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The Nutcracker

The Gaiety Theatre

It's Christmas Eve. A marvellous party is taking place where the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer brings gifts for all the children. When midnight strikes, very strange things start to happen… The Christmas tree grows to incredible heights and Clara's magical Christmas gift, her Nutcracker, leads them into a fairy-tale world. With her heroic Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and they journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets together. This Irish production of the festive classic, performed by an international cast of world-class d

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Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet: Swan Lake

BGE Theatre

This production of Swan Lake has never been seen outside Russia before, and although the company has previously performed in Dublin, to enthusiastic receptions and great acclaim, this really is something very special. The sumptuous sets and costumes are new, you will be dazzled by some of Russia's finest dancers, and Tchaikovsky's fabulous score will be performed by the wonderful RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. It is the traditional classic version of Swan Lake, with a stage full of beautiful swans and the ultimate theme of love and good against evil. Something to really look forward t

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Guinness Series 2018 Ireland vs New Zealand All Blacks

Aviva Stadium

The second instalment of Ireland's 2018 Guinness Series sees them face the sternest test in all of rugby: a visit from the New Zealand All Blacks. Ireland registered their first ever win against the All Blacks in November 2016 – after 111 years of trying – in a scintillating 40-29 victory in Chicago's Soldier Field that goes down as one of the great moments in Irish sport. That victory tasted all the sweeter after the heartbreaking 24-22 defeat in the All Blacks' visit to Dublin in 2013. This autumn you have a rare chance to see the teams ranked as number one and number two in the w

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DCU Open Days

DCU Campuses

DCU Open Days are open to all 6th year, 5th year and transition year students, prospective mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers and parents. Open Days will help your students to decide if DCU is right for them. Students will be able to get a feel for what it means to be a DCU undergraduate. There are a number of information sessions that will take place on both campuses. DCU offers over 70 undergraduate degree courses in Business, Engineering, Arts, Humanities, Education, Science, Health and Computing. The presentations will cover course content, choices within degrees, the diffe

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Dublin Book Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

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. Most DBF 2018 events will take place in Smock Alley Theatre in the heart of Temple Bar. There will also be events in the National

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Science Week

Various Locations

Science Week 2018 will run nationwide from November 11th -18th, with numerous events across the country. There will be 12 regional science festivals all of which will host a range of events from one-day events, family activities, adult talks to school visits and workshops. These festivals will take place in Cavan/Monaghan, Cork, Eureka, Festival of Farming and Food (Teagasc), Galway, WexSci, Limerick, Mayo, the Midlands, Sligo, Southeast, Tipperary. A number of funded Science Week events will also be showcased throughout the week, including events by Louth County Council, The Ark Theatre

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Halftone

The Library Project

HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted every year at The Library Project. Running for 18 days this year, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene. HALFTONE looks at how different printing processes coexist in a diverse range of artistic & creative practices, celebrating the printed matter.

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Festival of Politics

Various Locations

Whether you agree with Frank Zappa’s view that “Politics is the entertainment branch of industry”, or lean toward Jay Leno’s less charitable interpretation that “Politics is showbusiness for ugly people”, it’s hard to deny that we live in a time of unprecedented politicisation and polarisation. Our unique events ‘occupy’ spaces that within their very walls, have borne witness to historic tumult and machination. Tailors’Hall, described by some as a Political monument, has seen a lot in its 300 year history, most notably as the ‘back lane parliament’ and meeting place

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Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival

Various Venues

Welcome to the inaugural Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival. A weekend festival celebrating music and vinyl through interviews and discussions with musicians and writers as well as playing loads of records! A celebration of music and the vinyl record. An idea borne out of conversations in a record shop, where else? A common memory of the importance of vinyl in our youth and a belief that it had become relevant again. The look of the cover, the feel of the sleeve, the smell of the record and the purity of the sound.. it was a format worthy of a revival! The Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival will bring

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Techstars Startup Weekend Dublin

Google

Your idea in 54 hours! Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. What do you need to bring? Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you'll get the full experience if you participate

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Asking for It

Abbey Theatre

One night in a small town in Co. Cork, where everyone knows everyone, things spiral terrifyingly out of control. What will happen now? – to Emma? To her family? To the others? Asking for It is a brave, brilliant book: ‘a genuinely heartbreaking, sickening and truthful examination of society’s penchant for victim-blaming, its treatment of women and the concept of rape culture’ – The Guardian Adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh, in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs, the play had its world premiere as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2018. ‘Try t

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The IFI French Film Festival

IFI

Ireland's largest French cultural event, now in its 19th year, will run for twelve days at the IFI. Featuring 19 Irish premières, the festival will welcome special guests Cédric Kahn, Claire Burger, Andréa Bescond, and Eric Métayer. Highlights of this year's festival include Cannes favourite Girl, directed by Lukas Dhont, Agnès Jaoui's Place publique, Christophe Honoré's Sorry Angel, Gilles Lellouche's delightful swimming comedy Sink or Swim, and Camille Vidal-Naquet's Sauvage.

