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Last weekend Le Cool went 100% AbFab and headed to London for fashion week. We can't say we thought much of the posers in the yard of Somerset House, who had eschewed their coats in favour of showing off their outfits and keeping warm through the sheer glow of their egos, but in the wings, Ireland punched way above its weight in the style stakes.

Ireland stunned at the international showcase, with In the Fold, a fashion exhibit in a set built by abgc architects here in Dublin. It was punctuated with designs by milliner Laura Kinsella, men's designer Naoise Farrell, and women's designers Jocelyn Murray-Boyne, Caoimhe MacNeice, Richard Malone, Michael Stewart and more. Then, Danielle Romeril and Simone Rocha stormed the catwalks with their designs, Danielle's reminiscent of independent, Samurai girl gangs, and Simone's evoking a twisted, romantic, new kind of femininity.

In The Fold will be touring to Kildare Village, so be sure to check out the fresh faces of fashion, and if it inspires you, remember that year after year, colleges like NCAD and LSAD are producing incredible graduates for us to follow and support. 

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February 26 2015


where
Indigo & Cloth, 27 South William Street Dublin 2


when
7pm

how much
€5

talk
Photography Now

The prevalence of photography in our lives is at an unprecedented high. We use it to express what thrills us aesthetically, what tickles our tastebuds, and gives us the giggles. However, instagram does not a photographer make. There are people with big cameras, and the skill to use them. They know how to bounce light around, and make a tiny space seem big. They are independent freelancers, often jumping on planes, trains and automobiles in order to pursue their vision. Orlaith Ross has the chats with three, Darragh Shanahan of the Gallery of Photography, Sarah Doyle, expert fashion photographer, and Steve Ryan, mastermind behind the delicious zine, (pictured) Root + Bone. / Kate Coleman

 

February 26 2015


where
The Duke, 8/9 Duke Street, Dublin 2.


when
8:30pm

how much
Free

spoken word
Yarn: Love Struck

Who doesn’t love a good love story? But after Valentines and the ‘romantic’ month of February are you sick of the Nicholas Spark’s style saccharine stories that seem to surround us? All beaches at sunset, boats tied to docks, lighthouses and cradled coffee mugs? Yawn, or rather YARN to that...I prefer real life, The Inbetweeners kind of love stories and I’m hoping for just that YARN, a live storytelling event at the Duke. This month’s theme is Love Struck, in honour of St. Valentine, and the idea is anyone can get up and share a tale from their lives or just come along and listen. Like ‘an interactive podcast?’, a friend said to me. Well, sort of - but it really is just great, old school storytelling, a marvellous tradition we should really be holding on to. This, is real love. / Ali Dunworth

   
 

February 26 2015


where
MARTCADE, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
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when
6-10:30pm

how much
Free (BYOB)

shop
Vintage Night Market

9 to 5 putting a cramp in your style? Head over to MARTcade after work on Thursday to roam the vintage offerings of traders such as Lolly and Dot, Dublin Vintage Factory, Moody Blue, Om Diva, Cake Face, Lucy’s Lounge and Danny’s Curiosity Shop. Best part is, you don’t have to choose between after-work drinks and shopping, as it is BYOB. “Drinking while shopping?” you say, “sounds dangerous,” you say. You are probably right, but it will be hilarious/magnificent when you wake up in the morning with the entire wardrobe of the lovechild of Cher from Clueless and MC Hammer. And much better than waking up next to aforementioned fictional person. / Olivia Rutter.

 

February 26 2015


where
The MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin, Ireland


when
8pm

how much
€10

gig
Chequerboard - His New Atlas

This is a rather blissful pairing by the Homebeat heads. His New Atlas is the work of 19-year-old Northern Irish musician Eoghan O'Hagan. Currently wrapping his Broken Mirrors tour, there's an earnest yearning to O'Hagan's seductive melodies. The intimacy of his vocals are amplified by the widescreen vista which his sounds encompass. Joining him is a hometown treasure Chequerboard whose track Opening the Gates recently notched over an impressive one million plays on Spotify. The intricate and unassuming crafting of his melodies emit a precious radiance. This should be a night where music encourages the nuzzling up to the one beside you. The sonic snowdrops of spring have arrived. / Zach Joyce

   
 

February 27 2015


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
4pm/8:45pm

how much
See HERE

cinema
Catch Me Daddy

A gritty thriller with very small specks of sunshine, Catch Me Daddy follows the story of young lovers hiding out in a caravan on the grimly misty Yorkshire moors. Heavy lidded and cotton-candy-pink-haired teen Laila and AWOL boyfriend Aaron, defied Laila’s family and are now being hunted down by two cars— a mix of Laila’s male family members rounded up by her father Tariq and brother Zaheer, plus two bulldog-esque men hired to help track them. The film is beautifully and bleakly shot, but there is no way to shake the dread that fills you as you as the plot hurtles towards the impending fate of Romeo and Juliet trapped in this eerie English hellscape. Win a film prize pack including zine posters and Cannes art books / Olivia Rutter.

