Youghal Celebrates History 2018

Youghal Celebrates History 2018

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal         Saturday 29th September – Sunday 30th September

Our intriguing past ….. forging our future ……

Youghal Celebrates History, a voluntary group dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique heritage in this wonderful walled port town Youghal is celebrating its 16th annual conference.
The them of this yers conference is  “Cork’s Ancient East – the Manor of Inchiquin”

With such a wonderful theme and opening lecture by Professor  Padraig O’Riain, on  “The Holy Ground Once More – the Saints of East Cork” the day’s events will only continue to inform, entertain, and enthral all attendees.
Lectures/Talks will close for Saturday at 14.00 pm with 16.00   Dr. Clodagh Tait’s : “The Old Countess’ Fall and Sir Walter Raleigh’s drenching”.
Of course the social highlight of the event is the Conference Dinner at the Saturday Night…and that’s only day 1.

For further information on this event, now synonymous with the closing of the Autumn season in Youghal, log on to www.youghalcelebrateshistory.com  – full programme of events available.

The ½ -day conference  on the Sunday morning will host a wonderful field trip followed by talks  from  local historians as follows:
Michael Twomey  ” Richard Boyle and Inchiquin”
Phyl Irwin    “Tales from the Graves of East Cork”
Celebrate Youghal’s History with Youghal!

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Top Summer Camps for Kids in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal!

Its almost that time of year, schools will be out and its time to get looking and booking summer camps for kids for Summer 2018.   As the long school holiday stretch ahead, parents’ your thoughts are no doubt turning to how to keep your youngsters occupied during the summer months?  Well look no further than the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal where we have to offer Starcamp, drama and multi activity camp and Designer Minds  a science and technology camp to spark kids interest in the world of STEAM, two super summer camps and both an absolute must for your child!

DESIGNER MINDS Science, Design and Technology Summer Camp 7th (Tue) to 11th (Sat) August 2018

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Designer Minds is run by Helena and Donal Lyne, operating summer camps covering the STEAM subjects throughout July and August.  Both juniors (aged 8-9) and senior (10-12) groups are catered for.  Each day a different topic, science, technology, engineering, arts and math all get equal billing.

Robots, magnets, Lego, K’nex, tablets and other electronics are some of the equipment Designer Minds brings to lessons,giving the children the opportunity to experience an array of scientific and technological toys and gadgets, awakening curiosity and broadening minds.

 

STARCAMP Drama and Multi- Activity Summer Camps 13th (Mon) to 17th (Fri) August 2018.

starcamp1Starcamp performing, fun and games summer camp promises the absolute best, most exciting and varied summer camp experience to date and you will not want your child to miss it.

Camps are for both boys and girls aged 4 to 12 years and are so much more than a performing arts camp.  Born from a desire to instill confidence in children Starcamp offers a mind blowing array of activities for both boys and girls including:
A superhero masterclass taught by real superheroes, fun news and weather reporting, daily arts and craft section and of course singing, dancing and drama.

 

For lots more information on our super camps and other events taking place in the Mall Arts Centre and St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal please visit our website www.themallartscentre.com or call me on 087 9593276.

 

 

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Big Variety of Quality performances come to Youghal

A variety of cultural gems accumulate to make St Mary’s Collegiate Church and the Mall Arts Centre’s spring/summer schedule 2018, a musical feast for the people of Youghal and surrounding area.

Top class musical events are presented for our spring and summer program with Youghal Choral Society presenting ‘Music for a Summers Evening”,  this will showcase the best of local choral talent and demonstrate the flair, ability and talents of Youghal Choral Society.  Other musical delights will take place in the stunning surrounds of St Mary’ Collegiate Church  from the impressive Fandango Duo and the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Mall Arts Centre will host ”Loughborough on Tour” a musical extravaganza with guest performance from local Comhaltas musicians.

ycsYoughal Musical Society presents “Music for a Summers Evening in aid of St Vincent de Paul Youghal.  Date TBC.