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Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Dive into an Ocean of Light at this year’s Wild Lights in Dublin Zoo, with an entirely new cast of illuminated giant silk lanterns celebrating the wonders of the life aquatic. From giant squid to emperor penguins, colossal blue whales and dainty seahorses, Dublin Zoo, once again, will be transformed into a world of illumination with lanterns tailor-made especially for this year’s event. Spectacular new themes feature in this year’s enchanting experience - Winter Wonderland, home to Arctic favourites such as polar bears and walruses, Celebrating China bringing a flavour of the East and

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Dundrum on Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Ice Skating on real ice in Dundrum Town Centre every Winter since 2010. We are located in the Pembroke District down from the Mill Pond beside the Port House Ibericos. Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group.

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The Great Gatsby

Gate Theatre

Jay Gatsby is throwing another glittering party at the Gate this winter, and you are invited… Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning and sell-out run in 2017, this stunning, immersive experience returns for a limited season. Building on the Gate tradition of ‘page to stage’, this production gives the legendary 1920’s jazz age story a whole new spin offering a portal into Fitzgerald’s novel. The theatre will be opened up once more and transformed into the Gatsby Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. The seats will be removed from the auditorium and audi

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Little Red Riding Hood

Bewleys Café Theatre

The Lambert Puppet Theatre have teamed up for a host of limited capacity shows of Little Red Riding Hood at Bewley's Café and Theatre Grafton Street. After recent sold out shows at the venue a series of upcoming performances, introduced by the much loved Mr. Crow, have been announced for the coming weeks.

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Dublin Startup Week

Various Locations

Techstars, the international business accelerator which has backed more than 1,300 companies globally, is teaming up with Dublin City Council for a week-long series of free events in the city in late November. Techstars Start-up Week Dublin will take place at a number of locations across the capital with most of the 30 events at times that suit participants who may currently be working full time, but considering starting a business. Techstars Start-up Week will include networking events, keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops covering issues such as getting started, joining a

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Dublin Feminist Film Festival

Light House Cinema

Dublin Feminist Film Festival promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through celebrating and showcasing fantastic female filmmaking, as well as demonstrating that women make compelling and complex characters and subjects. 2018 is the fifth year and takes place in Light House Cinema 21st and 22nd November. Special Launch Events take place on 20th November in The Generator Hostel, Smithfield.

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UCD Social Sciences Open Evening 2018

UCD

The UCD Social Sciences Open Evening will cover the four UCD degrees in Social Sciences: DN700 Social Sciences DN710 Economics DN720 Psychology DN750 Social Policy and Sociology. You will gain a clear understanding of the UCD Social Sciences entry routes as well as the key features and benefits of each degree programme. There will be an opportunity to meet lecturers and current students from Archaeology, Economics, Geography, Information and Communication Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Justice, Social Policy and Sociology. The event will include talks on

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Learnovate Learn & Connect Event | Storytelling in Learning

Huckletree

Join us at Huckletree for the first event in our new Learn & Connect event series on Storytelling in Learning. Celine Mullins from Adaptas will explain why our brains love stories, while Mary Kate O'Flanagan from A Dramatic Improvement will show us how to craft stories to boost communication in every context. Storytelling in the Brain: We now know that humans are wired to process information as stories. Stories sustain our attention, increase our engagement and enhance our memory. We use more of our brain when we're listening to stories. It's critical to understand how a story works

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Yuleyard

Eatyard

Eatyard presents… Yuleyard, your very own Winter Wonderland in the heart of the city! Eatyard will be filled with Festive food vendors serving up Christmassy delights. They'll have Box Burger, Lucky Tortoise, Meltdown, Flamin' Marvellous bratwurst & The Big Blue Bus. The Winter Warmers bar will be in full swing with mulled wine and hot whiskeys to heat you up during your cosy chats and catch-ups around our wood burning stoves. Explore your adventurous side with The Schweppes Alchemy bar serving classic and festive cocktails. There'll be pop-up craft fair & farmers' markets every S

