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Curated events from Dublin.

Dalkey Book Festival

Online

This year Dalkey Book Festival, presented by Zurich, is coming to you in a slightly different format, but by no means lacking in the global talent, the community feel and the good fun for which the festival is known. A virtual experience with three days of dynamic programming - June 18th, 19th, 20th - connecting you to our community of writers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative talent as they exchange ideas, challenge the status quo, and dismantle some of today’s most pressing topics. Included in the weekend programme of events will be the Dalkey Literary Awards, presented

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The Virtual Stoneybatter Festival

Online/Stoneybatter

Stoneybatter Festival - Virtual programme, off street to online, with a light but lively programme of community and virtual activities! Last June, against all the odds, we put together a very successful Virtual Stoneybatter Festival with so many in the community getting involved to make it happen, thanks to all. While we cannot celebrate together at present, we can engage in a range of activities to give our fantastic community an uplift and sense of hope for the future.

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Eat the Streets!

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We all need to eat! Healthy food gives us energy to play, to create and to discover! Living in a city it is easy to walk down to the shops and buy your favorite food any day of the week. But, was it always this easy? And will it always be this easy? Taking care of the planet begins in the kitchen. Eat the Streets! is exploring our city, Dublin’s food history, because sometimes you need to look back in time for ideas for the future. The good news - Dublin has been growing for ages! The Vikings had to eat right? You can even learn about what the Vikings ate at the Botanical Gardens in Gl

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Mespil in the Dark

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MESPIL IN THE DARK explores the lives of eight actors and artists who live in the same complex of flats in Dublin. We will follow the solo rat runs of each of their normal days and how they tread in and out of each other’s lives. We will observe their daily habits, both private and public. From trimming their toenails to cooking a meal to how they do their laundry. We will hear about their dreams and nightmares and experience with them their hopes and fears and the small coincidental accidents that shape their destinies. It is a sensitive, sometimes surreal, voyeuristic experience. We wat

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Brightening Air Festival

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Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh is a ten day, nationwide season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council, funded by the Government of Ireland and curated and produced by Schweppe Curtis Nunn. Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh brings together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists and arts organisations in a celebration of renewed optimism and brighter days ahead. The programme, with experiences both live in person and available to enjoy at home, runs from 11-20 June 2021 in all sorts of venues, casting a light from coast to coast and creating sparks of joy throughout

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Lasta

Online

A national arts programme for young people by young people In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the eight NASC Theatre Network venues across the country, to programme Lasta - a festival of events for children and young people. They will deliver, for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people. Running from 11-20 June 2021, Lasta is presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. Lasta promises to be a fresh, f

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Dublin Pride 2021: Community

Online/Offline

We are delighted to announce that the Dublin Pride Festival & Parade will return this year! The festival programme will be launched by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu on Monday, May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), and run throughout June. This year’s theme is “Community”, with a focus on promoting and supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ organisations and services. Dublin Pride is the biggest LGBTQ+ fundraising event of the year, and as such, we are excited to launch a new initiative to support LGBTQ+ organisations affected by t

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International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Online

We are proud to announce that after a year of absence, we are back! This year, we are partnering up with Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride, and all of our 13 plays will be available to watch online for FREE. No matter where you are in the world, you can watch this year’s festival from the comfort (and safety) of your own home. You can already check out the programme here. From Monday, 7 June, you’ll be able to find a link to our online streaming service. Do you want to watch a particular play? Go right ahead. Are you more of a binge-watcher who can’t get enough? Just keep on watching, we won’t j

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Tea Dance Tunes Online

Online

About: NCH invite people living with dementia, their carers and families to enjoy an online concert of favourite songs and music. Join our vocalists and guest musicians for a special Tea Dance Tunes concert of popular ballads, seasonal songs and light opera, in your home.  This Tea Dance Tunes will be held live via Zoom, with opportunities for the musicians and our guests to interact. Please download Zoom to your tablet, laptop or computer in advance, via www.zoom.us Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. A link will be sent to the email address provided

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Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour

