Eclectic Film Salon

Pictured: 'The Scream' directed by Brigit McCone

Sunday 16th May and Friday 28th May, 8.30pm @ the Back Loft
€5 entry

La Cat Salons presents 'The Eclectic Film Salons', evenings of atmospheric, exploratory and explosive short films from some of Dublin's freshest short filmmakers and a few special international screenings. The films will be shown in blocks of three with breaks for discussion and informal mingling with the filmmakers. Complimentary drinks will be available with raffle tickets.

NOTE: Due to great demand by the local filmmaking community, there will be an additional Eclectic Film Salon on Friday 28th May.
Deadline for submissions: Friday 21st May.

Email with links to your work or mail DVDs to La Cat Salons, La Catedral Studios, 7-11 St. Augustine Street, Dublin 8

A Night of Flamenco


Presented by Flamenco El Indalo

Saturday 15th May.

7.30 pm, flamenco workshop (E 15-E 13 conc)

9.30 pm sharp, (ring the bell if late) Flamenco performance (E 20- E17 conc)

Admiss to both E 30.

Experience flamenco at its purest!

Spanish dancer Felipe de Algeciras and singer Olayo Jiménez make a highly anticipated return to Dublin for an evening of raw flamenco passion, accompanied by guitarist & percussionist Lucas González.

WORKSHOP: led by the Spanish guests they'll explain all about compás (rhythm), palmas (clapping) and cante (singing). This is a unique opportunity to learn about flamenco from professionals, don’t miss it!
Duration: 1h30

EVENT: 9:30pm sharp, (no late admissions) - Felipe, Olayo and Lucas will take to the stage for a performance to remember. Felipe's powerful footwork, which can be heard throughout the film The Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas, is perfectly balanced by Olayo's heartfelt and emotional singing, and Lucas' delicate guitar and complex rhythmic accompaniment.


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Splash (Art Festival)

SPLASH (Art Festival) - A weekend of cross media events

Opening night: Saturday 29th of May – 6pm to 11pm Closing day: Sunday 30th of May – 12noon to 6pm

Entrance fee: €5 - one day ticket €7 - 2day pass

ArtWave, a cultural organisation devoted to promote fresh art & independent artists, has the pleasure in inviting you to SPLASH, a 2-day festival of art, music, film and dance with the aim of celebrating the diversity of art by introducing vibrant, emerging and established artists/performers along with their creations and talents.

The event will feature 27 different artists & performers from diverse backgrounds and nationalities ranging from painters, photographers, vjs, accessories designers, model makers, mirror makers, mixed media artists, visual artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and djs.

Complimentary glass of wine and snacks served.

Limited capacity. No wheelchair access.

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Festival Line up:

29th May - Saturday performers:

6-7 PM - Elder Roche, 7-8 PM - Pearse McGloughlin, 8-9 PM - James Guilmartin, 9-10 PM - Apollonia Tribal Bellydance

30th May - Sunday performers:

1-3 PM - FrictionFire, 3-4 PM - Elder Roche, 4-6 PM - Juan Jose Manzano

The Visual Artists:

Ciaran McClelland - video/slide projection, Dominika Cicio - photography, Liam McCreith - mirror artist, Żaneta Witkowska - painting, Tomasz Bereska - photography, Kaiser Caimo - painting, Marcelo Ruffino - painting, Harry Walsh - painting, GoldGinger - photography, Betty San - fashion designer, Tanya Turner - painting, Agata Starszewska - painting, Aisling Fegan - painting & modelmaking, Florencia Saluzzo - photography, Klaudia Rachwaniec - drawing, Katarzyna Gajewska - painting, Edel Cox - painting, Barry Quinn - painting, Maria Mollohan - photography, James Guilmartin - acoustic performance, Elder Roche - piano, Apollonia Tribal Bellydance - dance performance, FrictionFire - dj, Juan Jose Manzano - flamenco, Claire Noons - sculptor, Pearse McGloughlin - acoustic performance, Magda Nowacka – photography


The Big Smoke Literary Cafe

Sunday 16th May from 2-6pm.
Free admission

The Big Smoke Writing Factory in conjunction with the Backloft invites you to the first Big Smoke Literary Café, a Sunday afternoon blend of readings, performances, visual art and music. Some of the most talented students will be sharing pieces of their writing, while invited guests will provide musical interludes. To complement the literary vibe, text based fine art will be on display on the textured walls of the back Loft, by selected artists.

Admission is free, refreshments will be provided, and there’ll be a number of raffle prizes up for grabs, including a place on a Big Smoke course. All are welcome to what we anticipate will become a regular event.

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Opening reception: Thursday 15th April 6pm-9pm
Daily viewings: Fri 16th-Sun 18th, 1-7pm (Sunday til 5pm).

ADW is an eclectic Irish-based stencil artist. He took the plunge into being a full-time artist just over a year ago and hasn't looked back since. After spending several years in various arty courses in college he moved on to become a very small cog in a very large works. Becoming increasingly bored and disillusioned with the whole game, he started to experiment with stencils and spray-paint as a tool to express his feelings, thoughts and for his own amusement.

Over the past year he has built up a big enough body of work to the point he feels it is time to take the next step and put on his first " STENSUAL" solo show.

More info on his upcoming work