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Dock Blogger Message for All of You

October 26, 2011

(with kind regards to The Reduced Shakespeare Company)

Thought it was a good one for you. Especially since I wrote a poem yesterday. And not even a lousy one at that!

Your D B


Curator’s Tour through The Galleries

October 19, 2011

… and last but not least, Thursday, tomorrow 2pm – just when the Market is packing up – we are on for another Curator’s Tour with Alice Lyons, a chance to gain insight in the current exhibition in an informal and friendly setting. Admission free as always.

and coffee with Davy after? …

… this of course is last months picture, that was before Audrey’s carpet, the new picture will be shot tomorrow!

Fishamble Theatre Company at The Dock TONIGHT

October 19, 2011

This is the Very last chance to grab the remaining handful of tickets for an evening of excellent theatre that is in store at The Dock at 8.30pm tonight! We welcome Fishamble Theatre Company with their award-winning play Silent on foot of its memorable run at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

The List             a fringe must-see if ever there was one

Herald Scotland             fabulous dance of whirling words…a bravura outpouring of sorrow, anger, hurt and lacerating wit.

 The Scotsman               unflinching, intensely physical performance… bristling with black humour

On top of all that, Writer/Actor Pat Kinevane is to take part in a post show discussion, facilitated by Marie Finney, Outreach Worker with NW Simon. 

looks like this is going to be the highlight of my own day too, counting the hours, counting my blessings! hope you are amongst the ones still getting a ticket, see you tonight to what  we feel  is going to be the theatre highlight of 2011 at The Dock!

 Bookings on 071 9650828 as usual of course.

happy out, Your Dock Blogger

Another Week at The Dock, and me still offline…

October 17, 2011

While Vodafone is currently working on my phone line and very sorry for the inconvenience caused, I am better safe than sorry and just put another whole Dock week into one post for you!

The Classic Film Club took off very well in September, so this months’ film The Quiet Man will probably draw in a good crowd too, especially if its lashing rain like now tomorrow morning again. Just to jog your memory – the club is especially for those of you who are over 55 or retired and would like the chance to see once again some of the old films from years gone by. Membership is free and entitles you to a discounted entry to all film club showings, and the perkiest part: it comes with a complimentary tea or coffee for you! Come along tomorrow, Tuesday the 18th at 11am and enjoy The Quiet Man with us, and have a chat and cuppa with likeminded souls to enjoy a perfect autumn morning in The Dock. And don’t forget to remind your mums and dads, and whoever fits the bill, as they may not read our blog yet and miss a good chance that way!

Next in line is our theatre show Silent on Wednesday night, for the ones of you who bought the Sunday times yesterday check out the culture section, there is a whole double page on your man Pat Kinevane the actor, a charming interview, information on the play. Looks brilliant to me, which of course is a rather subjective statement, but I absolutely made sure I had my tickets booked well in advance! Looks like they have a bit of an unstoppable success thing going on for themselves, shows in 50 Irish venues, 8 European Countries, and 3 US cities, I have to see that for myself! Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful new production… that is very much down my street! And to make matters even better there is a post show talk with Pat Kinevane which will be facilitated by Marie Finney, Outreach worker with Northwest Simon Community, that should be very interesting as well. Ring the box office on 071 96 50828 for the last remaining tickets; I’ll see you in the crowd Wednesday night 8.30pm!

Thursday at 2pm there is the long awaited Curators’ Tour with Alice Lyons, where she will lead a walk through Tracy Hanna and Audrey Reynolds’ exhibitions in the galleries. Lots has been said and felt about the current exhibitions, this may be the hour to see things from a different perspective or get involved in a discussion about art, everyone is more than welcome and admission is free. And yes, maybe this is my last chance to figure out that title Bayard Eade just yet; I’ll keep ya posted on that too!

So my friends, this is a week in one post once again, I am very much hoping that the next time I am logging on for you will be in my own cosy home, with my own working broadband and with a couple of cute little links, pictures and a bit more research up my sleeve for you! If you all want to ring Vodafone to speed things up, please go ahead, I am starting to have broadband withdrawal symptoms anyway!

Have a great week, enjoy our programme, and if none of the shows is for you this time please feel free to just drop by, have a cuppa in the Jury Room Café, take time out, read something and see the amazing Photo Exhibition from The Boyle Camera Club, their pictures are really and truly something else!

 All the best,

Your Dock Blogger

 Ps: anybody been to David O’Doherty or Mundy? Please let us all know how it went!

Ps 2nd: The Adaptation Film Festival on John Le Carré in Dromahair was a full success, cheers to the Mobile Cinema and Colin Mc Keown, you pulled it off well, man! Thanks for a great weekend!

 Ps 3rd: Just heard that The Artists’ Way is starting Tuesday evening at 8pm, last chance to grab the one remaining place! ring Claire on 087 41 87 33

David O’Doherty upload after all!

