The upcycling bug

A few months ago Aileen Hogan of Shabby.ie did an upcycling event with us at Nenagh Arts Centre. I was so inspired by her that I really wanted to paint anything that wasn’t tied down. My first thought was those black tables downstairs as I really wanted to add colour to the foyer. We started Read More …

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Laughs Galore in ‘The Curse of The Button Accordion’

In her hilarious play ‘The Curse of the Button Accordion’ comedian Sharon Mannion is a worrisome child. She worries about the end of the world; about giant meteorites hurtling from the sky and destroying everything in their path, starting with Roscommon. Mostly she worries about pleasing her ex-showband father and Midwest FM radio-loving mother. After discovering she can play an old tin Read More …

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Luka Bloom Brings His ‘Refuge Tour’ To Nenagh Arts Centre

Last year saw the release of Luka Bloom’s Refuge Album and on Saturday 22nd September Luka brings his Refuge Tour to Nenagh Arts Centre. Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do. Born Read More …

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Where Does the River Go? – Sensory theatre for 2-4 year olds

We were delighted to have two sold out showings of our Work in Progress, “Where Does the River Go?” on Friday 27th July here at Nenagh Arts Centre. Musician Julie Tiernan and I spent 3 days together devising the piece and Julie composed original music and songs. Performing together for the first time we both Read More …

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Early Years Residency: Where does the River Go?

So following on from last week and a day spent with musician Julie Tiernan I’ve been developing ideas for our multi sensory performance inspired by the Nenagh River and Lough Derg. To give you an insight into my process I’ll take you through my week. I work a lot with fabrics so I spent a Read More …

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Early Years Theatre: Artist in Residence

This week was my first week as Artist in Residence at Nenagh Arts Centre! So I’ll start by introducing myself; My name is Joanna Williams and I am Artist Director of Tipperary based children’s theatre company Little Bigtop. I specialise in making original theatre and creative experiences for the very young (under 5’s) and their Read More …

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Visual Arts Open Call

Open Call for Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival ‘Spleodar’ is an annual Halloween Arts Festival for young people & their families in Nenagh and it’s environs. As part of the 2018 festival we invite submissions to a Visual Arts Exhibition, which will run for the month of October. The theme of this year’s festival is Carnival Read More …

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The Otterfox Almanac of Silly Rhymes Colouring Contest

‘The Otterfox Almanac of Silly Rhymes’ by Michael John Byrne is a fun adventure in words, brightly illustrated by Michael’s brother Eamonn and will be launched at Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday July 28th at 2pm. Michael is a comedy writer from Tipperary who lives in Nenagh with his wife and three children. He has Read More …

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Music, Puppetry & Storytelling In ‘The Quiet Tree’

As part of our Summer Family Fun programme Nenagh Arts Centre are delighted to be bringing you a magical musical puppetry show. The Quiet Tree by Ceol Connected is an intimate traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry performance specifically designed for young audiences aged 2-6 and their families. Immerse yourself into the magical world of Whistleberry Forest Read More …

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Summer Programme Competition

As part of the launch of our jammed packed summer programme we are running a fantastic paper flower making competition where we are giving you the chance to win a huge basket of craft goodies by creating your own flower. All flowers will be used on stage for the production of Blanca agus Rua on Read More …

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