This (above) is our recently completed short documentary from this interview, filmed shortly before Dr Tallon’s death in 2014, where he talks about why he loved the square shape for the infinite freedom it offers within fixed constraints….
Stewarts Special School, Waterstown Avenue, Palmerstown Lower, Dublin 20.
Stewarts School is a special education primary school that caters for children with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, many of these children have severe and profound disabilities and need specialist care and equipment.
The school is moving to a new building in 2019 order to increase the capacity of students they can look after, but this move is leaving them without any playground or useable outside yard area.
As many of the students have physical disabilities they need a playground that includes very specialist equipment and the cost of an inclusive playground that will allow all the students the chance to play – regardless of their abilities or disabilities – is going to cost €200,000.
Stewarts is receiving no government funding at all for the playground so the mammoth task of raising 200k is being left to the families, teachers and special needs assistants of the 120 students.
These past few months the school has been working insanely hard trying to fundraise, doing everything they can from backpacking to marathon running and hosting various events, but they still have only made a small dent in their target.
I am hoping you might be able to share this video and their story, and help them reach their target.
The Bram Stoker Festival presents the Irish premiere of NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, an animated interpretation of the 1922 horror film Nosferatu.
At St Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, where Bram Stoker married Florence Balcombe in 1878.
Nigel Goggin writes:
Set in present day New York City, NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century turns the original film on its head, positioning the vampire character as that most contemporary of “outsiders” – an emigrant escaping war at home only to face economic exploitation and xenophobia in their new country.
The rotoscoped film, comprised of 35,000 hand-drawn images, replicates the eerie, flickering shutter effect of early cinema and will be accompanied by a specially commissioned live score by internationally renowned composer Matthew Nolan (Ireland), with similarly celebrated international musicians Erik Friedlander (U.S.A), Sean MacErlaine (Ireland) and Jan Bang (Norway)…
St. Ann’es Church, Dawson St, Dublin 2 on Friday at 7pm & 9pm
Join Me In The Pines (aka David Geraghty – formerly of BellX1) will play Cleere’s in Kilkenny, on Saturday, November 3; Cyprus Avenue in Cork city on Friday, November 9; Whelan’s in Dublin on Saturday, November 17 and Róisín Dubh in Galway on Saturday, November 24.