Dublin city centre will be transformed this summer 2013 by the work of a creative group called Upstart. Upstart are building an exciting new pop-up park, which will bring together a diverse range of community, voluntary and professional sector bodies. The Upstart collaborative aims to showcase the best in Irish design talent by temporarily converting [...]
We’re delighted to announce that Upstart won the Better Together Giving Challenge, receiving an amazing total of 1,051 unique donations. We’d like to thank all our supporters, who tirelessly petitioned friends and family to donate, who persisted when the online donation form refused to play with their web browsers, who shared and re-posted [...]
We at the Upstart collective are trying to win a prize fund of €10,000 for our next exciting project. We’re asking all our supporters, families & friends to donate a little something (between €1 & €5). The initiative with the most donations will win the Better Together prize fund.
DWF is coming to town and is looking for you.
What does DWF stand for?
DWF doesn’t stand for Dream Wrestling Forum although the idea would be similar but stands for Dublin Writing Forum.
DWF is an open group, organised by Anne Tannam and Liz McSkeane and they both welcome writers of all [...]
Little Green Cars, Chequerboard, Sleep Thieves, Simon Cullen & Danielle Harrison all performing on the night.
It’s Upstart’s big poster giveaway with DJ’s, Bands, Performances, Speakers and Poster exhibition… Get stuck in to Block T (Smithfield) [...]
…the wind-up (for now) of the writing feature here. The Upstart blog has published a wide range of poetry, drama and prose by Upstart poster contributors and others, and we’d like to thank all of the contributors for their work. To close this phase of the feature (but who knows what might happen in the [...]
When she arrives
orchid ribbons flowing
in her hair,
an orchid dress rising,
she finds the rest of us
are standing there,
that only she can hear
of a thousand orchids
break the air.
Donal Mahoney, whose parents [...]
Lugh decides to clone himself
in case the world is too much
or not enough
in case I am childless
but I am not
in case I need to know
where my doppleganger is
but I do
in case I want to interrogate myself
Upstart is, as you know, all about promoting the Arts. So it makes sense to advertise this project.
If you are a producer, an amateur or a pro, and you’ve got great ideas in store, then the time has come to put those great ideas into motion. Here are the specifics for making a submission to [...]
Lugh considers the Paradox of the Raven
nothing can be a raven and not a raven
phenomenon is hostage
a raven is hostage
a raven is not hostage
hostage to nothing
a raven is nothing
a raven is not nothing
nothing can be a raven
nothing and not
This is the fourth in Paul Perry’s [...]