dlr Arts E-Bulletin 25th May 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.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to present
Matisse–Drawing with Scissors

at the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. 
The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph.

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre London, features 35 lithographic reproduction prints of the famous cut-outs that Matisse produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed. It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.  

dlr Arts Office has commissioned artist Helen Barry to create workshops and a hub so that you can come and be inspired by Matisse and most of all have some fun! The exhibition opens to the public on Friday 5th of June and children's workshops begin on Saturday 6th June. 

Exhibition continues until Saturday 4th July

For full details on the exhibition, workshops and hub please see Read More.
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Azure at dlr Municipal Gallery

As part of the Municipal Gallery programme in dlr LexIcon, the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council/HSE Arts and Health Partnership is delighted to announce that we will be offering art appreciation tours of upcoming exhibitions for people affected by dementia, their families and carers.
Following very successful recent Azure pilot tours, which was delivered in co-operation with the Living Well with Dementia Project Stillorgan/Blackrock, we are now looking for people interested in attending these tours.

The Azure project is  inspired by the ‘Meet me at MoMA’ programme making art accessible to people with dementia, which is based at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 

If this is something that you feel would be of interest to you, please email Hannah Pinckheard at or phone (01)  236 2755 for further information.
Summer Organ Concerts, 
St. Michael's Church,
Dún Laoghaire

14th June until 6th September
Admission: €12/€8

Sundays at 8.00pm

In its thirty-sixth year, the series has hosted many of the world’s greatest organists as well as providing a regular platform for Irish organ talent.
Supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

To view this summer's exciting programme please see Read More or email
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Long Road to Longitude 2015 
Battle of the Bands
Venue: The Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Centre, Cabinteely Park
This Sunday May 31st from 2-5pm sees another great day of music entertainment and home grown talent as the first Semi-Final of Battle of the Bands kicks off.  The excitement is building as each act battles it out for the amazing chance to play at Longitude, alas there can only be three overall winners !

The winners will be selected by both judges and a crowd vote so it’s important everyone comes along to enjoy the atmosphere and support their favourite act.  See You There !
For more information please see 
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ance Theatre of Ireland
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