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Date:2018-01-09

Scorch

Cube

Theatre/ 13 Feb - 03 Mar

€16 - €18

A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen, Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

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Englishes

Gallery

Exhibitions/ 15 Feb - 31 Mar

Free Admission

Englishes (2013–ongoing) Explores The Widespread Use And Modification Of The English Language By Its Non-Native Speakers.

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Shackleton (2018)

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 26 Feb - 10 Mar

€16 - €20

Ireland’s longest running theatre ensemble, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, return to Project after a sell out run in 2017 to perform Shackleton, a story of endurance on the Antartic’s icy Weddell

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John's Query

Cube

Dance/ 06 Mar

€12 - €14

Angie Smalis, Colin Gee and Mark Carberry present a new dance work for three historical figures set in Limerick’s St. John’s Square.

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Beyond Participation 2: Conference

Project Arts Centre

Special Event/ 09 Mar

€35-€50

Beyond Participation is an international conference by the Irish Architecture Foundation, curated by Tara Kennedy and funded by The Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with Project Arts Centre, Dub

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Beyond Participation Workshop 1: Louise Dredge / The Glass-House Community Led Design

Fringe Lab

Special Event/ Talks and Readings/ 10 Mar

€10

In conjunction with the Beyond Participation conference, Irish Architecture Foundation will run a workshop with Louise Dredge, Head of Creative Engagement with The Glass-House Community Led Design, 

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Beyond Participation Workshop 2: What is it we do now? Led by Heather Peak of Studio Morison

Cube

Special Event/ Talks and Readings/ 10 Mar

€10

Create, The National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation is delighted to present What is it we do now? Led by Heather Peak of Studio Moriso

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State of Exception

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 22 Mar - 24 Mar

€14 - €16

Following sold out runs at Project with Woman Stood Regardless (2014) and Ultima Thule (2018) Catherine Young returns with a brand new piece inspired by her time working with asylum seekers and refuge

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FREAGRA | A Blurred Expanse

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 26 Mar - 27 Mar

€14 - €16

A land awash with electric pinks, acid greens and chilly hues of blue where the inhabitants play their games of cause-and-effect.

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Tryst

Theatre/ 03 Apr - 14 Apr

€14 - € 16

A blistering new play by Finbarr Doyle and Jeda de Brí; TRYST explores the price of curiosity, the limits of friendship and the complications of sex.

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Seán Mac Erlaine Album Launch

Space Upstairs

Music/ Performance/ 06 Apr

€14 - €16

The new album launch from leading Irish musician Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, electronics) with Norwegian trailblazers Eivind Aarset (guitars) and live sampling pioneer Jan Bang.

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Project Pop Up April 2018

Space Upstairs

Performance/ 21 Apr

€15 (including a drink)

We're back! And this year, we have a whole new line-up of delectable bite-sized buzzers for you to feast your eyes on. Thrilled and encouraged by our first outing in December, we're taking over the Sp

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Autumn Royal

Cube

Theatre/ 08 May - 12 May

€18 - €20

A new play by Kevin Barry. May and Timothy are looking after the father - their own lives are curtailed, closed down, and they’re not getting any younger.  A dark comedy, Autumn Royal is about lif

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My Son My Son

Cube

Theatre/ 23 May - 26 May

€10 - 14

A new play from Veronica Dyas. My Son My Son is the story of a mother, set on Meath Street in the heart of working class Dublin. Up the Liberties!

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Tremble Tremble by Jesse Jones

Gallery

07 Jun - 21 Jul

Free Admission

A multi-media installation which re-imagines feminist history & law. Jesse Jones has created an artwork she describes as a “bewitching” of the judicial system. Originally commissioned for the Pavi

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MAKE 2018

We’re thrilled to announce the participants and mentors for MAKE 2018! MAKE is an artist development programme and residency initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum Ireland. "For the last 10 years MAKE has provided artists with a unique opportunity to develop new work, build relationships with Irish and international colleagues and receive mentorships from some of the world’s most brilliant artists, curators and dramaturgs. I am delighted that Project continues to to be part of such an initiative and to be bringing such a fantastic group of artists and mentors together at…

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Nicoline van Harskamp: Open Call

From 15 February, Project Arts Centre will present the solo exhibition Englishes by Amsterdam-based visual artist Nicoline van Harskamp. Examining the widespread use and modification of the English language by its non-native speakers, the exhibition consists of a series of episodic films comprising interview, performance, and scripted fiction that explore the myriad variations of English spoken between people who do not have any other shared tongue. In conjunction with the exhibition, we're delighted to announce that we will also be commissioning a live performance by the artist which to be staged in October 2018, but we need your help.   Conversation: The Cultures…

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