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iffy Film Festival

The Pearse Centre

Short-films are a bite-sized treat that should not be rushed, but savoured. This bite-sized film festival has carefully selected a collection of 10 short films that will engage and entertain, with films to suit all manner of palates. iffy is a recently established festival based in Dublin city-centre seeking to fill, in some small way, the gap in the Irish film community that is left in the wake of the closure of Filmbase. As Festival Director Duncan McKenna states: “We are built on the goal of highlighting short films made in Ireland, with a few international films thrown in for balance. Th

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UCD Arts & Humanities Open Evening 2018

UCD

The College of Arts and Humanities offers the widest range of Arts and Humanities programmes available in Ireland. It is a vibrant and dynamic environment where creative, critical and analytical thinking are developed and promoted. Our world class teachers and researchers attract students from more than 120 countries around the world. Students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors are cordially invited to join us at the Open Evening. The evening will cover the UCD degrees in Arts & Humanities, DN520 Arts, new DN530 Humanities & DN541 Modern Languages with a focus on: The

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CEO Forum 2018 – Irish Business of the Future

The Printworks

The 2018 CEO Forum, jointly hosted by Deloitte and Enterprise Ireland, is now regarded as one of Ireland's foremost gathering of CEOs and business leaders. 2018 is a milestone year, as we celebrate 30 years of the Forum – supporting the growth of Irish business. However, this is also a milestone era for Irish business as we navigate the possibilities of Industry 4.0 alongside the complexity of our geopolitical landscape, and particularly at this critical time of impending Brexit decisions. So what can it mean for the Irish business of the future, and importantly the Irish executive at its

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

Start planning your visit to Maynooth for our next Open Day on November 23rd and 24th 2018. See sample timetable from our last open day in June to get a sense of what to expect in November. Throughout the Open Days student ambassadors lead guided tours of the campus and facilities, and are available to answer all of your questions about student life here. In the Iontas, John Hume, Eolas and new School of Education Buildings, our lecturers are on hand to discuss the finer details of the courses that interest you. Talks on a diverse range of subjects from psychology, to primary teaching, to

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Hairspray JR.

Civic Theatre

This is one of the most popular of all West End and Broadway musicals for young children and teenagers. This production produced by Joe Conlan is sure to be a sell out at the Civic in November! Fri: 7.45pm Sat: 2.30 pm | 6.30pm Presented by: RATSS Stage School

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Microsoft Tech Summit Dublin

Croke Park

Gain strategic insight and evolve your skills with the latest from Microsoft Cloud, such as Azure and Power platform, at Microsoft Tech Summit. A free, one-day technical learning event for Developers, IT decision makers and IT Pros as well as a place for start-ups looking to adopt next generation technologies to achieve more. The cloud as the established foundation allows the real transformative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence start to transform the way we live and work. The Microsoft Tech Summit is your key for inspiration, matching your innovative app ideas with the latest ev

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I-Skate at the RDS

RDS

Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate-on-Ice is now located in Ring 4 at the RDS. Covering an area of 1000 Sq. metres. iSkate-on-Ice presented to you by Funderland - is Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offering an unrivalled ice skating experience. For Junior skaters, iSkate provides a kiddie rink for children from age 3 upwards with its balancing aids and double-bladed skates. iSkate will provide the ultimate outdoor ice skating experience this Christmas season. Ice Skates are included

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Before

Draiocht

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for… Before was commissioned by Fishamble and has been in developm

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The Helix Panto | Robin Hood

The Helix

With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto, Robin Hood is the must-see panto of Christmas 2018. Starring some audience favourites and introducing stunning new talent, The Helix Panto always delivers the best family night out. The Helix Panto will run from Friday November 23rd until Sunday January 20th. The Helix and TheatreworX are once again delighted to announce that Temple Street Children's University Hospital are our Charity Partner for this years run! Last year we managed to raise €12,000 for this wonderful cause and we hope to

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1st Friday Brekkie – Special Edition

Civic Offices, Wood Quay

To celebrate Dublin Startup Week, we are hosting a special edition of the 1st Friday Brekkie! The event will take place on Friday 23rd November 2018 from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. We are delighted to be joined by John Collins from Intercom in a fireside chat. John is the Director of Content at Intercom, the customer platform helping internet businesses accelerate growth. Founded in 2011, Intercom now has 25,000+ paying customers globally, has raised $241m in funding, and has over 450 staff at offices in Dublin, San Francisco, London, Chicago and Sydney.

