winning short story writer Susan Lanigan facilitates a series of four workshops over 4 weeks in writing short fiction. In these sessions participants are encouraged, in a supportive environment, to express their ideas in the best fashion - and to bring that joyful expression into the crafting of short stories. Through timed exercises and discussions suitable for all levels, ages and walks of life, participants will be invited to discover their own personal style. Susan shares her own knowledge and experience in order to help and encourage others on the path. e80 (4 week course)

music: trad

Nordic-Celtic Connections


Thu 23 Sep @ 8pm

Nordic-Celtic Connections offers a great line-up of musicians from Sweden, Ireland and Scotland. The traditional Swedish instrument, the nyckelharpa is played by Sweden’s leading proponent of the stringed instrument, Peter Puma Hedlund, performing a unique Nordic-Celtic musical fusion with Dublin ‘piping hot’ uilleann piper Leo Rickard and Raphy Doyle on guitar and mandola (a form of the mandolin). The trio is joined by two of Scotland’s top traditional musicians, Paul Anderson, the finest Scots fiddler of his generation, and Shona Donaldson, Scotland’s Traditional Singer of the Year 2009. e16 / e14 Conc

culture night

Culture Night at Mermaid Arts Centre

Fri 24 Sep @ 5pm – 11pm

Expose yourself to some culture in Bray this Culture Night! Mermaid Arts Centre is opening its doors late and giving you the opportunity to explore. Have you ever stood on the stage at Mermaid and looked into the auditorium? Ever wondered what goes on backstage or in the control/projection room. Join us for a behind the scenes late night access to Mermaid Arts Centre from 5pm-11pm. The evening will include a special dance preview by the Cathy Sharpe Dance Ensemble and Mermaid’s gallery will also be open late, where you will have the opportunity to meet key artists from the dynamic exhibition UNBUILDING. Keep an eye on Mermaid’s website for a full Culture Night line-up. Admission Free



Dance Collection Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble

Sat 25 Sep @ 8pm

The Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble from Basel, Switzerland returns to Ireland with an exciting new evening of dance. CSDE will present Dance Collection - three very different choreographies highlighting the exceptional dancers of the company: American choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s Sometime Salvation Excerpts is a study in precise and beautiful motion; T 4 2 takes a humourous look at cultural habits and misunderstandings between Swiss choreographer/ dancer Félix Duméril and his Japanese collaborator Misato Inoue; Van Gogh Variations is Cathy Sharp’s very poetic interpretation of facets of Vincent van Gogh’s life based on his letters to his brother. This will be the first time that CSDE will perform at Mermaid! e18 / e16 Conc


Dan Carrollo, Martin Nolan and MacDara O’Conaola with the Fagan Irish Dancers

Sun 26 Sep @ 3pm

A delight to music lovers of all ages, prominent uilleann piper Martin Nolan is joined by guitarist Dan Carollo and singer MacDara O’Conaola (native of the Aran Islands and sister of singer Lasairfhíona). The trio is joined by the Fagan Irish Dancers, making this a well-rounded afternoon of traditional Irish music, song and dance.

e10 / e5 Conc



Lebanon [15A]

Mon 27 Sep @ 8pm

The emotional traumas of young Israeli soldiers drafted into the war with Lebanon are recounted in this wrenching concentration of raw emotion. Set entirely within the claustrophobic confines of an armoured tank; the only views of the outside world are through the cross-hairs of the gun barrel. Four hot, grime-streaked, twenty-something soldiers are manning the tank amid deafening noise and a sickening rocking and bumping motion. No one obeys orders, and one by one they go into panic as they realize they have driven into a lethal trap. This must qualify as one of the most antiheroic war movies ever made; not a single character can stomach battle or shows the slightest courage towards his comrades. Dir: Samuel Maoz. Winner Golden Lion 2009 Venice Film Festival e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: Hebrew (Subtitled)

Duration: 93 mins


Dates for your Diary THEATRE Fri 29 & Sat 30 Oct @ 8pm Big Ole Piece of Cake by Sean McLoughlin (Previews) Fishamble: The New Play Company FESTIVAL Mon 8 – Mon 22 Nov Wicklow xxx [xxA] Festival of Stories

