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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

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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 …

SamhainCelebrationsSmall 250wSunday, October 14th to Wednesday, October 31st 2018
Samhain Celebrations

Workshops & Classes, Children's Events, Community, Talk

S.E.A.C. Group of events


Thursday 25th October - Western ~ Cinema

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A group of German construction workers sent to build a hydroelectric power plant set up camp on the outskirts of a remote Bulgarian village. Tensions within the group start to rise when former legionnaire Meinhard sets himself apart from his colleagues by making a connection with the villagers. But matters finally come to a head when the white horse that Meinhard has borrowed from townsman Adrian goes missing.

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  • Using non-actors in all of the roles, award-winning director Grisebach subtly and intelligently explores themes of national pride and cultural difference in this memorable and unique contemporary western.

    “There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it.” - Variety

    “One of the best films to premiere last year...” – Film Comment Magazine

    Director: Valeska Grisebach
    Duration: 119 minutes
    Language: German, Bulgarian, Austrian (with English subtitles)
    Cert: 12A (UK)

    SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential

    Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door

    Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €5 / €4
    At the door: €7 / €6

    Website: http://accesscinema.ie

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6
Monday 29th October - Exhibition by Terry Fitzgerald “A Deconstructed Life: Elements of the Sublime' ~ Exhibition

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Terry Fitzgerald is a self-taught watercolour artist based in Co. Louth. She grew up in central Pennsylvania, USA and came to Ireland 13 years ago after living in the Netherlands and England. Always interested in art, and more specifically watercolours, it was not until she joined an artist’s group in Co. Cork that her gift began to emerge. Through her watercolours, she tells stories of the hidden beauty of everyday objects and simple expressions of life. These images include still life, wildlife, landscape, and portraiture. “I like to look at simple things and then try to paint them, in a realistic way. After I have painted several images, I then try to find a connection, a link, a thread that brings them together. It could be the colour of the object, it could be the light, or it could be the moment. I love making these connections and then creating a simple story. Through my paintings and the simple messages, I want to touch the viewer in a way that evokes a memory or a story of their own.”
Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Tuesday 30th October - Storytelling for Adults with Eddie Lenihan ~ Talk

Storytelling Eddie Lenihan 300wIt may seem that Halloween nowadays is a time for children only, but I know some old people yet who prefer (in time honoured fashion) not be out alone between midnight and 4.00 a.m. on Halloween night – for fear of The Good People, Na Daoine Uaisle, whose night it is. All kinds of otherworldly dangers await the unwary on this night, and Eddie has stories to reflect this – as well as many others of course. “In fact, whatever themes the audience request I will do my best to match stories to, no matter whether they relate to this world or the otherworldly”.
From 8:30pm to approx. 9:45pm. Eddie Lenihan (born 1950) is an Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster. He is one of the few practicing seanchaithe (traditional Irish lore-keepers and tale-spinners) remaining in Ireland. He has been called “one of the greatest Irish story-tellers and a national treasure.”

Doors Open: 8.30pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Saturday 3rd November - Matt McGinn ~ Music

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Following his brilliant SEAC performance this Summer as Rodney Crowell’s special guest; we’ve been inundated with requests to have him back...
Matt McGinn is a singer, songwriter and producer from the foothills of the Mourne Mountains in Hilltown, Co. Down. You can hear by his warm worn powerful rasping voice, and his worldly-wise lyrics that this is not Matt's first dance. Far from it...

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  • In 2018 he released his third full length studio album, 'The End of the the Common Man' to great acclaim for both its musicality and strong social message.

    "An outstanding blend of soulful passion and melody that will haunt and inspire...9/10” - Americana UK

    In May of 2018 his music documentary 'Lessons of War' was premiered at the Belfast Film Festival. It features anti-war songs penned by Matt and some of the North's finest writers, and includes performances from Matt and artists from areas around the world affected by conflict. Namely, Yazan Ibrahim, a Flemenco Guitarist from Golan Heights, on the Syrian Border, and the Citizens of the World Choir, based in London but made up of international Refugees, amongst many others.

    "Matt, your album is superb... I've seen Matt play Live and he's fantastic!” - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €13 / €10
    At the door: €15 / €12

    Website: http://mattmcginnmusic.com/home

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €10 At the door: €15 / €12
Sunday 4th November - Stained Glass Workshop ~ Workshops & Classes

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Join Pauline from PQ Glass for this creative workshop where students start this class with sheets of glass, a pattern and all the tools and equipment needed to make a small panel or suncatcher. Participants will learn the skill of cutting glass, grinding, copper foiling and finally soldering their piece together. Ideal workshop for making a very personalised Christmas Gift. From 10.30am to 4:30pm. All materials included.

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Doors Open: 10.30pm Commences At: 10.30pm Admission: In advance: €100

Monday 5th November - Exhibition by Terry Fitzgerald “A Deconstructed Life: Elements of the Sublime' ~ Exhibition

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Terry Fitzgerald is a self-taught watercolour artist based in Co. Louth. She grew up in central Pennsylvania, USA and came to Ireland 13 years ago after living in the Netherlands and England. Always interested in art, and more specifically watercolours, it was not until she joined an artist’s group in Co. Cork that her gift began to emerge. Through her watercolours, she tells stories of the hidden beauty of everyday objects and simple expressions of life. These images include still life, wildlife, landscape, and portraiture. “I like to look at simple things and then try to paint them, in a realistic way. After I have painted several images, I then try to find a connection, a link, a thread that brings them together. It could be the colour of the object, it could be the light, or it could be the moment. I love making these connections and then creating a simple story. Through my paintings and the simple messages, I want to touch the viewer in a way that evokes a memory or a story of their own.”
Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Thursday 8th November - Lucky ~ Cinema

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Join us for a night of American Cinema and food with our Cottage Café serving up some Tex-Mex style dishes and drinks. Lucky is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent aethist’s life has happily revolved around a daily routine involving yoga, diner visits, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, cigarettes and meeting up with his long-time friends at his local. But now as he contemplates the end of life, he finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration...

