The 9th annual British & Irish Film Season (BIFS) is taking place from 19 – 29 September in Luxembourg.
One of the films, “Camino Voyage” will be screened on Thursday 20 September at 20:30 at the Cinémathèque, with the director in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Synopsis: “A crew of two writers, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason build a naomhog – a Kerry currach – and embark on a journey that takes them from Dublin to Wexford, across the Irish Sea, along Devon and Cornwall, across the English Channel, along the north and west coasts of France, then the north and north-west coasts of Spain, to the Camino. This is a story of endurance, of adventure, of music and culture and, above all, achievement. The famous Camino de Santiago is a series of pilgrims’ paths leading to the shrine of the apostle St James in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain.”
The dialogue is partly “as Gaeilge” and there is quite a bit of traditional music performed in the film (which features Glen Hansard amongst others).
Tickets will go on sale from 5th September at http://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu
For more details see http://www.bifilmseason.lu/
Once again, we round off our Irish Summer School week with a free outdoor ceili on 4th August
The Black Stuff Pub – Luxembourg
15 Val de Hamm, Pulvermühle L-1714 Luxembourg
Live music and from 8pm
Comhaltas and the Irish Club of Luxembourg have been collaborating to bring an award winning Irish play to Luxembourg:
Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer, written and performed by Aidan Dooley, will be staged on 27th and 28th April at the Altrimenti Centre in Luxembourg at 7.30pm. see http://www.tomcreanshow.com/ for more details.
Tickets (which are limited owing to the small venue) are €20 each and available from www.luxembourgticket.lu
Tom Crean (1877-1938) the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.
Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.