Monthly Archives: October 2012

This Monday November 5th

Hello All,

The next monthly KILMAINHAM ARTS CLUB is on November 5th and we have an unusual and eclectic night for you to enjoy. Due to winter coming in, we will be starting at 8.30pm and wrapping up 10.30pm, just to warn you because we don’t want you to miss half the night. Although of course, you are welcome along at whatever time you can make it for however long you can, it remains a relaxed night. please pass this email on to anyone you think would enjoy a great night of the arts, we are in the Patriots Inn, Kilmainham and there is no cover charge, all are welcome.

Our line-up for the night presents some of the very best of what is going on around us in the arts world and a chance to chat to artists and connect with like-minded individuals also. Below is some of what we have in store for you:

A new festival established by Howard Linnane to

focus attention on the contribution made by Irish writers to the Gothic/Horror genre in literature and hence to movies has been established, we will have a screening of one short horror film as a ‘sampler’ coupled with a reading aloud of a LeFanu short story or of an extract from Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ (or from one of the plays based on it) to give a flavour of the festival programme Dublin’s Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors

Rafiqa Rajab will be chatting about the process of assembling the exhibition entitled

Land of Sheba which featured Yemeni artists for the Ranelagh Arts Festival

As we are keen to explore all genres of the arts the animator Laura Murray will show her film "Trapped" it is a 2d animated short film that she writes ‘is an autobiographical film and is told in a chase sequence of a fox getting chased by demonic dogs’.

Continuing the story of

Bricks In The Rain exhibition in Farmleigh which writer Eleanor Flegg touched upon at last Arts Club we are delighted to present Ceramic Artist/Designer Sinead Glynn showing images of the art which was resultant of the artists’ time in China and chatting about the final exhibition in Fuping.

Musically we have ‘Bipo’, aka host of

La Dernier Paradis, who will sing a few songs from a Bowie-esque landscape with his own added colour.

Our Featured poet is Stephen James Smith runner up in the All Ireland Slam Final in 2008, he represented Leinster in the BBC Radio 4 Irish Slam Final 2007.
2009 he won the Cúirt Literary Festival Grand Slam (Galway), 2010 won the inaugural Writing4all Slam Final @ The Library Bar in The Central Hotel Dublin. He performed at to many literary festivals andi n 2009 founded The Glór Sessions Dublin’s only weekly night of poetry and music.

We are delighted to host visiting French musicians Ici & Lui they have a pop-electro-jazz show.

"Pop Electro Jazz, this is the title of our first LP too. The instruments, the samples of Japanese voices, the taste of modern Jazz… So many areas that make the specificity of our music. Two feet on the ground with the head in the sky, machines are played as if they were genuine instruments." the brothers who are living in Paris will also be playing support to The 68’s who play in the Patriots Inn this coming Friday November 2nd.

Watch them here:

We look forward to seeing you,

Arts Club Team



great stuff to do!

Hello all,
It is not usual for us to use our database to send info about other stuff but we were very keen support our artistic friends by letting you know about two fantastic forthcoming events!

Firstly, to alert you to a brilliant gig which is on this Friday night, yes that’s tomorrow, Oct. 12th We have a rare performance from Leo O’Kelly the musical genius of Tir Na N’Og who is one of Ireland’s most famous and talented songwritersin the Patriots Inn from 9.30pm. He is admired for his artistry and his driving and powerful sounds which create a soundscape of rare imagination. Leo performs with Garvan Gallagher his original, swirling ambient rock. He will perform from his new album ‘Will’ as well as much of his well-loved and better known material in a brilliant gig which is totally FREE too. Don’t miss this rare chance to see Leo who is mostly performing in England these days.

Secondly, Peter Duffy, who you may recall performed an extract of this play for us in Arts Club last year, is performing "The Great Hunger" by Patrick Kavanagh

in The International (space upstairs) Wicklow St. from Monday Oct 22nd to Saturday Oct 27th at 1pm n 6pm.

A Taking Liberties Production, presented In Association with The Patrick Kavanagh Centre Inniskeen.

Pre-show talks@ 5.15(free with ticket) with John Waters,Peter Mc Donnell,Una Agnew,Vincent Woods,and another (yet tbc).

Tickets !2/10e previews (mon),lunch-time,Cons,groups of 3 or more all 10e. From Facebook,Blog,The International & on the Door.

Meal Offer and other details from

Peter has performed this play to enthusiastic responses in places from Downpatrick to Donneraile,and The Flatlake Festival to The Body Mind Festival.

As a performer originally from Co. Monaghan he has a natural feel for the language, and sensibility of the text,."the ability he has to embody the poet’s presence and to speak his words musically" (Brian Lynch Poet/Critic.).It has already been performed as a work-in-progress in The Writers Centre and later at The Phibsboro Arts Fest in Dublin.

As usual, we are busy lining up a great Arts Club for you for November 5th which we will be sending you detail of,amongst many talents our featured poet is Stephen James Smith whose poems were recently used on a project with Concern Worldwide Stephen was asked to write four poems relating to HIV / Aids. These poems have been turned into short films that will be then shown to TY Students in schools all around Ireland.

We look forward to seeing you and welcome any suggestions and ideas you have.

Regards, Arts Club Team