Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Category Archives: Events

Revolutionary Love Gig — Thursday April 26th

Acoustic Sets from punk to flamenco in support of popular democracy prisoners in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Thurs 26th April @ 21.30 Seomra Spraoi hosts Lynched!, Mark Malone and Manzano (Spain)

€4 on the door, proceeds go for legal and medical support of imprisioned activists from APPO popular democracy movement in Oaxaca, Mexico

For more info on Oaxaca check out: www.narconews.org
Related Link: http://chiapas.indymedia.org/index.php?category=13

Make and Do this Saturday morning

Saturday April 21, 11am – 1pm

Having a cup of Arts and Crafts Morning

How it will be run

  • free/€1 donation
  • tea/ccoffee/biscuits for sale (made by us) or bring
  • your own (either way, you’ll have a choice and it will be cheap)
  • each session bring your own supplies
  • work on your own project and/or there will be activities fore each session
  • there will also be a supplies box for those who to use it or, donate items into it
  • myspace/mailout for folks; people can make suggestions, we can put pics up from each week
  • should be for all ages and sexes etc.
  • open to everyone
  • show a movie every so often
  • music chilled

a place of peace and creativity. A temporary residence tha feels like home.

This Saturday, 21st of April at ‘Cuppocrafts’ it’s time to get funky with your old rekkids. How? Here’s how…
Bring along any old and preferably wrecked 7″ or 12″records and you can transform them into a bowl! Oh yeah.
It’s gonna be so easy to do and you can impress all our friends when they call round with your super-fly bowl (in fact you could use it to trap flies but they’d have to be very big insects. Stick to simplicity).

So, pop along and have a go or bring whatever project you’d prefer to work on.

There will be refreshments and treats too.

Make and Do Workshop

Saturday April 7th 2007, 11:00 — 1:00

Having a cup of Arts and Crafts Morning

How it will be run

  • free/€1 donation
  • tea/ccoffee/biscuits for sale (made by us) or bring
  • your own (either way, you’ll have a choice and it will be cheap)
  • each session bring your own supplies
  • work on your own project and/or there will be activities fore each session
  • there will also be a supplies box for those who to use it or, donate items into it
  • myspace/mailout for folks; people can make suggestions, we can put pics up from each week
  • should be for all ages and sexes etc.
  • open to everyone
  • show a movie every so often
  • music chilled

a place of peace and creativity. A temporary residence that feels like home.

RAG Gig, Monday 26th March

This coming monday the 26th of March, RAG presents an evening of international aural treats, to help fund the up and coming second issue of their magazine…

  • MUSIC FOR ONE (accoustic resonate bluesy-folky from london meets canadia)
  • EWA GIGON (vibrators, crazy noises and cheese graters)
  • MER (singer, songwriter, storyteller)

@

Seomra Spraoi
(6 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 — ring the top buzzer by the big blue door)
€5…includes entry and food (as long as supplies last)
7pm for food
7:30 – 11:00 for music
ALL ARE WELCOME

www.ragdublin.org

Social centre screenings in Seomra Spraoi Saturday 6pm

followed by weekly meeting

Social centre screenings from Dublin’s new social centre, Seomra Spraoi.

47 Middle Abbey Street, next to Epicurean Food Hall
Thursday 3rd November

  • 6pm–7:40pm — 6 films about social centres, including Seoma Spraoi’s recent experiment
  • 8pm onwards — weekly meeting

All welcome.

This event is free but indeed donations will be welcome. Bring a cup for tea or anything you would like to donate to the social centre.

Tea (hopefully) will be served.

Films

  1. ‘Our Kitchen’, Belfast, 5:30 minutes
  2. ‘Aspire’, Leeds, 9:04 minutes
  3. ‘Canmasdeu’, Barcelona, 28:24 minutes
  4. ‘Amsterdam’, 3 social centres 33:59 minutes
  5. ‘Sumac Centre’, Nothingham, 17:32 minutes
  6. ‘Wandering Workshop’, le Petit Cinema @ la Condition Publique, Lille, France, July 04, 5 minutes
  7. ‘Streaming from the Gaff!’, recent Seomra Spraoi experiment, Dublin social centre, 3:53 minutes

Total screening time = 103:30 minutes ~= 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Films 1–5 made by Darren (2003/2004)
  • Film 6 made by Kingsley, part of EASA work
  • Film 7 made by Paul and Dunk

You can view recent Seomra Spraoi experiment in live streaming from the gaff on YouTube.

