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May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Culture Club Master Class Series: Handmade Notebooks

We are delighted to announce that we are working with Camilla Fanning and, in the future more artists, to develop a series of arts and crafts workshops. In the latest event, Camilla will facilitate a class on the creation of your own handmade notebook.

Participants will learn how to make from scratch simple handmade notebooks, using simple methods and a variety of materials.  You will learn how to stitch pages together to make a notebook with a cover. Decorative methods will also be explored. The notebook is ideal for a personalised memento or gifts.

The Handmade Notebooks class will cost €60 to include materials, completed artwork and light refreshments. Please email, phone (01 905 6072/5) or message via Facebook or Twitter to register your interest for this event or our projected events. 

Keep an eye on the events page for details of further classes in the series.  

For further information from Camilla Fanning: info@irishetchings.com 
https://irishetchings.wordpress.com/

Payment may be made in person via Liberties Upstairs Bookshop (Regret no card facilities). Booking is essential as Camilla needs to be sure of numbers in advance for her planning and as places are limited.
 

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Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

Culture Club: Paper Art Master Class

After the success of our February class, the Culture Club will host another Master Class with artist Camilla Fanning. Camilla will be facilitating a specialised workshop, looking at the potential for using up-cycled and found materials, based on using cut-out, assemblage and collage techniques. The cost of €60 includes all materials, artwork to take home and light refreshments. Payment is via the bookshop (cash or cheque please, regret no cards).

In this workshop, we will look at the possibilities of using a variety of rescued and found materials that can be collaged and combined. We will learn to arrange and layer colours and textures to embellish your work. We will use layers & textures of fabrics, papers, jewellery and buttons, custom made papers, old letters, maps and photos, tiny found objects and stitching. Do you have something at home you would like to incorporate - maybe from a special event? Bring these with you and they can become part of your design too!

For further information on the course: info@irishetchings.com or Twitter: @irishetchings.

 

 

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Liberties Upstairs: Easter in March by Daragh Bradish
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Liberties Upstairs: Easter in March by Daragh Bradish

Join us on Monday March 21st in Liberties Upstairs, Terenure, for the launch of Easter in March by Daragh Bradish. We'd love to see you there!

‘Daragh Bradish is a collector and deft arranger of pictures from a rich and living past, a tender memorialist, a man alert to the significant undercurrents in the world. His poems, rooted in and considerate of memory, are alive to “the love of Earth/And Heaven”, seeking always to retrieve, to consider, to reframe and to bless.’—Paula Meehan

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Culture Club Master Class: Paper and Mixed Media
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Culture Club Master Class: Paper and Mixed Media

Why not try for some creative activity this spring! The Culture Club will be hosting a Master Class with Dublin-based artist Camilla Fanning. Camilla will be facilitating a specialised workshop, in which participants will be encouraged to explore their creative side with a range of media, looking at the potential for using up-cycled and found materials. Don't worry if you lack drawing skills as this class is based on using cut-out and collage techniques.

The cost of €60 for this three hour workshop, includes all materials, completed designs to take home and light refreshments.

'In this workshop, we will look at the possibilities of using a variety of rescued and found materials that can be collaged and combined. We will learn to arrange and layer colours and textures to embellish your work. We will use layers and textures of fabrics, papers, jewellery and buttons, custom made papers, old letters, maps and photos, tiny found objects and stitching. Do you have something at home you would like to incorporate - maybe from a special event? Bring these with you and they can become part of your design too!'

For further information from Camilla Fanning about the course: info@irishetchings.com

https://irishetchings.wordpress.com/

Payment may be made in person via Liberties Upstairs Bookshop (Regret no card facilities). Cheques may be made payable to Camilla Fanning.
Booking is essential as Camilla needs to be sure of numbers in advance for her planning and places are limited. Similarly, the course will not run if there is insufficient interest and any bookings will be refunded.

About Camilla

I am an Irish artist based in Dublin working primarily as a printmaker.  My primary medium is classical fine art etching.  My practice also includes digital arts, (soundscape, animation and video), assemblage and life drawing. I aspire to making an ArtBot. A recurrent theme of my work is collective memory and shared imaginings, often taking the form of landscapes. In assemblages, I consider delusions and insecurities, often referencing games. I have an ongoing interest in the social and cultural impacts of all things digital and cyber, and I blog about these as well as giving the occasional seminar talk.
Find Camilla on Twitter: @irishetchings
 

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Card Making Master Class with Camilla Fanning
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Card Making Master Class with Camilla Fanning

 From MART commission  Are we there yet?  : 'Firestation'

From MART commission Are we there yet? : 'Firestation'

The Culture Club at Liberties Upstairs will be hosting a greetings card Master Class with Dublin-based artist and printmaker Camilla Fanning. Camilla will be facilitating a specialised workshop, in which participants will be encouraged to explore literary and poetic Christmas themes to produce their own individualised designs.

