Free Summer Entertainment At The Source

After a very successful day out last year The Source Arts Centre is opening its doors once again for another family day out.

After a very successful day out last year The Source Arts Centre is opening its doors once again for another family day out.

Join us for music, dancing and plenty more on the boardwalk as we rock it out with great music from Open Mic winners Four Foot Nothing featuring Jamie McCormack and Dylan & Gavin O’Shaughnessy and local musicians David O’Sullivan, Eoin ‘Bono’ Ryan, Tossie Maher and Damien Daly in their new band The Proles.

If you joined us last year we are sure you will agree it was a great day out and we were blessed with the weather. But if you missed it make sure to mark it in the diary!

Also on site on the day to keep your little ones entertained we will have face painting by Sláinne and Danielle and a craft corner with Aileen and Claire at a small fee.

The Source Café will also have a delicious barbeque menu as well.

Fingers crossed for another sunny day this year so come on down to The Source Arts Centre boardwalk, the place to be for a great day out for you and your family on Saturday, July 7th (2-6pm).

Summer Programme

We can’t guarantee the weather forecast over the coming weeks, but we can assure you that there is plenty of activity going on during the summer at The Source Arts Centre so have a look and see what’s in store.

After a sell out night the first time Stella Days is back and will be screened again on Wednesday, July 4th.

So, if you missed it the first time this is your only chance to catch it again.

On Saturday, July 7th are opening our doors again for our annual family day out.

This event is free of charge with music on the boardwalk by The Source Open Mic winners Four Foot Nothing and local band The Proles.

There is plenty more activity on the day with face painting, a craft corner and delicious BBQ food on the menu provided by The Source Café, all the action kicks off at 2pm.

July is packed full of summer camps to keep busy minds occupied so check online for more information on Message in a Bottle, Yoga & Craft Camp, North Stars Drama Camp and Art & Design Summer Camps, advance booking essential.

If you are a fan of impromptu comedy gems such as Whose Line Is It Anyway and 8 Out of 10 Cats you will love the Choke Comedy Improv - they take to the stage on Friday, July 20th. High energy mayhem and nothing is rehearsed, the audience are in control - that’s how they roll!

Esteemed vocal coach Jim Maley will run a singing camp I Can Sing! from Monday, August 13th which will culminate in an end of week celebratory concert for family and friends.

In mid-September The Source Gallery will host an exhibition All At Sea by renowned artist Michael Mc Swiney and for those of you interested in dance, Fluxusdance residency workshops will take place for groups and individuals of all ages and abilities - watch this space.

On Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd, in a first for The Source Arts Centre and Thurles Library, there will be a marathon 26-hour non-stop reading of Ulysses by James Joyce. This promises to be a fantastic community event with lots of activity going on all day and into the small hours.

You might even spot a celebrity or two!

We have more Comedy Club compliments of Chris Kent on September 27th and the huge sell out smash hit The All Star Wars tops off the season on Friday and Saturday, September 28th-29th.

The Source Café and Bar is open on most evening performances, ring Matt on 0504 58858 for more details. Places can be booked through the Box Office on 0504 90204, early booking advised, limited availability on some performances or summer camps.

Stella Days

After a very successful sell out night on its debut at The Source Arts Centre, Stella Days is back for a second run.

It all started in 2003 when Martin Sheen was back in Borrisokane celebrating the 100th anniversary of his mother Mary-Anne Phelan’s birth with his entire clan.

It wasn’t unusual for the star to be handed scripts or storylines, but he became intrigued when a local chap handed him a memoir, chronicling the fortunes of a local parish priest and major film buff Father Daniel Barry who was instrumental in opening the first cinema in North Tipperary during the 1950s.

As you would expect from his background and his reputation, Martin Sheen was perfect casting in this role.

The film features a strong cast with plenty of locals as extras, and has stirred huge interest both at home and abroad.

Stella Days is a gem of a film set against the backdrop of a changing Ireland caught up in the growing conflict between church and state.

Sterling performances all round.

Take time out and a second chance to catch the movie that had everyone in Tipperary talking during filming last year!

Stella Days returns to The Source on Wednesday, July 4th at 8pm - early booking is advised.

For more details please ring 0504 90204 or go to www.thesourceartscentre.ie.