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The ‘Who Am I’ Exhibition – Irish Times

Down Syndrome Ireland celebrated World Down Syndrome Day (Wednesday, March 21) by launching a unique photography exhibition aimed at challenging perceptions of Down syndrome in society. The exhibition launched last Wednesday evening in the Powerscourt Centre and will continue to run until April 3oth of this year. After this date, the exhibition will be available to the charity’s 26 branches around the country to continue building awareness and challenge perceptions.

For more information, please read more on the article in the Irish Times – https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/health-board-upcoming-conferences-talks-campaigns-and-events-1.3436565

The ‘Who Am I?’ exhibition was devised and curated by members of the charity’s National Advisory Council in collaboration with a professional photographer, Eric Molimard. The exhibition was kindly supported by Frank Keane Volkswagen. The NAC comprises of people with Down syndrome from around the country to represent the views of their peers within the organisation.

The role of the NAC is to ensure that people with Down syndrome have a voice within the charity and influence the future development of Down Syndrome Ireland. For further information on Down Syndrome Ireland visit www.downsyndrome.ie.

 

Powerscourt Centre supports  World Down Syndrome Day with a photography exhibition

Minister of Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, is pleased to recognise Wednesday 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been celebrated all over the world since 2006. It aims to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down Syndrome as a positive development.

Finian said, “Today there are celebrations in over 100 countries all over the world with an annual conference in the UN in both New York and Geneva in conjunction with the Human Rights Council. I am so proud and happy to see that two people with Down Syndrome from Ireland spoke at the event in Geneva about their lives of being involved in their community”.

This evening Powerscourt Centre is delighted to support Down Syndrome Ireland and Frank Keane Volkswagen with their ‘Who Am I?’ Photography Exhibition which launches this evening at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre until April 30th. Watch some of the people behind the new photo exhibition from Down Syndrome Ireland with Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show – https://t.co/ovirfMsV3K

The Minister will launch the photographic exhibition this evening – “and that is ‘What I Bring to my Community’. I want today and indeed everyday to be a day when people with Down Syndrome can be loud and proud of how they enrich us their families, the community in which they live and society generally. I hope today will raise awareness of Down Syndrome among the general public of what it means to have Down Syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities”.

Binneas will play this weekend in Powerscourt to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Festival. Showcasing the best in traditional Irish music, this will be a must-see for those looking to hear traditional Irish music in a beautiful setting.

Saturday – 2pm – 4pm
Sunday – 1.30pm -3.30pm

Be sure to check our Twitter and Instagram accounts for all the latest events happening this busy St. Patrick’s weekend!

ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND

Saturday 17th March: It’s nearly the biggest weekend of the year and it’s all go-go here at Powerscourt! It’s going to be a fun-filled weekend so make sure you join us for our St.Patrick’s Weekend Celebrations. There will be lots of entertainment on the day from Binneas Traditional Irish Music to Traditional Irish Dancing between 2pm-4pm. There’s something for everyone so take the kids along and let them enjoy face-painting and balloon throughout the day. So come on down and celebrate the big day with us, we’re open from 11am-6pm.
Sunday 18th March: The Centre will be open st 12pm-6pm with live traditional Irish music performances on the day, celebrating the St.Patrick’s Weekend. The Centre will also be open on Monday 19th March (bank holiday) with normal trading hours 10am-6pm

 

St.Patrick's Day

 

MOTHER’S DAY AT POWERSCOURT CENTRE

This Sunday 11th March Powerscourt Centre will be celebrating a very special day of the year, Mother’s Day. So why not treat your Mum to a nice lunch at any of our three restaurants and listen to some lovely musical entertainment from Richie Ros Music from 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Richie Ros Music

Richie Ros is a singer/songwriter who has worked David Odlum, Grammy Award-winning producer formerly of The Frames,  to produce Richie’s Debut album in his Black box studio in France. The album is called Odyssey – the journey of a young boy who in spite of all the odds stacked against him had worked to create his own fairytale. The music in his soul had, in his own words, finally “set him free”. 

Richie’s debut EP has been released with tracks including “Fairytales”, “Strange Mentality”, “To Infinity and Beyond” and “Sweet Serenade”. For more information please visit Richie’s website here: http://www.richieros.com

Powerscourt Centre welcomes the Penn Counterparts – A Capella all the way from Pennsylvania. They will be performing at the Centre at lunchtime tomorrow as part of their Irish Tour – featuring a sultry pairing of modern pop favourites with classic jazz standards, the Counterparts musical experience offers something for everybody! Pop on down at 1:30pm to see them live. We’re looking forward to it!

Check out their website for more information: http://penncounterparts.com/

 

 

It’s the final weekend to see Ste Murray’s wonderful exhibition ‘Alone Together’ at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Don’t forget to pop by and see it! Some of the fabulously framed prints from the exhibition are still available to purchase, just contact studio@ste.ie or www.ste.ie/prints

Don’t miss the live musical performance at Powerscourt Centre today! Join us on your lunch break and enjoy some beautiful live music from the award-winning musical, EVITA. The Trinity Musical Theatre are performing pieces from EVITA today at 1pm on stage in the centre.

More Information:
Charting the life of Argentina’s iconic first lady, Eva Perón, the musical follows her meteoric rise from Argentina’s slums to the presidential palace. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, including the classic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, EVITA is a timeless tale of power, lust, and greed.

After selling out of their successful show WEST SIDE STORY, the Trinity Musical Theatre Society are very excited about their second endeavour on stage.

EVITA runs February 14th – 17th at the O’Reilly Theatre.

Tickets on sale NOW at https://www.evopass.io/event/evita/

Student/Child: €15 | Adult: €17.50

 

This weekend we are delighted to have two wonderful choirs join us at Powerscourt Centre for the festive season. The Culwick Choral Society will be performing on stage tomorrow, Saturday 16th December in the centre, supporting Dublin Simon at 3pm. Along with the wonderful St.Marys Choir who will be performing on stage in the centre on Sunday 17th at 3pm.

 

BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE @ Powerscourt in association with Sad Strippers is proud to present The Winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award in the Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 – ALL HONEY By Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, Directed by Jeda de Brí. Starring Ashleigh Dorrell, David Fennelly, Danielle Galligan, Keith Jordan and Ciara Elizabeth Smyth

Ru and Luke are throwing a house-warming. They intend to warm their house. However, their guests seem more interested in whispering in the box room than joining the festivities. Explosive characters and unfolding secrets mean Ru and Luke will have to clean up more than red wine stains and glitter. All Honey is a laugh-out-loud comedy of manners in contemporary Dublin.
Watch in horror and hilarity as friends become enemies. An hilariously bonkers and joyous start to the New Year.

From the company that brought you the hilarious TRIANGLES (2016) and the critically-acclaimed Pacemaker (Scene + Heard, 2017), Sad Strippers brings you their newest, laugh-out-loud comedy that will have your eyes streaming and your face aching.

Set design by Sinéad Purcell, lighting design by Maggie O’Donovan, costume design by Ellen Therese Fleming.

BOOKING INFORMATION

BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE @ POWERSCOURT
BOOKING: www.bewleyscafetheatre.com or 0868784001.

Opens January 9th (previews 8th) and plays till January 27th, 2017.
Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)
Tickets: Low-price Mondays €8, Tues – Thurs €10, Fri – Sat €12.
Light Lunch available €4.

BOOKING: 086-8784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

FOR MEDIA INFORMATION OR PICTURES PLEASE CONTACT
bewleyscafetheatre@gmail.com

Bewley’s Café Theatre would like to acknowledge the support of The Arts Council in making this production possible. Supported by Dublin City Council.


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