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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.   

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

From: 07 Oct 2017
To: 07 Oct 2017
This Oscar-nominated film, the fourth from animation studio LAIKA who previously produced The Boxtrolls and Coraline, uses its gorgeous stop-motion techniques combined with strong character and story development to great effect for this fantastical adventure.


Twice Shy (2016)

From: 11 Oct 2017
To: 11 Oct 2017
Twice Shy is a coming of age story about a young, unmarried couple who embark on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. While on the road they are faced with a number of difficult decisions and their relationship is put to the test. Twice Shy explores some very topical issues in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner.


Beethoven Cycle - RTÉ Contempo Quartet

From: 13 Oct 2017
To: 02 Nov 2017
Beethoven's sixteen quartets still stand today as some of the most extraordinary and innovative music ever composed. The RTÉ Contempo Quartet performs a selection of his famous quartets over two dates in Solstice as part of a Nationwide tour.


The Humours of Bandon

From: 14 Oct 2017
To: 14 Oct 2017
The Humours of Bandon is a multi-award winning coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life!


Reach For The Stars - Class Act Stage School

From: 19 Oct 2017
To: 20 Oct 2017
Reach for the Stars is Class Act Stage School's 10th anniversary show featuring all the students of the school, from the age 4 all the way up to 16, performing well known songs from hit movies and musicals.


Matthew Gilsenan in Concert

From: 21 Oct 2017
To: 21 Oct 2017
Matthew Gilsenan has launched himself as a solo artist, singing the great songs that mean most to him, spanning many genres, from opera to rock, in his uniquely engaging way. Expect grand opera, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, sacred music, folk music and even a little bit of country!


A Man Called Ove (2016)

From: 25 Oct 2017
To: 25 Oct 2017
A Man Called Ove is a touching portrait of a grumpy, widowed 59-year-old Swede with a heart of gold underneath his curt bad manners and frightful temper. Movies about grumpy old men learning to lighten up thanks to colourful neighbours are hardly novel and yet A Man Called Ove works its well-worn conceit to effective heartstring-tugging effect.


Duke Special - Hallow

From: 26 Oct 2017
To: 26 Oct 2017
Duke Special performs songs and music based on the poetry of the influential and renowned Belfast writer & poet Michael Longley..


Other Worlds: A Travel Diary

From: 26 Oct 2017
To: 26 Oct 2017
Join writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan during the opening of The Otherworld Hall for a captivating journey through some of the elusive other worlds – mythological, physical, historical, cultural and archaeological – that he’s encountered on his travels, both in Ireland and abroad.


10th Birthday Gala Concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

From: 27 Oct 2017
To: 27 Oct 2017
Solstice celebrates 10 years in style with a spectacular red carpet gala concert. Golden Globe-nominated and IFTA award-winning composer Brian Byrne and artistic director of the newly announced national opera company Fergus Sheil will lead the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in a night of celebration and song.


The Otherworld Hall

From: 27 Oct 2017
To: 22 Dec 2017
This diverse exhibition brings together painting, sculpture, installation, photographic collage and video work by artists investigating the ancient myths associated with the Boyne monuments and Brúg na Boinne, the Otherworld mansion or “hall” on the Boyne.


A Monster Calls (2016)

From: 28 Oct 2017
To: 28 Oct 2017
A visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible). 12-year-old Conor is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother and his father has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson in performance-capture and voiceover) appears at his bedroom window one night.


Megalith Mania!

From: 28 Oct 2017
To: 28 Oct 2017
In this FREE workshop children can learn more about these fascinating architectural structures and the stories they contain while constructing their very own mythical monuments from card, paper and much else besides!


Storytelling: Myths and Legends of the Boyne Valley

From: 04 Nov 2017
To: 04 Nov 2017
FREE EVENT - Listeners of all ages are invited to join renowned yarn-spinner Aindrias de Staic on this exciting family-friendly expedition through the historic landscape of the Boyne Valley, as you’ve never seen it before! Myths, legends and tall tales of all kinds collide in this live storytelling event.


Showbiz Kidz - We've Got the Beat

From: 04 Nov 2017
To: 05 Nov 2017
Showbiz Kidz Stage School are delighted to return to Solstice for their annual end of year show, which will feature every member of their stage school from both Ardee, Co. Louth and Kinsgcourt, Co. Cavan. The show will feature a broad range of music from musical theatre to current pop tunes, some fantastic drama pieces and comedy sketches along with beautiful choral numbers. The cast consists of an outstanding group of children and young adults ranging in age from 3-18.



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