Thursday, August 26, 2010

Volunteering IADT - doin a bit of research, and Miles Manley

When I'm not researching what creatures and things (living and dead) of all kinds not to bring to places of all kinds, I like to research things that involve real live people...
Some of you might remember my tales of adventure and interesting times at the Poetry Now festival awhile back, the good news is, there's another festival, and again similar opportunities to talk to strangers, up to and including me will pertain at this other festival...
Get your volunteering t-shirt out - get on to the lovely Bláithín and get yourselves down there for fun, free into see lots of brilliant writers, and frolics*. Details below.

The Institute of Art Design & Media (IADT) in conjunction with dlr are conducting research into the economic and social value of the Arts in the county.
As part of this research we are doing a survey at the Mountains to the Sea dlr Book Festival in Dun Laoghaire. The work will consist of selecting festival attendees and asking them questions from a pre-prepared questionnaire. Each interview will take only 5 minutes.
The festival takes place in a number of venues across the town (The Pavillion, County Hall etc) from Tuesday 7th - Sunday 12th September.
We need volunteers to assist us in interviewing audience members before and after events from Wednesday 8th - Sunday 12th. Exact times to be confirmed. For lineup of events see

Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend the events they volunteer at free of charge (subject to availability).

If interested please contact Bláithín McLoughlin at blaithin.mcloughlin(at)

* frolics only guaranteed if you volunteer between the hours of 7 and 9 on the thursday

AND btw - if you do nothing else today - click on this link and check out the song sung by the wonderful Miles Manley - 8 mins 40 seconds into the vid - from the end of the Glór sessions on Monday night.

Silly dog noises are provided by moi-méme at the end - yes I was made a little silly and happy by the whole thing.


Totalfeckineejit said...

You am obsessed with dogs.You need yelp. I mean help.

Niamh B said...

did you listen to it though... seriously? he's a genius. He truly understands.


the watercats said...

wow!.. wasn't expecting that noise to come out of him ;-)

Niamh B said...

Wasn't it magic though Watercats!?