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RHA Hennessy Lost Friday
Fri 3 March 2017, 19:00 – 23:30 GMT
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Experience an Unforgettable Night of Cocktails, Colour and Creativity
RHA’s Hennessy Lost Friday Returns for 2017
Receive two complimentary Hennessy cocktails with ticket!
Following on from a sell-out success in 2016, RHA’s Hennessy Lost Friday gets set to return to the RHA Gallery, Ely Place for 2017 with the first installment of this special night taking place on Friday 3rd March from 7pm to late. Experience a night like no other, with a carefully selected blend of Ireland’s most cutting edge and dynamic artists, musicians, poets and creatives spread across the RHA’s stunning gallery spaces.
Presented by the RHA, Hennessy Lost Fridays showcase talent making waves in the Irish arts’ scene right now. Immerse yourself in innovative creative talent, including a magical spoken word performance from John Cummins; live music flanked by dancers and signature visuals from Bad Bones; a Valerie Francis performance drawing on everything from old synths and harmoniums to horns, drums and strings; DJ sets from Lime and Fancy which promise to be all pleasure and no guilt; and interactive art from illustrator and animator Holly Pereira. Guests can also enjoy guided tours of RHA exhibitions featuring works from Joy Gerrard, Leah Hewson, Carey Clarke and the RHA Collection with RHA Director Patrick T. Murphy.
On the night Hennessy’s expert mixologists will create bespoke Hennessy cocktails, as well as hosting cocktail masterclasses. RHA’s Coppa Cafe will also supply some scrumptious grub in their café as well as hosting a BBQ at the back of the building, serving up all their specials including their all-time favourite Mama’s Italian meatballs.
LIVE MUSIC: Bad Bones & Valerie Francis
Bad Bones is Irish music producer and visual artist, Sal Stapleton. 2016 saw her release a single and visual each month, which have made stirs across the Irish music scene. www.badbonesmusic.com
Valerie Francis’ debut album Slow Dynamo caught the attention of Kanye West and her greatly anticipated new album is due out in 2017. Francis describes her sound as “musical hopscotch” and her songwriting is something to savour as she weaves hypnotic tapestries of sound, while her beguiling voice caresses and whispers. www.breakingtunes.com/valeriefrancis
SPOKEN WORD / POETRY: John Cummins
John has been writing for over 20 years and performing since early 2010. His accolades include four times Leinster Poetry Slam Champion and 2013/2014 All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion. He has also performed at festivals across the country, including the featured poet at Other Voices music trail twice. www.facebook.com/johncumminspoetician
DJs: Lime & Fancy
Lime & Fancy is the most glorious of 80s pop perfection mixed with faves from the early 90s and a juicy slice of Italo Disco, all served beneath the palms with a cute cocktail umbrella. www.facebook.com/LimeFancy
INTERACTIVE ART: Holly Pereira
Freelance illustrator, animator and signwriter Holly Pereira will design a text based wall mural in the RHA Friends’ Room using words from the poetry of John Cummins. Guests will have the opportunity to ‘get their art on’ and interact with the piece by joining Holly to colour and complete the mural over the course of the night! www.hyperpictures.com
EXHIBITIONS: Joy Gerrard, Carey Clarke, Leah Hewson, RHA Collection
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