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June at Pavilion: Great summer entertainment right on your doorstep

31 May 2017
June at Pavilion: Great summer entertainment right on your doorstep
Pavilion’s June programme is jam-packed with amazing events. Let’s run through everything coming up so you can decide how many you’re coming to!


Christy Moore (Wed 7, Wed 21, Thu 22, Wed 28 & Thu 29 Jun). A very limited number of tickets are still available to see one of Ireland’s most compelling and inspirational musicians.


Written by and starring the incredibly sharp Seamus O’Rourke, My Aunt Bee (Fri 9 Jun) is sure to evoke smiles and maybe a few tears. When Myles McBarn’s (O’Rouke) outspoken, 100-year-old Aunt Bee (Eileen Ward) makes an unexpected return from the US, he has to learn how to balance his own mid-life crisis with her whirlwind personality.
Readers of John B. Keane will already be familiar with Tull McAdoo, the larger-than-life politician at the centre of The Successful TD (Fri 23 & Sat 24 Jun). Here starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy, this hilarious production follows Tull as he seeks re-election and acts as a perfect parody for the current political climate – even 50 years after Keane first wrote it.


Michael Rosen’s award-winning book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Tue 13 - Thu 15 Jun) is coming to our stage in an all-singing, all-dancing, all-bear-hunting extravaganza! Kids age three and older will absolutely adore this squishy, oozy, splashy show which received rave reviews and packed houses during its West End run.


In his decades-long career Jerry Fish (Gerard Whelan to his mammy) has refused to get comfortable creatively. While An Emotional Fish traded in raw alternative rock, the Mudbug Club is heavily influenced by Latin rhythms, punk, lounge and New York counterculture. Adding yet another string to his now, Songs and Tall Tales (Sat 3 Jun) is a stripped-down, up-close and personal Jerry Fish. This is your chance to get to know one of Ireland’s bone fide rockstars.
Only a few weeks off Pavilion’s stage as part of Music Network’s violin quartet tour, Katherine Hunka returns to direct the Irish Chamber Orchestra in a very special performance at Monkstown Parish Church. As the name might suggest, AMERICA! (Fri 16 Jun) will feature works from some of the great US composers, including Bernstein (West Side Story), Adams, Barber and Gershwin. This is virtuoso musicians performing an incredible programme in a breathtaking venue; classical buffs won’t want to miss it.
Nobody does Billy Joel quite like Elio Pace and The Billy Joel Songbook (Sat 17 Jun). With ringing endorsements from Brian May (Queen), Lulu and Terry Wogan, the British singer-songwriter has made a name for himself as the very best interpreter of classic songs like Uptown Girl, We Didn’t Start the Fire and Piano Man. Elio and his six-piece band routinely sell out in venues across the UK and Ireland – find out why this June!


For the thousands who devour his books and hang on his every tweet, Derek Landy needs no introduction. Hear all about the triumphant tenth book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series at The Return of the Skeleton Detective with Derek Landy (Sat 10 Jun).
Known across Ireland and the UK for his television appearances, accolades and likeable personality, gardening superstar Diarmuid Gavin (Sat 10 Jun) will be talking all things horticulture during his talk at Pavilion. The event will include an audiovisual presentation as well as question-and-answer session, so expect a wealth of rock-solid advice.


Our Monday Night Cinema schedule this month is a real treat for film lovers. A Quiet Passion (Mon 5 Jun) follows revered American poet Emily Dickenson (Cynthia Nixon) as she pushes against the boundaries of her restrictive upbringing. Next is the winner of Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, The Salesman (Mon 12 Jun) from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. Much closer to home, Handsome Devil (Mon 19 Jun) is a homegrown hit about an unlikely friendship between two boys at a rugby-mad boarding school. Frantz (Mon 26 Jun) rounds out the month with a tale of dark romance between a grieving widow and a mysterious Frenchman in post WWI Germany.
The June bank holiday weekend is packed with fantastic Special Cinema Screenings to suits all tastes.
First, outspoken Irish psychiatrist Dr. Ivor Browne joins us for a free heartfulness meditation session and a question and answer session following Alan Gilsenan’s incredible new documentary Meetings with Ivor (Thu 1 Jun – click for full details). These screenings are selling fast, so if you want to learn about this controversial mental health figure book as soon as possible.
From legendary director Martin Scorsese, Kundun (Fri 2 Jun) tells the inspirational story of the 14th Dalai Lama from his childhood in Tibet to his escape to India. This epic film is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Buddhism, Tibet and the history of the region.
The Last Waltz (Fri 2 Jun) is widely considered to be the best rock concert film ever made. With rich cinematography rarely seen in this genre, it captures the intensity and passion of The Band's 1976 farewell concert in San Francisco. For the occasion The Band invited a plethora of special guests to perform with them, including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell. They just don't make them like this anymore!
If you love the music of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen: Bird On a Wire (Sun 11 Jun) is absolutely unmissable. It depicts Cohen’s troubled 1972 tour of Europe and Israel during which directory Tony Palmer filmed over 40 hours of the singer’s performances, interactions and most personal moments. Once thought to be a lost film, a happy discovery of old film canisters and six months of painstaking restoration has made this unparalleled glimpse into the mind of a genius available – after 45 years – on the big screen.
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