First Cut! Youth Film Festival Brings Creative Young Filmmakers to Youghal

Festival 2017 Dates:            April 27-29 (Thursday – Saturday). From 9.30 am  to 4 pm                                                    

Venue:                                      The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork

Admission:                              FREE

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is a vibrant International festival screening the works of young filmmakers aged 12-24. The festival is packed with an impressive line-up of screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals. Awards are presented in a variety of categories including fiction, documentary, animation, and music video. First Cut! provides a valuable opportunity for young filmmakers to network and share their passion for making films with a group of like minded people in an enjoyable and supportive environment.

2017 has yielded a record number of entries covering an unprecedented geographical sweep. Short films made by young people have been pouring in from Donegal to Cork, and many counties in between. International entries heralded from Czech Republic, Greece, India, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, UK and USA.  In its 8th year, First Cut! finds that the standard of the films keeps getting higher, and this promises to be the most exciting programme yet. The skill and imagination of young filmmakers in Ireland and across the world is clearly represented.

Once again, First Cut! Youth Film Festival are excited to team up with Feel Good Lost for the second edition of YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition. Up and coming young filmmakers can access this great opportunity to create music videos under the mentorship of noted director Brendan Canty. Feel Good Lost are best known for the phenomenally successful video for Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’, which was voted Video of the Year by the Irish and nominated for two MTV VMA awards. Many of FGL’s music videos have featured on the biggest music websites in the world.

This year, First Cut! has partnered with the UCC based AquaSpace Transition Year Video Contest and the Donal Walsh #LiveLife Foundation to screen films with an emphasis on the environment and in response to the prompt “Make Every Second Count,” respectively.

Involvement from local youth is integral to First Cut! All 6th class primary school pupils are making animation films in the weeks leading in to the festival. These short animations will be shown on the ‘Big Screen’ in the Mall Arts Centre on the opening day of the festival, alongside other exciting guests. Pobalscoil na Tríonóide students, as well as screening their own short film, ‘Paper Chase’, are acting as festival hosts, showing pride in their town as they welcome hundreds of other secondary school students filmmakers to their stunning local Mall Arts Centre.

Bus loads of students arrive from schools all over Ireland on Friday to see their films on the big screen. The number and variety of films coming from schools is a positive indication of the way schools are engaging with the moving image as an increasingly relevant means of expression for young people today. Saturday will be abuzz with the excitement of the open call film screenings, workshops, awards and closing event. The themes of these films often pinpoint issues facing young people today: drugs, alcohol, crime, social media, exam stress, peer pressure, environmental concerns, and identity. But there is, of course, room for pure flights of imagination, and the horror film is as popular as ever. The First Cut! Youth Council participates in festival planning so that the programme is informed and responds to the views of young filmmakers and young audiences.

Last year successfully drew the crowds to screenings and workshops to Youghal and organisers envisage a further increase in participation this year! The festival team would like acknowledge the support of both the Arts Council and the local Cork County Council and welcome on board the local business community whose support is invaluable in bringing this festival to Youghal each year. More announcements shortly on exciting First Cut! Festival events for Youghal April 27-29.

For more information on festival events please check out our website:

All events and screenings at the festival are free and open to the public.

All welcome!

Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra – 13 August

Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra – 13 August

Sun 13th August 2017        8.00pm         St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal


The Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra.


Tickets TBA

Whether in the Frisian Islands, the Norwegian Fjords, England, Spain, the villages and cities of Australia
and New Zealand or in the federal capital Berlin: The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all
over the world. Their goal: To make classical music accessible to as many people as possible from all

4 concertos for violin, strings and basso continuo RV 269
Anar Ibrahimov / Natalia Sergeeva | Violin
- Adagio cantabile -
Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra KV 622
Allegro – Adagio – RONDO Allegro
Roman Kushniaru | Clarinette

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in 2003 in the city whose name they bear ¬- Cologne. A city that
is famous throughout the world for its musical and instrumental teaching. Here the Chamber Philharmonia continuously
draws on the talent emerging from the master classes of the professors Viktor Tretjakov, Maria Kliegel, Robert
Winn, Frans Helmerson, Zalhar Bron, Ralph Manno and others. In total, over 100 members have now performed in
the constantly changing ensemble that is the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. The musicians are carefully selected
according to the strictest criteria to form numerous ensembles from the chamber to the symphony orchestra. Following
an intensive period of rehearsal, the orchestra heads off across the world on tour, entering into the realms of
musical adventure.

The real appeal of the programme lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs.
This sees familiar greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi in dialogue with works from people
like Sergei Prokofieff through to the “King of Tango” Astor Piazzolla. This special mix guarantees diverse entertainment
of the highest order.



