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As Mary McAleese once said, "Bridges are great, or something, build more." So, in our Nordie ex-pres's honour, here's the absolute hard-core 100% awesomest guide for crossing bodies of water in Dublin:

COUNT the number of bridges spanning the clean and pristine Liffey!* SNAP yourself on the Ha'penny bridge, with our beaurriful city in the background! JUMP off the Samuel Beckett on a hot Summer's day! QUOTE Adam & Paul while taking drugs on the James Joyce! TELL people who don't really care that O'Connell is wider than it is long (and that it was originally made of rope!) PAY the toll on the East Link, with bonus points if you do it by eflow! WONDER how/why Leeson St. bridge has a five star Yelp review (more stars than the Liffey itself - stinger!) PLAY poohsticks on any of the above. N.B. People actually write online reviews of bridges, wtf people?

Who was guest editorial writer this week? Karl, Ciaran, Michael, Kate Frances or Jerath.

P.S. Best wishes to our regular photographers Sean & Yvette who are getting hitched this weekend and many thanks and good luck to regular contributor Jessica Hayden who leaves us to take up a role with Soundcloud in Berlin. *17

"I think the Ha'penny bridge is the most iconic image of Dublin." - Alan Wall
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September 06 2012


where
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


when
From 7pm

how much
Free

event
McGuigan Vineyard

We've been known to imbibe a glass or two with friends under the magnificent umbrellas of Meeting House Square, but the arrival of the McGuigan City Vineyard takes that sh1t to a whole new level. The McGuigans are an Antipodean winemaking dynasty and they've have rolled their portable City Vineyard into the square for a week of tastings and good times. We thought it sounded like an interesting proposition, but we weren't prepared for just how lovely it is. Real live vines, green grassy sod and a choice of wines to try - Dionysian bliss. Perhaps it was the sparkling rosé and the sunshine but for an hour there we felt quite transported. The good traders of the Temple Bar Food Market will be on hand on Saturday to line your bellies before you tipple. Sure, it's a branding exercise but it's one marked by imagination. / Mr & Mrs Stevens

 

September 06 2012


where
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 670 9202
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€5 in costume, €7 without

club night
We <3 the Nineties

The nineties were a riot, grrl. They had all the gaudy colour and dodgy prints of the eighties, but with Tamagotchis. The music was amazingly good and amazingly bad. For every James there was a Whigfield. Julian Cope left the eighties behind and started doing this sort of shizzle, which fused musical genius with fashion foolery. We contributed B*witched to the whole thing, and were represented by Boyzone on Live and Kicking each week. It was a golden age. A golden age which you can revisit tonight, by dressing up as Nick Carter dressing up as an extra from the Thriller video or a bloodied Kurt Cobain, and rocking out to tunes. If you can still recite the entire Fresh Prince of Bel Air rap, or coveted a Furby, this is the night for you. All it's missing is Andi Peters, Emma Forbes and a gunge machine. / Kate Frances

 

September 06 2012


where
Toner's
139 Baggot Street Lower,
Dublin 2


when
7.30pm

how much
Free

pop-up
Google+ Local Retro Games Classic

Before World of Warcraft and Assassin's Creed there was Speedball 2 and Sensible Soccer. Before Grand Theft Auto glamourised robbing and killing, Asteroids and Bubble Bobble had joystick fiddlers saving the earth and learning about cell-division. Different times, same calloused thumbs. Tonight, the cool hand Lukes and Lornas will descend on Toner's beer garden to hand out hadoukens to each other in a retro classic controller controlled rage. There'll be a special trophy by pop-culture artist Mick Minogue and the promise of beer on offer. To guarantee a spot, there's talk of having to review ten new Dublin spots on Google+ Local but we dont think it's a cheat to just up on the night. It's a better cheat than holding LB or RB while pressing Down, Up, Y, and B. You won't be able to console yourself if you miss out. / Vernon Steel 

 

September 06 2012


where
Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay D2
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
Free

gig
Leaders of Men

Hold up, something's not right here... I thought lads from Tallaght were only allowed into the city one at a time. All of a sudden five have been invited in at the same time. Emerging from Dublin 24 are Leaders of Men. A band with ambitions to become as household as Tefal and with a good chance to pull it off. This is a gig that’ll shake those EP hangover cobwebs away.  Having just stepped off a tour with Gomez, LOM are full of gifts these days. The release of their second EP online a few weeks back left me gagging for this gig, a free presentation of what makes them loudest and soon to be most sought after band on the Irish scene. And if past experiences are anything to go by, there’ll be bodies to soak up all those tunes so get down early, cos you’ll be diggin' deep into your wallet for a gig like this in the not so distant future. / Paul Mahon

