Connect with us

News

Teens shocked as Hollywood A-Lister turns up to class

Published

on

0236361_Killarney_Advertiser__Image_2.JPG

By Michelle Crean

Teens certainly didn't have to act shocked when they got a surprise Hollywood visitor this week during their drama workshops - as their surprise was very real!

SURPRISE: Hollywood A-Lister Michael Fassbender pictured with some of the students who too part in the Teen Acting Workshop.

Michael Fassbender, known for movie roles 'Inglourious Basterds', '12 Years A Slave' and 'Hunger' unexpectedly turned up to his West End House School of Arts on Friday and again on Monday to offer the teens some top tips.

Martin O'Brien, Manager of the West End House School of Arts said Michael taught the Screen Acting for Teens class each day.

"There was great excitement," he told the Killarney Advertiser.

"Along with tutors Gemma Doorly and Jimmy Walker, Michael taught the Screen Acting for Teens class each day. He had a wealth of knowledge and advice to offer on acting and acting careers, and the day ended with a Q&A session and quite a few selfies being taken. He joined them in a few scenes and gave a lot of independent feedback on both days."

He added that Michael is very personable and that "what you see is what you get, he was very down to earth".

Martin added that the workshops are proving very popular and included writing scripts, how to create a performance and how to perform in scenes which instils confidence, particularly in that age group.

"The one thing I hear parents keeps saying is the confidence the classes give. They had a great time, it's a very educational and fun environment."
 

 

Advertisement

News

Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

Published

on

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

Continue Reading

News

Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

Published

on

0273860_Opry_Le_Daniel_Ar_Thuras_2024.jpg

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport