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  It's like being back in first class. They're playing Mary and Joseph, and you're just a shepherd. No hard feelings though, because during Tiger Dublin Fringe, it's those stage school kids' time to shine, and damn, they do shine bright.

That's why we are very proud to present this Tiger Dublin Fringe special, where we have the first week of festivities sorted for you. Whether you are looking to party hard in Meeting House Square with Kormac's AV show, or you fancy taking in some Songs From a Car Park in Tallaght, there is something in the programme to whet your appetite.

With a new director at the helm, our favourite Canadian (impossible! we love all Canadians!) Kris Nelson, the programme is as ambitious as ever, and we will be all elbows at the front on Saturday night for Harp: A River Cantata, as an on site operatic scene is enacted upon Samuel Beckett bridge.

Many thanks to the theatremakers who took time to pour their hearts and souls out to us about their exciting projects. Best of luck to you all - break a leg!

Who is loving life on the fringes? Kate, Michael, or Jack?

"...our happy little hipster guy..." - Shane Gavin
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September 04 2014


where
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
8:30pm, until 15 September

how much
€11-€15

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How To Keep An Alien

Following on from her enormously successful one-woman show Wheelchair On My Face, Sonya Kelly returns with another funny, tender charmer in the form of How To Keep An Alien. Another autobiographical tale, the show is based on Kelly's experiences of falling in love with an Australian woman and having to plead with immigration to allow her to stay here after her visa expires. It's an arduous process that entails compiling a dossier of evidence that proves they have been together for two years and one that Kelly has described as "humbling". Brimming with warmth and wit, it's pretty much the stuff of romantic comedies. Kelly's story of when love and bureaucracy intersect may be highly personal and deeply felt, but it's sure to resonate with anyone with a beating heart. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 04 2014


where
The Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
See HERE

how much
Depends

tiger explores
The Liquor Rooms

Descending the stairs adjacent to the Clarence you'd easily mistake yourself for having stepped off the quays and been transported to a New York speakeasy circa prohibition times. Patterned walls on patterned carpet, barely lit by the dim glow of an orange neon emblazoned 'liquor', it's an altogether welcome warning for what you're about to get yourself into. On Tiger Dublin Fringe weeknights it's your best bet to be seen and served - sit back on the velvet couches and reflect on the grandeur and grand-er personalities whilst you prepare to meet your maker. Get ready to set a spark to your night before you slip into the Boom Room to feign being a flapper; foxtrot, tango and waltz, before your turn on the bandstand piano - then it's time to climb up and let the prohibition begin again. / Le Cool Dublin

   
 

September 04 2014


where
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
6:30pm, until 13 Sept.

how much
€11-€16

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The Rest is Action

In a Greek tragedy, there are the words...and then the rest is action. This re-imagining of the Oristea by Aeschylus, this play questions the appropriateness of tragedy - with the invention of it, did we all resign ourselves to a self-fulfilling prophecy of knowing ruin? So old that there's an entire section of it lost to the annals of time, The Company are bringing tragedy to its logical conclusion with their revisitation of this play which is responsible for all our problem solving terminology, from vendetta to litigation - but the question is, when we lose the tragedy, do we lose all the other stuff too? With all the Eastenders style drama of any Greek play worth its salt, whether you realise just how tragic you really are or not, you'll be handsomely entertained. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 04 2014


where
57 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.

when
See HERE

how much
See HERE

tiger explores
Love Supreme

Design and coffee have always gone hand in hand. From the clean curves of a glass Chemex carafe, to the exposed lighting and distressed furniture of your local brew bar. Or that designers have an above average insatiable hankering for caffeine? Regardless, Love Supreme, the brainchild of two local designers is Dublin 7's long overdue answer to Berlin's The Barn - bright, airy, and with plenty of wooden bar to prop yourself up against while spotting some of the neighbour's more sartorially inclined with a 'spro in hand. Should the style stakes be low, the widest, most mouthwatering selection of Wildflour Bakery's wares will compensate. With concoctions of gin, rhubarb and rose to complement Roasted Brown's selection of coffee, it's safe to say you'll love Love Supreme. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 04 2014


where
Outside Bank of Ireland, College Green

when
7pm

how much
Free - win tickets

fashion show
Young Designer of the Year

Young design is thriving in Dublin and abroad. From Simone Rocha hitting Dover Street Market and Colette, and Danielle Romeril presenting at London Fashion Week, to Honor Fitzsimons conquering CREATE at Brown Thomas to the NCAD and LSAD graduates getting started with the wonderful aid of visionary retailers such as Atelier 27, it's certainly in rude health. Dublin Fashion Festival will be presenting the future faces of fashion by showcasing a cherry-picked selection of young designers for you to bookmark in your browser and track as they pace the long road to reaching the dizzying sartorial heights of Alan Taylor or Tim Ryan. This event is a swit-swoo invite only, but Le Cool has a pair of tickets to give away...Fight for em like it's a John Rocha sample sale!! Win Tickets / Kate Coleman

