axis Ballymun is a wonderful example of the good arts funding can do in Ireland. The arts centre offers a host of facilities for artists such as rehearsal space, dance studios, an art room; services for the community including a creche, a cafe and bar and space for local community organisations to base themselves; as well as hosting an impressive year-round schedule of events and shows. Whilst being primarily a community arts centre, axis has also mastered the skill of maintaing a very good reputation as a bonafide theatre, consistently hosting great shows.
axis Ballymun’s event guide is brimming with great shows and events such as dancer Philip Connaughton beginning a year-long residency in the centre which will see a number of dance-related events taking place, a visual arts initative ‘Wise Ways’ which will involve older members of the community, Beyond the Brooklyn Sky – a piece of theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival; and a particularly spooky Otherworld festival to mark Halloween.
Also, next month, the theatre will play host to Fishamble and Pat Kinevane’s piece – ‘Silent’, which was the winner of the Scotsman Fringe First award and the Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. Written and performed by the wonderful Pat Kinevane; Silent tells the tale of a solitary homeless man who recalls happier times.
To celebrate the launch of their new event guide, axis Ballymun is offering a pair of free tickets to Silent at their wonderful theatre this coming October 10-13. To win all you need to do is head on over to Twitter and retweet this message I’ve posted – all retweets will be in with a chance to win. Entries must be made before Wednesday, October 3 at 5pm and the winner will be announced on Thursday.