I saw in poster today in college which reminded me of this! Applications for the Draft Register of Electors for 2011 must be in for 25th of this month. This is the easiest way to guarantee that you are on the register if there is any elections next year.
If you are in Dublin South, Waterford and Donegal South-West it is best to be on the register!
Also with talks of the Children’s Rights Referendum happening next year, if you want to be assured of a vote, make sure your on it!
See if your on the register at checktheregister.ie
I found this Via John
From Slack Spaces to Creative Cities
Presented by The National Sculpture Factory for ArtTrail 09
St John’s College,
Main Lecture Hall.
Friday 20th November
Admission Free, no Booking required
Artists and creative practitioners have a rich history of co-opting ’slack spaces’, vacant, unused commercial units, to realise art projects, create ‘pop-up’ galleries and to establish studio spaces. Now City Councils, landlords, estate agents and universities are also embracing these opportunities in the post-Celtic Tiger recession era to develop new working strategies for the use, reuse and new use of these inner-city spaces.
National Sculpture Factory as part of Art Trail 09 will host a public debate on possible new strategies for the creative development of these empty commercial spaces, from existing working models like Creative Limerick, part of a Limerick City Council strategy, and those used by the Waterford City Council Arts Office among others.
It sounds like an interesting idea and there is a Public Forum afterwords. The use of unused commercial properties is becoming an issue in Cork and allowing artists to use them in the short-term could be a nice way to actually highlight their potential. I may go along to this!
More details on John’s blog