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Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

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Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of creativity for children and young people under 18 which celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through ‘doing’, ‘making’, and ‘creating’ from visual and performing arts to workshops and adventures in heritage, libraries, culture, science, technology or climate action. Events are free, local and activity-based. This year, events will be predominately online - keep an eye out for updates on Creative Ireland Laois social media channels.


Art Competition

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Laois Series: A Sense of Place

FINAL Submission date for entries: Wed 23rd June

Create a piece of art inspired by your SENSE OF PLACE and let your imagination soar in this art competition for children and young people up to 18 (living in Laois). The sky is the limit and your artwork can be in any visual art medium such as, drawing, painting, lego, sculpture, print, collage, digital photography, mixed media, graffiti, etc. Download entry details & terms of the competition HERE.

Prize:Five winners will be selected and their artworks will be professionally photographed and exhibited at Dunamaise Arts Centre, and also available as a series of postcards. FINAL Submission date for entries: Wed 23rd June


Workshops


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Film Screenings

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Bealtaine Film Collection

The IFI in association with access>CINEMA and IFI Wild Strawberries presents a new film collection for the Bealtaine festival

The Bealtaine Film Collection is a package of six specially selected films, available to stream individually, starting at €4.99 or as a bundle for €29.99.

Browse and stream the collection here!


Eternal Beauty

When Jane (Sally Hawkins) is jilted on her wedding day, she has a breakdown and spirals into a chaotic world where love and family relationships collide with both touching and humorous consequences.


Fire Will Come

This award-winning Spanish drama tells the story of a man who, after serving prison time on charges of arson, returns home to live with his elderly mother in the mountains of rural Galicia.


The Mole Agent

In this Oscar-nominated documentary, when a family becomes concerned about their mother's wellbeing in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83 year-old man, to go undercover as a new resident and mole inside the home.


The Racer

This fictional story about a Tour de France support rider, who secretly harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey just once before his career is over, is set against the real circumstances of the 1998 event, which was dogged by doping scandals.


Summerland

Summerland follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.

When spirited young Frank (Lucas Bond), an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and curiosity awaken Alice’s deeply buried emotions. Bravely embracing life’s miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds may be healed, second chances do occur, and that, just perhaps – magic really does exist.


Talking About Trees

Four retired Sudanese filmmakers, idealists and friends for over 45 years, are reunited after a long period of distance and exile, as they attempt to bring back cinema to the people of their homeland.


Browse and stream the collection here!

Great Cinema Deserves Great Audiences

ACCESS >CINEMA  “GREAT CINEMA DESERVES GREAT AUDIENCES” 

Dunamaise Arts Centre is sharing a specially commissioned short film on behalf of access>CINEMA to launch a new GREAT CINEMA DESERVES GREAT AUDIENCES campaign. We work year round with access>CINEMA to specially curate the unique cinema offering available to all local audiences via our big screen.

In this short film, ordinary people from all over Ireland discuss their love of cinema and what the unique experience means to them. The film showcases access>CINEMA’s vital work in supporting film clubs, community cinemas and arts centres to bring cinema from every corner of the world to audiences across Ireland to enjoy and experience in their own communities.

Dunamaise Arts Centre is a proud member of access>CINEMA’s network. Through our work with access>CINEMA, we have been able to make a considerable contribution to the life of film lovers in Laois through the screening of films, both Irish and international, that are not usually seen on commercial cinema screens.  We know how important these screenings are for our audiences, and can’t wait to be able to welcome people back safely to cinema very soon.

In the meantime, please share access>CINEMA’s film across your own social media platforms and also share your own experiences of cinema-going through the hashtag #GreatCinema.

The campaign also asks people to visit accesscinema.ie/donate, where they have the opportunity to make a donation, which will help access>CINEMA continue this work and advance its goal of sharing the gift of cinema across Ireland.

 

 

 

 

The GREAT CINEMA DESERVES GREAT AUDIENCES film was directed by Dublin-based film-maker Gar O’Rourke, whose acclaimed debut short documentary Kachalka (2019) was selected to compete in film festivals around the world.

access>CINEMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.

Rams

Dunamaise Cinema Wednesday Screenings available ONLINE!

                                                 

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Supporting Independent Cinema with Our Next Cultural Film at Home 

Rams

 Directed by Jeremy Sims

Screenplay by Jules Duncan, based on the original film by Grimur Hakonarson

  

Running Time: 118 minutes

 

By downloading this film and using the code "Dunamaise", we will receive a percentage of the rental fee and is an enormous support to us!

VIEW TRAILER

The funny and touching Rams is sure to have audiences flock to see it. In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park) and Les (Michael Caton, The Castle), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

Inspired by the 2015 Icelandic film Hrútar, but very much its own piece, Rams was directed by Jeremy Sims (Last Cab to Darwin) and also stars Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game) plus Asher Keddie (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).

 

 

Watch at Home

 

*Terms and conditions apply; rental is valid for a period of 48Hrs after download.

    WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP!

•             Your support now, will help both Dunamaise Arts Centre AND the Independent Film industry to survive.

•             You receive access to new films, even earlier than if cinemas were open.

•             You receive access to a selection of specially selected, highly acclaimed or award-winning films.

•             You are part of a unique group of people who share a common goal - supporting and enjoying an art form that brings so much joy to all!

We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this and we hope you can help us out and at the same time enjoy some riveting films that we believe will enthral!

iorram

Dunamaise Cinema Wednesday Screenings available ONLINE!

                                                 

iorram

Supporting Independent Cinema with Our Next Cultural Film at Home 

iorram

 Directed by Alastair Cole

  

Running Time: 98 minutes

 

By downloading this film and using the code "Dunamaise", we will receive a percentage of the rental fee and is an enormous support to us!

Iorram (Boat Song) - Official Trailer from Tongue Tied Films on Vimeo.

VIEW TRAILER

This first feature documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic presents a lyrical portrait of the fishing community in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, and its intimate relationship with the sea.

Director Alastair Cole takes the audience on an immersive journey into the heart of a thousand-year-old community, blending observational footage shot over the past three years with archive sound recordings of stories and songs from the mid-20thcentury, set to an original score by acclaimed folk musician Aidan O’Rourke.

At the core of the film is an extraordinary trove of sound archive, recorded by pioneering Scottish ethnographers, who visited the Outer Hebrides to capture the hardship and romance of life lived in precarious balance with the sea. These newly restored recordings preserve an oral history of lore and legends, tall tales and tragedies, passed down through generations of Gaelic speakers reaching back hundreds of years.

This soundtrack from the past is accompanied by images of the working rhythm of the islands today, on land and on water. The tough realities of fishing and gutting in all weathers and seasons co-exist alongside superstitions and visions of mermaids, faerie folk and mysterious vanishing islands.

 

 

Watch at Home

 

*Terms and conditions apply; rental is valid for a period of 48Hrs after download.

    WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP!

•             Your support now, will help both Dunamaise Arts Centre AND the Independent Film industry to survive.

•             You receive access to new films, even earlier than if cinemas were open.

•             You receive access to a selection of specially selected, highly acclaimed or award-winning films.

•             You are part of a unique group of people who share a common goal - supporting and enjoying an art form that brings so much joy to all!

We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this and we hope you can help us out and at the same time enjoy some riveting films that we believe will enthral!

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Box Office Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
One hour prior to curtain on the evening of a performance.
Box office 00353 57 866 3355.

General Enquiries: info@dunamaise.ie

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The Arts Council Laois County Council

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