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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin,
Ireland.

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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul

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What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Wed 3rd Aug – Mon 3rd Oct

First Solo Exhibition by the artist of the acclaimed Women of Fingal Tapestry ~ Admission: Free

Agnieszka ‘Uisce’ Jakubczyk, who celebrated the heritage of women from Fingal in her acclaimed large scale woven piece, now on display in the Chapel of the Swords Castle, will launch her first solo exhibition at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre in Naul on the 3rd of August. This showcases the artist’s experimental paper and fibre art pieces, in two series “14 Days” and “9 Accents”. Uisce also includes some of her medium scale woven works in this show.

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First Solo Exhibition by the artist of the acclaimed Women of Fingal Tapestry

Wednesday 3rd Aug 2022 – Monday 3rd Oct 2022

Agnieszka ‘Uisce’ Jakubczyk, who celebrated the heritage of women from Fingal in her acclaimed large scale woven piece, now on display in the Chapel of the Swords Castle, will launch her first solo exhibition at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre in Naul on the 3rd of August. This showcases the artist’s experimental paper and fibre art pieces, in two series “14 Days” and “9 Accents”. Uisce also includes some of her medium scale woven works in this show.

The inspiration for each piece comes from the artist’s everyday life and varies from physical observation, psychological sensation and feelings, transformed into visual art works. The pieces reflect  moments of Uisce’s life as artist, as a woman, as a human… gathered together. Uisce’s art pieces reflect her process starting with being a quiet observer, of looking into her inner self and watching her surroundings in a very focused way.

Opening : 6.30PM 3/8/2022, The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul Village, Co. Dublin, K32 AY27

Wine and light refreshments will be served.

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Agnieszka ‘Uisce’ Jakubczyk is a fibre artist and art teacher from Poland, living in Ireland since 2004. Her textile art has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Poland, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania and Taiwan. She is  a recipient of several awards. Her main focus is on minimal woven art and also medieval styles, techniques and images in embroidery. Recently she started working with paper art which became an important stream of her creations. 

Uisce graduated from People’s University in Turno, Poland, in 1992, with a title of journeyman in artistic weaving . She abandoned weaving and studied music performance and musicology.

Several years after moving to Ireland she started practicing the art of medieval style embroidery and later on became a teacher of adult education classes and a variety of fibre arts workshops. 

Inspired by her students’ enthusiasm and creations she started weaving again in 2015. Her woven pieces were selected for various group exhibitions and she received her first award already in 2016, which encouraged her to explore the art of weaving further.

In 2018 she took part in a two-day workshop of paper making with Tunde Toth which opened a new avenue of Uisce’s creative journey. While at a Finnish art residency at Arteles in December 2018, she focused entirely on working on experimental paper art.

In 2021 Uisce wove her first commissioned piece: a large scale work for Fingal County Council, under the Creative Ireland Programme – the Women of  Fingal Tapestry, which is at present on display at Swords Castle.

Currently Uisce’s art work is focused on experimental paper art and minimalist woven art with a variety of materials.  She finds inspiration in nature, following the lines of landscape, macro and micro structures, she observes and expresses the process of growth and decay, ethereal forms of water, mist, wind, rain, light… She likes combining contrasting materials, e.g. rough linen with metallic thread and wire. She also loves foraging for unusual materials from nature and includes them in her art pieces. In her large woven art she aims to communicate through a language of visual symbols about issues touching the human being as an individual and as a part of society. Uisce’s particular interest lies in undertaking ecological, social and mental health issues as subjects in art.

Wed 7th Sep – Wed 26th Oct

Art Classes with Noel Manning ~ Admission: Free

September 7th sees the return of Art Classes with Noel Manning at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. These classes will be run as close to a ‘one to one’ basis, leaning more towards guidance of your own personal development as an artist, rather than ‘teaching’. Classes take place each Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm & 12:30-2:30pm
for an 8 week term. Please book online or call 018020898 to secure your place.

Thursday 29th September

The Worst Person in the World ~ Cinema – Tickets: €6 in advance

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

Acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs) returns with THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, a wistful and subversive romantic drama about the quest for love and meaning.

