July 18, 2013 by Smock Alley
Stories Of Dublin part of DCTV’s fifth birthday
celebrations. For three nights next week, Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar hosts live storytelling accompanied by stunning visuals from Le Tissier in an exploration of the oldest of performing art forms. Each evening will be captured by Dublin Community Television (DCTV) to be included in the follow up series to their 2010 award winning TV series The Storyteller. Over the course of three distinctly themed nights, six storytellers will join curator Brendan Nolan in presenting dramatic, comic and ghost tales to Dublin audiences.
Community Television audiences will see these stories as part of Dublin Community Television’s autumn schedule which is to be launched on Friday 26th July. The three nights are part of the celebrations of DCTVs fifth birthday.
Ciaran Moore, DCTV station manager, says “When DCTV filmed the first season of The Storyteller, featuring children’s stories from around the world, we were fascinated to learn of storytelling nights and clubs for adults which are enjoying something of a resurgence in Dublin. It is a great pleasure to work with these storytellers to bring this production to a stage and audience who may not be aware of adult storytelling –and who are in for a treat.”
Brendan Nolan, author of Dublin Folk Tales will curate the three nights of tales, each of which will run from 8pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are available from smockalley.com and other outlets.
Notes for editors:
Dublin Community Television (DCTV) is a members co-op which operates a cable TV channel, distributes material online and through VOD systems and operates studios and production partners around Dublin. The station won its license from the BAI in 2006, started transmission in 2007 but was formally launched by Minister of Communications Eamonn Ryan in July 2008.
The Storyteller, DCTV’s 2010 10-part series, featured storytellers from 5 different backgrounds (Irish, Nigerian, Jamaican, Punjabi, Mauritian) telling stories to young schoolchildren from Dublin. It won the 2011 MAMA media award and has been broadcast on many community TV stations internationally. It was funded by the BAI Sound and Vision scheme.
The Return of the Storyteller consists of 21 episodes, nine of which will be filmed at the Stories of Dublin nights in Smock Alley followed by three episodes filmed at the Liverpool Irish Festival in October and nine more episodes filmed in the Axis theatre in December. It was funded by the BAI Sound and Vision scheme.
Details of individual nights:
July 22nd will be an evening of Comedy Stories entitled Catching the Sun with Niamh Keogan, Seamus O’Loughlin & Brendan Nolan
July 23rd will be an evening of Drama Stories entitled Never Called me Mother with Gráinne Clear, Philip Byrne & Brendan Nolan
July 24th will be an evening of Ghost Stories entitled Tremble in Spectre Lovers with Deirdre Sullivan,
Richard Marsh & Brendan Nolan
Please contact DCTV to arrange interviews with storytellers, to receive any more information or to
request press passes or DVD copies of season one of the Storyteller contact our office at 01-4100834