will be held in the Spiegel Tent as part of the Absolut Fringe on Wednesday 9th September. Tickets are on sale NOW for €18 from http://www.fringefest.com/ or call 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)
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Hi everyone, hope you will forgive this shameless act of promotion but Jessica, one of the long time members of the Dublin Sketchers group, but also a dance teacher/dance artiste extraordinaire, is putting together a massive night -The Vertical Rhythm Club - of music, dancing, cabaret, choreography, spectacular dance performances, (some of the best swing dancers in the world will be performing) and fancy dress in the Spiegel Tent (IFSC) as part of the Dublin fringe festival on the 9th of September so I thought I'd let you all know about it as it would be wonderful to get as many people as possible along to it to support her show. Just to let you know it does cost euro 18 for a ticket.
Now you don't need to be a dancer to enjoy the buzz although it helps, I'm not a dancer at all myself, but I will be going along dressed up as some old beatnik type dude and I'll likely as not shake a leg here and there despite my lack of dancing skills, think William Burroughs crossed with Woody Allen on crutches and other things, and probably sketching the spectacle as it unfolds, (costumes, action drawings,etc) or maybe I'll just quietly observe the goings on and chill out over a glass of brandy or two at a table reserved for friends of Jessica, Frank Sinatra, Josephine Baker, Al Capone...
The music is jazz, swing, the vibe is electric, the movers and shakers smooth, think Bugsy Malone, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington,Cabaret, The Sting, Chicago, think 1920's flapper girls, think Speakeasies, think gangsters and molls, think show-girls, think 1930's Hollywood glamour, think burlesque, think peep show, Naked Lunch, think 1940's land girls, think World War Two soldiers/sailors/airmen. Or into the 1950's - think Grease, think Rock n Roll, think Happy Days, this alternative night out will be upbeat, up tempo, recession blues busting fun...come early come late but don't miss out...
The Vertical Rhythm Club
The event you have been waiting for all year - The Vertical Rhythm Club in the Spiegel Tent as part of the
Absolut Fringe on Wednesday 9th September. Tickets are on sale NOW for €18 from http://www.fringefest.com/ or call
1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)
more info here ... http://www.dublindy.com/vertical-rhythm-club/
The closing date for entries is Friday 30th October 2009. This competition is run in conjunction with Dublin Culture Night on 25th September 2009 organised by Temple Bar Cultural Trust. For more information go to www.culturenight.ie and www.templebar.ie
The Winner’s Prize
A cash prize
Annual Luas Ticket
Winning entry will be displayed on all Luas Stops for a four week period
Winning entry will be displayed on Luas trams for a two week period
Cover image on RPA-Luas 2010 Official Calendar
Winning entry will be displayed for a four week period on www.luas.ie
Winning entry will be displayed for a four week period on www.rpa.ie
If the festival events are too busy for sketching, there is no shortage of beatufiul scenery by the coast.
All new sketchers welcome, have your sketch pads out! I won't be there myself again this weekend as I will be heading home, but hopefully next weekend!!!
1. Shuttle Visible Over Ireland
If you've been following www.nasa.gov/shuttle you'll know that the launch of the space shuttle Discovery has been delayed a third time this week. The launch is now scheduled for Saturday, August 29, at 4:59am Irish time. As with the launch of Endeavour on July 15, people in Ireland will be fortunate enough to see the shuttle and its huge external fuel tank flying over 18 minutes after launch (so that'll be 5:17am our time), a sight that was described by many as "the most spectacular sight they have ever seen".
So from the 24th September (Arthur Guinness birthday btw) you can have an animation up on the tallest building in Ireland. Coolness. Have a go at it from here:
As part of Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, from the 24th of September until the 11th of October 2009, Playhouse will transform the iconic Liberty Hall building in Dublin’s city centre into a 50 metre, low resolution, TV screen. Members of the public are invited to create animations with sound and music, via our website, and broadcast them across the city’s skyline.
Powering the display are 100,000 low-energy LED lights, installed into 330 windows on the south and west faces of the building. These lights can illuminate each window as a solid colour turning it into a tiny pixel that’s part of a giant display.
The project was born from a series of conversations and connections made in the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Originally inspired by the Blinkenlights installation in Berlin, Playhouse raises the technological bar with the ability to produce colour animations.
Of course there is the coastal scapes and victorian buildings of DunLaoghaire's sea front so loads to draw and inspire hopefully...
Any alternative suggestions welcome but thought I'd get this one in early as it is an obvious choice. There are a lot of free performances that might be worth checking out in advance so that you have an idea what interests you before you go, so take a look at the following link...
We could meet at the dart as usual at one pm and then decide on a coffee spot after
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As suggested by Marta let's meet up in the Starbucks on Mespil Rd. It's just on the canal so if the weather is good we can probably find lots to sketch there. We'll meet up outside at 1:00 and again there at 3:00 though we'll likely head somewhere else for food. If it's your first time just look out for the odd looking bunch of people with sketch pads furtively glancing about the place. We'll be just beside them.
So, 1pm - Dun Laoghaire. Enjoy and please post up some pics or email them to us at the email address. Sorry to miss this weekend again, but I am in Leeds visiting Sarah :o)
Well how about grabbing the dart out to Dun Laoghaire. There's a regular Sunday market in the People's Park just beside the harbour. As long as the weather's fine there'll be plenty to draw...
Both myself and Tracy will be away this weekend. If anyone has any suggestions as to where you'd like to meet up for sketching please post them as comments here. We'll send out a mail tomorrow with final meeting details. As always it will be Sunday at 1:00 with coffee and stuff at about 3:00.