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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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Wild Rose (2018) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 21 Aug 2019
To: 21 Aug 2019
Rose-Lynn Harlan (Killarney actor Jessie Buckley) is bursting with raw talent, charisma, and cheek, and dreams of making it as a country singer in Nashville. Living in Glasgow, just released from a lengthy stint in jail and with two young kids, Rose has more immediate concerns to tackle, as her worried mother (Julie Walters) keeps reminding her. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.


Adult and Child Fairy House Workshop

From: 24 Aug 2019
To: 24 Aug 2019
Why not do something special before the school run starts again? How about a day of creative fun, an end of summer treat for you and your child to enjoy together? Join Trisha from Creative Genie to make a real stone fairy house with miniature furniture inside and have an experience you'll both treasure as much as your creations! The finished houses can be placed outdoors, sparking your child's imagination to construct an accompanying fairy garden, offering hours of creative play. This one-off parent and child workshop will give you both the chance to learn new skills and create special memories.


Exhibition: Dissolving Beyond The Worm Moon - Bassam Al-Sabah

From: 31 Aug 2019
To: 26 Oct 2019
Bassam Al-Sabah’s exhibition Dissolving by the Worm Moon will present new and existing works that convey visions of war, resistance, and perseverance. Using video, painting, and sculpture, Al-Sabah’s installations are concerned with how the past is constantly reviewed to meet the present. Examining the agendas and effects of children’s broadcasting in Iraq between 1970 to the present day, scenes of war and destruction are shown in parallel with fantasy and reality, the hero and the everyday, the make-believe and fact. As the juvenile fantasy breaks down into the veracity of adulthood, the links between violence, representation, and preservation are deconstructed.


Papi Chulo (2018) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 04 Sep 2019
To: 04 Sep 2019
After a newly-single TV weatherman (Matt Bomer) is put on leave following an on-air meltdown, he directs his energy into home improvement and hires a middle-aged Latino day labourer named Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to help. Despite a language barrier and having nothing in common, the two men develop an unexpected but profound friendship in this darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship in contemporary Los Angeles.


The Miami Showband Story

From: 13 Sep 2019
To: 13 Sep 2019
Are you ready to revisit Ireland in the 1960s in the company of the legendary Miami Showband and all their fantastic hits? Who remembers Simple Simon Says, From The Candy Store or Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet?


Creative Genie 6-Week Craft Classes

From: 13 Sep 2019
To: 13 Sep 2019
Age 6 - 10 Years - Our children's craft classes continue with prop maker, crafter and artist Trisha from Creative Genie! Children will learn a broad range of creative skills, producing artwork from seasonal to general crafts over a 6-week period.


Silver Swans Over 55s Ballet

From: 16 Sep 2019
To: 21 Oct 2019
Silver Swans classes have been specifically designed for the over 55s. Whether you’ve never danced before or want to get back into the swing of it, Silver Swans classes have something for everyone. Classes are taught by RAD and Silver Swans licensed teacher Caroline Kennedy.


Gloria Bell (2019) - Solstice 4K Cinema

From: 18 Sep 2019
To: 18 Sep 2019
Gloria Bell is a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.


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.



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