Wednesday, 29 September 2010
What's on in Fermanagh from 29th Sept
Wed 29 to Sun 3
Enniskillen Arts Festival - see calendar below for individual events.
Vibrant visual art, dynamic drama, Music, dance, creative workshops and BBC digital circus. Special events for children,teenagers and young adults. Many events free of charge. Tickets can be purchased on the door (subject to availability) or in advance (in person only) at Fermanagh TIC Tel 028 66 323110. Ardhowen Theatre Events should be booked at the Ardhowen Tel 028 6632 5440.
Enniskillen Arts Festival Film ‘Crazy Heart’, Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 7pm Tickets £6 (combination ticket for all three films £15)
Inspiration Motivation in Challenging Times - 10am to 2.30pm. Westville Hotel, Enniskillen
Cost £20 including 2 course lunch. The Network for Enterprising Women Tyrone Fermanagh host this inspiring event for all business owners North and South of the Border. Fantastic line-up of inspirational speakers including Veronica Canning and Aideen McGinley OBE, representation from Stormont and breakout workshops packed full of relevant and useful information to apply in your business. Additional opportunity to network and make new business contacts. Further info from Ciara Callan 07736 518137
Partnerships: Enniskillen Arts Festival at Enniskillen Castle Museums 6pm and continuing to 7 January 2011. Opening to coincide with this year’s Arts Festival, this stunning exhibition celebrates the theme of creative partnerships. The show highlights work by Fermanagh artists who are also partners – see section on Enniskillen Castle Msueums.
‘Inspired by Autumn’ Flower Demonstration by Magheracross Mothers Union At 8pm in the Archdale Hall, Ballinamallard. Admission £5. To book phone Olive on 028 66388 483 or Valerie on 028 66 388117
Enniskillen Arts Festival Film ‘The Black Balloon’, Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 8pm Tickets £6 or combination ticket for all three films £15. Thomas is about to turn sixteen and start yet another new school but his problems are a little more complex than just being the new boy. His older brother Charlie is autistic and suffers from ADHd, so Thomas is often forced to be more keeper than playmate to him. And with their mother under doctor’s orders to rest in her final months of pregnancy, Thomas’ responsibilities to look after his brother are only increasing. A sensitive script and a great performance by Rhys Wakefield, with Toni Collette & Gemma Ward – directed by Elissa Downs
Enniskillen Arts Festival Event - Enniskillen Amateur Dramatic Society In association with Soroptimist International Enniskillen & District presents Green Rain by Miriam Gallagher. An theatrical/musical entertainmenet celebrating pianist and composer Joan Trimble. Ardhowen Theatre 8pm. Tickets £17.50. The evening will conclude with light refreshments and a glass of wine, - proceeds to Horizon West Children’s Hospice.
Thurs 30 to Sun 3
BBC Blast Free Creative Workshops for teenagers,
Enniskillen Castle Museums Courtyard, Enniskillen. Expert tutors and state of the art equipment in film-making, fashion design, photography, ring-tones and animation for 12-19 years olds who can broadcast live on Blast’s own radio station Blast Out Loud.. Public Showcase with live Radio & Poetry Slam Sat afternoon (Part of Enniskillen Arts Festival) Free event workshops. Booking through www.bbc.co.uk/ni/blast
Fri 1 to Sun 3
Shannean Set Dancers hosts The Eamon McKeaney Set Dancing Week-end. Lusty Beg Island, Kesh. Ceili on the Friday night 10pm-1am with Davey Ceili Band, Saturday workshop 10.30am to 4.30pm with Gerard Butler Ceili 10pm-1am with Swallow’s Tail. Two-Hand Workshop 11am to 1pm on Sunday with Marie Garrity. Ceili 2.30-6pm with Lough Ree Ceili Band. Week-end ticket £40. Special rates for accommodation available.Details from Teresa McKeaney on 353 (0) 87 771 3082
Sat 2 to Sat 16
Shop and Save Extravaganza in Irvinestown!
