Events: October to Christmas 2017

October Events

2nd (Monday)   Choir practice 11.20 a.m.  SMA, Wilton.       Mary Fitzgerald

Drama rehearsal 4 – 6 p.m. SMA, Wilton.    Marian O’Callaghan

3rd (Tuesday)   Drama rehearsal 4 – 6 p.m. SMA, Wilton.                           

4th(Wednesday)  Art Class.   11.00     SMA, Wilton.        Claire Bradley

4th & 5th    Hill walkers:  2 days walking in Allihies, Beara Peninsula.  (Committee)

6th  (Friday)

Social Coffee morning: 11.00  Clayton Silversprings Hotel.    Padraig  O Conaill

Line dancing.      11.00  SMA, Wilton.     Marie Power

9th (Monday)    Choir a.m.       Drama 4/6 p.m. 

10th (Tuesday)   Drama 4pm /6pm

11th (Wednesday)  Art Class

12th (Thursday)  Amblers walk. Rostellan.  (Time to be notified by SMS)

13th  (Friday)     Line dancing.

Oct 13 /20  (Friday/Friday ) Dubrovnik Trip.   Frank Tobin/ Mary Cahill

13th (Friday)      Line dancing.

16th  (Monday)   Choir a.m.       Drama 4/6 p.m.

17th  (Tuesday)   Drama  4/6pm 

 18th (Wednesday)  Art Class

21st (Saturday)  Dinner and Show: Niamh Kavanagh (Eurovision winner) and her band The Illegals, play the  Hotel California album (The Eagles), as well as the Rumours album (Fleetwood Mac) in the Everyman Palace at 8p.m. Group rate €23 per person.

Early Bird options at Isaacs 5.30p.m.

Those attending may choose from 2-course (€23) or 3-course (€26) menu, or a la carte. To be paid directly at Isaacs.

Contact Mags McCarthy

23rd (Monday)   Choir a.m.            Drama 4/6 p.m.

24th (Tuesday)   Drama 4pm /6pm 

 25th (Wednesday)  Art Class

26th (Thursday)  Photography Group. SMA, Wilton. 2 – 4 p.m.   Mags McCarthy

27th (Friday)        Line dancing.

30th (Monday)  Choir a.m.         Drama 4/6 p.m. 

31st (Tuesday)  Drama 4 p.m. /6 p.m.

 

November Events

3rd (Friday)  Social Coffee morning  in Clayton Silversprings Hotel Padraig  O Conaill

3rd (Friday)  Set Dancing  Class 1. SMA, Wilton.   Marie Power

6th (Monday)   Choir a.m.     Mary Fitzgerald

7th (Tuesday) 8 p.m.    “There Goes the Bell.” Performance by our Drama Group, at Cork Arts Theatre (CAT CLUB), Carroll’s Quay, Cork.

8th  Wednesday         Drama “There goes the Bell.” Second performance.

8th  (Wednesday)      Art Class. Claire Bradley

9th  (Thursday)   Amblers’ walk. Ballincollig Regional Park  Marie Power/ Claire Bradley

10th  (Friday)        Set Dancing    Marie Power

10th (Friday)      Insurance Talk by Dermot Goode.

                              LEE VALLEY GOLF CLUB.      2 – 4 p.m.   Marie Dennehy

 13th (Monday)   Choir

14th (Tuesday)   Hill walkers. Mill Cove Walk.    Rosscarbery.    Committee

15th (Wednesday)       Art Classes

17th (Friday)              Set Dancing

22nd (Wednesday)    MASS OF REMEMBRANCE 11 a.m.  ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL

                                      AGM 12.30 p.m.  ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL

                                      LUNCH 1.30 p.m.  ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL

23rd (Thursday )      Photography Group. SMA. 2 – 4 p.m.    Mags McCarthy

24th (Friday)              Set Dancing

27th (Monday)          Choir

29th (Wednesday)     Art Class

 

December Events

1st  (Friday)  Social Coffee morning.  Clayton Silversprings  Padraig  O Conaill

1st                   Set Dancing    Marie Power

6th (Wednesday)     Art Classes   Claire Bradley

8th  (Friday)            Christmas Lunch. Hayfield Manor.   Marie Dennehy

14th (Thursday)     Amblers’ walk. Bishopstown.   Marian O Callaghan

15th  (Friday)        Set Dancing.

Nollaig Shona agus Ath-bhliain fé mhaise!

 

April Events

The following events are planned for April:

7th. Friday. Social coffee morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11 a.m. Contact Pádraig Ó Conaill.

11th. Tuesday. Crawford at the Castle. Guided tour of the exhibition of works from the Crawford, which have been on show at Dublin Castle over the winter months. 11 a.m. Guided tour cost €3. Followed by lunch. Venue TBC (optional). Contact Mags McCarthy.