Starcamp  Summer Camp – August 2017

Starcamp Summer Camp – August 2017

8 – 12th, Tues – Sat    August 2017     9:30am – 2:30pm for 5 days          The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal


Starcamp Summer Camp.


www. to book


Please note: children will be sub divided into their own age groups and there are advancing routines and varying workshops for the older children.)
•DANCES AND SONGS will be from these movies along with other Disney classics and some of the newest Chart Toppers!
•OUR ALL NEW SUPERHERO MASTERCLASS – A special STARCAMP guest will teach your child some superhero moves and leave them reeling with their new super powers. (alternative masterclass for the oldest group).
•All new Camp Games / Music & Dance Games / Superhero Games / Imagination Games!
•STARCAMP Arts and Crafts!
•STARCAMP TV – News & Weather Desk! (Some of the kids news & weather reports will be shown on STARCAMP TV on our website throughout the summer).
•Acting for Camera! (for older children)
•Friday Finale Showcase where all are welcome!
•LOTS of fun surprises!
•Open to ALL BOYS & GIRLS AGED 4-12.
•9:30am – 2:30pm for 5 days.
•There will be a Finale Showcase approximately an hour before collection time on the last day. (Please note that children will only do their song and dance at this point, they will perform their movie scene for each other earlier in the day followed by a little “awards ceremony”!).
•Children must wear comfortable clothes / shoes and bring a packed lunch & plenty to drink. (No chewing gum or nuts allowed please.)
•All our talented, qualified staff are fully trained and Garda Vetted.
•INSTALLMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; Starcamp places are limited and every year so many of you are disappointed to learn that your preferred camp is fully booked. Either book online now or call us on 021-4377900 to secure your place today using our instalment option, designed to suit you.



Youghal Designer Minds Summer Camp – August 2017

Youghal Designer Minds Summer Camp – August 2017

Mon – Fri, 14th – 18th  August   2017        4 hours daily     The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal


Youghal Designer Mind Summer Camp.


Cost €120 per child:  to register

Two Summer Camps: Junior  7 –  9 years and 10 – 13 years

You will not find a Summer camp experience like Designer Minds anywhere else in the country! It is not just a science camp, a technology camp, an engineering camp or a Lego camp! It is  everything combined, offering your primary aged children a true taste of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). All at a very competitive price for camps of this variety.

Each day children explore new topics and get hands on with projects, challenges and experiments which are designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Your kids will use a variety of equipment and materials such as Lego, tablets, robots, electronic prototyping kits, science kits, art materials and more.

The  junior camp groups are suitable for children aged 7 to 9, and our senior camp groups are for children aged 10 to 13. Camps for each age group run concurrently so siblings in different age groups can attend at the same time in the same location.
This camp group is a great opportunity for children aged 7 to 9 to become confident with Science, Design and Technology. Your child will get hands on with new projects, challenges and experiments every day and we will provide a large variety of materials, so they’ll never get bored. Check out our senior camp group if you want to register a child aged 10 to 13 years old.

Designer Minds camps are all about STEAM! Activities vary according to location as we rotate them each Summer, so that your child learns new things every year.

S is for Science. Children will participate in challenges, activities and design projects which will allow them to explore Biology, Physics and Chemistry in a fun and interactive manner.

T is for Technology. Children at all camps will produce a stop motion animation movie, as this is a firm favourite and a fantastic activity for easing into the week and making new friends. Depending on location children will also do technology topics such as augmented reality, coding, music technology, digital photo processing and more!

E is for Engineering. Kids will learn about the various types of engineers and complete engineering challenges using LEGO, knex, robots, electronics and more.

A is for art. Children will work on creative projects which will also be influenced by science, engineering and technology concepts.

M is for Maths. Kids will complete maths challenges using Minecraft, and play games which will help them understand what computer programming is and how it works.

When weather permits, children will spend a little time each day outdoors.



The Celtic Tenors – 5 August 2017

The Celtic Tenors – 5 August 2017

Saturday 5th Aug  2017        8.00pm      St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

The Celtic Tenors.

Tickets : €25  Available on   and  through The Celtic Tenors website (

The Celtic Tenors – three tenors, one voice.

The only tenor group with a truly global audience…whether playing a neighbourhood cathedral or major concert halls in international cities like New York, London or Shanghai, professional and most of all, good humoured performances are assured. They genuinely love what they do and you’ll see that shine through in each rendition of beautiful Celtic songs like the haunting Danny Boy and exhilarating classics like Nessum Dorma.

Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson offer more than beautiful voices and musical knowledge. Comfortable in all genres from classical and folk to Irish and pop, they bring their audience on a real musical voyage. The Celtic Tenors continue to break new ground by stepping away from their classical roots, and adding a more contemporary edge. With this pioneering approach, they’ve welcomed a wider audience and fostered a fresh and invigorating style which has won them both critical acclaim and so many fans the world over.




Ivan Ilić in concert – 21 May 2017

Ivan Ilić in concert – 21 May 2017

Sunday 21st May 2017      8.00pm           St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

Ivan Ilić  in concert.

Tickets TBA

Ivan is a concert pianist who was born in Belgrade, was educated in California (where he took a degree in mathematics as well as music), and now, after studying at the conservatory in Paris, is based in France, ME.
Pianist Ivan Ilić took degrees in mathematics and music at the University of California Berkeley before moving to Paris in 2001. He then studied at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, where he was awarded a Premier Prix. The City of Paris sponsored his first recording.
Early career highlights included recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Ireland’s National Concert Hall, Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, and the American Academy in Rome. He recently gave recital débuts in Vienna, Sao Paulo and Geneva.
Ivan Ilić has released many critically acclaimed CDs, including 24 Préludes by Claude Debussy (2008), 22 Chopin Studies by Leopold Godowsky (2012), and For Bunita Marcus by Morton Feldman (2015). All are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM.

