The first Circa Salon (Thursday 5 March 2009)

compiled by Barbara Knezevic
So the Circa Salon was Salon-tastic. Here are the pictures to prove it (apologies for the delay in getting these online - a fire below the Circa offices a few days ago has us in different premises and some disarray).
Loads of interesting folks there, among them Amanda Coogan, Mark Joyce, Kevin Kavanagh, Hazel Williams, Peter Prendergast, Peter Monaghan, Gemma Tipton, Tanya Kiang, Nevan Lahart, Rayne Booth and of course our very own Circa staffers. Oddly, a fez did the rounds on the night in honour of Circa, and we discovered that everyone looks good in a fez (see pics).
The Gary Coyle video was amazing, as was DJ Aidan Kelly who inspired us all, causing the night to finish up with certain people cutting some crazy shapes on the dance floor in the Sugar Club.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who made it along, and special thanks to Dragana Jurisic for her marvellous photography skills (seen below), Aidan Kelly for the aforementioned sonic mastery, Audrey Brennan, The Sugar Club staff, our interns Amie Lawless, Kasia Murphy and Ashley Mancill, and anyone else we have (momentarily!) forgotten.
 Declan Buckley, aka Shirley Temple Bar looking fab in the fez
Declan Buckley, aka Shirley Temple Bar looking fab in the fez

Artist Amanda Coogan looking lovely; in the background is Amanda\
Artist Amanda Coogan looking lovely; in the background is Amanda's Circa Salon poster

Conor Mulvagh
Conor Mulvagh

Audrey Brennan and Barbara Knezevic
Audrey Brennan and Barbara Knezevic

Playing with fire....how prophetic as it turns out; our fire juggler, James McDermott, outside the Sugar Club
Playing with fire....how prophetic as it turns out; our fire juggler, James McDermott, outside the Sugar Club

Gemma Tipton working the fez
Gemma Tipton working the fez

Brian Redmond looking most stylish
Brian Redmond looking most stylish

 DJ Aidan Kelly made us marvel; the man is genius
DJ Aidan Kelly made us marvel; the man is genius

Karen Regan and Bennie Reilly
Karen Regan and Bennie Reilly

Zlata Filipovic, writer and producer at the Sugar Club
Zlata Filipovic, writer and producer at the Sugar Club

Hazel Williams of Dublin Art Mill and Peter Prendergast of Monster Truck
Hazel Williams of Dublin Art Mill and Peter Prendergast of Monster Truck

Beverly Elder, Gene Murphy, Lorraine Elder and Solenn Guillerm enjoy the ambience
Beverly Elder, Gene Murphy, Lorraine Elder and Solenn Guillerm enjoy the ambience

Artist Mark Joyce, with his Circa Salon poster in the background
Artist Mark Joyce, with his Circa Salon poster in the background

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Circa's editor, Peter FitzGerald, charms the crowd

The very lovely Margaret Corcoran
The very lovely Margaret Corcoran

 Writer Bridget Hourican joined us for the festivities at the Circa Salon
Writer Bridget Hourican joined us for the festivities at the Circa Salon

Bridget Hourican with artist Dragana Jurisic mid-conversation
Bridget Hourican with artist Dragana Jurisic mid-conversation

 Strange but fun
Strange but fun