By Emma Connors
Our new ‘pop-up’ Culture Club got off to a flying start last Friday. As part of The National Neighbourhood: Press Play project, the culture club is such a simple concept that connects local people to national institutions in a fun and easy way. For the next few months we’ll be piloting and supporting the development of this new culture club, inviting people from Whitehall, Cabra, Finglas and Ballymun to get involved.
Every second Friday (from 11am-2pm), our PRESS PLAY host, (the very welcoming Aifric Ní Ruairc) will accompany a group of people to the National Museum at Collins Barracks. They’ll be welcomed by the Museum staff and be whisked away for 2 hours to check out a new exhibit followed by pots of tea and chats. Over 25 people have already signed up for the next Culture Club that will take place Friday 18 November 2016.
We already have a wonderful mix of people from all over Finglas and Cabra and Ballymun involved
The minute we put the call out, we got a fantastic response to the idea. We already have a wonderful mix of people from all over Finglas and Cabra and Ballymun involved – people from Tir Na nÓg, Forever Young Choir, Finglas and Cabra Adult Education Centre, the Golden Girls Active Retirement Group and Cabra Community Centre..
Our hope is that this culture club really catches on and continues to grow over the coming months and years – by including the other national institutions in the Culture Club concept too. There’s absolutely no reason for it not to.
Dublin’s Culture Connects Culture Club (bit of a mouthful…don’t worry we’ll come up with something catchier!) Now, wouldn’t that be a wonderful little legacy in itself!
But enough from me – here’s a few words from our new Culture Club host herself…
If you’re interested in joining us for the next Culture Club event please email firstname.lastname@example.org