   
 

September 07 2012


where
Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
Location Map

when
See link

how much
€6-€9

documentary
Shut Up & Play the Hits

It’s sometimes hard to explain how you fell in love with a band. It could be something as simple as that the boy or girl you carried a torch for in school was a fan. Or your cool older brother/sister/cousin/neighbour gave you a tape by them. You might have been standing in a shop or a bar or a club and one of their songs stopped you dead in your tracks. Upon hearing Losing My Edge by LCD Soundsystem for the first time, something changed for me. Here was a band who were effortlessly cool, yet – and this is the important bit – never tried to be. Upon hearing they were to split at the height of their powers, there was a real sense we were losing Someone Great. Whatever you think of James Murphy, Shut Up And Play The Hits is a brilliant insight into what was, for many, one of the most influential bands of a generation. / Simon Judge

 

September 07 2012


where
Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€15

gig
The Futureheads Acapella

I was 15  when I first heard The Futureheads' Hounds of Love, my little sister was 13, and we had begged our Mum to buy us this album. It now costs 1p on Amazon but pay no attention to that, cos discovering The Futureheads was priceless. Just as we shared the CD, we shared the harmonies too, to our mother's detriment. This acapella tour sees them more folksters with good haircuts than Gang of Four's successors. There is an innate sense of fun in their acapella performances, The Old Dun Cow is a tale of drinking till you're drunk, and then drinking some more. Familiar? They cover artists as diverse as Sparks and The Black Eyed Peas and they are a walking advertisement for why bands should lay down tools every now and then - cos this is as lo-fi as it gets. Win Tickets / Kate Frances 

 

September 07 2012


where
The Academy, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
11pm

how much
€17.45

dj set
Bonobo

While it could be crudely entertaining to watch primates with the propensity for fornication try to figure out the workings of a mixer, it’s not the angle The Academy plans to take tonight. Rather, Simon Green (aka Bonobo) will be bringing his much-lauded DJ set to Dublin. Over the last decade, the British musician has become an expert at drawing listeners into an ever-deepening state of downtempo, ambient bliss. Green uses crafty samples and thick, intricate bass to subdue electro fans, who we all know can get quite unruly. It’s almost as if he channels the namesake of his pseudonym, favouring sound waves over sexual contact (not to speak for the man). In the presence of his uniquely immersive music, I’ll be only too happy to become a placated member of the orgy. Win tickets / Jerath Head

 

September 07 2012


where
Supafast Building, Great Strand Street, Dublin 1,


when
6pm

how much
Free

sport
The Free Harrier Olympics

I've always thought the Supafast building (Headquarters of the International League of Harriers and The Free Harriers of Dublin) was founded on a kind of boyish 'no rules in my room' charm that inspires events like last year's epic siege of Croghan hill (!) and this... The schedule includes a two day bike triathlon, the Swagger Stick relay race, Push Hands Wrestling, The Best Best-Friend's, a Blundershwine Duel (nothing comes up in a google search but I hope it involves alcohol) and The Secret Final Game. 'Participating athletes will be given individual Harrier Swagger Sticks they say. All games are open to the public and presumably some sort of elaborate opening and closing ceremonies will be in order. I imagine competitive laddishness will be rampant. / Georgia 

   
 

September 08 2012


where
Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay D2
Location Map

when
8:30pm

how much
€13

gig
Husky

Husky are Australia’s answer to Fleet Foxes. Their harmonies soar, their guitar tones are tender, their lyrics are emotive and their rhythms driving. As such, it’s not surprising that they share the same record label. Dwelling more on the indie side of folk, their song writing is often more artful and compelling than one might expect. It makes for listening that, while reminiscent of their label compatriots, stands on its own two feet. Their live shows are equally as evocative; a melancholic take on pure joy, if such a thing could exist. Ignoring the fact that the lead singer is actually called Husky, I like to think the name (and sound) is derived from that feeling you had as a child when you finally got to hug one of those insanely furry pups, only to have your mother tell you it was time to leave. Win tickets / Jerath Head

 

