Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme

 
Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir, Mhúrn agus an Dúin
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Clár Samhraidh na
nEalaíon agus Cultúir
Arts and Culture
Summer Programme

INSIDE:
AWARD WINNING
BELFAST SINGER
SONGWRITER
KAZ HAWKINS
MARY DORAN AND
DAVID JOHNSTON
ROCK SCHOOL

Ag freastal ar an Dún
agus Ard Mhacha Theas
Serving Down
and South Armagh
Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
Welcome                                                     DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                                                                                   Seo chugaibh eagrán an tsamhraidh                                   Welcome to the Summer edition of the
                                                                                   de chlár Ealaíne, Cultúir agus                                      Arts, Culture and Museum programme
                                                                                   Iarsmalainne i gComhairle Ceantair                                  for Newry, Mourne and Down District
                                                                                   an Iúir, Mhúrn agus an Dúin.                                        Council. This brochure contains live
                                                                                   Tá beo-léirithe, ranganna, ceardlanna,                              performances, classes, workshops, talks,
                                                                                   taispeántais agus imeachtaí speisialta                              exhibitions and special events across
                                                                                   fud fad an cheantair idir Bealtaine                                 the district from May – August, including
                                                                                   agus Lúnasa, Séasúr Samhraidh an                                    the Newcastle Summer Season.
                                                                                   Chaisleáin Nua san áireamh.
                                                                                                                                                       It is packed full of entertainment
                                                                                   Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh sult                                 events for the entire family over the
           An Comhairleoir
                                                                                   as an chlár seo, atá lán d’imeachtaí                                summer months. It highlights the Council’s
           Mark Murnin                                                             siamsúla don teaghlach ar fad i rith                                commitment to ensuring that we offer
           Cathaoirleach                                                           na míonna samhraidh. Taispeánann                                    all who live, work and visit the district
                                                                                   an clár seo tiomantas na Comhairle                                  as many opportunities as possible to
           Councillor                                                              le cinntiú go bhfuilimid a tabhairt                                 engage with arts and culture.
           Mark Murnin                                                             deiseanna go chách atá ina gcónaí,
           Chairman                                                                ag obair nó ar chuairt sa cheantar dul
                                                                                   in ngleic le cúrsaí ealaíne agus cultúir.

                                                             Down Arts Centre
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                                                                                                                                              Downpatrick BT30 6BP
                                                                                                                                              downartscentre@nmandd.org
                                                                                                                                              www.downartscentre.com

                                                                                                                                              Booking
               7–
              10yrs

                                                                                                                                                TO BOOK CALL:
                                                                                                                                                028 4461 0747
                                    Suggested Minimum Age

                                                               Very Strong Language
              Suggested Age Range

                                                               Strong Language

                                                               Sexual Content

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Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019                 Performance

Leeds Meets Lecale! I Am Maura
2 choirs meet ‘Where the         DATE:		                It’s 2005. Maura is trying to      DATE:

                                                                                                                   Performance
Mountains of Mourne sweep        Saturday 4 May         find a boyfriend. Only she’s       Saturday 11 May
down to the sea ...’                                    surrounded by girls and is
                                 TIME:                  starting to think she might        TIME:
An evening of wonderful          7.30pm                                                    8pm (bar available
                                                        actually prefer them. I Am
songs featuring Good in                                 Maura is a light hearted look
                                                                                           from 7pm)
Parts community choir            PRICE:
                                 £5                     at the life changing decisions     PRICE:
from Moortown, Leeds and                                we all face in our teenage years   £12 / £10 concession
Downpatrick-based Voices         VENUE:                 and how we’re woefully ill-
of Lecale.                       Shimna Integrated      equipped to deal with them.        VENUE:
Admission by donation            College, Newcastle                                        Down Arts Centre
                                                        Commedia of Errors present this
(suggested minimum £5) at                               brand-new hilariously heartfelt PRESENTED BY:
the door in aid of Glebe House                          look at young love, written and Commedia of Errors
(Harmony Community Trust).                              performed by Clare McMahon,
                                                        A Play for Ireland writer, whose
                                                        debut play Shakespeare’s
                                                        Women sold out the Lyric
                                                        Belfast before touring NI and
                                                        whose acting credits include
                                                        the West End, MAC and the
                                                        BBC’s Woman in White. I Am
                                                        Maura is directed by Benjamin
                                                        Gould whose adaptation That
                                                        Scottish Play! in 2018 became
                                                        his second sell-out show at The
                                                        Lyric Belfast and who directed
                                                        smash-hit Women Troubles
                                                        which visited DAC last year.                  2—3
Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
Performance               DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

              Trouble Songs                                              Belfast GIRLS
              Based on Stuart Bailie’s book,      DATE:		                Belfast GIRLS, the online         DATE:
Performance

              this sell out show from Belfast     Saturday 18 May        sensation, comes live to          Friday 31 May
              comes to life with songs, visuals                          the stage once again!
                                                  TIME:                                                    TIME:
              and readings. Trouble Songs is
                                                  8pm (bar available     Written by and starring the       8pm (bar available
              about music and stories from        from 7pm)                                                from 7pm)
              contemporary Belfast. This                                 creator of Belfast GIRLS
              performance weaves together         PRICE:                 – Michael Mulcahy!                PRICE:
              memory, comedy and hard-            £12 / £10 concession
                                                                         Featuring all the Belfast         £17.50 / £15 concession
              hitting prose. A music and                                 GIRLS favourite characters
              storytelling show in-the-round      VENUE:                                                   VENUE:
                                                  Down Arts Centre       Big Bernie Greene, Michelle,      Down Arts Centre
              between 2 musicians and
                                                                         Shankill Joe and Ma as well
              an author - Stuart Bailie,                                                                   PRESENTED BY:
                                                                         as introducing brand new
              Joby Fox and Ursula Burns.                                                                   Joseph Rea
                                                                         characters. Packed with songs
                                                                                                           Productions
              ‘Trouble Songs - Music and                                 from the Belfast GIRLS page,
              Conflict in Northern Ireland’                              this comedy play will have
              sets the scene for the musical                             you dancing in the aisles.
              journey. Gripping stories and
              first-hand interviews with                                 Also starring the hilarious
              Christy Moore, The Undertones,                             Christina Nelson from I’ll Tell
              Stiff Little Fingers and a number                          My Ma and directed by Alan
              of international acts who visited                          McKee (Handbag Positive)
              the region when only a few                                 HOW DARE YOU SPEAK TO ME
              bands would. The show journeys                             LIKE THAT....... book your
              through a conflict of identity                             tickets today!
              and turmoil into peace using
              music and stories.
Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019                   Performance

Kaz Hawkins                                               VVitches!
Award winning Belfast              DATE:		                June 2019 sees the annual          DATE:

                                                                                                                       Performance
singer songwriter Kaz Hawkins,     Friday 7 June          world conference of witches        Saturday 8 June &
has successfully re-launched                              to be attended this year by        Sunday 9 June
                                   TIME:
as a solo artist and continues                            the greatest, grandest witch
                                   8pm (bar available                                        TIME:
touring as a duo with special      from 7pm)              of all. What’s more it’s to be     Saturday at 7.30pm
guest Sam York (Tom Jones,                                held in Downpatrick and the        Sunday at 3pm
Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Michael      PRICE:                 really bad news is that these
Ball & Alfie Boe) on piano and     £14 / £12 concession   witches are set on rounding up     PRICE:
as her support act.                                                                          Price: £7 / £5
                                                          all the children in the area and
                                   VENUE:
My Life And I is an intimate       Down Arts Centre       turning them into chickens!        VENUE:
and personal show about                                   Yes, chickens!! And that’s not     Down Arts Centre
Kaz’s life in song aiming to                              a good thing so come along
                                                          and join us in defeating their     PRESENTED BY:
highlight mental health issues                                                               Dramability
such as abuse, drug addiction,                            evil plans and saving our
domestic violence and more.                               children. The good news is
It’s an emotional roller coaster                          they are probably the weirdest,
of a show which sold out in                               most useless witches you
2018 to audiences across the                              are ever likely to meet so it
UK/Ireland & Europe. Kaz is an                            should be easy to outwit them,
artist that truly connects with                           shouldn’t it. Join us and find
her audience on a personal                                out for yourselves!
level. She is Northern Ireland’s
very own soul superstar on
a one woman mission to use
her music to break stigma in
mental health!
                                                                                                              4—5
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Performance            DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

              The REAL Housewives of Norn Iron
              You’ve met the real housewives of New York, Atlanta         DATE:
Performance

              and Cheshire – now let’s meet the REAL housewives           Friday 14 June
              of Norn Iron!                                               TIME:
                                                                          8pm (bar available
              Housewives from every walk of life are flung together
                                                                          from 7pm)
              in this unique Norn Iron comedy. You thought you seen
              drama in The REAL Housewives? Imagine a West Belfast        PRICE:
              milly rubbing shoulders with a BT9-er? A wee Derry Irish    £18 / £16 concession
              language fanatic drinking gin and slim-line tonics with a
                                                                          VENUE:
              mid-Ulster Slimmers World hallion! You ain’t seen sparks    The Great Hall,
              fly until you’ve seen The REAL Housewives of Norn Iron!     Downshire Estate
              A REAL rip-roaring comedy packed with characters            PRESENTED BY:
              that you’ll know and love brought to you by the most        Red Brick Road
              successful comedy team in Norn Iron.                        Productions

              Written and produced by Leesa Harker, creator
              of ‘Maggie Muff’ and writer of “50 Shades of Red, White
              and Blue”, “Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen”, ‘Maggie’s Feg
              Run” and “Maggie – Yer Ma!” – and Directed by Andrea
              Montgomery – in other words, you’re guaranteed a geg!

               TO BOOK CALL:
               028 4461 0747
Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019                 Performance

Singing Sweet                                            Killymuck
Lullabies                                                Killymuck, written by Kat          DATE:

                                                                                                                    Performance
                                                         Woods (Wasted, Belfast Boy,        Friday 21 June
                                                         Mule), starring Aoife Lennon
‘Singing Sweet Lullabies -       DATE:		                                                    TIME:
                                 Saturday 15 June        (Mule, Edinburgh Festival,         8pm (bar available
Songs and Arias for Babies
                                                         Clapham Omnibus and tour)          from 7pm)
with Spark Opera’
                                 TIME:                   offers an insight into how
Welcome your little ones to      11am, 12pm, 1pm         growing up on a council            PRICE:
                                                         estate affects the present         £12 / £10 concession
the magical world of song!
                                 PRICE:
Relax and enjoy as Spark                                 and informs the future.
                                 £10 (includes:                                             VENUE:
Opera introduce your little      1 adult & up to                                            Down Arts Centre
                                                         Killymuck is a fictitious
ones to the power of the voice   3 children under
                                                         housing estate built on a
with a fun filled workshop of    the age of 7 years)
                                                         paupers’ graveyard in 1970s
musical story telling.
                                 VENUE:                  Ireland. Inspired by real events
Surrounded by toys with large    Down Arts Centre        from Woods’ upbringing, this
cushions, your child can play                            black comedy sees Niamh
                                 PRESENTED BY:           navigate the trials and
and laugh with our young
                                 Spark Opera
opera singers in a friendly,                             tribulations of being from
sensory environment tailored                             the benefit system.
to them.
                                                         A powerful one-woman play
A gentle hour of lullabies and                           that explores the political
nursery rhymes, this is the                              cause and effect of what
perfect way to start the day!                            being born with less means.

                                                                                                           6—7
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Performance            DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

              Poems on a Sunday Afternoon
              As always writers, readers and singers are invited to        DATE:
Performance

                                                                           Sunday 12 May
              join us at Down Arts Centre in celebrating the written
              word in all its forms. Offering a friendly space to read,    TIME:
              it is hoped that as before, those gathered will join in by   2.30pm – 4.30pm
              sharing a piece of their own work (poem, story, song)
                                                                           PRICE:
              or perhaps a favourite.
              In our featured space, we are delighted to present
              a showcase of writing from selected members of               VENUE:
              Queen’s Writers’ Group.                                      Down Arts Centre

                                                                           PRESENTED BY:
                                                                           Castle Ward Arts and
                                                                           Crafts and Down Arts
                                                                           Centre

                TO BOOK CALL:
                028 4461 0747
Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019   Performance

Downtime Summer Fest
Visit Downpatrick and explore all we have to offer at

                                                                                                 Performance
DownTime, a Summer Festival of Arts, Music, Racing
and Heritage. From the 13th to the 16th of June there
will something for everyone as Downpatrick hosts events,
performances, workshops and living history activities
for all that come to town.
Over 4 days we’ll have live music, street art, theatre,
children’s puppet theatre, children’s arts workshops,
living history with the Magnus Viking, Downpatrick
Artisan Market and 2 days of Festival Racing at
Downpatrick Racecourse.
Stay, enjoy and relax and get some DownTime.
For further information contact:
Down Arts Centre Box Office on 028 4461 0747

                                                                                        8—9
Clár Samhraidh na nEalaíon agus Cultúir Arts and Culture Summer Programme
Exhibitions                  DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

              Aspects                                 Starburst                              Annual Schools
              of Calligraphy                          Stampedes                              Exhibition
              Calligraphy is not just beautiful       A recent series of action              This exhibition highlights the
              writing, but another way to express     racing paintings by Leo Casement.      excellent standard reached by
              your art through words. Traditionally   Depicting horses racing, aspects       secondary school art students
              using a pen and ink comes to mind       on the flay, hurdles and starbursts.   year after year. So come along and
              but with this exhibition we hope        Action paintings portraying the        see what the students manage to
              that eyes can see another world of      special dynamism and connection        achieve this year. Students from
              lettering. Words can be applied to      between horse and rider.               St Patrick’s Grammar, Down High,
              any surface giving enjoyment and                                               St Mary’s High School, St Malachy’s
Exhibitions

              excitement. The journey started         DATE:		                                High School, St Colman’s High
              with Cuan Scribes an affiliated         Friday 7 June –                        School, SERC and Shimna College
              group of CLAS, at certificate level     Saturday 29 June                       have all been past participants.
              progressing through the Clas levels
                                                      TIME:
              of Foundation, Intermediate and                                                DATE:
                                                      During Centre
              Advanced, and hopefully attaining       opening hours                          Friday 5 July –
              Fellowship. Most now do it for                                                 Saturday 17 August
              pleasure and hope to demonstrate        PRICE:
                                                                                             TIME:
              the wide range of techniques
                                                                                             During Centre
              that they use.                                                                 opening hours
                                                      VENUE:
              DATE:		                                 Down Arts Centre                       PRICE:
              Friday 10 May –
              Saturday 1 June                         ARTIST:
                                                      Leo Casement
              TIME:                                                                          VENUE:
              During Centre                                                                  Down Arts Centre
              opening hours
                                                                                             ARTIST:
              PRICE:                                                                         Various

              VENUE:
              Down Arts Centre

              ARTIST:
              Jacquie Brachi with the Cuan Scribes
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019      Workshops & Classes

Painting                                 Pottery                           Painting
This painting course is aimed            Experienced potter, Helen         This established course is aimed
at both beginners and those who          Faulkner will help lead you       at both beginners and those who
have some experience of oil or           through this exciting tactile     have some experience of oil or
acrylic painting. Instruction will be    medium. Helen will be teaching    acrylic painting. Instruction
given in the chosen medium and the       coiling and slabbing and an       will be given in the chosen
sessions will cover essentials such      introduction to decorative        medium and the sessions will
as basic equipment and materials,        techniques.                       cover essentials such as basic
getting started, choosing subject                                          equipment and materials,
matter, composition, colour,             DATE:		                           getting started, choosing
perspective, still life and landscape.   Wednesday 24 April                subject matter, composition,

