Wednesday, 29 December 2010

JANUARY IN THE OPERA HOUSE


CONCERT   
Sun 2 Jan, 8pm
The Wolfe Tones
Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle and Tommy Byrne are celebrating 45 legendary years as Ireland’s number one folk group.
Tickets: €26, €28.50, €31 (Booking fee may apply)



CONCERT
Thu 6 Jan, 8pm
Women’s Little Christmas
Abba Revival
Celebrate Women’s Little Christmas with all the greatest hits from Waterloo to The Winner Takes It All and everything in between!
Tickets: €26, €28.50, €31 (Booking fee may apply)



COMEDY
Fri 14 & Sat 15 Jan, 8pm
Katherine Lynch: The Hack-Of-Ya Tour
The Leitrim funny lady is back and bolder than ever.  Packed with cheeky comedy, song and dance.
Tickets: €28 (Booking fee may apply)



COMEDY
Fri 21 Jan, 8pm
PJ Gallagher - Raging
One of Ireland’s best-loved comedians, J is a Vicar Street and Naked Camera regular.
Tickets: €26, €27.50, €29 (Booking fee may apply)



CONCERT
Sun 23 Jan, 8pm
Reelin’ in the Showband Years
With host Ronan Collins, Crystal Swing and other showband stars.
Tickets: €26, €28.50, €31, €33.50 (Booking fee may apply)



COMEDY
Thu 27 – Sun 30 Jan, 8pm
Des Bishop – My Dad Was Nearly James Bond
Inspired by his Father’s recent diagnosis of lung cancer, Des’s latest critically acclaimed show tells of a remarkable life tinged with regret.  An unforgettable and touching comedy experience.
Tickets: €26, €27.50, €29 (Booking fee may apply) 

Thursday, 23 December 2010

FROZEN GLASHABOY

Walked from Dunkettle Roundabout to Glanmire Village and back (late afternoon) today and took these shots of the ice and  frozen banks. Double click on collage to enlarge.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Culture Catch (every Tuesday)

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Cork happenings
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 ***JUST ANNOUNCED*** The fabulously funny West End smash hit show GRUMPY OLD WOMEN - LIVE! Starring Adèle King...http://fb.me/MxwACDIy

Sirius Arts Centre Sirius is now closed until the 5th of January - we will let you know about the new date for Trio after that time. Thanks to everyone for their support in 2010 - Happy Christmas and Happy 2011!

Christmas with Mark O'Neill – BuckleyFineArt

archiseek Paul Clerkin  by johnfoley Ireland's Heritage Sector Decimated by Punitive Cuts - Heritage Council warns of job losses and tourism setback http://bit.ly/dSrDAD

Rory Gallagher memorial, Paul St
thegrainstore The Grain Store  by Ballymaloe Frankie Gavin&De Dannan perform Thurs 30th Dec, 8pm. Book tics- 0833631468 or Dinner in Ballymaloe at 6pm followed by concert €65-0214363279

DruidTheatre Druid Theatre  by johnfoley BREAKING NEWS & WOW! Druid's 'Penelope' by Enda Walsh is in New York Times Top 10 for 2010. Thank you Ben Brantley!http://nyti.ms/hizfj1

Sirius Arts Centre announces a weekend portfolio review session taking place in Cobh, Ireland on 5  and 6 February 2011. The purpose of this review is to provide both photographers and artists working with photography the opportunity to meet one-on-one with professionals from Europe and Ireland. Review

http://www.buckleyfineart.com/ Sharon's work which many of you will already have seen in Dublin will finally be available in Cork from next Tuesday (Dec 14th). A magical collection of originals and prints. 
AOIFEonline AOIFE  by BuckleyFineArt


Sirius Arts Centre Richard Mosse - Featured in this months' British Journal of Photography - Richard was nominated for the 2010 AIB Prize by Sirius Arts Centre and was shortlisted. It is expected that we will exhibit 
Infra in 2011! Wall Photos Interview in this month's British Journal of Photography By: Richard Mosse

rsvpireland RSVP Ireland  by danmorris63 Its showtime! This Christmas bring all the family to see A Christmas Pageant in Cork and Kinsale. www.rsvpireland.webs.com

SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE CORKABOUT: SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

thegrainstore The Grain Store  by Ballymaloe December Events in The Grain Store Ballymaloe -http://eepurl.com/bI-9T


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Monday, 20 December 2010

MEETING THE FOX IN MAYFIELD

Walked around the sports fields (Village Utd, Transport RFC, Mayfield GAA and Mayfield Utd) this morning and spotted a fox in nearby farm. Bit too far away for pocket Canon but any shot is better than no shot. Click on collage to enlarge

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Culture Catch (every Tuesday)

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Cork happenings
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http://www.lavitgallery.com/index.htm Winter Show continues...

Sirius Arts Centre announces a weekend portfolio review session taking place in Cobh, Ireland on 5 &6 February 2011. The purpose of this review is to provide both photographers and artists working with photography the opportunity to meet one-on-one with professionals from Europe and Ireland. Review

Sharon McDaid's magical works arriving soon.  http://www.buckleyfineart.com/
Sharon's work which many of you will already have seen in Dublin will finally be available in Cork from next Tuesday (Dec 14th). A magical collection of originals and prints. AOIFEonline AOIFE  by BuckleyFineArt

fionakearney Fiona Kearney  by BuckleyFineArt Great to see acknowledgement of @Campaign4Arts and impact of arts investment in Gerry Smyth article http://bit.ly/gWWCTg

Skookum86 Roscoe P. Dunwoody  by cafegusto Check out the Photography of Wesley Law From Cork, Ireland http://bit.ly/f5msOw  

Triskel Arts Centre A great night out guaranteed on Thurs 16th Dec, 8pm! The new short story collection ‘Sharp Stick, Driven Nails’ will be launched at the River Lee Hotel Cork with a fantastic line-up of stories, poetry, music and song. The book features tonight on ‘The View’ – RTE 1, 11.35pm.

Budget Day: HOW DID THE ARTS FAIR? http://ow.ly/3loRJ from @campaign4arts

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan – Ballymaloe - Thursday 30th December

Sirius Arts Centre Richard Mosse - Featured in this months' British Journal of Photography - Richard was nominated for the 2010 AIB Prize by Sirius Arts Centre and was shortlisted. It is expected that we will exhibit Infra in 2011! Wall Photos Interview in this month's British Journal of Photography

rsvpireland RSVP Ireland  by danmorris63 Its showtime! This Christmas bring all the family to see A Christmas Pageant in Cork and Kinsale. www.rsvpireland.webs.com

SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE CORKABOUT: SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

AbbeyTheatre Abbey Theatre  by elywinebars The Spring/Summer season at the Abbey has been announced, full details on the website http://tiny.cc/abbey11 #abbey11


thegrainstore The Grain Store  by Ballymaloe December Events in The Grain Store Ballymaloe -http://eepurl.com/bI-9T

corkcitylibrary Cork City Libraries Hollyhill Library: Tuesday 14 Dec 11.00a.m.: Gramophone Recital with Dan Murphy. corkcitylibrary Cork City Libraries Mayfield Library: Wed 15 Dec 3.30p.m.: Chess Club. New members welcome.

Cobh Edition via Mick O'Regan REDUCED TO £5.99 - last few left: http://www.cdunsigned.com/cd.php?products_id=449 CD Unsigned : DENNIS REGAN - Dennis Regan : Hear or Buy the CD www.cdunsigned.com This debut release contains 12 original songs in the Irish Folk tradition. There's life, love, youth, old-age, drink, lack of drink, elation, depression, festivals, and flying saucers!


