The Myth Machine

picture byAndy Maranzi from "The suitacase Milonguera"

The Myth Machine presents

An Eclectic night of comedic tales......Not one, not two but three performances to warm the heart and tickle the ribs.

Date: Saturday, 13th November @ 7.30 Sharp (Show will be followed by a Milonga Tango salon until 11pm)

  • The Suitcase Milonguera written and performed by Nicole Rourke and featuring tango dancer Hernan Catvin.
  • A volatile character escapes the page and things quickly get out of hand in this torrid journey into the underworld of tango. The sultry passion and blistering wit of this one woman show will leave you gasping for air. Be sure to check for your nearest fire exit!
  • See trailer on this link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxgYLFRQE-c
  • Attack in the morning written and performed by Roddy Mc Devitt and John Bela Reilly.
  • A rambunctious telling of Kerry cycling Legend Mick Murphy's attempt to beat the best in the 1000 mile RAS TAILLTEANN of 1958. With raw steak, cow's blood, broken bones, concussion-induced hallucinations and a dash of the super-heroic, this two-wheeled, one act, two-hander quickly accelerates into adrenaline-fueled hilarity!
* Only The Lonely/Space Ship Chip Shop
  • written/told by Mrs Nellie Murphy - 'equal parts comedy, pathos, joy, erotica and train wreck'. Mrs Murphy is also MC for the evening. First Prize winner at Listowel Writers’ Week, ‘Only The Lonely’ is a delightful, heartwarming, and bittersweet recount of discovering true love, in a time more innocent than now. Space Ship Chip shop is a surreal tale involving bras, batterburgers and space travel, all tossed together in the noble pursuit of happiness. The pieces will be supported and woven together by the wonderful original music of Niceol Blue www.niceolblue.com
  • Cost: 10 Euro/ 8 Euro concession.
For further details check www.thesuitcasemilonguera.blogspot.com
or contact Nicole Rourke on 086 8576705.

All tickets will be sold at the door so please come early to avoid bitter disappointment!


Jewellery Box - Irelands Hidden Gems

Daragh Muldowney’s up and coming photographic exhibition Rocks

Jewellery Box - Irelands Hidden Gems

Opening Wednesday, 10th November, (6-9pm)
from Thursday 11th – Sunday 21st of November.

Daragh Muldowney of Dúlra Photography renowned nature photographer, will be opening his art exhibition and launch of his book, “Jewellery Box – Irelands Hidden Gems” on Wednesday 10th of November from 6-9pm at the Back , c/o La Catedral Studios, Dublin 8.

Colin Stafford-Johnson from RTE's 'Living the Wildlife', who will be launching the exhibition said, “Daragh’s work captures a modern take on Ireland ’s wonderful marine resource at our doorstep. The outstanding collection of photographs from rock pools taken in seventeen coastal counties of Ireland , shows his exceptional photographic technique and ability to see beyond the norm”.

The book also entitled Jewellery Box – Irelands Hidden Gems, will feature over thirty images taken in rock pools throughout Ireland and will be available to purchase at the exhibition. As an inspiration for everyone interested in rock pooling, Daragh said, “The photographs for the exhibition and book have brought back wonderful childhood memories, exploring pools where tiny creatures in their own magical world kept me entertained for hours. I now am looking forward to sharing the images with those that are interested in our shores”.

Dr. Prannie Rhatigan, author of Irish Seaweed Kitchen, will be also be giving a presentation at the Jewellery Box – Irelands Hidden Gems exhibition on Thursday the 18th November about the Secret Rock Pool Life and a demonstration on seaweed and their nutritional values. The presentation is from 7-10pm. All are welcome. Bookings for the presentation are recommended by contacting daragh@dulraphotography.com

For more information about Daragh Muldowney and Dúlra Photography see www.dulraphotography.com

Daragh Muldowney

087 2939374



Exhibition Launch – October 27th 2010 at 6pm Runs from October 27th – 31st 2010 from 1-5pm daily
‘they’ve seen us..... they’re staring this way......’
Ideas of fear, fate and foreboding, omens, signs and intuition are central to this collection of work in textiles, print, animation, photography and sound inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s short story and Nicholas Roeg’s 1973 film adaptation.

Don’t Look Now features work by Sam Boyd, Grainne Finn, Giita Hammond, Lorna Melody, Hannah Mullan, Sarah Verdon, Eoin Williams, Patrick Wall, and Robert Parkinson.


