Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

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Seomra Spraoi fundraiser gig // Taliesin, Herv & more!

Broker’s Bar, Dame Street / Friday 1st May / 10pm–2:30am

€5 door tax


  • Bass bigness from Taliesin
  • Old skool hardcore from Herv
  • Dubstep & Jungle from Krossphader and Welfare
  • Mashed up bassness from Fingerface & Seamless

All for 5 euros!

Low end theorist Taliesin plays only the roughest in dubstep, jungle, breakcore and booty bass and starts off his UK & Ireland tour with this gig and a set at the Sibin Festival.
He has worked with the likes of Ghislain Poirier, Drop The Lime, DJ/Rupture, Matt Shadetek, Starkey, Filastine, TSA, Kid Kameleon, Ripley, Plastic Little, Star Eyes, Cousin Cole, Rezound, Geko Jones, Jah Dan and the list is only sure to grow from here on… //
Like watching late period Rick Wakeman being attacked by robots made out of old spring coils. And if you don’t think that’s a pretty appealing vision, well then, you’re missing a few mental teeth… Expect a set of jungle and acid techno from one of Ireland’s finest producers
Suburban superhero Krossphader has been rocking Dublin’s airwaves for many a year with his Radio Neuromantek show every Tuesday night on Raidió na Life.
Welfare is a Dublin based Dubstep and Jungle aficionado and E.R souljah with a weekly radio show on Raidio na Life and has been known to surface loudly in Galway and Dublin clubs with vinyl and Serato in tow!
Eclectic flavours of the broken beat variety from the ex Jazzfm DJ who can be found spinning in the Seomra of an evening.

About Seomra Spraoi

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, film screenings, a vegan cafe and lots more. The centre seeks to be a hub of positive resistance in a city and society where public spaces have been eaten away by consumerism, property speculation and the culture of the car.

Check out for more info!

Seomra Spraoi Sunday Café, Bike Workshop and Cinema

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 26th April (every Sunday) / 2pm

People’s Kitchen Sunday Cafe
Awesome vegan food, this & every Sunday @ Seomra Spraoi. Food Served 3pm–4pm. Suggested donation for food €4, more or less as you can afford.
Bike workshop, 2–4pm
There will be people meeting every Sunday afternoon to work together on each other’s and rescued bikes, swap bike stories and hopefully go on to organise more cool interesting bike related stuff.
Seomra Spraoi Cinema from 5–7:30pm

The Black Market, Dublin, 1pm

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 3rd May / 1pm–7pm

A DIY Market Of Artwork, Books, Records And Oddities

An alternative to the “art world”

On Sunday 3rd of May, the Seomra Spraoi social centre will 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 number of months 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, or indeed if you would like a stall of your own please contact us by email:, or by phone, 0857103532.

‘Food Fight’ Café with talk on local struggles and food sovereignty in latin America by Alberta Cariño Trujillo

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 18th April / 7pm–10pm

Food served 7pm to 8pm, followed by talk at 8pm, with questions and answers and discussion afterwards.

Suggested donation for food €3, more or less as you can afford.

Alberta Cariño Trujillo is a Mixtec woman from Oaxaca who works in CACTUS (Centre of Community Support Working Together), a Mixtec peasant organisation which is part of MAIZ (Agrarian Zapatista Indigenous Movement) and of the broader coalition “No Maize, No Country”. This organisation has extensive work in the area of food sovereignty, promoting sowing for local consumption and local barter, community water management, soil conservation, women’s productive collectives, etc. They run an Agrarian School, Ricardo Flores Magón, which has as its mission to recover traditional and autonomous alimentary systems. CACTUS also advocates gender equality issues.

English as a foreign language classes

Seomra Spraoi / Every Tuesday from 14th April / 6:30pm–8pm, 8:15pm–9:45pm

  • Elementary/Pre-Intermediate from 6:30pm–8pm
  • Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate from 8:15pm–9:45pm

Can fit about 14 in each class so good if people can get in contact to check that there’s space.

Classes are on Tuesdays from 14th April and will run for 8 weeks. There’ll be another set of 8 after that.

Classes are free. A small donation for photocopying would be appreciated.

People interested can contact me at or 083 3077725.

Vegetarian / Vegan Café with Music from Geoff Berner (Canda) and Jay Baker

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 20th April / 7:30pm–10pm

Café with Music from Geoff Berner (Canada) and Jay Baker

  • Geoff Berner — Klezmer/Folk from Vancouver, Canada
  • Jay Baker — Murder Ballads and Bad Luck Blues
  • Vegan / Vegetarian Cafe from 7:30pm
  • Music 8:30pm

Wednesday 29th April
Suggested Donation €5

Club Sandino – Latin America Week 2009 edition

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 18th April / 9pm–1am

Recommended donation 10 € / 5€ unwaged

  • Resident Dj Don “R”
  • Tango performance by Erika y Alexandre

For further details contact:

LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

Ph. 01 6760435

What is Club Sandino?

Club Sandino was born in London in the late eighties. It was formed by a posse of London based radical DJ’s, musicians and dance enthusiasts and all profits were funnelled to the U.K./Nicaragua support groups. These groups were involved in the struggle by the people of Nicaragua and their democratically elected government against the U.S. backed Contra terrorist campaign.

In Dublin the club was originally based in the late lamented McGonagle#s of South Ann Street. Again all profits went to running the Irish Nicaragua Support Group (a forerunner of today’s LASC).

The club’s music policy is based on the links between musical languages and styles around the world. Salsamet reggae — soukous might be followed by r&b — bhangra beats gave way to highlife and so on.

So! — if you’re into James Brown, Papa Wemba, Joe Arroyo, Khaled, Muddy Waters and an eclectic music mix this is where you’ll get it…

Seomra Spraoi Cinema (The Take, 2004)

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 12th April / 5pm–7:30pm

This Sunday 12th of April we will be showing ‘The Take’, a 2004 documentary by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, about a group of Argentinian workers who take control of an auto factory.

The Take is a Canadian documentary film released in 2004 by the wife and husband team of Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. It tells the story of workers in Buenos Aires, Argentina who reclaim control of a closed Forja auto plant where they once worked and turn it into a worker cooperative, or as could be argued, a working model of anarcho-syndicalism.


The plant closed as a result of the economic policies of the Carlos Menem government under the watchful eye of the International Monetary Fund.

While in bankruptcy protection, the company appeared to be selling off property and inventory to pay creditors – a move which further reduced the chances of the facility returning to production. In an effort to establish their own control, the workers occupied the factory and began a long battle to win the right to operate it themselves, as a cooperative.

This collective movement has gained strength in Argentina, having started with a garment factory several years earlier. The factory workers waded through the courts and legislative system with help from the experience of these other groups who had fought the same battle, and ultimately secured their right to operate the plant.