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  • This award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac) allows Harry Dean Stanton to shine as the elderly atheist seeking the meaning of his life. Stanton's final on-screen performance is funny, touching and beguiling, and all the more poignant in the knowledge that he passed away just days before the film’s US cinema release.

    "Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in Lucky, an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important.” – Variety

    Director: John Carroll Lynch
    Duration: 88 minutes
    Language: English
    Cert (UK): 15

    **General admission is not inclusive of food; please book the pre-event supper (€15) with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm**

    SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential

    Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door

    Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door

    Doors Open: 7:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:
    In advance: €5 / €4
    At the door: €7 / €6

    Website: http://accesscinema.ie

Doors Open: 7pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6
Saturday 10th November - Winter Themed Embroidery on a Japanese Fabric ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

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You will learn a selection of stitches which can be applied to any embroidery project: stem, satin, surface satin, backstitch, couching, chain and French knot. You will have a selection of many colours of cotton threads as well as some metallic threads to choose from. You will learn by working on a Japanese linen fabric called nani IRO. It is the brand name of the renowned Japanese artist Naomi Ito, who has a background as a watercolour artist. Her designs are of a subtle Japanese aesthetic.

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  • Your finished winter themed piece can be added as an appliqué on a plain cushion, on a bag or can be framed to be a unique gift for Christmas.
    All materials are included and the tools will be provided for the duration of the workshop. The participants will receive a helpful handout.

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

    From 10:30am to 4:30pm (with a break for lunch)

    Admission: €80 (materials included)

    Suitable for adults & teenagers ages 16+

    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.

     

    Doors Open: 10:30am
    Commences At: 10:30am

    Admission:
    In advance: €80

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €80
Sunday 11th November - Day Course in Personal Development ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

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From 10am to 2:30pm. This course is a 5 step programme to help you face your fears in a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere. To have a clear understanding of your strengths and help you manage and address the obstacles that are holding you back, through compassion and self-observation.

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  • This course will be based around improving relationships, ultimately your own relationship towards yourself, building resilience and optimism through honesty and behaviour changes and understanding the ego and its obsessive patterns.

    CHANGE YOUR THINKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE - IT'S UP 2 U!

    As a life and health coach/trainer with over 15 years’ experience I specialise in helping others become the best version of themselves through a process of inspiring others through my own challenges and victories.

    I engage an open and trusting environment and connection that encourages others to grow.

    "My passion is helping others become their own superhero by challenging self-limiting beliefs and empowering their greater selves. My key strengths and qualifications include cognitive behavioural therapy; nutrition and body management (mind, body and soul);resilience and confidence building; motivational interviewing; mindfulness; 1-1 coaching and group coaching.” - Adrianna Mannix

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 10:00am

    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:

    In advance: €70

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €70
Sunday 11th November - Slow Session ~ Music, Workshops & Classes

Slow Session Seamus Ennis Centre

Our Slow Sessions are aimed towards (adult) musicians who are learning an instrument and are at a stage where they wish to take part in a relaxed informal Session. These Sessions aim to encourage the participants to learn a repertoire of new tunes while playing with other musicians at slow to moderate tempos. All welcome. Hosted by Paudie O'Connor, a Button Accordion player well grounded in his local Sliabh Luachra tradition as well as being a nationally recognised performer. A list of tunes which are regularly played at the Slow Session is available to download from our website here.

Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €5 At the door: €5

Monday 12th November - Exhibition by Terry Fitzgerald “A Deconstructed Life: Elements of the Sublime' ~ Exhibition

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Terry Fitzgerald is a self-taught watercolour artist based in Co. Louth. She grew up in central Pennsylvania, USA and came to Ireland 13 years ago after living in the Netherlands and England. Always interested in art, and more specifically watercolours, it was not until she joined an artist’s group in Co. Cork that her gift began to emerge. Through her watercolours, she tells stories of the hidden beauty of everyday objects and simple expressions of life. These images include still life, wildlife, landscape, and portraiture. “I like to look at simple things and then try to paint them, in a realistic way. After I have painted several images, I then try to find a connection, a link, a thread that brings them together. It could be the colour of the object, it could be the light, or it could be the moment. I love making these connections and then creating a simple story. Through my paintings and the simple messages, I want to touch the viewer in a way that evokes a memory or a story of their own.”
Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Friday 16th November - Gearoid Farrelly Home Truths ~ Comedy

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Comedian Gearóid Farrelly brings his brand of chatty standup comedy to The SEAC! This show will address everything from Trump to decluttering and explain why you shouldn't toilet train a cat. Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world. He has supported the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere and appears every week on his Sunday Best show on Today FM. Gearóid's podcast "Fascinated" is a comedy chat show and is available on iTunes. To be an audience member in Farrelly’s crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly…. impeccable comic timing.. ” **** - Broadway Baby (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
“the best opening act in his price range” – Joan Rivers

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €14 / €12 At the door: €16 / €14

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