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Goldilocks & The Three Bears Wednesday 16th December, 10am, 12noon & 2pm

When Goldilocks sets off into the forest she has no idea of the magical
Christmas adventure that awaits her. There are some very strange people in
the forest… and of course there are bears!
But with a little magic and a lot of help from the children in the audience…
everyone just might live happily ever after..

Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956. Admission €5 per child.

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Force Majeure Thursday 10th December 2015, 8pm

DIR: Ruben Östlund Sweden 2014 118 mins
Cert: Club
Starring: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius
Language: Swedish, English
In director Ruben Östlund’s film a father, Tomas, puts his own safety ahead of his family’s in a perceived disaster. The feared disaster does not actually take place, but, in illustrating Tomas’ behavior under duress, the event sends fault-lines through the relationship between his family and himself.
This engaging drama follows the aftermath of this uncertain, intense and undeniable moment – Calgary Film Festival 2014

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Christmas in Connecticut Wednesday 2nd December 2015 2pm

Dir:      Paul Godfrey     USA     1945     102 mins   Cert: CLUB
Language: English
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet

A sharp writer, who has never stepped foot in a kitchen, writes a cooking column for a women’s magazine. In order to trick her publisher, she poses as a happy homemaker, complete with husband, baby and country estate. Her goose is cooked when the publisher arranges for her to host a sailor over the Christmas holidays. The journalist has to marry her boyfriend, find a home and prepare a spectacular meal for a huge magazine spread. Things grow even more complicated when she starts to fall for her guest.

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Wild Tales Thursday 26th November 2015, 8pm

DIR: Damián Szifrón Argentine 2014 122 mins
Cert: TBC
Starring: Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Darío Grandinetti, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Erica Rivas, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Language: Spanish
Wild Tales is a collection of six crazy, absurd and hilarious stories of people who are stressed out or depressed by the drive for success, competition and the inequality of the world we live in. With its underlying theme of violence and vengeance, this Argentinean black comedy-drama boasts an eclectic ensemble cast. Co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar,
Wild Tales was Argentina’s submission to the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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Martin & DennisMartin Hayes & Dennis Cahill Monday 16th November 2015 8pm

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of the fiddle and his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence.

In years to come, we’ll surely talk of having seen this man in the way others talk of Miles Davis or Jimi Hendrix’ (The Irish Times, February 2015)

Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist, a native of Chicago born to parents from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. He studied at the city’s prestigious Music College before becoming an active member of the local music scene. Cahill’s spare, essential accompaniment to Martin Hayes’ fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. In addition to his work with Martin, Dennis has performed with such renowned fiddlers as Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers and Kevin Burke, as well as many Irish musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

 “Sparsely accompanied fiddle music has rarely sounded so complete and so essential.” (Q Magazine)

‘This is music that would gladden the heart, and to hear it played with such passion and delicacy is an experience not to be missed’ (The Australian).

Box Office 066 9478956. Tickets €25. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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Music

RED HURLEY Red Hurley in Concert Sunday 8th November 2015 8pm

Red Hurley and his band take to the Main Stage for what promises to be a great nights entertainment.
Once the King of Ireland’s Pop Music Scene in the 1970s and early 80s, he has of late been enjoying a huge career resurgence both in Ireland and the USA. In 2010 he celebrated over 40 years in show business with a sell out tour of Ireland. Included in the tour was the sold out show at Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre where Red was joined on stage by legendary US singer Rita Coolidge and many of his friends, with the audience packing the venue and giving the veteran star multiple standing ovations. He delivered knockout performances of his many chart hits while dipping into pop history to showcase how his amazing voice can breathe new life into classic pop songs.

“His is without a doubt one of the best male voices of all time and his international success is long overdue.” Kevin Myers, Irish Independent

Box Office 066 9478956. Tickets €20. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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My Old Lady Wednesday 4th November 2015 2pm                                                     

Dir: Israel Horovitz   UK    2014    107mins          Cert: 12A
Starring:
Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
Language:
English

A harried New Yorker (Kevin Kline) trying to sell the Parisian apartment he’s inherited from his late father runs up against its current occupants — a spirited elderly woman (Maggie Smith) and her acid-tongued daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) — in this warm and witty comedy-drama from the great American playwright Israel Horovitz.

