A4’s mission is to transform the means by which cultural works are produced, accessed, and understood in Ireland, and by doing so to contribute to the development of a more just society. They want to Make Art That Matters.
Lavender Renaissance is queer creation, space, art, community, performance, energy and celebration. They will be welcoming folk of all persuasions/orientations/identities and creeds to the birth of Lavender Renaissance in A4 sounds on Friday the 25th of January for a night of spoken word, performance art, drag and more. The Lavender Lips small press will also be present on the night.
Place: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Time: 7 pm
Price: 8€ or 6€ for students and unemployed
Welcoming poets, prose writers, songwriters and musicians, comedians and anyone else who wants to have a go at the monthly open mic night. Guest MC on the night is Cormac Fitz and special guest performer is Stephen Clare.
Cormac Fitz is a spoken word poet and performance artist from Dublin. He writes about life, death, and some things in between and has performed in such exotic locations as Joe Lees Bar, Tullamore, the International Bar, Dublin city, and the Old Bakehouse, Miltown Malbay.
Stephen Clare is an award-winning poetry and spoken word artist living in Dublin. He is the reigning All Together Now slam champion, a multiple time winner of Slam Sunday, and a runner-up in the inaugural Lingo slam.
Place: Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Time: 7-9 pm
Suggested Donation: €5
Between 25 January and 29 March kennardphillipps presents Finnegans Woke at Rua Red, Tallaght. Pointing the finger at those in power, the exhibition speaks of the hypocrisy, greed, and trauma that is driving world politics today. The exhibition is a call for civic engagement. Community-led work serves here as a platform to counter mainstream coverage. This process can be seen at Rua Red in a broader historical context, reminiscent of the possible cyclicity of history, explored by James Joyce in Finnegans Wake, 1939. The exhibition urges to learn from the past and stay alert to the social injustice in the making. This marks the fourth collaboration between a/political and Rua Red in partnership bringing some of the world’s foremost socially and politically engaged artists to Dublin.
Place: Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Time: 6 pm
Price: Admission Free