Act Up Festival 2020
Supporting the Theatremakers of our Future, Act Up Festival is Tallaght Community Arts’ annual one act theatre festival for secondary schools in South Dublin County. Now in its ninth year, the Act Up Team led by director Jennifer Webster provides guidance to its participating schools by supporting them in preparation, rehearsal and production process.
Tallaght's Great Paper Rope
Tallaght’s Great Paper Rope will be a sculptural thread of paper rope starting in Tallaght Village and winding 1.5 KM to the Civic Theatre. Inspired by the area’s history of papermaking Tallaght’s Great Paper Rope will bring together communities, school, arts organisations and artists in a yearlong exploration. Participants will translate memories, stories and dreams to be woven together with personal artifacts to form Tallaght’s very own bespoke rope.
Doors to Elsewhere
Doors to Elsewhere is an inclusive theatre ensemble for adults with disabilities living in South Dublin County. Established in 2011, our weekly workshops enable our performers to develop their creative potential in acting, movement, spoken word, music and devising. Our performances are original, devised works collectively created by the participants. All of the artists perform, but they are also the writers, directors and designers of the work. The ensemble is led by theatre artists Jenny Macdonald and Jennifer Webster.
All Our Futures 2017
All Our Futures is the launch of a photographic archive of group portraits of families and friends by Tallaght Community Arts. In our tented photographic studio, we will reimagine the studios of yester-year. Photographer Jonathan Stokes will take formal photographs of 30 invited family and friendship groups. Each group will be photographed with an old photograph to link the past with the present. The story associated with each image will be recorded. To complete the event, we will have an end of pier style cut-out where members of the public can enjoy photographing themselves and contributing to an online photo exhibition across the day.
Where In The World
Tallaght Community Arts is delighted that WHERE IN THIS WORLD is currently exhibiting at IT Tallaght Library, 07 – 28 March 2018 Where In This World an intercultural intergeneral felt making and storytelling project that brought people in South Dublin County together to share and create, while making felt art, artist participants weaved together the worlds they come from and the worlds they hope to create. Feltmaking is an ancient craft and a magical process and was mostly unknown for our participants. Their very first encounter with the process awakened their curiosity toward this natural technique using only sheep`s wool, soap and water.
Aeiridheact - Talking The Air
A site-specific participatory performance in the grounds and house of the Pearse Museum Rathfarnham exploring Patrick Pearse’s radical education experiment at St Enda’s School and its contribution to nationalist imagination 100 years ago.