One Big Sale in almost 50 shops – a real bargain hunter’s paradise!! As well as offering very attractive discounts and special offers, the participating businesses are offering customers the opportunity to enter a FREE competition to win a massive £1000 worth of Irvinestown Shopping Vouchers. (Draw will take place on Sat 16th on Main St at 6pm)
A hearty welcome awaits you and a wide range of goods and services – including groceries, fashion, footwear, furniture and hardware, fancy goods, all household requirements, building products, jewellers, pharmacies and much much more. Stop off for a while with that special person in one of the pubs, cafes, restaurants, coffee shops or the long established famous hotel.
Irvinestown is just a click away – log onto www.visitirvinestown.com for more info. Don’t miss the bargains – there’s something for everyone and you might even win the £1000 worth of vouchers!!!!!
Go Walkies for Guide Dogs Sponsored Paws, Castle Coole, Enniskillen from Noon. Register online: www.guidedogsgiving.org.uk/gowalkies. Contact NI Guide Dog Office: 0845 372 7402
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Come along and sponsor your pet to walk for guide dogs. Two walks to choose from or do both!
1 – family fun walk round the lake path, approx 1.5miles
2- little ramble around the lake and grounds, approx 4.5 miles
On completion your pet will be awarded a Certificate and fluorescent Go Walkies For Guide Dogs tag.
Fri 1 to Fri 15
Valerie Parker Art Exhibition at Enniskillen Library
Valerie will be holding her annual art exhibition for the first two weeks in October during library normal opening hours. Her paintings are mostly local landscapes in various mediums eg pastel, acrylic and watercolour. Valerie has been living in Fermanagh for the past 16 years and takes her inspiration from the beautiful scenery in the county.
Fri 1 to Sun 3
Mini Flower Festival & Harvest Thanksgiving Week-end to mark the re-opening of the newly re-furbished Lisnaskea Parish Church. The Church will be open for viewing on Saturday from 11am to 5pm, Sunday from 2 to 5pm.
Enniskillen Arts Festival at Willie Ramblers. Roy Fulton Guitar Workshop 6-8pm £8. Roy is an Examiner for the London College of Music. He will be playing at the festival on Friday night and will deliver a workshop on Saturday morning. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a guitar legend
Enniskillen Arts Festival – Morga, Young Traditional Band
Railway Hotel 8pm £10 The most exciting young Irish Traditional band to appear on the scene in recent years.
Enniskillen Arts Festival presents Neil Hannon in Concert, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm All seats £15. The Internationally renowned lead singer of “The Divine Comedy” makes his Ardhowen debut in an eagerly awaited individual performance
Enniskillen Arts Festivall at Willie Ramblers. Roy Fulton, Guitar Legend. 10pm £8. Roy’s performances range from solo acoustic sets to blues, country and rock to theatre work. He has appeared with artists as diverse as Jools Holland, Gary Barlow, Suzi Quatro and Vanessa Mae.
Enniskillen Motor Club Clubman Stages Rally, Derrygonnelly. Details from www.enniskillenmotorclub.co.uk
Enniskillen Arts Festival – Claire Keegan Book Signing, Enniskillen Library at 10am Free
Enniskillen Arts Festivall - Song of Erne, Musical Bus Journey Join the coach tour and visit the places that featured in ‘Song of Erne’. Commentary by Marion Maxwell, extracts read by Bryan Gallagher. Commencing in Railway Car Park 10am – repeated at 2pm. Lasting approx 2-2.5 hours. Tickets £10 - see festival programme for further info
Model & Collectors Fayre, Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown 10am to 5pm.. Tractors, buses, cars, dolls house accessories, railways, aircraft and much more. Admission Adult £3, Children £1.50
Proceeds in aid of Irvinestown Presbyterian Church Building Fund
Claire Keegan Short Story Writing Workshop 11am to 12.30pm. Clinton Centre £8 Claire will host one of her acclaimed workshops on the writing of short stories. This will appeal to members of creative writing groups, students of English language and/or literature, emerging writers and experienced authors.
Enniskillen Arts Festival BBC Blast! – Creative workshops for teenagers.