This is your chance to explore your creative side with a range of media looking at the potential of using up-cycled materials. At the end of Camilla’s Master Class, you will come away with plenty of new ideas. Don’t worry if you lack drawing skills, as this class is based on using cut-out and collage techniques.

In this workshop we will look at the possibilities of using a variety of rescued and found materials which can be collaged and combined. We will learn to arrange and layer colours and textures to embellish your card. We will use layers and textures of fabrics, papers, jewellery and buttons, custom made papers, old letters, maps and photos, tiny found objects and stitching. Do you have something at home you would like to incorporate - maybe from a special event? Bring these with you and they can become part of your design too!

Cost: €60 (All materials provided and the price includes light refreshments and cards to take home.) 

Booking is essential as a minimum number of participants is required for the workshop to run. If you are interested please ensure that you book at least a week ahead. Call into the shop to book (cash payments only please). For further information about the class: please email info@irishetchings.com.

About the Artist

I am an Irish artist based in Dublin working primarily as a printmaker. My primary medium is classical fine art etching. My practice also includes Digital Arts (Soundscape, Animation and video) Assemblage and life drawing. I aspire to making an ArtBot. A recurrent theme of my work is collective memory and shared imaginings, often taking the form of landscapes. In assemblages, I consider delusions and insecurities, often referencing games. I have an ongoing interest in the social and cultural impacts of all things Digital and Cyber, and blog about these as well as giving the occasional seminar talk. Currently I am focusing on visual research and creative development on a major body of work ‘peripheries’ which entails in-situ drawing and sound research on the northern edges of Europe.

My work has been exhibited in New York and Dublin and included in several open submission curated exhibitions. It is held in the Archive of the Botanic Gardens Dublin and the GSD Archive; private collections in Ireland, the UK, Austria and New Zealand. I have studied in Dublin, New York and Berlin, and worked in Milan and London. I had my first solo exhibition in 2011 in Rigby’s Deli Diner (Thank you James!). My gallery representation is the Graphic Studio Gallery Dublin and the SO Fine Art Editions Gallery Dublin. I am a life member of the Graphic Studio Dublin and a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland. I have received arts awards from the Irish Arts Council, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Co.

https://irishetchings.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Have a Cuppa for Daisyhouse
Nov
7
12:00 AM00:00

Have a Cuppa for Daisyhouse

#HaveACuppa

You are invited to come along to Liberties Upstairs for a 'cuppa' in aid of Daisyhouse: 'supporting women out of homelessness' on Saturday morning, after our usual book club meeting. The #HaveACuppa campaign was recently launched by Claire Byrne, who is an ambassador for the charity (see link).

Come along for a tea or coffee and a bookish chat and help a good cause into the bargain. Drop us a line on libertiesupstairs@gmail.com if you can make it, so we have an idea of numbers. If you can't make the event, you can still support the initiative by texting DAISYHOUSE to 50300 to donate €4.

For further information: www.haveacuppa.daisyhouse.org

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Book Launch: A Violation Against Women by Kathleen Ward
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Book Launch: A Violation Against Women by Kathleen Ward

JOIN US

and author Kathleen Ward for the launch of her powerful memoir A Violation Against Women: What Happened to Me at Our Lady of Lourdes on Thursday, 29 October, in Waterstones, Scotch Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth at 6.30pm. The book will be officially launched by best-selling author Dr Harry Barry.

‘Kathleen’s courageous journey and search for truth is revealed in her harrowing story of personal loss and grave injustice.’ —Dr Harry Barry

At the hands of Dr Michael Neary, Kathleen Ward underwent an unplanned and unnecessary hysterectomy at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. In this powerful memoir, Kathleen relates her story with honesty and sincerity. For Kathleen, what followed was a dark period filled with debilitating panic attacks and an internal state of paralysis. However, Kathleen's account is ultimately one of personal healing and of how she successfully rebuilt her life following the procedure. 

Everybody welcome.

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Culture Club: Poems; where do they come from; where do they go? by Daragh Bradish
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Culture Club: Poems; where do they come from; where do they go? by Daragh Bradish

We are delighted to present a poetry talk by debut Liberties Press poet Daragh Bradish (Easter in March, due 2016).

From the first spark to the finished poem, the talk takes us on an imaginative journey which references 2,500 years of lyric making from ancient Lesbos to modern South Africa. This continuity is possible because poetry connects us to each other and brings us to an expanded awareness of what it is to be human.  But how does the poet work his or her subject matter, which may be pretty vague to start with, into a shaped vision which resonates with the reader? This talk will be of interest to both readers and writers of poetry.  As usual, there will be wine and coffeeand you will have an opportunity for questions and discussion after Daragh's talk.

