RADE Promotional Video – Better Together

RADE entry into 2010 Better Together competition 


RADE Promotional Video – Better Together

RADE entry into 2010 Better Together competition 


A Proper Da – radio play

Radio Play for RTE Radio 1


A Proper Da, by Maeve Ingoldsby

RTÉ Radio 1 approached RADE some months back with a radio play proposal. Well-known playwright Maeve Ingoldsby facilitated workshops with the group, which resulted in the development of the script.

The radio play was recorded in the RADE premises over a full day. RADE actors worked alongside professional actors Phelim Drew, Gerry Byrne, Pat Nolan and Natalie Radmall-Quirke. It was a wonderful experience for all involved and hats off to RADE participants who performed fantastically.

The play was aired:
Date: Sunday 26th September 2010
Time: 8pm

Here is the link to web-stream: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/drama/aproperdareport.html

And RTÉ’s main page: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/drama/

Portraits Me I Exhibition

A 5 year Retrospective Art Exhibition


On 9th Sept Portraits Me I, our first ever Retrospective Art Exhibition showcasing artwork from the past 5 years was launched in the NCAD (National College of Art and Design).

This was our first time to display the artistic talents of the different groups that have been in RADE since the organisations first exhibition in 2005.  The exhibition coincided with the launch of Portraits  a collection of the groups creative writing stories, facilitated by poet, Paula Meehan along

Hard Day – short film

Hard Day is the second film of the ‘Day’ Trilogy and was created by the RADE participants in 2010

The world premiere screening of Hard Day took place on Thursday 1st July 2010 in the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, and was written and directed by Pom Boyd. The film was shot over five days in and around Temple Bar and Killiney beach.

Hard Day tells the story of Billy, who tries desperately to make some money busking. His girlfriend is running out of patience with him. When intimidating street criminal Lazer stops to watch him busking, Billy is reminded of an old injustice and decides for once to stand up for himself and put an old wrong to right…

Minister Pat Carey, TD, officially launched the film, and on the same evening he launched RADE’s A Creative Response to Drugs: Strategic Plan 2011–2014 too.

Portraits – book

Poet of Ireland Paula Meehan faciliated creative writing workshops


On 9th Sept RADErs launched Portraits, a collection of the group’s creative writing stories, facilitated by poet Paula Meehan, in the NCAD (National College of Art & Design) to mark RADE’s 5th anniversary.

Paula Meehan wrote about her experience in RADE: ‘Some mornings the energy is pure electric and huge leaps of trust and faith are made.”

Read Portraits 2010