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Book your tickets, however suits… Film Club Information 01 272 4030

www.mermaidartscentre.ie 10am - 6pm from Mon - Sat and until 8pm on performance nights. Please note! Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded There are no booking fees - at all The Mermaid gallery is open from 10am - 6pm from Mon to Sat and until 8pm on performance nights. Admission is free. The Betelnut Café serves breakfast, lunch and snacks from 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm on Saturday and from 10am - 5pm on Sunday.

Some of the films we screen here at Mermaid have not been certified by the Irish Censorship Office. In order to screen these films we need to operate as a film club. This nominal fee has been integrated into the ticket price for all CLUB films. Everyone is welcome to attend CLUB films. Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow You will find Mermaid Arts Centre in the civic offices complex at the top of Bray Main Street, before the Bank of Ireland. To get to Mermaid from the N11 Northbound, you exit at Bray South, where you’ll see signs for Bray leading to the Killarney Road. You can follow this road to Main Street. To get to Mermaid from the N11 Southbound, you exit at Bray North, following signs for Bray onto the Dublin Road. Cross over the Dargle Bridge and you will be on Main Street. Bus Routes: 145, 184, 45A, 84/a, 84N The DART/train station is a 10 minute walk from Mermaid. To Dublin

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For the past twelve years, Mermaid Arts Centre has played a key role in shaping and contributing to the cultural offering and creative lives of Wicklow County. I have recently been appointed Artistic Director and am delighted to start to plan, with the Mermaid Board and team, to build on that success. I believe art touches the profound values that form and bind society together. Yes art entertains, but for me what is most important is that it also provokes thought and promotes understanding. In programming a centre where all art forms sit side by side, I am struck by how certain disciplines are embraced more than others. How popularity creates a hierarchy and how that hierarchy presents real responsibilities to arts centres like Mermaid. It is generally accepted the arts lift our spirits and broaden our minds. As a centre for all art, it is our responsibility to ensure less popular work is not undervalued. It is our duty to represent a broad range of work which might be less popular and at times less commercial but is no less important. This in turn leads us as a centre of art and also a centre of community, to the fundamental responsibility of ensuring we live in a society which truly values creativity for all. In the coming months we are presenting and supporting the work of musicians, theatre makers, visual artists, dancers and talented local artists and makers. Our programme is broad and eclectic; it is a programme of which we are proud. We know there are shows for each and every one of you, our audience and we hope you’ll be able to find the time to come visit. Join us to watch great film, theatre and dance and come along to our gallery openings - visit as often as you can. When you visit please talk to us and tell us what you think because as a cultural centre, without our audience, we are incomplete. Niamh O’Donnell


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SPECIAL OFFERS CHOOSE 3 SEPARATE SHOWS FOR €33 OR 4 SEPARATE SHOWS FOR €40 FROM THE LIST OPPOSITE

DECLAN SINNOTT

FRI 16 MAY / P.10

One of Ireland’s most talented guitarists and producers, a must see for music fans.

THE UNREMARKABLE DEATH OF MARILYN MONROE

TUE 20 MAY / P.12

Marilyn Monroe as we have never seen her before. A stark confessional offers a radical interpretation of this Hollywood legend.

PIERCE TURNER

SAT 14 JUN / P.19

A national treasure, singer, songwriter and performer Turner guarantees fun and exuberance. A true legend.

DUBLINERS DILEMMA

WED 18 JUN / P.20

A one-man show devised and performed by compelling performer Declan Gorman, depicting publisher Grant Richards as he relives his frustrating correspondence with James Joyce.

TARAB AND NAFRA

FRI 18 JUL / P.28

A double bill performance linking Irish instrumental and vocal tradition with the delightful Mediterranean music and sound.

At Mermaid Arts Centre we really appreciate our regular customers. To show our appreciation the list of performances opposite are available to you on our 3 for €33 / 4 for €40 ticket deal. Simply select three or four separate shows and call our box office team on 01-2724030 to book your special rate tickets. Thank you!

DON BAKER

FRI 8 AUG / P.31

A blues legend, described by Bono as the greatest harmonica player in the world.

SEPHIRA FRI 15 AUG / P.32 The international musical phenomenon, Sephira, combine exhilarating string-driven performances with captivating sibling harmonies.

LUKA BLOOM

FRI 29 AUG / P.35

Regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way.


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S P A C E a rt i st r e s i d e nc i e s Artists and audiences are at the heart of Mermaid Arts Centre. We believe in the importance of self expression and also the importance of supporting the creation of work which relates to contemporary events. We are interested in work that reflects our lives and helps us find meaning. In 2014 we are introducing Mermaid SPACE, a residency programme running from June to September. These residencies are divided into three types; Research and Development, Creation and Production. We have invited four artists from Wicklow and further afield to work in residence in 2014. Aine Stapleton is a choreographer and dancer. She is in the process of creating an original dance piece called Dear Baby, based on the life and writings of Lucia Joyce. Lucia was a talented dancer, musician and writer whose work was mostly destroyed after her death. Aine has permission to use much of what remains of Lucia’s papers, including diary extracts and family letters creatively. The piece will be presented as part of Wicklow Council Arts Office Programme 2014 and also supported by Dance Ireland’s Residency Support Award 2014. Aine will work with artists including Jose Miguel Jimenez to blend film, music and dance to express Lucia’s story. Aine is of interest to us not just as a Wicklow artist or because there is a direct connect with Bray (Lucia holidayed here) but because she engages in contemporary themes of gender and politics. Aine will be looking at what it can mean to be ill, to be misunderstood and also what it means to be free.

Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers) are developing their new work Future Forecasts, with artists Jessica Kennedy and Sean Millar. The piece will feature a group of senior citizens (from Wicklow and South County Dublin) and will explore their hopes, dreams and fears for the future; from robots taking over the world to aging, health, faith and the right to die. This piece will bear witness to the real experiences of the men and women in the cast and therefore, like all of Gary and Feidlim’s work, will deal with difficult issues in a real and personal way. They, and their collaborators will weave alternate experiences into a story in a way that helps us as an audience to look at things we normally don’t hear or see, to give us a new perspective. Future Forecasts will be developed and presented in Mermaid before it plays in Dublin Theatre Festival 2014.

