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5 Lamps Arts and Crafts Market on Dublin City FM

5 Lamps arts & crafts market

‘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.

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 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 […]

Michael Harnett in Centre Stage with Jack Gilligan

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 […]

‘The Cloudspotter’ Podcast

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

“My Picture, My Story” Exhibition

This exhibition of portraits and stories is an intercultural event that brought together people from diverse communities in the north inner city to share their expressions and experiences. The artist, Nassouh Hossari, arrived in Ireland himself six years ago from Syria and has only taken up painting relatively recently. The subjects of his portraits are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Intercultural Ambassador Programme launched

On May 28th Dublin City Council and the North East Inner City Initiative launched their ‘Intercultural Ambassador Programme’ in Mountjoy Square Park. 16 successful voluntary Ambassadors were chosen to encourage a network of intercultural dialogue among the diverse communities within the North East Inner City, with a view to addressing the barriers to integration within […]

The Uncertain Life of a Docker

“‘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 […]

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