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This Thursday October 10th, Powerscourt Centre are delighted to host The Face of Resistance exhibition. The exhibition will run for the month of October. The Face of Resistance is a photographic exhibition being held by Trócaire which focuses on celebrating the courage and determination of those both overseas and in Ireland, who have acted in support of a safer and cleaner world.

The exhibition is part of Trócaire’s Making a Killing campaign which is calling for an international treaty on Business and Human Rights to help protect communities from abuse. Across the world, both women and men are challenging the activities of big business. These activities often destroy lives, damage the environment and violate human rights. 

Creating a cleaner environment, improving lives and ensuring equal human rights for all are themes that will be seen across the exhibition. The Centre is proud to host such an inspiring and impactful exhibition.

This event is free of charge and will be open to the public.

For more information and to take action on this campaign, visit: trocaire.org/business-and-human-rights

Next Saturday October 12th, from 4pm to 5.30pm, Carol Feller will be in This is Knit to celebrate the launch of her new book Cosy Knits. Join Carol (@feller.carol,) and two special guests, Jimenez Joseph (@jimiknits) and Eimear Earley (@playingwithfibre), for a chilled-out afternoon of crafting, tasty nibbles and great company as a closer look is taken at her latest book.

Across the afternoon, Carol will be introducing the designs and creators behind her nine stunning pieces along with the inspiration and techniques used to create Cosy Knits. She will also be taking a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how Cosy Knits evolved from concept to print before finishing with an open Q&A session. On the day, there will lots of amazing spot prizes to be won, 10% off Cosy Knits and the Nua Yarn ranges, freshly baked pastries from The Pepper Pot Café and the chance to get up close and personal with some stunning new samples.

Interested in attending this unique book launch?

If this sounds like a gathering that you would like to be part of, then all you need to do is reserve your spot using the link below. As space is limited, there is a small fee to secure your place, but it will be worth it as we have a fantastic afternoon in store for you!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

Culture Night is coming back to Powerscourt Centre this September! Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. The annual event has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.

The Powerscourt Townhouse will open the doors to its historical past on September 20th to celebrate Culture Night 2019.

Pat Liddy, the well-known historian, writer and artist, will host two tours of the house at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. The meeting point will be at the steps of the building on South William Street.

As you are guided through the rooms, from the kitchen to the Ballroom, you will be able to imagine what life was like for Lord & Lady Powerscourt in their beautiful Townhouse. The Culwick Choral Society will also be performing in the Centre from 7:30pm.

For one night only you can experience Powerscourt Centre in all it’s historical glory!

We are delighted to welcome skincare brand Rain to Powerscourt Centre! Rain was started by Bev Missing in August 1999 in South Africa. It grew from one person making soaps in a garage to what it is today. An international proudly South African luxury bath and skincare care brand.

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Their product offering comprises of quintessential body care must-haves; hair, hand and foot care essentials. As well as natural skincare ranges for him and her. The newly launched Rain Skincare range uses a cornucopia of wild-harvested African botanicals, probiotics and bio-actives. This offers their customers a moisturising product selection featuring the pure beauty benefits as found in nature.

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Another noteworthy collection from their product portfolio is the all-natural men’s grooming solution. An ideal alternative to mainstream men’s care products. Including shaving milk for sensitive skin and nourishing beard oil, the range is the next level in personal care for the discerning man who wants to look good and feel great.
Rain ensure to use only natural, African botanicals and bio-active ingredients in their products. By committing to creating a sustainable future, Rain’s products are intricately hand-made in order to reduce their environmental footprint and to create sustainable economic opportunities for less fortunate communities.

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Rain is one of the few companies in the international beauty industry that is both World Fairtrade Organization and Beauty Without Cruelty accredited. As well as being endorsed by the Vegan Society of South Africa, we are delighted to have them here in Powerscourt Centre.

Filled with a historic charm and stunning architecture, The Powerscourt Centre is located on the ever-bustling South William Street, just a stone’s throw away from Grafton Street, in Dublin’s City Centre. Filled with a wealth of history dating as far back as the 1700’s, today is home to several Irish designers.