Goldenbridge Cemetery

Visitors can once again experience the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge Cemetery on our guided tours through Ireland's first garden cemetery. Founded by Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago, as Ireland's first non-denominational burial ground, visitors can walk through this unspoilt 19th century garden cemetery and learn about its unique history, including the vaults, the watchmen, the Cuban guard dogs and the body snatchers. Led by professional tour guides, the tour will visit the graves of two former Taoisigh as well as the graves of the many men, women and children buried here, whos

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Walkabout Theatre

Varies

In 2020, we commissioned playwrights to dream up new and exciting plays for outdoor promenade performances. They came up with a series of innovative and contemporary pieces that take us on intriguing and entertaining journeys through Dublin. As the world opens up, we are delighted to offer our audience unique and fun theatre experiences in a safe outdoor environment. To open its eagerly awaited season of Walkabout Theatre, Bewley’s Café Theatre presents… Bloody Phoenix An exciting new promenade drama about the Phoenix Park murders of 1882 – one of the most shocking and controvers

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Dublin Maker

Online

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held virtually on Gather.Town, on Sat Jun 19th and Sun Jun 20th 2021. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educat

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Tradition Now

Online

Over the weekend of the 19th and 20th June the National Concert Hall, together with the Arts Council, present over eight streamed concerts by leading Irish musicians – John Spillane, Steve Cooney, Varo and Special Guests, Daoirí Farrell, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy and more - in a variety of performances as part of ‘Tradition Now’. The series, which has garnered a growing audience over a six-year period, has evolved into a much-anticipated annual event celebrating innovation in traditional music while staying true to its roots. This year’s Tradition Now focuses on the new in a trad

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Woman in Bed Literary Cabaret

Online

A Bloomsday Special Literary Cabaret inspired by Molly Bloom About this event Inspired by Molly Bloom, with music, comedy and scenes written for a Woman in a Bed. 'The Ending' by film and TV writer Cathleen Young, presents actors Sean Young and Michael Mullen pillow talking. 'Undercovered' by Peter Reid, with Carla Burke playing a young, modern day Molly Bloom under the covers, philosophising with her phone. Lesley Conroy presents a scene with two characters who meet at Buswells Hotel every week during lunch break, with a complicated past... Cabaret Artist Rose Lawless is the real Molly Bl

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Young Composers’ Summer Project

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The Academy welcomes young composers to work with composer Jonathan Nangle as part of this year's Summer Programmes About this Event Young composers (and would-be composers) age 15-18 are invited to spend a week working with Composer and RIAM Faculty member Jonathan Nangle, as they explore the vast possibilities of using technology to create their own compositions. Participants will work remotely with RIAM musicians to learn more about writing for different instruments, and build an excellent foundation to begin a Summer of musical creativity, as they learn to realise their music with t

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International Yoga Day Online

Online

Training the body, the breath and mind to connect with one’s spirituality are the main objectives of yoga. Not only does yoga improve the balance, strength and flexibility, it also helps manage stress, sleep better, brighten the mood. This International Yoga Day we offer two online sessions: one for teenagers and one for adults. Roll out your yoga mat and get involved. The Sun Salutation – a moving meditation for teens: this sequence of poses can be practiced as an energetic flow, or slowed down to build strength and flexibility. Mindful Yoga for Adults: Move through a series of yoga

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Simon’s Longest Day

Online

Simon challenges the public to live without something for 17 hours On the Longest Day (21 June) of the year, the Dublin Simon Community are calling on the public to make a sacrifice for one day and help those experiencing homelessness. The charity are asking people to raise a euro per hour for the item they give up. People can also challenge a friend, family member or colleague to sacrifice something they love for one day. Latest homeless figures, which were recently released by the Department of Environment, show that; over 2,700 people are still stuck in emergency accommodation in Dub

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Dún Laoghaire ANSEO

Dún Laoghaire

This summer, Dún Laoghaire’s streets and lane-ways will be brightened by a host of artworks which will be presented as part of the Dún Laoghaire Anseo #streetart project. #dlanseo. Meaning “here” in Irish, Dún Laoghaire Anseo is our way of letting everyone know, after everything that’s happened over the last year, that we’re still here. It's our take on the essence of Dún Laoghaire, borrowing not just from its maritime heritage but reflecting on all the elements that make Dún Laoghaire a unique place. Bringing together the best in contemporary street art, with a mixture of e

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Teatime Talks-Under siege: Dublin tenement life 1913 – 1916

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14 Henrietta Street presents three historical publications which expand on, and uncover the lives of the people who lived at 14 Henrietta Street and the surrounding areas. This talk is part of the programme of events which mark the publication of the books. 14 Henrietta Street: Grandeur and Decline by Dr Tim Murtagh tells the story of Henrietta Street over the period 1800 to 1922. Commencing with the Act of Union and finishing on the eve of the Irish Civil War, the book investigates the nature and origins of Dublin’s housing crisis in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1800,

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Teatime Talks: Under siege: Dublin tenement life 1913 – 1916

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In 1800, Henrietta Street was one of the most elegant and elite addresses in all of Georgian Dublin, home to some of the most powerful members of the Anglo-Irish ruling class. Yet, by 1900 Henrietta Street had become synonymous with Dublin’s poverty and decline, as almost every house on the street was in use as tenements. In this Teatime Talk, author Tim Murtagh and theatre maker and Creative Director of ANU, Louise Lowe, talk about what life was like for the people of 14 Henrietta St during one of the most defining moments for Dublin’s working classes - the 1913 Lockout; and the subseq

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Debunked – How to Tell Fact From Fiction

Online

Debunked is a free workshop to help people identify misleading or misrepresented information and provide some tools and skills to separate fact from fiction Misleading information can be intentional (think fake news) or unintentional (by not following accepted conventions). In turn, we share the information we encounter on WhatsApp or Facebook, believing it to be true only to realize later that it was wrong. Let’s be honest, it has happened to most of us. Data literacy skills are the tools we can use to correctly interpret information and recognise misleading information when we see it.

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Women in Data Science (WiDS) Dublin @ IBM

Online

The inaugural WiDS Dublin @IBM event featuring amazing female speakers who are paving the path for women in leadership roles in Data Science About this event WiDS Dublin @ IBM is an independent event that is organised by Aine Lenihan (DataDamsel) as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organised by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.

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Irish Chamber Orchestra-Molique And Piazzolla

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Join the Irish Chamber Orchestra and accordionist Dermot Dunne directed by Katherine Hunka for a spectacular evening of tango music. Dermot performs a seldom heard but charming Accordion Concerto by Molique. As well as being a composer, Piazzolla was a virtuosic performer on the bandoneon and now Dermot Dunne transfers this extraordinary richness onto the classical accordion. Piazzolla created compositions to showcase his star musicians and Escualo was written for Fernando Suarez-Paz a renowned tango violinist in his band. Contrabajissimo was written for Hector Console, the bassist in his fina

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Virtual Cities Conference Cycle

Online

A collection of webinars about the new frontier of smart cities and their expansion into the virtual space. About this event We will introduce and discuss topics around city digital twins, digital citizenship, virtual economy, impact on personal freedom, equality, nature. Program 5:00-5:10 Welcome 5:10-5:30 Fire-Chat with a City 5:30-6:00 Round table with Experts 6:00-6:30 Open Micro Speakers June 24th: Ronny Boesing (Danish Blockchain Services, North Jutland, Denmark), Paul Kallee Grover (The Leith Group, Liverpool, UK), Gaetano Volpe (LATITUDO40, Naples, Italy), Cormac M.

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Public Art Now

Online

TU Dublin and the GDA present a series of 6 inter-related conversations exploring the changing landscape of Public Art, now and in the coming decades, focusing on its’ practice, politics and publics. Public Art comprises a varied set of art practices, providing opportunities for collective participation and self-expression, historical reflection and community dialogue. It contributes to our social, spatial and political topologies by proposing new social models, enhancing physical infrastructure and engaging with design. The recent Covid-19 pandemic as well as our present geological ep

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Pendulum 360° Virtual Event Launch

Online

Prepare yourself for a groundbreaking virtual experience featuring masterclasses of epic magnitude by Tony Robbins, the Worlds #1 Life & Business Strategist, and other global visionaries with unlimited access to the Pendulum 360˚learning, lifestyle & networking platform for up to 12 months. Pendulum 360° is a revolutionary learning, lifestyle and networking platform. Learn from the World's leading experts in wellbeing, leadership & personal transformation. Get access to the Pendulum 360° launch event and all current and upcoming Pendulum 360° programs in Holistic Wellb

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To The Lighthouse

Online

Hatch Theatre Company & The Everyman in association with Pavilion Theatre & Cork Midsummer Festival present To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf In a major new adaptation, this masterpiece of modernism is brought vividly to dramatic life by Ireland’s foremost playwright Marina Carr and directed for the stage by award-winning director Annabelle Comyn. Filmed on The Everyman stage in Cork, the world premiere of this stage production will be broadcast online for a limited time, to audiences around the world. With an all-star cast including Maura Bird, Gillian Buckle, Colin Camp

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Drag & Draw Online with Ailbhe O’Connor

Online

Drag & Draw is an art class with a difference! Led by facilitator and artist Ailbhe O’Connor, the classes are essentially life drawing sessions with drag performers as models, so it is half art class and half drag show. Our special guest for this exciting evening will be Queen...Coco Chanel No.51 Since COVID, all classes have moved online and with that the lesson plan has been altered to include some screen-friendly elements. All exercises are adaptable to whatever drawing materials you have at home - nothing wet near your digital devices though! These classes are informal an

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One Good Turn

Online

A new play written by Una McKevitt, directed by Emma Jordan, live-streamed from the Abbey Stage Brenda wants Frank to do his exercises, Aoife wants to go to a wedding of all things, Fiona doesn’t know what she wants and Frank is looking for the gun. A comic new play by Una McKevitt, One Good Turn brings us a family on the brink who are keeping the show on the road any which way they can. Directed by Emma Jordan, Best Director winner at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2018, One Good Turn is a wry and life-affirming exploration into the ups and downs of family bonds. One Good

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International Festival for Irish Harp

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This year's Festival Harpers include a star-studded line-up of Irish harpers including Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Gráinne Hambly, Áine Ní Dhubhghaill, Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Cormac de Barra, Kim Fleming, Deirdre Granville, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla and Úna Ní Fhlannagáin. Buy Tickets and register on www.eventbrite.ie. Download the Festival Brochure. Cairde na Cruite (Friends of the Harp) since its establishment in 1960, has played a central role in the revival and development of interest in the Irish harp. While its original objectives espoused the provision of expert tuition and t

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The Irish Times Summer Nights Festival

Online

The 2021 Irish Times Summer Nights online festival takes place from the end of June, with a host of high-profile guests including writers, politicians, and actors in conversation with Irish Times journalists. The festival takes place over four evenings from Monday, June 28th, to Thursday, July 1st. The final line-up has now been revealed. The guests for the festival’s opening night are CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan, economist and Irish Times columnist David McWilliams, and Moone Boy and Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd. Among those on the bill for the festival are actor Cilli

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Teatime Talks: 14 Henrietta Street’s Georgian Beginnings with Dr. Melanie Hayes

Online

Melanie Hayes is an architectural and cultural historian, specialising in Ireland’s eighteenth-century architectural and social history. She has written and spoken widely on these topics, seeking to bring historic research of national significance to a broader audience. Melanie was part of the historian research team at 14 Henrietta Street, and was involved in the production of the museum’s exhibition content and the publication of a significant new book on the architectural and social history of Henrietta Street, 'The Best Address in Town: Henrietta Street Dublin and Its First Residents,

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PhotoIreland Festival 2021

Online/Offline

Ireland's International Festival of Photography & Image Culture by @PhotoIreland Vibrant, friendly, all-inclusive: a festival for all to enjoy! #PIF2021 For the month of July, PhotoIreland brings together a programme presenting traditional and contemporary lens-based practices, alongside film and performance, serving a cornucopia of engaging and relevant material — with many works never seen before in Ireland — through exhibitions, talks, and an online critical cooking channel! The full programme and schedule launches 1st June.  

