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Culture and creativity take over DCU with Anam

11 April 2018
3 min read

Dublin City University’s syllabus is set to mix the academic with the cultural and creative through Anam, an inaugural artistic showcase curated by South Wind Blows.

From 11-12 April, the three campuses of Dublin City University (DCU) will be brimming with a line-up of unrivalled talent across music, song, dance, art and spoken word.

DCU’s very first artistic showcase, Anam aims to bring North Dublin’s communities together through culture, song, poetry and social gatherings. This vibrant two-day festival is the first step in DCU’s creation of a North Dublin Cultural Quarter. Part of the university’s five-year strategic development plan, DCU plans to place greater emphasis on culture and creativity on the university’s campuses and within its community.

Curated and produced by South Wind Blows (creators of renowned music show and festival, Other Voices) and with a team led by director Philip King, Anam will see leading Irish artists and musicians perform alongside staff and students from DCU in a series of concerts, recitals, masterclasses, discussions and events across the three university campuses in Glasnevin, Drumcondra and All Hallows.

Anam will see leading Irish artists and musicians perform alongside staff and students from DCU in a series of concerts, recitals, masterclasses, discussions and events across the three university campuses.

A hugely exciting chapter for DCU and the surrounding areas, just some of the highlights of this first Anam festival include:

  • Other Voices presents Anam at The Helix: An evening of music collaboration and celebration with renowned Irish artists, Lankum, Loah, Wyvern Lingo, Jafaris, Soulé plus DCU Gospel Choir, Jazz ensemble and more.

  • The Heart of the Rowl (recording for broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1) at DCU All Hallows where some of Ireland’s greatest musicians and singers unite in celebration of Dublin’s unique music traditions in all its diversity featuring Dermot & Danny Diamond, Liam O’Connor, Beatha (DCU Trad Soc), Lisa O' Neill, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Ye Vagabonds and Síle Denvir.

  • Campus Songs and Beats: Student showcase curated by John O’Flynn showcasing the vibrant musical life of DCU’s student body.

  • Double Take - Creative Women in Conversation: On journalism, Una Mullally (Irish Times) and Ellen Coyne (Sunday Times); on music, Síle Denvir and Róisín Blunnie; on theatre, Marina Carr and Lian Bell.

  • Writers: The Next Generation: Young poets at DCU showcase their work in front of an audience followed by a Q&A.

  • Jazz and contemporary music lunchtime series.

  • A masterclass by Diffusion Lab focusing on production, artists management, design, distribution and more.

  • Discovery Gospel Workshop: The voice as an instrument involving Discovery Gospel Choir, DCU Student Gospel Choir and Mosney Direct Provision Choir.

  • RTÉ Brainstorm: Technology as Human Connection with Jim Carroll and Dr. Gary Sinclair. Human after all? A conversation between DCU's Dr Gary Sinclair and RTÉ Brainstorm editor Jim Carroll about the human touch in technology and innovation.

  • Anatomy of Film - Masterclass on the acclaimed “Song of Granite”, with film experts.

Anam takes place 11-12 April 2018, find out more at www.dcu.ie/anam