Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

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Hip Hop! Re-Session Session

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 15th January / 8pm–12am

Jazz, soul, broken beat, afro, latin, dubstep…

Suggested donation €5 (more/less as you can afford)

Princess 4Q & Fluid 45 coming down from Belfast to spin tunes…

Be playin tunes by, erykah badu, darkstar, nostalgia 77, nekka, fela kuti, talib kweli, yo majesty, james brown, bonobo, d’angelo, dorian concept, Q-tip, mos def, madslinky, Michael Jackson, herbie hancock, jay dilla, alice coltrane, flying lotus, jay-electonica, bus driver, wanluv, ka’naan, mf doom, common, loop troop, combat wombat, chick corea…

& it that doesn’t work for you… you might just get some dead prez, dr dre, salt n peppa, public enemy, stevie wonder, more Michael Jackson, NWA, wu tang…

It’s probably gonna be the best night of your life…

Oh & it’s raising cash for seomra spraoi — dublin’s autonomous social centre…

Van Walker & Liz Stringer: Alt County/Roots from Australia

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 30th December / 7pm–11pm

Seomra Spraoi Café gig

Food Served 7:30pm
€5 suggested donation for 3 courses
Music: 8:30pm
€5 suggested donation/more/less as you can afford

Van Walker & Liz Stringer

Alt County/Roots from Australia

Relatively unknown outside their Australian homeland, Van Walker & Liz Stringer bring their original roots music to Europe on this two month xmas/newyears tour that covers Irleland, England & Germany. Liz Stringer is a demon guitarist with the voice on an angel. Her 1st album Soon (20067) & follow up Pendulum (2008) earning her commercial & critical acclaim & supporting slots on national tours with Eric Bibb & Mia Dyson, plus a spot on SxSW. Van Walker is a finger-stylist in the grand tradition of the bard, weaving his strange stories around beguiling melodies & driving blues. His releases, The Celestial Railroad (2008) & The Last Record Store, Greetings From Penguin Tasmania, & Love Fate (2009, three releases in one year!) have seen his reputation grow as the new songwriters songwriter, sharing stages with Paul Kelly, Chris Bailey (Saints) & The Old Crow Medicine Show, & gaining support from such oz rock lumanaries as Tim Rodgers, Mick Thomas, Kim Salmon & Spencer P Jones.

They’re here in town playing releatively unknown so come down & catch them in this initmate show & judge for yourself.

Seomra Cinema: Microcosmos

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 6th December / 7pm–9pm

There’ll be popcorn and heating 🙂


(France 1996, Dir Claude Nuridsany, 1hr 15min)

Microcosmos offers passionate kisses and kinky sex, swashbuckling duels and mass suicide, water bomb attacks and genocide, undercover operations and natural cooling systems. Nonetheless it’s suitable for children. Utilizing special macroscopic photographic techniques, filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou created this fascinating and visually spectacular look at the hidden worlds in the life cycle of an ordinary meadow in France. Insects become gigantic beasts, blades of grass turn into towering monuments, and raindrops form puddles that resemble vast oceans. The filmmakers find humor, drama, and beauty in the lives of these tiny flora and fauna as caterpillars transform themselves into butterflies, beetles struggle with their day’s foraging, and snails reproduce their species.

Seomra Cinema: Baraka

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 20th December / 7pm–9pm

There will be popcorn & heating 🙂


(1993 US, Dir Ron Fricke, 1hr 45min)

From Nepal to Kenya, from Australia to Brazil, people try to cope with the changes that have altered their landscape, crowding them together and speeding up daily life. The film shows us these alienated people, but also images of traditions — whirling dervishes and Tibetan monks — that offer different, peaceful ways of existence. Shot in 70mm in 24 countries, this awesome musical and visual montage in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi expresses the global existence of nature and man in the broadest sensory terms.

Seomra Cinema: Together (2000)

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

There’ll be popcorn & heating 🙂


‘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


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

  • Pessarium: Music Performance (25min)
  • Victor Varapalatasio: Music Performance (15min)
  • Kaiserschnee: Music Performance (6min)
  • Heidi Unterpantsch: Music Performance (10min)
  • Digital Mute System: Music Performance (15min)
  • Slut Performance: Art Performance (5min)
  • Kut Performance: Art Performance (5min)
  • Klara Klapperkut: Art Performance (5min)
  • 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.

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:, or by phone, 0857103532.