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Date:2019-09-20

FLIGHTS by John O'Donovan

Cube

Performance/ Theatre/ 21 Jan - 08 Feb

€15-19

A touching, comic elegy to lost youth and wasted opportunity, from the team behind If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You.

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A Holy Show

Space Upstairs

Comedy/ Theatre/ 23 Jan - 25 Jan

€18-22

A new comedy play 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 Secre

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Restoration

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 28 Jan - 01 Feb

€16-18

In the wake of a violent outburst by a young person, the staff at a youth service in Dublin are attempting to move on. But healing is hard when you're on the floor and out the door.

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Irina Gheorghe: Betraying the Senses, or How to Speak of What Is Not There

Gallery

30 Jan - 31 Jan

€0 - Free: First Come, First Served

Irina Gheorghe presents two performances, each long-term explorations of the idea of the unobservable in scientific research, and have deployed methods of estrangement across several iterations.

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Venus in Fur (Rough Magic SEEDS Showcase)

Space Upstairs

05 Feb - 08 Feb

€14-18

Thomas has auditioned every incompetent actress in New York City. Vanda is hours late, drenched from a thunderstorm and definitely wrong for the part. Yet somehow she persuades him to give her a chanc

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All Honey

Cube

Theatre/ 11 Feb - 22 Feb

€14-18

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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IN LiMBO

Space Upstairs

13 Feb - 14 Feb

€14-16

Sitting in-between the two worlds of traditional and contemporary, IN LiMBO takes a journey where few have gone within Irish step dancing.

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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/ 25 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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The Spider's House

Cube

Theatre/ 27 Feb - 07 Mar

€14-18

A nightmare from a disordered mind.

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SHIT by Patricia Cornelius

Space Upstairs

11 Mar - 14 Mar

€16

Out of control girls. Angry girls. Nasty girls. They are a sight to behold. Terrifying, electrifying, funny and awful, they’re everything women shouldn’t be, and we hate them.   Grown-up litt

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Landfall

Gallery

Exhibitions/ 11 Mar - 21 Mar

€Free

Landfall is an immersive sound and film installation that brings together observations on the island of Ireland as a set of geographical, social, political, and ideological conditions, charting the be

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Off Plan 1

Space Upstairs

Work in Progress/ 13 Mar

Free Admission

Off Plan is a red-hot artistic response around community-making in Ireland today. In a series of work-in-progress double bills, we get a first look at sparks of incendiary ideas around the changing ci

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Off Plan 2

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ Work in Progress/ 14 Mar

€12

Encompassing anything and everything from theatre, dance, music, performance and film, artists from around the country will present a performance, moment or in-progress idea that is a rapid response t

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Leaving by Wayne Jordan

Space Upstairs

15 Mar

€16

Leaving is a diary of that time in Prague, transformed into performance. A reflection, a travel journal, an exhibition of scars and possibilities... A ceremony. A way of being together.

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Landfall Live

Gallery

15 Mar

€15

To the backdrop of the dual-screen film installation Landfall, Peter Maybury presents a one-off live solo drum performance combining realtime processed electronic music with acoustic drums and percuss

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Zero Zero

Space Upstairs

Music/ 16 Mar

€21

Telling a story of modern Ireland from the perspective of two young Dubliners, Zero Zero examines themes of love, loss, setbacks, social breakdown and personal growth — all set to the backdrop of an

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HOTHOUSE

Space Upstairs

Performance/ 18 Mar - 21 Mar

€16

We're born dying. Hooray? This was true before climate breakdown, but now our grandchildren won't even remember us fondly. (Assuming we have any.)

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Off Plan 3

Space Upstairs

Performance/ Work in Progress/ 19 Mar

€12

a red-hot artistic response around community-making in Ireland today. In a series of work-in-progress double bills, we get a first look at sparks of incendiary ideas around the changing city, gender,

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Mrs Macushla by TKB

Space Upstairs

20 Mar - 21 Mar

€12

Gertrude Kelly was given one true purpose in life, to be a bingo caller at the Macushla. When she’s up there? She’s untouchable. All her memories and her scars, they dance away into the stars.

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Tonie Walsh is Selling All His Records

Foyer & Bar

21 Mar

€FREE - € Early access ticket (11am) - €15

Forty years after his first DJ gig at legendary gay club Flikkers, Tonie Walsh is selling his vinyl record collection. Thousands of 12” singles and albums (many first editions and rarities) lay bare

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Town Hall Session curated by Emma Dabiri & Willie White

Space Upstairs

Talks and Readings/ 21 Mar

€6

Future Dublin Now. What do we need to do right now to create the future that we want and need?

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CLUB CHROMA On Tour

Space Upstairs

Music/ Special Event/ 21 Mar

€5

THISISPOPBABY invites you to join the Where We Live artistic family for a love-in and shake out to mark the end of festivities. We're yoinking Niall Sweeney's sublime Club Chroma Exhibition from IMMA

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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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We're Recruiting: Marketing and Communications Officer (p/t)

Project Arts Centre is seeking a part-time Marketing and Communications Officer with energy, commitment and enthusiasm to support the growth and daily operations of the organisation’s Communications and Audience Development Department. Project Arts Centre is more than a venue.  Built around a community of artists, audiences, members, staff, Board and other stakeholders, it is: A home for contemporary arts A producing house An artist resource A critical hub The successful candidate will understand the artist-led ethos at Project, which is creative, ambitious, loyal, edgy, energetic, supportive, passionate, empowering, courageous and open.  They will be excited by the creative possibilities in…

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts at Project

Looking for a gift less ordinary this Christmas?For 12 days, we're putting together a list of Christmas gift ideas and treats for all our Project patrons who've been nice and naughty. Check out what we've got for you so far:Day 1 Limited Edition Prints by Maser: You Can’t Paint Over an IssueDay 2 The Gift of a Night Less Ordinary: Project Gift VouchersDay 3 Exclusive Access to What Makes Project Arts Centre Special: Project People Day 4 Competition Time: Win 2 Tickets for All Honey with a €40 Chimac Voucher Day 5 Limited Edition Prints by Jesse Jones: Did I…

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