Event– Lemme Talk April
Location- Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East
Description- Lemme Talk is an open mic night at Poetry Ireland, brought to you in partnership with Slam Sunday. Running on the first Monday of the month, Lemme Talk gives poets, performers and all kinds of wordsmiths a chance to share their work with a friendly audience. It’s a non-competitive open mic and each night also features at least one special guest.
Five-minute slots are available on the night. Sign up to read on the door as you enter, and MC Brian Gallagher will pull names out of a hat as the evening progresses. If you don’t get to read, your name gets carried over to the next month.
There’s a cover charge of €5 (available online and on the door) which includes tea, coffee and sweet treats. We will have 10 free tickets available on the door from 6.30pm. These tickets are set aside for anyone who needs them. Just request a Talk Token. No questions asked – we trust you!
Children’s event– Monday After School Group
Location- Phoenix Forest School, Phoenix Park
Description- This after school will take place every Monday from 3pm-5.30pm.
Suitable for ages 5-12
Cost is 20e per session (10% discount for additional siblings)
Full payment of each term will be required before the first day of term.
Term one: 7th January-11th February
Term two: 25th February – 8th April
Examples of activities:
*Wild edibles and medicines: learning to forage safely and ethically; making teas, medicines & wild cooking on the fire.
*Fire craft: learning about fire, how it can be created and extinguished safely, trying out and practicing different techniques.
*Tool use and craft: learning how trees & plants can provide us with materials that we can get creative with
*Den building: working together to build shelters and learning the basics of outdoor living.
*Animal track and sign: Get camouflaged, learn how to stalk like a fox and explore the traces left by animals who share the woods with us. Tracking encourages children to think scientifically, spatially & symbolically.
*Group decision making, community building, nature-inspired games and awareness activities, plus plenty of free play and campfire stories and songs!
There will be an absolute maximum of 15 children in each session with two fully qualified forest school practitioners, garda vetted & first aid trained.
Event– The Harvest – National TOUR
Location- The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street
Description- Life is sweet. Good job. Pretty wife. A nice house in the suburbs. Shame about the past, creeping up behind you…
Charlotte is back on track, thanks to support from her steadfast husband Malcolm and son, Evan. She thinks she’s found another lifeline in her new friend, Shane. But Shane knows more about her idyllic life than she realises. And just how to destroy it.
The Harvest is a tense thriller from acclaimed playwright, Jane McCarthy, about second chances and second lives. What we do when we have them, and what we might do to take them from others.
“The world knows about me. It knows what I did and it doesn’t care anymore. But what about you? What about what you’ve done?”
Children’s event– Play and Talk
Location- Knockmitten Community Centre, Clondalkin
Description- Play and Talk is a fun, interactive 4 week course for a small group of babies between the ages of 9 months & 14 months and their mums/dads and or grandparents. Attendance is required on all dates.
It will run over four Tuesdays April 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th.
Week One: Parents only.
Week Two: Parents and babies.
Week Three: Parents only.
Week Four: Parents and babies.
This class supports, encourages and inspires an understanding of early language development.
Weaving child development theory with playful interactions. Play and Talk helps parents understand the importance of their role in developing their child’s self esteem and communication skills.
Devised by a Speech & Language therapist Play and Talk looks in detail at how babies communicate their wants and needs. Giving simple strategies and ideas to try out both in class and at home, the course builds parent’s confidence when playing, talking and responding to their baby. Observing, listening and responding to the babies alongside their parents, we work to show families how these early practical positive interactions are the foundations for a child to develop into a thinker, a reader, a writer and a skilled communicator.
Language is the key to learning. Research has shown that children’s development of language is a crucial first step in their ability to think and learn, and has a significant impact on their overall educational experience
Location- St Finian’s Church, 23 Adelaide Road
Description- Raphaela Gromes is an exceptional young cellist who has quickly garnered a slew of rave reviews for the incredible intimacy of her playing, her musical imagination, and thrilling virtuosity. Add to this her symbiotic duets with partner Julian Riem and you’re set for a truly inspiring evening.
Winner of many international prizes, Gromes has performed extensively throughout Europe in prestigious venues like the Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin and Konzerthaus Wien, and several composers have already dedicated cello concertos to her, including Valentin Bachmann and Mario Bürki.
A renowned soloist and award-winning pianist, Julian Riem has appeared with many of Europe’s leading orchestras. He is a passionate advocate of contemporary music and a sought-after chamber musician: in addition to his work with Raphaela Gromes, he is a member of the Munich Horn Trio and the Velit Quartet.
Children’s event– “The Magic of Water” with Vannessa Daws
Location- Sean McDermott Street Swimming Pool
Description- The Magic of Water is an art installation created by local swimmers with the artist Vanessa Daws.
