Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 28th February / 4pmâ€“6pm
A representation (in dark comic style) of the true story of 300 Spartans standing up against thousands of invading Persians in 480 BC.
â€˜300â€™ 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.
Seomra Spraoi / Friday 12th February / 8pmâ€“1am
Re-Session Session Folk Night
Live Music From:
Johnny Tennant (bouzouki/bodhran)
Katerina Garcia (vocals)
A mixture of Irish, Scottish, Macedonian and Spanish musicâ€¦
- Thierry Michele
(French pipes & voice)
Songs from France Ireland & Beyond & guests
Food served till 10pm.
Suggested donation â‚¬5 more/less as you can afford.
Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 13th February / 8pmâ€“1am
The Bleeding Hearts at Seomra Spraoi Present: A Vampire Valentines Night
Featuring Live Music From:
Suggested Donation â‚¬5/10 more/less as you can afford
Bring Your Own Blood
Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 7th February / 7â€“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!
Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 6th February / 7pmâ€“1am
A benefit gig for Seomra Spraoi
Seomra Spraoi is delighted to bring you on another night of musical joy, bring your dancing shoes, smiles and whatever ya need for:
Bands from 8pm so come early
â‚¬10/â‚¬5 more or less if you can/can’t.
Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 30th January / 7pmâ€“1am
This is a Fundraiser for Haiti and proceeds will go directly to MedicinÃ© sans frontiers, (Doctors without Borders).
Bring food and drink to share, BYOB
Suggested 5 euros donation, more or less as you can afford
Music from Groovalizacion
Seomra Spraoi / Friday 29th January / 8pmâ€“1am
- Worries Outernational
- Trev Radiator
Friday 29th January 2010 â€” Doors 8pm.
â‚¬5 suggested donation â€” 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 â€˜Reggae Feverâ€™ 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 â€˜Trashed on Tuesdays in Andrew’s Lane, co-promotes â€˜Transmissionâ€™ on Saturdays in The Button Factory and has started running a new monthly indie/ska/punk night called â€˜Rehabâ€™. 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.
Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 19th January, 3rd & 17th February, 3rd March / 6:30pmâ€“7:30pm
Better Questions seminar series in Seomra Spraoi began Tuesday 19th January 2010. All seminars take place on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm â€” 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 â€œlearning from each other’s strugglesâ€. 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.
- Wednesday 17th February
Jaques Ranciere, Alain Badiou and contemporary practices of resistance
- Wednesday 3rd March
Roundtable on Praxis
Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 20th January / 7pmâ€“10pm
Soupstone Kindergarten take over the cafe & present: Tasty organic food, raffle, slideshow of Soupstone’s work so farâ€¦ & live music from: Sick and Indignent Song Club Roots music â€” a mix of americana, blues, shanties & chansons. It’s all to raise money for the kindergarten. Suggested donation â‚¬5 food & â‚¬5 gig.
Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 17th January / 3pmâ€“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 â‚¬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 involvedâ€¦ we always need volunteers for the cafÃ©, and you’re welcome to put on a workshop or share some skills, or suggest a film for the cinemaâ€¦