6-10 February 2012
Festival Director: Hannah McCarthy Secretary: Robbie Blake Treasurer: Cian McCarthy Fundraising Officer: Cara Sanquest Publicity Officer: Ross O'Donnellan Day Events Manager: Evan Horan Night Events Manager: Anna Cosgrave Design Manager: Eoghan Quinn Ordinary Committee Member: Michael Hennessy Ordinary Committee Member: Lorna Murphy Design: Keelin Coyle and Aishling Costello
Welcome from the TAF committee! We are thrilled to bring you such an exciting festival this year, and to celebrate the wonderful talent we have here in Trinity. TAF is about appreciating our artistic heritage as well as our potential, and enjoying the cultural fruits the city and the college have to bear. It’s also about enjoying slick looking animal posters and some amazing night- time events, so we hope you enjoy the programme. It’s going to be ANIMAL, eh, eh..? (Cheeky Winky Face) Peace and love, The Trinity Arts Festival Committee The Trinity Arts Festival is kindly sponsored by Bank of Ireland, your exclusive campus branch.
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The Hist Conversation Sessions Trinity Arts Festival and the Hist present a series of informative and informal lunchtime conversation sessions, over light refreshments. Cultural leaders of Ireland, young and old, will drop in to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from contemporary music culture to Irish cinema. Guests include music blogger Nialler9 and legendary illustrator and artist Don Conroy. Workshops & Classes From 2pm every day, Trinity Arts Festival will be organising a host of free workshops exploring a range of different skills, including African Drumming, Chinese Calligraphy, DJ classes and photography. Providing a relaxed and fun environment for enthusiasts and newcomers alike, these will fill up quickly, so be sure to book your place at one of the Trinity Arts Festival stands! Photobooth Come and have your photograph taken for free in the DUPA photobooth, next to the Trinity Arts Festival stand all week! Get dressed up, emotional, merry or whatever you like, and capture the moment in good old fashioned printed photo form. TAF Tunes Just to get you into the groove of TAF, we are providing you with a new mix every day by top Dublin Djs. Just click onto soundcloud. com/taftunes and chiiiill.
12 pm Tour: The Provost’s House The highly popular tour of the Provost’s House returns, with Patrick Prendergast kindly opening his door to the public. The tour will be lead by renowned architectural scholar Dr. Christine Casey of Trinity’s History of Art Department and will include an insightful recounting of the house’s history, as well as a rare glimpse at the wonderful art and architecture within. Book your place at the Arts Block Stand on Monday and Hamilton Stand on Friday.
1 pm Hist Conversation Session: Nialler9 Hist Conversation Room Niall Byrne, aka Nialler9 has become one of the most powerful cultural forces on the Irish music scene, with a blog that receives over 35,000 hits a month and a widely respected critical voice. Come and take part in an informal discussion on contemporary music in Ireland with one of the country’s most innovative music journalists.
2 pm Workshop: Photography Masterclass with DUPA Elize Room The DU Photography Association present a discussion with acclaimed photographer Tony Murray about the challenges of photography and getting involved in the industry. Now a lecturer in Media Production in DIT, this will be a valuable opportunity to gain insight into professional photography from one of the industry’s finest.
4 pm Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy with TAW Trinity Arts Workshop A chance to learn about the beautiful art of Chinese calligraphy from Trinity Arts Workshop, with tools and instruction to create your own script! Limited places available.
6.30 pm Comedy in the International! International Bar Trinity Arts Festival presents a night of laughs in association with DU Comedy Soc! The renowned Andrew Stanley (I Dare Ya, RTE; resident MC at the Comedy Cellar) will be joined by Chris Kent, George Fox and a selection of Comedy Socâ€™s finest funny-men, all hosted by the wonderful Marcus Oâ€™Laoire (Republic of Telly, RTE; sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe)! Free in!
12 pm Tour: Trinity’s Art and Architecture with VisArts Arts Block Stand The TCD Visual Arts Society takes you on a whistle-stop tour of some of the highlights of the prestigious Trinity College Art Collections. Taking in such renowned artists as Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Robert Ballagh, this student-led tour will reveal some of the hidden artistic treasures our campus has to offer.
12 pm Photo Treasure Trail with DUPA Working individually or in teams, you will be let loose with a disposable camera and asked to take a series of images in a one-mile radius of the Campanile. Participants will be given a map and a list of subjects to photograph, with the results displayed at our Closing Exhibition in Block T on Friday, and the chance to win some free flights! Pick up cameras from 11.30 at the TAF stand, and get down early because numbers are limited! Free flights to be won.
1 pm Hist Conversation Session & Film Screening: ‘Ballymun Lullaby’ A screening of the acclaimed documentary (55 mins), which highlights the unifying power of music in Ballymun as a means of engendering self-expression and combating a persistent negative perception of the community in the media. This will be followed by a conversation session with the film’s director, Frank Berry.
