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Date:2018-01-22

Active Archive - Slow Institution

Gallery

Exhibitions/ 31 Aug - 22 Dec

€0.00 (Admission Free)

The gallery will be transformed into a research-archive-work-meeting space and a study of the documents and archives that uncover the history of one of Ireland’s oldest public art institutions.

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Couched - performative sculptural work (2018)

Gallery

04 Oct - 22 Dec

€0.00 (Admission Free)

In this new performative commission Christopher Mahon further develops his most recent sculptural experiments using his family couch. The piece of furniture was designed by his father in 1988 and has

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Process | Event

Cube

Film/ 30 Oct - 04 Dec

€6-8

A unique series of artist-led discursive screening events featuring Jenny Brady, Sarah Browne, Dennis McNulty and Tadhg O'Sullivan presented by aemi, an agency dedicated to the support and exhibition

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Woman Undone

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 16 Nov - 24 Nov

€20-22

A fusion of theatre, music and dance, Woman Undone is a re-imagining of singer Mary Coughlan's extraordinary life and her difficult childhood. It tells the story of a young woman who endured abuse, ad

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My Magnetic North

Cube

Performance/ 19 Nov - 24 Nov

€14-16

What’s the fallout when you lose your magnetic north and you find yourself directionless? Combining moving images, photography and spoken word, My Magnetic North explores one man’s observations of

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SAY NOTHIN' TO NO ONE

Cube

Theatre/ 26 Nov - 01 Dec

€16-18

Kian Harris is a career shoplifter. Charleigh Brennan is a career session moth. These two young professionals are bound together by a love of fashion and a yearning for escape. Now London is calling a

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I Am Tonie Walsh

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 27 Nov - 01 Dec

€20

Known as Ireland's Godfather of Gay, Tonie Walsh is a living legend. For decades he has fought tirelessly for civil rights - for housing rights, women's rights, and queer rights - while the country ch

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Poetry Ireland: Carol Ann Duffy and Theo Dorgan

Space Upstairs

Special Event/ 01 Dec

€8-10

Carol Ann Duffy, Britain's Poet Laureate reads alongside Theo Dorgan, one of Ireland's best-known poets. The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy’s verse have mad

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Cultivating Stories

Gallery

Exhibitions/ 03 Dec - 22 Dec

€Free Admission

In a multi-year explorative project hosted by Project Arts Centre and conducted in collaboration with Archive Books, Berlin, visual artist and amateur plant breeder Åsa Sonjasdotter researches histor

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Miscellany50

Space Upstairs

Special Event/ 07 Dec - 09 Dec

€16-18

Miscellany50 is a celebratory radio festival weekend of short writing and music produced to salute fifty years on air in 2018 of Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1’s iconic programme. Five concerts wil

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THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON VOL. 5

Cube

Theatre/ 12 Dec - 15 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THEATREclub is about to turn 10 years old. To help celebrate, we’re back rattling cages in Project Arts Centre. It’s time to get THE THEATRE MACHINE back in the building. THEATREclub have gathered

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Dublin Oldschool

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 12 Dec - 22 Dec

€18-22

With smash-hit runsboth at home and abroad, and hot on the heels of its triumphant cinematic release, Dublin Oldschool returns home to Project. Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip thr

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A-SIDE: James Moran / Matthew Malone

Cube

Theatre/ 12 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON. Vol 5: Omalia by James Moran and Son of a Preacher Man by Matthew Malone

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B-SIDE: Lucid Lucid / SQUAD

Cube

Theatre/ 12 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON Vol 5: Two Girls by Lucid Lucid and Jump by SQUAD Productions

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A-SIDE: Justine Doswell / Some People

Cube

Theatre/ 13 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON Vol 5: The Thing is?... by Justine Doswell and A Very Female Woman by Some People Theatre Company

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B-SIDE: Hannah O’Reilly / Matthew Bratko

Cube

Theatre/ 13 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON Vol 5: B-SIDE: Hannah O’Reilly / Matthew Bratko

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MANGINA JONES' BIG CHRISTMAS CRACKER

Space Upstairs

Comedy/ Performance/ Special Event/ 14 Dec - 15 Dec

€25

Join the erstwhile Alternative Miss Ireland for two festive nights of gaiety with some of Ireland's best loved stars. Expect the unexpected in this fabulous trifle of performance, art and music.

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A-SIDE: Sophie Meehan / Ben Sullivan and Síofra O’Meara

Cube

Theatre/ 14 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON Vol 5: SCRATCH by Sophie Meegan and ALAY NAOV by Ben O’Sullivan and Síofra O’Meara

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B-SIDE: Luke Casserly / Jane Deasy

Cube

Theatre/ 14 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON Vol 5: The Lonely Trumpet by Luke Casserly and Treadmill by Jane Deasy

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A-SIDE: Seón Simpson and Gina Donnelly / FemmeBizarre

Cube

Theatre/ 15 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON Vol 5: Two Fingers Up by Seón Simpson and Gina Donnelly and Mrs Cellophane by FemmeBizarre

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B-SIDE: Doug Douglas / MALAPROP

Cube

Theatre/ 15 Dec

€12-14 (DOUBLE BILL: 1 NIGHT, 2 SIDES, €22)

THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON Vol 5 : As far as I know by Doug Douglas and Where Sat the Lovers by Malaprop

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Walk For Me

Space Upstairs

Music/ Performance/ 16 Jan - 26 Jan

€16 - 18

Expect sex, decks and original songs by MissKate, MathMan and Bobofunk.

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I'm Not Here

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 01 Feb - 02 Feb

€16 - 18

It's a duet with her brother. He’s not here. He is dead. Doireann Coady is back with a powerful play that smashes through the silence around suicide.

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Rapids

Cube

Theatre/ 07 Feb - 09 Feb

€16 - 20

Exploring stigma in the lives of men and women who are HIV+ in Ireland today, Rapids returns following its sell-out run at Dublin Theatre Festival.

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This is the Funeral of your Life

Cube

Theatre/ 13 Feb - 16 Feb

€16 - 18

Watch us facilitate your funeral in real time, in this live event featuring an actor, a dancer and a mezzo soprano.

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East Belfast Boy & Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful (Double Bill)

Cube

Theatre/ 18 Feb - 20 Feb

€16 - 18

A double bill of Theatre from award-winning company Prime Cut Productions.

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The Wickedness of Oz

Cube

Theatre/ 25 Feb - 03 Feb

€20-22

A story of unfilled potential, The Wickedness of Oz follows a day in the life of a travel agent with a penchant for 1960s musicals. Debbie McInerney's day spirals into a mire of self-doubt when she wa

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Alice in Wonderland

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 04 Mar - 16 Mar

€18-20

From the team that brought you Shackleton and The Third Policeman comes a fast-paced visual and imaginative rendition of a timeless classic for all the family. Follow Alice on her madcap journey thro

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Extraordinary Rendition

Cube

Theatre/ 06 Mar - 08 Mar

€10

In a cabin built from the same materials as Camp X-Ray, the temporary detention facility at Guantanamo bay, and with the same internal dimensions of a detainee’s cell, Extraordinary Rendition is a p

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Slap Talk

Cube

Theatre/ 09 Mar

€ Free (Suggested Donation €5)

Inspired by the self-aggrandising of boxers at the pre-fight weigh in, Slap Talk is a verbal sparring match that is both a linguistic version of the fight itself and a reflection upon the violence pre

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Merlin

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 28 Mar - 30 Mar

€14-16

A furry monster, a headstrong child-woman, a jumping shamanic devil, a crumbling statue... Simultaneously wise man and wild man, Merlin dances at the interface of law and nature: we are moving animals

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