                                                                                                                   Workshops & Classes
A list of materials needed is            for 6 weeks                       colour, perspective, still life
available on the website (www.                                             and landscape. A list of materials
                                         TIME:
downartscentre.com) in ‘downloads’.                                        needed is available on the website
                                         10:30am – 12:30am
                                                                           (www.downartscentre.com)
DATE:		                                  PRICE:                            in ‘downloads’.
Tuesday 30 April for 5 weeks             £40 / £35 concession
Thursday 2 May for 5 weeks                                                 DATE:
                                         VENUE:                            Wednesday 24 April
TIME:                                    Down Arts Centre                  for 6 weeks
7pm – 9pm
                                         TUTOR:                            TIME:
PRICE:                                   Helen Faulkner                    7pm – 9pm
£35 / £30 concession
                                                                           PRICE:
VENUE:                                                                     £40 / £35 concession
Newcastle Centre
                                                                           VENUE:
TUTOR:                                                                     Down Arts Centre
Martin McParland
                                                                           TUTOR:
                                                                           Martin McParland

                                                                                                      10 — 11
Workshops & Classes                DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                      Pottery                               I have a story                      Creative Writing
                      Helen Faulkner will give an
                                                            in me ……….                          Workshop
                      introduction to a range of pottery
                      techniques including hand-building    You’ve heard it a thousand times,   These workshop-based classes
                      techniques such as slab building      maybe even said it yourself…        are designed to support those
                      and coiling as well as throwing on    “I have this great idea for a       who wish to explore and develop
                      a potter’s wheel. Clay, glazes and    children’s book…” But that’s        their writing skills. They will
                      firing included.                      as far as it gets! Life gets in     cover topics such as writers’
                                                            the way and the story never         tools and sources, character
                      DATE:
                                                            gets told, and if you don’t tell    and plot, as well as looking at a
                      Wednesday 24 April                    your story, who is going to?        variety of styles including short
Workshops & Classes

                      for 6 weeks                           No one – that’s who! So why         stories, scriptwriting and poetry.
                                                            not let published author /          Opportunities to experiment with
                      TIME:                                 artist Kieron Black help you        different types of writing will be
                      7pm – 9pm
                                                            get your story from daydream        provided to enable participants to
                      PRICE:                                to thumbnail sketch to workable     find and enhance their own writer’s
                      £40 / £35 concession                  plot, all fleshed out with crazy    voice. Whether for fun or with a
                                                            characters, impossible scenarios    view to publication, this course
                      VENUE:                                and fantastic landscapes in         aims to find ways to unlock
                      Down Arts Centre                      a workshop that really tells        imagination and to develop a
                                                            a story.                            greater awareness of craft.
                      TUTOR:
                      Helen Faulkner
                                                            DATE:		                             DATE:
                                                            Wednesday 1 May                     Wednesday 1 May
                                                            for 6 weeks                         for 6 weeks

                                                            TIME:                               TIME:
                                                            1:30pm – 3:30pm                     7pm – 9pm

                                                            PRICE:                              PRICE:
                                                            £35 / £30 concession                £35 / £30 concession

                                                            VENUE:                              VENUE:
                                                            Down Arts Centre                    Down Arts Centre

                                                            TUTOR:                              TUTOR:
                        TO BOOK CALL:                       Kieron Black                        Dr Catherine Kelly
                        028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019             Workshops & Classes

Singers’ Circle                      The Thursday                          Hand Knitted
Singing out for Spring!
                                     Singers                               Socks
Feel your energy take off            Bursting into song!                  Learn how to make beautiful,
as the sun returns and come sing                                          folk style socks. During this course
with us! New voices are welcome      This is a very informal afternoon
                                                                          you will explore the construction
and no previous experience is        class for singers of all types from
                                                                          of socks and will learn how to
required. A wide range of songs      the complete beginner to the more
                                                                          create coloured folk patterns in
are taught by ear with an emphasis   experienced singer. We sing songs
                                                                          the round working from simple
on harmony. There is also an         from across the genres and decades
                                                                          charts and how to shape and knit
opportunity to join the Voices       including pop, folk and world music.
                                                                          a heel, gussets and toes. There

                                                                                                                      Workshops & Classes
of Lecale community choir            ‘If you can walk you can dance,      will be original ‘mini’ sock patterns
(www.freewebs.com/voicesoflecale)    if you can talk you can sing!’       to work from as you learn and an
and take part in performances.       TUTOR: LAURA PLUMMER NVN             original sock pattern to take away
                                                                          and finish at home.
DATE:
                                     (www.lauraplummer.com)
Wednesday 1 May
                                                                          This workshop is ideal for the
for 6 weeks                                                               intermediate knitter as you will
                                     DATE:
                                     Thursday 2 May                       need to be able to knit confidently.
TIME:                                for 6 weeks
7.30pm – 9.30pm
                                                                           DATE:
                                     TIME:                                 Thursday 2 May
PRICE:                               2pm – 4pm                             for 6 weeks
£25 / £22 concession
                                     PRICE:                                TIME:
VENUE:                               £25 / £22 concession                  7pm – 9pm
Down Arts Centre
                                     VENUE:                                PRICE:
TUTOR:                               Down Arts Centre                      £37.50 / £32 concession
Laura Plummer
(www.lauraplummer.com)               TUTOR:                                VENUE:
                                     Laura Plummer                         Down Arts Centre
                                     (www.lauraplummer.com)
                                                                           TUTOR:
                                                                           Lucinda Guy

                                                                                                         12 — 13
Workshops & Classes              DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                      Beginners                             Ossia Guitar                         Intermediate
                      Dressmaking                           In a relaxed and informal
                                                                                                 Dressmaking
                                                            setting, all students will gain
                      This course is aimed at those         valuable playing experience          This class is aimed at those
                      who have never learnt any             whilst having fun. A perfect         who are familiar with using
                      dressmaking skills and those          option for all beginner guitarists   their own sewing machine
                      who need help in using a sewing       seeking a fun-based learning         and can therefore thread it
                      machine. You will be taught how       programme. All aspects of            up and wind a bobbin.
                      to read a pattern and understand      guitar playing will be touched       All patterns will be provided
                      what all the symbols mean.            upon, from basic rhythms to          and different techniques will
                      Your tutor will provide all of the    fundamental finger style.            be taught, how to do buttonholes,
Workshops & Classes

                      patterns and you will experiment                                           insert zips and use stretchy
                      with different garments in order to                                        fabrics. Please bring along
                                                            DATE:
                      gain the confidence to be able to                                          your own sewing machine.
                                                            Thursday 2 May
                      make your own clothes.                for 8 weeks
                                                                                                 DATE:
                      DATE:		                               TIME:                                Tuesday 7 May
                      Thursday 2 May                        6:30pm – 7:30pm (Beginners)          for 6 week
                      for 6 weeks
                                                            7:30pm – 8:30pm (Improvers)          TIME:
                      TIME:                                                                      6:30pm – 9pm
                      10:30pm – 1pm                         PRICE:
                                                            £32 / £28 concession                 PRICE:
                      PRICE:                                                                     £37.50 / £32 concession
                      £37.50 / £32 concession               VENUE:
                                                            Down Arts Centre                     VENUE:
                      VENUE:                                                                     Down Arts Centre
                      Down Arts Centre                      TUTOR:
                                                            Paul McMordie                        TUTOR:
                      TUTOR:                                                                     Naomi Whan
                      Naomi Whan

                        TO BOOK CALL:
                        028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019           Workshops & Classes

Silver Jewellery                   Draw and Paint                        Tai Chi for All
Each participant will be taught    A class to assist and encourage       This class involves fluid and
traditional jewellery making       the absolute beginner as well as      slow body and mind exercises to
techniques such as piercing,       those already more familiar with      develop mindfulness and movement
soldering, rolling, annealing      drawing and painting. Beginning       skills. You will learn a short form
and filing. If you have attended   with the basics of drawing you        of Chen Style Tai Chi and an energy-
previous workshops this is a       will learn techniques to form the     based practice, called QiQong,
great opportunity to build         basis of your painting. Moving on     that will contribute to develop
on the skills that you have        to mixing colours and working         your body balance, coordination,
already gained.                    towards a finished piece. Materials   strength, and awareness over
                                   to bring to the first session:        your energetic field. This class is

