Location- Schrödinger Theatre, Fitzgerald Building, School of Physics
Description- In 1943, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger gave three public lectures entitled ‘What is Life?’ at Trinity College Dublin. These lectures expanded the field of biology, and we are marking their 75th anniversary with a special series of lunchtime seminars.
Returning to the theatre in which Schrödinger delivered those iconic lectures, we will discuss the exciting and dynamic interface between neuroscience and the humanities, as part of Trinity College Dublin’s Neurohumanities programme. Each seminar will be chaired by an academic whose research intersects with the themes of “What is Life?”, and will feature four speakers—two from the sciences, and two from the humanities.
Our third discussion will explore the the theme of CONSCIOUSNESS. Chaired by Dr Paul Dockree from the School of Psychology, speakers will include Dr Lorina Naci from the School of Psychology, Dr Lorraine Leeson, Director of the Centre for Deaf Studies, and Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, Dean of Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media at DIT.
Light lunch will be provided after the seminar.
Location- The Clockwork Door, 51 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar
Description- The game of Dungeons and Dragons is taking off around the world. Maybe you’ve heard it mentioned, maybe you’ve seen it on TV or online, but you never got around to playing a game. Now is the best opportunity for you. We have seasoned game masters to give you the best intro and guidance as you take on the caves, highways and villains in the world you create.
We’ll start with a lecture on all aspects of the game, from history and lore, to gameplay and character design. Then we’ll set you in a game for your first adventure. Everything will be included, but we ask you to bring pencil and paper for your own notes.
Cost- Tickets on eventbrite for €8 or pay €10 at the door, first come first served
Children’s Event– Begginers Taekwon-do
Location- Scoil Maelruan, Old Bawn
Description-We will be starting beginners classes in September for new (and old) members aged 5-12 and 13 upwards. Come along to one of our classes for a free tryout. We also offer special family rates for parents and children.
Cost- Anyone joining from the 1st September until 31st October can avail of a special promotion for one months training, membership to the national association (RITA) and training suit for only €99
Description- Every week during the summer, Wet and Wild (Ireland’s LGBT Sports Club) meet for post-work swims at a variety of Dublin beach and mountain lake locations. Wetsuits are optional and all abilities are catered for, from paddlers to dolphins. You will need to be able to swim in water deeper than you can stand in.
The venue of for the swim will be added a day or two before the event – depending on tides, weather, etc.
Following each swim there is an option to go for refreshments in a local pub.
Just to reiterate – this is a FUN jump into the cold water! If you want to be in and out in 5 seconds and head to the pub, that’s cool with us. If you want to spend your time swimming a kilometre, that’s cool too. Whatever you want to do, there’ll be someone to do it with.
Swim at your own risk.
Cost- Free to attend
Event– Beginners Tap Sept-Oct 2018
Location- Arts & Business Campus, 40 Lower Drumcondra Road
Description- ADULT TAP LESSONS in DRUMCONDRA
BEGINNERS course is designed to build upon what you learn each week. Ideal for complete beginners or those who have learned a few steps but lack comprehensive technique. Learn the fundamentals of tap technique, basic steps, fun combinations and a dance routine!
Cost- €65 Full Course (7 classes), Drop-in rate is €15 per class (€10 for students/unwaged)
Children’s Event– Malahide Parent First Aid
Location- Grand Hotel malahide, Coast Road
Description- Parent First Aid is Ireland’s fastest growing first aid course offering a 2 hour practical training course specially designed for Parents and Carers of Children. In this hands-on session, you will learn life-saving techniques from our highly qualified and experienced first aid training professionals.
The main topics covered are:
Activation of emergency services
CPR – Infant/Child
How to Deal with a Choking Infant/Child
Burns & Scalds
Bleeding & Fevers
Plus more on request from participants.
The Parent First Aid course is an Interactive hands-on session. Our team of qualified trainers are highly experienced and bring the most up to date first aid training skills to the class.
Time- 19.00 – 21.00
Event– 12 Points festival 2018
Location- The Sugar Club, Leeson Street
Description- 4 nights of next-generation jazz at the pan-European 12 Points festival
12 exciting emerging jazz acts from across Europe, with daytime ‘Jazz Futures’ industry conference and after-hours jam sessions in DUBLIN this September 5-8th.
