‘5Lamps Arts & Craft Day’ took place on Saturday 1st April We partnered with D-Light Studios to host a Quirk and an African Market. Also, we had the beautiful folk songs of “The Song and the Hand” by Mayumi Kabayashi, Caitriona, Fiona, Andrew and Irene who performed that evening.
Centre Stage is a radio show on Dublin City FM where Jack Gilligan explores every aspect of Theatre in Dublin and keeps you up to date with what’s on near you. In this show, he talks with Michael Harnett about his new play The Cloudspotter, which runs from the 28th of April to the 21st […]
Director Michael J. Harnett joins Donie Tarrant to discuss his new play The Cloudspotter a work which features a young teenage boy and his grandmother who because of unfortunate circumstances live together. https://nearfm.ie/podcast/michael-j-harnetts-new-play-the-cloudspotter/ You can get tickets for this play taking place in Sean O’Casey Theatre HERE
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, […]
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 […]
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 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.
The Five Lamps Arts Festival is big on events for children. I had the pleasure of going to see two events provided free of charge to local primary schools. The Magikloko Theatre Company presented and performed Dreams Under the Roof at Marino College for the junior and senior infant classes of St Vincent’s Girls National […]
On Saturday 1st April, VOICE and Connect the Dots brings you free food and tips for avoiding food waste as part of the 2017 Five Lamps Arts Festival. Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE) is a waste and water charity that empowers individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our […]
“‘Oh Jaysus, a fella’s after falling in the river’. And a voice came from the other side, now normally they’d say throw him a buoy, but some fella shouted, ‘Is it a button man?’, and someone shouts back, ‘Throw him a bar!’” That was a quip from one of the Dublin Dockers who is part […]
“Here were garda resources being deployed against a handful of women while heroin dealers were selling openly on the streets only a stone’s throw away, and yet that was the reality”.
On 2nd April, two documentaries will be screened back to back as part of the 2017 Five Lamps Arts Festival, Sé Merry Doyle’s first documentary, Looking On (1982) and Alive Alive O: A Requiem for Dublin (2001). Both deal with what Sé describes as “Dublin’s inner city under […]
On 6th April, Talking To My Father (2005), Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary about Architect Robin Walker will be screened as part of the 2017 Five Lamps Arts Festival.
Sé Merry Doyle makes documentaries about culturally defining moments in Ireland from the perspective of the human story or experience. Talking To My Father is as much about the father and son relationship as it is about Robin Walker, the influential modernist architect. Robin Walker (1924-1991) was a key figure in Irish modernist architecture. He studied […]
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Róisín Lonergan is the Creative Director and force behind the Five Lamps Arts Festival, she is also a coordinator and lecturer at Marino College.
In 2007, while a teacher at Marino College of Further Education, Róisín approached Dublin City Council’s Arts Officers about the need for an arts festival in the Five Lamps area. The reaction was positive and Róisín was told that the Council would support it if she would initiate it. That she did and the festival […]