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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 …

Monday 20th November - Exhibition by Tina Brooks ~ Exhibition

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Romance and Reason: Weather on the Edge.
Tina lives and works in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Her works have been purchased by Sligo Institute of Technology and The Office of Public Works and can be found in several collections throughout Germany, England, America, Canada and Ireland.

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  • “My paintings are based on observations of Strandhill peninsula and its weather. Studio Paintings are not pre-planned. I use a method of laying down and scraping off paint. Each layer and brush mark, informs the next. I repeat this layering and rejecting until I can locate myself and recognize the place and its weather. These paintings are an emotional response by me to environment and place.
    For centuries landscape artists have looked to nature to better understand the mysteries of life, our relationship with nature and the human condition. Given our current position in the 21st century - climate change, global warming and capitalism's clamour for global resources - I feel the subject matter is more urgent than ever.”

    Tina Brooks’ work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of November 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: At the door: FREE

Thursday 23rd November - Twice Shy ~ Cinema

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This Irish independent film is a heartfelt, funny and engaging look at the journey of a young couple, Andy (Shane Murray-Corcoran) and Maggie (Iseult Casey), as they travel to England due to an unplanned pregnancy. Their story is illustrated through a series of flashbacks which chronicle a very Irish romance: conversations about the Leaving Cert, the big Debs night and their first holiday. The topical subject matter here is dealt with gently, rooted in the evolving relationship of the couple; there is the reassuring feeling that you have met these two characters before in your every-day life.

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  • Pat Shortt and Ardal O’Hanlon put in wonderful performances as the respective fathers under Tom Ryan’s well considered and honest direction. A Tipperary native himself, we can see the power of creating what you know at work here. Twice Shy is consistently believable and truthful. A subtle and intimate look at a young couple’s journey in modern Ireland, we are reminded of how interesting every day human stories can be and what talent this country has to offer.

    “Abortion is the word that sends every Irish politician running madly for the nearest hedge, but sooner or later this complex matter will have to be addressed. At least film-makers are doing so, and Tom Ryan's ‘Twice Shy’ approaches the subject sensitively and intelligently, through the medium of romantic comedy... Twice Shy is a little gem.” - The Independent

    Director: Tom Ryan
    Duration: 81 minutes
    Language: English
    Cert: 16

    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://www.accesscinema.ie

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6

Friday 24th November - LOL in Naul ~ Comedy

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Join us for a new series of ‘LOL in Naul’, our regular Comedy night featuring the best of both up-and-coming and very special guest comedians!
‘LOL in Naul’ has featured appearances by PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Fred Cooke, Ardal O’Hanlon, Deirdre O’Kane, Eleanor Tiernan, Kevin McGahern, Chris Kent, Colm O’Regan, Colin Murphy, Foil Arms & Hog, Karl Spain and many more.
Check out the monthly listings on tseac.ie or the LOLinNaul Facebook page for details of this season’s very special guests and book your tickets for a great night of Comedy and craic!
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/LOLinNaul for updates and more!

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

Saturday 25th November - Gold-work Embroidery ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

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Introduction to gold-work: embroidery workshop with Agnieszka ‘Uisce’.
The workshop is designed for both beginners and those who have some experience with needle work. At this 6 hour workshop you will learn the fundamentals of gold-work techniques. We will be working on a silk fabric using medieval techniques of embroidery with metallic materials: threads, beads and kid leather. As the Christmas approaches, we will be working on floral motifs related to this time of the year.
The techniques you will be learning can be used in traditional and modern embroidery.

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

    From 10am to 5pm (with a break for lunch)
    Admission: €100 (materials included)
    Suitable for adults & teenagers ages 16+

    Places are 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 she shares generously with her students.

     

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €100

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €100

Sunday 26th November - Stained Glass Workshop ~ Workshops & Classes

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Join Pauline for a stained glass workshop and make a beautiful sunlight catcher. Pauline will demonstrate how to use the tools required to cut glass and allow you to practice your skills initially on scrap glass.
When you have become familiar with the various tools; select your pattern and glass and begin to cut pieces for the design, grinding the edges of the glass and preparing each piece for soldering with copper foil. All materials provided.
From 10:30am to 4:30pm
Suitable for adults and teenagers aged 15+
Booking essential as places are limited.
Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: SOLD OUT

Sunday 26th November - Sunday Singing Session ~ Music, Community

Join us for our regular Sunday Singing Session where it’s all about the song. All singers are welcome, especially traditional singers, but we won't turn anyone away! This is an informal session where all participants are encouraged to perform and share songs in a relaxed environment. If you prefer to just listen, come along and enjoy some refreshments from The Cottage Café. The SEAC’s Sunday Sessions have established themselves as a great afternoon of music and a platform for local talent. As always, all performers and listeners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 27th November - Exhibition by Tina Brooks ~ Exhibition

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Romance and Reason: Weather on the Edge.
Tina lives and works in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Her works have been purchased by Sligo Institute of Technology and The Office of Public Works and can be found in several collections throughout Germany, England, America, Canada and Ireland.