Tickets are €5; or €6 on the door. Advance tickets may be redeemed for a Liberties Press purchase on the night (at the moment we can't redeem against any other publisher's books). You can book online here or in person at the shop.
    
 libertiesupstairs@gmail.com

 

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Culture Club: The Long and the Short of it: Running a Literary Competition
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Culture Club: The Long and the Short of it: Running a Literary Competition

The latest in our Liberties Upstairs Culture Club series, takes a look at the ins and outs of running a literary competition. Sam Tranum and Lois Kapila will be talking about organising and judging the international short story competition that resulted in publication for twelve lucky winners in the 2013 and 2015 editions of Love on the Road. As usual there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after the talk.

The session will cost € 5.00 at the pre-booked rate, to include refreshments. Tickets at the door will be €6.00. Attendees may redeem their ticket against a purchase of a Liberties Press title on the night. Advance booking will be through our online shop, in person or by phone.

For further information: please email libertiesupstairs@gmail.com
or call 01 905 6075.

 Launch of  Love on the Road  in Hodges Figgis, Dublin.

Launch of Love on the Road in Hodges Figgis, Dublin.

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Culture Club Event: Upcycling by Design: Creating Heirlooms for the Future
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Culture Club Event: Upcycling by Design: Creating Heirlooms for the Future

 Creative ideas...

Creative ideas...

Lynn Haughton founder of The Upcycle Movement will talk about using handcraft skills to reuse/remake old and shabby articles into something beautiful to love and keep; preserving traditional skills for the future.

Lynn says:

Upcycling may be a relatively new term but it is not a new concept - it simply got lost in modern day consumerism, convenience & society's throw away mindset. To upcycle something is simply to re-purpose something that would otherwise be considered waste & to 'up' its value and quality by doing so. The difference between upcycling and recycling is that when you recycle something - generally the components are broken down and the result is an item of lesser quality eg: recycled paper....I have been living, breathing and dreaming about The Upcycle Movement organisation and the opportunities that I hope it will create - the doors it may open, the waste solutions, and the ideas & designs it may inspire.

We are proud to announce that this event is an official Heritage Week activity . Please check out the Heritage Week page for many more events and activities.

This event will be at the special price of €4 and booking is advised so that we can be sure of numbers. Just follow the link to book using our online shop (Tickets category) or call into the shop to buy a ticket.  

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Culture Club Event: The Publishing Process from the Inside
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Culture Club Event: The Publishing Process from the Inside

The next Upstairs Culture Club session will be held in the bookshop on Thursday 30 July at 7.30pm. Our publisher and MD, Seán O'Keeffe will be talking about the publishing process as experienced from the inside. He will be discussing publishing in general and talking about the dynamics of Liberties Press in particular. If you want to know how the whole process works and whether there really is such an animal as the 'Slush Pile' then this is your chance to find out.

For any writers deciding whether to opt for the traditional publishing approach or venture the self-publishing route, the talk will give you plenty of food for thought. The evening will however also be of interest to curious readers who simply want to get some idea of how a book makes it into their hands. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after
Seán's presentation.

The session will cost 5.00 (pre-booked) to include a glass of wine. Tickets at the door will be €6.00. Booking will be through our online shop (choose the Tickets category) or in person at the shop.

Attendees may redeem their ticket price against purchase of a Liberties Press title on the night.

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Jun
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Liberties Upstairs Culture Club

 Debut fiction from Liberties Press

Debut fiction from Liberties Press

The Upstairs Culture Club will run on the last Wednesday evening of every month at 7.30pm. We intend to provide some food for thought, with talks and Q & As on artistic, cultural and literary topics.

We are aiming for something akin to a book club where members can meet new people, make friends and enjoy a discussion.

The series will be launched in the late spring, with our inaugural event held on 24 June. This will feature debut authors Daniel Seery (A Model Partner) and Caitriona Lally (Eggshells). They will be talking about participating in the Novel Fair and that all-important breakthrough moment when a novel is accepted for publication.

Each session will cost € 5.00 at the members’ rate (pre-booked) to include a glass of wine. Tickets at the door will be €6.00. Attendees may redeem their ticket against a purchase of a Liberties Press title on the night. Advance booking will be through our online shop, in person or by phone.

For further information: please email libertiesupstairs@gmail.com
or call 01 905 6075.

Alternatively, why don’t you just pop upstairs to us for a chat!

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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Shopping Morning at Liberties Upstairs

Liberties Upstairs will be open for a Christmas shopping morning next Sunday. Seasonal refreshments will give a festive flavour to your shopping trip, so do call in to see us.

We have an excellent range of books suitable as gifts, including our 2013 hard back edition of The Little Book of Christmas Memories, the royalties from which go to support Aware. We will also be having a collection for Aware on the day.

We look forward to seeing you!

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The Art of Storytelling
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Art of Storytelling

Come and listen to a discussion on the art of storytelling, among three talented authors: Lane Ashfeldt (Saltwater), Carmen Cullen (Two Sisters Singing) and Andrew Nugent (1968: Memoir and Murder). The authors will read first and then we will have a Q and A session around the theme of stories and storytellers.

Click here for more information.

To RSVP: email libertiesupstairs@gmail.com or call 01 905 6075

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