Workman’s Club Block Party, 9th – 12th August

The Workman’s Club is throwing a four day party this week, with Overhead, The AlbatrossKatie Kim & Last Days of 1984 playing live, a Richter Collective pop up shop, comedy, film, Don Conroy and more, and it’s (almost) all free.

Thursday August 9thwill see the fabliss Totally Wired comedy duo take to the stage to make you LOL your face off! Plus, we’ve got a brand new exhibition curated by Shane O’Donaghue. It’s called MISNOMER and is described as a collection of work by Irish artists and designers. Clap yer peepers on it on the First Floor.

Friday, August 10thwill bring you joy via the medium of music. The amazing Katie Kim and Last Days of 1984, amongst others, will be playing for your listening pleasure. The spin doctor Ed Smith MD will be prescribing some choons upstairs from 10pm.
Saturday, August 11th kicks off with what promises to be a riotous market on The Terrace. From 3-6pm we’ll be hosting some of our pals fromOxfam Books (Parliament St), Public Beware (Essex St), Feral Foods ( The Picture Rooms (12 Wellington Quay) Orla Goodwin, Silver Dragon Jewellery, French Hens Jewellery, home-made cakes by the lovely Mary O’Reilly, music buff Ciaran Savage will entice you to buy some of his rare and collectible music and the gorgeous Aideen Rafferty will be selling clothes, curios and fancy things..Plus there will be a host of lovely things for you to look at and buy and bring home and love forever! At 3pm that day there will be a Digital SLR Workshop hosted by our neighbours in The Picture Rooms (next to The Bison Bar)
At 4pm you can brush up on your drawing skills with the one and only Don Conroy in the Vintage Room. The splendid lads from The Richter Collective will be hosting a l’il pop up record shop on the ground floor of Number 9. In addition to Richter Collective releases there will also be records available from hip’n’groovy labels Eleven Eleven, Popical Island, Quarter Inch Collective and more to be announced. You’ll need some refreshments after that, which is why we’ve organized a whiskey tasting in The Bison Bar from 5pm. Your tastebuds won’t know what’s hit ‘em. All the while, there will be lovely acoustic sets upstairs from the likes of VerseChorusVerse and You Kiss By The Book and more.

Then downstairs in The Venue from 8pm, we’ve got some DELIGHTS in store for you. Alarmist, Kid Karate and Overhead The Albatross are going to stick it to ya – followed by some serious DJ skillz from May Kay of the deadly Fight Like Apes. There’s also gonna be some serious musical stylings from The Workman’s Club Indie Residents from 10 bells on the First Floor.

For those of you that like to mix having the craic with learning stuff, the wunderkind Gavin Timlin from Ableton Live Music Production/ will be showing y’all what you can do with their software – from music production to DJing to performances..All this from 3pm til 7 in the Number 9 Bar. There’ll be laptops and headphones available so you can have a go and wow your mates with your wizardry.

He may have rested on the 7th day, but we sure as hell ain’t.Sunday, August 12thwe’ve got the Oxfam Vintage Shop happening (in The Vintage Room, natch!) from 3pm. BUT WHAT ABOUT MY HAIR? Ok, we’ll sort your bonce out for you while we’re at it…We’ve got the mega-hot Sean Bryanfrom Cut And Sew coming in to show you what’s what in the hair department. He’ll be a-sorting barnets and a-shapin’ quiffs for FREE between 3-6pm. BUT I DO WANT TO REST. AND WATCH A MOVIE. Well, we can assist you. There’ll be a Vintage Film Screening of the amazing Cinema Paradiso at 8 bells followed by a Dress Dance at the fashionably late time of 11pm in The Venue with the sweet-deck-spinnery of Miss Paula Cullen.

Now, like an anxious politician you want to know ‘how much will all these hi-jinx and japes cost me?’ And we solemnly tell you NOTHING. NOWT. ZERO. Every event is free to enter. WOW! The only time you will have to cross our palms with silver is to pay for whiskey at our Whiskey Tasting Extravaganza, because contrary to popular belief, whiskey doesn’t grow on trees.

The lineup:

Thursday August 9th
Totally Wired – The Venue

Friday August 10th
Katie Kim, Last Days Of 1984 and more…The Venue
DJ Ed Smith – Upstairs from 10pm

Saturday August 11th
Richter Collective Pop Up Shop – Number 9 – 1-6pm
Market – The Terrace from 3-6pm
Ableton / demo – Number 9 from 3pm – 7
Digital SLR Class – The Picture Rooms from 3pm
Draw With Don- The Vintage Room from 4pm
Whiskey Tasting – The Bison Bar from 5pm
Gig (bands above) – The Venue from 8pm
Workman’s Indie Residents upstairs from 10pm

Sunday August 12th
Oxfam Vintage Shop – Vintage Room from 3pm
Cut & Sew Pop Up Barber Shop – #9 from 3-7pm
Cinema Paradiso Screening – from 8pm
Dress Dance – The Venue from 11pm
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