   
 

September 05 2014


where
George's Dock , Near IFSC, Dublin 1.


when
9am - all day

how much
Free

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2Fik Does Strongbow

I'd like to think that I could forgetting the name of the Norman conqueror on the failings of Leaving Cert Art History rote learning but it's difficult to forget about the painting by Maclise depicting the arranged marriage of Strongbow to Aoife McMorrough, daughter of the exiled King of Leinster. Parisian-Morroccan Muslim, 2Fik, plans on setting up shop in the Docklands in order to recreate the watercolour, over the course of eight hours. Screening his own range of Gallic-Morrocan identies, as well as some Gaelic versions through a high-fashion lens, the results will be compiled and exhibited at Filmbase, in an effort to touch on religion, gender, sexuality, race and Irishness. Think RuPaul meets Riverdance - headscarves, neon pink dresses and facial hair. WERK. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 05 2014


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

when
9pm, until 14 Sept.

how much
€11-€16

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Begorrah

Between turning six, performing their first headline show in Vicar Street, completing their sixth stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and starring in this ad for curry sauce, it's been quite the year for Foil, Arms & Hog. Yet despite all this, they remain prolific as ever, with their latest hour of hectic hilarity poking fun at pretentious theatre types, Ireland's relationship with drinking and more. Teeming with mischief, each member of the sketch trio brings their own comedic strengths to the table, while bouncing off one another and eliciting belly laughs from audiences. Most impressive of all, though, is the precision of the writing and performance. There ain't an ounce of fat on these bones. Instead you've got an hour of energetic sketch comedy that will keep you laughing like a content baby. Do it. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 05 2014


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

when
6:30pm, until 7 Sept.

how much
€11-€14

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Get Ready to Die Alone

Between hosting the closing night charity shindig and performing his latest one-hour delight, it's safe to say that James Walmsley is all over Fringe like a rash this year. Having performed last year at the festival alongside fellow comedy bright spark Aisling Bea, Walmsley is back this year on his own with the ominously titled, but resolutely whimsical Get Ready To Die Alone. The show sees the former Dead Cat Bounce frontman regale the audience with a combination of original comedy ditties and stand-up, as he broaches subjects ranging from human statues to achieving catharsis through busking. With musical ability to match his comedic prowess and sharp writing to boot, Walmsley's latest effort promises to be all killer, no filler. Get ready to die alone, but not before laughing in unison with a room of strangers. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 05 2014


where
Molloy and Dowling, 18b Kildare Street Dublin 2
Location Map

when
11am-6pm

how much
Depends

tiger explores
Molloy & Dowling

Colm and Jed are rulers of this optical enclave on Kildare Street. You will have to seek them out in their cavernous base but it's a truly fashionable find. The search for cool and affordable specs appeal in Dublin stops here. Partners in life, they bring their discerning eye to bear on all types of vintage and antique frames with some prized possessions. Prizing authentic design, craftmanship and quality materials they never fail to proffer an opinion which feels like a genuine guide rather than a flattering sale. Besides having the occasional "all back to ours" on a Saturday night if you catch them after Mother, they host occasional launches, gigs and readings including Stefan Fae's Tiger Dublin Fringe show - Cabaret Mattachine. Open your eyes! / Zach Joyce

   
 

September 06 2014


where
d-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence St, Dublin 1
Location Map

when
1am

how much
€25

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Zombies; Why Death is Dying or Are You Working Hard Enough?