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Culture Cinema Screenings autumn 2015

The Look of Silence Thursday 29th October 2015, 8pm

Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer Indonesia 2014 99 mins Cert:CLUB
Language: Indonesian
Through director Joshua Oppenheimer’s work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him. The youngest brother is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the survivors live, and so confronts the men responsible for his brother’s murder – something unimaginable in a country where killers remain in power.
Oppenheimer’s 2012 documentary ‘The Act of Killing’ won best documentary at the 67th BAFTA awards.

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Drama

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A Galway Life  written by Phil Mason. Directed byJohn Dunne, produced by Léonie Scott-Matthews.

Lady Gregory was a member of Irish Ascendency class with extensive land-owning property. Despite this aristocratic
background she became interested in the cause of Irish freedom and supported the nationalist causes of the day. However, it was on meeting W.B. Yeats at the turn of the century that her prominence as a literary influence came into being. She was a key figure in establishing the Irish Literary Theatre and later the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national playhouse. Lady Gregory was a writer in her own rite, penning up to forty plays for the Abbey as well as books on Irish folklore and mythology. Along with J.M. Synge and Yeats, she formed a formidable trio of Irish literary giants which was later to include Sean O’Casey and many others.

Her stately mansion at Coole Park, County Galway, became a creative hub with artists and writers staying for long periods of time – it was Yeats’ second home! Indeed, her influence on Yeats was immense, especially in the writing of many of his plays. At one point her own plays proved more popular than Yeats and Synge put together.

Maura Judges delicate portrayal of Lady Gregory covers a life filled to the brim as we see Augusta, first as a socialite, then nationalist supporter then as a literary key player in an Ireland
desperate for a national identity. Her motto in life was taken from Aristotle: “To think like a wise man, but to express oneself like the common people.”

Box Office 066 9478956. Tickets €15 / €12. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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Classical Guitar

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Saturday 3rd October 8pm

Pat pushes the boundaries of Classical Guitar with his interpretations and his live performance is quite unique taking the genre to another level altogether. Pat’s skillfull connection and atmospheric connection  with his audience is an art form in itself and his dedication, passion, skill and superb ability as a performer are well known. It is like no other Classical Performance in Ireland.

While Pat plays his own arrangements of popular classics such as  Classical Gas, The Deerhunter, Autumn Leaves as well as masterpieces from the Guitar Repetoire it is his own compositions like The Lament, Antarctica, CityJam and Elena that set him miles apart.

“Pat Coldrick has the ability, technique, empathy and passion to transport his listeners to a magical world of beautiful music.” Aonghus McAnally  RTE Producer and Presenter.

Box Office 066 9478956. Tickets €15 / €12. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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Drama

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Saturday 19th September 8pm

The Gallant John-Joe gives us John-Joe Concannon’s soliloquy on his tattered existence. It is a tour-de-force of story-telling, swinging from the tragic to the richly comic. A Lear-like figure, John-Joe, too, is circled by phantoms. With the relish of the afflicted he brings them before us, beguiles them, and us, by sheer word-magic. By gesture. By silences that seethe.

His melodic ramblings are both instantly recognisable and marvellously strange. John-Joe may be broken, indomitable, silent, noisy and articulate, but what keeps him on his feet is his capacity to make a story of anything that occurs, to find the word, the phrase, the sentence. He uses language as crutch, ointment, talisman. Stories, they say, only happen to those who are able to tell them.

Tom MacIntyre is one of the most daring and excitingly original Irish writers working to-day. He is widely published as playwright, poet and writer of fiction. His work – whatever the genre – is marked by a willingness to experiment formally, focusing consistently on the rigours, excitement and elusive magic of the journey. In the creak of the door between our mundane world and “the other side” lies the note that haunts him. In 2001 he received the American Ireland Literary Fund Award.

