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Episode 23: Peachy Dublin, Waking The Feminists, Music Current & Film Gorillas

Peachy Dublin is a creative collective. Started last year with a exhibition on Dublin's mental health, their focus is on creating works that require audience participation. Sebastian Stephenson talks to the collective about the work they have done over the past year including work with the Beatyard Festival, and better together project then we talk about the new work for 2016 based on fear. We also report on a new electronic and contemporary repertoire music festival; Music Current, a new film production company that is focused on getting young filmmakers distributed called FilmGorillas and we check-in to see what's been happening with Waking The Feminists.

Peachy Dublin

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Segment 1: Music Current

Dublin Sound Lab, a music group that create concerts that use electronics and computers alongside instruments, are presenting Music Current, a festival that presents Irish electronic music and contemporary international repertoire. I spoke to Fergal Dowling from Dublin Sound Lab on a Wednesday morning in the Library Bar in the Central Hotel on Exchequer Street, about what's coming up in the festival and what he doesn't mean when he says electronic music.

Music Current 2016

Dublin Sound Lab

Segment 2: FilmGorillas

FilmGorilas is currently a group of filmmakers that are aspiring to be a production company. They are focused on getting films made by young people seen in Ireland. The have a distribution deal with the IFI and more coming in the future. They recently released their first trailer for their first short film, Candlelight. I spoke to two co-creators of FilmGoillas to find out where the idea come from and what the first film is about.

FilmGorillas Facebook page

Trailer for Candlelight

Segment 3: WTF is #WTF doing?

On the 12th November 2015, the Waking the Feminists movement had their first public meeting in the Abbey Theatre but what happened since? WTF had another public meeting on the 8th March as a check-in for the public to say what has been happening. I spoke to Lian Bell form Waking the Feminists and she told me in the project arts centre on a sunny-ish afternoon about the solutions that have been mulled over the past few months and what is the role of WTF in the future.

#WTF International Women's Day Spring Forward meeting

Waking the Feminists website

Waking the Feminists facebook page

Waking the Feminists twitter