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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

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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 …

Monday 22nd May - EXHIBITION BY LEONARD SEXTON ~ Exhibition

Leonard Sexton Exhibition 300wRecently considered for the East End Painting Prize, London. Leonard Sexton received an equivalent Bachelor of Art and Design from D.I.T. Dublin in 1987, majoring in painting. He cites conversations with the painter Patrick Graham as forming the major part of this training. In a career spanning nearly thirty years as a full-time painter, he has exhibited in England, Ireland and the US and has had work shown at major Art Fairs. His work forms a part of many private collections. His Broken Halo series completed in 2008, is housed in part of Dublin's UCD University.

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  • Since then his painting has tried to personalize and draw comparisons between certain social and political ideals. Titles of bodies of work from the last decade include 'The Ballad of Arthur Mac Bride', the negotiating of lives; ‘Images from the Life of a Dancer’, their connection to the world outside; 'The over Familiar’, the inclusion of all in one space; ‘A Matter of Unsustainable Weight’, depicting the structures and weakness of mankind; ‘A London Room’, the awareness of waiting and what we do in time, and currently a large body of work influenced by the text of Dante's Inferno. He was selected to paint RADA, exhibited at the National Theatre for Buro Four and included in the selected group representing Irish Art at Westminster Hall.
    BRETH OF NATURE - These paintings, developed in a corner of the studio over a number of years have become a diary, giving a visual voice to the spirit of Fingal. “They attempt to develop what I see and carve it into the actuality of consciousness.”
    Leonard Sexton’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2017.
    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

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

Monday 22nd May - Bealtaine House Party ~ Community, Independent Event, Music

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age!
As part of this May’s annual Bealtaine Festival, Naul Senior Citizens Committee are delighted to invite you to their House Parties at the SEAC on Monday, May 8th, 15th & 22nd at 8pm.
Featuring live entertainment, caint agus ceol. Come along, sing a song, recite a verse or two, or just sit back and enjoy the craic! Refreshments provided. For more details or bookings, please contact Paddy Nugent on (086)4060070.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: At the door: €5

Friday 26th May - LOL in Naul ~ Comedy

LOLinNaulSmall 300wJoin 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! Last year featured appearances by PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Fred Cooke, Ardal O’Hanlon, Deirdre O’Kane, Eleanor Tiernan, Chris Kent and Karl Spain. 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!
We would kindly remind patrons that it is not permitted to bring your own alcohol to events at the SEAC. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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

Saturday 27th May - The Bayeux Stitch ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

The Bayeux Stitch 300wEmbroidery workshop with Agnieszka ‘Uisce’.
The workshop is designed for both beginners and those who have some experience with needle work. During this 4 hour workshop you will learn a rare medieval technique of hand stitching; the stitch that was used in the exceptional art piece – The Bayeux Tapestry, created in the 11th century. The Bayeux stitch is not restricted only to medieval motifs, it can be used also in modern projects! You will learn the technique step by step, starting with transferring a pattern onto fabric. We will be embroidering on the raw linen with fine wool fibres, just like the original work was done. 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 early 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. From 10am to 3pm (with a break for lunch at 12 noon).

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €65

Saturday 27th May - Daoirí Farrell ~ Music

Daoiri Farrell 300w"Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade.” - Dónal Lunny
A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and has delivered the album to prove them right.

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  • Four months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí received three nominations in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer, Best Singer and Best Traditional Track.

    "On only his second solo album this former electrician surely steps into Irish folk legend...” - **** Daily Mirror

    "The creamy forthrightness of Paul Brady, the occasional guile and nuance of Andy Irvine and the attitude and approach to material, perhaps, of Christy Moore.” - fRoots

    "An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.” - **** Songlines

    "Farrell has created quite a buzz in Ireland… it’s easy to hear why. His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine... it’s a powerful statement.” - **** Mojo

     

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

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

    Website: http://www.daoiri.com

     

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

Sunday 28th May - Self Development and Self Management ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

Self Development And Self Management 300wChange your thinking change your life. This course is all about teaching individuals, developing tools to help them manage themselves better, to have a clear understanding of their strengths and helping them manage their shortcomings through observation and compassion. This course will be based around improving relationships and building resilience and confidence through mindfulness and positive psychology. From 10am to 3pm. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.
GoalGetters It’s Up 2 U! For booking and further information, please contact Adrianna on (087)6898087 or email [email protected]
Website: http://www.goalgetterseat4life.com
Doors Open: 9.45am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €95

Monday 29th May - EXHIBITION BY LEONARD SEXTON ~ Exhibition

Leonard Sexton Exhibition 300wRecently considered for the East End Painting Prize, London. Leonard Sexton received an equivalent Bachelor of Art and Design from D.I.T. Dublin in 1987, majoring in painting. He cites conversations with the painter Patrick Graham as forming the major part of this training. In a career spanning nearly thirty years as a full-time painter, he has exhibited in England, Ireland and the US and has had work shown at major Art Fairs. His work forms a part of many private collections. His Broken Halo series completed in 2008, is housed in part of Dublin's UCD University.

