Seomra Spraoi was an autonomous social centre in Dublin city centre until 2015.
It is run by a non-hierarchical, anti capitalist collective on a not-for-profit basis. It hosts workshops, gigs, political meetings, language lessons, film screenings, a vegan cafe and lots more. The centre seeks to be a hub of positive resistance in a city and society where public spaces have been eaten away by consumerism, property speculation and the culture of the car. The new Seomra Spraoi wants to be an active hub of positive action. As billions of our taxes are spent covering the bets of banks, it's the elderly, students, those on welfare and ordinary workers that now have to bear the brunt of recession. There never has been a time in recent years where the naked ugliness of capital has been so obviously on display. You know that's shit, but now's your chance to do something about about it.. We want it to be a space where all can develop some of the skills and tools needed to dismantle capitalism, a space and project to help take back control of our own lives, shape our own fates and that of the city we live in. We want to turn this (for now) empty building into a hub of Do It Yourself activity Dublin needs alternatives to the exploitative, boring, melancholic reality that too often characterises life in the city. Seomra Spraoi is an open experiment in non-hierarchical organisation and another way to live, work, resist, and create right now. So if you want to organise a workshop, exhibit some art, start a revolution, screen a film, hold a talk, develop a community based-project or explore the possibilities and politics of social centres then get involved in the brand new Seomra Spraoi. It's not about waiting for things to happen, but about making them happen. Already many groups using the space are doing just that. At present our new building hosts activities, meetings, & activities for Choice Ireland, Revolutionary Anarcha-feminist Group, Shell to Sea, Workers Solidarity Movement, Irish Climate Camp, & the Soupstone Kindergarten, as well as all the Seomra Spraoi Working groups.
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