Slo Flo Yoga - guest teacher: Slavica Kostovski
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Slo Flo Yoga - guest teacher: Slavica Kostovski

Our guest teacher Slavica Kostovski, trained extensively in Self-Inquiry, Creative Arts, and Tantra will run a meditative Slo Flo Yoga workshop with emphasis on energetic flow, presence, and breath. Explore yourself through her elegant playful style to calm your mind, go deep and liberate.
The class is beginners friendly.

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ANALOGS & Farben Lehre
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

ANALOGS & Farben Lehre

THE ANALOGS were founded in 1995 in Szczecin and are currently one of the most dynamically operating bands of the Polish punk rock scene.
Energetic FARBEN LEHRE formation was established in September 1986. Since then, the rich discography of the band consists of 13 studio discs and numerous compilations. For many years, the band has performed a lot in Poland and abroad.

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Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette

Written and directed by Rosalind Scanlon and performed by Ailis Duff, the pays tribute to Ireland’s great suffragette ‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’. It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing and unforgettable experiences during Ireland’s Easter Rising in April 1916.

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Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette

Written and directed by Rosalind Scanlon and performed by Ailis Duff, the pays tribute to Ireland’s great suffragette ‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’. It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing and unforgettable experiences during Ireland’s Easter Rising in April 1916.

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Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette

Written and directed by Rosalind Scanlon and performed by Ailis Duff, the pays tribute to Ireland’s great suffragette ‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’. It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing and unforgettable experiences during Ireland’s Easter Rising in April 1916.

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Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette

Written and directed by Rosalind Scanlon and performed by Ailis Duff, the pays tribute to Ireland’s great suffragette ‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’. It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing and unforgettable experiences during Ireland’s Easter Rising in April 1916.

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Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette
Nov
2
2:30 PM14:30

Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette

Written and directed by Rosalind Scanlon and performed by Ailis Duff, the pays tribute to Ireland’s great suffragette ‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’. It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing and unforgettable experiences during Ireland’s Easter Rising in April 1916.

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Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Sheehy Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette

Written and directed by Rosalind Scanlon and performed by Ailis Duff, the pays tribute to Ireland’s great suffragette ‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’. It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing and unforgettable experiences during Ireland’s Easter Rising in April 1916.

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Elizabeth Day: How To Fail LIVE
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Elizabeth Day: How To Fail LIVE

Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s latest book: part memoir, part manifesto, this is a book for anyone who has ever failed i.e. EVERYONE. Based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

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Two Can Do Summer Tour
Aug
15
to Aug 18

Two Can Do Summer Tour

In this piece, two dancers work to support - physically - each other's movement ventures to create a dynamic, rhythmical and physical duet. The work uses principles of contemporary dance to explore the idea of support, trust and vulnerability in the arts. The question is... how much further can you go with a bit of support?

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Skin Tight
Aug
6
to Aug 17

Skin Tight

An ordinary couple with an extraordinary love relive their darkest secrets, deepest passions and heart-breaking truths. One of New Zealand’s most popular and widely performed plays, this is the story of Tom and Elizabeth, who sell the farm, fight, make-up, love and grow old. A moving and magical love story, both passionate and brutal.

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Irish Youth Wind Ensemble
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble

Over sixty of Ireland’s finest young wind, brass and percussion players have been selected to play in this year’s Irish Youth Wind Ensemble – a week-long music course where young musicians can hone their talents under the guidance of professional conductors and musicians culminating in a highly-charged performance in the O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere.

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Jan Carson & Emilie Pine in Conversation
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Jan Carson & Emilie Pine in Conversation

Chaired by Gavin Kostick (Irish Times award winning playwright) and feature poetry, music and readings. 
The afternoon is presented by Gym Swim Party, a major new theatrical production co-created by Danielle Galligan and Gavin Kostick, directed by Louise Lowe to be presented at The O'Reilly Theatre this autumn.