Tom Hickey is one of the leading Irish actors of his generation. He has worked extensively at the Abbey Theatre, creating leading roles in new Irish drama, written by the foremost Irish playwrights, including Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Marina Carr, Frank McGuinness, and as actor, collaborator and director with Tom MacIntyre.

Box Office 066 9478956. Tickets €15 / €12. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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Comedy

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Sunday 13th September 8pm

Ireland’s Ambassador of Comedy Conal Gallen is back on stage solo
with his hilarious new one man stand up show A LAUGH AND A HALF.
After taking over 18 months out to tour his two hugely successful
comedy play A Bit On The Side and A Bit On The Sunny Side Conal is
back with what promises to be his best show yet, jam-packed with
over 2 hours of hilarious jokes, stories and songs which will have
you in stitches from start to finish!
Box Office 066 9478956. Tickets €25pp. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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Solo Art Exhibition ‘Dream Times’ by Bernadette Kennedy

Official opening ceremony by Gerard Stembridge on Friday 21st August 2015, 7.30pm

(on display until the end of September)

Bernadette was born and grew up in Drogheda, Co. Louth. She spent many happy summers, however, in Portmagee; Bernadette had close links with her mother’s family there.

Portmagee, nestles between the Kerry mountains and Valentia Island, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Iveragh peninsular. It was the scenery of this area which first inspired Bernadette with a deep desire to paint. Bernadette later chose to live in West Kerry. Happily settled in her Waterville home, Bernadette gains inspiration from her garden. Her emotional affinity with the Iveragh landscape is constantly re-explored in her art. Bernadette teaches art at Tech Amergin. She is part of a local artists’ co-operative group which exhibits at “Gallery One”, in  Caherciveen. Her work may be seen and purchased there.

Bernadette frequently undertakes commissions and her paintings often become treasured wedding or retirement presents. Her clients can specify subjects and Bernadette will be pleased to discuss any ideas..If you wish to discuss a possible commission please contact the artist.

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Discovering Ireland’s Industrial Past

Saturday 22nd August 3 – 5pm

A talk by Dorothy & Amy Rudd on how Waterville became one of the largest centres of the worldwide telegraphic industry followed by an escorted walk around Waterville Cable Station.

Longitude: -75.37989240000002 Latitude: 42.931181

See more at: http://www.heritageweek.ie

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Frankie Gavin & De Dannan

Thursday 20th August 2015, 9.30pm

This new line out Frankie has assembled, is by far the finest lineup ever in his career. With a wonderful history having the finest singers and musicians in Ireland in De Dannan, the latest team is what only can be described as a musical force of nature.

New additions are Bernadine Casserly Vocals and Dan Bodwell on Double Bass. The best in their fields, and add that to Barry Brady accordion Colm O Caoimh Guitar, and of course Frankie Gavin on Fiddle Viola and flutes.

Be assured……this will be a night to remember.! Early booking strongly advised. TICKETS €25. Tickets only available through Tech Amergin. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956.

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Art Forms in Nature

A Photography exhibition celebrating the work of

KARL BLOSSFELDT

(On display until mid-July).

The exhibition is accompanied with works by students of the Tech Amergin Ceramic & Sculpture Course.

Karl Blossfeldt’s training began with the study of industrial arts and design at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. In 1890, along with five other students, Blossfeldt received a scholarship to work in Rome with one of the instructors, Mortiz Meurer. Meurer assigned him the job of casting models of botanical specimens, ultimately to be used by industrial craftsmen and manufacturers. In addition, the group photographed plants based on a method developed by Meurer. Blossfeldt acquired a keen interest and special talent in this task and continued to photograph plants for the remainder of his career.

