Posts Tagged ‘Dublin’

July Lucky Dozen Talk

10th June 2015

Due to the regular requests the office has received to repeat one of our recent ‘Lucky Dozen’ talks, we’re delighted to announce that playwright and screenwriter Gary Duggan will give a talk on Writing Amber and Creating a TV Drama Series, at 7pm on Thursday, 2 July at the Writers’ Guild office.

Gary will discuss his work on RTÉ’s four-part TV drama series Amber and will cover areas such as:

  • Developing a new idea
  • Creating a series bible
  • How to tackle structure
  • Creating credible characters
  • The challenges of making the transition from writing for theatre to TV

If you’d like to attend, please email: info (a) by Thursday, 25 June with ‘Lucky Dozen’ in the subject line.

Don’t forget: Lucky Dozen means the first twelve members to apply get the seats!

This is a WGI member-only event.

2014 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

15th May 2014

Search out your glad rags and get your tickets for the 2014 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony, taking place from 8pm on Thursday, 15 May 2014 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

Join your friends, colleagues, and ZeBBie Award nominees to celebrate the best of Irish writing for the stage, screen, and radio.

The hashtag on Twitter for the event is #ZeBBies.

Interaction with the City

15th April 2011

Dublin city public art

Dublin City Council’s Public Art Programme offers opportunities for artists to engage with the city, making new work that responds to the context of Dublin as the capital of Ireland, international city, and a city of communities and localities. The Programme intends to create connections and collaborations between different areas of Dublin City Council’s work as well as interconnections between art, city and the public.

This is the first formally conceived Public Art Programme for Dublin City. The programme builds on the work of the Open Spaces programme initiated by the Dublin City Arts Office in 2007. Open Spaces explored the making and production of art in open spaces in the city through partnered events, talks and critical responses. The Public Art Programme also builds on previous public art commissions initiated by Dublin City Council under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. These commissions included permanent artwork and also temporary and processed based commissions.


It is the intention of the Dublin City Public Art Programme to offer opportunities across many art forms, such as architecture, dance, film, literature, music, opera, theatre, verbal arts, and visual art; including all aspects of contemporary arts practice such as performance, live art, multimedia, video art, sound art, etc. The focus will be on new work and on an openness towards different ways of art-making and expression. In addition to the work of individual artists there is scope for collaborations, collective responses and interdisciplinary practices. There is also respect for different forms of art expression and their duration, encompassing temporary, time-based or permanent work.

The Programme

Four strands have been devised to deliver the Dublin City Public Art Programme. Individually, these strands have distinct characteristics but when combined are intended to offer a cohesive approach to the Dublin City Public Art Programme. They are designed to offer artists opportunities to respond to the city in different ways that are reflective of the breath of artistic practice and that offer the public many different kinds of opportunities to relate to and engage with the programme. The Strands are:

  • Strand 1 – Dublin
  • Strand 2 – Interaction with the City
  • Strand 3 – Connecting with the Public
  • Strand 4 – City Contexts

Briefing and Information

A briefing meeting will be arranged for interested artists, curators and artistic directors. A question and answer session will form an important part of this meeting. The meeting will take place in The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1 at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 3rd May. Booking for this event is essential. To book email The Arts Office at

The closing date for initial proposals for Strand 2 – Interaction with the City is 4.00 p.m. on Monday June 27th June, 2011.

More information on guidelines and the application process is available online.

Underground Cinema Returns

27th October 2010

Underground CinemaSeason II of Underground Cinema has returned. The first screening will take place at 7.30pm on Friday November 5th in the Kingston Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

Once a month, for the next ten months, Underground Cinema will screen a programme of short films, animated films, documentaries and music videos. All the short films screened are eligible for nomination for the Underground Cinema Awards.

The timetable:

  1. Screenings from November to July
  2. The Underground Cinema Nominations in August 2011
  3. The 2nd Underground Short Irish Film Festival in the Screen Cinema, Dublin on 15-16 September 2011
  4. The 2nd Underground Cinema Awards in Fitzpatricks Castle on 17 September 2011

A twelve-month membership to the Underground Cinema costs €50.

Filmbase ShortSpace

26th August 2010

Filmbase ShortSpaceHosted at Filmbase on the first Thursday of every month, ShortSpace is a new place for filmmakers and film fans to get together, screen and discuss short films and short filmmaking. Each month Filmbase will select a variety of short films based around a specific theme or topic. These films will be screened and then the filmmakers behind the films will be asked to talk about their experience in making each film.

The first ShortSpace will take place at 7pm on Thursday 2nd of September at Filmbase. The films selected for the first ShortSpace are all first short films from a number of Irish filmmakers. The night will kick off with a screening of short films including ‘The Crush’ by Michael Creagh, ‘Corduroy’ by Hugh O’Conor, ‘The Door’ by Juanita Wilson, ‘The Confession’ by Thomas Hefferon and ‘An Cosc’ written by Hugh Travers and directed by Vincent Gallagher. Joining us on the night filmmakers Hugh O’Conor, Juanita Wilson and Vincent Gallagher will take to the floor to discuss their experiences of making their first short film.

In order to open up ShortSpace to the widest range of Irish short films, Filmbase is calling on filmmakers to submit their short films for consideration for future instalments. ShortSpace is open to all forms of short film including drama, animation, experimental works, music videos, documentary and everything in between. Please visit for details on how to submit your film.

Tickets for ShortSpace are €5 for Filmbase members and €8 for non-members and can be bought through Filmbase reception by calling 01 679 6716 or by dropping by in person during office hours (9.30 – 5.30, Mon – Fri).