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To view  WHAT'S ON at Solstice by ART-FORM, click Performance to view Theatre, Dance, Music, Local Arts, Ballet, Opera, Comedy.

For all visual arts exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours at Solstice Gallery,  visit our Gallery section.

For film listings click Cinema and for all family and childrens events, visit our Children's section.   

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Blinded by the Light (2019) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 02 Oct 2019
To: 02 Oct 2019
1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run...

The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2018) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 03 Oct 2019
To: 03 Oct 2019
Bobby Coote left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn't great. He fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture. But he’s never lost sight of a lifelong dream to fly. His neighbour Sean has also caught the bug. Setting aside their own field of dreams they have cut out a runway and even built a hangar in a small rural border community. And now Bobby has used all his savings to buy a plane! He’ll get no encouragement from his brother Ernie. Ernie thinks the whole thing is mad but Bobby says he’ll make this happen … even if it’s the last thing he does.

Character Concepts - Primary School Workshop

From: 03 Oct 2019
To: 03 Oct 2019
Artist Bassam Al-Sabah will guide students through his exhibition Dissolving by the Worm Moon and facilitate a 3D workshop using plasticine, clay, and wire to create small movable figures based on the ideas in his show. Students will draw their designs and mould colourful materials to create characters that embody ideas, feelings, and tell stories.

Pavarotti (2019) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 04 Oct 2019
To: 04 Oct 2019
Pavarotti is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row centre for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend.

Material Memories - Secondary School Workshop

From: 09 Oct 2019
To: 09 Oct 2019
During this practical 3D workshop, students will explore the themes and ideas in Bassam Al-Sabah’s exhibition Dissolving by the Worm Moon, including how our memories are formed, childhood, and domesticity. Following a ‘Visual Thinking Strategies’ tour of the exhibition, students will engage in hand building clay techniques to question these ideas through making.

Finghin Collins - Solo Piano Recital

From: 10 Oct 2019
To: 10 Oct 2019
Embarking on a major 17 venue tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of receiving first prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland, Irish pianist Finghin Collins will perform Mozart’s ‘Alla Turca’ sonata and Schubert’s A major Sonata D.959, as well as extracts from the Ros Tapestry Suite. Finghin is the outstanding Irish pianist of his generation enjoying a flourishing worldwide career and is a regular guest at festivals and concert seasons all year round.

The Fureys

From: 11 Oct 2019
To: 11 Oct 2019
Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, and many more, return to Solstice on Friday 11 October 2019.

WET PAINT by Shane Casey

From: 12 Oct 2019
To: 12 Oct 2019
Written by and featuring Shane Casey of The Young Offenders, Wet Paint brings us back to 2005 - the country is booming, Jambons are priced at an all-time high, that blind opera singer is coming to Cork and tickets are impossible to find. Tony has a fresh tan from the Canaries; Pa is wondering how Liverpool will get on in the Champion’s League and Barry’s got a secret. Casey’s hilarious play depicts a day-in-the-life of two painter/decorators and their boss during the Celtic Tiger era, when anything was possible - at least inside your head.

Float Like a Butterfly (2018) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 16 Oct 2019
To: 16 Oct 2019
Frances is a young Traveller who idolises Muhammad Ali in 1960s rural Ireland. Her life is turned upside down when her father, recently released from prison, decides to take his family on the road again. Amidst this upheaval, Frances must fight against patriarchal traditional values whilst also protecting her family. Warm and celebratory, Carmel Winters has crafted a crowd-pleasing delight.

Fr. Eugene O'Growney Appreciation Night

From: 17 Oct 2019
To: 17 Oct 2019
A celebration in words, traditional music, song and dance of the spirit of Athboy-native Eoghan O'Gramhnaigh, Professor of Irish at Maynooth and a key national figure in the Gaelic revival. Performers include Ráth Chairn singer Sibéal Ní Chasaide and writer & Gaeilgeoir Manchán Magan and special guests.

Freaky Fashion – Halloween Costume Workshop

From: 19 Oct 2019
To: 19 Oct 2019
Make a Halloween costume with a difference! Craftswoman and prop maker Trisha of Creative Genie leads a fun workshop on how to design and make your very own unique costume that will definitely stand out from the crowd.

Griselda – Irish National Opera

From: 19 Oct 2019
To: 19 Oct 2019
Irish National Opera is thrilled to present a new production of Vivaldi's Griselda, an exciting opera that was premiered in Venice in 1735. Vivaldi is one of the world's best-loved composers, celebrated for having written The Four Seasons. INO's Griselda will be the first ever production of any of his operas in Ireland.

Artist Talk with Bassam Al-Sabah

From: 23 Oct 2019
To: 23 Oct 2019
Join Bassam Al-Sabah and students of IADT, Dun Laoghaire for an in depth exploration into his artwork and solo show Dissolving by the Worm Moon at Solstice. This one-off event provides an insight into the ideas and processes behind Bassam’s work and is an opportunity for audiences to meet the artist and understand the artworks further.

The Dig

From: 24 Oct 2019
To: 24 Oct 2019
All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin’ stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is.

Dirtbirds’ Self-Help Tour

From: 25 Oct 2019
To: 25 Oct 2019
If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new show. This rip-roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up.

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