September 08 2012


where
Lucy's Lounge, (Basement Sé Sí Clothing) 11 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Location Map

when
6:30pm

how much
Free

showcase
Show & Tell

Every time I open my closet in search of grown-up clothing, all I can ever find is piles of concert T-shirts. And clothes that fit me about 10 years ago. And grubby rags that happen to have my friends' signatures all over them. For me, this stuff is sentimental: They say, I was there, I did this, and I literally got the T-shirt. Fresh from their own Secret Garden Party, Milk and Cookies Stories will be hosting a Show & Tell about your favourite clothing items with Lucy's Lounge. You bring the clothes, stories and sugary goodness, and they'll give you prizes, applause, tea and love. It can only be awesome. By the way, I'll be the one in the grubby Glastonbury '07 shirt. It seems like a better idea than my lucky Superman pants… / Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan

 

September 08 2012


where
Meeting point will be mailed within 24 hours of walk

when
11.30am

how much
€15

walking tour
le cool Fashion Trail

Besides being all over Spring/Summer 2013 right now, le cool is in lockdown mode of Bluesteel pose perfecting in advance of our first fashion walking tour. As part of the Dublin Fashion Festival, we were asked to devise a walk that peeks beyond the rails of what defines and redefinies fashion in the city right now. As always, it's the enthusiasts and their unbridled passion that best informs the most vibrant elements. In keeping with tradition, we're not telling anywhere where they're going or who they're meeting. These reworked cowgirl boots were made for walking. How do we know? Erm, they're so SS 13 dahlin' (Limited to 15 places) Book here / le cool Dublin

   
 

September 08 2012


where
The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€15

screening
Sabrina

The classic ugly duckling to stunning beauty story line is made slightly less believable when played by the mesmerizing Audrey Hepburn. Her character, Sabrina Fairchild, slumming it as a chauffeur's daughter, harbors a desire for David (William Holden), the younger son of her father's wealthy employers. Cue a quick detour to Paris. She returns, swathed in Givenchy and armed with the knowledge of how to crack an egg, her bambi-like beauty transformed into that of a glamorous gazelle. A quick trip to Specsavers for David and catching the eye of her Adonis is no longer an issue, he's rightly floored, as is his older brother...so who will she choose as her prince? Pity her choice is either a whore mongering philanderer or a man so decrepit he looks like a propped up prune. Money can buy happiness though, right?! / Sarah Maguire

 

September 08 2012


where
Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


when
9pm - 2,30am (BYOB)

how much
€10

fundraiser
Minimum Maximum

If you're tired of the same old venues and the same old club spaces, Temple Bar might just be hiding exactly what you're looking for in its melée. Minimum Maximum is a series of four electronic music nights taking place every Saturday this month. In a 120+ capacity venue, you'll find some of Dublin's finest new electronic musicians, visuals by Le Tissier featuring video mapped umbrellas and a BYOB policy all in aid of gallery funds. This first week's edition features the analogue duo Subaltern, A/V post-dubstep duo Clu, dizzying beatmaker Lemonada, scene-setter Frankie Grimes and rapper MissElayneous. If you can't make the 9pm show, there's a free daytime kid-friendly gig centred on those more gently and acoustically inclined with Mumblin' Deaf Ro, Chequerboard, Mossy Nolan, Tara Masterson Hally and Rachael Boyd. / Nialler9

 

September 08 2012


where
The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
10:30pm

how much
€12/€15

gig
Shed

Shed may be the most prosaically named man in dance music (seeing as my DJ career as "Fork" failed to take off) but his recorded output and live shows are anything but boring. Lean, mean, and with a minimum of messing, his productions under his most well known name and a string of similarly no-nonsense aliases (including stellar releases this year as WK7 and Head High) are united by a commitment to exploring the shadowy territory between Berlin bred techno and the darker strains of UK bass, as well as a penchant for an old-school breakbeat and an innate understanding of dance floor dynamics. He's also a heck of DJ, as this fantastically paced Austrian radio set from last month amply demonstrates. Now excuse me while I play his Joy Orbison remix for the hundredth time this year. / Conor McDevitt

   
 