The work celebrates swimming and set in a mythical waterscape based on the legend of Hy-Brasil a phantom island that appears every 7 years in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coat of Ireland and then mysteriously disappears again. The groups involved have created floating sculptures and a sound piece that will be brought to life with a performance choreographed by synchronised swimmer Aoife Drumm.
Event– Prince Night
Location- The Big Romance, 98 Parnell Street
Description- Join us on Thursday 4th April at The Big Romance as we celebrate the legend that is Prince by playing ‘Purple Rain‘ in full, followed by a selection of some of his best work, associated acts and bands/artists inspired by him.
Cost- Free entry
Children’s event– Plastic Snake Performance
Location- St Patrick’s Cathedral
Description- Join us on 4 April for the culminating performance of a community project on plastic waste. As a response to the environmental challenge that presents itself as the ‘snake of our time’ we commenced an initiative with the support of Dublin City Council to address the sheer volume of single use plastic consumed daily. Where better to begin than with our young people?!
Artist & lead facilitator, Annie Holland engaged young pupil in three locations in Dublin 8: Francis Street C.B.S., YMCA, Aungier Street & C.M.S. Learning Centre to collect the single use plastic they use daily and collectively build a large snake. Throughout the engagement the participants discussed and explored the issues related to the volumes of plastic, and how they can best address and reduce this kind of waste filling our oceans and landfill sites.
Alongside this series of activity sessions, composer Eoghan Desmond created a piece of music to articulate the messages from the young people.
On April 4 the snake will wind its way through the Nave of Saint Patrick’s, carried aloft by the creators with pupils from surrounding schools singing the lyrics – metaphorically banishing the snake from our communities and then presenting solutions to the gathered audience.
Event– Six Days by Frank Shouldice
Location- East Wall, Killan Road
Description- Using spoken word and original music “Six days” is a highly evocative re-imagining of Easter Week at North King Street during the 1916 Rising. Based largely on the personal accounts of those who lived through those tumultuous events “Six days” will be performed by playwright and director Frank Shouldice, whose grandfather and namesake was a sniper at the Jameson Malthouse in Smithfield until his arrest at the Four Courts.
The spoken word will be accompanied by cellist Frieda Freytag who will compose signature pieces specially for the performance
Children’s event– Gymboree
Location- Lucan Library, Newcastle Road
Description- Interactive musical workshop for pre-schoolers with their parent/guardian.
Location- [ Secret Location ], Dublin Area
it’s time for edition #3 !
We are back for a very special one: we’ll be raving till late in a really unique venue ~45 min bus drive from Dublin. BYOB, put your craziest outfit & get ready to RÆVE & celebrate Spring (oh yes).
REVE from French: dream
RAVE means “temporary popular enthusiasm”, “wild party”
We love intimate atmosphere & originals venues. We put our heart to create immersive party experience with the best sound-system, unique atmosphere, spacious dancefloor, and to gather creative community of friends, bonded by the love of music.
This event is private, share the word only to your bosom friends, and let’s RÆVE together.
disco, deep-house, melodic techno and everything in between
RÆVE 3 will happen in a very special place ~45 min bus drive from Dublin. We’ll reveal the location of the venue ~24hrs before the event.
We will have limited amount of tickets to assure you have enough space to dance and enjoy. You’ve been warned.
Please note that bus ticket is not included in the price (Cost should be around 12/15€ – both ways)
Children’s event– Stand up Comedy for Children
Location- Charleville Mall Library, Charleville Mall Library, North Strand
Description- Age appropriate show for kids. We bring established stand-up comics from the comedy clubs and festivals to make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud at silly jokes, songs and lots of nonsense.
Location- Connolly House, Connolly House, North Strand, Dublin1
Description- Tour of the Architectural Heritage of “Lower Gloucester Street” from Aldborough House up to the Diamond. There is a lot of history there particularly Social Housing History but you also have things like the Carpenters Hall, Thomas Farrell’s Studios and the infamous Magdalen Laundry in the Monastery of the Sisters of Charity.
There are also three Simms complexes include Gardiner Street Flats which are the first of the 1960s Gull Winged Roof Flat Complexes designed by Daithi Hanley. There are lots of interesting stories tied in around these. 50 mins to 1 hour.
Children’s event– KidsFest
Location- RDS Grounds, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge
Description- Primary Times KidsFest, exciting family fun event at the RDS Dublin, where parents of all children from 0-16 can meet a host of parenting and lifestyle experts as well as education specialists and representatives from Ireland’s leading entertainment, learning & leisure industries.
The Serpentine Hall of just over 1,000 Sq. metres will be the main exhibitor area with approx. 40 stands and free entertainment. The day-long programme of special talks and workshops on the main stage will run for one day with some well-known authors and celebrity guests.