What is Anam
Anam is an exciting, two-day celebration of music, poetry, drama, film and workshops hosted at DCU and showcasing North Dublin culture and creativity. Curated and produced by South Wind Blows (the team behind Other Voices), Anam will bring together talented students and staff from DCU and leading Irish artists, musicians and writers from the North Dublin region. Anam will take place across DCU's three campuses, the Glasnevin Campus, the St Patrick’s Campus and the All Hallows Campus, and will mark the first steps in DCU’s plans to play a central role in developing a North Dublin Cultural Quarter.
How to book
Please click on the individual links below for the event you wish to attend. You will need to register for each event separately (maximum of two tickets per person for free events). Online registration is via Eventbrite. Alternatively, from Tuesday, 2 April, you can register in person at our DCU Students’ Union offices at DCU Glasnevin Campus and DCU St Patrick’s Campus, where the Anam registration desk will be available Monday-Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm and on Friday 10.00am - 2.30pm.
Tickets for Other Voices Presents Anam at the Helix (Wednesday 11 April, 8pm) cost €10 and can be purchased online, or in person, at the Helix box office (see link below).
DCU Glasnevin Campus
DCU St Patrick’s Campus
DCU All Hallows Campus
Do I need to be a DCU staff, student or alumnus to attend?
No, Anam is a cultural event to which all are welcome.
Are there any age restrictions?
No, but some events may not be suitable for a young audience.
Do I need to register to attend an event?
Yes, please see the event links under 'How to Book'. You will need to register for each event separately. Online registration is via Eventbrite. Alternatively, from Tuesday, 2 April, you can register in person at our DCU Students’ Union offices at DCU Glasnevin Campus and DCU St Patrick’s Campus. The Anam registration desk will be available Monday-Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm and on Friday 10.00am - 2.30pm.
Tickets for Other Voices Presents Anam at the Helix (Wednesday 11 April, 8pm) cost €10 and can be purchased online, or in person, at the Helix box office.
Can I register for two or more tickets for an event?
The maximum number of tickets issued per person for the free events is two.
How much do the events costs?
Events are free admission, with the exception of Other Voices Presents Anam at the Helix (8.00 pm Wednesday 11 April). Tickets for this concert cost €10 and can be purchased online, or in person, at the Helix box office.
Do I need to print my ticket and bring it with me?
Both printed copies and electronic tickets on a mobile phone will be accepted for the majority of events. Printed tickets only are accepted by the Helix for Other Voices Presents Anam at the Helix (11 April, 8.00 pm)
Can I collect my tickets at the venue?
No, we are unable to offer this service.
Can I bring food and drink with me?
Will there be refreshments available for purchase at the venue?
People attending day-time events will be able to access the café/restaurants on each campus. The Helix Café will be open on the evening of Wednesday 11 April. The Coffee Dock, Purcell House, will be open in DCU All Hallows Campus on the evening of Thursday 12 April.
Can I take photographs during the event?
Yes, but please refrain from using flash photography and remain seated.
I have an access requirement, who should I contact about attending the event?
Please send all requests to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 9 April.
If your access requirement is for the evening concert in the Helix, please advise the Helix Box Office directly, when you are booking your ticket(s).
Please note that DCU is not responsible for valuables left on campus.
For any further information about ANAM please contact us via our email address:
DCU opens its doors to North Dublin to celebrate culture and creativity
Dublin City University will reverberate to the beat of a superb and exciting line-up of talented artists from the worlds of music, song, dance, drama, art and spoken word on April 11th & 12th as it presents ANAM.
ANAM is DCU’s first artistic showcase which aims to bring North Dublin’s communities together through culture, song, poetry and social gatherings.
The two-day festival is the opening act in the creation of a North Dublin Cultural QuaRTÉr by DCU which is placing a greater emphasis on culture and creativity in the university campuses and community as part of its five year strategic development plan.
The event is curated and produced by South Wind Blows (creators of RTÉ's longest running music TV show & festival, Other Voices) with a team led by Director Philip King.
President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith said:
"ANAM represents an exciting new chapter for Dublin City University as we warmly embrace the rich creative and cultural talents within the university campuses and the surrounding North Dublin neighbourhoods."
The inaugural event will see leading Irish artists and musicians perform alongside staff and students from DCU in a series of concerts, recitals, masterclasses, discussions and events across the three university campuses in Glasnevin, Drumcondra and All Hallows.
Philip King of South Wind Blows said:
"DCU is the most forward looking university in Ireland. The championing of creativity, the inclusion of a STEAM agenda at the heart of its strategic plan and its designation as a University of Sanctuary differentiate DCU as a University committed to providing its students and graduates not just with a qualification, but with a skill set fit for purpose for the challenges and opportunities in an Ireland about to celebrate a 100 years of independence. To be invited to work with faculty, students and the communities for North Dublin in establishing the area as a cultural quaRTÉr is a great privilege."
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