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Debora Ando End of Year Print Show

Come along to the Culture Box this Saturday 23rd November and pick up some great gift ideas at the End of the Year Print Show present by Debora Ando Print Workshop between 12noon and 5pm.

This year’s show features lots of great prints for sale by students and established artists like Killian Dune, Ray Henshaw, Grainne Dowling, Margaret Kallen and much more! It’s only for one day so don’t miss this opportunity and bring friends and family along. There will be free print demonstrations every hour, so come along and try your hand at it!

For more information visit Deboraando.wordpress.com or find them on Facebook


Ireland into the EEC

Artist Robert Ballagh to launch new Exhibition at 7.00 pm on Saturday 16th November in the Culture Box

A new exhibition examining the1972 referendum campaign on Irish membership of the (then) EEC will open in The Culture Box, Temple Bar on Saturday 16th November 2013. The exhibition runs from Saturday 16th to Thursday 21st November from 12pm – 6pm daily. Admission is free.

The referendum took place on May 10th 1972 and led to the crucial decision of Ireland joining the following year, 1973, forty years ago. The 6-week referendum campaign saw many political and cultural figures contributing to the debate in this once-in-a-lifetime vote. These included the late Garret Fitzgerald, Tom Barry, Alan Dukes, Desmond Fennell, Jack Lynch, Michael D. Higgins, Charlie Haughey, Mary Robinson, Declan Costello, Niall Tóibín, George Colley, and Luke Kelly.

At a time when an unprecedented economic crisis has prompted some to reassess Ireland’s relationship with the EU, this exhibition looks at the aspirations and concerns captured in 1972 in pamphlets, leaflets and election posters. Many of the key public policy decisions in political, economic and social areas that shaped modern Ireland over the last generation can be traced back to our joining the EEC.

Some of the areas that came up for debate were Fisheries, Foreign Policy, Agriculture, and Industry and Labour issues. These issues are dealt with in the material on exhibit: posters,pamphlets, leaflets, notices of public meetings, internal bulletins for the campaign groups, and newspaper articles. The material comes from the private collection of Anthony Coughlan Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin.

This is the first time that this type of exhibition has ever been done!

The “Ireland into EEC – The 1972 Debate” exhibition only has a short run before it goes on tour around the country: Saturday November 16th – Thursday the 21st in the Culture Box (opposite Charlie’s 2 and next door to The Stage Door coffee shop), 12 East Essex Street, Templebar, Dublin 2.

Designer Mart – Autumn 2013

Some of Ireland’s most creative and exciting craftspeople return to Dublin’s best outdoor market for design every Saturday.

Every Saturday, 10 – 5pm, this outdoor craft market takes to the streets of Cow’s Lane in the Old City, Temple Bar alongside the Queen of Tarts, Gutterbookshop, Cow’s Lane Designer Studio, Debbie Paul Jewellery, The Exchange, and Find – a shop specialising in design, old and new.

Designer Mart features 25 Irish and Irish-based designers of fashion, jewellery, furnishings, crafts and visual arts. Since it’s rebranding from Temple Bar’s Fashion Market to Designer Mart in 2008, this outdoor market has become the ‘go-to’ source for those seeking a range of innovative and unique designs at affordable prices.

Designer Mart features some well established designers such as ceramicist Colm de Rís; artist Nicole Tilley; wood-turner Kieran Reynolds and fashion designer Chupi whose clothing and accessory range are “Made in Ireland, Loved Everywhere” and are created “for your inner magpie”!

Other gems contributing to Designer Mart’s creative hub are Jamie Lewis’s hand-felted wool products including satchels, trilby hats, purses and home-ware. Fused glass jewellery by Tunde Tussal; beaded and precious stoned jewellery by ‘Trinket Box’ and father / daughter duo ‘Reichhold Originals’–who make their own glass mounted in sterling silver.

Visual Art is another dimension of Designer Mart, carrying beautiful framed watercolours by Eoghan Talbot and finely detailed lino cuts created in ‘The Printing Room’. Taking handmade skin-care seriously is the Wexford-based company ‘SunRose Garden’ – who are driven by the belief that health and beauty care should be as natural as possible and available at a fair price.

Stoker on the Square


From 26th – 28th October, Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

Meeting House Square gets into the spirit of things with Stoker on the Square,  an exciting series of outdoor screenings of Dracula classics on the square on all three nights. Stoker on the Square is curated by award-winning author and respected movie critic, Kim Newman.

Films screening over the bank holiday weekend in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, include The Monster Squad; Tod Browning’s 1931 Dracula; the animated hit Hotel Transylvania; The Brides of Dracula starring the legendary Peter Cushing; a midnight screening of Paul Morrissey’s Blood for Dracula; and Guy Maddin’s remarkable Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary.

Event information:

Date: Saturday 26th – Monday 28th October

Where: Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Admission: €6.00 Adults, €4 children & Concessions (Seniors/Students/Unemployed)

Book your tickets now! http://entertainment.ie/tickets/bram-stoker-festival.asp

For a full progamme of events and information about the Bram Stoker Festival 2013, check out their spooktacular website!

Dublin Culture Night by Luas

To celebrate Culture Night, Luas is giving away 100 Luas Adult Flexi Tickets valid for travel on both Luas Lines on Culture Night, Friday 20th September.
For your free ticket, pop in to Temple Bar Cultural Trust, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, on Thursday 19th of September between 9am-4pm. Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.

From 7pm Culture Night will be presenting live Flamenco dance performances on selected Luas Red Line Trams. Students from the Dublin School of Flamenco take you through a rhythmical journey. Hop on and CLAP! Hop off and catch them dancing at The Point and Smithfield stops! http://www.culturenight.ie/venue/flamenco-on-the-move/

From 8pm you can experience musical performances on the Green Luas Line. Enjoy unique musical bites from Bach to Britten and Finzi to traditional music. http://www.culturenight.ie/venue/musical-bites-on-the-luas/

For information on Luas routes see www.luas.ie/routes.  For Luas operating hours see www.luas.ie/operating-hours.



Luas Park & Ride

at Luas Park + Ride, only €2 up to 4 hours and €4 all day.

Luas Green Line Park + Ride at Balally, Stillorgan, Sandyford and Carrickmines.

Luas Red Line Park + Ride at Red Cow, Cheeverstown and Tallaght.

Complimentary buses provided by our transport partner Dublin Bus will leave every 20 minutes from bus stops A, B & C*

Enjoy some culture on the move! Experience a journey of musical performances and storytelling telling in motion on the Dublin Bus complimentary Culture Night buses. Check out the full programme here: http://www.culturenight.ie/venue/musical-bites-storytelling-on-dublin-bus/

*Routes A & C run from 6pm – 11pm on the night with the last bus leaving the city centre at 10.30pm to be at the outermost venues for pick up at 11pm.

Route B runs from 6pm – 9pm, with the last bus leaving the city centre at 8.30pm to be at the outermost venues for pick up at 9pm.

For more details see: http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/News-Centre/General-News/Dublin-Bus-is-the-Official-Transport-Partner-for-Culture-Night-2013/

Speakers’ Corner on Temple Bar Square

Join us in Temple Bar Square in in the beating heart of Dublin for a series of performances from top wordsmiths, inkslingers, poets and players. Got something brilliant to say?Something lovely to share? This is your opportunity to be a part of Culture Night which is enlivening venues across Dublin. Sign up to our Open Mic by emailing info@culturenight.ie.
This event will run from 7pm-8pm and 8.30-9.30pm










Culture Night at Wood Quay Venue

A special screening of the RTÉ Production of ‘Offering of Swans’, directed by Jim Plunkett and written & acted by Ulick O’Connor will take place on Culture Night in Wood Quay Venue. The film presents an insight into the life and times of Oliver St John Gogarty (1878–1957) a successful surgeon who was also a gifted writer, poet, wit and raconteur. Screening at 7.30pm. Ulick O’Connor will be at the screening to talk to the audience afterwards. Booking essential.

To book see: http://ulickoconnor.eventbrite.ie/


Bring your kids on an imaginative journey of discovery by joining the special Family Culture Trail launching on Culture Night.

Take your pick from 12 organisations presenting fascinating objects of discovery from The Stokes Tapestry to The Great Auk.
Each object will be surrounded by different activities and special staged events. Watch out for the Family Culture Trail icon in the brochure and enjoy a
learning adventure for family & kids. Visit www.culturenight.ie for more information on the trail.













Culture Night 2013

Culture Night 2013 will take place on Friday September 20th from 5pm-11pm.

Culture Night is a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure in Dublin and across 34 towns, cities and counties in Ireland. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

See www.culturenight.ie for more details.

Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the regional arts offices and local authorities throughout the island of Ireland.