Gavin Duffy’s Lecture on Sir John Lavery, Fundraiser for Highlanes Gallery, Thursday 22nd November at 7.00pm
Dragons’ Den star, Gavin Duffy, will give a fundraising, public lecture on the artist, Sir John Lavery in aid of Highlanes Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda, on Thursday 22nd of November at 7pm. Earlier this year, Gavin won on TV3’s Celebrity Mastermind where his specialist subject was the Belfast born painter John Lavery 1856 – 1941.
“I have always been fascinated by Lavery” says Drogheda man, Gavin. “This lecture will be different in that it is not a fine art lecture discussing the painter’s use of pallet, light and brush strokes but rather the story of the amazing life of Sir John and his wife, American-Irish, heiress, Lady Hazel Lavery. Lady Lavery appeared on Irish pound notes until the seventies.”
Highlanes Gallery which opened in 2006 is sited in a unique building gifted to the people of Drogheda by the Franciscans; €4 million euro was raised to transform it into one of the country’s most important municipal art galleries. It houses the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, which has many significant works by Irish and international artists dating from the 18th century to current times, including work by Nano Reid, L.S. Lowry, Mainie Jellett, Gerard Dillon, Mary Swanzy, Gabrielle Ricciardelli, James McNeill Whistler, Gereon Krebber and Jackie Nickerson.
Highlanes Gallery Curator Aoife Ruane said, “We are delighted that Gavin has agreed to do this lecture here in the gallery on November 22nd as a fundraiser. Lavery was the world’s most sought after portrait painter in the early 20th century and painted the most powerful person in the world at that time, Queen Victoria. He also painted the last Russian and Austrian Royals, British Prime Ministers, German Industrialists, American Presidents, Heiresses and Hollywood stars. In short, his portraiture covered from Queen Vic’ to Child star Shirley Temple.”
Aoife Ruane concluded. “Tickets are only €10 each but it is strictly on a first-come first-served basis. There will be refreshments on the night provided by Relish who now operate the popular café in the Gallery. We have kept it at an affordable price but we know it will sell out quickly so make sure to get your tickets now.”
Telephone: 041-9803311 / + 353(0)41-9803311
Or call into the gallery
Highlanes Gallery is grateful for the on-going financial support of Drogheda Borough Council, the Arts Council and Irish Cement Limited, as well as Patrons, Benefactors and Friends.
Highlanes Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Drogheda on the Boyne is 44km north of Dublin city centre, 25 minutes from Dublin Airport, and 1hr 30 minutes from Belfast.
Opening Hours: 10.30am -5.00pm, Monday – Saturday, closed Sundays
Admission free, donations of €2 encouraged
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Calipo Theatre and Picture Company
invite applications for a part time
Finance and Administrative Officer for an exciting new project!
Sharp Focus — Crossing the Divide, is a cross border film production project, which brings together young people and professional film makers on the production of four short films.
The Finance and Administrative Officer will be responsible for the financial and administrative procedures required to support the successful running of the project.
The successful candidate must be experienced in bookkeeping and computerised accounts and have excellent organisational and administrative skills.
For more information and a full job description check out www.calipo.ie
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 26 October to:
Calipo Theatre and Picture Co.
Barlow House, Narrow West St., Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be available to attend for interview on
Friday 2 November 2012
A Project supported by the European Unions PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Council/Poba. .
Traditional Songs from County Louth sung by Seán Corcoran, Gerry Cullen and Dónal Maguire
Thurs 25 Oct 2012 at 6pm
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
(beside Ha’penny Bridge)
Launch by two Drogheda Men:-
Nicholas Carolan, Director, Irish Traditional Music Archive
Eamonn Campbell, of The Dubliners
Wine, nibbles, songs and lots of Drogheda wisdom, wit and humour!
(Dundalk people WILL be allowed in, provided there are no Cromwellian jokes)
LOUTH MOUTHS FROM DROGHEDA is the punning title of a new CD of traditional songs from South County Louth sung by three internationally renowned singers from Drogheda – Gerry Cullen of The Voice Squad, Seán Corcoran of CRAN, well known as a solo singer and authority on Irish Traditional Song, and Dónal Maguire, who emigrated from Drogheda at the age of 15 and carved out a major name for himself in the British folk scene.
Gerry Cullen, Seán Corcoran, Nicholas Carolan and Eamonn Campbell spent their school-days together in the same highly talented class in St. Joseph’s C.B.S., Drogheda and even performed together as the school “showband” at local schools Xmas concerts.
DROGHEDA ARTS COLLECTIVE commemorates the DROGHEDA 600
In association with the DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE
November 1412- 2012
Wednesday 3rd October – 17th November, The Orchid, exhibition of prints by Cliona Doyle, Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St.
Thursday, November 1st . 8pm: The Great Drogheda Poetry Show. Featuring Drogheda poets, special guests and musicians in the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St. The night will also commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the Unification of the town of Drogheda which took place on the 1st of November 1412. Historical introduction by Dr. Geraldine Stout.
Commencing the weekend of November 15th to December 2nd,
‘Negotiations’ Art Exhibition featuring the work of Drogheda’s Visual Artists, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, South Quay.
