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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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IFI Education: Junior German - This Crazy Heart

From: 26 Feb 2020
To: 26 Feb 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - Spoiled 30-something Lenny is living the fast life. Fed up with his son’s attitude, his doctor father attempts to ground him by enlisting him as a bigger brother figure to one of his patients, 15-year-old David, who is living with heart disease and struggling to make friends.


Monos (2019)

From: 26 Feb 2020
To: 26 Feb 2020
Exiled on a remote mountainside in South America, the Monos are a group of teenage soldiers. Their job: to guard a single hostage. They have their orders but also their rituals, and when the group’s leadership is tested, the dynamics shift and the few ties the Monos had to reality and the outside world dissolve. A powerful, beautifully surreal film.


Contact (1997) – Special Free Screening

From: 27 Feb 2020
To: 27 Feb 2020
Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey star in this gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. Foster’s character is based on Jill Tartar, a former director of the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI), where artist George Bolster developed large scale works that are on display in our Level 3 Gallery from 8 Feb – 20 March 2020. See page X for details on Bolster’s exhibition You Are Made of Stardust.


Perlee - Vinyl Party Show

From: 28 Feb 2020
To: 28 Feb 2020
A few years ago Saramai Leech and Cormac O’Keeffe settled in an out-of-the-way cottage on an estate a few miles out from their home town Navan, Co. Meath. They made a studio in their kitchen and when they left the door open the peahens and chickens would curiously make their way inside. During these years in the ‘middle of nowhere’ with feathered creatures and tall old trees, Perlee was born. Vocal harmonies, synths, strangely tuned and detuned reverberant guitars abound in a vast yet minimal sound.


IFI Education: Senior Spanish - Everybody Knows

From: 02 Mar 2020
To: 02 Mar 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - Laura returns from Argentina with her two children for a family wedding in her Spanish hometown. However, the celebrations are suddenly disrupted by a shocking crime that unearths a web of long-buried secrets and lies.


Jason Byrne - Wrecked but Ready

From: 05 Mar 2020
To: 05 Mar 2020
Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’d got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why ‘The Times’ described Jason as ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’.


Prints of Stardust

From: 05 Mar 2020
To: 05 Mar 2020
This practical print workshop stimulates critical thinking and creativity by encouraging students to explore some of the themes evident in George Bolster's work, including our origins as a species and the possibilities of life outside our solar system.


Baz Ashmawy – Family Matters

From: 06 Mar 2020
To: 06 Mar 2020
Baz Ashmawy (50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, Wingman) has a brand new show called Family Matters. Baz takes a comic look back at his childhood as an Irish Egyptian living in a rough Dublin suburb, raised by his single mother Nancy, and his desire to find a way out and create a life of his own. Now as father to six kids, Baz has a unique perspective on their upbringing versus his own. A natural comic storyteller, Baz has been making people laugh since long before he was on TV. Special guests to be announced.


Creative Genie 6-Week Craft Classes

From: 06 Mar 2020
To: 06 Mar 2020
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.


The Gallery as a Classroom – CPD for Primary School Teachers

From: 07 Mar 2020
To: 07 Mar 2020
Primary school teachers are invited to explore our You Are Made of Stardust exhibition by George Bolster and participate in a Continued Professional Development workshop led by artist Jane Fogarty. Teachers will enhance their artistic skills through discussions on art and a hands-on printmaking workshop, experiencing the potential of the gallery context as an educational resource for the primary school curriculum, and how this can be applied to the classroom context.


Planetary Pioneers

From: 11 Mar 2020
To: 11 Mar 2020
Kepler 16b, the double-sunned planet that Bolster has imagined in his exhibition We Are Made of Stardust is one of the Earth like planets where life could be sustained. What if in the future you could travel to Kepler 16b? In this workshop students become the next generation of innovators and explorers, working together to design and build a shelter and communication devices to contact home from this mysterious planet!


1917 (2020)

From: 11 Mar 2020
To: 11 Mar 2020
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers — Blake’s own brother among them. Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to World War I.


Mary Black

From: 13 Mar 2020
To: 13 Mar 2020
Mary Black, one of Ireland’s favourite artists, is regarded as one of the most important Irish vocalists of her generation, with multi-platinum selling albums and a string of achievement awards to her name.


Traidisiún sa Ghrianstad – Tradition in Solstice

From: 14 Mar 2020
To: 14 Mar 2020
Join us in celebrating the traditional Irish music of our area with renowned brothers Mícheál & MacDara Ó Raghallaigh of Rathmolyon (concertina, fiddle), sisters Bernadette & Caitlín Nic Gabhann of Ashbourne (fiddle, concertina), Fergus McGorman of Ratoath (flute). We welcome accordion player & TG4 Composer of the Year 2020 Josephine Marsh to Meath, the home of her Mother. With songs from Nollaig Ní Laoire of Dunderry, this is a rare home performance by these reputable artists & friends of Meath.


IFI Education: Junior French - Stars by the Pound

From: 18 Mar 2020
To: 18 Mar 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - When bright and talented Lois is told by her science teacher that her excess weight means she will never become an astronaut, she faces a battle with her own body image that leads to her hospitalisation.



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