Conversation about cultures of Naming with Nicoline van Harskamp: The Project Arts Centre will host ‘Englishes’ , a solo exhibition by Nicoline Van Harskamp, from 15th February to 31st March. Van Haskamp is looking for public engagement in order to research for her next project, a live performance due to take place in October of this year. Her project is around the issue of naming, and she will be holding two public conversations to discuss this issue, both held in the studio 6  temple bar Gallery and studios, 16th February 7-9pm and 21st February 7:30-9pm, both free of charge.

The performance entitled ‘Who is your name’ will reflect stories from all over the world and will take the form of monologues, accounts and musical improvisation. It will discuss the meaning of names across cultures, religions and nationalities, and how they differ from everyday words.Those who would like to take part can sign up by email to


Tatty Green Lampshade by Cliodhna Timoney

The Eight Gallery will present a  new work by Cliodhna Timoney from 8th-16th February. Timoney’s work makes reference to pop culture, music and history of art through her translating forms of visual art. The base of sketching and drawing is researched on both soundscape levels and visual levels, and ultimately turned into sculptures, with the aim of creating an entertaining, playful space. From 6-8pm.

True Romance at the Sugar Club: We all know this 1990’s modern classic of a prostitute and a comic book nerd who fall in love. It’s not your typical Rom Com, or your old hollywood pristine romance, but it is just as endearing. The Sugar Club are making a night of St Valentines celebrations with ‘The Lovers Edition’, and are doing what they do best by totally immersing their audience in mood of the film. There will be plenty of fantastic food and drink to go along with a True Romance soundtrack, all before the screening of the movie. Tickets €12.50 plus booking fee. February 14th 9pm.


Keep Not Silent, Temple Bar : As part of the Qlub Season 8 No Victim, LGBTQ experience around the world, ‘Keep Not Silent’ will be screened in The New Theatre, Temple Bar. Keep not Silent follows the story of three lesbians in Jerusalem who face different situations,oppression and persecution in the eyes of their religion but are all part of a common group, the OrthoDykes, a group created for Orthodox Jewish women who are homosexual. Documented and directed by Ilil Alexander, it won the Israeli Academy award for best documentary in 2004. Saturday 17th February, 14:00-16:00, Tickets €8.00.

Duke Special : Belfast singer-songwriter Duke Special will play at the Unitarian Church Dublin on Saturday 24th February at 19:30. His sound of alternative pop, rock and folk, combined with his vaudeville, playful influences will perfectly accompany the inspiring setting of the Church. His new album Hallow is based on the poetry of Belfast poet Michael Longley,and is curious and playful. Tickets €22.00


The Flames of Paris : The Lighthouse Cinema will broadcast the Bolshoi Ballets’ live production of The Flames of Paris’ .This ballet is based on the French revolution,  and a lot of the plot is taken from the book Les Marceliers by Felix Gras. It follows sibling Jeanne and Jerome who leave Marseilles for Paris and encounter love along the way. This ballet, created in the 1930’s is known for its outstanding technicality and vivaciousness, all to represent the feeling of the revolutionaries during the time. Showing 4th March at 3pm.

Suffragist City: This year marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed. It’s considered the greatest milestones hit by the suffragette cause. It enabled certain women over the age of 30 to vote, and paved the way or all women to vote a decade later. As well as this the Parliament (Qualifications of Women) Act came into effect in 1918, allowing women aged 21 (the same age as men) to stand for election to the House of Commons. Countess Markievicz was the first women elected, but declined to take her seat as a member of Sinn Fein. To honour the achievements of these women, Dublin City Library are currently holding an exhibition which will run until the end of February. It will tell these women’s incredible stories.  

Holly Lloyd – Arts & Events Editor