  • read more
  • Since then his painting has tried to personalize and draw comparisons between certain social and political ideals. Titles of bodies of work from the last decade include 'The Ballad of Arthur Mac Bride', the negotiating of lives; ‘Images from the Life of a Dancer’, their connection to the world outside; 'The over Familiar’, the inclusion of all in one space; ‘A Matter of Unsustainable Weight’, depicting the structures and weakness of mankind; ‘A London Room’, the awareness of waiting and what we do in time, and currently a large body of work influenced by the text of Dante's Inferno. He was selected to paint RADA, exhibited at the National Theatre for Buro Four and included in the selected group representing Irish Art at Westminster Hall.
    BRETH OF NATURE - These paintings, developed in a corner of the studio over a number of years have become a diary, giving a visual voice to the spirit of Fingal. “They attempt to develop what I see and carve it into the actuality of consciousness.”
    Leonard Sexton’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2017.
    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

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

Friday 2nd June - Flann’s Yer Only Man ~ Theatre

Flanns Yer Only Man 300wFollowing a very successful presentation of The Great Hunger at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre last year, Bare Bodkin Theatre Company brings Val O'Donnell's hilarious Flann’s Yer Only Man to Naul for one night only. Flann’s Yer Only Man is an entertainment based on the life and work of Flann O’Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O’Nolan (1911-1966), who is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest satirist since Jonathan Swift. Val O’Donnell re-enacts a wide range of extracts from the humorist’s novels and his celebrated Cruiskeen Lawn column in the Irish Times. These are linked with key biographical events in the writer’s life.

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  • Flann’s Yer Only Man was first performed in the Palace Bar, Fleet St., Dublin on October 5th 2011, the centenary of the writer’s birth. Since then, as well as theatre performances, it has played at Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Festival, the Flann O’Brien Literary Festival in Strabane, the Swift Satire Festival in Trim and the Cathedral Quarter Festival in Belfast.

    “The (Palace) Bar was host to a wonderful one-man show by Val O’Donnell, titled ‘Flann’s Yer Only Man’- a short journey through the life and legacy of Flann O’Brien.” - Eamon Delaney, Sunday Independent

    “His performance in the United Arts Club was informative, lively and thoroughly entertaining.” - Don’s Dublin, Blog

    “Flanns Yer Only Man, a one-man show by Val O’Donnell, based on the works of Flann O’Brien, was a howl.” - Irish Eyes on Pencil Stubs online

    "It is an unassuming venue for a theatre but... great theatre and great performances can happen behind any Dublin door.” - The Public Reviews

    "It is informative and delightful, what more could you want?” - The Red Curtain Review

    "An interesting and witty insight into the life and works of Flann O’Brien” - No More Workhorse

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

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

    Website: http://www.barebodkintheatrecompany.com

     

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

Thursday 8th June - Volver ~ Cinema, Food

Volver 300wJoin us for a night of Spanish food and cinema with our Cottage Café serving up some classic Spanish dishes and wine ahead of Pedro Almodóvar’s modern, classic, comedy-drama, Volver. 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
Set in Madrid and its lively working-class neighbourhoods, immigrants from the various Spanish provinces share dreams, lives and fortune. At the heart of this social framework, three generations of women survive wind, fire and even death, thanks to goodness, audacity and a limitless vitality.

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  • Penelope Cruz plays Raimunda, a working-class woman forced to go to great lengths to protect her 14-year-old daughter Paula. To top off the family crisis, her mother Irene comes back from the dead to tie up loose ends!
    The film features Almodóvar’s usual wonderful mix of absurdity, rich emotions, strong women, terrific laughs, and wonderful acting.
    Highly recommended!

    Director: Pedro Almodóvar
    Duration: 120 minutes
    Language: Spanish (with English subtitles)
    Cert: 15A

    Doors Open: 7:00pm (for food) – Cinema commences: 8:30pm

    Admission: SEAC Friends/Members: FREE, advance booking essential
    Non-members: €5/€4 advance booking
    €7/€6 at the door

    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

     

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

    Admission:
     

    Website: http://www.accesscinema.ie

Doors Open: 7pm(for food) Commences At: 8.30pm Admission:
SEAC Friends/Members: FREE, advance booking essential
Non-members: €5/€4 advance booking
€7/€6 at the door

Friday 9th June - Bríd Harper, Tony O’Connell & Cyril O’Donoghue ~ Music

Brid Harper Trio 300wJoin Bríd Harper, Tony O’Connell and Cyril O’Donoghue for an evening of Irish traditional music and song.
Bríd comes from Co. Donegal and is regarded as one of the best traditional fiddlers of her generation. She has toured extensively and has been featured many times on national television and radio.