Shaun Dunne (with Aisling Byrne and Lisa Walsh) are working as part of Talking Shop Ensemble on a new work called Advocacy. The piece explores the subject of choice and our ability to selfadvocate. In his research Shaun has been largely inspired by the inner workings of a disability service, the people who work there and the conflicts of choice that is part of their daily lives. Shaun is collaborating with a special needs facilitator, Aisling Byrne of John of Gods Kildare, service for Adults with intellectual Disabilities. Her work focuses on decision making and guidance for people with varying intellectual ability - giving them the understanding of consequence and importance of speaking up and having their opinions’ heard. Talking Shop are interested in these issues as they believe it holds an interesting parallel for Ireland and young people today. Talking Shop are supported by Dublin Fringe Festival and Advocacy will be presented in Mermaid on 23rd August before moving to Dublin Fringe Festival in September 2014.


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Introducing our new season of cinema, what will you see? What a busy winter cinema season at Mermaid! Our cinema programme has gone from strength to strength and this is all down to you our wonderful Mermaid audience. Our new season includes Oscar winning titles Dallas Buyers Club, 12 Years a Slave, and the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Having attended many screenings at the 2014 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival we are delighted to programme some of these films in the knowledge that you will really enjoy them. These titles include The Lunchbox, a sweet romance set in bustling Mumbai, The Past, a gripping family drama, and Tracks, an epic adventure set in the Australian outback. As always we programme with our Mermaid audience in mind, providing a balance of entertaining comedies and dramas and more thought provoking titles that we feel you can’t miss. We would love to get your feedback so give us a call or drop into the box office! Happy viewing!

“One of the very best small jazz festivals in Europe” All About Jazz

Festival 2014

Bray Jazz Festival returns for it’s 15th year with a captivating programme of cutting edge contemporary jazz featuring headline performers from the United States, Norway and Brazil. Find out more at: www.brayjazz.com

FRIDAY, MAY 2nd, 8pm €25 Vinicius Cantuária Quartet (Brazil)

Cantuária is a major star of Latin jazz and Brazilian bossa nova. A critically acclaimed composer and sought after collaborator, he has played with such contemporary music giants as David Byrne, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as jazz greats Brad Mehldau and Bill Frisell. Cantuária rarely produces anything that is not beautiful, his compositions and arrangements light, fleet and musical.

SATURDAY, MAY, 3rd, 8pm €25 Marius Neset Quartet (Norway)

Described as the greatest Norwegian saxophonist since Jan Garbarek, Marius Neset ‘Birds’ CD last year confirmed a player and composer of rare depth and talent. His album appeared on numerous ‘best of year’ lists, while his live shows have established Neset as a genuine new European jazz star.

SUNDAY, MAY 4th 8pm €25 Dave Douglas & Uri Caine Duos (USA) Two of New York’s most celebrated jazz musicians, long-time collaborators Dave Douglas (trumpet) and Uri Caine (piano) present their intimate and captivating ‘Present Joys’, a unique and magical repertoire of songs, hymns and improvisations by two of America’s jazz greats.


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FILM FILM

MON 5 MAY 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 109 mins

MON 12 MAY 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 103mins

The Grand Budapest Hotel (15A) Stylish, whimsical and wonderfully imaginative Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is a joy to watch. Featuring an all star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Saoirse Ronan to name a few. Ralph Fiennes plays Gustave H, the legendary concierge of the hotel, and newcomer Tony Revolori plays Zero Revolori, his young friend and sidekick. Together they become embroiled in a plot revolving around a priceless Renaissance painting and a family fortune. Set between the wars, against the backdrop of a dramatically changing continent, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a sumptuous Anderson extravaganza. Language: English

12 Years a Slave (15A) Steve McQueen directs this unflinching portrayal of pre-Civil War American slavery. Partly based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, a New York State citizen who was kidnapped and forced to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s. The hugely talented Chiwetel Ejiofor leads an extraordinary cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o and Benedict Cumberbatch. Powerful, brutal, and heartbreaking, 12 Years a Slave communicates the horrors of slave society and the physical experience of slavery in an unforgettable film. Language: English Winner - Best Film, Academy Awards 2014 / Winner

LOCAL ARTS

LOCAL ARTS

WED 7 - FRI 9 MAY @ 7.30PM SAT 10 MAY @ 7PM SUN 11 MAY @ 3PM & 7.30PM €13/10

TUE 13 MAY 5PM & 8PM €15/10

Action Arts The pupils from Action Arts will delight you with their end of year show. This year’s show contains extracts from Oliver, and Annie performed by our Senior groups. You will also recognise characters like Miss Piggy, Kermit, Robin and some very grumpy old men from The Muppet Show, performed by our Junior groups while our Middle group tell the musical story of Little Red Riding Hood. You will also be entertained with modern singing and dance from these talented children, who come from all over County Wicklow.

Wish Upon a Star

StageDoor Ireland This show celebrates the music of Disney throughout the years. With singing, dancing and drama, the students of StageDoor Ireland will take you on a thrilling journey through the magic kingdom. With some of the performers as young as four years of age you cannot fail to be charmed. This Show comes hot on the heels of many recent successes including their wonderful charity single which is still available on iTunes: Taking it to the Max.


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THEATRE

LOCAL ARTS

WED 14 THU 15 MAY 8PM €16/14

SAT 17 MAY @ 7PM SUN 18 MAY @ 3PM & 7PM €17/Family Ticket €60

Postscript by

Noelle Brown

by Junior

A poignant and wonderfully humorous account of a woman turned detective on a mission to reveal the truth. From an early age Noelle Brown was told she was adopted. While this made her feel exotic as a child, she soon learned the word was used by adults in a hushed voice. ‘A moving story stoically enacted by Brown and Bríd Ní Neachtain, who beautifully brings to life the letters that form the linchpin of Browne’s journey…..powerful piece of work.’ ★★★★ The Irish Times

Fame

Musicals

Junior Musicals Theatre School presents its end of year variety show entitled Fame. With excerpts from the hit musical Fame as well as brand new West-End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mermaid’s stage will be a sea of energy and colour. The tiny tots will delight you with their performance of Cinderella. Packed tight with vibrant dance routines, fantastic soloists and performances from the Theatre School Choir, this show will raise your spirits and put a smile on everyone’s face!

