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Where We Live.

From March 11 until 21 at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


“From 11-21 March, as part of St Patrick’s Festival, we’re taking over and transforming Project Arts Centre in a red-hot building occupation of new theatre, exhilarating music collaborations, rapid-response performance, playful and evocative visual art installations, an iconic one-off record fair, a town hall of ideas, and of course, a little bit of dancing to top it all off.

“Building on the success of the inaugural 2018 edition of the festival, this year is an even deeper investigation into some of the critical matters of the day.

We’re talking about the evolving city, homelessness, migration, connection, inclusivity, the climate crisis, active citizenship and the power of community.”


‘Trial of the Centurys’.

A new musical at the Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin and part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.

Maggie Fagan writes:

The show is a musical, starring comedians Kevin McGahern & Tony Cantwell as intergalactic popstar twins whose very existence is put under threat when an absurd lawsuit gets in the way of their best-laid plans.

The original soundtrack is written by [indie label] Popical Island’s very own No Monster Club.

We’re on in the Project Arts Centre Cube from September 18-22, and we’d love to see Broadsheet readers there…

Tickets and more details here

Previously: No Monster Club on Broadsheet

This morning.

At the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin.

The Repeal the 8th mural by street artist Maser (above) painted over (again) by Project Arts Centre Artistic Director Cian O’Brien (pics 2-3).

It follows the Charities Regulator informing the centre the artwork is “political activity” and that, as a consequence, the centre is in breach of the Charities Act 2009.

Previously: Monday Morning Coming Down

Thanks Aaron McAllorum


Arf breaking.

Pics Rollingnews/Sauvingon Blanc



Above: Maser with his Repeal mural at the Project Arts Centre , Temple Bar

It went up.

It went down.

It went up again

Via The Project Arts Centre

The Charities Regulator has informed Project Arts Centre that the display of Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ artwork is ‘political activity’ and that Project is therefore in breach of the Charities Act 2009 and not in line with Project’s ‘charitable purpose’.

Should the artwork not be removed, Project risks losing its charitable status. Project Arts Centre respects the authority of the Charities Regulator and will comply with their order to remove Maser’s artwork.

Fiona Slevin, Chair of Project Arts Centre said:

“We strive to sustain Project’s stated purpose and objectives, namely to remain Ireland’s leading centre for the presentation and development of contemporary art, and to work with artists across all art forms to make and present extraordinary works that inspire and provoke.

The artwork by Maser fits precisely with this remit. In presenting Maser’s work, we are facilitating the presentation of art by a highly regarded, award-winning street artist who has displayed artworks across Ireland, Europe and the United States.”

Maser’s artwork will be painted over by the Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre, Cian O’Brien at 11am at the centre on Monday.

All welcome.

Previously: It’s Back

Meanwhile, In Temple Bar

Top pic: Ste

This afternoon.

Essex Street,, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Artists join forces to shred the Eighth Amendment outside Project Arts Centre ahead of A Day of Testimonies at the theatre tomorrow.

A Day of Testimonies will bring together Ireland’s leading performers and creators to “reflect both the complexity of the issue and the simple truth that women’s health is put at risk because of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution”

Artists include Bassam Alsabah, Aideen Barry, Sebastian Barry, Cecily Brennan, Mary Coughlan, Sarah Cullen, Raymond Deane, Theo Dorgan, Racheal Fallon, Kim Gleeson, Eithne Jordan, Joey Kavanagh, Alice Maher, Paula Meehan, Amy Walsh and more.


A Day Of Testimonies (Project Arts Centre)

Pic: Ruth Medjbar


Conall Ó Riain writes:

On the back of your earlier post about the unusual Christmas tree decorations, I thought I’d let you know about our tree here at Project Arts Centre,[ Temple Bar, Dublin] – created by our very talented assistant curator David Upton, with materials kindly supplied by John at Neon-Fix.com . We think it’s pretty amazing…


More pics here

Earlier: Rebel Tree

-4No need for the language.

Conall O Rian writes:

I wanted to get in touch about a comedy event we’re running here at Project Arts Centre tomorrow night.

All acts involved have donated their time, as the event is a fundraiser for the National Campaign for the Arts who do amazing work in advocating on behalf of the cultural sector in Ireland.

We thought it would be nice to bring a bit of laughter to a wet weekend.


Laugh Your Arts Off (Project Arts Centre)


Cathy Belton and Ingrid Craigie in The Housekeeper

…But director Lynne Parker pulls back from the delicious tang of the fantastic, with a production emphasising physical and moral atrophy; characters often address each other across chilly chasms of distance on Bláithín Sheerin’s partial set, and every utterance echoes through the space…

…Had it intruded on more fully fleshed characters or pushed towards the summit of tragedy, we’d have a deeper investment, but this feels less like a committed occupation than a swift, diverting trespass.

Review of The Housekeper, Peter Crawley, Irish Times, April 27, 2013.


Best New Play went to Derry-born Morna Regan for The House Keeper directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic.

The Irish Times Theatre Awards (Irish Times)


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