THE BEST OF THIS WEEK'S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 18.06.18

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:

Monday

Event– Slane Whiskey Tasting Experience

Location- The Long Hall, 51 South Great George’s Street

Description- We’re delighted to bring you the Slane Irish Whiskey tasting experience.

Join us at The Long Hall on 18th of June at 19:00 as we take you from the history of Slane Castle to its future as a place where our whiskey will be distilled for generations.

Slane Irish Whiskey is inspired by the old ways, but built on the spirit of reinvention. Using our signature triple casked method, we’ve created a whiskey with notes of oak, spice, and sweetness. It’s unique, it’s new, and it may surprise you.

Sample our perfect pour, Slane Rocks, and learn the versatility of our whiskey through a cocktail demonstration delivered by the Slane Brand Ambassador, Will Lynch.

Tickets for these exclusive tasting sessions are free, but limited, so be sure to book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Cost- Free but booking required

Time- 19.00

Event– Urban Yoga

Location- Huckletree D2

Description- In search of zen during your busy work day?

Join our inhouse instructor Aislinn for Lunchtime Yoga in our beautiful Studio and let go of any tension or stress.

Our Yoga Sessions are complimentary for Huckletree Members, and spaces are first come first served. Everyone is welcome and mats are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing (sportwear is advised).

Cost- Free

Time- 13.00-13.40

Tuesday

Event– MIND, BODY AND ME

Location- Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

Description-The journey of motherhood can be overwhelming, we at Mumitude recognise a healthy mindset and prioritising time for you, will in turn enable you to live a better life for you and your family.

MIND, BODY & ME is designed for like minded mums and their babies to come together for a morning of pampering inside & out with yoga and momma mindfulness from the Wellness Warrior, Sinead Mooney of Moonsyoga. Trudy Hayes founder of Ravenapp will be sharing beauty tips & mini treatments, finishing with a delicious healthy lunch by The Fumbally Cafe – all shared with a community of mothers that inspire and support each other.

The journey of motherhood can be a selfless one and this morning is aimed to give something back to you.

YOGA & MOMMA MINDFULNESS

We will have a special Postpartum Yoga session with Wellness Warrior, Sinead Mooney aka Moonsyoga, where you will learn movements especially beneficial to your already high achieving postpartum body. The yoga class is suitable for all levels. This is will be followed by a Momma Mindfulness session, giving you the tools to help you be more mindful during those tough days with your little one.

BEAUTY

Trudy Hayes of Ravenapp will join us and share her postpartum beauty tips & quick make-up looks for mums on the go. Raven beauty therapists will be on hand to give mini treatments to everyone too!

Trudy Hayes is the powerhouse behind the Raven App brand – Ireland’s elite beauty concierge booking system. Raven is the beauty essential aimed at women who just don’t have the time in their day to get to the salon. Raven can send an experienced professional directly to your home, office or hotel without any fuss.

LUNCH

The morning will be topped off with a delicious lunch prepared by the Fumbally Café, predominantly plant-based, colourful, nourishing & plentiful!

We want all mums to leave the Mumitude event feeling relaxed and empowered after a morning of ‘Me Time’ and adult conversation.

We will also have a Mumitude goody bag for every mama!

Cost- €58

Time- 10.00-13.30

Event– Dublin Herb Bike Plant Ramble

Location- Meet at The Whitworth at The Porthouse pub

Description- Meet your Green Neighbours!

Learn to identify the wild plants growing all around us and how we can use many of them as food and medicine. We’ll discover different edible and medicinal plants found along the banks of the Royal Canal – between Phibsborough and Drumcondra!

While we Ramble, we’ll discuss basic botany, harvesting considerations, and medicine making techniques. Appropriate for all ages and herb levels.

Cost- Free, donations welcome

Time- 18.30

Wednesday

Event– Christy Moore – Solo

Location- The National Concert Hall

Description- 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.

It is his deep urge to connect with the listener and to transmit the meaning of the songs he sings that has endeared him to audiences of all ages. Christy has released more than 25 solo albums, from Paddy on the Road in 1969 to On the Road in 2017.

