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Guide to the Arts in Leitrim January - May 2017 www.thedock.ie


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The Glens Centre Manorhamilton

January to May 2017

071 985 5833 www.theglenscentre.com

Leitrim Sculpture Centre Manorhamilton

071 985 5098 www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo

The Dock

Carrick-on-Shannon 071 965 828 www.thedock.ie

071 916 1518 www.hawkswell.com

Roscommon Arts Centre

The Dock

Leitrim

Monthly Events / 4

Leitrim Design House / 52

Visual Arts / 8

The Glens Centre / 54

Workshops / 12

Leitrim Library / 55

Masterclasses / 14

LSC / 56

Children & Family / 16

Ballinamore Drama Festival / 60

Performance & Events / 20

Backstage Theatre Longford

043 334 7888 www.backstage.ie

Roscommon

Celebrating Creative Woman in Leitrim / 32

Leitrim Adult Guidance / 61

Leitrim Dance Project / 50

090 662 5824 www.roscommonartscentre.ie

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January

UNTIL SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY

TUESDAYS JANUARY 31ST TO MARCH 28TH

OIL PAINTING CLASSES

THE DAVID MUNNELLY TRIO

PLAY WRITING: THE CRAFT & TECHNIQUE

7PM-9PM / €110 FOR 9 WEEKS Start the New Year by exploring your creative side.

8.30PM / €16/€14 Top trad!

OPEN SEASON EXHIBITION

THURSDAY 5TH MONDAY 9TH &

January to May 2017

MONDAY 16TH JANUARY / 6PM-8PM Return of the popular play writing workshops led by Dr Rhona Trench. Open to new and emerging writers of all ages. (€15 for three sessions)

CLASSIC CINEMA:

February

CREATIVE BABIES & TODDLERS

FIRST WED OF FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL & MAY

11-12.30PM / 0-5 YEARS / €6PER CHILD

KING CREOLE

WRITING WORKSHOPS

€5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

11AM-12.30PM / €60 FOR 10 WEEKS Ten weekly workshops led by Gerry Boland.

TUESDAY 10TH JANUARY / 11.30AM

WORD CORNER CAFE

TUESDAYS 10TH JANUARY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 14TH MARCH, 11TH APRIL, 9TH MAY 6.00-7.30PM / FREE

FLUTE & TIN WHISTLES WITH PADRAIG SWEENEY SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEDNESDAY 11TH JANUARY / 4-6.30PM

ART STUDIO, EXPLORE & CREATE TELL A STORY WITH POET & WRITER GERRY BOLAND

TUESDAYS 17TH JANUARY TO 21ST FEBRUARY 4-5.30PM / FOR AGES 8-14 YEARS

FRENCH CONVERSATIONAL COURSE FRIDAY 20TH / 27TH JANUARY,

3RD / 10TH / 17TH & 24TH FEBRUARY

1PM - 2PM / €35 FOR FULL SIX WEEKS COURSE

THE 4 OF US

FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY

8.30PM / €20/€18 The 4 OF US perform their critically acclaimed acoustic show.

CHARLIE MC GETTIGAN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

SATURDAYS FEBRUARY 4TH TO 28TH MARCH

MASTERCLASS WEEKEND PAINTING WITH ANN QUINN

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 4TH & 5TH FEBRUARY

11AM-4PM / €75 Ann Quinn’s oil painting masterclasses are hugely popular and suitable for adults of all levels of skill.

EXHIBITION OPENING & ARTISTS TALK A BOUNCE BORROWED

SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2PM

(EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL 25TH MARCH) Bringing together five artists with distinct practices A Bounce Borrowed looks at the special energy and forms of exchange found at play within a group exhibition.

FOIL ARMS AND HOG

SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY / 8.30PM / €16 Foil Arms & Hog are an Irish comedy sketch group who perform on TV, radio, the stage and who have a huge global following on their YouTube channel.

CLASSIC CINEMA:

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY / 11.30AM €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

DANGER MONEY STARRING SEAMUS O’ ROURKE

THURSDAY 16TH& FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 8.30PM / €16

WEDNESDAY 1ST TO SUNDAY 5TH MARCH 8.30PM / €15/€12 Presented The Breffni Players.

CELEBRATING CREATIVE WOMEN IN LEITRIM WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH

CHILDREN’S THEATRE THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES TUESDAY 21ST & WED 22ND FEBRUARY

10AM & 11.30AM EACH DAY / €6 PER CHILD

AUTUMN ROYAL

THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 8.30PM / €18/16 Written by Kevin Barry.

Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin.

JACK L THE KING OF SOHO SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY

8.30PM / €22 “Jack L’s voice is an irresistible force of nature”…..The Irish Times

AN INSPECTOR CALLS BY JN PRIESTLY

March

A WEEKEND WITH ARTIST FELICITY CLEAR

SATURDAY 4TH & SUNDAY 5TH MARCH

11-4PM / €75 Building Looking Thinking Drawing is a masterclass based around Felicity Clear’s practice encompassing 2D and 3D drawing and drawing installation.

ENGINEERS WEEK:

MAKING MOVING MACHINES WORKSHOP SATURDAY 4TH MARCH

AGE 8- 14 YEARS / 12.30-2.00 / €6 For anyone aged 8 to 14 years. The chance to get involved in applying engineering principles to creative and fun arts practices with artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward.

8.30PM / €12 Join us for International Women’s Day for an evening with some of Leitrim’s creative leaders, who will be talking about the rich traditions of the County and the people and things that have inspired their creative lives and journeys.

SOKALO REMIX

THURSDAY 9TH & FRIDAY 10TH MARCH 8.30PM / €16 The Sokalo Remix Project is a Traditional Dance and Music production with a difference.

THE

LISTENING CLUB

SATURDAY MARCH 11TH 7PM FREE If you are interested in hearing new music then this free event is one you should put in your diary.

BOYLE SONGWRITERS COLLECTIVE FILM AND SONG NIGHT SATURDAY 11TH MARCH

8.30PM / €10 Following on from a series of sell out nights Boyle Songwriters Collective are back with a night of their own music and the wonderful documentary film; Searching for Sugar Man.

CLASSIC CINEMA:

OLDER THAN IRELAND

TUESDAY 14TH MARCH 11.30AM

€5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL) A landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians.

whats on month by month SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY / €16 Charlie McGettigan joins Donie O’ Connor and Eamon and Orla Daly for a night of music and song.

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IFI FILMS FOR SCHOOLS:

THE KING’S SPEECH

WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

10.30AM / €5 PER STUDENT

THE QUIET CLUB + CROW THURSDAY 23RD MARCH

8.30PM / €16/€14 The Quiet Club and crOw are two of Ireland’s most innovative and adventurous improvising duos.

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EXHIBITION OPENING AND ARTISTS TALK AILBHE NÍ BHRIAIN

DRUMSHANBO VEC CD LAUNCH

MAGPIES ON THE PYLON

8.30PM / €16/€14 A one man show written and performed by Michael Collins.

WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL

SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2PM

FRIDAY 21ST APRIL

January to May 2017

8.30PM / €5 Every year students from the Traditional Music and (EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL SAT 29TH MAY)                              Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s work represents a state of things Music Production courses at Drumshanbo VEC come undone by imagining the hallucinatory in the produce a CD of music that is the result of their learning on both courses. mundane and vice versa.

SATURDAY 25TH MARCH

April

STAGING MCGAHERN

FRIDAY 31ST MARCH & SATURDAY 1ST APRIL

7.30PM / €16 A Slip Up & All Sorts of Impossible Things.

LOOKING DEADLY

THURSDAY 6TH APRIL

8.30PM / €16/€14 Theatre and comedy of the highest calibre meet as we welcome you to the ‘famous Irish funeral’.

