19 Mar 2019News

Five Lamps Arts Festival 2019 Launch **THIS EVENING 6:30pm**


Film Director Jim Sheridan and Paschal Donohoe T.D. launch Five Lamps Arts Festival 2019 in Dublin’s North East Inner City Tuesday 19th March 2019 6:30 p.m. at Belvedere House, 6 Great Denmark Street Dublin 1.

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is going to light up your cultural heart in the northside 1st to 7th April with amazing artistic performances. Through the work of countless volunteers the Five Lamps Arts Festival has gone from strength to strength over the years, promoting the arts through engagement in education and community settings across the North East Inner City. The Five Lamps Arts Festival supports a smorgasbord of activity throughout the year, providing ongoing access to Arts related activities across the varied communities, old and new, of Dublin’s North East Inner City.

So, check out the website www.fivelampsarts.iewhere you will find festival highlights including

The Nobel Call a new play by Mchael Harnett, starring Vinnie McCabe and Noni Stapleton,

6 Days the story of 1916 told by Frank Shouldice about his grandfather in the Rising. Joe O’Byrne will premier his new play

Strike World War 1 in Marino College Connolly House.

There are loads of children’s events including Stand up Comedy 6th April in Charleville Mall Library.

Go for a walk along the Clontarf seafront listening to the Voyage of Amergin through music and stories on Sunday 7th. Walk around the area with local historians and also with your phones on the audio walks.

For Circus performances go to see the Fanzini Brothers in Ballet Poulet and the aerial performance during Heartbeat Saturday 6th April.

In Poetry Ireland, Paula Meehan a northside treasure and Colm Keegan will recite their work 3rd April.

While you have your coffee in Cloud Cafe you will be in the Terrain exhibition where some of Ireland’s finest artist will be exhibited, Alison Pilkington, James Hanley, Stephen Loughman etc.

There you will meet Fiona Dowling an artist who can paint a postcard for you.In the Grand Social there will be an explosion of song and music from great female vocal artists in Women Who Rock.

The finale concert will have blues and big band sounds from Catfish Blues Orchestra and Street Life finishing with northside’s own Gardiner Street Gospel cry and so Halleluia!

The Festival Team together with Schools and community groups from Sheriff Street and Sean McDermott Street and the surrounding north east inner city area are buzzing in anticipation of the Festival!. The Festival Committee is delighted to secure additional funding this year under the North East Inner City Initiative and welcome this endorsement of the vibrant arts sector that exists in this part of the city.

Speaking in advance of the launch Minister Paschal Donohoe said

“The Five Lamps Arts Festival Programme 2019 is a very clear indicator that the Arts sector is very much alive and well in Dublin’s North East Inner City. The annual Festival does tremendous work in providing a platform to showcase the range of creative talent and venues that exist in the area and to foster constantly emerging new talent.

For more details on the festival click here