                                                                                                                  Workshops & Classes
Copper sheet provided.
                                   HB pencil, rubber, sharpener and      suited to adults of all ages that are
Sterling silver to be purchased
                                   sketchbook. Advice will be given      interested in body-mind practices
by each participant.
                                   then on any other materials and       to develop a greater sense of
                                   paint needed for the rest             well-being and fitness.
DATE:		                            of the course.
Tuesday 7 May
                                                                         DATE:
for 8 weeks
                                   DATE:		                               Friday 10 May for 6 weeks
                                   Tuesday 7 May                         (No class 31 May)
TIME:
10am – 1pm                         for 6 weeks
                                                                         TIME:
                                   TIME:                                 10.30am – 11.30am
PRICE:
                                   7pm – 9pm                             & 12 noon – 1pm
£85 / £80 concession

                                   PRICE:                                PRICE:
VENUE:
                                   £40 / £35 concession                  £25 / £20 concession
Down Arts Centre

                                   VENUE:                                VENUE:
TUTOR:
                                   Down Arts Centre                      Down Arts Centre
Diane Lyness

                                   TUTOR:                                TUTOR:
                                   Vincent McDonnell                     Paula Guzzanti

                                                                                                     14 — 15
Workshops & Classes                  DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                      Sewing Club                              Draw and Paint                         Wire Work Class
                      During these 6 weeks students            A class to assist and encourage        This Class will cover a variety
                      will be taught about free machine        the absolute beginner as well as       of techniques to build your skills
                      embroidery and will also stitch          those already more familiar with       and confidence with wire work,
                      designs on to various types of           drawing and painting. Beginning        allowing you to create beautiful
                      fabrics such as water-soluble fabric.    with the basics of drawing you will    jewellery and gifts. Learn how to use
                      Applique will also be explored.          learn techniques to form the basis     wire, gemstones, beads and beach
                      Once students have made up some          of your painting. Moving on to         finds to create gemstone trees,
                      embroidered motif’s they can apply       mixing colours and working towards     pendants, bracelets, earrings, Tree
                      to tea towels, cushions, bags etc.       a finished piece. Materials to bring   of Life sun-catchers and pendants.
                      If you have some of your own             to the first session: HB pencil,
Workshops & Classes

                                                                                                      You will be introduced to the tools,
                      individual sewing project ideas          rubber, sharpener and sketchbook.
                                                                                                      materials and techniques you will
                      please discuss with the tutor,           Advice will be given then on any
                                                                                                      need including; the different wires
                      Naomi at the first class and she         other materials and paint needed
                                                                                                      that can be used, the effective use
                      will be on hand to help you develop      for the rest of the course.
                                                                                                      of jewellery making tools, gemstone
                      and achieve your sewing wishes.
                                                                                                      shapes and their properties, how
                      This class suits all levels of ability   DATE:		                                to wrap different shaped beads and
                      and teaches you lots of new skills       Monday 13 May
                                                                                                      stones including cabochons and
                      in a fun and relaxed environment.        for 6 weeks
                                                                                                      beach finds, how to create coils and
                                                               TIME:                                  wire shapes, how to texture wire,
                      DATE:		                                  10am – 12noon                          and how to use chain and findings.
                      Friday 10 May
                      for 6 weeks                              PRICE:
                                                               £40 / £35 concession                   DATE:
                      TIME:                                                                           Monday 13 May
                      10:30am – 1pm                            VENUE:                                 for 6 weeks
                                                               Down Arts Centre
                      PRICE:                                                                          TIME:
                      £35 / £30 concession                     TUTOR:                                 7pm – 9pm
                                                               Vincent McDonnell
                      VENUE:                                                                          PRICE:
                      Down Arts Centre                                                                £40 / £35 concession

                      TUTOR:                                                                          VENUE:
                      Naomi Whan                                                                      Down Arts Centre

                                                                                                      TUTOR:
                                                                                                      Lindy McMahon
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019          One Day Workshops

Tai Chi                                                  Linocut Workshop
Tai Chi is a gentle flowing      DATE:		                 An introduction to lino           DATE:

                                                                                                                    One Day Workshops
exercise which aims to enhance   Tuesday 14 May          printing, you will become         Saturday 4 May
the bodies intrinsic energy      for 6 weeks             familiar with the tools and
                                                                                           TIME:
system. The main benefits        TIME:
                                                         materials needed to create        10am – 4pm
are relaxation and physical      13.30pm – 14:30pm       your own lino prints. We will
and mental balance. As well                              begin with basic cutting          PRICE:
as this Tai Chi works on         PRICE:                  techniques to give you a better   £45 / £40 concession
strengthening the core and       £25 / £20 concession    understanding of the process,     (materials and lunch
                                                                                           included)
is a cardiovascular exercise.                            before moving onto an image
                                 VENUE:
At its core Tai Chi promotes     Down Arts Centre        or design to carve into the       VENUE:
physical and mental well-                                lino. Once the lino is inked      Down Arts Centre
being through focusing the       TUTOR:                  up you can create multiple
practitioner on the individual   Petesy Burns            prints from the same carved       TUTOR:
moves and creating a sense                               lino. This process is extremely   Kiera Arnold
of truly being in the moment.                            versatile not only for the
As the nature of the movement                            reproduction aspects but the
is slow and gentle Tai Chi is                            surface in which you print onto
suitable for all regardless of                           is not limited to paper. You
age or ability.                                          will also have the opportunity
                                                         to experiment with different
                                                         colours and papers to evolve
                                                         your prints further. Students
                                                         are advised to bring at least
                                                         one design or image to
                                                         work from.

                                                                                                          16 — 17
One Day Workshops            DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                    Ceramic                                               Woven
                    Box Making                                            Willow Hare
One Day Workshops

                    Helen will show you how        DATE:		                In this exciting workshop        DATE:
                    to hand build with leather     Saturday 11 May        you will create a basic willow   Saturday 18 May
                    hard clay to make a lidded                            hare using random weave
                                                   TIME:                                                   TIME:
                    ceramic box. Handbuilding      10:30am – 3pm
                                                                          techniques. In this willow       10am – 4pm
                    and decorative techniques                             sculpture workshop Clive
                    such as relief work and slip   PRICE:                 Lyttle from Welig Heritage       PRICE:
                    decoration will be covered.    £40 / £35 concession   Crafts will guide you through    £45 / £40 concession
                    Suitable for beginners         (materials and lunch   the creation of your piece.      (materials and lunch
                                                   included)                                               included)
                    and those with some                                   All tools and materials
                    ceramic knowledge.             VENUE:                 are provided. No previous        VENUE:
                                                   Down Arts Centre       experience necessary.            Down Arts Centre

                                                   TUTOR:                                                  TUTOR:
                                                   Helen Faulkner                                          Clive Lyttle

                      TO BOOK CALL:
                      028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019                One Day Workshops

3D Embroidered                        Swedish Twined                           Slip Casting
Butterfly                             Knitting                                 Workshop
Is your embroidery a little flat?      Learn the ancient Swedish knitting      Create and decorate your
                                       technique that produces                 own functional, bone china
Why not try our 3D embroidered
                                       a beautiful, warm and durable           milk bottle with local designer/
butterfly one day workshop. Learn
                                       fabric ideal for mittens and socks.     maker Rebecca Killen. You will
all the techniques you need to design
                                       During the workshop you will learn      explore the slip casting technique
and create your own embroidery
                                       the basics of twined knitting as        and plan and decorate your own
sculpture. Including basic stump-work
                                       well as a decorative twined cast on     design as well as experiment
techniques; you’ll learn manipulation
                                       and distinctive twined raised stitch    with printing onto clay.
of wire, long and short for basic silk

