Big Smoke Winter Literary cafe

“Simply wonderful...one of those evenings that remind you how lucky you are to live in Dublin.”
  Big Smoke Writing Factory is a creative writing centre run by writers for writers. They are located in the heart of the city and provide creative writing classes and workshops for new and developing writers.
 The Back Loft has been a great supporter of Big Smoke over the last number of years and are delighted to host their 2012 Winter Literary Caf√©! Always the highlight of the Big Smoke calendar, this event is set to take place on Sunday December 2nd from 6pm - 9pm.
Start the festive season in style with a wonderfully relaxing evening featuring readings from developing writers and guests, live music, mulled wine and plenty of winter cheer. A chance to see some fantastic emerging Dublin writers and hear all the exciting new work happening at the Big Smoke Writing Factory.
As always this event is FREE and open to everyone. The Big Smoke and the Back Loft look forward to seeing you there!
Email bigsmokewritingfactory@gmail.com
Twitter @Bigsmokewriting


Cloister - Exhibition by La Catedral Studio Artists

An exhibition of work by the artists of La Catedral Studios
The Back Loft
Opening reception Saturday 8th of December 6pm
Exhibition continues Sunday 9th December 1-6pm

Cloister: A showcase of work by the studio artists of La Catedral Studios in the heart of the Dublin Liberties.
La Catedral studios encompass a diverse group of artists working in all mediums of art in a converted Victorian warehouse. Over the week-end seventeen artists from the Studios will exhibit their works in the Back Loft to celebrate their artistic practice which unfolded in their studio spaces over the past year... The Back Loft is a bright open space adjacent to La Catedral Studios and is used as a multi faceted space for performance, exhibitions, art salons etc.  This exhibition promises to be a visual feast featuring video installations, illustrations, photography, mixed-media and paintings from the talented and diverse artists of La Catedral Studios.
Come along to celebrate and enjoy this exhibition in a warm, atmospheric and historical environment!

The Artists:
Damian O’ Donoghue – illustrator (Ireland)
Anthony Collins – Interactive/ Mixed Media artists (Ireland)
Pham Van Duc – Painter (Vietnam)
Emily O'Callaghan – Photographer (Ireland)
Karina Finegan – Photographer (Ireland)
John McCann – Painter (Ireland)
Karma Shawa – Painter (Jordan)
Miquel Montlló - illustrator (Barcelona)
Bridget Ryan- Painter (Ireland)
David Booth- Painter (Ireland)
Dee Walsh- Painter (Ireland)
Hugh Frazer – Painter (Ireland)
Rani  Sheilagh- Painter (Ireland)
Dave Folan – Sculptor / video artist (Ireland)
Anthony Cullen- Painter (Ireland)
Dee O’Shea- Installation /video/mixed media artists (Ireland)
Liam Meates/Painter (Ireland)


Mamuska Dublin

Mamuska Dublin returns on Friday 30th November, featuring a packed line-up of experimental video work and live performance to challenge and inspire. Audience and artists mingle in an atmosphere of play and discovery. Starts 7.30pm


1. Carol Walsh - 'A Medley of Shakespeare' - CLOWNING
2. Hillary Williams - 'Scars' - VERBAL PERFORMANCE ART
3. TheOpenRehearsals - PERFORMANCE
4. Paco Torres - 'The Rattle of Benghazi' - FILM
5. Roisin Power Hackett 'The Roche Limit' - SPOKEN WORD
7. Sandra Estrada - 'The Hand of the Inert' - FILM
8. Peter Duffy - A Political Movement - PERFORMANCE PIECE
9. Rose Lawless - 'The Virgin Mary rap' - PERFORMANCE

Mamuska Dublin is a free event supported by the Arts Council Small Festivals Scheme and curated by La Cat Salons inhouse programme of La Catedral Studios.