Cultural Newsletter: MAY 2013 - Dublin

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Cultural Newsletter: MAY 2013 - Dublin
De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday presents original photographs
from the Kennelly Archive of De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland after
he left power in May 1969. Portraits of the McCartans, De
Gaulle’s Irish ancestors, will also be exhibited.
Padraig and Joan Kennelly, founders of a small photo-graphic
studio in Tralee, followed the trail of this noted visitor and
recorded the excitement caused amongst the inhabitants of
Sneem, County Kerry. They called their collection “A Quiet
Holiday”.
The exhibition is presented by the French Embassy in Ireland
in association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the
EU and The Gathering Ireland 2013. The original exhibition was
conceived by Isabelle Galy-Aché and presented by the Irish
Cultural Centre in Paris in 2011, with the support of the
Kennelly Archive, Fondation Charles de Gaulle, Ireland Fund of
France.
De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday will be officially opened by Lucinda
Creighton T.D., Minister of State for European Affairs, Barbara
Nolan, Head of the European Commission Representation in
Ireland, Emmanuelle d’Achon, Ambassador of France to
Ireland, Jacques Godfrain, President of the Fondation Charles
de Gaulle, Paddy McCartan, Dublin City Councillor and Isabelle
Galy-Aché, Curator.
De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday
Photographic Exhibition
27 May – 21 June 2013
@ European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
ADMISSION FREE
[email protected] – 01 708 8308
www.ambafrance-ie.org
EXHIBITION
"KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM EU MEMBER STATES"
1 MAY - 30 JUNE 2013
Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States is an
exhibition of a selection of contemporary art works from the 27 Member
States of the European Union. This exhibition has been organised by the
Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht and the Office of Public Works in
collaboration with the Embassies and various cultural organisations throughout
Europe. The exhibition forms part of Culture Connects, Ireland’s 2013 EU
Presidency Cultural Programme.
France is represented by Pierre Soulages, one of France’s greatest living artists
and a major international figure in post-war abstract painting. Brou de Noix sur
Papier 1998 13, the work shown at the exhibition, represents his continued use of
walnut stain throughout his career to create powerful abstract works.
With the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland
1 May - 30 June 2013
@ Farmleigh Gallery, Castleknock, Dublin 15
ADMISSION FREE
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays), 10am to 5pm
Download the exhibition catalogue here
farmleigh.ie
MUSIC
ROLAND DYENS
AT THE
2013 GUITAR FESTIVAL OF IRELAND
2 - 5 MAY 2013
French interpreter, composer, arranger and improviser, Roland Dyens was
recognized in 1985 as one of the “100 Best Living Guitarists” in all styles by the
French magazine “Guitarist”. In 2007 he was honoured by the Guitar Foundation of
America (GFA), which chose him to compose the set piece for its prestigious annual
competition, held in Los Angeles.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Guitar Festival of Ireland, Roland Dyens
along with GuitaRIAM, the Royal Irish Academy of Music guitar ensemble, will
perform his new commissioned work for the occasion.
With the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland
● Opening Concert Roland Dyens
Thursday 2 May 2013, 8pm
@ Marlay Park House, Rathfarnham
Tickets :€24
● GuitaRIAM with Roland Dyens
Saturday 4 May 2013, 2pm
@ Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 2
Tickets :€18
MUSIC
MÉDÉRIC COLLIGNON & LE JUS DE BOCSE
AT
BRAY JAZZ FESTIVAL
3 - 5 MAY 2013
The virtuosic and charismatic trumpeter Médéric Collignon's Le Jus De Bocse
(France) appear on the opening night of this year's Bray Jazz Festival on Friday, 3rd
May, as part of a double bill that will also feature Switzerland's New Bag.
Not to be missed!
Bray Jazz Festival
3 - 5 May 2013
Tickets: 25€ at www.brayjazz.com or Box Office (010) 2724030
*** For a chance to WIN TICKETS for Médéric Collignon & Le Jus De Bocse
on Friday 3 May 2013 at Mermaid Arts Centre ***
E-mail your full contact details and the code BRAY JAZZ to [email protected]
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
MUSEUM
THE LARTIGUE MONORAIL & MUSEUM
3 - 5 MAY 2013
Located in Listowel, County Kerry, the Lartigue Monorail & Museum offers
visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience a unique form of rail travel.
The original steam-powered monorail was designed by Frenchman Charles
Lartigue and ran for 9 miles between Listowel and the seaside resort of
Ballybunion. Operating from 1888 to 1924, it carried passengers, livestock and
freight along a rail supported on A-shaped trestles. It occupies a special place in
railway history as the only monorail of its type to operate successfully on a
commercial basis.
