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Solstice Arts Centre

Meath’s centre for the arts

Programme of Events

05–08 2094 www.solsticeartscentre.ie


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At A Glance Programme of Events 05 – 08.2094 May 24th April – 7th June 99.00am – 4.00pm Return to Cythera VISUAL ARTS 30th April – 3rd May 8.00pm The Factory Girls LOCAL ARTS 7th 7.30pm In Conversation with Margaret Corcoran VISUAL ARTS 7th 7.30pm Blue Jasmine FILM 90th & 99th 90.30am – 3.30pm Playwriting with Deirdre Kinahan WORKSHOP 90th 2.00pm & 5.00pm Losha CHILDREN 99th 3.30pm Bealtaine Film: Quartet FILM 95th – 98th 2.30pm / 7.30pm You Should Be Dancing LOCAL ARTS 20th – 22nd 8.00pm Juno and the Paycock LOCAL ARTS 22nd 7.30pm Eidola Gallery Concert MUSIC / VISUAL ARTS 23rd 8.00pm Meath Harp Ensemble MUSIC 24th 8.00pm A Night in November THEATRE 25th 6.30pm Acting Academy Rocks LOCAL ARTS 28th 2.00pm A Day in the Life of Vivaldi MUSIC / THEATRE 39st& 9st June 2.30pm / 6.30pm Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty DANCE June 6th 99.30am & 3.30pm Jack and the Beanstalk CHILDRENS 94th 6.30pm National Final of the Macra Talent Competition LOCAL ARTS 98th 7.30pm The Great Beauty / La Grande Bellezza FILM 99th 2.30pm The Dubliners Dilemma Festival! THEATRE 99th 8.00pm Redmond O’Toole at Tara Church Festival! MUSIC 29st 2.30pm & 4.30pm Blath Festival! CHILDRENS 29st (until 2 Aug) 99.00am – 4.00pm SURVEYOR Festival! VISUAL ARTS 22nd 99.00am– 2.30pm Solstice Family Day Festival! CHILDREN 22nd 2.30pm The Secret Garden Festival! FILM 27th – 29th 3.00pm / 7.00pm Showbiz Kidz LOCAL ARTS July 2nd 7.30pm Braveheart FILM 3rd 8.00pm Keeping the Show on the Road with Helen Dillon LECTURE 7th – 99th 90.00am School of Ballet Camp CHILDRENS 9th 7.30pm Captain Lightfoot FILM 94th – 98th 90.00am – 2.00pm Artzone CHILDRENS 96th 8.00pm Swing THEATRE 29st – 26th 90.30am– 3.30pm Wonderland Theatre Camp CHILDRENS 23rd 7.30pm Enough Said FILM August 99th – 95th 90.00am – 2.00pm Musical Theatre Workshops CHILDRENS 93th 7.30pm High Society FILM 98th – 22nd 90.00am – 2.00pm Musical Theatre Workshops CHILDRENS 29th & 30th 8.00pm Summer Evening of Cabaret LOCAL ARTS

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B Sunday 22nd June, 99.30am – 4.90pm Children’s Garden Art Workshops Festival! B Saturdays 5th – 99th July, 99.00am – 2.00pm Adult Art Classes B Saturday 26th July, 90.00am – 4.00pm Henry McGrane Paints the Landscape

GALLERY TOURS SEE PAGES 92 & 93 FOR BOOKINGS DETAILS B May Gallery Tours for Leaving Cert Students B 30th May & 4th July Family Tours

GALLERY EVENTS SEE PAGE 92 FOR BOOKINGS DETAILS

HIGHLIGHTS

WORKSHOPS SEE PAGES 99 – 94 FOR BOOKING DETAILS

B 7th May, 7.30pm In Conversation with Margaret Corcoran B 22nd May, 7.30pm Eidola Gallery Concert

Regular Activities at Solstice JOANNE’S PARENT & TODDLER ART GROUP Tuesdays, 9◊.◊◊am – 92.◊◊pm For ages 0 – 4 & parents. Fee: €4. Bookings: 086 849 5302

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CINEMA

CINEMA AT SOLSTICE Enjoy contemporary and classic cinema at Solstice! This season includes a free Bealtaine Festival screening, all other screenings are priced €7.50/€6 concession. The Film Bundle continues at excellent value with 4 films for €98. You can add 2 additional LOCAL FILMS and see 6 movies this season for just €27! Families can find out about our Solstice Festival Family Film on page 9.

SEASON FILM BUNDLE B Tickets: €7.50 / €6 / €98 (4 films) B Add our 2 local films to see 6 films for €27 Film– Free Bealtaine Event Sun 99 May, 3.30pm

QUARTET (2092) USA / PG / 98 mins / Dustin Hoffman At a home for retired musicians, the annual Verdi concert is disrupted by the surprise arrival of diva Jean Horton (Maggie Smith)! This charming and witty comedy stars Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay and Pauline Collins. Join us for a fun pre-film Chat Café at 2.30pm and get to know new Bealtaine friends over complimentary tea & scones

Tickets: FREE *Advance booking essential Film Wed 7th May, 7.30pm

BLUE JASMINE (2093) USA / 95A / 98 mins / Woody Allen Woody Allen’s Academy Award-winning film stars Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a down-and-out New York socialite left destitute by her cheating husband (Alec Baldwin). Oscillating between cool, razor-tongued haughtiness and agitated pill-popping anxiety, Blanchett is a neurotic Allen heroine par excellence. Film Wed 98th June, 7.30pm

THE GREAT BEAUTY / LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (2093) Italy / 95A / 942 mins / Paolo Sorrentino Winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Aristocratic ladies, social climbers, politicians, highflying criminals, journalists, actors, decadent nobles, prelates, artists and intellectuals form the tissue of Sorrentino’s Rome, all engulfed in a desperate Babylon which plays out in the antique palaces, immense villas and most beautiful terraces in the city.

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ENOUGH SAID (2093) USA / 92A / 92 mins / Nicole Holofcener Endlessly amusing and emotionally astute, this delicious midlife romantic comedy centres on the calamity-prone Eva, a soon-to-be empty nester who strikes up a friendship with Marianne and starts dating Albert – who just happens to be her new-best-friend’s ex-husband! The late, great, James Gandolfini will steal all hearts as the affable and witty Albert. Film Wed 93 August, 7.30pm

HIGH SOCIETY (9956) USA / G / 907 mins / Charles Walters Grace Kelly plays Tracy, a wilful, beautiful, but ever so stuck-up ice goddess who has been through one marriage to musician CK Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) and is about to enter another, with stuffy but dependable George. Mike (Frank Sinatra) helps Tracy find her human side and realise whom she really should marry!

LOCALLY FILMED SEASON Remember when Mel Gibson and Rock Hudson came to town? Relive the memories through two world-famous movies with set locations in Co. Meath. All local extras are encouraged to come along and share their stories after the film! Add to your film bundle & see 6 movies for just €27 B Tickets: €7.50 / €6 / €27 (6 films) Film Wed 2nd July, 7.30pm

BRAVEHEART (9995) USA / 95 / 977 mins / Mel Gibson Winner of 5 Academy Awards, this epic-scale account of William Wallace's rebellion against the English from Mel Gibson is well-known all over the world. This year marks the 20th anniversary of filming in a number of set locations around Co. Meath. Film Wed 9th July, 7.30pm

CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT (9955) USA / G / 92 mins / Douglas Sirk Starring Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush, this classic was filmed in set locations around Co. Meath 60 years ago. In 9895 Michael Martin, a member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman. He meets famous rebel “Captain Thunderbolt” and becomes his second-in-command, “Lightfoot.”

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CINEMA

Film Wed 23rd July, 7.30pm


MAY

Local Arts Wed 30th April – Sat 3rd May, 8.00pm

THE FACTORY GIRLS Dunshaughlin Players presents the first play written by Irish playwright Frank McGuinness. This charming and humorous work celebrates five women who stage a lock-in when faced with the threat of redundancy in a Donegal shirt factory. Tickets: €95 / €93 (concession) Workshop Sat 90th & Sun 99th May, 90.30am – 3.30pm

