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December Culture Clubs

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Experience YOUR city’s culture in a fun and easy way with Culture Club!
Our Project Manager organises exhibition tours by a knowledgeable tour guide, followed by complimentary tea, coffee and chats.

Each Culture Club is FREE, open to all, and lasts approx. 2 hours.

So join us for some festive trips to your local cultural venues for the final month of Culture Clubs in 2017 (don’t worry, we will be announcing plenty more Culture Clubs for you to take part in very soon):

Friday 1st December @ Hugh Lane Gallery 10.30am
Francis Bacon Studio Tour
The Hugh Lane’s relocation of Francis Bacon’s studio and compilation of a fully comprehensive database of the entire contents is unprecedented in museum practice. It has changed the shape and focus of exhibitions of Francis Bacon’s work ever since.

Tuesday 12th December @ Chester Beatty Library 2.30pm
Francisco Goya: Disasters of War
A master draftsman and printmaker, Goya produced compelling compositions using sparse line combined with strong light and dark shadow. These prints contain images that some viewers may find distressing

Thursday 14th December @ National Gallery 5pm
FW Burton For the Love of Art
This exhibition presents an opportunity to look afresh at the work of Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) and to reflect on his lifetime achievement as a Victorian watercolour artist.

Monday 18th December @ National Library 10am
Christmas Archive
Join us as we uncover some festive treats in the library archive.

Tuesday 19th December @ National Archives 10.30am
December Document of the Month
Explore Culture Club as we go “Who do You Think You Are?” at the National Archives and delve into the history of the characters in our December Document club.

Friday 29th December @ National Museum 11.30am
Bonnets, Bandoliers and Ballot Papers’
Focusing on early 20th century changing social norms and roles for women through objects in the Decorative Arts and Military history galleries. This tour will go from the clothing in The Way We Wore to objects in Proclaiming a Republic looking at campaigns and protests of early 20th Century women through domestic life and in the face of war and rebellion. There will be a particular focus on the struggle for franchise and the suffragette movement as we approach the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.

Watch out for our green flyers in libraries and venues around the city with all the Culture Club details.

All are welcome to come along: the more the merrier!

Just email join-in@dublinscultureconnects.ie to come along.

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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