Cost- €35-50

Time- 20.00

Event– Ballet For Beginners

Location- Coiscéim dance theatre. 14 sackville place. Dublin 1

Description- Led by Jeanette Keane. Discover pliés, points and pirouettes and take a step into the world of Ballet. This class is suitable for people with no previous experience in Ballet.

Cost- €15 per drop in class

Time- 18.15-19.45

Thursday

Event– IMAGE Networking Breakfast: Our Working World

Location- The Marker Hotel

Description- IMAGE Networking Breakfast: Our Working World

Our working lives in 2018…What’s it all about? How do we work? What do we demand from employers and our work environment? Why are we still looking for balance (in vain)? What does the future hold and what’s thankfully left in the past?

We’ll be discussing these topics at the upcoming IMAGE Networking Breakfast with a panel of trailblazing businesswomen who are refashioning our ‘ways to work’.

Sinead Brady- Career psychologist and founder of A Career to Love, Sinéad Brady has over a decade of professional experience in career profiling, career support services, and motivational speaking.

Oonagh O Hagan- Oonagh O’ Hagan is the owner and Managing Director of the Meagher’s Pharmacy Group in Dublin and the thriving online store. Meagher’s has won countless awards within the world of pharmacy and has just been named as one of Irelands “ Gold Standard” companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards.

Yvonne Donoghue Sales & Marketing Director at The Shelbourne, Dublin. Originally from Galway, Yvonne Donohue joined the Shelbourne in May 2010 as Director of Sales & Marketing where last year she was awarded the Marriott International Global Elite Award for ‘Property Sales Leader of the Year -Managed Hotels’.

Cost- €45

Time- 07.30-09.30

Event– Time of the Month June – Dublin

Location- Generator Hostel, Smithfeild

Description- Funny Women’s successful Time of the Month is back to Dublin again!

Itching to do comedy? Come and scratch that itch at Funny Women’s Time of the Month, our regular comedy workshop and networking event.

It’s a night of two parts…come to both or just perform at Showtime.

Ever been told you’re funny?
Ever wanted to experience the comedy circuit or improve your confidence?
Well, that time of the month is here!
Join us to meet like-minded women with a passion for comedy, learn how to generate material through improvised comedy, share scripts, jokes and ideas from comedians currently performing on the circuit.

 

Cost- €10 Your playtime ticket also gets you free entry to showtime

Time- 18.00-19.30

Friday

Event– Body & Borders

Location- MART, Rathmines Road Lower

Description- Livestock brings you 3 days of live art, performance, workshops and discussion.
Based in MART Gallery Rathmines. For more information check out our website http://livestock-art.com

Cost- They’re more than a little stingey with their info online but it appears to be free

Time- 19.00

EventBest of Irish Comedy

Location- The Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay

Description- There’s no doubt us Irish are the funniest in the biz. This week we’ve lined up our favourite funny onions and popped them into one incredible ‘Best of Irish’ show. Taking to the stage this weekend, we have Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern and Stephen Mullan!

Fred is one of the most extraordinary comedians on the scene at the moment having featured on RTE’s ‘Republic of Telly’ and ‘The Savage Eye’. Kevin is one comedian we always have requests for and we’ve listened. He too hosted RTE’s Republic of Telly and was Simcard on the hit tv show ‘The Hardy Bucks’. Best of Irish – It does exactly what it says on the tin!

Cost- €26

Time- 19.00

 

Children’s Event– Fantastic Mr Fox (more dates)

Location- The Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Description- Following on from the Sell-Out Success of Summer 2017’s James & the Giant Peach, this year Mill Productions will be bringing another Roald Dahl Classic to the dlr Mill Theatre stage in June – Fantastic Mr Fox! This production will certainly end the academic year on a high note but it will book out fast so please book early! Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe, with Matthew O’Brien as Mr Fox and Evelyn Shaw as Mrs Fox and a supporting cast

Cost- Children: €14, Full price: €16, discounts for groups

Time- 19.00

Saturday

Event– Irish Gin & Tonic Fest – Launch Party!

Location- Urban Brewing, The CHQ Building

Description- The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is a 32 county celebration of Irish gins! It takes place from June 23rd – 30th and venues from all round the island of Ireland will be coming on board while lots of Irish gin brands will be hosting special events everywhere.

