KAMERINO POP-UP SHOP. Barcelona
Exclusive five-day sale of a unique collection of handmade pieces from the old workshop of a historic Barcelona shop specializing in party favours and theatrical curios.
You’ll find cardboard masks, hats and instruments, genuine Japanese lanterns, paper toys and a dazzling array of other weird and wonderful objects made between 1926 and 1948.
From Wednesday 1st March 2017 until Sunday 5th March 2017
Open: 10am-6pm daily
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The Catalan artist/performer/scenographer/collector and antique furniture restorer Xavier Palet Sabater will set up his exquisite shop at 18 Ormond Quay Dublin 7. Now the new home of Dublin Civic Trust. This will be the final event to take place in this historic building before the Trust begin renovations and the scaffolding goes up.
Please call in and visit over the week. Xavier is selling rare Catalan stock from 1926-1948 and will be giving a demonstration and talk on Saturday 4th March at 3 pm in 18 Ormond. (Adifferentkettleoffishaltogether)
This is a free event but limited seating – 20 persons
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
POP-UP SHOP KAMERINO. Barcelona
Exclusiva venta durante seis días de la inédita colección recuperada de un antiguo almacén de Barcelona dedicado a la fabricación artesanal de artículos de teatro y fiesta entre los años 1926 y 1948.
Podréis encontrar máscaras, sombreros e instrumentos de cartón, auténticos faroles japoneses, juguetes de papel y una infinidad de objetos curiosos…
Además, programaremos una charla teatralizada para dar a conocer el proyecto.
Estaremos en a different kettle of fish altogether, 18 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublín, del 28 de febrero al 5 de marzo de 2017.
Horario: 10 h a 18 h
Encontraréis más información en la página de Facebook Kamerino Collection in Dublin.
Xavier Palet Sabater was born in a small town in L’Empordà, Catalonia. In 2000 he embarked on an artistic career restoring antique furniture and artwork while managing his workshop and the Kamerino shop in Calonge. Since 2007 he has also worked in the field of performance art and theatre, designing, directing and performing his own work at a number of festivals. In 2016 he launched the Kamerino de l’Enginy project in Barcelona.
Tim James Morris grew up on the south coast of England to a family with Welsh roots, but has lived for the last 15 years in Barcelona, where he translates for art exhibitions, festivals and other cultural events.
(Tim will be translating Xavier’s talk on Saturday 4th March)
Further information on the Kamerino Collection in Dublin Facebook page.
Supported by: Dublin Civic Trust/Farcry Productions/The Temple Bar Company/DCC
Good Monday morning Ireland.
Here is a beautiful tune about the once thriving blacksmith, now sadly in decline. Let’s keep this tradition alive.
Hop along to the Dublin Flea Christmas Market
Friday 9th December – Sunday 11th December 2016
The Local Enterprise Office Dublin City (LEO Dublin City) is proud to support Dublin’s best loved, free entry, Christmas Market, which comes to the Point Village (beside the 3Arena) from Friday 9th December to Sunday 11th December.
Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise and Economic Development, Dublin City Council, commented, “We are delighted to be supporting the Dublin Flea Christmas Market in the Point Village this year. There will be over 100 stalls showcasing the work of independent designers, craft makers and artists. By purchasing Irish-made gifts you will be supporting local jobs and buying unique gifts that are not available on the high street.”
He continued, “The market is free of charge, it’s a place to come with friends and family and spend some time browsing the stalls, enjoying the festive atmosphere and getting a bite to eat or drink. The market is indoors so you will be cosy whatever the weather is like.”
Stalls will be spread over 2 floors of this ultra-modern repurposed shopping centre with 15,000 visitors expected to come along over the weekend. The relaxed atmosphere offers lots of space for shoppers to take their time and enjoy the annual hunt of the perfect Christmas gift.
The Dublin Flea Market is a family friendly day out with lots to keep the children entertained including well know magician Hamish Urquhart working his magic on them. There will be food for everyone with a great selection of hot pie stalls, falafel, sweet treats and seriously good coffee, all under a covered hangout area where buskers and carol singers will entertain satisfied shoppers.
Whether browsing for presents or decorations for the home, haggling for bargains, feasting on the food stall treats or simply meeting up with friends to soak up some Christmas atmosphere, it will be impossible not to feel the festive vibe at the Dublin Flea Christmas Market.
(Featured image by Bill Hastings)
Alan Amsby is a true champion and one of our most provocative artists. He challenged this society in a way that very few did. He gave an outlet and an opening to a lot of men who were coming to terms with their identity. Before Brendan O Carroll or any of the tame Panto dames, there was Alan Amsby (Mr Pussy). Dangerous, provocative, innovative, ground breaking and loved by everybody including all those in the shadows and underworld of Dublin’s then unlawful gay scene.
I hope President Higgins sees fit to honour Alan Amsby in some way. It is fantastic to see this book finally come out of that big wardrobe that Alan Amsby has. Its part of our social and political history as well as our artistic cultural identity.
Alan Amsby, a British citizen, gave this city and this country his life and a fantastic service well before the Belfast agreement.
In 1969, a young Englishman named Alan Amsby arrived in Ireland with a frock and a wig. He was booked for one week, but was an overnight sensation, and made Dublin his home. Catholic Ireland had never before seen anything like the beautiful and outrageous Mr Pussy. For almost fifty years, Alan has delighted audiences and demolished boundaries.
Here, he recalls his early days as a drag princess and model in Swinging London, partying the likes of Judy Garland, Noël Coward and David Bowie; being heckled by one of the Kray twins – and snogging Danny La Rue. He also remembers grey 1980s’ Ireland, shocking the country with its first adult panto, and losing friends to the Aids epidemic. Then there’s his 1990s’ renaissance, ‘doing time’ with Paul O’Grady and Daniel Day Lewis, and opening Mr Pussy’s world-famous Café De Luxe with Bono.
Full of hilarious celebrity yarns, sequinned characters like the remarkable Stella Minge, and a lot of shameless name-dropping, Mr Pussy is the story of a legendary, ground-breaking entertainer, full of pathos, charm and wit.
Alan Amsby (aka Mr Pussy) was born in London and performed a popular drag act before moving to Ireland in the late 1960s.
Tony Mac Mahon, Farewell to Music
Today Brendan Kennelly, his life and work, will be celebrated at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin in the presence of President Michael D. Higgins, Brendan Kennellys family and his many admirers from around the country.
It is a great honour for the Capital City of Dublin, where Brendan lived and taught and wrote for decades to bestow this occasion upon him.
Below is a poem that will resonate to the many out there who suffer from addiction and cling to hope. Don’t give up. Go forward.
(FOR DR JOHN COONEY)
The horror of accusing morning light
Condemns me to another hideous day
Did someone cry? What did I do last night?
Was someone hurt? Insulted? What did I say?
My hands are crazy, blood streaks my eyes,
Jeering images flash havoc through my mind,
My mouth is full of muck and stupid lies,
I”m hell, I know hell’s taste and smell and sound.
Healer, I hear you speak: your head and heart
Help many a suffering man and woman
While I, like countless women and men,
Am learning how to tend and heal each hurt
With candid, gentle words profoundly human
Thanks to you, hope lives again’
Brenday Kennelly ©