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SONGS OF GRIEVANCE AND HOPE | Project Arts Centre | Dublin
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Theatre event songs of Grievance and Hope at Project Arts CentreSONGS OF GRIEVANCE AND HOPE

7 - 9 MAY 2013
Space Upstairs

By The Spectacle of Grievance and Hope

Tickets €10
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Don’t say we didn’t resist!

In 2010 some 50 community and youth groups met to create new ways of resisting the injustices of a faltering and corrupt system. Deciding on creativity as the medium, they took to the streets in powerful pageants of protest.

In 2011, the group created The Books of Grievance and Hope, based on the Cahier Des Doleances that helped spark the French Revolution. The Books of Grievance and Hope are a permanent testimony to the injustices of the current era.

Now in a moving stage performance, The Spectacle testifies in song, pictures, movement and words that what’s happening is wrong, that we are resisting and that there is always hope.

Sean Millar (Silver Stars, Tower Songs, The Blue Boy, The Last Ten Years) has worked with groups from North and South of the city to create songs that tell the story on the ground.

The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope is a loose alliance of community, voluntary and youth groups, who, since 2010, have chosen the arts as a medium of protest against austerity and bailouts and for a fairer and more just society.


7 - 9 May ~ Tickets €10

Duration ~ approx 60mins (no interval)

May contain strong language

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613

Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Mon-Fri during office hours)

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can't wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Written & Compsed by Sean Millar and The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope
Composed by Sean Millar
Produced by Brian Fleming
Photography by Ray Hegarty



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