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Exhibition: I send my love along the Boyne

From: 08 Jun 2019
To: 16 Aug 2019
The River Boyne is a defining topographical feature of Meath, its environs, and the countryside stretching from its source in Carbury, Co. Kildare to the Meath/Louth border beyond Drogheda, where it meets the sea. Despite its relatively short course – just 70 miles – it is potent with important historical, archaeological and mythical connotations and has been known since ancient times, featuring in the first known map of Ireland drawn by Ptolemy in 140 AD. The exhibition thematically takes its cue from the river Boyne and the topography, archaeology, and mythology of the surrounding area. Rich in geological, historical, archaeological and mythical tropes, the river is one of the most potent symbols of not only a journey towards but also the realisation of enlightenment. I send my love along the Boyne is underpinned by works that explore our complex relationship with water, its mythological, subliminal and restorative powers.

Fairy House Workshops

From: 08 Jun 2019
To: 08 Jun 2019
Age 6 - 10 years - Join Creative Genie Trisha Bonham Corcoran for a one-day fairy house workshop to learn a range of crafting skills including modelling, sculpting, painting techniques, and lots of other new crafting skills to spark imaginations! Places are limited to ensure maximum attention; all materials will be supplied. Under 6’s can attend with a guardian to help.

Curator’s Talk with Exhibiting Artists - I send my love along the Boyne

From: 08 Jun 2019
To: 08 Jun 2019
To mark the opening of our Summer exhibition I send my love along the Boyne curator Linda Shevlin will discuss the ideas behind the exhibition and talk to some of the exhibiting artists.

Maiden (2018) - 12A

From: 12 Jun 2019
To: 12 Jun 2019
Maiden is the inspirational story of Tracy Edwards piloting the first ever all women’s crew in the world’s toughest yacht race. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her. But against all odds the crew of the Maiden managed to not only stay in the race but beat the boys at their own game, winning the two toughest stages and coming second overall.

Pilgrim St

From: 15 Jun 2019
To: 15 Jun 2019
Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and have garnered a glowing word of mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances.

Reflections on the Boyne

From: 20 Jun 2019
To: 20 Jun 2019
(1st – 6th Class) Calling all Primary Schools! Join artist Deirdre Rogers from ReCreate for a fun-filled exploration into our exhibition I send my love along the Boyne. Deirdre will guide students on a journey through drawing, mark-making, light, and colour using a variety of unusual materials. This workshop includes a guided exploration of the exhibition and connects history of place, archaeology, and visual art.

Uncovering Our Past - Archaeological Discoveries in the Boyne Valley

From: 20 Jun 2019
To: 20 Jun 2019
Solstice is delighted to host Dr Cliodhna Ni Lionain, lead archaeologist with Devenish, who will talk about the recent rediscovery of a passage tomb cemetery at Dowth Hall, and Dr Steve Davis, UCD School of Archaeology, who will speak on a decade of remote sensing in Brú na Bóinne: using airborne laser scanning, satellite data and geophysical surveying techniques to identify close to 100 new sites within the World Heritage Site.

Sink or Swim (2018)

From: 26 Jun 2019
To: 26 Jun 2019
Bertrand, an unemployed family man having a midlife crisis, joins an amateur male synchronised swimming team in this heart-warming comedy. Bertrand is not the only one in crisis and a bond forms amongst the middle-aged men as they tackle their demons by committing to the most unlikely of public acts. Inspired by a documentary about a group of Swedish synchronized swimmers, actor-director Gilles Lellouche has assembled an all-star cast of non-sculpted bodies for this energetic comedy with a feel-good 1980’s soundtrack.

TESTIMONY – Irish Chamber Orchestra & Barry McGovern

From: 27 Jun 2019
To: 27 Jun 2019
TESTIMONY, a fascinating piece of music theatre, captures extracts from the powerful memoirs of Shostakovich, as dictated to musicologist, Solomon Volkov. It explores Shostakovich’s relationship with Stalin and composers Glazunov, Stravinsky, Britten, and Bach. The Irish Chamber Orchestra, Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble, weave their emotive music throughout this powerful production. Barry McGovern has had a lauded career in theatre, film, television and radio. His portrayal of Shostakovich is a subtle and convincing study of a complicated man aging.

Tracing its Banks – Drawing Walk & Mixed Media Workshop

From: 29 Jun 2019
To: 29 Jun 2019
In this mixed media workshop led by artist Sarah O’Brien, participants will be encouraged to ‘explore, observe, and respond’ to the River Boyne, its environment, history, and folklore. Beginning with a ‘drawing walk’ along the river, participants will be guided to document, collect and respond using a variety of techniques. The walk will be followed by a practical workshop in Solstice where participants will be encouraged to create artwork based on their encounter with the river, using a variety of possible mediums such as mark making, collage, assemblage, and soft sculpture. This fun and mindful event is suitable for participants of varying abilities, no experience necessary. Please contact for a materials list and further information.

Navan School of Ballet Summer Camp 2019

From: 01 Jul 2019
To: 05 Jul 2019
Age 3 - 18 Years - Navan School of Ballet Summer Camp has been designed to inspire budding ballerinas of all ages. The camp includes preparing choreography and working on a performance for parents at the end of the week, designing sets, choosing costumes and deciding together on face painting. Each year the camp gets more and more popular, book early to avoid disappointment!

Solstice Mini Artists

From: 06 Jul 2019
To: 20 Jul 2019
Age 5 - 11 Years - Calling all budding artists! Join artist and educator Eimear Murphy for a creative exploration of our Summer exhibition I send my love along the Boyne. As well as partaking in a hands-on creative workshop each week, children will use the artworks and exhibition for inspiration, engaging in discussion and learning with Eimear in the gallery space. A variety of mediums will be explored throughout this series including drawing, sculpture, and light. These workshops are designed to promote creativity, understanding and artistic skill amongst children. Duration 60 minutes.

Fairy House Summer Camp

From: 09 Jul 2019
To: 11 Jul 2019
Age 7 – 12 Years - Is your budding artist ready to take the next step in fairy house construction? Join Trisha from Creative Genie to make real stone fairy houses with miniature furniture inside! The finished houses can be placed outdoors, sparking the child's imagination to construct an accompanying fairy garden, offering hours of creative play.

Exploring Drawing with Beth O’Halloran

From: 10 Jul 2019
To: 24 Jul 2019
Join artist Beth O’Halloran for an exploration into developing new approaches and methods to aide you in your drawing practice. This workshop series is designed to ‘open up’ the mind to drawing using unconventional methods and a mindful approach. Beth will guide participants to explore drawing styles, loosen the hand and sharpen your perception. Suitable for participants of varying abilities. Please contact for further information and a suggested materials list. Duration 90 minutes per session.

A Private War (2018)

From: 10 Jul 2019
To: 10 Jul 2019
Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, A Private War is a pulse-pounding narrative feature debut from Matthew Heineman. Colvin is constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless. Colvin’s personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her to embark on the most dangerous assignment of her life in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

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