xxx 00 xxx @ xxpm


Wed 24 Nov @ 8pm Ballet Ireland

MUSIC Sat 27 Nov @ 8pm Tarab with Savina Yannatou

e8 / e6.50 Conc

Language: English

Duration: xx mins


gallery game-play Julie Henry & Angela Fulcher

Fri 4 Jun – Sat 7 AUG

This exhibition brings together the work of two artists, Julie Henry and Angela Fulcher, both of whom in their practice explore social spaces, such as football matches and music festivals, and our participation in society. The football phenomenon features heavily in the work of the two artists, both approaching the sport from diverse angles and with different intentions. Going Down by Julie Henry comprises two projections played on a continuous loop of ardent fans at a football match. One projection focuses on the subdued group supporting the losing team, while the other features the celebratory actions of the supporters of the winning side. The work gives a sense of the investment of the fans in their team and blurs the boundaries between audience and performer. Angela Fulcher’s collage, assemblage and installation work includes Balls, a geodesic sculpture created using found footballs washed up on the shores of the Lee, Fabric Football made from the fabric of found umbrellas and Out There 4 Man incorporating material from tents unceremoniously abandoned after music festivals. This exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive education programme supported by Greenstar. Image courtesy of the artist: Julie Henry, Going Down, video still, 1998.



MON 23 AUG – SUN 17 oct

UNBUILDING began as a curatorial initiative of Wicklow County Council, starting in spring 2009 through a Curator-in-Residence programme led by appointed curator Clíodhna Shaffrey. The curatorial residency was designed by the local authority to support artists in new and innovative ways involving intensive discussion, collaboration and exploration of their practice within the context of the programme. The group of 11 artists and 3 curators have during the last year evolved their ideas through examing strands of interest that emerged in common creating a platform to showcase new work in a specially designed event for Mermaid Arts Centre. UNBUILDING includes off-site projects, an architecturally designed space at Mermaid, over 8 exhibitions rotating weekly, House on Fire (an anonymous group experiment) and a programme of weekly talks, presentations, and screenings. Check for further details on artist’s talks and events. Artists and curators include Pauline Cummins, Felicity Clear, Damien Flood, Cliona Harmey, Mary Kelly, Eilís Lavelle, Rosie Lynch, Bea McMahon, Sinead Ní Mhaonaígh, James Merrigan, Kate Minnock, Clíodhna Shaffrey, Tamsin Snow & Kate Warner. This project has been initiated by Wicklow County Arts Office and Arts Officer Jenny Sherwin, with additional support from ArtLinks and Mermaid Arts Centre.

Take a bow! The arts really matter to us in Ireland; they are a big part of people’s lives, the country’s single most popular pursuit. Our artists interpret our past, define who we are today, and imagine our future. We can all take pride in the enormous reputation our artists have earned around the world. The arts play a vital role in our economy, and smart investment of taxpayers’ money in the arts is repaid many times over. The dividends come in the form of a high value, creative economy driven by a flexible, educated, innovative work force, and in a cultural tourism industry worth a2.4 billion directly a year. The Arts Council is the Irish Government agency for funding and developing the arts. Arts Council funding from the taxpayer, through the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, for 2010 is a69.15 million, that’s less than a1 a week for every household. So, at the end of your next inspirational encounter with the arts, don’t forget the role you played and take a bow yourself! Find out what’s on at You can find out more about the arts here:


We would like to thank all of our Friends of Mermaid, including the following Corporate Friends: Bray Cancer Support Bray Tourism Bray Wanderers CRH Plc Connolly Sullivan Solicitors County Wickow Film Commission Dargle Valley Nursing Home DV4 Frank Duff Lounge Bar Key Plastics Ltd Liam O’Brien

Mailing List If you would like to join our mailing list, please contact the box office or join online at Disabled Access Mermaid has full disabled access and patrons should advise the box office of specific requirements when booking.

Gift Vouchers Gift Vouchers are available in any denomination from the box office. Betelnut Café & Theatre Bar The Betelnut Café at mermaid is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks from 8am - 6pm Mon - Fri, 9am to 9pm on Sat and from 10am - 5pm on Sun. The theatre bar is open for pre-show drinks. Interval drinks can be ordered before the performance.

Mermaid Project Sponsor

Concessions & Group Bookings Concessions are available to students, senior citizens and the unemployed. Group discounts are available. Please contact the box office for details. FILM TICKET PRICES & CLUB FILM INFormation: Tickets: 8 / 6.50 Conc. Club films require evening (1.50) or annual (15) membership. • available to all over 18 years • must be taken out at least 15 minutes prior to screening • entitles you to buy 3 guest tickets per screening • each group of 4 must have at least one member • guests must be over 18 years for Club films Latecomers: For the comfort of patrons and performers, latecomers will not be admitted until the interval. Tickets: Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

july th fr sa

Match Screening in foyer for entire month of July The Parting Glass @ 8pm Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang @ 2pm Redmond O’Toole @ 8pm

P5 P5 P6 P6


1 2 3 3 4

mo - fr

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Art Workshop with Joanna Kidney Children: 9-12yrs @ 10am - 1pm



5 5 6 7

Magnum Photos Screening @ 10am - 6pm A Single Man @ 8pm Magnum Photos Screening @ 10am - 6pm Magnum Photos Screening @ 10am - 6pm

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th 8 fr 9 sa 10 su 11

Magnum Photos Screening @ 10am - 6pm Magnum Photos Screening @ 10am - 6pm Luán Parle & Clive Barnes @ 8pm

P9 P9 P9

mo 12 - fr 16

Pottery Workshop with Christien Van Bussell Children: 6-9yrs @ 11am - 1pm, 10-13yrs @ 2pm - 4pm


mo 12 - fr 16

Dance Workshop with Dance Theatre Ireland Children: 8-12yrs @ 11am - 1pm, 13+yrs @ 2pm - 4pm


mo 12 tu 13 we 14 th 15 fr 16 sa 17 su 18

His & Hers (G) @ 8pm


His & Hers (G) @ 8pm His & Hers (G) @ 8pm David O’Doherty @ 8pm Outdoor Event on Plaza: Txutxukan @ 1pm Eoin Dillon @ 8pm Bray Arts Performance Evening @ 8pm

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The Father of my Children (12A) @ 8pm


The Divine Comedy (Solo) @ 8PM Outdoor Event on Plaza: Taiko @ 1pm

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fr sa sa su

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Workshop with Taiko @ 2.30pm Residencies Open Viewing @ 3pm Tarab @ 8pm

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mo 26 - fr 30

Art Workshop with Joanna Kidney Children: 6-9yrs @ 10am - 1pm


mo 26 - fr 30

Theatre Workshop, Wonderland Productions Children: 7-13yrs @ 10.30am - 3.30pm


mo 26 sa 31

Samson and Delilah (15A) @ 8pm Hannah Montana / High School Musical @ 8PM

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Storm (15A) @ 8pm


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Wicklow Youth Council @ 8PM




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Lourdes (G) @ 8pm


Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm The Picture of Dorian Gray at Parkview Hotel

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mo tu we th fr sa sa su

16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22

I Am Love (16) @ 8pm Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm The Picture of Dorian Gray at Rathsallagh House Our House: Sheevawn @ 8pm The Picture of Dorian Gray at Killruddery House

P21 P20 P20 P20 P20 P20 P20 P20

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23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Dogtooth (18) @ 8pm


Hoodies & Heels: Rampage School of Dance @ 8pm Hoodies & Heels: Rampage School of Dance @ 8pm Breathless: Mend & Makedo Theatre Co. @ 8pm

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La Danse: The Paris Opera (PG) @ 8pm


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Faulty Towers @ 8pm


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Faulty Towers @ 8pm


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Happiest Girl in the World (Club) @ 8pm


Mariem Hassan – The Voice of the Sahara [CLUB] @ 8pm How to Train Your Dragon (12A) @ 2pm Scullion @ 8pm

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City of Life and Death @ 8pm Little Gem: Gúna Nua Theatre @ 8pm Little Gem: Gúna Nua Theatre @ 8pm Little Gem: Gúna Nua Theatre @ 8pm Little Gem: Gúna Nua Theatre @ 8pm Little Gem: Gúna Nua Theatre @ 8pm Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 2PM

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mo tu we th

20 21 22 23

Revanche @ 8pm (Club) Adult Pottery with Christien Van Bussell @ 10.30AM

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Creative Writing Workshop with Susan Lanigan @ 7pm Nordic-Celtic Connections @ 8PM Culture Night @ 5PM Dance Collection: Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble @ 8pm Dan Carrollo @ 7pm

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Lebanon (15A) @ 8pm Adult Pottery with Christien Van Bussell @ 10.30AM

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Creative Writing Workshop with Susan Lanigan @ 7pm


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GALLERY FRI 4 JUNE - SAT 7 AUGUST game-play - Julie Henry & Angela Fulcher



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visual arts

Gallery game-play Julie Henry & Angela Fulcher Fri 4 Jun – Sat 7 AUG

unbuilding mon 23 aug – sun 17 oct

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box office Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm (until 8pm on show nights) Telephone: 01-2724030 Online booking is free of charge:

gallery Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

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

FOR bookings please call or visit our website

T: 01 272 4030

Cover: Match (film still), Directed by Dearbhla Walsh. Produced by Willie White for Project Arts Centre.

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