Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Independents' Day featured in Punt Magazine

New issue of the excellent Punt Magazine features an article on Independents' Day and D.I.Y. publishing. It's been out a few weeks now, but make sure to check it out. It's available from :

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Independents Day on the Irish Times

Independents Day was on the Irish Times! Read the article here. It was originally posted in the Tinderbox Network blog.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Independents Day 2010: the exhibition

And finally, my photos of the art exhibition, click on the slide show below. Well done to Julia for organizing this, a big thanks, and for giving me the opportunity to exhibit my work for the first time!!


Independents Day 2010: the acts

Hi everybody! Here are two photographs of the brilliant bands Sea Dog and Lynched, two of the great music acts that took part at Independents Day 2010. I wasn't able to get photos of everybody. Click on the slide show below to see the photos I took of Niamh de Barra, Miren talking about Bety Cariño, Lynched, and Sea Dog. Also some interesting dancing...


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More photos of Independents Day from Tinderbox

Check out the Tinderbox Network blog too, some more photos of Independents day in it also!

Lovely Photos by Kyrstin Healy!

Some really nice photos from Independents' Day by Kyrstin Healy here:

Report and photos by Pepper Morrison

Deadly report about Independents' Day by Pepper Morrison with funny comments and photos!
check it here (post 7.11.10):

Independents Day 2010: the stalls

Hi! Here are two of the photos I took at Independents Day 2010. Click below to see a slide show with more pictures! I'll be posting photos of the music acts and the art exhibition within the next few days, watch this space!
Slide show

Thanks to everyone!

We had a great day at Independents' Day! Thanks a million to everyone who was involved and came down to support it!
All the stalls put in loads of work preparing their wares and they all looked class! There was a real community feel with the stalls supporting each other through trades and purchases.
The musicians Sea Dog, Lynched, Niamh de Barra, Loman O'Neill and Punky Reggae Party were all deadly! Emily from the Rag too with her readings!
Elida with Simon and Leo, did an amazing job with the Stop Motion Animation workshop and we hope to post the film up here soon or a link to it. Elida also co-ordinated the screenings and helped set up with the cinema room.
DCTV for all their work with the screenings and presentation as well as Mirin from LASC for her intro to the Betty Carino clip!
The exhibition looked amazing most of the credit goes to Julia for co-ordinating but also to loads of other people for helping with the hanging and organising (Áine, Winty, Chris, Esther), that is not to mention all the amazing artists whose work was on show.
Hazel did a excellent job co-ordinating the floor plan and tables with help from Jenny, Aoife and Moyler.
Thanks to Joe from the co-op who helped us out with setting up the cinema room and the hall in general. Also to Tim for a helping hand! Much appreciated!
Aoife and Ed co-ordinated the music performances and setting up the gear fair play to yee! Thanks to Andy for doing sound.
Loads of other people helped out in various ways with moving things, promoting, organising, co-ordinating. Respect is due!
We hope to post up photos soon in the next few days so check back here and if you took any please send them to us so we can post them up here or link them.
until next time!
Independents' Day

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Screenings & Workshops

Final Screening times
1pm-2pm Short animations and stop motion animation workshop
"Robotbag Chapter 1" (1 min), "Free range butter" (30 seconds). screening of short animations by Elida. Start workshop: Make a tiny stop motion film in one hour. Limited Spaces for workshop so sign in on arrival.

2-2:45 DCTV Looking Left: Banshee and Dole TV
DCTV programme on the seminal Irish feminist journal, Banshee, which was produced by Irish Women United in the 1970s. Contributions from Anne Speed, who was a member of Irish Women United, and from Clare Butler and Angela Coraccio of RAG (Revolutionary Anarchafeminist Group). The programme was recorded in February of this year. The programme is hosted by Louise O’Reilly, SIPTU national nursing official.

2:45-3pm If You Like It Then You Should Be Able To Put a Ring to It
A short documentary about the Civil Marriage campaign in Ireland today. 15 Minutes//2010 Directors: Cara Holmes/Ciara Kennedy

3pm-3:45 DCTV Staff Members Introduce the station
A chance for you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the stalls and find out whats' going on in the world of community media. DCTV members will take you through a number of the latest projects its been working on, showing you how it works with young people, emerging
hip hop communities and other updates on what we've been doing... "(45 min)

3:45-4:20 Documezcal
Documentary about the making of old school mezcal. (35 min)

4:20-4:30 Betty Cariño (LASC screening) (10 min)
Screening of short Betty Cariño clip (Zapatista female leader) and info from LASC (Latin American Solidarity Campaign)

4:30 Screening of film made in workshop!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New poster by Paddy!

Wohoo! the fourth Independents' Day poster this year, this one by Paddy. Paddy is the main man behind Last Bus comic, loads of illustration work and one of the organisers of Summer Edition fair. Check out more of his work here:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Class poster by Karen!

Karen made this excellent poster. Also responsible for the Sea Dog LP cover (who are playing at Independents' Day !!) and loads of other stuff; check out more of Karens' artwork here:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Weekly meetings

For anyone interested in helping to organise the Independents' Day we're having weekly meetings usually on a Thursday in the city centre. Just send us an email for the details if you want to come along!

Cool poster by Marian!

Marian is a contributor to Loserdom zine #15, #20 and the new issue #21!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Deadly poster by Elida!

Check out this deadly poster by Elida. The first one so far this year. Check out more of Elida's work here:
2nd Meeting 7.30pm at the Dublin Food Co-op. All Welcome!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Independents' Day 2010

we're getting geared up for another Independents' Day! This year its gonna be on Sunday 7th Nov.

incase you dont know it Independents' day is a D.I.Y. fair of zines, records, comics, info stalls with workshops, screenings, performances & exhibitions.

we're still at the planning stages so if anyone wants to get involved they're more than welcome. we're having our first meeting this thursday 23 sept at 7.30 in Anseo pub on camden street.

stalls interested in taking part we will have application forms and more info available soon!