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March 2019

Camille Seaman – Artist Talk

March 29 @ 7:30 pm

For almost two decades Camille Seaman had documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions through the lens of portraiture rather than landscape.  As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland, she has chronicled the acceleration effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand unique icebergs. Seaman's perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Shinnecock tribal identity, which taught her from an early age to recognize all living beings…

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April 2019


April 3 @ 7:30 pm

88 minutes, USA 2017, Club, Not Subtitled. Lucky (Stanton) is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent aethist’s life has happily revolved around a daily routine involving yoga,diner visits, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, cigarettes and meeting up with his long-time friends at his local. But now as he contemplates the end of life, he finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration.. This award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo,Zodiac)allows…

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War Of The Buttons

April 5 @ 12:00 pm

Ages 3 - 11 years, non-verbal vocabulary. Tickets €8, children €6, family of 4 €25 Welcome to a tale of squabbles, scuffles…and buttons! George grows grapes. Bessie grows cabbages. One loves the sun. One loves the rain. A petty squabble grows and grows and grows into… the war of the buttons! This is a world where you are invited to eat birthday cake, take sides and where a button can be a kiss, a wish, a present, or a trophy…

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May 2019


May 1 @ 7:30 pm

96 Minutes - 2017 Film - Subtitled - Club Cert Architect Shadi returns from Italy to his native Nazereth for his sister’s upcoming marriage. He has reluctantly agreed to honour his “wajib” or duty, to accompany his father in hand-delivering invitations for the wedding. Forced to spend time together after many years apart, past tensions and differences between father and son come to the surface. But as their journey continues, both men also start to get to know and understand…

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John Spillane

May 3 @ 5:00 pm

This Clare Library event in association with Clare Arts is part of the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity As We Age. This is a free event but seats have to be reserved in advance. John is a native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe”, and it has been a huge creative influence on him. Vocally, he is quite unique with an almost sean nós-like element in his singing. John is one of the…

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Rita Linney – Art Exhibition

May 8 - May 31

Born in Yorkshire, Rita Linney moved to County Clare in 2016 to follow her ambition to work as a full time artist. She attended Art College in Doncaster and Canterbury to study fine art and over the years has worked with various artists including prominent Yorkshire artist David J Curtis ROI, RSMA in the north east of Britain. Rita has exhibited with various prestigious venues in England including the Royal Society of Marine Artists. The exhibition runs from the 8th…

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Finding Your Feet

May 15 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Richard Loncraine, 111 mins , Cert 12A,  2018 Film When "Lady" Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag…

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June 2019

Summer 1993

June 5 @ 7:30 pm

97 Minutes - 2017 Film - Subtitled - Club Cert. When six year old Frida's mother dies from AIDS related pneumonia, she moves from her life in Barcelona to her Uncle's Catalonian farm. This new family and her landscape are alien to Frida; she’s afraid of the chickens, she doesn’t know the difference between a lettuce and a cabbage and she has a new, adoring, annoying little sister. While her family’s warmth and love are abundant, their attempts to protect…

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Cruinniú na nÓg Workshop – Digital Photography

June 15 @ 2:00 pm

BookAs part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 we are holding an interactive digital workshop with Ruairí Ó Conchúir. Booking is essential. This workshop introduces children and young people to the wonders of Digital Photography, in particular see the world through a special lens. The work will tap into the imagination of youth to uncover the beauty of digital photography and discover what the children see in life. Children need to bring along their digital cameras (and/or smart phones) to practice…

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Cruinniú Na nÓg – Beauty And The Beast

June 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free to attend, 2017 Film, 129 minutes, PG Cert Tickets cannot be reserved in advance, until the day of the screening. Sing along to the best loved songs from Beauty and the Beast. This screening is being shown as part of the Cruinniú Na nÓg events in Cultúrlann Sweeney. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying…

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