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The “One Fur All: A Tail of Changing Ireland” Book Launch

Cover of Fergus the Fox Book Five Lamps Event

The Five Lamps Arts Festival was proud to support the launch of “One Fur All: A Tail of Changing Ireland” on the 21st July in the Hogan Stand Pub. This is the second book about the fearless Fergus the Fox. He’s a heroic, furry fella who helps save the other black and white sionnaigh trapped […]

School Workshops with Artist Martina Galvin

In collaboration with the Five Lamps, artist Martina Galvin hosted the “Stones & Pebbles” workshop with the wonderful children of two North Dublin schools: St. Mary’s National School in Fairview, and St. Vincent’s Girls National School on North William Street. The event was about the fascinating and mysterious world of pebbles, crystals, stones and fossils. The […]

International Yoga Day & Summer Solstice

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the International Yoga Day & Summer Solstice 2022 event in Liberty Park, Dublin 1 which proved a great success. The event was a partnership with D-Light Studios and the NEIC Sports and Wellbeing Office. Namaste to instructors Hannah Colgan (hannahcolganyoga.com) and Ania and Dawid (deepbreath.ie), Michael Darragh […]

The Five Lamps Interview With Neilí Conroy

Interview with Neilí Conroy.

For Neilí Conroy, acting is in the blood. Her father was a successful actor, and her mother ran a children’s theatre company and puppet theatre in the 1980s. They were, in her words, ‘very alternative and bohemian types’. She grew up surrounded by books and caught the acting bug at primary school. Today, Neilí is […]

The Cloudspotter by Michael Harnett

Following a run of outstanding performances in April, Micheal Harnett’s play, “The Cloudspotter”, returns to the Sean O’Casey Theatre this May. “The Cloudspotter” is about Nan, a woman in her seventies showing signs of dementia, and Thomas, her wayward 16-year-old grandson. They live together in an inner-city flat in Dublin’s Five Lamps and – despite […]

Five Lamps Arts Films

During the last few weeks, we released online, through our Youtube channel and IGTV,  three short films that premiered at the Odeon Cinema last summer as part of our Festival 2021 edition. You can watch them at the links below or by visiting our website. “Nearby Dublin”, directed and written by Grace Corry is a […]

‘In The Vicinity of the Sun’ AT DIA DE LOS REYES Festival, USA

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Irish Modern Dance Theater’s ‘In The Vicinity of the Sun’, commissioned by Five Lamps Arts Festival 2021, has been programmed at the DIA DE LOS REYES festival at the Museum of Boulder, Colorado, USA. DIA DE LOS REYES is an international arts festival of Dance, Music, Literature, Visual Arts […]

Sheriff Street Community Mural

You know the inner city, right? Social problems, crime.  Yeah. Same old story. Trouble. But the trouble is that the trouble isn’t the story.  Not really. It’s the headline. The eye-catcher. The tabloid seller. The attention-grabbing soundbyte, the load of auld s… Auld nonsense. Yeah, that’s the phrase. Right, so what’s-the-story, bud? The story is […]

Five Lamps Arts celebrates recognition at the Good Causes Awards in 2018

Five Lamps Arts remembers and celebrates their recognition at the Good Causes Awards in the Arts and Culture Category back in 2018. We were delighted to use this award funding through the Arts Council to expand our programme and continue our mission to foster a widespread appreciation of and participation in arts, culture, and creative […]

Nichola MacEvilly about Philo

What has the response to Philo been like so far? We’ve had such a wonderful response to Philo. Full houses of laughter and tears in the Sean O’Casey Theatre. Many people return for a second time with gangs of friends and family. We knew we were working on a very special story but we couldn’t […]

Peter Sheridan on his new play Philo

I will never forget the first time I met Philo. It was February 1982 in the offices of the North Centre City Community Action Project (NCCAP) in Summerhill. A vibrant but small community organisation, we had just been awarded a grant from the Department of Labour to employ twelve people on a pilot drama scheme. […]

Charity Impact Awards 2021

We are participating in The Charity Impact Awards 2021 which celebrates the positive impact that charities, community groups, and voluntary organisations are making in people’s lives across Ireland. Public voting is now open until 3rd of November!! Show your support and vote for us in the Small Organizations category by clicking the button below. Every […]

European Week of Sports

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#FiveLampsArtsChats – Wren Dennehy – Dublin’s Premier Non Binary Drag Entity

In this interview Marcela Parducci chatted with Wren Dennehy who is a non-binary queer performer, producer and drag artist. They are originally from County Kildare but based in Dublin. They are the founder and producer of Queer Cabaret and the producer of Drag Storytime, which is a storytelling session facilitated by drag artists and whose […]

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