Event– Sound Bath Knocklyon
Location- Iona Pastoral Centre, Idrone Avenue Dublin 16
Description- Embark on a deep inner journey with the healing sounds of large Paiste Planetary gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, Shamanic drums, chimes, and the human voice. This enchanting experience will help you to wind down, clear your energy field, connect with your heart, body, spirit, and tap into your deeper intuition.
Sound Healing helps to induce a state of relaxation, balance the nervous system and dissolve stagnant energy. The powerful sounds of the gongs in particular can initiate a transcendent experience by heightening your awareness of your Inner Self and helping you to grow beyond outdated thought patterns. As a practice, regular Sound Healing can bring about lasting, positive change to the way you live your life.
* Clearer focus
* Improved sleep
* Physical relaxation
* Pain and tension relief
* Emotional balancing
* Renewed creativity
Bring a yoga mat, blanket, small cushion and eye mask (if you want to experience the sounds in the dark).Cost- €15
Children’s event– Junior Tap Dance 4-6 years
Location- Noisemakers Dance School, Navan Road Scout Den
Description- This course is intended for children aged 4-6 and starts their journey into dance and tap dance. Classes include rhythm and music games, improvisation/freestyle games and learning dances to music from the charts, from musicals and jazz classics. Class numbers are kept very small for this class to ensure every child gets lots of individual attention.
Cost- €60 for the full course
Event– Crowbar Presents: EMR
Location- Crowbar, Curved Street, Temple Bar
Description- Songwriter/Producer, Eimear O’Sullivan AKA EMR’s love for music first began by being raised on a blend of Meatloaf, Neil Young and Dire Straits, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack as well as Justin Timberlake for good measure.
After studying Production at Pulse college, her ability to write in numerous genres grew. Hence the birth of her latest EP ‘Health’.
Children’s event– April Toddler Time with Sarah Sparkles
Location- Clondalkin Library, Monastery Road
Description- Come and take part in our parent and toddler session for ages 2+. Stories, rhymes and bubbles with Sarah Sparkles.
Event– The Harvest – National TOUR
Location- The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street East
Description- Life is sweet. Good job. Pretty wife. A nice house in the suburbs. Shame about the past, creeping up behind you…
Charlotte is back on track, thanks to support from her steadfast husband Malcolm and son, Evan. She thinks she’s found another lifeline in her new friend, Shane. But Shane knows more about her idyllic life than she realises. And just how to destroy it.
The Harvest is a tense thriller from acclaimed playwright, Jane McCarthy, about second chances and second lives. What we do when we have them, and what we might do to take them from others.
“The world knows about me. It knows what I did and it doesn’t care anymore. But what about you? What about what you’ve done?”
Children’s event– Monkstown ‘Music for Babies’ Oboe Trio
Location- Knox Hall, Monkstown Road, Monkstown
Description- This month’s concert features oboist Conor Cavanagh, flautist Kieran Moynihan and our very own double bass player, Aura Stone. Come along and enjoy music from Haydn, Mozart and Morricone.
Location- Irish Polish Society, 20 Fitzwilliam Place
Description-Celebratethe Centenary of the appointment of Countess Markievicz as the first female Government Minister in a modern democracy.
A discussion with Mary Kenny (author of Dearest Old Darling) including a reading from the Markievicz Prison Letters.
Host: Patrick Quigley (Sisters Against the Empire etc.)
Mary Kenny is one of Ireland’s most versatile writers, the author of an acclaimed biography of William Joyce (“Lord Haw Haw”), Germany Calling, historical studies such as Shamrock and Crown: Love and Hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy, personal reminiscences Something of Myself & Others and polemical works Am I a Feminist? Are You? She also writes fiction, regular columns in the Irish Independent, the Irish Catholic and The Oldie. Her dramatic works include Allegiance on Churchill and Michael Collins and most recently, Dearest Old Darling, based on the prison correspondence of Constance Markievicz and her sister, Eva Gore-Booth.
She will be joined in conversation with Patrick Quigley, author of The Polish Irishman: Life and Times of Count Casimir Markievicz and Sisters against the Empire: Countess Markievicz & Eva Gore-Booth in 1916-17.
We promise a stimulating evening as Mary Kenny explains her attraction to the Gore-Booth sisters and their contested legacy today. The evening will include a reading of extracts from the prison letters with audience questions and discussion.
