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Online world premiere of Dún Laoghaire Guitars, a new composition by Dave Flynn, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Musician-in-Residence 2020

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network are presenting the online world premiere performance of Dún Laoghaire Guitars, a new composition by Dave Flynn, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) Musician-in-Residence 2020.  Dave will be joined by students from the Guitar Training Centre in Dún Laoghaire for a performance of his new work on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network’s social channels on Thursday 20 August at 7.00pm.

Dave Flynn is the first of three Musicians-in-Residence for 2020, under a scheme jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. During the course of his residency, which began on 12th May, Dave Flynn has been collaborating online with musicians from Dún Laoghaire Guitar Training Centre and their tutor Ciarán Swift, to compose an exciting new composition for guitar ensemble Dún Laoghaire Guitars.

To see the premiere tune in to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network’s social channels on Thursday 20 August at 7.00pm.

Gallery Learning Programme - Have Your Say!

Up until March of this year, each gallery exhibition programme consisted of artworks in the gallery space and a learning programme – designed to create opportunities for people  explore and engage with the artworks on show. Some example include talks, demonstrations, practical workshops for all ages, tours and bespoke projects in collaboration with local community groups.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the onsite activities stopped in March. The Gallery has just recently reopened to visitors. We understand that some of our visitors are not comfortable coming into the Gallery and Project Room. So for Winter 2020 we are asking you to let us know what you would like as part of the Gallery Learning Programme – whether this is online activity, or based in the Gallery.

Please fill out the online survey and let us know what you think.

 

Writer in Residency 2020-21

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to invite applications for a writer in residence for the period September 2020 to June 2021. This writer in residence is managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office. The residency is open to fiction writers. 

More information can be found by clicking HERE.

Arts and the Community

dlr Arts Office works with the local community in many different ways. From developing work for early years children to managing one of the longest running artists in schools programmes in the country. We work with lots of different community groups and organisations at both local and national level to ensure that people of all ages in the County get the opportunity to experience the arts.

Check out some of our work in the video below.

 

Dave Flynn - Musician in Residence

Dave Flynn has started his DLR Residency, as the first of three Musicians-in-Residence for 2020 in a scheme jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. The Residency will be online and Dave will be posting weekly video updates. More details

 

Cruinniú na nÓg

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 13 June with a jam packed programme. We had workshops in creative writing, puppetry, musical theatre, dance among others. We had theatre and music performances by young people of the County as well as youth film screenings; we also showcased new work in development such as babyGrove.


Much of the festival programme can still be viewed by clicking here –  
https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/children-and-young-people
 

Community Covid Response Helpline

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Community Response Forum have set up a new dedicated helpline, focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicines and fuels.

The Arts Office team are helping to man these phone lines while our buildings remain closed to the public.

This helpline can be reached at 01 271 3199 from 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week. You can also email covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie

Please share this phone number and email address with anyone who may need it.

#dlrCommunityResponse

 

Printmaking at Home Workshop 

As part of the planned Graphic Studio Dublin 60 Anniversary show that was due to be exhibited in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon from 4 April - 19 May 2020 we had lots of workshops and talks planned for the Gallery Learning Programme...

Artist Clare Henderson has created some special online workshops for us all to try our hand at printmaking at home...the first one is now live 

Click HERE to learn how to make prints with homemade Stamps  

Click HERE to learn how to make roller prints

More details here.

 

Keeping in touch

 

During this challenging time the Council is providing continuous advice via social media channels. You can follow Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Twitter and Facebook.

We have also had to change the way we work; you can find out more about accessing Council services here.

While the Arts Office, Grainstore and dlr LexIcon are currently closed to the public we are continuing to provide arts opportunities and activities online, so do follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

 

Artists in conversation podcasts

You can now listen to recordings from our popular Artists in Conversation series by clicking here.

Exhibiting artists Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch in conversation with Rachael Gilbourne
Exhibiting artists Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch in conversation with Rachael Gilbourne. Image credit: Peter Cavanagh

 

 

 

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