DISCO-NNECT (REMIX)

30 Jun 2008 - 05 Jul 2008

€10

Disco-nnect(remix) is a guided walking tour around the south docklands that leads to a gig and a party. beginning at the river, the tour will transform this corner of dublin 2 into a playground; a garden of fun. Your guide…

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CHOC-STEADY SUNDAE

29 Jun 2008 - 29 Jun 2008

€10

The Mr Whippy Soundsystem rolls up to Grand canal square with heavy- weight speaker cones for an all-day sunshine-funtime block party. Bring the kids, a balloon, a whistle, your festival hat and over-sized sunglasses. Join in the choc-steady sundae party…

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WE ARE HERE TO PARTY

28 Jun 2008 - 05 Jul 2008

€15

Live Hip Hop from emerging female rap artist Ophelia and her jazz, funk and hip-hop band, Redsquare. On stage: 9:30pm + Late night club with Lex Woo and Tarab (live), Mr Whippy Soundsystem, DJ Dubase (Guerilla Outernational, Romania) and Orient…

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KITCHEN - YOU'VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD

27 Jun 2008 - 28 Jun 2008

€20

It's 1965 and everything is just about to happen. pop, subculture, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights, and sex are about to rock the world like never before. Gob squad take the hand of the king of pop himself, andy warhol,…

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IN REAL TIME

26 Jun 2008 - 28 Jun 2008

€15

In real time is a performance that connects rooms in two different countries.In each city the performers and the audience can see and hear the people in the other space via video and audio feed. 'witty social choreographers' brokentalkers will…

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LOVE IS A SNIPER - (EL AMOR ES UN FRANCOTIRADOR)

24 Jun 2008 - 25 Jun 2008

€20

Para información en Español, por favor clic. An eleven year old girl is the mc for a contest in which six suicidal lovers play the bullets in a theatrical game of russian roulette. This new work from the exciting young…

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ETIQUETTE

23 Jun 2008 - 05 Jul 2008

€5

Etiquette is a half-hour experience for two people in a public space. There is no-one watching - other people in the café are not aware of it. You wear headphones, which tell you what to say to each other or…

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THE MUSE UNBIDDEN / GOD'S LAP

16 Jun 2008 - 21 Jun 2008

€15

The Muse Unbidden by Roger Gregg is a comedy set in a "Performance Poetry Workshop". Conducted by a fast-talking performance poet, the workshop is attended by a small group of would-be poets, who are a slice of modern Ireland. God's…

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MARIAN KEYES

14 Jun 2008 - 14 Jun 2008

€8

Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy de Courcy is marrying - because although she's his girlfriend, she definitely isn't the bride-to-be. Grace - a journalist - wants the inside story on the de Courcy engagement and…

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WAR GAMES-THE TRUE COST OF THE WAR ON TERROR

14 Jun 2008 - 14 Jun 2008

€8

Two chilling investigations into deception, cruelty and the compromise of law lay bare the dark heart of the US imperial machine.A collaboration between Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch and award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, Standard Operating Proceedure is the first full…

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ESTHER FREUD

14 Jun 2008 - 14 Jun 2008

€8

Freud's 'deliciously unsettling' Love Falls is a compelling coming-of-age tale from the award-winning author of Hideous Kinky. Reconciled with her estranged father one Tuscan summer, the teenage Lara is irresistibly drawn to a young family rife with conspiracies and secret…

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SMALL WONDERS - THE ART OF THE SHORT STORY

14 Jun 2008 - 14 Jun 2008

€10

At its best, the short story form is an elegant and precise distillation of the human experience. This exclusive double-header sees two of its most celebrated exponents come together in one unmissable event. For Tobias Wolff - one of the…

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INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

13 Jun 2008 - 13 Jun 2008

€8

The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind. Since its inception in 1996 it has rewarded the likes of Colm Toibin, Orhan Pamuk, Michel Houellebecq, Nicola Barker and Per Petterson for outstanding works…

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EILÉAN NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN AND HARRY CLIFTON

13 Jun 2008 - 13 Jun 2008

€8

Two of Dublin's most respected voices share the stage and their literary heritage in this double-header of contemporary Irish poetry.Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin's six volumes of poetry are characterised by an enigmatic otherworldliness and economy of language. Her awards include the…

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SEBASTIAN BARRY AND JONATHAN COE

13 Jun 2008 - 13 Jun 2008

€8

How does the novelist refract, through the haze of memory, the secret history of a life long-lived? How does the past hold the present in its thrall? And how do these recollections help shape our understanding of our own lives?…

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HUGO HAMILTON AND JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT

12 Jun 2008 - 12 Jun 2008

€8

Do human beings create and shape their own destinies and identities? Or do events in extremis define our outcomes? Set against an epoch-defining moment, two gripping new novels probe the ambiguities of human action.Boris Opp is a young Berliner, born…

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IRISH VALUES

12 Jun 2008 - 12 Jun 2008

€10

Since the Celtic Tiger first roared back in the early 1990s, Ireland's economic upturn has transformed the lives of many. But has this newfound prosperity also changed our core values? And if so, what does this say about us as…

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TROUBLED WATERS

11 Jun 2008 - 11 Jun 2008

€8

Rebellion and rites of passage in the South Seas link two vivid tales of survival from two very different historical perspectives. First, 1789. When a 14-year-old boy escapes a prison term in exchange for service at sea, serendipity soon makes…

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J.P DONLEAVY

11 Jun 2008 - 11 Jun 2008

€10

'When I'm dead, I hope it may be said: his sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' Multi-million selling author. Famed recluse. Erstwhile correspondent of Jackie Onassis. Contemporary cohort of Johnny Depp. Author, playwright, artist, farmer, and all-round Irish…

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DUBLIN WRITERS FESTIVAL 2008

11 Jun 2008 - 15 Jun 2008

€10

This international literary festival celebrates our city's literary heritage and presents the very best of Irish and International writing.Explore the wide world of literature with readings, discussions, debates and public interviews.Writers to include: J.P. Dunleavy, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Tobias…

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