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Droichead Arts Centre Events 2024

  • Jan 19 2024 to Dec 31 2024, 12:00:00 AM to 01:00:00 AM
  • Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

     

  • 041 98 33946
  • info@droichead.com

Night Moves - Late Night Pilot Programme
19th Jan 2024 - 3rd May 2024

Night Moves at Droichead | Lisa Lambe with Steve Cooney 

Date: Friday the 3rd May 2024

Time: 10.00pm (Doors at 9.00pm) 

Cost: €25

Lisa Lambe and Steve Cooney

Our final late-night club at Droichead Arts Centre.

Enjoy ambient music by a resident DJ in our gallery, experience a bespoke art installation in our café/bar & enjoy a music programme in our theatre. 


Lisa Lambe is one of Ireland’s best-known performers, described by the Irish Times as “The finest singer and actor of her generation”, she was recently named Rough Trade’s Rising Star with her voice described by Hotpress Magazine as having a “truly beautiful tone". 


Steve Cooney is best known for his development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to traditional Irish dance music which he developed in West Kerry, and for which he won the National Entertainment Award with Séamus Begley in 1997. He has participated in making more than 250 CD's, either as a guitar or bass player or as producer and engineer. Also a poet and songwriter, he has worked with many iconic international artists in rock and country music but his primary focus is Irish traditional music, and fusions of that genre.
In 2020 he was given the RTÉ Folk Awards 'Lifetime Achievement' Award.

With support from Farah Elle and David Sanclair. Farah Elle has played Vicar Street, Electric Picnic and All Together Now as well as collaborating with renowned Irish folk musician Liam Ó Maonlaí for a performance commissioned specially for the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards. 
DJs/Visual Artists for Night Moves at Droichead will be announced later. Doors: 9.00pm. 

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2024. This season we have a programme of seven unique and eclectic shows.
The season features comedy, premieres, music, dance and productions that Droichead have supported in development and as co-productions. Kicking off with a production of Belfast Girls by Louth playwright Jaki McCarrick; the return of Brokentalkers with two productions -  Bellow and Masterclass, and This Is Pop Baby with Party Scene; a new comedy Prickly from actor/playwright Caoimhe O’Malley; The Hare a new play by Clare Monnelly and Bob Kelly, featuring live music from acclaimed musician Steve Wickham and fresh from a successful Edinburgh run Rope-A-Dope, by actor/comedian and former boxer Terry O’Neill.
Set up in 2017, and heading into its 12th season, Droichead Theatre Club brings audiences together to see a play, and like a book club, our audiences can share their views, thoughts and impressions informally post show with the cast and creatives. If this is your first or your 50th play, it doesn't matter, come along, and be part of the drama at Droichead.
Seven great plays for €87, and we do plan to produce at least one work in progress as part of our Droichead presents New Drama programme.

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ROPE-A-DOPE by Terry O Neill | Bewley’s Café Theatre | THU 2 MAY | 8pm
Rope-a-Dope is the gripping personal story of a young boy’s obsession with the toughest of sports. Combining thrilling physicality and hilarious stand-up, Terry O’Neill relives his dreams, struggles, triumphs and disappointments as he chases an impossible dream.
Rope-a-Dope is a joyous coming of age tale that invites you to step though the ropes for a few rounds of laughter and revelation.
Terry O’Neill is a busy actor and comedian whose film and TV credits include Michael Inside, The Meeting, Love/ Hate and Striking Out. On stage he has performed in theatres, comedy clubs and festivals all over Ireland and the UK. But in his old life, he was a boxer.
“Terry O’Neill and the whole production team have created an hour-long captivating journey into the world of amateur boxing and the great good it does for local communities, particularly its youth. With his movement and quick wit, Terry will leave you with a smile on your face. It deserves to be seen throughout Ireland.”                         No More Workhorse 
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PARTY SCENE by Philip Connaughton & Phillip McMahon | THISISPOPBABY | SAT 11 MAY | 8pm
Journey into the underbelly of queer culture and experience a sweaty pulsing dance theatre show exploring the complexities of desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction.
With an international company of incredible performers, Party Scene celebrates the heady high of the session but poses tough questions around drug use, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community. A bold and wild ride, the show sparks conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia, family and care.
Part urgent gathering, part explosive event, Party Scene asks: when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end?
“Exceptional…Gripping and Seductive” The Times