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MoRun Dublin

Phoenix Park

MoRunning is back this November and without a doubt it will be an epic year to be a MoRunner. Brand new medals, more partners, great entry benefits and the inclusion of the 1.5km mini MoRun we expect to see loads more MoBro's and MoSista's, as well as kids and families enjoying everything MoRunning is about! Good fun, lots of laughs, loads of smiles, high fives and not forgetting the fancy dress and funny moustaches! MoRunning proudly supports The Movember Foundation - the only charity tackling men's health on a global scale, year round. We have one goal: to stop men dying too young. Your d

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Cast

The Academy

Pedigree Britpop legends CAST announce the Greatest Hits Tour is coming to the Academy Dublin. Cast are set to release two new 'vinyl' only packages in November 2018 and are hitting the road to celebrate, performing their greatest hits. Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La's and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second Mother Nature Calls also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. All Change became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Re

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Dublin Games Festival

RDS

The Dublin Games Festival will be an event that will bring a new experience that has not been seen before at Irish gaming events. It will feature esports, expo, experiences, marketplace, business and music. Join the gaming revolution!

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Guinness Series 2018 Ireland vs USA

Aviva Stadium

Ireland wrap up their 2018 Guinness Series with a visit from the USA Rugby team. While Ireland have traditionally come out on top in matches between the two teams, the Eagles have been improving of late. In June of 2018, they registered their first ever victory over Ireland's Six Nations rivals Scotland, which was also their first victory over a tier one team in a test match. Ireland only narrowly beat Fiji in 2017's November series, so the US will be hoping to upset the apple-cart in a similar fashion in this exciting clash at the Aviva Stadium.

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Boy George & Culture Club | Life Tour

3Arena

Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed they will play 3Arena Dublin with special guests Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. "We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer's best night out," said Boy George. After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 years. The tour setlist will celebrate some of their biggest hits and will

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Gaiety Panto | The Snow Queen

Gaiety Theatre

This is no ordinary panto, it's the Gaiety Panto! It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873.  Today, families come from far and wide to experience  the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! This year's fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is The Snow Queen. Group Discounts 10% off each ticket for 10 or more Teachers go free with school groups Group rates from €17  

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The Moving Crib

St. Martin Apostolate

Yet again, one of Dublin’s oldest treasures, The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 will be opening its doors this Christmas Season from the 27th of November. This is its 62nd year captivating generations of families. Children and adults alike and best of all it’s FREE! It’s history and old world charm is unchanged and has led to many describing it as a wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City and "a real Dublin Institution" that will give you "a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas". Winding your way down to the basement of this stunning Georgian building, you are g

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NCAD Open Day

NCAD

There are a number of events throughout the year that are open to the public, all of which are opportunities to visit the College, meet staff and students, and find out more about the area of study you are interested in. The NCAD College Open Day is on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Open Day is an opportunity to vist the NCAD campus, visit different departments, meet students and tutors, attend taster lectures, talks, tours, demonstrations and view First Year Entrance Portfolios. More information coming soon.

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Cyber Expo Ireland 2018

Irish Management Institute

Renaissance is delighted to announce the return of Cyber Expo Ireland at the Irish Management Institute (IMI). Responding to market pressure and an increased customer demand to understand practical solutions to avoid or recover from cyber attacks, we have brought together global leaders in the cyber solutions space. This one day expo will bring together the whole cyber ecosystem- Exhibitors, Re-sellers, End Users, IT experts and general business thought leaders keen to understand what they can do to mitigate security risks to their business. The Expo will be open to IT Trade and End User

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CIF Health and Safety Summit

Croke Park

2019 and Beyond: Driving the construction health and safety agenda. The construction industry is on a strong growth trajectory driven mainly by ambitious government targets in house-building and infrastructure development. With this increase in activity comes an expanding workforce – new and returning workers adding approximately 112,000 people to the workforce over the next decade. This growth will bring an increase in occupational risk, so now is the time to reflect on our current health and safety procedures so workers can be busy and safe. For decades the industry in Ireland has i

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Social Enterprise – Opportunities for Growth

Rediscovery Centre

Interested in growing your social enterprise or supporting social enterprises to grow? This: Social Enterprise - Opportunities for Growth Workshop will help by providing: EU Policy Overview re Social Enterprise & Public Procurement  Overview of Public Procurement in Ireland Information on Bidding for Public Contracts Tender Tips for Social Enterprise Resources Opportunities to network / meet representatives from support organisations Short Tour of a social enterprise (Rediscovery Centre) This event is brought to you by: Dublin City Council and the Dublin City S

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Street Legends

The FAI in partnership with Dublin City Council and the support of Government won the right to host four games at UEFA EURO 2020. The four games will take place at Aviva Stadium in June 2020. The qualifiers for the tournament will begin in March 2019 and the draw for the European Qualifier groups is also taking place in Dublin this December! Throughout the week leading up to the draw the FAI and Dublin City Council are organising a series community-based football activities to take place across the Inner City, called Street Legends! Street Legends will involve football activities/skills tes

