Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

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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


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.

INDIE-AH! (fundraiser gig)

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 10th December / 8pm–1am

Fundraiser gig to raise money for Loreto Sisters Sealdah, Christian Brother’s, Goal and Mother Teresa’s Sisters all based in Kolkata, India.



Plus Special Guest artists!!!

Kicks off at 8.00pm sharp in Seomra Spraoi.
BYOB event, €5 suggested donation at the door.

‘Burma VJ’ — Auntie Underground

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 19th November / 7pm–10pm

‘Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country’ is a 2008 documentary film directed by Anders Østergaard. It follows the September 2007 uprisings against the military regime in Burma. Some of it was filmed on hand-held cameras, and the footage was smuggled out of the country. Other parts of it were reconstructed, which caused controversy.

‘Food Inc.’ Film Screening & Meal

Seomra Spraoi / Tuesday 16th November / 7:30pm–10pm

Hungry for Change?

Food Action invites you to a food and film evening, this coming Tuesday 16th November, 7.30pm in Seomra Spraoi.

We will be screening the 2008 film ‘Food, Inc.’ which examines the costs of putting value and convenience of food over nutrition and environmental impact. We’ll be sharing a vegan meal before the film (donations gratefully accepted!).

Food Action is a non-profit whole food club, whose aim is to provide its members/community with ecologically, sustainably, ethically and locally produced foods.


Seomra Spraoi
10 Belvidere Court
Dublin 1
[Location] via google maps

You can RSVP via our facebook invite

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.