ONE DAY in the Liberties will start in exactly one hour at midnight and run for 24 hours until midnight on Wednesday, 1st May 2013. It’s about your Liberties. We’re standing by to receive your photos which together will create a wonderful snapshot of the Liberties on this one day in history.
It’s easy to take part. Take as many photos as you like, of anything you want to share that you see in the Liberties area, Dublin 8 – at home, work, college or out and about – on any device you like (e.g. phone, tablet or camera) on 1st May. Share them with us by:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook share to facebook.com/libertiesfestival
- Twitter and Instagram #1DayLiberties
- Hard copies (prints) can be posted or delivered to Liberties Festival, 90 Meath Street, Dublin 8
Please read the full guidelines here.
Huge thanks to the fantastic folk at Gallery Zozimus for supporting ONE DAY in the Liberties. A selection of the images received will printed and framed for exhibition in the Gallery during the Liberties Festival from 17th-21st July.
One hour to ONE DAY and counting …
July 17 – 21, 2013
Mark your diaries. The Liberties Festival 2013 takes place from July 17 to 21 for 5 fun-filled days. See you then!
Flooding a previously grey wall with colour and resonance in the acknowledgment of a heroic Liberties woman, Maser‘s portrait of Anne Devlin has people talking!
Completed yesterday on the corner of Meath Street and Carman’s Hall, this Liberties Festival 2012 commission has received an unanimously positive and joyful response from the local community and all passers-by.
Read more about the inspiration behind this beautiful artwork here.
A bonus event, not on our brochure, starts soon. Historian Liz Gillis leads a walking tour – ‘Republicans in the Liberties’ – departing from SICCDA, 90 Meath Street @ 3pm.
Liz’s walking tour at last year’s Festival was fantastic, and yesterday’s ‘Walk and Talk’ with Pat Liddy had over 170 people take part. So don’t miss today’s tour! Free.
The annual football match between the Traders and the Gardaí, scheduled for Wednesday July 18th @ 7.30pm, has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. This is the 24th year of this traditional and fun event, with the Traders leading 15 to 8, and it will be rescheduled. Our apologies for any disappointment. This post will be updated with the new date as soon as it is confirmed.
Taking Liberties, a Liberties Festival 2012 commission by photographer Shane McCarthy, opens at Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis Street, next Wednesday, July 18th, and runs until Saturday, July 21st. Thank you to the wonderful team in Gallery Zozimus who are so generously hosting this exhibition.
We’re very excited about Taking Liberties and invite you to come and view it.
Meanwhile, want a sneak preview? Click here: Liberties Festival Taking Liberties Exhibition Posters.
And click here for further information on Taking Liberties.
We’re busy finalising the Liberties Festival 2012 programme and will announce full details shortly.
Meanwhile, here’s some information about four of the events that already have people talking!
Poems of the People – we want you to help us create a poetic picture of Ireland. Send us your poem. Read about this innovative public participation poetry project here.
Festival Commission – Maser’s portrait of Anne Devlin which will reflect important local history and enrich our street scape. Read more about it here.
Festival Commission – Taking Liberties, a series of stunning images of the people and places of the Liberties by photographer Shane McCarthy. Read more here.
Nighthawks at the Guinness Storehouse – Featuring nine top bands, comedians and writers: Vyvienne Long, Kevin Barry, Jarlath Regan, Fiach, Little Xs For Eyes, Pearse McGloughlin, Willie White, Colm Keegan and Ellie McMahon. Last year, tickets to Nighthawks at the Guinness Storehouse sold out in advance so don’t miss out in 2012! Click here for details.
We’re delighted to announce that the Liberties Festival Dublin takes place this year from July 18th to 22nd. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for news of our exciting programme of events in the weeks ahead.
Thanks to the wonderful GERODEO Productions who created this video of The Barren Carrousel, the breath-taking aerial acrobatics duo who closed a very successful Liberties Festival Dublin 2011 at our Family Funday in Newmarket Square.
And huge thanks to everyone who was a part of the Liberties Festival 2011. Sponsors, volunteers, performers, artists, crew, the local community, our audiences, our social media friends, and everyone who supported the Festival in so many ways – it couldn’t happen without you.
Enjoy the video and see you in 2012!
We just had to share this wonderful story from Liberties man, Leo Magee, who presents his tribute to ‘Bang Bang’, one of Dublin’s beloved characters who ‘shot’ people with a steel key which he called his ‘Colt 45, which he got off Hitler’. Leo works in Dublin City Archives, recently presented with Bang Bang’s key.
Thanks to Story Map Dublin who remember that our city’s history is happening all around us every day.
Do you remember Bang Bang?