The next Five Lamps Arts Festival starts in


in North East Inner City of Dublin – Ireland.

North Strand Kontra Band supported by Locoswing

The North Strand Kontra Band was formed on the North side of Dublin in the Winter of 2005. They are an instrumental band that plays a mix of original and traditional material influenced predominantly by the music of Romania and Bulgaria. The band has played to critical acclaim in many of the leading venues and […]

Niamh Creely: Physical Narrative Workshop

Physical Narrative – how can the body tell a story? This workshop will explore how to refine and define gesture, minimalist narrative – how stories can be told with the barest of ingredients – and comic improvisation. The workshop is by writer and circus performer Niamh Creely of Ether Productions. You don’t need to be […]

Fuss on the Bus

Fuss on the Bus follows the lives of two girls by way of a bus journey through the decades. We first meet Nell and Rita as 12-year-olds in 1954 as their bus trundles along Abbey Street, Upper Gardner Street, Drumcondra, Dublin Airport, Santry, Lusk, Skerries and Balbriggan. A whole life will be lived and loved from school days […]

Bathnight on Henrietta Street

Bathnight on Henrietta Street takes place on the 24th of July, 1969. And what’s so important you might ask? Is it that man has just landed on the moon with all Ireland gripped around their TV sets as man takes one giant leap into the unknown? Not a bit of it! It’s Bathnight on Henrietta Street and that’s […]

Dublin’s Laptop Orchestra

Dublin Laptop Orchestra’s aim is to bring theatricality and physical presence into electronic music performance. They make music with laptops, built-in cameras, motion sensors, golf controllers, and anything else they can misappropriate. The Dublin Laptop Orchestra has played with This Is How Fly, Yurodny, Crash Ensemble and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and have created numerous […]

Saint Patrick’s Parade

St Patrick’s Parade with a marching band and samba drums. Fun for children and the whole family. Come celebrate Ireland’s most famous saint with the Five Lamps Arts Festival at this festive parade!

Ether Productions Circus Cabaret Spectacular

Ether Productions Circus Theatre Company Niamh Creely and Jonathan Walsh are Ether Productions, a theatre company that revels in the world of aerial circus. Niamh, a writer who ran away with the circus and Jonathan, an award-winning boylesque performer with killer comic-timing recently performed at the Project Arts Centre with their new comedy duo show The Locked Room. […]

Reic // Recite, A Bilingual Spoken Word Event in association with Irish Writers Centre

Féachfar anocht ar nuafhilíocht le béim ar an bhfocal labhartha; idir dánta, rapcheol, agus amhráin. Cuirfidh bean an tí Ciara Ní Éanacháin fáilte roimh: Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, MC Muipéad, Temper-Mental, MissElayneous, Marcus MacConghail, Eoin P. Ó Murchú, agus Eva O’Connor. Spoken word poetry; featuring poems, songs, and rap. Part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. Eva O’Connor Is dramadóir agus aisteoir í […]

Songwriters’ Train to Sligo

Are you a budding songwriter? A jaded rockstar itching to show off to your bewildered fellow passengers? A misunderstood triangle player looking for an audience that really gets you? Inspired by the Thom Moore song, we’re assembling (exactly like the Avengers) a motley crew of musicians for a free songwriting workshop on the train to […]

The House Presents…Mary and The Pigeons, Caroline Moreau

An evening of acoustic ‘chamber-folk’ with Mary and The Pigeons and Caroline Moreau’s alluring French folk songs, sea-shanties and chanson masterpieces. Mary and The Pigeons Mary and The Pigeons’ music is described as “chamber-folk” and is inspired by the cellist/vocalist and songwriter Mary Barnecutt’s interests in modern folk music, poetry and an acoustic, minimalist string sound. She is joined […]

Music and Poetry at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Enjoy a mix of traditional Irish and classical music as well as poetry in the relaxing surroundings of the Hugh Lane Gallery with the Albiez Trio and poet Theo Dorgan.

The Moon & Sixpence Family Marionette Performance

“The Moon & Sixpence” is a humorous String Puppet production which will appeal to both adults and children. This show is based on “Red Riding Hood” and features the classic fairytale characters as well as a talking dustbin,who encourages children to pick up litter. The production, lasting fifty minutes, is performed live with music and sound effects […]

Introductory Clown Workshop

Discover what it means to BE a clown. Led by Carol, a graduate of the London International School of Performing Arts, this workshop will focus on the most fundamental elements of clown – authentic presence, playfulness and connection. Places are limited.  

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