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NOVEMBER 2019
 
 


ART EXHIBITION  - DAVE ENRIGHT – TOUCHED BY FIRE
Touched by Fire is an art and poetry exhibition by Dave Enright. The artwork comprises of hand drawn images using chalk, pastel, pen and pencil and digitally generated rendered images. Themes of depression, suicidal thoughts, elation and passive contemplation make up the sources of inspiration for the images along with the poetry. The exhibition is a celebration of "The Will to Live". Exhibition Launch will take place on Saturday 16th November at 8pm and the exhibition will remain on view until the end of the month.
 


Wed 20th – Mon 25th
JOHNNIE
A comic drama by PG O’Dea presented by St John’s Theatre. The cast features; Batt O’Keeffe, Frances Kennedy, Annette O’Donnell, Johnny Corkery, Barry Francis, Bernie Daly, Conor Foley and Sonny Egan. “Mary the servant girl has been given notice to quit. But when it is discovered that she has inherited £10,000 from the father who abandoned her, she is killed with kindness and proposals of marriage. 
 
 


Thur 28th
POEMS FROM THE PULPIT – AN INFORMAL EVENING OF FAVOURITE POEMS
Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh invites some of Kerry’s best-known faces to come out of their comfort zone and read some of their all-time favourite poems!  A relaxed evening of surprises, fun and banter as poetry comes alive in the intimate atmosphere of St John’s Theatre.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Kerry Hospice.
 
 


Fri 29th
DIRTBIRDS – SELF-HELP TOUR
If making the school lunches, doing the Jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years, is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show. Dirtbirds are comedy duo Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins (The Nualas).





DECEMBER 2019
 
 


Sun 1st

KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION – LIGHT TO REMEMBER MEMORIAL TREE CEREMONY

Remember someone special this Christmas by purchasing a ribbon to tie on the special Remember Memorial Tree outside St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre.  Remembrance Tree Ribbons and Cards are available in the Theatre in addition to many shops around Listowel. The Ceremony will take place at 5pm.  All are welcome.




Wed 4th - Fri 20th     

ART EXHIBITION - COLOURFUL SPIRITS

A collaborative art exhibition exploring a diverse range of tactile artworks in mixed media, covering themes ranging from folklore to spirituality. Participating artists include: Viveca Amato, Liam Brennan, Marie Brennan, Rebecca Carroll, James Dunn, Adrian Everson, Maggie McDonald and David Morrison.

Opening will take place on the 4th December at 8pm and the exhibition will remain on view until Friday 20th December.




Thur 5th

MIKE HANRAHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH JOE McGILL

Join us for an evening  of story, music and friendships as Mike Hanrahan talks to Radio Kerry’s Joe McGill about his memoir Beautiful Affair. Mike will share songs, tunes and anecdotes about his life in music and food. From the early days with Stockton’s Wing to training at Ballymaloe Cookery School, food and music have been parallel lines that have kept Mike Hanrahan on track his entire life.




Mon 9th - Wed 11th & Mon 16th

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Theatrix Stage School present the iconic musical favourite filled with unforgettable songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.




Thurs 12th

MÍCHEÁL Ó HAIRTNÉIDE - OÍCHE ÉIGSE & CUIMHNÍ CINN

MICHAEL HARTNETT - AN EVENING OF POETRY, MUSIC & MEMORIES

A celebration one of Ireland's best loved poets Michael Hartnett. Featuring some of his best loved poems in English and Irish, with music accompaniment. Le; Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Cathal Quinn - dánta/poems, Michelle Mulcahy - ceol/music,  Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - amhráin/songs agus Tristan Rosenstock - Fear an Tí/ MC




Thurs 12th & Fri 13th

SANTA’S SOOTY CHRISTMAS

Mischief, magic and merry mayhem from Centre Stage Theatre Company, Belfast as they return to Listowel with their sell-out show for two days.

Performances at 10am and 11.30am daily.




Sun 15th at 3pm

LIXNAW 1741

It was said there was only two places in the realm worth living, Lixnaw and London. Richard Walsh will host a work-in-progress performance based on the 18th century history of Lixnaw Court. It will feature a short talk on the topic, a selection of dramatisations of the history, live music from the era and an opportunity to discuss the history with the audience.




Tue 17th & Wed 18th

LORD OF THE FLIES

A youth theatre interpretation of William Golding’s award-winning novel presented by Theatrix Stage School.




Thur 19th

FILM CLUB - WOMAN AT WAR

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson this Icelandic film tells the story of Halla a music teacher who is an environmentalist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant by committing acts of industrial sabotage.  When she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application, she must choose between her activism and her dream of becoming a mother.  A funny, moving and utterly unique film. In association with Access Cinema.





We would like to wish all our audiences a very Happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming you through our doors again in the New Year.




 

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068 22566