FILM MUSIC FRI 16 MAY 8PM €20/18 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

Declan Sinnott Mermaid is honoured to welcome one of Ireland’s most talented guitarists and producers, Declan Sinnott. With a career spanning over 40 years, Declan has played guitar and produced music for Irish folk luminaries such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sinead Lohan and John Spillane to name but a few. He was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts - two of the most influential trad/ electric bands in Ireland, and spent 13 years guiding Mary Black’s career, producing the majority of her music. Since the year 2000 Declan has been guitarist and producer to Christy Moore. A must see for real music fans.

MON 19 MAY 2.30PM €3 (includes tea/coffee after the screening) Dur: 109 mins

High Society (G) Our ever popular Bealtaine Screening is back with a classic Hollywood movie! So tell your friends and make a date at Mermaid! Grace Kelly plays Tracy Lord, a beautiful but stuck-up ice goddess who had been married to musician CK Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby), is about to enter another with stuffy but dependable George (Lund). Her plans for a sensational socialite wedding are, however, dashed by a series of troublesome events. Dexter and Mike Connor (Frank Sinatra), a reporter covering the nuptials, help Tracy find her human side and realise whom she should really marry! Regular Matinee Screenings on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon’s for more details check our brochure!


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FILM

THU 22 - FRI 23 MAY 7.30PM €15/12 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) €45

MON 19 MAY 8PM €8.50/7 Dur: 95 mins

The Square (CLUB) Oscar nominated documentary The Square gives a fascinating and atmospheric account of what it’s like to be plunged into the centre of a revolution. In 2011, a colossal people’s gathering in Tahrir Square, Cairo ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The revolt brought together Muslims, Christians and Islamists asking for the end to injustice and poverty. This was only the beginning of an ongoing struggle for freedom which continues to this day. Director Jehane Noujaim has spent years documenting the revolution, bringing us on a journey into movement for democracy in Egypt. Language: English & Arabic with subtitles

Performers Theatre School Performers Theatre School returns to Mermaid with two exciting productions! Performers Juniors will bring you on a wonderful journey through Wonderland, with no less than 6 Alices, a mad hatter, white rabbit, the queen of hearts and many other familiar characters! Performers Seniors & Academy bring you songs and dances from the musicals, including Les Miserables, Annie, Hairspray, Wicked and many more. A great night of entertainment for all the family.

THEATRE TUE 20 MAY 8PM €16/14 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe Dyad Productions present Marilyn Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and bares all, revealing a biting intelligence, a frustrated talent and an imperfect body. This stark confessional (DiMaggio, Gable, Miller, her mother – it’s all here) offers a radical interpretation of this Hollywood legend and leads us, in real time, to the very moment of her death. Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones. ‘Dazzling’ Edinburgh Guide

MUSIC SAT 24 MAY 8PM €15/13

Bray Music Centre Concert Come and join us with the Bray Music Centre community of students, teachers, parents and music lovers. We are very proud of all our students and this is a chance to hear the winners of our annual prizes, trophies and bursaries. All styles of music are represented: from rock to classical; solos and groups. Expect to be entertained and amazed!


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FILM

LOCAL ARTS

MON 26 MAY 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 125min

SUN 1 JUN 3.30PM €13/10

Dun Laoghaire School of Music

Her (15A) Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, Her follows Theodore, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, his life changes when his computer gets a new operating system, sophisticated artificial intelligence with a female voice called Samantha, played by Scarlett Johansson. She is empowered to organise his life, give personal advice, and provides emotional support. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. Language: English

Dun Laoghaire School of Music celebrates the end of a great musical year showcasing the huge talent and variety of musical styles on offer at the school – solo performances, instrumental ensembles, rock bands, excerpts from musicals, a presentation from the popular Children’s World of Music and the Dun Laoghaire School of Music choir.

FILM LOCAL ARTS WED 28 SAT 31 MAY 7.30PM €14/10

Snow White

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Bray School of Dance

Bray School of Dance is excited to bring you their unique interpretation of this age-old tale. The first half of the show will delight you with classical ballet, modern theatre and jazz dance, with students as young as 3 years old up to experienced dancers that have trained with the school for many years. The second half will have you dancing along in your seats with exciting dance numbers including tap, jazz and hip hop. This fantastic show promises to entertain adults and children alike.

MON 2 JUN 8PM €8.50/7 Dur: 90min

The Missing Picture (CLUB) Another Oscar nominated documentary and an excellent companion piece to those who caught Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing. Rithy Panh, The Cambodian director has spent his adult life pondering the appalling atrocities the Khmer Rouge carried out in his country. The survivors of Pol Pot’s deranged project were left with few reliable photographic documents of the catastrophe; all that remains is utopian government propaganda. Panh represents these ‘missing pictures’ of the brutal regime in an unlikely fashion, by creating unsettlingly cute clay figures in this inventive yet rigorous approach to a haunting subject. Language: French with subtitles Winner - Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2013.


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CHILDREN’S THEATRE

LOCAL ARTS

SAT 7 JUN 3PM €10/8 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) €30

MON 2 JUN 4PM €12

Encorps Stage School Encorps Stage School was established in 2003 by sisters Niamh & Cliona O’Brien and has been offering dance classes since then across Dublin in Blackrock, Ballinteer, Ballycullen and Tallaght. This year’s show in Mermaid Arts Centre is a collaboration of the Blackrock and Ballinteer classes. With performers aged from 3 to 18 years, the show celebrates a variety of dance styles and music genres and includes extracts from Aladdin, Chicago, Cabaret and also hip hop mash ups! As always the focus of this annual show is on the performers. At Encorps Stage School every student gets an opportunity to shine while also having fun!

Jack and the Beanstalk Lyngo Theatre

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

LOCAL ARTS

MUSIC

FRI 6 JUN 8PM €5

SUN 8 JUN 3PM €5/Family Ticket €10 (2 adults, 2 children)

Signal Arts Centre Shorts Signal Arts Centre is delighted to invite you to the screening of the third Signal Film Fest Shortlist Showcase. As ever Signal is constantly developing new ways to engage with the arts community both locally and further afield. To this end Signal’s short film competition aims to encourage and support budding and amateur filmmakers. The ten shortlisted entries will be screened in Mermaid before a panel of judges and the winner of the grand prize of a national screening on 3e will be announced as well as awarding runner up prizes from Filmbase and Cinelectric.

