November

November is awash with creative events from design festivals and fashion trails to art-talks and workshops, taking place in theatres and venues throughout Ireland.  1. Halftone Print Fair The freshest art fair, celebrating the process of print in various shapes and forms, returns to The Library Project for the first week in November. The walls…

October

Between table quizzes, theatre, art, design and foodie excursions – there really is no way to stay locked indoors this October – except to hide from the cold. That might be the only excuse we’ll allow! 1. Galway Jazz Festival 50 gigs popping up across 20 venues, representing a myriad of countries and regions all…

On the Fringe

Cabaret, Circus, Club, Comedy, Dance, Gig, Installation, Live Art and Visual Art, Music, Party, Radio, Spoken Word, Talks, Theatre and Young Radicals.  Two-weeks of unadulterated performance returns to Dublin with a focus on the fresh, the emerging, the trailblazers and the courageous; destined to catapult into creative fame by the end of their shows. The…

August

August is a notoriously quiet month for the arts in Ireland; funding deadlines are looming, holidays are in full throttle and people deserve a little break after a jam-packed summer of fun and frolics – that said, we’ve curated a list of ten creative and cultural events happening throughout our wonderful green isle, to keep…

July

With the launch of two highly anticipated Irish films and the return of Galway’s leading film festival, Ireland is seeing an uprising in Irish cinema throughout the month of July. The perfect opportunity to shelter from the sweltering heat outside – although we’re not complaining! To be considered for inclusion in The Monthly Edition for…

Alanagh Clegg

Alanagh Clegg is a Textile designer whose thoughtfully considered graduate exhibition highlighted the importance of ethically made and sustainable materials. Inspired by a family business of hand crafting, her work explores traditions of techniques that have been passed down through generations. 1. When did you start incorporating sustainability into your design practice?  Four Threads came to…

June

We are huge event enthusiasts at Above the Fold, whether it’s one of our own or someone else’s. As it can be challenging finding decent event resources in Ireland, especially for the creatively inclined, we decided to share our two cents by curating a monthly event guide. The Monthly Edition will feature a sample of…

Vote for Women

As we approach a landmark moment in Irish history, the creatives of Ireland are wielding their talents as a form of political expression. Not only is 2018 significant as the year that the people of Ireland will vote on the Referendum to Repeal the Eight Amendment, but it also marks the centenary that Irish women…

Opportunity or exploitation?

An internship is something that is ambiguous and difficult to define. It sits between part-time college-job and entry-level career, it hovers with uncertainty between university and employability, and although it serves an invaluable function, its application is somewhat slippery. For many with an arts background, knowledge and experience gained can be perceived as theoretical, and…