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Paying The Sweat Equity

In #rabble9, Blog, Culture, Music by Paul Tarpey1 Comment

Since we last reported, Limerick’s City of Culture successfully dealt with its teething problems. Paul Tarpey updates us on how it demonstrated an inclusive and city-wide approach to the arts. In the beginning the worries were structural. Could the 109 projects be delivered? Before he resigned, artistic director Karl Wallace had pulled together a mix of citizen projects, art driven works and spectacles that were designed to interact with each … Read More

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Rossport Residents Reflect On Resistance.

In Blog, Interviews by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

An upcoming exhibition of photography and oral testimony sets out to probe the Corrib gas dispute. It’s organised around the question “If I Could Say One Thing To Other Communities…” and features Rossport residents delivering sage like advice. Rashers Tierney previewed the panels and caught up with some of the organisers.   The research is based on your own academic work. Can you give us some background on that and how you came to distill it … Read More

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The Art Of War.

In #rabble9, Blog, Culture, Illustration, Politics by Stephen BourkeLeave a Comment

  Stephen Bourke visited The Gazing from Gaza exhibition in Dublin 8’s Back Loft gallery and found a Democratic world of dozens of palestinian artists channeling life, death and hope during wartime. When Mohammed Lubbad looks north out of the Gaza strip from his home in Beit Lahiya, he can see gasometers in the distance at the Dorad and Rotenberg power stations. Just beyond is Askalon, his family’s ancestral home. It’s … Read More

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The More Things Change…

In #rabble9, Blog, Culture, Interviews by Rashers Tierney 1 Comment

    My Name is Saoirse is set in 1980s Limerick and is a dark comedy about shifting, peanuts and abortion. Director Hildegard Ryan and writer/performer Eva O’Connor chatted to Rashers Tierney about how the religious orders still need to loosen their vampiric grip on our schools and of course their play, which was our hands down favorite at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. Can you tell me something about … Read More

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Nama’s Cultural Dividend.

In Blog, Culture by Rashers Tierney10 Comments

Not content with inflating rent prices across Dublin by selling off apartment complex after apartment complex to our new absentee landlords – Real Estate Investment Trusts – NAMA is now in frightening the bejaysus out of Cork’s artistic community. The people involved in the Camden Palace arts centre are urgently seeking public support and are fearful for the survival of their building.  NAMA has recently become the new landlord of their … Read More

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Internment With Trial.

In Blog, Film by Rashers Tierney2 Comments

Tess Motherway from Abyss Films productions got in touch with us to share this wee trailer with you all. It’s a teaser for a forthcoming short documentary about the pressures of life as an intern in Ireland. She told us: I’m in the process of researching to make this a longer, more extensive piece – and I am appealing to social media accounts that would attract the right demographic for … Read More

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The Clash Of The Ash.

In Blog, Sport by Rashers Tierney2 Comments

Now We’re Hurling – Episode 1 from DCTV on Vimeo. Those grassroots media making die hards in Dublin Community TV have just upped this cut of an odd ball TV documentary that combines hurling with hip-hop. The series follows rabble’s favourite Kilkenny hurling nut Captain Moonlight as he traipses around Dublin’s concrete suburbs puzzling out the capital’s sudden passion for the puck. Along the way, he meets some familiar Dublin … Read More

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JTB Challenges The Stigma Around Mental Health.

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We’ve featured JTB’s work in a past print edition of rabble, where it sat alongside an article talking to survivors of the Magdalene laundries. Now she has an exhibition to raise money for Niteline, they’re a listening and support service for students. On Monday September 22nd large blank canvases will be scattered around the walls of Filmbase and she will set about using them to portray her depression. This will all take … Read More

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Limerick Makes A Move.

In #rabble8, Blog, Culture, Highlights, Interviews, Print Edition by Rashers Tierney2 Comments

There’s far more to hip-hop in Limerick than the Rubberbandit’s codology. It’s roots run deep. Rashers Tierney had a very late night chat with Shane Curtain, he’s the chair of Make A Move – a community arts festival that you should really mark on your calendar. Some of the other rabblers were down at Make A Move last year.  Reports were good. Can you give us the low down on … Read More

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Limerick Celebrates Its Counter-Culturalistas.

In Blog, Culture, Music by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

Making the Cut looks at the legacy of counter-cultural youth and those that dared to break with conformity in Limerick City during the heady late sixties and early seventies. It takes place as part of a whole raft of events under the EVA International 2014 banner, an art event dancing around the term ‘agitationism’ as a thematic pivot.  Making the Cut jumps back to look at how the global sixties counter culture rubbed off … Read More