Archives for December 2013

Exclusive ticket offer for trade union members and their families

The Risen People – Exclusive ticket offer for trade union members and their families. Celebrate the finale of the 1913 Dublin Lockout commemorations. MORE INFORMATION

Take advantage of this exclusive offer for trade union members and their families:
€20 premium tickets (normally €33 – €40)

€15 premium tickets for groups of 6+ (including no booking fees and
the option to reserve an area in the Abbey Bar, plus more)

Book by calling Abbey Theatre Box Office on (01) 87 87 222
or in person, quoting ‘1913 Lockout Exclusive Offer’

SIPTU welcomes the strong growth of the Irish film industry during 2013

The SIPTU Arts and Culture Sector has welcomed figures from the Irish Film Board which indicate strong growth of the film, television and animation industry during 2013.

SIPTU Sector Organiser, Karan O’Loughlin, said: “According to estimates by the Irish Film Board the industry is on track to have generated €168 million of activity during 2013. This is very positive news and would amount to an 18% increase on 2012. [Read more…]

Golden Globes

Find out the latest from the Golden Globes Awards

Equity expresses solidarity with those injured in Apollo theatre accident

apollotheatreIrish Equity has expressed concern and solidarity with the more than 80 people injured due to the collapse of a section of the roof of the Apollo Theatre in London on Thursday, 19th December.

About 720 people including many families were watching the hugely popular play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time when the accident happened. SIPTU Sector Organiser, Karan O’Loughlin, said: “The theatre community in Ireland has expressed its concern and solidarity with all affected by this terrible accident. “We hope that all those injured and traumatised in this event make a full and speedy recovery.”

Elaine Reddy

Elaine trained at The Gaiety School of Acting, The Irish Film Actors Studio, The Michael Chekhov Studio, Classic Stage Ireland and with Tim McDonnell at The Focus Studio. Over the years, Elaine has had the pleasure of playing very varied characters in contemporary theatre works. These include ‘New York Monologues’, ‘Strike’, ‘Wither’ and ‘Passengers’. She has also appeared in several T.V commercials, in T.V dramas and Independent film. Elaine qualified as a drama teacher through London College of Music & Media and her ‘Directing for Theatre’ qualification is via N.U.I.M.  She is a co-founder of ‘Alchemy 8 Productions’. Elaine has been involved with Equity, first as a member of the Council and subsequently as a member of the Executive for the past ten years.

PhD Scholarship in Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama and Theatre Studies at the School of Music and Theatre, University College Cork, is one of the leading drama and theatre departments in Ireland with a commitment to excellence in practice, teaching and research. Our vibrant learning community is dedicated to building interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understandings of theatre and the performing arts. At the heart of this is the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Performance Practices (CIR). [Read more…]

Public Forum on Copyright Review on Monday in Dublin

SIPTU is encouraging music and theatre practitioners to attend a Public Forum on proposed reforms to copyright law taking place in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin on Monday, 9th December, at 5.00 p.m.

SIPTU Organiser, Des Courtney, said: “We support the campaign of the Association of Artists Representative Organisations (ARRO) against the proposed report of the Copyright Review Committee.

“We are asking all practitioners who are available to register and attend the public forum in the Royal Irish Academy on 9th December at which they can voice their concerns with the proposed changes to copyright law.”

He added: “For artists and creators, copyright is not primarily about property or possession. It is about freedom, independence, integrity and democracy. In order to exercise these rights society and the State must acknowledge and protect our ability to live by our own creative efforts.

“Copyright law was a crucial enabler of that process. To undermine copyright in the manner proposed by the recently published Report of the Copyright Review Committee is to push creative activity back into the arms of powerful patronage and return artists to the position of dependence from which copyright helped to free them.”

To register for the Public Forum on reforms to copyright law please email copyright@djei.ie

Copyright is about freedom

For artists and creators, copyright is not primarily about property or possession. It is about freedom, independence, integrity and democracy.

Copyright is about freedom. We must be free to make our own work. In order to have that freedom, society and the State must acknowledge and protect our right to live by our own creative efforts. They must acknowledge and protect our right to be free from exploitation by those who would appropriate those efforts for their own advantage. Those who do not control their own imaginative creations cannot be imaginatively free. [Read more…]