THE BEST OF THIS WEEK'S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 21.05.18

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:

Monday

Event- Lioness – The Amy Winehouse Experience

Location- The Civic Theatre, Town Centre, Tallaght

Description- In her short career the talent of Amy Winehouse created a lasting impression on the music world of the 21 st century. Recording three critically acclaimed albums from her debut ‘Frank’ in 2003, the Grammy Award winning ‘Back to Black’ in 2007 and the posthumous ‘Lioness’ in 2011 along with the covers of ‘Cupid’ and ‘Valerie’ with Producer Mark Ronson no one can deny the talent and impact of this often misunderstood star.

Lioness provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent featuring TV’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ finalist Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse plus a full seven piece backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent of this songstress will take you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance.

The band are made up of hand-picked experienced musicians, carefully selected to maintain the accuracy to the original performances of the UK’s brightest star that so tragically burned out in 2011. The crafted show focuses on the vocal talent and soul of Amy, unhindered by the dark side to her addictions to alcohol and substances. Lioness provide, without doubt, the most authentic recreation of Amy Winehouse, designed to entertain and deliver the experience of Amy at her very best.

Having recently completed their a second tour of the UK and Ireland the response from venues, promoters and audience alike has exceeded all expectations. Selling out numerous venues on both tours covering over 5,000 miles and selling in excess of 10,000 tickets .

Cost- €23

Time- 20.00

Event- Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 190

Location- National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barrack

Description- This exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland through exploration of the use of print media by the Irish suffragists, and their opponents, in their methods of promotion and protest. The exhibition aims to shine a light on a neglected period in Irish women’s history, while simultaneously exploring the powerful relationship between the contemporary political protest and the developing print media. Exhibition content will include print ephemera, photographs, and newspaper publications which illustrate the influence and effect of protest through print in a period of early media.

It will demonstrate the role which the process of print played in the Irish fight for women’s rights to vote, and will feature print ephemera which has never before been exhibited publicly. The exhibition will be curated by Donna Gilligan, a material culture historian who specialises in the research of the objects and images of the Irish suffrage campaign.

Cost- Free

Time- 09.00

Tuesday

Event- Yoga at the Gallery

Location- National Gallery Of Ireland, Merrion Square

Description- We are excited to launch our very first yoga series at the National Gallery of Ireland! Join Mary Dowling, an experienced yoga instructor and Gallery guide, for an hour of relaxation and art appreciation in the exquisite Grand Gallery next Tuesday, in a session which will be suitable for all levels.

There is very limited availability, so book early!

Please bring your own mat. Liquid of any kind, including water, is not allowed inside the galleries, so please come hydrated!

Cost- €10

Time- 10.30-11.30

Event- Evening Liffey Paddle

Location- National War Memorial Gardens

Description- We’re going to Paddle eight kilometres down river through the heart of Dublin city, taking in some of Dublin’s most famous sights along the way.

We’re going to set off at sunset exploring the city with only the moon and our head-torches to guide the way.

This will be a fantastic way to see the capital come alive at night with moonlight reflections in the water and bridges lit up from underneath with eerie colours.

There’ll be food and drinks waiting for the triumphant explorers at the end of the adventure. All included in the cost.
It’s going to be class.

Cost- €50

Time- 19.00-22.00

Wednesday

Event- My Son My Son (more dates)

Location- Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar

Description- My Son My Son is the story of The Mother. She has one son, hence the title. This play won’t pass the Bechdel Test. That’s deliberate. All characters are female. Men only exist off stage, somewhere else, doing other things.

Her best friend is Mary, they’ve been friends since they were 7. Mary is childless, but married. The Mother’s never been married. She’s against it really. They’re strong liberal women from The Liberties in Dublin’s South Inner City, a bit bet down by the life when we meet them.

There’s a lot going on, we’ve a lot of drama in our lives. That’s not what’s really important, but we’ll use that to try to get to what is. We need to stop pretending that class isn’t a real thing. It is. Still.

Anyway. We want to connect. We need to. There’s a lot to do.

My Son My Son is a new play from Veronica Dyas inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s learning play, ‘The Mother’

Cost- €12-14

Time- 19.45

Event- Glass Symposium

Location- National Museum of Ireland – Decorative arts & History, Decorative Arts & History – Collins Barracks

Description- This glass symposium will explore how, why and what makes a contemporary collection significant. If you are a collector, artist, academic, building a collection, or just love glass, this one day symposium will inform you in what to look for and what provenance, documents and supportive material become significant in personal and public collections.

