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Flikkers: The Flashback Ball

Photo Credit: Image courtesy Tonie Walsh, photo Thomas A. O’Shea.

With thanks to our Partners:

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Dublin City Arts Office
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With thanks to our Partners:

The Church Transparent logo (1)
Dublin City Arts Office
Arts Council new logo
Start Date: 20/05/2022
Time of Event: 10pm to 3am
Ticket Price: €10
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: In-Person
Event Venue: The Church
Event Street Address: Mary Street
Event Town/City: Dublin 1
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713
Start Date: 20/05/2022
Ticket Price: €10
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? In-Person
Event Venue: The Church
Event Street Address: Mary Street
Event Town/City: Dublin 1
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713

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Event Description

This event is part of Flikkers – Come As You Were the Age & Opportunity, Bealtaine Festival Commission for 2022 supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. This is a series of events remembering and celebrating the Flikkers Disco era at the Hirschfeld Centre and the generation who were there. Flikkers invites older LGBTQ+ people to dance and celebrate this seminal period of social and cultural activism.

A Club & Performance event featuring: Tonie Walsh, Brendan O’Byrne and Winnie Coakley, Gerry Moore DJs plus special appearances by Queen’s of comedy The Wild Geeze and Paddy Fagin.

These live performance and club event presented at The Cellar at The Church, Mary’s Street is a tribute to the 80s Dublin dance scene, inviting older LGTBQIA+ people to a celebration with DJs and artists from that seminal Hirschfeld Centre era. ‘Flikkers: The Flashback Ball’ will also remember those lost to HIV/AIDS in that decades. Like all discos, The Flashback Ball would not be complete without a slow set.

Curated & produced by artist- curator Francis Fay and journalist, activist and DJ Tonie Walsh.
Project Advisors Tonie Walsh & Julianne O’Malley.
Curatorial Support Monica Flynn (Visual Art Curator, Bealtaine Festival)

Principal Funders:

  • Link to HSE website
  • Link to Arts Council website