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Ireland’s Generation X? – Claire Kilroy

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Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer Claire Kilroy in this edition of Ireland's Generation X? a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation. “Generation X” describes the group of people born between 1965 and 1985, a generation caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials characterised by anti-establishment slacker culture, cynicism, irony, and— after the global economic crash — negative equity. An American term describing American lives, the m

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Jobs Expo

Online

Jobs Expo Dublin will  take place as Virtual Recruitment Expo this July 15th (10am-4pm) and will feature hundreds of active job opportunities in Dublin. It will be free of charge to attend. With unemployment still at a high level in Ireland, Virtual Recruitment Ireland will provide job seekers with real opportunities to find new employment across a wide variety of industries. What can you expect at Virtual Recruitment Expo? Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad Specialised recruiters dedicated to jobs in particular industries Professional Career C

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The Festival of Curiosity*

Online

The Festival of Curiosity is Dublin’s annual festival of science, arts, design, and technology. From Playful Days to Curious Nights the 2021 festival will go ahead from July 22 -25. Expect digital, virtual, and blended formats for people of all ages to explore and discover science, arts, design, and technology in playful new ways so we can stay safe while staying curious. To be the first to hear about tickets, news & programme announcements sign up to our newsletter here

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On the Airwaves

Online

An online talk that invites broadcasters, performers & podcasters to discuss opportunities afforded by the spoken word to build communities. About this Event Alternative media has always been an important mode of communication for building communities and social movements. On the Airwaves invites broadcasters, performers, podcasters to discuss the opportunities afforded by the spoken word. This event considers the rich history of pirate radio stations in Athens (Greece), community radio in Marrickville (Sydney) and podcasting and spoken word from Cork (Ireland). Guests Huna Amweero (

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National Heritage Week

National

National Heritage Week 2021 will take place from Saturday, 14th – Sunday, 22nd August 2021. The Heritage Council will once again invite individuals, communities and organisations to develop Heritage Week projects, and the call for accepting National Heritage Week projects will open on Wednesday, 16th June 2021. There is no subject-specific theme for National Heritage Week 2021. Instead, project organisers are encouraged to consider how they can connect with ‘heritage newcomers’, who have not engaged with National Heritage Week before; groups or individuals who may not traditionally feel

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Dublin Feminist Film Festival: Care + Connection

Online

DFFF are delighted to officially announce the dates for the Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2021. This year they are partnering with IFI@Home from the 20-22nd August to take the festival online. They MAY be able to host our Shorts Award Programme in person which would be amazing, but cannot confirm at this time so for now all screenings will be online. The past year has been uncertain & has really helped us to connect with what truly matters to us. With that being said, the theme for this years festival is care & connection. They can’t wait to share what they have lined up! Dublin Fe

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Walls and Windows

Online

‘Lads, when it comes to your time for pickin’ women, you’re not going to have my kind of luck. The best one is taken.’ All Julia and John want is to live their lives with their two sons, on their own terms. But despite their hopes, the outside world and its racism puts paid to their plans. A world premiere of a new play from Rosaleen McDonagh, this tender, complex and beautiful love story examines how external circumstances pull us apart, when all we really want is to be together. Directed by Jason Byrne, Walls and Windows will be live-streamed from the Abbey Stage to your hom

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Dublin Fringe Festival 2021-Superflux

Online

This September, the festival will be a playground for possibility. We want to run ourselves ragged, chasing after your big ideas until the sun comes up. Let's spin stories, catch the undercurrent, hop the fence, edge our chalk on the ground. Let’s see-saw together on the edge of the future. We’re living in superflux, a rushing spiral of chance and change. Listen closely. It’s an abundance, an overspill, an endless surging flow of possibility. The floor is pulsing, futures are unfurling, we’ve never felt this way before. Give in to the pull. Held between stillness and chaos, the next

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Culture Night

National/Online

The sixteenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday 17 September 2021. The programme of events is currently being planned and will feature a truly island wide programme of events embracing all aspects of culture with the usual myriad of fantastic events and activities. A massive thank you to The Arts Council Ireland, Dublin City Council and the local authorities across the island for their continued work in making sure that Culture Night happens each year and Grá mór too to the artists & organisations who are once again gearing up in preparation for the 2021 version on Se

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Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon

Varies

Registration for Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon is now open! Enter today and walk, jog or run 10k on 19th September 2021! Join us from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and Race the Real Route using our Brand New Event App Exclusive Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon Finishers T-shirt and medal for all entrants. See you at the Virtual Start Line. #PowerOfMe

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The Business Show: Sustainability Summit

Online

Sustainability is at the heart of building and protecting the future for us, our friends and families, and for generations to come. The growing clarion call for businesses to be on the path to zero carbon means sustained pro-action is needed by all stakeholders in the business community. The Business Show’s Sustainability 2021 programme is a comprehensive offering comprising virtual events, online editorial and live C-Suite engagement, all of which will deliver viable solutions for the coming decade. We will convene thought leaders, policy makers and sustainability experts for an engaging

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Ireland Music Week

Online/Offline

Ireland Music Week is delighted to announce that it will be going ahead with the international facing showcase and conference in October 2021, which will take place from 5th-8th. The festival is now calling on Irish artists to apply to play. As with so many other events, in these COVID19 times, IMW will adapt the festival to suit the restrictions. In order to allow 2021 applicants the best possible opportunity to reach international music industry professionals, IMW will continue to monitor the reopening trials for live music venues and lifting of travel restrictions before making a final d

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Othello

Mill Theatre

Mill Productions are delighted to announce our forthcoming production of Shakespeare’s Othello directed by Geoff O’Keeffe. This timeless tragedy is an astonishing tale of fierce passions and murderous ambition – a thrilling examination of the power of love and the destructiveness of suspicion. When Othello, the highly regarded general, secretly marries Desdemona, jealousies around their pairing and Othello’s rise to prominence are unleashed, piling secret upon secret, and betrayal upon betrayal. Within a claustrophobic and overwhelming environment and haunted by the seeds of destruc

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The Rifles

The Workman's Club

British indie outfit the Rifles will perform in The Workman’s Club, Friday 8th October 2021. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie and Tickets.ie now at €16.00 inclusive of booking fees. The Rifles rose to popularity in the mid-2000s with a jaunty garage rock & roll sound that’s equal parts Jam-like swagger and a playfulness not unlike contemporaries The Kooks. First grabbing public attention with the 2005 hit “Local Boy,” the band found chart success in the latter part of the decade with their first two albums reaching number two on the U.K. indie charts and 2009’s

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Joker – Live in Concert

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

On 17 October,  Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker will be screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra playing composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s award-winning score for the first time ever at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin. Central to the emotional journey of Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck in the film is Guðnadóttir’s beautifully haunting Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning score. The fusion of looming industrial soundscapes with raw, emotive string-led melodies - led by a lone cello - creates a melancholic shroud ma

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Dirtbirds – No Filters

Draiocht

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told, there is NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT ... (except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker.) So.. if you need answers to questions like: How do I hav

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Saige

Whelan's

Hailing from Dublin, Saige is an Alt-Pop/Indie outfit making waves with singles Soothe Me and Ultraviolence, which have taken critics and streaming sites by storm. Saige cites inspiration from a mix of artists, such as Hozier, Lykke Li, The XX and London Grammar, combined with a love of 80s Synth Pop and the 'Emo Pop' of youth.

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IT GALZ

Liberty Hall Theatre

Following their sold out weekend in Vicar Street 2020, Jenny and Lindsay from IT GALZ podcast are ready to take the stage and bring their shows to the next level, with a residency in Dublin’s iconic Liberty Hall this November. A show that pushes the boundaries on what a live podcast is expected to be, IT GALZ’ shows are an electric, high energy and unique experience that have an atmosphere like no other. Their shows have been described by past attendees as “the ultimate girls night out”, “the perfect place to let loose” and “A mix of Joan Rivers-esque, risque comedy and high e

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William Basinski

Pepper Canister Church

Iconic New York-based ambient electronic pioneer William Basinski plays his first Dublin show when he plays at Pepper Canister Church on , Thursday 11th November 2021. William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops received in

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Dublin Book Festival

Online

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors. DBF has grown year on year. Last year, we had over 11,000 unique viewers of our online events. We featured almost 200 authors across

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Kojaque

The Olympia Theatre

Kojaque has announced a headline show in The Olympia as part of the Town's Dead Tour. Kojaque is the alias of Dublin artist Kevin Smith. The rapper first raised eyebrows in 2015 with the video release of his track “Midnight Flower”, which showcased his musical artistry alongside his work as a filmmaker and performance artist.

