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GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN LEITRIM JANUARY – MAY 2018 WWW.THEDOCK.IE


BOOKING INFORMATION Box office 071 965 0828 or online at www.thedock.ie • The box office is open for advance bookings from 10.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 5.00pm. Saturday and 7.45pm – 8.30pm on the evening of a performance. • Tickets must be paid for at time of booking. Payments can be made by cash, credit/debit card or cheque (made payable to The Dock). • All evening shows start at 8.30pm unless otherwise stated. Customers are requested to pick up their tickets at the boxoffice at least 30 minutes before the show start time. • Online booking is available for all performances and an online booking fee applies of €1 per ticket.

CONCESSIONS & GROUP BOOKINGS

Cover: Eleanor McCaughey, Absinthe Hour, oil on canvas, 2017

Concession prices are available for many of our shows and these apply to students in full time education & under 18’s, senior citizens (65+) and unwaged (ID may be required). Please state at time of booking. Group discounts are available.

GIFT VOUCHERS An ideal gift for any occasion. Gift vouchers are available through the box office and may be exchanged for tickets to any performance in the theatre at The Dock.

TICKET REFUNDS/LATE COMERS The Dock operates a no refund policy. Latecomers can only be admitted if there is a suitable break in the performance and at the discretion of management.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Customers with special requirements, such as wheelchair users and those with guide dogs, are requested to inform the box office at time of booking so they can be accommodated. * Information is correct at time of going to print, however you are advised to check with the box office and our website for possible changes to the advertised programme. The Dock reserves the right to alter or cancel performance and/or workshops.

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CONTENTS VISUAL ARTS OPEN SEASON EXHIBITION LIKE ME - GROUP EXHIBITION WHERE WE ROAM - ALISON PILKINGTON EXHIBITION MARCEL VIDAL EXHIBITION

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EDUCATION ADULT WORKSHOPS & CREATIVE LEARNING WORKSHOPS & CREATIVE LEARNING FOR CHILDREN OTHER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS AT THE DOCK

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ARTS RESIDENCIES

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VISUAL ARTS - SPEAKING OF WHICH...

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PERFORMANCES – JANUARY PERFORMANCES – FEBRUARY PERFORMANCES – MARCH PERFORMANCES – APRIL PERFORMANCES – MAY

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LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE BALLET & OPERA AT CARRICK CINEPLEX LOUGH ALLEN DANCE WEEKEND SOLAS GALLERY THE GLENS CENTRE THE LIVING ARCHITECTURE CENTRE LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE LEITRIM COUNTY LIBRARIES

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VISUAL ARTS OPEN SEASON Until Saturday 27th January Showcasing original works across the disciplines of the visual arts by emerging and established artists. Always a highlight in the visual art calendar, our annual open season exhibition is an opportunity for selected artists to show their work in The Dock’s gallery spaces alongside their peers.

LIKE ME ALICE HANRATTY KIAN BENSON BAILES ELEANOR McCAUGHEY Saturday 10th February to Saturday 31st March Like Me makes reference to art-historical motifs such as classical portraiture and painting, elements such as the frieze, iconography, and newer processes of collage, assemblage and the digital deconstruction of the image. The works refer to the body and the human experience, through historical or contemporary lens. This is the third in a series of exhibitions which bring together artists at varying stages of their artistic careers. Alice Hanratty was born in Dublin and studied painting and printmaking at the National College of Art in Dublin and at the Hornsey College of Art, London. In the late 60's she worked in Africa and this was a formative influence on her work. Her subjects reference a variety of influences from medieval and renaissance 4

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Eleanor McCaughey, Typhonian Highlife, oil on panel, 2017

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Kian Benson Bailes, Ritual of oak and mistletoe, mixed media, 2017

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paintings and indigenous African wood-carvings. For this exhibition she has created a series of new painting works and a large-scale installation in the mezzanine of the Dock. She is a member of Aosdána, and has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally. Kian Benson Bailes, lives and works in Sligo. He alludes to discourses surrounding identity, its construction and deconstruction. He makes material and spatial interventions that reference the various narratives attached to ideas of authenticity, identity and the body. He is interested in the commodification of queer spaces and cultures, the presentation of these spaces through technologies, and how these juxtapose with mainstream heteronormativity and the unstable and transmutable concepts surrounding notions of identity and its construction. He has recently exhibited in Tulca, Galway and CCA Derry. Eleanor McCaughey lives and works in Dublin, Her work is an exploration of contemporary representations of portraiture, referencing the tradition of still life. The work juxtaposes past ideas of identity and power with new ideas, taking reference from elaborately embellished Asmat ancestor skulls, Christian iconography to the modern day selfie. Recent work has referenced from Adam Curtis’s 2002 documentary series ‘Century of the self’ which advances the thesis that Freud’s views of the unconscious set the stage for corporations and later politicians, to market to our unconscious fears and desires. Her work responds to ideas of self expression, the way we examine and present ourselves, attitudes to fashions and the distorting lens of social media. Eleanor has exhibited both nationally and internationally including the National Portrait Gallery London, the Royal Ulster Academy Belfast, and the RHA Dublin. WWW.THEDOCK.IE

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ALISON PILKINGTON Saturday 14th April to Saturday 2nd June Alison Pilkington describes her art practice as exploring the idea of the psychological self and how this might be manifested through painting. Her paintings are quasi-figurative. Her recent body of work attempts to play with how familiar yet comic images have the potential to disturb or disorientate or perhaps be uncanny. She focuses on how imagery interacts with the intrinsic qualities of paint, how the paint material moves and how it can be played with. The quality of paint handling, although seemingly casual, is a result of repeated attempts at getting something 'right' She is a studio artist in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

Alison Pilkington, How We Roam, watercolour on paper, 2017

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Alison Pilkington, Citadel, oil on canvas

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Marcel Vidal, Dead in the day, mixed media, 2017

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All images courtesy of Kerlin gallery, photography by Lee Welch


Marcel Vidal, Orchid oil on linen, 2017

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MARCEL VIDAL Saturday 14th April to Saturday 2nd June Marcel Vidal makes paintings and sculptures. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2009. He works intuitively with a variety of materials, constructing distinctive sculptures, that often stage and frame his paintings. His approach to sculpture and its assembled chaos and combative insistence is strongly contrasted by his paintings made in oil and watercolour. Vidal's paintings are restrained, often withholding information, through rigorous cropping in an attempt to frustrate interpretation. "The convergence of these two modes of production and their aesthetic contrast is what interests me." WWW.THEDOCK.IE

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EDUCATION FOR ADULTS ANN QUINN GROUP EXHIBITION Wednesday 31th January Ann Quinn has been delivering masterclass weekends in oil painting at the Dock since 2013. An exhibition by ten of her most regular students will be held in the Jury Room at the Dock at the end of January to showcase and celebrate the amazing works that they have created.

