dlr Arts E-Bulletin 23rd June 2015
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Welcome to the dlr Arts Office fortnightly e-bulletin where we will keep you up to date with our vibrant and rich arts programme.  Our aim is to provide opportunities for people of all ages to engage with the arts as creators, spectators and participants.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2015 
2015 sees the Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 15th year.  The programme will feature dancers aged from 12-25 and will offer a real variety of performances showcasing dancers, choreographers and companies from across Ireland. The festival is presented by Dublin Youth Dance Company in Dún Laoghaire

Saturday 27th June; Harbour Plaza at 1.00pm & 4.00pm, Free Event.
Saturday 27th June; Studio, dlr LexIcon 5.00pm-5.30pm, Free Event.
No booking required for free events.
Sunday 28th June; Pavilion Theatre, Marine Rd. 8.00pm, Ticket price €14.00
To book a ticket please see the Read More Link or telephone Pavilion Theatre
(01) 231 2929

The IYDF is funded by the Arts Council and dlr Arts Office.
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Púca Puppet Trio, presented by dlr Arts Office at the Studio, dlr LexIcon.  

Tic Teac Tic Teac: 11.30am-12.15pm, Saturday 11th July, age: 3-6yrs and families.  A playful celebration of the extraordinary journey of childhood, using simple Irish and English song. 

The Mice and The Elephants: 11.30am-12.15pm, Saturday 18th July, age: 3-6yrs and families.  A storytelling performance celebrating the arrival of three new baby elephants in Dublin Zoo. Ahhh! 

Béirín Beag Buí: Film/Workshop 2.30-3.15pm Saturday 18th July, age 3-6yrs and families.  This is a lullaby film about the difficulties of sleeping and the magical world of dreams.  

All events are free but booking is essential. To book please email

For further details on Púca Puppets please see the Read More Link.
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Selina Guinness announced as dlr Writer in Residence 2015-2016

Selina Guinness is a writer, editor, lecturer and farmer. She was born in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and continues to live and work in the county. She lectures in English literature in the Humanities Department at IADT.  Her memoir about her life and farm at Tibradden, The Crocodile by the Door, was published by Penguin Ireland in 2012, and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2012 (Best Biography).
Throughout her residency Selina will be working on The Pale Project. We all know where we live but we don’t always get the chance to consider what it means to inhabit a place, and how it might shape us. The Pale Project aims to do just that. In a series of dedicated workshops, lectures and public events, this year’s residency will focus on dwelling and thinking in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.  For further information on Selina Guinness please see the Read More Link.
For details on how to get involved, please contact or telephone (01) 236 2760
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Winners of 'The Long Road To Longitude' Battle of the Bands

With the support of dlr Arts Office, CANVAS the Youth Arts Committee based at the Grainstore, have been hosting 'The Long Road To Longitude” Battle of the Bands, in collaboration with MCD records since May 10th.

Over six weeks, local musicians have been battling it out to win one of three places to play at ‘Longitude Music Festival’ Marley Park this July.

‘The Long Road To Longitude Grand Final' took place on Sunday 14th June and the event was unforgettable.  The sun was shining, the stage was rocking, and the acts were all amazing.  Over 500 people attended and experienced the wealth of talent that young musicians from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown have to offer.  After a fantastic day and a lot of deliberation from the judges we are pleased to announce that the three winners to play Longitude are:

MADISON FRONT - With instantly catchy original compositions and natural ease, Madison Front proved they belong on the big stage. 

DEAD SETS - The blues are back in town.  Old school blues rock with a new school twist; these guys are certainly going places. 

LEVEL HEADS - Words can't describe just how talented this band is.  We advise you to buy a ticket for “Longitude” just to see them.

Image of Level Heads on stage.

For more details see the Read More Link

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ance Theatre of Ireland
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