CLASSIC CINEMA:

12 ANGRY MEN

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL 11.30AM €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

EASTER CAMPS - FAMILY FUN

TUESDAY 11TH TO THURSDAY 13TH APRIL

12.30-2.00PM / €6 PER CHILD You and your kids get the chance to work together to make your very own new piece of art every day.

THURSDAY 13TH APRIL 8.30PM / €20 Liam O’ Maonlai, Eithne Ni Chathain, Cormac Begley, Maitiu O Casaide and Peter O’Toole.

CASSIOPEIA WINDS

8.30PM / €16/€14 A quintet of players perform a varied programme that will delight lovers of classical and modern classical music including works by Ronan Guilfoyle, Paul Taffanel and George Gershwin.

NATIONAL POETRY DAY CELEBRATION

THURSDAY 27TH APRIL

8.30PM / €12 Poetry featuring readings by poets Colm Keegan, Sorcha Fox, Roseleen McDonagh, with musicians Dee Armstrong, Lughaidh Armstrong Mayock and Megan Lawlor.

CÚIG

May

“TOST” DYLAN QUINN DANCE THEATRE TUESDAY 4TH MAY

8.30PM / €14 In a performance that reflects the constant shifts and changes of the modern times we are living in, TOST features two dancers in a space between words and worlds, trapped in the silence between language and action, understanding and confusion.

DOCUMENTATION PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS SATURDAY 6TH & SUNDAY 7TH MAY

10.30-5PM

A WEEKEND WITH ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER TIM DURHAM

Over a weekend you can pick up some great tips on how to obtain the best possible results from your photographic equipment and improve your camera skills.

CLASSIC CINEMA:

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

TUESDAY 9TH MAY / 11.30AM €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL) A period comedy film starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel and Stephen Fry.

APRIL VERCH BAND WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY

8.30PM / €16 While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley in Canada, her performances extend into oldtime American and Appalachian styles and beyond.

NATIONAL DRAWING DAY FOR FAMILIES SATURDAY 20TH MAY

1-4PM / FREE The opportunity for families to draw together in an interactive and intergenerational drawing day session with artist Paddy McCann & Sharon Kelly.

NOTIFY WITH PADRAIG RYNNE

THURSDAY 25TH MAY

8.30PM / €16/€14 Featuring concertina wizard Pádraig Rynne, Cillian King on guitars & concertina, Eoin Walsh on electric bass, Davie Ryan on drums and Cormac McCarthy on piano and rhodes.

THE HENRY GIRLS WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 8.30PM / €20/€18

SATURDAY 29TH APRIL

8.30PM / €16/€14 Cúig, hailing from Armagh and Tyrone, have established themselves as one of the most promising up and coming artists in the Traditional Irish Music scene.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Box office 071 965 0828 or online at www.thedock.ie • The box office is open for advance bookings from 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm. 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 box office 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.

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. REFUNDS/LATE COMERS Once purchased, tickets can only be refunded with sufficient notice and at the latest by 5.30pm on the day before the show. 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 performances or workshops.

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CONCESSIONS & GROUP BOOKINGS 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.

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A Bounce Borrowed

4th February to 25th March January to May 2017

Felicity Clear Richard Forrest Helen Hughes  John O‘Kane Jane Rainey

This exhibition A Bounce Borrowed brings together five artists. It looks at the special energy that happens within a group show. The artists bring distinct approaches to making work and are at varying stages of their artistic development. The exhibition also offers a lens for a number of other considerations, for example what structures and approaches to making artwork influence the artists and how might this play out in their artistic language? The title A Bounce Borrowed references friendships, exchange and how exhibition making may influence how artworks speaks to audiences. The works are playful in their use of materials and ideas and are engaging in how materials are repurposed, represented and in the stories and perspective taken.

Artists Talk & Opening 2.00pm, 4th February

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Ailbhe Ní Bhriain Saturday 8th April to Saturday 27th May

January to May 2017

This exhibition brings together a number of recent works by Irish artist Ailbhe Ní Bhriain for the first time. Ní Bhriain works with film, computer generated imagery and sound to create immersive multi-screen installations that play with ideas of representation and displacement. Her films depict archetypal or generic locations that have been transformed into a dreamlike theatricality. Whether a flooded library inhabited by birds of prey or a disused airport housing a rudimentary landscape, these works represent an altered reality in which our expectations of time and place come undone.

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Classes for Adults

Play Writing The craft & technique THURSDAY 5TH MONDAY 9TH & MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 6PM - 8PM

January to May 2017

Return of the popular play writing workshops led by Dr Rhona Trench. Have you a story to tell? Do you want to tell it through playwriting? The Dock offers you three fun and stimulating sessions on playwriting to get you started. These sessions are open to new and emerging writers of all ages. €15 for three sessions Rhona is Programme Chair of the BA in Performing Arts at IT Sligo and lectures in Drama Studies, Directing for Theatre, Performance Analysis and Literature and Representation. Rhona holds a PhD in Contemporary Irish Theatre from Queen’s University Belfast. Her book, Bloody Living: The Loss of Selfhood in the Plays of Marina Carr, was published 2010. She is currently editing a book on theatre and performance practices, in and of Ireland, which will be published by Cambridge Scholar Press next year.

Oil Painting Classes JANUARY 31ST TO TUESDAY MARCH 28TH TUESDAYS 7PM - 9PM

French conversational course “cours de conversation” (course of expression) FRIDAY 20TH / 27TH JANUARY, 3RD / 10TH / 17TH & 24TH FEBRUARY 1PM - 200PM This “cours de conversation” (course of expression) will be based on listening exercises, role plays, the speaking and directed conversation. It will be focus on speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary learning around some thematic. The course objective is to leave time for participants to speaking and learn from discussion. The principle of the conversation workshops is to encourage participants to enrich their knowledge for spoken french. The program will cover basic French language skills that can help with discussing areas of interest such as cooking, cinema, literature, paintings, news, newspaper, tv and travel. People doing the six weeks would pay €35 for full course Tutor Laurelyne Leneutre is a French assistant teacher at Scoil Mhuire Strokestown.

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Start the New Year by exploring your creative side. These classes are led by Laura Gallagher and participants are brought through their own personal painting project. Over nine weeks you will learn about the versatility of oil paint with an emphasis on colour mixing and application. Materials list available online. €110 for nine weeks

Writing Workshops SATURDAYS 11AM - 12.30PM FEBRUARY 4TH TO 28TH MARCH Do you have a particular interest in writing poetry and/or short fiction? Then this ten week long set of workshops led by Gerry Boland could be just what you are looking for to you get started in the New Year. The sessions will focus on writing but also on the reading and analysis of a diverse range of poems and short stories. The aim is to make participants feel comfortable about reading and critiquing other writers’ work, while also creating an environment where participants can reach their own potential. €60 for ten weeks

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Masterclasses Painting Weekend

A weekend with artist Ann Quinn SATURDAY & SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4TH & 5TH 11-4PM

January to May 2017

Ann Quinn’s oil painting masterclasses are hugely popular and suitable for adults of all levels of skill. Ann uses her own photographs as preparatory sketches and references which bring enhanced clarity to what she sees and paints. This weekend focuses on how photography can be used as a source for developing memory and imagination. €75 for two days You can find a course outline and materials list online at www.thedock.ie

Building Looking Thinking Drawing A weekend with artist Felicity Clear SATURDAY & SUNDAY MARCH 4TH & 5TH 11-4PM This masterclass is based around Felicity Clear’s practice encompassing 2D and 3D drawing and drawing installation. Through a series of experimental drawing activities, conversations with the artist and group discussions, participants will be encouraged to initiate a process that opens up possibilities for ideas generation, research and development in their drawing practice. €75 for two days You can find a course outline and materials list online at www.thedock.ie