We’re throwing an opening party at Urban Brewing on June 23rd that will showcase most of the Irish gins we’re working with for the festival. For €15, you will receive a full serve of an all Irish Gin & Tonic and you’ll be able to sample over a dozen premium Irish gins that hail from every province in Ireland!

This will be on from 4.30pm – 6.30pm but if you prefer, you can come to the earlier session from 1.30 -3.30pm

Cost- €15

Time- 16.30

Event– Bushy Park Market Yoga (weekly event)

Location- Busy Park, Dublin 6

Description- Each week Rathmines Collective host a lovely experienced yoga teacher to guide you in a variety of styles of yoga, for ALL LEVELS. We ask for a 5 euro donation. Each month we donate part of the money to both local and international charities.

Cost- €5

Time- 11.00-12.00

 

Children’s Event– Explore the Self; Portraiture Workshop with Vera Klute

Location- RHA Gallery (Royal Hibernian Academy), 15 Ely Place

Description- Young people aged 13+ are invited to join artist Vera Klute on this bespoke one-off workshop which will explore traditional and contemporary portraiture in art, with a particular focus on self-portraiture and the modern obsession with editing and curating one’s own image through digital media.

Vera Klute, Hennessy Portrait Prize winner (2015), explores portraiture through a variety of means in her own practice, including painting, animation, sculpture and drawing. The workshop will include a visit to the portraiture room in the RHA Annual Exhibition, which has been a feature of the exhibition for 188 years. An introduction to Vera’s multidisciplinary practice, including her own pieces in the exhibition. Followed by a workshop where the young people will create their own self-portrait.

Participants will be encouraged to consider how they would like to represent themselves, thinking about pose, content, composition and media. The workshop, although structured, will provide a range of materials, supporting the young people to develop their own unique style of self-portraiture including the use of mobile phones, drawing, sculpture and painting.

Where students do wish to use photography or video, we ask that they bring their own mobile phone for the workshop.

Places are limited for this workshop.

This workshop is part of and supported by the citywide Cruinniú na nÓg children’s festival, which presents a full day of creative events for children and young people on Saturday 23rd June.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.30-16.30

Sunday

Event– Music to Lift the Heart with Ayla Nereo

Location- Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Grafton Street

Description- Ayla Nereo’s voice is a beacon of light that hits straight to the heart. Her poetry splashes like dazzling paint across a canvas of sound, and armed with an array of loop-pedals, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies, weaving syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her songs call us to listen deeper. For the depth of each song is in the words; her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery ring as anthems, riddles, and mantras for hope, humanness, profound healing, and love. With an uncanny ability to disarm and crack open the emotions, Ayla is an artist you feel is singing directly from her Soul, for what she truly believes in, and for the beauty of life itself.

Raised on Bob Dylan, opera, and classical music, Ayla’s music touches both the timeless and modern. Vocally and lyrically often compared to Joni Mitchell, her arrangements and stage presence lean into something more modern and fierce, an authenticity and innocence closer to Aurora or Imogen Heap. Dancing her own songs on stage as she sings them, her movement and presence gives the audience a permission to be wild, real, vulnerable, and alive. Though Ayla’s vocal melodies, timeless lyrics, and fingerpicking guitar songs harken back to an earlier era, she always rides the line between genres, weaving in live vocal looping, beats and percussion, orchestral string arrangements, celtic melodies, and even dashes of hip-hop wordplay, so that her songwriting and sound ultimately cannot be compared to anyone else.

Every performance Ayla gives is its own inspired journey; an enchanting and poignant experience that holds you by the heart and doesn’t let go.

Cost- €15-20

Time- 19.00

Event– Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus

Location- St Stephen Church, 2 Mount St Crescent

Description- We are delighted to announce our annual summer show! On Sunday June 24th the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus present ‘Life Over The Rainbow’ – a celebration of 25 years of decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland!

With a repertoire of pop favourites, musical theatre delights and a few surprises thrown in for good measure, this is one show you WON’T want to miss.

Cost- €10

Time- 16.00-18.00

 

Enjoy!!

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