Cost- €10-25

Time- 09.00

Thursday

Event- Words on the Street 2018

Location- This year’s trail visits The National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Alliance Francaise, National Gallery of Ireland, Instituto Cervantes and Literature Ireland’s imposing Georgian home on Fenian Street

Description- Crossing political and literary borders, Words on the Street will take you on a journey across the cultural landscape, in an evening of readings by contemporary European authors.

Hear voices from ten European countries, across a range of beautiful cultural venues.Alongside readers Anne Doyle, Mary Kennedy, Lisa Lambe, Geraldine Plunkett and Johnny Ward, the British Council is delighted to welcome author Elizabeth Day representing the UK. Elizabeth will read from her own work at the National Gallery, including her gripping latest novel, The Party.

The first reading at each venue will start at 6:30pm and the last one at 9pm. Each reading takes approximately 15 minutes and is repeated on the hour and half hour.

Cost- This event is free and no booking is necessary – just join the trail at any point!

Time- 18.30

Event- Meditation with cats

Location- Cat Lounge, Smithfield

Description- Relax with our chilled out cats for 2 whole hours with the lights dimmed in our first of many meditation sessions. Soft music playing in the background and cat cuddles. This is the ultimate destressing session you would have ever been to!

Cost- €15

Time- 20.00

Friday

Event- The Irish Guitar Quartet

Location- National Concert Hall, John Field Room, Earlsfort Terrace

Description- Come and join us for a lunchtime concert with The Irish Guitar Quartet. The group is composed of Ireland’s most talented and versatile classical guitarists and is one of Ireland’s premier instrumental ensembles.

Jerry Creedon, David Keating, Caoilfhionn Ní Choileain and Aengus Kirakowski have garnered international acclaim as soloists. Each member contributes towards the creation of exciting, dynamic and engaging musical performances.

The Irish Guitar Quartet invites listeners to experience and enjoy a variety of musical styles including Latin, Opera, Folk and American classics.

Cost- €14-16

Time- 13.05

Event- Merrily We Roll Along (more dates)

Location- The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity College

Description- Beginning in the present and moving backwards, Merrily We Roll Along traces the lives of composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends though each milestone of their lives.

We are delighted to announce that Merrily We Roll Along will be accompanied by a six-piece live band. Acclaimed musical director Andrew Synnott promises to bring the brassy sound of Broadway to Sondheim’s most tuneful and infectious score. This legendary musical includes the hits, “Not A Day Goes By”, “Old Friends”, “Good Thing Going” and the anthemic “Our Time”

Cost- €20-25

Time- 19.30

 

Saturday

Event- Tim’s Vermeer

Location- Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar

Description- 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer created astonishingly beautiful paintings that foreground the minutia of everyday lives, capturing the play of light with a degree of photorealism that has led art historians to speculate that Vermeer sought the assistance of a camera obscura – an optical device that projects a reflected image onto a wall – in the creation of his scenes.

Entrepreneur and inventor Tim Jenison puts his insatiable curiosity and considerable financial largesse to the task of physically recreating the conditions under which Vermeer worked to create an exact replica of the artist’s painting ‘The Music Lesson’.  The film will be introduced by Kate Drinane, Tours Administrator at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Cost- €8

Time- 13.30

Event- Outdoor yoga

Location- Darthmouth Square, Dublin 6

Description- It’s Springtime!! Happenings Yoga will return on Saturday March 24th in Dartmouth Square at 11am. First class, as the tradition, is with the wonderful Louise Horgan.

Cost- Suggested donation of €5

Time- 11.00

Sunday

Event- Reggae Yoga

Location- 183 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Description- Just Breathe Yoga and Sim Simma are Happy to announce the return of REGGAE YOGA.

Reggae Yoga is the union of Sweet Reggae Music and Hatha Yoga with Rhythmic Dance Moves.

Reeta Cherie is a member of Sim Simma(guest DJ and Reggae Yoga Teacher). She has a Fun, Nurturing, Light-hearted and Energetic way of Teaching Yoga. She has classes here in Rathmines Collective Thursdays and Fridays .

Cost- For Booking Information Please Contact :justbreathedublin@gmail.com

Time- 17.00-18.00

Event- Beach Market – Battle of The Bay 2018

Location- Dollymount Strand

Description- We are back bigger and better this year!  A fun-filled family event for all ages on the beautiful Dollymount Strand in the heart of Dublin City. We will have over 30 stalls with Fashion, Jewellery, Accessories, Vinyl Records, Vintage items, Art, Crafts and lots more.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 11.00-18.00

 

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