Events

Things to do and see in Greystones

Sep
26
Sat
2020
An evening with the Degani Piano Trio @ Whale Theatre
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm
An evening with the Degani Piano Trio @ Whale Theatre

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Degani Piano Trio is an established Irish piano trio of distinguished musicians. They have recorded albums in recent years of repertoire including Haydn, Dvořák, Chopin, Brahms and Piazzolla. They are renowned for their insightful and joyful interpretations of the classics. They have performed regularly at the NCH Dublin, the Curtis Auditorium CIT, ‘Con Brio’ Festival (Sligo), Calary Festival, Crescent Contemporary Music Festival, Whale Theatre (Greystones) and other venues around Ireland. Most recently they completed a ‘Words and Music’ three concert series of Beethoven’s Piano Trios in the National Concert Hall’s Chamber Music Series 2020 collaborating with Barry McGovern in narration of excerpts of Beethoven’s letters.

Lyric FM will be broadcasting highlights from these concerts during the summer of 2020. Upcoming concerts and CDs include premiere performances of Piano Trio works by John Buckey, Michael Holohan and other Irish Contemporary Composers especially written for the Degani Piano Trio. www.deganitrio.com

 

Alan Smale, violin

Alan is founder and director of the Degani Ensemble and Leader of the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra for the 2020/21 season. For 20 years till 2013 he was Leader of the RTÉ NSO, and for 10 years prior to that Leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. He is a guest leader of the Ulster Orchestra and is a frequent concerto soloist. He is a great exponent of Irish contemporary music and has recorded concertos by Raymond Deane, Frank Corcoran, James Wilson and Jerome de Bromhead. Alan plays on a superb Venetian violin made by Eugenio Degani in 1896

 

Annette Cleary, cello

Annette is a prizewinner of international competitions in Europe and the U.S. and has performed as soloist with many orchestras in Ireland and Germany. She has undertaken five recital tours of Japan and played at major arts festivals in Ireland. Annette is guest principal with orchestras in Ireland and the U.K. and a noted baroque cello specialist. www.annettecleary.com

 

Rachel Quinn, piano

Rachel has performed numerous concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, Cesar Frank, Liszt, Litoff, Turina, Cesar Franck and Finzi with orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and the West Bohemian Orchestra in the Czech Republic. She has appeared in solo recital programmes at arts centers. throughout Ireland, and abroad in Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria and Great Britain. In addition, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory in the USA and was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music London.. Rachel is a noted teacher, chamber musician, and accompanist.www.rachelquinnpiano.com

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Oct
1
Thu
2020
An evening with Jean Farrell – Writer of The Six Mary’s. @ Whale Theatre
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
An evening with Jean Farrell - Writer of The Six Mary's. @ Whale Theatre

An evening with Jean Farrell is a nostalgic look at life in Ireland, during the 1950s and ’60s.

Our show is a trip down memory lane remembering happy times when we were young and innocent, full of hopes and dreams.

Hear about mothers of ten and more. Recall the wonderful dance halls, filled with music and song, youth and vitality.

Stories from the past are interwoven with lovely Irish ballads and songs we learnt in school long ago.

The show is very evocative, funny and poignant.

Written and presented by Jean Farrell.  Singers: Catherine Gallagher and Ursula Hanley.

Jean Farrell is a successful Irish writer. A 100 performances of her play ‘THE SIX MARYS’ have been performed in theatres all around Ireland.

Oct
3
Sat
2020
Traditional favorites KERN @ Whale Theatre
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm
Traditional favorites KERN @ Whale Theatre

Louth folk favourites Kern are back in 2020 with the trio’s eagerly awaited new album, their first since their critically acclaimed debut False Deceiver.

The Left and The Leaving is a similar showcase of the band’s unusual mix of personalities: Barry Kieran is a former Leinster champion fiddler, steeped in the raw, pure music of Oriel; Brendan McCreanor is an uilleann piper of rare passion and versatility whose distinctive playing is at once both modern and rooted in tradition and SJ McArdle is a critically acclaimed songwriter and singer who has previously toured and recorded internationally.

Kern’s music is a distillation of skillfully executed traditional elements – including a deep respect for native songlines – combined with fresh and often raw contemporary perspectives. Mining the deep cultural seams of their native Louth, the band presents thrilling interpretations of the music of the past and blistering, sometimes heart-wrenching new songs and compositions. The eclectic weave of their music is a result of their myriad influences and diverse formative experiences and backgrounds.

The Left and the Leaving was produced by Trevor Hutchinson and features the Lúnasa/Waterboys man on double bass throughout. There are also appearances by Dónal O’Connor (Ulaid, At First Light) and Eamonn Moloney (Full Set, Aoife Scott).

