Council launches new online “Ardhowen at Home” programme

13th November 2020

Following on from the success of Intermission, the Ardhowen’s first-ever digital programme, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to announce the launch of Ardhowen at Home, the next phase of the venue’s online programme.

As part of the programme, audiences will be able to enjoy a wide variety of live-streamed music and drama right the way through to Christmas including Derrylin Dramatic Society’s debut performance at the Ardhowen with a programme of short sketches,  a traditional music session from Méabh Kennedy and Friends, swing jazz from the Bob Quick Quintet, classical music from Andrew Irwin, Christmas show tunes from Fermanagh Musical Theatre, a country Christmas special with the Benn Sisters and a local secondary schools performance of Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor.

Speaking about “Ardhowen at Home”, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris Smyth said;

“these are challenging times and with performance spaces closed to live audiences, this innovative new programme with performances from the Ardhowen stage not only allows performers to get back to what they love doing but also gives the audience the opportunity to enjoy top class entertainment from the comfort of their own homes.

“The previous programme of live shows from the Ardhowen, proved to be extremely successful, drawing online audiences from all over the world and I am confident that this latest programme, with its eclectic mix of performances will prove similarly successful.

“I commend and congratulate the team at the Ardhowen, for devising such a wonderful and varied programme and I look forward to tuning in to the performances.”

The programme will kick off on Friday 20 November, with the fabulous Fermanagh-based Tumbling Paddies and their upbeat blend of trad pop being live-streamed from the Ardhowen stage into your home.

The Ardhowen is also launching its first ever Book Club which will run on the first Thursday of every month.  The first book is The Beekeeper of Aleppo and the club will be facilitated by Nuala O’Toole.  Booking is essential and can be done through the Ardhowen website.

There are also other online activities including ‘how to do’ arts and crafts videos as well as Fermanagh Film Club’s programme of arthouse and foreign language films, alongside some firm family favourites.

To find out more, please click here to access the livestream programme or contact the Ardhowen team by email at ardhowen@fermanaghomagh.com or telephone 0300 303 1777.