Seomra Spraoi (English: Play Room) was an autonomous social centre in Dublin, Ireland which first opened in 2004 and closed in 2015, . some of the former members came together and renamed it Jigsaw and developed it as a gig space. Seomra Spraoi was run by an anti-capitalist commune along autonomous principles.
Seomra Spraoi was formerly located at Ormond Quay, then Mary's Abbey, and from 2004 - 2015 situated at 10 Belvedere Court, behind Mountjoy Square and off Gardiner Street Upper, in Dublin's north inner city.
Seomra Spraoi hosted a number of regular events over the years, such as :
- Bicycle workshop
- Vegan cafe
- Open cinema (movies for homeless people who can't afford to go to the cinema)
- Spanish language classes
- Practical squatter nights (learn how to squat)
- Chess club
- Open collective meetings
A number of collectives used the space for meetings and activities, including:
- Abortion Rights Campaign
- Anti Racism Network
- Choice Ireland
- Dolphin's Barn Community Garden
- Fracking Free Ireland
- Queer Thing
- Revolutionary Anarcha-Feminist Group (RAG)
- Shell to Sea
- Workers Solidarity Movement
In February 2011 the project hosted a public talk by Philip Nitschke, founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, after several other venues cancelled on short notice due to pressure from small right-wing Christian groups.
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