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November 2018

Artist Meet Up

21st November 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Free event. For more information contact Zara at 083 4512002. Monthly Meet ups for artists of all disciplines. Zara Starr, actor and theatre maker with The Unlimited Dream Machine Theatre Company, (The UDM) will engage in a six month Participatory Art residency from October 2018 – March 2019, seeking out potential collaborators and planning artistic responses to the West Clare environment through workshops, research and meetings with the community, history and architecture of this region. Focusing on communities of place…

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Mother Tongue: Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchaí and Son

23rd November 2018 @ 7:00 pm
€4

Releasing a precious genie out of the bottle, for Bliain na Gaeilge we celebrate newly recovered folktales of forgotten Clare Irish Seanchaí Pádraig (Croaker) Ó Briain, from Coosheen, County Clare, refracted through “The Magic Gifts” by Sinéad de Valera, and re-enacted by actor Pat Laffan in a new English translation – with Deirdre Mulrooney. Following the generational transition from Irish to English, for the first time ever Anne Daly, great-grand-daughter of Croaker will share memories of her beloved gran-uncle “the…

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December 2018

Deirdre Mulrooney – Meet the Artist

1st December 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Following on from the event : Mother Tongue - Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai and Son (23rd Nov), join Deirdre Mulrooney & Anne Daly for an informal chat about this work-in-progress on Saturday December 1st at Noon

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Jeune Femme

5th December 2018 @ 7:30 pm
€5

This is a 2017 Film. It is 98 minutes . Subtitled. Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start - and she’ll do it with style and panache. Director Léonor Serraille deservedly scooped the Camera d’Or prize at the 2017 Cannes…

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Polar Express

7th December 2018 @ 6:30 pm
€4

Film is 100 minutes long. U cert. Family of 4 €15. Chris Van Allsburg’s enchanting story The Polar Express is about a doubting boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to The North Pole on Christmas Eve. In 2001 the book caught the attention of acclaimed actor (and father of four) Tom Hanks. He showed the book to his friend and colleague, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. The Oscar-winning pair previously explored issues of the human spirit together in Forrest Gump and…

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The Silver Branch

9th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm
€9

This award-winning film 'The Silver Branch' continues to captivate people all around the country. It depicts the life and insights of the inimitable philosopher, poet, and fifth-generation farmer, Patrick McCormack, owner of ‘Fr Ted’s House’ in Kilnaboy in the beautiful, austere Burren. Through Patrick’s eyes and pastoral verse, this beautifully shot film immerses us in the exquisite textures of the natural world in Clare, bringing us a rare glimpse of a disappearing way of life. A must-see for anyone who…

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January 2019

Leave No Trace

January 2 @ 7:30 pm
€5

109 mins, USA, 2018 film, PG rated. Directed by Debra Granik. A self-contained father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society. Will, a war veteran, suffering from PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom, live in a vast urban park in Portland. Will is vigilant about their camp, their rations and the regular drills they have to remain undercover. Only leaving the park to collect certain supplies, their bond is apparent and unyielding. Until the authorities discover them and…

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TakeOver

January 16 @ 6:30 pm

The Unlimited Dream Machine plan their TakeOver of Cultúrlann Sweeney. WE WANT YOU! As part of their TakeOver performance TheUDM are asking all interested parties, clubs/groups/individuals, to get involved. Your building Your way   FEELING CREATIVE? TheUDM will be performing, in various art forms, throughout the building, perhaps even the town- so if you fancy working with us, just say! RATHER JUST TAKE A PEEK? TheUDM will be hosting open workshops too! TheUDM will weave each group's takeover into their…

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Drama Workshop with Zara Starr

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Free workshop. For more information contact Zara on 083 4512002 Zara Starr, actor and theatre maker with The Unlimited Dream Machine Theatre Company, (The UDM) will engage in a six month Participatory Art residency from October 2018 – March 2019, seeking out potential collaborators and planning artistic responses to the West Clare environment through workshops, research and meetings with the community, history and architecture of this region. Focusing on communities of place and interest, this residency will facilitate a period…

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February 2019

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

February 6 @ 7:30 pm
€5

76 minutes, Ireland 2018 , Club Cert. Directed by Feargal Ward Thomas is a 55 year old Irish farmer who lives and works the farm of his ancestors. Threadbare clothes, self-cut hair and tough, weathered hands reveal a life of land and toil. His next door neighbour is the the world’s largest manufacturer of computer microchips; their site is almost fully developed and rumours abound that more land is required for expansion. Thomas refuses all approaches to sell his farm…

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