PhotoIreland Festival

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PhotoIreland Festival

Various Locations, Tuesday 1st May - Thursday 31st May 2018

PhotoIreland’s international festival is focused around photography and image culture. Explore work of esteemed photographers, as well as that of young and local initiatives in Ireland, presented to you in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

Run by PhotoIreland Foundation, this year the festival presents the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. Launching the festival on 3rd May, Laia Abril’s comprehensive work On Abortion, looks at the history and repercussions for women in the absence of safe and legal abortions – the first chapter of an extensive project A History of Misogyny. Irish artist Sarah Cullen presents her work You Shall Have Exactly What You Want exploring the experiences of pregnant women in Ireland who are faced with crisis pregnancies.


Date:
Tuesday 1st May - Thursday 31st May 2018

TU Dublin Conservatory presents glorious opera masterpieces

Smock Alley Theatre

TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama presents a double bill of glorious opera masterpieces. The cast of exceptional vocal and orchestral students from the Conservatory will take you on a gripping journey of love and deception from the empires of Ancient Greece to the battlefields of the First Crusade. Purcell's Dido and Aeneas recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. The opera is full of magnificent music including Dido's Lament, one of the most beautiful and tragic arias ever written. Dido and Aeneas laid the found

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Macbeth

BGE Theatre

National Theatre and Rufus Norris' new production of Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare's most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold-out run in London. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse,

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The Axis Panto | 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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