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Shackleton Centenary Event

 SHACKLETON CENTENARY EVENT 1911-2011 

                        

A multimedia event commemorating ‘Nearest the South Pole’, an illustrated lecture by Sir Ernest Shackleton based on the Nimrod South Pole Expedition given in the Rotunda Buildings, Dublin on February 21st 1911.  This event will take place on Monday February 28th  2011 at 8pm at the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St, Drogheda.  Admission is 15/12 euro with proceeds  in aid of  Drogheda Cares at Christmas

During the evening various aspects of both the Antarctic and Arctic regions will be explored and also a spotlight will be cast on the lives of the great Irish explorers Ernest Shackleton and Dundalk's own Francis Leopold McClintock (The Lord Franklin Expedition) along with music – theatre, illustrated talks, poetry, song and contemporary newspaper readings. ‘Where a single footprint lasts a thousand years’, a piece of music-theatre, composed by Michael Holohan and performed by Donal O’Kelly, Simon O’Dwyer and Michael Holohan will round off the evening’s proceedings.

 

A unique group of participants will include

Jonathan Shackleton  …………….      relative, biologist, explorer.

Neale Webb  ……………                    relative, actor.

Dermot Somers …………………….   explorer, writer, broadcaster.

Donal O’Kelly………………………  playwright, actor.

Joseph Woods ………………………  poet.

Gerry Cullen  ………………………   singer, ex. Voice Squad.

Breifne Holohan…………………..     guitarist.

Simon O’Dwyer………………….      musician, Prehistoric Music Ireland

Michael Holohan…………………      composer, musician

 

Supported by  The Friends of the Rotunda, Dublin City Council, Dublin Unesco City of Literature,  The Shackleton International Autumn School, Droichead Arts Centre, Louth County Council. 

 

Contacts: Droichead Arts Centre 041-9875140,  041 -9833946                

info@droichead.com       www.droicheadartscentre.com

marketing@droichead.com

gabrielleholohan@yahoo.com

Michael Holohan    041-9839798    087-2139109