Strule Arts Centre Autumn Winter programme launch

Strule Arts Centre

Published: 7th August 2015

Strule Arts Centre is gearing up for another busy season thanks to a dynamic events programme for the Autumn Winter season ahead. Packed with music, plays, tours, talks and workshops, the new 52 page programme was unveiled at a recent launch event.

Those in attendance were treated to the sensational voice of the very talented singer Ritchie Remo, who is back in concert at Strule Arts Centre in October.

Speaking at the launch, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly said:

“Traditionally, the Autumn Winter programme is the busiest season and this year’s programme is packed full of top quality entertainment.

The team at the Strule Arts centre has once again put together an excellent programme covering the entire spectrum of the Arts. There really is something for everybody.”

Music in the new programme is a diverse mix with something to suit a variety of musical tastes. Dolores and Sean Keane bring some traditional Irish folk music, while Mike Denver, Big T and guests, Michael English, Brian Coll and Declan Nerney will provide an eclectic range of country sounds. With powerhouse performances from The High Kings and The Whistlin’ Donkeys in December, The Three Tenors, The Piatti Quartet, The Elvis Spectacular Show, The Dirty Dancing Show, Strabane Concert Brass, Great Bands of Ulster Extravaganza, Barbara Dickson, The 4 of Us and Abba Forever you are spoilt for choice with musical performances from quality artists.

Laughs this Autumn Winter come in the form of new stand-up shows from one of the best comedians on the comedy circuit, Micky Bartlett, as well as Omagh’s own Terry McHugh with his new show ‘Stand Up By Me’, and Conor Keys makes a welcome return with some friends and comedy sketches in ‘Never Mind The Frolics’. The hilarious play ‘50 Shades of Red, White and Blue’ is back, and there is more comedy entertainment with hypnotist Adrian Knight.

Theatre goers will enjoy some superb productions with Hazel Wand Theatre School graduates, The Golden Apples Players, and their production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. Green Shoot Productions presents ‘Two Sore Legs’, a powerful, autobiographical play set in 1950s Belfast, while the thought-provoking and wickedly funny ‘Playhouse Creatures’ by Bruiser Theatre Company is a must see. Red Dragonfly Productions present ‘DiaoChan; The Rise of the Courtesan’, this is an epic tale of lust and betrayal, a Chinese Macbeth performed in English. Amateur dramatics is also included in the programme, with Omagh Players performing ‘The Last of the Red Hot Lovers’, and Borderline Players bringing ‘Play On’, while Acorn Players, Leitrim present an exceptionally funny production set in Rural Ireland ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’.

The Chairman of Omagh Arts Committee, Frank Sweeney, highlighted the upcoming Benedict Kiely Weekend in September.  Omagh’s Literary Festival celebrates the work of Omagh writer and broadcaster Benedict Kiely. The weekend is filled with readings, discussions and workshops from leading and emerging writers, including Dervla Murphy, Conor McCloskey, Martina Devlin, Mark Graham, Colette Bryce and Michael Harding.  Accompanying the festival is an exciting exhibition by wood engraver Susan Mannion, who will also do demonstrations and conduct Gallery talks.

The Autumn Winter programme also features ‘Awhile with Seamus Heaney’, a personal journey of poetry by Irish actor-director, Larry McCluskey through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work. There are new workshops for Children and Teens with dance, singing and creative art.  Adults can enjoy workshops in crochet, knitting, decorative gift boxes and acrylic painting to while away the long evenings. And with a pantomime and Christmas market, and some superb exhibitions, the Autumn Winter programme offers a fantastic mix for all ages.

There is so much to choose from in the new season programme at Strule Arts Centre, we hope you find something you enjoy. Download the programme from the related files section of this webpage and start planning your entertainment over the winter months.  Alternatively telephone the Strule Arts Centre Box Office on 028 8224 7831.

Early bird booking discount available until the end of August.


Related Files
Strule Arts Centre Autumn Winter programme 2015
9 MB | pdf | 10 Aug 2015

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