 

February 27 2015


where
The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when
11pm

how much
€6/€12

party
The Diskotekken Aaliyah Party

Fourteen years after her death, Aaliyah remains as relevant as ever. Her legacy and influence can be felt in the work of several nouveau R&B songstresses, including Jessie Ware, Jezzy Lanza and SZA. Even Drake has professed to being obsessed with her music. Now Discotekken are coming together to give the dearly departed star the tribute she deserves. But there's going to be nothing funereal or maudlin about it. Instead, you can expect a screening of the early 2000s classic that is Romeo Must Die and Aaliyah-themed cocktails. (Idea: Aaliyah-themed wine that doesn't boast what year it's from, for Age Ain't Nothing But A Number.) Bumping and grinding to vintage Aaliyah joints is also on the menu, but there'll also be some throwback Timbaland jams for your delectation. / Amy O'Connor

 

February 27 2015


where
Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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when
10.45pm

how much
€7.50 / €9

cinema
Commando

"They hunted him down. They murdered his friends and they took they only thing he'd kill for but now somewhere, somehow, someone's gonna pay!" Commando was released 30 years ago and its trashy gusto remains preserved in the ultimate action hero Arnold Schwarzennegger.Colonel Matrix (Arnie) is forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped by the exiled henchmen of a Latin American dictator. His plan is to force Matrix to kill the incumbent president or have his daughter sacrified. On the mission plane, Matrix escapes and seeks his revenge. A killing spree ensues. The tropical idea, by James Horner, of pairing steel drums and saxophones is yet another cause for celebration. It's beers and popcorn time as Grindhouse present this cult action flick. Streak the facepaint, flex the muscles and go commando! / Zach Joyce

   
 

February 28 2015


where
The Lab, Dublin City Council Arts Office, Foley Street, Dublin 1
Location Map

when
Until 11 April

how much
Free

exhibition
Welcome Disturbances

What happens when art and science collide? No, the Lab Gallery isn’t hosting some offbeat take on the Higgs Boson, instead it is the venue for an exhibition of works that asks important questions. Can we compare art and science? Should we have to? Is there a way they can co-exist and explore new ways of understanding the world? By teaming up, students from NCAD and UCD have opened up discussion on their practices. In an exchange of informed and creative ideas, they have been allowed to work outside of their boundaries. If you have ever found yourself wondering what the internal spaces of your consciousness looks like (admit it, who hasn’t!), then you are in for a treat. With a programme of free events over the next few months, this promises to be an exhibition that will break down the walls that divide science and art. / Julieanne McMahon

   
 

February 28 2015


where
Eight Gallery , 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.


when
Until 6 March

how much
Free

exhibition
ESSOFREE/FORESEES

Essofree/Foresee explores life during and after the deterioration of sight and how we try to adapt. Spread across three sections, the first is multiple prints of the same image viewed through different prescription lenses. The lenses become gradually stronger, demonstrating the deterioration; a clever idea, if a bit dizzy-inducing. The second is another image which Moran-Woods asked onlookers to describe. The descriptions vary from detailed outlines, to philosophical one liners about life passing by, while the final section is made of pieces of clothing with various trinkets sewn into them. The trinkets act as a code; pink bobbly beads on pink clothes, black spiders on black and so on. The wearer can feel a matching outfit together. The exhibition communicates the difficulties of relying on the sight of others and how a partially sighted person is only ever getting an interpretation of the world from another, to then re-interpret themselves. / Frida Kilburn

 

February 28 2015


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
See HERE

how much
See HERE

cinema
Cake

Jennifer Aniston, Hollywood's coolest woman. Sassy (she was offered a featured player role on SNL), she lit up films such as Office Space and Along Came Polly, but it always felt like the froth of the material hampered her professional reputation. Until now. With Cake, Aniston has acknowledged that Hollywood will only give its leading ladies a moment in the limelight if they sacrifice their good looks and smiles in the name of art. The result is an achy exploration of chronic pain, the relationships it demolishes, and the lust for release that such biting, constant pain can inspire. It also examines love, sympathy and empathy, and Aniston's performance is quite touching and human. Stepping into her character's world may not be enjoyable, but it is certainly rewarding. / Kate Coleman

   
 

March 01 2015


where
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when
6pm

how much
€10

party
The Decades Party

"Oh, I'm just going to a private party" - string on your pearls, cos it's about to get James Bond. Make some dolla, lose some dolla, but have fun at the casino tables, while if you've got an addictive personality, we'd advise you skip that (save for blowing on your boo's chips to psych out the opposition) and head to the dancefloor where music will be spanning the decades, DJs including Dave Parle and Eoin Carrigan - better known for promoting gigs in the city, but both with enviable record collections that'll make time-travelling through the decades smoother than you could possibly imagine. / Kate Coleman

 

March 01 2015


where
The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when
4pm

how much
€10

party
Abbey Road Listening Party

Abbey Road is the George Harrison lover's album. It is so much more than merely that iconic album cover - it is the last example of the Beatles actually recording and working symbiotically as the fab four. Expect to hear some of your favourites, imagining Patti Boyd barefoot, dancing to Something (and not thinking of Eric Clapton at all), and banish the memory of Olly Murs singing Come Together on the X Factor all those years ago by listening to the real McCoy. Add to that the album tracks for the nerds, and Here Comes the Sun for the Beatlemania newbies, and you've got a swell evening on your hands. / Kate Coleman

