Hotel Ballymun
From 31st of March to the 27th of April 2007 the top floor of the Clarke Tower, one of the last remaining tower blocks in Ballymun, will open its doors to the public in the form of a unique short stay hotel.

From 31st of March to the 27th of April 2007 the top floor of the Clarke Tower, one of the last remaining tower blocks in Ballymun, will open its doors to the public in the form of a unique short stay hotel.

Artist Seamus Nolan was commissioned by Breaking Ground, the Ballymun Regeneration per cent for art scheme, to undertake a new work in this changing suburb of Dublin. Nolan, who developed and researched his project locally for the past twelve months, has enlisted the help and support of Ballymun's vibrant network of community groups and is working collaboratively towards the conversion of the former flats into short-stay hotel rooms. Hotel Ballymun will also feature an eclectic programme of art, music, seminars and social events, curated by the artist:

Revolt
Tuesday, 03 Apr 2007
Revolt Video Collective Screening

Symes / Nolan / Watkins
Wednesday, 04 Apr 2007
Symes / Nolan / Watkins Improvised musical ensemble

Gimme Space!
Thursday, 05 Apr 2007
Seomra Spraoi is a social centre in Dublin's city centre, run by the people who use it. It has a kitchen and a library and is used for film screenings, music events, meetings, children's days, craft workshops, cafe days and more.

Some of the people involved in Seomra Spraoi will give a short talk and slide show about Seomra Spraoi, where it's been and where it's going. This will be followed by an open discussion in which you are invited to share your experiences of organising community space (e.g. community centres, after-school groups, sports clubs) and your ideas about what a social centre can be. The evening will finish with music and finger food. We hope to see you there.

Lazybird
Saturday, 07 Apr 2007
Lazybird: Rigmarole + Deep Burial

Dichell
Sunday, 08 Apr 2007
Dichell – more info soon…

Dog Media
Monday, 09 Apr 2007
Dog Media event – more info to follow…

Victor Merriman & Dermot Bolger
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007
Theatre practioner Victor Merriman and established Playwright Dermot Bolger will talk about their work and connections with Ballymun plus Readings from local creative writers group

Dj Krossphader
Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007
Dj Krossphader – more info to follow…

Vagina Vinyl + John Montague
Friday, 13 Apr 2007
Vagina Vinyl + John Montague

Urban Intelligence
Friday, 13 Apr 2007
Urban Intelligence, Local Rappers

Music and Art Performance
Saturday, 14 Apr 2007
H*E*R*D Eunhye Hwang & Declan Rooney
"i'd run right into hell and back" performance plus Lazybird – Checkerboard music event

Invisible Agent
Sunday, 15 Apr 2007
Invisible Agent Danseizure and Umbrellamouth

The Archives
Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007
BRL band The Archives

Art not Art?
Thursday, 19 Apr 2007
Art not Art? event

http://www.hotelballymun.com