                                                                                                                        One Day Workshops
                                       patterns. There will be original
shading and finishing stitches. Your
                                       patterns to work from as you learn      DATE:
butterfly can be easily adapted to be
                                       and take away and finish at home.       Saturday 8 June
an attractive brooch or become part
of a larger embroidery.                This workshop is ideal for the          TIME:
                                       intermediate knitter who is happy       10am – 4pm
DATE:		                                knitting in the round with 5 needles.
Saturday 25 May                                                                PRICE:
                                                                               £45 / £40 concession
                                      DATE:
TIME:                                                                          (materials and lunch included)
                                      Saturday 1 June
10am – 4pm
                                                                               VENUE:
                                      TIME:
PRICE:                                                                         Down Arts Centre
                                      10am – 4pm
£45 / £40 concession
(materials and lunch included)                                                 TUTOR:
                                      PRICE:
                                                                               Rebecca Killen
                                      £45 / £40 concession
VENUE:                                (materials and lunch included)
Down Arts Centre
                                      VENUE:
TUTOR:                                Down Arts Centre
Emma Whitehead
                                      TUTOR:
                                      Lucinda Guy

                                                                                                            18 — 19
One Day Workshops            DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                                                                            AUGUST
                                                                            CRAFT
                                                                            MONTH
                                                                            WITH NAOMI WHAN
                                                                            Down Arts Centre

                    Garden Robins
                    In this workshop we will         DATE:
One Day Workshops

                    be making two cheeky little      Saturday 15 June
                    Robins. One of which will
                                                     TIME:
                    perch on lovely rust effect,     10am – 4pm
                    metal crook stake (provided)
                    and the other will be made       PRICE:
                    to go on the ground looking      £45 / £40 concession
                    up at the other. These little    (materials and lunch
                                                     included)
                    robins will be made in garden
                    wire which will be rusted once   VENUE:
                    made. There will also be an      Down Arts Centre
                    introductions into working
                    with wire, the types of          TUTOR:
                    wire available, tools and        Joy Gray
                    simple patinas that can be
                    experimented with just using
                    two ingredients from the
                    kitchen cupboard.

                      TO BOOK CALL:
                      028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019         August Craft Month

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Sewing Machine                      Silk Painting                        Crochet Granny
Basics                              for Beginners                        Squares
A workshop specifically made        This workshop is an ideal            Using beautiful yarn, and
for those who are completely        introduction for people who          with a hook and patterns
new to sewing, or who would         are new to silk painting or who      provided too, come and learn
like a refresher course on modern   feel they would benefit from         how to crochet in a relaxed
machines. You will learn how to     revisiting the basics. Learn about   and friendly environment.

                                                                                                                August Craft Month Workshops
thread a machine, wind the bobbin   the different materials involved     In this workshop you will learn
and how to sew basic stitches.      before creating your very own        how to hold your hook and yarn,
We will talk about stitch width,    silk painted card. A handout will    how to crochet chain stitches
length and tension. Participants    cover everything taught and will     and how to form the basic
should bring along a sewing         enable you to go away with the       stitches needed to crochet a
machine (in good working order)     confidence to carry on painting.     granny square. This class gives
with a spare needle. If you don’t   All materials included.              you the opportunity to explore
have a sewing machine, enquire                                           several different techniques with
at time of booking and one may      DATE:                                lots of inspiration for finished
be available to use.                Saturday 3 August                    items. So why not come and
                                    TIME:
                                                                         enjoy learning with others
DATE:                               1.15pm – 3.45pm                      and go home with a stash
Saturday 3 August                                                        of squares and inspiration?
                                    PRICE:
TIME:                               £25
9.30am – 12.30pm                                                         DATE:
                                                                         Saturday 10 August
PRICE:
£30                                                                      TIME:
                                                                         9.30am – 1.30pm
                                                                         PRICE:
                                                                         £35

                                                                                                   20 — 21
August Craft Month                        DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                                AUGUST CRAFT MONTH – ADULT WORKSHOPS

                               Glass Painting                         Learn how to                            Creative
                               Glass painting is a lovely craft
                                                                      Sew Curtains                            Feltmaking
                               workshop to do! You will learn
                               to play with light and form to         Curtains can be very expensive          Discover the joys of ‘painting’
                               explore the versatility of the         to order, so why not learn how to       with merino wool. Learn about
                               translucent paint. Everyone will       make them yourself? You will learn      the tools, materials and techniques
                               each paint a beautiful glass plate.    how to make pencil pleat, fully         required for wet felting. We’ll start
                               All the materials you will need        lined curtains. You will see how        with a demo to help you decide
August Craft Month Workshops

                               are provided, including paints,        to measure the window correctly,        what you want to make. There
                               design ideas, and the plate itself.    square off the fabric, add the lining   will be a large range of colours
                               However if you have a particular       and attach the header tape, as          of wool for you to choose from
                               glass piece you would like to          well as lots of tips and tricks.        and the design is up to you however
                               use feel free to bring it along        You will make a sample curtain in       if you are unsure there will be
                               with you on the day.                   this class to take away with you.       some samples for inspiration to
                                                                      All techniques will be detailed         help you out! Needle felting will
                                                                      in hand-outs with step by step          also be taught as it is a great way
                               DATE:
                               Saturday 10 August                     instructions for you to refer back      to embellish and add detail to
                                                                      to with the aim that you will be        your design. Previously workshop
                               TIME:
                               2.30pm – 4.30pm
                                                                      able to make your first pair of         participants have made felted
                                                                      curtains at home with confidence!       pictures and brooches.
                               PRICE:                                 Please bring along a sewing machine     All materials included.
                               £25
                                                                      with spare needle. If you don’t have
                                                                      a machine please enquire at time of     DATE:
                                                                      booking and one may be available.       Saturday 24 August
                                                                      All other materials will be supplied.   TIME:
                                                                                                              9.30am – 1pm
                                                                      DATE:                                   PRICE:
                                                                      Saturday 17 August                      £35
                                                                      TIME:
                                                                      10am – 4pm

                                 TO BOOK CALL:                        PRICE:
                                                                      £40
                                 028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019           August Craft Month

Jewellery Making                        Pebble Art                             Hand Embroidery
This workshop is aimed at those         Pebble Art is a very popular           Embroidery is the art of decorating
who want to create bespoke pieces       crafting activity to do and the        fabric with threads using a variety
of jewellery. Participants will         results are amazing! It is so much     of stitches in various colours.
be able to create their very own        fun from painting the pebble to        Each participant will create a
beaded jewellery pieces including       using pebbles to produce various       sampler of embroidery stitches
choice of necklaces, bracelets and      images…there’s no end to being         and will receive hand-outs as
earrings. You will be shown how         creative. The tutor will have lots     a reminder of how to sew the

                                                                                                                      August Craft Month Workshops
to make stunning jewellery pieces       of ideas and inspiration to help you   stitches. You will learn how to
using specialist tools and wire.        enjoy a relaxed and fun morning        embroider chain, blanket, feather,
Perhaps you want to make jewellery      and you will leave with a beautiful    french knots and couching plus
pieces for an upcoming wedding          framed pebble art picture to hang      lots more. Embroidery hoops
or special occasion or for a gift for   on your wall or give as a gift.        and all materials and threads
friends and family? You don’t need      Price includes all materials,          will be provided. You’ll look at
to have any previous experience         tools and instructions.                how to source inspiration for
as you will get plenty of creative                                             your own designs, and how to
help and inspiration from the tutor     DATE:                                  transfer those designs onto your
and the workshop will suit children     Saturday 31 August                     chosen fabrics, before you know
as well as adults. All children         TIME:                                  it you’ll be stitching your cares
must be accompanied by an adult.        10am – 12 noon                         away, embroidering new life into
All materials, tools and                                                       everything from cushion covers,
                                        PRICE:
instructions included.                  £25                                    pillowcases to shopping bags and
                                                                               clothing. This workshop is suitable
DATE:                                                                          for beginners or for those looking
Saturday 24 August                                                             to refresh their skills.
TIME:
2pm – 4.30pm                                                                   DATE:
                                                                               Saturday 31 August
PRICE:
£28 (adults)                                                                   TIME:
£10 (children) Age 8 – 16 years                                                1pm – 3pm
                                                                               PRICE:
                                                                               £25