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP WITH DEIRDRE KINAHAN Meath County Council Arts Office presents an intensive 2-day playwriting workshop with leading Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan (These Halcyon Days, MOMENT, BOGBOY). Deirdre is co-writer of a feature film and has written a BBC Radio Four play which aired earlier this year. * Prebooking essential through the Arts Office: 0469097494 / artsoffice@meathcoco.ie Fee: €80 for 2-day programme Local Arts Thurs 95th – Sun 98th May, 7.30pm & Sat 97th – Sun 98th May, 2.30pm

YOU SHOULD BE DANCING Spotlight Stage School, Ireland’s leading stage school returns with their bi-annual class show starring members of their school based in Presentation College, Navan. The show features a broad range of music from Musical Theatre to current pop tunes. Spotlight’s credits include The Jedward Irish & European Tours and The Late Late Toy Show. Tickets: €95 Local Arts Tues 20th – Thurs 22nd – May, 8.00pm

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK Trim Drama Group presents Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock. Set against the mayhem of the Irish Civil War, the Boyle family struggle against poverty and unemployment in a Dublin tenement. A darlin’ tale of life, love, laughter and loss. Tickets: €95 / €93 (concession) / €90 (School Groups, teachers go free) Music Fri 23rd May, 8.00pm

MEATH HARP ENSEMBLE Led by Dearbhail Finnegan and Vincent Kennedy, Meath Harp Ensemble has been invited to perform at the World Harp Congress, Sydney in July 2094. As the only Irish Ensemble to be invited, this is a huge honour and tribute to their talents. Enjoy this wonderful performance of ‘The Chronicles of Meath’ and support their trip to Sydney. Tickets: €95 / €92 (concession) Solstice Arts Centre 05 – 08.20∂4

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A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER Ramor Theatre presents the new hit play by Marie Jones, directed by Paddy Farrelly and performed by Padraic McIntyre. Ulster Protestant, Kenneth McCallister finds himself on the football terraces for a crucial Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland World Cup qualifying match, little does he know that his hum-drum life is about to change forever. Tickets: €96 / €94 (concession) Local Arts Sun 25th May, 6.30pm

ACTING ACADEMY ROCKS The Acting Academy is a performing arts school based in Dunshaughlin Co. Meath. Directed by Liz Bracken, the talented performers of the Academy will present 5 short plays, from Jack and the Beanstalk to Theatre World – a play written by the students. Tickets: €95 / €9◊ (concession) Childrens Wed 28th May, 2.◊◊pm

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF VIVALDI As part of Bealtaine Festival, Meath County Council Arts Office presents a wonderful music performance with three professional musicians in period costume. They will bring the audience on a journey through Vivaldi’s world, detailing his work, composing, travelling and rehearsing. * Prebooking essential through the Arts Office: 0469097494 / artsoffice@meathcoco.ie Tickets: FREE Childrens Sat 39st May, 6.3◊pm & Sun 9st June, 2.3◊pm

TCHAIKOVSKY’S THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Navan School of Ballet are proud to present The Sleeping Beauty with extracts from the world-famous Tchaikovsky music score. This well-loved ballet is suitable for all the family. Tickets: €92 / €9◊ (Child concession) / €4◊ (Family) Childrens Sat 14th June, 6.30pm

NATIONAL FINAL OF THE MACRA NATIONAL TALENT COMPETITION This is the 30th year of competition in Macra na Feirme, a national organisation for people between 18 & 35. The Final will feature 4 finalists from music, song, comedy, dance and quiz categories. Enjoy a wonderful night of entertainment as over 100 competitors from 15 counties compete for the eight national titles. Tickets: €2◊

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MAY / JUNE

Theatre Sat 24th May, 8.00pm


JUNE

SOLSTICE FESTIVAL The 5th annual Solstice Festival celebrates the Summer Solstice with an array of exciting cultural activities in the Centre and beyond! Keep up to date with Festival announcements on www.solsticeartscentre.ie SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Theatre Thurs 99th June, 2.3◊pm

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THE DUBLINERS DILEMMA To celebrate the week of Bloomsday and the Summer Solstice, Bachelors Walk Productions will present Declan Gorman’s adaptation of Dubliners. Gorman’s acclaimed performance brings James Joyce’s remarkable first book to vivid life. The play will be followed by High Tea. Tickets: €92 / €96 (Includes High Tea – prebooking essential) SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Music Thurs 99th June, 8.00pm

