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Monday to Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm. We are currently closed on Sundays. Bookings are not necessary.

The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1

+353 1 222 5455

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Supporting the Arts in the City

Dublin ALIVE

LIST OF EVENTS

DREAMTRAIN (Sunday 19 September 2021 - 11:30am & 13:00) Mount Bernard Park, D7
EAVESDROP (Saturday 18 September 2021 - 14:30) Mount Bernard Park, D7
WHERE THE TIME GOES (SOLD OUT) presents : Rising Damp + Sean Being (Saturday 18 September 2021) Mount Bernard Park, D7
CUPLA CLOWNS POP-UP SHOW (Sunday 19 September 11:30AM & 1:00PM) Mount Bernard Park, D7
BOTANTIC STRING QUARTET (Sunday 19 September, Show 2:30PM, Doors 2:10PM) Mount Bernard Park, D7
THE NEW BRASS KINGS (SOLD OUT)
TALHIYA LAPSE 14 (Sunday 26 September 4pm - Saint Annes Park)


DOWN WITH JAZZ (Sunday 5 September 2021) Mountjoy Square, D1
LOST TIMES (Thurs 2 September 2021) Mountjoy Square, D1
MOVING VOICES ENSEMBLE (Thurs 2 & Fri 3 September 2021) Mountjoy Square, D1
THE F WORD (Sunday 5, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September 2021) Mountjoy Square, D1
CIRCLE CIRCUS (Fri 3 September 2021) Mountjoy Square, D1

Following the announcement by Minister Catherine Martin of a fund for Local Live Performance support,  Dublin City Council sought applications from all interested parties including Performing Artists (ensembles/bands or individuals), Promoters, Producers, Venues.

Dublin ALive! includes various genres of music, theatre for adult and young audiences, aerial circus and street arts, comedy and dance, and is located both in city centre and community settings.

 

DREAMTRAIN (Sunday 19 September 2021 - 11:30am & 13:00) Mount Bernard Park, D7

Come on a magical journey with Driver Cliodhna Noonan through the night sky. Visit different landscapes and solve problems. Discover a lullaby and sing it to get back to the Dreamtrain station.  Ask yourself the question “If I was going on a train journey, what would I need to pack?” 

A first time theatre experience for very young children and their carers. 

GENRE: Early Years Arts 
AGE: Suitable for 3-6 years
LOCATION: Mount Bernard Park, D7

Presented as part of Dublin Alive: Dublin City Council Local Live Performance Programme in partnership with axis Ballymun and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Your Seating will be assigned by front of house staff on the day.  Book tickets here  Subject to permit

EAVESDROP (Saturday 18 September 2021 - 14:30) Mount Bernard Park, D7

Eavesdrop is a collaboration between cellist-composer Mary Barnecutt and poet Nell Regan. The show is for anyone who loves music and spoken word

GENRE: Spoken word with music
AGE: ALL AGES
LOCATION: Mount Bernard Park, D7

Presented as part of Dublin Alive: Dublin City Council Local Live Performance Programme in partnership with axis Ballymun and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Your Seating will be assigned by front of house staff on the day.  Subject to permit.  Book tickets here  Blankets (PODS) can comfortably fit 2-3 adults or a family (2 adults + 3 children)


WHERE THE TIME GOES presents : Rising Damp + Sean Being (Saturday 18 September 2021) Mount Bernard Park, D7  (SOLD OUT)

Where The Time Goes is an experimental music label based in Dublin. These live shows will showcase a diverse range of electronic music by artists on the label’s roster.

GENRE: MUSIC 
AGE: ALL AGES
LOCATION: Mount Bernard Park, D7

Presented as part of Dublin Alive: Dublin City Council Local Live Performance Programme in partnership with axis Ballymun and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Your Seating will be assigned by front of house staff on the day.
Book tickets here  


CUPLA CLOWNS POP-UP SHOW (Sunday 19 September, 11:30AM & 1:00PM)

“Two clowns plus two suitcases equals a whole lot of silliness. One audience multiplied by a whole lot of silliness equals a happier world.”
Cúpla Clowns Pop-Up Show is a comedy sketch show with traditional clown, comedy, magic and juggling. Suitable for all the family.
Book tickets here 