September 08 2012


where
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar (starting point)

when
12 noon - 7pm

how much
Free

walking tour
Walking, We Ask Questions

Sorcha Kenny and Lynette Moran's marathon stroll is intriguing not just for sheer stamina purposes. Investigating the relationship between public and private spaces through interventions and experiments in social choreography, this is at once totally Fringe but utterly central to our on-going questioning and active engagement with the city. Artists such as artists James O'hAodha, Mark Garry and Michelle Browne will be thought twisting en route along with  community activist Kaethe Burt O'Dea, Siobhan Kane (YHRF Collective) and Megan Kennedy (Junk Ensemble). You can drop in on the tour at a number of points and part two next Saturday welcomes people for a considered reflection of their experiences and examination of ideas such as the use of body in protest and the impact of the 'pedestrian' in moulding their surrounds. / Zach Joyce

 

September 09 2012


where
Trinity Sports Ground
Santry Avenue
Santry

when
Septmeber 8/9th

how much
Free

sport
Ultimate Frisbee Championships

Mercury Music Prize winners Elbow refuse to play Frisbee. Both times the band were dropped by record companies they were snapping wrists and flicking discs when they got the news. All this really means is that there will be more room for you to attend the All-Ireland Ultimate Frisbee Championships this weekend. Rock up and impress the 23 competing teams with your well informed shouts of "stay chilly" or "nice alligator catch!". Working off similar rules to American Football, UF is its cooler cousin. A sport that does not rely on referees but on the goodwill of the players means it's more good vibes than grid-iron. Rebel Ultimate team (from Cork) may be the number one seeds but I'll be rooting for the Dublin representatives, mostly because they dont have a name that sounds like it was rejected by the WWF. / Vernon Steel

 

September 09 2012


where
Cineworld, Parnell Street, D1
Location Map

when
All weekend

how much
Day ticket €25

cinema
MovieFest

It may be anti-social to sit on your own in the dark watching films all weekend but... MOVIE FEST!  Pass the popcorn! After a hugely successful inaugural year, Movie Fest is back and it’s bigger and better than ever.  It's a geektastic film festival without being exclusive - all you need is a love of movies. A movie buffs dream weekend, the programme features six screenings of films not yet in Irish cinemas including ParaNorman, Looper and Premium Rush. Every major film studio is getting a look in and there'll be a number of surprises, with anticipation of Hobbit footage and maybe a shneak peek at Ironman 3, as well as some special guests such as Geordie funnyman Ross Noble who'll be presenting his upcoming film Stitches. / Frances Winston and Darragh Doyle

 

September 09 2012


where
Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
Location Map

when
see link

how much
€6-€9

cinema
Lawless

I entered this film 15 minutes late, because, fittingly, my date got mugged en route for three cigarettes and a fiver. However, if you think that counts as lawlessness, you're really going to get a shock when you see (or wince through) this movie. This film, set during Prohibition, is one of the less caricatured of the genre, although if it was a caricature the artist would really need to go heavy on the red paint. Throats are split, dimwits are tarred and feathered, there are big guns, small guns, bicep guns. The filth are more violent than the crims, and women are dessert for blokes with the taste for a right-hook and dispensing bullets at high speed. I can't honestly say I watched the whole thing (scared witless) but the performances did leave me emotionally investing, and I'll potentially be nightmare ridden for the rest of the week. / Kate Frances

   
 

September 10 2012


where
Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
Location Map

when
see link

how much
€6-€9

cinema
Anna Karenina

The trailer to this film has been taunting me for weeks now, and the action doesn't disappoint. Joe Wright has assembled his go-to stars, Mathew MacFadyen and Keira Knightley, as well as Jude Law, whose receding hairline finally got its own starring role, in this adaptation of Tolstoy's masterpiece. It's a bit theatrical, a visual metaphor that confirms that 'all the world's a stage'. Keira Knightley (whom I usually find more grating than the sound of nails on a blackboard) is actually fantastic as Anna. Her descent into debauchery is at once both gleeful and heartbreaking. She is a mother, but childlike herself. Johnson is positively electric as the persevering lover who cannot truly possess the apple of his eye. Even if you don't have the patience for Tolstoy, this is a must-see. / Kate Frances

 

September 10 2012


where
The Front Lounge, Parliament Street

when
Until 30 September

how much
Free entry, pieces €29-€500

exhibition
Side Show

There are some really lovely paintings and wood-cuts hanging in the Front Lounge right now by three talented young artists who have put together a surreal creature-dominated collection called Side Show. Nicola Colton plays on a fairytale theme where an umbrella'd octopus roams the undersea realms and fairytales are lived out in worlds of geometric patterns and opposing colour schemes. Paul Duffy's pieces are at the more surreal end of the fascinating fictional creature continuum whilst John O'Connor's work uses layers of cartoon imagery to bewilder and beguile. The three are also showing their designs on truly unique i-accessories, the likes of which I'm pretty sure you won't find just anywhere. You've got until Sept. 30th to get in there and decide which creature you'd like adorning your living room/ipad/secret covet space. / Jessica Hayden