An exquisitely poised and expressive rendering…spellbinding.
BBC Music Magazine (UK)


Yew Wood Venues – Update

Yew Wood Venues – Update

Yew Wood Venues is proud to present a great line up of events for 2017. Yew Wood Venues incorporates The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal and St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal. For further information on concerts and plays  etc. check out our website or our facebook Yew Wood Venues.


We have moved office!

Our new office is in the Youghal Tourist Office, Market Place, Youghal, Co Cork and  Tel no:  024 20769, Mob  0879593276 or you can email us at email:

If you have any event you wish to put on at either of our venues please contact us.

Youghal Cine Club – Hell or High Water – April 2017

Youghal Cine Club – Hell or High Water – April 2017

Thurs 20 April      7.30pm     The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Hell or High Water
Dir: David Mackenzie          2016                USA                 102 mins                 Cert: 15A
Starring: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges
Language: English

Admission €7 Members €5. Tickets available at the door
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Refreshments served.

A pair of estranged Texan brothers are reunited against a common foe -the bank that gypped their father into signing away the family farm and now threatens to foreclose on the loan. Straight arrow Toby (Chris Pine) and ex-con loose cannon Tanner (Ben Foster) stage a series of heists against various branches of the bank, all the while pursued by Jeff Bridges, on deliciously crusty
form as a Texas ranger nearing the end of his career. Part heist, part western for the Occupy generation, this sharply plotted thriller is a triumph for both director David Mackenzie and writer Taylor Sheridan (Sicario). Mackenzie makes effective use of the hard-baked Texas landscape, which seems to consist entirely of grit and grudges. And Sheridan’s acidic humour brings a spiky levity to some scenes –’a ferociously charmless waitress in a steak restaurant is a particular high point. Wendy Ide’, The Guardian

ISOTOPE  Jazz Band –  May 2017

ISOTOPE Jazz Band – May 2017

Sat  27 May 2017       8.00pm         The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal


Isotope  Jazz Band

ISOTOPE  has its origins in the 1970’s. For many years now, the core has consisted of: Richie Buckley on tenor sax, his cousin, Hugh Buckley on guitar, Myles Drennan on piano, often joined by Dave Fleming, on double bass. This year sees them joined by an old friend, John Philip Murray on drums.

From its earliest days, the band’s material has been mostly jazz standards and this is still the root. In addition, new material by Irish composers including Hugh and Richie gives the band a wealth of colour and excitement.



Richie, a self-taught saxophone player, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. “He has a world reputation amongst saxophonists” (Irish Times, 1999) and is a musician whose “playing manages to be simultaneously passionate and gentle, romantic and elegiac.” (Sunday Independent, 2001)


Hugh is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and China, working as a sideman and also leading his own groups. He has performed with a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists.


Myles has been prominent on the Jazz scene as both a pianist and drummer for many years. He is a favourite with many of the top-line musicians from Ireland, Europe and the U.S. His work can be heard on many recordings.


Dave is a popular choice bass player, particularly among vocalists, for his sensitivity and extensive knowledge of the standards repertoire. His thirty years in the business has seen him playing with the leading Irish musicians and a wide range of international luminaries in the world of music.


John Philip is a Dublin Born, Cork based drummer with many years of experience, playing jazz with many of the leading Irish musicians.

Supported by the Cork Arts Council.

Tickets €15.00 and €12.50 concessions are available online at or telephone 087 9593276


CADA – Performing Arts Academy

CADA – Performing Arts Academy

Jan 2017 Onwards  –  CADA performing Arts Academy Courses       -  Returns to The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

Cork’s Premier Stage School for all your Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre Classes

Founded by Catherine Mahon-Buckley twenty years ago, CADA Performing Arts is an acknowledged centre of excellence for Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre Studies.

Cada continues to provide classess for 2017 after a successful 2016 ! They offer a chance to discover your own strengths and weaknesess. We all have particular abilities in certain areas and success can only be achieved through self-awareness and by developing an individual artistry that is uniquely your own.

The Academy programmes are committed to your needs, an approach which is reflected in the dedication and expertise of our staff, a stimulating, creative ethos and the provision of a quality studio environment. Our aim is to enable our students to identify, develop and nurture their own skills, perfecting a professional attitude, an inner confidence, self-esteem and team skills with which our students can flourish.

The Academy aims to provide the broadest possible training, giving each student individual attention to enable them to graduate with professional confidence and most important to have fun while achieving their full potential.

The main emphasis of the course concentrates on practical training in a range of drama, dance, singing and music and theatre studies subjects and takes place in a specially designed and built spacious studio complex which opened in 2004.


‘CADA Performing Arts has total professionalism and guaranteed results’

Peadar Cox  (TV Actor)

For information  or phone 021 4866389




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