Natasha’s Pilates at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

Natasha’s Pilates at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal     Monday 14th January – 11th February 2019 at 9:30 am

Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome Natasha’s Pilates to the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.  Natasha will be introducing us to the principles of clinical Pilates, teaching set-up for and exercises in most commonly used positions, empowering participants with the whys as well as the hows for basic self- care.

Progressive closed groups; equipment provided.
€45 for the course including handouts; booking essential
Email NatashasPilates@protonmail.com or call 089 418 8672 for more information or to book your place.

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The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WW11

The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WW11

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal      Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7.30 pm      Tickets €12/€10 concession

Tickets are available online at www.themallartscentre.com or telephone 087 9593276 or at the door on the evening of the performance.

Smashing Times Theatre and Film company present The Woman is Present:Women’s Stories of WW11
By acclaimed award-winning playwrights Mary Moynihan, Deirdre Kinahan, Fiona Bawn Thompson and Paul Kennedy.
Directed by Mary Moynihan and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
Cast; Roisin Mc Atamney and Fiona Bawn Thompson with Margaret Toomey, Ella Brady and Romana Testasecca featuring on film.

Featuring guest speaker Clodagh Finn, feature writer, editor, trainer and author.  Speaking about her book A Time to Rise, the incredible untold story of Mary Elmes, the Irish woman who saved children from the Nazi concentration camps.

The Woman is Present:Women’s Stories of WW11 is a creative reimagining of moments from the lives of women during WW11 recalling stories of bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horror of war, as women stood up against Fascism and totalitarianism and refused to accept oppression.  The performance is followed by a post- show discussion with the artists and invited guest speakers to explore powerful women’s stories in history and themes of gender equality and peace.

Women’s stories that have inspired the performance include Mary Elmes (1908-2002), a Cork woman who was the first Irish person honoured as ‘Righteous Among Nation’ for her work saving Jewish children from the Nazi gas chambers during World War 11; Ettie Steinberg (1941-42) the only female Jewish Irish citizen known to have been murdered in Auschwitz; Marta Hillers (1911-2001) from Germany who wrote he autobiography Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin) under the mane ‘Anonyma’ (Anonymous), detailing her experiences of the last days of WW11 as she and over one million other women were raped and abused by Allied soldiers of the Red Army: Neus Catala Palleja (b. 1915) from Spain, a member of the United Socialist Party of Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War, an active collaborator with the French Resistance during WW11 and the only survivor of Ravensbruck concentration camp for women: Maria Eugenia Jasinska (1906-43) from Lodz in Poland who worked for the resistance and gave up her own life rather than ‘name names’; and Dolores Ibarruri, or La Pasionaria (1895-1989), from Spain, a revolutionary leader, political activist, communist and crusader against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War who created the famous cry ‘They Shall Not Pass’.

This project is supported by Cork County Council, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Creative Ireland under the Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme 2018 implemented by Cork County Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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Donal Clancy Tour 2019

Donal Clancy Tour 2019

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal           Sunday 3rd March 2019 at 3 pm      Tickets: €12/€10 concession

Tickets are available online at www.themallartscentre.com or telephone 087 9593276 or at the door on the day of the performance.

Dónal Clancy is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest guitarists.  He is the son of the world renowned singer Liam Clancy of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and has since the death of his father focused his attention on the family repertoire of songs that he grew up with, while keeping the Clancy tradition alive with his solo performances.

Donal grew up in a household and community steeped in music.  He spent his early childhood in Canada and US before his family settled back in An Rinn, Co Waterford in 1983.  His father gave him his first guitar at the age of eight and he was playing professionally by his early teens. A founder member of the group Danú, Dónal left to join a trio with his father Liam and cousin Robbie O’Connell. Their debut tour in 1996 took them across the US from the Santa Anita Race Track in Los Angeles to Lincoln Centre in New York.  They continued to tour together for a couple of more years and recorded tow albums before they disbanded in the early noughties.  In 1998, Dónal moved to New York, he toured and recorded with Riverdance fiddler, Eileen Ivers and was a guest with The Chieftains on their Tears of Stone Tours in Japan and the US.  He has also been a member of the Irish American super group Solas and contributed to the soundtrack of Ric Burns’ award winning documentary film New York.

In 2006 he released his first solo guitar album Close To Home which The Boston Globe dubbed “a sweet masterpiece of melodic grace and riveting groove”.  In 2009 Dónal returned to Ireland with his wife Mary and their three children and 2014, to much critical acclaim, he released Songs of a Roving Blade. The Irish Post awarded the album 5* calling it “fold singing at its best” and “a smashing album that should help to ensure these songs will never be lost”.

Dónal’s latest album On the Lonesome Plain features a mix of seven vocal tracks and six guitar instrumentals, including two of his own compositions A Strike for Victory commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising and an instrumental piece entitled Máirdeáil na Conrach, preceded by The Green Fields of Canada, this is a particular highlight and showcases Dónal’s fingerstyle playing to great effect.  Other standout tracks are Open the Door Softly from the pen of Scottish Fold legend Archie Fisher and the classic ballad Reynardine. “Most of this recording happened surreptitiously in the Spring of 2015, while experimenting with various microphones and guitars.

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Jon Kenny – Crowman

Jon Kenny – Crowman

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal     Saturday 6th April 2019 at 8 pm      Tickets €15/€12 concession

Tickets are available online at www.themallartscentre.com or telephone 087 9593276 or at the door on the day of the performance.

Jon Kenny is touring with his play Crowman, the play received standing ovations every night during a run in Cork Midsummer Festival at the Granary. In Crowman Jon plays numerous characters but the primary one is Dan.  Dan is a man with a mission; to scatter, maim or kill every crow that has blighted his land and his life.  However he gets distracted easily by flights of the imagination and memories of events from his past and a weekly schedule of funerals and masses he must attend, imagined conversations with his beloved sheepdog, and a stream of racing commentators, TV chefs and David Attenborough – all so that he can hear a voice that is not his own.

The people he depicts are surreal and humorous but tinged with tragedy and Jon plays each with his amazing ability of character acting and hilarious humor.

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