BOTANTIC STRING QUARTET (Sunday 19 September, SHOW starts 2:30PM - DOORS 2:10PM

A relaxed and friendly string quartet concert of popular songs suitable for the whole family. In association with Phizzfest.
GENRE: Classical String Quartet
AGE: FAMILY/ Suitable for 5+ years
Book tickets here

 

THE NEW BRASS KINGS  (SOLD OUT)

The New Brass Kings have taken the streets of Dublin by storm. Performing wherever and whenever ‘NBK’ are here to turn it up and bring the noise. Alternative covers and chart topping hits from Led Zeppelin to Bruno Mars along with an ever expanding repertoire of original music is sure to get your head noddin’ and your feet stompin’.
Hip-Hop vibes and bangin’ covers guaranteed to get you moving.
GENRE: BRASS/ New Orleans / Jazz Covers
AGE: FAMILY/ Suitable for 5+ years
Book tickets here
 

TALHIYA LAPSE 14 (Sunday 26 September 4pm - Saint Annes Park)

A Saudi woman controlling a giant flying octopus, an Irish man pulling the strings. Ongoing international performance art project dealing with cultural misappropriation, faith and identity.. and an enormous kite!  A beautiful OUTDOOR Event in St.Anne’s Park, D3 

GENRE: Performance Art 
AGE: Families / children 4+
PRICE: Free to attend but spaces limited, booking is necessary.
Location: St Anne's Park
Book tickets here

 

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS BELOW

Music starved audiences will love Lost Times, September 2nd in Meeting House Square featuring Gemma Dunleavy, Ahmed with Love and J Smith and presented by District.  Moving Voices vocal ensemble will present 3 pop-up performance Sept 2nd and 3rd in Dubh Linn gardens in Dublin Castle  at 12.30 and 1.30pm.IMC follow on September 5th with Down with Jazz, with music from 2-10pm including Toot Sweet and Shadowman, Aoife Doyle and Conor Guilfoyle’s Latin Swing  Quintet. Shiva Productions present The F Word, an outdoor performance of three ten minute Irish plays in Herbert Park Sunday 5th and Palmerston Park Sunday 12th, rain or shine. Throughout September the  programme includes a wide range of free family events in parks and community settings across the city, with circus, street, dance and theatre performances to enjoy. Axis kick off their events series on Friday 3rd September with Circle Circus a special pop up performance in Ballymun by Tumble Circus.   With the promise of better times ahead and an easing of restrictions over September and October, we hope Dublin Alive outdoor performance programme will complement the other wonderful cultural celebrations this month including Culture Night, Fringe Fest Dublin Theatre Festival, and really bring the city to life.

MOVING VOICES ENSEMBLE

2nd & 3rd September 2021  |  Dubh Linn Garden at Dublin Castle
Performances at 12.30pm and 1.30pm each day

Listen to a wonderful selection of well-known Irish songs – gorgeous arrangements sung in Irish and English. Óró 'Sé do bheatha 'bhaile,The Lark in The Clear Air, Éilín a Rún and many more. Guaranteed to lift the spirits at lunchtime in the gardens! 
Book tickets here

DOWN WITH JAZZ

Sunday 5th September 2021  |  Meeting House Sq, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
AFTERNOON Session - 2-4pm

Down With Jazz festival connects 21st century Ireland’s vibrant and diverse music scene, with this notorious period in our social history, through a tongue-in-cheek presentation of some of the hottest jazz and improvised music acts around!

Tickets are FREE but booking is essential, book tickets here

THE F WORD

Sunday 5th September 2021  |  Herbert Park 1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm 
Saturday 11th September 2021  |  Moran Park, dlr LexIcon Library 1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm 
Sunday 12th September 2021   |   Palmerston Park, Dartry, Dublin 1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm 

Shiva Productions have revived three of their most popular 10-minute plays to bring a smile back to your face. Previously featured as part of Angels in the Park.
Tickets are FREE but booking is essential, book tickets here

 

LOST TIMES

Thursday 2nd September 2021  l  Meeting House Square, 7pm

An outdoor concert in Dublin City Centre celebrating the best Irish music released during lockdown. With Lost Times we look to highlight some of our favourite new artists that have released phenomenal work and give them and an intimate audience the chance to connect while we wait for the world to return to normal.