Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

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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.

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.

Film Screenings — ‘The Coathanger Project’ and ‘Abortion Democracy: Poland/South Africa’

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 17th October / 8pm–10pm

RAG Presents: Two documentary films concerning the legalisation of abortion

Two filmakers are on tour with films they have made on the subject of abortion. The first one is called The Coat Hanger Project and the second is Abortion Democracy: Poland/South Africa.

The film makers will be there to talk about the films so there should be some great discussion afterwards.

Abortion Democracy: Poland/South Africa
This documentary feature explores and contrasts changes in Poland and South Africa regarding abortion laws and their impact on the lives of women. In the 90s, Poland banned abortion due to the increasing influence of the Catholic Church after the fall of communism; around the same time South Africa legalized it, reforming the health system after the fall of apartheid. The film reveals how the legal status of women is a direct result of the silencing or empowering of women’s voices.
The Coat Hanger Project
A documentary about the history of abortion in the US, recent attempts to ban abortion there, and the fight to keep the right to choose.

Spooky Spraoi Presents: Zombie Night!

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 31st October / 8pm–1am


  • Zombie Games
  • Zombie Movies
  • Zombie Dancers
  • & Zombies…

Live Music from:

More acts to be confirmed watch this space!

Dress Like a Zombie…

Don’t make us make you one!

Suggested Donation €5/10 (more less as you can afford)

all proceeds to seomra spraoi

Café Concert: Breton Pipes & Sarod

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 14th October / 7:30pm–10pm

  • Food Served 7:30pm
  • Music 8:30pm

€5 suggested donation
more/less as you can afford
(all monies to the running of Seomra Spraoi)

Ciaran Murphy — Sarod
Ciaran Murphy plays the Sarod, it’s a 25 stringed lute originating from the Afgan Rebab. The sarod is the most popular and prominent instrument in Hindustani (northern Indian) classical music. The sarod is known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality. It is a fretless instrument able to produce the continuous slides between notes known as meend, which are very important to Indian music.
Thierry Michel — Musette Béchonnet, Vegie pipes & Voice
Pipe players are usually called pipers and their fancy fingerwork pipering. Following both the French usage and avant-garde piper Jean Blanchard’s definition, Thierry prefers to be called a sonneur (‘sounder’) and his budding art dronering:

Pipers do not merely play with drones on: we play with the drones. Precisely, we play the drones. Each note produced on the melodic chanter releases a myriad overtones from the choiring drones; a buzzing swarm or wild harmonies. A presence at times disturbing, eerie or beautiful. ‘Dronering’ in this regard can be seen as much as a way of listening as a way of playing.

This is what he invites you to join in as he sings and ‘sounds’ his French pipes or briefly give voice to plants and vegetables that rarely get a hearing: “someone always cut them before they even get a chance, it seems!”

Thierry will play a selection of raw ballads & greens, and rare new tunes from France & the Great Beyond.

Food Fight! Present: Transgènico

Seomra Spraoi / Thursday 24th September / 7:30pm–10pm

Café & Catalan Documentary on Genetics Campaigning.

  • Food Served 7.30–8.30pm
  • Presentation kicks off at 8.30pm

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…


GMO, silently, are every day more present in our lives; from the farmer’s fields to the consumer’s plate. Based on the local experience of Catalonia and Aragon, this documentary explores different point of views on transgenics (consumption, health, knowledge and production system) showing the clash of interests provoked when this new biotechnology stops the development of the alternative ecological model of production and consumption.

(Catalan w/ English Subtitles)