SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE
This page holds information about special events hosted or supported by Cornerstone Church at the Well. This page is updated on a two monthly basis.
The following Special Events are happening in the months of March and April 2019. This page is updated on a two monthly basis. All Events take place in Cornerstone Church at the Well unless otherwise stated. All are welcome to attend.
Weekly Connect Groups
Cornerstone Church at the Well have many groups running each week for people to connect into… they include Mum’s and Tot’s Groups, Men’s Groups and Activities, Coffee Mornings, Home Groups, Teen Groups… Check the Whats On Page to find something you can connect into… For more information in how to get connected or to help out contact Marty 0894235171
EVENTS IN MAY
1st May 2019 COUNTY WICKLOW PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NETWORK
County Wicklow Public Participation Network and the Disability Federation of Ireland will be hosting an event where local communities can ‘Meet the Election Candidates’ contesting for the upcoming local elections. It’s an opportunity the people that could have an influence on the policies and proposals that will have a direct impact on their lIfe’s.
All Welcome. Event begins at 7pm.
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May 2019 - BRAY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Bray Jazz Festival returns for its 20th anniversary on the May Bank Holiday weekend, May 3rd-5th.
Cornerstone Church at the Well will again be a venue to host some great jazz as part of this festival.
Check the Bray Jazz Festival here.
Playing Friday 3rd… FIRE (Sweden)
The fearsome heavyweight baritone sax playing of Mats Gustafsson has earned the Swede a legion of devoted followers.
Formed in 2009, FIRE! Brings Gustafsson together fellow countrymen Johan Berthling (bass) and Andreas Werliin (drums). The trio burns up tradition as it draws its ideas and influences from industrial music, garage punk and psychedelic rock as much as it does from jazz.
Gustafsson’s playing has a visceral rhythmic physicality, his deployment of electronic circuit breakers and pedals brings a unique ferocity to the music.
But there are subtleties to the trio’s playing, as Mats Gustafsson muscular thick sax sound is ever responsive to the shifting canvas laid down by Berthling’s bruising bass lines and Werliin’s surprisingly dynamic playing across the drum kit.
“Few bands in any genre generate so much raw visceral impact.” – All About Jazz.
Playing Saturday 4th - Lucia Cadotsch Speak Low (Switz/Swe)
“Remember the name Lucia Cadotsch - you’re going to be hearing a lot of it” is how the veteran British jazz critic introduced his five-star review of Speak Low’s debut album.
The Guardian writer and BBC jazz radio presenter enthused about the Zurich-born singer’s classical clarity, folk singer’s simplicity, and the ‘eerily beautiful’ performance that Cadotsch produced in the company of two edgy Swedish jazz instrumentalists, saxophonist Otis Sandsjo and bass player Petter Eldh.
Fordham isn’t the only jazz watcher to have been wowed by Cadotsch either, as the Swiss singer has been picking up praise and awards everywhere she goes, including the ‘Best Vocal’ award at the Echo Jazz Awards, last year.
While her singing can be punctuated by split-note sax sounds, spiky bass lines and percussive strumming, the overall sound is remarkably melodious across a
repertoire that includes some classics, that include Moon River, Don’t Explain and Strange Fruit.
“…she paints new pictures of old songs, from jazz standards like Moon River to gloomy Gloomy Sunday. She celebrates the art of the simple ; So deeply touching.” _ Mittelbayerische Zeitung
Playing Sunday 5th - Tin Men & The Telephone (Holland)
Dutch trio ‘Tin Men and the Telephone’ are an Amsterdam based band who have made a name for themselves for their innovative approach to engaging audiences during their improvised live shows.
Through the use of their cutting-edge technology, a specially-devised ‘Tinmendo’ mobile phone app, they invite their audiences to become a part of their multi-faceted, hugely engaging, enormously fun interactive shows, with remarkable results.
The band employ live electronics and projected visuals to create a one-of-a-kind multimedia experience. They find music in the sounds of everyday life, melodies in the cries of animals, rhythms in speech patterns or structures in the bustle of traffic, and use these as layers alongside their intimate familiarity with the rich harmonies of classical music and modern jazz, and the visceral rhythms of hip hop and Balkan traditions.
Their performances have a great atmosphere, with pieces ranging from the tongue-in-cheek zany humour to jaw-dropping musicianship, and moments of wonder that can be positively surreal.
“The performance was so engaging and so funny that it was easy to forget that this was also music of some depth, with twists and turns, tough to unravel knots and rhythmic stops and starts.” USA Jazz Review.
Saturday 18th May - MEN’S BREAKFAST Coffee Delights - 10am
Come and have some fellowship, breakfast and the sharing of the Word as God continues to speak to us as men. Always a popular time out for the men.
The breakfast is held at Coffee Delights on the Southern Cross Road in Bray. Check HERE for directions.
All men are welcome. Starts at 10am.
For more info contact Arthur Nolan.
Creative Writing Workshop with David Aikman
Do you have your own story of a wonderful fleeting (or not so fleeting) romance, perhaps not so long ago? The opportunities for good writing lie in the genres of both fiction and nonfiction. The only limitation is the capacity of the writer’s imagination. Following the warm response to the Bray writers’ workshops in October 2017, David Aikman is running a creative writing class every Thursday until March 2019. It is held from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday The location will be Cairnhill Nursing Home, Herbert Road, Bray. There will be a writing exercises and support from David to allow you develop your writing skills.
There will be a charge for this of €20 per session. Writers who sign up for the full 24 weeks will receive a discount by paying in advance the sum of €200. The follow-up sessions will take place Thursday evening each week and will last for two hours with a five-minute break in the middle.
Anyone who aspires to write enjoys reading good writers is warmly invited to participate.
For more information or to sign up contact Marty Clare of Cornerstone Creative Arts at 0894235171.