Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

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Workshops for activists in facilitation, consensus decision making, non-hierarchical power structures

Seomra Spraoi / 15th–17th October


Friday 15th: Consensus Decision Making: One-Day Workshop
Help your group become more inclusive, make consensual decisions and implement them, and have more fun. This course could be for you.

  • 9:30am — Registration
  • 10am — Workshop starts
  • 11:15am–11:30am — tea break
  • 1pm–2pm — lunch
  • 2pm–3:30pm — tea break
  • 3:45pm–5.30pm — workshop
  • 6pm — dinner
  • 7pm–8pm (ish) Workshop
Saturday 16th
Building Strong Groups: Half-Day Workshop
Co-operative group work helps us deal with our problems, become sustainable and grow, gives us space for creativity, and is inspiring and ful…filling. Create strong and resilient community and campaign groups.
Facilitating Meetings
Strong and clear facilitation can help your group work together effectively, get more done and have more fun!
  • 9:30am — Registration
  • 10:00am — Workshop starts
  • 11:15am–11:30am — tea break
  • 1pm–2pm — lunch
  • 2pm–5:30pm — workshop!
  • 6pm — Dinner
  • 7pm — Introduction to Housing Co-operatives workshop
  • 8pm — Mystery Screening — film tba
Sunday 17th & Monday 18th: How to Run a Great Workshop: One/Two-Day Workshop
This could be for you, if you have skills or information you want to share, and/or you want to support people to learn from each other or share experiences.

Sunday 17th
  • 9:30am — Registration
  • 10am — Workshop starts
  • 11:15am–11:30am — tea break
  • 1pm–2pm — lunch
  • 2pm–3:30pm — tea break
  • 3:45pm–5:30pm — workshop
Monday 18th
  • 9:30am — Registration
  • 10am — Workshop starts
  • 11:15am–11:30am — tea
  • 1pm–2pm — lunch
  • 2pm–3:30pm — tea break

How to participate in the Event

We ask that you register for this event by returning our flyer, stamped to the address printed on it or copy and paste the form at bottom of article and emailing it to There is a max limit on all workshops.

Workshops are by Donation, suggested at €5 for a half day and €10 for a full day. Beverages and vegan lunch available by donation too.

Seeds for Change Network works with grassroots groups involved in Environmental and Social Justice issues to help them organise for action and positive social change. One way we do this is by providing free workshops and training covering all aspects of campaigning work. When developing a workshop or training session we work closely with the group involved to find out in which way we can best provide support.

An important area is that of working in groups and community building. We offer workshops on group organisation, decision-making and group dynamics. Conflicts between members, frustration at the lack of success, dwindling numbers, the question of where to go from here are problems every group experiences at some stage. Facilitation and support from outside can often help groups to overcome obstacles. Someone from outside can see things in a fresh way, help to facilitate group decisions and empower the group to get a project going again.

How to Register to Particicpate

Hi all potential attendees!

If you would like to attend the training you need to register for the event. There are limited places available, particularly the ‘How To Run A Great Workshop’. This workshop is tailored for people who have a specific idea/intention for a workshop in mind. If you need any more info don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can register via email, just copy paste the form below, fill out the info and send it back to us at


Take Back Power Screening and Talk

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 21st July / 8pm–9pm

Looking back and Forward on Irish Climate Camp

A screening of a short documentary about Climate Camp Ireland 2009 and a collection of other shorts from previous Climate Camps in other countries accompanied by a brief talk about what Irish Climate is and where/what it will be this year. There will also be a chance to ask questions of some of the people involved. The main film is 20 minutes along and the others are between five and twelve minutes.

Climate Camp Ireland camp together in late 2008 with the aim of building an environmental and social justice movement, providing a space for free education and workshops on sustainability, climate change and lots more, taking direct action against environmental destruction and social injustice and to demonstrate a model of sustainable living. A year and a half on and we achieved and will continue to achieve all of our aims! Come along to screening to find out more…

John Zerzan — talking on the ‘Roots of the Crisis’

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 25th June / 8pm–10pm

Talk from an american anarcho-primitivist.

American anarcho-primitivist John Zerzan says civilisation is pathological and needs to be dismantled. Zerzan’s critique of civilisation draws on anthropological research to argue that domestication of nature and domestication of humans go hand in hand.

More info on Indymedia.

All ages gig!

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 26th June / 2pm–6pm

All ages, alcohol-free gig in Seomra Spraoi on a Saturday afternoon (26th June). Arcada, Middle Classs Disaster and Ainriail will be shaking the foundation for the benefit of old and young alike!

Suggested donation: €5

Arcada are a classy rock band with glorious song arrangements, heavy melody and perfect delivery.
Middle Class Disaster
Middle Class Disaster are a no-BS 3 piece rock band, raw but with a tasteful melodic edge and tons of energy.
Ainriail is an experimental band consisting of heavy, distorted bass, heavy as hell vocals and pounding electronic drums, though with a good few more relaxed tunes as well. (sorry, no songs online yet.)

Quiet Nights

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 5th June / 8pm–1am

An evening of acoustic music and spoken word performance

Doors 8pm
Suggested Donation €5

Quiet Nights is a monthly acoustic, low-fi, spoken word night in Dublin.


A lovely laid back sombre collection of rustic country tinged folk sounds reminscent of the likes of smog or bonnie prince billy at times… a lovely blend of traditional classic country folk and more modern indie folk sounds, complete with some classic slide guitar action.

Road Records


One of those excitingly wide-eyed, wide-eared, discovery moments of loveliness, totally restored my faith in the music coming down the line, not that it was all that lacking to be honest: there are plenty of talented kids about, but to see a group so young and so evolved is heartening. Traz are a group of transition year students from Dublin… heavily alt folk inspired… add some stunning choir style voices, a dollop of low sax and a love of the fiddle and you get a very irish take on americana alt folk.


A very talented Dublin-based songwriter from Switzerland, sadly still floating below the radar outside of the open-mic scene. A captivating voice over classical guitar, generating a sound that moves between haunting and melancholic.
A well known troubadour of Dublin poetry, celebrated for her witty written and spoken word. She’s performed at Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza. Niamh writes a great blog by the title of Various Cushions and produces a
weekly radio show on Liffey Sounds.
The talented poet performing a piece titled “Music’s in your soul”, exploring music’s ability to break down social barriers.

Seomra Cinema: Earthlings

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 4th June / 8pm–10pm

Animals have: The right not to be murdered; the right to freedom, the right to bodily integrity and the right not to be considered property. ‘Earthlings’ uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world…

Seomra Spraoi is an autonomous social centre in Dublin city centre. It is run by a non-hierarchical, anti capitalist collective on a not-for-profit basis. It hosts workshops, gigs, political meetings, language lessons, film screenings, a vegan cafe and lots more.