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The Jonathan Swift Festival

Various Locations

Join us this November/December to celebrate the life and work of Ireland's most popular author. Awaken Your Inner Giant at The Jonathan Swift Festival as we explore the life and legacy of one of Ireland's greatest luminaries. Challenge yourself at one of our public debates and discussions. Have your funny bone tickled at “Swift Laugh's." Relax and join us for a “Swift Beer” at our 18th Century Tasting Session. Transport yourself to fantastical lands of music and performance. Lose yourself in the magic and mayhem of “Gulliver's Fair” in which the market place of Swift's most famous

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Inside The Staircase | An Evening with David Rudolf

Liberty Hall Theatre

An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix's The Staircase. Join David Rudolf, the defence attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of case and the series. David will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client and his trial preparation, and his insights into the most curious and contentious issues in the case, including the blood spatter evidence, the bisexuality and Germany evidence, the discovery of the blow poke, and the

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Wheatus

The Grand Social

Wheatus, easily one of the most recognisable names in music, return to Dublin for an eagerly awaited intimate show. Wheatus are one of those bands that the sheer mention of their name conjures up images of awkward adolescence and fond nostalgia. With their most iconic track Teenage Dirtbag being so much more than a generational thing, the song perfectly captures the mood of coming of age confusion and has spurred the band to be known across generations and stay relevant in a world dominated by left/right swipes and phone screens. With their debut album turning 17 years old this year, Whe

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innovate – 2018 Showcase Finale

GEC

Join us to celebrate the achievements of our entrepreneurs, The Innovate Programme - the accelerator for female-led startups. We're excited to host the annual Innovate Showcase on November 29th at the Guinness Enterprise Centre. Kicking off we will hear from ten Innovative female-led companies who will pitch to a panel of investment advisors, this will be followed by networking at 6pm.

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Lauryn Hill | World Tour

3Arena

Ms Lauryn Hill announces a 3Arena date as part of her World Tour, celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale from €67 including booking fee and restoration levy to the general public Friday, 25th May at 9am. Ms. Hill uses her platform to raise money and awareness for frontline charity initiatives through touring. A portion of the ticket sales go towards the MLH Fund, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses and development ini

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Trinity HistoryCon

Trinity Long Room Hub

A Most Excellent Adventure Begins… Calling all Jedi, Wizards, Hobbits, Goblin Kings, and Timelords… In the internet age, many people outside of academia wonder how scholars stay relevant and connected. We have all heard in the classroom, “why should I learn this when I can Google it?” The truth is we, like the Jedi, help others see otherwise invisible connections in the world, “the Force”. Academic rigour brings to light causes, correlations, and questions in our history, our culture, our environment, and ourselves. A twelve-year-old watching Star Wars for the first time may

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Winter Print Fair

National Print Museum

This year the National Print Museum launches an exciting new event celebrating the richness of contemporary Irish print - the Winter Print Fair. The temporary exhibition space on the mezzanine level of the Museum will showcase a curated group of artists working in the medium of print – including letterpress, etching, and screen-printing. The entrance level will be dedicated to a small selection of artists working in associated crafts such as illustration and origami. Participants here include the children's book illustrator and Ireland's laureate for children's literature, PJ Lynch. There wi

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Christmas Experience at Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle & Gardens

It's back again, Dublin's most loved Christmas Experience at Malahide Castle & Gardens. One of the most magical experiences this Christmas - a trip to see Santa & Mrs Claus in their cosy grotto in the enchanted surrounds of Malahide Castle! The fun doesn't stop there! All families are invited to tour the beautiful rooms of the castle where we have special guests awaiting them. This year Santa & Mrs Claus have invited their forest friends, Robin Hood, Maid Marian and Friar Tuck, to entertain Santa's visitors. An experience not to be missed! Make it your special day out thi

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Hothouse Flowers

The Olympia Theatre

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. Hothouse Flowers are a rock'n'roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band... Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam

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Christmas with the Dublin Gospel Choir

Civic Theatre

The Dublin Gospel Choir return to the Civic, bringing a selection of Christmas favourites – some joyful, some uplifting and some just downright funky! Dublin Gospel Choir have long been a household name in Ireland – versatile, vibrant and uplifting with powerful voices and rich harmonies. They have collaborated with artists as diverse as John Legend, Damien Rice, Outkast, Rod Stewart and Ennio Morricone and their annual slot at Electric Picnic is nothing less than legendary. Join them and start your Christmas in style!