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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

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Cork happenings
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Cork Arts Studio is a performing arts school in cork city offering dance classes and theatre workshops.
www.corkartsstudio.ie/

corkcitylibrary Cork City Libraries 
Grand Parade Library: Wed 8 Dec at 7p.m.: A City without a Library: the Burning of Cork's Carnegie Library. Pat McMahon and Tom McCarthy

West Cork Arts Centre supports a multi-disciplinary arts program with a focus on modern and contemporary visual art and a range of education and community ...
www.westcorkartscentre.com/ 

Don't forget we have the fabulous TRIO in the Sirius this Saturday at 8pm - a Fundraiser for the Sirius Arts Centre - tickets are €20 and your ticket included mulled wine and mince pies. Come along, get into the spirit of the season and help us raise money for the Sirius!
Richard Mosse - Featured in this months' British Journal of Photography - Richard was nominated for the 2010 AIB Prize by Sirius Arts Centre and was shortlisted. It is expected that we will exhibit Infra in 2011!
Interview in this month's British Journal of Photography

rsvpireland RSVP Ireland 
 by danmorris63
Its showtime! This Christmas bring all the family to see A Christmas Pageant in Cork and Kinsale. www.rsvpireland.webs.com

SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE CORKABOUT: SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

AbbeyTheatre Abbey Theatre  by elywinebars The Spring/Summer season at the Abbey has been announced, full details on the website http://tiny.cc/abbey11 #abbey11


thegrainstore The Grain Store  by Ballymaloe December Events in The Grain Store Ballymaloe -http://eepurl.com/bI-9T

Corkartstheatre Cork Arts Theatre Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge @the Cork Arts Theatre Dec 1st-11th.Hilarious Christmas show with a host of Cork actors.Book now!

Triskel Arts Centre Strange Love: Breda Lynch Exhibition Fri 19 Nov – Sat 11 Dec
ESB Substation, Caroline Street, Cork

corkcityarts Cork City Arts by BuckleyFineArt

Upcoming Arts Grants Deadline announced for 10th December. Forms available on www.corkcity.ie

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland. ... Click here to view links to websites relating to the arts in Ireland. Board of Directors: John Bowen ...
www.crawfordartgallery.ie/ 

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Friday, 3 December 2010

CORK ARTS THEATRE

Greetings!
Oh the weather outside is frightful.....Welcome to the December newsletter for the Cork Arts Theatre. We hope you are all keeping safe in the snow!

As 2010 draws to an end we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to a show, wrote, produced, directed, acted or was involved in any of the dozens of shows we have seen in the Cork Arts Theatre this year. Without support such as this we would not be able to survive and for this we thank you read more .....

Thursday, 2 December 2010

CELEBS SCRIBBLE FOR CHARITY

WE ARE NOT psychologists here at TheJournal.ie. However, we can’t help but theorise about what was going through the heads of these well-known Irish people (and one British prime minister) when they were drawing the doodles (in slideshow below). Read more here



Tuesday, 30 November 2010

SUBURBAN SNOW

Me (boot) and a few other hardy animals out and about in today's light snowfall...click on collage to enlarge

Culture Catch (every Tuesday)

Sirius
CULTURE CATCH
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Sirius Arts Centre Our next exhibition, "People of the Sea" opens Thursday 2 December at 7pm - Tremendous photographs by Gilles Perrin of people working in maritime industries around Cork Harbour - the exhibition is in partnership with West Cork Arts Centre and images were made while Gilles was in residence in 2007 &2008 - Special Guest opening speaker, Tom McSweeney, Marine Correspondent!

SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE CORKABOUT: SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

AbbeyTheatre Abbey Theatre  by elywinebars The Spring/Summer season at the Abbey has been announced, full details on the website http://tiny.cc/abbey11 #abbey11

the Russell Gallery This Saturday @6pm at the Russell Gallery the launch of Joyce Shee Exhibition 'Timeless Burren'. View ONLINE http://www.russellgallery.net/Timeless_Burren/index.htm

Sirius Arts Centre created an event.
Thursday, December 2 at 7:00am at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh County cork
Exhibition opens at Sirius Arts Centre Thursday 2 December 7.00pm Special Guest Speaker: Tom McSweeney, Marine Correspondent Exhibition opens at West Cork Art...


thegrainstore The Grain Store  by Ballymaloe December Events in The Grain Store Ballymaloe -http://eepurl.com/bI-9T

Corkartstheatre Cork Arts Theatre Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge @the Cork Arts Theatre Dec 1st-11th.Hilarious Christmas show with a host of Cork actors.Book now!

