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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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FREE SCREENING: Spy Kids (2001)

From: 26 Jan 2019
To: 26 Jan 2019
The children of two of the greatest secret agents the world has ever known must take matters into their own hands and work to save their kidnapped parents from danger. This free screening runs in conjunction with our visual arts exhibition Surveillé·e·s which is on display in our Level 3 Gallery until 1 March.


Solstice Secret Spies Workshop

From: 26 Jan 2019
To: 26 Jan 2019
Join visual artist, educator and physical theatre practitioner Jojo Hynes as we delve into the art of espionage! Create secret communication systems, discover intriguing concealment techniques and assemble your very own retro spy gadget. Children will explore spy scenarios through physical theatre and leave coded communications for our Solstice visitors.


Rosie (2018)

From: 30 Jan 2019
To: 30 Jan 2019
Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them.


In The Window

From: 31 Jan 2019
To: 31 Jan 2019
Life hasn’t turned out the way Margaret dreamed. Lonely as hell in a house that won’t sell, no hubby, no kids and a deathly boring job... tonight she’s got a playdate with a bottle of Rosé and bowl of pink pills. Nuala McKeever, Belfast’s Queen of Comedy, delivers a poignant, hilarious, disastrous cocktail about the resilience of the human heart in the face of, well, just about everything.


Planning to Paint - Research & Oil Painting Workshop

From: 02 Feb 2019
To: 02 Feb 2019
MUSIC +MAKER exhibiting artist and RHA educator Colin Martin will look at researching and sourcing imagery for painting. Colin will delve into colour theory, colour mixing and building a painting surface from a grisaille drawing to full colour. Participants will size and transfer images to a painting support through drawing grids or Photoshop.


A Viennese Strauss Gala

From: 02 Feb 2019
To: 02 Feb 2019
Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes, A Viennese Strauss Gala features highlights from some of the great Operettas of the Strauss family, Kalman and Lehar; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more.


Cyber Savvy Kids

From: 07 Feb 2019
To: 07 Feb 2019
Primary School Workshop (5th & 6th Class)In association with our visual art exhibition Surveillé·e·s, we invite Primary Schools to explore online safety with Solstice and Let’s B Safe, an organisation that assists students and teachers in further understanding the internet and everyday technology, providing children with the tools necessary to stay safe online.


Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

From: 07 Feb 2019
To: 07 Feb 2019
John Hurt stars in the iconic film adaptation of George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. This free screening runs in conjunction with our visual arts exhibition Surveillé·e·s which is on display in our Level 3 Gallery until 1 March.


Bat The Father Rabbit The Son

From: 08 Feb 2019
To: 08 Feb 2019
It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. An explosive exposition of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust. Written thirty years ago, Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son is more pertinent than ever.


Solstice Secret Spies Workshop

From: 09 Feb 2019
To: 09 Feb 2019
Join visual artist, educator and physical theatre practitioner Jojo Hynes as we delve into the art of espionage! Create secret communication systems, discover intriguing concealment techniques and assemble your very own retro spy gadget. Children will explore spy scenarios through physical theatre and leave coded communications for our Solstice visitors.


Sharon Shannon with Alan Connor

From: 09 Feb 2019
To: 09 Feb 2019
Sharon Shannon makes a welcome return to Solstice having wowed a sold-out audience in February 2017. Shannon has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and global music industry including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss, and Shane MacGowan.


First Man (2018)

From: 13 Feb 2019
To: 13 Feb 2019
Following on from his six-time Academy Award-winning La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for First Man, the story behind the first manned mission to the moon. Focusing on Neil Armstrong, First Man is an acute portrait of the sacrifice, commitment and Armstrong’s emotional resolve in achieving his goal to land on the moon.


Caroline Campbell - Towards a New Amazon

From: 14 Feb 2019
To: 14 Feb 2019
n partnership with NCAD’s School of Fine Art, Solstice hosts visual artist, filmmaker and member of Loitering Theatre, Caroline Campbell. Caroline will explore her creative practice with the audience, including current work that merges esoteric knowledge systems with artificial intelligence - to activate radical new digital subjects.


3 Hail Mary’s by Tommy Marren

From: 15 Feb 2019
To: 16 Feb 2019
After spending over 10 years together in the same nursing home it’s time for Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’ Brien to bid farewell to one another. It might be their last day in each other’s company but they decide to celebrate it in style! From nostalgia to comedy and even a few sing-songs it’s going to be on hell of a hooley!!! This rip-roaring Irish comedy is written by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ – and is a must-see!! You might not be on your knees praying but with these 3 Hail Mary’s you’ll definitely be on your knees laughing!


SPRUNG! Mid-Term Workshop

From: 20 Feb 2019
To: 20 Feb 2019
Keep them busy during the February Mid-Term Break with this spring-themed children’s workshop where children can learn a range of crafting skills including soft sculpting, painting techniques and more. Booking covers 2 days.



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