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Passion Patterns Workshop
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Passion Patterns Workshop

You will also learn how to reframe triggers that cause hurt and disappointment. The workshop will consists of a talk and a few writing exercises. This experience will add new ways of being towards yourself and others. 100% guarantee it will increase your ability to recognise and receive love you experience daily from people around you.

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An evening with Ryan Giggs
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

An evening with Ryan Giggs

Who knows what to expect when the welsh wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage in Dublin for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career? This rare occasion will also see Ryan Giggs giving fans the opportunity to meet him in person before the live on stage interview with Mark Clement. An opportunity that Manchester United Fans shouldn't want to miss.

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Shane Koyczan
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Shane Koyczan

Koyczan’s performances have brought audiences to their feet in numerous venues, from stadium sized events like the Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony to the peculiar streamed intimacy of the prestigious TED Conference. He stands at the forefront of a new wave of 21st century poetry that flies on the page and screen and soars on the stage.

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Quicksand
Jun
11
to Jun 22

Quicksand

The main theme of Quicksand is the idea of "Trial By Media”, a product of the tabloid press and their need to compete with social media, in a culture of "Fake News”. We see fact based Journalism becoming a dying art as the tabloids eschew balanced reporting for sensationalism and scapegoating.

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OPEN AIR CINEMA
Jun
7
10:00 PM22:00

OPEN AIR CINEMA

Our ever-popular outdoor movie night is back, and due to popular demand - bigger - with TWO movie nights at this year's festival. Cosy up under the stars on either Friday or Sunday evening.... or both!

As always - the final movie for Friday night was selected by popular public choice - this year from a selection of 1979 classics. As a special anniversary treat, we're also putting on a MYSTER MOVIE on Sunday night, which will be announced closer tot he festival.

THE MUPPET MOVIE - Fri 7 June, 10pm @Festival HQ
MYSTERY MOVIE - Sun 9 June, 10pm @Festival HQ

Tickets €6.50 each or €20 for group of 4 in advance, €8 on the door.

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CRAVE #2
Jun
7
to Jun 9

CRAVE #2

Performance artist Eja DueIn exposes her own body and invites you, the audience, into the intimate space where sex work takes place; but also out in the public sphere where the normative truths about sex work forms certain images of what a prostitute is. 

It is interactive, provoking, intimate and site specific performance art, where the opinions of the audience are challenged.

The performance can be experienced in two different versions, as a one-to-one performance and as a performance lecture as a part of a small group.

Strictly over 18.

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OUR CARNAL HEARTS
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

OUR CARNAL HEARTS

A raucous celebration of desire, competition and all the times we screw each other over.
A Welcome! To you and to me and our spikey, sticky, shameful bits!
A raucous chorus of original music, Rachel Mars and 4 belting female singers in a gleeful, dark show about the hidden workings of envy - part symphony, part exorcism. A thrilling and murky celebration of desire, competition and all the times we screw each other over. Sold out UK and US tours. Winner Total Theatre Award.

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KITT PHILIPPA
Jun
4
8:00 PM20:00

KITT PHILIPPA

Who is Kitt Philippa? They are human, they are searching and in music they find hope. An organ scholar and an experimentalist, KP plays piano, guitar, clarinet, prayer bowl and bicycle wheel. Although raised on classical, the songs are strangely urban and often conveyed with digital sleight. 
“… full of sparse, graceful, elegantly pitched wonder. There’s a beautiful minimal soulfulness…”
The Irish Times

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Gonne
May
28
to Jun 8

Gonne

Join Maud as she takes you through the momentous events of her life - her affair with a French republican, leading protests against the British Empire, dabbling in the occult and a short but significant acting career - to weave a complex portrait of a woman fighting for the right to fight.

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Palestine - You’re-a-Vision
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Palestine - You’re-a-Vision

PalFest Ireland present Ireland’s alternative to this years Eurovision being held in Israel in solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people living under Israel’s brutal military occupation. Renowned artists including Frances Black, Jinx Lennon, Christy Moore, Mary Coughlan and many more to be announced very soon. 

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