Re-Opening of the Goethe-Institut Irland at 37 Merrion Square

Thu, 20.09.2018 -
Sun, 23.09.2018

Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Celebratory Programme

After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square in Dublin will open with a celebratory programme of cultural events from Thursday September 20 to Sunday September 23, 2018.

Liz Roche Company: Näher... closer, nearer, sooner Liz Roche Company: Näher... closer, nearer, sooner | (c) Luca Truffarelli 20-23 September 2018

The centrepiece of this cultural programme is the premiere of a new dance work by Liz Roche Company, entited Näher… Closer, Nearer, Sooner, which has been commissioned by the Goethe-Institut for the occasion.

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Common Denominator: The Return Gallery The Return Gallery | © Fionn McCann From 20 September 2018

The celebratory programme also features the launch of a two-year co-operation between the Goethe-Institut Irland and NCAD: Common Denominator begins with the exhibition Denominator Platform by conceptual artist Liam Gillick in the institute's Return Gallery.

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37 Merrion Square New Build at 37 Merrion Square | © Fionn McCann 20 - 22 September 2018

Martin Henchion of Henchion + Reuter Architects and his team will give two guided tours through the Georgian building and the new build at the rear which accommodates the Goethe-Institut's language department.

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Michael Marrak © Andre Piotrowski 21 September 2018

There will be a reading by German fantasy author, Michael Marrak, whose novella Journey to the Centre of Time was produced in the summer of 2018 as part of the preparations for the re-opening of the Goethe-Institut Irland.

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Culture Night © Culture Night 21 September 2018

Also at Culture Night there will be a concert by Cologne indie-pop band Locas in Love, short film programmes, a scavenger hunt, and a talk by Andrew Hughes about the history of 37 Merrion Square.  

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Peaches Christ Superstar © Angel Ceballos 21 and 22 September 2018

In addition to events at 37 Merrion Square, the Goethe-Institut is supporting the presentation of Peaches Christ Superstar at the Abbey Theatre as part of Dublin Fringe.

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We look forward to welcoming you to 37 Merrion Square. Please find the full programme of events here.