                                                                                                         22 — 23
Kids and Teens             DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                 Rock School                                             Dance
                 Whether you’re an absolute         DATE:		              This class is a chance           DATE:
Kids and Teens

                 beginner or a more advanced        Thursday 2 May       to try different styles of       Thursday 2 May –
                 player, Ossia Music Rock School    for 8 week           dance, it will explore jazz,     Thursday 30 May
                                                                                                          (5 weeks)
                 offers you the opportunity to      TIME:
                                                                         contemporary and musical
                 learn and improve your skills on   4pm – 6pm            theatre technique and will       TIME:
                 guitar, bass, drums, keyboards,                         include fun and challenging      7.30pm – 8.30pm
                 and vocals, from professional      PRICE:               routines each week. The class
                 musicians and teachers             £60                  will also explore how music      PRICE:
                                                                                                          £25
                 in a friendly and creative                              works in partnership with
                                                    VENUE:
                 curriculum-based environment.      Down Arts Centre     movement to tell a story,        VENUE:
                                                                         so it is a good opportunity      Down Arts Centre
                                                    TUTOR:               to be creative. It is suitable
                                                    Ossia Music School   for people with a range          TUTOR:
                                                                         of experience.                   Jennifer Rooney
                                                    GUIDANCE:
                                                    11 –                                                  GUIDANCE:
                                                    15yrs
                                                                                                          11+
                                                                                                          yrs

                   TO BOOK CALL:
                   028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019                     Kids and Teens

Kids Pottery                                                Illustration
classes                                                     Drawing is great fun,               DATE:

                                                                                                                           Kids and Teens
                                                            drawing well is even better.        Tuesday 7 May
                                                            And everyone can do it – all        for 8 weeks
Join Austyn Finnegan           DATE:
                               Saturday 11 May
                                                            that is needed sometimes            TIME:
to create sculptural forms,
                               for 8 weeks                  is an encouraging word or a         4pm – 6pm
animal pots, explore texture
                                                            nudge (smudge!) in the right
and impressing in clay,        PRICE:                                                           PRICE:
                                                            direction. Get guidance in the
make relief tiles and coil     £35 (4 – 6 years)                                                £55
                                                            techniques of pencil, pen
or pinch pots.                 £40 (7 – 11years)
                                                            and ink, watercolour, acrylic,
                                                                                                VENUE:
                               VENUE:                       even felt-tips or crayons if you    Down Arts Centre
                               Down Arts Centre             like – anything to get that
                                                            idea out of your head and on        TUTOR:
                               TUTOR:                       to the page. Join autho/artist/     Kieron Black
                               Austyn Finnegan              illustrator Kieron Black for this
                                                                                                GUIDANCE:
                                                            fun workshop aimed directly at
                               GUIDANCE:                                                         9–
                               4–
                                                            the younger artist and get that     11yrs
                               6yrs    from 11am – 12pm
                                                            creativity unleashed!
                                7–     from 12.30pm – 2pm
                               11yrs

                                                                                                               24 — 25
Kids and Teens           DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                 Fashion Club
                 This after school club is for creative young people           DATE:
Kids and Teens

                                                                               Tuesday 7 May
                 interested in learning to design and make clothing.
                                                                               for 5 weeks
                 Students will follow and adapt commercial patterns
                 and during the five weeks a summer dresses with pockets       TIME:
                 will be the selected pattern to focus on. They will also      4pm – 6pm
                 gain confidence in how to set up sewing machine, pin,         PRICE:
                 cut out fabric plus lots more very useful sewing tips!        £40
                 All materials are included and experience is not necessary!
                                                                               VENUE:
                 However please bring along own sewing machine.                Down Arts Centre
                 If you don’t have one please ask at time of booking
                 and one may be available.                                     TUTOR:
                                                                               Naomi Whan

                                                                               GUIDANCE:
                                                                                9–
                                                                               16yrs

                   TO BOOK CALL:
                   028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019               Kids and Teens

Patterned                                               Block Printed Cards
Notebooks                                               for Father’s Day

                                                                                                                    Kids and Teens
This workshop will see kids      DATE:		                Make a delightful card with       DATE:
learning repeat pattern          Saturday 11 May        envelope for father’s day using   Saturday 8 June
printmaking techniques to                               block printmaking techniques
                                 TIME:                                                    TIME:
create the cover of a handmade   1pm – 3pm
                                                        and collage.                      1pm – 3pm
notebook that uses a basic
Japanese stitch binding.         PRICE:                                                   PRICE:
                                 £8                                                       £8

                                 VENUE:                                                   VENUE:
                                 Down Arts Centre                                         Down Arts Centre

                                 TUTOR:                                                   TUTOR:
                                 Lisa Murray                                              Lisa Murray

                                 GUIDANCE:                                                GUIDANCE:
                                  7–                                                       7–
                                 11yrs                                                    11yrs

                                                                                                        26 — 27
Kids and Teens      DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                 SUMMER
                 SCHOOLS

                                                           Illustration
                                                           Drawing is great fun, drawing well is even better.
                                                           And everyone can do it – all that is needed sometimes
                                                           is an encouraging word or a nudge (smudge!) in
                                                           the right direction. Get guidance in the techniques
                                                           of pencil, pen and ink, watercolour, acrylic, even
                                                           felt-tips or crayons if you like – anything to get that
                                                           idea out of your head and on to the page. Join author/
                                                           artist/ illustrator Kieron Black for this fun workshop
                                                           aimed directly at the younger artist and get that
Kids and Teens

                                                           creativity unleashed!

                                                           DATE:
                                                           Monday 1 July –
                                                           Friday 5 July
                                                           TIME:
                                                           10am – 12noon
                                                           PRICE:
                                                           £50
                                                           VENUE:
                                                           Down Arts Centre
                                                           TUTOR:
                                                           Kieron Black

                                                           GUIDANCE:
                                                            9–
                                                           11yrs

                 TO BOOK CALL:
                 028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019               Kids and Teens

Young Designers                    Young Designers      Young Designers
Design and make:                   Design and make: Design and make:
A T-Shirt                          A Pebble Art Picture Handmade Felt
Come along and design and          Pebble Art is a very popular          This wet felting workshop will
make your own unique T-Shirt.      crafting activity to do as the        allow you to get wet and woolly
Choose from your favourite         results are amazing! It is so much    to create a masterpiece to take
cartoon characters or images of    fun from painting the pebble to       home. Children will learn how
your favourite sports/hobbies.     using pebbles to produce various      to build up layers to create a
                                   images…there’s no end to being
All materials will be provided                                           background and then design a
                                   creative. Your child will have lots

                                                                                                                 Kids and Teens
however your child may wish to                                           picture to go on the surface.
                                   of fun arranging their pebbles and
bring along a snack and drink to   various other natural materials       Girls might want to make a
enjoy during our break time.       into a lovely design. Each pebble     landscape scene or perhaps
                                   picture is unique and the children    some beautiful butterflies and
DATE:                              will have lots of own ideas but if    the boys maybe want to make
Saturday 20 July                   not the tutor will help develop       some snails or even scary snakes!
                                   your child’s ideas into a beautiful   These workshops will involve water,
TIME:
                                   framed pebble art picture. Your       soap and getting your hands wet!
10am – 11.30pm
                                   child may wish to bring along a       Your child may wish to bring along
PRICE:                             snack to enjoy during our break       a snack to enjoy during our break
£15                                time. Price includes all materials,   time. All materials will be supplied.
VENUE:                             tools and instructions.
Down Arts Centre
                                                                         DATE:
TUTOR:                             DATE:                                 Saturday 20 July
Naomi Whan                         Saturday 20 July
                                                                         TIME:
GUIDANCE:                          TIME:                                 2pm – 4pm
 5–                                12 noon – 1.30pm
10yrs                                                                    PRICE:
                                   PRICE:                                £15
                                   £15
                                                                         VENUE:
                                   VENUE:                                Down Arts Centre
                                   Down Arts Centre
                                                                         TUTOR:
                                   TUTOR:                                Naomi Whan
                                   Naomi Whan
                                                                         GUIDANCE:
                                   GUIDANCE:                              6–
                                    5–                                   12yrs
                                   10yrs
                                                                                                    28 — 29
Kids and Teens             DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                 Minecraft                                              Specialist Performing Arts
                 Minecraft is a sandbox video        DATE:
                                                                        Week for 12-18 year olds
                 game that allows players to         Monday 22 July –
                 work individually or as part        Friday 26 July     Choose ONE Specialist Area  DATE :
                 of a team to build their own                           from ACTING/ DANCE/ THEATRE Monday 29 July –
                 worlds. We like to think of it      TIME:                                                  Friday 2 August
                 like a digital version of Lego.     10am – 4pm         Take part in a series of
                                                                        specialist workshops linked         TIME:
                 WORKSHOP OUTLINE                    PRICE:                                                 10am – 4pm
                                                                        by a contemporary and relevant
                 Minecraft Team Challenge            £65
                                                                        theme and have the opportunity      PRICE:
                 Participants work in teams
                 to complete a variety of build      VENUE:             of sharing your work at the         £65
                                                     Down Arts Centre   end of the week. Suitable for
Kids and Teens