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Improv Fest Ireland

Teacher's Club

Ireland's Original International Festival of Improvised Theatre & Comedy #MakeItUp18 What is improv? Improv/Improvisation is an art form where performers create scenes, stories and characters in the moment live in front of an audience. There is no script, no planning and no safety net!. Modern Improvisational theatre includes a wide spectrum of performances - from fast-paced comedic 'shortform', to silent shows, to improvised puppet performances, to audience-inspired concepts, to musicals to full length improvised plays. This dynamic art form takes theatre and comedy to a whole new level -

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Kylie | Golden Tour

3Arena

Kylie Minogue, currently on a high with her brand new track Dancing, will bring her extraordinary creativity as a live performer back to the stage this autumn when she plays a UK and Ireland tour. Kylie, who always raises the bar with her live performances, promises a brand new extravaganza for this production which will be centred around her new album Golden, although of course her amazing back catalogue will be embraced.

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The Signalman

The New Theatre

Written by Charles Dickens in 1866, this classic ghost story tells of a lone Signalman haunted by visions of a spectre, whose terrifying arrival foretells a tragedy. Brought to life for a new audience in 1976 when filmed for the BBC as part of their Ghost Stories for Christmas series, this new adaptation by Jane McCarthy expands on the relationship between the narrator and the Signalman, exploring the classic tale through a modern lens, focusing on class, masculinity, paranoia and mental health, while retaining the original's pervading sense of dread. Cast: Marcus Lamb & Daniel Reard

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Smock Alley Theatre

Neil McGarry’s award-winning one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been inspiring audiences across the northeast United States for the past five years. Directed by Ross MacDonald and created under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, the production makes its European debut at the Smock Alley Theatre before moving on to London, the Tea House Theatre; Switzerland, The Safe in Basel & Theater Uptown in Geneva; Czech Republic, Prague Shakespeare Company, Prgaue; and Italy, the Michael Pacher Haus, Bruneck.

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RTÉ NSO | Star Wars: A New Hope

3Arena

Star Wars: A New Hope, with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams' musical score performed live to the film. The 82 piece RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by David Mahoney. Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. Now fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of Star Wars: A New Hope in a live symphon

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The Sunday Business Post 5th Annual Property Summit

Aviva Stadium

Exploring the latest developments in Ireland's property landscape… News of Ireland's property market continues to make headlines and top news items on a daily basis. Various predications on this volatile sector abound including fears of overheating, a broken housing market and the impact of Brexit on commercial activity. A year on from the last summit and it's clear that Ireland needs an urgent re-balancing of its property market. At this year's 5th Annual Property Summit, Residential and Commercial Programmes have been merged so as to ensure a thorough and in-depth analysis of what'

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Dublin Flea Christmas Market

Point Square

Get ready for the Dublin Christmas Flea Market to blow your mind and knock your socks off. Due to popular demand it will be hosted over two long weekends, - 6-9th Dec and 13-16th Dec. - Thursday to Sunday, hosting 140 different stalls each weekend. Curated from over 500 applications, no two stalls are alike and the quality is second to none. The Market hosts 100% creative Irish start-up and small business enterprise selling an incredible selection of art, contemporary design, hand-made craft, retro, vintage and antique collectibles and delicious and healthy artisan food products. Don'

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Baby’s First Xmas

Civic Theatre

A gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This brand new Christmasmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Baby's First Xmas is funded by Arts Council Ireland, this programme is a partnership betw

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Designer Dublin Christmas Market

College Green

Great selection of fashion, jewellery, craft and furniture stalls at this event. A great opportunity to buy Irish made Christmas gifts from local craftspeople - tell you friends and family!

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Beauty and the Beast

dlr Mill Theatre

A tale as old as time, featuring a host of well-loved characters and lovable crockery! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly, and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself! A story of friendship and love, mixing magic and adventure with spectacular song and dance routines and special effects to entertain all the family! *Family Ticket: €55 | Running time: 1 hour | Suitable for ages 4+

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Christy Moore | On The Road

Vicar Street

Christy Moore at Vicar St - 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December 2018 and 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 14th & 15th  January 2019. One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon. Christy returns with a new album under his belt – On The Road. Many new listeners ask about a collection of his most popular songs. Over the past two years, Christy has recorded all gigs and gleaned this collection which features 24 songs recorded at 17 venues (including 3 tracks f

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Christmas Queens

BGE Theatre

RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bob The Drag Queen will host Christmas Queens at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Featuring Live Performances By Asia O’Hara, Blair St. Clair, Eureka O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Manila Luzon and Sharon Needles. “This Christmas show is the perfect way to cap off a most magical year”, says season 10 runner-up Asia O'Hara. “I'm excited to spread cheers and queers throughout Europe this season. I'm feeling jolly all over just thinking about it", adds fellow season 10 runner-up Kameron Michaels. "You won't find this unique combination of talent, production and fierce

