Award Winning Documentaries Screening at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Award Winning Documentaries Screening at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

DOCUMENTARY TRIPLE BILL
Youghal film maker Mike Hannon presents three award winning shorts
THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL. SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY AT 8 PM
TICKETS €5 AVAILABLE AT 087 9593276 OR AT THE DOOR.  PROCEEDS TO ST VINCENT DE PAUL.

Mike Hannon’s cinematic documentary The Cloud of Unknowing is one of the nominees at the 38th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.

 The Cloud of Unknowing is a documentary on a modern day hermit who dedicated his life to the mystical tradition of contemplative prayer. Rodney Thompson, a Cork man, spent almost thirty years in an isolated cottage in Connemara in pursuit of solitude, silence and prayer. Without electricity or running water, Mr Thompson lived simply, prayed ceaselessly and welcomed visitors to his hermitage close to Roundstone, Galway. Filled with majestic vistas and robust Connemara weather, the film allows the viewer to step into the mind of a hermit, as the natural world unfolds at an unhurried pace.

The eighteen and a half minute documentary has screened at a number of film festivals in Ireland including IFI DocFest, Still Voices and IndieCork, where it was awarded Best Irish Short Film. The London Film Critics’ Circle asked Irish festivals to suggest potential candidates for the nomination, settling on IndieCork’s choice. Mick Hannigan of IndieCork said,“With the beautiful cinematic style perfectly complimenting the meditative content of the film, Mike Hannon’s The Cloud Of Unknowing confirms cinema’s capacity to enable us to experience the world through other eyes, in this case those of a contemporary hermit.”

The winner of the 38th London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best British /Irish Short Film will be announced at a red carpet awards ceremony on January 28th. Previous Irish winners have included Saoirse Ronan (British/Irish Actor of 2015), Michael Fassbender (British/Irish Actor of 2008 and 2011, British/Irish Supporting Actor of 2009), Colin Farrell (British/Irish Newcomer of 2001), Ben Cleary (British/Irish Short Film of 2015), Neil Jordan (British/Irish Director and British/Irish Screenwriter of 1992) and Roddy Doyle (British/Irish Screenwriter of 1992).

Mike Hannon’s previous award winning work includes the half hour TV documentary My Beamish Boy, and the observational film Rats Island. These, along with The Cloud of Unknowing, will be presented by Mike at a special screening.

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Film Submissions for First Cut Youth Film Festival 2018

Film Submissions for First Cut Youth Film Festival 2018

Calling all young aspiring film makers ……

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2018 festival are now being
accepted!

If you are between the ages of 12 and 24 and have made a short film, we’d love to see it! Whether you are
an INDIVIDUAL FILMMAKER or part of a SCHOOL, COLLEGE or YOUTH GROUP,
visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is
welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The festival runs April 25th-28th
2018

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, February 28th 2018

Based at the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal, Co. Cork, this annual festival is dedicated to showcasing new
films by young filmmakers. Now in its ninth year, it offers screenings, workshops and talks by film
industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young filmmakers can meet and mingle with their
peers

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is facilitated by Cork Film Centre, with core funding from the Arts
Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork County Council Arts Office

And are you a talented young filmmaker looking for a break in the exciting world of music video? First
Cut! in conjunction with Feel Good Lost will shortly announce details for the Youth Music Video
Competition 2018

For more information, please visit: firstcutfilmfestival.com

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Cork Tango Workshops & Milonga/Ball in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Cork Tango Workshops & Milonga/Ball in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Cork Tango is delighted to announce their 1st event of 2018 at the  Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork…

FEATURING: DAMIAN THOMPSON & MAGDALENA MYSZKA

DJ: OUR VERY OWN ENRIQUE (LORA) RINGA

Workshops on Saturday 24th February 2018 as follows:-

1. Intermediate/Advanced Level 1-2.30pm
Milonga – How to dance the fast parts of the variation. Small & interesting
movements & combinations that work.

2. Intermediate Level 2.45-4.15pm
Vals – Finishes to use in the “raam,paaaam,ram,pam,pam,pam” or also known as the
end of the phrase.

3. All Level 4.30-6pm
Tango – Creating tango. Methodology to learn & create your tango. Find your
strength, feeling & timing.

8.30pm Milonga/Ball with performance by Damian & Lena.

Pricing as follows:-

1 class + Milonga 35 euro
2 classes + Milonga 50 euro
3 classes + Milonga 60 euro
Individual class 20 euro
2 classes (only) 35 euro
Saturday Milonga/Ball with performance 15 euro
Non Dancers 5 euro

Damian & Lena will be available to teach private classes. Please contact Mary Lavery for all enquiries & bookings at tangocork@yahoo.ie

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Cork Tango Festival 2018 taking place in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Cork Tango Festival 2018 taking place in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome Cork Tango Festival 2018 to the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. The festival will take place in the spectacular riverside arts venue situated in the beautiful coastal town of Youghal in East Cork.  This years star line-up is Jenny and Ricardo Oria and Pablo Daniel Martinez and Veronica Rue.