13th.  Thursday. Amblers walk in Doneraile Park. Lunch. Leader: Mary Fitzgerald.

23rd. Sunday. Three night trip to Westport. Contact Frank or Mary, Travel Committee.

27th. Thursday. Hillwalkers hike in Gougane Barra. Lunch. Leader: Joan McCann.

As with all our activities, details will be notified by text message in advance. 

BLUES at Wilton Library – catch it before it’s gone!

On Monday 20th June, a small group of interested RTAI Cork members and friends visited BLUES the Dyeing,  Patchwork and Quilting exhibition at the Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre.

The exhibition on show is the work of a group of local craftswomen: Mary Palmer, Moya Geraghty, Kay O’Sullivan, Ailbhe O’Callaghan and Margaret Walsh (Mags). Each piece is unique, and the styles in the work reflect the individual taste and talent of each member of the group.

We were fortunate to have Mags Walsh, RTAI Cork member, to guide us and to explain the techniques that were used in the process from start to finished work-of-art.

Most of the fabric is dyed by the members themselves. The impetus for the current exhibition came from a dyeing workshop, a year previously, when the members learned the practice of Japanese dyeng called Shibori. The dye used is obtained from the indigo plant. For further information on Japanese dyeing processes, see the Wikipedia link here.

When the fabrics had been dyed, the quilters took inspiration from the patterns produced, and incorporated them into some of their quilts.

The exhibition includes other techniques of patchwork; traditional and contemporary. Some patterns have amusing names, such as the Drunkard’s Path!

Some quilts are small – suitable as wall hangings, but the majority on show are full-sized quilts which will no doubt become family heirlooms for future generations.

Click on the images for a larger view.

 

Having Mags to explain how the pieces were assembled, highlighted for us the painstaking work involved in each one. However, she also brought along some smaller pieces, to encourage us to “start small.”

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Mags showing us a smaller piece, for starters!

 

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The RTAI visitors with Mags Walsh.

If you couldn’t attend on the 20th, it’s not too late!

The exhibition runs until 29th June 2016.

Click Bishopstown Library for more information on upcoming events.

Cinema Visit and Early Bird Meal

Claude Monet, Water Lilies (Agapanthus), 1915-26

On Tuesday 12th April a group gathered in Curran’s Restaurant, Adelaide St, for a delicious Early Bird meal, before heading across to the Gate Cinema for the Exhibition On Screen.

There were 14 people at the meal, and another 6 attended the cinema only. It was a lovely opportunity to meet like-minded RTAI members, to compare notes and share anecdotes and news!

The screening of Monet to Matisse; Painting the Modern Garden was well attended, and we were lucky to get good seats. The film was educational as well as entertaining. We learned about how the artists designed and planted their gardens with colour combinations in mind. While we already knew a bit about Giverney and Argenteuil, it was interesting to hear about the trend in the 19th Century for the Wild Garden, and to contrast this with Max Liebermann’s Villa garden at Lake Wannsee in Germany, which was planted in a much more formal layout. Liebermann however, also painted in the Impressionist style. These were exciting times in horticulture, with many new plants being developed and also being imported from overseas.

Perhaps an advantage to attending the screening, rather than the exhibition, was the insight we gained into how an exhibition is curated. As well as that of course, we learned so much about the Impressionist period and the lives of the artists featured in the exhibition.

Monet painting in his garden at Argenteuil - Renoir Pierre-Auguste

As well as this well-known Renoir painting of Monet in his garden, we saw the scene that Monet was actually painting, which gave us a 180° view of the neighborhood.

Mhuscail an scannán fonn ionainn dul go Londain chun an teaspáinteas a fheiceáil! 

 

Painting the Modern Garden: Movie Screening & Early Bird Meal

The Royal Academy of Arts, London has teamed up with the Cleveland Museum of Art to stage

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse.

This exhibition runs at the Royal Academy of Arts until April 20th.

Those of us who won’t get the chance to travel to London for this exhibition are fortunate that Exhibition On Screen is bringing us a film associated with it. You can read more by clicking here..

For one screening only, The Gate Cinema will show this film on Tuesday April 12th at 6.30p.m. It is a 90 minute film.

Tickets cost €10.50 including booking fee and may be booked directly by  contacting the Gate Cinema. Early booking is advised!

Early Bird meal

If you would like to join a group of RTAI members for an Early Bird meal before the cinema, we have arranged with Currans Restaurant, Adelaide Street, for a meal at 5p.m.

The nearest off-street parking for both venues is Paul Street multi-storey car park, which is open till midnight.

PLEASE CONTACT MAGS MCCARTHY BEFORE FRIDAY 8TH APRIL TO RESERVE THE EARLY BIRD MEAL.

(CONTACT DETAILS WILL BE SENT BY TEXT MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS)