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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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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.


The Seagull (2018)

From: 10 Oct 2018
To: 10 Oct 2018
One summer at a Russian lakeside estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening lead this exploration of the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.


Handling Histories

From: 11 Oct 2018
To: 11 Oct 2018
Join us for an intriguing exploration of the themes and ideas in Patricks Hough’s solo exhibition. Students will tour Patrick’s show and also examine the wonderful items in the National Museum of Ireland’s Bronze Age Handling Box. This workshop aims to explore the meaning of art, object and replica and stimulate curious discussion on visual art, archaeology and history.


Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

From: 11 Oct 2018
To: 11 Oct 2018
Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning.


A Tribute to the Blues Greats - Paddy Smith Band

From: 12 Oct 2018
To: 12 Oct 2018
‘A Tribute to The Blues Greats’, performed by one of Ireland’s Best Blues Players, back recently from his successful tour of The USA. Paddy Smith feels and plays the Blues like no other. He is one of Ireland’s best Harmonica players and along with his wonderful four piece Band, they are sure to mesmerise the audience with a great night of musical entertainment. A must see Show.


Charles Bargue - Cours De Dessin

From: 13 Oct 2018
To: 13 Oct 2018
Charles Bargue’s ‘Cours De Dessin’ was originally used in the French art schools of the 1860s and 1870s and employed by artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso. Artist and educator Nicholas Robinson will facilitate a one day exploration of this unique drawing style, whilst also engaging some of the themes in the work of Patrick Hough.


Song of Granite (2017)

From: 17 Oct 2018
To: 17 Oct 2018
Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing. Shaped by the myths, fables and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, Seamus Begley and sean nós singers Micheál O'Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, the film is an intense exploration of music and song.


How to Catch a Star

From: 19 Oct 2018
To: 19 Oct 2018
Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Nonverbal show for audiences aged 4+


Children’s Craft Classes

From: 19 Oct 2018
To: 19 Oct 2018
Introducing our new children's craft classes 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. Places are limited to ensure maximum attention; all materials will be supplied.



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