Inspirefest 2016


At this years Inspirefest Fringe attendees can enjoy world-class live music, comedy, DJ, slow food and relaxed networking in some of Dublin’s trendiest venues.


Bright Club is a variety night for lateral minds, where researchers become comedians for a night. Each event features academics from science, humanities and social science talking about their work alongside professional comedians and musicians. Bright Club events in Ireland are sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland, and hosted by physicist and comedian Jessamyn Fairfield.


Dublin producer duo Hvmmingbyrd delivers “sweet, ephemeral harmonies with a hazy electro twist”, according to GoldenPlec magazine. Formed in 2016, Hvmmingbyrd’s debut single, If Love Was Enough, featured on E4’s Made in Chelsea and RTE’s Striking Out, and plays in H&M stores worldwide. In 2017, the music act was selected as one of Smirnoff’s Equalizers on Spotify. Hvmmingbyrd has supported such established acts as Jagwar Ma and Ryan Vail.