  • read more
  • “My paintings are based on observations of Strandhill peninsula and its weather. Studio Paintings are not pre-planned. I use a method of laying down and scraping off paint. Each layer and brush mark, informs the next. I repeat this layering and rejecting until I can locate myself and recognize the place and its weather. These paintings are an emotional response by me to environment and place.
    For centuries landscape artists have looked to nature to better understand the mysteries of life, our relationship with nature and the human condition. Given our current position in the 21st century - climate change, global warming and capitalism's clamour for global resources - I feel the subject matter is more urgent than ever.”

    Tina Brooks’ work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of November 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: At the door: FREE

Saturday 2nd December - Love... and All That Jazz - Flo McSweeney and Carmel McCreagh with Fiachra Trench ~ Music

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Love… and All That Jazz takes a wry look at love with jazz standards and songs from the musicals, classic pop songs and contemporary songs. Songwriters featured include Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, Jacques Brel, Lieber and Stoller, Stephen Sondheim, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger and Joni Mitchell.
Fiachra Trench is a composer, arranger, producer, keyboardist and musical director with arrangement credits including Altan, Paul Brady, The Boomtown Rats, The Chieftains, The Corrs, Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy, Paul McCartney/Wings, Van Morrison, The Pogues and Wet Wet Wet. His numerous scores for film and television include collaborations on Pearl Harbor, Die Hard and Into the West.

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  • Carmel McCreagh has appeared at festivals and venues throughout Ireland, entertaining audiences with her soulful interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook as well as contemporary and original songs. Carmel has released two albums to critical acclaim: Nice Girl and Skylark: Carmel McCreagh Sings the Songs of Johnny Mercer.

    As a singer, Flo McSweeney has toured extensively with Moving Hearts, The Commitments, as a regular guest vocalist with the Hot House Big Band and on many projects with Bill Whelan of Riverdance fame, (including the Yeats/Beckett Festival at the Abbey Theatre and An Evening with W.B. Yeats at the National Concert Hall). As a TV presenter, Flo has hosted many shows, including travelling extensively for RTE’s travel show No Frontiers.

     

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

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

Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €16 / €13 At the door: €18 / €15
Saturday 2nd December - Edible Gifts Workshop ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

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Homemade gifts are thoughtful, unique and an ideal solution for the person who has everything. Learn how to make and present professional quality edible gifts.

* Herb flavoured oils
* Herb vinegars
* Liqueurs
* Spicy wholegrain mustard
* Rosemary and orange cranberry sauce

From 2pm to 4:30pm. Admission: €50 (including tastings)
Places are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Denise Dunne runs The Herb Garden, a certified organic specialist herb nursery, established in 1995. www.theherbgarden.ie
Contact: Denise on 087 2758896 or email [email protected]
Doors Open: 2pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: €50

Sunday 3rd December - Launch of Exhibition by Sarah Gallagher ~ Exhibition

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Sarah lives in Howth, Co Dublin, where she works from her home studio. Her work explores colour in nature, its mood and lines. She uses oils to create flow and texture and enjoys shifting the eye across the canvas with highlights of colours creating balance; stimulated by the beauty of atmospheric skies, cloud formations, dunes, shorelines, breaking waves, landscape and seascape infused with natural light.
Sarah’s current work explores her surroundings, whether in her locality, or further afield. “As an Artist I hope to capture the energy, vibrancy and joy of the natural habitat. I very much appreciate the appeal of where I live and it inspires me every single day.”

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  • "Sarah is one of those exceptional artists who brings a personal poetic vision to her considerable artistic skills. Her landscapes and seascape paintings are imbued with a strong sense of rhythm and flow of nature, delivered with a fresh intuitive assurance. Sarah finds her subject matter close to home in Howth (Dublin, Ireland). Trees bent in the wind, a cloud filled sky, moving water cliff face and rocky shore. Her paintings have an atmospheric quality energised by broad brushstrokes and strongly textured knife marks. Sparks of unexpected colour dance on the surface of the canvas and delight the eye.  Sarah 's paintings are above all a true expression of her reflective and creative spirit- full of colour, passion, life and heart." - Brenda Malley.   
     
    Sarah Gallagher’s exhibition is open daily from 10am to 4:30pm and will run until the end of January 2018.

    Admission is FREE.

    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 3:00pm
    Commences At: 3:00pm

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 3pm Commences At: 3pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Thursday 7th December - Naul Gardening & Flower Club Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration by Richard Haslam ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

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Richard Haslam is a renowned florist, demonstrator and tutor whose workshops are renowned for their content, his easy manner, and for achieving realistic designs. He will share his many techniques gained over many years’ experience both in Ireland and around the world. With a background in horticulture and a specific interest in natural plant material, Richard has over thirty years' experience in also creating the perfect wedding atmosphere with stunning designs for bouquets and venue arrangements. Admission: €10 (including light refreshments)
For booking and further information, please contact Christopher White on (086) 2850561.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: €10 (including light refreshments)