Friday 30th September

Ardán: Trad Concert Louise Mulcahy ~ Tickets: €13 in advance

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

Ardán, featuring Ciara Ni Bhriain, Therese McInerney, Marian Curtin & Aileen O’Callaghan. Curated and hosted by Louise Mulcahy.
Ardán is as an exciting series of concert performances featuring emerging female Irish Traditional musicians.

Thursday 6th October

F.O.I.R.A. presents, Who Shot Sergeant Kirwan? ~ Tickets: Free

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

This forty-five-minute film is based on material taken from official witness statements and now held in the Military History Archives made by those who took part in these events and locals and family members who had knowledge about an event which took place in Ballyboghil a small rural agricultural village located in Fingal North County Dublin during the Irish War of Independence.

Friday 7th October

The Annie Keating Band ~ Tickets: €16 in advance

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

Annie Keating writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe – in that way that only the best artists can – that all of it is worth the cost.

Thursday 13th October

The Good Boss (Film Screening) ~ Tickets: €6 at the door

Film Screening + Q & A

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

Javier Bardem excels as a corporate boss, who will tell you he’s your best friend just as he’s stabbing you in the back, in this ruthlessly funny corporate satire. 

Friday 14th October

Thomas Gabriel ~ Tickets: €16 in advance

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre presents a night with Thomas Gabriel.
Thomas Gabriel, eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, is looking to the future while also honouring the Cash family history. Undoubtedly influenced by his iconic grandfather, Thomas seamlessly blends Country, Americana and Rock to create his personal sound and thus, is carving his very own path. 

Saturday 15th October

Ron Block & Damien O’Kane with Aoife Scott ~ Tickets: €16 in advance

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

Ron Block & Damien O’Kane are widely regarded as two of the greatest exponents of the banjo, they have collaborated to create arguably their own genre, something never heard before!.

Saturday 15th October

Willow Basket Making ~ Tickets: €97 in advance

Doors: 9:45am
Commences: 10:00am

Over the course of the day, you will learn how to weave a round willow basket, suitable for use as a Bread Basket, Bicycle Basket or Fruit Basket.  This course is suited to beginners or to those who wish to practice the techniques involved in the round basket.  Fun and learning guaranteed.  All materials and tools provided, and each person will finish a round basket to take home as the group will be small to ensure that everyone gets individual attention and support.  Straps included for anyone that wants to weave a bicycle basket. 

Sunday 16th October

Slow Session with Paudie O’Connor ~ Tickets: FREE

Doors: 7.45pm
Commences: 8pm

 Join us for our regular Slow Session with Accordion player Paudie O’Connor, who will host a traditional music session live in the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, with participants joining in from afar, over Zoom.

Friday 21st October

Sam Baker ~ Tickets: €20 in advance

POSTPONED! This event has been postponed until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

American Folk star Sam Baker is coming to The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre.
Sam Baker makes people happy. The characters in his songs face many challenges—alcoholism, car wrecks, racism, drug addiction, a mother’s abandonment—but they persevere. Much like Sam himself.

Saturday 22nd October

Niamh Duffy Band ~ Tickets: €17.50 in advance

Doors: 8.00pm
Commences: 8.30pm

Niamh Duffy and Band Present The Emmylou Harris Songbook. North County Dublin singer Niamh Duffy was raised on a cocktail of great American Country Musicians like Meryl Haggard, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson. But thanks to her father’s borderline obsession, the artist that dominated her childhood home and influenced her most was Emmylou Harris. 

Thursday 27th October

Ennio (The Maestro) ~ Tickets: €6 in advance

Doors: 8.00pm
Commences: 8.30pm

A portrait of one of the most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, ENNIO celebrates the life and legacy of Ennio Morricone, featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with renowned filmmakers and musicians including Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood. 

Sun 30th Oct – Thurs 3rd November

Halloween Workshops For Kids ~ Tickets: €10 – €25 in advance

Doors: All Day

This halloween The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre will play host to an exciting programme of spooky workshops for kids.

Saturday 5th November

Freddie White ~ Tickets: €22 in advance

Doors: 8.00pm
Commences: 8.30pm

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and newfound fan base. Born in Cobh, Co. Cork into a musical family, by age 17 he was playing professionally. At 19, he moved to London, were he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style. His earliest recordings, which were re-mastered and re-released in 2004, are still hugely popular among his loyal fan base.

Sunday 6th November

Stained Glass Workshop ~ Tickets: €80 at the door

Doors: 9.24am
Commences: 10am

In this two hour workshop you will learn the Copper Foil Technique of Stained Glass – also known as Tiffany Glass. You will get to create your very own stained glass Christmas Tree or Star which will look beautiful hanging in a window or on your Christmas Tree. All materials provided. Early booking advised.

Thursday 10th November

Ali & Ava ~ Tickets: €6 in advance

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

Ali (Adeel Akhtar) is a friendly British Pakistani working-class landlord and music enthusiast, who is trying to keep the fact that he has become estranged from his wife secret from the rest of his family. When Ali meets Ava (Claire Rushbrook), an Irish-born teacher and single mother of five, the two hit it off immediately. Their friendship quickly develops into a romance that takes them both by surprise. 

Friday 11th November

Victoria Keating & Declan Sinnott ~ Tickets: €6 in advance

Doors: 8:00pm
Commences: 8:30pm

Victoria and Declan are very much at home on stage: warm, engaging, irreverent and often hilarious. They both carry a weight of musical and life experience that shines through everything. They sing songs of their own and re-imagine songs by others with a beauty and sophistication. Gigs can change on a whim; a request from the audience might steer the whole affair in a different and ever more exciting direction. They play from a very real place. Both are very accomplished experienced musicians but together: sparks will fly!

Saturday 12th November

The 4 Of Us ~ Tickets: €26 in advance

Doors: 8.00pm
Commences: 8.30pm

We are delighted to welcome back brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy to the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre.
The 4 of Us are known for their sensational guitar playing, evocative singing and unforgettable storytelling.   The show will draw on their latest album Sugar Island, and a selection of their Irish hits which span over 30 years beginning with their award winning debut songs ‘For The Tempted’, ‘Mary’, ‘Washingtown Down’, ‘Sunlight’, ‘She Hits Me’ and many more classics in an acoustic setting.

Sunday 20th November

Slow Session with Paudie O’Connor ~ Tickets: FREE

Doors: 7.45pm
Commences: 8pm

 Join us for our regular Slow Session with Accordion player Paudie O’Connor, who will host a traditional music session live in the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, with participants joining in from afar, over Zoom.

Thursday 24th November

Compartment No. 6 ~ Tickets: €6 in advance

Doors: 8.00pm
Commences: 8.30pm

Young Finnish archaeology student Laura is convinced by her lecturer – and lover – to take a trip to an ancient site of petroglyphs near the Arctic Circle. Winner of the Grand Prix at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6 is a warming and unexpected tale of adventure, self-discovery and human connection.  
Director: Juho KuosmanenCast: Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Yuliya Aug107 minutes, Finland, Germany, Russia, 2021, 15A

Saturday 26th November

Dom Martin ~ Tickets: €13 in advance

Doors: 8.00pm
Commences: 8.30pm

Dom Martin is a Belfast born multi-award winning artist, inspired but not constrained by the blues. In 2019 he burst onto the music scene with a unique guitar style and voice, captivating audiences everywhere. BBC Radio 2 Blues Show presenter Cerys Matthews described his work as “absolutely wonderful stuff.”

Saturday 10th December

Gearoid Farrelly ~ Tickets: €18 in advance

Doors: 8.00pm
Commences: 8.30pm

Lisa Richards presents, 
Gearóid Farrelly: Glamour Hammer, A Preview – After some time sitting on the couch we are back to real life. Trousers instead of tracksuit bottoms and coffee and a biscuit instead of four gin and tonics and half a cheese cake. In this show Gearóid takes a look at the litany of things in our lives that just don’t measure up. Everything from his generic-looking cat to Shania Twain. 

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul
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