12th edition of the award-winning 12 Points Festival, returning home to Dublin this September, in partnership with Beck’s Be Kreativ and The Sugar Club.
This pan-European showcase jazz festival is singular in it’s approach, presenting 12 emerging acts from 12 different European countries; the cream of the crop of a new generation of jazz and experimental music, performing over 4 nights at The Sugar Club, with afterhours jam sessions and the daytime industry conference ‘Jazz Futures’.
“The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.” – The Irish Times
The 2018 festival edition is presented by Improvised Music Company (IMC) in association with Beck’s Be Kreativ and The Sugar Club.
Cost- Early Bird ‘12 Band’ Festival Pass €49 for all 4 nights. Regular Festival Pass €59 | Individual Day Tickets €18/20
Location- Button Factory, Temple Bar
Description- SLAY! proudly presents The Boulet Brothers: Dragula LIVE for THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE UK!
Hosted by The Boulet Brothers with performances from Vander Von Odd (S1 Winner), Biqtch Puddin (S2 Winner), Victoria Black, James Majesty and Meatball.
Dragula LIVE combines stage shows, games and a Q&A based on the Boulet Brothers hit TV show Dragula
Time- Meet+Greet Doors 6PM // General Doors 7PM
Children’s Event– Toddler Time
Location- Lucan Library, Supervalu shopping centre
Description- Fun, educational activities for pre-school children and their parent/guardian who helps their child participate, promoting literacy skills.
Booking from Monday 27 August, 1.30pm, via
Location- The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin
Description- Get the lowdown on everything you wanted to know about space, but didn’t know how to ask.
Our universe is, at the very least, 100 billion light years across. But where does this number come from, and what does that really mean? In under an hour flat, British science writer, Jim Baggott will tell us the story of our universe — from Newton to Einstein, and from the Big Bang to the latest theories of quantum space. In this fast-paced and informative talk,
Jim Baggott is an award-winning science writer. He trained as a scientist, completing a doctorate in chemical physics at the University of Oxford in the early 1980s, before embarking on post-doctoral research studies at Oxford and at Stanford University in California.
Location- Sol Art Gallery, Unit 3, The Times Building, D’Olier Street
Description- We’re delighted to announce our official grand opening of the new gallery premises. We will have fantastic new work from all artists on the night.
Cost- Free, register here
Children’s Event– Back to school. Essential Oil workshop
Location- Dundrum Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road
Description- With the school term fast approaching you might be looking for ways to support your families health wellness. In this fun and informative workshop we will be explore how Essential Oils can be incorporated into your daily lives to make your routine less stressful. In this class we will be exploring:
Oil safety and dilution ratios
Essential oils for relaxation
Focus for study/homework
Tips and tricks from the trade
Event– The Return of Ulysses
Location- Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Description- In the first ever staging in Ireland of one of the greatest baroque operas, Monteverdi’s magnificent music finds a perfect creative match in the human drama of Homer’s Odyssey.
Ten years after the fall of Troy, the hero Ulysses has still not found his way home, as the gods quarrel over his fate. In Ithaca, his wife Penelope has waited faithfully, hoping against hope that he may still be alive. Meanwhile the suitors are circling…
The ground-breaking company Opera Collective Ireland joins forces with Kilkenny Arts Festival to showcase Ireland’s finest operatic talent of the younger generation in a new production by Tony Award-winning director Patrick Mason. Christian Curnyn returns to the Festival following superb performances of Idomeneo and Giulio Cesare to conduct one of the world’s most acclaimed early music ensembles, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a glorious operatic marriage of Homer’s epic with renaissance Venice.
A heart-stopping tale of true love against adversity, performed in a vivid new English translation by Christopher Cowell.
Location- Yoga Dublin, 28a Dartmouth Road, Ranelagh
Description- The New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle, a fresh start, time to manifest your desires, create space to support and nourish the creative element in yourself. It is time to refill your own cup and make time to connect with the feminine energy of the women you are practicing with, the Earth and yourself.
The ancient ritual of women gathering around the New Moon, to support one another and share sacred space is a practise we have been disconnected from in the modern age. That yearning to find empowerment from a space of the feminine, is seen in the new movement of Women’s Circles across the world. This phenomenon of female connection is what Sian Pascale celebrates in her monthly practises that take place across the world.
