Founded by Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney, a former broadcast
personality and friend of Neumann University, the Cultural Arts Forum hosts six lectures each year and an annual high tea and fashion show to foster cultural programming and enrich the educational experiences of the University and the larger community. Proceeds from these events benefit the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney student scholarship which assists non-traditional students.
All seminars are held at 1:30 p.m. in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre, in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center, unless otherwise noted. Both the Bruder Life Center and Meagher Theatre are handicapped accessible. Admission is $10 per person per seminar or FREE with $40 CAF membership. To become a member, complete the form within the Cultural Arts Forum Brochure.
Belfast Connection: An Irish Folk Celebration
Thursday, March 9, 2017 • 1:30 p.m.
Belfast Connection infuses their performances with energy as they tell the story of Ireland and her people, while performing a wide collection of well-known Irish pub songs and ballads that invite you to sing along. As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, come listen to the sounds of Frank Reed, Charles Kadyk, and Damian Larkin. Their passion for Irish culture and music and professional style will have you dancing in the aisles.
A Day of Spiritual Renewal
Monday, March 13, 2017 • 8:30 a.m.
As Easter approaches, come to a day reserved for quiet communion and contemplation. This short retreat will be conducted in an atmosphere of silence to foster personal prayer life. Held at the Franciscan Spiritual Center at Our Lady of Angels Convent, the day promises to be spiritually refreshing and a perfect way to come together with others in peace and harmony. The day includes presentations by Sister Clare D’Auria, reflection time, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, and lunch. Reservations are required. Call 610-558-5626 for details.
Meet Harriet Tubman
Portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century
Thursday, April 13, 2017 • 1:30 p.m.
Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, Harriet Tubman’s indomitable spirit could not be broken despite all her suffering. Working with the Underground Railroad, her passion was freeing slaves. A Union spy during the Civil War and a nurse, Harriet worked for humanitarian causes including women’s suffrage after the war. Dr. Daisy Century considers Harriet Tubman her role model, someone who encouraged her to put others first and lead by example. During the railroad days, Harriet claimed, “I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.” Dr. Century’s portrayal of Harriet Tubman gladly takes you along for a ride!
The Austin Room • Lia’s Catering
Chichester Avenue, Upper Chichester, PA
Sunday, April 23, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy scones, tea sandwiches, and special desserts while enjoying the music of the Brandywine Harp Orchestra. Don’t be afraid to wear your favorite hat!
An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra & Friends
with Jack Giampalmi and The Brass Tacks
Orchestra (17 pieces)
Sunday, May 21, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.
Come to an afternoon filled with classic songs from The American Song Book made famous by Frank Sinatra and other great American performers. Jack is a local vocalist who performs with The Brass Tacks Orchestra. He has performed for crowds as large as 10,000 people in clubs, private parties, community parks, and arts centers throughout the tri-state area. Enjoy a reception following the performance.