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  • any times on national television and radio.

    Tony O’Connell a native of west limerick now residing in Brosna Co. Kerry is an All-Ireland Champion many times over. Having a distinctive and unique style of concertina playing Tony still remains true to his native Sliabh Luachra roots. Bríd and Tony released albums last year and both were considered to be amongst the best recordings of 2015.

    On this occasion they are joined by bouzouki player and singer Cyril O’Donoghue from Co. Clare who has many recordings to his name and has been involved in Clare’s traditional music scene for over 30 years or more. Coming from a musical family with strong ties to the east Clare tradition via his father Paddy, Cyril is one of the finest singers on the traditional scene with an extensive and varied repertoire of song.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm
    Admission: In advance: €13 / €10
    At the door: €15 / €12

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

Saturday 10th June - Medicinal Herb Workshop ~ Workshops & Classes, Food, Independent Event

Medicinal Herbs 300wLearn how to make your own safe and effective herbal remedies.
Many common ailments can be safely treated at home, using wild or cultivated herbs. We can also boost our immune systems and fight infection by including herbs in our diet. This workshop will teach you how to make your own safe and effective herbal remedies and how to incorporate beneficial herbs into your everyday cooking.

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  • Participants will leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start using herbal remedies immediately to treat many conditions.

    * Sore throats
    * Dry and chesty coughs 
    * Mouth and gum conditions
    * Indigestion and stomach conditions
    * Sprains and strains
    * Burns and stings

    Correct identification is vital when using wild plants for culinary or medicinal purposes. The morning session of this workshop takes place at The Herb Garden, where you will learn how to safely identify wild and cultivated medicinal herbs.

    The identification session will be followed by a practical demonstration on making base herbal preparations, ie. infusions, decoctions, oils, tinctures and cough syrups. Once you learn these basic skills, you will then learn which herbs to use to treat specific ailments. Participants will take home a recipe sheet and detailed notes.

    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, and has many years experience in growing and using medicinal herbs. www.theherbgarden.ie

    Venue: The Herb Garden and The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin

    From 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Admission: €85 (including herbal tea tastings and detailed notes)

    To book your place and for more information, contact Denise on 087 2758896 or email [email protected]

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €85

    Website: http://www.theherbgarden.ie

     

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €85

Saturday 10th June - The 4 Of Us ~ Music

The4OfUs2017 300wThe Murphy brothers return to the SEAC (as an acoustic duo).
“Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric.” - Irish News
“Border boys in troubled times ... Rational, perceptive pop/folk of the highest order. ****” - The Irish Times (Sugar Island album review)
The 4 Of Us are one of the most acclaimed bands in Ireland, having been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over 25 years. Blending contemporary roots with rock, the award-winning band is fronted by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry, Northern Ireland.

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  • 'Sugar Island', their latest album, explores the Murphy brothers' early years growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. As singer Brendan recalls: "It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.”

    Musically, the new album focuses on the brothers’ trademark interplay of weaving acoustic guitars, a sound that’s all their own.

    Their truly unique sound has garnered a large and loyal fan base and an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six Top 20 Irish charting albums and several hit singles. Regulars on Irish radio playlists, their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.

    The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut 'Songs for the Tempted', which featured the massive hits ‘Mary' and 'Drag My Bad Name Down'. The follow- up 'Man Alive' made Q magazine's prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song 'She Hits Me'.

    Their latest single 'Sugar Island' refers to the landmark heart of their hometown, which was also a popular meeting place for young lovers.

    "On the day I left you crying, on the bridge at Sugar Island", as the lyric goes.

    Always a sell-out show at the SEAC; please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €20 / €16
    At the door: €22 / €18

     

    Website: http://the4ofus.com

     

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €20 / €16 At the door: €22 / €18

Sunday 11th June - Wire Sculpting ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

Wire Sculpting 300wWexford based sculptor Imogen Stafford teaches 'chicken-wire’ sculpting classes. A versatile medium with which to work; creating sculptures of animals with chicken-wire. Participants will first familiarise themselves with an animal’s shape and then create a skeletal frame with chicken-wire; continuing by cutting, bending and manipulating the wire to fully form the animal. Many people with no previous experience in sculpting have surprised themselves with the work they created in one of Imogen’s classes. Places are extremely limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €80

Sunday 11th June - Artisan Food Fair ~ Food, Community

Artisan Food Fair Small 300wCome along to our Artisan Food Fair in The Piper’s Garden at the SEAC on Sunday, June 11th.
There will be tasty Breads, Cakes, Olives, Farmhouse Cheeses, Handmade Chocolate, Chutneys, Jams, Free Range Meats and much, much more.
Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: At the door: FREE

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