We are delighted to have Ros Hubbard, world-renowned Hollywood Casting Director, as our guest speaker at our Founder Friday event on Friday 3rd May @ 6p.m as part of Féile na Bealtaine. Together with her husband John, she founded and has run Hubbard Casting since 1976. Born in Dublin she has worked and lived in London for almost forty years. They have cast films such as Waking Ned Devine, The Commitments, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, The Bourne Trilogy and The Da Vinci Code, working closely with Hollywood directors such as Peter Jackson, Paul Greengrass, Sir Alan Parker and Ron Howard. In 2018 she was awarded the Spotlight Casting Director Award at the IFTA Awards. Ros is a proud member of BAFTA, AMPAS (US Academy) and IFTA (Irish Academy)

Book your ticket/Cuir do thicéid in áirithint ag www.féilenabealtaine.com

Founder Friday is a free meet-up for Startups, Founders, Creative Thinkers, Entrepreneurs. It’s a great opportunity to network with like-minded people and hear an inspiring chat from an entrepreneur in the Kerry community over drinks & nibbles.

Teacht le chéile saor in aisce is ea Founder Friday atá dírithe ar chomhlachtaí nua, bhunaitheoirí, smaointeoirí cruthaitheacha agus fhiontraithe. Is deis iontach í chun aithne a chur ar dhaoine a bhfuil an dearcadh céanna acu agus chun cómhra spreagúil a chloisint ó fhiontraí sa phobail Chiarraí Thiar.

We are also delighted to support Project 8/Tionscnamh 8, a bi-lingual, collaborative arts project, together with Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca Dhuibhne & Féile na Bealtaine. Eight West Kerry artists from a range of disciplines work together on this exciting project. Artists do a micro-residency in a location that is part of normal, everyday life, taking inspiration from the place and the people. This will inform the finished pieces of work, which will be exhibited/presented/performed during the Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 1pm – Meet @ St. James’ Church

Táimid an-shásta tacaíocht a thabhairt do Thionscnamh 8, togra ealaíne dhá-theangach, chomhoibríoch. Oibríonn ochtar ealaíontóirí il-dánacha atá lonnaithe i gCorca Dhuibhne le chéile ar an dtionscnamh spleodrach seo. Oibríonn na healaíontóirí in ionad/áit a bhaineann leis an ngnáthshaol laethúil agus tógann siad ionspráid ón áit agus ó na daoine. Beidh tionchar ag an bpróiseas seo ar na píosaí ealaíne críochnaithe, a chuirfear i láthair an phobail i rith na féile ar an Aoine, Satharn agus Domhnach @ 1i.n. – Bualadh @ St. James’ Church

Artist/Ealaíontóirí: Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, Nicholas McLachlan, Silke Michels, Andrew Duggan, Iarfhlaith Ó Murchú, Maggie Breen, Zoë Uí Fhaoláin, Bob Ó Cathail.

The Riasc Partnership have just successfully delivered the first series of workshops tailored specifically to support Creative Businesses on the Peninsula and it is clear that there is a significant opportunity to develop businesses in this sector to move forward to generate further employment opportunities. The next steps are to facilitate the development of a much needed supportive professional network for creative sole traders; to determine, where relevant, the appropriate agency supports and funding to bring businesses to the next level and to seek funding to run a second series of these workshops for those who missed the first opportunity.

Almost one hundred of you came along came to the LED bulb swap event hosted at Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne recently and swapped over 300 old light bulbs for new energy saving  LEDs. This translated to an energy saving of 15,300 kWh/year and saved 13.8 tonnes of CO2/year from going into the atmosphere. That’s a significant step on the journey towards a low carbon society!

If you’re working from Dingle and are in need of office space, the Hub offers hot desks, dedicated desks and private offices with access to 1GB of eir Fibre Broadband, a dedicated telephone landline, free parking, 24-hour access and more.

Live in a Creative Place, Work in a Creative Space

Contact: Deirdre de Bhailís
Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub
Tel.: 066 9150140
Email: info@dinglehub.com  
Web:    www.dinglehub.com

The Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub is a Community Enterprise supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Dept of Rural and Community Development through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, eir, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Kerry Co Co and the Dingle Chamber Alliance.