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Bringing you COP ON, a unique, first of its kind festival to socialise and mobilise. A free festival that brings well-being, creativity and community to centre stage.

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Kíla

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Kíla

October 2022 sees Kíla celebrate 35 years of composing, performing and recording their music. With 20 albums under their belt and a new one in the offing, this 8 piece outfit shows no signs of slowing down. They’re hoping the Cop On crowd can keep pace with them as they lash out their reels and jigs and their amhráin bodhráin.

Sive

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Sive

Sive is a songwriter and musician dubbed 'one of the most inspiring and exciting artists of our time' by Female First UK.

Combining haunting vocals with delicately woven musicality and charm, she has carved a truly compelling style of alt-folk that is not afraid to differentiate from the norm. Throughout the last decade, Sive has earned her stripes as a live performer, appearing at a string of festivals across Ireland and beyond and winning the audience choice vote to perform on RTE'S Other Voices.

Accidental Rapper

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Accidental Rapper

A true lyricist 'The Accidental Rapper' tackles some of society’s biggest issues in an engaging and entertaining way.

With hard-hitting messages and a story-telling style he engages audiences on topics from Climate Change & Housing to Mental Health & Modern Slavery.

We have all the tools we need to solve this crisis. What we’re lacking is political will. If history has taught us anything it’s that people lead and politicians follow.

49th & Main

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49th & Main

Hailing from the Irish town of Kilkenny, 49th & Main are an indie-pop duo consisting of producer Ben O’Sullivan and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Paddy King. The pair first met in school and began working on music together with O’Sullivan dabbling with acoustics and how to record King’s guitar. Time passed, and when they both decided to join a group of friends moving to Canada for the summer, they decided to take with them some recording equipment. Little did they know that by the time they returned home, they’d have the bones of their debut project.

Nialler 9

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Nialler 9

As well as the chief music enthusiast behind the long-running new music website Nialler9, Dubliner Niall Byrne has carved out a reputation for his DJ and selection skills behind the decks. Drawing from an eagle-eyed love of music new and old, mainstream and underground, Nialler9 DJ sets can be eclectic affairs.

Climate change is the number one issue facing humanity, that requires us to put increased pressure on the governments of the world to enact real change. We must show those in charge that we won't stand for further inaction at COP27 and elsewhere. We demand more than vague promises and compromise.

Ships

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Ships

Ships are creative duo Simon Cullen and Sorca McGrath, they enjoy experimenting with sound and song. Their debut album 'Precession' won the RTE Choice Music Prize in March 2018. Ships blend glittering synths with vocals, bass and guitar and have enjoyed a long run of gigging, from the smallest, non-traditional venues to some of the biggest festival stages on the island of Ireland.

Stephen James Smith

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Stephen James Smith

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the Irish spoken word scene. His poetry videos have amassed over 3 million views online, including ‘My Ireland’, a short poetry film commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival.

Stephen has performed extensively at top venues and events such as Electric Picnic, Other Voices, the National Concert Hall, the Abbey Theatre (Noble Call), Vicar Street (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard), the London Palladium, the Oscar Wilde Awards (LA), Glastonbury Festival and George Town Literary Festival (ML). His debut collection, Fear Not, is published by Arlen House with a launch due in June 2018.

Code of Behaviour

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Code of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour are an Irish brass band. They blend pop, jazz and overall madness, striving to make each moment a party. The set consists of their own arrangements of modern covers, traditional New Orleans standards, and original tunes. Get ready for some mayhem.

Cooks But We’re Chefs

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Cooks But We’re Chefs

Cooks But We’re Chefs are a 7 piece band from Dublin. Their sound encapsulates elements of house, funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop.