Elaine Agnew Presented by Wicklow County Council on behalf of Music Generation Wicklow, this commission is the second to be premiered in 2014. This new work is composed by Elaine Agnew in collaboration with students from 2nd and 3rd Classes in St Laurence O’Toole NS Glendalough, Newtownmountkennedy NS and St Bridget’s NS Greystones. Each of these classes participates in Music Generation Wicklow’s Foundation Music Programme. The children are being supported through the performance by musicians Dr. Eamonn Sweeney, Guitar, Eimear Saunders, Oboe, Ela Elautina, Flute and Sinead Finnegan, Violin.


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MUSIC

FILM

SAT 14 JUN 8PM €16/14 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

MON 9 JUN 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 116min

Pierce Turner

Dallas Buyers Club (16) Matthew McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. When Woodroof is diagnosed with HIV, his life is turned upside down, he is prescribed a highly toxic drug and given thirty days to live. Ron, now shunned by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decides to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal and establishing a hugely successful ‘buyers’ club’. Language: English

LOCAL ARTS THU 12 - FRI 13 JUN 8PM €15/12

An Evening with the Voices of

Bray Community Choir Enjoy a very special evening of popular music with Voices of Bray Community Choir. Founded in 2013, this choir is a new venture in North Wicklow and has in excess of 70 voices. It is delighted to perform its first public concert at Mermaid Arts Centre. The choir will perform songs from Richard Rodgers to Eric Clapton, from the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel to Coldplay and many more. Please come along to what promises to be a memorable event. Proceeds from these concerts will be donated to local charities.

Described as a national treasure, singer, song-writer and performer Pierce Turner has a penchant for the unexpected and the unorthodox. Referencing all sorts of musical styles from the sacred to the profane in his songs, always with a sense of humour and a soupcon of irony, Turner is exuberant and fun. Numbered amongst Pierce Turner fans are movie stars like Brad Pitt who took the risk of going to a show at Whelans, where he could have been mobbed. After the show Brad even sent one of his bodyguards down to the stage to buy a CD. It has been written in more than one reputable paper that a Turner show is an awe inspiring experience.

LOCAL ARTS SUN 15 JUN 1.30PM €10

Music Makers’ Summer Rock Spectacular The students of Music Makers’ Academy Dun Laoghaire return to the Mermaid for the Academy’s end-of-term concert. For one night of non-stop rockin’ these talented students will be showcasing their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, ukulele and vocals in an exciting and dynamic concert guaranteed to have you dancing in your seat. Performing songs from many genres including, rock, blues, funk, indie, R&B and pop, Music Makers’ Academy is proud to showcase Ireland’s stars of tomorrow! All are welcome.


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THEATRE WED 18 JUN 8PM €16/14 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

LOCAL ARTS OFF-SITE SUN 15 JUN 4PM €8

The Dubliners Dilemma

Get Vocal Presented as part of Wicklow County Arts Office Programme 2014 Get Vocal is a choral initiative by Wicklow County Arts Office which engages older people throughout the county in singing. Each year four sectional rehearsals take place over a four month period in Laragh, Greystones, Baltinglass and Tinahely, all of the groups come together for final rehearsals and a performance in June. Get Vocal is designed to be fun and accessible maximising the other benefits known to be derived from singing such as breathing, posture, stress relief physical activity and energy. This is an off-site event at Killruddery House

1914. London publisher Grant Richards re-reads the manuscript of James Joyce’s Dubliners, eight years after rejecting it over fears it might breach obscenity laws. As the streets of Dublin and the racy stories of Joyce’s childhood and young adult world spring to life, Richards relives his frustrating correspondence with the petulant Irish writer. Should he risk everything second time around and launch this volatile genius on the world? The performance is accompanied by an evocative audio-visual presentation The Life of Joyce.

FILM

THEATRE

MON 16 JUN @ 8PM TUE 17 JUN @ 2.30PM €8/6.50/5 Dur: 104mins

FRI 20 - SAT 21 JUN 8PM €16/14

The Lunchbox (PG) A mistaken lunchbox delivery paves the way for an unlikely romance bringing together two very different people — Ila, a neglected housewife and Saajan a solitary widower in this delightful film. In Mumbai, more than 5,000 famously efficient dabbawallas — lunchbox couriers — navigate chaotic streets to deliver lunches, lovingly prepared by housewives, to working men across the city. After Ila realizes that Saajan is receiving the meals meant for her husband, the two begin sending each other letters through the lunchbox. What starts as an innocent exchange about Ila’s cooking gently develops into something more as they search for happiness. Language: Hindi with English subtitles

Swing

Fishamble – The New Play Company

Friends’ Evening

A show about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best and trying new things and thinking outside the box and seeing things clearly and living as well as you can and giving it a lash. With rock and roll music. It’ll make you want to dance. ‘Moran and Blount create endearing visions of stalled lives in a whirl of possibility and, with elegant guidance, Daly lets them dance like angels’ Irish Times ‘Funny, warm, and well produced, with a rousing finale that’s enough to make you kick up your own heels’ Irish Theatre Magazine


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LOCAL ARTS

LOCAL ARTS

SUN 22 JUN 1PM & 5PM €12 (under two years are free)

THU 26 JUN @ 7.30PM FRI 27 JUN @ 12.45PM & 7.30PM €15/10/€8 Matinee

Stagebratz Stagebratz Starz Academy is a stage school for children, teens and young adults. We teach children a love for the stage incorporating all aspects of performing arts. Our End of Year Show 2014 is an amazing mix of singing, dancing and acting from our super talented Starz (some only 3 years old!) who have been working very hard since January to bring you this fabulous, lively, colourful & entertaining Show for all the family!

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Bray Lakers

Bray Lakers presents an adapted version of William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream. With a hugely gifted cast, the show promises to be an entertaining frolic showcasing all of the talents of the Bray Lakers. Heavenly music, energetic dance and slapstick comedy are at the centre of this classic piece of theatre. If it’s entertainment you desire this is the show for you!

FILM MON 23 JUN 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 122min

Only Lovers Left Alive (15A) Jim Jarmusch’s latest film starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston is a seductive and ultra cool affair. Moving from exotic Tangier to the grey streets of Detroit Only Lovers Left Alive follows the story of reclusive musician Adam and his beloved Eve, a pair of ancient vampires reuniting after time apart. Their love affair has endured for centuries, having witnessed societies rise and fall, and they spend their time hanging out together lamenting this soulless modern world. Mia Wasikowska co-stars in this spooky, funny, ironic film. Language: English

THEATRE SAT 28 JUN 3PM €15/12/ Family ticket €45

Peter Pan

Dramtech Performing Arts Theatre A normal family. A visitor. A magical adveture awaits you. There’s singing and dancing, pirates, mermaids and even indians. Sword fights, fairy dust and a very sneaky shadow roming around. Climb on board this magical ride of fun filled fantasy and adventure for all the family and join Wendy, Peter, Tinkerbell, The Lost Boys and the Indians as they battle their way through Captain Hook’s michevious web of intrigue and danger!


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THEATRE OFF-SITE

DANCE

SUN 29 JUN 2.30PM €18/16.50/Children under 16 €10/Family Ticket €52 Powerscourt Gardens

MON 30 JUN FRI 4 JUL 10AM - 2PM SHOW: €10/Children under 16 free

The Jungle Book

Dance Camp

Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Rachel Goode School of Dance

In the magical Indian jungle a new arrival changes the animal kingdom forever. Join Mowgli on his wonderful adventures with the loveable and wise Baloo the Bear, the powerful panther Bagheera, not to mention mischievous monkeys and the terrifying tiger Shere Khan! For this performance children are invited to dress up in their favourite animal costume and join in the Jungle Parade in the interval. This is an off-site event taking place in Powerscourt Gardens, one of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens.

FILM MON 30 JUN 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 87min

The Sea (12A) Based on the Booker Prize winning novel by John Banville, The Sea tells the story of Max Morden who following the death of his wife, withdraws to the remote Irish seaside village where he spent his summers as a boy. There between bouts of heavy drinking and research for a book, Max reflects on the recent illness and passing of his wife and the ghosts of his childhood at this seaside village. He casts his mind back to an idyllic summer in 1955 when a distant trauma ended the innocence of his 12-year-old self. Starring Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, and Sinead Cusack. Language: English

This year's Summer School will include ballet, jazz, character, choreography and arts and crafts. The students will develop their dance training in a fun filled week learning ballet and jazz dances and choreography techniques for the show. They will also take part in a choreographic competition where the winners will perform their piece in the show. The course will also cover makeup and costumes. Bookings can be made through the website or by calling Rachel on 012872281. www.thegoodeschoolofdance.com Suitable for 6-18 year olds

CHILDREN’S FILM SUN 6 JUL 2PM €5 Dur: 92min

Mr Peabody and Sherman (G) Mr Peabody is a super-intelligent beagle (voiced by Ty Burrell) resident in a spectacular New York apartment who has been granted the right to adopt a human boy: this is seven-year-old Sherman (voiced by Max Charles). Mr Peabody is a finicky and precise but very caring foster parent, with a slight resemblance to Dr Niles Crane in the 90s TV show Frasier, as played by David Hyde Pierce. He wants to complete young Sherman’s historical education with a time-machine he has invented, allowing them both to visit various important eras. Language: English


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SAT 12 JUL 8PM €12/10 Seats pushed back

SUN 6 JUL @ 4.30PM MON 7 JUL @ 8PM 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 79min

A Long Way from Home (12A) After fifty years together, Joseph and Brenda have retired to southern France. They have become the old couple in a restaurant who have nothing left to say to one another. Brenda seems frail and increasingly forgetful but Joseph is still full of vitality. A chance meeting with a young holiday couple Suzanne and Mark, upsets the delicate balance of their seasoned relationship as Joseph is instantly smitten with the young woman and pursues her to the point of foolishness. Starring James Fox and Brenda Fricker. Language: English

Stop Making Sense (CLUB) Iconic Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme, was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre in December 1983, as the group was touring to promote their new album Speaking in Tongues. It played for twenty weeks in Dublin’s then Ambassador cinema, where David Byrne was later to perform in 2002. Now thirty years after the movie’s release you can put on the oversized suit and rock out to one of the greatest bands of the eighties or any time for that matter with tracks including Psycho Killer, Heaven and Burning Down the House! Language: English

FILM PERFORMANCE CAMP MON 7 - FRI 11 JUL 9.30AM - 2.30PM Daily €90 (€150 for 2 siblings, €200 for 3 siblings)

Starcamp Starcamp is Ireland’s leading and most renowned performing and fun summer camp. Open to boys and girls of all levels aged 4-13. Sing, Dance, Act, build self-esteem and confidence all while making new friends and having fun. Run by professional, experienced, fully trained and Garda vetted leaders, choreographers and drama coaches. To book your child’s place, visit www.starcamp.ie or call 021 4377900.

MON 14 JUL @ 8PM TUE 15 JUL @ 2.30PM €8/6.50/€5 Dur: 90min

20 Feet From Stardom (12A) Director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Both triumphant and heartbreaking, it is a tribute to the voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the sacrifices and rewards of their careers. Focusing on four singers Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill, each with a fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of stardom. Language: English


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THEATRE OFF-SITE

FRI 18 JUL 8PM €14/12 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

SAT 19 JUL 7PM €16/11/ Family Ticket €46 Avondale House, Rathdrum

Tarab and Nafra Tarab is a five piece Irish ensemble led by Italian accordionist Francesco Turrisi and features saxophonist Nick Roth, cellist Kate Ellis, traditional flautist Emer Mayock and percussionist Robbie Harris. Nafra is a Maltese folk ensemble who are international envoys of Malta’s music heritage. Mermaid Arts Centre, in partnership with the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm is proud to present a double bill performance of these two groups for an evening of delightful Mediterranean music and sound to create an imaginary link between aesthetic elements of Mediterranean music and the Irish instrumental and vocal tradition.

