2019 Five Lamps Arts Festival Programme

I am delighted to warmly welcome you to the 2019 Five Lamps Arts Festival, our 12th annual event, which promises to be another exciting multi-disciplinary showcase retaining the high standards we have built over the past 11 years.

The Five Lamps Arts Festival was established in 2007 through Marino College of Further Education and we are delighted with the continued support of the college, which has contributed to the success and growth of the event year on year.

Our mission to promote community development and social inclusion through the arts and to showcase the uniqueness of the area – can be seen throughout the programme and we aspire to bring to the community of the North East Inner City a variety of accessible arts experiences in their locality. Most of the venues are nearby and a lot of the artists live in the community.

I would like to thank the many supporters and sponsors of this year's event. In particular Dublin City Council and NEIC who have shown great faith, backing and assistance with the festival.

A special thanks to Jim Sheridan who has been a continuous friend and advocate of the festival since its early days and kindly agreed to officially launch this year's event.

I am honoured to sit as the Chair of the festival and work with a dedicated board. I would like to extend sincere thanks to our tireless Artistic Director Roisin Lonergan and her team of volunteers headed by project manager Marcela Parducci.

Looking forward to seeing you all at one of this year's events. I hope that the breadth of programming offers something for each of you.

Sean Mulchinock
Chair – Five Lamps Arts Festival


Monday 1st

The Return of Spring

Every year in Whistleberry Forest, all look forward to the end of the Winter, and to the beginning of Spring. This year was different however, as Spring arrived much earlier than usual. All the hibernating animals, except for Huggy the hedgehog, were still fast asleep. Huggy must go on a quest in search of evidence of Spring if he is to convince his friends that it is time to wake up!

Monday 01st     10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.    Sean O'Casey Theatre     Booking info@fivelampsarts.ie Theatre and Film for kids


Project 45

Project 45' is an exhibition of artwork made by the 4th class students from St Vincent's GNS. 2019 marks 45 years since restoration began on The Royal Canal. Its potential as a recreational, educational and ecological amenity was recognised. In a rapidly changing environment, the exhibition presents a vision of The Royal Canal over the next 45 years.

From Monday 1st to Saturday 6th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Marino College    Free event Visual Arts


Better than Chocolate an exhibition by LYCS

An exhibition of art by members of the Adult Programme at LYCS: Lourdes Youth and Community Services. From beginners to very accomplished, the talent and commitment of the artists is evident in the exciting diversity of this showcase. Ceramics, paintings, drawings, stained glass and sewn works are on show; some are for sale.

From Monday 01st to Saturday 6th     9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    LYCS Free event     Visual Arts


North Wall Stories by Paul Kelly

'North Wall Stories' introduces the viewer to a community that is filled with human stories often played out in a very public arena. Filming is ongoing and the team will produce a full-length documentary in 2020.

From Monday 1st to Saturday 6th     Marino College     Visual Arts

Thursday & Friday     5:30 p.m.    Odeon at the Point     Free event Theatre and Film


An Ghaeilge Mor Thimpeall Orainn
Seeing the language

About the project

'An Ghaeilge mór-thimpeall orainn /Seeing the Language' is a photographic project which illustrates the visible presence of the Irish language in everyday discourse in Ireland. The underlying objective of the project is to raise public awareness of how the language is in many ways subtly and visually embedded in our lives. It is hoped that this work would encourage more diverse use of visual signifiers of a 'Gaeilge agus Fáilte' atmosphere.

All the images are a combination of Irish text from signs, social media, automated machines etc. combined with portraits of people.

The project is  a collaboration between photographers Fionán O'Connell and  John Carroll.

Talbot St and the exhibition

The exhibition has 35 images or so ( I can create some more if necessary). I have surveyed the shops along Talbot Street and am looking to match shops to the type of content in the image. I also want to cluster them in a way that draws attention to the exhibition.  This matching is still work in progress on my part but I will let you know asap which shops I would like to participate and seek your help in getting the shops to agree. 

Space requirement for a shop

The images are all 15in x 10in in size. I would expect an image would just be cellotaped to the inside of a shop window so it can be viewed from the street. In addition to the image I would also attach an A4 sheet with an explanation about the project.

In some cases it might be appropriate to add a second image to the window or an Exhibition poster which is 17in x 12in in size.

