August 7, 2014
We're delighted to welcome broadcaster and curator Dylan Haskins as our guest blogger for Festival 2014.
Dylan presents coverage of the Other Voices series for theGuardian.com and co-hosts the bi-monthly culture podcast Soundings with Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan. The podcast is produced by the Sony Award-winning team behind Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show. Since 2009, Dylan has presented and reported on television and radio for RTE and BBC.
Dylan has been involved with 'DIY' initiatives since he was a young teenager running the Hide Away Records label and organising all-ages gigs with his friends. From there he became a proactive organiser and voice in Irish culture and arts. He has worked with Project Arts Centre in Dublin since 2004, most notably directing Roll Up Your Sleeves, a 2008 documentary about do-it-yourself counterculture, and in 2009 founding the collectively run arts centre Exchange Dublin. He has sat on the Project board of directors since 2009. In 2011, while still an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin, Dylan stood as an independent candidate in the Irish General Election. He is currently a member of the Science Gallery Leonardo group and in 2012 he was Curator of Talks & Critical Events for Dublin Theatre Festival.