April 2023 Events & Exhibitions
FULL DAY WELLNESS RETREAT
The Wellness Tribe
Saturday April 22nd 10am – 4pm
Booking on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-journey-to-explore-peace-of-mind-and-ease-retreat-workshop-tickets-593912276607
The Wellness Tribe welcomes you to the first in a series of Retreat Workshops where you get to relax and learn simultaneously with some movement, mindful thinking, and tea drinking and some pampering in a beautiful setting. Take Ownership of Your Health and Wellbeing with Self Compassion.
The mission is to provide a therapeutic experience which can be easily integrated into your daily life.
March 2023 Events & Exhibitions
The Midnight Hotel
EXTRA NIGHT ADDED – SUNDAY APRIL 2ND
March 31st & April 1st @8pm
Tickets: The Midnight Hotel Tickets, Fri 31 Mar 2023 at 20:00 | Eventbrite
Written by Derek Flynn of Theatre Vamps and directed by James Power of Stagemad, The Midnight Hotel tells the story of a musician who arrives to perform in the small Irish village of Carraig Dubh. He discovers some ghosts that the locals would rather stay dead and realises that small towns never give up their secrets!
Maggie Chapman & Betty Power
“All kinds of Everything”
A collection of Oil on canvas & board
March 5th – April 1st
A selection of watercolours and pencil drawings with prints available
March 5th – April 1st
February 2023 Events & Exhibitions
February 11th @8pm
Sarah McQuaid’s lush, chocolatey voice combines with her endearing personality, “subtle mastery onstage” (Huffington Post) and “brilliant musicianship” (fRoots) on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and (occasionally) drum to create a truly immersive experience.
THE TUG OF THE MOON Sarah McQuaid @ the Coastguard Cultural Centre reviewed by Liam Murphy
I first heard the Cornwall-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid in the Theatre Royal over a decade ago, and her distinctive soprano voice had a celestial quality. She shapes words as if giving them new meaning with her gentle and evocative style. Her contemporary folksongs echo a beautiful sense of being at one with her landscape, her journey, and her inner harmony.
She finished her Irish tour at the Coastguard Cultural Centre, a wonderful, intimate venue, and her rapport and empathy tugged at the hearts of an appreciative audience. Outside, the darkness settled on Tramore Bay, and the moon was shrouded, but musically you could feel the elemental tug of the moon, a sharing and reaching out across a crowded venue.
The stage was set, and her manager and tour audio, Martin Stansbury, eased down the lights, and the room was filled with ‘Sweetness And Pain’ and walking into a coastal mist with ‘Walking Into White’. The folk tune ‘Sprig Of Thyme’ echoed universal myths and foolishness. Her family stories and her children’s inspiration struck a chord with her audience.
She plays acoustic and electric guitar, tomtom and keyboards, and for ‘One Sparrow Down’, she got the audience to sing out animal noises. Her version of Micahel Chapman’s ‘Rabbit Hills’ was a beautiful introduction to an eccentric folk artist who produced several of her CDs. It is worth looking Chapman up on your choice of platform.
‘So Much Rain’ was a topical end to the first part.
After the interval, the ‘Silence Above Us’ was a meditation on ‘what is this world coming to’. Another song, ‘Yellowstone’, about volcanoes and earthquakes, reminded the audience how lucky we could be in our sheltered bubble of happiness. Finally, ‘The Tug Of The Moon’ reminded us of our life’s journey around the sun and how we are slowing down each year, if only by milliseconds.
Bob Dylan’s ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ was beautiful at “keep on, keeping on”. There is a lovely sense of change in this song, “There was music in the cafes at night, and revolution in the air’.
Her version of John Martyn’s ‘Solid Air’ was achingly beautiful, and her voice trembled in the air. The Ewan MacColl song ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ was sublime, and her encore after a standing ovation was a tender lullaby, bridging three generations – ‘Last Song’.
Oil on Canvas
February 6th – March 4th
“There is so much beauty in this world of ours, crashing waves backlit with sunlight, a small child hunting in rockpools, shadows cast by clouds scudding across fields. Every scene is there but a moment and then gone. To capture these transient moments on canvas so that the memory of them is preserved is the challenge.”
Students of Ardscoil na Mara
January 11th – March 3rd
Officially opened by MEP Grace O’Sullivan, the students of Ardscoil na Mara present their colourful art and ceramic pieces for the months of January & February. Showcasing a wide variety of art styles and forms curated by Head of Art Ms Sinead Driver, this exhibition will excite you with it’s energetic emerging talent.
Katie Gaudig Ceramics
January & February
Katie’s series of framed ceramic art is colourful, whimsical and more than a bit fishy! But in such a good way……