From Monday 1st to Sunday 7th     Talbot Street shopfronts     Visual Arts


Circles, Colour and Light

Martina Galvin's project with St. Laurence O'Toole's newly amalgamated National School will involve working with 6th Class senior girls, senior infant boys and girls.

From 1st to 30th April     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Charleville Mall Library   Free event     Visual Arts for kids


Pat's Chats

Community artist Steve Doody has worked through a series of Poetry slam workshops with Mr. Haughey 's sixth class from O'Connell's School on Richmond Street through fun poetry writing tasks, funny sentence construction and poem recital, all in front of an audio studio mic! Reading both the work of Pat Ingoldsby and masterpieces from themselves .

Multiple venues – School event (more information info@fivelampsarts.ie) Walking tours and workshops for kids


Let us grow together

This is a community project devised by artist Steve Doody. It sees the reimagining and re-appropriating of unused and underused parts of Dublin. There are many small areas in the city which are closed off to the public, surrounded by tall metal fences. This will be an investigation into reusing these areas to be of benefit to the city's children and inhabitants.

Multiple venues – School event (more information info@fivelampsarts.ie) Walking Tours and Workshops


Terrain Group Show

A group show featuring artists Cora Cummins, James Hanley, Jonathan Hunter, Stephen Loughman and Alison Pilkington. Terrain brings together artists who have a connection to the Five Lamps area. They respond to the theme of 'place' both physical and psychological. Their work highlights the different approach visual artists take to the idea of landscape.

From Monday 01st to Sunday 07th     8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cloud Cafe   Free event Visual Arts


Art of the Wake, 'riverrun exhibition'

Finnegans Wake is a timeless masterpiece which Carol Wade believes wasn't written for the academic but for the ordinary man and woman. It is the voice of Dublin, the voice that breaks through a dream, filled with humor, honesty and unpretentiousness. The objective of this exhibitions is to create an environment where this work will resonate with those who view it and begin conversations about Joyce's Dublin.

Carol keeps a Twitter diary recording the progress of her work through individual pieces with annotations and explanations. It is also a means of connecting with like-minded Joyceans. There are almost 5,000 people actively monitoring and commenting on the platform sparking international interest and offers to speak at Trieste, Texas and Mexico City.

The Vienna Centre for Irish Studies have bought the rights to use one of Carol's Finnegans Wake illustrations for their summer school this year. She will also be featured at the Burning Man Festival through a group project.

The Exhibition will premiere at the Five Lamps Arts Festival 1st April and Carol will follow to Mexico City, invited to present her work at the Joyce Without Borders symposium in Mexico City in June 2019 and to Austin Texas after that. .

From Monday 1st to Sunday 7th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Waterways Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Dock Free event Visual Arts


Tuesday 2nd

Comedy Improv for kids

What's the Story?? Danny & Paul love stories – silly stories, scary stories, anything-out-of-yourhead stories and they need your help! These two comedy guys want to bring you on a nonsense, fun, gobbledygook journey using your suggestions and their comedy improv skills!

Tuesday 2nd 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. St. Laurence O'Tooles School event Theatre and Film for kids


Five Lamps Arts Audio Walks

Coláiste Dhúlaigh have made an audio map of Dublin's North Inner City. There will be several walks; a 1916 adventure, an alternate Universe, another will bring to life residents in various key points along the docklands, and another will look at one day in the life of 5 women in Dublin's Inner City in 1963. Go to Charleville Mall Library and check the QR Code to get information about the walks.


From Tuesday 2nd Anytime Charleville Mall Library starting point Free event Walking Tours and Workshops

Guided tour
Saturday 6th 11 a.m. Charleville Mall Library starting point Free event booking Eventbrite Walking Tours and Workshops


The Noble Call

THE NOBLE CALL is an emotional roller coaster where Da meets his match in Mona, a strong-willed divorced mother of teenage twins. In a battle of wits that's often poignant, yet also humorous, Vinnie McCabe playing Da, and Noni Stapleton as Mona, combine together to produce a powerful and moving performance of Michael Harnett's new play which is set on the Northside. .

Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd 8 p.m. Sean O'Casey Theatre €14/€10 booking Eventbrite day 2 and day 3 Theatre and Film


Wednesday 3rd

Fiona Dowling – Public Painter of Postcards

The artist will sit at a desk, ready with materials. People come to the venue and tell the artist about a person in their lives that they would like to get a postcard made for and describe a particular image that would be meaningful to that person and the artist makes the postcard for them.

