Mar 28

“Kathleen Lynn, a Truly Radical Woman” : Summer School – July 18th 2015

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“Kathleen Lynn, a Truly Radical Woman”

Saturday July 18th – The 1st Sarah Lundberg Summer School,

The Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall 10am to 4pm.

 

Last year the East Wall History Group was shocked by the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Sarah Lundberg. We have decided to honour her memory by holding an annual summer school – a full day devoted to topics that would be significant to Sarah.

The inaugural event will focus on the life and legacy of Kathleen Lynn, a truly radical and important woman in Irish history. At the time of her death, Sarah had many projects planned or in progress. This included a proposal for a series of publications relating to Kathleen Lynn, to be released between 2016 and 2019. Sarah recognised the importance of Kathleen Lynn, and the proposal was to focus on the many aspects of her life and works – from Liberty Hall to the Dail , under fire and jailed in 1916 to founding a children’s hospital in 1919 , and through her years of political and social campaigning – a true revolutionary and a medical innovator.

The focus on Kathleen Lynn is also significant as this year marks the 60th anniversary of her death in 1955.

 

The women of 1916 , Kathleen Lynn and her life long companion Madeleine ffrench Mullen at the front.

The women of 1916 , including Kathleen Lynn (front right) and her life long companion Madeleine ffrench Mullen(front left) .

 

Plans for the event are at an early stage and the exact format has not been finalised- we are extending an invitation to anyone with an interest or knowledge on the topic who would like to participate to get in touch as soon as possible. An essay and project competition aimed at involving younger people will be included in the programme.

Contact us at: eastwallhistory@gmail.com

OR

 sarahlundbergsummerschool@gmail.com

 

For those not familiar with Kathleen Lynn this is a great introduction:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhNg6aschN8

 

(Women of 1916 image courtesy of kilmainhamtales.ie)

Mar 27

BOOTY CAMP & INSANE FITNESS -FREE TRIALS THIS WEEK

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FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF ONGOING CLASSES :  https://www.facebook.com/CoachSeanC

Mar 22

“Cash On Delivery” – a comedy farce at the Sean O’Casey theatre

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Mar 14

‘COPENHAGEN’ by Michael Frayne at the Sean O’Casey Theatre

For two nights only at the Sean O’Casey Theatre

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From the visiting German group – ‘The Provisional Players’ , for two performances only – ‘Copenhagen’ :

What the critics said (about the previous run in Tuebingen):
“enthralling piece of chamber theatre”,”ambitious production”, “wonderful intensity”, “politics and physics are intervowen in an emotionally intense manner”

What is it all about:

September 1941. Copenhagen.

In the midst of the Second World War, German physicist Werner Heisenberg visits his old friend and mentor Niels Bohr in Nazi-occupied Denmark.
Why did he come? Did he try to convey information about a German nuclear program to the most well-connected scientist in occupied Europe? Or did he try to spy on an Alliedprogram? Or did he come for an altogether different reason? It’s only clear that after this
visit a life-long friendship was broken beyond repair, and Heisenberg and Bohr tried to figure out for the rest of their lives how things could have gone so wrong.

In Michael Frayn’s acclaimed play “Copenhagen” they get another chance – this time from beyond the grave – to understand what happened. Joined by Margrethe Bohr they grapple with the thing most difficult to understand of all – man himself.

Mar 08

“Sean O’Casey lived here – a community remembers” – Video now available

Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Sean O’Casey , an occasion marked by the local community . This 30 minute documentary by Near TV and Eoin McDonnell is a record of the community commemorations . It features performances in the Sean O’Casey Theatre and on the streets he once walked, along with the plaque unveilings on his former home on Hawthorn Terrace and the site of St Barnabas Church . Also includes contributions from local residents and O’Casey fans such as broadcaster Joe Duffy , author and historian Ann Matthews and  professor Christopher Murray ( author of “Sean O’Casey : writer at work”). This is not only testament to the enduring relevance of O’Casey but also an excellent showcase for our community .

Mar 04

“Sean O’Casey lived here…” Documentary premiere -March 6th 2015

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Feb 25

LATEST PRODUCTIONS -SEAN O’CASEY THEATRE – MARCH 2015

The Sean O’Casey Theatre is a great venue and always promises exciting productions . March 2015 offers this diverse and interesting selection , three very different plays , which really does have something for everyone.

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MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DETAILS OF ALL OTHER PRODUCTIONS.

https://www.facebook.com/seanocaseytheatre?fref=ts

ALSO CHECK OUT THE SEAN O’CASEY COMMUNITY CENTRE PAGE FOR DETAILS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN THE BUILDING.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/S%C3%A9an-OCasey-Community-Centre/183055905064566

 

Feb 14

“HUMPTY DUMPTY” – 20 YEARS A GROWING

 

 

 

 

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Next week see’s the PEG Drama & Variety group presenting “Humpty Dumpty” at the Sean O’Casey Theatre. This is a very special occasion, as this was the first pantomime the group ever performed 20 years ago. Two decades on the group is still going strong, and in the years between these eggs-travaganzas they have presented variety shows, dramas and comedies of all descriptions. They have performed the works of John B.Keane, Peter Sheridan,  Conor McPherson , Jim Plunkett and of course Sean O’Casey amongst many others … but next week it’s all about that careless egg !

 

 We hope you enjoy this set of photos from that original production, part of our community history .

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“HUMPTY DUMPTY” , the 20th anniversary production , at the Sean O,Casey Theatre , St. Marys Road .

Tuesday 17th February until Saturday 21st February , we hope to see you there . 

Feb 05

“HUMPTY DUMPTY” – EAST WALL ANNUAL PANTO – 17th to 21st February

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Jan 21

Volunteer awards at Mansion House

 Congratulations to East Wallers Denise Dunphy,  Mary Gray ,Sylvia Ryan and John Meade  who took part in the recent  ”Community and Recreation Centre Volunteer Awards 2015 “ .

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The event took place at the Mansion House , and Denise, Mary and Sylvia are pictured here with Lord Mayor Christy Burke. Well done to all , it is important that the hard work of community volunteers is recognised and celebrated.

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