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The Banter will be only mighty

Banter is a series of informal discussions about pop culture stuff and the next one takes place at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) on Saturday next (August 15). Banter #2 is about “The A to Z of …

Wed, Aug 12, 2009, 15:20

   

Banter is a series of informal discussions about pop culture stuff and the next one takes place at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) on Saturday next (August 15).

Banter #2 is about “The A to Z of DIY” and will feature Dylan Haskins (Hideaway House, Exchange Dublin) and Niall McGurk (Hope Promotions) talking about alternative all-age gig spaces in Ireland and the politics of doing gigs in gaffs, church halls and community centres.

The discussion will be preceded by a screening of Roll Up Your Sleeves, Dylan’s documenary about DIY culture and alternative ways of organising, working and thinking which is now out on DVD.

The documentary will be screened at 8.00pm and the discussion will begin at 8.45pm-ish. Admission is free, but room capacity is limited so please email conor@bodytonicmusic.com with “Banter #2″ in the subject of the message if you’d like to reserve a place.

Full details on forthcoming Banters here

On a similar note, Dylan is also involved in “Is This City Fit For Purpose?”, a public debate which takes place in Dublin’s Meeting House Square on August 19 at 6.30pm.

Organised by Exchange Dublin and Temple Bar Cultural Trust, this debate is open to citizens, funders, public representatives and artists who want to take part in a discussion about culture and the city including the issues of control and regulation of space. Admission is free.

“All audience members, invited guests and crew will be required to wear a white upper face mask upon passing a screen at the entrance to Meeting House Square and all will remain anonymous throughout. This theatrical experiment aims to break down some of the barriers that exist to real discussion and debate, using anonymity to encourage people to give their truthful opinions.”