Artchive / 22 April 2023

Performing Poet

A couple of snaps of me in full poetry flow at last night’s spoken word/poetry evening at the Sandymount Community Centre. A beautiful evening with a warm friendly crowd. Art is good for the heart.

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Announcements / 21 April 2023

Poetry Gig Alert

If you’re in the mood for some spoken word and poetic performance, then I’m MCing and performing at this cosy little show in the Sandymount Community Centre in Dublin today (Friday 21st April). Featuring the considerable lyrical talents of Colm Keegan , Hazel Hogan and Rodney Devitt. It should be a great evening filled with laughter […]

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Inspiration / 10 February 2023

Yer man is an absolute muppet!

A few years ago I had the honour of a puppet being made in my likeness. It was for a special edition of my video series The Blast at Facebook/Meta. My onscreen persona was a shirt-and-tie late night host, with a humorous sensibility. We were putting together a blooper reel from my interviews and hosting […]

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Inspiration / 9 January 2023

Space Matters – Surround Yourself With Creativity

My life has always been full of creativity. It was encouraged and celebrated in my home. Of course I didn’t realise it at first, because it felt completely normal to me. My father’s paintings and pastel drawings adorned our walls. My mother’s hand woven rugs and mats covered every conceivable corner. Creativity was all around […]

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Inspiration / 24 September 2022

Culture Night 2022 at Tara Building

Photo by Eleanor Rogers Culture Night is an annual evening of creative arts & culture around Ireland. It is a super cool experiential happening where the doors of various establishments & cultural institutions are opened late and  unique events are programmed at the participating locations. It’s such a rich and interesting night of creativity, and […]

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Artchive / 11 September 2022

Manhattan – A poem about Sept 11th

I’ve written before about my experiences on Sept 11th 2001 here. I always like to mark the day itself by sharing something. This poem was written soon after the event, and I was in the city some time later when I filmed the clips of the remembrance imagery. I recorded the poem simply on a […]

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Spark in the Dark / 9 September 2022

The power of the APPLAUSE sign

Back in 2009 when I began hosting and curating The Brownbread Mixtape show in Dublin, I decided on a silly whim to create a homemade applause sign. With a handful of crayons, a wire coat hanger and a borrowed laminator, I crafted a makeshift sign to prompt the audience into a response. It was supposed […]

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Creation Station / 9 September 2022

Creativity Talk on Culture Night (Sept 23rd)

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be participating in a panel discussion about creativity on Culture Night (Sept 23rd) at The Tara Building. I’m really looking forward to sharing some stories and learning more from other fellow creatives, and I have no doubt you will enjoy it too. It’s part of a broader night […]

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