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Get a taste of what’s in store with UCD Festival 2017 first announcements

UCD’s free event has returned with something for all ages to enjoy. From live interactive experiments, in-depth talks, campus tours, musical performances, workshops, mindfulness and wellbeing.

MorningGloryville

Morning Gloryville

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The original morning dance party – Rise and Rave and enjoy the UCD Festival! Morning Gloryville is an immersive morning dance experience that allows people to try clubbing in a conscious way.

Launched in Dublin in 2014, Morning Gloryville Dublin has raved their way into the day with over 5000 people. With a combination of MCs, festival DJs, performers and dancers, Morning Gloryville is a great way to dance and meet people and on Saturday 10th of July, they will be bringing their morning dance vibes to UCD to shift your perceptions of mornings and improve wellbeing! See you there!

Innovation in Sport and High Performance

UCD College of Arts & Humanities

In the world of high performance sport, elite athletes and coaches are increasingly tapping into the world of technology and innovation to advance performance. Innovations can be applied across rehabilitation, sports science, and sports coaching to enhance elite performance.

Celebrating Poetry, Spoken Word & Music

James Joyce Library

All are welcome to join a celebration of poetry, spoken word & music.  UCD James Joyce Library from 12 noon until 2.00 pm.  Paul Perry introduces leading Irish poets, new poetic voices, and musical interludes.

Building the Festival Poetry Wall: bring along, or send in a handwritten signed version of one of your own poems. Manuscripts, along with poetry readings captured on the day, will be added to Irish Poetry Reading Archive​.

Take the UCD Festival Bus to campus. The bus will be leaving from Heuston Station and Dun Laoghaire at 11am and 12pm and is free to all those attending the UCD Festival.

UCD Centre of Experimental Archaeology

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UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture is one of the only dedicated on-campus university facilities in the world for experimental archaeology and material culture studies.

It supports research projects, innovative teaching, and public outreach activities to understand the nature and role of crafts, technologies and materiality in people’s lives in the past.

You can find out about archaeological projects taking place in UCD including a Mesolithic House, an Early Medieval Irish Roundhouse and a Dublin Viking House. You can watch demonstrations of a blacksmith’s forge, ancient foods and cooking, woodcraft and wood carving. Children will especially enjoy taking part in hands-on archaeological activities.

Enjoy demonstrations of medieval blacksmithing, ancient foods and cooking, and woodcrafts. Younger visitors can participate in hands-on archaeological activities. UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture is one of the only dedicated on-campus university facilities in the world for experimental archaeology and material culture studies. It supports research projects, innovative teaching, and public outreach activities to understand the nature and role of crafts, technologies and materiality in people’s lives in the past. You can find out about archaeological projects taking place in UCD including a Mesolithic House, an Early Medieval Irish Roundhouse and a Dublin Viking House. You can watch demonstrations of a blacksmith’s forge, ancient foods and cooking, woodcraft and wood carving. Children will especially enjoy taking part in hands-on archaeological activities.

From Scribble to Stage and Screen

UCD College of Arts & Humanities

This panel discussion explores contemporary Irish screenwriting and film-making with key writers and practitioners. Hear some of the key players discuss their work and experiences… the Panel will be chaired by Grainne Humphrey’s Director Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Storytelling

New Forms of Storytelling

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Ireland’s writing and publishing scene has produced exciting new talent in the past decade. In this discussion, publishers and editors offer insights into the practice of bringing new work to print, and explore the role of performance and digital media in fostering and promoting creativity (60 mins).

Navigating an Uncertain Future

Navigating an uncertain future

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We live in interesting times. Britain voted to leave the European Union and we saw a reality TV star and real estate developer win the American Presidency.

These events were clearly momentous in their own right and interestingly both happened against the predictions of expert pollsters and quantitative political analysts.

Join in the discussion will leading academics, journalists and opinion leaders for what will be an interesting discussion.

Faking Breaking News

Faking Breaking News

Student Centre (Fitzgerald Chamber)

With the death of traditional news channels, social media channels are becoming essential political campaign tools – a sinister world of fake news has emerged.

Designing a new way of ageing

Designing a new way of ageing

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Ireland is getting older, faster. Our attitudes to ageing and end of life care are changing. As a nation, we are living longer and our population is growing at a rapid rate.

Every year, until 2040, we will have 20,000 more people over the age of 65. With this significant shift in numbers, we are beginning to see a significant shift in Irish attitudes towards ageing and death. ‘Designing a new way of ageing’ seeks to open up the conversation that many of us are reluctant to have, ‘What happens when I am no longer able to look after myself?’ Join our expert panel of speakers debate this emotive topic.

Cybersafety: Bullying, Crime and Privacy Online

Student Centre (Fitzgerald Chamber)

Keeping up to date with the cyber world is an increasing challenge in a fast-paced digital environment. Adults, children, employees and employers all need to be attuned to the danger of cyber threat.

Dr TJ McIntyre of the UCD Sutherland School of Law and civil liberties group Digital Rights Ireland, will chair a panel of experts in the field of cyber security, cyber psychology and cybercrime. Following brief presentations the audience will be encouraged to pose questions of the panel.

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

UCD College of Arts & Humanities

This panel will ​showcase our alumni who have combined, science, innovation, enterprise and collaboration to implement solutions to social, cultural or environmental issues.

Garden

UCD’s 'Evolutionary Garden'

UCD College of Arts & Humanities

UCD’s ‘Evolutionary Garden’ that won Gold at Bloom 2016 for best Concept Garden and ‘A Journey through Ireland through Time’.

Yoga and Wellbeing

UCD Festival Wellbeing Zone

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The Wellbeing Zone for children and adults offering a variety of interactive experiences, throughout the day. Come and explore the many different aspects of wellbeing, including sensory zone, mindfulness, healthy eating and other fun activities.

Test Dummy

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Written by Caitriona Daly, Test Dummy is a piece which examines 21st century womanhood in a way that has never been done before. Taking the form of a stream of consciousness monologue, the nature of the writing is innovative and unapologetically intrepid.

UCD Sport & Fitness

UCD College of Arts & Humanities

UCD Sport & Fitness host UCD Festival Family Fun Zone – a range of high octane activities for children to enjoy. There will be yoga, dance, drumming workshops, music, sports fun and a BBQ for all the family to enjoy.

Food Market

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UCD Festival International Food Market returns.