The Source presents Sher’ Before the First Night

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The Source Youth Arts Project presents in conjunction with Tipperary Regional Youth Service Sher’ Before the First Night.

The Source Youth Arts Project presents in conjunction with Tipperary Regional Youth Service Sher’ Before the First Night.

Have you heard of Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, The Voyages of Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves?  Of course you have!

These stories from the Arabian Nights are told for one thousand and one nights by a young woman called Sheherazade in a bid to stop her head being cut off by a jealous king!

Building on the success of The Source’s eight previous Summer Youth Programmes The Source team are back again with another exciting project bringing together young people from Thurles and the surrounding area. 

Working with professional theatre makers, writers and designers, you will build a working theatre set, get involved in costume design and lighting to create a live contemporary performance event for family and friends based on these fabulously magical stories. 

This is a rare opportunity to work with some of the best community arts workers in the country for one week only - don’t miss it!

There is a core group of young people (11-17 years of age) engaged with The Source Arts Centre and TRYS who have developed a set of skills over the last two Summer Youth Outreach Projects in design, paper animation and performance. Whilst each year new young people join the group, this reservoir of talent and experience lends itself to exploring new themes and skillsets each year.

The Summer Outreach Project takes place from Monday, July 8th to Saturday, July 13th (10am-5pm), is suitable for those aged 11-17 and is priced at E80.

A show, which your family and friends can attend, will take place on Saturday at 7pm. Registration and a one-day workshop takes place on Wednesday, June 26th (11am-4pm). Places are limited so please book in advance. Make your booking by calling 0504 90204 or by visiting

Fresh from a successful run in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre in November 2012 and a sell-out performance in the Mill Theatre Dundrum as part of the First Fortnight arts and mental health festival, See Change presents Box of Frogs at The Source Arts Centre this month.

Three people on stage, happy, successful, gorgeous! But there’s one thing they have in common. Each of these people has now or at some time in their lives experienced the torment of mental health problems.

Box of Frogs is a series of monologues performed by people who have first-hand experiences of struggling with their mental health. Every monologue somehow relates to our mental health, either through metal ill health such as depression, anxiety, stress and bipolar, or relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, unemployment, bullying and suicide. Topical issues are stripped bare and addressed with a refreshing yet respectful approach.

Well known actress Mary McEvoy, comedian John Moynes and broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe have teamed up to share their stories of personal experience with a mental health problem in a mixture of stories, comedy sketches and songs to de-mystify, debunk and ultimately have a laugh with what really goes on inside our heads.

Following the show actors will head to The Source Café and re-join the audience for a Q&A session. Get up close and personal with the actors as they share honest first hand experiences, it goes without saying that mental health problems can affect anyone regardless of social tags such as nationality, gender or class. Not to be missed.

Box of Frogs will feature at The Source Arts Centre on Thursday, May 30th (8pm) with tickets priced at E10.

For bookings please call the box office on 0504 90204 or make your booking online at

Why not make a night of it?

The Source Café and Bar are open from 7pm.

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