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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

t: +353 1 802 0898
+353 1 802 0899
f: +353 1 802 0931

e: [email protected]


web: www.seamusenniscentre.com

 

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The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

Tim Eady at the Séamus Ennis Centre

Tim Eady and Brendan Power

Brendan Power

Chris and Maire

The Parlour Sessions


What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Friday 23rd June - Black Bank Folk ~ Music

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"The Rising Stars of Irish Folk" - The Irish Times
Black Bank Folk have proved a compelling new addition to the Irish music scene since their emergence early in 2016. Their Debut album Rising was critically acclaimed and earned the act notoriety both for the style of their music and the accomplishment of their storytelling. Founding members John Colbert and James Sheeran created a body of work that swept listeners through lesser known stories of the 1916 rising in Dublin, investigating differing historical perspectives and tapping into the heightened emotions that emerge in times of crisis.

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  • The album weaved a narrative that invited us to step into the shoes of the people involved whether they are Revolutionary leaders, British soldiers, women involved in the fight or the everyday people in a city under fire.

    Musically, Black Bank Folk's compositions echo the varying emotions tapped into in the songs. The songs are vibrant and powerful while retaining a tenderness and vulnerability necessary to truly reflect the stories. Influences can be heard from Americana, country and Indie music while the storytelling nature of the songs is unmistakably folk. These different sounds are knitted together in a uniquely Irish way, traditional instruments (uilleann pipes, fiddle , bazooka, mandolin whistles etc.) root the in a new Irish tradition and give the sound a home. The collaboration between the songwriting duo of Colbert and Sheeran with some of the country’s best trad musicians has forged Black Bank Folk into a progressive force. Since their emotive sell out debut in Liberty Hall last year the band have played in some of Irelands best loved venues; Vicar Street, The Helix, Electric Picnic and have developed a powerful live energy that bring the songs to life.

     

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:
    In advance: €16 / €13
    At the door: €18 / €15

    Website: http://blackbankfolk.com

     

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €16 / €13 At the door: €18 / €15

Saturday 24th June - Needle Felting ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

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Needle felting workshop with Agnieszka ‘Uisce’.
The workshop is designed for both beginners and those who have some experience with needle work.
At this 5-hour workshop you will be able to finish several projects in needle felting: we will be doing the simplest flat form to learn fundamentals, then we will add all kinds of embellishment to it. Our main focus will be on making a felted picture using felting fibres, yarns and stitching, to add features and accents to it. We will then try our skills in a more advanced 3D form.

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  • All materials for the workshop are included and the tools will be provided for the duration of the workshop. Participants will receive a helpful handout.

    Places are extremely limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    The tutor: Agnieszka ‘Uisce’ Jakubczyk, is an embroiderer and award winning weaver. She combines embroidery and weaving with other needle crafts to create unique art pieces. She has wide knowledge in many disciplines of textile art which shares generously with her students.

    From 10am to 4pm (with a break for lunch at 12 noon).

     

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    In advance: €75
     
Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €75

Monday 26th June - EXHIBITION BY CHARLOTTE KELLY ~ Exhibition

Charlotte Kelly Exhibition 300wCharlotte was born and lives in Galway. While practising as a nurse she completed her N.D.A.D. in 2002. In June 2005 she resigned from her nursing career to paint and draw full time. Drawing is the key factor to all of her work. Strong influences of Séan McSweeney, Patrick Collins and Tony O’Malley are evident in her landscape paintings. Charlotte’s work has evolved from the traditional to the abstract. Today she paints mainly in oils on canvas but enjoys the versatility of inks. Using both materials is exciting and requires taking risks.

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  • Charlotte finds it spiritually gratifying to express herself through her paintings, working with oil paints, mixing the colours, considering the texture and letting her imagination take over. Charlotte has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland in solo and group exhibitions.

    “In the work of Charlotte Kelly that I love, light becomes an event. Landscapes are evoked with such subtlety and strangeness… as though they were creations of the light itself. Somehow she manages to imbue them with an aura of true emergence; it is as if they were seeing themselves for the first time in light, pushing and probing it until the painting becomes utterly haunting and memorable” - John O’Donohue, poet and philosopher.