Sunday, November 11th, 11am: ‘Remembrance Sunday Ecumenical Service and Drogheda 600′, an RTE/Kairos live television broadcast from St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter St. With music by Michael Holohan composer, local soloists, choirs and musicians.
Wednesday 21st, November – January 5th, 2013, ‘Unified’ an exhibition of work by Declan Kelly, Els Borghart, Laura Gramzow and Leo de Freyne in the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St.
Monday 26th, November 8pm: CLAMP New music by composers from Co. Louth and Meath by the renowned Con Tempo String Quartet in the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St.
Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November, Upstate Theatre Project, The Far Side in the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St. An interactive video art piece combining oral and social histories re-presented through the prism of a contemporary, collaborative art project.
Other Events of interest in November
Sunday, November 11th. 8pm: Reach Out, Concert and CD launch featuring Gerry Simpson and The Augustinian Gospel Choir. Augustinian Church, Shop St.
Friday 16th November, 7.30pm: Drogheda 600th Concert, St Peter’s Church, West St. Brian Irvine composer, members of the RTE NSO, local choirs and musicians. A Drogheda Borough Council Commission.
All Ages Music Showcase to launch this September in McHugh’s Venue The launch of the All Ages Music Showcase will take place in McHugh’s Venue, Drogheda on Sunday 16th of September. Admission to the event is at the affordable cost of €5.00 with a chance to buy tickets on the night or prior the event.
All Ages Music Showcase (AAMS) is a [weekly, fortnightly, monthly] showcase that aims to travel to local community areas in order to showcase the musical talent within that area.
Although the concept is familiar, AAMS will host a wide range of genres from Hip-Hop/Rap to Rock and Folk, offering opportunities that each act will find beneficial in an individual manner.
Acts can submit their details via Facebook or email. Biography, images and links are not something the AAMs team need; understanding that not everyone has the ability or access to such facilities. Each act that is submitted will be accounted for, guaranteeing that no act will be over-looked and each act will have a chance to perform at the one in many AAMS events.
After submission the AAMS team will make their judgement and five acts will be announced for a particular date. On the night, two bands will be declared as most favourable; one winning a free recording studio session with Bettystown-based Yip Yap Recordings, the other a professional photo-shoot with Dan Butler Photography.
All acts will be given honest yet critical feedback, a short PR consultation and the option to contact AAMS at any time for free advice, guidance and a range of opportunities.
The idea came about when Tony King, drummer of local-band Machine Gun Baby and Katie Hogan, NuMu Promotions, noticed the lack of opportunities in local community areas. Based in Mornington and Laytown, Tony King and Katie Hogan vowed to create AAMS in order to help kick-start and direct young aspiring musicians towards their goal.
The Machine Gun Baby drummer explains “Drogheda is a huge town, a very vibrant town with a lively music scene. As a hard-working musician I can honestly look back and admit I would have loved this opportunity. I’ve gigged all over the country yet I still come up against the same problems. I know how tough it is out there, you need to be tough, persistent and have genuine potential. Unfortunately at the moment it’s not a case of what you know, it’s who you know. I would like to change that or at least make a difference in the right direction, for the next generation of musicians.”
“I see this industry from a completely different point of view yet I agree completely. I’m tired of ignoring and not trusting our youth. I think it is this exact problem that creates anti-social behaviour. I work on a number of all-ages shows where big acts come to play for their underage fans; I think it is fantastic when some Irish and international bands take this approach. The catch is you have to travel to Dublin so we’ve decided to bring this to Drogheda with thanks to McHugh’s Venue.” States Katie Hogan All Ages Music Showcase will take place Sunday September 16th in McHugh’s Venue, Drogheda. Doors 3pm – 7pm. Tickets are €5.00 available on the door or visit www.facebook.com/allagesmusicshowcase to pre-buy tickets. For more information please contact email@example.com For general / press enquires please contact Katie Hogan on firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 069 7004
I would like to draw your attention to an exciting new initiative we have launched in Drogheda. The Drogheda International Classical Music Series aims to provide local audiences with a platform to see and hear the best of National and International musicians. As the setting for this series, Drogheda will continue to be an important hub for classical music, highlighting its most beautiful cultural venues and buildings. The programme is focused on mainstream Classical repertoire, combining the popular with the unfamiliar, and performed by both distinguished and lesser-known, but equally talented musicians. The Series will complement the work of the existing classical music initiatives in Co. Louth supporting the development of new audiences and continued appreciation.
I am attaching this season’s brochure and I encourage you all to come along to the concerts.
Our first concert this year will be Friday 12th October at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland starring internationally acclaimed cellist Marc Coppey and one ofIreland’s most successful pianists, Finghin Collins, for an evening of sumptuous music including the virtuosic Bach Sonata No.2 and Rachmaninov’s beautiful Vocalise. Tickets are for sale from www.droichead.com or from the Droichead Arts Centre 041 9833946 and we encourage you to book in advance.
If you would like to be included in the DICMS mailing list please let me know, or email email@example.com with your contact details.
We hope you can enjoy the diverse work we have on offer this season.
Áine Nic an Ríogh
Áine Nic an Ríogh
IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholar