The afternoon is full of orange light and autumn leaves when I make my way down the path into IMMA. Not that all this gentle nature would have been of much artistic concern to Lucian Freud, the new star of the show around these parts. Freud was a visceral painter of the flesh, fascinated by the heft of a belly or the sag of the skin. Every good painting requires a little bit of poison, he said. IMMA’s new collection, The Freud Project, is comprised of fifty paintings and etchings on loan from private collections. The IMMA Garden Galleries are now the Freud Centre and there I meet Patricia Brennan of the Visitor Engagement Team who is happy to share some of her knowledge of the modern master.
Young people are the future. It’s why we cherish them and invest in them. That’s not to say that everybody would necessarily be thrilled at the prospect of 20,000 students arriving on their doorstep, which is exactly what will happen at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s formidable new Grangegorman Campus. Thanks to meticulous planning and a comprehensive vision of what the whole area will become, however, this dramatic swelling of Grangegorman’s population is being anticipated with something resembling excitement.
Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase & Awards Ceremony 2019. Join ECO-UNESCO at The Convention Centre Dublin to celebrate 20 years of youth eco-action in Ireland! Every year, for the last 20 years, hundreds of young people across Ireland have been battling it out to make it to ECO-UNESCO's Young Environmentalist Awards Final Showcase & Awards Ceremony. To make it to the showcase, young people have to come up with an environmental action project and take real action in their local communities. There'll be a range of sustainability themed activities to take part in on the day, an
Art College is a waste of time, right? Not so: The National College of Art & Design is really punching above its weight and is intent on disproving the lazy stereotypes about art students. Its annual showcase has become an art and design highlight in the city, featuring painting, product design, sculpture, fashion and more. Meanwhile, its fashion students have been awarded top prizes both here and abroad and the college is climbing the QS world college rankings. Luncheonette, their basement café, happens to be one of the best lunch spots in the city, and it’s open to the general public. And the students bring
Cinemagic Film & Television Festival for Young People returns to Dublin with a programme jam packed full of diverse creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people. 2019 will see a number of new exciting elements added to the programme and visits from representatives from Aardman Animations, Brown Bag Films and Cartoon Saloon! A new screening series entitled Talking Pictures will offer the chance to view Irish movies with talks from filmmakers and film professionals involved in the productions. Among the industry names who will take part will be Frank Berry, Carmel Winters,
The gradireland Summer Fair is the perfect opportunity to explore the next steps in your career and/or education. With plenty of top employers on hand recruiting for their internships and graduate opportunities, as well as a large number of course providers’ discussing further study options, this fair is the perfect careers launchpad for students and graduates alike. Features of the gradireland Summer Fair: • Top employers recruiting for jobs and internships across all sectors and disciplines • Jobs walls with hundreds of live graduate jobs and internships • Further study provide
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Planet Earth: A Place in the Sun. How greenhouse gases change the Earth's energy balance and thereby affect climate. A presentation by Prof. Andy Ruth, School of Physics, UCC. Increases in greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere can lead to a rise in average global temperatures. But how does this happen? In this presentation Dr. Andy Ruth of the UCC School of Physics explains why. The global temperature of the Earth is based on the balance between the energy our planet receives from the Sun in the form of radiation, and the energy that is emitted by the Earth, also in the form of
UCD Festival 2019 - Be part of this special day that celebrates the innovation and creativity, with hands-on science, workshops, talks, debates, performances, tours and exhibitions. Last year over 16,500 festival goers joined in for a day of thinking, creating, innovating, discovering and fun-making. Jump in and get involved! Looking to create, invent, discover and explore the past, present and future? Join in on Saturday June 8th, from 12pm until 6pm, as visitors of all ages are invited to let loose their imaginations. With eight festival zones and 100 free events to enjoy, there's plenty
There’s a lot of things you can learn at your local library. And how to speak Pirate is one of them. As a place to learn a foreign language, Dublin’s public libraries have a notable advantage over the city’s other estimable language-learning institutions – the facilities they offer are free! Aside from the foreign language books you can borrow, your library card gives you access to two other invaluable resources. One is a language app called Mango. The other is the more traditional but by no means outmoded method of improving your French, or your Mandarin; con
On a quiet corner in Stoneybatter, behind a quaint but unassuming shopfront lies renowned Dublin publishing house, Lilliput Press. The door is wide open when I arrive, and the sunshine falls in on a room lined with bookshelves. Two men sit on a sofa by the window, leaning over a coffee table covered in books. The door of founder Antony Farrell’s office sits ajar, and inside there is the busyness of a thoroughly active office; heaped manuscripts, teetering book stacks, handwritten letters taped to the wall. After he ensures I have a coffee and a bit of fruit to snack on, I sit on a chair in amongst the chaos of the heaving room. Antony sits behind his desk, peeling a mand
The Royal Irish Academy has been located at 19 Dawson Street since 1851 when it moved from its Grafton Street origins to the more spacious Academy House. Sandwiched between Saint Anne’s Church and the Mansion House, you have probably walked past its elegant exterior hundreds of times and assumed that whatever happens inside has nothing to do with you. But the Academy wants you to know that it has. Pauric Dempsey, the Head of Communications, meets me in reception and leads me up the cold back staircase of the building to the staff offices. “There’s a touch of upstairs-downstairs to this bit,” he laughs. He explains to me what being a member of the Academy is all abo