As 2016 draws to a close, Roscommon Arts Centre is ready to entertain the masses in 2017 once more with an exciting and jam-packed programme of events. The artist in residencies of Catherine Donnelly’s Elderberries dance classes, Catherine Simon’s Youth Theatre, Cathy Jordan’s singing group Songbirds, and Alan Kelly’s traditional music group R TIME will all continue in spring 2017.
There are a number of workshops for children taking place throughout mid-term and Easter break including Brickx Club on 23rd of February, Fairytale Storytelling on 12th of April and the hugely-popular Minecraft workshops on 19th and 20th of April.
A number of special school cinema screenings will take place from January to April specifically chosen for Transition Year and Leaving Certificate students including the Golden Globe nominated Sing Street on 24th of January.
Visual Art highlights include a collaboration between Karl Burke and Padraig Cunningham with a group from the Brothers of Charity home in Boyle which opens in the gallery on 3rd of February and the winner of the Contemporary Photography Award chosen by Martin Parr will be unveiled on 13th of April.
Music highlights at the arts centre include The Furey’s on 21st of January, Eimear Reynolds on 28th of January, a Johnny Cash tribute on 11th of February and the wonderful Jack L returns on 24th of March.
Some of the biggest names in comedy will grace the stage, such as Des Bishop on 7th of January which is completely sold out, Conal Gallen is back on 25th of February, the hilarious Foil, Arms & Hog make their arts centre debut on 16th of March, and the one and only Neil Delamere returns on 21st of April.
When it comes to theatre, audiences will be spoiled for choice with performances such as Before Monsters Were Made on 23rd of Febraury. The Curse of the Button Accordion, starring Roscommon actress Sharon Mannion on 29th and 30th of March, the fantastic Mikel Murphi is back on 4th of April with his new show I Hear You And Rejoice which is the follow up to the hugely successful The Man in the Woman’s Shoes. Roscommon favourite Seamus O’Rourke brings his new show My Aunt Bee to the stage on 20th of April, and not forgetting the 2017 Roscommon Drama Festival which kicks off nine nights of theatre on 3rd of March.
For more information on all upcoming events and to book tickets contact Roscommon Arts Centre on 090-6625824 or go to www.roscommonartscentre.ie