ANN QUINN MASTERCLASS PAINTING WEEKEND Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February 11.00am – 4.00pm €75 (weekend) Painting over an old painting to make a new painting. Demonstrating the process of sanding back and washes, Ann will guide the participants on how to create a new painting over an old painting. She will help each participant to create an awareness of the interesting history and texture of the old surface, keeping the best parts of the old painting while at the same time creating something entirely new. The participants are invited to bring in a variety of old paintings that never worked out and new photographs to work from as source material.

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Marie McLoughlin, Water Lilies, oil on canvas

OIL PAINTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS with Laura Gallagher Tuesdays: 6th February – 3rd April 7.00pm – 9.00pm €110 (9 weeks) Improve your existing painting skills over this nine week class. Working on your own individual paintings at your own pace, you will explore the versatility of oil paint and expand your observational skills. You’ll develop techniques to help you gain confidence in handling paint, juxtaposing colour and reproducing form. Laura Gallagher is a professional Visual Artist who specialised in oil painting while completing a BA in Fine Art in Dublin Institute of Technology and an MA in Visual Art practices in I.A.D.T Dun Laoghaire. Laura is known for offering good support and encouragement to her students. A suggested materials list is available on request.

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EXPLORING THE SHORT STORY with Gerry Boland Saturdays: 3rd, 10th & 17th February, 3rd, 10th & 24th March 11.00am – 12.30pm €60 (6 weeks) In his new series of writing workshops at The Dock, author Gerry Boland continues his exploration of the short story. Each session will include a close reading by Gerry and course participants of a short story by an acclaimed fiction writer. Style, content, structure, theme, motivation, narrative flow – these and more aspects of each short story will be analyzed and discussed. There will be time for some writing exercises at each session. The workshops are ideal for anyone who has an interest in the short story form, even if they have never written a story themselves. Gerry Boland is a poet and author of nine published books. He has wide experience of leading writing workshops. Since moving from Dublin to north Roscommon he has focused on writing poetry and short stories for adults and for young readers. His first collection of short stories, The Far Side of Happiness, was launched in December 2017, in King House and in The Dock.

WORD CORNER CAFÉ Tuesdays: 13th February, 13th March, 10th April & Tuesday 8th May 6.00pm – 7.30pm FREE Do you have a story to tell, some poetry or short prose written in a notebook that you would like to get some feedback on? Could you offer feedback to other writers? Word Corner Café is an informal monthly get together for sharing stories, poetry and other wordworks with other people. If you want feedback you can get some but, if not, people are just happy to hear your work in a friendly constructive atmosphere. If you would like to take part, just come along. Everyone is welcome. 14

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EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN PADRAIG SWEENEY SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC Classes resume Wednesday 10th January 4.00pm – 6.00pm To book contact Padraig directly on 086-8112871

BABY & TODDLERS MORNINGS Wednesdays: 14th February, 14th March & 11th April 11.00am €6 (Baby and Parent - includes a complimentary Tea/Coffee) One of the most popular and thoroughly enjoyable regular events at The Dock is the Baby and Toddler mornings with artist Naomi Draper. Using the exhibition programme or a seasonal celebration as a starting point Naomi designs wonderfully original and immersive activities that keep both toddlers and parents alike enthralled and engaged in creative fun together. Our workshop room is transformed into a place of magic, wonder and laughter. We’d love you to share in this enriching experience so do come along. Book in advance though as spaces are limited. Each workshop runs for 90 minutes.

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TRAD BABIES Saturday 31st March 12:00noon for 0 – 18mths & 2:00pm for 18mths – 4 years €5 per baby / €5 per adult A joyful introduction to traditional music for little ones! Join us for an unforgettable concert featuring traditional Irish music which will delight and enchant babies, parents and grandparents alike. In this rich musical experience, babies will be introduced to a gentle selection of traditional tunes, in a safe, secure and child friendly environment. The concert will last for approximately 45 minutes.

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ENGINEERS WEEKS AT THE DOCK Saturday 24th February – Friday 2nd March Engineers Week is a week-long programme of nationwide events held to create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession. It is aimed at people of all ages, especially students, their teachers, and parents. The Dock will be running a number of workshops for young people. More details will be available on www.thedock.ie.

NATIONAL DRAWING DAY Saturday 19th May National Drawing Day is a nationwide celebration of drawing that is coordinated by the National Gallery of Ireland with events happening all over the country. The Dock is always happy to be involved and we hope that you will pick up some drawing materials and get involved too! We will be organising a series of family friendly events here in the building and we will provide those who come along with drawing materials and ideas which will help them to unlock new drawing techniques with the help of an artist. Details on these events will be available on our website so keep an eye on www.thedock.ie

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OTHER EVENTS AT THE DOCK UP-CYCLING WORKSHOPS with artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos Saturdays: 27th January & 24th March 11.00am – 4.00pm (Lunch 1.00pm – 2.00pm ) ¤ €55 (per workshop) Two introductory one-day workshops on the art of Up-cycling with artist Siobhan who is passionate about up-cycling, re-purposing and recreating new objects. These workshops will show you the endless creative possibilities that are at your fingertips.

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY with Eithna Joyce Saturday 10th February 11.00am – 1.30pm €55 Eithna Joyce returns for her very popular workshop on Modern Calligraphy for Beginners. Eithna brings a fresh and contemporary approach to the age old skill of Calligraphy which is proving popular with typelovers and wedding parties. During this workshop you will be introduced to the joys of writing with dip nib and ink by learning the basic techniques, letter forms and how to compose words and phrases. The workshop fee includes a kit containing all you need for the class and for practising at home.

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ARTS RESIDENCIES STUDIO ARTISTS CORMAC BEGLEY Cormac Begley is a concertina player from WestKerry. His debut solo album, released in May 2017, has received critical acclaim amassing seven 5-star reviews to date. He plays in a number of musical projects with musicians such as Rushad Eggleston (cello), Liam Ó Connor (fiddle), Liam Ó Maonlaí, Stephen James Smith (poet) and Libby McCrohan (bouzouki). He is the founder of Airt (Residential Arts School) and the creator of the award winning Tunes in the Church live concert series in Galway and Dublin. A former Irish Research Council Scholar, Cormac completed a PhD in Psychology in 2014 in the area of adolescent masculinity. Working with boys throughout Ireland, he examined the expectations and pressures boys experience growing up in Ireland and how those expectations relate to negative health outcomes. He has published 7 papers to date (5 peer-reviewed) on the area of adolescent masculinity. During this residency in the Dock, Cormac wants to develop a one-man musical piece that explores this research topic. This piece will be premiered during Cormac's residency at the National Concert Hall in Spring 2018.

ANNA LEASK The inaugural recipient of the graduate residency award at The Dock in 2017 was Anna Leask. A Shetland native, Anna lives in Sligo and graduated in 2016 in Fine Art at It Sligo. Anna works as a photographer for local businesses, galleries and magazines, documenting events and artwork. Her Fine art practice is both in digital and film photography 18

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combining old and new practices in a process called Cyanotype, also known as sun exposure. During her residency at The Dock, Leask aims to create a body of work that investigates the essence of her identity moving from the small Scottish islands to her new adopted home of Sligo, using cyanotype on both paper and material supports, merging both photographic mediums. Anna is interested in what differentiates the two cultures and also the similarities.

CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT RESIDENCY VANYA LAMBRECHT WARD Vanya Lambrecht Ward holds an MA (Art in the Contemporary world) from NCAD. Her practice is centered on our built environment and combines photography, sculpture, painting and all things spatial. During this residency Vanya will program and coordinate a number of events and workshops as part of our 2018 Art and Education programme at The Dock. These events and workshops will focus on our visual arts exhibitions and respond to many other events during 2018. We are delighted to have gathered a panel of interesting and highly skilled artists, who will facilitate a series of workshops and family days that will stimulate conversation, creativity and curiosity around our exhibitions. Together these artists will provide age appropriate, interesting and diverse workshops that link with the events in The Dock and support the artist as well as the learning. Artists include Devon MacGillivary (Musician) Gerry Boland (Poet and Author) Melissa Doran (Illustrator) Wayne O Connor (Story Teller/ Cartoonist) Caroline Masterson (Artist/Printer) Jessica Kelly (Visual Artist) WWW.THEDOCK.IE 19


WRITERS IN RESIDENCE JOANNE LAWS & EOIN MCNAMEE We are pleased to be working with two writers over a series of five exhibitions taking place at The Dock in 2018. Eoin McNamee has been commissioned to write five short-form fiction responses to ideas or moments which catch his imagination during the exhibitions. Joanne Laws has been commissioned to write critical responses to the exhibition series in the Dock over the last two years (available for download on our website). We are delighted to announce that her commission will continue for a third year. These works will be published on our website and available in the galleries. Joanne Laws is an arts writer, editor and researcher based in County Roscommon. She has recently been appointed Features Editor of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet. She is curious about ethnographic and archival functions of the arts, as well as the role of arts education and research in generating new forms of knowledge. Joanne is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and a regular contributor to international arts publications including Art Monthly and Frieze. Joanne won ‘VAI/DCC Critical Writing Award 2012/13’ for her extended essay Commemoration – A ForwardLooking Act www.joannelaws.wordpress.com Eoin McNamee’s novels include Resurrection Man, The Blue Tango, The Ultras, 12:23, Orchid Blue & Blue Is the Night which won the 2015 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. He has also written the Navigator trilogy, for children The Navigator, City of Time and The Frost Child. The film version of Resurrection Man, for which he wrote the script, was released in 1998. McNamee also wrote the script for I Want You, a film directed by Michael Winterbottom. Under the pseudonym John Creed, he has written The Sirius Crossing, The Day of the Dead 20 WWW.THEDOCK.IE


and Black Cat Black Dog all of which feature intelligence officer Jack Valentine. He was awarded the Macauley Fellowship for Irish Literature in 1990. He lives in County Sligo.

ARTISTS PROJECTS ALI KIRBY A recipient of the Arts Councils Next Generation bursary, Ali Kirby worked with The Dock on a mini summer residency in 2017. Ali will work with The Dock again in 2018 on a project that will see her complete research and develop new work from ideas generated when she spent time visiting homes in Leitrim as part of that 2017 miniresidency. Her sculptural assemblages and installations physically respond to the built environment. She uses ordinary construction materials which are re-purposed to create seemingly robust structures that reveal their fragility upon inspection. Her approach to materials and colour is intuitive, often employing a muted palette, soft textures and hard edges to create the various surfaces and forms normally associated with architecture.

PATRICK HOGAN Patrick Hogan is an Irish visual artist living and working in Berlin. He works with different mediums, including moving image, photography, new media, sound and writing. His project The Fieldpath is centred on a critical reading of German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s 1949 essay Der Feldweg, reconceptualised as a video, media and sound installation. The project that he is developing between Berlin and Ireland is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland New Project Award 2018 and is to be realised in collaboration, with writer Colin Graham and with support by NUI, Maynooth and The Dock. He was selected to represent Ireland for the EU presidency at Justus Lipsius in Brussels in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Three Shadows, Beijing, China, Landskrona Museum, Sweden, and Gallery of Photography, Dublin. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 21


VISUAL ARTS SPEAKING OF WHICH... These get-togethers are one hour talks between artists, researchers, curartors, policy makers, and philosophers. Informal and informative, we have five events in the first series this spring. EIMEAR WALSHE & KIAN BENSON BAILES Saturday 24th February 2.00pm – 3.00pm FREE Eimear Walshe is an artist and writer, and a researcher at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Walshe's work seeks to reconcile queer histories with personal or local narratives through fiction, biography, and academic writing. Kian Benson Bailes is showing work at The Dock, fresh from his successes at Tucla, Galway’s festival of visual arts. His work alludes to discourses surrounding identity, its construction and deconstruction. He makes material and spatial interventions which reference the various narratives attached to ideas of authenticity, identity and the body. 22

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DAVID BERMAN & JESSICA KELLY Saturday 3rd March 2.00pm – 3.00pm FREE David Berman is a retired Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. His books include A History of Atheism in Britain, Routledge 1990, George Berkeley: Idealism and the Man, OUP 1994 and Berkeley: Experimental Philosophy, Phoenix Books 1997. More recently, he has done fascinating work on ideas and beliefs about the after-life, as well as developing a philosophy of coffee. Jessica Kelly is an artist who works primarily with moving image. Her work is usually screenbased and is informed by philosophies of technology, dance and spirit. Collaboration and discourse are frequent features of her practice, and she also uses text and performance. Present interests include the spectral image, commemoration and after-death existences. The Waiting Room was a recent experimental salon series hosted by her at the old railway station in Mohill.

