Hillcity Open Mic
August 2017 to January 2018
Róisín organised and hosted monthly open mic nights at The Compassion Centre, Ballymun. This facilitated an encouraging space for anyone to share poetry, stories, music, performance, etc. Posters/flyers and media distribution were created by Róisín.
Poetry in the Park: ‘Where We Come From’ book tour
22 July to 19 August 2017
Following the book launch, Róisín organised four Saturday afternoon sessions of poetry in various parks around Dublin, with featured poets; Nancy Matchton Owens, Kasey Shelley, Philip Lynch, Seán O’Donoghue, Bernadette O’Reilly, Bob Shakeshaft, Ruairi Conneely, Ailish Kerr, Rebecca Kealy, Kevin Barrington and Michael Connaughton and musicians; Valerian Askelovic and Jeremy Jenkinson. Posters/flyers and media distribution were created by Róisín.
Knights of Ballymun: ‘Where We Come From’ book launch
11 July 2017
As part of Róisín’s book launch, she organised and hosted the first open mic night at The Compassion Centre, Ballymun. Many creative people showcased all types of beautiful talent; sharing poems, stories, songs, music, dance, live art. Róisín also did a collaborative performance with Jack Beglin and Miguel Crozzoli, creating a dialogue through performance. Photography by Laura Howard.
Review :A review by Nancy Matchton Owens
Letting Go / Taking Up
7 April 2017
Róisín curated a live art event of performances to coincide with Lenten Labyrinth: A Journey of Solace at Block B, Smithfield. She embarked on an experiential journey of rest and reflection with artists; Dzidek Zwirner, Valerian Askelovic, Cian Downes, Rebecca Kealy, Amy Guilfoyle, Jack Beglin and Éva Szántó-Nádudvari. Photography by Áine O’Hara.
Review :An Ever Evolving Journey
A Celebration of Creativity
3 February 2017
A live event showcasing a diverse range of performances, including spoken word, story, acting, live art, dance and music by an equal number of female and male performance artists at The Columbanus Hall, Howth. Facilitated by Michael Connaghton. Curated by Róisín Jenkinson. Hosted by Mairíde Woods. Performers included; Michaela Jenkinson, Robert Fullarton, Ruairi Conneely, Nancy Matchton-Owens and co., Brian Millar, Milena Matejko, Sara Muthi, Christina Molloy and Shay Phelan. Photography by Róisín Jenkinson.
Review :Channels of Creativity
Supporting the Arts Fundraiser
2 April 2016
Róisín organised a literary open mic night, for which she produced Róisín Jenkinson and other Writers, to fundraise for her Graduate show at Footprints Bookshop, Talbot Street.