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Date:2019-02-23

Holy Show: Magazine Launch

Bar

Special Event/ 25 Jul

€0 (Free admission, no booking required)

Fostering collaborations between writers and artists of all kinds to deliver stories in unusual formats, alongside the most exciting new talents on the Irish arts scene.

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A Holy Show by Janet Moran

Space Upstairs

Comedy/ Theatre/ 25 Jul - 26 Jul

€18-22

A new comedy based on the 1981 hijacking of an Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis and a burning desire to know The Third Secret of&he

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Everything I Do

Cube

Theatre/ 26 Jul - 27 Jul

€18-22

Everything I Do premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre. It's a music-driven theatre piece about the universality of love, pain and hope. In an intimate and so

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Foil Arms and Hog: Work in Progress

Cube

Comedy/ 28 Jul

€15

Former children and regular eaters Foil Arms and Hog are previewing their new show “Swines” in the iconic Project Arts Centre.

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Sandra Johnston: Wait it Out

Gallery

Exhibitions/ 29 Aug - 17 Oct

€0 (Free Admission)

This solo exhibition with newly commissioned video work of Sandra Johnston at Project commences in late August and partly revisits her time spent in Dublin during the late 1990s. As an emerging artist

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Step Up 19

Cube

Dance/ 31 Aug

€10

Step Up Dance Project, now in its ninth year, once again plays host to some of Ireland’s most promising contemporary dance graduates. Step Up 19 brings a new outlook, curated by Marguerite Donlon (I

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ADMIN

Cube

Theatre/ 06 Sep - 15 Sep

€13-15

Oisín left Dublin to pursue his dream of becoming socially mobile. Now, he is having an existential crisis in the canned goods aisle at Aldi, trying to remember his mindfulness techniques.

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The Examination

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 06 Sep - 14 Sep

€14-16

A documentary performance work exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system in the UK and Ireland. Based on historical research and interviews with current life-sentence serving priso

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A Very Old Man With Enourmous Wings

Cube

Theatre/ 07 Sep - 15 Sep

€8-12

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he

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Villains

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 07 Sep - 11 Sep

€14-16

In a world of Twitter wars, cycling news feeds and cancel culture, come explore the myths and legends we create, destroy and forget in the rise and fall from viral fame to infamy — all within the co

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THE NORTH IS NEXT

Space Upstairs

Special Event/ 07 Sep

€10

Dublin Fringe Festival and GCN have joined forces to commission a zine to spotlight and support the drive for queer and reproductive rights in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Outburst Queer Arts

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Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

07 Sep - 22 Sep

Free Admission

This September we're helping Fringe celebrate their 25th birthday. The 2019 editions will bring together some of the best artists in Ireland, welcoming the most exciting international acts, and throwi

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Making a Mark

Cube

Theatre/ 11 Sep - 14 Sep

€14-16

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story.

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Patchwork

Cube

Theatre/ 11 Sep - 21 Sep

€12

An odyssey of a young Frenchman in Dublin. After hearing about the Bataclan attacks back in Paris, author and performer Louis Deslis heads into the night to find comfort.

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Cuckoo

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 13 Sep - 14 Sep

€14-16

A bunch of talkative rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history. Combining personal experience with political events and reflections on happiness, economic crises a

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Nate

Cube

Theatre/ 17 Sep - 21 Sep

€14-16

For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man. Natalie Palamides (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ Best Newcomer) doesn’t understand this... but Nate does. Natalie Palamides is Nate.

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Some Names Were Changed

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 17 Sep - 21 Sep

€14-16

Based on disputed testimony, this highly interactive documentary theatre show attempts to piece together a real-life event when none of the persons involved can agree what actually happened.

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Sorry Gold

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 18 Sep - 21 Sep

€14 - 16 (Preview: €11)

If aerial is the dance of industrial technology, what will the dance of biotechnology be?

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Things We've Always Wanted to Tell You

Cube

Theatre/ 18 Sep - 21 Sep

€14-16 (Preview €11)

You’re invited to a dinner party we’d never be invited to. Sit down, shut up and come overhear the conversations of four proud working class Irish folk as they discuss the middle classes, privileg

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SOLO EXHIBITION: Anna Daučíková

Gallery

Exhibitions/ 22 Nov - 18 Jan

Free Admission

Anna Daučíková’s practice addresses issues around the conflicting aspects of normativity, the technologies of power, queer subjectivity and the politics of privacy.

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Open Call: Future Forecast Curator

Project Arts Centre is powered by creative ideas, critical thinking and debate. Artists and audiences are often first to forecast the future – for good and for ill. As we look to our future in an uncertain world, which is leaning towards populism, tokenism, and right wing conservative politics, we want to engage in a conversation about contemporary Ireland and the arts. We want to peel back the skin to see how artists are faring and examine the ways in which our arts community can reflect, mediate, challenge and shape our collective fate. Where does our future lie? As part…

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Emma Wolf Haugh Research Project: Domestic Optimism - A queer, working class, post-colonial critique of architectural modernism

Upcoming Artist Talk event from Emma Wolf Haugh around her ongoing research will be presented later this year. Date and Location TBC. This event will present the artists research towards new work from Haugh in 2020  Domestic Optimism begins with the work and continually expanding legacy of the Irish-born, self-taught, modernist architect and designer, Eileen Gray. A considerable amount of attention has been given to Gray’s work in recent years but, more often than not, the queerness inherent in her life and design is sidelined or ignored. I am interested in what comes to bear on the construction of legacy and what…

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