We might also try to stream a live webcast at the same time, depends on equipment and space

Chart Your Cycle! Roadshow and Reading

Menstrual Taboos and Period Etiquette

The “Chart Your Cycle Zine Roadshow” is coming to Dublin! Tuesday 25th of October at 8 o’clock at the new Seomra Spraoi digs on Middle Abbey Street at the building with all the sculptures out front. This will be a performance lecture led by the ladies who put together “Chart Your Cycle! A 10 Year Menstrual Chart to Help You Go With the Flow, Plus a Decade’s Worth of Interviews, Articles, Facts and Resources.” For those that don’t know, Seomra Spraoi is Dublin’s new social space.

Seomra Spraoi collective invites you to a night of play, art, discussion, film, food, disco

Friday 23rd September

Seomra Spraoi is a collective which has come together to create a social centre space in Dublin. To find out more about the ideas behind the initiave see ‘Seomra Spraoi Initiative Aims to Create Radical Social Space’.

Map to St Nicholas' Hall
Map to St Nicholas’ Hall

We are organising a big event on Friday the 23rd of September in the St. Nicholas of Myra community centre on Francis Street. The event will include films, workshops, exhibitions, free food, discussions, music, radio transmissions… and lots more things of interest, we are emailing you to ask you to join us and to bring whatever you feel could contribute to the evening or the project. As part of the evening we will be having an exploration / discussion into the question that was recently asked at the Dun Laoighre Festival of World Cultures — can art help change the world?

So all in all it will be a fun filled and productive weekend of lively events, discussion, action, art, play. We hope you can make the journey up and join us, we should be able to sort you out with accomodation with our friends here in Dublin. Hopefully the Friday night will spark the wish to make the idea of a social centre a reality.

And do invite your friends and ask them to ask their friends.

a few art, media, eco, radio, activist links

Cork

Kilkenny

Belfast

Dublin

Galway

Radio

De Dublin social centre will be great
De Dublin social centre will be great
a play and garden day in your community garden
a play and garden day in your community garden

Seomra Spraoi — Table Quiz

In Aid of Seomra Spraoi Social Centre Collective

  • Doyle’s Pearse Street (behind TCD)
  • 8pm Thursday
  • September 1st
  • €5/€4 (unwaged)
  • Glamorous MCs/fabulous prizes/EASY questions

The last table quiz held by Seomra Spraoi took place at the Lower Deck Pub on 15 July. The quiz ended in a draw and so a dance-off was held. Here are exclusive pictures. At least one of those pictured here has emigrated to Scandinavia because of the shame of this spectacle.

Faces have been blurred to avoid damage to reputations
Faces have been blurred to avoid damage to reputations
A well-known DJ is disguised in a wig (right)
A well-known DJ is disguised in a wig (right)

Saturday July 16th Public Meeting: Autonomous Social Centre for Dublin

St Nicholas of Myra Hall, Francis Street, Dublin, 2pm–3:30pm

Dublin is on the verge of having an autonomous social centre, set up and run by a collective called Seomra Spraoi, which formed last year. A public meeting this Saturday will update on progress and take on board people’s views on what the centre can be used for and how it will be run. It’s not too late for you as a individual or group to become part of the project (indeed it will never be too late to come on board, but now is when you are needed).

Seomra Spraoi is a collective seeking to establish an autonomous social centre in Dublin. Lots of individuals and groups are on board. There is a credit union account with money in it. Fundraisers have been happening. Folks have been meeting weekly for quite some time. For more background see the link below.

Now, keep the following under your hat: as things stand, we should be making a definite announcement on Saturday about a space in the north inner city which will be taken up in early August!

By the way, “public meeting” does not mean you coming along to listen to the heads who are involved already: it’s about everyone who comes along sitting around in a circle and making decisions together.

Where
Nicholas of Myra Hall is on the corner of Francis Street and a small street called Carman’s Hall. Coming from Thomas Street, about two thirds the way along, you’ll see a grand piano hanging off a building on the left: turn right there and it’s on the right.

Map to St Nicholas' Hall
Map to St. Nicholas’ Hall
G8 report back
There will be a half hour break from 3:30pm to 4pm, followed by a report back meeting from the G8 summit in Scotland.
Food
Bring some food to share (Seomra Spraoi will not be cooking this time).
School’s outside!
If the weather is still fine, we can have the meeting in the playground outside.

Related Link: http://seomraspraoi.blogspot.com/