Beep beep, tag on, tag off, shuffle up, clock in, shuffle down, clock out, charge, backup to the cloud, doze off into the clouds. Work to live... Or are you even working hard enough to earn a living? Who needs to spend hours pondering Carvaggio's self-portraits, when you just can just buy a "Célfie" t-shirt with your contact-less? Beginning after the uprising against capitalism-induced alienation as envisioned by French text, The Coming Insurrection, Ruairí Donovan promises to confront how reliant society has become on solving problems by posturing and purchasing. From after-midnight 'til dawn the audience will become immersed in the insurrection against loneliness through dance, and possibly featuring a chain-saw. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 06 2014


where
Samuel Beckett Bridge

when
9pm

how much
Free

tiger dublin fringe
Harp: A River Cantata

It seems fitting that a festival with a programme as truly varied and experimental as this year's Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival would open with a triumphant and wholly elaborate outdoor musical spectacle. So, leave it to Ulysses Theatre Opera Company to conceive of the appropriately dramatic and unique Harp: A River Cantata, the special one-off event that kicks off this year's festival. The event will transform Dublin's Samuel Beckett Bridge into a musical instrument and feature approximately 120 musicians performing a composition by Tom Lane. Inspired by the bridge's resemblance to a harp, the event will incorporate recorded soundscapes of the bridge, as well as the live musical performance. Sound like a logistical nightmare? Potentially it will be. But it also promises to be completely special. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 06 2014


where
Industry, 41 A/B Drury Street, Dublin 2.


when
10am - 6pm

how much
Depends

tiger explores
Industry

You're looking for homewares without floral patterns of gold-leaf damask and purple patterns garishly vying for your attention? We know a place who absolutely has you covered. Even a man who will avoid an Ikea trip for three months will be tempted to drop thirty euro on a bin in Industry. I know. I've seen the bin. With an aesthetic that is more about burlap and steel than Liberty prints and block-coloured ceramics, there's a sparse, utilitarian element to the pieces that Industry curates and stocks. So for Edison light bulbs, lamps with all the hardware exposed, and rugs that evoke the misty colours of the West of Ireland and the pleasant scratch of a 1970s mohair jumper, there's only one place you need to be.../ Le Cool Dublin

   
 

September 06 2014


where
Indigo & Cloth, 27 South William Street Dublin 2


when
10am - 6pm

how much
Depends

tiger explores
Indigo & Cloth

When it comes to cool threads for men, Indigo & Cloth is deep freeze. Indigo boasts choice cuts from brands such as Oliver Spencer, Hentsch Man and Norse Projects along with a coffee brew from Clement and Pekoe. They also have a slew of unique and intriguing local custom projects, such as screen prints in your county colours and candles, being spun from its creative agency hive upstairs. The space moulds the exposed brick, wood floors and open plan feel of its textile shop origins with some nifty counter and rail work by Design Goat. There's a Scandanavian air of cool swirling about its confines. It's also conveniently located directly across from the Project Arts Centre, one of hubs of key Tiger Fringe shows as well as the kick back party place at the weekend. Tread wisely but most importantly thread stylishly. / Zach Joyce

 

September 06 2014


where
The Freemason's Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.


when
11am - 6pm

how much
€6 (sounds of the city)

festival
Sounds Alive

Listen Up! The explosion of quality radio documentaries and podcasts in recent years has resulted in a genuine revival of appreciation of the power of simply listening, absorbing and appreciating. Sounds Alive has been tapping into this growing trend in recent years and finally plugs into the big time with their stand alone festival. Yes the big gun moments with The Moth and 99% Invisible are sold out but there's aural awesomeness on the edges left to savour. There's Listening Rooms with free access (skip the Culture Night queues to see this venue if nothing else), a Moth workshop and an intriguing Sounds of the City project by the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Queens featuring Belfast and the favelas of Rio as realised by two saxophonists and a bonsai sound sculpture. Yes I just said a "bonsai sound sculpture". / Michael McDermott

 

September 06 2014


where
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Location Map

when
6:30pm

how much
€25

party
Forza Nautica 2

Finding something different to do on a Saturday night can be a challenge so why not grab your maties and head for an Italian disco boat party with a full bar and plenty of dancing room in Dun Laoghaire. The summer may be over but the folks over at Forza Italo are embracing the fore-cast heatwave and hosting an Italian inspired boat party. Starting at half six don your finest nautical glad rags and hop on board for a glass of Prosecco and an hour and a half trip around Dublin from Dun Laoghaire through Dalkey and Dublin's city centre via The Liffey. If Dublin sight seeing ain't your thing have a dance on one of the open decks or down below if the aforementioned heatwave is dampened (no innuendo intended.) To make you feel extra swanky upon your yacht you'll be given a glass of Prosecco as you board. Win Tickets / Niamh Keenan