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Culture Cinema

Way He Looks, The PosterThe Way He Looks

Thursday 30th July, 8pm

Dir: Daniel Ribeiro Brazil 2013 95 mins Cert: CLUB
Starring: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lucia Romano, Eucir de
Souza, Selma Egrei
Language: Portuguese

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NszYYfSz5_U
Leonardo is a visually impaired teenager struggling to break free from his wellmeaning friends and family. At home, his over- protective mother won’t let him do things by himself, and at school his best friend, Giovana, attentively looks out for him, leaving no room for Leonardo to stand up for himself. Wanting to experience the
world for himself he considers going on an exchange programme, hoping to start afresh. However, when new student Gabriel arrives in town, new feelings blossom and Leonardo begins to question his plans. Expanding his 2010 short to feature length, director Daniel Ribeiro has fashioned a magnificent, warm and funny film about friendship, the desire for independence and the longing for first love. – GAZE LGBT Film Festival 2014. Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956.

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Classical Piano

best_shot‘David Syme’ American Classical Pianist

Tuesday 28th July, 8pm

David Syme, American piano virtuoso living in Ireland, has had a long and colorful career. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Kennedy Centre, and Wigmore Hall and in major venues in 17 European countries, Canada and Mexico.

An alumnus of Juilliard and Indiana University, he was a protégé of the legendary Jorge Bolet. He has recorded two dozen CD’s with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Czech National Symphony and these recordings are played frequently on RTE Lyric FM.

Since arriving in Ireland in 2005, he has been steadily forging a reputation as one of the finest pianists ever to grace its shores. He is best known here for his ‘Living-Room Concerts’ held about 20 times a year in his West Cork home on the Beara Peninsula. This series was profiled by Mary Kennedy on RTE Nationwide in 2011. Christy Moore and Maureen O’Hara are among the celebrities who have attended these events. We are delighted to welcome David back to Tech Amergin Arts Centre. Tickets €15/ €12. Bookings on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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Music

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Wednesday 22nd July, 2015, 8pm

“One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven”… Time Out Magazine

Long hailed as one of Ireland’s leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines.

Kieran will perform the first half of the show solo and will be joined on stage in the second half by harmony singer Annie Kinsella. As Time Out Magazine wrote of their performance together:

“Individually, they are both gifted singers but when they sing together, magic happens… the harmonies, the chemistry… just sublime.”

This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing in this beautiful intimate venue. Book your tickets in advance as this show will sell out.

Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com. Tickets €20 in advance (€22 on the door).

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Traditional Irish to Old Time & Bluegrass

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Sunday 19th July 8pm

Homegrown talented singer Clare Horgan, whose reputation is quickly gaining momentum returns to Tech Amergin Arts Centre. From her early recordings with former Ronnie Scott quartet members in London to fronting various Big Bands, songs from Clare’s two albums “The Stolen Child” and “Away O’er the water” continue to feature on numerous Radio and TV stations.

This past year has seen Clare open the Charlie Chaplin festival, win second at the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, in the senior Sean Nós category, perform in Dusseldorf and London and appear as the featured artist at folk clubs in Kilkenny, Dungarven and Cork.

Clare will be joined by Corkman Mo O Connor, multi-instrumentalist and witty songwriter, to bring you an unforgettable evening of songs from Country and Traditional Irish to Old Time and Bluegrass.

Double Bassist from Millstreet, Pat Barrett, brings an exciting dimension to the lineup. By now, old friends, Clare played her first UK Jazz gig with Pat while studying together at Leeds college of Music in the nineties. For further information Visit www.clarehorgan.com. Tickets €15 / €12 (conc). Box Office 066 9478956.

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Drama

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Saturday 11th July 8pm

A one man show written and performed by Peter Sheridan.

As the 1960s begin, so does this wonderful, funny, warm and poignant portrait of a Dublin working-class family. The story draws us into their lives and relationships in an unforgettable way. Through the journey of young Peter, it shows us an individual and a society on the cusp of profound change.

Tickets €15/ €12. Booking on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com.