REDMOND O’TOOLE AT TARA CHURCH Join Redmond O’Toole for this intimate concert at Tara Church to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Through his unorthodox playing style and committed musicianship he has emerged as one of the most innovative and exciting young guitarists in Europe. He has been guest guitarist with the Chieftains since 2008. A pre-concert Supper will be available at Maguires of Tara. Prebooking essential contact box office for more information. Tickets: €95

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BLÁTH Branar in association with Roscommon Arts Centre & Limerick City of Culture presents Bláth / The Flower, directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn. A boy lives in a city with no colour. One day, he finds a book with a picture of a flower. He then finds a packet of seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to plant them. As the flower grows, colour starts to appear in the city. Families can enter this huge magical paper city created by renowned paper artist Maeve Clancy and sit in its great square to watch the story.

JUNE

SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Childrens Sat 29st June, 2.3◊pm & 4.3◊pm

SOLSTICE FAMILY DAY Enter a lush world of wildflowers and vines for Solstice Family day! There will be spellbinding stories, garden camouflage face-painting, an enchanted colouring corner and much more! Parents, children, teachers and students are encouraged to read the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel The Secret Garden between now and the Festival, then come and create secret garden artwork at Solstice before seeing the story in motion on the big screen. Admission: FREE SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Childrens Sun 22nd June, 2.30pm

THE SECRET GARDEN (9993) USA / 909mins / G / Agnieszka Holland This magical book-to-film children’s classic tells the story of a young British girl born and reared in India. When she loses her parents she is returned to England to live at her uncle’s castle. Left to her own devices, she discovers a mysterious walled garden that has been locked away for years. Tickets: €7.50 / €5 / €20 (Family)

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SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Childrens Sun 22nd June, 99.00m – 2.30pm

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Tickets: €7 *Suitable for 7+


JUNE/ JULY / AUG

Childrens Fri 27th & Sat 28th June, 7.00pm & Sun 29th June, 3.00pm

SHOWBIZ KIDZ Showbiz Kidz Stage School from Drumconrath, Co. Meath and Kingscourt, Co. Cavan presents a performance of energetic dance, song and comedy featuring hit musical scenes and lively dance numbers, with an outstanding cast of 3 – 98 year olds. Tickets: €95 / 9◊ (concession) Lecture Thurs 3rd July, 8.00pm

HELEN DILLON: KEEPING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD Join author, columnist, garden consultant and awardwinning gardener, Helen Dillon for a riveting summer talk. Her garden in Dublin has been open to the public for the last 30 years and her book Helen Dillon’s Garden Book was published in 2◊◊7. Guests can enjoy a glass of Prosecco with strawberries included in the ticket price. Tickets: €95 Theatre Wed 96th July, 8.00pm

SWING Fishamble: The New Play Company presents a play by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran. This award-winning comedy is 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. Tickets: €96 / €94 (concession) Local Arts Fri 29th & Sat 30th August, 8.00pm

SUMMER EVENING OF CABARET St Marys Musical Society presents a refreshing Summer Cabaret programme of uplifting melodies from your favourite musicals and more! Tickets: €95 / €92 (concession) / Family ticket: €5◊

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This summer there are plenty of performances and musical, theatre, dance & art camps to keep children busy and creative throughout the holidays. Check out our Festival Events on pages 8 & 9 to see how families can celebrate the Summer Solstice! Childrens Sat 90th May, 2.00pm & 5.00pm

LOSHA Enter the unforgettable world of Monkeyshine Theatre and meet Losha, a magical creature, who likes to collect things, small things, important things, things that have been forgotten. She uncovers fragments of memories held in long discarded objects – a key holds the memory of a beautiful garden, a teddy bear holds a child’s fear of the dark, a grain of sand carries the freedom of midnight swim. Using shadow play, puppetry and projection, Monkeyshine Theatre offers something different: the element of surprise, the sense that anything can happen and the knowledge that the audience is sharing something truly unique with the performer. For audiences 5+ Tickets: €7 / €5 (child) Childrens Fri 6th June, 99.3◊am (Schools) & 3.3◊pm (Families)