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Documentation Photography

A weekend with artist & photographer Tim Durham

SATURDAY 6TH & SUNDAY 7TH MAY 10.30-5PM Over this weekend you can pick up some great tips on how to obtain the best possible results from your photographic equipment and improve your camera skills. Tim Durham has worked in photography for the past 25 years and is predominantly an arts based photographer working on public and private commissions. Over that period he has developed a methodical step-by-step process which will assist you to learn and create high quality accurate images for catalogues, press releases, proposals, submissions to galleries, websites etc. This masterclass is designed with artists, craftpersons and creatives in mind and will help you take your photographic documenting skills to the next level and ensure that you can undertake what is often a very costly exercise yourself. €75 for two days You can find a course outline and materials list online at www.thedock.ie

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Children & Families January to May 2017

Flute & Tin whistles with Padraig Sweeney School of Traditional Music Padraig Sweeney’s music classes at The Dock are amongst the most successful regular classes. We are delighted that he will be continuing to teach his student here throughout 2017. Classes resume on Wednesday 11th January 4-6.30pm they are extremely popular so early booking is advised, please contact Padraig directly on 086 8112871.

1ST WEDNESDAY OF FEB, MARCH, APRIL & MAY 11-12.30PM AGE 0-5 YEARS Artist Naomi Draper has developed a series of extraordinary sensory experiences aimed at developing creativity and the social skills of little ones under five years old. This morning of play, includes experiences with sounds, textures, colour, light and a range of sensations designed to encourage and stimulate the imagination of toddlers (and chat for adults). Places are limited to 10 for children under five years and one minder per child. Advance booking required. (€6 a session includes a complementary tea or coffee).

Art Studio, Explore & Create

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company

TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY – 21ST FEBRUARY 4-5.30PM AGE 8-14

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company is a professional youth theatre organisation dedicated to providing opportunities for young people who wish to become involved in acting and theatre. Youth Theatre training at The Dock covers many aspects of theatre performance and production. Areas such stage management, costume, make-up and set design and promotion are all part of the training modules covered during what is a very popular and rewarding course. The training is a great way for teenagers and young people to gain practical skills and meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun! It’s also a great way to make friends outside of the school networks and a fantastic opportunity to work with people your own age. You don’t need previous experience to join but advance booking is essential as there is a large demand for places.

Tell a Story with poet & writer Gerry Boland

THE JUNIOR GROUP’S NEW TERM WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY 5-6.30PM (€ 55 FOR 10 WEEKS) THE SENIOR GROUP’S NEW TERM WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 5PM -7PM (€ 65 FOR 10 WEEKS)

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Creative Babies & Toddlers

In this series of six workshops over a six week period, Gerry Boland, author of the popular series of Marco the Grizzly Bear books, will focus on showing teenagers how they can approach writing their own stories. Through a variety of interesting and fun exercises and approaches, he will draw on the individual imagination of each participant and explore different story ideas and themes. There will be writing, a bit of reading, some time for illustration and the opportunity in the last two workshop sessions to actually make your very own book with artist Natalia Beylis. The overall aim is that at the end of six weeks participants will have written a story or two that they will be proud of but also that they will have had a few laughs in the process. €65 for six weeks Gerry Boland’s first Marco book, Marco Moves In, was nominated for the Bord Gais Children’s Book of the year in 2011. His other books include, Marco Master of Disguise, Marco Moonwalker, and his most recent book, a collection of poems for the young reader titled The Secret Lives of Mothers. Gerry is a frequent visitor to schools across the northwest, where he gives readings and facilitates creative writing workshops for all ages.

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IFI Films for Schools The King’s Speech

Easter Camps Family Fun

WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 10.30AM €5 PER STUDENT

TUESDAY 11TH, WEDNESDAY 12TH & THURSDAY 13TH APRIL 12.30-2.00PM ALL AGES €6 PER CHILD

January to May 2017

Presented in association with IFI Education this is a popular choice for the Leaving Cert comparative study. Colin Firth is the reluctant monarch, King George VI, who overcomes his speech disability with the assistance of an alternative speech therapist. Running time 118min

Engineers Week Making Moving Machines Workshop SATURDAY 4TH MARCH AGE 8- 14 YEARS 12.30-2.00 €6 PER PERSON Engineers Week is a week-long programme of nationwide events 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 is offering those aged 8 to 14 years the chance to get involved in applying engineering principles to creative and fun arts practices. Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward will be on hand on Saturday 4th March with a super workshop which involves no digital tricks but lots of illusion as participants are shown how to create Zoetropes and Thaumatropes. You might be asking yourself what a Zoetrope and/or Thaumatrope is exactly. Well they are devices that create the illusion of movement and, in the case of Thaumatropes, can actually make still images move! The great news is that these can be made with readily available materials such as cardboard and paper so we can take engineering principles and apply them to artistic creativity and learn more about both disciplines in the process.

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Easter holiday art workshops for families with artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward. Three different workshops over three days where you will take inspiration from Artist Ailbhe Ni Bhriain’s exhibition which will be in our galleries. Join us for one workshop or all three. Each day will have a new twist. Both big and little hands will get to use a range of materials to create unique new worlds from 3D collage with viewing devices to mini worlds of the strange and unusual kind. Anything can unfold, anything is possible as imaginations big and small become reality! Vanya’s workshops are extremely popular and great fun. If you can join us for this three day family fun event you will find out why! Vanya Lambrecht Ward is a Sligo based artist. Her practice is centred around our built environment and combines photography, sculpture, painting and all things spatial. Vanya has worked for many years with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, in education, Arts Initiative in Mental Health and other community setting as an artist and designer.

National Drawing Day for Families SAT 20TH MAY 1-4PM / FREE Everyone draws, scribbles and doodles at some stage and we all sketch out maps, directions etc. So whatever your skill, ability or perspective on drawing this is a great opportunity to reconnect with your drawing abilities together with friends and family of all ages. National Drawing Day is a nationwide initiative which is coordinated by the National Gallery of Ireland. The Dock will provide a range of drawing materials and the ideas which will unlock new techniques and offer you the opportunity to try out fun ideas. The sessions will be led by artists Paddy McCann & Sharon Kelly. Sharon Kelly is an artist based in Belfast with a practice that centres on drawing process. She has undertaken many projects and residencies exploratory in nature including collaborative productions with poets, dancers / choreographers and with children and teachers in educational settings. She has worked extensively with the Sligo based Kids Own Partnership. Paddy McCann received his MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 1989; he is amongst Ireland’s most critically acclaimed contemporary painters. He has given a number of very popular painting masterclasses at The Dock. His most recent solo exhibition was in 2015 The MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Classic Cinema

King Creole JANUARY TUESDAY 10TH 11.30AM / €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

January to May 2017

Join us as we celebrate the King of Rock and Roll’s birthday with a screening of one of his most popular films; King Creole. Denied his high school diploma because of a schoolyard fight, Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) is unsure how he’s going to support himself and his unemployed father (Dean Jagger). He briefly flirts with a life of crime before a club owner (Paul Stewart) hears him singing and offers him a job. Things look promising until rival club owner and Danny’s former boss, Maxie (Walter Matthau), tries to lure him back with threats and the charms of his sometimes-girlfriend, Ronnie (Carolyn Jones).