 

September 06 2014


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

when
See HERE

how much
See HERE

cinema
Life of Crime

JenAnn does a graduating turn in Daniel Schechter’s latest indie piece, retro caper dramedy Life of Crime. Wilted high-society wife Aniston becomes the victim of hack-job first-time kidnappers Robbie (Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def) and Louis (John Hawkes) who meet a brick wall when attempting to shake a ransom from her tyrannical and soon-to-be-ex husband (a despicable Tim Robbins). From tennis clubs to drug dens, this film scales the social strata of late-1970s Detroit beautifully and with a boastfully slick soundtrack to boot, Life of Crime is a tasty piece for the era-hungry senses. While not afraid to shy away from darker themes touching on the rampant racism, sexism and anti semitism of the time, this films never loses its pace or comedic centre thanks to its eclectic and superb cast. / Jack Gibson

   
 

September 07 2014


where
The Square Town Centre Car Park, South Roof Car Park, Tallaght.


when
6pm and 8pm

how much
€8-€10

tiger dublin fringe
Songs from a car park

Sibling rivalry. We've all felt it, and it was probably at its most poignant when four of you were squashed into the back of an '86 Polo on the way to Trabolgan. Stuck to each other, whiplash from the lack of belts, and gruaig the size of Solange's from the natural A/C. It's traumatic at the time, but you're stuck there nonetheless. When the journey is long enough, you sometimes even form a bond - the younger ones sticking up for the older. In being trapped in the car park, the characters of this show have formed something similar - each trying to mess with, and test each other but being ultimately bound together by a sense of need. With the audience themselves experiencing rubbing shoulders with four of their closest mates from behind the windscreen of their own vehicle, it provides both a bond and a voyeuristic barrier. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 07 2014


where
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


when
9:30pm

how much
€17

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Tanya Tagaq

In a nod to festival director Kris Nelson's Canadian-ness, Tiger Dublin Fringe has enlisted Tanya Tagaq, a Canadian throat singer, to perform at this year's festival. Tagaq has been described as an 'Inuk punk,' a nod to her Inuit heritage and ferocious, otherworldly vocal stylings. She manages to produce sounds that are visceral and guttural, and interprets the ancient vocal art form in a manner that will startle you in the best way possible and make your neck hairs stand on end. Here, her performance will include a screening of the controversial 1922 documentary Nanook of the North, a film which purported to depict Inuit life, but was later found to have include sequences that were staged. Support on the night comes from the exquisitely talented Loah. Prepare to have your mind blown. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 07 2014


where
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
6:15pm, until 15 Sept.

how much
€11-€15

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Bernarda's House

In The House of Bernarda, Alba, a fierce Andalusian matriarch presides over her house and exerts tyranny over her five daughters during a prescribed period of mourning. It's a tragedy that deals with oppression and imposed morality, amongst other heady topics. Sound gloomy? Thank heavens for Bernarda's House, then, a humorous retelling of the play from the team behind the likes of I'm Not A.D.H.D, I'm B.O.L.D and Break. Here, the focus is on Bernarda and her housekeeper Poncía. Performed in classic red nose, it humanises Bernarda, exposing the fragility that percolates beneath her steely surface. Starring Amy Conroy and Clare Barrett, this adaptation incorporates the age-old theatrical tradition of the clown, which in turn imbues the piece with pathos and humour. A must. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 07 2014


where
Makeshop, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2.

when
11am-6pm

how much
See link

tiger explores
Makeshop

Are you a DIY fiend? Are you a DIY fiend without a shed? Well, let us introduce Makeshop, the down-and-dirty brother to the Science Gallery. It's all can-do attitudes at Makeshop, where you can do electronics, make robots, clocks, radios and more. With none of the anxiety that used to come with Design Technology class at school (arriving on time, remembering your woodwork apron, or remembering to sellotape over the acrylic when cutting it), the drop-in sessions at Makeshop mean that you can mosey down in your own time, which is refreshing, and means no after-school detention. Sweet. Now, pass me the pliers.../ Le Cool Dublin

   
 

September 08 2014


where
The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
01 677 9250‎
Location Map

when
7pm, until 13 Sept.

