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Culture Club: Three Times the Fun

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We have a super busy week ahead with not one, not two, but THREE Culture Club’s taking pace in Dublin! 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. Our Tea & Chats are facilitated discussions where people get the opportunity to reflect on their experience, learn from and connect with one another.

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On Monday the 21st of August at 10am, we will be in The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. If you are interested in the Irish experience of World War 1, join us for a tour of the ongoing exhibition World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish experience where you will see collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, handbills and leaflets dating from 1914-1918.

On Friday 25 August at 11.30am, Culture Club at the National Museum of Ireland marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines and Passchendaele as we visit ‘Recovered Voices; the Stories of the Irish at War’ in the company of Lar Joye, curator of Flags, Firearms, Swords, Transport & Military History Collections at Collins Barracks, Dublin.

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Detailing the stories of 21 Irishmen and women, this exhibition uses original objects and interactive material to illustrate the human impact of the war on their lives. The tour will focus on the history of the Irish soldier in WWI from 1914-1918 looking at where and how they fought with particular reference to the Battle of Messines & Passchendaele in the summer of 1917 where Fr. Doyle, Major Redmond & the poet Francis Ledwidge died.

And to cap off the week, our third Culture Club will take place in the National Gallery of Ireland. On Saturday 26 August at 1.30pm, we will visit ‘Stars of 20th Century Irish Art’ and take a guided  tour  of  the  National  Gallery’s  newly  rehung  collection  of  Irish  art  with  a special  focus  on  some  of  the  masterpieces  from  the  20th  century  collection,  including important work by Maine Jellet, Jack B. Yeats and Louis le Brocquy. Explore the brave use of bold lines and colour found in the work of these accomplished Irish artists and bear witness to the exciting stories the stars of 20th Century Irish Art have to offer.

If you or your community group would like to come along to any of these Culture Clubs simply email Kate at: join-in@dublinscultureconnects.ie.

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.

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