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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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Julieanne Forrest & JJ McNamara

From: 14 Sep 2018
To: 14 Sep 2018
Enjoy a night in the company of two of Meath’s most promising virtuoso musicians as 15-year-old violinist Julieanne Forrest and 19-year-old pianist JJ McNamara present a selection of their favourite pieces.


EXHIBITION: False Starts - Patrick Hough

From: 15 Sep 2018
To: 26 Oct 2018
The work of Patrick Hough examines the steadily blurring line between the real and the artificial, and the increasingly intimate interplay between physical objects and their virtual counterparts. Within this exhibition, the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Ireland, forgotten artefacts from the Hollywood Dream Factory – props and décor from abandoned film sets – take on a new life as precious mementoes of cinema history: replicas and fakes that have acquired a strange kind of authenticity. Moving fluently between definitions and across formal boundaries, his work makes us look again at the uncertain nature of what we think we know and see.


The Greatest Showman Sing-Along

From: 15 Sep 2018
To: 16 Sep 2018
Hugh Jackman leads this high energy original musical, inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Lyrics will bounce along the bottom of the screen for musical numbers, so warm up your singing voice on the way!


The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille (2016)

From: 15 Sep 2018
To: 15 Sep 2018
Join us to mark the opening of Patrick Hough’s exhibition with a special screening of the 2011 documentary The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles. The film unearths artefacts and documents that shed new light on the making of the epic The Ten Commandments and reveals the unprecedented accomplishment this film was for Cecile B DeMille.


Silver Swans - Over 55s Ballet

From: 17 Sep 2018
To: 17 Sep 2018
Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s, but whatever your age, if you are looking for a new way to keep fit this ballet classes will put a spring in your step! Whether you’ve never danced before or want to get back into the swing of it, Silver Swans classes have something for everyone.


The Tales of Hoffmann - Irish National Opera

From: 20 Sep 2018
To: 20 Sep 2018
Offenbach was dubbed “the Mozart of the Champs Élysées” by Rossini. His lyrical, effervescent final opera, left unfinished at his death, with its plot of strange, outrageous loves, an ever-present evil genius, not to mention the famous Barcarolle (borrowed from an earlier work) and an aria for a wind-up mechanical doll, is a treasure-trove for an imaginative director.


Culture Night with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

From: 21 Sep 2018
To: 21 Sep 2018
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in various duos, and as a member of two bands, The Gloaming and This is How we Fly (who are currently artists-in-residence at Solstice). Caoimhín has made fifteen recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.


Incredibles 2 (2018) - incl Autism Friendly Screening

From: 22 Sep 2018
To: 22 Sep 2018
Autism friendly screening 11:00am. In Incredibles 2, Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side.


The Happy Prince (2018)

From: 26 Sep 2018
To: 26 Sep 2018
The last days of Oscar Wilde, living in exile in Europe, are vividly evoked in this career-defining performance by Rupert Everett, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius. His body ailing, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.


Exploring Patrick Hough Through Prop Building & Design

From: 28 Sep 2018
To: 28 Sep 2018
Join creative arts facilitator and prop-maker Caitriona McGowan for an exploration of Patrick Hough’s exhibition. Students will tour the gallery space and create a 3-D bust using a variety of techniques.


The Greatest Show

From: 28 Sep 2018
To: 29 Sep 2018
Due to popular demand and following a series of five sold-out shows, Kilmessan Musical Society presents 'The Greatest Show' on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September at 8.00pm. The show is an amazing musical treat with scenes from Musicals to suit all tastes. Tickets €15.00


Lost Kingdoms - Family Workshop

From: 29 Sep 2018
To: 06 Oct 2018
​Artist Eimear Murphy leads a hands-on exploration of the work of Patrick Hough on display in our gallery. Create your very own lost kingdom of artefacts, statues, treasures and fantastic structures. Leave clues for archaeologists as to who lived here and what kind of lives they had! This workshop mixes drawing and construction to create 3-dimensional imagined worlds.


Patrick Hough - Artist Talk

From: 04 Oct 2018
To: 04 Oct 2018
This one-off event focuses on the study of objects and how they may be interpreted depending on their status as original artefacts, replicas, props and reproductions. The afternoon will include a guided tour of the exhibition, an artist talk by Patrick Hough and more. This event is suitable for Third Level students and anyone interested in exploring the meaning and value of historic, cultural and art objects.


The Movie Songs of Brian Byrne and more....

From: 05 Oct 2018
To: 05 Oct 2018
Join Golden Globe nominated composer Brian Byrne for a night of his movie songs, Broadway tunes and some of his songs from his critically acclaimed album Goldenhair. Featuring West End star William Byrne, Lucia Evans and an amazing band and special guests.


Frank Pig Says Hello

From: 06 Oct 2018
To: 06 Oct 2018
Desperately funny and yet deeply tragic, Pat McCabe's Frank Pig Says Hello is one of the great classics of modern Irish theatre, telling the story of Francie Brady growing up in the 1960s and his descent towards a brutal act that shocks his community.



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