Word Corner Café TUESDAYS, 6.00-7.30PM FREE 10TH JANUARY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 14TH MARCH, 11TH APRIL, 9TH MAY This very popular evening has been running at The Dock on the first Tuesday of every month for the last two years. It is a free, informal event for all writers, readers and beat poets to share their work. Its continuing popularity is due to the relaxed and collegiate atmosphere where those who come along can listen to new writing, offer their thoughts and opinions and, if they wish, make their own contribution. The format is informal but structured so as to give each person adequate time to share their work and to get constructive feedback from the group. The style of writing varies from poetry to short stories, essays,plays and even extracts from works in progress. Members of the group have also been involved in public readings at The Dock at events such as the annual Culture Night celebrations in September and National Poetry Day. If you would like to become involved all you have to do is come along. New comers are always welcome to attend, enjoy a cup of tea of coffee hear, some wonderful new writing and chat.

Wednesday Gallery Tours If your school or group would like a guided tour of the works on show in the gallery we are delighted to meet with you and talk you through the current exhibition. Educational tours can be designed to examine aspects of the school curriculum. As always admission to the galleries is free, but booking for a guided group tour is essential. For further details please contact visual arts and education officer Laura Mahon at lmahon@leitrimcoco.ie

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January to May 2017

The 4 of US FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY 8.30PM €20/€18

The 4 OF US perform their critically acclaimed acoustic show showcasing songs from their forthcoming album Sugar Island, as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue. From their first anthem MARY - still a radio favourite, through to the UKcharting SHE HITS ME, to SUNLIGHT - the band has notched up over two decades of radio hits and six top 20 charting albums. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch them live.

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Charlie Mc Gettigan with special guests SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY 8.30PM €16

No stranger to Leitrim audiences Singer/Songwriter and Broadcaster, Charlie McGettigan won the Eurovision for Ireland in 1994 with Paul Harrington singing Rock and Roll Kids. For this special concert he joins Boyle Singer/Songwriter Donie O’ Connor and Drumshanbo’s own Eamon and Orla Daly for a night of “in the round” music and song. Eamon and Orla have been friends of Charlie’s for over 40 years and indeed Eamon and Charlie were founder members of Jargon, regular music favourites in the Leitrim area during the 1970’s. Donie O’ Connor has released two albums It’s about Me and Live at the Moving Stairs and is highly regarded by his peers and fans around the world.

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Foil Arms & Hog SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 8.30PM €16 Foil Arms & Hog are the hilarious Irish comedy sketch group who perform on TV, radio, the stage and who have a huge global following on their YouTube channel. This trio have been touring their brilliant live shows in Ireland, the UK, the US and Australia over the last eight years to audience and critical acclaim. Some of their most popular You Tube sketches are ‘How to Speak Dublin’, ‘A Kerryman gives Directions’ and ‘The Ryanair Song’. Rowan Atkinson is a fan as is Tommy Tiernan and you will be too after you have sampled their unique brand of riotously funny sketch comedy.

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Classic Cinema

Brief Encounter

with Seamus O’ Rourke

TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 11.30AM €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

THURSDAY 16TH& FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 8.30PM €16

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

January to May 2017

Danger Money

Seamus O’Rourke teams up with Cavan writer John McManus (The Quare Land) in his latest production Danger Money  – a  beautiful ‘close-up’ of rural Irish life. London was only ever meant to be a stepping stone for Teddy ‘the Mucker’ Tucker but somehow he stayed there for over thirty years until one day he abruptly abandoned his friends and his job and returned home to North Leitrim. He now finds himself in the bog wondering: Should snakes receive the Free Travel Pass? Are birds the souls of people that have passed on? What is that clown in number six smoking? Do we know what we don’t know? Why is he bagging turf when he doesn’t even have a fireplace.

The David Munnelly Trio THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 8.30PM €16 / €14 The David Munnelly Trio have a compelling sound that is a blending of their respective Mayo and Sligo styles but still firmly rooted in the tradition. What sets the band apart is their capability and ease with which they weave in and out of different musical styles while firmly rooted in the earthy tones of Irish Traditional Music. They have exceptional music pedigrees developed through a lifetime’s dedication to Irish music culture. David is widely regarded as one of the most influential Irish accordion players of his generation: he has played with legendary Irish bands De Dannan and The Chieftains, and for 15 years fronted The David Munnelly Band. Featuring David Munnelly (accordion), Shane Mc Gowan (Guitar) and Joseph McNulty (Fiddle).

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January to May 2017

Autumn Royal A new play by Kevin Barry Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin Commissioned by The Everyman & The Dock

THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 8.30PM €18/16

Set on the north side of Cork City, Autumn Royal is the first stage play by renowned author of Beatlebone and City of Bohane, Kevin Barry. Leaving everything you know behind is a difficult thing to do. That’s a choice that May and Timothy need to make. This play, about duty, despair and rage, takes a microscope to a family and exposes all of its flaws.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

January to May 2017

Banyan Theatre

An Inspector Calls by JN Priestly

Presented The Breffni Players

TUESDAY 21ST & WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 10AM AND 11.30 AM EACH DAY €6 PER CHILD

WEDNESDAY 1ST TO SUNDAY 5TH MARCH 8.30PM €15/€12

The brilliant Banyan Theatre has created a charming and humourous puppet version of the timeless children’s classic The Emperors New Clothes. Two swindlers come into town pretending to be master tailors. The vain Emperor summons them to fashion him a set of clothes the like of which has never been seen before.

When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. Directed by Angus Dunne.

Performance length 50 mins | Suitable for ages 3-11. For school bookings please call the box office on 071 965 0828

Children’s Show

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Jack L The King of Soho

January to May 2017

SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 8.30PM €22 A magnetic and charismatic live performer Jack L can caress a song and his full power and range is the musical equivalent of being caught in the eye of a storm. Jack promises to deliver a spectacular event with some great new characters to introduce you to, including The King Of Soho and many more intriguing creations from his vivid imagination! And none more vivid then himself! His live shows are the stuff of legend and the intimate surroundings of The Dock’s performance space will make this a night to remember.

Celebrating Creative Women in Leitrim

Wednesday 8th March 8.30pm €12

Join us for International Women’s Day for an evening with some of Leitrim’s creative leaders, who will be talking about the rich traditions of the County and the people and things that have inspired their creative lives and journeys. Cllr Sinead Guckian, politician and Artist, will be in conversation with broadcaster and journalist Carole Coleman, dancer, teacher and producer Edwina Guckian, award winning author Dolores Walshe and acclaimed singer Eleanor Shanley.

“Jack L’s voice is an irresistible force of nature” The Irish Times

What a voice…what a performer! Los Angeles Times

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Sokalo Remix

January to May 2017

THURSDAY 9TH & FRIDAY 10TH MARCH 8.30PM €16

The Sokalo Remix Project is a traditional dance and music production with a difference. This high energy show is the result of a transatlantic collaboration between Montreal-based dance company [ZØGMA] and four professional artists from the Irish traditional performing arts Edwina Guckian, Laoise Kelly, Cáitlin Nic Gabhann and Liam O Scanláin. Liam is currently Dance Irelands Associate Artist in Residence. The members of [ZØGMA] are exceptional performers and have performed extensively on the international stage since 2001 showcasing Quebec’s folklore, merging dance, music and song into powerful rhythmic works. This collaboration has resulted in an enthralling, highly energetic production, at the crossroads of modernity and tradition, highlighting the proximity of Irish and Quebecois traditional cultures.

“The dance collaboration introduced me to an entirely new approach to folk dance, with one foot tapping in the past and the other foot stepping into the future, it was a fascinating dance dialogue which enriched my understanding of both traditions.”

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- Tristan Rosenstock, Presenter @Imeall, TG4

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Movies & Music Night Searching for Sugar Man & Boyle Songwriters Collective SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 8.30PM â‚Ź10 January to May 2017

Following on from a series of sell out nights Boyle Songwriters Collective are back with a night of their own music and the wonderful documentary film; Searching for Sugar Man. Searching for Sugar Man is the real and fascinating story of how a dogged music journalist tried to find out what happened to the mysterious Sixto Rodriguez, an American musician who had never achieved success in the United States, but had become very popular in South Africa where his songs of quiet strength and gentle rebellion caught on during the apartheid years. The man himself had seemingly dropped off the planet and was rumoured to have died. In a documentary that is both heartwarming and uplifting, we learn what happens to someone who discovers very late in life that he’s not the failure he had thought he was.

