Phizzfest, one of my favourite community festivals, is just around the corner. Last year we were on hand to assist with the History Ireland Hedge School on Dublin’s punk and new wave scenes, and this year I’ve intentions of popping along to some events too.
Here are some highlights from the 2010 events:
Some events of note for 2011 are below.
In the mid-90s, half the interesting bands in Dublin seemed to live in Phibsborough. In the summer of 1997 they descended on The Hut every Saturday night, in various states of repair, to sing songs.
The ever-classic Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde will be performed by Wonderland Productions on Saturday 10th September at 4pm in McGeough’s Pub, 66 Phibsboro Road, Dublin 7.
Ah, Brian Dobson. He’s more often spotted in my family livingroom than I am these days.
He is just one of the panelists for the History Ireland Hedge School this Sunday at 3pm, outside of the Phibsboro Library. Entitled ‘No sex in Ireland until Telefís Éireann?’, Dobson will be joined by Sheila Ahern, Brian Lynch and Alex White T.D. Pray for good weather.
The whole programme of events, including excellent local history talks, is available from Phizzfest.ie