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Date:2020-08-07

GULP

06 May

Free Admission

This is Malaprop’s call for citizen art made by citizen artists. It’s for absolutely everybody. (Sort of.) (Or will be just as soon as we abolish money.)

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Ten Minutes with Tessa

14 May

Free Admission

  If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that systems always require updating. We need to be able to reimagine things to have a chance at a better future, both individually and collectively.  Bef

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MELTDOWN

04 Jun

Free Admission

Can imagining the future be a collaborative act? What happens when we can’t agree on what to do next?

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The Future has been Bad

02 Jul

Free Admission

I got the invitation to be part of Future Forecast at the strangest time imaginable. It arrived after 5 months of protests here in Chile. For the past 30 years, Chile had lived with the false promise

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Token Cis

Space Upstairs

Comedy/ 05 Sep - 06 Sep

€15

Some of Ireland’s funniest transgender folks take the mic for two nights of stand-up

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UTOPIA OR BUST: MANIFESTOS FOR A NEW ERA 

Special Event/ 05 Sep - 20 Sep

Free Admission

Three sets of trailblazing, peerless Irish artists write and share their manifesto for the new era they want to usher in.

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Youse: Biz from the New Age of Surveillance C*pitalism

Space Upstairs

Comedy/ 11 Sep - 12 Sep

€12

Rosa Tralee's eagerly anticipated debut novel explores one island, split into two jurisdictions, grappling with a third modernity. 

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DECODER ENSEMBLE : SENSATE FOCUS

Space Upstairs

14 Dec

€15-10

Decoder Ensemble is one of the most innovative and fearless young groups in contemporary music. Distinguished by their high-energy performances and enthusiastic embracing of multimedia and electronics

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ZUBIN KANGA : WIKI PIANO

Space Upstairs

15 Dec

€15-10

Australian pianist and new music adventurer Zubin Kanga performs in Dublin for the first time. A champion of collaboration and new music commissioning, Zubin performs a highly personal programme entir

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KARLHEINZ ESSL / XENIA PESTOVA BENNETT : GOLD.BERG.WERK

Space Upstairs

16 Dec

€15-10

The Goldberg Variations form a cornerstone of keyboard repertoire, yet we rarely question the mode of presentation for this piece. Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl offers a refreshing glimpse of a n

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Des Bishop: Mia Mamma

Space Upstairs

04 Jan - 16 Jan

€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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Open Call - Future Forecast: HAVEN

Project Arts Centre is pleased to announce an open call for a series of 3 artist commissions. Future Forecast is a series of events and artistic interventions forming part of a speculative voyage towards the future. Future Forecast is a multiway transmission with 2020+ vision. For the Arts sector, the last few months have been a time of crisis, but also a time of reflection. The building is a luxury and we miss it. We miss artists making their work in our spaces and audiences making a journey through the building to see that work and we miss being together…

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Celebrating 20 Years in the Big Blue Building

Exactly 20 years ago the new purpose-built premises of Project Arts Centre reopened amidst huge expectations and speculations on its capacities to live up to its artist-led ethos and continue its creative path dedicated to experimentation and radical practices. There were sceptics and critical voices addressing both the context of the development of the Temple Bar Cultural Quarter and spectacle-oriented, consumer-driven cultural production which some feared Project’s subversive spirit might fall prey to after its refurbishment. An anniversary at most times is an important opportunity to reflect, especially during such transformative moments as those we are living through right now.…

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