how much
€11-€13

tiger dublin fringe
Alison Spittle Needs an Agent

Fresh from a one-month run of her show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Alison Spittle returns from completing that comedy rite of passage to perform her latest show on home turf. Cheekily titled Alison Spittle Needs An Agent, the show features Spittle riffing on her expecations of what life her should be, showbiz, comedy, mental health and more. Anybody who saw Spittle at the recent Vodafone Comedy Festival will attest to how she grown to become one of the most exciting, unique voices to emerge from the current crop of shiny, young Dublin comedians. A combination of well honed riffs and stories from growing up that are often punctuated by her infectious giggle, the show is an assured delight from start to finish and one that will ensure that she won't be sans an agent for long. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 08 2014


where
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
9:15pm, until 13 Sept.

how much
€11-€16

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Advocacy

When was the last time you've heard the slightest generalisation about a minority or an ethnic group thrown into casual conversation? You probably laughed along with the joke, or nodded in silence but didn't take the person to task for offending someone that wasn't there to defend themselves. What happens when people stop engaging with issues enough to have an impact on services on the ground? Or how does the conversation change when the language used in the engagement with politicians is biased in itself? Advocacy is a call to arms, and an attempt to explore this in a dialogue focused less on what people perceive as being 'wrong' with those with disabilities and more on the ways in which society can be changed to accommodate them. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 08 2014


where
The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
01 896 4091‎
Location Map

when
7pm, until 12 Sept. 4:30pm, 13/14 Sept.

how much
€11-€14

tiger dublin fringe
To SPACE

While most of us have no desire to visit space and are perfectly happy with just seeing Gravity in 3D, Niamh Shaw is an exception. A scientist-turned-performer, she has had a deep-seeded compulsion to visit space for as long as she can remember. This year, she set about making this a reality, conducting interviews with astronauts and space industry experts, and undergoing rigorous astronaut training. To SPACE represents the culmination of this period of research and examines the motivations for wanting to visit space, the politics of space exploration and, more broadly, the dogged pursuit of your dreams. Employing projections, animation and sonic installations, Shaw's personal journey will entertain, inspire curiosity and force you to evaluate your own dreams. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 08 2014


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

when
8:45pm

how much
€11-€14

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WRAPPED

We've all been there. One minute you're in the throes of a tip-top celebration, the next, you've just come to despite all the haze and hair in your face after somehow falling UP half a flight of stairs. You've displaced your entire life along with your handbag. You're phone-less, key-less, and card-less and it's probably the beginning of a bank holiday as well. Sure, we can all point to the Hangovers and the Bridesmaids as the glamourise-ers of self-deprecation, but what are the female-lead examples? WRAPPED is an altogether welcome attempt at telling the female perspective story of boozing and treading the breadline, when there's no one to blame but yourself. Yourself and the nunnery that still won't take you in for guidance despite your best attempts. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 08 2014


where
121 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.

when
12-7pm (see link)

how much
Depends

tiger explores
The 3rd Policeman

The 3rd Policeman is best described as 'if Wes Anderson re-made Goodnight Mister Tom.' It is a treasure trove of old gas masks, silk scarves your Granny wore to dances, typewriters, old cigarette cases and cocktail trolleys from a bygone era, when you never waited for dinner because the aperetifs were already flowing. Beautiful 1930s furniture sits next to industrial lamps, while if you're keen on that old military look, there's sure to be a cap of rank to accessorise with a twirled mustache.  The odd time, you might even find some taxidermy, if you're scant on company! So don't stay in and watch Dad's Army; go to The 3rd Policeman and buy the lifestyle...it's more interesting than buying one from Ikea, right? / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 08 2014


where
Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.

when
11am - 8pm

how much
Depends

tiger explores
The Ink Factory

I used to have a Tumblr with lots of pictures saying things like "I like shoes, booze, and boys with tattoos", which is embarrassing. The only redeeming quality about the whole thing was that I was ahead of the curve on the whole mustache enthusiasm and coffee evangelism (I used to post pictures of lonely espressos sitting atop French language Penguin editions). All that said, I still enjoy all of the above, which is why I like The Ink Factory. It's a tattoo parlour, coffee parlour, and barber parlour. It isn't polished enough to feel like an achingly hip Dalston rip-off, which is why the concept works. It has an honest heart and a simplicity that'll make you trust in the barber's fading skills, the tattooist's inking skills, and the barista's coffee pulling skills. / Le Cool Dublin

   
 

September 09 2014


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

when
6:15pm, until 13 Sept.