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairy tale 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! Patrick Lynch specialises in children’s theatre and presents programmes for the BBC’s Cbeebies. Suitable for ages 3 – 8 (and their giants!) Tickets: Adults: €9 / Children €7 / School Groups: €6 (Teachers go free) SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Childrens Sun 22nd June, 99.30 – 2.30pm

CHILDREN’S GARDEN ART WORKSHOPS Young greenfingers and artists alike will enjoy this 3-hour workshop where they will draw, paint and craft beautiful blossoms, vines and creepers with Artist Sarah Standing. Children can then watch a special cinema screening of The Secret Garden from 2.3◊pm – 4.9◊pm included in ticket price. Suitable for ages 6-10. Prebooking essential Tickets: €95

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CHILDRENS

CHILDREN’S EVENTS


CHILDRENS

Childrens Mon 7th – Fri 99th July, 90.00am

BALLET SUMMER CAMP Children of all ages can learn about ballet, modern theatre dance, mime, rhythm, costume, stage crafts & face paint through this 4-day summer camp with a showcase on Friday. Camp 9: 3 – 4 year olds 90am – 99am Camp 2: 5 – 7 year olds 90am – 9pm Camp 3: 8 upwards 90am – 9pm No previous dance experience required for camps 9 & 2. See navanballet@hotmail.com for more information

Fee: Camp 9: €4◊ / Camp 2 & 3: €8◊ Childrens Mon 94th – Fri 98th July, 90.00am – 2.00pm

ARTZONE SUMMER CAMPS Children can unleash their creative side with Artzone this summer! The fully qualified Artzone Teachers work to a structured curriculum to produce new and exciting portfolios for children aged 5 – 92 years. For bookings contact Artzone on 01 499 0614 or email sarah.rice@artzone.ie

Fee: €9◊9 / €99 (2nd sibling) / €89 (3rd sibling) Childrens Mon 29st – Sat 26th July, 9◊.3◊am – 3.3◊pm

WONDERLAND THEATRE CAMP Back by Popular Demand, Wonderland invites 7–92 year olds into its colourful world of drama, music, dance, comedy, playwriting, stage design and lighting with this 6-day camp, culminating in a performance of a play they have written, directed and designed themselves! Tickets: €920 / € 905 (2nd sibling) Childrens Mon – Fri 99th – 95th & 98th – 22nd August, 90.00am – 2.00pm

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP Caithriona Mongey leads a fun musical theatre camp where children and teens can learn their favourite pieces with qualified music, drama and dance teachers. Each week ends in a showcase for families. Week 9: ages 6 – 9 Week 2: 90 – 93 year olds Fee: €60 / €50 (2nd sibling)

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Exhibition Launch: Thurs 24th April, 7.30pm GALLERY TALK

GALLERY CONCERT

WED 7TH MAY, 7.30PM: IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET CORCORAN WITH DR. YVONNE SCOTT, DIRECTOR, TRIARC (TRINITY COLLEGE IRISH ART RESEARCH CENTRE) TCD. TICKETS: €2 (PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY: 046 909 2300)

TUES 22ND MAY, 7.30PM: EIDOLA. A PROGRAMME OF EARLY & CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN CORRELATION WITH THE EXHIBITION, EAMON SWEENEY (BAROQUE GUITAR), ANITA VERDES (VIOLIN) MALACHY ROBINSON (DOUBLE BASS/VIOLONE) TICKETS: €90

Exhibition Sat 29st June – Sat 9th Aug

SURVEYOR The exhibition aims to document and explore contemporary visual practice in the county. Solstice Arts Centre invites artists living in, or from the county of Meath to submit works of all disciplines for inclusion in our third SURVEYOR open exhibition. Applications will be accepted until Friday 93th June, 4pm, contact sarah@solsticeartscentre.ie or see the Solstice Arts Centre website for more information. Exhibition Launch: Sat 29st June, 2.30pm

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VISUAL ARTS

Through referencing 17th-19th century paintings, Margaret Corcoran weaves a “pattern map” to highlight both current and universal themes. Her painting moves from a preoccupation with emphatic traditional methodology to an increasing freedom, where the significance of her practice allows the paint and process “to speak for itself”. Margaret Corcoran is a graduate of NCAD and holds a Masters in Fine Art Painting. Her work features in both public and private collections and is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin and John Martin Gallery, Mayfair and Chelsea, London.