Under the tutelage of the accomplished Patricia Whyte, St Mary’s Collegiate Church will play host to the wonderful talents of Youghal Choral Society.  This is going to be such a unique event one that showcases the wonderful vocal talents of the choir.  All involved are so enthusiastic about the event, and excited to perform in such and amazing venue. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Ticket prices TBC.

 

fdo-dWe are thrilled to have the Guitar Fandango Duo, featuring Colin McLean and David Keating in Concert on Saturday 16th June.  Trained in Classical and Latin Guitar, these musicians have played in all the great concert halls at home and abroad, to much critical acclaim, winning medals and competitions galore. We are honoured to have them play in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, presenting a lively evening of beautiful and virtuoso guitar music with a South American twist. This promises to be a fantastic night of guitar virtuosity for all ages!!

Ticket €15/€12 concessions available at 087 9593276 or email grabaplace@gmail.com

 

fffffffffffffffOneStage tours presents “Loughborough on Tour” in the Mall Arts Centre on Tuesday 17th July.   Featuring  LES Music Centre,  a concert band comprising of 26 musicians whose  repertoire is both extensive and varied.  Comhaltas will also be performing on the evening, welcoming our visitors and celebrating Youghal’s long tradition of Irish music, dance and story telling.
Come along and soak up the unique atmosphere of the Mall Arts Centre, prepare yourself for mesmerizing performances in what promises to be a truly memorable experience.

Tickets €10 are available at 087 9593276 or email garbaplace@gmail.com

 

These events are brought to you by Yew Wood Venues, part of Youghal Socio Economic Development Ltd.

For lots more information on upcoming event please visit http://themallartscentre.com

 

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The Celtic Tenors at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

The Celtic Tenors at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

Saturday 11th August at 8.00pm          Tickets €25.00 available at 087 9593276
or online at www.themallartscentre.com (booking fee €1 applies)
We are truly and utterly delighted to welcome back to  St Mary’s Collegiate Church, by popular demand, our friends THE CELTIC TENORS.     The only group with a truly global audience … whether playing a neighborhood cathedral or major concert hall in international cities like New York, London or Shanghai, The Celtic Tenors are true professionals with good humoured tip-top performances assured.  They genuinely love what they do and this great love of their craft and talent shines through in each rendition of every beautiful Celtic song they perform.

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.

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DESIGNER MINDS SUMMER CAMP RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

DESIGNER MINDS SUMMER CAMP RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – DESIGNER MINDS RETURNS TO THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL!

7th – 11th AUGUST 2018               Bookings -  contact Designer Minds 087 631 0411 or www.designerminds.ie 

 

 

Has your child got a mind to make, create, design and experiment? Are they itching to tinker with electronics, design stop motion movies, programme robots or get messy with chemical reactions? If so, then they’ve got Designer Minds! Sign them up to one of our clubs or camps for the opportunity to play and learn with like-minded individuals.

At Designer Minds clubs and camps, your children will be introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths in a fun and engaging way, using cutting-edge equipment and expertly crafted lesson plans. Prepare your children for a brighter future, as skills in these subjects are becoming more necessary across all disciplines. The sense of achievement your child will gain through completing the camp’s challenges and projects will help foster a love of the STEAM topics, and show that Science, Design and Technology subjects can be both fun and interesting.

My son was buzzing with enthusiasm every day after the Designer Minds Camp. Some of what he relayed to us included how to build robots, how to make circuits, and about the digestive system. The facilitators were fantastic! Very professional and warm. I would highly recommend Designer Minds to anyone. It is a super camp!” – Anna Marie, Clonmel

Our purpose is to inspire a passion in young children for science, design and technology. We run clubs and camps for children who wish to explore these areas. Using engaging and hands on activities and games, we ensure that the learning process is entertaining and enjoyable. We aim to broaden children’s horizons and give them opportunities to explore topics and use equipment that may not be available at school. We are preparing children for a brighter future!

https://designerminds.ie/contact

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STARCAMP – AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR YOUR CHILD!

STARCAMP – AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR YOUR CHILD!

STARCAMP – THE SUMMERCAMP THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS TALKING ABOUT!

