Yet again this year, Recovery Through Art, Drama and Education (R.A.D.E) opened its annual Arts Exhibition in The Atrium in the Dublin Civic Offices on Wood Quay.
The Lord Mayor opened the fantastic Arts Display in the presence of Minister Kevin Humphries and Eric Byrne T.D. and families and friends of the artists.
This amazing organization, which specialises in offering young men and women a chance to engage "with the arts and therapeutic supports and to provide a platform for their artistic expression”, is an example of a programme of excellence. It’s no wonder that the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins is its Patron.
You will find elsewhere on my website some of the work from previous years, and you will not be surprised that the remarkable work done by the staff has turned around the lives of many of its participants over the years. You can contact R.A.D.E. at Cathedral View Court, Off New Street, Dublin 8 or www.rade.ie.
See some of the Artists work here.