13 September 2017 – As part of Culture Night on Friday, 22 September, The Digital Hub and Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) in association with The Irish Film Institute (IFI) will present ‘Dublin 8 on Film’, a programme of films preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.
Two special outdoor film screenings of 30 minutes will take place during the course of the evening; at 8pm and 9.30pm respectively, under the iconic St. Patrick’s Tower located next to The Digital Hub’s Digital Depot building, on Roe Lane, just off Thomas Street in Dublin 8. The special screenings titled ‘Dublin 8 on Film’ will bring viewers back in time and comprises rare and historic footage taken from the Liberties area of Dublin 8, including content from 1959 looking at the dying craft of Guinness Coopers and extracts from a series of short films broadcast in 2009 on people and places in The Liberties.
Commenting on the planned event, Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: “We are delighted to collaborate with the Audi Dublin International Film Festival and the Irish Film Institute, in bringing this rare and special screening of ‘Dublin 8 on Film’ to the local community on Culture Night. The people and places of the Liberties are a cherished part of our Dublin culture, heritage and traditions. The screening will provide a unique experience to connect with the past and to acknowledge the ever-present spirit of economic, cultural and social activity of this historic Liberties community. A community of which The Digital Hub is a central part of.”
He continued: “It is particularly great to be collaborating with ADIFF, who recently moved their HQ to The Digital Hub campus and are making a real contribution to Culture Night in Dublin 8.”
Speaking on behalf of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Sarah Sharkey, Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be part of Culture Night at The Digital Hub. We have been made feel very welcome here and it’s great to be able to give our neighbours a taste of ADIFF before the 16th edition of the Festival next February.”
Members of the public, particularly those working and living in the Liberties area of Dublin 8 are invited to attend this free event on Culture Night, Friday, 22 September, where seating for up to 200 people will be provided. No registration is required. There will also be live music from Megacone, a 6 piece instrumental Irish band, who will perform on stage during the night. 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.
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. To learn more about Culture Night, please visit www.culturenight.ie
What: Outdoor screening of ‘Dublin 8 on Film’ as part of the Culture Night programme of events.
Where: Under the St Patrick’s Tower in the Digital Depot, Roe Lane (off Thomas Street), The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 TCV4.
When: Friday, 22 September at 8pm and 9.30pm
Who: Free entry to all members of the public
Frans Van Cauwelaert / Kristin Kenny, Wilson Hartnell
Tel: (01) 669 0030 / 085 8410814
Notes to Editors
The Digital Hub
Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Almost 100 established businesses operate in The Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ just over 700 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 Adaptive International, 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 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 Change and Environment and plays a key part in supporting the implementation of the National Digital Strategy.