Recreation

John McCullagh August 4, 2019

Best-known for playing kidnap victim Rose Stagg in The Fall, Newry-born actress Valene Kane holds all the power in her latest role as an ‘alpha female’ barrister in legal drama Counsel. This drew her back to Northern Ireland for the pilot project and she has hopes of it being made into a series. YOU could […]

John McCullagh June 27, 2019

My lovely daughter Emma, for my recent birthday, presented me with an anthology of Yeats’ verse, pieces selected by that other Irish master Seamus Heaney (once a teaching colleague of mine!). [Faber & Faber ; 978 – 0 – 571 – 24732 – 9] Already I have enjoyed hours of delight for this selection includes […]

John McCullagh December 1, 2012

All are welcome to every screening in the Arts Centre 7.30 pm the first Wednesday of the month. Better still, join the Newry Film Club and get discounts! Our next screening is on Wednesday night 5th December at the usual time of 7.30pm. As usual, we will be showing a short film before the main […]

John McCullagh April 1, 2012

The opinion of the Adjudicator seldom tallies with my own – and so it is again.  I will report however, without comment, the final results from the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Newry Drama Festival. Premier Award : Rosemary Drama Group, Belfast : When we are married Runners-up: Ballyduff, Waterford: The Crucible Third: Silken Thomas: Jerusalem Fourth: […]

John McCullagh March 31, 2012

To write a New Age English allegorical drama so radical as Jerusalem – as Jez Butterworth has done – with a degenerate drug dealer as hero and with all its attendant  violence and foul language, and almost instantly enjoy huge success with it in New York and London, and have it acclaimed as a modern […]