ÁINE MACKEN-WALSH & DEIRDRE O’MAHONY Saturday 12th May 2.00pm – 3.00pm FREE Áine Macken-Walsh is a Research Officer at Teagasc’s Rural Economy and Development Programme (REDP). Her primary interests are in cultural sociology with a specific focus on agriculture. Áine’s research activity is centred on exploring the socio-cultural dimensions of questions such as farm-level disease management; joint farming ventures. She is Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Political, Science, and Sociology, NUI Galway. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 23


Deirdre O’Mahony’s research and practice is grounded in engagement with different publics and communities. In 2007, she revived a defunct rural post-office as a public space, X-PO, to reflect, the complex social, psychological, economic and natural issues affecting rural life and landscapes. Subsequent projects include SPUD, which examines ideas of sustainability, food security and rural/urban relationships, through potato projects in Ireland, USA, Spain and the UK. O’Mahony has published and been written about extensively, she has had numerous exhibitions, fellowships and residencies including a Pollock-Krasner Award.

MARCEL VIDAL & PAUL McAREE Saturday 19th May 2.00pm – 3.00pm FREE Paul McAree is Curator at Lismore Castle Arts in Co Waterford, which has hosted solo exhibitions by Gerard Byrne, Camille Henrot and Wilhelm Sasnal. Previously, McAree worked at Breaking Ground, Tate Modern and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and co-founded and directed Colony Gallery in Birmingham from 2007 – 2010. Paul McAree is also founder of FLOOD, an occasional, contemporary art project in Ireland. FLOOD hosted several group exhibitions in Dublin city centre from 2013-2014 including artists Alan Butler, Martin Healy, Nevan Lahart, Beatriz Olabarrieta, and Suzanne Treister. Marcel Vidal graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2009. His approach to sculpture and its trash aesthetic is strongly contrasted by his finely made paintings in oil and watercolour works. The imagery is often expanded, reminiscent of digital cropping. His paintings and sculptures often work in distinct contrast with each other. 24

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ALISON PILKINGTON Saturday 26th May 2.00pm – 3.00pm FREE Alison Pilkington describes her art practice as exploring the idea of the psychological self and how this might be manifested through painting. In her recent body of work she attempts to play with how familiar, yet comic images, have the potential to disturb or disorientate, or perhaps be uncanny. She focuses on how imagery interacts with the intrinsic qualities of paint, how the paint material moves and how it can be played with. The paintings are carefully planned through several stages of drawing. The quality of paint handling, although seemingly casual, is a result of repeated attempts at getting something 'right'.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS Friday 16th March VAI – ARTIST’S SHOW AND TELL

10.15am – 12.15pm JOANNE LAWS – WRITING ARTISTS’ STATEMENTS

1.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 19th April ANNETTE MALONEY – WORKSHOP IN WRITING FUNDING APPLICATIONS to include new opportunities and funding streams

10.15am – 12.15pm ANNETTE MALONEY – ONE TO ONE CLINICS

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PERFORMANCES – JANUARY

First Fortnight Festival

BRENDAN HARDING JUNG,SYMBOLS AND SONGS OF THE SOUL Friday 5th January 8:30pm €15/12 Accompanied by Eleanor Shanley and John Feeley Presented as part of the National programme of events for the 2018 First Fortnight Festival, this presentation, by Consultant General Surgeon Brendan Harding, will consist of a short introduction to basic Jungian Psychology and how the unconscious speaks to us through symbols. Brendan will then tell some stories from the experiences of clients and how they healed themselves through work with symbols. He will be accompanied during the presentation with songs from Eleanor Shanley and music by John Feeley. 26

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Brendan Harding began Jungian studies 35 years ago and has been seeing clients for inner work for 25 years. He is a teaching member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy, The British and Irish Sandplay Society and the Canadian Association For Sandplay Therapy of which he is also a founding member. He has presented his work in the US, Europe Canada and South Korea. He teaches in London once a year and is in private practice in Ballinasloe. Eleanor Shanley’s career has spanned over 20 years, and she still possesses a voice as pure and lyrical as the first day she stepped in front of a microphone with De Danann. John Feeley, one of Ireland’s leading classical guitarists, is well known for his own delightful guitar arrangements of Irish music which appear on several of his many recordings.

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SHARON SHANNON Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th January 8:30pm â‚Ź22.50 We are starting 2018 with what will be one of the most sought after gigs of the entire year. Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare is back for two nights with her superb band. If you are looking for a reason to get off the couch after the Christmas break then look no further. At the time of writing tickets for this gig were already selling fast so be sure to grab yours as quickly as possible. Indeed a ticket for this night of top notch music might be the ideal Christmas present for someone you know. You can rest assured that it will be lively and that the music will be of the highest possible calibre. 28

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First Fortnight Festival

CONVERSATION SALON WITH HEATHER BOURKE Saturday 13th January 8:30pm FREE (donation welcome) Booking essential Are you tired of small talk and would love a real conversation? We all know how good it feels when we have a truly satisfying conversation with someone. You feel energised, inspired and understood. Conversation Salons are about bringing together all different kinds of people for interesting and uplifting conversation on lots of different topics. In a relaxed cafĂŠ style setting over tea and coffee in small groups choose from an enticing conversation menu of thought-provoking questions. Be intrigued by the different ideas and opinions you hear. Expect to be surprised. Treasure curiosity more than certainty. Have fun, be inspired and connect with new people. Hosted by Life Coach Heather Bourke.

CLASSIC CINEMA in Association with Access Cinema

MEET ME IN ST.LOUIS Tuesday 16th January 11.30am â‚Ź5 One of the greatest films of all time and a true Christmas favourite. Set at the turn of the century, Meet Me in St.Louis hints at an era about to vanish, when the simple pleasures of the 19th century are soon to be overtaken by a brave new world. Pre-show teas, coffees and biscuits will be available before the film and are included in the ticket price. If a member of your party has mobility issues please let us know at the time of booking. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 29


Breffni Players

THE HEN NIGHT EPIPHANY by Jimmy Murphy Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th January 8:30pm €16/14

Five women come together to help clear out a run-down cottage a week before the wedding of its new owner, Úna. Joining her on this hen night of sorts are her two best friends, Kelly and Tríona, and her soon to be mother-in-law, Olive, and Olive's best friend, Anta. But Úna is keeping a secret that, if revealed, will destroy all hopes of her dream wedding and living happily ever after with the love of her life. As the play unfolds we see the women, one by one, forced to confront awkward truths of their own. 30 WWW.THEDOCK.IE


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Friday 26th January 8:30pm €8 In January and February The Dock will host a night of performances programmed by and intended for teenagers and young adults. The Dock stage will be an open space into which a selection of young bands, musicians, actors, filmmakers, bloggers, designers, rappers, talkers, dancers, singers, actors and even comedians will be able to programme events for their peers and the wider public. The gigs will be run in a cabaret style with a variety of acts performing on each evening and an emphasis on having fun while being as creative as possible with friends old and new. Make sure you get involved.

Intermediate Youth Theatre

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER by John Morton Wednesday 31st January & Thursday 1st February 7.00pm €5 A fantasy adventure from our Intermediate Youth Theatre group, set in a landscape where children have recreated an adult world. But can they survive now that the adults have disappeared? Based on the legend of Oisín and Niamh in Tír na nÓg, this play explores themes of society and conflict. Directed by Mary Blake. Assisted by Sarah Wood. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 31


PERFORMANCES – FEBRUARY Fishamble The New Play Company

THE HUMOURS OF BANDON by Margaret McAuliffe Saturday 3rd February 8.30pm €16/14 On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way? From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life. Directed by Stefanie Preissner

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Beezneez Theatre Company

THE DRAWER BOY Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th February 8.30pm €18 John McDwyer directs Gerry Farrell (An Ordinary Man), Michael Roper (Lovely Leitrim) and Wayne O’Connor (Mauritius) in this beautiful multi award winning Canadian play. A young actor visits a farm in search of material for a play his company is creating. At the farm, he finds two elderly farmers who have secrets from each other and from the world. Over the course of his visit, these secrets are brought to light in a humourous and moving evening of theatre. Another unmissable Beezneez production and early booking is imperative.

CLASSIC CINEMA in Association with Access Cinema

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Tuesday 13th February 11.30am €5 This stylish romance stars David Niven as Peter Carter, a Royal Air Force pilot, who miraculously cheats death during WWII when he survives jumping out of his badly damaged Lancaster bomber without a parachute. However when the afterlife ‘conductors ‘ finally catch up with him, he must argue for his rights to life and love before a celestial court of ‘the Other World ‘. Shot in black and white and sumptuous Technicolour, Powell and Pressburger’s magical fantasy is a real treat for Valentine’s season. Pre-show teas, coffees and biscuits will be available before the film and are included in the ticket price. If a member of your party has mobility issues please let us know at the time of booking. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 33


THE LOST BROTHERS Thursday 15th February 8:30pm €20 The past ten years of The Lost Brothers has disappeared in the blink of an eyelid. Their 2008 debut album, Trails Of The Lonely, was produced in Portland, Oregon, by Mike Coykendall who set The Lost Brothers on their singular path. For every subsequent Lost Brothers’ album (2011’s So Long John Fante, 2012’s The Passing Of The Night, 2014’s New Songs Of Dawn And Dust), attaining the “magic” has been key to its end result. So it is with The Lost Brothers’ fifth album, Halfway Towards A Healing. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, at the perfectly titled Dust and Stone the album is another step on the right road. The duo performed here last year as part of Muldoon’s Picnic and were amazing. You can expect them to be even better this time (and to play for longer!)

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LAOISE KELLY & TIARNÁN Ó DUINNCHINN Thursday 22nd February 8:30pm €16/14 Harpist Laoise Kelly has recorded on over 60 albums with many of Ireland’s foremost artists including The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Tommy Makem, Matt Molloy, Mary Black, Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Eimear Quinn as well as Kate Bush and American country/bluegrass icon Tim O’Brien. Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn is an award winning Uilleann Piper from Monaghan who started playing the Uilleann Pipes when he was around nine years of age in The Armagh Pipers Club. He has won 4 Fleadh Ceoil (Ist place) All-Ireland titles – and two Oireachtas titles.In January 2013, Tiarnán won the Seán O Riada Bonn Oir (Sean O Riada Gold Medal) competition.Tiarnan has been described by many as being one of the most influential pipers of his generation.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Friday 23rd February 8:30pm €8 In January and February The Dock will host a night of performances programmed by and intended for younger adults. The Dock stage will be an open space into which a selection of local talent, young bands, dancers musicians, actors, filmmakers, bloggers, designers, and singers, The gigs will be run in a cabaret style with a variety of acts performing on each evening and an emphasis on having fun while being as creative as possible with friends old and new. More details will be available in the new year. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 35


PERFORMANCES – MARCH THE CURSE OF THE BUTTON ACCORDION Thursday 1st March 8.30pm €16/14 Comedian Sharon Mannion pens a hilarious show based on her worries, fears and adventures growing up in a Roscommon village. Will she live up to the expectations of her ex-showband star father and her Midwest FM radio-loving mother? On receiving a shiny button accordion, Sharon is thrust into the local limelight. But things soon turn sour, when she starts to wonder if Frank the Accordion might have her cursed. ‘Faultless performance’ **** The Reviews Hub ‘Hilarious - full of humour’ **** Red Curtain Reviews

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CHRIS DIFFORD (SQUEEZE) A Masterclass in Singer-Songwriting, Wit and Story Telling

Saturday 3rd March 8.30pm ¤ €22 We are really thrilled to welcome a genuine songwriting legend; Squeeze frontman Chris Difford to The Dock as part of a small Irish tour. Chris is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s bestloved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass and Tempted. Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handiwork. Over the course of a 13 album career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. You can enjoy this amazing talent live in The Dock’s intimate performance space. Book early!

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Breffni Players

JANE EYRE Directed by Angus Dunne Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th March 8.30pm €16/14 Breffni Players celebrating 75 years of producing top notch theatre with a staging of the classic Jane Eyre adapted from Charlotte Bronte’s novel by Claude Vance directed by Angus Dunne. It is one of the most loved novels in the English language and this adaptation remains true to the essence of the novel while focussing on the love story of Jane and Rochester. The play begins in 1846 as Jane arrives at Thornfield Hall to take up the post of governess to Rochester’s ward Adele. She and Rochester fall in love but is their happiness to be jeopardised by a terrible secret? The production by Breffni Players is by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd London and it will be an exciting night of theatre not to be missed. The play is 2 hours in duration including interval.

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THE AFRICAN QUEEN Tuesday 13th March 11.30am €5 After religious spinster's (Katharine Hepburn) missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, dissolute steamer captain (Humphrey Bogart) offers her safe passage. She's not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans. Pre-show teas, coffees and biscuits will be available before the film and are included in the ticket price. If a member of your party has mobility issues please let us know at the time of booking.

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Junior Youth Theatre

THE BIG BAD! by Alec Strum Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th March This year's Junior Youth Theatre group perform a one act play where the Big Bad Wolf is put on trial. Witnesses include Little Red Riding Hood and her dear Grandmother, the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf and many more fairy tale favourites. Did he do it? Was he framed? Directed by Mary Blake. Assisted by Sarah Wood.

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TERRIBLE FATE OF HUMPTY DUMPTY by David Calcutt Thursday 22nd – Friday 23rd March 7.30pm ₏6 14 year old Terry Dumpton, nicknamed Humpty Dumpty, is bullied from the moment he starts his new secondary school. Victimised by the cruel Stubbs and his gang, Terry resorts to truancy to avoid his bullies. Following pressure from his tormentors to prove he isn't a coward, he takes part in a dangerous activity resulting in a fatal outcome. Directed by Mary Blake. Assisted by Sarah Wood.

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Saturday 24th March 10.00pm ¤ €8 Join us for a vinyl-only party focusing on the music and cultures of Latin America, East Africa and the Caribbean islands with Disco É Cultura AKA crate digging DJs Mick t-woc & Jeremy Murphy. Well known as two of Ireland’s leading diggers of Brazilian, Latin American, Afro & Caribbean music. Mick and Jeremy are constantly travelling and on the hunt for previously undiscovered and exciting rhythms to add to their continually evolving sets of deep, beautiful and rarely heard music from around the globe. They have played all over the world, from fancy clubs in Istanbul to squats in Berlin to Favellas in Rio, and their monthly Sunday yard parties in both the Bernard Shaw in Dublin & the Vicarstown in Cork, are fast becoming the stuff of musical legend. Good vibes and great, great grooves are guaranteed. See you there!

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PERFORMANCES – APRIL LEITRIM DANCE PROJECT AT THE DOCK Monday 2nd – Friday 6th April €200 (for the week) We are thrilled to announce the line up for the 3rd annual LDP week for professional dancers. Featuring: Yale Azoulay, Antoine Turmine, Cormac Begley, Michael Keegan Dolan, Catherine Young, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Liam Scanlon, Ciaran O Maonaigh, David Doocey, Philip Delamere. The programme is curated by Edwina Guckian a recipient of the Arts Councils Next Generation bursary and will feature daily master classes and workshops, talks, evening concerts & sessions.

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PLACES ARE LIMITED! BOOK NOW! A ticket for this week includes a complimentary weekend ticket to The Lough Allen Dance Weekend Festival 6th - 8th April in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim (15 mins from Carrick on Shannon). See page 55 for more on that event.

ACOUSTIC NIGHT NASCANNA Thursday 5th April 8.30pm €15/12/10 children Featuring: Nascanna - Dancer Liam Scanlon & fiddle player David Doocey, Cormac Begley (artist in residence), Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciaran O Maonaigh. Presented as part of the Leitrim Dance Project this concert in The Dock features a host of incredibly talented musicians and dancers. It will be a super night so book early.

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HUGH BUCKLEY QUARTET Saturday 7th April 8.30pm ¤ €16/14 Hugh Buckley is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and China, working as a sideman and also leading his own groups. He will be joined by Phil Ware on piano, Dan Bodwell on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums.

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CITIZEN KANE Tuesday 10th April 11.30am €5 When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten) and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." Pre-show teas, coffees and biscuits will be available before the film and are included in the ticket price. If a member of your party has mobility issues please let us know at the time of booking. 44 WWW.THEDOCK.IE


FROM UNDER THE BED Written by Seamus O’Rourke Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh Wednesday 11th April 8.30pm €18/16¤

Starring Seamus O’Rourke & Arthur Riordan Seamus O’Rourke once again brings us a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, rural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point in their lives where decisions have to be made about certain things...well the buying of a television for one...and one subject leads to another and the next thing, they’re bringing up all kinds of ‘auld shite’ that could have been left under the bed along with everything else. Eugene McPartland is woken by his brother Pat in the middle of the night in 1979. Not only does Pat wake him, but he has his good suit on him too... and a light on in the bedroom and another on the landing... and as well as burning up the electric, he now wants to talk...

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THE ROLLING STONES - SHINE A LIGHT Friday 20th April 7.00pm €10 Join us for another very enjoyable evening of music and film with members of the Boyle Songwriter Collective. Beginning with live performances by members of the collective the entertainment will continue with a screening of Shine A Light a documentary film by Martin Scorsese for which he filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theatre in New York City in 2006. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 45


KGB PADDY KEENAN (The Bothy Band) FRANKIE GAVIN (De Dannan) DERMOT BYRNE (Altan)

Saturday 21st April 8.30pm ¤ ₏25 Three of Ireland's finest instrumentalists have come together to form a new group. Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin and Dermot Byrne have merged their considerable musical talents for a series of performances under the name KGB. We are delighted to welcome them to The Dock where each of them has played either individually or with other musicians down the years. They have always delivered superb performances so we know that this concert is going to be really special. The trio are synonymous with Irish music both in their own individual right and as members of some of this country's most famous traditional bands, dating from the early 1970s to the present day. All are multiple award winners who have made outstanding contributions to traditional Irish music.