Wednesday 3rd 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cloud Cafe Free event Visual Arts

Thursday 4th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marino College Free event Visual Arts


Paula Meehan and Colm Keegan

Paula Meehan was born and raised in north inner city Dublin. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Eastern Washington University. Her work has garnered both critical and popular acclaim. Her poetry has been translated into many languages. Colm Keegan is a poet from Dublin. He has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction.

Wednesday 3rd 7 p.m. Poetry Ireland €8 booking Eventbrite Poetry and Competition


'The Magic of Water' with Vanessa Daws

This is an art installation created by local swimmers with the artist Vanessa Daws. The work is based on the myth of Hy Brasil. The groups involved have created floating sculptures and a sound piece that will be brought to life with a performance choreographed by synchronised swimmer Aoife Drumm.

Wednesday 3rd 6:30 p.m. Sean McDermot St Community Swimming Pool Free event booking Eventbrite Visual Arts for kids


Will you be home for dinner? by Ciara O'Sullivan

Ever get the feeling life'sjustscrewing with ye a bit? Two twenty-something girls try to make grown up life happen against all the odds in this tragic comedy set in post-economic crash, housingcrisis-filled Dublin… sound familiar?

Wednesday 3rd 7 p.m. Marino College €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Revolting Women

A rebel cabaret is about women in Irish history who have fought for their country, for their honour, for love and for respect. Revolting Women remembers women lost to Irish history, bringing them to life and telling theirstories through song, dance, film, poetry and drama. It is a show of honesty, disgust, delight, heartbreak and strength Revolting Women: a rebel cabaret is well beyond a night of the arts. It is a celebration of the power of women.

Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th 8:30 p.m. Annesley House €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Thursday 4th

Puppeteer Julie – Rose McCormick presents Chinese princess

Based on a Dai folk legend of an evil Chinese warrior King who has taken everything from his people and locked up the Princess in the palace. When a Cricket arrivesto help a little old lady who has been bullied by the king, the cricket transforms to save everybody and becomes a superhero

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th 11 a.m. Sheriff Street – Marlborough Street – School event Theatre and Film for kids _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bathnight in Henrietta Street

This takes place on the 24th of July, 1969? An important date in the Armstrong household. Why?It's Bathnight on Henrietta Street. That's as big as man landing on the moon, any day! There's the water, that has to be lugged up the four flights of stairs, then heated the old way, over the stove…

Thursday 4th 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Ballybough Comunity Centre & Lourdes – Daycare Centre Free event booking Eventbrite 11am and 2pm Theatre and Film


Monto walking tour – A Walk Back in Time

A walk with Terry Fagan of the North Inner City Folklore Project features stories from around Dublin's famous red-light district known as Monto

Thursday 4th 11 a.m. Marino College starting point Free event, booking essential Eventbrite Walking Tours and Workshops



This film tries to get to the core of what it means to be lesbian – exploring what defines us. Conducting numerous interviews and group discussions with members of the Irish LGBTQI+ community of all ages and walks of life, the film delves into the lives of rural and urban lesbians, poets, writers, activists, self-professed bar dykes, and queer and curious women.

Thursday 4th 5:30 p.m. Odeon at the Point €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Women Who Rock

The 'Women Who Rock' will take to the stage on 4th April at the Grand Social at 8pm for a very unique show. Featuring Rachel Lavelle, i am niamh, Montauk Hotel and Ellen Love. These ambitious young women each have an incredible list of musical experience and success and will bring their own unique styles of songwriting and performing to the stage to showcase all that is great about Ireland's female artists.

Thursday 4th 8 p.m. The Grand Social €10 booking Eventbrite Music and Dance


Roxanne by Romi Cruanas

Roxane – is set in the bedroom of a fictional hotel, a rendezvous point for two online strangers. She's there first. Sitting on the bed, chilly in her lingerie but he's late. Then she hears the door card being fumbled with outside.

Thursday 4th 7 p.m. Sean O'Casey Theatre €12 booking Eventbrite (together with Unfit for Purpose) Theatre and Film


Unfit for Purpose

Mental health is higher on the public agenda than ever before. 'Unfit for Purpose' looks wryly at the faded coping mechanisms of a jaded system. When a young man reluctantly goes to his GP to talk about his depression, the 'eccentric' yet somewhat inept doctor devises a flurry of treatments.

