EVENTS

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The Fanzines at Lees Rock Garden

Sun 3 June

Joe Lees Tullamore

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/johnlee72

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Little Red Riding Hood

Fri 8 June @ 10.30am and 12pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: The Talisman Theatre Company is back at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre with a hungry wolf, a brave woodsman and a doting grandmother in “Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf”. Watch the wonder and magic of live theatre cast a spell on viewers as they journey into the imaginary world of Little Red Riding Hood, long a favourite of children everywhere. This original musical adaptation of the beloved Grimm Brothers’ tale about the little girl in the red cape is an absolute delight for children of all ages.

Cost: Adult €13 Child €12 Schools/Groups €10

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911

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Singfest Gala Concert

Sat 9 June @ 4pm

John Count McCormack Hall, Atholone Institute of Technology

Info: A real treat of young voices from across Offaly and Westmeath. Featuring the Singfest Festival Choirs and Midhe. The Music Generation Offaly Westmeath partner primary school all under the artistic directions of conductor Greg Beardsell and the Singfest Team and accompanied by the MGOW Backline Band and friends.

Tickets – €5 by emailing musicgen@offalycoco.ie

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Shout The 60's Mod Musical

Sat 9 June @8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging SixtiesThe musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout!, “the magazine for the modern woman”, as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era.

Cost: €18/15

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911

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Exhibition Launch - From a distance

Tues 12 June @ 5.30pm

The Atrium, Áras an Chontae, Tullamore

Info: With this exhibition, the Annaharvey Art Group wish to honour the memory of their friend and past group member, Ruth Colton, who died on the 18th April, 2017. Annaharvey Art Group are ten amateur artists: Dolores Hoctor, Olive Payne, Nuala Kavanagh, Tersa Fingleton, Marion Drennan, Joyce Meredith, Anne Dunne, Kay Kenny, Jenny Murphy and Camille King, who meet weekly. Working in oils, acrylics and mixed media, on canvas and board, the group wishes to showcase recent work that reflects their individuality; in style, subject matter and choice of painting medium. The result: a wide variety and range of painting tehmes and styles; landscapes, portraits, abstracts and still lives. For you to enjoy. Exhibition opens weekdays from 9-4pm and is on show until Friday 13th July 2018.

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Scripts Irelands Playwriting Festival

Thurs 14 June to Sun 17 June

Birr Co. Offaly

Info: For all lovers of theatre - Now in its fifth year Scripts is back for more original plays, workshops, site specific performances and kids theatre. We have included some in this bulletin..but there is much more. With special guests Rex Ryan, Jesse Weaver, Jim Culleton and Deirdre Kinahan. For programme details and to book visit the Scripts Ireland website.

Cost: See Programme

Contact: : www.scriptsireland.com

EVENTS Calendar

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Scene of Rhyme

Fri 28 June

Joe Lees Tullamore

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/johnlee72

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Birr Comedy Weekend

Fri 29 June to Sun 1 July

Birr Co. Offaly

Info: Headline acts and much more! Keep up to date with announcements on The Chestnut Facebook page or Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Cost: Check online for details

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or www.facebook.com/TheChestnutBirr