Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre


Sunday, Oct. 19: Halloween Kiddie’s fundraiser for Gaza!

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 19th October / 12pm–4pm

This Sunday, October 19th, 12pm–4pm in Seomra Spraoi — come bring the kiddies for a day of fun :)

We want to support of an Irish couple in Gaza who are raising money and building a well for a village who’s water supply has been cut off due to the bombing during Israel’s assault. So we are holding a kiddie fundraiser Sunday the 19th in Seomra Spraoi from 12.

There will be games, story telling, face painting, arts and crafts and hopefully live music for kids — any other suggestions welcome.

There will be a couple of hours of family fun and a good excuse to meet up and bring all the kids together.

The Organisers

For more information, check out the Facebook event page.


Friday, Oct. 17: Auntie Underground Cinema – ‘My Father, My Mother and Me’

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 17th October / 7pm

This Friday in Seomra Spraoi, the Auntie Underground film collective are showing ‘My Father, My Mother and Me’, a German documentary made in 2012 by Paul-Julien Robert.

Robert was born in 1979 to a young swiss woman living in Freidrichschof, a famous, and later infamous, Austrian commune that was once the largest in Europe. Like so many utopian communities founded over the past two centuries on the principle of participatory democracy, this one was the brainchild of am individual visionary. He was Otto Mühl, a former Wehrmacht soldier who in the Sixties helped found the actionist art movement in Vienna.

Mark Lilla, ‘Tyrant of the Commune’

This is a BYOB event. Seomra Spraoi is at 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.



Viktor Grey & guests gig

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 13th November / 7pm–1am

Viktor Grey, Suzaku Avenue and Stevie Appleby are playing a gig on the 13th of November at Seomra Spraoi with various poets/storytellers. €5 @ the door. BYOB

Live bands, a mix of acoustic and gothic alternative, aswell as prog music, the sickly and dark underbelly of the Dublin scene, a requiem to the obscure and unconventional… with strobe lights.


‘The Dreamlife of Angels’ — Auntie Underground

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 12th November / 7pm–9pm

The film is about two working class women, Isa and Marie. Isa is a drifter and searching for a lover she had met during the summer. When she realizes that her search for him is futile and turns elsewhere she meets Marie, who lives in a small French town near Lille. The two young women instantly find a connection as they both have been treated harshly by life and are living from day to day in short-time jobs, such as working in a textile factory or delivering leaflets in the streets. Marie lives in an apartment that she is looking after because the owners had a car accident in which everyone died, except for Sandrine, a teenager, who is in a coma. Marie invites Isa to live with her. Shortly thereafter Isa and Marie meet up with two bouncers, Fredo and Charly, whom they befriend. The men help them out and they have genuine fun together, although they are not much better off than the women.


RAG 5 Launch

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 20th November / 6pm–1am

Rag celebrates the launch of our 5th annual magazine with a Queer Anarchafeminist Cabaret. Food, feminists reading magazines, dancing, music fun fun fun fun. €8 donation including a copy of the magazine.

20th November
Seomra Sproai
6pm for food
…9pm for performances with popcorn and cake
Kids welcome
Fancy dress encouraged!
Dancing til late
8 euro donation including a copy of the magazine

Confirmed appearances from:

  • Mistress of ceremonies: JELL O’FISH! (Rag member)
  • Deirdre and Jonah (performance/song singing)
  • Lilly DeValle (burlesque)
  • Oscillate Wildely (queer boylesque)
  • Apollonia Tribal Bellydance
  • Coin Operated Girls (the wonderful D4 Von Teese and Lisa Connell, queer burlesquer)
  • The Lovecats’ Azaria Starfire (Burlesque/Comedy)
  • Leanne Harte (Gonna play us a few songs)
  • Blackbird (Rag’s own burlesquer)
  • The Beast Woman (Emma) and the Crash Test Cabaret troupe (comedy and burlesque)
  • Julian Mandrews (The Gay (And rather dapper!) Drag King)
  • Jennifer Evans (Amazing, lady guitarist and singer!)

Food, drink, performances, laughing, dancing, music, magazines and anarchy!



‘Offside’ — Hands off the People of Iran

Seomra Spraoi / Thursday 11th November / 7:15pm–9:25pm

Hands Off the People of Iran will hold an information meeting and a screening of ‘Offside’ in Seomra Spraoi on Thursday 11th November at 7:15 pm.

The film tells the story of soccer mad Iranian girls who dress up as boys so that they can go to the world cup qualifying match in Tehran. Women are banned from attending all sporting events in Iran and face arrest and imprisonment if caught.

The production is both a serious examination of the level of repression and a light-hearted look at the ridiculous lengths the Islamic regime is prepared to go in order to keep control.

The director Jafar Panahi spent three months in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, protests that at the moment he has little hope of making another film — all he can do is film one in his head. But, he says defiantly: “I will have to make a film — that is my life.”

Guardian Review

Handle Off the People of Iran — Ireland

Hands Off The People Of Iran – Ireland is an activist campaign and its objectives are to;

  • Work to oppose the threat of any imperialist intervention, war or sanctions against Iran.
  • Seek to build active, practical solidarity with grass-roots radical secular forces in Iran, the militant women’s, workers and students movements.
  • We fight for regime change, both in Iran and in the imperialist countries. But we know that change must come from below — from the struggles of the working class and social movements — if it is to lead to genuine liberation.

Our campaign demands are:

  • No to imperialist war! For the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of US/UK troops from Iraq and the entire Gulf region!
  • No to any imperialist intervention. The immediate and unconditional end to sanctions on Iran.
  • No to the theocratic regime!
  • Opposition to Israeli expansionism and aggression!
  • Support to all working class and progressive struggles in Iran against poverty and repression!
  • Support for socialism, democracy and workers’ control in Iran!
  • For a nuclear-free Middle East as a step towards a nuclear-free world!



‘Children Underground’ — Auntie Underground

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 5th November / 7pm–9pm

Children Underground (2001) is a documentary film directed by Edet Belzberg.

Homeless children are the casualties of Romania’s recent history. In an effort to increase the nation’s work force, former communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu outlawed contraception and abortion in 1966. Thousands of unwanted children were placed in state orphanages, where they faced terrible conditions. With the fall of Communism, many children moved onto the streets. Some were from the orphanages. Others were runways from impoverished families. Today there are 20,000 children living on the streets. The resources for sheltering these homeless youths are severely limited.


‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’ — Auntie Underground

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 22nd October / 7pm–9pm

Auntie Underground film club presents a cult movie The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie by Luis Buñuel.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (French: Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie) is a 1972 surrealist film directed by Luis Buñuel and written by Jean-Claude Carrière in collaboration with the director. The film was made in France and is mainly in French, with some dialogue in Spanish.

The film concerns a group of upper class people attempting — despite continual interruptions — to dine together. The film received the 1972 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.