Lots Happening in March & April!
First up will be the screening of a film over St Patrick’s week-end, with Stephen Burke’s film “Maze” on Sunday 18 March. Then, in a close collaboration with Comhaltas, we are bringing over Aidan Dooley for two performance of his hit one-man show “Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer” on Friday 27 & Saturday 28 April, with a pre-sale offer for Irish Club members.
– Sunday 18 March @ 17:00 @ Cinémathèque (Place du Theatre, Luxembourg-ville): screening of “Maze” by Stephen Burke and starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward and Martin McCann.
Synopsis: A tense, and intriguing drama which was inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from the Maze prison in Northern Ireland, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II. This adaptation of the true story features the tensions within the prison as well as portraying the human side of people who on initial inspection appear to be on different sides of the bars (and the political divide). The tension builds as the prisoners plans to escape intricately come together.
Note: The prison scenes were mostly shot at Cork prison which had been closed down just weeks before shooting began. “Maze” had its world premier at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh.
Tickets cost €8 from www.luxembourg-ticket.lu
– Friday 27 & Saturday 28 April 2018 @ 19:30 @ Centre Culturel Altrimenti (5 Avenue Marie-Therese, Luxembourg-ville): “Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer”
Synopsis: Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901–1904); Terra Nova (1910-1913); and Endurance (1914-1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”. He was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery. This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout
Thanks to our sponsors: Kerry Group, Atoz, Joe Huggard Consulting & ILCC for their financial support.
Tickets go on public sale on 15 March at €20/person. Between now and that date, members of the Irish Club of Luxembourg (2018-09) can avail of a 50% discount when paying your membership and purchasing tickets for this event together. So, instead of €20/ticket, the pre-sale members-only price is €10/ticket (plus membership fee). Individual members can purchase one ticket each; family members can purchase tickets for their immediate family.
Membership rates (1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019): €15 Individual (€10 student); €25 family (includes 2 children up to 18 years). Pay to IBAN LU08 0030 2513 4451 0000. Please mention your name, ICL membership & Tom Crean tickets.
The Irish Club of Luxembourg would like to thank Irish Ambassador Peadar Carpenter, and the Embassy of Ireland in Luxembourg, for their support regarding both these events, as well as Comhaltas with whom we are bringing the Tom Crean production to the Grand Duchy.
Statutes: We are also looking for someone to translate our statutes from English into French. If you would like to do this, please contact the ICL Secretary, Fiona Mulhern (email@example.com). This would be a great help!
Relais pour la Vie: We have a couple of slots left for those who would like to participate in this fun event: contact Mimmi Ödman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sponsored Walk: the date has changed to Sunday 6 May 2016 – Save the date!
AGM: scheduled for Wednesday 16 May 2018 @ 19:00
Mise le meas,
Geoff Thompson, President of the Irish Club of Luxembourg.
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