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I am Baba - New show for Babies 0-12months

I am baba is commissioned under Exploring and Thinking: A Collaborative Framework for Early Childhood Arts in the Dublin region.

Exploring and Thinking is an initiative generated in partnership by Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

It is funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration which supports innovative and ambitious local authority collaborations.

I am baba is presented by Anna Newell in association with the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.

Venue Location Date Times Duration Note Booking
Civic Theatre  Belgard Square East, 
Dublin 24 
D24 NWN7
Friday 20th October 10am, 
11am &  
12 noon
20mins Show Arrive early to find parking Tel Civic Theatre  
01 4627477
Ballyroan Library Orchardstown Ave 
D14 VY33
Monday 23rd October 10am, 
11am & 
12 noon
20mins Show Arrive early to find parking Eventbrite or Sile Coleman, 
Ballyroan Library 
01 4941900
Quarryvale Community Centre Greenfort Gardens 
Tuesday 24th October 10.30am, 
11.30am & 
20mins Show Arrive early to find parking Katrina Bouchier 
087 1715043


Sightless Cinema 2017-18 - Invitation to join

Radio drama workshop for blind and visually impaired people

at Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, October 2017

Artist: Ciarán Taylor theatre director-deviser from Carpet Theatre.

  • People with sight loss from South Dublin County are invited to join a radio drama workshop. No prior experience is necessary. Sightless Cinema allows anyone who joins to get involved in helping create new radio dramas, with the help of sound and drama experts. We’d love to talk to anyone interested in helping. For information, or to let us know you’d be interested contact Ciaran at or 086-3679342.
  • The radio drama workshops are due to begin Thursday 5 October 2017 (10:30am-12:30) at RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre at the Tallaght Luas stop. This collaborative arts project is funded by South Dublin County Council Arts Office, and facilitated by NCBI Services.
  • This is the fourth year of ‘Sightless Cinema’. People who joined the other groups say they didn’t quite know what to expect, but they really benefited from getting involved. So far there have been successful public audio presentations of the plays created by members at UCD and Lighthouse cinemas.  Another is planned for Lighthouse Cinema 27 September.


The Workshops:

  • We’ll work together in a relaxed, fun way exploring how to tell stories through sound.
  • We’ll start with a series of 8 workshops. These will introduce ways of creating radio drama.
  • We’ll play with recording voices and sound effects, and real sounds from your daily life. We’ll then see how these can be put together to tell stories in sound. We’d also like you to show us how you use sound technology (phones, computers etc.), if you do.
  • We plan then to continue workshops on Thursday mornings until March/April 2018, with the aim of making recordings in a sound studio for a presentation later in 2018.
  • With your help, we’ll record some ‘Sightless Cinema’ which can be broadcast or presented for a live audience. The aim is to create pieces which come from blind people’s experience. They will appeal to a wide audience, but will be particularly rich for blind listeners.
  • If you are interested you can contact Ciarán Taylor at (086) 367 9342 or for information on the workshops. We may be able to help with transport or access. Deadline to apply for a place: Monday 18 September 2017 


Friday 22 Sept

Culture Night now comprises of hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From the nation’s capital to county town, everyone’s getting involved.

Culture Night will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017 from 5pm-11pm..

Last year, South Dublin County hosted 9 Events in 7 Locations and drew an audience of 1200 People!

For more information go to:



The Arts Office in South Dublin County Council is pleased to announce that the ‘Art Trax App’ is now available for Android and iPhone devices.

The ‘Art Trax’ app is FREE to download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Art Trax takes you on a tour of South Dublin County’s rich collection of public art. It maps the locations where permanent artworks can be seen, and the locations where temporary works were presented. You can find information about artists, view artworks, and access film works.

This App provides a complete overview of the public art landscape that has emerged in the county since the first public art commissions in the 1980’s.

We are very excited to be able to have this service available to the public. This highlights South Dublin County Council’s continued commitment towards the delivery of high quality customer service to our citizens through the innovative use of technology.

Art Trax is an initiative by the Arts Office in South Dublin County Council, produced with the support of IT Services South Dublin County Council, commissioned artists & commissioning agencies, with the software developed by AppKickr Ltd.

We would be very grateful if you could help us spread the word. Please insert the text above and these links to The Google Play Store and The App Store on your website.


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