Their highly energetic show has been well received across Ireland and the UK festival circuits with slots at Electric Picnic, Latitude and main stage slots at Forbidden Fruit and Life Festival. Further sold out headline shows in Dublin’s Grand Social and Lost Lane have cemented Cooks as a fundamental live act to the Irish music scene. With multiple vegans and vegetarians in the band, an environmental conscientiousness is a big part of our thinking

Adam Mohammed

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Adam Mohammed

Adam is a poet, rapper, and singer/songwriter from Ballymun, Dublin. He uses themes such as class, religion, struggles and triumphs to explore life in Dublin. He gives us a window into his world and mind as a mixed race and mixed religion man from one of Dublin's most infamous working-class communities.

Workshops

Connect The Dots

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Connect The Dots

Think Big, Do Big! Turning Climate worries into climate action, together.
This workshop will be a 10 minute fun and engaging group game that addresses your worries concerning climate change by turning them into actionable solutions. Followed by a 15 min express workshop to see what community actions and wider supports could make them happen. Insights from this workshop will go into the report to be sent to COP by the Concern Youth Climate Ambassador - come along to make sure the right message goes to COP27 and have fun too!
Book your place here or Pop in at 2pm, 2:30 or and 3pm to take part!

Greenwashing: Sorting climate fact from marketing fiction

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Greenwashing: Sorting climate fact from marketing fiction

Global Action Plan supports people to transition to sustainable living by empowering them to create practical and innovative solutions and tools to inspire action.

Greenwashing: Sorting climate fact from marketing fiction

Zero-carbon coffee? Climate-positive burgers? Zero-emissions cars? Sustainability language is often used to befuddle climate-conscious consumers and sell products. Join us to sort fact from fiction on greenwashing!

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Fix Up. Look Sharp.

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Fix Up. Look Sharp.

Change Clothes Crumlin will be bringing our mending and upcycling advice to COP ON! Our stall will have space for people to bring along items of clothing in need of a bit of TLC and learn how to fix and upcycle them. We will have fashion students working alongside us to offer advice and skills. Come along to have a chat about sustainable fashion, circular economy, meet new people and to learn a new skill!
No need to book, just show up!

Nature-Art-Connection

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Nature-Art-Connection

This workshop focuses on connecting to ourselves and nature through drawing.

In this workshop will create an open and free space where we will begin with a mindfulness practice and a sharing circle where we can all introduce ourselves, followed by a mindful walking and earthing practice where we will select an item from nature that calls you. Following this will we gather in circle, listen to music, drink tea, chat and draw.
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How to … Podcast

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How to … Podcast

Has creating your own podcast, either with friends or independently, crossed your mind? Don't knock it 'til you try it! If you're worried about your podcast getting lost in the market, the technical side of recording, or if your idea has already been done, swing by this event. Ceara Carney will facilitate a workshop in which all the elements of podcasting are touched on, from logos to social media use. You'll hopefully leave ready to press the record.
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A Journey Through our Food System

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A Journey Through our Food System - Exploring the Past, the Present and the Future of Food through Feasting

A Journey Through Our Food System provides plenty of food for thought alongside loads of tasty samples as the real story behind the global food system is laid bare before your eyes. Are we ready for the 4th Agricultural Revolution? How do we sustainably feed a rapidly growing population? What role will insects play in the future of food?

Join us to explore the past, the present, and the future of food in this unique and interactive workshop with food provocateur Devin O' Sullivan. Uncover the truth behind farmed salmon, the impact that food waste has on the environment, how supermarkets trick you into buying 'local food' grown thousands of miles away, and much more.

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Swap Shop Social

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Swap Shop Social

Share your #fashionlovestory and find some new treasures at the Climate Ambassador Swap Shop Social! Drop off up to five pre-loved gems from 9:30am and pick up your free ticket for the swap shop which is starting at 1:15pm sharp.
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Act Now For Climate Justice

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Act Now For Climate Justice

Global leaders have turned their backs on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people with their broken promises and obsession with chasing carbon unicorns.
We are in a climate crisis and these empty pledges just don’t cut it with inequality and sea levels on the rise.
Join us for a 1 hour workshop to explore the issue of loss and damage and creative ways we can take action to demand climate justice.
Workshop Facilitated by Friends of the Earth and National Youth Council of Ireland
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Eco Wellbeing and Health

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Eco Wellbeing and Health

It is well known that spending time with nature can help you feel better. Do you want to know why?
· In this workshop we will explore opportunities to connect with the natural world in our daily lives.