    Charlotte Kelly’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of July 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Saturday 1st July - Summer Yoga Workshop ~ Independent Event

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Step out of your busy life for a while and join this summer Yoga workshop that will will leave you feeling deeply relaxed, rested and ready to enjoy the rest of the summer. Suitable for all levels, where both male and female students are welcome; this two and a half hour workshop will include a breathing practice to calm the mind and settle the body, some gentle restorative yoga practice and a complete relaxation practice that systematically releases tension or stress from your body. This workshop is designed to help you to feel calm and grounded while learning a valuable wellness tool. It will offer a unique opportunity to establish a deeper connection with your yoga practice, where students are helped to explore their practice in a deeper way.
From 10:30am to 1pm
For booking and further information please call or text Carmel on (087) 2429489.

Sunday 2nd July - Bling T-Shirt ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event, Children's Events

Bling T Shirt 300wJoin the bling girls for a fun workshop and design your very own bling t-shirt. Create two t-shirt designs using stones and tweezers. Choose from numerous design templates including gymnast, animals, footballs, bows and many more. Stones come in lots of colours. Let your creativity go wild! Mix and match different coloured stones and create your own unique pattern/design. On completion, we press the designs onto your t-shirt ready for you to wear and take home. Remember to bring your own plain, colour t-shirt (with no design)!
From 11am to 12 noon. Suitable for children aged 7+ (children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop)

Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: €10

Monday 3rd July - EXHIBITION BY CHARLOTTE KELLY ~ Exhibition

Charlotte Kelly Exhibition 300wCharlotte was born and lives in Galway. While practising as a nurse she completed her N.D.A.D. in 2002. In June 2005 she resigned from her nursing career to paint and draw full time. Drawing is the key factor to all of her work. Strong influences of Séan McSweeney, Patrick Collins and Tony O’Malley are evident in her landscape paintings. Charlotte’s work has evolved from the traditional to the abstract. Today she paints mainly in oils on canvas but enjoys the versatility of inks. Using both materials is exciting and requires taking risks.

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  • Charlotte finds it spiritually gratifying to express herself through her paintings, working with oil paints, mixing the colours, considering the texture and letting her imagination take over. Charlotte has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland in solo and group exhibitions.

    “In the work of Charlotte Kelly that I love, light becomes an event. Landscapes are evoked with such subtlety and strangeness… as though they were creations of the light itself. Somehow she manages to imbue them with an aura of true emergence; it is as if they were seeing themselves for the first time in light, pushing and probing it until the painting becomes utterly haunting and memorable” - John O’Donohue, poet and philosopher.

    Charlotte Kelly’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of July 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Friday 7th July to Sunday 13th August - Gigs in the Garden 2017 ~ Music, Food, Community

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Gigs In The Garden Events

Monday 10th July - EXHIBITION BY CHARLOTTE KELLY ~ Exhibition

Charlotte Kelly Exhibition 300wCharlotte was born and lives in Galway. While practising as a nurse she completed her N.D.A.D. in 2002. In June 2005 she resigned from her nursing career to paint and draw full time. Drawing is the key factor to all of her work. Strong influences of Séan McSweeney, Patrick Collins and Tony O’Malley are evident in her landscape paintings. Charlotte’s work has evolved from the traditional to the abstract. Today she paints mainly in oils on canvas but enjoys the versatility of inks. Using both materials is exciting and requires taking risks.

  • read more
  • Charlotte finds it spiritually gratifying to express herself through her paintings, working with oil paints, mixing the colours, considering the texture and letting her imagination take over. Charlotte has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland in solo and group exhibitions.

    “In the work of Charlotte Kelly that I love, light becomes an event. Landscapes are evoked with such subtlety and strangeness… as though they were creations of the light itself. Somehow she manages to imbue them with an aura of true emergence; it is as if they were seeing themselves for the first time in light, pushing and probing it until the painting becomes utterly haunting and memorable” - John O’Donohue, poet and philosopher.