 

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Wednesday 8th July 8pm

On 16mm original format. Ginger Rogers, an overworked New York office girl, seeks 2 weeks of rest and relaxation at a camp in the Catskills. She is definitely not a happy camper because of the crowded and noisy conditions. She tries her best to fit in and, after an initial dislike, falls for college educated Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., a waiter at the camp. Ginger becomes suspicious of his motives, however, and he becomes alarmed when she spends an innocent night in the cabin of a rival suitor. All ends happily, however, as their love proves true enough and trust triumphs over suspicions. Released 1st July 1938

The workshop consists of an introduction about the movie, the stars and the RKO Studios, the film showing and a discussion facilitated by film historian Eric Langner.

Admission €5.

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Sunday 28th June 2015, 8pm

Mary Coughlan is an Irish jazz, blues and folk singer. She has received great critical acclaim for her emotional and heartfelt renditions. A lot has been written and a lot has been said, whispered, recounted, alleged, supposed and presumed. It’s all quite forgotten now and the songs remain the same, they remain a testament to Mary Coughlan’s seemingly timeless and endless talent. Her smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl has always been a seduction, no matter what the subject. The vocal marrying of sardonic wit, visceral rage, orgiastic between the sheets passion, the tenderest of sorrowful regrets- this is Mary’s talent. Regardless of the elements she chooses to manipulate with flawless ease, Mary’s voice has always been an unforeseen, sudden seduction. This is why she is so loved.

Tickets €20. Booking on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com.

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Culture Cinema

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Thursday 25th June, 8pm

Dir: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne 2014 Belgium 95 minutes Cert: TBC
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry
Catherine Salee.
Language: French
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InuzW58ydyU#t=21

Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956.

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Acoustic Americana & Bluegrass

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Friday 19th June, 8pm

Heartfelt all-original Acoustic Americana from Switzerland, with three voices, fiddle, guitar and bass. Unique to the core – don’t miss.

Talented songwriter / fiddler Mala teams up with her two band mates to present a new creation of their acoustic-americana-fyrmoon-style. Heartfelt original songs and rushing instrumentals brought to you right from the Swiss mountains! Mala’s voice will capture your ears and light a joyful fire in your heart.
The band started out in 2009, after years on separate musical roads ranging from pop-rock to classical, bluegrass and irish folk. It was this special mixture that laid the foundation to a unique sound. Mala & FyrMoon strive to stay innovative by giving each song its own space and vibe. People are hooked by the authentic performance of the trio, far beyond the sincereness of their music and how they complement each other. Something moves you and slows you down at the same time, brings you directly to this very moment where dreams begin to live.  Tickets €15/ €12. Booking on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com.

www.malamusic.ch
CD title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuqqQj3upA0
CD Making Of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCRZwhvGkqQ
Little Restaurant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psR_zor874c
Grey Fox : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SdseEPyK0Y

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Culture Cinema

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Dir: Dietrich Brüggemann 2014 Germany 107 mins Cert: 15A
Starring: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Lucie Aron, Moritz Knapp
Language: German

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeHiT4e4LZ0

A 14-year-old girl’s commitment to the extreme tenets of a conservative Roman Catholic sect is traced with a mix of compassion and irony in a film likely to rile the faithful and the faithless alike. Dedicated to self-denial, young Maria is tormented by the scrutiny of her fanatically observant mother and disconcerted by her feelings for a boy whose appetite for music has not stopped at Bach cantatas. Though his film is formally precise – enacted within a series of tableaux named for the Stations of the Cross – you may never know exactly where on the faith spectrum director Dietrich
Brüggemann is coming from: a place of uncertainty, perhaps? What’s utterly sure is the heartbreaking credibility of young Lea van Acken as Maria. The script, which attains a spellbinding clarity of thought and emotion in her most direct encounters
with her priest, won Best Script in Berlin this year. – New Zealand International Film Festival 2014
“Made in a small number of shots, each framed and timed to perfection by a dazzlingly accurate ensemble cast and crew… Stations of the Cross nonetheless comes with a bigger surprise: its ‘wicked’ sense of humour, which only enhances its
perfect poise between belief and scepticism.” — Nick James, Sight & Sound. Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956.

