Culture

John McCullagh October 15, 2013

If you happen to see a strip of hawthorn bush draped with May flowers and eggshells before a cottage door, you will know that this simple custom is a pardonable – and permissable – factor in the queer rites and customs that once characterized the first day of May, in olden times. You may have […]

John McCullagh February 4, 2013

Newry Chamber Music visits the Sandys Street Presbyterian Church next Tuesday evening 12th February at 8 pm for a concert from the highly-acclaimed Brodsky Quartet. Over forty years on the circuit, and named after the great Russian violinist A Brodsky, they have notched up over 4,000 concerts and released more than 60 recordings. We are […]

John McCullagh February 2, 2013

This Wednesday at 7.30 pm in the Arts Centre, Newry Film Club presents their latest offering, the highly-acclaimed film Incendies. A mother’s last wish sends twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. The film tells the powerful and moving story of two young adults’ voyage […]

John McCullagh January 8, 2013

Our next film is this Wednesday night (9th January) at the usual time of 7.30pm. We are showing the 2004 film “The Sea Inside” (PG 13) starring Javier Bardem. “The Sea Inside” is about the Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his own life with dignity. The […]

John McCullagh November 5, 2012

The Newry Chamber Music concert this evening (Quigley Concert) promises to be a very special occasion indeed. It features world-renowned flautist Elena Duran AND international pianist David Owen Norris. The concert (£10) begins at 8.00 pm at the Arts Centre. Be there or you will rue the day you missed the opportunity!

John McCullagh November 5, 2012

The next film of Newry Film Club is on Wednesday night (7th November) at the usual time of 7.30pm. We are showing ‘The Awakening’, a supernatural thriller directed by Nick Murphy and starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West. The movie is set in 1921 England where Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is a published author on […]

John McCullagh March 26, 2012

Since man first turned the soil with his crude spade, revolutionary changes have merged into a progress which has created new worlds above the soil.  But it is still the same soil, and generally speaking producing the same foodstuffs for generally the same purpose. As each scrape rises, turns and is folded over by the […]

John McCullagh January 26, 2012

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians passed on from generation to generation, and for that matter replicated in various guises in a host of other ancient cultures, advises as follows: