The Ultimate Sunday

by Sweatshop Staff | Sunday, March 13, 2016 | Creative, Experiential

We were delighted to work with St Patrick's Festival and put together a line-up for The Ultimate Sunday event - a day of bringing the newspapers to life with cultured chats, sweet sounds and live comedy in the ornate surroundings of Belevdere House.

‪#‎stpatricksfestival‬ ‪#‎ilovemycity‬

For more info, click HERE.


Guinness: In The City

by Sweatshop Staff | Friday, March 20, 2015 | Creative, Experiential

Sweatshop worked with St Patrick's Festival and the Guinness Archive to put together an outdoor exhibition as part of the #ILoveMyCity programme. It was the first time that images from the Guinness archive were on show outside of the storehouse. The exhibition popped up in four locations around Dublin City Centre. 

The Animators - Media Partnership

by Sweatshop Staff | Monday, December 02, 2013 | Content, Experiential

Sweatshop partnered up with Irish hip-hop collective, The Animators, ahead of their LP launch. 

The partnership involved editorial coverage across three of the network sites; Le Cool, The Prowlter, and Broadsheet.ie and culminated in an album launch party and a world exclusive release of new song and video, a collaboration with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. 15 of Ireland's leading creatives were also charged with visualising each track on the new album, Drawn Together, in poster form. 






National Science Week

by Sweatshop Staff | Thursday, November 14, 2013 | Video, Experiential

The Le Cool Compound was an interactive exhibition as part of National Science Week featuring Lightscape and Tom O’Dea, Designgoat, and the Urban Farm.

Lightscape also provided a special cover for that week's issue of Le Cool. The Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, hosted the exhibition over November 14th - 16th. 

Le Cool Compound from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.

(All photos by Al Higgins - for full set, click here.)

Spiel @ The Summit

by Sweatshop Staff | Monday, November 11, 2013 | Content, Experiential

Le Cool & Pilcrow took some of the most exciting Web Summit speakers out of the RDS for a series of pop up talks around Dublin. All pics by Clara Hooper.


The speakers were:

1. Jimmy Maymann - CEO The Huffington Post


2. Baratunde Thurston - Former Director of Digital at The Onion


3. Harper Reed - Obama's CTO for 2012 re-election campaign


4. Cindy Gallop - CEO of Makelovenotporn.com


Malcolm Gladwell Media Partnership

by Sweatshop Staff | Wednesday, October 09, 2013 | Experiential

Sweatshop are delighted to announce that we are exclusive media partner for Malcolm Gladwell's upcoming UK and Ireland tour. 

Malcolm Gladwell – global phenomenon, icon of the unexpected, No.1 bestselling author of Blink, The Tipping Point and Outliers – will transform the way you think about power and advantage forever.

David and Goliath is a book about how we think about obstacles and disadvantages – about what it means to be discriminated against, or suffer from a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. The stories in David and Goliath suggest that much of what we call an obstacle actually isn’t. If you thought small was weak – think again.

Malcolm Gladwell LIVE! Comes to the RDS, Dublin, on November 1st. Doors at 7.30pm.  Discounts available for Le Cool readers, use promo code 'LECOOL' here.  More details and ticket competition in this week's issue of Le Cool, to sign up, go here


Outline - Street Art Show

by Sweatshop Staff | Thursday, August 15, 2013 | Video, Experiential

Allow Le Cool outline the argument on the merits of proper Street Art and Graffiti. Not the stuff that every PR company shoehorns into product launches. Nor the 'Wacker loves Chantelle' stuff that is scrawled on street signs but the colour and paint that is so expertly applied and the ways the people who create it are not accepting of the polished and planned urban environment that is reflective of the few. Among those on show will be Rask - Godfather of Irish graffiti, Solus - the last punk left in town, Morgan - the steady handed tsar, Danleo - the uncontrollable doodler, DMC - the Clark Gable of gable ends and Aidan Kelly - Renaissance man. Music comes courtesy of Bantum (and maybe more). We'll lay on the Peroni, you can pick up some prints.

OUTLINED Exhibition @ The Dublin Whiskey Company from Wissame Cherfi on Vimeo.

National Music Day

by Sweatshop Staff | Wednesday, July 03, 2013 | Video, Experiential

Sweatshop, Christ Church Cathedral, and Nialler 9 present Altered, a unique night of music to celebrate National Music Day. Featuring: Richie Egan (Jape), White Collar Boy, Come On Live Long and Bantum.

Video by Philip White



by Sweatshop Staff | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | Experiential

Le Cool, Nialler9 and Christ Church Cathedral united for a unforgetable night of music for National Music Day on Friday, June 21st.  We took over the nave and crypt of the church and put on an exclusive gig for 250 people. Huge thanks to the acts that took part: Richie Egan (Jape), White Collar Boy, Come On Live Long and Bantum. (Photos by Al Higgins / poster design by James Loughman)

Altered from Le Cool Dublin on Vimeo.

Pilcrow + Le Cool present Spiel #2

by Sweatshop Staff | Saturday, June 15, 2013 | Experiential


Spiel is back for a second helping of brain food this Tuesday, with muckraking as the order of the day. We’ll be asking Paddy Prendeville and Paul Farrell of The Phoenix  Magazine – 30 years old this year – how best to keep a close eye on public figures, remain relevant, thorny and deliver proper investigative journalism while keeping visits to the Four Courts to a minimum.

Interviewing them will be broadcaster Colm Ó Mongáin, and they’ll be joined on stage by ferociously independent publishers Rabble. Fresh from a Fund:It campaign success that’s covered their print bill for the next year, they celebrated by delivering an impressive series of dispatches from Istanbul.

Tuesday 18th April 7.30pm
South Studios, 27/28 New Row South, Dublin 8 (map)
€5, BYOB


by Sweatshop Staff | Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Experiential

Sweatshop teamed up with Pilcrow to launch a new series of talks called 'Spiel'. 

The inaugural event was a talk, based on 'The Bottom Half of The Internet', and featured Rob Manuel (co-founder B3ta) who questioned the internet dictum, most beloved of high-profile newspaper columnists, that you should ignore all internet comments all of the time. Ed Melvin (Publicis) explored digital economies and currencies. 


Future Shorts

by Sweatshop Staff | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Experiential

We like to match unusual events to unique spaces. Future Shorts in the Freemasons Lodge was a sell out event that did just that. 

Future Shorts Festival is the world’s largest and boldest pop-up film festival. In partnership with Happenings, we brought the festival to Dublin and enjoyed a night of screenings, including Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Fishing Without Nets.

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