CHILDREN’S FILM SAT 19 JUL 2PM €5 Dur: 100min

The Lego Movie (G) A thrilling, consistently funny, all-ages extravaganza, The Lego Movie is virtually critic proof. It’s got laser sharks. And robot pirates. And a uni-kitty. And Batman. The project’s theoretically cold, corporate, plastic heart – the movie is fashioned from LEGO® after all – is deftly offset by an anarchic, anti-authoritarian theme. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is an every-brick construction worker who finds himself at the heart of a vast conspiracy as orchestrated by President Business (Will Ferrell) and his evil, schizoid henchman, Bad Cop (Liam Neeson). Language: English

Wuthering Heights

Chapterhouse Theatre Company Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Bronte’s classic love story set on the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s everlasting love bring happiness or will the very forces of nature and the moors tear them apart? Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company with family and friends for an evening of unforgettable theatre under the stars. This is an off-site event taking place in Avondale House & Forest Park.

FILM MON 21 JUL 8PM €8.50/7 Dur: 96min

The Rocket (CLUB) Set in the lush countryside of Laos, The Rocket, is a touching story with lovely performances by the two young actors. Ahlo is the surviving twin of a difficult birth and due to superstitions is believed to carry bad luck. The construction of a dam forces Ahlo and his family to relocate from their tranquil village. He is ostracised by the superstitious community and his only hope of redemption is the Rocket Festival: a riotous and dangerous competition where rockets are set off to provoke the rain gods. Ahlo is determined to win and gain the respect of his community. Language: Lao with English subtitles


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MON 28 JUL 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 110min

MON 4 AUG @ 8PM TUE 5 AUG @ 2.30PM €8/6.50/€5 Dur: 100min

Yves Saint Laurent (15A)

Calvary (15A)

Yves Saint Laurent traces the life of the precocious talent in this sumptuous ode to fashion. In 1957 Saint Laurent is appointed assistant to Christian Dior. After Dior’s sudden death, he is made artistic director of one of the world’s most renowned fashion houses. He meets Pierre Bergé, who becomes his lover and business partner, a relationship that will change his life forever. Refusing to succumb to his critics and self-doubt, he creates the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house and presents the first-ever ‘ready to wear’ collection, shocking the world of couture. Language: French with English subtitles

LOCAL ARTS WED 30 JUL SAT 2 AUG 8PM €15

Sheevawn – West Side Story Following their success with Footloose in 2013, Sheevawn Musical Youth Theatre, (seniors aged between 13-19 years) presents Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical West Side Story. With a large talented teenage cast, this Romeo and Juliet tale set in 1950s New York and packed full of some of the bestknown musical theatre songs including I Feel Pretty, Jet Song and America and is filled with drama, music and dance and sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Set against the magnificent Sligo landscape, John Michael McDonagh’s second film stars Brendan Gleeson as a priest in a small Sligo parish. One day, while hearing confession, he is told that he is going to be murdered ... in one week. Father James struggles to understand his death sentence as the day draws near, searching for hope and faith amongst his parishioners – a community of lost souls and potential suspects. Calvary is a complex and challenging work with a black vein of humour running through it. Featuring a wealth of Irish talent including Chris O’Dowd, Dylan Moran, and Pat Shortt. Language: English

MUSIC FRI 8 AUG 8PM €16/14 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

Don Baker Don Baker is a living Blues legend having recorded multiple acclaimed albums including Almost Illegal, Born With the Blues, Duckin’ & Divin’, Miss You, and Rain On The Wind to name but a few. Described as the greatest harmonica player in the world, his reputation is global with Oasis and U2 being long term admirers of his music. Baker is also well known as an accomplished actor having starred in In the Name of the Father and On the Nose.


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SAT 9 AUG 8PM €14/12 Seats pushed back

FRI 15 AUG 8PM €16/14 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

Heathers Heathers are twin sisters Ellie and Louise MacNamara. Their second album Kingdom was nominated for the Meteor Choice Music prize and was released in the US in April with first single Forget Me Knots already a firm favourite on US radio. Heathers played South by Southwest Festival in Texas for the first time in March. Their previous album Here, Not There was written when Heathers were studying for their Leaving Cert and features hit songs Remember When and Reading in the Dark. This is Heathers debut concert in Mermaid.

FILM MON 11 AUG @ 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 130min

The Past (12A) A fascinating study of modern family life set in a suburb of Paris. Ahmad arrives from Tehran to finalise the end of his tempestuous marriage to wife Marie. The Past is a gripping, emotional detective story, as Ahmad investigates the events of the previous four years. His interest is aroused by Marie’s sulky teenage daughter Lucie whose strange contempt for her mother’s new boyfriend Samir sets the story in motion. The cast is note-perfect and measured script that drip-feeds one explosive revelation after another. Language: French with English subtitles Winner - Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival 2013

Sephira The international musical phenomenon, Sephira, combine exhilarating string-driven performances with captivating sibling harmonies. Vocalists, violinists and record producers, Ruth and Joyce deliver their distinct musical brand of powerful melodies that leave you with an exhilarating sense of empowerment and strength.

CHILDREN’S FILM SUN 17 AUG 2PM €5 Dur: 101min

Rio 2 (G) It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in Rio 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all his father-in-law. Rio 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. Language: English


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SUN 17 AUG @ 4.30PM MON 18 AUG @ 8PM €8/6.50/5 Dur: 110min

MON 25 AUG 8PM €8/6.50 Dur: 101min

Tracks (12A) Tracks is the astonishing true story of Robyn Davidson. With her faithful dog and four unruly camels in tow, Robyn departed Central Australia on foot, determined to cross the Outback and reach the Indian Ocean. Her only obstacles were 2,700 kms of desert and her own personal demons. Mia Wasikowska stars as Robyn, a tough and fragile young woman intent on taking her own path in life. This is a simple and beautiful journey undertaken purely for its own sake, and approached in that spirit, Tracks will lead you to a place of quiet wonder. With dazzling scenery of the Australian outback this is one journey you won’t forget. Language: English

We Are The Best! (15A) Swedish director Lukas Moodysson returns with a sweet, spirited and delightful evocation of early teenage life. It’s 1982, and Bobo and Klara are best friends, bolshy 13-year-old outsiders and punklovers who form their own band. There’s only one problem – they don’t have a guitarist. Enter Abba-esque Christian blonde Hedvig, the most unlikely axe heroine on the planet. A real crowd pleaser, everyone will identify with these girls, who insist on not being a girl band, connected by their insecurities, embarrassing parents, unrequited love and feeling left out. We Are The Best! is a joyous celebration of youth, friendship and rebellion. Language: Swedish with English subtitles

THEATRE SAT 23 AUG 8PM €12/10

Talking Shop presents

Advocacy

The room you’re looking in on... the room you’re about to see... the men and women who come here... they have a variety of... what’s the word? - Needs. Inspired by the disability rights movement in Ireland and exploring themes of citizenship and self-expression, Advocacy is a new play about speaking up for what you want, what you believe in and ultimately, what you deserve. Created by Shaun Dunne (with Aisling Byrne and Lisa Walsh) Advocacy explores the subject of choice and our ability to self-advocate. The play and its characters focus on the inner workings of disability services, the people who work there and the conflicts of choice that is part of their daily lives. Talking Shop is part of Mermaid SPACE and is supported by Dublin Fringe Festival and Advocacy will be presented in Mermaid on 23rd August before moving to Dublin Fringe Festival in September 2014.

