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

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FAMILIES - Hatch: A Story of Transformation and New Beginnings

From: 18 May 2019
To: 18 May 2019
Age 4 - 10 Years - Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance. Hatch weaves craft workshops, Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4 - 10 year olds and their families.

National Drawing Day Workshop

From: 18 May 2019
To: 18 May 2019
All Ages - Join us for National Drawing Day as we delve into the wonderful world of drawing with artist and animator Melissa Culhane. Melissa will guide us in exploring line, form, and portraiture as well as responding to our MUSIC +MAKER exhibition in fun and imaginative ways. This free drop-in event is suitable for everyone including families, young people, and adults. No booking or experience required, just come along on the day and draw away! National Drawing Day is a nationwide initiative coordinated by the National Gallery of Ireland.

The Greatest Show - The Academy of Performing Arts

From: 24 May 2019
To: 26 May 2019
The talented cast & crew of The Academy of Performing Arts bring you The Greatest Show, a spectacular production filled with scenes from Matilda, Mary Poppins, Bugsy Malone, Mamma Mia, Chicago and, of course, The Greatest Showman.

Arctic (2018) - PG13

From: 29 May 2019
To: 29 May 2019
A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in the hopes of making it out alive. It doesn’t take long for Mads Mikkelsen to establish Arctic as one of the best films ever made about survival in the wilderness, clawing ahead of the pack and never looking back in a small but crystalline moment of hellishly cold human endurance.

An Bealach go Baile Ghib

From: 01 Jun 2019
To: 01 Jun 2019
After two sold-out nights at Solstice in March, Ronan Carley's documentary-film, "An Bealach go Baile Ghib" returns for a third night.

Jack and the Beanstalk – Lyngo Theatre

From: 05 Jun 2019
To: 05 Jun 2019
(Age 3+) Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment with lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies tells the gripping story of Jack, a boy who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds! It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

SOLD OUT - Bull by Navan Theatre Group

From: 06 Jun 2019
To: 07 Jun 2019
Mike Bartlett’s Bull is a one-act play about vicious office politics. Tony, Isobel, and Thomas are waiting to hear which of them will lose their job. As they await the arrival of their boss to deliver the verdict, the three debate each other’s chances of survival. For alpha male Tony and calculating Isobel, it’s clear that Thomas is getting the chop. In the struggle for survival, no blow is too low. Bull won Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards in 2013. Directed by Clare Atkinson, Bull contains adult language and content.

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.

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