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Culture Night 2022

Celebrated Culture Night in RADE 2022 with Ivana Bacik and RADE staff members, Ruaidhri Auliffe, Dermot Byrne, Gill McCaw, and Ivana Bacik second from the right.

Yoga in the Park- Week 1

YOGA in the Park

RADE would like to invite you to our Wednesday morning yoga class in St Patrick’s Cathedral Park.


This nourishing practice will provide space for reconnection to ourselves, nature, as well as experiencing the support of a shared practice. The sessions are FREE and suitable for all abilities. Mats and props will be provided however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Billboard project 2022

RADERs are about to finish Billboard Project with the help of John Devoy and Dermot Byrne.

Comic Art Workshop 2022

RADERs are enjoying the Comic Art Project with Thomas McCarthy.

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Annual Report 2020-2021

An exploration of a year of recovery, art, drama and education

The annual report for the years of 2021 to 2021 highlights the work undertaken by both the rehab and training team, creative departments and all the participants in RADE. 

The report showcases the work RADE has been doing during the height of the pandemic, implementing remote working opportunities, Zoom Meetings as well as safe return-to-work protocols, all the while keeping the supportive and artistic work at RADE alive.

Song Writing Project 2022

RADE participants and staff recording the song Mi Casa Su Casa.
With work completed in January 2022, RADE participants were thrilled to finally be completing the recording of the song Mi Casa Su Casa. Each participant will receive a copy of the song and RADE will publish the song across social media.

Mary Murray’s RADE Visit

Delighted to have a visit from Mary Murray on 19th April 2022. Pictured here with staff after her drama workshop with RADERS.

2022 Screening of the “Tapper’s Opera” in March

If you haven’t caught RADE’s entertaining 2020 film “The Tapper’s Opera” we are delighted to screen it in RADE on Thursday, 24th March 2022. Please choose the slot and send an email to info@rade.ie to book your group (max 10 per group).

Times available:

  • 2pm – 2:45 pm
  • 3pm – 3:45 pm

Final recording of Song

Led by Music Therapist, Musician and Song Writer Clara Monahan, RADE participants are thrilled to finally be recording the song today, 11th Feb 2022 at Yellow Door Music Studios, Dublin 3.  With a backing track recorded by 4 professional musicians,  9 singers and staff from RADE will see all their hard work come to fruition in this final recording.

Visit to Irish Museum of Modern Art 2022

Work from a recent RADERS visit to IMMA as part of a series of creative workshops. A big thank you to IMMA Ireland and their great staff for having us. The bar has definitely been set high for our creative projects in 2022!

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RELICS 2021 AD: A Ceramics Project by RADERS

Happy Christmas & New Year

To reduce RADE’s impact on global climate change (and do our bit to save the planet!), this year we have minimised our print run, and instead have created an e-Christmas card wishing you good tidings ahead of the Christmas and New Year.

Visual Art Project 2021- Wish You Were Here

RADERS worked with Sorsha Galvin who facilitated workshops to produce a series of collages using historical photograps from the Duchas Irish folklore archives and their original network.

The artwork produced by the participants was published in an e-Book via issuu.

RADERS are determined to heal and make positive changes in their lives using the creative arts.

RADE 2020 Film

If you haven’t caught RADE’s 2020 film “The Tapper’s Opera” we are delighted to launch it now on our website.  Click here to see the full film ->

OUTING OCTOBER 2021- BOTANICAL GARDENS

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Recruitment

RADE is currently recruiting for the position of:

Community Employment Scheme 

C.E. Trainee Participants : Referral Forms for C.E. Trainee Participants are-

DSP CE Drugs Rehabilitation Place Information Release Consent Form 

DSP CE Drugs Rehabilitation Place Referral Form

C.E Support Worker : Job Specification

http://www.rade.ie/site/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Job-Specs-C.E.-Support-Worker-2021.pdf

C.E Cleaner : Job Specification

http://www.rade.ie/site/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Job-Description-Cleaner.pdf

If interested, please contact RADE on 01 454 6406 or by email to monika@rade.ie to book an assessment.

