"RADE's innovative programme of combatting substance abuse through art introduces addicts to their own genius, their own best selves, it focuses on the buzz that living a positive life can bring,a buzz that is genuine and life enhancing"
President Mary McAleese
Wednesday 5th July 1-2pm at RADE, OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Dublin 8. All welcome
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.
This nourishing practice will provide space for reconnection to ourselves, nature, as well as experiencing the support of a shared practice.
Suitable for all abilities, the practice will involve some conscious breathing, followed by gentle yoga postures and deep relaxation. Mats and props will be provided however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will also be provided and we encourage those to stay around for some post session socialising if they have the time!
The session is FREE and will run this Wednesday between 10.30am-11.30am
Yoga is open to all levels however please take responsibility for your own practice, ensuring to seek a doctor’s advice where necessary.
Get more Information on our Eventbrite page.
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.
RADERs are enjoying the Comic Art Project with Thomas McCarthy.(more…)
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 email@example.com to book your group (max 10 per group).
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.
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
We will update the information as new information comes through.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
“Irish Light Vs Tony” is now available to watch on RADE’s Playback Year 2017.
RADE will be screening our new film in the main cinema IFI in Temple Bar at 12.00pm on Wednesday 13th June. This screening is for Service Users and we welcome all the other projects to join us for another ‘cracker’ from the RADE team, probably their funniest offering yet. A great opportunity for the service users to meet up and a powerful demonstration of the social contribution, that can be made by people in recovery. Please contact RADE by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 014548733 and let us know how many people you wish to bring. Book early there are only 258 seats and they’re being snapped up fast.
This short film is an absurd comedy about the desperate state of Ireland’s housing crisis. From unscrupulous landlords to the ‘invisible homeless’ and politicians reverting to Victorian attitudes, there’s never been a worse time to be without a roof over your head.
‘Spare Change’ was developed from the true-life tales of the RADE participants and their first-hand accounts of the current housing crisis.
RADE will also screen their highly acclaimed hilarious film from 2017 “Irish Light V’s Tony”
Spare change is another satirical take by RADE, this time on the housing crises in Dublin and it packs as strong a punch as ever!
Once again the cast is made up of the current RADE participants who deliver sterling performances all around.
Please join us for the Second Cinema screening of the Film.
Read more below
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Comments from the Director Rodney Lee
‘Spare Change’ was developed from the true-life tales of the RADE participants and their first-hand accounts of the current housing crisis. The goal was to capture their experiences and shape them into an engaging narrative. Working on this film with the truly committed RADE staff and talented participants has been an exciting journey – not without its challenges – but ultimately hugely rewarding. Working with the participants to bring out their experiences and focus on the issues that really affected them, then developing a script which would encompass these issues was an inspiring and humbling experience. Improvised workshops based on the script brought humor and jokes funnier than anything I could ever write. And finally shooting the film and seeing the dedication and passion of everyone involved, many of them stepping well outside their comfort zone, proved to be one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I’ve ever been involved with. Rodney Lee, Director.
‘Spare Change’ is a comedy about people faced with the most impossible, desperate struggle known to modern man; navigating the rental market in Ireland today… Ed gets a shock when his landlord raises his rent without warning. Already stretched to the limit and only just making ends meet, things look grim until Ed decides to sublet his flat to the multitude of homeless people looking for somewhere to stay. As long as the landlord doesn’t find out, everything will be fine… but Ed doesn’t count on the crazy tenant who claims to have stolen the housing list, suspicious neighbours and an unexpected visit from the Minister for Housing… This short film is an absurd comedy about the desperate state of Ireland’s housing crisis. From unscrupulous landlords to the ‘invisible homeless’ and politicians reverting to Victorian attitudes, there’s never been a worse time to be without a roof over your head. What can be done?
There will also be a film screening of the 2017 Film “Irish Light vs Tony” at 7pm
To mark the first years Anniversary at the loss of our dear friend and long-time art trainer, Eoghan O’Neill, we are sending this shout out to all ex-RADERs and all the services that have known Eoghan. St. Patrick’s Cathedral will host an exhibition of wood carvings from the RADE students going back to 2005. The exhibition of wood sculpture will run in the Cathedral for two weeks from 20th March.
Ex-RADERs get in touch as soon as possible if you have a sculpture at home you would like re-exhibit
A great chance to see RADE’s hilarious hit film Irish Light V’s Tony on the big screen: The Five Lamps Festival!
Friday 9 March at 4.45pm
One man’s struggle through a bureaucratic nightmare as he fights for his right to natural light. Tony is being charged by a new semi-state body, ‘Irish Light’, for access to the sun. When he refuses to pay, workmen board up his windows. But Tony won’t take this lying down. He marches to the headquarters and navigates his way through a madhouse of delusional propaganda, rampant capitalism and sheer insanity to get an exemption.
09/03 4.45pm (Duration 22 mins) 5€
Odeon Cinema Point Village (Point Village, North Dock, Dublin 1)
RADE participants will perform the play ‘Everybody Get Stoned’ written by Michael Egan, as part of the Stop The Stigma Campain on 27th February 2018 at 11.30am in Green Street Dublin 7.
The event will include testimony on experiences of drug-related stigma from the SAOL Project and from John Devoy of UISCE; an extract from the play Love in the Wild by Lisa Walsh, directed by Peter Sheridan and a performance by RADE (Recovery through Arts and Drama Education); Charlie Lloyd, University of York, will give an overview of the international research into the impact of stigma on people who use drugs and the implications for policy.
‘Irish Light Vs Tony’ written and directed by Rodney Lee
All participants took part in the production both infront and behind the camera. The film was shot over 5 days mainly in RADE’s own premises. Eoghan, Ray and Stephen crafted the sets while Mick, Síne and Derek worked behind the scenes preparing participants for their performances in drama workshops. Special thank you to Rodney, Tomas Donaghy, Gary Boyd, Derek Dunleavy, Jody Jones, Ray Doyle, Stephen Comerford and all the cast for making this a successful production.
Save the Date! Film Launch scheduled
Date: Friday 12th May
Location: IFI Cinema, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD will be guest speaker
Further details to follow closer to event
following a productive 2016 we are ready to start some new projects
To begin writer and film editor Rodney Lee has developed a short film script with the working title No. Readings and rehearsals will commence 17th January with the film shoot scheduled for Spring. Mick Egan and Síne Lynch will continue running weekly workshops in drama and facilitate the direction and coordination of the film production. Derek Dunleavy will co-facilitate drama workshop. Eoghan O’Neill is back working with the groups artistically to develop a new collection of art work to be exhibited in the summer. Averyl Swords and her team will continue developing the rehab and training programme within RADE. Monika is back after a short break to facilitate weekly yoga and acupressure.