MoMuse, located on the ground floor of the Centre, is owned by Irish designer Margaret O’ Rourke. In the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter, a haven for Irish designed jewellery. The entire collection from MoMuse is Irish designed, with many of the pieces hand finished in store. As well as their own collections of jewellery, MoMuse is home to several homegrown Irish designers. Stocking Irish jewellery Designer Merle O’Grady, as well as Eilis Boyle’s exquisite range of cashmere and stationery brands; ‘Simple Things Cards’ and ‘Leaf & Stitch’s’ hand embroidered gift cards. Mucros Journals and Alpaca & Silk Scarves from Killarney.

Irish jewellery brand Chupi, which is now recognised worldwide takes residence in Atrium. Chupi Sweetman, born and raised in Wicklow, was scouted by Topshop from her first year in college at the tender age of 21 and was the youngest designer to ever work for the company. After a six-year career in fast-fashion, Chupi wanted to create something that lasted forever and celebrated Ireland’s incredible design heritage, and so in April 2013, Chupi, the brand was born. Irresistibly drawn to wild and natural things, Chupi’s designs are inspired by the imperfect natural beauty of feathers, twigs and leaves complemented by the sparkliest diamonds and gemstones. All their precious jewellery is handmade with love in Ireland with ethical gold and conflict free diamonds.

Atrium, located on the top floor of the Centre, overseeing the entire house, is Ireland’s leading fashion concept store. Atrium Dublin is home to Chupi, as well as numerous carefully considered collections from award-winning Irish and international designers. From concept to closet, every product sold by Atrium discloses its origins openly to lead the way in sustainable lifestyle design. Exclusive collaborations and a personalised service ensure style inspiration so go catch your breath and enjoy a beautiful store experience that is recognised the world over.

Also located in the Powerscourt Centre, is Irish designer Mary Grant who established her eponymous brand in 1993. The label rapidly grew a following for designs known for their versatility, flattering silhouettes and perfected cuts. Their mission is to create designs that make women feel confident and comfortable. Mary’s drive and passion are the predominant reason behind her 25 years of success. Unlike other brands, the Mary Grant label tends to stray away from the latest trends and instead evolves their ‘Basics’, ‘Layering’ and ‘Timeless’ collections.

The Powerscourt Centre is home to many Irish brands ready for you to discover. So why not spend the week in the lead up to St. Patricks Day celebrating all things Irish by visiting and discovering all that the Townhouse has to offer.

Throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, the Centre will be holding a series of fun filled activities and events for all the family to enjoy. Kicking off the weekend, this Saturday at 3:00pm is Dublin based choir the ‘Mellow Tonics’. On St. Patrick’s Day itself, entertainment will begin at 1:30pm with ‘Binneas Traditional Irish Music’ who will be joined by an Irish Dance troupe from 2:00pm. In addition to the fantastic entertainment, there will also be free face painting for all kids passing through Powerscourt from 1:30pm on Sunday.

The centre will be open again from 10:00am on Monday the 18th with ‘Binneas Traditional Irish Music’ playing from 1:30pm until 4:00pm.

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SO Fine Art launches the award-winning artist Stephen Doyle’s solo show ‘Post-binary’ on the 14th February, 2019.

Doyle has wasted no time since his graduation from Crawford College Cork in 2017, where he received the ‘Student of the Year’ award with a solo show at the Lavit, Cork.  Abroad he won both the Ashurst Emerging Artist Award, and the Sunny Art Prize. Most recently he was shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize at the National Gallery, Ireland.

This body of work continues to explore Doyle’s interest of gender identity in contemporary society. The work challenges societies preconception of binary gender categories and suggests that gender is more complex than simply, male or female. Although representation of the gender debate crops up in mainstream media from time to time. Terms such as queer, genderfluid, non-binary etc. cause confusion due to the lack of education and open dialogue around the subject matter in wider society. Doyle invites the public to an overdue conversation around gender ‘norms’ and poses the question, ‘Should a system that suits the majority be a system worth keeping when it can cause harm to the minority?’