 

September 10 2012


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
See link

how much
€5.20-€8.90

cinema
Berberian Sound Studio

Blending a very English sense of eccentricity with elements of vintage European horror, Berberian Sound Studio is that rare picture which values what you hear over what you see. Toby Jones is Gilderoy, a buttoned-down sound engineer who accepts a job on an Italian horror movie without really knowing what he's getting into. He spends his days and nights in the claustrophobic studio of the title, ripping up radishes and stabbing cabbages to get just the right grisly sound effects for The Equestrian Vortex, a lurid sounding blend of witchcraft and sexploitation of which we glimpse only in the title sequence. Hovering somewhere between black comedy and pyschological horror, the film is not easily categorised and the final shift into meta-fictional madness may lose some viewers, but it's an undeniably original and unsettling work. / Conor McDevitt

   
 

September 11 2012


where
Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
Sept 11th -15th, 9pm

how much
€10 /11 / 13

theatre
Pop

Imagine what it would take to coerce you into spilling your murkiest secrets. On stage. In your underwear. Addressing a room full of relative strangers. Well, let’s hope the players in Come As Soon As You Hear’s ABSOLUT Fringe show Pop are being rewarded handsomely, as this week, they’re about to do just that. A tongue-in-cheek response to Dublin’s burgeoning ‘documentary theatre’ set,who purport to share real life stories on stage in the name of art, Pop explores the limits of how far performers are prepared to go to entertain an audience. Five players. Five rounds. Five opportunities to prove that, despite their sexual misadventures and/or history of petty theft, they’re really good people deserving of your love. This is one gameshow where asking the audience doesn’t necessarily reassure. / Joey Kavanagh

 

September 11 2012


where
Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
Location Map

when
see link

how much
€6-€9

cinema
The Queen of Versailles

As someone who spends an unduly large proportion of her time watching programmes about wealthy blonde women, The Queen of Versailles is right up my alley. This Sundance favourite follows Jackie and David Siegel as they embark on a quest to build the largest house in America - a property appropriately named Versailles. However, the focus of the documentary shifts as the economy crashes, construction on their would-be palace grinds to a halt and the couple is forced to dial back their lavish lifestyle. A delicious and often hilarious chronicle of excess and conspicuous consumption, this documentary is elevated by the presence of Jackie Siegel who makes for a fascinating subject and reveals herself to be far cannier than her augmented breasts and leopard-print attire would have you believe. Don’t judge a woman by her boob job, I guess. / Amy O'Connor

 

September 11 2012


where
Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€16 (€55 for all 5 shows with album download)

gig
Rónán Ó Snodaigh: A Perspective

I first met Rónán in Monkstown around 1974 where we went to the same school together. I knew his brothers too and we all got the 17 bus together. It wasn’t until I heard a track by Kila called Cathain which lead me to playing it as part of my own repertoire. Rónán taps into something instinctive that doesn’t follow any trend – old or new. He’s influenced by world music but rooted in Irish music. Rónán recorded Water Off a Duck’s Back when he was living quite close to me. It’s very humorous and written in his unique style. We pretty much recorded it, in the bones of a day, when he assembled a few musicians such as Steve Cooney, Martin Brunsden and Myles O’Reilly to jump in and add to his creations. His style of guitar playing is very cyclic and quite trance like. It’s a treat to be playing in his company. Win Tickets / Liam Ó Maonlaí

   
 

September 11 2012


where
South Studios, 27 New Row South, Dublin 8
Location Map

when
8pm (9th-13th)

how much
€11/€13

theatre
Oh Look, Hummingbirds

Originating from a short sci-fi story in 1985 called Snow by John Crowley comes this piece of devised theatre anchored, or possibly unhinged, by the concept of memory. Crowley conceived of a life recorded by the Wasp, an electronic devise, and a place called The Park where communing sessions with departed ones could take place. A precursor to the facebook comfort conundrum in death. Bluepatch and Floating World Productions are inviting us into this "memory store house" where they're offering a "perpetual care contract" for life experiences. Working with scientist and life-logger Dr Cathal Gurrin, an audio-visual artist called Furry and a folio artist creating live soundscapes, an undercurrent of manipulation trickles beneath this ambitious and immersive undertaking. O Death, where is thy sting? We may find out. / Michael McDermott

