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The last couple of months have seen a whole host of much-loved institutions around Dublin close down due to lack of money, lack of business, unreasonably high rents, and all the other difficulties that the recession has brought – music outlets (Road Records, Comet, City Discs), restaurants (Gruel, The Mermaid Cafe), bookshops (Waterstones), and most depressingly of all, the best cinema in the city (The Lighthouse). Up until a week or so ago, it looked like The Button Factory was about to join that grim list too as it had entered a period of examinership at the start of the year. As I understand it, this meant that they were under the financial microscope and unless they could prove that there was still a viable business there, the plug would be pulled. (more…)

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This week sees my exhibition moving down to The Workmans Club on Wellington Quay in Dublin. The Workmans is a recently opened music venue, right beside the Clarence Hotel. It’s a fabulous 160-year old building and before becoming a music venue, had a run of over 100 years as the original Dublin Workingmen’s club. They’ve done a great job of refurbishing it, keeping loads of original features intact, and as well as having an excellent live band room, it has a really nice upstairs bar with big windows looking out over the river Liffey. I’ve been talking to Karl and Karen at the Workmans for a while now about having the exhibition on display in this space and I’m really excited about it finally happening. It’s entirely fitting that the photographs should be on display in a music venue. The upstairs bar, where the exhibition will be, is open to the public each night of the week (though usually not on a Monday) from around 5pm onwards until late. So, this is one for the nightowls. (more…)

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