Festival 2022 is happening!

The Five Lamps Arts Festival gets into full swing from April 3rd, with a jam-packed programme of events for your cultural delectation. Thaís Muniz, founder of Turbante.se, will be back this year to deliver her fantastic workshop where she teaches us the many ways to wear a turban and a headscarf and the history and meaning behind them.

Visual artist Martina Galvin an old friend of the Five Lamps Arts Festival returns to the classrooms of Dublin’s inner city, where she has worked closely with talented and enthusiastic kids from primary schools in Dublin 1 to collect and catalogue samples from the nearby canals, as well as local flora and fauna, this will be exhibited as part of an art display later in the year.


Our work to promote the arts will continue through 2022 with everything from workshops to live performances featuring local, national, and international artists. We passionately believe that arts and culture are for everyone to enjoy and participate in, and this philosophy will continue to be a driving force for our work over the coming months.  Theatre shows such as The Cloudspotter by Michael Harnett and Philo by Peter Sheridan will entertain audiences in East Wall, Bewleys, Axis Theatre and the Viking Theatre in April and May.

On 4th April we will have the launch of Pride of Place, an exhibition of portrait photographs of people who used to buy their sweets in Mattie’s shop in Sheriff Street. Maria McCrane, photographer and daughter of the shop family, has taken over seventy images of the people who, as children, bought their penny bars in her father’s shop. From 4th to 9th April, this exhibition of portraits and reimagined sweetshop will draw an audience from far and near. It is a must see!!

We could not do this without the support of our community, and our many friends across Dublin.

Your help has been invaluable. We are inspired to continue to do what we do and encourage everyone in the north inner city to explore and support the arts. We thank in particular our new funders TOT architects and the Central Bank of Ireland and of course, Dublin City Council, The Arts Council and An Foras na Gaelige and the NEIC.

I would like to take this opportunity to offer ‘míle Buíochas’ to the board of the Five Lamps Arts Festival, in particular our hardworking chairperson Sean Mulchinock.  

And to Marcela Parducci – thank you. Your work and dedication to the festival are invaluable.


Roisin Lonergan

Featured Events

The Cloudspotter

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....

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