Children’s event– Aladdin Trouble the musical
Location- St Ultan’s Primary School
Description-Aladdin trouble the musical
Welcome to the exciting world of 1001 Arabian Nights, where the marvellous, panto-tastic Aladdin Trouble is set!
Scheherazade, our storyteller, launches us into a tale of good versus evil, a magical lamp, three wishes, witty banter and buffoonery and, of course, love conquering all. Aladdin Trouble features all of your favourite characters including the beautiful Princess Jasmine, the wicked Abanazar, the hilarious Widow Twankey and the fabulous Genie – and plenty more besides.
Event– Retro Disco
Location- Smock Alley Theatre
Description- In their first visit to Dublin, Swiss trio RETRO DISCO (horn, cello, synthesizer and electronics) showcase new music from Switzerland written specially for the group. The programme also includes the premier of a new commission by Karen Power.
Programme: Karen Power, (new work, Retro Disco commission)
Jannik Giger, Maestro
Eoin Callery, You might need a word for that
Robert Ashley, Mixed Blessings, Indiana
Katharina Rosenberger, If they bite with all their might
David Sontòn Caflisch, La metta da fein
RETRO DISCO is a hybrid between electronic and acoustic sounds. Their repertoire includes everything from absurd performances to sound installations, microtonal sine waves, synthetic sounds of the ’80s, or dismembered and dismembered samples.
Children’s event– Baby & Infant Massage
Location- The Court Yard Hotel, Leixlip
Description-The baby and infant massage training course is accredited by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). Students come from many different backgrounds and include health professionals, therapists, child care workers and parents. The course is run over 4 days and is taught by experienced International IAIM Trainers.
On the Training you will learn:
The History of Infant Massage and the IAIM
The Benefits and effects of Infant Massage
Infant Massage techniques and how to adapt them as the child grows
Infant Cues, crying and behavioural states
Marketing and Promoting your Infant Massage class
Communication, teaching and group facilitation skills
Bonding and the relationship between massage and bonding
Infant and Child development
Massage for special situations, including premature babies, colic and other special needs
During the 4 days you will get to see a parent class being taught and also get to do some of the teaching.
At the end of the 4 days you will take home a written exam and will have to teach 5 parents 5 sessions of Infant Massage.
On completion of the 4 days you become a student member of BMI and once you have completed your take home work you will become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) which will enable you to teach Infant Massage to parents.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT MASSAGE THE BABIES WE TEACH THE PARENTS TO DO SO
Event– Radical plowing competition
Location- Jigsaw, 10 Belvedere Court
Description- The Radical Plo’w’ing conpetition organised by Dublin Central housing Action is an outdoor agricultural show in Ireland incorporating a ploughing contest. Held every April, it draws over 1,500 exhibitors and achieves attendances of over 280,000.
At DCHA we are a community action group fighting for housing rights in Dublin. We are volunteers, but we need your support to keep the lights on. So come and fight with your feet.
Children’s event– Quilling Workshop for Children. Age 6-12
Location- County Library, Tallaght, Library Square, Tallaght
Description- Quilling workshop for children age 6-12
Provided by the Clondalkin Handcrafts and Horticultural Show. Everything made will be entered into the show.
Location- Cliff Townhouse, 22 Saint Stephen’s Green
Description- Crunch and brunch at the Cliff townhouse this April.
We return to the beautiful Cliff townhouse overlooking Saint Stephen’s Green this April, We will have two movement classes & brunch on Sunday 14th of April.
10am Yoga followed by brunch
11am Pilates followed by brunch
Yoga will be led by the fantastic @Moonsyoga.Yoga instructor SInead Mooney will lead attendees through a class that will improve core strength, flexibility and reduce stress.
@JessGormleyPilates will put her Pilates class through their paces. Pilates can help attendees improve agility, strength and provide an all round great workout.
There will be a selection of brunch options afterwards including Scrambled eggs with bacon, Eggs Benedict, and porridge with all the trimmings.
Coffee and side orders are available to purchase separately on the day.
Children’s event– Sunday Creative Drama for Kids
Location- MyArt, CityHouse, Newmarket, Dublin 8
Description- Creative Drama for Kids (6 -12 y.o.) will involve drama games and activities, simple improvisation and puppetry (making and performing). Drama will help kids to improve self – expression, working as a team and become more confident.