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Reimagine…Tallaght – Melt the Walls

16.09.19-28.09.19

The installation will be in place from the 16th-28th September. We invite everyone to use the space and enjoy it in any way. We have scheduled some activities in and around the space while it is in place and we invite you to come join. 

Booking Information

Reimagine…Tallaght – Melt the Walls

Libary Square, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

16.09.19-28.09.19

The installation in place from 16 -28 September.
Launch event at 1pm Wednesday 18 September

Free

Booking Information

Reimagine…Tallaght – Melt the Walls

Libary Square, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

16.09.19-28.09.19

The installation in place from 16 -28 September.
Launch event at 1pm Wednesday 18 September

Free

Tallaght was selected as one of six towns to work with the IAF in ‘Reimagine…’. The project ran over 11 months and during that time, hundreds of people in Tallaght spoke about what they would like to see in their locality.  Library Square was identified as the ideal site.  Ideas were developed about how to connect this area to the buildings, cultural organisations and spaces surrounding it, in a way to ‘Melt the Walls’.

The public wanted to see the activities in the surrounding buildings spill out into the space, introduce greenery and places to sit in Library Square.  Following public consultation, the IAF ran a nationwide competition for architects, designers and multidisciplinary teams to suggest how they might answer these needs. Local Tallaght residents were invited to adjudicate on the entries. The structure you see here is the winning result of this competition.

Designed by OBFA Architects, and constructed by AB Projects, this installation is designed to be a conversation starting point for users of the square and to initiate discussions for possible long-term plans for this area. Users are encouraged to sit and occupy the space, engage with the installation, and change their perspective of Library Square. 

The project is run by the IAF and is funded by Creative Ireland South Dublin and South Dublin County Council in partnership with South Dublin County Council Arts Office and Tallaght Community Arts. It is produced with the Civic Theatre, Rua Red, South Dublin County Parks & Landscaping, Tallaght Library and the Mother Tongues Festival.

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Monday, September 16

Structure goes in place with the aid of Tallaght Stroke Recovery Group and  Dominics Community Garden

Tuesday September 17
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Mufti Games - One Kid and their Dog (Run by Civic Theatre) Public games
Wednesday, September 18
10.00 am -11.00 am
Storytime (Run by County Library)
12.00 -12.50pm
African drumming workshop activities
1.00pm
Official Launch of Reimagine Tallaght...Melt the Walls
2.00pm -4.00pm
AltEnts- Musicians, Singers  & Poets
Including Japanese Shamisen musician and a traditional Irish piper
Thursday September 19
 10.00am -11:30am
Drawing with Rope (Run by Tallaght Community Arts)
1.00pm
Freshly Ground Theatre
3.00pm-5.00pm
Drop in Creative Art (Run by Rua Red) 
Saturday, September 21
11 am – 12noon
Drawing With Rope (Run by Tallaght Community Arts) Open public workshops 
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