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Ballroom of Romance director revisits Ballycroy

Film Mayo was delighted to have internationally renowned film director Pat O’Connor as its special guest for the launch of Film Mayo, which took place before Christmas. Pat has a very special relationship with Mayo since filming The Ballroom of Romance in Ballycroy in the early eighties. He has very fond memories of his time in Mayo, particularly the warmth of the people in Ballycroy. The reason that Pat agreed to be the special guest at the launch of Film Mayo was because of the affection he holds in his heart for Mayo. During his recent visit Pat talked of how shooting in Mayo was a very special time for him and one of the most fulfilling experiences that he has ever had film-making.

Brid Ní Neachtain on belief and Doubt

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NEXT WEEK at the Town Hall Theatre sees the west of Ireland premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s powerful play Doubt: a Parable.

Doubt coming soon to Town Hall

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ONE OF the most successful plays of recent years, John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable is coming to the Town Hall Theatre for what is sure to be a highlight of the venue’s current season.

Diarmuid de Faoite on IFTA hopes and Town Hall Doubt

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WE ARE only a couple of weeks into January but it is already looking like a happy new year for actor Diarmuid de Faoite. He has just been nominated for a Best Actor IFTA for his role in TG4’s Corp + Anam and he is about to take one of the leads in the Town Hall’s forthcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s hit play Doubt - a Parable.

Come experience Doubt at Athlone Little Theatre

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John Patrick Shanley’s multi-award winning drama Doubt - now a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman - is Athlone Little Theatre’s richly anticipated first production of the 2011/12 season.

Cinemobile comes to Portumna this weekend

The Cinemobile is coming to Portumna this Saturday and Sunday and in addition to its regular screenings, there will be a free screening for over 65s of Julie & Julia.

The Bealtaine Festival - celebrating creativity in older age in Westmeath

The Bealtaine Festival is the national festival celebrating creativity in older age and Ireland’s largest collaborative arts festival. Running from May 1-31 and co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity, the festival collaborates with local, regional, and national organisations to produce inspiring and innovative opportunities for older people to engage and participate in a whole range of arts events and experiences.

Fred Diviney’s ‘Cinema paradiso’

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One of Fred Diviney’s scariest moments (Fred was a cinema projectionist in Galway for almost 40 years), was in 1978. The Deerhunter, with its haunting theme, and stars Robert de Niro and Meryl Streep, was the must-see movie of the year. There was huge excitement when the Claddagh Palace announced that it would show the film on Friday. The queue was down to Murray’s at Nile Lodge, but there was panic in the tiny projection room at the Palace. In those pre digital cassette days, the film arrived in 12 reels, late that afternoon. As Fred lined them up for the projector he saw that reel five was missing. He phoned the film distributors, Ward Anderson, in Dublin. They told him not to worry. The missing reel would be sent down by taxi.

Dancing at Lughnasa at Town Hall

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TWENTY YEARS after its first staging at the Abbey Theatre, Brian Friel’s classic drama Dancing at Lughnasa comes to the Town Hall next week in an acclaimed new production by Second Age Theatre Company.

It’s Complicated

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Every year, the emergence of rom-coms always gets me a bit worried, I mean they’re usually cut from the same cloth really, aren’t they? But It’s Complicated makes a valiant effort to steer into different territory and succeeds in providing quite a few laughs while at the same time asking questions about what is acceptable in the world of divorcees.

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