Please contact Mary Lavery for all enquiries & bookings at tangocork@yahoo.ie. For lots more additional information please visit http://www.corktangofestival.com/

Programme

Dates:                                      13th to 15th April 2018

Venue:                                   The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Friday 13th April, The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Class 1 5 to 6.30 pm All level classes
Jenny and Ricardo
Vital Tango. Connection with the music and your partner. Understanding
The Embrace and the Walk
Class 2 6.45 to 8.15 pm Intermediate
Pablo and Veronica
Giro – all the secrets for perfection
8.30 pm to 1.30 am Milonga–with group dance by the teacher
DJ Johan Steyn
 Saturday 14th April, The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal
Class 3 11 to 12.30 pm Intermediate
Jenny and Ricardo
Milonga Milonguera – “The Drunken Sailor” and other stories
Ideas for inspiration to dance tango’s more rhythmical cousin
Class 4 12.45 to 2.15 pm All Levels
Ladies technique with Veronica. Working on axis, velocity, musicality, the
Pivots, decorations and elegance
TANGO CAFÉ 2 to 6.30 pm
Class 5 2.30 to 4 pm Intermediate
Jenny and Ricardo
The Four C’s in Val’s rhythm – Cadencia, Crosses and Contra movements
Class 6 4.15 to 5.45 pm All levels
Jenny and Ricardo
Curving Tango-from ochos into merry go rounds. Technique, direction
plus, balance
Class 7 6 to 7.30 pm Advanced
Pablo and Veronica
Silence-make the most of the pause and controlling transitions
9pm to 2 am Tango Ball with performances
DJ Enrique Ringa
 Sunday 15th April, The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal
Class 8 11.30 to 1pm Advanced
Jenny and Ricardo
Curves, Invasions and Foot play in a close embrace – understanding movement
Together, dissociation and technique
Class 9 1.15 to 2.45 pm Intermediate
Pablo and Veronica
Complex sequences-the favourite sequence of Pablo and Veronica
TANGO CAFÉ 1.30 to 4.30 pm
Class 10 3 to 4.30 pm Intermediate/Advanced
Jenny and Ricardo
La Cadens-probably one of the most beautiful steps in tango. Leading with
Panache, following with elegance
6.30 pm Closing get together for a meal in Cork’s city
Centre Metropole Hotel, McCurtain St, Cork
8.30 to 12 midnight Closing Milonga, Metropole Hotel
DJ’s Pablo Daniel Martinez and Veronica Rue
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CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in 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 Theater Studies.

CACA continues to provide classes for 2018 after a successful 2017! They offer a chance to discover your own strengths and weaknesses.  We all have particular abilities in certain areas and success can only be achieved through self-awareness and by developing in 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, stimulation, creative ethos and the provision of a quality studio environment.  Our aim is 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 theater studies subject and takes place in a specially designed and build spacious studio complex which opened in 2004.

‘CADA Performing Arts has total professionalism and guaranteed results’. Peadar Cox (TV Actor)

For information http://www.cadaperformingarts.ie or phone 021 4866389

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Silent – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week one)

Silent – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week one)

YEW WOOD VENUES WELCOMES BACK THE BLACKWATER VALLEY FIT-UP THEATRE FESTIVAL!
Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and the Arts Council are delighted to welcome you to the 2018 Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival. This is the third year of the Festival and we hope that you enjoy the programme as much as previous years.

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL

Week one:  Saturday January 27th – 8 pm

Winner – Olive Award 2016, Winner – Argus Angel Award 2012, Winner – Fringe First & Herald Angel 2011

Fishamble: the New Play Company
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

Silent
Written and performed by: Pat Kinevane
Directed by: Jim Culleton
Produced by: Eva Scanlan

Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all – including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award last year.

‘passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect…carefully wrought production …[he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.’ – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

‘writing and a performance of unflagging and effortless panache that grabs your heart and squeezes tightly.’ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

bawdily humorous and at times moving production …Kinevane moves around the stage with extraordinary grace’ – Irish Mail on Sunday

Age Suitability: 15+ Running Time: 60min No Interval
Fishamble is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

Tickets at the door €15 per ticket, €12 Concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens)
Doors open 30 min. before show start time.