Thursday 4th 8:30 p.m. Sean O'Casey Theatre €12 booking Eventbrite (together with Roxanne by Romi Cruanas) Theatre and Film


Writing for a Change: Flash Fiction Competition

The Irish Writers Centre is pleased to partner with the National Botanic Gardens and the Five Lamps Arts Festival in presenting a bilingual Flash Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction competition themed around climate change entitled Writing For A Change.

To celebrate the winners, we are hosting a showcase event in the beautiful surroundings of National Botanic Gardens, where the four winners will read their winning entries in Irish and English, from the under 30s and over 30s groups.

They will be joined by judges Gavin Corbett, Elizabeth Murray and Orna Ní Choileáin, who have been commissioned to write original pieces in response to the theme. It promises to be a night of good ideas, strong insights and fierce determination to change our ailing world.

All welcome!

Thursday 4th 7 p.m. Botanic Gardens Free event Poetry and Competition


Friday 5th

The Image you Missed a film by Donal Foreman

'The Image You Missed' is a film that weaves together a history of the Northern Irish 'Troubles' with the story of a son's search for his father. It has won many prizes in film festivals all over the world. Q&A after the show with Donal Foreman.

More info in http://donalforeman.com/

Friday 5th 5:30 p.m. Odeon at the Point €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


The Song of Amergin by Ciara McElhom

A night of original compositions music and song, by traditional musician and composer, Ciara McElholm. The evening will include a performance of The Song of Amergin. According to the 11th Century Book of Invasions, this was the song sung by the Celts when they first arrived off the coast of Ireland. The concert will feature the Brian Boru Choir and a range of instruments including uileann pipes, concertinas, cello, fiddle, and brass.

Friday 5th 8 p.m. Clasac Alfie Byrne Road €10 booking Eventbrite Music and Dance


Six Days a play by Frank Shouldice

This is a re-imagining of Easter Week at North King Street during the Rising. Based largely on the personal accounts of those who lived through those events 'Six Days' will be performed by playwright Frank Shouldice, whose grandfather and namesake was a sniper at the Jameson Malthouse until his arrest. He will be accompanied by cellist Frieda Freytag.

Friday 5th 8:30 p.m. Sean O'Casey Theatre €12/€10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Filme


STRIKE by Joe O'Byrne

Strike-World War-Revolt-War-Civil War is the story of Davy Doran and Rose O'Connor. Davy is from the North Wall, his father was a docker, who lost his job after the lock-out.

Davy enlists for WW1, despite that fact he is too young, and that his family and in particular his father will consider him a traitor to Ireland. Rose O'Connor was born in London to an Irish woman who left Ireland when she became pregnant out of wedlock. Rose's mother worked as a servant in a big house, and when she died of cancer, Rose took her job even though she was barely of working age, but it was better than an orphanage. Rose is alone in the world, and when she hears everyone talking about the war and enlisting, she decides to become a nurse and go. Davy meets Rose at the field hospital and a friendship develops.

The story is told in the form of a music hall event but it is also a dance-theatre piece, with much of the action movement, gesture, sound and image.

About the author: O'Byrne is a playwright, screenwriter and director. He was artistic director of Co-motion Theatre Company and directed a number of his own plays for the company, including Departed, The Ghost of Saint Joan and The Sinking of the Titanic. He also directed many other shows for Co-motion, including Caberet/Kabarett and Frank Pig Says Hello. He wrote the screenplay for the film Korea, and directed his first feature film, Pete's Meteor, in 1998.

Friday 5th 7:30 p.m. Marino College Gym €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Saturday 6th

Mud Island

Saturday April 6th Mud Island garden is launching its monthly pop up shop with cafe, garden tours and live music curated by D Light studios. This is a family friendly event.

Saturday 6th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mud Island Garden Free event Walking Tours and Workshops


The Gramophone

The Gramophone made its debut at the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival. The larger-than-life gramophone travelled to 3 locations every day over the course of a week. It will be located outside Charleville Mall Library and also Marino College on North Strand.

Saturday 6th 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Outside Charleville Mall/Marino College Free event Visual Arts


Rainbow Music

A fun Music workshop that allows the child to discover their own singing voice through fun games, dances and songs. We use percussive instruments, such as the gathering drum and beautiful bells. The Workshops cater for ages 18 mths to 6 years and run for 45 minutes. The workshop times are 18mths – 3yrs at 10.15am and 3-6 yrs at 11.15am at Charleville Mall Library.

