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Block T Culturefest

BLOCK T have a festival lined up for the 25th to the 27th of this month to promote and celebrate the art and people in the community of Smithfield and nearby in Dublin. The last few years have seen the Smithfield and surrounding area experience a small regrowth with Block T, the now defunct Space54, Flea markets, Supafast, Little Green Street Gallery, The Joinery, The Complex, and the Lighthouse cinema in the area enriching the locality and Block T’s LINK CULTUREFEST will be looking to represent and showcase that.

There will be a series of events including a large-scale exhibition with 70 artists taking part, talks, open studios and screenings in over 20 different buildings. The music is what I’m here for though right? So here’s what on:

Friday 25th May:

Phisqa at St Michans Church

Free live concert in St Michans Church / 9 – 11 pm
Afro-Peruvian Jazz band
“Phisqa brings all the joy and vibrancy of Peruvian rhythms to the audience through a truly international band that spans 5 countries.”

European Sensoria Band (ESB) / Mersk Collective at The Joinery

Live music in the Joinery gallery / 8 – 11 pm
5 € byob

Saturday 26th May

Trinity Chamber Orchestra + OKO at St.Michan’s Church

BLOCK T and LINK Culturefest present Trinity Chamber Orchestra performing the music of Radiohead with support from OKO at St.Michan’s Church
OKO – “OKO is a project led by guitarist Shane Latimer featuring keyboardist Darragh O’Kelly (Republic of Loose, Niwel Tsumbu), percussionist Shane O’Donovan (Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Isotope) and turntablist DJackulate (North Strand Kontra Band). The group improvise between skeletal compositions, drawing on a wealth of influences such as krautrock, vintage TV shows, free jazz, noise, dub, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, musak, metal and more.“
Doors open: 8pm
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