A thought for the year

Since when Since when Has financial cost usurped human dignity? Has the market dictates what we do for our people? Is it ok to ignore human suffering? Has our walk through life blinded us to the streets? So let's Talk Belong Communication is vital to our sense of belonging If you see a business you … Continue reading A thought for the year

Well, did I do it?

It was during my Christmas break in 2015 that I set myself a challenge - Read 52 Books in a year.  1 a week - should be easy? It all started with Steven Gerrard - a christmas present The road to wigan pier followed closely.  George Orwells tale of how we can show a brighter future … Continue reading Well, did I do it?

Contributors to ‘In Concert’

When seeing images from war torn Syria or hearing stories of a people ravaged by war we were moved to try and dom something so we reached out to the music community. I put some of these into Hope *2 fanzine earlier this year but we thought it'd be nice to chronicle the Irish submissions, … Continue reading Contributors to ‘In Concert’

In Concert – out now Supporting Irish Red Cross

It's been over 12 months in the making but we have finally released In Concert, Favourite Gigs of Ireland's Music Community. When we first saw the heartbreaking pictures from Aleppo we reached out to those people we know best, our friends in the music community.  Six months ago Hope *2 came out and this featured … Continue reading In Concert – out now Supporting Irish Red Cross

This can be your Christmas Song

Joe Solo has done it again.  One of the main agitators behind the we shall overcome movement Joe has got together with the Hatfield Brigade 'Merry Christmas From Hatfield Main' by Joe Solo & The Hatfield Brigade was recorded on location at Central Club in Stainforth on October 30th 2016 as miners and their families … Continue reading This can be your Christmas Song

The Winter Passing + Life Goals + Me and My Dog + Niburu. The hangar, Dublin

The winter passing + Life Goals + Me and My Dog + Nibiru + The Winter Passing The Hangar September 30 Back to that feeling of solitude once more. I had a backpack full of fliers and posters but couldn't muster the enthusiasm or courage to pass them round. I'm in that rut and many … Continue reading The Winter Passing + Life Goals + Me and My Dog + Niburu. The hangar, Dublin

Rats on Rafts + M(h)aol – Whelans Review

Rats on Rafts + M(h)aol Whelans September 28 It's kind of strange living a private life publicly at times. I was never one for putting my picture on things and always refer to things I'm involved in as a collective we even if that numbers just me. It's also kind of strange that after gong … Continue reading Rats on Rafts + M(h)aol – Whelans Review

A celebration of DIY -Dublin October 8+9

Hope Collective are proud to be part of the Dublin DIY Festival taking place next month.   Having come together last year for a night of punk rock and hip-hop, The Hope Collective have once more joined forces with State Magazine and are proud to present an all ages day long event in Dublin Workman's Club, supporting Oxjam Ireland's work … Continue reading A celebration of DIY -Dublin October 8+9

Welcome to the camboys, anyone want in?

Camboys Curve 10 songs of sadness and recovery but somewhere deep down there's hope. It's a reflection of life and jack Williams sings of relationships in a lo-if manner that just seem to relate.  I'm thinking more as a parent of a teenager and what they might be going through as their adventures of life … Continue reading Welcome to the camboys, anyone want in?

My Favourite Gig – Derrick Johnston

This is the eleventh in a series all taken from the Fanzine Hope *.2. The fanzine sees a collection of 70 contributors from the punk rock world.  All asked the same question What is Your Favourite Gig. The zine is €5 including postage to anywhere  It is a benefit for Pikpa Refugee Centre, Lesvos    Pay … Continue reading My Favourite Gig – Derrick Johnston