April 2018 Showcase

Jennifer Woods

Jennifer is a digital artist with a big interest in animated shows and video games. It was because of these interests she started drawing. Her style of drawing is heavily influenced by Japanese anime. After learning the basics of Photoshop in a multimedia course in Monaghan Institute she found using a computer for art was much more enjoyable for her. She also uses a special type of graphics tablet called a cintiq to create her work. This has even lead her to make short animations as well.


Nedyalka Ivanova-Clarke

Nedyalka Ivanova-Clarke is a piano performer and a teacher. Originally from Burgas, Bulgaria, now living in Monaghan her 4th year, teaching for the last 3. Started piano at the age of 7, continued piano performance with prof. Atanas Kurtev and ass. prof. Margarita Krasteva at the Bulgarian Academy of Music, followed by a master’s degree in Computer technologies in musical education. She had taken part in a several piano competitions such as 3rd National Piano Competition “Franz Shubert”, Rousse, BG, 2001, where she won 2nd prize and 16th National Competition for Best Performance of a Bulgarian Composition, “Varban Varbanov”, 2002, Burgas – 2nd Prize for Piano Accompaniment. She loved taking part in the 9to5 musical with the Tullyvin Musical Society last November.
She started Runaway Hands piano studio in 2015 and from 2017 is joined the teachers in Cavan Academy of Music.


Monaghan Youth Theatre
Monaghan Youth Theatre was founded in 2007 and became an affiliated member of Youth Theatre Ireland in 2010. The company has 50+ members and leaders aged 12 -20 yrs. Directed by Krista Hamilton, the youth theatre has earned a reputation both at a local and national level for providing opportunities for young people to take part in high quality productions, training in a wide range of theatre and performance skills, lessons in building confidence and self-awareness, as well as making lifelong friends in the process. As a member of Youth Theatre Ireland, MYT members have taken part in National Festivals, showcased their work on the stages of the Lir and Helix Theatre, taken part in film projects and have been selected to represent youth drama in Ireland by Youth Theatre Ireland and the National Youth Council. As part of their yearlong 10th anniversary celebrations, MYT brings audiences their first ever musical production, Disney’s High School Musical On Stage, and will perform an extract from their upcoming show tonight. The company is delighted to be here and extremely grateful for the support of Monaghan Arts Network. High School Musical runs Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May at 7pm nightly in the Garage Theatre. For bookings phone 047 39777 or go online to www.garagetheatre.com.


Enda Brennan

Enda Brennan a member of Moposogs (Monaghan Poets and Song Wrtiers) is a performance poet and storyteller that can change character in the drop of a hat. He can be sad and serious or mad and hilarious. He has been writing poetry since childhood and he also shares other poets work from around the globe. Since his last performance at the Monaghan Arts Showcase Enda has been hugely in demand and has been performing across the county and beyond at community events, birthday parties and concerts and has also featured in Moposogs cd ‘Home from Home’ which was released last August.