Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Never Mind the Ballot

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 25th February / 2pm–8pm

Some things to do in your local social centre to take your mind off the futility of voting

On Polling Day

Vegan Cafe, Bike Workshop, Games, Cinema, Tea and cakes, and Art Workshop.

Activities are by suggested donations. More if you can afford it, less if you can’t.

  • Soup served between 2pm and 4pm
  • Bike Workshop from 2pm to 5pm
  • Art Workshop from 2pm to 4pm
  • Cakes from 3pm to 5pm
  • Games: Table tennis and boardgames, 2pm to 8pm
  • Dinner served between 6 and 7pm
  • Cinema: Election themed Hollywood

Films

Bulworth (1998) 2pm
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Election (1999) 4pm
A 1999 American comedy film adapted from a 1998 novel of the same title by Tom Perrotta. The plot revolves around a three-way election race in high school, and satirizes both suburban high school life and politics.
The Candidate (1972) 6pm
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment. Themes of the film include how the political machine corrupts and the pointlessness of politics.