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Poster_A4Glórtha ón gCillín/Guthan on Chladh Bheag/Voices from the Cillín Exhibition 

6th – 8th May 2015

Official opening on Wednesday 6th May, 7pm, poetry reading 7.30pm

The tragic fate of countless thousands of infants who were buried secretly, at night, in unconsecrated ground, and the heart break that followed from this custom, is what gave rise to this project. The general understanding of the cillíní or ceallúraigh or cillínigh (as they were known in different parts of the country) was that babies, who were unbaptised because they died at birth or shortly after, were buried in these places. During research on the project it became clear that children up to seven or eight years of age were buried there as well, the explanation given for this being that it was a result of the dire poverty of the parents. Adults were also buried there, for example, people who died by suicide, murder victims, those whose religion was unknown and bodies brought in by the sea.

Sheena Graham-George’s first encounter with a cillín on Achill Island inspired her to research and create artwork on the subject. One thing led to another when she met Bríd Ní Mhórain, who was raised within a stone’s throw of a cillín and had published a poem on the subject. Sheena made contact with the film maker and sound designer, Angelica Kroeger, who lives in Ullapool, on the Northwest coast of Scotland. Bríd’s friendship with Máire Breathnach, one of the leading traditional musicians and composers in the country, led to Máire composing music for the soundtrack of the film and Bríd invited  Meg Bateman, poet, translator and lecturer in Sabhal Mór Ostaig, on the Isle of Skye, to participate in the project. That’s how the artistic threads were interwoven. Since they began the work, both Angelica and Meg have discovered cillíní in Scotland – another connection between our two countries which deserves further investigation in the future. Although the cillíní are to be found all over Ireland, for the purposes of this project, we have concentrated, for the most part, on those  situated in the Southwest, on the three peninsulas of West Kerry, Iveragh and Beara. Free admission.

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Bealtaine Film Tour Screening

The Hundred-Foot Journey

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEYWednesday 6th May 2pm

Director: Lasse Hallström / USA / 2014 / 117 minutes /  Certificate : PG

Cast : Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery. However upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments – until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.

Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) from Richard C. Morais’ novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting cultural feast.

“…With its picture-postcard setting and mouthwatering Indian and French delicacies, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film designed to comfort.” – The Hollywood Reporter. Free admission.

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Culture Cinema

Human-Capital-PosterHuman Capital – Thursday 30th April, 8pm

Dir: Paolo Virzi 2014 Italy 110 mins Cert: Club
Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Fabrizio
Gifuni, Matilde Gioli, Giovanni Anzaldo, Guglielmo Pinelli
Language: Italian

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VnEFuYWND4&list=UUR2_AYQ_sNb3NTdX
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We open on a dark, snowy night in northern Italy—and begin at the end.
Approaching a stranger’s tragic death from three vastly different perspectives, the
lives of two families, at first only loosely linked by their teenagers’ relationship,
overlap in multitudinous ways to devastating effect. Valeria Golina and Valeria Bruni
Tedeschi, two of Italy’s leading actresses, star in a story based on Stephen Amidon’s
best-selling book of the same name that twists love, class, and ambition into a
singular, true-life story. As the players tumble toward an ill-fated event of which they
are inextricably linked, Paolo Virzi’s refined three-chapter tale reveals a cultural and
systemic disparity in the value of human life. – Liza Domnitz / tribeca Film Festival
2014. Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956.

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Music & Comedy

10835179_10152645782585448_7256330692736654920_oSaturday 18th April 8pm

Interfoolery is a whole new world of foolishness. A unique mix of comedy sketches, singalong songs, time machines, sausages and voluntary audience participation which, in the hands of two experienced fools, will leave you full of the joys of foolishness. Parental advisory – there is a small amount of language in the performance which is unsuitable for young children. We suggest a 12+ rating. €10 admission.

