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Gala Fundraising Evening – 9th November, 2019

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With special performance,  Alive Alive O,  from Dry Rain Theatre Company.

Digging deep into Dublin’s rich tradition of sharing stories and songs around many a warm fire and a cold pint, Alive Alive O is the latest historical and hysterical offering from the irrepressible and cheekily irreverent Dry Rain Theatre Company.  Celebrating the wit and wonders of those inside the Pale who also managed to be just that little bit beyond the Pale, this grand old Irish tradition is given the kiss of new life by Dry Rain’s reigning queen, Lorraine O’Brien, aided and abetted by her regular comhpháirtithe sa choireacht, Emma O’Brien and Mick Heffernan.

Emma shines as Liberties girl Valerie, off to Galway on her first-ever holiday and soon racked with guilt over her slippery shenanigans with a local fisherman.

You will also meet two old liberty bells who are on an over sixties trip to Glendalough, only to stumble upon Elvis the Pelvis Presley, what’s the ‘King doing in Saint Kevin’s Cell, ?? the Jailhouse Rock!!! All will be revealed.

Amongst all of this there is an inner child roaming around who’s one and only ambition is to be a ‘Shocking Holy Saint’.  As if this was not enough, Mick Heffernan will entertain and delight you with his golden voice and musicianship. The trio who are beloved by Whale audiences are joined by guest artist Phil Keogh who will send you home shaking your hips, clicking your fingers and tapping your toes.

Given Dry Rain Theatre Company’s sterling reputation over the decades, and the acclaimed that greeted such recent hits as To Shorten The Road and The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas, you can be sure that Alive, Alive O will be a night to remember. A night made all the more magical given that it’s a charity gala performance for Greystones Cancer Support.

Maclean Burke, Damien from Fair City, will be fear a ti on the night and will keep everyone on their toes!!

Tickets : €25.00 – From whale Theatre

La Touche Place, Greystones
Tel: (01) 287 1601
Email: info@greystonescancersupport.com 

Annual Fundraising raffle will take place on the evening also:

  1. €1,000 SuperValu Greystones Shopping Spree from Anne Daly
  2. Dash Cam|Sponsored by Redwood IT
  3. Case of Moët et Chandon Champagne|Six Bottles
  4. Two Hour Flying Lesson @ Newcastle Airfield|Sponsored by Ross McParland
  5. Afternoon Tea for Two from Powerscourt Hotel
  6. Fourball from Delgany Golf Club
  7. Home Heating Oil from Glen Fuels
  8. Brunch for Four from Pigeon House Delgany

 

Public Consultation for Public Realm Plan – Thursday 19th September – Whale Theatre, 5.00-9.00pm

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Greystones 2020 in partnership with Wicklow County Council, Greystones Municipal District and support from Greystones Tidy Towns and funding from LEADER, have appointed the consultancy company The Paul Hogarth Company  to develop a plan for the most effective presentation, management and enhancement of the town’s public realm, with particular reference to the following:

  • Public space network
  • Connectivity and permeability
  • Parking and traffic
  • Legibility/maneuverability
  • Signage and Wayfinding
  • History and heritage
  • Tourist destination

The aim of the project is to develop a strategy for the town’s public realm, which can be used to identify and provide guidance for individual detail design projects. The plan will be visual and identify both short term and longer-term projects.

It is intended that the strategy will stimulate interest and activity among all the community in carrying out the activity to enhance the town of Greystones and that all stakeholders will be involved in developing a shared vision for the development of Greystones. The successful consultancy has gathered together a team with general expertise in urban design and regeneration, road design, traffic management and planning.

This plan will indicate, in broad terms, the role of the public realm including key urban spaces designated for enhancement, pedestrian priority linkages and the nature of restraint in remaining trafficked areas (speed reduction, space sharing, calming, lane restrictions, vehicle restrictions, bus priority). The strategy will contain an overall design statement which will inform the development of the public realm.

Public Consultation

There is a Public Consultation for Public Realm Plan on Thursday, 19th September at the Whale Theatre from 5 pm to 9 pm. If you can’t come along but would still like to ‘have your say’ – please complete the online feedback form here.

The Study Area

The town centre of Greystones will comprise the study area as outlined in the map below.

 

“The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas”

Wicklow Film Festival – 19th to 21st September, 2019

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Originally founded by Wicklow artist Brigid O’Brien, this year’s festival is a collaboration between Mermaid Arts Centre and Noel Mac Aoidh, Head of Film Department at BIFE (Bray Institute of Further Education). Mermaid Arts Centre is excited to reveal that the theme of the Wicklow Film Festival 2019 is Turning Points.

Film is frivolous, serious, absurd and combines every emotion that we can experience. A good movie can transport us to a fantastical world or wake us into action in one. We all have a favourite film or story that reminds us of a place or a person we love”. Noel Mac Aoidh

Turning Points is an attempt to explore the transformative effect of cinema and how these films changed/shaped the lives, careers and journeys of six filmmakers; Noel Mac Aoidh, Janna Kemperman, Kate McCullough, Sal Stapleton, Michael Donnelly and Karla Healion.

Screenings will be accompanied by an engaging post-film discussion with the filmmakers.

 ONLINE BOOKINGS: Book here

BOX OFFICE: 01 272 4030

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Culture Night at the Whale Theatre – 20th September, 2019

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The magnificent Whale Theatre in Greystones plays host for culture night to a wonderful evenings entertainment entitled Wicklow Voices.  Curated by Aideen Walton, an evening of talks, imagery, performance and music awaits and it is all free.

6.30pm: A fascinating photographic exploration and talk on the Famine, ‘The Landscape as Witness’ by Seán Laoide Kemp, followed by ‘Snapshots of Greystones’, an entertaining narrative history with readings, slides and song with Rosemary RaughterGreystones Players and the enchanting voice of Jade Phoenix.

7.45pm: Join or simply watch Making Waves Youth Theatre’s dynamic open drama workshop facilitated by Ciarán Coogan, then make up a team for Fourfront Games’ launch of their exciting new Portable Escape Room.

8.45pm: The best of Wicklow’s young music talent, including Music Generation’s Elevation Project performance of their collaborative compositions followed by the phenomenal multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Nicolaas Walle.

         

Phone: (01) 201 0550

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La Touche Legacy Conference – 13th & 14th September

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The 31st La Touche Legacy Seminar and 6th Festival of History will take place over the 13th & 14th September in the very historic surroundings of Greystones Golf Club.  The Seminar will once again be running in conjunction with the Greystones Archaeological & Historic Society.  All are welcome.  Full programme details will be listed shortly.

Phone 2875678

Open Air movie Night & Camping – 7th September 2019

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GAA presents Lego 2 – The Movie

Eire Og, Greystones Movie and Camping night is back! This year, the popular family film LEGO 2 will be on the big screen on Saturday, 7 September.

As well as the option to camp overnight on our spacious grounds there will be children’s activities, food stalls and lots of fun! What a way to end the Summer!

It all kicks off from about 5pm with the film starting at 7:30pm. You can bring food with you and adults can even bring a tipple if they so fancy.

Cost: Tickets are just 7 euro for the film only, family camping passes (which includes entry to the film) are just 30 euro.

What to bring: You’ll need to bring your own tents, sleeping bags etc, if camping. If you want to watch the movie sitting down, you’ll need to bring a chair, stool or blanket.

 

 

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