Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Seomra Spraoi Launch Weekend!

Hey all, here’s the outline timetable for the launch weekend for the new Seomra Spraoi.

Seomra Spraoi is an autonomous social centre in Dublin city centre. It is run by a non-hierarchical collective on a not-for-profit basis. It hosts workshops, political meetings, film screenings and lots more. The centre seeks to be a hub of positive resistance, in a city and society where public spaces have been eaten away by consumerism, property speculation and the culture of the car.

Our new space is at 10 Belvidere Court, off Gardiner Street in Dublin 1. There’s a map/directions on our website at http://www.seomraspraoi.org.

If you’d like to get involved in Seomra Spraoi, you can email us at seomraspraoi@gmail.com for more details

Friday 13th February

We start off our launch weekend with a night of acoustic music, featuring

HEATHERS
www.myspace.com/heatherswhatsyourdamage
CIAN NUGENT
Talented young guitar player Cian Nugent plays instrumental guitar music with many folk and experimental influences. His exploratory style of playing has earned him comparisons to Robbie Basho and John Fahey. Recently he has toured with Jozef VanWissen and James Blackshaw and will feature on an upcoming compilation from legendary folk label Tompkins Square.
www.myspace.com/ciannugent
JAY BAKER
Poster for the Friday gig
Poster for the Friday gig

Saturday 14th February

noon – 4pm
Bike repair workshop in the seomra, hosted by our newly formed bike group
noon – 2pm
A radical walking tour of the north inner city, hosted by local historian Terry Fagan.
places on the walking tour are limited to 15 and the cost is €6.50.
To book a place, please email seomraspraoi@gmail.com
noon – 2pm
Gardening & seed planting. help grow the new seomra’s garden!
2 – 3pm
Lunch, Zapatista coffee and fancy cakes (Veggie/vegan & gluten free options available)
Cooked & served by Dublin’s sexiest chefs The People’s Kitchen
3 – 4:30pm
Stencil graffiti workshop
4 – 6pm
Social Centres Workshop — A popular education participatory exercise on the historical trajectory of social centres, mapping out the link between capitalism, social movements and social centres
4 – 6pm
A workshop on electronic music hosted by Herv
http://www.myspace.com/hervmusic
8 – 1am
Paisean Faisean — fancy dress party with music from DJs Deki & Krossphader
Poster for the ‘Paisean Faisean’ event
Poster for the ‘Paisean Faisean’ event

Sunday 15th February

2 – 3pm
Lunch — guaranteed to cure your hangover…
Veggie/vegan & gluten free options available.
Cooked & served by Dublin’s sexiest chefs The People’s Kitchen
3 – 4pm
3 Minutes of Infamy — A representative from each of the groups that use Seomra Spraoi will speak for three minutes about their group, what they do and how you can get involved.
4 – 6pm
Queer Spraoi presents a cross-stitching workshop.
4 – 6pm
A panel discussion on autonomous social spaces in Dublin with speakers from Seomra Spraoi, The Joy Gallery & The Shed.

The Joy Gallery is a not-for-profit art space focusing on experimental art, music/art cross-collaborations and new media work.
http://www.redspace.cc/

The Shed is a workshop space in the heart of Dublin, off Bolton street in Dublin 1.
This project has been created to give location to foreign artists resident in Ireland or in general artists working on International Issues and their unconventional approach to art and communication.
http://www.myspace.com/mcbett

7 – 9pm
A screening of short films & animations hosted by the Seomra’s cinema group