A Risky Business . . .

Arts & Parts, November 21st 2016

Daithi Ramsay

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A Risky Business . . .

A montage of images from the film Risky Business

A high-action film about surfing and travel will be given a special screening this Friday in Bundoran. It stars South African professional big wave surfer Matt Bromley.

The 25-minute film will be shown at the Eclipse Cinema Bundoran at 6pm.

Their amazing water adventures see them surfing between icebergs in Iceland, charging massive mountains of water at Jaws in Hawaii, and dropping into near-dry tubes over unforgiving ledges in Africa.

The film shows the risks behind the reward of chasing global swells on a small budget, all the while living or a year between South Africa, Europe, Hawaii, Iceland and Indonesia.

A busy week at An Grianán Theatre

Donegal theatre company Bread and Roses, who brought us ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’ last year, are premiering their new project ‘Waving, Not Drowning, The Mental Health Road Show’ at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny this Wedensday November 23rd at 8pm.

A montage of short plays, sketches and songs, the project aims to challenge stigmas and stereotypes and ensure that the voices of those who experience mental health problems, and those who care for them, are heard.

The Letterkenny rappers the Phat Kiidz, who recently appeared on the Late Late Show with The Goat’s Don’t Shave performing their song ‘GAA Jersey’, have a full night of their and other local talent happening this coming Friday, November 25th at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny. Tickets are only €8 and the fun starts at 7pm.

Panto at the Balor

This year's Balor panto is an old favourite, Cinderella. Can Cinderella be united with her Prince Charming or will her wicked stepmother manage to dash her hopes? Packed with comedy, song and dance routines, it’s a good night out for all the family.

The Butt Drama Circle Christmas Panto is a Twin Towns tradition. As a result it’s always hugely popular, so you’re advised to book early to avoid disappointment. The panto opens this Saturday, November 26th and closes on Friday, December 9th. The Saturday and Sunday shows are 4pm matinées while there’s 8pm starts on weeknights.

Admission is €10 for adults, €6 for children with a family ticket, 2 adults and 2 children costing €30. Tickets from 074 913 1840 or balorartscentre.com

Shindig

It's time for the November Shindig! It’ll be the last one of the year too as they take a break during the hectic Christmas season in December. Every Shindig showcases a line up of emerging and established musical artists from across Ireland and beyond, eclectic and eccentric performance acts, good vibes and a DJ set from Shindig's resident party enabler Dano. It’s on in Voodoo Vintage this coming Friday night, November 25th and a warm welcome is assured. Fun starts around 10pm and goes on into the wee hours.

Cabaret Craiceailte

Ronan Mac Aodh Bhui’s wonderful Cabaret as Gaeilge takes place in Teach Huidai Beag this coming Saturday night, November 26th. Headlining are the ska sounds of Belfast’s Boss Sound Manifesto. I can’t praise this night highly enough. Get yourself along if you can. They’ll make you welcome even if your cupla focal is as limited as mine!