The Listening Club 7PM FREE Before the film why not join us for The Listening Club. If you are interested in hearing new music in a welcoming and laid back environment then this free event is for you. Artists Mark Garry and Karl Burke present this informal evening where you can bring along your own music choices to listen to and to share with others. The music choices are eclectic and always enlightening and can come in any format from vinyl to cassette tape to digital. They might be songs that someone finds interesting, progressive or just a piece of music they love. Think of it as kind of like Shazam with the added bonuses of social interaction and conversation.

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Classic Cinema

Older than Ireland TUESDAY 14TH MARCH 11.30AM €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

January to May 2017

A landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. Older Than Ireland explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland. Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from the magic of their wedding day to the tragic loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through it all. Having witnessed a century of immense social, political and technological change each centenarian has a unique perspective on life and its true meaning.

The Quiet Club + crOw

Magpies On The Pylon SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 8.30PM €16/€14

A one man show written and performed by Michael Collins Michael Collins is an actor, writer and performer, he has acted on stage in the Abbey and Olympia Theatres. He is a member of the Irish Traveller community who has been an advocate of Traveller human rights for over 20 years. Many will know him from his depiction of Johnny Connors in RTE’s Glenroe for over 10 years. He has also appeared in numerous films including Trojan Eddie and Man about Dog and most recently King Of The Travellers and Stalker. In this production he plays Jim, a Traveller father who struggles to cope with the suicide of his 23-year-old son. After his son’s death, Jim has become isolated from other family members and is misusing alcohol. The audience accompanies Jim on an emotional roller-coaster ride as he articulates loving memories of his son, his fears for the well-being of his other three children, the turmoil that has developed in his relationship with his wife, his anger at God, and his agonising questions about whether there was something he could have done to prevent his son’s death. The performance will be followed by a Q & A with Dock artist in Residence Sorcha Fox and Michael Collins where topics raised by the play will be discussed.

THURSDAY 23RD MARCH 8.30PM €16/€14 The Quiet Club and crOw are two of Ireland’s most innovative and adventurous improvising duos. crOw is a unique Irish improvising duo formed in 2011 and comprising Cathal Roche, saxophones and Ian Wilson, live electronics and sound objects. The Quiet Club continue to push the boundaries of sound making and listening by employing a wide range of sound making devices ranging from stones, homemade instruments, electronics, amplified textures, Theremins, field recordings, etc. Funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Touring Award.

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Looking Deadly THURSDAY 6TH APRIL 8.30PM €16/€14 Theatre and comedy of the highest calibre meet as we welcome you to the ‘famous Irish funeral’.

January to May 2017

A wedding is the craic; birthdays are...alright. But you can’t beat a good Irish funeral. Let Foystown’s finest funeral directors Jane and Rob help you come to terms with the loss of your dear friend and local legend big Tom McCarthy. May he rest in peace...Eventually! Starring Niamh McGrath & Keith Singleton. Directed by Amy Conroy.

“McGrath and Singleton’s performances are superb” Grace Byrne (The Meg)

FRIDAY 31ST MARCH & SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 7.30PM €16 Described as ‘a triumph’ by Declan Kiberd, these stage adaptations of two stories from John McGahern’s Getting Through collection explore how we try to cope with the conflict between desire and reality. In A Slip Up, Michael and Agnes give up their farm in rural Ireland to emigrate to London. The effects of this sundering from the land and community are powerfully revealed through the ordinary but fragile routines of married life. In All Sorts of Impossible Things, the experience of a stubborn romance and a precious friendship yield life-changing possibilities - but will they be grasped? Presented by The Dublin Shakespeare Society, the adaptations were conceived and scripted by Máire Doyle and devised for performance with George Carroll. The Dublin Shakespeare Society (or ‘The Shakes’ as it is affectionately known) was founded in 1907 and is the oldest non-professional theatre company in Ireland. The Shakes have performed virtually all of the Bard’s plays over the years and many ‘greats’ of Irish Theatre ‘trod the boards’ with the Shakes including, Milo O’Shea, Betty Ann Norton, Maire O’Neill, Brenda Fricker, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Cunningham, and many others.

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Classic Cinema

12 Angry Men TUESDAY 11TH APRIL 11.30AM €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

January to May 2017

Heralded as one of the all-time great theatrical releases, 12 Angry Men focuses on a jury’s deliberations in a capital murder case. The case appears to be open-and-shut and eleven of the jurors immediately vote guilty; only one juror casts a not guilty vote. As the deliberations unfold, the story quickly becomes a study of the jurors’ complex personalities, preconceptions, backgrounds and interactions.

FRIDAY 21ST APRIL 8.30PM €5 Every year students from the Traditional Music and Music Production courses at Drumshanbo VEC produce a CD of music that is the result of their learning on both courses. The music from the CD is then performed live by the students with sound engineering duties also being looked after by them in a live and practical setting of an official launch. This year we can expect to hear original music reflecting a wide range of styles and approaches to music making.

Cassiopeia Winds

THURSDAY 13TH APRIL 8.30PM €20 Ré is a traditional Irish music group that features some of Ireland’s most innovative and brilliant musicians; Liam O’ Maonlai, Eithne Ni Chathain, Cormac Begley, Maitiu O Casaide and Peter O’Toole. Led by O Maonlai they are an amazing ensemble playing a wide variety of instruments including piano, harp, concertina, fiddle and uileann pipes. Ní Chathain also sings like an angel.

‘There are heartstopping moments in the music – such as the plaintive, lilting ballad sung by Eithne Ní Chatháin’ Judith Mackrell, the Guardian

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Drumshanbo VEC CD launch

WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL 8.30PM €16/€14 Cassiopeia Winds is an Irish chamber wind ensemble formed in 2010, whose performances are marked by vivacity, panache and a dedication to the exploration of fine soundworlds. Though the ensemble has the capacity to expand or contract to suit its innovative programming, at its core is a quintet of players whose members are among the finest in the country, including players from the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Crash Ensemble. For their début performance at The Dock the ensemble will perform a varied programme that will delight lovers of classical and modern classical music including works by Ronan Guilfoyle, Paul Taffanel and George Gershwin.

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National Poetry Day Celebrations THURSDAY 27TH APRIL 8.30PM €12

January to May 2017

For National Poetry Day we will be featuring readings by poets Colm Keegan, Sorcha Fox, Roseleen McDonagh, with musicians Dee Armstrong, Lughaidh Armstrong Mayock and Megan Lawlor. Dock Theatre Artist in Residence & winner of Lingo’s New Work Fund Sorcha Fox will perform her original work Remember with a live score - dulcimer, fiddle, guitar and percussion. This performance poem is a challenge, personal and political, to look at Ireland and our role in it. It is a call to action and a challenge to listen to and amplify the voices of those who hold the seeds of who we might be.

Cúig

SATURDAY 29TH APRIL 8.30PM €16/€14 Cúig, hailing from Armagh and Tyrone, have established themselves as one of the most promising up and coming artists in the Traditional Irish Music scene. Their combination of fiery Irish tunes infused with a strong rock-based accompaniment is unique and sets them apart from any other act you will hear. This original sound and their powerful live shows have brought audiences to their feet in France, Italy and Holland. Not only have they achieved success as a band, individually these multi talented musicians can lay claim to several All Ireland titles.