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A. Smyth

The Grand Social

A. Smyth announces a headline show for 2021 Live at The Grand Social, Dublin. A.Smyth’s debut album ‘Last Animals’ was released in February and garnered a great deal of praise. All tracks on ‘Last Animals’ were written by A. Smyth, produced by Darragh Nolan (Asta Kalapa) in Darragh’s Wexford studio last year, and mastered by JJ Golden in the U.S.

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Leon Vynehall

Pepper Canister Church

Hidden Agenda & Selective Memory are very excited to announce a 2nd live show by acclaimed British producer and DJ Leon Vynehall in the Pepper Canister Church, Dubin. Leon will perform tracks from his entire catalogue including new album ‘Rare, Forever’, which was recently released by Ninja Tunes.

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Eagles of Death Metal

The Academy

Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998 by best friends Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. Despite their band name, Eagles of Death Metal is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Josh Homme to the death metal genre. When he played a song by the Polish band Vader and made a claim that the song was within the death metal genre, Homme then referred to Vader as "The Eagles of Death Metal". After hearing this phrase, he wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, the band wa

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The Music Of Zimmer Vs Williams

National Concert Hall

Following sold out performances in 2018, this epic concert celebrating the very best scores from two of the greatest film music composers of all time returns to the National Concert Hall, performed by the Dublin Concert Orchestra. E.T | Inception | Superman | Gladiator | Harry Potter | Jurassic Park | Man Of Steel | Batman Begins | The Dark Knight Rises | Pirates Of The Caribbean

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Madness – The Ladykillers Tour

3Arena

British pop giants Madness have today announced their sure-to-be triumphant return to the road with ‘The Ladykillers Tour’. After 18 months cooped up considering their career options (punctuated by excursions out for critically acclaimed docu-series ‘Before We Was We’ and last night’s magnificent ‘The Get Up!’ more on which later) the Nutty Boys finally get back to doing what they do best - uniting the people for a right raucous live bash. And with a live set teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue, what-a-tour this promises to be. Tickets go on sale 09:30am on

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James

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James have announced a huge arena tour for November and December 2021 with very special guests Happy Mondays. The new dates mark 33 years since the two Factory label mates toured together back in 1988 and promises to be an exciting reunion of two of Manchester’s most celebrated bands. James are one of the UK’s most creatively restless and loved artists. Well into their fourth decade, their star has never shone brighter with their 2018 tour their biggest ever (86 shows across 14 countries) following No. 6 and No. 2 UK chart debuts for their most recent 2 studio albums. Since their fir

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Stephanie Rainey

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Stephanie Rainey’s music is not about the gloss and glamour of life but the grit and grind of the real world. It is the powerful connection of Stephanie’s music that has drawn millions to her heart breaking study on grief “Please Don’t Go,” an instant viral hit that threw the singer into the international spotlight. Captivated by her honesty and humour, music fans of all ages connect with Stephanie and her songs get under the skin. The singer says it is still completely thrilling to hear her music sung back to her by a rapt audience. “It’s that connection, the moment someon

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Villagers

Vicar St

Conor O'Brien recently announced Villagers' fifth studio album Fever Dreams will be released in late August. Escapism is a very necessary pursuit right now, and Fever Dreams follows it to mesmerising effect. It works like all the best records - it becomes a mode of transport; it picks you up from where you are and sets you down elsewhere. Coinciding with the announcement, O’Brien has also shared the first song from the forthcoming album, “The First Day”. It was inspired by a trip to the fabled Another Love Story festival in County Meath – beginning as a snatched electronic doodle, i

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