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Civic Theatre Panto | Jack and the Beanstalk

Civic Theatre

Fee-fi-fo-fum... Come to the Civic for the best Christmas Fun! The Civic Theatre are excited and proud to present Jack & The Beanstalk. This magical giant of a panto is a spectacular treat for all ages. Produced & directed by Rob Murphy (Cheerios Panto/ Civic Theatre Summer Camp). Featuring an All-Star Cast: Sorcha Furlong (Orla, Fair City) as the Evil Baroness. Enya Martin (Giz a Laugh, YouTube sensation) as the InstaFairy. Morgan Crowley (West End Star) as Dame Dottie. Ciara Murphy as Jill. Cormac O'Broin as Jack. Introducing Dean Mulraney as the Giant.

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Ocean Colour Scene

The Olympia Theatre

The Birmingham band's story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock'n'folk odyssey set to a backdrop of over 20 years of  pop culture at its very best. Due to huge demand they will return at the end of this year to play a series of Christmas shows - including a stop off in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on December 12th 2018. Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996's Moseley Shoals, 1997's Marchin' Already and 1999's One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996's The Riverboat Song. They support

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Christmas Crooners

dlr Mill Theatre

A romantic Christmas special. Christmas Crooners is jam packed with festive favourites including the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol' Blue Eyes himself- Frank Sinatra. Once again this year, we have our beautiful Christmas “belle” singing her favourite Christmas songs, including Santa Baby, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree and many more. This fantastic cast of West-End Singers, are backed by the superb and talented swing band: The Jazz- All-Stars and they perform over 30 well known Christmas hits. Staged in the warm and delightful style

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Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

For an unforgettable Christmas experience, visit Santa’s Grotto at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The CHQ Building in Dublin’s City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. What’s included • Visit Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift • Help Mrs. Claus create her world famous recipe of reindeer food and take home your very own pouch to feed the reindeers on Christmas Eve • Write and post your letter to Santa • Visit o

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Bosco’s Magical Christmas and Cinderella

Axis

Bosco is Bosco. not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you'll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience in celebration of Bosco's 40th anniversary. Paula Lambert has been travelling the country for the last 40 years - in the early years with her father Eugene Lambert

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Liberty Panto | Cinderella

Liberty Hall Theatre

It's that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you've already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there's a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It's Cinderella. Praise be to Santa! ​Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire. And Eric Lalor - Comedian & Fair City bad g

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A Gospel Christmas on Gardiner Street

St Francis Xavier's Church, Gardiner Street

Join the renowned Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and some very special guests for THE ultimate toe-tapping, sing-along Christmas celebration of the year.

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Olympia Panto | Polly and the Magic Lamp

The Olympia Theatre

It's that time of year... This year the Olympia is Ireland's most Star-studded panto!!! With family madness to rival Mrs Browns Boys set in our own Fair City of Panto Land, this is the fun filled Polly and the Magic Lamp! This hilarious twist on Aladdin has showstopping numbers that will have you Dancing with the Stars and epic singalongs with one of Ireland's biggest new music sensations! The baddy has a West End touch... Plus there's a magic Genie that'll have you and Mammy Snapchatting the whole family..! WARNING: If you are a sourpuss, a scrooge, a spoil sport or a bah humbug we ad

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Route 66 Big Band at Christmas

dlr Mill Theatre

Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert return with a Christmas Themed Show. With a programme that takes the audience on a magical music trip from the Big Band music of the 40's right up to date with numbers made famous by Glen Miller, Sinatra, Tom Jones, Adele, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Joe Dolan and many more there is something to please everyone. These numbers, played with a fabulous big band sound, have received standing ovations at every show and a magnificent night's entertainment is guaranteed, definitely a show not to be missed.

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This Way To Christmas Ft. The Snowman

National Concert Hall

A heart-warming affair with NCH Christmas Orchestra and Theatre Lovett Join us for a heart-warming Christmas spectacle with fun and fanfares from our Christmas Orchestra. Theatre Lovett will bring us some of our favourite things… parading Nutcrackers, a little match girl to lighten our hearts, classic Christmas songs and festive dance. Plus Santa Claus of course and loads of laughs for all the family.

