25 04 2018
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!
27 03 2018
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.
21 03 2018
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”.
Binneas will play this weekend in Powerscourt to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Festival. Showcasing the best in traditional Irish music, this will be a must-see for those looking to hear traditional Irish music in a beautiful setting.
Saturday – 2pm – 4pm
Sunday – 1.30pm -3.30pm
ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND
MOTHER’S DAY AT POWERSCOURT CENTRE
This Sunday 11th March Powerscourt Centre will be celebrating a very special day of the year, Mother’s Day. So why not treat your Mum to a nice lunch at any of our three restaurants and listen to some lovely musical entertainment from Richie Ros Music from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Richie Ros is a singer/songwriter who has worked David Odlum, Grammy Award-winning producer formerly of The Frames, to produce Richie’s Debut album in his Black box studio in France. The album is called Odyssey – the journey of a young boy who in spite of all the odds stacked against him had worked to create his own fairytale. The music in his soul had, in his own words, finally “set him free”.
Richie’s debut EP has been released with tracks including “Fairytales”, “Strange Mentality”, “To Infinity and Beyond” and “Sweet Serenade”. For more information please visit Richie’s website here: http://www.richieros.com
Powerscourt Centre welcomes the Penn Counterparts – A Capella all the way from Pennsylvania. They will be performing at the Centre at lunchtime tomorrow as part of their Irish Tour – featuring a sultry pairing of modern pop favourites with classic jazz standards, the Counterparts musical experience offers something for everybody! Pop on down at 1:30pm to see them live. We’re looking forward to it!
Check out their website for more information: http://penncounterparts.com/
It’s the final weekend to see Ste Murray’s wonderful exhibition ‘Alone Together’ at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Don’t forget to pop by and see it! Some of the fabulously framed prints from the exhibition are still available to purchase, just contact email@example.com or www.ste.ie/prints
Charting the life of Argentina’s iconic first lady, Eva Perón, the musical follows her meteoric rise from Argentina’s slums to the presidential palace. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, including the classic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, EVITA is a timeless tale of power, lust, and greed.
After selling out of their successful show WEST SIDE STORY, the Trinity Musical Theatre Society are very excited about their second endeavour on stage.
EVITA runs February 14th – 17th at the O’Reilly Theatre.
Tickets on sale NOW at https://www.evopass.io/event/evita/
Student/Child: €15 | Adult: €17.50
This weekend we are delighted to have two wonderful choirs join us at Powerscourt Centre for the festive season. The Culwick Choral Society will be performing on stage tomorrow, Saturday 16th December in the centre, supporting Dublin Simon at 3pm. Along with the wonderful St.Marys Choir who will be performing on stage in the centre on Sunday 17th at 3pm.