2 pm Workshop: DJ with DU DJ in the Atrium DU DJ host a workshop for all levels, discussing the development of DJing over the last 3 decades, as well as an overview of the crucial equipment for contemporary DJs and a chance to mix for yourself!
3 pm Workshop: “Demystifying Jazz Singing” with Trinity Jazz Society Jazz Soc Room Edel Meade leads this fantastic workshop on jazz singing. Edel is the driving force behind the Swoo-Beh project, an adventurous improvising ensemble providing a vehicle for her unique concept of modern vocal performance; she has established herself as one of the most exciting young composers on the Irish contemporary jazz scene.
5 pm Workshop: Knitting with KnitSoc Elize Room Trinity KnitSoc is committed to bringing needlework crafts to the masses. The aim of this TAF workshop is to introduce people to knitting in a relaxed, supportive and sociable environment, and to unleash the inner knitting ninja within. Knit fast, die old.
7.30 pm Storytelling Evening The Electric Lounge A wonderful evening celebrating the art of storytelling, with the help of members of the Brownbread Mixtape, Milk & Cookies, as well as Trinity’s finest story-tellers! Traditional music will provide musical wonderment to add to the atmosphere of the silky Electric Lounge.
Monday TAF Tunes Every Day
12 pm Provost House Tour w/ Dr. Christine Casey Max 20 Campus Canvas Arts Block Stand Hamilton Stand 1 pm Hist Convo Session W/ Nialler 9 Hist Convo Room Photobooth w/DUPA 2 pm Photography Master Class w/ Dupa Elise Room Max 20 4 pm Calligraphy w/ TAW Taw Workshop
6.30 pm Comedy Night International Bar
Tuesday 12 pm Visarts Mystery Tour w/ Visart Max. 20 Campus Canvas Arts Block Stand Hamilton Stand 1 pm Hist Convo Session w/ Director of Ballymun Lullaby Hist Convo Room Photo Treasure Trail Arts Block Stand Max. 25 2 pm DJ Workshop w/ DU DJ The Parlour/Atrium 5 pm Stitch & Bitch w/Knit Soc Elise Room
7.30 pm Storytelling Evening The Electric Lounge
Wednesday 12 pm Horribly History Tour W/ DU History Max. 20 Ruari Casey Photobooth TAP Treasure Trail 1 pm Hist Convo Session w/ Lecturers Hist Convo Room KC Peaches 2 pm Novel Writing w/ Dublin Writers Centre Resource Room, GMB Max. 15 4 pm Drumming Workshop w/ Niall Gregory Atrium/Parlour Max. 20 6 pm Meta Phys. GSU Room 7 pm Cloud Castle Lake, Simon Bird, and Friends Exam Hall
Thursday 12 pm Tour of Art Collection & Architecture w/ VisArts Campus Canvas Arts Block Stand Hamilton Stand 1 pm Hist Convo Session w/ Don Conroy Hist Convo Room KC Peaches Photobooth w/ DUPA 2 pm Pattern Cutting w/ Fashion Soc Phil Convo Room 3 pm Disability & The Arts w/ Molly Guideira GSU Room 4 pm Origami Phil Convo Room 4 pm Film Screening Hist Conv. Room 8.30 pm Cacophony House 5
Friday 12 pm Provost House Tour w/ Dr. Christine Casey Max. 20 Art Attack w/VDP Physics Garden 1 pm Hist Convo Session Art and Objectivity with the Metaphys Soc 2 pm Fashion Illustration w/ Fashion Soc & TAW Phil Convo Room Max 20 Phil Phood 4 pm Swing Dance w/DU Dance Gym Max 20 7 pm Block Party Block T, Red Luas Line, Smithfield Stop
12 pm Tour: Horrible Histories with DU History Arts Block Stand Explore the more unsavoury aspects of Trinity with DU History, and expand your knowledge of the darker side of the college’s history. Expect blood, death and gore; not for the faint of heart.
1 pm Hist Conversation Session: In the Name of Love Hist Conversation Room Trinity Arts Festival present an interdisciplinary discussion of ‘Love’, featuring Professor Nicholas Grene from the English Department, Dr. Aoife McLysaght from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Professor Werner Blau of the School of Physics, and Dr. Norah Campbell of the School of Business. The topic will be viewed from myriad angles, including physiology, marketing and the arts. KC Peaches will be kindly providing refreshments for couples and singles alike!
2 pm Workshop: Beginners Novel Writing with the Irish Writer’s Centre Trinity Arts Workshop Novelist Conor Kostick from the Irish Writer’s Centre presents a workshop on beginning your first novel. This two hour intensive workshop will concentrate on essential writing techniques, illustrated from the pages of classic novels in literature.
4 pm Workshop: Drumming with Niall Gregory Atrium Feel the rhythm! An introduction to Afro-Cuban drumming, including a history of the music and techniques. All levels welcome, though limited to 20 spaces!
