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About Us

The Space Inside is an arts session held on the first Tuesday of each month from October to June, in Wicklow Sailing Club, South Quay, Wicklow Town, Ireland
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The sessions provide a platform on which all artists can perform - from poets to actors and from dancers to all forms of musicians.
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Admission is free to ensure access to all and doors open 8pm

If you would like to perform, contact us at spaceinside@hotmail.com

Friday, October 31, 2014

Live Night 4th November

Wicklow Writers

The Wicklow Writers are a group of writers and poets that meet every Monday evening in Wicklow Town.
The group has read at a variety of events including festivals, arts clubs and in retirement homes and has released a number of publications, the latest of which is 'Wicklow Writers - An Anthology, The Long Stone and Other Treasures', from which members will be reading excerpts.


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Harbour is the name of a quartet of singers and musicians covering an eclectic mix of songs from Robbie Burns to Ewan Mac Coll, songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America as well as their own original compositions. The group consists of two generations of the McCabe family - Una and Dermot, their son Gavin and his partner Isolda Heavey. Una explained the thinking behind the title of the ensemble - her grandfather, Daniel Scraggs, was the harbourmaster in Bray and a har­bour affords shelter and refuge to sailors - their musical mission, hopefully ,reflected in their name.


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Vanessa Shipman

Vanessa Shipman writes to understand her own nature and it's connection with the rest of the world. It is a processing tool encouraged by the journey of self-reflection and awareness. It helps to calm the often constant whirring of her brain. She loves to share her writing because she believes that understanding comes from sharing and connectivity comes from understanding and hence, for all of us, feeling less alone in this world surrounded by so many. Vanessa read one of her poems at our last open mic in June so we very much look forward to hearing more of her work.


Annie Wolf

Annie Wolf is a singer-songwriter from Wicklow Town. Her music is experimentative in nature yet strives for melodic accessibility. Her subject matter varies from history to social issues to good old fashioned romance! Winner of the most recent Ri Sessions songwriter competition, Annie has also released one album and two EPs with her friend Mike Tinsley under the moniker of Aphrodite Lion. She also recently performed at one of State.ie's 'Faces of 2014' showcases.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Live Night October 7th 2014

Creepy Jimmy - Preview

Jimmy, an innocent and very eccentric thirty-six year old from Bray has been very busy since his two best friends Mammy and Daddy died, exactly twenty-seven and a half weeks ago. There’s been the failed Skeleton Museum Project, the Precious Childrens' Playtime Van and Party Bus (vetoed by Tomek as being inappropriate and possibly illegal), The Hairy Dolly Proposal (a work-in-progress) and finally his new Doggie Portrait business which seems to be going well so far…Husband and wife team Aaron (writer and starring) and Sarah (director) Lennon Ross will be presenting a preview of their one man dark comedy as a taster for their show in the Mermaid on October 23rd. "Charming, Touching and very very quirky" and "different from the norm", (Alan Foran, www.theredcurtainreview.com), we very much look forward to seeing what this Creepy Jimmy character has to offer at our live night!

Conor O’Donnell and Friends
It's almost like a Space Inside tradition now! We always love to have Conor and friends at our live nights, all first night of the season will open wit a musical bang! From a musical family, Conor has toured the states several times with various acts and plays a lot of shows now with his current band, The Big Muddy. He also is the visionary founder of one of Ireland’s hottest music festivals, the Americana Roots Weekend in Greystones which is going into its fifth year and just keeps getting bigger and better.Conor will give us his lively version of songs from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt.

Ines Dillon

Inès Dillon really began writing on her return to Ireland from the UK in 2001. She was a founder member of The Naas Harbour Writers. Some of her poems and short essays are published in ‘Who Brought the Biscuits?’ a collection published by the group in 2007. The book was edited by Declan Burke-Kennedy; with a forward by Róisín Ingle. Inès wrote ‘Art Matters’, a weekly feature for the ‘Leinster Leader’ from 2005 -2008. She has published in ‘Boyne Berries, issue 2’ Autumn 2007’; and in ‘Census 3; The Third Seven Towers Anthology’, published by 7 Towers, and launched at The Irish Writers Centre in February 2012. She has given a reading with Poetry Ireland at the Unitarian Church, in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin; for Culture Day in 2009. She has read at many open mics including those with 7 Towers in Dublin at Cassidy’s and later at Chaplins in Hawkins Street. Inès read some of her poems on KFM Radio ‘Artyfacts’; presented by Celine Garvey in 2009. Inès moved to Wicklow in 2012. She read with the Wicklow Writers during the Wicklow Arts Festival at their open mic at the Cosmic Garden, An Tairseach Ecology Centre; and at The Space Inside open mic at Wicklow Sailing Club in May this year.