Sep 20, 2014 Saturday
Smithfield Square Dublin - Bluefire Festival
Smithfield Square
Dublin IE

Eskista is Ethiopian traditional dance- shaking upper part of your body, it is more like the harlem shake. You could google it if you would like to know more.

Bring one of the following:
Asian souvenier
Jewellery
Sun-glass
Surprise
USB stick

About the teacher, Marta Abebe

I am a postgraduate student at Trinity. I like traditions and cultures. I would like to teach 'eskista' because it is very unique dance and would like people to practice it. It will be a good fun learning.

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Smithfield Square Dublin - Bluefire Festival
Smithfield Square
Dublin IE

Are You Tired of Superficial Chit Chat and Long for Some Deep and Meaningful Conversation? Borrowing some inspiration from the Enlightenment Salons of the 18th century we offer you a 21st century forum for transformational conversations, a philosophical salon for the modern day punter where provocative and challenging questions about self and society will be asked to act as a catalyst for fresh thinking and new possibilities. Transform apathy, cynicism and inertia into inspiration, momentum and action! A perfect place to brainstorm, problem-solve, ponder, discuss, philosophise and reflect on the issues and dilemmas that most fascinate and perplex you! Hosted by Life Coach Heather Bourke with conversation menus full of suggestions, questions and topics!

Bring one of the following:
help spreading the word re conversation salons
materials for fabric collage
old glossy fashion magazines
Philosphical questions for modern society
vegetarian recipes

About the teacher, Heather Bourke

I am a life coach who loves finding entertaining, creative, fun ways to bring about insights and shifts in peoples thinking and behaviour. I am passionate about inspiring people to see the magic in the ordinary and the everyday and grasp every chance for expansion, fulfilment and joy.

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Simple Maths for Everyone

4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Smithfield Square Dublin - Bluefire Festival
Smithfield Square
Dublin IE

Usually people think that maths is too difficult for them and very far from daily life. I want to show that math is simple and useful in our lives. I want to start from the explanation of the line with some properties. The aim is to show that maths is available and could be a good friend.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Finding new friends, going out with them
Improving my english language
Improving the knowledge of Dublin
Improving the knowledge of Irish history and politics

About the teacher, Filiberto Biolcati Rinaldi

I have a master's degree in Physics at Ferrara University. I did an internship in Dublin, at Trinity College in the group of Condensed Matter. I like teaching. Usually I gave private grinds in Italy. I think it is a great challenge for me giving english grinds of maths. I hope to improve my english during next weeks.

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Smithfield Square Dublin - Bluefire Festival
Smithfield Square
Dublin IE

Whether you are applying for research funding, funding for art or community projects or funding to study there are things you need to consider to help your application be successful. This can be issues such as structure, tone and narrative as well as financial planning, project planning, building a team/partners or getting external support. In this session I will look at these issues and share examples of successful funding applications I have been involved in. I will highlight some of the struggles and challenges involved. The session will be informal and interactive and students will be able to share proposals they are currently working on or planning to write in order to get feedback and take home new ideas. Worksheets will be provided but it might be useful to bring a notebook. Please bring a willingness to learn and share feedback with others.

Bring one of the following:
a follow on email saying how you used the class in a funding application
a simple note book
name of a wild camping spot in West of Ireland
names of one decent veggie restaurants in Dublin
names of places to cycle in West of Ireland

About the teacher, Simon O'Rafferty

I am originally from Dublin but have been living in the UK for the last 9 years and working as a design researcher. I have been head of research at a design research centre and co-director of a social design agency. I have been involved in writing many funding applications, some of which were successful. I have experience in writing bids for large multi-million Euro EU projects as well as smaller grants from national organisations. I have recently been employed as an expert funding and project evaluator by the European Commission.

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Sep 27, 2014 Saturday

Join the Self-Publishing Revolution!

12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
MARTcade (Space 1)
46 Lower Rathmines Road
Rathmines IE

Whether you've been writing something or just feel the itch to get started, this class will show you how to complete, format and publish your work into all key ebook marketplaces, from iTunes to Amazon. You can publish your work FOR FREE and generate an income from it for life!

Bring one of the following:
A book.
A promise to help a homeless person.
A surprise.
A t-shirt.
Flowers.

About the teacher, Gary J Byrnes

Gary has an ebook in the iTunes Ireland top 40 and has been number one on Amazon. He's been self-publishing his stories since the revolution began, in early 2011, and is eager to help all aspiring writers overcome the obstacles to self-expression. He wants you to be read and to deliver pleasure to readers all over the world.

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