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Exciting new 2018 brochure at the Dunamaise Arts Centre

Express Reporter


Express Reporter

Exciting new 2018 brochure at the Dunamaise Arts Centre

Exciting new 2018 brochure at the Dunamaise Arts Centre

The joy of life is in the journey... and Dunamaise is so excited to reveal their brand new look brochure featuring a fantastic host of events to help lead the way on your New Year’s voyage!

With the very best specially selected events -  including amazing NT Live events that transport you to London’s West End for exclusive screenings;  highly acclaimed theatre shows; events with their Spoken Word Artist-in-Residence Stephen James Smith; a sensational music programme; award winning and nominated films with Q&A’s; locally produced shows and events; stunning visual arts and so much more!

Why not make a New Year’s resolution to enjoy even more arts and entertainment? Events to look forward to in spring 2018 will have something for everyone.

Music lovers will have no option but to take the road to Portlaoise when they see the amazing range  of artists lined up....  Jack L (5 Jan); Pianist Andreas Balke and friends in All the Things You Are (19 Jan); The Liberties tribute to The Dubliners (3 Feb); Magical Mozart (6 Feb); Emily Conway Trio tribute to writer Maeve Brennan (16 Feb); The Man in Black (1 Mar); The 4 of Us (9 Mar); RTE Contempo Quartet (15 Mar); Don Baker & Rob Strong (24 Mar); Chamber Philharmonic Europe (10 Apr); Kevin Morrin Band (13 Apr); Redmond O’Toole, classical guitarist (20 Apr).

Theatre events will draw people from all directions with the National Theatre in London events being broadcast live to the cinema screen.

Don’t miss Cat in a Hot Tin Roof (22 Feb) starring Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney and Julius Caesar (22 Mar) starring a stellar cast including Ben Wishaw, Michelle Fairley and more.

Highly acclaimed Pan Pan Theatre will present the Importance of Nothing on 17 Apr and Carnation Theatre, with support from Laois County Council Arts Office, will present a rehearsed reading of Greyhound on Train on 1 Feb in our Gallery Bar.

Spoken Word will also feature heavily in spring 2018 at Dunamaise with Stephen James-Smith, the new Laois Artist in Residence who will be visiting schools throughout the county and hosting events including one entitled Unexpected Poetry, on Thursday 11 January.

Read more: Introducing Stephen James Smith: The first ever Spoken Word resident for Laois.

In the midst of his Laois Residency, Stephen gathers together fellow poets and performers including renowned UK poet Tony Walsh who visits Dunamaise for the first time.

Film screenings to watch out for at the Dunamaise Cinema include: It’s Not Yet Dark (10 Jan); The Drummer and the Keeper (11 Jan) with Q&A with film director Nick Kelly; Murder on the Orient Express (31 Jan); The Florida Project (7 Feb); Breathe (13 & 14 Feb); Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool(21 Feb); Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus)(7 Mar); Song of Ganite(14 Mar); Kevin Roche The Quiet Architect (21 Mar);Loving Vincent (2 May) and lots more.

Visual Arts will feature two wonderful exhibitions in our gallery with Tom Climent who will present Latitudes, an exhibition of urban and landscape paintings from 19 January to 28 February and Mary Burke who will present Townscape, a collection of the homes of 12 families in Stradbally, from 10 March to 30 April.

Carrying on the architectural theme, Visual Artists Ireland will present a workshop entitled A Dialogue with Architecture: Reinterpreting the Irish Town on Saturday 10 March.

It’s hoped that Dunamaise Arts Centre will be one of the featured pit stops in 2018 in Laois and we really look forward to seeing welcoming all! Call one of the Dunamaise dedicated team (Laura, Martina), Tel: 057 8663355 for bookings or more details or see www.dunamaise.ie.

Read more: Start the New Year with a vintage walk and run in Laois.