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The Cloudspotter

A sneak peek of Michael J Harnett’s wonderful play The Cloudspotter, directed by Vinnie McCabe, which run in The Clasaċ, Clontarf, last November. This compelling play received excellent reviews after performances at Holyhead, The Viking theatre, and Seán O’Casey theatre. The Cloudspotter centres around a grandmother with early signs of dementia and her grandson Thomas, […]

“I REMEMBER…” book launch

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A Celebration of International Women’s History

Rock Hard Women art by Five Lamps Arts Festival

We celebrated  International Women’s History Month this year (2021) with a unique event, ROCK HARD WOMEN, which celebrates female artists working in all varieties of art forms. We had an amazing day of performances at The Grand Social Dublin, with poets, musicians, actors, dancers from different parts of the world coming to share their incredible […]

Dancing in Dublin 1 – Film + Dance Workshop

Magician performing for local school in dublin

Resident artist with Five Lamps Arts Festival Emily Kilkenny Roddy will lead children from Scoil Chaomhin, Marlborough St, St Laurence O’Toole’s JBS, Marino College Secondary School, Ballybough Youth Service, and ASESP in Sheriff Street in a series of dance workshops across June. The process will be recorded and edited into a film of their experience and the joy of dance, […]

Gala Fundraising Concert – Thursday 10th May at 8pm

A Gala Fundraising Concert featuring artists from the Royal Irish Academy of Music will take place on Thursday 10th May in Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church, commencing at 8pm. Proceeds from the concert will go towards a new piano for the Clontarf Coffee Concerts – a platform for young emerging artists & students of music […]

Contract for Festival Director for Big Scream Festival 2018

Following the highly successful Halloween Festivals in 2016 and 2017 drawn from Ballybough, Sheriff Street and Sean McDermott Street, a Festival Director is sought for the 2018 Big Scream Festival, which combines community engagement, the arts and youth projects, culminating in a street spectacle for citizens and visitors alike, to take place over a few […]

Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018 launch party

Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018 launch party yesterday in Belvedere House was a great success. Thank you to all the artists, volunteers, sponsors, partners, board and friends. The Festival cannot exist without all of you. We are sharing few pictures from last night by PKStudio3 Weddings.  

“Madame de Markievicz on Trial” by Ann Matthews

Come check out “Madame de Markievicz on Trial”, a new play by Ann Matthews, from 21st April to 2nd May. Ann has been involved with the Five Lamps Arts Festival in the past so we are very happy to be supporting her new play!  

Monto Walk with Terry Fagan

  A Walk back in time with Terry Fagan North Inner City Folklore Project. Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto. Hear the story’s of the famous Madams who ran the brothels, and of the women known as the “Poor Unfortunates” who walked the Streets of Monto  and of the man Frank […]

Pia Dunne and The Eleusians

Pia Dunne released her Debut EP in May 2012 to much acclaim. Since then Pia Dunne and The Eleusians (feat Johnny Taylor piano, Tommy Moore bass and Aidan O’Donavan drums) have played to full houses in venues such as The Workman’s Club and Whelans. Pia was nominated for Best Female Artist, Best Unsigned Artist and […]

Plants and Soil in our City Gardens and Canal Banks

“Plants and Soil in our City Gardens and Canal Banks” is an art project with the Laurence O’Toole Senior Primary Girls and Boys Schools and artist Martina Galvin. It involves a series of workshops in school as well as field trips to The Dunne Street Community Garden and the Royal Canal. Art works created will be exhibited as part of the […]

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