Castle Courtyard 11am to 6pm Free Variety of free creative workshops
In everything from film-making, and fashion design to photography, an Imation and radio production. Hands-on experience under the supervision and direction of expert facilitators using professional equipment. The specially adapted trucks boat a complete TV/Radio studio that allows young people create their own audio visual content and broadcast on Blast’sown radio station ‘Blast out Loud’. Workshops include Comedy Sketch Writing and Performing, Performing Poetry, and a nation-wide Dr Who competition among others. BBC Blast can facilitate 150 teenagers each day through the event space.
Booking through www.bbc.co.uk/ni/blast
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Art Express Carnival Cavalcade, Enniskillen. 1.30pm onwards until 5pm. Cavalcade consisting of 40 primary school children in fancy dress, accompanied by Samba Band will lead the festival dream dragon on its path from The Diamond to The Castle Museums Courtyard. The Dragon is a long limbed puppet whose task is to collect up children’s Hopes and Dreams – these will be released into the sky at the Courtyard by a Super-hero. Face painting, balloon modelling, bouncy castle,etc at Museum courtyard. The dragon puppet will take pride of place over an afternoon of free family fun.
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Claire Keegan Reading –The Clinton Centre 2pm £5 (Combined workshop and reading ticket £12). Originally from Co Wicklow, Claire lived in the US before returning to Ireland. Her first collection of short stories ‘Antarctica’ won the Rooney Prize and was followed by ‘Walk the Blue Fields’ which won her the 2008 Edge Hill Prize for Short Stories. Claire recently was a winner of the Davy Byrne’s competition for her short story ‘Foster.
Enniskillen Arts Festival Drumming Workshop. Free 2.45pm & 3.45pm. Booking required. Book via FDC Arts Officer on 028 66 325050
Enniskillen Arts Festival – Mask Workshop,. £4 Book through Diane Henshaw on 028 66 325050. 2.45pm, 3.30pm and 4.15pm
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Phil Hessian Traditional Singing/Visual Art Performance
Blakes of the Hollow 4-5pm Free
Enniskillen Arts Festival – Film: Kings 5pm, Fermanagh House £6
Enniskillen Arts Festival -Launch of Visual Arts Trail. The Higher Bridges Gallery, 7pm Free
Enniskillen Arts Festival in association with Ardhowen Theatre presents The Ulster Orchestra Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm. Tickets £15, concession £12, student £8. Conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk, the programme, comprising Mozart’s Symphony D major (Posthorn, after K.320), Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 1 and Beethoven’s Symphony No7 will feature cello soloist guy Johnston.
Enniskillen Arts Festival - All Ireland Fleadh Winners Traditional Concert, Railway Hotel, Enniskillen 8-10pm £10
Enniskillen Arts Festival – Mark Black & Roots Orchestra with DJ Andy Weatherall, Willie Ramblers 9pm til late £12. Mark’s distinctive style of ‘Rootsy blues’ often combines rock, country and Celtic influences into a powerful mix. The 13 piece big band with a myriad of influences and instruments combine to create a unique musical experience. The band is made up of some of the finest musicians in the country.
DJ Andy has carved out a well respected career in British techno music. His work as a producer includes the track ‘train spotting’ for the movie of the same name, and he is one of the world’s most dedicated and top DJs.
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Traditional Music Session with Fermanagh musicians. Railway Hotel, Enniskillen 10pm til late. Free
Enniskillen Arts Festival presents Yankee Panky Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 10.15pm Gallery Bar Tickets £7 (combined ticket Ulster Orchestra & Yankee Panky £20/£17) Jeanne Munroe (Musical Director, pianist) and Melissa McKeague (vocalist) met and began assembling music in Autumn 2005. Borne out of the Berlin of Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht, cabaret expressed the political and moral climate the composers inhabited. In other words, cabaret is urban folk music: storytelling with a fairly common/accessible theme. The smells of tobacco and booze have sunk into the clothes of cabaret, and you can hear broken glass under her feet as she trudges down her musical alleyway. The music ranges from silly to gritty but it’s all there for the fun of it. The women and the music of Yankee Panky will remind you of fine wine, ‘Over-ripeness, coupled with some tartness!’
