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Please note that parking at the centre is restricted to blue badge holders only. Parking is available a short distance away, at the beach car park in front of Glenmona House. We appreciate your cooperation with regards to this

Open event, no need to book!

March

Admission Free – Everyone Welcome

PEATLANDS – TALKS AND EXHIBITION

Saturday 14 March 2pm

Through the prisms of art and science, Sharon Adams and Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership explore the significance of peatlands for our environment

Exhibition open from 12 -4pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 14 March to 26 April

WHITE ROSE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Postponed until further notice

Old Church Centre Cushendun Saturday 21 March 8pm
Click the poster to buy tickets.

ELEMENTS – TALKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Postponed Until Further Notice

EARTH- Soil quality and land use

First in a series of four talks themed around the ancient elements and linking global questions with the way we live our lives

Speaker Patrick Casement, farmer, Chair of the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership and Member, DAERA’s Expert Working Group on Sustainable Land Management

Admission £4, free to students.

GLENS OF ANTRIM COMHALTAS SPRING CONCERT

Postponed Until Further Notice

Admission £5 – Pay at the door

ELEMENTS – TALKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Postponed Until Further Notice

WATER – its catchment, treatment and use, water pollution and water power

Second in a series of four talks themed around the ancient elements and linking global questions with the way we live our lives

Speaker Tony Traill, low-carbon consultant at Element Consultants Ltd

Admission £4, free to students.

To reserve seats click https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cushendunbpt/t-emvdye

AD HOC THEATRE GROUP perform BLACKBIRD by DAVID HARROWER

Postponed Until Further Notice

Admission £10. Click on link for tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cushendunbpt/t-emrgee

Blackbird is a hard-hitting exploration of a forbidden relationship. When Una, a twenty-seven year old woman, seeks out Ray, now in his fifties, she is looking for answers to what happened between them fifteen years earlier. David Harrower’s award-winning play was first commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, premiering in 2005.

This play deals with sensitive social and moral subject matter which may offend and/or challenge  preconceptions.

STRICTLY OVER 18’S (adult subject matter and language)

ELEMENTS – TALKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Postponed Until Further Notice

AIR- What flying creatures are telling us about the effects of climate change and light pollution

Third in a series of four talks themed around the ancient elements and linking global questions with the way we live our lives

Speaker Cliff Henry, North Coast Area Ranger, National Trust, and entomologist

Admission £4, free to students.

To reserve seats click https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cushendunbpt/t-zqdmmj

AMANDA ST JOHN AND BAND (Album Launch Tour)

Postponed Until Further Notice

Old Church Centre Cushendun Saturday 25th April 8pm
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cushendunbpt/t-yvmjqr

Local singer Amanda St John will celebrate the full digital and Vinyl launch of her new album ‘The Muscle Shoals Sessions’ with a hometown gig.

“If Dusty Springfield were alive she’d say ‘that’s my girl’!”

(Grammy winning US producer Jon Tiven)

Amanda St John is a powerhouse singer and songwriter who is heavily inspired by soul, R&B and gospel music. Following in the footsteps of her idols Aretha Franklin and Etta James, Amanda (along with co-writer/guitarist Paul Tierney & co-writer/drummer/producer Michael Mormecha) travelled to the USA in May 2018 and made history by becoming the first independent Irish artist to record in the legendary FAME Studios, Muscle Shoals. Speaking of the experience she says:

“We wanted the live room sound of this era of recordings and it was a dream come true being given the opportunity to record them in the legendary FAME Studios along with ‘swampers’ bass player David Hood (whose credits include Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Percy Sledge, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys etc) and piano/keys/Hammond player Clayton Ivey (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Joss Stone, The Supremes etc).”

She has worked with artists like Brian Kennedy, Eddi Reader, Mary Coughlan, Gareth Dunlop, Ciaran Gribbin (of INXS) and Jon Tiven (Grammy winning Nashville writer/producer whose CV has included BB King, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones etc…).

Gaining substantial media interest in Ireland and the UK including extensive airplay on the BBC and RTE Radio 1 as well as reviews in Hotpress Magazine & The Irish Times, Amanda is known for her passionate and powerful live performances and is fast establishing herself as one of Ireland’s leading vocalists.  With live sessions with ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London, various other live performances/interviews across BBC regionals, U105, Downtown/Cool FM, UTV Live Television etc, as well as many festival slots and headline tours of UK, Ireland and USA (which included Folk Alliance Festival in Kansas and a performance for the US President) under her belt, the future is looking very bright indeed for this talented musician who is becoming renowned for her engaging live performances and vibrant stage presence.

This gig is part of a tour to celebrate the full digital and vinyl launch of the album ‘The Muscle Shoals Sessions’ which has been receiving excellent press reviews:

“What a voice! Powerful!” RTE Radio 1

“Amanda’s the real deal….a hugely engaging performer” Daily Mirror

“What a voice! What a vibe!” BBC Radio Ulster

“Feisty and fresh soul infused vocals…a must listen!” Hot Press Magazine

“Sheer class…one of the best white soul/blues voices I’ve heard in ages” Music News

“On the verge of stardom….(her) outstanding voice stretches across octaves…it’s glorious!” Folk & Tumble

May

ELEMENTS – TALKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Postponed Until Further Notice

FIRE – Our use of fuels, in the past, now and in future, and the impact of our choices

Last in a series of four talks themed around the ancient elements and linking global questions with the way we live our lives

Speaker John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy at Queen’s University Belfast

Admission £4, free to students.

To reserve seats click https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cushendunbpt/t-vdqaar

CUSHENDUN’S BIG ARTS WEEKEND

Postponed Until Further Notice

Cushendun Building Preservation Trust is sorry to announce that the 2020 Big Arts Weekend, scheduled to take place in Cushendun over the bank holiday weekend in May, has been postponed until later this year.