how much
€11-€15

tiger dublin fringe
A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade

In the run up to the marriage referendum in 2015, it's easy to lose hope and succeed to all the hyperbole, cynicism and spite in light of legal rulings like the BAI radio ruling or the entire #Pantigate debacle. Yes, you can point across the pond or Atlantic in comparison, to show that inequality still exists in not being afforded the same basic right to marry as heterosexual couples. In saying that, over 76 countries still carry anti-homosexual laws, or laws banning something called "gay propaganda". With the help of Panti, St. Patty and the Naked Cowboy, this Parade provides a stop-gate tour of the fourteen years since decriminalisation, and a sense of optimism that Ireland could be an example of how much things can change in a short time. Sure, anyone who's walked down Grafton St at lunch knows we're a slow moving nation./ Le Cool Dublin

 

September 09 2014


where
Peacock Theatre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
9pm, until 13 Sept. 13 Sept, 1pm & 9pm

how much
€11-€16

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The Well Rested Terrorist

If Beyoncé patented the "visual album," then leave it to Irish alt-pop ensemble Maud in Cahoots to pioneer the "live concept album". Inspired by the phenomenon described by neurologist Oliver Sacks in his book Musicophilia, The Well Rested Terrorist casts an eye over the varying effects that music has on the human psyche. Featuring nine new songs composed by Maud in Cahoots, this piece stars the captivating Maud in Cahoots and Rory Fleck-Byrne as two subjects that can only communicate via the medium of music and explores just what music can do a person. Noteworthy for being the first Fringe show staged in The Abbey, the show places the band in a live context that isn't merely a gig in a pub. The result is a wholly unique meditation on infamy, fear and coming to terms with being yourself. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 09 2014


where
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2
01 896 1334
Location Map

when
9:30pm

how much
€11-€15

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Tardigrade

If microscopic creatures can crawl into a seed-like state when things are right for their existence, I can totally get away with doing the same, right? The extremeophiles the title refers to can thrive in any condition, from outer space to yer garden in Glasnevin. Inspired by Bosch's triptych showing the same earth in the flux of three independent states of creation, Philip Connaughton saw the creatures he was sticking under a microscope as the perfectly resilient critters to become an unseen but present symbol in the piece. Through non-narrative dance, the piece will explore how several different realities can co-exist and interact without directly effecting each other. With the flourishes of the visual bombardment of sci-fi battles, I'll be sure to remember Tardigrade on the cusp of crawling under the duvet of a rainy Monday. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 09 2014


where
Roasted Brown, Upstairs in Filmbase, Curved Street, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
7pm

how much
Free (mail dublin@lecool.com for tickets)

event
This Student Life

They're back! The Freshers, the refreshers and those in need of an airing. The trials and tribulations and utter joy and freedom of being a 'student' is dissected in this discussion by ourselves in association with AIB. From the scramble for that overpriced bedsit hovel to learning how to cope with a Pot Noodle bore, This Student Life strives to enlighten and entertain in the company of those living it and those who've forsaken it. Laura Gaynor is from IADT and been vlogging the merits of omlettes whilst carving out a media profile. Trinity News editor at large Matthew Mulligan (close to clocking up 60,000 tweets) will be offering insights from inside the Arch whilst UCD Welfare officer Maeve DeSay will be talking about their forthcoming Mind, Body and Soul festival. With added comedy by the rising funny bone(r), former college dropout and Tiger Fringe performer Al Porter. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 09 2014


where
46 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6.

when
11am-8pm

how much
Free

tiger explores
MARTCADE

It's as if the MART, the former firehouse space in the heart of Rathmines, just wasn't enough for us. We craved something more, and the good people who regenerated the Mart have been kind enough as to give it to us in the form of the MARTCADE. It's like an arcade, except instead of losing coinage to a creepy, greedy claw hand, you spend it on nourishing your mind, body and soul with foodie options to keep the cookie monster in your belly happy, weekend markets to spend hours perusing must-haves, should-haves and definitely will-haves, and the odd event to keep the little grey cells working, as Poirot would say. It's official. Rathmines is the new Stoneybatter. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 09 2014


where
Dublin Castle, 2 Palace Street, Dublin 2
Location Map

when
Until 12 September

how much
Free

exhibition
International Academy of Ceramics Exhibition

The world of ceramics was opened up to most of our generation via Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and a fairly heated metaphor, but this week Dublin will welcome the world’s top ceramic artists to show us how it’s really done, putting their works on display in a series of exhibitions in Dublin Castle and across the rest of the city. As part of the International Academy of Ceramics meeting, a major ceramic exhibition will run until Friday, with a Dublin Craft Trail happening in locations from the Chester Beatty Library to the Casino Marino as well as four dedicated international exhibitions on the Dublin Castle grounds. All free to the public, the artists have also agreed to donate over 100 works to the city once the exhibitions come to an end, which is nice. Now just put Unchained Melody on a loop as you wander around and you’re golden. / Hugh Torpey

