Two great events upcoming July 20th and July 25th

Dear all,

Here are two events which may catch your interest. The Mixed Arts Night is along the lines of some of our very best Kilmainham Arts club nights – brimming with talent – I really hope you can make it along!
Yours, Vawn


See Dublin from a totally different perspective, join us for a River Liffey tour, hear the fascinating nautical tales and see the bridges and buildings of the city as you glide past
Limited places available, €10 suggested donation to Home of Hope for Girls charity, see below.

‘Driving out Darkness Together’An inspiring evening of film, spoken word, music, and art in the beautiful Georgian room of the Teachers Club, Parnell Square. Seats 8pm show 8.20pm

TALK: Our inspirational guest Mam Khanyi, the founder of Home of Hope for Girls, recent recipient of the Nelson Mandela Foundation award Unsung Hero of South Africa, will share her vision of the restoring power of love and education.

FILM: Screening of the short film SANCTUARY. A collection of short stories relating to the experience of asylum seekers and fefugees in Ireland performed by Irish actors and writers including Marian Keyes, Mick Lally, Eileen Walsh, Aidan Kelly, and many other well known names. Director Barrie Dowdall will do a Q and A on this remarkable project. Some cast will be present too.

SPOKEN WORD: Poetry from two Dublin-based poets, Phil Lynch and Chandrika Narayana-Mohan. Maria Corbett reading her work from the Heroine’s Journey. Jack Lynch sharing a story from Timeless Tales, a collection of Syrian folktales on which he was the English language editor.

MUSIC: Farah Elle – Original songwriter/pianist

Traditional Irish music trio Kevin O’Connor, (fiddle) Martin Nolan (piper) and John Rhinehardt (bazooki)

DANCE: Bollywood Fusion, talented dance duo


Bellydancer JuniperJade

VISUAL ART: bid in our silent auction for an original 60cm diameter painting ‘Into the Light’ created especially for the occasion by Marina Forrestal – see image attached.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. free event with a fundraising raffle and silent auction all proceeds to Home of Hope for Girls

Reminder: festival kick-off tomorrow

Dear all,
We hope that you can make it along to some of the events in our festival which kicks off tomorrow.

I attach the full programme but to give you an idea: massive poetry event, architectural tour, jazz in the morning, drama, drumming workshops, children’s fun day, cookery contest, music and film screenings plus more!

Oh, yes, and everything is free.
Yours, Vawn

Kilmainham-Inchicore Community Festival August 24th – 27th

Dear All,

Kilmainham-Inchicore Mini-Festival August 24th – 27th.

This little festival is a collaboration between the Kilmainham Arts Club/Festival and Inchicore-based groups. We’ve joined forces to offer a wide variety of events including: an architectural walking tour, ‘Ideal World’ group art exhibition, a powerful one-man play ‘Trilogy’, an exciting spoken word event, music, children’s activities and film screenings of documentaries made by local film makers.
These events are all free and we hope that you will find something that interests you, we look forward to sharing a really good time, to connections, and to sampling some of the resources that our area is so rich in.

Good wishes,
Vawn Corrigan

Please find us on facebook
check out:
(note: some of the events require booking)
email kilmainhaminchicorefestival

Festival Programme August 2017.pdf


Kilmainham Arts Club is delighted to host the Kilmainham-Inchicore Community Festival 24th – 27th August 2017

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Events August 24th – 27th (unsubscribe? reply blank thanks)

Dear all,

Hope you are enjoying the summer thus far.
Please put August 24th – 27th into your diaries for some exciting arts/community and heritage events that will happening in the Kilmainham Inchicore area – a mini-festival – I’ll be back with more info soon.

I’m currently looking for visual artists who might be interested in organising an exhibition over this period. Also, anyone who has ideas of things they might like to run independently during the period which we could promote and assist in hosting. Ideas include: book launches, poetry readings, music etc.

Good wishes, Vawn

Thursday 25th May Save Kilmainham Mill Fundraiser

Thursday 25th May 7.30pm – 10.30pm Save Kilmainham Mill Campaign Fundraising Bash, Patriots Inn, Kilmainham

Dear all,

Kilmainham Mill is a unique, important and beautiful heritage site. We are fighting to have our say in its future use; once lost we can never get it back! It should be purchased by DCC and repurposed as a public amenity – it would be ideal for artists studios/galleries/a museum/community space

JOIN US FOR A GREAT NIGHT: music by local talents in a really fun evening. Meet your neighbours and support this worthy cause. Inchicore/Kilmainham resident talent!
Original songs by Barry Prout, JM with Shane Atlas, Neal (of Locoswing Gypsy Jazz), Conor Clancy and Alan Morton (of HUngry Souls) and Rev JM’s Panic Worship

The funds gathered will be used for the printing of t-shirts, posters and flyers for our volunteers.

Free, (€5 suggested donation to campaign)

Brilliant raffle on the night with lots of prizes

email for information on the campaign:

(Vawn at for raffle prize donations)

Wednesday March 8th Wild and Precious Arts Night

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday March 8th in The Patriots Inn for our forthcoming event
Wild and Precious Arts Night

Presentations on the big screen and performances.​

It will be an informal, inspiring and fun night​
​ ​
night which showcases the diverse talents of women​ to celebrate International Women’s Day​
. ​All are welcome, no cover charge.

​Seats 7.45pm and show 8pm. ​

Emilie Conway – Jazz vocalist​

Emilie has created shows such as ‘Emilie sings Billy Holiday’ and ‘No Regrets’, her Edith Piaf show. Emilie ​
​will present a little song tribute for us to writer Maeve Brennan whose centenury it is.

Ria Czerniak – Printmaker
Ria will show us her stunning work, created using copper plate etching, photography and drawing. Ria has exhibited widely including in RHA.

Kyla Tomlinson – Portrait artist

​’On Loop’​
​ a lighthearted s​
hort film by Christine Hooper

Anne Tannam – P​age and spoken word p​
oet​ whose
second collection ‘Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor’ ​ is coming out soon with Salmon

Kyla’s self-portrait was selected for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year book, Kyla is also a cartoonist.

Nicole Eve Rourke – Writer and performance artist​
Nicole of Big Smoke Writing Factory​, is known for her witty and daring performances.

Kilmainham artist Sean Rushe has kindly donated his p​ortrait of his friend, the Iranian artist Maliheh Zafarnezhad. Proceeds from our raffle for this original painting will be used exclusively to buy schoolbooks for Home of Hope for girls – a residential home for trafficked/vulnerable girls – in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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