“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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Happy Christmas Everyone

Happy Christmas Everyone

We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year !

 

We look forward to presenting a great programme of events for 2017.

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Youghal Cine Club – 2016

Youghal Cine Club – 2016

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Youghal Cine Club 2016 Autumn screenings are cancelled.

Youghal Cinema Club  Season 6   -   2016   Autumn /Winter
Youghal Cine Club has a great line up for our Autumn/ Winter season 2016, with an interesting selection of films coming your way soon.  Details to come !!

Admission: Members – €5.00           Non-members – €7.00   Membership is free!

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Youghal Cine Club Screening of ‘THE WAY’

Youghal Cine Club Screening of ‘THE WAY’

Youghal Cine Club Screening of “The Way” – 30th August 2012

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.”

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Youghal Cine Club Announces Line-up of Season One Films

Youghal Cine Club Announces Line-up of Season One Films

Youghal Cine Club today (16th August 2012) announced details of its first series of screenings which will take place on a fortnightly basis (Thursdays) at 7.30 pm sharp in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal from 30th August to 13th December 2012.

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Michael Jackson Tribute Cancelled

Michael Jackson Tribute Cancelled

Due to circumstances totally beyond our control , The Michael Jackson Tribute Show, due to take place this evening (17th August 2012) has been cancelled by the Production Company in question. We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this late cancellation.

 

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Declan O Rourke – St.Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal – 27th July 2012

Declan O Rourke – St.Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal – 27th July 2012

After a very memorable and successful series of concerts in 2009 & 2010 to help support Youth music projects and other charities , The Sacred Roots Project based in Youghal Co Cork are back with the support of Yew wood Youghal’s Premiere Venues and the Arts Council.

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Youghal Cine Club

Youghal Cine Club

‘Yew Wood Venues’ – Youghal’s Premier Venues is proud to launch the newly formed ‘Youghal Cine Club’, in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal on Thursday 28th June 2012 at 7.30 pm with a screening of Oscar winning film, ‘The Artist’.

The Club will continue a long tradition of interest in cinema in Youghal, and will form part of ‘Access Cine Club’ which is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema in Ireland. Speaking in advance of the launch, Events Manager, Clodagh Mahon commented:

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