THE FROST IS ALL OVER

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€15

A traditional Irish music performance set to the poetry of Dermot Bolger. The Frost is all Over is an evocative live music / theatre performance that brings together two of Ireland's foremost solo traditional musicians with the poetry of one…

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EXIT 2. SURVIVING A.

Theatre/ 06 Jun 2009 - 12 Sep 2009

€12

What do guilt, forgiveness and salvation mean in a world without gods? An exploration of cataclysmic events and aftermath. In a landscape of grotesque beauty, opposing forces tear the fabric of reality to reveal the inner core. This is Theatre…

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ZOE HELLER AND GEOFF DYER

05 Jun 2009 - 05 Jun 2009

€12

A metropolitan sensibility pervades two darkly satirical novels about faith, identity, desire and transformation. Zoe Heller & Geoff Dyer in conversation with Helen Meaney. Zoe Heller joined the literary super league with her Man Booker-shortlisted Notes on a Scandal, a…

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COLM TOIBIN

05 Jun 2009 - 05 Jun 2009

€12

In conversation with Brendan Barrington, Colm Tóibin, the best-selling author of Blackwater Lightship and The Master discusses his luminous new novel, a work of devastating emotional power that underscores his status as a peerless writer of narrative virtuosity.Brooklyn – the…

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ANNE MICHAELS

04 Jun 2009 - 04 Jun 2009

€12

To celebrate the long-awaited publication of Anne Michaels second novel The Winter Vault Dublin Writers Festival welcomes the Toronto-based author to the stage for a one-off Irish visit chaired by Eve Patten. Over ten years ago Canadian poet Anne Michaels…

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MELVYN BRAGG

04 Jun 2009 - 04 Jun 2009

€12

To a degree all creative writing is autobiographical. Most writers draw to some extent on their own experience to create character and narrative. But when does fact blur into fiction and fiction fact? The narrative arc of Melvyn Bragg’s most…

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STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

Special Event/ 04 Jun 2009 - 12 Sep 2009

€12

A free workshop using the arts as an express lane to cultural understanding offered by Dr. Kerric Harvey, in association with Barabbas - no previous artistic, writing, theatrical skills or experience necessary. When you sign up for the workshop, you'll…

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ED O’LOUGHLIN, AIFRIC CAMPBELL & PETER MURPHY

03 Jun 2009 - 03 Jun 2009

€12

Three literary firsts. Three compelling new voices. One unmissable event. Dublin Writers Festival present Ed O’Loughlin, Aifric Campbell and Peter Murphy in discussion with Declan Burke. From loves to losses, ‘firsts’ linger longest in our memories. It is not surprising,…

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GENERATION

30 May 2009 - 30 May 2009

€5

Ever wonder how established artists keep making great work?Ever wonder how younger artists make fresh ideas?Ever wondered what would happen if you put the two together?Generation will bring together a diverse range of established and younger artists to investigate and…

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DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL 2009

23 May 2009 - 23 May 2009

€11

Dublin Dance Festival returns this May and Director Laurie Uprichard has announced another world-class programme of contemporary dance for Ireland’s capital city in a host of diverse events in venues across Dublin.Details of all DDF events taking place at Project…

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STANDING IN INK

19 May 2009 - 19 May 2009

€16

Two dancers on stage.  Nothing agreed, nothing set.  They are poised to dance together.  The dance you see is the result of a year’s worth of conversations among the performers and the choreographer.  Becoming movement-ink, the dance tracks their continually…

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HAPPY HOUR

18 May 2009 - 18 May 2009

€13

A piece about drinking and what happens in a bar.  A foaming pint of movement and text reveals the state of bitter England, all from the mouth of a barmaid on a bender. As the night wears on and the…

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FALL AND RECOVER

Dance/ 16 May 2009 - 16 May 2009

€22

Fall and Recover is a moving work created in collaboration with survivors of torture, a celebration of the dignity and determination of extraordinary people and the power of the human spirit. “We are fallen.  We have come up.  When you…

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A DOG CALLED REDEMPTION

16 May 2009 - 16 May 2009

€15

The story of an unlikely friendship formed between two homeless men on the cold streets of LondonA Dog Called Redemption is the second acclaimed work from playwright Matthew Landers and sees him collaborating once more with Dublin born director Mark…

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SILENCIADOS

16 May 2009 - 16 May 2009

€15

An Auschwitz Prisoner, a gay activist, a gay Christian, a Guatemalan transsexual and a victim of bullying ... they were all silenced. Silenciados is the story of five people killed (silenced) because of sexual discrimination. Five  individuals, tied together through…

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ABSOLUT DUBLIN GAY THEATRE FESTIVAL 2009

16 May 2009 - 23 May 2009

€15

The annual Absolut Dublin Gay Theatre Festival returns to Project Arts Centre this May Dublin Gay Theatre Festival events taking place at Project Arts Centre are: The Bird Sanctuary (UK) | 4 - 9 May 2009 full details here. Loupe…

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THE BIRD SANCTUARY

09 May 2009 - 09 May 2009

€15

It is three years since Eleanor last left the family home – now her previously distant sister returns with a deal she finds hard to resist...A mystical comedy-drama from one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, The Bird Sanctuary centres on one…

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LOUPE

09 May 2009 - 09 May 2009

€15

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED - APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVIENIENCE CAUSED. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED A TICKET TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT DUBLIN GAY THEATRE FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE ON 01 677 8511. Kilem and Sizwe…

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IF I CAN'T DANCE I DON'T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION

Exhibitions/ 08 May 2009 - 20 Jun 2009

€0

Keren Cytter, Jon Mikel Euba, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Joachim Koester & Sarah Pierce FREE ADMISSION IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION EDITION III – MASQUERADE If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want…

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PRONE

Dance/ 05 May 2009 - 01 May 2009

€22

Co-commissioned by IDFI, 'Prone' was widely acclaimed when it premiered in New York, and now makes its European premiere in Dublin. Turning ideas about dance literally on their side as the audience is invited to lie on the floor and…

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