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Planet of the Capes: Interactive film and music showcase

Helium Arts and CanTeen Ireland present Planet of the Capes, an interactive film and music showcase, at The Sugar Club in Dublin on Saturday 1st April.


*The premiere of Planet of the Capes by CanTeen Ireland
*Companion films by Louise Manifold with poet Ben Murnane and musician Seán Carpio
*Live music by Seán Carpio with CanTeen Ireland
*Superhero activities with artist Siobhán Clancy


FREE event but booking essential through Eventbrite.


Helium Arts brings positivity to young people with experience of illness through award-winning participatory arts projects. Members of CanTeen Ireland, the national young people’s cancer support group, have taken part on our Two Suitcases film project for the last 3 years. This showcase celebrates CanTeen’s latest film, funded by the Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme, and includes work by project artists inspired by the film.

Watch the Planet of the Capes trailer:

Seán Carpio

Seán Carpio may be the finest drummer ever produced here” – The Irish Times

Seán is a multi-instrumentalist whose practice incorporates song, sound and improvisation. Seán is collaborating with young people from CanTeen Ireland to create a soundtrack for the event which will be performed live with CanTeen members on the day.

Siobhán Clancy

Siobhán Clancy, lead artist on our community film project, will curate a series of interactive installations at the event inspired by sets and characters from Planet of the Capes. Siobhán will also perform the role of a projectionist creating a live visual ‘mash ups’ show.

Louise Manifold

amazing and uncanny” – Numéro Cinq

Louise Manifold, visual artist and experimental filmmaker, is creating two short companion films with Ben Murnane and Seán Carpio inspired by Planet of the Capes and the imaginative approaches of the young people. Louise collaborated with CanTeen members on creating the green screen sequences for their film and has been a mentor on the project since 2015. 















Ben Murnane

Riveting and beautifully written” – Sunday Independent

Writer and poet Ben Murnane is creating a poetic piece as part of a film collaboration with Louise Manifold. An adaptation of Ben’s youth memoir Two in a Million, about life with Fanconi anaemia, kick-started our film project in 2012 and Ben has been a project mentor since that time.

Planet of the Capes is produced by Helium Arts in association with CanTeen Ireland. The event is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council Arts Office with support from Flying Tiger Copenhagen. The film ‘Planet of the Capes’ by CanTeen Ireland has been funded through the Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme.

Flyer design by Luana Luz de Freitas


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