 

 

 

 

 

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Culture Cinema

Ida posterIda – Thursday 26th March 2015, 8pm
Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski 2013 Poland 80 mins Cert: 15A
STARRING: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
Language: Polish

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWKgYlwKFs4&list=PLb5Gvke6-GlwGH-
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Anna has spent her whole life in cloistered devotion to God. Before taking her vows,
she meets her hard-living aunt and discovers that her Jewish parents were murdered
during the Nazi occupation. This disciple of Christ and cynical, world-weary
Communist then set off on a road trip which becomes a voyage of personal discovery
and reconciliation. Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956.
Ida addresses the national burden of guilt and forgiveness in the aftermath of World
War II. Pawel Pawlikowski’s film stimulates metaphysical debate on faith and the
nature of events. The director’s painterly, meticulous approach to composition results
in a visually-hypnotic piece of grace and serenity. – Mark Ryall / access CINEMA

Winner – Best Film, London Film Festival 2013
Winner – International Critics Prize, Toronto International Film Festival 2013

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Liam O’Connor Show

Saturday 28th February, 8.30pm

The Liam O’Connor performance is a spectacular explosion of music, song and dance, rooted in the Irish Music tradition.

A vibrant energetic collection of musical delights, the Liam O’Connor Show is a high-energy celebration of sound and movement, possessed with a colourful, passionate energy, and captures the essential excitement and variety contained in all aspects of contemporary Irish music. Spellbindingly brilliant, a blast of musical energy and an explosive talent are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe Liam O’Connor. His music breathes passion and magic as he delights his audiences by enchanting all present with his unique style. Musically, Liam O’Connor is not simply an Irish traditionalist: he is an innovator. It signals an exciting new approach, combining elements of blues, jazz, cajun, reggae, samba and classical reels and infusing them with the very soul of Irish music. The show is infused with the powerhouse of Liam’s virtuoso accordion playing as he strides across the stage taking the accordion to new heights. DSC8502-100x100

Tickets €25pp. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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‘You don’t own the music. You can’t own the music any more than you can own the air or own the water. The music is lent to us. We only have it for a short time. It’s what you do with it in the time you have it that counts’.

Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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Culture Cinema

100 Year Old Man posterThe 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window & Disappeared – Thursday 26th February 2015, 8pm

Dir: Felix Herngren 2013 Sweden 114 mins Cert: 15A

Starring: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, Mia Skaringer, David Wiberg,
Jens Hulten, Alan Ford
Language: Swedish
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wTWSrxJQ9M
Jonas Jonasson’s witty, feel-good international best-seller gave pleasure to
millions and proved that it is never too late to let a little adventure in your life.
The eagerly awaited screen version stars Robert Gustafson as the Zelig-like
Allan Karlsson who quietly escapes from the celebrations for his one
hundredth birthday and takes to the road. Little misunderstandings and
unfortunate coincidences soon find him in possession of a suitcase of cash
and being hotly pursued by crooks and criminals. It’s hardly going to trouble a
man who played a vital role in making the atomic bomb, has known several
world leaders and participated in some of the key events of the last century. Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956.

An outrageous delight. – Glasgow Film Festival 2013

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Centre Stage Theatre Company present

Exhibition

Large_WL_Photo_Karl Blossfeldt 008Art Forms in Nature

A Photography exhibition celebrating the work of

KARL BLOSSFELDT

The exhibition is accompanied with works by students of the Tech Amergin Ceramic & Sculpture Course.

Karl Blossfeldt’s training began with the study of industrial arts and design at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. In 1890, along with five other students, Blossfeldt received a scholarship to work in Rome with one of the instructors, Mortiz Meurer. Meurer assigned him the job of casting models of botanical specimens, ultimately to be used by industrial craftsmen and manufacturers. In addition, the group photographed plants based on a method developed by Meurer. Blossfeldt acquired a keen interest and special talent in this task and continued to photograph plants for the remainder of his career. On display until mid-July. Free admission.

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