MASTERCLASS | Brokentalkers | FRI 21 JUN | 8pm
Following an award-winning international tour MASTERCLASS returns to Ireland. Featuring the savagely comedic feminist discourse of acclaimed New York artist Adrienne Truscott with the slippery dramaturgy of internationally renowned Brokentalkers, MASTERCLASS parodies the “great male artist” to within an inch of his life in order to uncover some difficult truths about privilege and power.
The show begins in the form of a cockamamie masterclass performed by fed up feminist Adrienne Truscott and all around good guy Feidlim Cannon. It’s fun. It’s familiar. There are wigs. But there is something more at play.
Using the arts world as a metaphor, MASTERCLASS is a literate and hilarious examination of gender and power.
Winner Fringe First Award – Edinburgh 2022 – The Scotsman 
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Film Club Spring/ Summer 2024 
23rd Jan 2024 - 28th May 2024  |8.00pm | Cost: €48 for 8 films or €8 for one. 

Film Club
Droichead Arts Centre in partnership with Access Cinema is delighted to welcome back our Film Club members with a season of eight engaging and beautiful films from around the world, specially curated by Sinead Brassil and Niall O’Brien of LMFM’s film review segment ‘Reel Reviews’. 

23 April | SCRAPPER (2023) | Comedy/Drama | UK, dir Charlotte Regan
Living alone in her London flat, 12-year-old Georgie must confront reality when her estranged father, Jason, shows up out of nowhere.


30 April | ANATOMY OF A FALL (2023) | Thriller | France, dir Justine Triet
A woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness.


14 May | THE OLD OAK (2023) | Drama | UK, dir Ken Loach
A pub landlord in a previously thriving mining community struggles to hold onto his pub. Meanwhile, tensions rise in the town when Syrian refugees are placed in the empty houses in the community.


28 May | NOBODY HAS TO KNOW (2021) | Romance/Drama | France/UK, dir Bouli Lanners, Tim Mielants
A robust middle-aged man suffers a stroke, causing him to lose his memory. The woman who takes care of him falsely tells him that they were secretly in love before his accident.
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DRAWDA | Drogheda Urban Art and Audio Trail 
1st Jan 2024 - 31st Dec 2024                

DRAWDA                                                                                                             

 

Drogheda Urban Art Trail – Embracing our mythological past

DRAWDA - a curated multidisciplinary public arts programme, launched in Drogheda between November 2021, and April 2022, culminating in an Urban Art Trail throughout Drogheda that focuses on key figures and moments from our mythological past.

Seven murals that focus on key figures and moments from mythology, with an Audio Trail! Pick up your printed map from Droichead Arts Centre, Love Drogheda BIDS or local business’ or view it digitally online below. Then, take a stroll throughout Drogheda following the trail, and use your smart device to scan the code and listen to the mythological stories behind the murals!

Mural Map

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Droichead Online Book Club | The Visitors by Jane Harrison | 27th April 2024 

Time: 11.00am 
Cost: Free Event

Jane Harrison

Droichead Arts Centre in association with Drogheda Library Service are delighted to announce a new online book club. A series of online book club sessions from January to June, facilitated by writer and curator Dani Gill. Titles will include Irish and international selections, from prize winning authors. The author of each book will join the group for a chat about the reading experience, in a special online setting.  We welcome all to these sessions, and we  hope to reach people who maybe are unable to attend live events at this time.

 
Jane Harrison is descended from the Muruwari people of NSW. Her first play Stolen had productions across Australia and toured internationally. She was co-winner of the 2012 RAKA Kate Challis Award for Stolen. Rainbow’s End has had numerous productions since its premiere in 2003 and won the 2012 Drovers Award for best touring production. Both Stolen and Rainbow’s End have been placed on secondary school curricula. The Visitors premiered at Sydney Festival in 2020 and won the Sydney Critics Award for Best New Australian Work for 2021. It had a new production at the Sydney Opera House in September 2023. Her novel Becoming Kirrali Lewis won the 2014 Black & Write! Prize, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her latest novel is The Visitors. She is the Festival Director of Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival (2016, 2019, 2022, 2024).


This event will take place on Zoom. Once you book your ticket online, you will receive a confirmation. Then the day before the event, you will receive a further confirmation with a zoom link to the event. The event will  go live at 10.50am and the waiting room will be open until 11.10pm so please make sure you are on time.

