Dublin Flea Market continues to thrive

The Flea Market survived the economic crash and is thriving, reports Patrick McGannon. The Dublin Flea market (DFM), founded in 2008, has not only survived one of the most serious recessions in the history of this country but has prospered and expanded in the past eight years. Located on Newmarket Square, in the south inner city, the market first… Read more »

Event discusses gender inequality in TV and film industry

A recent professional-development day addressed the lack of women writing and directing for the Irish film industry, reports Danielle Maldonado.  An event to raise awareness of the low participation of female writers and directors in film and TV took place at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin in late last year. Called “Mindshift: Redressing Gender Equality in Writing for Film”, it was one of a series… Read more »

Art to provoke an audience

Bruno Theodoro reports on a drama festival that wants to bring discussion of social issues to Irish stages. A brand new art festival took place at Doyle’s on College Street, Dublin 2 in late November. Called Provoke Festival, it was organised by the Collective Theatre Company and featured acts of theatre, comedy and the spoken word. Having provocation as its theme, the festival had… Read more »