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Tuesday 23 October 2018

New season at Droichead

The new season kicks off with a wonderfully sensual exhibition of paintings by Derval Symes. This body of new works opens to the public on Monday September 6, gallery opening times are Monday 10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Dont forget as always admission is free to all exhibitions.On Monday September 13, Droichead Film Society starts it new season with To

THIS coming autumn winter season at Droichead Arts Centre is packed to the rafters with theatre, visual art, music, film and much more.

The new season kicks off with a wonderfully sensual exhibition of paintings by Derval Symes. This body of new works opens to the public on Monday September 6, gallery opening times are Monday 10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Don’t forget as always admission is free to all exhibitions.

On Monday September 13, Droichead Film Society starts it new season with Touching The Void, a gripping and powerful film based on a true story from the Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald.

Other films to look forward in the following weeks include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Mother, Spellbound, Barbarian Invasions, Capturing The Friedmans and many more. You can get full details on all the films showing by dropping into the Arts Centre in Stockwell Street or Barlow House in West Street.

The award winning Drogheda Brass band are set to take to the stage in the theatre on September 15 in what promises to be an entertaining evening of favourite musical refrains.

Later that week on September 17, world famous accordionist Brendan Begley who has played in such bands as The Chieftains, Beginish and The Boys of the Lough, will be joined on stage by Eoin Duigan and Eilis Kennedy (vocals and whistles) and Jon Sanders (guitar) in a Music Network concert.

Other musical events in the coming season include a concert by the Treadagh singers, a singer songwriter’s night, a variety concert in aid of St Mary’s Hospital, a production of Oliver the Musical by Little Duke Theatre Company and A Night of Samba.

Upstate Live make a welcome return to the Arts Centre on October 6 with The Green Fool. Adapted by Declan Gorman from the book of the same name by Patrick Kavanagh, the play is a comic and highly entertaining re-telling of his early stories. Being staged as part of the centenary celebrations for Kavanagh, one of Ireland's greatest and best loved modern poets.

On September 30 well known TV and stage actor Roger Llwellyn will grace the stage as the world’s most famous fictional detective in Sherlock Holmes The Last Act.

Following its premiere season at the Salisbury Playhouse the play won five stars at Edinburgh, and was selected as one of the top ten plays.

Also this season Kayther Theatre Group return to Droichead with two productions, the first opening on November 2 is, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and Brien Friel’s classic, Lovers, Winners and Losers being staged in December.



For a full list of events, exhibitions, classes and much much more grab a copy of Droichead Arts Centre Event Guide due for release in September or contact the the Centre on 041-9833946.

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