Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gentle Rain Theatre Company, Dublin

Paul Brennan reports: It has been an exciting inception year for the company. Eight workshops in the Michael Chekhov technique were held during the course of the year, five introductory, two continuing and one advanced. 

Links were made to the Theatre Forum, the Irish Theatre Institute, Business to Arts and the Michael Chekhov Europe organisation.  
photos by Katie Reynolds

                                                                                 Paul Brennan second from left

Here is an abridged description of the September Michael Chekhov workshop by the Theatre Forum: 

'The goal of these workshops is to bring a new impulse into the theatrical profession in Ireland, and ultimately to establish Gentle Rain as a permanent theatre company working with Michael Chekhov technique.

Newcomers to the technique are led into psycho-physical exercises, improvisatory and ensemble work, to experience a taste of Chekhov’s techniques through the free expression of the creative self.

Course Director Paul Brennan has worked in the theatre as an actor, director and teacher for over thirty years, and has brought Chekhov technique into his productions for the past eight years. He has taught the technique at universities and professional workshops across Ireland'.

Your interest in and support of this promising initiative is crucial to its success. For more information contact Paul Brennan at 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Cork Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten, located at the Quaker Meeting Hall in Summerhill, South Cork, will be moving to Susies Field, Blackpool, Cork in September. The new kindergarten is designed by the city council. 

The kindergarten provides a warm safe and healthy environment for children to develop strong limbs, sound creative minds and respect for each other. Imaginative play is given plenty of time both indoors and outdoors and each day a different artistic activity, painting, drawing, crafts, modeling and gardening, takes place. Songs, stories and poems are also an integral part of the day.  

Inquiries: Gail Thomas, 021 431 0581 or 087 774 8299

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Events at the Christian Community in Clare
Christmas Eve, December 24th
Gathering at the community house for all at 5 pm
Gathering to celebrate Christmas 11.45 pm
Saturday, January 3rd 8 pm
Schooling Course part II
Sunday, January 4th
Act of Consecration of Man and Children’s Service. Programme to be announced.

Gospel Readings
Sunday, December 14 … Luke 21:25-36
Sunday, December 21 … Luke 21:25-36
Thursday, December 25
Midnight … Matthew 1:1-25
Dawn … Luke 2:1-20
Morning … John 21:15-25
Tuesday, January 6 … Matthew 2:1-12
Sunday, January 11 … Matthew 2:1-12
Sunday, January 18 … Luke 2:41-52
Sunday, January 25 … John 2:1-11
Sunday, February 1 … Mark 2:1-13
Sunday, February 8 … Matthew 20: 1-16
Sunday, February 15 … Luke 8: 1-18
Sunday, February 22 … Luke 18:18-34

Rev. Tom Ravetz 22 Baylie Street, Stourbridge West Midlands UK DY8 1AZ
Phone: 0044 1384 377 190 whilst in Ireland: 087 6486617

Congregational Correspondent
Fred Hannaford fredhan@iol.ieTel: 061 37 53 91The Christian Community,Bank of Ireland,Killcullen, County Kildare,Sort code: 90-11-40Account number: 25600184
Bookings for the House
Agnes Oertel 087 2185560.
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