BLOCK T is an independent artistic enterprise and one stop shop for all things creative. It was based in Smithfield from 2010 until March of this year. Unable to get a long term lease in Smithfield, they have now moved to Dublin 8. Martin Leen caught up with co-founder and managing director Laura Dovn to talk about the challenges of running a space such as BLOCK T.
Due to fleet replacement, Dublin Bus is flogging some of its double deckers. We’re thinking of starting a FundIt and decorating one of these bad boys for a trip to France for the Euros in June. After serious investigations (ebay search) we reckon we could nail one for around ten grand. The Bohs crew hit Poland in a couple of beauties they refurbished back in 2014, so we’re thinking we could squeeze twenty … Read More
Cast your mind back to the RTE leaders debate. RBB was being grilled by Claire Byrne on crime and he mentioned how government cuts had wrecked havoc to a youth project in his area? Well, Oasis had a demonstration today and there’s a short video capturing it all. Trade Union TV posted it about an hour ago saying: “There was a protest against the cuts to the Oasis youth project … Read More
Spotted on Manor St in Stoneybatter yesterday. Report at iReport.ie if you see any of these nasties lying around. Or better yet rip them down. Read our take on the Irish far right here.
Bit Thorn caught up with the Jimmy Cake about their new album ‘Master’ to find what the hell took so long this time round, and received a rather large slice of reflection on the state of the realities facing musicians today in the process. Second helpings? Yes please… So, the Jimmy Cake, you’ve just released your new album ‘Master’ which has been about 5 years in the making. Firstly, I … Read More
While historical re-enactments are all the rage in this ‘Decade of Centenaries’, and we have seen everything from Ulster Volunteer Forces rallies to Fenian funerals re-enacted by enthusiastic historical societies, it’s unlikely we’ll see anyone recreate the looting of Noblett’s sweet shop come 24 April 2016. Donal Fallon has this tale of proletarian shopping in the rare auld times. Somewhat at odds with the popular narrative of the Easter Rising, … Read More
Credit: The above photo comes from the Grangegorman Facebook page. Plans by a disgraced solicitor to build a 7 storey student accommodation block on the former site of Grangegorman squat are giving Dublin City Council “serious concerns”. The developer at the centre of the controversial project is LHC Properties, run by solicitor Henry Colley. Mr. Colley, son of the late Fianna Fáil Minister for Finance George Colley, came to notoriety … Read More
Jamie Goldrick dons his rain gear and heads out for a very wet early morning start to Smithfield Square. There he finds a controversial and almost ancient event. One that lures hordes of camera wielding tourists yet divides public opinion and finds itself being pushed out of the city. There’s been a couple of incidents at the horse fair over the past few years which stand out. A man was … Read More
More DIY indie music TV shenanigans from some of the extended rabble fam. This time they’ve managed to coop themselves up with an in-house studio in Whelans. Each episode promises a top notch line up of local and not so local guests along the lines of Lynched, Katie Kim, Sleaford Mods & Jennifer Evans. There’s going to be a sequence of music discussions taking place alongside it. The first episode goes … Read More
Dublin Oldschool is a play that represents a side of Dublin that’s rarely seen in theatres. Nocturnal behaviour till the sun comes up and beyond, yokes as currency, sipping the same can of Dutch for hours. We sent Fiona P. Lonker to find out the buzz. I caught Dublin Oldschool in a packed theatre tent at Electric Picnic, which might just have been the show’s perfect crowd: despite lingering afternoon hangovers … Read More