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Window Art in South Dublin

December 27, 2020

For Unwrapped ’20, Shining a Light, artists from Tallaght Community Arts have continued to engage South Dublin’s communities. Like many cultural processes, the artists have adapted their programme to the Covid19 pandemic guidance. In place of their annual Unwrapped outreach programmes in schools, libraries and community centres, participatory workshops have been happening through online resources…

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Creating the Light

December 15, 2020

Our final film in this year’s Unwrapped ’20 Shining a Light Festival is a documentary celebrating the people and places of South Dublin and how they used their creativity to respond to the Unwrapped ’20 celebration of rebirth and renewal in a time of Covid19.  Featuring South Dublin’s creative communities and the work of spoken…

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Gifts of Light

December 7, 2020

We have been working hard behind the scenes at Unwrapped HQ for the last number of weeks. Finally, our Winter Queen is almost ready and preparation is underway to shine her light out into the community. You can see her at Kingswood Community College from December 8 – January 5. You can also find details…

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Singing the Light

December 1, 2020

This Friday Unwrapped ’20 will show a screening of Singing the Light on the Unwrapped YouTube channel and Facebook Live. See and hear this choral accompaniment to Lyndsey Lawlor’s spoken word piece. Over several weeks Kingswood Community and Youth choirs led by Pauline Dalton rehearsed the soundtrack via a virtual video and audio communications app…

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Movie night is here

November 25, 2020

It’s finally here. Our animated film will air tonight on the Unwrapped YouTube channel. You can also watch it on the Unwrapped Facebook page You are invited to discover what is extraordinary about the places and communities in and around South Dublin. Join us for the launch of Bringing the Light on 23 November. An…

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Wonderful Window Art

November 24, 2020

Our inbox has been hopping at the Unwrapped HQ over the past few days with photographs of fantastic window art made by very talented people indeed. We can’t wait to see what these look like illuminated in your windows, in preparation for a visit by our Winter Queen. This Wednesday at 7.15pm the Winter Queen…

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Window Art Tutorial Video

November 4, 2020

We’re excited to launch our window art tutorial video. Head over to our YouTube channel to check it out. We’d love to see your creations. Why not join in and let you imagination run wild. What other wonderful window art can you make? Share photos of your artworks with us at unwrappedshinealight@gmail.com.

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Busy week at the Unwrapped HQ

November 4, 2020

Sailí Áine was hard at work this week recording a voiceover for our window art tutorial video. We’d love you to join in helping us to make beautiful window art, in preparation for our winter festival. Stay tuned for more details of our upcoming window art tutorial video to help you get started.

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Key Dates for Your Calendar

November 4, 2020

Preparation’s for this year’s Unwrapped festival are underway. This year, on November 25, Shining A Light, a film with spoken word, animation and music will be broadcast on the Unwrapped YouTube channel. This broadcast kickstarts our festival. From December 12 beautiful window art will be on display in and around Clondalkin and Tallaght. On December…

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