Culture Night 2021

This Culture Night RADE will be showcasing projects our artists have worked on over the last year. We’ll be unveiling our mural project ‘Righting on the Wall’ created in collaboration with artist Holly Pereira and funded by IHREC; launching our radio play ‘A Proper Da’, written by Maeve Ingoldsby, and screening our latest film ‘The Tapper’s Opera’ both on-site and online.
Doors will be open from 17:00 to 22:00 for hour-long time slots that can be booked in advance. Walk-ins are allowed so long as there’s space – come along and say hello!
For more information and to book your time slot, please email us at info@rade.ie. Our online content will be accessible on our Vimeo from 17:00 to 22:00 on Culture Night, link below:
https://vimeo.com/user5128967

Mural Project 2021

Our Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission mural “Righting On the Wall” is now complete, thanks to the work of muralist Holly Pereira in collaboration with our participants, and with the generous support of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission”

FILM LAUNCH

Dear Friends and Supporters

RADE are immensely proud to announce the launch of our latest film The Tappers’ Opera’, which will have its virtual premiere via the IFI’s website from Friday 2nd until Monday 5th July.

In the coming week we will be sending you out a link with a free promotional code to book your virtual cinema seat ahead of the general public.  Viewing will be limited to 200 seats per day so please reserve your spot early! 

This link will also give you access to the trailer and interviews from the cast and crew, including a lovely interview of Mick Egan – who retired from RADE in the midst of the pandemic in February 2021, and handed over his “Director’s Cap” to Sinead Moloney.

In the lead up to the launch we will increase our social media presence so please follow/share/tag/like via our Facebook and Twitter accounts if you are a follower!  If not, you can find us on…Facebook: recoveryartdramaeducation and Twitter: @RADEDUBLIN

Mick’s Retirement

RADE’s founder and project director Mick Egan will be retiring on the 12th February 2021 after over 16 years of tireless service to the organisation. Sinead Moloney has been appointed by the Board as project director following Mick’s retirement.

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RADE-HAMLET Via Zoom 2020

Deirdre O’Kane Award for Best Irish short Film

JOINT AWARD: The Man in the Chair – RADE

RADERS- The Super-Powered Edition

A collection of comic stories from 2020

Participants worked with comic creator Elida Maiques who facilitated workshops to produce the graphic novel RADERS,The Super-Powered Edition.

RADERS are determined to heal and make positive changes in their lives. Click on the picture to see their work.

Natural Artists

Sneak Preview! RADE 2020 Film

Film Shoot 2020

RADE’s latest film is being shot this week. We will premiere our latest opus on Culture Night, 18th September.

Culture Night at RADE 2020

It’s that time of year again! Culture Night will soon again be upon us on Friday the 18th September 2020.

An Artistic Collaboration with JOE CASLIN, in association with the National Gallery of Ireland

Plus: Comic Book Launch, Live & Online film screening, Art Exhibition

Location: The OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Dublin-8

Time: 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Booking is essential to gain entry. Due to COVID-19 restrictions places are limited, early booking is advised.

RADE’s vision: Creativity is open to everyone

Preparing for 2020 Film

Fun time during Challenging period of COVID-19

COVID-19

We will update the information as new information comes through.

TAI-CHI Music

Please find the 24 forms Beijing style Tai-Chi music and video to practice daily.

RADE Visit to Dáil Eireann

MUSIC WORKSOP 2020

RADE participants are currently working with Trevor Knight-Musician and Composer. Trevor Knight was elected to Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists, in 2007.

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Annual Report 2018-2019

An exploration of a year of recovery, art, drama and education

http://www.rade.ie/site/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Annual-Report-2018-19-1-1.pdf

The annual report highlights the work undertaken by both the rehab and training team, creative departments and participants in RADE. RADERS were busy celebrating our nation’s centenary throughout the year and presented their work in many formats, from a graphic novel to canvas paintings to sculptures to stage productions throughout the year.

RADE in the Oireachtas!

From the Oireachtas today: Mick, Dan, Mervyn, Mary and Patrick answering questions today after wowing the Senators and TD’s with the screenings of RADE’s recent films.

RECRUITMENT

RADE has begun the process of recruitment for CE positions after the COVID-19 emergency:

C.E. Support Worker-

Job Specs C.E. Support Worker

C.E. Participants’-

Referral Forms

DSP CE Drugs Rehabilitation Place Information Release Consent Form 

DSP CE Drugs Rehabilitation Place Referral Form

“If interested, please contact RADE on 01 454 6406 or by email to monika@rade.ie”

ART & DRAMA Volunteers

RADE is currently seeking volunteers with backgrounds in the visual and dramatic arts to assist in facilitating art & drama workshops. This is a chance to engage in exciting group projects and gain experience in group facilitation. Volunteers will be required to undergo Garda clearance and in-house induction prior to commencing. If interested, please contact RADE on 01 454 6406 or by email to cathal@rade.ie

RADE in the Oireachtas!