· Learn how deepening our relationship with nature is our route to finding a healing path with the Earth

· We will discover how mindful contact with nature can help us emotionally, physically, cognitively and even spiritually.

· Hear about some of the ever growing research in the field of nature based health.

You can expect this workshop to be interactive and relaxed in style and infused with hope! It will include experiential exercises and discussion along with some photographic slides.
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Panel Discussions

PANELISTS

Panel 1 - Creativity for Our Climate

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Panel 1 - Creativity for Our Climate

‘’There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all’’
Edward de Bono
Join our climate conversations as we explore how creativity can be used as a vehicle for change. Our panel from Malawi, Uganda, Ireland and America will share how they have used creativity to create change in their communities.

Panel 2 - Sew True

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Panel 2 - Sew True

Tied up in knots about your fashion choices ....

Join us to discuss a way you can bring about positive change in the fashion industry through the Good Clothes Fair Pay campaign.

Zeitgeist Flea Market

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Zeitgeist Flea Market

We,

  • take immense pleasure in creating an eclectic monthly collection of antiques, vintage clothing, mid-century furniture, vinyl’s, prints, and curios
  • give music a big part to our flea with live DJ sets
  • are community-based and try our hardest to support local businesses
  • applaude our passionate traders and lovers of the strange and the unusal!

We are Le Zeitgeist Flea Market

Some Like it Hot

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Some Like it Hot

For Cop On were screening this classic, the movie title may have something to do with our choice!!

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

What’s your #ClimatePledge?!

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What’s your #ClimatePledge?!

It’s #ClimateActionWeek and Climate Ambassadors are here at COP ON! Choose from 18 custom pledges and take the next step on your climate journey. Help us create a massive mural made from all your positive climate actions.

Gathering on the Pond

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Gathering on the Pond

A dazzling storytelling performance suitable for families that is fun, magical and sparking. A theatrically staged fusion of story, colourful costumes and fun moments intersected with dialogue and song on science, community connections and the environment, and a love of dreams!

Professor Magpie Lovelace arrives at Dun Laoghaire in a panic. It’s her first night in her new role as Choir Director and she’s late. Well, she travelled there on the infamous number 16 bus, so say no more. A young scientist, a bus conductor, the dawn chorus and big dreams and especially . . . the right to dream of a better world! What will happen next?
An original show created by Aoife Reilly, Mary Moynihan and Michael McCabe, produced by Smashing Times for the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival. Directed by Franziska Detrez, performances by Michael McCabe, Niamh McPhillips and Maeve Bradley.

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Marine Touchpool

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Marine Touchpool

These touchpools allow you to reconnect with marine life up-close. You can maybe even feel the shell of a crab or hold a starfish (if you're brave enough)!
Come and learn more about SDG 14: Life Below Water from Eimear and her ocean critters!

Good Clothes Fair Pay

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Good Clothes Fair Pay

Good Clothes, Fair Pay is the biggest ever living campaign for the fashion industry aiming to mobilise citizens around Europe to bring about EU legislation on what's been a longstanding issue for workers in the sector. Ireland’s fair share of signatures is 9,000 people, and we need your help to get there.
Sign the petition here: goodclothesfairpay.eu
insta: @goodclothesfairpay

Smoothie Bike

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Smoothie Bike

Smoothie bike: Get on your bike and blend up a delicious drink with our original smoothie cycle!

Biodiversity game: Test your knowledge about biodiversity in our giant board game!

Stories of Change

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Stories of Change

Stories of Change is a project that tells the tales of good people, in Ireland, doing good things for Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.

It’s an exciting and ambitious new project that uses stories and photography to showcase feasible, practical, and community-driven solutions to the climate crisis.

Our hope is that sharing these stories and solutions will create fire in people’s bellies, motivation in their minds, and ignite inspiration to start their own Stories of Change.

