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Conference on Ethnic & Minority Entrepreneurship

Creative Spark is a partner in ENTER – Enterprise in Interface project. The ENTER project is supported under the EU Erasmus+ programme to examine the role of entrepreneurship and enterprise in interface areas. The purpose of the project is to learn about initiatives in interface areas and share knowledge across Europe, to identify how enterprise, social enterprise and business activities can facilitate positive engagement between people from different communities.

This conference at Creative Spark will examine the topic of international and migrant workers in Ireland and ethnic and minority entrepreneurship. Our panel of speakers will address issues including the experience of being an ethnic or
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Scorch at An Táin Arts Centre

The award winning ‘Scorch’ comes to An Táin Arts Centre on Friday 23rd September at 8:00pm

For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life, online is a place to be yourself.

“Happiness. Aching, constant, consuming- on there it’s more real than real life. I’m honest on there. I’m being honest.”

Out in the real world though, things can be very different. A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

Inspired by recent court cases Scorch won Best New Play at the 2015 Irish Times Irish Theatre
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Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants Tour

“Big Animals are my passion.” That’s how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show – In the Company of Giants. What’s it like to face a hungry polar bear and its cubs as they emerge from their den? Or to swim eye to eye with an enormous Southern Right Whale? How do you look for killer whales in vast reaches of the seas around Antarctica?

Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it’s like
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Comhaltas ‘Summer Shows’ 2016 in Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol.

Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol Summer SessionsEnjoy an evening of Traditional Music, Song, Dance & Storytelling at the Comhaltas Seisiún ‘Summer Shows’ in Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol 8pm July 21 | 28 August 4 | 11 | 25 Tickets are available from Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol or on the door +353 42 9328887 info@orielcentre.ie www.orielcentre.ie/whats-on/oriel-centre-events/

Seisiún is a staged thematic performance of authentic Irish traditional culture, which provides a unique experience for holidaymakers and all lovers of traditional music during the months of July
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Meet & Display showcasing vintage Volkswagen Campers & Beetles – Sat 9th July

Classic Volkswagen Beetle cars & camper vans in Dundalk.

Classic Volkswagen Beetle cars & camper vans in Dundalk.

A convoy of classic Volkswagen Beetle cars & camper vans will descend on Market Square ‪#‎Dundalk between 1-4pm this Saturday.  This year’s Meet & Display Showcase of the iconic vehicles will include a family from Belgium visiting Dundalk as part of a tour of Ireland.  Local Volkswagen enthusiasts want to make sure that they receive a real ‘Cead Mile Failte’ on their stop in Dundalk so be sure
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Summer 2016 at An Táin Arts Centre

Classical guitarist Pat Coldrick | Friday 17th June at 8pm

Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made classical guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general. Once Pat begins to play people are immediately captivated by his dedication, passion and skill. His interpretation and delivery of each piece combined with his superb artistry as a performer results in a unique ability to both make his audience laugh and move them to tears.

Tickets: €15 / €12 Booking 042 9332332 / www.antain.ie

FILM CLUB: Papusza | Tuesday 28th June 8:30pm

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‘Stars In Their Eyes’ – IN AID OF RAPE CRISIS NORTH EAST

Rape Crisis North East are holding a fund raising event ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ on Saturday, June 18th at Ramada Hotel, Armagh Road, Dundalk.

Based on the popular 1990’s television programme ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, this is an all singing, all dancing fun filled evening featuring local contestants who have generously volunteered to take to the stage and perform as their favourite act.

It will definitely be a night to remember as each act will do their best to impersonate their idols. In doing so, they will be raising funds for Rape Crisis North East, while entertaining all the guests on the night. All proceeds
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This May at An Táin Arts Centre

The Matchmaker | Friday 6th May at 8pm

John B Keane Mary McEvoy (Glenroe) and Jon Kenny (d’Unbelievables) star in John B Keane’s comedy drama exploring rural loneliness and the search for love late in life. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people and creates a marvelously colorful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between
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Upcoming events at An Táin Arts Centre

*An Easter Service* – a new play re-imagining the Rising in Dundalk

An Táin Arts Centre in association with Upstate Theatre Project, presents a Louth County Council Commission

Using historical testimony, local research and community collaboration and participation An Táin Arts Centre and Upstate Theatre Project have forged a contemporary imagining of the events of 1916. Blending participatory process and personal reflection on local, national and international historical events the performance fashions a unique re-examining of the birth of the nation. Reflecting on the lives of some of those who were players, the performance re-presents the past through contemporary styles and modern innovation.

Tickets: 15/€10
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Blackrock Raft Race – June 6th

The date for this year’s Blackrock Raft Race and Family Fun Day has been announced and it has been changed from a Sunday to Monday in a departure from tradition.The event will be held on bank holiday Monday June 6th, with a full programme of events as usual.