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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.

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Culture Night 2019 – Preab Meadar, Rhythm and Rhyme

From: 20 Sep 2019
To: 20 Sep 2019
FREE EVENT: To celebrate CULTURE NIGHT 2019 Solstice Arts Centre and Preab Meadar presents Rhythm and Rhyme, an extraordinary traditional music performance of toe tingling dance songs that will have your feet twitching and lips humming. Veteran traditional music innovators, Lorcán Mac Mathúna and Daire Bracken combine with sean nós dancers Liam Scanlonn and Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin to create a mesmerising conversation of rhythm; between voice and fiddle, and traditional dance.

Apollo 11 (2019) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 21 Sep 2019
To: 21 Sep 2019
Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Weighing In

From: 27 Sep 2019
To: 27 Sep 2019
Weighing In is a fast paced comedy play about life, love and the modern obsession with dieting. Set in an Easi-Slim clinic, we meet the highly driven Pam and the motherly Breda - they both attend the weekly clinic for the weigh-in and strike up a rather unlikely friendship.

Loophole by Acorn Players

From: 28 Sep 2019
To: 28 Sep 2019
On the surface, it seems that miserable farmers Paidi and Cass are best friends, but time will tell. Paidi has been given just six months left to live and decides to leave the land to Cass. Paidi's no-good brother Rooster is likely to cause problems but hopefully local solicitor Miss Murphy will sort everything out, with the help of the two nosey neighbours Mairead and Molly. This hilariously funny 3 act play is written and performed by the Leitrim based Acorn Players.

Claymation - Creating Characters, Telling Stories

From: 28 Sep 2019
To: 28 Sep 2019
Amazing animation company Paper Panther lead an experience in animation production that includes brainstorming, storyboarding, character and background design, and animating under the camera. Participants will create their own short film which will be edited by the team and available to view online.

Blinded by the Light (2019) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 02 Oct 2019
To: 02 Oct 2019
1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run...

Character Concepts - Primary School Workshop

From: 03 Oct 2019
To: 03 Oct 2019
Artist Bassam Al-Sabah will guide students through his exhibition Dissolving by the Worm Moon and facilitate a 3D workshop using plasticine, clay, and wire to create small movable figures based on the ideas in his show. Students will draw their designs and mould colourful materials to create characters that embody ideas, feelings, and tell stories.

The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2018) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 03 Oct 2019
To: 03 Oct 2019
Bobby Coote left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn't great. He fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture. But he’s never lost sight of a lifelong dream to fly. His neighbour Sean has also caught the bug. Setting aside their own field of dreams they have cut out a runway and even built a hangar in a small rural border community. And now Bobby has used all his savings to buy a plane! He’ll get no encouragement from his brother Ernie. Ernie thinks the whole thing is mad but Bobby says he’ll make this happen … even if it’s the last thing he does.

Pavarotti (2019) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 04 Oct 2019
To: 04 Oct 2019
Pavarotti is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row centre for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend.

Material Memories - Secondary School Workshop

From: 09 Oct 2019
To: 09 Oct 2019
During this practical 3D workshop, students will explore the themes and ideas in Bassam Al-Sabah’s exhibition Dissolving by the Worm Moon, including how our memories are formed, childhood, and domesticity. Following a ‘Visual Thinking Strategies’ tour of the exhibition, students will engage in hand building clay techniques to question these ideas through making.

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.

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