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Ann Quinn Exhibition ( Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival)
Sat 27 Sep 2014 - Sun 5 Oct 2014

Skies Enveloping Everything, and Places Ann Quinn Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival... [...]


Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat MC Cabe
Wed 1 Oct 2014

FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO By Pat McCabe. Directed by David Grant. With [...]

 

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Ann Quinn Exhibition ( Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival)
at Abbey Arts Centre
Sat 27 Sep 2014 - Sun 5 Oct 2014
 

Skies Enveloping Everything, and Places

Ann Quinn

Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival
Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Opening Reception:
Saturday 27th September 7.30pm

Exhibition runs until 5th October

www.annquinn.org

“This exhibition is of different places that I spent time in, under their particular skies. Places such as East Donegal, Bulgaria, Scotland, and the South of France.
Every piece of work I have made is based on a specific place I have spent time in. My paintings are about places, but in fact I am going for the atmosphere. I use places in order to instil an atmosphere; this is the main element that I go for. It is the same atmosphere that appears in works of literature and in films. This is the reason why I cherish literature, films and paintings so much; it is the essence of the book, the film or artwork that I seek out.”

‘Layerd Landscape in the Midst of Sky’, oil on board, 33 x 39 cm

 

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Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat MC Cabe
at Abbey Arts Centre
Wed 1 Oct 2014
 

FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO

By Pat McCabe. Directed by David Grant.
With Patrick McBrearty and Stefan Dunbar.

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Patrick McCabe,
The Butcher Boy.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon 8.30.pm €12 / €10
FRIDAY OCTOBER 3
The Community Centre Glenties 8.30.pm €12 / €10

‘It’s a bitter day for this town if the world comes to an end!’
Adapted from Pat McCabe’s acclaimed novel The Butcher Boy, Frank Pig Say Hello tells the story of a young boy’s breakdown in a rural Irish town. Set in 1960s to a backdrop of comic book heroes, classic westerns, Flash bars and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the play is a poignant and provocative journey into the heart and mind of Francie Brady, a young man driven beyond the boundaries of his mental and emotional health, as he struggles to grow out of childhood into teenage adolescence. Over 30 characters are played by two brilliantly versatile actors, Patrick McBrearty and Stefan Dunbar, in a wild and darkly comic, evocative theatre experience.
Pat McCabe is one of Ireland’s most daringly original writers. The Butcher Boy was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was subsequently made into a film by Neil Jordan, with Eamonn Owens, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Brendan Gleeson and, memorably, Sinéad O’Connor as the Virgin Mary.
Patrick McBrearty
St. Johnston actor Patrick McBrearty is a recent graduate of London’s famous Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. A very well-known performer on the Donegal theatre scene, he has appeared in leading roles in many productions over the years including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The O’Neill for An Grianán Theatre, Children of the Dead End and Philadelphia, Here I Come !, for which he won 5 Best Actor Awards on the Amateur Drama Festival circuit.
Stefan Dunbar
Stefan Dunbar commenced his acting career at The Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, appearing in such productions as Dancing at Lughnasa, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Playboy of the Western World. He won a scholarship to Walnuthill School for the Arts in Boston and furthered his training thereafter at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in london, of which he is a recent graduate

frank the pig



Atlantic Wave Surfs Art Night
at Bundoran Retail Park
Thu 2 Oct 2014
 

atlantic wave