Saturday 6th 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Charleville Mall Library Free event booking Eventbrite 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Walking Tours and Workshops for kids


Act the Maggot – workshop

Four workshops:

Creative Writing for Beginners (over 18s only) – 11am
Mindfulness for Beginners (over 16s only) – 11am
Drawing for Beginners (over 18s only) – 12pm
Improv for Beginners (over 18s only) – 12pm

Saturday 6th 11 a.m. & 12 p.m. Marino College €5 per workshop booking Eventbrite Creative Writing for Beginners, Mindfulness for Beginners, Drawing for Beginners, Improv for Beginners Walking Tours and Workshops


Migrant Roots – plant based pop-up cuisine

The focus is on fine dining taster menus, with a large range of world food using traditional dishes from all around the world and turning them into something completely new and tasty, as well as sharing the infinite possibilities for vegan food and the great experience that it can be.

Saturday 6th 12 p.m. Marino College Pay as you eat Walking Tours and Workshops


Royal Canal Walk+Talk – with Peter Clarke

Come along the Royal Canal and learn all about how this almost forgotten waterway was built. This interesting walk along the Dublin section of the canal. It begins at Binns Bridge, Dorset Street. This walk, through canal and local history will take about an hour and a half. Peterr Clarke will give a talk about the Royal Canal at 4p.m.

Saturday 6th 2 p.m. Binns Bridge starting point Free event Walking Tours and Workshops

Saturday 6th 4 p.m. Charlevile Mall Free event Walking Tours and Workshops


Actions by John Scot

ACTIONS is a physical conversation between two individuals in empty space. Two outstanding male dancers merge and break apart – a forceful resistance to merging and the breaking up is the motivation for the movement. The dance material is a battle through the space using physicality, lifts, falls, text and sound with the dancers alternately throwing their bodies together then fragmenting into threads of raw movement. ACTIONS is funny and tender and human. It is performed as a form or 'work in progress'. The dancers are engaged in a task of executing difficult and exerting dance but also commenting on the dance, their states of mind.

With choreography by John Scott and music fragments by Meredith Monk and Michael Galasso, ACTIONS displays not only impressive sheer athleticism, but is skillfully placed and full of small surprises.

Dance Workshop
Saturday 6th 11 a.m. Marino College (gym) €5 booking Eventbrite Walking Tours and Workshops

Performance 1 p.m.
Saturday 6th 1 p.m. Charleville Mall Theatre and Film

Performance 8 p.m.
Saturday 6th 8 p.m. Marino College (gym) Theatre and Film


The Adventure Project

Have a go on the canal. Adventure project will supply you with a wetsuit and a buoyancy aid so come on and have a go in a canoe/kayak on the Royal Canal at Charleville Mall from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Saturday 6th 12 p.m. Canal Free event Walking Tours and Workshops


A Conversation Salon

Are you tired of superficial chit chat and long for deep and meaningful conversation? Come and be inspired, exchange ideas, gain insights, experience some light bulb moments and emerge with fresh thinking. Hosted by Heather Bourke.

Saturday 6th 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Marino College Free event booking Eventbrite Walking Tours and Workshops


Punch Lion Kids' Comedy Family friendly stand-up comedy

Recommended age 6+. Duration 55 mins. Age appropriate show for kids. Established stand-up comics from the comedy clubs and festivals make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud at silly jokes, songs and lots of nonsense.

Saturday 6th 2:30 p.m. Charleville Mall library Free event booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film for kids


Ballet Poulet

Two world class Olympian-level idiots bring to you their latest masterpiece. She has prepared a poetic, delicate and tender ballet. He has prepared a bad-ass display of mayhem. She loves dancing, he loves chickens. Nut-cracking and Swan Faking their way into your lives, these two will make you really question which came first…her tutu or his toupée?

Saturday 6th 4:30 p.m. Marino College Free event booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film for kids


Tony Bardon Song Writing Workshop

The Songwriting Workshop, which will be held in Marino College, will be facilitated by Tony Bardon (www.tonybardon.com) and Danai Kelleher, both of whom have extensive experience of running music workshops in Ireland and in Europe. There will be an opportunity to co-write with other participants. We will repair to Lloyd's pub for a session after the singing workshop.