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has invited RADE to give a talk about our project to the politicians in the Oireachtas at 3.00 pm on December 4th, 2019. 

 We will also be screening our two very funny latest films there. A great chance to demonstrate social inclusion in the arts and to challenge the stigma associated with drug users.

SPARE CHANGE

If you haven’t caught RADE’s hilarious film from 2018 (last year)“Spare Change” on the big screen, we are delighted to launch it now on our website.  Click here to see the full film ->

You can still catch RADE’s 2 new films from 2019 “The Man In the Chair”  and “The Girl In The Window” on the big screen in RADE’s studio space at the OLV Building, every Wednesday at 2:00 pm. (These 2 new films will not go online till November 2020.

Graphic Novel- 2019

RADE is currently working with Elida Maiques, a cartoon artist, towards the production of a Graphic Novel. If things go as planned we hope to have the launch of the book in early March 2020.

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PAUL W’s FUNERAL

We are all, at RADE, very saddened to hear that Paul W, passed away suddenly at the weekend.

Paul featured in our 2018 film ‘Spare Change‘ For any of our previous participants who would like to pay their respects, Paul’s funeral will take place on Thursday, 7th November in Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin’s Barn, at 11:30am.

Paul will also be reposing at the Brian McElroy Funeral Home, Crumlin Village on Wednesday, from 2pm to 8pm.

Further showings of RADE’s new films!

The RADE film screenings were a fantastic success on Monday the 23rd at the Irish Film Institute.

Over 200 people attended the launch; a wonderful inter-agency experience of coming together and participation in the arts for everybody.

Since the Launch, RADE has already received several requests regarding further showings.

We are delighted to announce that you can still catch RADE’s 2 new films from 2019 “The Man In the Chair”  and “The Girl In The Window” on the big screen in RADE’s studio space at the OLV Building, every Wednesday at 2:00 pm. (These 2 new films will not go online till November 2020).

We can seat up to 50 people, so booking in advance is essential.

FILM LAUNCH 2019

Culture Night at RADE 2019

It’s that time of year again! Culture Night will soon again be upon us on Friday the 20th September 2019, from 4 pm to 9 pm.

RADE will open its door to the public to display a collection of artwork by their participants. Throughout the evening, RADE will screen a series of original short films, starring RADE participants.

RADE’s vision: Creativity is open to everyone

Summer Outing to Glendalough

Art Workshop with Joe Caslin

Production Wraps on Latest RADE Film Project

Written by Marc McDonnell, 24th June 2019

RADE is proud to announce that it has just wrapped filming on its latest two shorts “The Girl in the Window” and “The Man in the Chair”.

Written by frequent RADE collaborator Rodney Lee (Irish Light Vs Tony) and directed by Gary Boyd, both films use an art gallery in the inner city of Dublin to examine how addicts and the homeless are perceived by the upper echelon of society through Lee’s dry satirical style.

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Summer Outing to The Cavan Centre

RAIDIN’, WRITIN’ AN’ DRAWIN’

A collection of comic stories from 2018


Participants worked with comic creator Elida Maiques who facilitated workshops to produce the graphic novel RAIDIN’, WRITIN’ AN’ DRAWIN’. RADERS are determined to heal and make positive changes in their lives. Click on the picture to see their work.

BOOK LAUNCH 2019

 The launch of our new book of art and poetry entitled ‘Raidin’ Writing & Drawing’.

 

The launch will take place at our premises, The OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, New Street, Dublin 8, at 11:30am on both Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May. Anne Buckley will formally launch the book on the 30th of April. We will be screening our most recent film ‘Spare Change’, and performing a RADE signature drama piece ‘Get Stoned’, on both dates.

Annual Report 2017/2018

An exploration of a year of recovery, art, drama and education

RADE Annual Report 2017-2018

The annual report highlights the work undertaken by both the rehab and training team, creative departments and particpants in RADE. RADERS were busy celebrating our nation’s centenary throughout the year and presented their work in many formats, from a graphic novel to canvas paintings to sculptures to stage productions throughout the year.

CREATIVE WRITING AT RADE

2019 Aontas Star Awards ceremony

The 2019 Aontas Star Awards ceremony took place in the Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital on Monday, 4th March. As recipients of a 2018 Star Award, RADE was invited to present awards to this year’s winners in the Social Inclusion category.

