Northsiders’ Museum’s programme for the Northside Arts Trail 16th – 31st May

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“The Northsiders’ Museum is a place for memories, tall tales and maybe even some songs, as told to us by the people of the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

The Museum is a ‘pop-up’ museum currently housed within an empty shop space beside the Post Office in the Northside Shopping Centre. 

The Museum is interested in making visible the culture of Coolock, Artane, Darndale, Belcamp, Priorswood and adjacent areas. Come in and tell us your stories, sing us a song, show us your photographs. The Museum is both a recording point for living culture and a space that interrogates place-making in the context of suburbias built for specific communities.”

16-31st – Open Call for our “CITIZENS’ EXHIBITION”

If you have anything that you would like to exhibit then we want to see it. Drop in between 2pm and 5pm Thurs – Sat each week.

16-31st – Open Call for “THE NORTHSIDE” 

Send us your images of “The Northside”. You can drop them in between 2pm and 5pm Thurs – Sat each week or email them to We welcome new and old images,  All images will be edited together and projected during our closing party. If you drop into the museum over the 3 weeks we will print and add the images to the Citizens’ Exhibition.

3pm-5pm – Amaze Engine’s Banana Piano and Giant Tape Deck

Come play with some interactive noise machines. We have created a fun environment for you to experiment with a piano made from bananas and a giant record player made from tape cassettes, cardboard, bit of wood and bits and pieces!

3pm-5pm – Circuit Bending Workshop with Andy Edgar
6pm-8pm – Gamepak Performance

Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting & modification of the circuitry of kid’s toys or battery-powered musical instruments to create strange, outlandish, unintended, and unpredictable sounds. By building in controls, adding switches or knobs you can control these sounds to create new, unique instruments.

If interested we would ask people to bring along a battery-powered, sound-making electronic device to tinker with. Charity shops are a good hang out for suitable devices! Not every toy can be bent, but in any event there’ll be some extra toys provided to mess with – and all tools and additional components will be provided. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners to the more advanced who wish to develop their skills.

2pm-5pm – Tea Party with Naive Ted
6pm-8pm – Naive Ted Performance

Bring along some records and stories to go along with them!  Naive Ted will talk about his favourite records, ask you about yours and fill you with tea and cake!

3pm-5pm – Amaze Engine’s Music Draw Box

Come along an play with our interactive wall. Create images and sound at the same time. Visitors will be invited to draw and colour on a wall of the museum and see how our music box created by Simon Kenny turns the marks made into sound. All ages welcome!

2pm-5pm – A4 Sounds has  Animal Magnetism Workshop

Participants will make magnetic art which will be hidden around the Shopping Centre to find during the Citizens’ Exhibition! All work will be added to the ongoing project online. All ages welcome!

4pm-9pm – CITIZENS EXHIBITION Closing Party!

Final exhibition of all your art! Come along for some drinks, some music and hopefully a bit of a dance

The Northsiders’ Museum
The Northside Shopping Centre
Oscar Traynor Road
Dubline 17

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