Saturday 6th 6 p.m. Marino College Free event booking Eventbrite Walking Tours and Workshops



A mini festival featuring Music, Dance, Photography, Writing, Exhibitions, Literature, Visual Arts, Workshops; activities that can lead us to explore new ways of communication and expression leading to the finding of new abilities.

Inspired by today's society and its lack of presence, the aim is to cause questioning, sparking a discussion about the way we live and interact with the outer world, focusing on what motivates us from the inside out. Dreaming while awake, focus on your target and there is no mistake…

All the folowed events are part of the HeARTbeat.

Saturday 6th Marino College €10 booking Eventbrite


Balfolk – European Folklore Band

Popular social dance from Western Europe that has evolved from the recent revival of traditional, mostly French folk dances. Bourée, Jig, Gavotte, Mazurka, Waltz or Scottish …It includes partner dances as well as group dances in circle or chains.They are fun and easy to learn, you do not need a partner or experience.

5 p.m. Music and Dance | HeARTbeat


Rob Lowe aka PM Spunk – POETRY

He is also a published author & stand-up comic of an alternative nature. PM is a Visionary. He is also a promotor and digital artist/ marketing wiz. PM advocates for Mental Health as he has had to battle his demons over the years and still suffers with crippling anxiety and depression.

6 p.m. Poetry and Competition | HeARTbeat


Homeless by Gerry McDonnell

photo by Shai Afsai

Thisis a monologue by a man living rough in the Phoenix Park. He cannotrememberthe eventthat has him homeless but he can't move on until he does. He triesto use the letters ofthe alphabetto jog his memory. He rememberssexual abuse in a foster home. The monologue was performed at The Galway Fringe Festival and at The Ranelagh Arts Festival. It was published in The Honest Ulsterman in 2018.

6:30 p.m. Theatre and Film | HeARTbeat


Colm Keegan Poet

Colm Keegan is a writer and poet from Dublin. He has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction and has won the All Ireland Poetry Slam. His first book 'Don't Go There' was released to critical acclaim in 2012. His latest collection 'Randomer' is out now and available from Salmon poetry. l. It was published in The Honest Ulsterman in 2018.

7 p.m. Poetry and Competition | HeARTbeat


Elga Fox

Hailing from Co. Leitrim but now residing in Dublin, Elga trained as an actress and singer, before delving into songwriting several years ago. The warmth and power of her soulful mellow vocals plays credence to her emotive and honest songwriting style. Her blues/folk/Irish overtones echo some of her many influences including Etta James, BB King, Bob Dylan, Sinead O'Connor, Tracy Chapman and Luke Kelly.

7 p.m. Music and Dance | HeARTbeat


Let's Set Sail

Let's Set Sail began as a songwriting project for two students studying classical music composition. Now it is a 4-piece band, tastefully blending acoustic and synthetic textures to produce well-crafted electronic folk songs. These songs contain honest, relatable lyrics with a distinctly Dublin flavour. Let's Set Sail's EP, 'The Nothingness of Now', is out now on Homebeat Presents.

7:30 p.m. Music and Dance | HeARTbeat


Stephen Mullan – Ridiculous

In a world where order is suffocating and anarchy brings life, our comedy hero Stevie J has ended up nowhere. Peanut butter and banana on toast is the fuel for ideas. He teaches his one-year-old daughter the meaning of life, by speaking whale. You will have much more important things to do in your phone, this show is as our lives: ridiculous.

8 p.m. Theatre and Film | HeARTbeat


Peta Hz

An experience is just about to begin. New form to old songs, Peta Hz is a groovy vibration, a rereading of classic songs that will make you dance; playing with emotions, reviving memories and putting you in tune.

8:30 p.m. Music and Dance | HeARTbeat


Aerial Performance

Caroline Toledo (aka Sirius Aerial Performance), originally from Rio de Janeiro, is a performing artist based in Dublin. She has years of international experience in the performing arts as an actor, dancer and a singer and has been hard at work developing herskills as an acrobat and aerialist for the last five years. She is an active member of the Dublin Circus Project, where she trains five days a week focusing on aerial rope, doubles acrobatics and movement.

8:30 p.m. Music and Dance | HeARTbeat


Vernon Jane

Vernon Jane are a Jazz Punk band. They are a powerful presence live: an incredibly raucous, unhinged presence. The band strikes you with a wall of well-crafted, intertwined noise. For the untrained ear, it can be a lot of take in and make sense of. When they merge on a track; it's rough, it's loud, it's angry.