 

September 11 2012


where
The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2
01 670 3361
Location Map

when
1pm (11th-15th & 18th-22nd)

how much
€8 / €10

theatre
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

An international sensation, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit requires no set and is performed each time by a different actor who has never seen the script before. All they get is a few warnings ahead of the performance, one being that at some point they will have to impersonate an ostrich. This is the single greatest coup the Fringe have pulled off this year - Nassim Soleimanpour, the actor-playwright behind the show, will be present in Dublin for the performance, having not been able to leave Iran previously. The inability to leave your own country at the age of 29, a generation's feelings of entrapment and frustration are here presented metaphorically with an all-encompassing brush stroke, in this unpredictable show that may see some well-known thesps tread the boards. Now or never. / Roisin Agnew

   
 

September 12 2012


where
Ormond Wine Bar, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 1

when
4pm-12am, Tues-Sun

how much
Free

exhibition
UP

Being such time-poor, digitally-rich creatures caught up in our breathless daily commute, our eyes are almost always locked onto a purposeful horizon. Helen McNulty's exhibition elevates our gaze vertically instead. The Fermanagh born artist doodles endlessly on airplane journeys and has captured the visual expanse most of us doze through, resulting in a collection of expressive paintings. They are all at once moments of dynamism, mystery and pathetic fallacy. It also celebrates the shadows, contours, depth and colour of skyscapes we so often take for granted. Serendipity from Ryanair's cheap fares and a tiny miracle of modern life, perhaps? / Elish Bul-Godly

 

September 12 2012


where
Meet at ABSOLUT Fringe Box Office


when
Sept 12th - 16th, see link for times.

how much
€14

theatre
Maybe If You Choreograph Me You Will Feel Better

“For male audiences only. Book in person.”“Happy ending?” No, you dirtissimi pervs! Political, improvisational and dealing with the glorious tensions that lie between the sexes, this is an audience participation based piece that is sure to stop you losing your edge… London-based Lebanese artist Tanya El Khoury’s battle cry of “We don’t like neutral spaces, we don’t like being neutral” forms the core belief from which her work her originates. The interactive piece allows the male spectator complete control over a woman he will identify in the crowd. She may bizarrely refer to herself as 'we', but El Khoury is one serious performer whose award-winning work is unlike anything else in this country. Occasional female spectators allowed, trench coat and dark specs permitting. / Roisin Agnew

 

September 12 2012


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
see link

how much
€5.20-€8.90

cinema
Tabu

Tabu is a tale of two parts. It begins in Lisbon, where a woman is increasingly concerned by her elderly neighbour's erratic behaviour. It turns out though, that the behaviour that appeared to be senility was actually the culmination of the fermentation of fifty years' worth of guilt. We are transported to colonial Africa, where husbands buy their wives alligators on a whim, where every day's a pool party, and servants are disposable items. It is glamorous, but danger constantly lingers. The wildlife is dangerous, the passions aroused in the heat is dangerous, and the intoxicating political situation is dangerous. The nostalgic section of the film is silent, and you will feel the distinctive uneasiness. A beautiful and poignant film. / Kate Frances

   
 
Honor Fitzsimons

Honor Fitzsimons tells le cool why if it isn't furry, it isn't fun.

I graduated from Central Saint Martins a year ago. It was a fantastic experience because you’re really left up to your own devices; if you don’t do the work you just drop off the radar. It’s a good lesson to learn.

Since graduating, I freelanced for Qasimi Homme knitwear, then I went to Paris and worked for Peachoo + Krejbergand on their Autumn/Winter ’12 collection, again as freelance. I found it difficult to get full-time work, and as it’s so expensive there I thought I would come home and give it a go.

I didn’t expect it to go this well. I’ve found Dublin to be very open and responsive. Reactions to this collection are like Marmite; people either love it or they hate it. And I’m fine with that. I just think it’s fun, I only like to make things that make me smile. If I look at it and think ‘that’s really crazy and looks like a gorilla,’ then I’m happy.

Honor will launch her MONSTER KNIT collection at Project 51 on Thursday night as part of Dublin Fashion Festival PHOTO: Sean Jackson (assisted by Angelina Shaddadi). Model: Chelsea O'Connor