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Improv Asylum’s Main Stage Show

Improv Asylum is a comedy theatre featuring improvisation and sketch comedy (think Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!). We have performed more than 10,000 shows for well over 2 million people.

Venue: Tivoli Theatre
Dates: May 22nd, 2014, 20:00
From: 2014-05-22 20:00:00
To: 2014-05-22 20:00:00


Price / Tickets       €15.00

Contact                   (01) 454 – 4472



Handel’s Messiah by the Culwick Choral Society


Venue: St Patrick’s Cathedral
Dates: May 19th – May 20th, 2014
From: 2014-05-19 20:00:00
To: 2014-05-20 20:00:00

Price / Tickets        €27.50

Contact                   (01) 678 – 1609        


The 2012 Culwick Choral Society MESSIAH performances at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin will take place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November 2012 at 8pm.

For the past 22 years the Culwick performances of Messiah have become an integral part of Dublin’s Cultural calendar with all proceeds being given to a designated charity. This year, MS Ireland will receive funds.

NCAD Events

NCAD Annual Fashion Show

NCAD will hold its annual fashion show on Friday, 23rd May, at 4pm and 7pm, in the 245-year-old St. Catherine’s Church, on Thomas Street, in Dublin 8. The event will take the form of a catwalk show, and will feature a range of collections by NCAD students, from highly conceptual garments to ready-to-wear, high-street pieces. 


Art in the Contemporary World Events

NCAD in collaboration with IMMA will present a series of public lectures with visiting Research Resident Nuit Banai on “The Crisis of the Object Of Criticism.”

Lecture 1: “Border Identity: The Manifesta Paradigm for Europe”

Wednesday May 21, 6pm, Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

In this lecture, Nuit will argue that one of the primary challenges of artistic practitioners and cultural institutions is imagining a uniquely European sphere that is still in the making, and envisioning new forms of sovereignty, publics, and models of citizenship within it. Using “Manifesta: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art” as a case study, she will suggest that transforming the modernist rubric of the nation state into a post-national project makes visible a proposition for a ‘border identity’ that may be both radical and reactionary.

Lecture 2: “Here and Elsewhere: Toward a Modernism of Exile”

Wednesday May 28, 6pm, Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

In the years surrounding the outbreak of World War II, the experience of exile was paramount as artists were dislocated from their site of life and work and transplanted into new cultural contexts. As a result, countless practices framed by this historical rupture have either been absorbed into national narratives or rendered invisible.

In the contemporary period, meanwhile, the celebration of post-nationalism asserts the predominance of a global lingua franca and relegates those who embrace national idioms to particularistic concerns or outright obscurity. The case of Gertrude Goldschmidt, aka “Gego,” might help us develop a  ‘modernism of exile’ that complicate these two prevailing historical models, which link modernism and modernization with stylistic ruptures within the parameter of the nation state and are organized within geopolitical power dynamics of ‘center’ and ‘periphery.’

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