Jameson Black Barrel has announced the return of the Black Barrel Pop-Up Experience with three unique evenings of cultural connection and analogue discovery featuring some of Ireland’s most prominent creative leaders.
Opening on December 11th the South William Street Pop Up will take residence until December 24th, providing an engaging space for young creatives to congregate within central Dublin, with a series of artistic workshops, cultural commentary and whiskey tastings as well as pop-up sessions and an always-on performance space.
The calendar of creative experiences kicks off on Thursday 12th alongside Blindboy who will host a live vinyl podcast recording alongside rising star Natalya O’Flaherty from the Word Up Collective. Blindboy and Natalya will explore the concept of creativity in Ireland, how it has evolved and their own personal experience of finding creative inspiration. The night will be a collaborative experience with guests encouraged to participate in the discussion with those present at the event set to receive a limited-edition vinyl copy of the podcast recording.
Saturday December 14th will welcome music and active listening enthusiasts who will be explore the medium of vinyl, it’s evolution and why modern artists are going back to traditional methods of releasing music. The discussion will be led by Stuart Clarke of Hot Press Magazine alongside special guests giving platform to some of the greatest music ever made, complimented by the smooth taste of Jameson Black Barrel.
Thursday 18th December marks a frenzy of fashion and fresh kicks, with Dublin’s renowned trainer creative SM Customs taking over the space demonstrating the process of hand illustration and painting techniques; with guests given the chance to have their shoes personalised with limited edition designs courtesy of SM Customs whilst immersing themselves in an evening of design and reconsideration of their existing wardrobes.
Jameson will additionally hand over the keys of the pop up to local collectives, creators and collaborators with spoken word artists Emmet O’Brien & Sasha Terfous hosting their own evening on Friday 13th December.
Fifth generation Master Cooper Ger Buckley will also be present at the pop-up on the 16th and 17th of December performing a master cooperage demonstration. Those in attendance can look forward to witnessing the unbelievable craftsman ship and care that goes in to creating the barrels which are an integral part of the whiskey creation process.
The Jameson Black Barrel pop up space will additionally allow members of the public to get personal this Christmas with a limited-edition bottle engraving experience –adding an extra special touch for whiskey lovers this festive season.
To be in with a chance of securing tickets to the Jameson Black Barrel event series keep an eye out for the Jameson Black Barrel cards which will be popping up at various locations across Dublin city. Email your name, age and contact details to JamesonBlackBarrel@teneo.com to enter the ballot for tickets, successful entrants will be contacted directly.