12.30pm - 7pm | Workshop Tent on the Square. No booking required

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With artist Helen Barry and the

Amal Women’s Association

12.30pm to 1.45pm | Workshop Tent on the Square. No booking required

12 years + (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Using words and simple graphic images participants will work together in small groups to learn how to design and screen-print their own reusable cotton bags. Our theme will identify everyday words and phrases from the different languages spoken in Dublin today including Irish, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese and many others. Each group will select their text and design a graphic or symbol. They will prepare a stencil and screen-print a limited edition of their design. Each participant will take home 2 reusable cotton bags created by their group.

The Amal Women’s Association have collaborated with Dublin based artist Helen Barry on a number of cultural projects. Their most recent, Engage The City an initiative of Dublin City Council Culture Company saw them designing and producing a series of screen-printed tote bags that display a strong tradition found in both Irish and Muslim Culture – the art of drinking tea and coffee.


With Glenda Cimino

2pm - 3pm | Workshop Tent on the Square. No booking required. Beginners welcome

Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression

In this workshops participants will be given a handout with sample haiku to read out loud. Using a flip chart we will brainstorm on how haiku differ from other poetry and what they have in common: length, number of syllables, use of images and juxtaposition of images, emotions evoked, present tense, seasonal words, immediate experience of the senses - and the 'aha!' moment. Participants will then be asked to recall something they saw, felt, heard that affected them at a particular moment in time at a specific place and describe it as if it were now. They can write down what they recall to create and share haiku if they wish.

Glenda Cimino was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and studied and lived in Florida, South America, and New York City before moving to Ireland in 1972. She currently lives in Dublin. At times she has been a sociologist, a teacher, a publisher, a poet, a social historian, an actor, a journalist, an editor, a filmmaker, a tarot reader, and a home carer. Her own poetry, haiku, senryu and haibun have been published in journals and anthologies. She is a member of Haiku Ireland and Pepper Pots, a closed haibun writing group.


With Damn Fine Print

2pm - 3.30pm | The class is located at Damn Fine Print Studios, Unit 1, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 (4 min walk from Smithfield Square: google maps link).  To reserve your place email: (limited to 15 places)

Beginners welcome. 12 years +

Create your own 'protest style' placard poster for International Day of Peace. In your own words, design and create your message 'peace'.  Your poster will be mounted onto a board and stick for you to rejoin the festival activities, proudly displaying your art and your heart!

The team at Damn Fine Print will assist you in your creations and with their special risograph screen printing machine will transform your hand-drawn artwork into a printed poster. In this workshop you will get to know the ins and outs of this unique machine and its processes.

Damn Fine Print was set up in 2011 as Dublin's first community easy access screen print studio. They provide affordable pay-as-you-go access to industrial-grade screen printing equipment, tools and workspace.


With Recreate, IPSC & Welcome Cafe

Workshop Tent on the Square. No booking required.

Recycled Instruments with ReCreate | 3.30pm - 5.30pm. ReCreate is a social enterprise that provides a wide variety of art materials that can be used for all kinds of creative purposes. For this workshop they will provide recycled plastics, card, fabrics, wool, foam and foil for you to make your very own recycled musical instrument.

Facepainting | 4.30pm - 5.30pm. After you have finished your recycled instrument making, come and get your face painted with your chosen symbol of peace with Dublin Body Paint.

Palestinian Scarves with IPSC | 3.30pm - 4pm. IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi will be teaching us about the history and significance of the Palestinian Kaffiyeh headscarf and demonstrate different ways to wear it.

Intercultural Paper Crafts Workshop with Welcome Café | 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Members will facilitate an Paper Flowers from  Latin America will bloom to respond to Climate Change and Japanese Origami will allow participants to create Peace Doves. Join us and learn about the monthly Welcome Café events on the last Tuesday of the month from September to June, held at the Third Space Café, Smithfield, Dublin 7.


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