                 challenges during our Minecraft
                 Workshop. These challenges will                        everyone; including beginners       VENUE:
                                                     TUTOR:             and those considering a career      Down Arts Centre
                 be customised to suit different,
                                                     Ossia School
                 subjects and can also change                           in the performing arts or
                                                     of Music                                               TUTOR:
                 in difficulty depending on the                         theatre design.                     Jenny Long,
                 experience the participants         GUIDANCE:                                              Jenna Finnegan
                 have using Minecraft.                                  ACTING – Explore a range
                                                      8–                                                    & Mark Revels
                 Design and Animate your
                                                     12yrs              of techniques and styles
                 Minecraft Character                                    from method acting to               GUIDANCE:
                 This can be a bit boring when                          contemporary physical theatre.      12+
                                                                                                            yrs
                 everyone on your team looks
                 the same. We can also run a                            DANCE – Develop dance
                 design your own character                              techniques and skills in a
                 workshop that allows the                               range of styles including
                 participants to design their own                       musical theatre. Focus on
                 character that they can play as                        skills required to perform to
                 during the game. They can also                         an audience with confidence
                 print off and create a real life                       and compete in today’s
                 3D model of the character                              dance industry.
                 We can also help you bring your
                 character to life with our own                         THEATRE DESIGN – Investigate
                 animation app. So you can show                         a variety of stage design styles,
                 off your creativity to the world.                      create a mood board and a
                 With our animation app you                             model box, develop scene
                 can create animated cartoon                            painting skills and create a
                 characters using frame-to-                             stage set.
                 frame animation.
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019            Kids and Teens

Intermediate                        Arts Summer                           Rock School
Summer School                       School                                A week of mayhem, noise
                                                                          and chaos is what you might
‘Be Supercalifragilistic            Picasso self portrait art             expect if you come to Rock School.
Expialidocious’ this summer         workshops, where the kids             But by the end it you will have
at the Down Arts Centre!            can explore the magic of self         made some new friends and found
                                    expression and exploration of         some old ones, learnt some new
Join us for a fun filled week
                                    colour and form, whilst being         songs, maybe even rediscovered
of acting, dancing, singing
                                    tactile with a range of               some old ones, and above all you
and art! Make new friends,
                                    varying materials.                    will definitely have played one of
build self-confidence and develop
new skills! This year we will be    The end result of the workshop        the best gigs of your life.

                                                                                                               Kids and Teens
creating a performance based on     will be a low relief, free standing
scenes from the legendary hit,      and colourful self portrait of all    DATE:
‘Mary Poppins’. The week will       the participants.                     Monday 19 August –
culminate in a sharing of work                                            Friday 23 August
for parents and friends.            DATE:                                 TIME:
                                    Monday 12 –                           10am – 4pm
                                    Friday 16 August
DATE:
Monday 5 August –                   TIME:                                 PRICE:
Friday 9 August                     10am – 12 noon                        £65 concession

TIME:                               PRICE:                                VENUE:
10am – 4pm                          £40                                   Down Arts Centre
PRICE:                              VENUE:
£65                                 Down Arts Centre                      TUTOR:
                                                                          Ossia Music Tutors
VENUE:                              TUTOR:
Down Arts Centre                    Mark Revels                           GUIDANCE:
                                                                          11 –
TUTOR:                              GUIDANCE:                             18yrs
Jenny Long,                         4–
                                    6yrs
Jenna Finnegan
& Mark Revels
GUIDANCE:
 7–
11yrs

                                                                                                   30 — 31
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                SUMMER
                NIGHTS
                & SUMMER
                DAYS
                                          Wedding Fever                         The Legend
                                          The ever-popular Belvoir Players
                                                                                of Luke Kelly
                                          make a welcome return to Newcastle
                                          for their now legendary Summer       On 30th January 1984 it was said
                                          Theatre tour with ‘Wedding Fever’,   that the whole of Ireland grieved
                                          a rip-roaring Sam Cree comedy.       the death of Dubliner Luke Kelly.
                                                                               He left an indelible mark as being
                                          Wedding fever is gripping the        the greatest folk artist of the 20th
                                          Galbraith household. Myra, daughter  Century and is regarded as one of
                                          of football fanatic, Alec, is due to Ireland’s cultural treasures.
                                          marry canny countryman Dennis
                                          Hall. His farmer parents come to     When Dublin singer/ songwriter/
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                                          town to meet their prospective       multi-instrumentalist Chris
                                          in-laws and, as if this was not      Kavanagh performs, his talent
                                          enough, American relations descend captures the depth and passion
                                          on the household. To add further     of the great man he is so heavily
                                          confusion, railway worker Alec is    influenced by. Over the past 16
                                          involved in a strike, son Davy has   years he has amazed audiences
                                          been in an accident and nosey        with sell-out performances.
                                          neighbour Emily Beattie constantly
                                          gets in everyone’s way.              DATE:
                                                                                Saturday 6 July
                                          Expect the usual Sam Cree magic
                                          from start to end.                    TIME:
                                                                                8pm (bar available from 7pm)
                                                                                PRICE:
                                          DATE:
                                                                                £16 / £14 concession
                                          Friday 5 July
                                                                                VENUE:
                                          TIME:
                                                                                Newcastle Community Cinema
                                          8pm (bar available from 7pm)
                                                                                PRESENTED BY:
                                          PRICE:
                                                                                Aine Hanratty Entertainments
                                          £12 / £10 concession
                                          VENUE:
                                          Newcastle Community Cinema
                                          PRESENTED BY:
                TO BOOK CALL:             Belvoir Players
                028 4461 0747
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019                     Summer Nights

Dolly’s                                The Illegals with                        Letting Go
Jukebox Band                           Niamh Kavanagh                           or Losing It
The greatest hits of Dolly Parton      Oldshore Productions presents            Nuala McKeever’s hilarious stand-
with country classics old & new        THE ILLEGALS with Niamh Kavanagh         up show comes to Newcastle!
– celebrating all things Dolly and     Eagles and Fleetwood Mac ‘25’ Tour
                                                                                If you’re gliding gracefully towards
more! Come and join Dolly and          Twenty-five years ago the Eagles         the second half of your life, maybe
friends for a night to remember        came back with their magical             this isn’t the show for you. But if
including the most popular floor       Hell Freezes Over world tour and         you want reassurance that you’re
fillers, toe-tappers and sing-a-long   Fleetwood Mac reformed their most        not the only one struggling with
tunes from country, rock & pop!!       successful line-up.                      all the things life throws at you,