5 pm Metaphysics Talk: ‘Art, Nature and Olivier Messiaen’ with Andrew Curtin The Metaphysical society presents a paper on nature, art and the music of the fantastic French composer, synesthete and ornithologist Messiaen. Come and join in a relaxed conversation on the philosophy of beauty and the arts!
7 pm Cloud Castle Lake, Simon Bird, and Friends Exam Hall An evening of stunning visualisation and music in association with Quarter Inch Collective, Cock&Bull TV and ‘Somwhere?’ Wednesdays at the Workman’s Club. Projections will add a visual component to the wonderful and ethereal sounds of Cloud Castle Lake (Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2011; Electric Picnic 2010) and the cacophonous electronic beauty of Simon Bird (Faces of 2011, State.ie; Electric Picnic 2011). Special guests to support, and concessions for Workman’s afterwards.
12 pm Tour: Treasure Hunt with VisArts Arts Block Stand VisArts send hopeful participants on an art-themed treasure hunt around campus, using some of the Collegeâ€™s most famous monuments as markers, meeting points and clues. Gather a team and work through art-themed clues and rhymes to win some fabulous prizes!
1 pm Hist Conversation Session: Don Conroy Hist Conversation Room The one and only Don Conroy will be coming in for Trinity Arts Festival so that we can once again Draw with Don! The man who fascinated a generation of children with his interest in drawing and wildlife will tell stories of his career, his work in conservation and the good old times on The Den.
2 pm Workshop: Pattern-cutting with Fashion Soc Phil Conversation Room Learn how to make your own shirts, dresses, skirts and more with the Fashion Society. Places are limited so be sure to sign up ahead of time at one of the TAF stands.
4 pm Workshop: Origami and Paper Construction Trinity Arts Workshop The old Trinity Arts Festival favourite returns, as OisĂn Byrne shows how to make wonderful artworks from paper, card and the ubiquitous SU election pamphlets!
4 pm Film Screening and Discussion: Happy New Ear Hist Conversation Room The debut documentary of husband and wife team Anita Guidera and Don McMahon, Happy New Ear wonderfully records the inspirational journey of their friend and neighbour, Liam, and his brave entry into the world of hearing after 35 years of deafness. This mesmerising and beautiful 20-minute documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with the producers and Liam himself.
8.30 pm Cacophony House 5 Trinity Arts Festival presents an interactive choral concert housed in the music department in Front Square. The performance allows the audience to move around the space and soak up ephemeral choral sounds, culminating in a contemporary piano recital by candelight in the Boydell Recital Room at the top of the building.
12 pm Tour: Provost House Tour The last chance until TAF 2013 to see the wonderful and elusive interior of the Provost’s house.
1 pm Hist Conversation Session: Art and Objectivity with the Metaphysical Society David Boylan presents a paper on Art and Objectivity, after which all are welcome to take part in discussion over tea and light refreshments!
1 pm Art Attack with VDP Art Club Physics Garden (if poor weather, will move to Atrium) In honour of the fantastic kid’s tv show, VDP’s Art Club have taken on the task of creating Trinity’s very own Big Art Attack! VDP is all about giving people an extra hand, giving them opportunities they never had before and of course, having fun! So if you’re interested in helping out on the day, please feel free to join us! Endorsed by Neil Buchanan himself!
2 pm Workshop: Fashion Illustration with Fashion Soc Phil Conversation Room A one hour drawing workshop that will focus on sketching an interesting fashion item of your choice - bring along your favourite bag, accessory or pair of shoes! There will be an emphasis on observational drawing and creating interesting marks to describe the visual textures of the item and experimental approaches are encouraged! The class will be taught by trained art teacher Carly Keegan
4 pm Workshop: Swing Dancing with DU Dance Fitness Studio This 1-hour workshop is a great opportunity to sample what the Dance society has to offer! This yearâ€™s class will focus on Swing Dancing, teaching you the basic steps in a fun atmosphere. A partner is not required, but be sure to bring your friends! Book your spot at our stand.
7 pm Block Party Block T Smithfield The 2012 Festival will close with an exhibition in Block T of all the work produced throughout the week, with live music, Panda Party DJs, and some great food and refreshments provided by KC Peaches to see us through. Followed by some rebel rousing and carousing, to which all are welcome to join!
Trinity Arts Festival would like to thank the following:
Central Societies Committee Bank of Ireland KC Peaches Fallon & Byrne Insomnia The Provost Visual Arts Fund The Trinity Associate and Graduate Fund The Irish Writerâ€™s Centre TCD Music Department Mary from Enquiries The Provost The Junior Dean DUPA Knit Soc DU History
The Hist The Phil Trinity Jazz Society DU Comedy Society Trinity Arts Workshop Visual Arts Society TCD Chinese Society DU Gamers DU Dance Metaphysical Society Fashion Society DUDJs VDP Trinity News University Times
6-10 February 2012