A fresh, unique and vibrant sound that most bands take years to establish. A truly brilliant trad band.” Niamh Dunne (Beoga)

Colm Keegan is a writer and performance poet, shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction. He won the All Ireland Poetry Slam in 2010. Roseleen McDonagh is regarded as a leading feminist in both the Traveller community and the disability community. A regular contributor to The Irish Times, her new play Mainstream premiered in The Project Arts Centre Dublin in November this year.

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“TOST”

Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre TUESDAY 4TH MAY 8.30PM €14

January to May 2017

In a performance that reflects the constant shifts and changes of the modern times we are living in, TOST features two dancers in a space between words and worlds, trapped in the silence between language and action, understanding and confusion. The title has its roots in the Irish word for ‘silence’: the space between two words or sounds. This engaging and powerful production brings together the collective talents of some or Ireland’s most gifted artists from a range of disciplines; dancer and choreographer Dylan Quinn, renowned Irish visual artist Paddy McCann who has designed the set, prized composer Andy Garbi, lighting designer Tim Feehilly and long time collaborator & dancer Jenny Ecke.

Classic Cinema

Love & friendship TUESDAY 9TH MAY 11.30AM €5 (INCLUDES TEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVAL)

A period comedy film based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan, the film follows the exploits of the wry and calculating Lady Susan as she pursues the wealthy and hapless Sir James for marriage originally intended for her daughter. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry.

April Verch Band WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY 8.30PM €16 While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley in Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond. What results is a tour-de-force performance of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion. Her live shows are musically exceptional and unrivalled in terms of atmosphere and energy. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, all with apparent ease and precision. Versatile, robust, and masterfully executed this is a must see for lovers of roots music.

April’s voice is just like a bird flying in the sky freely, without any burdens.

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Notify

The Henry Girls

THURSDAY 25TH MAY 8.30PM €16/€14

WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 8.30PM €20/€18

NOTIFY are an Irish based instrumental ensemble featuring concertina wizard Pádraig Rynne, Cillian King on guitars & concertina, Eoin Walsh on electric bass, Davie Ryan on drums and Cormac McCarthy on piano and rhodes. The band delivers an evocative repertoire of original melody compositions fusing a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with forward thinking innovation. With backgrounds in Jazz, Traditional Irish, Electronic, Pop and Funk the band’s music has a rare quality that instantly draws listeners to it.

To add something extra special to the Carrick Carnival atmosphere why not enjoy a magical musical fusion of the Donegal coastline and the Appalachian mountains! The Henry Girls combine something of our Irish heritage with a more contemporary backdrop; imbuing it with compassion, insight and warmth. It’s an album that invites you inside the world of three sisters from Donegal, who impart their strong folk roots, preserving tradition and at the same time delivering a fresh and finely crafted body of work.

“Ambient melodies, traditional compositions and groovy beats with layers of electronic sounds. This is Pádraig and Co at their experimental best”.

‘These sisters have a sensational talent. The quality of their harmony singing goes beyond mere technique. They possess an unerring ability to blend tone and resonance in a seamless fashion.

January to May 2017

with Padraig Rynne

Tony Lawless Tradconnect

Eamon Carr, The Evening Herald (IRL)

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Feature Leitrim Dance Project MONDAY 17TH TO FRIDAY 21ST APRIL

January to May 2017

Leitrim Dance Project consists of a weekend festival for traditional dancers of all ages and abilities at the Lough Allen Hotel in Drumshanbo preceded by a five day professional development project at The Dock in Carrick on Shannon for emerging and established professional dancers.

Dance Masterclas Programme In the week running up to the Lough Allen Dance Weekend U.S. dancer Nic Gareiss leads a 5-day professional development programme for emerging and established professional dancers. Running from Monday 17th to Friday 21st April at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, the programme combines skills development alongside a programme of talks with leading dancers and dance organisations and an informal dance club held each evening. The fee for the week is €150 (includes free admission Lough Allen Dance Weekend).

Lough Allen Dance Weekend The 3-day Lough Allen Dance Weekend from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April is a weekend packed with dancing and relaxing outdoor activities on the shores of Lough Allen. Designed for dancers of all levels participants can take part in classes, workshops, relaxing outdoor activities and impromptu open dance sessions in a fun and festive atmosphere on the shores of Lough Allen. Some of Ireland’s most well known dancers will be there to share their steps, experience and knowledge with a special treat of live music provided for each workshop. We’d especially love to see local people as well as visitors join in at the music and dance session each night. The fee for the weekend is €70 which includes workshops, yoga sessions and open dance sessions. Other outdoor activities – stand-up paddling, guided hill walks, horse trekking, kayaking are separate and can be booked on arrival.

To book for either the Lough Allen Dance Weekend or 5-day professional development programme, please go to www.thedock.ie or contact 071 96 50828. For further information contact Edwina Guckian on 086 164 9989 or email info@edwinaguckian.com.

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www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie

Events THE LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE CONFERENCE 2017 Developing A Craft Or Design Business

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS IN BUSINESS EXHIBITIONS - ACTIVITIES - EVENTS - SHOPPING OPEN 10AM – 6PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY / 10AM – 5PM SATURDAY

This year’s conference will feature practical presentations and advice from a series of speakers working in the creative sector. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with the speakers in a specially devised conversation session. This highly successful conference is a must attend for all creative businesses.

Visit the Leitrim Design House, an award winning gallery, recognised as a model of best practice by the Design and Craft Council of Ireland. See a distinctive range of Irish made products; fine art, ceramics, glass, prints, metal, wood, jewellery, textiles, paper-craft & unique cards from local and national craft makers.

Exhibitions

Leitrim Design House New Online Shop Shipping worldwide: www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie

Creativity in Leitrim

The Leitrim Design House

Check out our website for news of all upcoming exhibitions and full details of our 2017 ART WALL schedule. Follow us on Facebook or check out our website for news of all our activities and events.

Due to customer demand, we are now available worldwide with our new online shop. The convenience of shopping online means you can shop at a time that suits you, avoid seasonal crowds and have goods delivered directly to your door. No matter where you are in the world simply sit back and browse through our online shop for creative, inspirational gifts that are both unique, thoughtful and 100% Irish.

Shopping Extravaganzas: Enjoy late night and Sunday openings on selected dates. Please visit our website at leitrimdesignhouse.ie for the latest 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 TEL: 071 96 50550 / 071 96 50533 EMAIL: INFO@LEITRIMDESIGNHOUSE.IE / SHOP@LEITRIMDESIGNHOUSE.IE WWW.LEITRIMDESIGNHOUSE.IE FOLLOW US: FACEBOOK.COM/THE LEITRIM DESIGNHOUSE

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www.theglenscentre.com The Glens Centre, New Line, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland Box Office / General Enquiries: Mary McGovern Phone: 071 9855 833 ext 1 Email: info@theglenscentre.com

Ballinamore 071 9645566

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-1.30,2.30-5.30pm Tue & Thur: 10-1.30, 2.30-8pm Sat: 10-1.30, 2.30-5pm

Carrigallen 049 4339188

Mon: 1.30-3.30, 4-8pm Wed: 10.45-2.45, 3-5pm Sat: 10-1pm

Carrick on Shannon 071 9620789

Mon & Wed: 11-1.30,2.30-8pm Tue, Thur, Fri: 11-1.30, 2.30-6pm Sat: 11-1.30, 2.30-5pm

Dromahair 071 9164364

Tue: 12.30-4, 4.30-6pm Fri: 2.30-4, 4.30-8pm

Creativity in Leitrim

January to May 2017

The Glens Centre will present its Spring 2017 programme in February. Keep an eye on our website: www.theglenscentre. com for the latest news, or call in to see us next time you are in Manorhamilton - The Glens Centre is in the lovely old Methodist church on New Line, the Sligo to Enniskillen road.  Call us on 071 9855833 or email us on info@theglenscentre.com.  We look forward to welcoming you to this marvellous venue!

