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  • Small Roads Kenmare18 Theatre Festival

    The programme Friday 14th September; Shirley Valentine 8pm. Saturday 15th; Glorious at 5.30pm. Same Time, Next Year 8pm. Sunday 16th; Same Time, Next Year 5.30pm. My Brilliant Divorce 8pm. Monday 17th; Glorious 8pm. Friday 21st Shirley Valentine. 8pm. Saturday 22nd Shirley Valentine 5.30pm. My Brilliant Divorce 8pm. Sunday 23rd My Brilliant Divorce Divorce 5.30pm. Glorious 8pm. Monday 24th Same Time, next year 8pm.

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  • Film-'Lean on Pete' (2017) 15A (127mins)K.F.S

    Charley takes a part-time summer job with small-time horse-trainer Del (Steve Buscemi). Charley is a natural with the animals but develops a particularly powerful bond with Lean on Pete, a racehorse on its last legs. On learning that his new friend is destined for the slaughterhouse, Charley flees with the horse to embark on a cross-country journey, which leads him to search for the loving aunt he hasn’t seen in years. Featuring an award-winning performance from new young talent Plummer, British director Andrew Haigh follows his hit 45 Years with this moving adaption of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel. Tickets €7/Students €5

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  • Film-'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri(2017) (15) Comedy/Drama

    THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated Tickets €7/Students €5

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  • Reading by Faye Boland 'Peripheral'

    Faye Boland - Reading from her recently launched book 'Peripheral'. Introduced by John W.Sexton. Faye Boland won the Robert Leslie Boland Prize 2018 and the Hanna Greally International Literary Award 2017. She was shortlisted in 2013 for the Poetry on the Lake XIII International Poetry Competition. Her poems have been published in Poetry Ireland Review, The Ogham Stone, The Curlew, All the Sins, Tales From The Forest, Skylight 47, The Yellow Nib, The California Quarterly, The Galway Review, The Shop, Revival, Crannóg, Orbis, Wordlegs, Ropes, Headstuff, Silver Apples and other publications. Her first collection, Peripheral, will be published in September 2018. She is a member of Clann na Farraige writers group in Kenmare. Free Event All Welcome

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  • Film-'Mary Shelley'(2017) (KFS) (12)Biography/Drama/Romance

    On 1814, during Regency era, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16-years-old aspiring writer who lives in London working in the bookshop of her father, renowned writer William Godwin, married by second time with Mary Jane Clairmont after the passing of Mary's mother, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, and having a stepsister, Claire Clairmont. Casually, in a travel to Scotland in the house of a William's friends, Mary meets to the 21-years-old poet Percy Shelley, who shows a special interest on her. Returning to London a little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets again with Percy when Percy appears on her house asking William to be his pupil. Fascinated by Percy, Mary starts a bohemian and torrid relationship with him, despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, specially after to discover Percy as a married man with one little son. Determined to be free and live on her own terms, Mary flees with Percy to live together, accompanied by Claire. Tickets €7/Students €5

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  • Film -'Phantom Thread' (2017)(15) Drama/Romance (USA)

    Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Tickets€7/Students €5

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  • Drama/Comedy Ken Rogan's Play "Hero"

    "Hero" is the debut play of Dublin based writer Ken Rogan .Presented by Rogan’s own Lakedaemon company, in association with Theatre Upstairs, Hero is about a man’s struggles with love. Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy (Daithí Mac Suibhne, who plays Emmet O’Brien in Fair City ) "Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy (Daithí Mac Suibhne) after a chance encounter with Marissa. This is one man's hilarious, down to earth odyssey through love, ankle injuries and what happens when you don't know how to lose. Tickets €15

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  • Film- 'Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society'(2018)(12) (KFS)Drama /History/Romance

    London, 1946. Free-spirited author Juliet Ashton is invited to travel to the Channel Island of Guernsey to carry out research for a new book. Whilst there she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a mysterious literary group formed during the Nazi occupation. Based on the beloved historical novel of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, directed by Mike Newell (Into the West, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and featuring a charming ensemble cast, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society weaves a romantic story of love, courage and loyalty where the power of books can bring people together and provide refuge in their darkest times. Director: Mike Newell Starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Penelope Wilton Tickets €7/Students €5

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  • Drama - John B Keane's 'The Matchmaker' With Jon Kenny & Mary McEvoy

    Based on the novella, Letters of a County Matchmaker by JOHN B. KEANE one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers.The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O'Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses The Matchmaker as an exploration of rural loneliness .Aware that generations of people become masters of their own destinies late in life Tickets €20

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  • Film-'The Shape of Water(2017) Adventure/Drama/Fantasy.Academy Award Best Film 2018

    From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg. Tickets €7/Students €5

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  • Halloween Howl 2018

    Welcome to Kenmare's Halloween Howl Festival 2018. Activities for all ages that will scare and thrill.

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  • 'Halloween Howl' - 'We are Monsters' Two shows 2pm &3.30pm

    Presented by the local children from Theatre Games Ireland.'We Are Monsters' is a hilarious musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. They gradually realize there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Tickets €7

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  • Halloween Kids Camp with George McMahon

    We're delighted to announce our performing arts camp will return to Kenmare this Halloween. After numerous successful fun filled weeks of summer, Halloween and Easter camps, and a short break....we're delighted to be back yet again with our next adventure. This October 29th, we're back again with a brand new fun filled, jammed packed ADDAMS FAMILY themed camp.

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  • Write About Witches

    Creative Writing for Children Aged 10-12. Tuesday Oct. 30th 11-1 Wednesday Oct. 31st 11-1. Limited Places, Booking Essential. Tel: 086 221 5670.

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  • Film- "Whitney" (2018)(15)(KFS)Documentary/Biography

    Whitney is a 2018 documentary film about the singer Whitney Houston, written and directed by Kevin Macdonald. An extraordinary talent marred by drug addiction. A smash-hit sensation hounded by the paparazzi. The rise and fall of Whitney Houston has long fascinated us, but there has recently been a resurgence of interest in the tragic superstar. Kevin Macdonald's upcoming documentary Whitney arrives hot on the heels of last year's Whitney: Can I Be Me. Premiering at Cannes, Whitney comprises talking-head interviews from Houston's nearest and dearest alongside her powerhouse performances and never-before-seen home-video footage. Here, we present five harrowing revelations from this stylish yet shattering documentary. An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston Tickets €7/€5 Students

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