Any issues on the day, please email stockwell@droichead.com or call box office on 041 9833946. 
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 Pilgrim Street 2024 | 27th April 2024 
Time: 20.00
Cost: €25

Pilgrim Street
Droichead Arts Centre are thrilled to welcome Pilgrim Street back to our stage! 

Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and have garnered a glowing word of mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances. Drawing from fellow luminaries such as Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions outfit, Pilgrim St are about to bring their infectious melodies, harmonies and songs to venues all around the country.
With a setlist made up of covers and their own original songs they have graced the stages of Electric Picnic and Vicar street plus toured all over the country. 
Pilgrim St are a collective of musicians that include Peadar Farrelly on Guitar and Vocals, Eugene Donegan on Banjo and Vocals, Eoin McDonnell on Mandolin and Vocals, Francis McGinn on Bass, Mark Lynch on Dobro, Brendan Kelly on Accordion and Vocals and and Cathal McQuaid on the Fiddle.
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Jump Cuts Youth Film Festival 2024 | 26th April 2024

jUMP cuts

Boyne Valley International Film Festival Presents A New Youth Strand with - Jump Cuts Youth Film Festival Inspired by our youth festival committee in early 2023.

BVIFF are thrilled to present this bi-annual event in association the Droichead Arts Centre. Screening short films by young filmmakers from Louth and Meath curated by Award-Winning local filmmaker, and BVIFF Co Director, Frank W. Kelly. We are accepting films in two categories, First: 1st to 3rd year students, Second: TY students. There will be an award given for the best film in each category on the night, which will include a cash prize. 1

IMPORTANT DATES IN 2024

January 23rd & 24th - Filmmaking Workshop, 10:30am to 12pm each morning. If you would like a crash course in mobile phone filmmaking before making your film book a place now on droichead.com (spaces are limited.)

March 22nd - Deadline for Entries.

Send your entries to boynevalleyiff@gmail.com via Google Drive, We Transfer, an Unlisted YouTube Link or Vimeo. April 26th - Day of the Festival!

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Rope-A-Dope by Terry O Neill | Bewley’s Café Theatre | 2nd May 2024 
Time: 20.00PM 
Cost: €18/16

Rope a Dope
Rope-a-Dope is the gripping personal story of a young boy’s obsession with the toughest of sports. Combining thrilling physicality and hilarious stand-up, Terry O’Neill relives his dreams, struggles, triumphs and disappointments as he chases an impossible dream.
Terry O’Neill is a busy actor and comedian whose film and TV credits include Michael Inside, The Meeting, Love/ Hate and Striking Out. But in his old life, he was a boxer.


“Terry O’Neill and the whole production team have created an hour-long captivating journey into the world of amateur boxing and the great good it does for local communities, particularly its youth. With his movement and quick wit, Terry will leave you with a smile on your face. It deserves to be seen throughout Ireland.” No More Workhorse 

"A knockout performance… If Rope-a-Dope comes to a theatre near you, do yourself a favour and catch it if you can " The Reviews Hub"

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Party Scene by Philip Connaughton & Philip McMahon | THISISPOPBABY | 11th May 2024

Time: 20.00PM

Cost: €18/16

party Scene

Journey into the underbelly of queer culture and experience a sweaty pulsing dance theatre show exploring the complexities of desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction.

With an international company of incredible performers, Party Scene celebrates the heady high of the session but poses tough questions around drug use, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community. A bold and wild ride, the show sparks conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia, family and care.

Part urgent gathering, part explosive event, Party Scene asks: when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end?

“Exceptional…Gripping and Seductive”  The Times

Age guideline 16+. Party Scene contains loud music, use of haze, and brief nudity.

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Flook with Special Guest Patsy Reid |  Music Network | 20.00pm 

Time: 20.00PM

Cost: €18/16

Flook

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.


Patsy Reid is one of the most distinctive and admired fiddle players in the UK. Her unique blend of traditional and classical string technique has seen her perform alongside such an eclectic mix of artists as Kylie Minogue, Kathryn Tickell, Michael McGoldrick, Julie Fowlis and Zakir Hussain.
 

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Telephone
041 98 33946
Email Address
info@droichead.com
Address

Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

 

Date
Fri, Jan 19 2024, 12am - Tue, Dec 31 2024, 1am