Leitrim Library Service has 9 branch libraries across the county, a local studies department in Ballinamore Library and a full range of online resources available for free with your library card. There is also a packed programme of events in each library for children and adults, so whether you are looking for entertainment, opportunities or inspiration, Leitrim Library Service is there with all the resources you need. Go to www.leitrimlibrary.ie for more information, or contact your local branch with the details below Drumshanbo 071 9641258

Tue & Thur: 11-2, 3-8pm Wed: 11-2, 3-6pm Fri & Sat: 10-2, 3-5pm

Kinlough 071 9842554

Tues: 1.30-4.30, 5.30-8pm Fri: 5.30-8pm

Kiltyclogher 071 9854891

Wed: 11.45-4.15, 4.30-6pm Fri: 1.45-4.15, 4.30-8pm

Manorhamilton 071 9856180

Mon, Wed, Thur: 10-2,3-6pm Tues & Fri: 10-2, 3-8pm Sat: 9.45-12.00, 12.30-3.15pm

Mohill 071 9631360

Tue & Thurs: 10-2, 3-5pm Wed & Fri: 10-2, 3-8pm Sat: 9.45-12, 12.30-3.15pm

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Exhibitions

NW Christmas Open Exhibition Continues: Open Jan 11-14 Jan

Mountains Move While Oceans Do Not Des Cullen: Exhibition of recent Sculptural work, Fri 27 Jan – 14 Feb

Le Gear (b.1985) graduated from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) with a degree in sculpture in 2007. Exhibitions include a solo show in Galway Arts Centre (2009) Ev+a (2008), and Claremorris Open (2008). In 2011 she was awarded a 6 month residency in Fire Station Artists’ studios, Dublin. Other residencies include The Arctic Circle (2012) Berlin (Culturia 2012), Iceland (SIM, 2012/09) Cill Rialig, (Kerry, 2011) Limerick City Gallery of Art ( 2008) and Tyrone Guthrie (2010).

Altered Environments

Creativity in Leitrim

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

remedies are a way of drawing out the layers of embodied energy that is held within the water. Each remedy interacts with the energy of the human body in a unique manner. Water Senses is supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts and Disability Ireland. Also kindly supported by Leitrim County Council, Leitrim Sculpture Centre and The Model.

Kathleen O’Leary: Video work Screening Opening 31 March – 13 April

O’Leary’s artworks are multidisciplinary in nature including Drawing, Painting, Video, Installation, Photography and Interactive Media. Altered Environments is the result of digital collaborations with artists, musicians, performers and technicians that explore how the body and its movements change the conditions of a site and alter the meaning and use of a place.

Working primarily with limestone, Cullen orchestrates a series of large-scale sculptural forms that explore the force of materials in the enactment of the ‘image’ and in releasing the power of ‘things in themselves.’ One of the ideas that unifies Cullen’s work is an interest in the underlying interconnectedness of things and the ambiguities of identity that emerge as we move between microcosmic and macrocosmic orders of scale.

O’Leary completed her Masters in ‘Art in the Contemporary World’, NCAD in 2013 and her B.F.A (Hons) Degree, Institute of Technology, Sligo in 2005. She screened ‘Second Sight | Site’ at Corina Fastnet Short International Film Festival in Schull West Cork, 2014, and curated ‘Mercurial’ for The Five Glens Arts Festival, Manorhamilton, (2015). In 2013 O’Leary screened her short film ‘Second Sight | Site’ at the Riverside Studios – The Irish Film Festival London, 2012. She launched her second solo show ‘Fifth Wheel Element Project’ at Pallas Projects, Dublin 2013.

Des Cullen is an artist currently living and working in North Leitrim. He studied sculpture at GMIT where he graduated with Honours in 1996. He completed a First Class Honours Degree in Painting in Sligo IT and more recently an MFA at Ulster University, Belfast (2014).

Outsider

Artists in Schools Group Exhibition Opening 24 Feb - 5 March

Exhibition of work by pupils from local schools in Manrhamilton.

Water Senses

Ruth Le Gear: Video work Screening Opening 10 – 23 March

Le Gear’s practice involves an engagement and meditation with the landscape, making visible the invisible by creating a tangible response to forces that are not immediately apparent. Water Senses has emerged from the outcomes of research, collaboration and fieldwork based around water and its memories held within Glenade Lough. The water and ice remedies that she creates are for water bodies initially and then people. The water

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Liz Byrne – Exhibition Opening 21 April – 4 May Byrnes printmaking is process driven and inspired by the weather patterns in the local landscapes - the heavy rains and ever changing light. Her Outsider images capture the atmospheric cloudscapes just prior, or immediately after a downpour, which she combines spontaneously to form multi-layered responses to light in print and plate. Byrne is an artist, printmaker and community arts worker, living and working in North Leitrim. She obtained her BA (hons) in 3Dimensional Design, Loughborough College of Art UK1975-1978 and a Diploma in Community Arts at Reading College UK, 1998-2000. She is a member of the Manorhamilton Print Group, and organises ‘peer 2 peer’ artist-led print development and training. Her community workshops range across the age groups and encourage self-fulfilment, confidence building and creativity through a wide use of practical arts and crafts processes. Group exhibitions include Evidence of Small Behaviour Print symposium Leitrim Sculpture Centre 2016.

Artist in Residence 2017 Exhibition To be Announced: 12 May - 1June.

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SAT 25 & SUN 26 MARCH 2017

Photopolymer and Photo-etching Print Techniques (Foundation) TUTOR: JOHNNY BUGLER. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 6. COST: €180

January to May 2017

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. Johnny Bugler received a Masters in Fine Art Printmaking from The University of the Arts, London. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, most recently in The Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Currently he is technician at Cork Printmakers studio in Cork, Ireland.

SAT 1 & SUN 2 APRIL 2017

Digital Portfolio Development & Presentation Workshop

TUTOR: CHRISTINE MACKEY. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 5 COST: €110

This two day intensive course will develop portfolio presentations skills that concentrate on the creative layout of digital material through In-Design and Photoshop applications and how to make the work ready for portfolio presentation (both for projection and screen-based viewing) PDF print-ready, Wordpress or other social platform using PDF links. Christine Mackey’s research based practice is rooted in environmental concerns and the development of meaningful participation. Mackey works across a range of disciplines and site-specific contexts, graduating with a practice-based PhD at the University of Ulster, Belfast (2012).

SAT 1 & SUN 2 APRIL 2017

Traditional Printmaking Relief/Block Printing Workshop

TUTOR: DEIRDRE NOLAN. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 6 COST: €150

This course will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block and MDF. Deirdre Nolan studied Fine Art painting at Dublin Institute of Technology and subsequently Art and Design Education at the Crawford College of Art, Cork. She studied Printmaking in Italy and Germany.

SAT 22 & SUN 23 APRIL 2017

Welding Workshop

TUTOR: MICHAEL O’HARA. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 6 COST: €190

Introduction to cutting and grinding techniques and uses of hacksaw; files; drills; hammers; grinders; chopsaw; sanders. Demonstrated competence in MMA/Arc welding including different weld joints – butt weld, lap weld and T-fillet. Students also attempt similar joints through the TIG welding process. Michael O’Hara is an artist and lecturer in sculpture at Dublin Institute of Technology. O’Hara has shown extensively within Ireland and is a well-known expert in metal fabrication techniques.