We will be moving through:
~ yoga flows and postures
~ energy shifting breath work
~ guided meditations and chanting
~ journalling and reflection
~ exploration of tantric shake healing techniques
~ sharing of stories and ancient myths
Children’s Event– Lucan Festival Fireworks display
Location- Lucan Weir, Lucan
Description- Join us this coming September for the 10th Anniversary of Lucan Festival. Friday night lots of enjoyment taking place.
Cost- Free to attend
Location- Citywest Hotel, Saggart
Description- Winter is here for Game of Thrones Fans. A one-time-only immersive experience this Sept. 8th and 9th exclusively at Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
Meet Game of Thrones Dire Wolves and Actors. Pose with costumed characters, touch a life-size Dragon Skull 6ft tall, explore 25 official GoT prop replicas. Become ruler of the Seven Kingdoms take your seat on the Iron Throne, don Joffrey’s crown, hold infamous swords like Longclaw and Ice or a dragon’s egg. Watch sword fighters battle. Join the Knights learn to sword fight. Take your place at the Dragon Banquet. Optionally, costume up and take photos with your henchmen or handmaidens.
Tickets available at event and priority tickets online. See tickets for details. Ticket for evening Dragon Banquet event are sold separately and strictly for persons age 16 and up. And do not include Day Admission.
Time- Saturday & Sunday 09.00-18.00, dragon Banquet 20.00
Event– Yoga and Meditation
Location- Adult Education Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street
Description- Free Yoga and Meditation Session
– The workshop is open to all over 7 years of age and does not require any fitness level or previous exposure to yoga.
– Workshop is held for 1h to allow interaction and the possibility to ask questions in the end.
– The practices taught can be done anywhere between 5 to 21 minutes.
– Ongoing online support will be made available after the session.
For more information email email@example.com
Children’s Event–Harvest Colours Wreath Workshop, Ages 7-11 @ the Hugh Lane
Location-Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North
Description- Create bright, breezy, autumnal wreaths full of shapes and textures during this Harvest Colours works with artist Emma O’Toole. Ages 7-11
Cost- €6, booking required
Location- St Ann’s, Dawson Street
Description-This concert at the beautiful St Anne’s Church is the first in a series of four spread across the 2018-19 season in which Chamber Choir Ireland will present the complete motets of Bach, together with related works by Brahms, Schütz, and a variety of medieval and contemporary composers.
The first programme includes works from the Old Bach Archive, two motets by Brahms, and Bach’s Jesu meine Freude as well as works by Giovanni di Palestrina, Sebastian Knüpfer and Heinrich Isaac.
The concert will be accompanied by a free pre-concert talk given by broadcaster Tim Thurston in conversation with Paul Hillier, given 1 hour before the concert.
For those intending on attending the full series of concerts in Dublin, there is an option to buy one ticket covering the entrance to all four concerts at a cheaper rate.
Cost- Child/student €5, full price €20
Event– Phoenix Park Honey Show 2018
Location- The Whitefields, Phoenix Park
Description- Welcome to the fourth annual Phoenix Park Honey Show.
This annual event includes the following tours and lectures:
Biodiversity and Horticultural Tours of Walled Garden
11am, 1pm, 2pm – Walled Garden, Brian Quinn, Cathy Savage, Leif Barry, OPW
Tours of Ashtown Castle
12pm, 2pm, 4pm – Ashtown Castle, Margaret McGuirk
“Bumblebees, Hoverﬂies, Honeybees, Pollinators Supreme”.
12pm Lecture Theatre – Peter Cuthbert, BSc Agr (Hort) Environmental Consultant
‘7th Century Old Irish Beekeeping Law’ – 1pm – Lecture Theatre, Prof. Fergus Kelly, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
‘Victorian Gardening’ – 2pm – Lecture Theatre – Beth Ann Kavanagh, OPW guide, Phoenix Park
‘Making gardens more bee friendly’ – 3pm – Lecture Theatre – Peter Whyte BScAgr(Hort), Landscape and Garden Consultant.
For the little ones – Family activities and much more throughout the day.
Children’s Event– Family Activity: Discovering Patterns
Location- Dublin Castle, Dame Street
Description- Inspired by the exhibition Lucienne Day: Living Designs, join this interactive hunt for patterns in the exhibition and all around the State Apartments of Dublin Castle. This activity is aimed at children, but all ages are welcome to join.
Free, all ages. Booking required.
Cost- Free, register here