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Virgin Mobile have brought some of the Virgin magic to the streets of Dublin with their very own Virgin Mobile Data Demon.

Created by Artist Luke Egan aka Filthy Luker the installation has taken weeks to build and 7 hours to land on Powerscourt Centre here in Dublin’s South William Street to let people know about our Virgin Mobile amazing value offers and fantastic value smart phones.

14 07 2017

Behind The Brands

With Jennifer Rothwell

Powerscourt Centre is at the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter and is delighted to have some of Irelands most successful, inspirational and talented designers on hand. We sat down with three designers at the Powerscourt Centre to find out the background of their brands and gain some insights on what it takes to be so successful.

The first in the series of Behind the Brands is Jennifer Rothwell. Jennifer began her journey at Powerscourt Centre in 2014 when she set up her flagship store. Being one of Irelands most successful Irish designers, we wanted to get to know who is behind the brand a little better.

What made you choose this career path? Was design always of interest to you?

I have always been creative; I have loved to draw and paint from a very early age. I suppose my love of fashion started when I decided to turn my pink jumpsuit, which had elasticized cuff sleeves, into a pair of trousers for my Barbie Doll, I was only 7! I knew a career where I had to conform and wear a business suit, that just was not me! I wanted a career where I could continue to have fun and create beautiful things every day! I studied Education at NCAD first and then decided to move into Fashion.

What inspires you and your pieces? 

Vibrant Colours, Fabrics and especially my love of Irish Heritage and Culture. I am very passionate about my Irish heritage and culture. In 2015 I wanted to help reignite the Celtic Revival of the 19th and 20th centuries. The aim was to celebrate Irish artists, folklore, legends and traditions through fashion in a modern and contemporary way.  As a result, I created a varied range of my printing which was inspired by Harry Clarke’s, Book of Kells and 1916 GPO. My One Shoulder Stain Glass Printed Gown was worn on the Red Carpet at the Oscar’s by Liselott Olofsson, wife of Tom Moore who directed Song of the Sea which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.  In 2016, the National Museum of Ireland purchased 3 of my printed designs for their Contemporary Design Collection. I am very proud of this, it was a great endorsement of my work. I live and breathe the Made in Ireland Campaign although it can be very challenging at times. My passion started back in 2008 and continues to grow each day!

What attracted you to base your business in Powerscourt Shopping Centre?

ln 2014, I decided to open my first flagship boutique in Powerscourt Townhouse in the Creative Quarter.  I wanted to showcase my own collection while also supporting other fellow Irish fashion, accessory and jewellery designers that also exclusively make in Ireland. Powerscourt is such a beautiful period building and a perfect fit for my brand and boutique! I sincerely want to give fellow Irish designers, and myself included, a genuine platform to sell directly to the public, to promote and grow their businesses and create employment in the Irish design and manufacturing industry.

What do you think makes your pieces so unique and sought after?

Jennifer Rothwell designs are vibrant, colourful and are for clients that want to stand out of the crowd, who want something different and unique. We also offer a bespoke tailor-made service. Jennifer Rothwell is currently the only designer that digitally prints and makes in Ireland so we can create bespoke orders for customers worldwide! Jennifer Rothwell customers know when they buy our designs that they are investing in top quality garments that are unique, timeless fashion that will stand the test of time!

What is your favourite piece in store at the moment?

I love our printed range of Silk Tops; they are so versatile, you can wear them with white jeans for a casual summer look or wear them under a business suit for a more professional Look. The perfect day into evening piece! Our colourful prints make you feel happy too which is essential for every woman’s wardrobe.

What does the future hold for Jennifer Rothwell?

Global expansion! Jennifer Rothwell has its sights on the UK and USA markets over the next 6 months. An amazing photoshoot is also currently in the works for a major publication! There are so many very exciting things happening at Jennifer Rothwell HQ, the future is very bright indeed!

You can find Jennifer Rothwell on the Top Floor of the Powerscourt Centre or shop the collection online at www.JRothwell.net

Award-winning landscape designer and owner of The Garden, Mark Grehan, has partnered with fashion and fine-art photographer, Brian Teeling, on a limited run of photographic print t-shirts titled “Towards A New World”.

The set will be made available for purchase on June 29th with an event at Made in The Powerscourt Centre.

This collection is inspired by the Japanese language of flowers or ‘Hanakotoba’, which is a means of cryptological communication through the use and symbolism of flowers.

The form, size and colour of each blossom are studied while the photographs themselves are emotive and communicate directly to the observer without the use of words.

“Many people think flowers simply have a decorative purpose. The form or beauty of each plant is validated by its surroundings, whether that be in a vase on a table or in a wreath on a grave.

This perceived cultural notion is something we wanted to question and perhaps, deconstruct. In doing so we’ve removed them from our world. This reality looks past the obvious and considers the emotional qualities of the bloom, with the ultimate goal to discover beauty in unusual places.”

For further enquiries please contact:

Brian Teeling  – work@brianteeling.com  | 0877851815
Mark Grehan  – mark@thegarden.ie  | 0872711277

BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE @ Powerscourt is proud to present DUBLINERS WOMEN – an adaptation of James Joyce’s Dubliners.

