Carmen Cullen will be reading from her forthcoming novel Hello Love, to be launched in The Mermaid Arts Centre Gallery on Tuesday 14th. November at 7.00pm. as part of the Yarn Festival. All are welcome.
Love persists and in Hello Love, nobody can tell Jacqueline what to do, especially her Auntie Mina who comes to live with the family in their Avalon Hotel. The little girl will only take orders from her mother and Imelda has disappeared… Hello Love is Carmen’s second novel and is published by Liberties Press.
There will be a donation per book to The Peter Mc.Verry Trust, Refreshments and Music.
Carmen has been on the committee of Bray Arts since its inception. She was Head of English in Colaiste Dhulaigh in Coolock and Director of the Oscar Wilde Autumn School. She has published three books of poetry and drama for schools called Class Acts. She completed the M.Phil for Creative Writing in Trinity College in 2009. She continues to tour widely with her Tribute to her aunt, Delia Murphy.
Arriving later than most to the songwriting world, the “Hidden Stills” duo from Wicklow are making up for lost time. When two band mates from “The Whipperwills” decided to try their hands at songwriting, earlier this year, even they were surprised at the results. Songs of reflection, close harmonies and interesting melodies. Having played at the Hot Spot, Grey Goose, The Grove, Plucks, & The Klinkerdin, we are looking forward to sharing our creations with Bray Arts.
As I Went Down To The River Styx
Douglas Ross and Ciara Julia Ryan present the fruits of their 18 month collaboration: an exhibition of mythic storytelling images, accompanied by a book and video. The video was edited by Leon Quinn and has a beautiful original music score by Paul McCormack.
Mary Rose Callaghan
Playwright and biographer, and an award-winning short story writer. Her memoir, The Deep End, was published this year by the University of Delaware Press.
Mood Swings have delighted audiences with Their close harmony singing , and are a regular at the Brayarts Nights .
Douglas Ross and Ciara Julia Ryan began working together in the Spring of 2016. Their first collaborative work “Peresphone’s Gate” was exhibited at the Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art in June 2016. Intrigued by the myth of Persephone and the Tuatha de Danann, they began to develop the script for As I Went Down To The River Styx. From May to September they worked intensively, shooting thousands of images, improvising and reshooting when required until they had sufficient material to produce prints for the upcoming exhibition in the Inspire Gallery, a book and a DVD. The monologues for the DVD were written collaboratively in the Spring of 2017 and filmed in May. Leon Quinn from Reverb Studios came on board the project as animator/editor for the DVD , with music composed by Paul McCormack .
Mary Rose Callaghan
Mary Rose Callaghan was born in Dublin in 1944, emigrated to the United States in 1975. She has written nine novels, including Billy, Come Home, (2007) and A Bit of a Scandal (2009). She is also a playwright and biographer, and an award-winning short story writer. Her memoir, The Deep End, was published this year by the University of Delaware Press. She was married to the late Robert Hogan, editor of The Dictionary of Irish Literature, and lived for many years in Newark, Delaware. She now lives in Bray.
Her novels include Mothers (Dublin, Arlen House 1982, London, Marian Boyars, 1984); Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter (London & New York, Marion Boyars, 1985); The Awkward Girl (Dublin, Attic Press, 1989); Has Anyone Seen Heather? (Attic Press, 1990); Emigrant Dreams (Dublin, Poolbeg Press, 1996), republished as I Met A Man Who Wasn’t There (New York, Marion Boyars, 1997); The Last Summer (Poolbeg, 1997); The Visitor’s Book (Dingle, Brandon, 2001); and Billy Come Home (Brandon, 2007).
As well as writing extensively for periodicals, she has published Kitty O’Shea: A Life of Katherine Parnell (London, Pandora Press, 1980, San Francisco, Pandora, 1994).
She has been assistant editor of, and wrote thirty articles for The Dictionary of Irish Literature, edited by Robert Hogan (Greenwood Press, 1979 and 1997), and has broadcast several stories on BBC radio. She was runner-up in the first Maxwell House Prize in 1979.
She lives in Bray, Co Wicklow.
Mood Swings have delighted audiences with our close harmony singing , and are a regular at the Brayarts Nights . Most recently we have played a private garden party the oyster festival in Dalkey and several Gigs for Jack’s Club we are looking forward to entertaining in Bray Arts once more xx
Mark Granier Poet and photographer
Poetry Ireland Review describes Granier as, “a poet of individual poems,” poems that are, “perfectly operating verbal machines, which are their own fulfillment, with everything concentrated on the final, sealing line .
A singing group set for world dommination with a lust for life !
Like a chameleon they keep coming back to us in many different guises .
Staring Aran McMahon , Theresa Bradley and Kerenza D’Arcy Barr
Sean Nolan Commedian
Winner of the RTE 2 New Comedy Awards, 29-year-old Bray comedian Sean possesses a highly creative and unique brand of one-liner comedy dealing with everyday topics at a blistering pace. Sean, has been doing standup for 5 years, has become one of the most talked about comedians on the Irish circuit
Sean Nolan Commedian
Rachel Kerrigan and Catherine Simpson
TwoGrass are a multi-instrumental Wicklow based singer-songwriter duo, performing old time and contemporary Americana music as well as original material.”
Neil Young – style folk duo with 5 string banjo. These gals perform old time Appalachian folk music, bluegrass, rockabilly and blues – as well as original Americana roots music.
Bray Arts Show
Martello Hotel, Bray
Monday 11th Sept 2017 @ 8pm
Admission 5 euro & 4 euro conc
Aran McMahon Alan Heffernan Thomas Dunne
Kevin Custardgas James Conner Coner Gibson
Is a six piece jazz band playing various styles of jazz including latin/swing/funk/soulall the members have played with various bands and at festivals and venues throughout Ireland and abroad
Bray Arts Drama Group
A Black Comedy by Paul Bear
A suicidal failed actor, a manically depressed pub landlord and a schizophrenic passer-by are the characters in this blackest of comedies.
Cliff – Martin Davidson Gary- Simon Maxwell Sue- Sonya Stafford
Director Derek Pullen S.M Lucy Lynch
Aran McMahon James Conner Coner Gibson
Alan Heffernan Thomas Dunne Kevin Custardgas
Is a six piece jazz band playing various styles of jazz including latin/swing/funk/soul
All the members have played with various bands and at festivals and venues throughout Ireland and abroad .