#Connected2: Climate and Food Systems Exhibition

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#Connected2: Climate and Food Systems Exhibition

#Connected2: Climate and Food Systems Exhibition is the result of small groups of young people from Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Ireland coming together to discuss what climate change and food systems means to them. The photos emphasise the ways in which all people and communities are #Connected2 each other through experiences of climate change and global food systems.

At COP ON Festival GOAL NextGen invites the public to contribute to the story by taking their own photos and sharing how they are #Connected2 Climate. These photos will be added to the #Connected2 wall to demonstrate how we are all connected and responsible for climate action.

Eco-Unesco

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Eco-Unesco

The ECO-UNESCO stall will showcase actions taken by young people nationwide, in response to the Climate Crisis. If you have had enough of reading about climate action, come see it in action and hear from ECO-UNESCO’s Youth Climate Advocates in training, what it’s like to be climate leaders. Come, see for yourself and get inspired!

Reggae Yoga

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Reggae Yoga

Reggae Yoga is the union of Music & Sound. Traditional Yoga Asanas are taught while sweet Reggae Music is being played.

This practice encourages you to express yourself. Sway to the music, allow yourself to be free, dance your cares away. Speaking of dance, there are light choreographed moves to get you feeling Irie.
Reeta is a 6 year 300 hour Accredited and Certified Instructor.

Reggae Yoga is guaranteed to get you moving and smiling, throughout. Reggae Yoga is suitable for all.

Yin Yoga Jen

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Yin Yoga Jen

Jen Healy is a Yoga Meditation teacher, Neuroscience wellness coach, cacao and reiki practitioner, and overall wellbeing enthusiast. I am excited to bring you guys all my energy, for you to experience the deeply powerful and formative Yinyoga practice. With a powerful breath work session to finish. I have over 13yrs experience working frontline in mental health addiction and homelessness.

I hope you guys have an amazing experience of Human Connection and Gratitude.

Go Dance for Change

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Go Dance for Change

Go Dance for Change is a cross-cultural platform producing social spaces that use dance as their primary tool to connect people.

We connect people & performers to new dance opportunities and who wish to engage effectively with and learn more about a diverse and multicultural demographic within Ireland. This is done through a variety of immersive and engaging dance-related activities such as workshops, parades, performances, and online & live events - focusing on sharing culture, promoting health and integration through dance.

It started in 2018 focusing on rhythms originating in Africa and from the African diaspora in the Americas, placing a strong emphasis on wellbeing, community building and female empowerment. Its aim is to highlight diverse cultures and its people in the hopes of decolonising the narratives within the dance scene in Ireland.

The platform is led by socially engaged artist & producer Karen Aguiar who believes in the transformative power of dance to unite people and nurture collective space to build power from below. Karen envisions Go Dance for Change as a space to allow for meaningful integration and collective action.

Crumb Cruach

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Crumb Cruach

Crumb Cruach are an Irish Burger Joint dropping into Markets around Dublin with our bangin’ Vegan & Vegetarian Burgers!
Crumb Cruach gets its name from the pagan Irish god Crom Cruach who was said to reside in Magh Slécht, Co Cavan.

Zero Zero Pizza

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Zero Zero Pizza

Zero Zero was founded in 2014 with the simple intention of bringing real Pizza Napoletana to our fair city's streets. Almost 3 years have passed since our very first lunchtime market. While that wind-swept day in Dublin's Docklands almost saw our gazebo fly into the Irish Sea, we persevered. Two more ovens, thousands of happy customers and a few grey hairs later, we've finally realised our dream of opening a beautiful neighbourhood pizzeria.

The doors of Zero Zero at 21 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire are now open!

Bish Bosh

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Bish Bosh

Tasty, colourful veggie street food. The aim of the team at BishBosh is to have fun with food, and have you walking away with a smile on your face and a happy belly.

Using locally sourced ingredients and an environmentally conscious outlook the team at BishBosh hope to do our bit to getting people on the veggie buzz.

Always good vibes and the chance of a dance at the BishBoshKitchen.

Party!!

After-party venue & lineup TBC

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