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Seomra Cinema: Together (2000)

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 13th December / 7pm–9pm

There’ll be popcorn & heating 🙂

Together

‘Together’ is set in a Stockholm commune called Tillsammans (Swedish for “Together”) in 1975 — running time 106 mins

One house; one revolutionary; two open straight marriages; three gay people (maybe four); three children; two carnivores and eight vegetarians; there’s only one way they’re going to make it… together. Together is set in one of the communes that sprang up around Stockholm in the 1970s. Vaguely led by the sweet-natured Göran, who will do anything to avoid a conflict, the group spend their time arguing about left-wing politics and other questions such as whether doing the washing up is bourgeois. The commune’s dynamics are significantly shaken when Göran’s sister leaves her violent husband Rolf and moves in with her two children, Eva and Stefan.

Together is a bittersweet comedy; a satirical look at radical lifestyles and liberal values.

No Frills: LadyFest Dublin by Cinnte Productions

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 11th December / 8pm–12am

No Frills: Ladyfest Dublin showcases the city’s first ever Ladyfest and features live performances and interviews with various artists including: Pram, Katell Keineg and La Fraction. The success behind this massive undertaking came from the fact that all those who participated embraced this unique opportunity for artists and fans that may not generally play or attend the same gigs to come together.

Featuring Performances by:

  • El Diablo
  • Jessie & Layla
  • Medea
  • Rebecca Collins
  • Pram
  • Baba Yaga
  • Miriam Ingram w/ Nina Hynes
  • Katell Keineg
  • Americhord
  • Blonde Leading the Blonde DJs
  • Miss Kitty
  • Kal Lavelle
  • Easpa Measa
  • Rats of the Shining Path
  • Hysteria
  • La Fraction

Live Support from singer songwriter Emilenes Kavanagh.

The trailer for ‘No Frills: Ladyfest Dublin’:

Doors 8pm, Finger Food BYOB

Pressarium

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 5th December / 7:30pm–1am

Banned from Mezz Breda. Coming from the gutters of Eindhoven rises a new feministic metal monster. Loaded with some beats, noise and all kinds of greasy fluids they attack the audience and themselves. Vla-wrestling, while singing and shouting the most poetic dutch flavoured lyrics about blood from your wiener, smelly-shitfart and ejaculation. come sing together with Klara Klapperkut, SLUT, Candy Cameltoe, Gothchick666_suus and Hermien Kutschurft.

Dutch artists with a refreshing view of the world. Through performances combined with music and video art they want to show their view on topics such as sexuality, intimacy, and perversity feminism to our audience. And this always in a humorous and unstrained way.

While graduating, Nina de Wit and Liselotte de Groot developed the idea to form a collective. During their study on the St. Joost in Breda they didn’t like the competitive atmosphere among the students. They liked the idea of artists working together. Like the punks and rebels they wanted to kick against the established order. They formed a collective that seemd unmotivated, but instead motivated them to undertake more.

‘The unmotivated artists collective’ provided room for experimentation during their study. Because the atmosphere is totally free we can think of the most craziest things and then execute them. We are all specialized in completely different fields (fine arts, photography, graphics and music). The collective allows us to work in other fields, and the group allows us to work together.

The OKC stands for any experimentation at any conceivable field whatsoever. We combine performance-art, music, fine arts, video-art and entertainment. Especially the contribution of music made the art accessible to the public.

It’s an experimental mix of music and performance art.

The Line Up / Playlist

Music
  • Pessarium: Music Performance (25min)
  • Victor Varapalatasio: Music Performance (15min)
  • Kaiserschnee: Music Performance (6min)
  • Heidi Unterpantsch: Music Performance (10min)
  • Digital Mute System: Music Performance (15min)
Performance
  • Slut Performance: Art Performance (5min)
  • Kut Performance: Art Performance (5min)
  • Klara Klapperkut: Art Performance (5min)
DJs
  • Samson & Delilia: Pause DJs (between the acts)
  • DRTMSTR vs Penny Pony: DJs (depends)

80s Nite Re-Session!

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 27th November / 8pm–12am

Bored going to the same pub every Friday or just sitting at home watching The Late Late Show? Well then Friday night Re-session are having a 80s theme night on Friday 27th November at 8pm. 80s tunes all night! Come along and wear your best 80s style and dance to the tunes of the 80s. This is a BYOB event and a suggested donation of only 5 yo yos.

Forget about the recession — it’s time to welcome in the weekend without breaking the bank. For all of you who want to be able to start the weekend on a Friday night Seomra Spraoi will be opening its doors every Friday Night from 8pm–12am.