   
 

September 10 2014


where
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


when
7:30pm

how much
€16

tiger dublin fringe
Dancing Suns + I Am The Cosmos

Staying out all night on the eve of Record Store Day was my first mistake. My second was having somehow never heard of the band launching their debut, Monochrome, nearly a year a half ago. Trying to expand my fairly narrow-minded musical choices, an ecstatic fan and friend decided to drag me along, given my recent introduction to Italo disco after seeing Drive. Even listening back to tracks like Dislocate on a pair of half broken headphones, I'm still reminded of how enveloping the crippling waves of synth washing out over the PA were. Alongside a set from Celbridge via Berlin trio Dancing Suns, and set to preview new material, Meeting House Square is the ideal venue to introduce a musically challenged mate to Dublin's answer to Johnny Jewel. Oh, and to be insistent in calling it Cos-MOSS over Cos-MOSE. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 10 2014


where
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2
01 896 1334
Location Map

when
6:30pm, until 14 Sept. 13 Sept, 1pm & 6:30pm

how much
€11-€15

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Lurky! Lurky!

It seems safe to say that Lurky! Lurky!, a provocative piece of dance theatre performed entirely in the nip, may not be for the faint of heart. But for those with not-so-delicate sensibilities, this piece from acclaimed choreographers Emma Fitzgerald and Aine Stapleton offers a searing commentary on the interaction between society, gender and the female body. With live film editing and live DJ scratching courtesy of the brilliantly dubbed DJ Djackulation, Lurky! Lurky! employs a multimedia approach to explore its heady themes, while an undercurrent of black humour ripples throughout. (A spoken word piece entitled DeFame and included in the show calls out noted creeps Bryan Singer and Terry Richardson for "bangin the young ones without any remorse".) Utterly original and unlike anything else you're likely to see at the Fringe. / Le Cool Dublin

 

September 10 2014


where
Cross Gallery, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Location Map

when
-

how much
Free

exhibition
Group Exhibition @ The Cross Gallery

The Cross Gallery situated on Dublin’s antiques quarter Francis St., currently houses a tasty myriad of work, in its airy little hub. Beyond the coffee shop front hides a art deco sitting room featuring beautiful pieces and from there lies the main gallery space, currently home to collections from five artists, each more contrasting and surprising than the next. Notably, Justin Wijers’ mixed media series of bust-like portraits unnerve and bring a viscerality and creepiness to the room which is matched by the irksome and doom-depicting work of Rens Krikhaar and his charcoals of disaster and despicableness. Downstairs is the delightfully named Nag Gallery, a compact and proudly angular space where Gareth Jenkins’ collection Interplay runs riot, a series of stark lines and perspective which make for beautiful and pop art-like abstraction. / Jack Gibson

   
 
DJ Kormac

It's all music and lights with Kormac ahead of his AV show as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe...

Dublin's got an atmosphere like no other city and a music scene we should be really proud of. When I travel to play in other, similar-sized cities, they're amazed when I tell them how much we've got going on. Over the last few years so many amazing restaurants have popped up too. We're kind of spoiled in that sense.

When making my first album, Word Play, I sampled a lot of old records and movies. The idea behind this new record was to "create samples" and so I made contact with a fairly eclectic bunch who I'd admired for some time, namely, Irvine Welsh, Speech Debelle, Micah P. Hinson Bajka and Vyvienne Long. I then travelled to their houses/studios and wrote songs with them. The plan was to record these guys and then treat those recordings as my samples, twisting and morphing the sounds into something new. Naturally, I recorded the musicians in my Big Band a lot too.

My Tiger Dublin Fringe Show is a performance where I control the sound and visuals using two turntables. I've also got a couple of special guests popping along to perform some of my own material.

Kormac's AV Show takes place 6 September, 9pm, at Meeting House Square. PHOTO: Allen Kiely