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May 2015

Sean Scully

May 12 - September 20
National Gallery of Ireland,
Clare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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This exhibition marks the artist’s 70th birthday. Born in Dublin, Scully, now living and working in new York, retains a powerful sense of Irish identity. He moved to New York at the end of the 1970s and established himself as one of the leading abstract painters of his time. This exhibition charts the two decades – the 1980s and 1990s – in which he established his international reputation, with major exhibitions in Europe and America and important paintings entering the…

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July 2015

Riverdance 20 returns to Dublin

July 1 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 10:00 pm
Gaiety Theatre,
South King Street, Dublin 2,
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20 years after it premiered in Dublin in February 1995, Riverdance returns for its 12th summer season at the Gaiety Theatre from 23 June – 30 August 2015. For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.  Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer…

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Book of Kells & Old Library Exhibition

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - November 1 @ 6:00 pm
Trinity College,
College Green, Dublin 2,
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The Book of Kells and Long Room Exhibitions The Book of Kells “Turning Darkness into Light” Exhibition is currently on view in the Colonnades of the Old Library. It can be viewed prior to visiting the original manuscript in the Treasury. The exhibition places the 9th-century manuscript in its historical perspective and allows the visitor to acquire a greater appreciation of the work than is usually possible. Related manuscripts are also on show and may include the Book of Armagh,…

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Fresh Talent

July 3 @ 10:30 am - September 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Coach House, Dublin Castle,
Dublin 2,
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Fresh Talent shines a light on some of the most creative of the new wave of emerging Irish designers, who have made an impact within three years of graduating. A mix of award winning graduate projects from Ireland’s universities, art and design colleges and from Irish students abroad, are shown together with a selection of designers and practitioners who are establishing their businesses. Fresh Talent draws from a range of fields and incorporates a selection of design disciplines. Curated by…

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Display Show

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - August 29 @ 5:00 pm
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios,
5 - 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2,
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Art is not exhibited, art exhibits. Display Show initiates a set of artworks embedded with, and reliant upon, explicit conditions of display as a combination of functional attributes. Display Show proposes to consider display as intrinsic to artistic production and interpretation, as the process of taking shape that redefines both notions of art as work and art as exhibition. In examining the politics of exhibition and display strategies, we seek to articulate practices more than critiques, and to this end…

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Wreckage in May

July 13 @ 10:00 am - December 13 @ 6:00 pm
Parnell Square North,
Dublin city
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Together, Clarke’s three films reflect on industrialisation and modernism in Europe in a spy-thriller inspired format. The first, We Are Not Like Them (2013), connects four different locations in an exploration of industrialisation in modern Europe: now-closed Newcastle shipyards; a city on the eastern border of Germany; a city on the outskirts of Kraków in Poland; and a primary school in suburban Paris. The second film, The Most Cruel of All Goddesses (2015), presents a portrait of the life of…

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August 2015

Anger is an Energy – Cinema of Protest

August 4 - August 29
The Irish Film Institute,
Eustace Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2,
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Inspired by the volume and impact made globally by protest movements in recent years, this season takes a selection of feature films, from a range of time periods and national cultures, to examine how some of cinema’s most creative and daring directors have tackled and responded to sociopolitical dissent.

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The Confidence Edge (Summer Workshop)

August 8 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Gaiety School of Acting,
Essex St West, Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland
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For nearly 30 years, the Gaiety School of Acting has been training people to present themselves with distinction in business, the workplace and dealing with the media. Join us for a one day intensive communications workshop in which we will teach you to interact with confidence, to speak with clarity and to inspire any audience with what you say and how you say it. Participants of The Confidence Edge Workshop can expect to: improve communication skills enhance your delivery of…

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The Story of an Apple!

August 19 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Ark,
11a Eustace Street , Dublin , Dublin 2 Ireland
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Painting Still Life Scenes Wed 19 – Sun 23 Aug 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm Please note, there is no 10.30am tour on Sundays Tickets Children €12/€9* Adults €8/€6* 3 or more children €10 each 20% off for The Ark’s Members Age Range & Duration For Ages 4+. 90 mins in total. Step into The Ark this summer and experience a world full of COLOUR! Let us guide you through our interactive exhibition that brings to life the fascinating stories of…

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August 22 - August 30
Dublin City

Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week. National…

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