Apple Day at the Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co Leitrim. Information from www.theorganiccentre.ie
National Trails Day 2010 – simultaneous events across Ireland. A celebration day of Ireland’s wonderful variety of trails and a chance for everyone to enjoy some of Fermanagh’s most beautiful countryside, forests, mountains and lakes 4 events happening in Fermanagh -2 guided walks through Big Dog Forest and Crom, canoeing on Upper Lough Erne and a family cycle through Castle Archdale.
Big Dog Forest Walk – 2pm. Approx 2 hours Booking with Martina Magee 028 66 348855
Crom Walk – 2pm . Approx 2 hours. Booking with Stuart Jennings 028 6773 88118
Canoeing – 1130 to 3.30 – approx 4 hours. Booking with Ashley Hunter 02890738884
Family Cycle Run – 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Booking with Colin Reilly 028 6634 3040./ 07900 608903
More details from www.nationaltrailsdays.co.uk or Email email@example.com Tel 02890 303931
Enniskillen Arts Festival at Willie Ramblers – Forfey Showcase of Young bands in afternoon. 1-7pm. £10
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Poetry Chicks ‘Edgy Poems with Attitude’
Blakes, Level 7 3pm £5. The poetry chicks have been performing since 2004 and their unique style of energetic performance poetry proves that the medium need not be dull.
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Maiden Voyage Contemporary Dance, Erneside Centre, Enniskillen
2 & 3pm Free Maiden Voyage will perform ‘Dream a Little Dream’ – a 15 minute dance piece that is about a couple who bored with normal life decide to try life on the red carpet.
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Traditional Unaccompanied Ballad Singers. 3-6pm Railway Hotel, £5
Len Graham, Roisin White, Gabriel McArdle and Rosie Stewart, all outstanding singers individually, join forces to perform the best of the Ulster tradition. You will hear beautiful songs from the hinterlands of Ulster, including Fermanagh, songs reminiscent of those from England, Scotland and other parts of Ireland.
Enniskillen Arts Festival presents At the Racket, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm All seats £15 At the Racket is made up of some of our finest traditional musicians whose music has a strong flavour of that played in the Irish-American dance halls in the 1920s and 1930s. It is thrilling traditional music but fun and frivolity are high on the agenda. The line-up includes John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute) Brian McGrath (piano, mandolin, banjo), Michael McCague (guitar, bouzouki) and Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals) – a band to set souls ablaze!
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Erneside Music Collective presents Overoth, William Christ and his One Man Orgy, Bloodshot Dawn - Willie Ramblers 8pm-midnight. £5
Enniskillen Arts Festival - Melisma Choir, premier a cappella choral ensemble, St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen 8pm (Part of Enniskillen Arts Festival) One of N Ireland’s most distinguished choral groups will perform a wide selection of songs from early music through to sassy arrangements of well-known popular songs. These will be interspersed by some fine organ playing by their conductor Philip Stopford who is currently organist in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast Tickets £9, concession £7
Fermanagh Film Club present ‘ The White Ribbon, Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 8pm Membership £35, Non Member £6 on the night. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Set within a year of the events that began World War I, this film is set in a small German village where a very suspicious series of events occur. The resident Doctor has a serious horse accident and the village begins to wonder who set the wire to trip him and why? It is not until the death of a farmer’s wife and the torture of the Baron’s son, do the events start to seriously concern the villagers, particularly the school teacher. However, these mysterious crimes are not the complete focus of the film, rather the catalyst for exposing the flaws, problems and conflicts of the various townsfolk Language German
Cahoots NI presents Leon and the Place Between Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 10.30am and 7pm Tickets £4. Special evening Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 kids) £15
Little Leon loves magic, so, at a magic show, when magician Abdul Kazam asks for a volunteer Leon can’t wait to join. He bravely steps up onto the stage and in through a door into a box, only to find himself in ‘the place between’.
‘The place between’ is an enchanting place full of mystery, illusion and extraordinary characters! It is a place where anything can happen. But when his adventure there is over will Leon be able to find his way back to where his brothers and sister are waiting for him? A delightful new production for children aged 4 years and upwards.