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Simple, stylish and distinctive are some of the words customers use to describe French Connection. French Connection is known for taking classic silhouettes and adding unique details. Coveted by all ages, French Connection has pieces that will become staples in your wardrobe for years to come. With an additional 20% of all sale stock, now is the time to find your next beloved piece. A good tip for helping you transform your Summer wardrobe for the Autumn season is to layer up dresses and tees. Mix and match colours if you want to showcase your unique piece.

Visit the storefront on Clarendon St. , find French Connection on the ground floor of Powerscourt. With two floors of fashion, accessories and interiors there is definitely something that will catch your eye.

W: www.frenchconnection.com

F: @frenchconnection

I: @frenchconnection_official

Ground floor, Powerscourt Centre

Beautiful Bridal Gowns 

Ciara Bridal in-store sale is now on!

With their new collections of bridal gowns on the way, Ciara Bridal is having a sample sale with a range of reduced dresses to make way for our new 2019 collection which is arriving very soon. The sale is on now os make sure to pop into their store to find the perfect dress for the special day!

With over 35 years of beautiful weddings, Ciara Bridal is one of Powerscourt’s longest established businesses. You will find the shop on the 1 st floor, a nice quaint shop with a beautiful old world charm, befitting to its surroundings and big enough to cater for every bridal need.

Whether you’re in search of a Hollywood glamour or traditional gown you will find it with the most exquisite uses of laces, silks and chiffon’s handpicked with the most understated attention to detail. Ciara Bridal pride themselves on making each bride feel special for her special day.

For appointment email or call 016711546 .

W: www.ciarabridal

F: @ciarabridal

I: @ciarabridal

First floor, Powerscourt Centre

13 07 2018

The Royal Bouquet

The Royal Bouquet

Mark Grehan owner of The Garden Shop creates a royal bouquet!

“ I had the honour of being asked to create a bouquet that was presented to her Royal highness the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle yesterday. Flowers all Irish and grown in Roisin Briggs’ allotment whom works in the garden. Thanks to Epic Museum CHQ for the honour and for having us create for the museum yesterday”

 

Website: http://www.thegarden.ie/

Alan Keville For Hair

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre would like to welcome Alan Keville For Hair to their new home!

AkForHair has just recently announced how excited they are to be joining us here at the Centre, sharing the luxury surroundings with us. Owners, Alan Keville and Alex Reid are undeniably a dynamic force in the Irish hairdressing industry.

With 25 years international hairdressing experience, a London edge, and 15 years in business, Alan’s passion for the art is unwavering. His’s precision cutting has acclaimed him the title of the best of the best in Irish hairdressing along with the iconic Loreal colour trophy, the Irish all-star and hairdresser of the year to name a few.

Their ethos is to provide guests with a cut and colour, tailored and unique accentuates to each guest, that accentuates their best features, in a relaxed and unpretentious environment. They are situated on the balcony level of the Centre. To contact them please see details below.

OPENING TIMES:

Monday: 9.30-6
Tuesday: 9.30-6
Wednesday: 9.30-8
Thursday: 9.30-8
Friday: 9.30-7
Saturday: 9.00-5
Sunday: Closed

T. +353 (01) 6750022

W. http://www.kevillehair.com/

 

– WILDE –

Jill L’Estrange

 

Art Exhibition in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

Jill L’Estrange
Wilde
12th – 28th July

Abstract artist Jill L’Estrange brings her art exhibition to Powerscourt Centre next week. The exhibition will run from July 12th – 28th and all work on show will be available to buy. Join her for the special opening night on Thursday 12th July @6:30-8:00pm feel free to pop along & be one of the first to see the exhibition.

The Wilde Collection was created by Jill L’Estrange for one of the former homes of world renowned Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. The first half of the collection is curated, as part of a permanent exhibition in that house, now the newly converted Strand Hotel, in Bray, Co Wicklow.

The primary theme of the exhibition is the exploration of the scenery of the nineteenth century Ireland in which Wilde grew up, with locations from his youth abstractly interpreted. Inspiration for the collection was taken not only in the seafront location of Wilde’s former home in Bray, but also from his travels across Ireland, particularly to his family’s summer home of Moytura House, overlooking Lough Corrib. Studies of the open sea are balanced with lake views, and the endless rolling greenery of the Irish countryside, as vast and open as it would have been in his day. Many paintings focus on the relationship between land and water, whether sea or lake.

When creating the Wilde Collection, Jill’s intention was to artistically embody a sense of the wild and unpredictable atmosphere of Ireland, the tempestuous climate synonymous with her home country. Her desire was to portray a sense of the everchanging firmament. Though often lamented for its unpredictability, beauty lies in skies overcast with heaving charcoal clouds, often revealing slips of light, bringing with them the hope of sunshine. Some of the more dramatic pieces reflect the impulsive unruliness of nature, captured by a sense of reckless abandonment. The collection strives to evoke feeling and emotion, to stir memories of the Irish countryside, juxtaposed with the transience of life. We are merely caretakers of the scenery of Oscar Wilde’s all too brief time on earth.

