October at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
THE Arts Centre continues to host the Newry Film Club on Wednesdays, Ballet, Drama and Yoga Classes, The Cloughmore Male Voice Choir, the Community Swing Band and Kaleidoscope's performing arts project for older people. Check with reception for details.
In addition to the well-loved weekly events, this month sees four very different music and theatre events, from world-renowned guitar players to a host of events as part of the Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts Festival. Throw in a poignant comedy drama about a goth and you've got the flavour of October at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.
• Legends Of Guitar Concert in Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Wednesday, October 23 8pm £8/£6 pay at door
Thomas Leeb (Austria), Mickey Murphy (Newry) and Pat Coldrick (Dublin)
October sees a return to Newry of Thomas Leeb, whose guitar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. What sets Leeb apart from some of his contemporaries is his ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music. Three years studying West African traditional music gives him a sense of timing and groove that is unusual in a guitarist.
Joining Thomas is Newry's own Mickey Murphy, a fingerstyle guitarist whose solo performances contain a rich blend of original compositions with arrangements of popular songs, jazz standards and Irish traditional favourites. He regularly performs at clubs and festivals in Ireland. He has also played in England, Scotland, France, Austria and Italy and plays his first German shows this year.
Pat Coldrick, also on the bill, is ultimately a classical guitarist but not in the sense that you or I think classical - he has taken this genre to another level altogether.
• About A Goth Thursday, October 24 7.30pm £5 pay at door
Meet Nick, a 17-year-old cloak clothed gay goth, cursed with the world's most cheerful parents and a part-time voluntary job at the local care home. He spends his time listening to Marilyn Manson, yearning for oblivion and designing coffins to present to Ikea's managing director. That is until tragedy strikes, changing Nick's views on life, and death, forever.
Starring Robert Killalay and directed by Helen Donnelly, this tender solo comedy from award-winning playwright Tom Wells is guaranteed to warm even the blackest of hearts.
Midweek Magic Club Wednesday, October 30 8pm £5 pay at door
Are you a fan of the flourish, a sucker for sleight of hand or dazzled by the discovery of the disappeared?
Seedhead Arts and the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre have teamed up to bring you an evening of close-up and performance magic at the Midweek Magic Club. The show will involve magicians trying out new and innovative material in the intimate surrounds of the arts centre cafe and, in between sets, the performers will show off their latest close up skills around the tables of the venue.
The Midweek Magic Club will allow you to see established Belfast favourites like Caolan McBride alongside ambitious newcomers, and move the art of magic on from traditional top hats and velvet curtains and into the 21st Century. Expect an intimate, interactive and fun-filled night.
• Duck, Death and The Tulip October 31 11am & 2pm Adult: £5 Child: £3.50. Dads go free!
This brand new production by Cahoots NI Children's Theatre Company is adapted from the picture book written by the award-winning author Wolf Erlbruch and offers a gentle yet compelling insight into a subject matter not often associated with Children's Theatre. In a strangely heart-warming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death....
This simple, unusual, warm and witty story deals with the difficult subject matter of death in a way that is elegant, straightforward, and thought-provoking.
After the success of Cahoots NI's production Egg, which dealt with the early stages of life and the transition from childhood to adulthood, this new show explores the experience of loss in the same engaging and thoughtful way. The creative team for Duck, Death & Tulip includes the same winning combination that brought Egg to the London stage: Director, Paul McEneaney, Choreographer, Muirna Bloomer and Sound Director, Garth Mc Conaghie.
The show features live music, illusion, dance and, above all ... magic. This is an event as part of Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts Festival.
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