For the price of a pint you can spend your Friday night in the company of friends, fairy lights and comfy couches in the home away from home and Dublin’s only autonomously run Social Centre that is Seomra Spraoi.
Re-Session

Food Fight! present: ‘Soylent Green’ film screening

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 25th November / 7:30pm–10pm

  • Food Served 7:30pm–8:30pm
  • Films & Discussion kicks off at 8:30pm

Soylent Green

USA, 1973, English Language, 97 mins

It’s the year 2022… People are still the same. They’ll do anything to get what they need. And they need Soylent Green.

In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

A tale of Earth in despair in 2022. Natural food like fruits, vegetables, and meat among others are now extinct. Earth is overpopulated and New York City has 40 million starving, poverty stricken people. The only way they survive is with water rations and eating a mysterious food called Soylent. A detective investigates the murder of the president of the Soylent company. The truth he uncovers is more disturbing than the Earth in turmoil when he learns the secret ingredient of Soylent Green.

Food Fight!

Food Fight! is a monthly food/politics info night & cafe at Seomra Spraoi. Take some generous lashings of sustainable food, whizz it up with flavoursome talks, films & presentations and you’re in for a tasty treat. It’s for anyone passionate about food & changing the world…

Black Market 29th November ’09

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 29th November / 1pm–6pm

A DIY Market Of Artwork, Books, Records And Oddities

On Sunday 29th of November, the Seomra Spraoi social centre will once again be host to a collection of artists, sculptors, zine nerds, record collectors and purveyors of bric a brac and assorted oddities. The market will be run in conjunction with its sister market of the same name in Belfast which has been running very successfully for a year now. It is run on a purely DIY non-profit basis with donations going towards the running of Seomra Spraoi itself.

All are welcome to come and spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon browsing the stalls and food and drinks will also be available, as well as live music

Or indeed if you would like a stall of your own please contact us by email: ticabod@hotmail.com, or by phone, 0857103532.

Social Solidarity Network meeting in Seomra Spraoi

Seomra Spraoi / Thursday 19th November / 8pm

Social Solidarity Network will meet on Thursday 19th October at 8pm in Seomra Spraoi to discuss responses to the financial crisis, and the governments handling of it. All are welcome.

We had our first meeting on the 3rd of October in the Seomra Spraoi social centre. It was a positive day that saw around 40 people coming together. It involved the sharing of experiences, much discussion about the crisis and potential ways of resisting its effects, film screenings, dinner and an evening social event.

This was followed by a second meeting on the 19th of October, which focussed on continuing previous discussion and furthering the growth and potential of the network. Much attention was given to building for the ICTU national demonstration on November 6th, as it was seen as an important way to show the government that Irish people won’t just lie down and accept cuts to vital social services and as an indication of the mood for a fight back.

With this in mind, the SSN leafleted the march in Dublin and held another meeting in its aftermath to plan future actions. This network is still in its early stages and its success will depend on getting large numbers of people involved. If you are interested in knowing more about the SSN and/or getting involved, please contact socialsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com.

Meeting on Thursday 19 November is in Seomra Spraoi Belvedere Court, off Upper Gardiner Street.

Palestinian Night

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 13th November / 8pm–12am

The IPSC, in association with Seomra Spraoi Re-Sessions, is hosting a Palestinian Night as part of the Week of Solidarity Against Aparthied Walls in Palestine. The event will take place on Friday 13th November, at 8pm in Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court (near Mountjoy Square), Dublin 1. On the night there will be Palestinian food, Palestinian and Arab music (from folk to electronica to hip hop) and craic galore. This is a bring your own booze event, and the cost of entry is just a suggested donation of €5. This may or may not include a free shot of Palestinian Arak while stocks last.

Social Solidarity Network Follow-up Meeting

Seomra Spraoi / Monday 19th October / 8pm

Following on from the successful first meeting of the Social Solidarity Network on Saturday 3rd October, a follow up meeting will be held on Monday 19th October at 8pm in Seomra Spraoi.

The purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion about how to build the Social Solidarity Network, and to discuss what we can do to build for the ICTU-organised ‘Day of Action’ on 6th November. It is planned that we will meet in each of the 4 groups we established at the last meeting (Workplace Organising, Community/Unwaged Organising, Unemployed Organising, Education Organising) for about 40 minutes, followed by a larger meeting of the full group (30 minutes).

For those who did not make it along to the meeting, the day was fairly successful with about 40 people attending. We started with a discussion in workshops about people’s personal experiences of the recession and cutbacks. This was followed by a look at the economics of the recession, and we finished up by breaking into the 4 groups mentioned above and began a discussion about how the Social Solidarity Network can be built and how it can relate to the ongoing fight against government cutbacks.

Hopefully all of you who were at the first meeting will be able to come along to this follow-up meeting, and hopefully also most of you will be able to bring a friend/work colleague/fellow activist along. If you didn’t make it along to the first meeting but are interested in helping to build this initiative, please try to get along to the meeting on Monday night.

Thank you.

Gregor Kerr
for Social Solidarity Network