Friday 9th of March

Workshops for primary schools with Tony Curtis and Seosamh Ó Maolalaí

Presented in partnership with Poetry Ireland/Writers in Schools.

Free for local schools. Places are very limited, please email Anna Bonner at writersinschools@poetryireland.ie to enquire.

09/03     10am    Free     Poetry Island (11 Parnell Square, Rotunda, Dublin 1)
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Mapping the North Wall

This walking tour will bring you through the history of the dockland area, its hidden relics, and the modern future being developed in the area today.  The tour is roughly an 80 minute walk and offers a different view of Dublin with some quieter corners right on the doorstep of the city centre.  Manny Man presents to you… the North Wall!

09/03     10am     Free     The Five Lamps Starting Point
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Bloom and Buzz

Bloom ‘n’ Buzz is a fun and interactive theatrical performance combining clown, puppetry and physical theatre for young children aged between 3-6 years old. It explores themes of life and death, growth and renewal, in a playful, sensitive and age appropriate manner.

09/03     10.30am and 12pm     Free (Booking Telephone: +353 1 8749619)    Charleville Mall Library  (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)
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Sweet Dreams Mr Heroin

A powerfully moving and hauntingly beautiful play which tells the story of a father’s heartbreak for his son Joey who has been ravaged by heroin addiction.  And of a young woman’s fight with addiction and prostitution as she tries desperately to be there for her daughter on the day of her first Holy Communion.

09/03     12pm      Free     Connolly House, Marino College (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)      Theatre

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Community dance performance

‘In the months running up to the festival, dance artists have been working with local Schools and Youth Groups in weekly fun and diverse dance classes. Both an opportunity for those who have never tried dancing and for those seasoned performers, our community performance is a chance to show off all the hard work of the young people involved.’

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09/03     1pm    Free     Corporation Hall in Sheriff Street
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Butoh workshop

Ambra Bergamasco will be introducing dancers and movers to Butoh techniques. Butoh is Being rather than expression. The movements commence from impulses created by the image rather than conscious choices by the dancer.

07/03     4pm     5€     Connolly House, Marino College (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)     Performance Workshop

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Irish Light vs Tony

One man’s struggle through a bureaucratic nightmare as he fights for his right to natural light. Tony is being charged by a new semi-state body, ‘Irish Light’, for access to the sun. When he refuses to pay, workmen board up his windows. But Tony won’t take this lying down. He marches to the headquarters and navigates his way through a madhouse of delusional propaganda, rampant capitalism and sheer insanity to get an exemption.

RADE Production.

09/03     4.45pm (Duration 22 mins)    5€
Odeon Cinema Point Village (Point Village, North Dock, Dublin 1)     Film

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Stalker

Irish psychological thriller and follows Oliver Nolan, a volatile homeless man, who wanders the streets of Dublin City during the Christmas period. After an unusual encounter with an evangelist, Oliver believes he is sent on a mission from God to clean up society.

Written an directed by Mark O’Connor.

09/03     4.45pm (Duration 1h 20 mins)    5€
Odeon Cinema Point Village (Point Village, North Dock, Dublin 1)     Film

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Ledwidge and Lizze: a doomed romance

With readings of Ledwidge’s poems and music by traditional fiddle player Cathy McEvoy and readings by actor Fionn Foley.

Poet Gerard Smyth recalls poet Francis Ledwidge’s relationship with the young woman who inspired his poem To Eilish of the Fair Hair.

09/03     7pm     5€     Belvedere House (6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1)     Poetry

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The Lion’s Share

Based on true events in Dublin Zoo. The keepers face drastic decisions and must overcome personal conflicts, if they are to save the animals during the revolution of 1916, and keep alive a “Rising” Hollywood star.

Written and directed by Owen O’Gorman.

09/03     7pm (Duration 22mins)    5€      Odeon Cinema Point Village (Point Village, North Dock, Dublin 1)      Film

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Cardboard Gangsters

The story of a group of young lads in Darndale, led by Jay Connolly (John Connors), who sell drugs to make a living. They set out in a bid to gain more money and power and enter the big leagues of the drug trade. Things begin to unravel quickly as not everyone in Darndale is willing to let these Cardboard Gangsters achieve the notoriety they crave without a fight.

Directed by Mark O`Connor.

09/03     7pm (Durantion 92 mins)    5€      Odeon Cinema Point Village (Point Village, North Dock, Dublin 1)      Film

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The History of the World @ 3am – a play about dreams, borders and nightmares

A border post in some forgotten corner of some unmentionable state is guarded by Oddie O’Dea, and the events of this play happen at a time when people are asleep or dreaming or having nightmares. But Oddie is awake, and he guards his border post with resignation, as he is powerless to control the comings and goings, which might be a scavenger, a dummy, a dunce, a pregnant woman, a dancer, a singer, a secret operative, a prisoner, a sniper. But time stands still and for Oddie it will always be 3am, no matter what happens in the world around him.

Casting: Nabiha Lecoq, John Ruddy, Guy Carleton, and Ari.

A multi-ethnic cast of actors, singers and dancers will bring to life the events of this play using multi-media, music and imagery.

Written and directed by Joe O’Byrne, Choreography by Emily Kilkenny Roddy, Musical Direction by Sean Millar.

A co-production between Co-Motion Media and The Five Lamps Arts Festival.

09/03       8pm        5-15€
Connolly House, Marino College (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)      Theatre

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Circle Sessions

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between a musician and a poet?

Tales Vs. Tunes is a competition between musicians and spoken word artists to finally determine which is superior – music or spoken word! In this context, spoken word covers prose, poetry and comedy. Each performer gets the same two words and they must create a brand new piece which uses these words in some capacity.

Musicians and spoken word artists are then paired off in a versus format in the live show, with the winner being decided by public vote. Performers compete on behalf of their team, #TeamTales and #TeamTunes, and the winning team is awarded prizes at the end of the night.

09/03     9pm     5€     Lloyds Pub (46 Amiens St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1)      Website | Facebook
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