Kern have been hard at work since the extensive press and radio coverage which accompanied the first album’s release, clocking up the miles on Ireland’s highways and byways. Along the way the band have also played shows in Germany, Canada and the US, including at Milwaukee Irish Fest and Folk Alliance International in Montréal. The band also won the 2018 Temple Bar TradFest showcase.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Oct
11
Sun
2020
Greystones Vocal Academy Student Showcase @ Whale Theatre
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm
Greystones Vocal Academy Student Showcase @ Whale Theatre

Join students from Greystones Vocal Academy for a showcase  student concert. These talented young local singers will perform a variety of songs from pop and rock to musicals, jazz and the classics.

A wonderful treat on a Sunday afternoon and a chance to hear upcoming stars of the future!

Offering excellent vocal tuition for everyone, Greystones Vocal Academy was founded by local singer and vocal coach, Dara MacMahon and helps each student gain confidence and achieve their full singing potential.

 

Oct
14
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Oct
15
Thu
2020
Chris Kent: Christy Doesn’t Live Here @ Whale Theatre
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
Chris Kent: Christy Doesn’t Live Here @ Whale Theatre

Cork comedian Chris Kent is coming to the Whale Theatre with his brand new show ‘Christy Doesn’t Live Here’. Chris has more stories, more kids and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about over population. Chris tries to come to terms with being called “well trained” for carrying out basic tasks. Chris also gets deep and talks about his favorite clothes horse or “garment donkey” if you’re a maniac…

 ‘Original hilarious material…Among the best acts I’ve seen’ The Mirror ***** 

‘Hilariously deadpan’ Wee Review  ****

Unequivocally talented raconteur’ Ed Fest Magazine’  **** 

‘ Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer’ Broadway Baby  ****

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Oct
18
Sun
2020
Matinee Magic with Chris Holland @ Whale Theatre
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm
Matinee Magic with Chris Holland @ Whale Theatre

Fresh from such hits as Les Miserables, Dirty Dancing and Grease, West End star Chris Holland comes to The Whale for a very special afternoon treat.

Having recently appeared Sting’s The Last Ship as well as a production of Titanic in Toronto’s Princess Of Wales theatre, Holland will bring his decades of stage experience and studio recordings together with a collection of songs that mixes new favourites in with the all-time classics. Get ready to sing along.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/west-end-story/

Oct
21
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Oct
25
Sun
2020
Game Music in Action @ Whale Theatre
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Game Music in Action @ Whale Theatre
Oct
28
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Oct
29
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Nov
5
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Nov
11
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Nov
12
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Nov
19
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Social Fabric Podcast @ Whale Theatre
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
Social Fabric Podcast @ Whale Theatre

Are we there yet? We speak to a number of guests about their various quests from Ice Swimming in Antartica, crossing the Artic circle, running ultramarathons and explore what drives people to push themselves to the limit of what most of us would consider humanly possible. With special guest Bressie.

There will some music, some visuals and Q+A at the end of each half.

Conversations with people about their passion and interaction with their community. We cover a number of topics to help rebuild the Fabric of Society.

An all inclusive event to explore what makes people think.

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873610040

Nov
26
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Dec
3
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Dec
18
Fri
2020
A Night at the Opera with Jade Phoenix and Friends @ Whale Theatre
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Feb
7
Sun
2021
String Serenade – a celebration of local talent @ Whale Theatre
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm
String Serenade - a celebration of local talent @ Whale Theatre

String Serenade –  a celebration of local talent

Join the young string students of the Bray Music Centre plus special guests the Belenus string quartet for an evening of chamber music inspired by all things nocturnal in the wonderful setting of the Whale theatre.

The title ‘String Serenade’ is borrowed from a multi-movement piece of music that was popular as light occasional music, usually as part of an evening social gathering, in 18th century Europe.

Enjoy a wide range of music from arrangements of Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (one little night music)and wind divertimenti for string ensemble to solo performances of classical favourites from our senior string students at the Bray music centre.

Also on the bill, the Belenus string quartet will perform Borodin’s string quartet no. 2 in D major, with the famous 2nd movement Notturno. This young ensemble, who recently released a Christmas song with singer Hannah May under the alias No Strings Attached, are respected musicians in their own right and have been playing together since July 2019. This concert marks their first major public outing as an ensemble.

Feb
27
Sat
2021
Luan Parle New Album Release “Never Say Goodbye” @ Whale Theatre
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Luan Parle New Album Release "Never Say Goodbye" @ Whale Theatre

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades including Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. Her top 10 hit single ‘Ghost’ spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year.

Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age before later signing with Sony Music & Elton John’s management company Twenty First Artists.

Luan has written and recorded with some of the worlds most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Luan will be playing songs from her new album which will be released February 7th 2020. The album features 10 original tracks including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. This will be the fourth album release from the Wicklow born songstress. She will be accompanied by renowned guitarist Clive Barnes.

www.luanparle.com

“Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well” The Herald

https://www.hotpress.com/music/video-premiere-luan-parle-returns-something-beautiful-22799817?fbclid=IwAR3qvaZRS0pSeT5zosyZlwCS9r2EuJ55tcrppQmwyBuSmXzvrYDQ7Mbl-lc