Michael O’Reilly worked for many years as an educator. He taught in a variety of primary schools and was principal teacher in Saint Kieran’s Special School in Bray. During his career he worked as a curriculum designer, as an educational author and as an art education advisor. Since his retirement in 2014 he has worked as a lecturer, course designer and as editor of Bray Arts Journal. In this evening’s presentation he will be presenting some of his own art pieces and discussing this work.
2. The Writer as a Storyteller
Seymour Cresswell is a published author and an award-winning amateur actor and director. His book of memoir short stories, A Present of an Orange and other stories was published in 2018. He divides his time between drama, sailing, gardening, painting and writing. Seymour has lived in Bray for more than 20 years.
3 . The Musician as a Storyteller
Kevin C. Olohan is a Storyteller, Actor and Musician from Wicklow Town. He is the creator and host of Fireside: The Irish Storytelling Podcast on the Headstuff Podcast Network, which is a weekly chronicle of the Folklore and Mythology of Ireland.
In his live performance, Kevin weaves Folklore and Folk Music together with his own stories resulting in a fresh take on one of our oldest traditions.
Aoife has been interested in photography for a number of years and she enjoys exploring the practice in her spare time. Her main area of interest is landscape photography and she usually find herself out in the wilderness in Wicklow capturing sunsets, seascapes or night skies. If you wish to follow her/view her work, She regularly update her Facebook and Instagram accounts: Aoife Hester Photography (Facebook) @aoifehester (Instagram)
The Little Bray Writers Group
Meet in The Little Bray Family and Resource Centre in Fassaroe on Tuesday mornings at 10. O’clock. Talented and versatile they include prose writers and poets, and come from many backgrounds. These writers are dedicated, but happy to do what they like best, that is writing. They have performed many Readings and their work is on continuous display in Bray Railway Station
RETROFIX is a 7 piece band – drums, bass, guitar, keys, tenor sax, alto sax, trombone (keyboard player also sings & plays flute). They play a quirky mix of retro/soul/funk/jazz/ska covers along with their own originals…. about 70% of the set is covers, 30% originals.
Covers include Quincy Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Average White Band, The Specials, Henry Mancini, Tito Puente…. various TV & Movie themes, standards like Tequila, Cantaloupe island, & One Como Va!