• Monday , 23 September 2019

Dublin Plays Itself

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Date: Saturday 18 June at 11.00am and 2.30pm

The Irish Film Institute will host two walking tours complemented by film and architectural analysis as part of Capstones Shift, a multi-disciplinary, city-wide programme exploring the architectural legacies left by the early 20th-century Irish revolutionary period. On June 18th at 11.00 and 14.30, in collaboration with the Irish Architecture Foundation, the IFI presents Dublin Plays Itself – two walking tours complemented by film and architectural analysis, exploring the impact of the 1916 Rising on the fabric of Dublin and the post-conflict recovery and evolution of the city in the 100 years since.

The walking tours will be conducted by Dr. Ellen Rowley, Irish Research Council EPS Fellow, DCC Heritage + UCD Architecture; Merlo Kelly, Architect and Architectural Historian; and IFI Head of Irish Programming Sunniva O’Flynn. Both walks begin in the IFI, touching down in the IAF’s riverside premises on Bachelor’s Walk and in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square for screenings of illustrative material from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Points of architectural interest along the route will be described by architectural historians Dr. Ellen Rowley (morning walk) and Merlo Kelly (afternoon walk). The tour will be open to up to 30 participants in each group.

Tickets for this event are €10 and available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online here.

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