Directed by: Sarah Baxter
Starring: Katie O’Kelly, Madi O’Carroll & Gordon Quigley

“A bell clanged upon her heart. She felt him seize her hand: -Come!
All the seas of the world tumbled about her heart. He was drawing her into them: he would drown her” – Eveline

Birth. Love. Death. 100 years ago.
Immerse yourself in the hidden worlds of Eveline, Clay and The Boarding House, three short stories by one of the 20th Century’s greatest writers, James Joyce. Dubliners’ Women shines a light on the female narratives in Joyce’s iconic collection of stories, and their resonances with Ireland today.

“A delicate, balanced and wistful evening of theatre… [Joyce] would have felt his immortal stories well served by this production, lit as well as it is directed and played” – THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

“Old fashioned storytelling that is touching, funny, and performed with gusto by a marvellous cast… An hour of near impeccable theatre” – THE REVIEWS HUB 

“A clever, lively and thoroughly enjoyable production… inventive and deeply engaging” – THE ARTS REVIEW

Showing from: June 6th – 17th, 2017
BOOKING: 086-8784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com
Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.
Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)
Tickets: Low-price Mondays €8, Tues – Thurs €10, Fri – Sat €12.
Light Lunch available €4.
BOOKING: 086-8784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com


Bewley’s Café Theatre would like to acknowledge the support of The Arts Council in making this production possible. Supported by Dublin City Council.


Lunchtime theatre is presented in the Powerscourt Theatre, Top Floor, Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2.

Rose Henderson and Helen Norton will charm your socks off (and give them a good wash!) in RUBY TUESDAY
By Rose Henderson
Directed by Deirdre Molloy

Starring Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted) and Helen Norton (Fair City, The Heiress)

Mon-Sat 1pm. Tickets from €8 at www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

In her gilded cage in the leafy suburbs of Dublin, Mrs. T has managed to hold onto her middle class lifestyle, but at what cost? Her cleaning lady, Ruby, calls every Tuesday to blow away the cobwebs of Mrs. T’s life with sarcasm, wit and common sense.
This keenly observed comedy brings together two women who come to depend on each other for laughter and sanity, while their home life disintegrates around them.

Mon-Sat 1pm. Tickets from €8 at www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

The Irish Guide Dogs Team will be in the Centre all week highlighting awareness around its assistance dog programme for families of children with autism. Don’t forget to drop in and say hi!

Gearoid Coakley is a landscape photographer from Dublin who has completed a two year project to photograph the length of the Wild Atlantic Way. This is his second major exhibition , the first being the mountains of Ireland. The introduction of the Wild Atlantic Way was for him the perfect opportunity to explore the Atlantic coast of Ireland. He purchased an old camper van and has been back and forth with his cameras ever since.
Much of the Wild Atlantic Way is still relatively unspoiled and in places you can be alone in nature -yours the only footprints on the beach.As you may notice many of his landscapes are taken where mankind’s influence is minimal, if not absent altogether.

Carefully managed, the Wild Atlantic Way is a great avenue for exploration and he hopes you you can get a flavour of what is in store for anyone who travels its path.

HIT OF THE FRINGE and winner of the Bewley’s LITTLE GEM AWARD


“A hilarious new play about the world of Irish dancing…terrific… sharp, charming and hilarious” IRISH TIMES

Written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe
Directed by Stefanie Preissner

From every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. A coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life!

Show in a Bag is an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

March 6th – 25th, 2017
BOOKING: 086-8784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com
Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.
Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)
Tickets: Low-price Mondays €8, Tues – Thurs €10, Fri – Sat €12.
Light Lunch available €4.
BOOKING: 086-8784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

bewleyscafetheatre@gmail.com or eva@fishamble.com

Bewley’s Café Theatre would like to acknowledge the support of The Arts Council in making this production possible. Supported by Dublin City Council.


Lunchtime theatre is now presented in the

Powerscourt Theatre

Top Floor, Powerscourt Townhouse,

South William Street,

Dublin 2.

Luxury skincare brand, ANU will be displaying some of their beautiful range on the Ground Floor of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre this weekend.  The collection includes their magical Goddess Gifts, Night Balm and other natural skincare. There will also be an opportunity to enter a competition to win a beautiful ANU Hamper over the weekend.

To celebrate the launch of their new candles, ANU  will be offering a beautiful Lavender & Patchouli Soy Wax Candle for free when you purchase a Goddess Gift box for this weekend only.

Don’t forget to drop up to KID on the Top Floor of the Centre, where you will find a treasure trove of beautiful children’s design led clothes, prints and the full ANU collection.

We’re delighted to welcome you back to Bewley’s Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt Centre this brand spanking New Year with a particularly exciting and inspiring selection of shows.

Our fantastic show FROM EDEN has returned to packed houses. Book now to avoid disappointment. Till January 28th.
Mon-Sat 1pm. Tickets from €8 at www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

Showing Soon at the theatre: 
ANIMALIA by Ian Toner ‘Did you ever wish you were more… normal?’ (Jan 31st – Feb 18th)

MALAPROP THEATRE makes a show especially for Bewley’s Cafe Theatre responding to current world events in a distinctive, surprising and entertaining new piece. WATCH THIS SPACE!! (Feb 20th – March 4th)

And Little Gem Winner, THE HUMOURS OF BANDON is ‘terrific… sharp, charming and HILARIOUS’! Irish Times (March 6th – 25th)

See below for further details.

BOOK NOW on www.bewleyscafetheatre.com / 0868784001

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