                                                                                                                          Summer Nights
                                                                                step right up!
For further information on             To celebrate, The Illegals are putting
our show including videos,             a new show for these two ground-         Weight gain, menopause,
                                       shaking music events from the            bereavement and becoming
press releases, photos etc.
                                       world’s two most iconic rock bands       invisible – just some of the joys
www.facebook.com/
                                                                                that await the woman of a certain
DollysJukeboxBand                      Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the        age! What to do? Lie down and
                                       mesmerizing voice and mischievous        take it (at least that makes your
DATE:                                  spirit, The Illegals will take you on    stomach look flatter) or stand up
Friday 19 July                         a journey for three hours of soulful     and laugh?
                                       harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering
TIME:                                                                           Nuala McKeever gives both a
                                       guitars and unforgettable songs.
8pm (bar available from 7pm)                                                    go in her hilarious new show as
PRICE:                                 The best of two legendary                she transforms the awful into
£15 / £12 concession                   bands in one night?                      the awfully funny, by way of her
                                       It’s almost too good to be true.         trademark wit and compassion.
VENUE:
Newcastle Community Cinema
                                       DATE:                                    DATE:
                                       Saturday 20 July                         Friday 26 July
                                       TIME:                                    TIME:
                                       8pm (bar available from 7pm)             8pm (bar available from 7pm)
                                       PRICE:                                   PRICE:
                                       £17.50 / £15 concession                  £15 / £13 concession
                                       VENUE:                                   VENUE:
                                       Newcastle Community Cinema               Newcastle Community Cinema
                                       PRESENTED BY:
                                       Oldshore Productions
                                                                                                           32 — 33
Summer Nights                DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                The 70’s/80’s                         Plaza Suite                          Cash Returns
                Rewind Show                           Hilarity abounds in Neil             The smash hit band ‘Cash Returns’
                with Johnny Hero                      Simon’s terrific comedy portrait
                                                      of three very different couples
                                                                                           makes their way back to the stage
                                                                                           this time with an exciting new
                                                      occupying the same suite at the      show to mark the 50th anniversary
                Flashback – The Ultimate
                                                      New York Plaza Hotel on three        of Johnny Cash’s legendary
                musical journey
                                                      very different occasions.            San Quentin album.
                Flashback is a fabulous, feel-good
                celebration of the music of the 70s   Follow the antics of a suburban      The award winning JP Mac as
                and 80s, featuring a nine-piece       couple whose marriage is on the      the Man In Black along with June
                totally live band belting out the     rocks, the exploits of a Hollywood   Carter and electric live band will
                                                      bigwig who, after three marriages,   bring the audiences back to 1969
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                biggest hits of the golden years.
                The show includes songs by Donna      is looking for fresh fields and      when Cash blew away the inmates
                Summer, Bay City Rollers, Sweet,      a mother and father fighting         of San Quentin penitentiary and
                Cockney Rebel, Stevie Wonder,         about the best way to get their      the rest of the world with one
                Erasure, Madonna, Wham, Cher,         bride-to-be daughter out of the      of the most famous and iconic
                Bon Jovi, Queen, Whitney, Boy         bathroom and down to the ballroom    live musical performances in
                George and many more.                 where their guests and her future    front of TV cameras.
                                                      husband are waiting…
                Special guest Johnny Hero from                                             Experience for yourself the
                U105 radio joins the band onstage     Married bliss…or love in crisis?     authentic sound they heard that
                to sing some 70s classics and throw   Find out in this fantastic night     special evening and listen to,
                a few shapes. Grab your dancing       of comedy courtesy of South          ‘A Boy Named Sue’, ‘Folsom Prison
                shoes and legwarmers for an evening   Bank Playhouse.                      Blues’, ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘San
                of fun and high energy music.                                              Quentin’ and a whole lot more.’
                                                      DATE:
                DATE:                                 Friday 2 August                      DATE:
                Saturday 27 July                      TIME:                                Saturday 3 August
                TIME:                                 8pm (bar available from 7pm)         TIME:
                8pm (bar available from 7pm)          PRICE:                               8pm (bar available from 7pm)
                PRICE:                                £12 / £10 concession                 PRICE:
                £15 / £12 concession                  VENUE:                               £17 / £15 concession

                VENUE:                                Newcastle Community Cinema           VENUE:
                Newcastle Community Cinema            PRESENTED BY:                        Newcastle Community Cinema
                                                      South Bank Playhouse
DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019             Summer Nights

Flash Harry                                                 The Elvis
Flash Harry are Northern            DATE:
                                                            Spectacular Show

                                                                                                                    Summer Nights
Irelands most enduring tribute      Saturday 10 August
band, celebrating the music
of super star Freddie Mercury       TIME:                   Ireland’s premiere ELVIS        DATE:
and super group Queen,              8pm (bar available      show Starring CIARAN            Friday 16 August and
for over 25 years.                  from 7pm)                                               Saturday 17 August
                                                            HOULIHAN WITH HIS TCB
Flash Harry deliver a rock show     PRICE:                  BAND AND THE SWEET              TIME:
that will have the audience         £18.50                  SENSATIONS returns to           8pm (bar available
rocking in their seats and                                  Newcastle Community Cinema      from 7pm)
singing along to anthems of one     VENUE:                  on 16th AND 17th August!
of the greatest bands in history;   Newcastle Community     That’s right two nights!!!      PRICE:
featuring classics like “Radio      Cinema                                                  £17 / £15 concession
                                                            We had so many disappointed
Ga Ga”, “We Are the Champions”,
                                    PRESENTED BY:           people last year who couldn’t   VENUE:
to “Bohemian Rhapsody”,
                                    David Hull Promotions   get tickets...                  Newcastle Community
“Who Wants to Live Forever”
and everything in between.                                  So dust off the BLUE SUEDE      Cinema

The five piece band have played                             SHOES and the KISS ME QUICK
                                                                                            PRESENTED BY:
everywhere from the USA to                                  hat and get to Newcastle        TCB Productions
Dubai as well as major venues                               this August. But be quick!
in the UK and Ireland and                                   The last time the guys played
continue to sell out venues                                 two nights THEY BOTH SOLD
wherever they go, recreating                                OUT! You’ve been warned!
the magic of Queen for
audiences young and old.                                    THE ELVIS SPECTACULAR
                                                            SHOW... NEWCASTLE
For a true celebration of the
                                                            COMMUNITY CINEMA ...
music of Queen, Flash Harry
are a band not to be missed.                                16th &17th AUGUST 2019
                                                                                                        34 — 35
Summer Nights              DOWN ARTS SEASON PROGRAMME May–August 2019

                A Night in November Bjorn Identity
                Can passion really                 DATE:                  The Björn Identity® exceed           DATE:
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                change a man?                      Friday 23 August       all expectations of ABBA             Saturday 24 August
                                                                          tribute bands from their
                Kenneth McAllister, a clerk        TIME:                                                       TIME:
                                                                          stunning replica costumes,
                in the local welfare office, is    8pm (bar available                                          8pm (bar available
                                                   from 7pm)              vocal likeness and Abba style        from 7pm)
                a Belfast Protestant who has
                                                                          choreography, to a perfect
                followed all the rules. He loved
                                                   PRICE:                 copy of Benny’s famous white         PRICE:
                who he was supposed to love.       £17 / £15 concession                                        £17 / £15 concession
                                                                          Yamaha piano. Widely known
                He lived where he was expected
                                                                          for their love of audience
                to live. He fought who he was      VENUE:                                                      VENUE:
                                                   Newcastle Community    participation, The Björn             Newcastle Community
                taught to fight. Until one night
                                                   Cinema                 Identity® with their Swedish         Cinema
                – a night in November – he did
                                                                          humour & professionalism are
                the most exciting, outrageous,
                                                   PRESENED BY:           committed to re-creating the         PRESENTED BY:
                crazy, mad thing he’d ever done.   Soda Bread                                                  Musicon
                                                                          music of their tribute idols.
                ‘A Night in November’ is           Theatre Company                                             Entertainment
                the stunning multi-award                                  This show is an authentic
                winning play from Marie                                   and live ‘ABBA in concert’
                Jones, the writer of other                                experience unlike any previous
                hit shows such as ‘Stones In                              comparisons. With all the glitz
                His Pockets’ and ‘Christmas                               of the classic 70’s era, featuring
                Eve Will Kill You’. This brand                            ALL of ABBA’s greatest hits
                new 25th Anniversary                                      and much more!
                production by Sodabread
                Theatre Company is directed
                by Matthew McIlhinney
                and stars Matthew Forsythe.
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