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‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

The Liberty hears from Max Zanaga of the Irish-based band Tebi Rex about Musictown 2021, in collaboration with The Word Up Collective, putting on a very Dublin online show. The Dublin Music and Arts Festival, Musictown 2021,…

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

It seems like no sooner had the library reopened after years of renovation than Covid-19 closed it down again. The Liberty hears from branch manager Charlotte Fabian about a beloved…

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

From drawing as a child in a small town in County Galway to learning in the Liberties and then having his artwork tour the world, illustrator David Rooney discusses his creative process – and a success rooted…

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

The Liberty sat down with the singer over Zoom and spoke with her about her new album, learning Irish during lockdown and what it means to have grown up in…

Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

“Making the place profitable after all of this is going to be a hard one.” The owners of Jam Art Factory on Patrick Street tell The Liberty about their plans for the future.  Jam…

Art brought up to date in honour of Mother and Baby Home survivors

Art brought up to date in honour of Mother and Baby Home survivors

Myriam Riand and Áine O’Brien told The Liberty about their work for Herstory Ireland. To honour St Bridget’s day and the victims of the Mother and Baby Homes, Herstory Ireland in collaboration…

Dublin artist Sophie Meehan remains inspired despite Covid

Dublin artist Sophie Meehan remains inspired despite Covid

The artist and poet talks to The Liberty about the political art she created during lockdown and her love of the city. A hand-made magazine – a zine – might seem like…

‘No one is ready for 2021’ – Nixer aim for fame despite pandemic

‘No one is ready for 2021’ – Nixer aim for fame despite pandemic

The ‘New Wave’ Irish band talk to The Liberty about future plans and how the pandemic inspired them Nixer is a duo consisting of Seán Keenan and Gearóid Peggs. With…

“You’d even miss people spilling pints at gigs”: Scattered Ashes Band on Covid-19

“You’d even miss people spilling pints at gigs”: Scattered Ashes Band on Covid-19

   “I can’t remember really what it was like before,” lead singer of Scattered Ashes Robert Dalton jokes on an early Friday morning Zoom call.  On a freezing February morning I talked to Scattered…

Bringing weaving back to the Liberties

Bringing weaving back to the Liberties

With a fabric tape measure around her neck, Marja Almqvist talks with passion about the textile history of the Liberties.  Textile apparels going back to the Vikings era were found in this part…

Creativity in Adversity – Lockdown and the meaning behind ‘TheArtOfAsbestos’

Creativity in Adversity – Lockdown and the meaning behind  ‘TheArtOfAsbestos’

“TheArtOfAsbestos”, often shortened to ‘Asbestos’ is the distinctive moniker by which a Dublin street artist operates in and around Dublin City Centre. Amassing 4,500 Instagram followers, the unidentified artist has experienced wide popularity with his ‘Lost’ series of…

Absolutely Bricking It! Dublin designer puts his childhood toys to good use

Absolutely Bricking It! Dublin designer puts his childhood toys to good use

Dublin has never seemed so small, not since Gianni Clifford began rebuilding the city brick by brick… with Lego!  The product designer and Lego-head caught attention online at the beginning…

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