Saturday 9th December - Shadows and Light ~ Music

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Three-piece group, Shadows and Light, bring their captivating show on the iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell to The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. Their stunning interpretations of her music are performed by vocalist Maura Vambeck, Dave Mulligan on guitar and Paul Enright on keyboard. The show features songs from the huge Joni repertoire, including classics from the landmark ‘Blue’ album, along with some of the lesser known numbers like Hejira, Secret Place and Hissing of Summer Lawns. Maura weaves stories of Joni's life and lyrics around the songs making their hypnotic performance truly special. They bring you Joan Anderson, the poet, artist and mother. If you like Joni, you will love this.
"An unquestionable highlight of this year’s Out to Lunch was the performance of Joni Mitchell’s material by Dublin based Shadows and Light. A sold out Black Box was held enthralled for over two hours by Joni Mitchell’s wonderful songs and the audience rose to their feet at the end in appreciation.” - Sean Kelly, Director of the Out to Lunch Festival, Belfast

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

Sunday 10th December - Christmas Craft & Food Fair ~ Food, Community

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Join us for our annual Christmas Craft & Food Fair. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with a glass of mulled wine while browsing a large selection of seasonal, high quality, crafts and food. We will have pottery, jewellery, stained glass, beautiful children’s felt clothing, handmade soaps, willow baskets, woodcarvings, mosaics, knitted & crocheted crafts, fabric toys, jams and chutneys, olives, Christmas cakes and puddings, free range meats and pork, mince pies, farmhouse cheeses and much, much more. We are delighted to have Naul Church Choir performing Christmas Carols at 1pm, followed by Jennifer Nugent who will be performing songs from her forthcoming Christmas album.
So why not support local crafts/food and shop locally for your Christmas presents? 
Please follow our Christmas Craft and Food Fair Facebook page for more details. Santa will be also visiting us on Sunday 10th December. Advance booking is essential! For more details, please call us on 01-8020898 or e-mail [email protected] From: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 11th December - Exhibition by Sarah Gallagher ~ Exhibition

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Sarah lives in Howth, Co Dublin, where she works from her home studio. Her work explores colour in nature, its mood and lines. She uses oils to create flow and texture and enjoys shifting the eye across the canvas with highlights of colours creating balance; stimulated by the beauty of atmospheric skies, cloud formations, dunes, shorelines, breaking waves, landscape and seascape infused with natural light.
Sarah’s current work explores her surroundings, whether in her locality, or further afield. “As an Artist I hope to capture the energy, vibrancy and joy of the natural habitat. I very much appreciate the appeal of where I live and it inspires me every single day.”

  • read more
  • "Sarah is one of those exceptional artists who brings a personal poetic vision to her considerable artistic skills. Her landscapes and seascape paintings are imbued with a strong sense of rhythm and flow of nature, delivered with a fresh intuitive assurance. Sarah finds her subject matter close to home in Howth (Dublin, Ireland). Trees bent in the wind, a cloud filled sky, moving water cliff face and rocky shore. Her paintings have an atmospheric quality energised by broad brushstrokes and strongly textured knife marks. Sparks of unexpected colour dance on the surface of the canvas and delight the eye.  Sarah 's paintings are above all a true expression of her reflective and creative spirit- full of colour, passion, life and heart." - Brenda Malley.   

    Sarah Gallagher’s exhibition is open daily from 10am to 4:30pm and will run until the end of January 2018.

    Admission is FREE.

    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 3:00pm
    Commences At: 3:00pm

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

     

Doors Open: 3pm Commences At: 3pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Thursday 14th December - Land of Mine (Under Sandet) ~ Cinema

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May 1945, German occupation of Denmark ends. A group of young POW’s are assigned to embittered Army Sgt. Rassmussen, their job is to neutralize and remove some 45,000 landmines the Nazis planted on a local beach. They Survived World War II, now they have to survive the clean-up. Promised that once their work is complete, they will be free to return home, the group are brutalised, starved and subjected to numerous humiliations by the liberated Danes. As Rassmussen begins to recognise the innocence and youth in his charges, he softens to their plight, but can he save them? Based on true events, one of the many untold stories of WWII, this is a tense watch, a look at the inhumanity of war and how people can find our way back from it.

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  • Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the forthcoming Academy Awards

    “The ethical tension between justice and vengeance is the subject of Martin Zandvliet’s Land of Mine, a tight and suspenseful film.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    “Will have you on the edge of your seat.” - Hitfix

    “...a potent and accomplished feature...” - Denis Harvey, Variety

    Director: Martin Zandvliet
    Duration: 100 minutes
    Language: German & Danish (with English subtitles)
    Cert: 15A

    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://www.accesscinema.ie

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6

Friday 15th December - LOL in Naul Christmas Special ~ Comedy

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Join us for the LOL in Naul Christmas Special; our regular comedy night featuring the best of up-and-coming and very special guest comedians.
‘LOL in Naul’ has featured appearances by PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Fred Cooke, Ardal O’Hanlon, Deirdre O’Kane, Eleanor Tiernan, Kevin McGahern, Chris Kent, Colm O’Regan, Colin Murphy, Foil Arms & Hog, Karl Spain and many more. Check out the monthly listings on tseac.ie or the LOLinNaul Facebook page for details of this season’s very special guests and book your tickets for a great night of Comedy and craic!
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/LOLinNaul for updates and more!

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

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