September 7th - Resources for Arts and Creativity & Online Event Listings

We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone but there are still opportunities to enjoy the arts and creativity as we social distance and isolate.  We at Age & Opportunity arts have been impressed by the many organisations around Ireland who have taken their work online and made it fully accessible at this time. So, to make it easier for anyone who wants to taste all of the amazing work out there no matter what age they are, we’ve decided to gather a list of online opportunities across a range of activities – from watching opera to dance classes – which you can take part in without having to leave the house.  These are categorised by theme, so we hope there’s something for everyone.

Below are new events that have been shared with us, but do look back over some of our previous lists herehere, and here, for lots more inspiration and things to do online. Have a listing you'd like to share with us? Email with details.

Attending Online Events:  Listings

Dublin Fringe Festival: Pilot Light Edition 2020 presents a reimagined version of the annual festival, with a mix of live and digital experiences. View the full programme here, including ‘Mad, Bad & Dangerous’ a documentary series produced by Bealtaine in association with Up Up Up and Copper Alley.

The Dublin Book Festival is heading online this year, featuring celebrated authors and emerging voices alike. View the full programme here.

As part of Dublin Theatre Festival, ‘To Be a Machine (Version 1.0)’ will be a livestreamed theatre experience. An early release of a future project from Dead Centre. Adapted from the Wellcome Prize-winning book by Mark O’Connell, this event attempts to re-imagine theatre without the hindrance of the body. Book here. Select dates from September 30th to October 10th.

axis Ballymun present the axis Bootleg season, a mix of live and online events. See more and book tickets here.

Friday September 18th is Culture Night, and this year there is both offline and online programmes. Check out the online programme here.

The Kitchen Power exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in County Mayo, Ireland, looks at the promised lifestyle and everyday reality of rural electrification and the effect that it had on the lives of Irish women. This symposium brings together a selection of international academics in design, architecture and technology history to look at how issues surrounding domesticity, gender and technology played out in a wide range of national contexts. Register here.


Tips and Tricks: Resources for artists and creativity leaders

Check out Voluntary Arts’ Zoom series #CreativeNetwork – with talks on outdoor spaces and innovation, and remaking theatre for remote interaction

Listen to this podcast by what works wellbeing on virtual choirs and the positive effects of regular group singing

Ormston House and Limerick Culture and Arts Office, in partnership with Cavan Arts Office, Clare Arts Office and Tipperary Arts Office, are pleased to announce the River Residencies co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s An Invitation to Collaboration scheme. The River Residencies will connect artists with rural communities along the River Shannon in Ireland during the Spring and Summer of 2021. The deadline for submissions is 12pm on Monday 21st September 2020. Further information here.