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Date:2019-11-04

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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OPEN CALL: QUEER-IN-PROGRESS. TIMELINE

Gallery

25 Feb - 21 Mar

Free Admission

Become part of Project Arts Centre’s QUEER-IN-PROGRESS. TIMELINE project.

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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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Double Bill: The River + Pidgin'

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 06 Mar - 07 Mar

€20 Full - €15 Concession

THE RIVER (premiere) is Flora Fauna Projects latest work - a large scale dance piece performed by 20 women primarily from Sheriff Street and Ballybough.

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ACTIVE ARCHIVE - SLOW INSTITUTION : QUEER-IN-PROGRESS. TIMELINE

Gallery

06 Mar - 21 Mar

Free Admission

Project Arts Centre hosts the second chapter of the Active Archive – Slow Institution project, QUEER-IN-PROGRESS. TIMELINE

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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

€12

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

€6 - also available as part of Savage Saturday and Festival Passes

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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Where We Live - Savage Saturday Ticket €50

Performance/ 21 Mar

€50

Finish the festival on a high note with an action-packed Savage Saturday programme, taking you from the record store to the dancefloor! Catch every show and special event that day for €50 (save €1

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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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To Be Frank as part of Live Collision

Space Upstairs

24 Apr - 02 May

€16-18 | €26 early bird combo ticket when you book To Be Frank and The Here Trio, 25th April

To Be Frank is a new dance-theatre piece exploring how men and boys are shaped by and influence the world they live in.

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The Here Trio

Samuel Beckett Theatre

25 Apr - 26 Apr

€16 -18 | €26 early bird combo ticket when you book To Be Frank and The Here Trio, 25th April

The Here Trio strives to bring us back into the moment - to a place where those scars, real or imagined, no longer determine our every outcome.

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ELIZA’s Adventures in the Uncanny Valley

Space Upstairs

13 May - 16 May

€22 full - €18 Concession

ELIZA’s Adventures in the Uncanny Valley explores what it is to be human, how artificial intelligence interferes or modifies natural human characteristics and scrutinises what is real and what is il

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New Appointments: Marketing, Communications & Engagement

Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Marketing, Communications & Engagement team. We are delighted to welcome Veronica Dyas (Access & Engagement Officer), Sorcha FitzGerald (Marketing & Communications Officer) and Astrid Newman (Marketing & Communications Officer) to the Project family. The team will work to further develop audiences and grow opportunities for engagement across our busy performance and visual arts programmes. Welcome to the big blue building! Veronica Dyas joins the team in the brand new position of part-time Access & Engagement Officer. Veronica is an artist working through theatre, new text & installation. Facilitation, Action & LOVE…

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Company Philip Connaughton presents MAMAFESTA MEMORIALISING (To not forget or be forgotten)

This month critically acclaimed choreographer Philip Connaughton brings his beautiful, sparkling, laugh-out-loud meditation on the fear of forgetting and of being forgotten to Cork and Dublin venues. Mamafesta Memorialising, which enjoyed its successful international premiere in France last year, is woven from inspirations including musical theatre, Bruce Forsythe’s Generation Game and most importantly, Philip’s mum Madeleine, who has senile dementia. Philip made his last piece, Assisted Solo, about her. But it wasn’t enough. He still has more to do and more to say. He’s worried that what’s happening to her will happen to him. His latest testimony to an ever-evolving,…

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