The Royal Hibernian Academy is one of the most beautiful and bright spaces in Dublin to enjoy contemporary art. In recent years it has also become one of the most exciting venues for musical events, such as their extraordinary Hennessey Lost Friday occasions.
The return of music, spoken word performance and art come together on the 3rd of March for another in the Lost Friday series. On the night the incredible talents of John Cummins, Bad Bones, Valerie Francis and Holly Pereira will be showcased, as well as the sumptuous tune-selections of Lime & Fancy.
John Cummins is a prolific poet who has been writing for over twenty years but is still relatively new to the performative element of his work. Bad Bones is the audio-visual project of producer, Sal Stapleton who will no doubt provide an immersive performance on the night. If you haven’t heard of Valerie Francis then this is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with her self-professed “musical hopscotch”, that has been admired by no other than Kanye West.
There will be interactive art to be enjoyed with the immensely talented Illustrator, Holly Pereira. She will be designing a mural based on the poetry of John Cummins which attendees can colour in over the course of the night.
Vigorous dancing shall be facilitated by Lime & Fancy, the most glorious of 80s pop perfection mixed with faves from the early 90s and a juicy slice of Italo Disco, all served beneath the palms with a cute cocktail umbrella. Nice.
Naturally, there will be nibbles courtesy of the delectable Coppa Cafe and Hennessey will have their finest mixologists on hand to create cocktails that you won’t forget.
Tickets for the next Hennessey Lost Friday are available to buy here.