Dublin Creative Review

Episode 41: Irish Writers Centre, Designist, LifeStyles Live Art battle, The arts in 2016: Feminism

The Irish Writers Centre is 25 years old. Amy Herron, Communications & Events Coordinator at the Irish Writers Centre talks to Sebastian Stephenson about the new book, Beyond the Centre to mark the year. Amy was the assistant editor and talks about the process of assembling this book. We also talk about the centre itself and reflective on it purpose and process in the Irish writer's career. We check in on what's new in Designist in time for Christmas, report on Ireland's first Live Art battle, LifeStyles that may become a tv series and we close out the final episode of 2016 with an essay looking back at the arts in 2016.

Irish Writers Centre

Beyond The Centre: Writers in their own Words

Irish Writers Centre on Twitter

Irish Writers Centre on Facebook

Segment 1: What's New: Designist

A semi-regular feature that we have on Dublin Creative Review is a check in on what publishers, studios and shops are coming out with. For this episode. I went to Designist.


Workplace Warfare by DaVinci Toys

Smartphone Magnifier

The Eden Suction Planter by Okidome

Segment 2: Lifestyles: Ireland's first live art battle

At the beginning of December, Ireland First Ever live art battle took place. It's called Lifestyles. It where 2 artists make a large canvas work in a set time period then the audience that is there decides with their feet who is the winner of the battle. The event is run by All Out Design and they held it in there studios on Hyacinth Street in the North Strand, with drinks and pizza and some beatbox artists as well. I went along and I spoke to Steve O'Donnell from All Out Design about the rules of the battle.

Life Styles

Segment 3: Feminism: the arts in Ireland 2016 in one word.

We are in the final month and into the last few minutes of this final episode of Dublin Creative Review in 2016 and lets have a chat about the arts in 2016 in Ireland.