In 2011 Common Ground in partnership with Musician Maeve O’Hara and Bluebell Community Development Project began a pilot Over 55’s adult music programme. Now part of our VOICE programme this pilot has developed into a year round music programme for adults in Bluebell Community Centre. The group have performed at the opening of the Bluebell Community Centre and at many music events in Our Lady of the Wayside National School. In May 9th 2015 they performed along the Grand Canal, as part of the Dublin Rally, during the Bealtaine festival.
Tales from the Promised Land was a site-specific art exhibition held in 2008 in St. Michael’s Estate. It publicly celebrated and shared a range of diverse artwork that had been created against the backdrop of the proposed regeneration plans for St. Michael’s Estate in Inchicore.
It presented visual stories as a celebration of community life by children, young people, women and men, all living and working in St. Michael’s Estate.
In November 2007, the Family Resource Centre (FRC) Women’s Group together with Phil Keane, FRC project worker, collaborated with Common Ground and photographer Aislinn Delaney to develop two pieces of work.
Using eighteenth century costumes and props to explore the differences between the daily lives of women then and now, Blast from the Past emerged as a photographic project. Aislinn worked with the local women to explore the history of the area as well as sharing her skills as a professional photographer. The work was publically exhibited in St. Michael’s Estate.
A Moment In Time was a photography project celebrating community and family life in Dolphin House, Rialto. It was started in 2006 and concluded in 2007.
Common Ground and Dolphin House Development Association commissioned artist Enda O’Brien to capture and document families and community life through a photographic studio process and through the development of relationships with people living in the estate and its environs.