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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

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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 …

Saturday 21st October - Felted Pumpkins ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

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The three ways of making felted pumpkins – a workshop with Agnieszka ‘Uisce’. The workshop is designed for both beginners and those who have some experience with needle work. At this 4 hour workshop we will work on creating Halloween decorative pumpkins involving needle felting, wet felting and stitching techniques. After making basic forms we will be working on embellishing them using felting fibres, threads and beads. All materials for the workshop are included and the tools will be provided for the duration of the workshop. From 10am to 3pm (with a break for lunch) Suitable for adults & teenagers ages 16+ Admission: €65 (materials included) 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: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €65

Saturday 21st October - LUKA BLOOM ~ Music - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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“With each successive album, Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider… he is on top form.” - The Irish Times **** 2016 Review of ‘Frugalisto’
With a poet's heart and a rockster's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do. A master interpreter, Bloom has continued to balance original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters.

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  • Like many who write songs, Luka's orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin.

    Almost 40 years since recording his first album, Luka Bloom comes to the SEAC with his latest album, 'Frugalisto'.

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €18 / €14
    At the door: €20 / €16

    Website: http://www.lukabloom.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Sunday 22nd October - Make A Ceramic Pumpkin Night Light ~ Childrens Events, Workshops & Classes - This event is sold out

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Join us for this lovely ceramic pumpkin night light workshop; when everyone taking part will learn the skills required to mould clay into a pumpkin house, cut out a door and windows, and get creative with their imaginations and unique designs. These will then be painted with a glaze, taken away to be fired, and returned for collection from the SEAC before Halloween. Perfect for your window or in your garden on Halloween night! All materials provided. Please wear old clothes. From 11am to 1pm Suitable for children aged 7+  Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: SOLD OUT

Sunday 22nd October - 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 23rd October - 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 26th October - Personal Shopper ~ Cinema

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Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is a celebrity PA, picking up the latest bale of designer couture for her starlet employer. Since her arrival in Paris, messages have been appearing on her phone from an unknown sender, who seems to be watching her. With the recent sudden death of her 27-year-old twin, Maureen silently battles with the grief and sorrow while looking for a sign from her brother; who assured her he’d try and contact her from beyond the grave.

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  • A remarkable performance from Kristen Stuart powers this cryptic, elegant, erotic, contemporary take on the classic ghost story. Give yourself over to its secrets and prepare to be hypnotised.

    Winner, Best Director – Cannes Film Festival 2016.

    “Intriguing and properly spooky.” – The Irish Times

    "Kristen Stewart's psychic spooker is a must-have... a dash of pure Hitchcockian brilliance...” - The Guardian

    Director: Olivier Assayas
    Duration: 105 minutes
    Language: English, French & Swedish (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 27th October - 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!
This month features;
- MC Gearoid Farrelly
- Danny Ryan
- Deirdre O'Kane
‘LOL in Naul’ has featured appearances by PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Fred Cooke, Ardal O’Hanlon, Al Porter, 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 28th October - Gerry Madigan & George Kaye ~ Music

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Two pioneer maestros of bluegrass music in Ireland bring it all back home! Gerry Madigan and George Kaye made their separate marks on Ireland’s live music scene in two phenomenally successful bands of the late 1960s and 1970s. George Kaye, in the Smokey Mountain Ramblers, and Gerry Madigan in the Cotton Mill Boys, pushed the envelope, changed the way audiences viewed country music, and set new standards of excellence.

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  • The Smokey Mountain Ramblers served up a unique sample of old-time country, bluegrass, Carter Family, and roots music. George was the first musician to front a full band on the ballroom circuit playing electric fiddle, and wowed packed houses with his dynamic rendition of ‘Orange Blossom Special’ and other bluegrass favourites.

    The Cotton Mill Boys, featuring Gerry on 5-string banjo, vocals, and pedal steel guitar; extended their reach into cabaret venues throughout Ireland and the UK; won ‘Opportunity Knocks’ (similar to today’s ‘American Idol’) with their new fiddler, Charlie Arkins; recorded 15 albums and 25 singles; and the only band in history to have a #1 and #2 hit record concurrently in the Irish music charts.

    Now, they’re ‘bringing it all back home’, playing a rich blend of authentic bluegrass, folk, country, and roots music (sprinkled with some original compositions), featuring a special guest at each show.

    An exciting night of dynamic live music - this is a show not to be missed!

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

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

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

Monday 30th October - 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

Monday 30th October - Make A Giant Spider Mobile ~ Childrens Events, Workshops & Classes - This event is sold out

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Join our creative, fun filled group to create your very own freaky Halloween decoration. Our skilled artist Claire will provide you with all the materials required to draw, paint, stick, sculpt and tie your creations. From 11am to 12:30pm
Suitable for children aged 6+.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: SOLD OUT

Monday 30th October - Make a Halloween Wreath ~ Childrens Events, Workshops & Classes

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Join Andrew for a fun workshop making a beautiful Halloween Wreath for your door using willow, autumn foliage, berries and orange ribbon.
Please feel free to bring any foliage etc. that you would like to add to your wreath.
From 2pm to 4pm
Suitable for children aged 7+.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Doors Open: 2pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: €8

Tuesday 31st October - Make A Spooky Halloween LED Kite ~ Childrens Events, Workshops & Classes

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Following the success of our Summer Kite Making Workshop, we are delighted to invite ‘Go Fly Your Kite’ back for another great workshop.
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. After designing and building your creation with spooky images and attaching a little LED light, you can go out into The Piper’s Garden at the SEAC and fly your Halloween kite.
Friends & neighbours will definitely get spooked when they see a lit-up ghost/ghoul/vampire flying over their heads on Halloween night!
From 11am to 12:30pm. Suitable for children aged 5+
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tuesday 31st October - Make A Halloween Lantern ~ Childrens Events, Workshops & Classes - This event is sold out

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Join Ronan and Elaine from Newgrange Willow Design and make a wonderful Halloween Lantern using willow, special paper and glue. Decorate with a Celtic image or create your own individual design; they are ideal for carrying in our Halloween Parade! From 2pm to 3:30pm Suitable for children aged 7+ - Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors Open: 2pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: Sold out

Tuesday 31st October - Halloween Parade ~ Community, Childrens Events

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Naul will play host to ghouls, magic and mayhem as the village goes back in time to celebrate the ancient rural county Dublin traditions of Samhain with the return of our Halloween Parade; including street performers, a spectacular fire performance, the annual burning of the float and other surprises.

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  • Don’t forget our pumpkin carving competition! All entries will be displayed around the Red Chestnut Tree on Halloween night. All pumpkins must be dropped down to the centre on Halloween night between 6 and 7pm. There will also be a prize for the best decorated house in the village.

    We ask that all those participating in the parade congregate at Bun-a-Knock, Naul at 6.45pm and the parade will commence at 7pm.

    The parade will continue on to The Pipers Garden at the SEAC where ‘Tumble Circus’ will present...
     
    Not Dead 
    A ceremonial Halloween encounter.
    Circus is a place where people run away to, never to be seen again.
    A world in the shadow and when light and dark and life and death are equally matched, the truth of it all can be seen.
    Acrobat, fools and aerialist will bridge the gap between the shadows.
    Be afraid but also be awakened.

    Doors Open: 6:00pm
    Commences At: 7:00pm

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 6pm Commences At: 7pm Admission: At the door: FREE

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