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Sharon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week two)

Sharon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week two)

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL
Week two:  Saturday February 3rd – 8 pm. Tickets 087 9593276

Shoestring Theatre Company
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

Sharon
Written & directed by: Katie Holly
Performed by:
Irene Kelleher
Marie O’Donovan
Mark Griffin

After another disastrous breakup slash firing, she moves back to her hometown, works in a bar, joins the local drama group and, in a shocking turn of events, falls in love. She is confronted with the steps everyone expects her to take; get married, buy house, have baby. Repeat final step until dead. And it does not sit well. This is the backwards love story of a girl who is figuring out what she wants, just as she realises what she has. Irene Kelleher is a graduate of ‘UCC Drama and Theatre Studies’ and has toured internationally with several groups. Her Film and TV credits include ‘Game Of Trones’ and ‘Fair City’. Marie O’Donovan is a Cork native and well versed in all performance mediums. She’s toured extensively with various Shakespearean plays (Cyclone Rep). Marie can be seen later this year in Cork’s Christmas Adult Panto(Chattyboo). Mark Griffin, hails from Clare and is a graduate of Bow Street. His most recent film work includes ‘Writing Home’; and ‘Don’t Leave Home’; as well as the short film ‘Kubrick by Candlelight.’ He is based in Dublin. ‘Sharon’ is writer Katie Holly’s second play.

Age suitability: 16+ Running time: 70min No Interval.
The production gratefully acknowledges the support of Triskel Development Centre & Cork County Council.

Ticket at the door: €15 per ticket, €12 concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens)
Doors open 30 min. before show start time.

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The Humors of Bandon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week three)

The Humors of Bandon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week three)

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL
Week three:  Saturday February 10th – 8 pm. Tickets 087 9593276

Fishamble: the New Play Company
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

The Humours of Bandon
Written & Performed by: Margaret McAuliffe
Directed by: Stefanie Preissner

This is Margaret’s second time performing at the Fit-up Festival following Jezebel (Rough Magic) in 2014. Prior to ‘The Humours of Bandon’ she was in Anna Karenina (Abbey Theatre).
From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. Fishamble’s The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

‘terrific one woman show…both writing and performance are by turns sharp, charming and hilarious…all round, a champion turn.’– The Irish Times

‘wonderfully observed, delightfully funny and utterly engaging production…McAuliffe is sublime…a hilarious and heart warming production that is not to be missed.‘ – TheArtsReview.com

Age Suitability: PG/11 Running time: 55min No Interval.

Tickets:€15 per ticket, €12 concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens).
Doors open 30 min. before show start time

 

 

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End of Day – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week four)

End of Day – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week four)

ST MARY’S COLLEGIATE CHURCH, YOUGHAL
Week four:  Saturday February 17th – 8 pm.  Tickets 087 9593276

WARM CLOTHING/BLANKET RECOMMENDED

Blood in the Alley
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

End of Day
Written by: Samuel Beckett
Directed by: Conall Morrison
Performed by: Denis Conway

Denis Conway Performer
Denis is one of Ireland’s leading stage actors and was awarded the Irish Times theatre award for best actor on two occasions. For his performance of Richard in Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ at the Samuel Beckett Theatre and The Irishman in Tom Murphy’s, ‘The Gigli Concert’ for Druid Theatre Company. He was nominated as Best supporting Actor for his performance as Mitch in Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Gate Theatre.

‘End of Day’ is a one-man show taken from ‘Beginning to End’ comprising of excerpts from Beckett’s fiction, plays and poetry. Originally devised by Jack Mac Gowran with assistance from Beckett and first performed for the BBC programme, ‘Monitor,’ in 1965. MacGowran subsequently performed the show around the world. “People find Beckett morose,” he once said, “I find him so funny.” This new production was originally commissioned by ‘Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2016’ and provides audiences a rare opportunity to enjoy, in one show, some of Beckett’s most profound and entertaining work.

Age Suitability: 14+ Running time: 45min No Interval

Tickets: €15 per ticket, €12 concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens).
Doors open 30 min. before show start time
Not suitable for audiences under 14 years old.

                                                                                                                                                    

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“Green & Blue”  by Laurence McKeown

“Green & Blue” by Laurence McKeown

Feb 7th 2017   –   “Green & Blue” by Laurence McKeown  -  The Mall Arts Centre  -  8.00pm

Directed by: Paula McFetridge
Produced by: KABOSH
Cast: Vincent Higgins and James Doran.

Third presentation in Youghal of the 2017 Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Fesival,  ”Green & Blue”  explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict.  “At one point we took on a role that became an identity and that identity now defines us. We’re a uniform, not real people  and rightly or wrongly we now view the world from that perspective.”
Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, the production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground.
Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

What is striking is the power of the play to engage with the audience with reflections on the border and identities” – Northern Ireland Foundation
A drama of substantial insight and revelation… a life affirming celebration of the end of the dark days of a hard border” – The Reviews Hub
Green & Blue is a thoughtful, challenging and entertaining dramatisation of an oral history, casting light on police officers lives as they saw it” – Culture Northern Ireland

Admission: Adult – €15.00.  Concession:  Student & Senior – €12.00/
Booking available online at themallartscentre.com / tel: 087 9593276 or at the door on the night.

Refreshments Served.

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