9 p.m. Music and Dance | HeARTbeat


Strands by Ellen Love

A music show composed of dance, acting, text and sounds. Many ways to perceive life & art. Legends to sharpen your imagination, movement to make you play like a child. Animals and Gods presenting deep layers of thoughts. Strands is a visceral performance, featuring a combination of Brazilian-African rhythms, jazz and world music. Exploring frequencies and its effects on peoples perception. Launching her new single 'Lovebele', Ellen Love intends to reach out to a significant public with the message of dreaming while awake; her show starts at 10 p.m., you better get in time for the storm.

10 p.m. Theatre and Film | HeARTbeat


Sunday 7th

Five Lamps Arts Festival Finale Concert

This final concert is a mix of vibrant energetic music – our last hurrah until the next festival 2020.

Street Life – A Vibrant North Dublin Based Rock Orchestra. Formed in 2017, is a community-based Rock Orchestra based in north Dublin. It was formed with two main goals: To offer musicians and singers of the Dublin community a musical continuation in an alternative musical ensemble; To provide the wider community with vibrant entertainment to the highest professional level.

Introducing Ireland's definitive Blues Big Band 'The Catfish Blues Orchestra' a truly unique musical experience. Catfish produce a high octane show with blistering guitar, creamy bass, steam train like percussion, melodic vocal work and true blues harp. The band had a very successful 2018 releasing their debut album and single 'The Trip' receiving a BBC radio exclusive backed up by multiple live and festival appearances in UK and Ireland. 2019 will be another busy year for the band with the Five Lamps Arts Festival set to be one of the highlights.

The Gardiner Street Gospel choir was set up in March 2000 by Kevin Kelly to encourage young people to return to mass and to make the mass a more joyful and meaningful experience for all.

The choir have performed in various venues including The Olympia, National Concert Hall and the Gaiety and appear regularly on national TV and radio programmes. They released their first album One Love in 2002 and their first studio album Lift Your Voice in 2013.

Cathy McEvoy is the current musical director.

Sunday 7th 7:30 p.m. Liberty Hall Theatre €10 booking Eventbrite Music and Dance


Walking tour of the Voyage of Amergin

Download a New Original Audio Tour for Clontarf and take a Sunday Morning Walk through History along the shoreline to participate in the launch of this exciting new audio journey about the history of the early Celts and the Battle of Clontarf. It comprises original music, songs and audio drama.  We will conclude the walk with The Song of Amergin by The Brian Boru Choir.

Sunday 7th 11 a.m. The Bull Wall Clontarf starting point Free event booking Eventbrite Walking Tour and Workshops


Walking Tour of Sean McDermott Street

Local historian Hugo McGuiness will bring people on a walk through architectural history from 'Lower Gloucester Street' which will take in from Aldborough House up to the Gloucester Diamond. You will get a map illustrated by John D Ruddy.

Sunday 7th 4 p.m. Aldborough House starting point Free event booking Eventbrite Walking Tour and Workshops


In the footsteps of Sean O'Casey – Walking Tour

Sean O'Casey once stood under the Five Lamps and promised to write a play that would tell the real story of Dublin's working class. He did better and became one of Ireland's most famous playwrights. We will find the inspiration for some of his most beloved characters and hear how he almost lost hislife in Easter Week 1916.

Sunday 7th 4 p.m. The Five Lamps starting point Free event booking Eventbrite Walking Tour and Workshops


Five lamps arts fringe

Uncut Diamond presents 'a one and one'

Two short plays about contemporary social issues

Under Pressure: a story of intimidation
'The performance had a very strong impact on the audience with a number of them voicing their own experiences immediately after the play; others reflected how much the performance enhanced their understanding of the reality of drug related intimation'
Lives without fear: what works? Report of a conference Croke Park June 2018

Amber: A girl in homelessland
The story of a young girl struggling to come to terms with the stark reality of homelessness that has come to beset her and her family. what is going to happen her dog Rex? Can Amber a bouncing young girl full of dance and laughter find hope and kindness in a situation that is growing unbearable and poisonous?
'Without self-pity the play hits all the buttons ; the terrible effect on young people the agony of parents and the underling prejudice of some people around the issue. A much see performance'.
Fr Peter McVerry.

Wednesday 10th, Thursdat 11th and Friday 12th 7:30 p.m. Sean O'Casey Theatre – St Marys Road East Wall Dublin 3 €5 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


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