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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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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.


The Bon Jovi Story

From: 26 Oct 2019
To: 26 Oct 2019
The Bon Jovi Story details the band’s history from their breakthrough album Slippery When Wet up to their present day inclusion into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The story is told through live performances of their most poignant and iconic songs, coupled with a series of video montages, and costume/ set changes which replicate the band’s best loved concerts.


Creepy Crafts Halloween Camp

From: 29 Oct 2019
To: 29 Oct 2019
Join Trisha from Creative Genie to create some spooky crafts to add that scare factor to your Halloween displays. Learn lots of new skills over three days of crafting fun, painting, sculpting, weaving and more


Eggsistentialism

From: 01 Nov 2019
To: 01 Nov 2019
Joanne Ryan's internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes.


Declan O'Rourke

From: 02 Nov 2019
To: 02 Nov 2019
Nominated for best singer, and winner of the first ever award for Best Original Song at the inaugural RTE Folk Awards 2018 for his latest work, and fresh from re-releasing his classic debut ‘Since Kyabram’ late last year, O’Rourke is not standing still and continues to forge his unique brand of original songs, drawing on influences both rich and diverse. This artist delivers stories and music with epic performances that keep his audiences coming back year after year for more.


Transit (2019) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 06 Nov 2019
To: 06 Nov 2019
As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for a mysterious woman searching for her husband - the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher’s 1942 novel, Transit transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.



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