Jill is an abstract expressionist artist, working predominantly in oil paint. She is drawn to the heaviness and textural capabilities found in oil, and enjoys layering these to create rich effects on both canvas and paper. She allows the paint to dictate some of the end result, and a fluid evolution of exploration to dominate her process. Her artworks reflect not only something visual, but also an emotion and state of mind; a place and feeling; a deeper connection. As Jill reflects, Art is something I lose myself within, and to me it is a calming escape from the weight of life. As a very visual person, I find inspiration all around me. My surroundings and experiences in life dictate much of my motivation to create. Based in Ireland, I want to use my art to show the beauty of this small island, very often reflected in my landscape and seascape pieces.

All of the works are available to purchase.
Telephone: 087 659 1441 / Email: jill@lestrangeart.com

www.lestrangeart.com

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Jill has always had a passion for all things creative. Her love of art was instilled at a very early age, watching her grandfather paint, encouraging her to draw alongside him. After receiving a First Class Honours Degree in Architecture from University College Dublin, Jill worked across the globe in Paris, New York, Beijing and London. This opportunity to immerse herself in other cultures and environments acts as a solid foundation of inspiration within her creative pursuits. As well as being an artist, Jill also runs a successful interior design firm, L’Estrange Designs, who specialise in hospitality design.

Art of Street Photography Group Exhibition

Art of Street Photography Exhibition has been extended!

LOCATION: Powerscourt Centre TIME:  Daily – 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

 

WHAT NOBODY TELLS YOU

BROUGHT TO YOU BY NATIONAL COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

The students of the National College of Art & Design launch their exhibition at the Powerscourt Centre on May 3rd. The student’s themed show is in response to the historical, architectural narratives of the Townhouse but also reflect contemporizing these stories through material, social and contemporary references. This exhibition is an important opportunity for students to engage and experience work outside of the college confines. Come and visit the exhibition, we would love to see you there. 

The exhibition will run daily from the 4th until 17th May and Exhibits will be set up in various locations in the Centre over the summer months. 

Quick, get out your diary, this Thursday April 26th, ATRIUM is hosting the SS18 launch party for our beloved Chupi. There’ll be drinks, merriment and the general sparkle that Chupi brings wherever she goes! 
This is ONLY one night of the year that we offer a discount on our beautiful Chupi collection…Don’t miss out!  
Link for tickets is here.
MORE ON ATRIUM

It’s been a whooper month at ATRIUM HQ!! Some of the team at ATRIUM have headed off to Nairobi, Kenya on a very important fashion bizniz, while the rest of the team kept the ship afloat in Dublin, intercepting new deliveries of gorgeous, ethically made clothing and accessories.

With their rails feeling pretty international at the moment, with hemp-cotton blend shirts and culottes from New York brand Study NY, alongside with silk dresses, biker jackets and slips from London-based Florence Bridge.

Also now joined by mega-successful bag brand Matt & Nat – some ATRIUM newbies – who use lots of recycled materials to craft bag that look anything but recycled. New jewellery brand Soko – all the way from Kenya…just one of many surprises we brought back from Nairobi!

Watch this space! 

 

 

The ‘Who Am I’ Exhibition – Irish Times

Down Syndrome Ireland celebrated World Down Syndrome Day (Wednesday, March 21) by launching a unique photography exhibition aimed at challenging perceptions of Down syndrome in society. The exhibition launched last Wednesday evening in the Powerscourt Centre and will continue to run until April 3oth of this year. After this date, the exhibition will be available to the charity’s 26 branches around the country to continue building awareness and challenge perceptions.

For more information, please read more on the article in the Irish Times – https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/health-board-upcoming-conferences-talks-campaigns-and-events-1.3436565

The ‘Who Am I?’ exhibition was devised and curated by members of the charity’s National Advisory Council in collaboration with a professional photographer, Eric Molimard. The exhibition was kindly supported by Frank Keane Volkswagen. The NAC comprises of people with Down syndrome from around the country to represent the views of their peers within the organisation.

The role of the NAC is to ensure that people with Down syndrome have a voice within the charity and influence the future development of Down Syndrome Ireland. For further information on Down Syndrome Ireland visit www.downsyndrome.ie.

 

Powerscourt Centre supports  World Down Syndrome Day with a photography exhibition

Minister of Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, is pleased to recognise Wednesday 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been celebrated all over the world since 2006. It aims to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down Syndrome as a positive development.

Finian said, “Today there are celebrations in over 100 countries all over the world with an annual conference in the UN in both New York and Geneva in conjunction with the Human Rights Council. I am so proud and happy to see that two people with Down Syndrome from Ireland spoke at the event in Geneva about their lives of being involved in their community”.

This evening Powerscourt Centre is delighted to support Down Syndrome Ireland and Frank Keane Volkswagen with their ‘Who Am I?’ Photography Exhibition which launches this evening at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre until April 30th. Watch some of the people behind the new photo exhibition from Down Syndrome Ireland with Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show – https://t.co/ovirfMsV3K

The Minister will launch the photographic exhibition this evening – “and that is ‘What I Bring to my Community’. I want today and indeed everyday to be a day when people with Down Syndrome can be loud and proud of how they enrich us their families, the community in which they live and society generally. I hope today will raise awareness of Down Syndrome among the general public of what it means to have Down Syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities”.


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