MUSIC FRI 29 AUG 8PM €16/14 3 shows for €33/ 4 for €40

Luka Bloom With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom (brother of Christy Moore) is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do. For a man of limitless passion for music, change, tradition and its lessons, he says of it all that ‘It’s all about the Song’. Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way. Come and join Bloom at the Mermaid for a night of fantastic music!


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Thinking Visual

Thinking Visual is a programme of events designed to provide a high quality contemporary visual art experience for secondary students in the county of Wicklow. Over the coming year Thinking Visual will host 8 artists workshops in local schools, 5 artists talks as well as a three month Artist in Residence in Blessington Community College. Thinking Visual is an initiative of Wicklow County Council in collaboration with Mermaid Arts Centre which provides students with an opportunity to explore a variety of themes and concepts while engaging with visual artists. Schools interested in hosting workshops and groups and individuals interested in attending artists’ talks should contact gallery@mermaidartscentre.ie for further information. Further information can also be downloaded from www.wicklow.ie/artsoffice or www.mermaidartscentre.ie

Bealtaine Catch the He(art) FRI 16 MAY 5.30PM FREE

As part of Bealtaine 2014 Mermaid Arts Centre will host a travelling residency programme curated by Michelle Browne called Catch the He(Art) in the gallery alongside Towards a Dialogue of the Possible.

July – August

Hexagon

We invite Wicklow based visual artists practising in any media through this OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSION to participate in this exciting collaborative project. Three Wicklow based artists will be selected through the call to work with three members of Cork Printmakers. The six artists will work together over a two week residency in July / August 2014 in Cork Printmakers studio. It is anticipated that following this residency period, participating artists will continue to be in conversation with each other as they develop new work and respond to the opportunities presented by the exchange. This project offers a unique opportunity to collaborate, learn new skills, and explore techniques in a Professional Print Studio. The final work developed by participating artists may or not be print based but will be presented in an exhibition in Mermaid Arts Centre in November / December 2014. The Deadline for submissions is: 5.00pm, Friday 9th May. Please see www.corkprintmakers.ie, www.mermaidartscentre.ie or www.wicklow.ie/artsoffice for full details. Hexagon: A Wicklow County Arts Office project presented by Cork Printmakers in association with Mermaid Arts Centre. Michelle will bring together four artist’s Patricia Hurl, Therry Rudin, James King and Mary A. Kelly to consider the motivations, opportunities and challenges of working into later life. The residency is an opportunity for the artists to

share and discuss their practice while focusing on their work in relation to aging. Please reserve your place by ringing box office on 01 272 4030.


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Towards a Dialogue of the Possible

Christine Mackey, Anna Macleod, Orla McHardy, Meadhbh O’Connor, David Madigan, Seoidín O’Sullivan and Karol O’Mahony. This new exhibition for Mermaid Arts Centre explores the way in which artwork can be said to set up certain discussions for discovery and how through art we can encounter shifts in thinking. Examining the notion of the discursive fields in art and research and how art can produce new conversations across different disciplines. The work exhibited will include animation, video, architectural design, sculpture and installation. The exhibition includes new commissions by artists Anna Macleod, Christine Mackey, Meadhbh O’Connor and David Madigan and in an inaugural residency in partnership with Killruddery House & Gardens, Christine Mackey will produce a chronographic portrait of the Gardens that will be installed as part of the exhibition. This project has been organised by independent curator Eilís Lavelle. Christine Mackey will host an artist’s talk during her residency and this will take place in Killruddery Gardens on Saturday 26 April at 2pm. For details please see www.killruddery.com

THU 17 JUL SUN 7 SEP 10AM – 6PM (later on show nights)

How To Be A Child? Carmel Benson

From the outset, Carmel Benson’s work has engaged with themes of childhood. In this forthcoming exhibition she further extends the exploration by using personal and familial photographic records and recollections as a source. Through the media of drawing, painting and printmaking she engages with and transforms this material, often overlaying and embedding images with sections of key doctrinal texts which informed and pervaded the belief systems of the society of her childhood. Added to this new imagery, the exhibition draws in congruent elements of existing work, e.g. the birth/Sheelagh-na-gig/ matriarch stream and images of emersion in nature and identification with animals. This combines to bring us a highly personal exhibition of intense perception and originality.


Funded By Mermaid Staff Fiona Carey - Shaunagh Casey Stephanie Casey - Katie Davenport Sadhbh Deane - Aoife Demel - Ben Downes Fionnuala Downes - Eoin Fegan Siobhan Gallagher - John Galligan Hannah Golden - Jane Horner - Sophie Keogh Dermot Marrey - Eoin Murphy Niamh O’Donnell - Rachel Sweeney

Mermaid Project Sponsor Creative Team Tom Hughes - Designer

Thank Yous... We would like to thank all of our Friends of Mermaid, including the following Corporate Friends: Bray Tourism Dargle Valley Nursing Home Frank Duff Lounge Bar Key Plastics Jack Golden (CRH) Ocean Bar & Grill

Tom Hughes is a graphic and motion designer from Belfast, who studied at Belfast Art College. He has provided identities for Bray's Arcadia Festival and Belfast's Household Festival. Having spent many summers with his grandmother in Dalkey, the Dart journey to Bray never fails to inspire. He also plays cello with the band The Lowly Knights. hughestom.com

Kate Brangan - Illustrator Kate Brangan is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She grew up in Dublin and attended IADT, Dún Laoghaire until 2005. She has worked in Dublin-based design agencies for the past seven years and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, London. Kate’s illustration work for Mermaid has been greatly inspired by the beauty of the Bray and Wicklow landscapes. Finely detailed, it treads the line between organic and architectural forms. katebrangan.com.


