Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

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Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 28th February / 4pm–6pm

A representation (in dark comic style) of the true story of 300 Spartans standing up against thousands of invading Persians in 480 BC.

‘300’ tells the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. Persians, under the rule of (God) King Xerxes, have already taken over some of the Hellenic city-states and now threaten Sparta and Athens. King Leonidas of Sparta is left with either having to sacrifice himself for the well-being of Sparta or watch it burn to the ground. The story depicts the epic last stand of the finest Spartan soldiers who are aware of their fate, but motivated by honour and glory see the battle as their duty to protect Greece.

Folk Night: Bardoi & Thierry Michele

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 12th February / 8pm–1am

Re-Session Session Folk Night

Live Music From:

Johnny Tennant (bouzouki/bodhran)
Katerina Garcia (vocals)

A mixture of Irish, Scottish, Macedonian and Spanish music…

Thierry Michele
(French pipes & voice)

Songs from France Ireland & Beyond & guests

Food served till 10pm.
Suggested donation €5 more/less as you can afford.

Seomra Spraoi Sunday cinema: Scratch

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 7th February / 7–9pm



(written and directed by Doug Pray)

A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world’s best scratchers, beat-diggers, party-rockers, and producers wax poetic on beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl. More info at imdb. Bring Your Own Popcorn!

Punky Reggae Party (Feat. Worries Outernational & Trev Radiator)

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 29th January / 8pm–1am

  • Worries Outernational
  • Trev Radiator
  • Carax
  • Jim Scully

Friday 29th January 2010 — Doors 8pm.
€5 suggested donation — BYOB.

Worries Outernational
For the past six years Worries Outernational have been running Dublin’s definitive reggae night, Dancehall Styles, at the Button Factory every Sunday. Made up of five long time reggae DJs and collectors, they have also recently started running a new saturday night club called ‘Reggae Fever’ in Le Cirk. Expect the best.

Radiator Trev
Trev is one of Dublin’s most well known gig promoters and DJs. He is currently runs ‘Trashed on Tuesdays in Andrew’s Lane, co-promotes ‘Transmission’ on Saturdays in The Button Factory and has started running a new monthly indie/ska/punk night called ‘Rehab’. Always known to drop a ska tune or two whenever he’s playing, this will be his first time playing a pure ska/reggae set.

Better Questions — Community Development: Lessons for Social Movements

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 19th January, 3rd & 17th February, 3rd March / 6:30pm–7:30pm

Better Questions seminar series in Seomra Spraoi began Tuesday 19th January 2010. All seminars take place on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm — dinner served in Seomra Spraoi from 7:30pm by People’s Kitchen collective.

Better Questions is an initiative that has emerged out of conversations between people engaged in either social movement practices in Dublin and/or thought on radical social change. Our point of convergence is our recognition that we must develop better questions about the world around us in order to change it. This seminar series draws on a wide variety of critical theoretical perspectives to explore contemporary forms of power and possibilities for resistance.

The talks will take place fortnightly in Seomra Spraoi from 6:30pm.

Wednesday 3rd of February 2010

Community Development: Lessons for Social Movements

Mick O’Broin, researcher and activist, will draw on conversations with community activists to look at the political possibilities opened up by Community Development, focusing on questions of political subjectivity, biopolitics and movement institutions.

Laurence Cox has been an activist for over 25 years. He works with activists studying their own movements and co-edits the Interface journal dedicated to “learning from each other’s struggles”. His contribution will look at what newer anti-capitalist movements might have to learn from community organising, and what community organising might have to learn from anti-capitalism.

Upcoming Seminars

Wednesday 17th February
Jaques Ranciere, Alain Badiou and contemporary practices of resistance
Wednesday 3rd March
Roundtable on Praxis

Soupstone KG Café Gig: Sick and Indignent Song Club

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 20th January / 7pm–10pm

Soupstone Kindergarten take over the cafe & present: Tasty organic food, raffle, slideshow of Soupstone’s work so far… & live music from: Sick and Indignent Song Club Roots music — a mix of americana, blues, shanties & chansons. It’s all to raise money for the kindergarten. Suggested donation €5 food & €5 gig.

Zine Workshop & Café

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 17th January / 3pm–6pm

D.i.Y. Sundays @ Seomra Spraoi: Great food you can afford, skillshares & workshops, every Sunday at Seomra Spraoi.

Food Served 3pm
2/3 course for €suggested donation yum! yum!
Zine Making Workshop
Kicks off 4pm
Get together, listen ta music, cut out, make & do, stick down, self publish, read & swap, FANZINE WORKSHOP; make your own magazine. Bring materials magazines and other items for cutting up, pencils, pens, scissors & paint!
Facilitated by Emily Aoibhean

You are very welcome to get involved… we always need volunteers for the café, and you’re welcome to put on a workshop or share some skills, or suggest a film for the cinema…