22nd January 2020

Announcing: Where We Live 2020

WStories from the city, told in the heart of town

Where We Live is an explosion of new work from THISISPOPBABY that interrogates and celebrates what it means and how it feels to live in Dublin and Ireland right now, from some of the best storytellers and makers on the Island.

SHIT Where We Live
SHIT Where We Live

From 11-21 March, as part of St Patrick’s Festival, we’re taking over and transforming Project Arts Centre in a red-hot building occupation of new theatre, exhilarating music collaborations, rapid-response performance, playful and evocative visual art installations, an iconic one-off record fair, a town hall of ideas, and of course, a little bit of dancing to top it all off.

Building on the success of the inaugural 2018 edition of the festival, this year is an even deeper investigation into some of the critical matters of the day. We’re talking about the evolving city, homelessness, migration, connection, inclusivity, the climate crisis, active citizenship and the power of community.

HOTHOUSE by MALAPROP
HOTHOUSE by MALAPROP

With new work from THISISPOPBABY, MALAPROP, Crash Ensemble & Mango x MathMan, Wayne Jordan with Alma Kelliher, TKB, Complex Roots with Veronica Dyas, Fionnuala Gygax, Federico Juliàn Gonzàlez & Janet Moran, Tara Brandel & Nicholas Nwosu, Rosaleen McDonagh, Felispeaks, Dagogo Hart & Samuel Yakura, and more to be announced.

And special events: Emma Dabiri and Willie White host a vibrant debate with special guests in the Town Hall Session, Peter Maybury brings to life his stunning exhibition in Landfall Live, Niall Sweeney’s Club Chroma goes on tour, and Tonie Walsh sells all his records in a once in a lifetime pop-up art market!

Tonie Walsh is Selling All His Records
Tonie Walsh is Selling All His Records

At the heart of the festival is a passionate belief in the power of stories to provoke conversation, challenge prevailing positions, foster connection, create agency and engender inclusivity… the power to make us pause, rethink, reframe, and have a great night out in the process.

We’ll meet you there.

View full programme here.