Doyle uses fabric as a metaphor to describe our individualism through shape, colour and pattern. From birth, we are conditioned to view our environment in binary terms and thus see floral patterns and bright colours as being feminine and geometric shapes and dark colours as being masculine.  According to Doyle, he subverts these beliefs by surrounding the spectral figures in his paintings with a variety of material thus rendering each figure neutral. Furthermore, he brings the fabric into the physical space opening up public discourse and allowing the viewer to readdress their ideology on identity.

We are fortunate that we can interact and view these works by this talented painter as he continues the gender discussion in the public domain.

With Valentine’s Day, fast approaching KID Store has an array of gifts to suit all tastes including prints, beauty, and chocolate.

Located on the top level of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre,  KID has something for everyone.

ANU

ANU create handmade Irish beauty products with natural ingredients that have no unnecessary chemicals. The result is beautiful: cold processed soap, handmade balms and moisturizers, all of it safe, natural and what’s more – actually good for skin.  KID have gift sets in store for both men and women.

Meraki

Designed and developed in Denmark, gentle and nourishing products with ingredients that are carefully selected due to the quality and natural aromas.

Heist

Independent chocolate maker Heist which is based in Cardiff, Wales is the perfect add on for anyone who has a sweet tooth, available in many flavours like Vanilla or fun exotic flavours like Margarita.

Prints 

Decorate your space with a romantic and heartfelt gift, the GRA Print provides the perfect Irish touch.. Framed and unframed print that comes in 3 sizes, A5, A4, A3 – Gra gealige for Love. Also available unique and quirky prints in card or print form.

All Prints are by Irish designers

 

Will Commins & Co be your Valentine?

Known for their large range of certified diamond rings, Commins & Co could be the Valentine you never expected on February 14th.

Commins & Co are running a very special Instagram competition where you could be in with a chance of winning this stunning 9k gold heart pendant necklace worth €200.

All you have to do is follow Commins & Co Instagram Page and like the post.

The winner will be announced at random on February 12th. Good Luck.

Introducing Dublin’s newest Healthy café, for gymmers, slimmers, synners! Come and try our tasty protein pancakes. With healthy toppings from Linwoods, and protein shakes from Kinetica, we will be sure to keep you well fuelled throughout the week and weekend!

Join us for Flex & Beats for a HIIT workout class to the tune of your favourite beats, with none other than the incredible Jenni Murphy professional athlete and TRX expert. Followed by an inspirational talk from the stunning Emma Kehoe while you enjoy some delicious post-workout smoothies, specially designed for the event by our amazing medicinal chef Rachel Graham. Plus Rachel will be there herself to answer any questions you have about functional nutrition!

Tickets are extremely limited so please act fast to guarantee a spot. Tickets available here.

Flax and Beets
2nd Floor Powerscourt

Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm
Thurs 10am – 8pm
Sat 9am – 6pm
Sun 12pm – 6pm

Instagram: @flax_and_beets

 

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French Connection’s Spring’19 collection encompasses the meaning of everyday wear. The collection comprises of real clothing for real situations, designed to become relied upon staples loved for years to come. That is not to say a sense of fun and individuality is not present, this collection is a celebration of truly wearable style and colour.

Influences from sport can be found throughout the Spring’19 collection, a design feature that has become signature to French Connection over recent years. Comfort has been kept in mind while designing each piece which has resulted in an eclectic succession of familiar, failsafe wardrobe essentials. An array of colourful pops can be found throughout the collection, from the palest of lilac, lavender and baby blue to ballerina pink and vegetal green. Mustard and tomato red bring brightness in pieces suited to sunnier climates, with new denim washes including super bleach and dark rinse indigo for a modern look.

With increasingly unpredictable weather tampering with traditional seasons vs. the weather outside, French Connection’s Spring’19 collection is mindful of the importance of “buy now, wear now”, offering a variety of light layering, texture, and volume. Hybrid styling is present; a hoody worn under colourful tailored suiting and lace-cotton jumper blends styled over dresses.

Designed for the modern woman on the go, the Spring’19 collection comprises of wearable pieces to suit occasions of all kinds from casual weekend attire, the working wardrobe as well as feminine occasionwear and boho pieces perfect for a holiday–a collection tailor-made for the modern French Connection girl.


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