An unintentional beauty born out of Interruption

'An Unintentional Beauty Borne Out Of Interruption’
Opening Reception: Wednesday 20th Oct,
6pm – 8pm

Daily Viewing: Thurs 21st Oct – Saturday 23rd Oct, 12pm - 8pm daily

Auction: Sunday 24th Oct 4pm - 7pm

An Unintentional Beauty Borne Out Of Interruption is the first solo exhibition by Jenny Watkins featuring large-scale paintings that explore the artists' affiliation with burnt out vans and cars dumped on top of Mt. Leinster. Jenny was inspired by Eckhart Tolles theory in A New Earth that we, as human beings, can contemplate the beauty in almost anything, once we are aware of our own inner essence. Manifest throughout this series of work is the relationship between the subject and the environment, and the journey therein.

Jenny graduated with a BA in Ceramics from West Wales School of the Arts, Carmarthen, in 2007; culminating with a MA in Ceramics at the International Ceramics Centre, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC, in 2008. On her current work she says;

Perhaps it’s my background in Ceramics, but when the sun shines on vehicles that have been dumped and burnt out on top of Mt. Leinster, the earthy colours emanating are truly beautiful. Being from the countryside, we see the contrast of nature and man co- existing in rural settings and the beauty of these things when nature gets her hands on them. An Unintentional Beauty Borne out of Interruption which could easily go unnoticed through quick dismissal when regarded as rubbish or ugly is an essence I hope to captivate within my work.

Jenny has teamed up with the SCOOP (Save Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation to exhibit and sell her work in the hope of raising money to fund Jenny to volunteer and teach art at ‘The Save Children in Asia Orphanage,’ Cambodia. All pieces will go under the hammer of George Mealy in an exciting auction that will be held on Sunday 24th Oct. Bids will be accepted all week and pieces can even be sold before the auction at reserve prices.


The SCOOP (Save Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation are a new and exciting Irish charity who support children's education in the developing world. At present they are raising funds to build a brand new school in Cambodia which will act as a tangible and user friendly link between Irish volunteers and the Cambodian children. They also encourage as many different people from as many different walks of life to volunteer and ask YOU to get involved. For more info please see www.thescoopfoundation.com


What do you want out of life?

A fundraising exhibition presented by Costanzo Idini

Opening Reception: 15th October 6pm – late

Gallery Events: Sat 16th/ Sun 17th, 2-8pm

Tango milonga: Sat 16th, 7.30-11.30

Suggested donation E 5 per day, E 12 for the 3 days.
For PROGRAMME details see below

"What do you want out of life"
is a solo exhibit by Costanzo Idini and is part of a fund raising event featuring also performances and a tango milonga closing with a raffle.

From his travels to Buenos Aires in 2002 Costanzo Idini decided that he had to do more for the poverty stricken children and with this in mind he began the long process of documenting their lives. The objective of this fundraising event is to collect funds to publish a photographic documentary book, with the aim of funding the education of children in order to provide a way out of poverty for themselves and subsequently for their families.

The event will also feature an itinerant VJ piece which will be hosted in various peer venues in Dublin with the aim of networking and raise awareness on human rights and children’s condition in South America through visual art.

For more information on the project "FROM PATAGONIA TO BRAZIL" or if you would like to get involved and contribute in any way please contact us at: blcreativeteam@gmail.com

MORE INFO ON THE WEEK-END GUEST PERFORMERS LINE UP: www.costanzoidini.blogspot.com


The Back Loft will be yet again the dance lounge of an unforgettable tango Milonga, Buenos Aires Style, in conjunction with Compadrito Tango.
Four hours of non stop tango dance and more in the atmospheric setting of the Back Loft surrounded by the evocative photographs shot by Costanzo Idini in a recent trip from Patagonia to Brazil. Entrance fee is 5 Euro only. Donations are welcome and raffle tickets will be on sale throughout thew.e which will entitle the audience to participate to the final raffle prize draw on Sunday at 7pm and also to a complimentary glass of wine!
Join numerous, this is one not to be missed for tangueros and tango appreciators!



Friday 15th, 6.00pm - 7.30pm Opening wine reception

7:30pm - 8.00pm Nicole Rourke & Hernan Catvin

(The Suitcase Milonguera - Theatrical Performance)

8:30pm - 9.00pm Costanzo Idini (VJ)

Saturday 16th

2-8pm Exhibition viewing

4.00pm - 5.00pm Kazemi Sandoval Y Compania (Tango songs and Spanish music)

5.30pm - 6.30pm Trisha O'Keeffe - Singer songwriter

6.30 pm - 7.30pm mingle break

7.30pm - 11.30pm Tango milonga In conjunction with Compadrito Tango

Sunday 17th

2-8pm Exhibition Viewing

3.30pm - 4.30pm Alberto Gariglio (Pianist)

4.45pm - 5.30pm Keith Burke – (singer songwriter)

6.00- 6.30 Michael Cooney (Contemporary Dance performer)

7pm Raffle prize draw