    Charlotte Kelly’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of July 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Saturday 15th July - Neil Delamere Edinburgh Preview Show ~ Comedy

NeilDelamareSmall 300wAward-winning comedian Neil Delamere is one of the top acts working in the Irish comedy scene today, well known to audiences for his regular television appearances on RTE and the BBC as well as his hilarious sell-out stand up tours.
Neil continues to tour across the country with performances all over Ireland including shows at the prestigious Vicar Street in Dublin and the world renowned Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival; he’s also toured extensively internationally, with appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival (from which he presented the RTE television series covering the event) to name just a few. His shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have garnered rave reviews, including a coveted five stars from The Scotsman, the premier broadsheet reviewer at the event. Don’t miss him! Tickets are extremely limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €10 At the door: €15 / €12

Sunday 16th July - Modern Calligraphy ~ Workshops & Classes

Modern Calligraphy 300wLoved for its free flowing and informal style, modern calligraphy is quickly gaining popularity. It has less rigid rules than its traditional counterparts so it's much easier to learn and make your own. Whether you're planning to address invitation envelopes, add something extra to your Christmas gifts or just looking to learn a new hobby or skill, our beginner calligraphy class is for you! You don't need to have pretty handwriting to be good at calligraphy. All you need to know is how to hold a pen. The class will cover how to use a dip pen, mark making, letterforms, word formation and simple flourishing. All calligraphy materials (yours to keep!) and light refreshments will be provided. Just bring your lovely selves! Each participant will get their own starter kit which included a calligraphy nib, calligraphy pen holder, instruction booklet, guideline sheet, practice paper and small jar of ink. From 11am to 2pm. Suitable for adults and teenagers aged 13+

Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: €55

Monday 17th July - EXHIBITION BY CHARLOTTE KELLY ~ Exhibition

Charlotte Kelly Exhibition 300wCharlotte was born and lives in Galway. While practising as a nurse she completed her N.D.A.D. in 2002. In June 2005 she resigned from her nursing career to paint and draw full time. Drawing is the key factor to all of her work. Strong influences of Séan McSweeney, Patrick Collins and Tony O’Malley are evident in her landscape paintings. Charlotte’s work has evolved from the traditional to the abstract. Today she paints mainly in oils on canvas but enjoys the versatility of inks. Using both materials is exciting and requires taking risks.

  • read more
  • Charlotte finds it spiritually gratifying to express herself through her paintings, working with oil paints, mixing the colours, considering the texture and letting her imagination take over. Charlotte has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland in solo and group exhibitions.

    “In the work of Charlotte Kelly that I love, light becomes an event. Landscapes are evoked with such subtlety and strangeness… as though they were creations of the light itself. Somehow she manages to imbue them with an aura of true emergence; it is as if they were seeing themselves for the first time in light, pushing and probing it until the painting becomes utterly haunting and memorable” - John O’Donohue, poet and philosopher.

    Charlotte Kelly’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of July 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Monday 24th July - EXHIBITION BY CHARLOTTE KELLY ~ Exhibition

Charlotte Kelly Exhibition 300wCharlotte was born and lives in Galway. While practising as a nurse she completed her N.D.A.D. in 2002. In June 2005 she resigned from her nursing career to paint and draw full time. Drawing is the key factor to all of her work. Strong influences of Séan McSweeney, Patrick Collins and Tony O’Malley are evident in her landscape paintings. Charlotte’s work has evolved from the traditional to the abstract. Today she paints mainly in oils on canvas but enjoys the versatility of inks. Using both materials is exciting and requires taking risks.

  • read more
  • Charlotte finds it spiritually gratifying to express herself through her paintings, working with oil paints, mixing the colours, considering the texture and letting her imagination take over. Charlotte has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland in solo and group exhibitions.

    “In the work of Charlotte Kelly that I love, light becomes an event. Landscapes are evoked with such subtlety and strangeness… as though they were creations of the light itself. Somehow she manages to imbue them with an aura of true emergence; it is as if they were seeing themselves for the first time in light, pushing and probing it until the painting becomes utterly haunting and memorable” - John O’Donohue, poet and philosopher.

    Charlotte Kelly’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of July 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Wednesday 26th July - Kite Making ~ Workshops & Classes, Children's Events

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From providing an introduction into the history of the kite, their design and construction, to actually flying them; this exciting kite making workshop taught by tutors from ‘Go Fly Your Kite’ puts loads of fun and individual expression into education. At the end of the workshop everyone will go out into the Piper’s Garden at the SEAC to fly their kites!

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  • 'Go Fly Your Kite' specialise in the construction and design of kites as a means of engagement, learning and therapy for people of all ages.

    Suitable for children aged 6+
    Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

     

    Doors Open: 11:00am
    Commences At: 11:00am

    Admission:
    In advance: €8

Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: €8

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