Triskel Arts Centre Strange Love: Breda Lynch Exhibition Fri 19 Nov – Sat 11 Dec
ESB Substation, Caroline Street, Cork

siobhanduggan Siobhan Duggan  by danmorris63 For Classical music lovers RT @CorkSymphony: Looking forward to keeping music enthusiasts updated on the City of Cork Symphony Orchestra!

Cobh Edition Sirius Arts Centre in partnership with Crawford Art Gallery and Culture Ireland | Cobh Edition Sirius Arts Centre announces a weekend portfolio review session taking place in Cobh, Ireland on 5 &6 February 2011. The purpose of this review is to provide both photographers and artists working with photography the opportunity to meet one-on-one with professionals from Europe and Ireland. 

Dublin's independent arts scene is a silver lining in the recession-hit city http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/nov/22/dublin-arts-scene-recession


corkcityarts Cork City Arts by BuckleyFineArt
Upcoming Arts Grants Deadline announced for 10th December. Forms available on www.corkcity.ie

LaurenceMackin Laurence Mackin  by BuckleyFineArt
How will the arts react to the four-year plan?: http://bit.ly/hsLdpz


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Monday, 29 November 2010

SNOW WHITE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

CORK THEATRES


CHEERIOS and Cork Opera House

Announce the 2010 Christmas Pantomime
SNOW WHITE ANDTHE SEVEN DWARFS
From Wednesday 15 December


Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to the panto we go!

CHEERIOS and Cork Opera House
are delighted to announce that for the first time in the 21st century,SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS will be the 2010 Christmas pantomime. 

Cork’s panto with pizzazz opens on Wednesday 15 December under the dynamic direction of Bryan Flynn, returning for his ninth consecutive year.  Bryan has already had an incredible year, having directed WEST SIDE STORY, HONK! and the national tour of FAME THE MUSICAL, all of which raked in glowing reviews.

“We are delighted that CHEERIOS have come on board as our 2010 panto sponsor and we welcome them to the team,” said Cork Opera House Chief Executive Officer, Mary Hickson.  “I am really looking forward to my first panto season here in Cork Opera House.  It is a very important and fun annual outing for the families of Cork including my own. ”

Starring in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS are Frank Mackey as Dame Nurse Nellie; Ben Morris (fresh from his lead role in FAME – THE MUSICAL) as Woody the Woodcutter;  the deliciously diabolical George Hanover as the Wicked Queen; Sinead Sheppard as Fairy Twitter; and Declan Wolfe as Muddles the Manservant. 

Talented newcomer, Maeve Curry, has been cast in the title role of Snow White.

A plethora of panto children will be on stage, as students from local dance schools perform the roles of Grumbly, Snoozy, Loopy, Nerdy, Lucky, Blushy and Snotty.

Audiences and critics alike went crazy for last year's pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, and this year’s will be another fully-professional production full of stunning sets, dynamic dancing, top of the chart tunes and hilarity for all.

The Cork Opera House pantomime rivals the most spectacular productions found in Dublin and the U.K., and we are very proud of its quality and "wow" factor. 

Alison Healy, Country Manager of CHEERIOS said “CHEERIOS are thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s panto at Cork Opera House. Nothing spells Christmas family fun and laughter like the panto, and Snow White will no doubt provide plenty of that!”

Join us for SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, another hand clapping, feet tapping, magical tour de force.  Cheerio!

