CULTURE NIGHT AT THE DIGITAL HUB WITH VMDIFF – 21ST SEPTEMBER 2018

Culture Night at The Digital Hub in partnership with VMDIFF is a celebration of Dublin 8 creativity, community and talent.

Following the success of our partnership in 2018, we are thrilled to celebrate Culture Night at The Digital Hub again this September 21st. will kick off at 8pm with a special musical performance, followed by a curated programme of new Irish short films made by local filmmakers, which will be screened on a large outdoor screen.

The programme will last about one hour and will be repeated at 9:30pm.

Music from the MISA Choir
Screening of ‘A Class of Ten Nations’ (8pm screening only)
Screening of ‘Love is the Sting’
Premiere screening of ‘Dublin 8: Portrait’

Members of the public, particularly those working and living in the Liberties area of Dublin 8, are invited to attend this free outdoor event.  Seating for 250 people will be provided. No registration is required. Container Coffee, the unique café in a modified shipping container, based on The Digital Hub campus on Thomas Street, will also be open for business, serving drinks and snacks.

Music from MISA Choir
The members of this inclusive, sing-for-fun choir include residents and patients of Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) unit at St. James’s Hospital.

Premiere of ‘Dublin 8: Portrait’
This short documentary portrait of Dublin 8 is directed by Mia Mullarkey of Ishka Films and commissioned by The Digital Hub with the support of Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. Through people, events and activities viewers will gain an insider’s perspective of the energy and character of the Dublin 8 community.

Screening of ‘Love is the Sting’
Written by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary, directed by IFTA Award-winning director Vincent Gallagher, ‘Love is a Sting’ is a film about a struggling children’s book writer named Harold Finch. At his lowest point Harold gains an unexpected house guest in the form of an ageing hyper-intelligent mosquito named Anabel. Anabel has literally been the fly on the wall throughout history but has never managed to communicate with a human being. She will attempt to do so now, even if it kills her. Love is a Sting was produced by Ian Hunt Duffy from Failsafe Films, who are based in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin 8.

Screening of ‘A Class of Ten Nations’
Hear the stories of the learners who attended ‘1 English’ classes run by the One Humanitarian Hub (an initiative of the One Foundation) and delivered in partnership with The Digital Hub. Over nine months the participants of 1 English, who are employed and unemployed EU citizens and non-EU asylum seekers and refugees, worked hard to develop their English skills for work and study.

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About Culture Night
Culture Night is an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year, Culture Night 2018 takes place on Friday, 21st of September, when venues and public spaces acrossthe country will open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment. www.culturenight.ie

About The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies.  Eighty established businesses operate in The Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ over 750 people. The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as, Bizimply, Good Travel Software, Software Design, Sonru, VSware and Xwerx to scale and grow. Major global companies like Eventbrite, Lonely Planet, Software AG and TIBCO are also based in The Digital Hub along with industry organisations such as the Irish Internet Association, NDRC, Silicon Republic and Tyndall National Institute.

Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Athena Media, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), eMaint, Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, Slack and Stripe.

The Digital Hub is a supportive partner of the local community, by running several learning initiatives for people of all ages. Community learning programmes are run with local partners.  For example, the Future Creators programme and the Future Creators Cadets programme are run with the National College of Art and Design and H2 Learning, to give children and young people the 21st Century Digital Skills that are so necessary in today’s world. The Liber8 Music Project is run with BIMM Institute Dublin to give young people who may have limited exposure to music and digital media, an opportunity to immerse themselves in a creative programme, whilst also developing skills to support their future careers.

The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established by the Irish Government under the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and plays a key part in supporting the implementation of the National Digital Strategy.

Further information is available at: www.thedigitalhub.com  or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub.