Irish Canadian Cultural Centre
Located in the former 117-year-old heritage property of
St. Brigid's church, 176 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, Canada



Photo and Text Source: Exploring Ottawa by Kalman and Roaf, page 38 Names: John R. Bowes, J. S. Lefort St. Brigid's Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts Home of the National Irish Canadian Culture Centre 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, K1N 5K5 Entrance to Kildare Room is on Cumberland Street
Saint Brigid's Centre offers a variety of entertainment: music, arts, theatre, and cultural events, check the website for upcoming events: www.saintbrigidscentre.ca.
May 9, 2014:
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Home of the National Irish Canadian Cultural Centre http://www.saintbrigidscentre.ca
I finally believe that spring has arrived at last! Ladies, how about a Spring Garden Party at the residence of the Irish Ambassador see details below. So its Mother's Day again and you want to give Mom a really nice Mother's Day this year without breaking the bank - come on down to Saint Brigid's for live entertainment and breakfast all for $5 children $3. For anyone who has checked out our website recently you will notice that we are currently experiencing technical problems and would like to apologize for the inconvenience – if you are an expert in Dreamweaver software and can offer help it would be greatly appreciated. Saturday 10th May 2014, 7:30pm Stripes & Pins http://www.MarcelleBenedicte.com Spend a themed evening enjoying a fashion show along with live entertainment! Local Artists and Rising stars: Live Music by Andréanne Jobin and by Stereowashout. Live dance performance by Extravadanse. Free Snacks from Wontonmama Free pictures by Shutterbug and much more! Fashions for men and women presented by: Boutique L'Hexagone. Aria Frances Marcelle Bénédicte ***All proceeds of the event going to Solidarité Jeunesse Sunday 11th May 2014 MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST & Live Celtic Music A farewell to our very own Don Kavanagh (the harmonica player) who has given of his time and talent for many years to Saint Brigid's and the Irish community - Over the years Don’s journey with his harmonica has danced ecstatically or mourn doleful tears, but above all it can grab your heart and fly it like a kite across a room of emotion and charm unexpected and thrilling bystanders. Hope you enjoy your Sunday mornings relaxing at home. Robert Fontaine the film reviewer for CBC Radio One’s popular drive-home program ALL IN A DAY, will be available to sign his new book “TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A FILM CRITIC”. COST: Adults: $5, Children $3. TIME: 10 am – NOON Pancakes, Ham, Home Fries, Juice, Fruit, Tea/Coffee. Live music, food and good company at an affordable price! Info: Ann 613-225-1830 Entrance to Kildare Room on Cumberland St. (Last breakfast until Sunday 12th October 2014) April 29th – May 12th, 2014 Ottawa Watercolour Society 69th Juried Show Viewing hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00pm Entrance to Kildare Room on Cumberland St. Sunday 25th May 2014 Ladies' Spring Garden Party/Fund-raiser Irish Women's Network of Ontario (IWN) will host a Ladies Spring Garden Party at the residence of the Irish Ambassador Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm. General Admission $35 Seniors $25 Tickets available on line only by May 16 at the following link: http://iwngardenparty.eventbrite.ca If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with irishwomensnetwork.on@gmail.com June 25, 2014: Sunday 14th September 2014 FALL CELTIC FESTIVAL PARKING: Ample street parking and city parking lot on 141 Clarence St. (The Clarence St. parking has an entrance at 160/162 Murray St. is less than 100 meters from Saint Brigid’s). Two open parking lots on Dalhousie at St Patrick Street. $5 until 6:00 pm. Please help us to spread the word by forwarding this message to your email contacts or share this notice with your friends and relatives who do not have email. ... Ann Godbold


January 8, 2015:
Upcoming Events at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts(ann@sbcottawa.ca) Home of the National Irish Canadian Cultural Centre, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, K1N 5K5 http://saintbrigidscentre.com
The Irish Cultural Centre is devoted to keeping the Irish arts alive, with programs aimed to preserve, share and promote Ireland’s cultural heritage so that all people will have the opportunity to appreciate its rich legacy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sunday 11th January, 2015 Live Celtic Music & Breakfast We may be experiencing an Arctic blast, but this is Canada so don’t let a little cold keep you in this Sunday, join us for breakfast, kick up your heels and have some fun - our volunteer musicians will play their heart out to get you warmed up. Pancakes, Ham, Home Fries, Juice, Fruit, Tea/Coffee. COST: Adults: $5, Children $3. TIME: 10 am – NOON Live music, food and good company at an affordable price! Entrance to Kildare Room on Cumberland St -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY, 2015 St Brigid’s Day A Celebration of the Life and Works of WB Yeats June 13th 1865 - 28th January 1939 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Music - Yeats' poetry from lyrical to political, and some of his best-known poems. TIME 2:00 pm Admission $10:00 in support of St. Joe's Women's Centre. Entrance to Kildare Room on Cumberland St. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sunday 8th February, 2015 Live Celtic Music & Breakfast - FUNDRAISER FOR THE KISUMBA FOUNDATION Fundraiser for the Kisumba Foundation for the Mentally and Physically Disabled In Kampala Uganda. Don Kavanagh reminds everyone that all proceeds go directly to the mentally and physically challenged people needing help. COST: Adults: $5, Children $3. TIME: 10 am – NOON Live music, food and good company at an affordable price! Entrance to Kildare Room on Cumberland St. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark your calendar: http://irishsocietyncr.com St.Patrick’s Day Parade & Grand Party Saturday 14th March, 2015 Irish Film Festival Ottawa on FACEBOOK March 20th to 22nd 2015 Arts Court Theatre 2 Daly Avenue, suite 240 K1N 6E2 Ottawa, ON -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Davis Art School Quality Art Education Art Courses Time to Create Art! In The Rectory Art House 179 Murray Street, Byward Market www.davisartschool.com, 613-790-1888 The Great March Break Art Camp! (Ages 6 to 11) Monday, March 16-20 9am to 5pm $225+HST Only 8 spots available!!! Book one child and siblings are half price! To Register Call or Email: registrar@davisartschool.com 613-790-1888 COURSES FOR CHILDREN Children’s Art (6-12 years) Instructor: Marcia Lea, MFA, B.Ed. This course combines the magic and the challenges of painting and drawing. Students will gain confidence as they learn to interpret and express what that they observe and what they can imagine. Parents or Older siblings are invited to enroll in the course and learn together! Saturdays, 4 to 5:30 pm $230 + HST Jan 17 – March 28 (No class March 14) Includes all supplies Children’s Art for After School Instructor: Marcia Lea, MFA, B.Ed. Mondays, 4 pm to 5:30 pm $230 + HST Jan 12 – March 30 (No class March 16th) Includes all supplies. The Picture Book (ages 6-12) Jen Bailey, MFA, B.Sc., B.Ed. Lise Duford, BA, B.Ed For children who love a good story and for those who can’t stop telling their own! We’ll harness that creativity and use guided drawing and writing activities to explore character, setting and plot. Sundays, 3 pm to 5 pm Feb 1-March 29 Basic supplies provided. Sticky Circuits (Children 8-12) Instructor: Donna Legault, BA, BFA An introduction to electronics for Children. We will build models and wired artwork using clay, paper, wires, LED’s, motors, speakers and more. Saturdays, 10:00 am to Noon $275 + HST Jan. 31-March 7 All supplies provided Instructor: Marcia Lea Marcia Lea is an artist, curator and art educator who brings years of experience to her role. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s dynamic new Masters of Fine Arts program and has taught with such organizations as the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa School of Art and the Ottawa School Board. In 2013, Lea travelled as a delegate with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries to the Venice Biennale. Lea’s paintings are included in collections such as City of Ottawa, Toronto Stock Exchange, and the University of Ottawa. Lea’s exhibitions have taken her across Canada, to the United States, England and Scotland. ADULT COURSES: Painting: Watercolour/Acrylic This course is for students wish to pursue their individual projects with critical and technical advice, combined with group critiques. The course is kept small to allow for many different levels of expertise and subject matter. Instructor: Marcia Lea, MFA, B.Ed. Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm, $350 + HST Jan 12 – March 30 (No class March 16th) OR Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9 pm $350 + HST Jan 13 – March 31, (No class March 17th) OR Saturdays, 12:30 to 3:30 pm $350 + HST Jan 17 – March 28, (No class March 14) Supplies not included in above courses Drawing: The Essentials Instructor: Marcia Lea, MFA, B.Ed. The key elements of drawing will be taught in this course designed for beginners or artists who wish to reinforce their knowledge. Classes will be small to allow for individual attention. Mondays, 1:15 pm to 3:45 pm $350 + HST Jan 12 – March 30 (No class March 16th) Includes all supplies. The Illustrated Book for Adults Writer/Illustrators Instructors: Jen Bailey, MFA, B.Sc., B.Ed. Instructor: Blair T. Paul Landscape Painting in Acrylic This course focuses on the landscape as a viable and challenging subject. The course also deals with the understanding acrylic paint medium and subject interpretation. Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3 pm $330 + HST Jan 21 – March 11 Supplies not included. Exploring Personal Mythology Through Mask Making Instructor: Nancy McColl, BA. Drama, B.Ed. A workshop dedicated to the development of personal creativity through exploration of universal archetypes. This practical hands-on class is designed to jump-start the individual creative process. This work is transferable to a broad range of creative disciplines. Lise Duford, BA, B.Ed Ever wondered what it takes to create a picture book for children? In this course we will explore character, setting, plot, and movement. Sundays, Noon to 2:30 Feb 1 – March 29 Supplies not included Circuits and Speakers Instructor: Donna Legault, BA, BFA An introduction to electronic art that will explore how components work with hands-on experience and tips on where to access resources in unexpected places. We will develop basic skills in soldering and build beginner level circuit boards leading to their application in your own creative project. Thursdays, 7 to 9 pm. Feb 5 – March 26. Some supplies provided $350 + HST, (No class March 19th) To Register Call or Email: 613-790-1888 registrar@davisartschool.com Mondays 6:30 to 9 pm Feb 9 – March 9 $235 + HST All supplies included (No class March 15) ________________________________________________ PARKING: Ample street parking and city parking lot on 141 Clarence St. (The Clarence St. parking has an entrance at 160/162 Murray St. is less than 100 metres from Saint Brigid’s). Two open parking lots on Dalhousie at St Patrick Street. $5 on week-ends until 6:00 pm. 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