Artist Ciarán Taylor talks about his ambitious (and successful) community art project. He is recreating a cairn (old Celtic structure) on the Dublin Mountains with the help of the local community. Individuals are walking from Tallaght to the cairn site with pieces of boulder. In this interview he talks about his reasons for doing this project.
The Dublin branch of the High Hopes Community Choir explored the concept of home as part of This is Pop Baby’s ‘Where We Live’ performance series at the St Patrick’s Festival. High Hopes have a particularly special insight into the word as they are no ordinary choir, being entirely made up by individuals who have experienced the hardship of having nowhere at all to call home. In this interview we chat with what the choir means to its members.
The Cupcake Bloke aka Graham Herterich talks about how he went from working in high end kitchens to studying to become a priest, to dropping out to create his own business. This interview details how a series of lucky breaks took him to where he is now, a successful business owner with a regular TV slot.
Hugo Camacho Romero is the owner of Café Azetca in Dublin. He’s from Mexico City and has lived in Ireland since the 90’s. In this interview he talks about his passion for real Mexican food and his mission to teach people about it. He shares his love of Irish culture which led him to learn the tin whistle and flute. He also talks about his other love, water polo.
Peters day job is as a firefighter for the Dublin Fire Brigade but it’s his activities outside of work that piqued our interest. From champion kick-boxer to president of the Irish whiskey association to his current quest, to climb the seven summits of the world… he’s got two left to climb.
Ali Lowndes talks about the current landscape in Dublin for makers. She shares her story about how she built her business, a vintage inspired company that creates handmade cards, miniature teacup jewellery, laser cut jewellery, collar brooches and retro head scarves. She also explains the realities of being a self-employed mother.