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Funderland

RDS

Funderland is possibly the largest travelling Amusement Park event in Europe. Our venues feature Rollercoasters and as many as fifteen different thrilling attractions carefully selected from among the top attractions in Europe. The Logo and Name are registered Trade Marks to ensure that our customers know it is the genuine event and not just an imitation. There are always a host of attractions that are sure to appease even the most seasoned thrill seekers who – more... dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air. We don't neglect our younger thrill seekers eit

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NYF Dublin 2018

Custom House Quay

Gather in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the Custom House, one of Dublin's iconic landmarks, becomes the centre of this year's New Year's Festivities. Celebrate with Gavin James at the 3Countdown Concert or ring in the New Year at one of the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment events! Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinée: Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the New Year at the highly anticipated Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinée. Watch in delight and amazement as laser lights and aqua beams dance through the sky as you count down to the New Year. This is fr

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RCSI Undergraduate Open Day

RCSI

RCSI focus exclusively on health sciences. Students, educators and researchers collaborate for the benefit of human health. Discover what it's like to study Undergraduate Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy at RCSI by attending the annual Undergraduate Open Day. Learn how a degree in healthcare can open up varied and exciting career options in Ireland and across the world. The 2019 Undergraduate Open Day will take place at 26 York Street and the St Stephen's Green campus.

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Alice in Wonderland

Axis

What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy. On their journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.

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Documenting Jazz

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

The first jazz conference in Ireland will take place at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines. Since it was first named, jazz has been a phenomenon of mass-distributed sound, word and image. While its vernacular origins and emphasis on improvisation give primacy to live performance, the consumption of jazz is largely mediated through documentation of some form. This process of documentation has arguably been just as important as, and in some ways more important, than ‘the music itself’, shaping its reception and spread throughout the world. In

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Waltons World Masters Series – Tigran Hamasyan + Special Guests

NCH

World-renowned pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan was trained as a classical and jazz musician but draws on a wide range of influences, including Armenian folk music, rock, electronica, hip-hop, spoken word poetry and more. A restless musical explorer and collaborator, Tigran has performed and recorded as a soloist, with an Armenian chamber choir (performing his reworkings of Armenian sacred music for his acclaimed Luys i Luso or 'Light from Light' project) and in collaboration with a veritable who's who of jazz luminaries. He has recorded two albums each for Universal, ECM and Nonesuch.

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TradFest 2019

Temple Bar

TradFest  is Ireland's largest festival of traditional music. The festival also features artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock'n'roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin's most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St Patrick's Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. We

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Boyzone | The Farewell Tour

3Arena

After 25 years together, Boyzone announce details of their 25th Anniversary and Farewell Arena Tour. Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane: "When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we'd still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later... If you'd seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you'd probably be surprised too! But what followed was the stuff of dreams. We've played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits. We really can't put into words just how much y

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Tears for Fears | Rule The World Tour 2019

3Arena

Tears for Fears have been forced to postpone their forthcoming sold out UK & Ireland arena tour due to unforeseen health concerns and on doctor’s orders. Tears for Fears apologise to their fans and are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused. Tickets for 2018 remain valid for the rescheduled 2019 show (with Alison Moyet remaining as a very special guest). If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, please contact your point of purchase for a refund by Sunday 13th May 2018. Tears for Fears announce plans for their first UK and Ireland Tour since 2005 with a Dublin Show at t

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David Duchovny

The Academy

Known primarily for his television and film work, most notably his portrayal of FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the iconic Fox science-fiction television series The X-Files, actor, writer, and director David Duchovny didn't even pick up a guitar until his early fifties, but by 2015, the 54-year-old had amassed enough material to put out an album of original music. The two-time Golden Globe winner cites artists like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Wilco, R.E.M., and the Flaming Lips as inspirations, and his debut studio long player offers up an evocative blend of country, folk, and brooding alternative ro

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Waltons World Masters Series – Lizz Wright

NCH

Acclaimed American vocalist Lizz Wright is a truly extraordinary singer, with a musical palette that encompasses gospel, folk, jazz, pop, blues and spirituals. The daughter of a minister and music director in rural Georgia, and now living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Wright grew up playing piano and singing in her father's church. Her music is imbued with the lively passion of Southern sacred tradition and connects the texture of church music with the groove of jazz, endowing both with new depth and radiance. Her extraordinary voice 'simmer[s] with midnight heat and the ca

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Learn Inbound – Advanced PPC Course

Aviva Stadium

Competition for first page Google listings is increasing, and the learning curve to run successful PPC campaigns is getting steeper and more challenging. This course will empower you to gain advanced intelligence so you can perform advanced targeting, bidding, re-marketing, attribution, and reporting, so your business can thrive and maximise your PPC budget. This full-day training will kick off by connecting your business objectives to PPC goals to inform all your future strategy building and reporting. Then cover a toolkit for you to leverage for keyword research and understanding your cus

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