Sunday, 17 April 2011

Here's the Heads Up #9

Here's the latest head's up, with dates and times for some of the talks series' I mentioned in Discussing Dublin, along with some other events going on (and approaching deadlines..ahem..)

(Image of the Long Room Hub via TCD)

20 April and 4 May, 1pm:
The Dublin Seminar, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Next in the Dublin Seminar series is Linking the architecture of the City of Dublin and Trinity College, a lunchtime talk by Niall McCullough and Valerie Mulvin, the architects who designed very venue for the talk. And a beautiful venue it is - it's reason enough to go to the talk. Following that on the 4 May is The Future of the Past: Recent Developments in the National Library of Ireland, a lecture by Fiona Ross, Director of the National Library of Ireland.

Open until 21 April:
Less but Better: Dieter Rams & Braun, 1955 - 1995, Exchange Gallery, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Dieter Rams is possibly the most understated design superstar there is, and his work for German electronics brand Braun is as understated as he is. This is a small but perfectly formed exhibition by the guys behind Curate and Design. Catch it while you still can.

21 April, 6.30pm:
The Dubliner Songbook, Doheny & Nesbitt's, Baggot Street, Dublin 2
The last edition of Old City, New Dreams, a series of discussions run by The Dubliner Magazine is about the music of the city and takes a slightly different format than before: a panel of musicians and critics take part in the ultimate music quiz, followed by performances from musicians and writers. There's fun, frolics and a free pint in it for you - boom! (More info here)

Running until 4 May:
Fund:it: Open House Dublin book,
As previously mentioned the Open House Dublin book is in need of some crowd funding. To recap, Open House Dublin is an architecture festival presented annually by my good friends at the Irish Architecture Foundation. Open House Dublin allows you to explore the best architecture the capital city has to offer over one weekend in October, and each year the IAF produces a beautifully-designed book to accompany the festival. The book is made available every year - copies are snapped up in days and are in demand long after OHD weekend is over. By funding this project you'll get a copy of the book reserved and posted to you, and there are also specially-designed tote bags by the book's designers Conor & David and limited edition prints by Grafton Architects (including one of their World Building of the Year 2008) up for grabs too. Take a look at the rewards over on the IAF website. If you like OHD (and I know you do), get behind this project and pledge a little money before 4 May!

Running until 9 May:
Fund:it: Dublin Dance Festival - Access All Areas,
The second Fund:it project I've gotten involved in is Dublin Dance Festival - Access All Areas, which aims to harness the potential of Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland's only dedicated contemporary dance festival) as an invaluable professional development tool for Irish-based dance artists. With the help of Fund:it, DDF would like to provide some of the Irish artists performing as part of this year's festival access to all performances, talks, workshops and masterclasses the festival offers between 13 and 28 May. Funding this project not only means you help to make this happen, you can also get discounts on DDF purchases, invites to post-show receptions and even complimentary tickets to performances. All the info is here. Get pledging!