Posts Tagged ‘literature’

OneinFour Ómós Fundraiser

9th June 2011 by Maura McHugh

Ómós 2011One in Four professionally supports men and women who have experienced sexual violence, many of them during childhood. Its aim is to reduce the incidence of sexual abuse by intervening in key areas of the cycle of abuse. It does this through psychotherapy, advocacy and prevention services.

One in Four is running an event called Ómós, at the Pepper Canister, on Sunday June 26th 2011

It’s a cultural evening of music, literature, poetry and stand up performance supported by leading Irish talent. The lineup includes: Pat Boran, Mary Coughlan, John Lonergan, Paula Meehan, Kevin McAleer, Silver Stars (Brokentalkers Production). The evening will be presented by Theo Dorgan and Caitriona Crowe.

This year’s theme is ‘To be an Irish Man’. This unique event promises to be entertaining, poignant and thought provoking.

It will be held in the intimate surroundings of the Pepper Canister, Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2 (off Merrion Square) from 8pm-10pm on Sunday evening June 26th 2011.

Tickets are €25 each. Book securely online today or call during office hours on 01 6624070.

The artists, sound engineer & photograhper are giving freely of their talent and time. All profits go to One in Four supporting therapy, advocacy and prevention projects. For example, just €50 will fund a person to attend a therapy session.

Gothic Competitions

30th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

In the lead-up to the Bram Stoker Centenary in April 2012, the Stoker Dracula Organisation is incorporating its 20th International Summer School into a Halloween Horror Festival to be held at Clontarf Castle during October 27th- 31st, 2010.

As part of the event it’s running competitions in Gothic Horror.

  • The Stoker Academy Short Horror Film Competition. Films must be of no more than 15 minutes duration – in film, documentary or animation – and deal with a subject of the gothic/horror genre. First Prize €1000.
  • The Stoker Academy Gothic Horror Writing Competition. The format can be a prose piece, a short story, a poem, a play (drama) or a song/ballad. The theme must be gothic/horror with a maximum of 2000 words. First Prize €500; Second Prize €100; Third Prize €50.
  • The Stoker Academy Gothic Horror Photography Competition. Photos should concerning a time, place, event, building, person etc. of a gothic/horror nature. Photos must be titled and mounted – minimum size 8 inch x 12 inch. First Prize €500; Second Prize €100; Third Prize €50.

The closing date for entries to all competitions is October 1st, 2010. More information on how to apply is available on the web site.

Dublin: City of Literature

26th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

Today it was announced that Dublin will become the fourth city to be honoured by UNESCO as a City of Literature. It joins Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa City as Cities of Literature within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Formal notification was received by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen, who said

‘‘I am absolutely delighted about this achievement – which confirms what Dubliners have known for years – this is a city that has always produced – and continues to produce – great writers’.

The sought after accolade was bestowed by the Director General of UNESCO and recognises Dublin’s cultural profile and its international standing as a city of literary excellence.

Detailed application was made to UNESCO last November by a steering and management group led by Dublin City Council’s library service and was subject to a rigorous vetting procedure. Partners in the submission included representatives from literary-related organisations as well as culture, arts, tourism, government, media and educational institutions across the city and country.

The designation as City of Literature, part of the UNESCO Creative Cities network, provides a unique platform for Dublin’s literary community and enables the city to increase its market share as a destination for business and pleasure – and Ireland as a creative, exciting, and vibrant nation. Dublin, UNESCO City of Literature has enormous potential for beneficial cultural and economic impacts not alone in the capital city, but in communities across the country. Fáilte Ireland has steadfastly supported the application from inception to achieving the designation, recognising the importance of Dublin and its literary heritage in promoting cultural tourism.