After building a temporary club space in The Complex last September, announcing a book about Nightclub Architecture and Design, Temporary Pleasure has announced a plan to build a club space in Dublin Port this July.
The plan was to host four music & arts events against an industrial backdrop, in partnership with Dublin Port Company and transforming “the former ‘pumphouse’ site into an ephemeral space to host events and performances in the heart of the working port for the first time.
It has now been postponed due to stringent insurance requirements and public liability issues, which can be a big problem for events that aim to take place outside the traditional spaces of venues.
We’ve been quiet this week as our Dublin date approaches. Due to unforeseen insurance issues regarding temporary structures, we must unfortunately postpone the event until further notice. While we had insurance cover in place before announcing, new terms and conditions were added later which are impossible to satisfy given the insurance market in Ireland currently.
We explored and exhausted every possible angle – including reducing the design to all but the most basic infrastructure; running the workshop without any public events; and even running a workshop eliminating power tools and using only low risk construction methods – but even this was refused on a public liability issue.
After three years, three sites, countless proposals and design revisions, and finally finding a site with the backing of a state body, it is incredibly frustrating and disappointing for it to come down to such a bureaucratic issue. We really tried everything we could to make this one happen.
We would like to thank you all so much for your enthusiasm, our partners and collaborators for your endless support, and to our workshop participants for the time and energy you put into your incredible applications. We are so sorry to let you down on this one, we have a lot of work to do in laying the path for future events. Until next time 💕⌛
Destroy & Rebuild 🛠️