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Date:2019-03-12

Sandra Johnston: Wait it Out

Gallery

Exhibitions/ Performance/ 29 Aug - 19 Oct

€0 (Free Admission)

Consisting of two main parts, 'Wait it Out' negotiates personal and historical narratives in relation to the reverberation of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. The work reflects upon the indeter

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Relatively Speaking: A guided walking tour (October 2019)

Exhibitions/ 17 Oct

€0 Free (booking required)

Learn more about three city centre arts organisations – Temple Bar Gallery + Studios  Gallery of Photography Ireland and Project Arts Centre – join forces for a guided walking tour through their

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Alarmist: Sequesterer Album Launch 

Space Upstairs

Music/ 18 Oct - 19 Oct

€18-21

Homebeat, champions of the independent Irish music scene and creators of heart driven event production, return to Project to present two very special nights of spectacular music from the much fete

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Spliced

Off-site

Theatre/ 22 Oct - 26 Oct

€16-18  

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. He loves it. He hates it. Honest, brave and hard-hitting, SPLICED is a visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside of the sporting

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Double Bill: 'Visible and Invisible' and 'Too' 

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 25 Oct - 26 Oct

€14-16

Croi Glan, Ireland's leading Integrated Dance Company presents an evening of two brand new, contrasting duets that celebrate diverse dancing bodies.  

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Mother of Pearl

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 07 Nov - 09 Nov

€16-18 (Previews €14)

Pan, God of the Wild, travels to the Ocean to dance with a pearl - a freakish hyper-object from a post-natural age.

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Hugh Cooney Stories 

Cube

Comedy/ 07 Nov - 09 Nov

€14-16

Join Hugh by the fireside as he regales you with tales of post-celtic tiger repo men and pig farmers with Casio watches, all told through the ancient Irish tradition of storytelling.    

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Divine Madness

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 13 Nov - 16 Nov

€16-18

A dance/opera study of grief, revenge and love built around a soprano and two dancers. John Scott creates a work with soprano Orla Boylan and dancers, including the gifted Conor Thomas Doherty, who ha

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Dance Double Bill: Connections / Lift

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 15 Nov - 16 Nov

€8-10

In conjunction with Irish Modern Dance Theatre's Divine Madness, Laura Macken presents a double bill of two brand new dance works; Connections and Lift.

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Minor Monuments

Cube

Performance/ 15 Nov - 16 Nov

€12-14

Set around a small family farm on the edge of a bog, a few miles from the river Shannon, Minor Monuments is a live audio-visual essay unfolding from the landscape of the Irish midlands.

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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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Artist Talks Series: Kader Attia

Cube

Exhibitions/ Talks and Readings/ 25 Nov

€5 (Free for VAI Members, People in Direct Provision, Unemployed, and OAPs)

VAI, in partnership with Project Art Centre, welcome Kader Attia to Ireland to present on his recent work. The event will include a screening of Réfléchir la Mémoire / Reflecting Memory (2016), whi

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Endgame by Samuel Beckett 

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 30 Nov - 07 Dec

€20-35

Endgame tells the story of Hamm, a blind man who cannot stand; Clov, his servant, who cannot sit; and Nagg and Nell, Hamm’s parents, who have no legs and live in rubbish bins.

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Overfired

Cube

Performance/ 02 Dec - 07 Dec

€14-16 (previews €12)

Like those guys with guitars they’ve been watching in bars, StefanFae and LadyK have been stomping their feet to a different beat. Batten down the hashtags there chicken, the revolution won’t happ

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Champions of Dance

Space Upstairs

Comedy/ Dance/ 13 Dec - 14 Dec

€18-20

Bombastic and fantastically flamboyant dancing duo Lords of Strut have teamed up with comedy powerhouse National Lampoon to create a dance-fantasy-opera of pure comic mayhem!

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Well That’s What I Heard 

Cube

Theatre/ 16 Dec - 21 Dec

€16-18

Join Zara,Kelis and Amber as they duck and dive their way through school, parties, InstaFollowers and the brutal reign of Tell.Com. 

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Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto

Space Upstairs

Opera/ 12 Jan - 18 Jan

€20-24 (students €12)

Packed full of mischief, irreverence and outrageous flirtation, La Calisto is a seventeenth-century retelling of an ancient Greek myth. As saucy as it is beautiful, this opera delights with catchy tun

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All Honey

Cube

Theatre/ 11 Feb - 22 Feb

€14-16

Ru and Luke are throwing a house-warming. They intend to warm their house. However, their guests seem more interested in whispering in the box room than joining the festivities. Explosive characters a

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Mamafesta Memorialising

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 19 Feb - 22 Feb

€16-18

Philip's mother has senile dementia. His last piece was about her but it wasnt enough, he still has more to say. Mamafesta Memorialising is a memory excerise for 3 male dancers.All pushing to see how

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Walls Talk

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 24 Feb - 29 Feb

€18-20

Walls Talk is a dance piece for solo dancer, Breandán de Gallaí, and singer, Gina Boreham, supported by pre-recorded arrangements of jazz classics by 2 composers.

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Iphigenia in Splott

Cube

Comedy/ Theatre/ 23 Mar - 04 Apr

€16-18 (Previews €14)

Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day — till one night gives her the chance to be something more. Inspired by the

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Des Bishop: Mia Mamma

Space Upstiars

23 Mar - 04 Apr

€24-27

I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be&hellip

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Endling

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 06 Apr - 07 Apr

€14-16

An endling is an individual that is the last of its species. Once the endling dies, the species becomes extinct. ENDLING uses dance, vocals, music and design to reimagine tales of funerary and mournin

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