On Saturday May 4th, French Ambassador to Ireland, Emmanuelle d’Achon,
will officially open the Lartigue Monorail & Museum.
www.lartiguemonorail.com
MUSIC
HAYDN: THE SIX "PARIS" SYMPHONIES
12, 19, 26 MAY 2013
Haydn composed six great works for the French capital that represent one of the
pinnacles of the late-eighteenth-century classical symphony. Known collectively as the
Paris symphonies.
One of the Paris symphonies will be performed by The Orchestra of St Cecilia as the
concluding work in each of the concerts in this, the third of six annual series devoted to
performing all 108 symphonies of Haydn.
Orchestra of St Cecilia - Haydn: The Six "Paris" Symphonies
@ Newman University Church, St Stephen’s Green, D2
Sundays 12, 19, 26 May 2013
All concerts at 3.30pm
Tickets: €25, conc. €22. Advanced booking,through post only €20.
Bookings: Linsday Armstrong (01) 412 6134 - [email protected]
www.orchestrastcecilia.ie
*** For a chance to WIN TICKETS for one of the concerts ***
E-mail your full contact details and the code HAYDN PARIS to [email protected]
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
JOBS
JOB VACANCIES AT LYCÉE FRANÇAIS D’IRLANDE
20 MAY 2013 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Several positions are now open at the Lycée français d’Irlande for teachers of
English/History, German, Irish, Science, P.E. and Computer studies.
Further details : Job Vacancies at Lycée Français d’Irlande
www.lfi.ie
SEMINAR
INSPIRE THE CITY CREATIVE CONFERENCE : NANTES - HELSINKI - DUBLIN
24 MAY 2013
What’s new in Franco-Irish creativity? Come discover some of France’s most
inspirational creative quarters and take part in the inception of new exciting
collaborations!
Claire Newman, keynote speaker, will present the ‘Quartier de la Création’ in
Nantes, Brittany, home to the ‘Royal Deluxe’ street theatre company and to ‘Les
Machines’, creators of the Great Mechanical Elephant. Philippe Forest, prestigious
writer based in Nantes will present his new novel Le chat de Schrödinger.
‘Inspire the City’ will address the economic & social impacts of Creative
Quarters in France, Ireland, Finland and throughout Europe.
This conference is organised by d.ploy Dublin in collaboration with the Cultural
Service of the French Embassy, Dublin City Arts Office, and the Irish Writers
Festival. It is supported by the Alliance Française Dublin, the German Embassy and
the SAMOA Nantes.
Inspire the City Creative Conference
Presentations, Readings, Debates, Café Littéraire & Networking
Friday 24th May 2013, from 8.45am to 4.30pm
Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 2
Tickets: €42 / €25 concessions (unwaged, students, OAP)
BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! - Info: [email protected]
www.inspirethecity.wix.com
PUBLIC LECTURE
« GÉRÔME, ORIENT IN COLOUR »
EDOUARD PAPET, MUSÉE D’ORSAY, PARIS
30 MAY 2013
BY
In the framework of French Orientalist paintings exhibition, the Chester Beatty
Library in association with the French Embassy presents a Lunchtime Public Talk by
Dr Edouard Papet, Chief Curator of Sculpture, Musée D’Orsay, Paris.
Thursday 30 May, 1.10pm
@ Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 2
ADMISSION FREE
www.cbl.ie
EXHIBITION
GALWAY - EXHIBITION: SCIENCE/FICTION: A JOURNEY IN THE HEART OF LIFE
MAY 2013
The French Embassy in Ireland, in partnership with the Alliance Française
Galway and INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical
Research, is delighted to present the exhibition Science/Fiction: a journey
in the heart of life from April to May 2013.
From living organisms, observed at the microscopic level. And from the
work of France’s most visionary writer, Jules Verne. The panels on
display are a superimposition of scientific photographs from the Inserm
image bank and old engravings illustrating the writings of Jules Verne.
These striking images are the creation of Eric Dehausse, an
iconographer at INSERM.
May 2013
@ Alliance Française Galway
ADMISSION FREE
www.ambafrance-ie.org
EDUCATION
STUDY IN FRANCE: CAMPUS FRANCE OFFICE IN IRELAND
Campus France, based in the heart of Dublin (on the 4th floor of the Alliance
Française’s Building), offers personalised assistance to Irish students who
wish to study in France (undergraduate and postgraduates studies).
The Campus France Office is open from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 to
5.30 (4.30 on Fridays). There are a large range of leaflets and brochures and
a laptop that you can freely use.
For further information about a specific subject area or a university please
contact :
Elodie Le Rouic
Head of Campus France Office in Ireland
4th Floor, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Tel. 01 708 8307 - [email protected]
www.irlande.campusfrance.org
Cultural and Scientific Service
Embassy of France in Ireland
4th Floor, 1 Kildare Street
Dublin 2
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