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Culture Club in November

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November marks an exciting time for Culture Club as we have been running for one year with the National Museum. This month we also welcome the return of the National Gallery to our list and are very excited about our first ever Culture Club in the Chester Beatty Library! We have lots coming up this month so get the calendars out, there’s a busy few weeks ahead, packed with culture and creativity!

If you would like to book a place please e-mail join-in@dublinscultureconnects.ie with your name, the name of the Culture Club you would like to attend and if you are bringing any guests.

Culture Club at 'As Above, So Below' exhibition at IMMA
Culture Club at ‘As Above, So Below’ exhibition at IMMA

We hope you can join us for some (if not all!) of the following events:

Friday 3rd November @ 10.30am: Hugh Lane Gallery – Eithne Jordan 

Over the past three decades Eithne Jordan has worked from her roots in neo-expressionism and developed her practice into a considered and meditative representation of space and light. Whether it is the darkness of a February afternoon, the reflected light of a fresh snowfall, or the distinctive hue of Halogen Street lights, her paintings are charged with content that is either to come, or else is taking place just out of view.  Her work in recent years focuses on the contemporary city, looking at places such as Paris, Rotterdam, Madrid, Vienna, and most recently Dublin.

Tuesday 7th November @ 10.30am: IMMA – William Crozier “The edge of the Landscape” 

IMMA presents a major retrospective of the Scottish-born, Irish artist William Crozier.

Best-known in Ireland for the lyrical landscapes he made close to his home in West Cork from the mid-1980s.

This exhibition will present these familiar works against a backdrop of his early work inspired by the Existentialist movement and the anxieties of the post-war period.

Tuesday 14th November @ 2.30pm: Chester Beatty Library – Highlights of the Collection

Join us as we delve into the vast array of items in the Chester Beatty permanent collection and look at some of the most interesting pieces on display.

Saturday 18th November @ 1.30pm : National Gallery of Ireland – Aftermath : the War Landscapes of William Orpen 

Drawing on key passages, this exhibition will explore a selection of his landscapes as representations and expressions of profound human trauma, as well as reflecting on his own personal struggle to understand the reality of what he witnessed.

Monday 20th November @ 10.00am : National Photographic Archives (Temple Bar) – Photo Detectives 

The exhibition celebrates wonderful photographs, and the work of the online community who help the National Library find out more about them. With remarkable images, intriguing detective work, fascinating stories and a relaxing family area, there is something for everyone.

Wednesday 22nd November @ 10.30am : National Archives – November Document of the Month 

Go behind the scenes at the National Archives as Culture Club shows you the work that goes into archiving and preserving documents from Ireland’s past. We will work with the resident archivist to research the chosen document of the month and uncover the stories behind the documents.

Friday 24th November @ 11.30am : National Museum – Life after the Rising 

A talk and tour of information relating to life in Ireland after the 1916 Easter Rising linking to a newly published post-rising book. More information to follow – watch this space!

Monday 27th November @ 10.00am : National Library of Ireland – Cricket Archive

Join theatre maker Michelle McMahon as she discusses her work as part of citywide arts project Engage the City and gain a rare glimpse into the Cricket Archive of the National Library.

Culture Club connects people to museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural venues in a fun and easy way. Through Culture Club, we are inviting people to get involved, broadening the reach of culture in Dublin to as many Dubliners as possible. Our Project Manager will accompany groups and individuals from all over Dublin to a range of Cultural venues throughout the year. Culture Club begins with a tour of an exhibition, given by a knowledgeable tour guide, often the curator of the exhibition, and ends with a Tea & Chats session. This is a special chance to meet new people and experience cultural places in a relaxed way and is a great opportunity for us to learn from these experiences.

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