Directed by Bryan Flynn
Script by Killian Donnelly and Bryan Flynn
Musical Direction by David Hayes
Choreography by David O’Connor
Lighting Design by Mick Hurley


SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Date:  from Wed 15 Dec
Performances at 1pm2:30 and 7:30pm
See www.corkoperahouse.ie for complete performance schedule
Tickets: €26, €28.50, €31 (*booking fee may apply)
Family tickets:  €80, €100 (*booking fee may apply)
Book online:  www.corkoperahouse.ie
Book by phone:  021-4270022
(*Telephone and internet bookings subject to a booking fee of €2.50 per ticket.  All tickets include a €1 restoration levy.)

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

IT IS GOING TOP BE A BUSY CHRISTMAS FOR THE CORK OPERA HOUSE
FILMS AND PLAYS AND, OF COURSE, THE PANTO FEATURE IN THE PACKED LIST BELOW....

FILM
CORK CINE CLUB
Thu 2 Dec, 8:30pm
Half Moon Theatre
Lourdes
Dir: Jessica Hausner, Austria/France, 2009, 96 mins, Cert: G, Language: French
A cool and firmly ambitious film, Lourdes is an accomplished work which radiates intelligence. Hausner neither belittles nor reveres her subjects.
Tickets:  €10 or 5 for €45
  

CONCERT
Sun 5 Dec, 8pm
Jimmy McCarthy & Donal Lunny
Celebrating the release of his new album, Hey Ho Believe, Jimmy MacCarthy returns to Cork Opera House accompanied by legendary musician Donal Lunny.

Performing all the well-known hits such as No Frontiers, Ride on, The Contender and Katie’, Jimmy packed the house in April so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: €31, €36  (Booking fee may apply)


DRAMA
Thu 9 Dec, 7pm
Hamlet
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, London.  Starring Rory Kinnear as Hamlet.
Please note start time of 7pm.
Tickets:  €20 (Booking fee may apply)
Schools concession:  €15 (no booking fee for school groups)

FILM
CORK CINE CLUB
Thu 9 Dec, 8:30pm
Half Moon Theatre
Samson and Delilah
Dir: Warwick Thornton, Australia, 2009, 100 mins, Cert: 15A, Language: Aboriginal, English.  Alove story that begins at a remote outpost – home to a small Aboriginal community – in the Central Australian desert.
Tickets:  €10 or 5 for €45
  
COMEDY
Fri 10 Dec, 8pm
Jason Byrne 2010
The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe festival ... ever!
Tickets: €26, €27.50, €29 (Booking fee may apply)


CONCERT
Sun 12 Dec, 8pm
Man in Mirror – The Music of Michael Jackson
The ultimate tribute to the King of Pop with a full live band and dance troupe.
Tickets: €26, €31 (Booking fee may apply)


FAMILY
From Wed 15 Dec
The Cheerios and Cork Opera House 2010 Christmas Pantomime
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to the panto we go!  Cork’s favourite performers will be back with another spectacular, fun-packed panto.  Directed by Bryan Flynn (Fame The Musical, West Side Story, Michael Collins).
Tickets: €26, €28.50, €31. Family Ticket: €100 (Booking fee may apply)


FILM
CORK CINE CLUB
Thu 16 Dec, 8:30pm
Half Moon Theatre
Micmacs
Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France, 2009, 105 mins, Cert: 15A, Language: French
Nobody beats Jeunet for sheer comic inventiveness and the speed with which he whips ideas into crazy reality. His pacing is fantastic.
Tickets:  €10 or 5 for €45


CONCERT
Sun 19 Dec, 8pm
The Celtic Tenors – Home For Christmas
Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas favourites, along with their usual mix of classical, folk, Irish and pop repertoire.
Tickets: €26, €28.50, €31, €33.50 (Booking fee may apply)


COMEDY
Mon 20 Dec, 8pm
Kevin Bridges
The 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer winner’s sharp one-liners arguably make him the hottest act to come out of Scotland in the last ten years.
Tickets: €26 (Booking fee may apply)