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL                         13TH – 17TH AUGUST 2018

Bookings – contact STARCAMP at 021 4377900 or info@starcamp.ie

 

STARCAMP is Ireland’s ultimate summer camp experience that boys and girls nationwide are going crazy for!  Each day children get to experience the perfect balance of singing, dancing and acting with camp

games & activities, arts & crafts, kid’s news reporting, fun masterclasses and so much more.  STARCAMP Summer Camps are renowned for their core ethos of building children’s self-esteem and confidence (and the children love the little surprises thrown in throughout the week too).

STARCAMP was memorable Winner on Dragons Den, had won numerous awards and is widely known for leading the way in what it does.  Our team in STARCAMP HQ spend 12 months of the year creating the best camp possible to give your child memories that will last a lifetime!  We cannot wait to meet you this summer and for so many of you, we look forward to welcoming your back for what promises to be our best year yet!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT IRELAND’S NO 1 CAMP IN 2018!

STARCAMP OFFERS THE PERFECT MIX OF THE FOLLOWING TO ENSURE MAXIMUM FUN AND CONFIDENT, HAPPY CHILDREN; 

  • SINGING / DANCING / ACTING! (Chart toppers, Disney classics, movie favourites)
  • STARCAMP MULTIPLE GAMES & ACTIVITIES (outdoors where possible)
  • “KIDS NEWSDESK” (News & Weather reporting for Kids by Kids)
  • STARCAMP ARTS & CRAFTS (With fun & imaginative twists!)
  • SUPERHERO MASTERCLASS (for younger age groups)
  • The STARCAMP BAND (for older age groups)
  • FRIDAY FINALE SHOW
  • AMAZING SURPRISES
  • & MUCH MORE!

 

https://starcamp.ie/kids-summer-camps-ireland-2/

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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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“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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Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017 returns to Youghal

Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017 returns to Youghal

Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017.

Blood in the Alley in association with the Arts Office of Cork County Council present the 2017 Blackwater Fit-up Festival. The Fit-ups were very popular in the 1940s and 1950s when actors as popular as Harold Pinter and Anu MacMaster would regularly visit small villages in Ireland and perform theatre plays in a tent or on the back of a truck.

In 2009 Blood in the Alley, with financial support from Cork County Council, revived the old tradition of the Fit-ups in West Cork and since then have brought 36 productions to 16 different locations in that area. In 2016 the Festival was extended to cover the Blackwater Valley region and the Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival was introduced.

The Festival was an unqualified success with audiences flocking to see The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Those You Pass On The Street and the classic Under Milk Wood.

This year’s programme opens in Youghal on the 31st of January with a double bill of two one-woman shows; Tara McKevitt’s Grenades and Noni Stapleton’s Charolais. Grenades won the RTE Radio P’J O’Connor Award for new plays while Charolais was awarded the Bewley’s Little Gem Award and the Stewart Parker Prize for new plays 2015. ( 31st January-5th February)

After the success of Those You Pass on the Street in 2016 Kabosh theatre company, from Belfast, return to present Laurence McKeown’s new play Green& Blue, which explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. ( Feb7-12th)

Eoin Colfer is best known for the Artemis Fowl series of children’s books but the festival is delighted to present his new play My Real Life to Blackwater audiences. Starring the very talented Don Wycherley the play was a huge hit with audiences at the West Cork Festival last year.  ( Feb 14-19)

The festival runs in seven different venues on the river including Youghal, Charleville, Mallow, Fermoy, Rockchapel,Watergrasshill and Dromtarriff.

Tickets 15 euro 12 euro concession.

Tickets are on sale at the venues on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm.

The productions are suitable for 14+ Audiences.

Fit-uptheatrefestival.com

Further information from Geoff Gould . bloodinthealley@gmail.com 0860454458.

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

The Yew Wood Venues Team wish everyone a Happy New Year !!

 

UPDATE    UPDATE

 

The Yew Wood Venues team have moved offices ! If you are interested in staging an event or hire of The Mall Arts Centre or St Mary’s Collegiate Church , Youghal please contact us on mob 0879593276 or our new office tel no. 024 20769. Our new office address is Upstairs at Youghal Tourist Office, Market House, Market Square, Youghal.

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