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Volunteer Opportunities

ART & DRAMA Volunteers

RADE is currently seeking volunteers with backgrounds in the visual and dramatic arts to assist in facilitating art & drama workshops. This is a chance to engage in exciting group projects and gain experience in group facilitation. Volunteers will be required to undergo Garda clearance and in-house induction prior to commencing. If interested, please contact RADE on 01 454 6406 or by email to cathal@rade.ie

 

“SWIFT FEST”- Film Screening

Nov 29th, Thursday, 6 PM – 9 PM

Irish Light vs Tony + Spare Change screening

Location: Kevin Street Library

MINISTER CATHERINE BYRNE’S VISIT TO RADE ART EXHIBITION

CATHERINE BYRNE, Minister of State For Health Promotion, visited RADE’S Art Exhibition On Friday, 23rd November  2018 at 11:30 AM.

  

Minister Catherine Byrne’s Visit to RADE Art Exhibition

Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion is coming to view RADE’s Art Exhibition on Monday, 19th November  2018 at 1:30 pm.

Launch of RADE annual art exhibition “ONE WISH”

The launch of  RADE’s Art exhibition One Wish”.

 

RADE annual art exhibition Launch

RADE would like to cordially invite you to the opening of our latest art exhibition in the OLV Building at 1:00 pm on Monday 5th November.

This exhibition is called One Wish”  and will feature the first showing of our fantastic new sculpture from 6000-year-old bog oak called “Moving Family”.  There will also be many of the sculptures created under the supervision of Eoghan O’Neill RIP, through the RADE years.

Contemporary Paintings and drawings from our current programme participants will also be on show.

This will be a first production that will include inter agency participants and participants working with RADE through the new HSE initiative.

 

2018: ART EXHIBITION

Art Exhibition at Kevin Street Library

Start Date: Monday, 22nd Oct

End Date: End of November

 

RADE annual art exhibition Launch

Start Date: 5th November 2018

Start Time: 1 PM

Location: RADE, OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Dublin 8

 

BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB at RADE Every Thursday at 2:15 pm

Facilitated by Sean Kelly

If you would like to expand your knowledge and broaden your mind on a number of different topics, drop by at 2:15 pm Thursday to be part of the new RADE Book Club. In our new Book Club, we will join together to read a book and then discuss it. Just give it a chance! You’ll really benefit from it and we know you’ll enjoy it…

We’d love to see you there!

FILM CLUB

FILM CLUB at RADE, EVERY MONDAY 2:30pm – 5:00pm,

Facilitated by David Sullivan

The Film Club at RADE gives the opportunity to participants to stay after the Day Programme to enjoy and discuss a film chosen by the group.

The first Film Club took place on the 1st of October 2018 with the screening of “Dog Day Afternoon“, starring Al Pacino and John Cazale.

 

Graphic Novel 2018

RADE is currently working with Elida Maiques, a cartoon artist, towards the production of a Graphic Novel. If things go as planned we hope to have the launch of the book in January 2019.

RADE’s 2017 Film- Irish Light Vs Tony

“Irish Light Vs Tony” is now available to watch on RADE’s  Playback Year 2017.

CREATIVE WRITING- 2018

Creative Writing Workshop

Current Workshops From August 2018- December 2018

 

  • Creative Writing with Karl Parkinson (August)

  • Comic Book with Elida Maiques (September)

  • Art Exhibition from  15th Oct – 26th Oct

  • 100 Years Ago show in RADE (Nov-Dec)

 

“SWIFT FEST”-  (Film Screening)

Place: Kevin Street Library

Date: 29th NOVEMBER 

Time- 18:30 Hours

RADE 2018

RADE is currently working with Karl Parkinson, a creative writing Trainer.

RADE will start working with Elida Maiques, a cartoon artist in September 2018. The RADE participants will work on Mondays and Tuesdays (September,October, and November) towards the production of a Graphic Novel. If things go as planned we hope to have the launch of the book in January 2019. Watch this space!

Information about Elida can be found here http://irishcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Elida_Maiques

 

Annual Report 2016/2017

An exploration of a year of recovery, art, drama and education

 

RADE Annual Report 2016-2017

 

The annual report highlights the work undertaken by both the rehab and training team, creative departments and particpants in RADE. RADERS were busy celebrating our nation’s centenary throughout the year and presented their work in many formats, from a graphic novel to canvas paintings to sculptures to stage productions throughout the year.

ART EXHIBITION – St. Patrick’s Cathedral – 20 March 2018

ART EXHIBITION BY RADE AT St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 20 March 2018

New Film “Any Spare Change”

RADE started shooting a new film “Any Spare Change” this week, 29 January 2018.

The first screening  will take place on May 1 in  St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

AONTAS STAR Award 2018

  

2017: RADE’s Comic

Irish Light Vs Tony