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Mermaid Arts Centre is not just an arts centre but a centre of community. We believe in providing creative experiences for everyone and we present a diverse range of local, national and international artists each year for your enjoyment.  Becoming a Member of Mermaid means you make a contribution to the centre. Your contribution helps us to create opportunities for artists and to continue to deliver quality artistic experiences to our audiences.  You can help us to support artists and reach out to new audiences. Each contribution no matter how big or small makes a difference and the best part is membership also offers you some great perks and benefits. Mermaid is a registered charity and as such tax relief is available on donations of €250 or more in any one tax year from both individual and corporate donors.

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4 free tickets per season to a Members’ Selected Show 10% off at Betelnut Café Unlimited concession rates for all shows (where available) Mermaid Surprises throughout the year (e.g. last minute €5 tickets for select shows, competitions, etc.) Complimentary copy of the Mermaid Live album Unlimited €11 tickets to shows on the Mermaid Special Offers list

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May - Jun

Jun - Jul

Fri 2 May

Bray Jazz Festival

Mon 2 Jun

Encorps Stage School, 4pm

Sat 3 May

Bray Jazz Festival

Fri 6 Jun

Signal Arts Centre Shorts, 8pm

Sun 4 May

Bray Jazz Festival

Sat 7 Jun

Jack & the Beanstalk, 3pm

Mon 5 May

The Grand Budapest Hotel, 8pm

Sun 8 Jun

Elaine Agnew, 3pm

Wed 7 May

Action Arts, 7.30pm

Mon 9 Jun

Dallas Buyers Club, 8pm

Thu 8 May

Action Arts, 7.30pm

Thu 12 Jun

Bray Community Choir, 8pm

Fri 9 May

Action Arts, 7.30pm

Fri 13 Jun

Bray Community Choir, 8pm

Sat 10 May

Action Arts, 7pm

Sat 14 Jun

Pierce Turner, 8pm

Sun 11 May

Action Arts, 3pm & 7.30pm

Sun 15 Jun

Summer Rock Spectacular, 1.30pm

Mon 12 May 12 Years A Slave, 8pm

Sun 15 Jun

Get Vocal (Kilruddery House), 4pm

Tue 13 May

Mon 16 Jun

The Lunchbox, 8pm

Wed 14 May Postscript, 8pm

Tue 17 Jun

The Lunchbox, 2.30pm

Thu 15 May Postscript, 8pm

Wed 18 Jun

The Dubliners Dilemma

Fri 16 May

Declan Sinnott, 8pm

Fri 20 Jun

Swing, 8pm

Sat 17 May

Fame by Junior Musicals, 7pm

Sat 21 Jun

Swing, 8pm

Sun 18 May

Fame by Junior Musicals, 3pm & 7pm

Sun 22 Jun

Stagebratz, 1pm & 5pm

Mon 19 May High Society, 2.30pm

Mon 23 Jun

Only Lovers Left Alive, 8pm

Mon 19 May The Square, 8pm

Thu 26 Jun

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, 8pm Thu 22 May Performers Theatre School, 7.30pm

Fri 27 Jun Sat 28 Jun

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, 7.30pm A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, 12.45 & 7.30pm Peter Pan, 3pm

Fri 23 May

Performers Theatre School, 7.30pm

Sun 29 Jun

The Jungle Book (Avondale House), 2.30pm

Sat 24 May

Bray Music Centre Concert, 8pm

Mon 30 Jun

The Sea, 8pm

Wish Upon a Star, 5pm & 8pm

Tue 20 May

Mon 26 May Her, 8pm Wed 28 May Snow White, Bray School of Dance, 7.30pm Thu 29 May Snow White, Bray School of Dance, 7.30pm

Mon 30 Jun- Rachel Goode School of Dance Fri 4 Jul Summer School Workshop Sun 6 Jul

Mr Peabody & Sherman, 2pm

Fri 30 May

Snow White, Bray School of Dance, 7.30pm

Sun 6 Jul

A Long Way from Home, 4.30pm

Sat 31 May

Snow White, Bray School of Dance, 7.30pm

Mon 7 Jul

A Long Way from Home, 8pm

Sun 1 Jun

Dun Laoghaire School of Music, 3.30pm

Mon 2 Jun

The Missing Picture, 8pm

Mon 7 Jul Fri 11 Jul

Starcamp, 9.30am-2.30pm

Sat 12 Jul

Stop Making Sense, 8pm

Film

Music

Theatre

Local Arts

Dance

Children

Comedy

Workshop

Opera

Visual Arts

Literature


Jul - Aug Mon 14 Jul

20 Feet From Stardom, 8pm

Tue 15 Jul

20 Feet From Stardom, 2.30pm

Fri 18 Jul

Tarab and Nafra, 8pm

Sat 19 Jul

The Lego Movie, 2pm

Sat 19 Jul

Wuthering Heights (Powerscourt), 7pm

Mon 21 Jul

The Rocket, 8pm

Mon 28 Jul

Yves Saint Laurent, 8pm

Wed 30 Jul

West Side Story, 8pm

Thu 31 Jul

West Side Story, 8pm

Fri 1 Aug

West Side Story, 8pm

Sat 2 Aug

West Side Story, 8pm

Mon 4 Aug

Calvary, 8pm

Tue 5 Aug

Calvary, 2.30pm

Fri 8 Aug

Don Baker, 8pm

Sat 9 Aug

Heathers, 8pm

Mon 11 Aug The Past, 8pm Fri 15 Aug

Sephira, 8pm

Sun 17 Aug

Rio 2, 2pm

Sun 17 Aug

Tracks, 4.30pm

Mon 18 Aug Tracks, 8pm Sat 23 Aug

Advocacy, 8pm

Mon 25 Aug We Are The Best!, 8pm Fri 29 Aug

Luka Bloom, 8pm

Gallery Fri 16 May

Bealtaine, 5.30pm

Sat 10 May Towards a Dialogue of the Possible Sat 5 Jul Thu 17 Jul How to be a child? - Carmel Benson Sun 7 Sep


Mermaid May to August Season 2014