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A spectacular night at Show up & Show Off!

A photograph of musicians and a choir on the Hawk's Well stage.

In May, Hawk's Well Theatre hosted a wonderful community event, SHOW UP & SHOW OFF, celebrating the remarkable talent of Hawk’s Well’s community groups, including the Shine Drama and Music groups. The night was a vibrant display of creativity and talent, as participants from Hawk’s Well workshops took centre stage to showcase their skills and hard work.

The performers of Hawk's Well Theatre lit up the stage, creating an unforgettable night of entertainment. As a Theatre for the People, the community is at the heart of Hawk's Well’s creative workshop programme and the theatre is committed to presenting a diverse program that reflects the community and amplifies every voice. Hawk’s Well community workshops engage over 100 participants regularly:

- Over 50 in Community Adult Orchestra with Niamh Crowley

- Over 50 in Sing for the Hell of It! Choir with Dave Flynn

- 20 in Acting for Adults with Isabel Claffey

- 10 in Comedy Writing with John Colleary

- 15 in Shine program for adults with intellectual disabilities

The Shine project has enabled the theatre to offer drama and music workshops for young adults with intellectual disabilities at the theatre. These workshops were facilitated by Isabel Claffey, Sinéad O’Donnell Carey, (drama) Maria Ward and Lisa Cannon (music).

Participants shared their enthusiasm for the Shine program:

"Hawk’s Well is my life!"
- Shine participant

"Shine has given me so much confidence."
- Shine participant

“Without the support of the funders of this programme - IHREC and MSLETB, the Shine project wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you to our funders for making this initiative a success. We aim to continue meeting the community's needs by providing various forms of artistic expression for all”
- Maeve McGowan, Programme Manager at Hawk’s Well

“The Shine program is in high demand, and its benefits for participants have been tremendous.”
Jane Tansey, Community Access Facilitator HSE

Full details of all Hawk’s Well events are available online, and in the new brochure. For ticketing, visit the website or call the box office on 071 916 1518.