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Mid-term Family workshop
International Women's Day Events
Poetry Now shortlist
Visual Arts Commission announced
Grainstore Manager required
UCD Parity Studios

Mid-term Family workshop

Tuesday 21 February, 2.00-4.00pm
dlr LexIcon Municipal Gallery 
Drop in, no booking required

Join artist Claire Halpin in this free workshop and create some fluffy 3-dimensional collages, big and small!

Bring in any old clothes and scrap fabrics to make your families collage unique.
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International Women's Day events

Sunday 12 March
the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

To mark International Women’s Day, Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival has a daylong celebration on Sunday 12 March of women who have worked tirelessly and passionately to change women’s lives for the better.  Join us in the Pavilion Theatre for The Virago Story at 2pm, Harriet Harman at 4.30pm and Caitlin Moran at 7.30pm.

The full Mountains to Sea programme will be announced on 15 February on 

To book please phone 01 231 2929 or click on the link below 
Book Now

Poetry Now shortlist

Mary Swanzy painting

Saturday 25 March & Sunday 26 March
dlr LexIcon Studio

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists for two prestigious poetry awards which will be announced during this year’s festival.

The Irish Times/Poetry Now Award is presented annually to the author of the best collection of poems published in English by an Irish poet in the previous year.

This year’s shortlist is: 
Paddy Bushe, On a Turning Wing, Dedalus Press 
Katie Donovan, Off Duty, Bloodaxe Books 
Thomas McCarthy, Pandemonium, Carcanet Press 
Paula Meehan, Geomantic, Dedalus Press 
MacDara Woods, Music from the Big Tent, Dedalus Press 

Shine / Strong
Poetry Award Shortlist
The Shine/Strong Award is presented annually to the author of the best first collection of poems published in English or Irish by an Irish poet in the previous year. 

This year’s shortlist includes
Stephanie Conn, The Woman on the Other Side, Doire Press
Adam Crothers, Several Deer, Carcanet Press
Simon Lewis, Jewtown, Doire Press

Visual Art Commission announced

dlr Arts Office is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2018 Visual Art Commission is Julie Merriman.

A solo exhibition of new art works by Julie Merriman will investigate the language of drawing and explore other languages, created by hand and machine, used in the County.  She will look at forms of connection and communication created by language. 

Julie Merriman lives and works in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. In 2017 she will undertake a residency in UCD Parity Studios.

Grainstore Manager required

Deadline is 5pm on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.

Southside Partnership DLR CLG, supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, is looking for a manager for the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility. 

The successful candidate must have initiative, be a self-starter and a good team player. They will have the ability to manage the day-to-day administration, operations and income generation needs of the Grainstore, and the creative knowledge to develop and programme for the Centre’s Youth Arts Development strand.
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UCD Parity Stuidios

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with UCD Parity Studios. Through this partnership Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will be supporting artists David Beattie and Méadhbh O'Connor who have been awarded residencies in UCD College of Science. 

The programme offers yearlong residencies to professional artists who are interested in developing their practice in a multi-disciplinary environment. Artists are offered an artist's fee, 24hr access to artist studios, access to UCD academics, researchers, courses, lectures and UCD libraries. 

The studios, based in the School of Physics, provide a unique platform for sustained engagement with other researchers and a supportive environment for interdisciplinary enquiry, across all areas of research at UCD.
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