Evening events will start at 8 pm on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month
and will be held in the

3 Upper FitzWilliam Street
Dublin 2.
(very near Baggot Street)

The United Arts Club is right beside Baggot Street, and a five-minute walk from Leeson Street or Mount Street, so it is well served by buses. Parking is abundant and free (after 7.00 p.m., which is ideal for our meetings at 8.00 p.m.).

The talks generally last about an hour and we allow time afterwards for questions and / or discussions.
The United Arts Club welcomes us to the bar for coffee or drinks to round off the evening.


Wednesday 27th

Chinese Embroidery: The History and Development of an Ancient Tradition.

A talk and visual presentation by Elizabeth la Fleur (Carrolton, Texas, USA)

The Committee spends considerable time in planning what we consider may be interesting and timely talks and we absolutely welcome suggestions from members as to prospective Speakers or subject matter. If a writer, artist or musician is only briefly in Ireland we try to persuade him or her to address us on the Fourth Wednesday. It was in this way that we were fortunate enough to get our first speaker of the season, Elizabeth la Fleur.
Elizabeth,an accomplished embroiderer herself, has studied in China, written on her subject and will be teaching in Ireland and the UK.

Wednesday 25th October.


Wednesday 25th

The Qinghai Tibet Railway- On the Roof of the World.


A talk by Gerard Corcoran (Dublin and China)

Gerard is a business man with interests in both Ireland and China. Very recently he was a passenger on the amazingly engineered new train travelling from China to Tibet. He has so much to tell us about the journey and Tibet that he has promised to deliver Part 2 during the Spring .Both talks will be illustrated with Gerard's excellent photographs..


Wednesday 22nd

First Impressions of China.


A talk by Lucy O'Kelly (Dublin)

They say that first impressions are the most memorable, and Lucy, a lecturer in Law, will share hers of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing with us on this evening


Wednesday 6th

Chinese Quiz and Social


Our annual test of knowledge, on matters (mostly) Chinese.

This is a table team test and a great social and fun event, topped off with our traditional tea/coffee and mince pies.

The following item will be of interest to many members

Pan Pan Presents:


Performed in Mandarin with an all Chinese cast with English surtitles.

“Stoking nationalist flames and testing the boundaries of decency.” Variety

Short shifts leave Beijingers breathless. It's funny and very hip. You never get bored. The mostly young audience was extremely enthusiastic. The Irish Times

Pegeen Mike evokes a blush in Beijing . The Irish Times

This exciting production is innovative and unique drawing on the counterpoints of an Irish story and contemporary urban Chinese culture. The well known anti-hero Christy Mahon morphs into a fast-taking Chinese who hangs out in a foot massage parlour. Rather than a village in darkest rural Ireland , this Asian version is transposed to a modern setting of an a ‘Whore-dressers' on the outskirts of Beijing in 2006. Irish Independent

December Performances: 13-16 December 2006

Time: 8pm

Venue: Project Arts Centre, Essex Street , Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Ticket Prices: €16 (Concession)/€20 (Full Price)
Preview € 12.50 (12 th December)

Booking (+353 1) 881 – 9613/14 or

Directed and Adapted by Gavin Quinn

Designed by Aedin Cosgrove

Translated by Sun Yue


La La (Pegeen Mike)- Xia Zi Xin
Zhao Yingjun (Shawn Keogh) - Liao Wei
Liu Ge (Michael Flaherty) - Zhang Wan Kun
Zhang Xiaofei (Philly Cullen) - Lan Fa Qing
Ma Shang (Christy Mahon ‘The Playboy') - Cheng Jun Nian
Kun Guafu (Widow Quin) - Bai Shuo
Shan Shan (Susan Brady)- Zhang Ting Ting
Sha Sha (Sara Tansey) - Sun Xiao Yan
Na Na (Honor Blake) - Wang Jing Lei
Lao Ma (Old Mahon ) - Bao Gang  
Costume Supervisor: Liu Lian
Stage Manager: Hong Yan
Assistant Stage Manager & Hairdresser: Liu Hao Yi
Translator (Play): Yue Sun Translator (Rehearsals): Ying Wang
Producer ( China ): Wang Zhaohui Producer ( Ireland ): Aoife White




Previews: 12 DECEMBER 2006
Performances: 13-16 DECEMBER Time: 8pm
Venue: PROJECT ARTS CENTRE 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Ticket Prices: €12 (Previews)/€16 (Concession)/€20 (Full Price)

: Booking Information :
PHONE: 01 8819613 / 01 8819614

In Person:
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ..( 11am-7pm )

Information: 01 6334493