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NORAH Written by Gerard Humphreys Directed by Anthony Fox Thursday 26th April 8.30pm €16/14¤

1981 Belfast Norah McVeigh is battling to save her brother Kyran. He made the decision to go on hunger strike and has lost consciousness. Norah is now faced with the difficult decision to respect his political choice or save his life. Through confrontations with The British Home Office, the Catholic Church, the RUC, the IRA, and her own family, Norah’s convictions and loyalties are put to the test. With a cast of six, BBC Stewart Parker award-winning writer Gerard Humphreys has scripted a bold retelling of a tumultuous time in Ireland’s history, recounting the political and moral challenges that faced women as they battled on many fronts to save their families and communities. Above all, this is a story of family and the untold struggles of those left behind by history. WWW.THEDOCK.IE 47


MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY Saturday 28th April 8.30pm ¤ ₏20 The Dock is delighted to welcome back Maria Doyle Kennedy for an intimate concert. She has spent the past 5 years wandering the globe with her family preparing songs for her latest new album and performing constantly as well as filming cult TV show Orphan Black. Maria writes and performs with husband Kieran Kennedy and along with the new album Maria Doyle Kennedy released in November 2017 they have also completed their first short film A Different Kind Of Day written and directed by Maria, produced and scored by Kieran.

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PERFORMANCES – MAY GARADICE Saturday 5th May 8.30pm €20/18 Four of Leitrim’s finest musicians have come together to form a band and the music they will bring to The Dock this May will be something to behold. Eleanor Shanley is one of Ireland’s foremost singers since her first appearance as the singer with traditional group De Danann. Padraig McGovern was taught uilleann pipes by master piper P.J. Flood and developed his music as a member of the Ceolas Céili Band. A highly regarded tutor of the Uilleann Pipes, Padraig has toured extensively. Dave Sheridan’s playing style has been described as “free flowing and fluid, with sound technique and solid driving rhythm”. He has recorded two highly acclaimed solo albums and has recorded De Danann and Téada. John McCartin is both a guitar and fiddle player and has played with many noted bands including Lúnasa and Dervish.

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THE STRAIGHT STORY Tuesday 8th May 11.30am FREE A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's licence. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey. Pre-show teas, coffees and biscuits will be available before the film and are included in the ticket price. If a member of your party has mobility issues please let us know at the time of booking.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NIGHT OUT

We have teamed up with the St. George’s Terrace Restaurant to offer all those who attend shows at The Dock an exclusive pre-show meal. You can make the most of your night out and can enjoy a delicious great value two course meal at €28 per person. The offer is available Wednesday – Sunday from 6pm – 7pm which will give you plenty of time to relax while you eat and still be in time for the show here in The Dock. This offer is subject to availabilty so we advise that you contact the restaurant in advance on 071 - 961 6546. 50 WWW.THEDOCK.IE


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THE LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE THE DOCK EXHIBITIONS - ACTIVITIES - EVENTS - SHOPPING Visit the Leitrim Design House: an award winning gallery shortlisted as one of the top ten best gift/design/interiors shops in Ireland by The Irish Times. We stock a distinctive range of Irish hand made products; fine art, prints, ceramics, wood, jewellery, textiles & unique cards. The Leitrim Design House, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim Tel: 071 9650550. Open 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday 10.30am – 5.30pm Saturday Dates for your diary: check www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie or follow us on Facebook we have a lot of exciting plans for 2018.

EXHIBITIONS ART WALL PHOTOJOURNALIST BRIAN FARRELL Thursday 8th February 7.00pm ART WALL welcomes well known Photojournalist Brian Farrell to the first of our 2018 exhibitions. Brian has lived on the shores of Lough Arrow, Co Sligo for the last 14 years. The Lake is a selection of photographs he has taken around Lough Arrow, at times unplanned, when “the light just insisted he did."

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LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE OPEN SUBMISSION 2018 Leitrim Design House is announcing an open call to makers across all craft disciplines to submit work for inclusion within the Leitrim Design House gallery. Are you developing new product? Are you producing work that is 100% Irish, work that is unique and handmade? We are looking for gift ideas for weddings, birthdays and special occasions. If you are interested in submitting work for consideration please send the following to Leitrim Design House by email shop@leitrimdesignhouse.ie by the 14th February 2018 • current CV • artist statement • selection of images of work • pricing information • brochure or point of sale information The Leitrim Design House a non-profit organisation, is committed to supporting the development and success of designers/makers and artists working in the creative sector. For further information please contact the Leitrim Design House. Tel: 071 96 50550/ 071 96 50533 Email:shop@leitrimdesignhouse.ie/shop@leitrimdesignhouse.ie Visit www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie for all details of up and coming events or follow us on facebook.com/The LeitrimDesignHouse THE LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE 53


LIVE BALLET & OPERA AT CARRICK CINEPLEX This year we have partnered with The Royal Opera House London to show their 2017/18 programme of world class Ballet and Opera, relayed live from Covent Garden to Carrick Cineplex. The programme features a mixture of new productions and classic works. 16th January 2018: Rigoletto by The Royal Opera (Giuseppe Verdi) Director: David McVicar 7th February 2018: Tosca by The Royal Opera (Giacomo Puccini) Director: Jonathan Kent 28th February 2018: The Winter’s Tale by The Royal Ballet Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon. Music: Joby Talbot 6th March 2018: Carmen by The Royal Opera (Georges Bizet) NEW PRODUCTION! Director: Barrie Kosky 27th March 2018: Bernstein Centenary by The Royal Ballet 2 WORLD PREMIERES!! Choreography: Wayne McGregor / Liam Scarlett / Christopher Wheeldon 4th April 2018: Macbeth by The Royal Opera (Giuseppe Verdi) Director: Phyllida Lloyd 3th May 2018: Manon by The Royal Ballet Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan. Music: Jules Massenet 12th June 2018: Swan Lake by The Royal Ballet (Tchaikovsky) NEW PRODUCTION! Choreography: Liam Scarlett TICKETS: OAP’s/Children/Students: €16 Adults: €20 ON SALE NOW! BOOKING: Carrick Cinplex, Carrick Retail & Business Park, Carrick-onShannon / Phone: 071 96 72000 / Website: www.carrickcineplex.ie 54

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LOUGH ALLEN DANCE WEEKEND A weekend packed with dancing & music on the shores of Lough Allen. Join us in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim for dance workshops with 6 of Ireland's best know dance teachers, live music with Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciaran Ó Maonaigh & Jim McGrath, music & dance sessions, feature concert and ceilí.