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GALLERY OPENING HOURS Tues – Sat, 99.00am – 4.00pm FREE ADMISSION

Exhibition Continues until Sat 7th June


VISUAL ARTS

Tour Fri 3◊th May & Fri 4th July

FAMILY MEMBER TOURS Margaret Corcoran Family Tour: Fri 3◊th May, 92.◊◊pm Surveyor Family Tour: Fri 4th July, 92.◊◊pm Families can enjoy free specialised guided tours of this season’s exhibitions! Tickets: FREE *pre-booking essential Class Sat 26th July, 90.00am – 4.00pm

GALLERY OPENING HOURS Tues – Sat, 99.00am – 4.00pm FREE ADMISSION

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HENRY MCGRANE PAINTS THE LANDSCAPE Join artist Henry McGrane for a demonstration as he completes an oil painting of a local landscape. This class will focus on observation. Having studied Art in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, McGrane paints scenes of rural life and the human figure. He has studied oil painting under the tuition of renowned artist Joshua Fallik and portraiture under the American painter Diane Leonard. Visit www.henrymcgrane.net to see Henry’s work. Fee: €60 (Incl. Lunch) *Advance booking is essential. Tour May – June

LEAVING CERTIFICATE GALLERY TOURS Catering for Leaving Cert Art syllabus students, these specialised tours outline the architecture and functionality of the Centre, with emphasis on exhibition-making, specific to the current exhibition. Tour: approx. 9hr / Book by appointment with sarah@solsticeartscentre.ie Fee: €2 per student Class Saturdays, 5th – 99th July, 99.00am – 2.00pm

ADULT ART CLASSES Led by artist Sarah Standing, participants will focus primarily on the development of technical painting skills. This course is open to artists of all levels. Limited to 8 per session, artists are required to bring an easel and materials. Fee: €45 for 3 weeks (€98 per session) Tea & Coffee included. *pre-booking is essential. All workshops and tours must be booked at least 4 days in advance. *Gallery Events must be pre-booked through Box Office

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MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP & GIFT IDEAS Ideal for birthdays, festive occasions and thank-you’s … or why not treat yourself!

Solstice Membership Support Solstice Arts Centre with Annual Membership ranging from €90 – €80. Benefits include: B Exclusive deals for members throughout the year B Invitations to Member Events B Discounts at the Solstice Gift Shop B Updates on Educational & Outreach Developments B This season Solstice Members can a bring a friend for free when they purchase 9 ticket to see A Night in November, Swing and / or Summer Evening of Cabaret *Check membership type to see relevant benefit level

Solstice Gift vouchers Redeemable on any show or gift shop item throughout the year

Solstice Gift Shop With new Irish ranges The Soap Company and Bee Free, + a wide variety of greeting cards, check out our gifts in-store! Vouchers & Membership available to purchase at Box Office or at www.solsticeartscentre.ie

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BOOKING & VISITOR INFORMATION

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Solstice is accessible for people with disabilities including designated seating within the theatre, lift and specially adapted WC.

Box Office Opening Hours Mon to Sat, 99.00am – 4.00pm and 9 hour before each performance.

Please contact the box office prior to your visit to Solstice Arts Centre if you wish to book designated seating or if you have any other specific requirements.

Concessions Available for some eventsand apply to Senior Citizens (over 65 years), Students, Children, Registered Unemployed and Registered Disabled. Appropriate ID will be requested. Latecomers Policy It is advisable to arrive at least 95 – 20 minutes before a performance commences. Late comers will not be allowed into the auditorium until an appropriate break in the performance. Please note that this maybe at an interval.

Solstice Arts Centre requests that our patrons refrain from parking in the residential area (St Finian’s Terrace) beside the centre. Please note that you may be required to pay for parking.

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Children Children under 2 years can be seated on a parent’s or guardian’s knee during a performance. Any child over 2 must be seated.

Parking is available at the Fairgreen CarPark off Circular Road or in the County Council Grounds, Railway Street.

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Front cover image: Jack and the Beanstalk Friday 6th June, 99.3◊pm & 3.3◊pm

Solstice Bar Beat the queues at the bar and pre-order your interval drinks.

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Gallery Opening Hours Tues to Sat, 99.00am – 4.00pm

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