SAT 22 & SUN 23 APRIL 2017

Workshop In Vernacular Carpentry

TUTOR: NIALL WALSH. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 6. COST: €130

Walsh will lead the group through the process of locating locally sourced hazel and willow to construct simple stools and benches in the style of the ‘cottage’ tradition. Niall Walsh has worked with wood in a range of different contexts from 2d to3d, in gallery contexts, public commissions and sculpture symposiums in Ireland and around the world. www.niallwalsh.ie

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Stone Carving Workshop

TUTOR: JACKIE MCKENNA. DURATION: 3 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 7. COST: €180

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. Each student will design and carve a simple form that they can take home with them. Jackie McKenna has completed many public commissions and is an expert in the use of stone in both public space and as a fine art practice in Ireland and abroad.

SAT 29 & SUN 30 APRIL 2017

Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop

TUTOR: KATE ORAM. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 6. COST: €130

Discover the ancient technique of sandcasting, see examples of what you can make, learn how to make a master pattern and then cast it in aluminium and then how to finish it. Everyday and found objects (bones, shells, nuts, household items) can lend themselves nicely to moulding, as well as your original sculpted patterns. Kate Oram received a degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics from Brighton University in 1991, specialising in metal and wood. She has run her design workshop for 20 years, working in copper and bronze as well as aluminium, silver, steel, wood, perspex, concrete and stone.

SAT 6 & SUN 7 MAY 2017

Stone Lettercutting Workshop

TUTOR: SEAMUS DUNBAR. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 8. COST: €120

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. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills. Seamus Dunbar has exhibited throughout Ireland. Dunbar lives and practices in Manorhamilton and recently completed a Masters degree at Ulster University.

SAT 6 & SUN 7 MAY 2017

Make Your Own Casting Facility Workshop TUTOR: NICK HUGHES DURATION: 2 DAYS.

Participants will learn how to make their own casting facility and areas covered include furnace building, metal sourcing and equipment making. No frills budget casting for the home caster with a big emphasis on safety and good practice. Nick Hughes is a master foundry man who has worked for many years across all aspects of mouldmaking and casting processes. He lives in Manorhamilton and is based at Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

SAT 13 & SUN 14 MAY 2017

Wood Construction Workshop

TUTOR: DAVID SPENCE. DURATION: 2 DAYS. PARTICIPANTS: 8. COST: €190

The aim of this workshop is to make either a workbench/banker or a treadle lathe from working drawings. This includes complex jointing, with mixed materials, understanding the requirements for exterior wood products and the safe use of hazardous chemicals. David Spence is a filmmaker and Sculptor based in the Sculpture Centre. He has a professional background in model engineering and pattern making. www.davidspence.info.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre, New Line, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. +353 (0)71 98 55098 info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

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SAT 29 & SUN 30 APRIL 2017


MARCH 5TH – 12TH

January to May 2017

The 2017 Ballinamore Drama Festival is celebrating its 36th year in existence. It is a wonderful social and cultural event in the town and has hosted many groups who have gone on to perform in the All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone and won the coveted awards of Drama. Ballinamore Community Centre Curtain 8pm €10 nightly with reductions on season tickets, oap’s & students Contact: Brid Sullivan Telephone: 0879173185 Email: Bridsullivan49@eircom.net

Leitrim Adult Educational Guidance Service September - May

Sound Production – Post Leaving Certificate Course DRUMSHANBO VOCATIONAL SCHOOL & LAKE RECORDING STUDIO’S, COOTEHALL

This course is offered as a practical introduction to Sound Production, meeting the needs of a range of learners following multi-media orientated courses and establishing a foundation for further studies. The course combines practical training and experience with theoretical appreciation. It meets a wide range of vocational needs through emphasis on responsibility, good work practices, creativity, effective communication and co-operation. Modules include: Music Technology, Event Production, Work Experience, Word Processing, Music Industry Studies, Communications, Sound Engineering & Production, Radio Programme Production, Audio Engineering. Applications are accepted from school leavers and mature students.

Traditional Irish Music Post Leaving Certificate Course DRUMSHANBO VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

The aim of this course is to give students a broad understanding of Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance. The main focus of the course is on playing traditional Irish music on suitable instruments. Students who do not already play an instrument are encouraged to begin learning one and all abilities and instruments are catered for. Modules include: Irish Music, Music Theory, Music Performance, Music Industry Studies, Event Production, Work Experience and Communications. Applications are accepted from school leavers and mature students. www.leitrimadultguidance.com 071-9621371 086 7743329 www.msletb.ie www.fetchcourses.ie niamhbrennan@msletb.ie and janenolan@msletb.ie

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MSLETB Office, St. George’s Terrace, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim Beepark Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim (Thursdays by appointment) Other venues by appointment Mon-Thurs 9am – 5pm. Friday 9am – 4.30pm Drop in & appointment. Free and Confidential Contact: Jane Nolan or Niamh Brennan 071-9621371 086 7743329 janenolan@msletb.ie www.leitrimadultguidance.com

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We’d like to keep you right up to date on all our activities and any special offers or

exciting new events that we are hosting. The best way to keep up to date on all the

latest news is through joining our on line mailing list. Joining means that you will get

regular monthly emails detailing what we have coming up as well as the inside line on January to May 2017

any new events that may be added outside of the printed programme. We promise not to pester you but you will be first to hear about special ticket offers and other

promotions as they arise. Signing up is a couple of clicks away. Visit www.thedock.ie and click the envelope icon on the right hand side of the home page. We’ll do the rest.

As special offers go, one of the best is our Theatre Angels Club The Theatre Angels Club provides discounted tickets for its members to designated shows. For an annual subscription of just €25 (individual) or €30 (Business) Theatre

Angels are entitled to purchase two tickets to designated theatre performances for

just €10 each (a minimum discount of 40%) . Better still, Theatre Angels can pass this offer, these shows, to a friend or business client and they may avail of your tickets.

Altogether Now! Bealtaine 2017 Programme Theme: Altogether Now! Collectivism, civic engagement and protest! By 2030, 1 in 5 of us will be over 65. Although in our minds we will probably always remain somewhere between 21 and 37 years old, one day most of us will be part of the over 65 group with (hopefully) the fuller hearts on which Brian muses. Will we be old then? Or just older? Will we be pensioners? Will we be the “elderly”, “senior citizens” “silver surfers”? Whether growing old gracefully, or disgracefully, Age & Opportunity want to ensure that everyone has the chance to grow old creatively…. Altogether (and) Now!

To join contact Paul Cunningham on 071 965 0828 or email pcunningham@leitrimcoco.ie

Interested in volunteering at The Dock ? If you are we would LOVE to meet you !! There are plenty of ways to get involved in your local arts centre, use your skills and maybe even acquire a few new ones. For further information please contact ciara: cmccormac@leitrimcoco.ie or call 071 96 50 828

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Give the gift of culture gift vouchers available at www.thedock.ie 071 965 0828

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We’d love to keep in touch.


One last bit of news is that 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 at 8.30pm. This offer is subject to availability so we advise that you contact the restaurant in advance on (071) 961 6546.

This guide is brought to you by The Dock for the Arts Office of Leitrim County Council to keep you up to date with all that’s happening in the arts around Leitrim. It aims to cover as wide a range of arts related events as possible around County Leitrim, but of course we depend on you to tell us what’s happening in your part of Leitrim. If you would like to have an event listed in the next issue, please email whatsonguide@gmail.com. If you would like to join the Leitrim Arts on-line mailing list you can contact the number below or log on to www.leitrimarts.ie Arts Office, Leitrim County Council, Aras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Tel: 071 962 1694

THE DOCK, ST GEORGES TERRACE, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, CO. LEITRIM. WWW.THEDOCK.IE BOX OFFICE: 071 965 0828

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January to May 2017

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NIGHT OUT

The Dock & County Leitrim Arts Events Guide January to May 2017  

Your comprehensive guide to arts activities in The Dock Arts Centre & throughout County Leitrim from January to May 2017.

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