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Film screening every Wednesday – Belleville rendezvous

belleville rendezvous/bellville triplets/tri de bellevilles sa seomra tomorrow!

After probably the most controversial Tour De France in history relax and enjoy this whimsical look at the Tour amongst other things.
Not that it’s still without a fair share of skullduggery.
A wonderful animated short — with the most addictive score of all time — covering themes as varied as friendship, a mother’s love, fat dogs and trains, the power of music and toasted frogs and ze mafia.

Very 1930s/1940s not so politically correct in places but shure what is? Beautiful animation in an autumnal style…

Accompanied by some political shorts (about 35 minutes or so)

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/83793

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Screening of Independent Short Films – Wednesday 7.30pm

Venue: Seomra Spraoi

Directions: Coming from Capel St bridge, turn left at the Boar’s Head off Capel Street, large grey-blue building on your right, old Melody Maker building. It is across the road from the “Capel Building” and Rhodes restaurant. It is on the Luas track.

Time: 7:30

Suggested Donation: Waged €2.50/Unwaged €2.00

If you want to screen a feature/short/documentary/music video, e-mail screeninggroup@hushmail.com.

More Info on Pro Bono Publico http://www.seomraspraoi.blogspot.com/

Childrens group – this Sunday

Anti-authoritarian kids group

Sunday 3pm
Seomra Spraoi
4 Mary’s Abbey, on the Luas tracks, grey door, opposite Rhodes restaurant.

Whether you are a parent or just interested in kids, come along to talk about kids, different ways to practice parenting, organise childcare and relate to education.

This is the initial meeting, with a hope to move forward into more regular get-togethers – weekly or monthly, possibly even longer-term projects around childcare/education.
Bring the kids and toys/snacks to share.

The Seomra Spraoi cafe is on from 2pm, so come earlier if you want a good meal!

Film screening tonight and every Wednesday

Classic film tonight

Akira

(On wednesday week another animated classic – Linelaker’s “this waking life”)

Notable themes of the film include youth culture, delinquency, social unrest and future uncertainty weighed against the historical spectre of nuclear destruction and Japan’s post-war economic revival.


Akira (アキラ, Akira?) is a 1988 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his manga of the same name. The movie led the way for the growing popularity of anime in the West, with Akira considered a forerunner of the second wave of anime fandom that began in the early 1990s. One of the reasons for the movie’s success was the highly advanced quality of its animation. At the time, most anime was notorious for cutting production corners with limited motion, such as having only the characters’ mouths move while their faces remained static. Akira broke from this trend with meticulously detailed scenes, exactingly lip-synched dialogue — a first for an anime production (voices were recorded before the animation was completed, rather than the opposite) — and super-fluid motion as realized in the film’s more than 160,000 animation cels.[1] It is regarded by critics as one of the greatest animated films ever made.[2]

While most of the character designs and basic settings were directly adapted from the original 2,182 page manga epic, the restructured plot of the movie differs considerably from the print version, pruning much of the last half of the book.

Notable themes of the film include youth culture, delinquency, social unrest and future uncertainty weighed against the historical spectre of nuclear destruction and Japan’s post-war economic revival. This pervasive atmosphere of impending doom is set to fuse in the feature’s tag line, “Neo-Tokyo is about to E•X•P•L•O•D•E.”

Suggested Donation: Waged €2.50 / Unwaged €2.00

Directions

Coming from Capel St bridge, turn left at the Boar’s Head off Capel Street, large grey-blue building on your right, old Melody Maker building. It is across the road from the “Capel Building” and Rhodes restaurant. It is on the Luas track.

This will be the second film screening in the new Seomra Spraoi (Dublin Social Centre) location. The aspiration is that there will be a D.I.Y weekly screening in Sproai Spraoi.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_(film)

Porco Dio seomra spraoi fundraiser – Thursday July 12th

Our good friends Porco Dio are organising a seomra spraoi fundraiser gig on Thursday, July 12th in the Lower Deck, Portobello, Dublin 8.

Porco Dio Present
Fundraiser for the new Seomra Spraoi

  • Frigits hideaway house punks http://www.myspace.com/frigits
  • Another Day in Hell hardcore for the hard core
  • Illuminatus
  • Groundburst ambient rock http://www.myspace.com/groundburst

The Lower Deck, Portobello
Thursday 12 July
€5 before 9pm / €6 after

http://seomraspraoi.blogspot.com
http://www.myspace.com/seomraspraoi

http://www.myspace.com/porcodiodublin

Film screening every Wednesday

Film screening at Seomra Spraoi, every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

Different types of films each week, all ideas welcome. If you’ve a film you’d like to show drop in and bring it along. Would be really great if people could get involved to help with organising each week. We have a really large screen, a good projector and a perfect big room.

Donation at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

7.30pm, all welcome.
Address 4 Marys Abbey, Dublin 1 (first and second floor)

Tabless Quizz

First event at our new location

A tabless quiz will take place in our new HUGE premises.
All sorts of questions, great fun and a chance to explore the new gaff.
€3 per person or €2 if in fancy dress. All welcome.

Address: 4 Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 1 (First and second floor)

Directions: coming from Capel St bridge, turn left at the Boar’s Head off Capel St, large grey-blue building on your right, old Music Maker building. It is across the road from the “Capel Building” and Rhodes restaurant.
It is on the Luas track.

Related Link: www.myspace.com/seomraspraoi
www.seomraspraoi.blogspot.com

Weekend events kick off with RAG gig

Friday May 25th 2007

RAG gig in Seomra Spraoi
Time: 5.30 – 9.30

Acoustic gig and food

All welcome
€5 or donation


This is the final weekend for Seomra Spraoi at Ormond Quay.

All help welcome and needed. Drop by over the weekend or even better come along to the meeting this evening, Thursday at 7.30pm …

Tonight there is the usual weekly MEETING at 7.30pm, to discuss the weekend events, the clear-out and the future. Please come along!

Friday
early evening there’s an ACOUSTIC GIG, organised by RAG. Karen Mc D, Mark Malone, and Mer (singers, songwriters, storytellers) 5.30 – 9.30pm
Saturday
Open day with a special invite for kids; tea, puppet making and crafts.Surprise event on Saturday evening (i.e. nobody knows yet what we’re doing… come along tonight and help plan it)
Sunday
The last supper, our regular weekly cafe but a little later than usual. Food served 3pm. Film showing following food, film TBA

We are going to be paying a bigger rent very soon. Your help is needed. BRING YOUR BANK DETAILS along this weekend and fill out a standing order form. No amount is too small!

A full day of Wonder

Saturday May 19th at Seomra Spraoi

Cuppocrafts, DIY make and do from 11pm to 1pm.
This is followed by a fun papier mache workshop.
This day of glorious activity is rounded off with a Stevie Wonder film at 5pm… to mark this great man’s birthday of course!

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Some more info on Cuppocrafts

Every second Saturday come along for a morning of make and do. If you have a creative yearning then this is the place for you. Here is a temporary refuge to have some space to create and relax. Every second week there’ll be a project.You can bring your own project to work on and/or suggest one for a future Saturday.Tis up to you! You can start it there and then or bring your own to do.You can keep it for yourself or share it for another week’s project. Come along for a look, have a cuppa and a treat, make something, have a natter, be yourself. What’s in the pot is there to share: tea, materials, ideas, space and compassion. A cuppo refreshment, a cuppo relaxation, a cuppo creativity, a cuppocraft.

Please forward, all welcome.