 

March 01 2015


where
The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€10

screening
The Jungle Book Party

Taken from the book of Axl, Discotekken welcomes you, the king of the swingers and the jungle VIP, back to the Sugar Club for an evening of afro, disco, funk and jungle vibes, together with a screening of Walt Disney’s animated classic. The last film to be personally produced by Walt before his death, still feeds the appetites of Hollywood and beyond, with a re-release due this autumn, combining live-action and animation and not to mention the talent of Bill Murray to voice our party-hearty bear, Baloo. And here’s another nugget of information to share with your Discotekkers, the song, “That’s What Friends Are For,” sang by the four vultures, was meant to be sang by the Beatles, but apparently Lennon declined, who knew! With three DJ sets, an outdoor BBQ and limited edition man-cub apparel, you will have the Bare Necessities for an epic night. / Claire Mullane

   
 

March 02 2015


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
1.30pm / 6.30pm

how much
€7.60 / €9

cinema
It Follows

A horror film that has been receiving a lot of buzz and hype on the internet over the past few weeks, It Follows is one that truly deserves every bit of praise thrown its way. Stylishly shot with somber tones and a throwback feel, everything about this film is well done, from the wide panning shots to the throbbing bassy score, as an audience member you can't help but fully scan the screen while the most innocent of conversations is taking place, in hope that you’ll spot the impending doom that’s about to befall our protagonists. One of It Follows’ many strengths is that we care about the characters, which is something that most horror films of recent years have lacked. Director David Robert Mitchell expertly crafts an original take on the teen horror genre and delivers a foreboding masterclass in horror filmmaking. / Adam Matthews

   
 

March 03 2015


where
Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
7:30om

how much
€22

gig
tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArds, the project of bubblegum-bright Merill Garbus, doesn't just have an overly stylized moniker, but also a musical smorgasbord of ingredients that find themselves mixed into catchy, helium-high, Afro-pop tunes. Looping and layering live sounds, it's as far from KT Tunstall's Black Horse and the Cherry Tree as you can get. The vocals are hyperactive, leading a chorus, while a sturdy drum and reliance on interesting percussiveness make You Yes You and Water Fountain the kinds of tunes that can sustain you during that 10pm slump at music festivals. This performance will be bright and loud, so come armed with glitter guns. / Kate Coleman

 

March 03 2015


where
Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
Until 5 March

how much
€12/10

theatre
Search

Search is new science fiction play by Dublin theatre stalwart, Sarah Ahern, whose semi-autobiographical work Franken 20 enchanted audiences at last year’s Collaborations Festival with its honest portrayal of life as a 20 year old Irish girl traveling alone for the first time. A different kettle of sardines altogether then, as Search sees three women (sort of), traveling through space in a mission to mine hydrogen from distant stars in order to return to earth and, in turn, save the human species. As ever, collaborations showcases two new pieces of theatre side by side. Also on the bill is Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane by Dylan Coburn Gray, who won the Fishamble Best New Writing Award for his pay Boys and Girls in 2013. Collaborations runs February 18th to March 7th. / Dave Desmond

   
 

March 04 2015


where
Green on Red, Park lane, rear of apartments, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1.


when
Until 28 March

how much
Free

exhibition
Axis Mundi & Bathing Places

The Green On Red Gallery in its new Spencer Dock location hosts the opening of Tom Hunter’s fourth solo exhibition, Axis Mundi & Bathing Places, Dublin Bay. The show consists of two separate bodies of work, one made in the last two years in the artist’s native England, the other made during his residency at IMMA in 2006. Hunter is best known for his honest, relatable photographs of life around his home of Hackney in East London, which were composed to echo paintings from the collection of the National Gallery in London. The photos from Sandycove and Seapoint were shot using a large-format, pin-hole camera, which gives a dreamy distortion and bend. They’re all shot from the perspective of a bather at the top of the steps which disappear in to the snotgreen, scrotumtightening sea. / Olivia Rutter.

   
 
Everything's Peachy

We spoke to Rebecca Bermingham from creative project, Peachy. You can help fund it here

Peachy is a project by unifying film and art in aid of Aware Ireland. The project is focused on the thoughts, hopes and dreams of Dubliners as they go about their day commuting to work or taking a stroll in the city. It is these thoughts that drive the project. By positioning a box in the city in March that passers by can put their thoughts into, we allow people the freedom to write whatever they like and submit it to the project. Each of these thoughts will then be exhibited in May, however a selected amount of thoughts will be given to artists involved to do an artistic response piece to. It is a chance for anybody to have a level of engagement with art which in itself can sometimes be intimidating. The project is open to anyone to submit into and the outcome lies in our success within that.

Primarily we want to shed light on the idea of every day mental health that is sometimes under played. People can be plagued with niggling thoughts and regrets in their everyday life and we want to give a sense of solace to people that there are others dealing with the same issues and allow people to engage with it in a positive way by viewing a body of these thoughts.

PHOTO: Mark McGuinness 




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