Friday 6th April 7.00 - 9.00pm Emmet McMorrow Modern Irish Step Dance Workshop (Advanced) 9.30pm Music & Dance Session All musicians & dancers welcome to join in.

Saturday 7th April 11.00am - 1.00pm Joe McGuiggan Old Style Irish Step Dance Workshop (Beginner to Advanced) 2.30 - 4.30pm Michael O’Rourke Sean Nós Dance Workshop(Beginner to advanced) 6.00 - 7.30pm Connie McKelvey & Anne Connaghan Two Hand Dances (Beginner to Advanced) 8.30pm Leitrim Dance Project Feature Event Dance Tutors & Musicians Concert featuring special guests Liam Scanlon and Canadian's Yaelle Azoulay & Antoine Turmine. 10.00pm Ceilí Mór with music by Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Jim McGrath and friends.

Sunday 8th April 11.00am - 1.00pm John Murphy Steps for Sets Workshop (Intermediate to Advanced) 2.00 - 5.00pm Pat Murphy Set Dancing Workshop (Beginner to Advanced) Workshops €15 Feature Event Concert €7 Weekend ticket €70 All other events are FREE LOUGH ALLEN DANCE WEEKEND 55


SOLAS GALLERY BALLINAMORE We have launched a new website and a smart new logo to celebrate 10 years since it first opened its doors. New signage makes the gallery easy to find and new members are always welcome. For more information contact the gallery directly 071 9644210 or have a look at the website www.solasart.ie

20th -31st January

JUNIOR ART EXHIBITION Leitrim’s younger artists exhibit their talent. Any artist under 18 can enter this exhibition. Contact the gallery for details.

9th February – 10th March

SPIRIT OF NATURE - DIDIER RIVA FROSTED GLASS EADAOIN McGOURTY 13th April – 5th May

FRAGILITY IN NATURE GERALDINE BEIRNE STORIES IN THREAD - AUDREY STANLEY PIECES - ALISON HUNTER 11th May – 2nd June

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THE GLENS CENTRE MANORHAMILTON ALISON SPITTLE - WORRIER PRINCESS Friday 20th January €15/12

Alison worries. She worries so much she's decided to do a show about it. One of Ireland's fastest rising comedians, the star and writer of RTE's new major series Nowhere Fast, join Alison on her first tour. As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop, This is Ireland), TV3, Sky Arts and heard on Newstalk (George Hook), this is Alison’s hilarious follow up to her smash-hit Fringe success Discovers Hawaii.

BeezNeez Theatre Company Thursday 15th February €18/16

THE DRAWER BOY

John McDwyer directs Glens Theatre favourites Gerry Farrell, Michael Roper and Patrick McEneaney, in a production which relates the tale of a young actor arriving at a remote Canadian farm to gather material for a play his theatre ensemble are putting together. There is much gentle humour in this sad and touching, multi award winning play and given the usual Beezneez production values , this is not a show to be missed. Booking: www.theglenscentre.com Tel: 071 9855833

THE LIVING ARCHITECTURE CENTRE The Living Architecture Centre will present a Summer Season of weekend events monthly on the theme of Living Architecture in Carrick-onShannon, Co. Leitrim from May to September 2018. The events will consist of a dynamic combination of Sheltermaker Theatre, Eco-Building Design and Sheltermaker Masterclass elements presented by Peter Cowman. Further details available from livingarchitecturecentre.com THE GLENS CENTRE / THE LIVING ARCHITECTURE CENTRE 57


LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE MANORHAMILTON TWO-DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS Photopolymer and Photo-etching Print Techniques (Foundation) Photopolymer printmaking utilises a light activated printmaking plate that is etched without the need for acid and produces results similar to the 19th century photographic process of photogravure. Jewellery Making And Small Scale Metal Fabrication Workshop This jewellery and small-scale metal/mixed media fabrication course will be an opportunity to work in precious and non-precious materials. Traditional Printmaking and Screenprinting Workshops

TWO-DAY WEEKEND EVENING WORKSHOPS Vernacular Carpentry Workshop Participants will use locally sourced hazel and willow to construct simple stools and benches. Stone Carving Workshop Students will be introduced to the principles of stone carving and design, the identification and uses of different stone and the use of hand tools. Stone Lettercutting Workshop Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. Modelling The Head In Clay - From Life Workshop This module is open to beginners and those with some experience in clay modelling. Speed Painting - Approaches To Abstract Painting Master-Class This course will include a lecture giving examples of contemporary approaches to new formalist painting practice. Landscape Painting Workshop This course includes an introductory lecture on artist’s own work then the group will collect images for their landscapes during a trip to Glenfarne wood. We can provide accommodation at ₏25 a night for participants. 58

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LEITRIM COUNTY LIBRARIES Leitrim County Library H.Q. Main Street, Ballinamore, Leitrim N41 E061 County Librarian: Emma L. Clancy Telephone: 071-9645582 Email: leitrimlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Carrick-on-Shannon Branch Library Librarians: Anna McKiernan, Derval Symes Telephone: 071-9620789 Email: carrickonshannonlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Carrigallen Branch Library Librarian: Helen Corcoran Telephone: 049-4339188 Email: carrigallenlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Dromahaire Branch Library Librarian: Deirdre Fallon Telephone: 071-9164364 Email: dromahairlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Drumshanbo Branch Library Librarian: Marian Mulvey, Margaret McCabe Telephone: 071-9641258 Email: drumshanbolibrary@leitrimcoco Kiltyclogher Branch Library Librarian: Orla Parkinson Telephone: 071-9854891 Email: kiltyclogherlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Ballinamore Library Librarian: Mary Bohan Telephone: 071-9645566 Email: ballinamorelibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Kinlough Branch Library Librarian: Michael Reynolds Telephone: 071-9842554 Email: kinloughlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Manorhamilton Branch Library Librarians: Caroline Farrell, Martina Feeney. Telephone: 071-9856180 Email: manorhamiltonlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie Mohill Branch Library Contact: Grรกinne O'Dowd, Damien McHugh Telephone: 071-9631360 Email: mohilllibrary@leitrimcoco.ie For details of Branch Opening Hours please contact branches directly or visit www.leitrimcoco.ie COUNTY LEITRIM LIBRARIES 59


The Dock & Leitrim What's On Guide Jan to May 2018  
The Dock & Leitrim What's On Guide Jan to May 2018  

Your definitive guide to all the great arts activities happening in The Dock and all over Leitrim in 2018

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