October 13, 2011


Your D B

Food for thought on Monday Morning

October 10, 2011

Just saying.

Have a great week, I’ll keep you posted about what’s going on at The Dock over the next few days…

Your Dock Blogger

Adaptation Film Festival, On My Radar

October 2, 2011

On My Radar 4 is just around the corner – in Dromahair, two weeks from now, check it out, Adaptation 2011 – Le Carré!

Adaptation – the only festival of cinema and literature in Ireland or Britain takes place for its sixth year in Dromahair. This year they celebrate the work of John Le Carré, showing a retrospective of rare television, feature films and talks by writers and directors. All screenings take place at Cinema North Wests’ 100-seater Cinemobile situated on the main square of Dromahair, County Leitrim. The schedule for the weekend is online now, looking very good to me, a selection of gems on the movie front there, a special reading, a workshop on the subject, a talk about The Trouble with Adaptation and a panel of expat Germans living in Leitrim and Sligo to relate their experiences of growing up in both East and West Germany. Although having no first hand experience in all that, the whole Berlin Wall and cold war thing is rather fascinating to me;  and just watching THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD we probably still don’t know half of it! Check out the programme for Friday the 14th of October till Sunday the 16th, you’ll be impressed, as there is still a lot more than highlighted here…

or on their official website here

I like the first, the Cinema North Wests’ one a bit better, but see for yourselves…

Interested? As in, you’re going along? See ya there!

Your Dock Blogger

The Dock for Culture Night

September 22, 2011

Culture Night, 23rd of September, an evening crammed with things to do, to hear and see, to join in, where do I start? I better stick to The Dock only for now, even though I am aware there is the Poetry and Prose Stroll on in Drumshanbo at 7.30, a group walk around the town with readings from the organizers and guests, and members of the public are strongly encouraged to join in and read their own or someone else’s work along the way. So much for my little advertisement for The Written Word Weekenders AKA organisers Eileen O Toole and Stephen Rennicks.

Anyway, back to The Dock, Culture Night really starts at 4.30pm with a kids craft workshop What are you made of?, 6pm is Writers workshop with Belinda Mc Keon, We love Vintage Workshop, Djing Workshop (aimed at all age groups so bring your teenager along as well!), and Life Drawing facilitated by Laura Gallagher. That is only the workshops so far, take your pick and get creative, Culture Night is for free, quite brilliantly so, an opportunity not to be missed for sure!

The Photo Exhibition of the Boyle Camera Club will be opened at 5.30, if my memory serves me right from now on the Jury Room Café will provide wall space for exhibitions too, all the more reason to have a cuppa there!

In the theatre space you’ll find the Teen spirit productions running from 6pm onwards, meaning that the film and music created by participants during our recent Teen Spirit Music Summer Camp will be on show throughout the evening.

And there is always more, 6 till 10.30pm DJ Sweet Cup will be keeping the vibe very Rock n Roll, and at 8.30 Saxophonist Cathal Roche will be on the scene as well.

And yes, there is more again: Vintage fashion Show and Makeovers at 8pm, if you are looking for a ‘special one of a kind’ dress, this event is not to be missed! I know at least two of my girls getting married this winter, girls I hope you are reading this, there is DRESSES to be chosen yet!

Last but not least, the previous mentioned artists’ talk, Audrey Reynolds in conversation with Arts Officer Philip Delamare at 7pm, so if you want to find out more about Bayard Eade, join Audrey and Philip up in the galleries and ask those questions of yours!

Hustle bustle ahead, lets conquer the colder season with those colourful antics that we’ve got planned for you  and all of us! I most certainly can’t wait!

 Your Dock Blogger

Culture Night in Leitrim

September 22, 2011

From live performances, workshops and gallery tours to talks, drama, dance and a whole range of other creative activities, Culture Night offers a cultural form to appeal to all tastes…

Watch this space for more! Your D B

Meet the Tutor in The Dock

September 13, 2011

Are you considering one of those daytime workshops in The Dock? There is a lot on offer for this autumn, and if music isn’t the thing for you then it might be Creative Writing, Drama or Oil Painting? And then there is the more unusual ones too, Writing for Movies, Glass Staining, Djing to name just a few… Six pages in the programme are dedicated to the workshop section, probably to conquer the onset of the falling leaves and shorter days in the most enthusiastic way possible! Check it out, and if you find something that is down your street, go for it!

This Thursday 5.30 till 7pm is Meet the Tutor night, a registration evening in the Dock where you get a chance to meet the tutors as the title suggests of course, find out about the classes, get your questions answered, and see what each workshop may have in stall for you! Might be a great way of checking things out, seeing who else might be interested in the courses and finding a familiar face on the morning of the first class in that room after all!

Check the programme; get ready to meet that winter blues with your chin up and some new skill up your sleeve!

Thursday 15th of September 5.30 till 7pm in The Dock to Meet The Tutor!

 Your Dock Blogger