THE BEST OF THIS WEEK’S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 30.07.18

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Welcome to my weekly events posts, published every single Sunday on icomeundone.com, I really hope you enjoy them.

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:

Monday

Event– THE SUMMER SERIES AT TRINITY COLLEGE- Grace Jones w/Wyvern Lingo 

Location- Trinity College Dublin

Description- MCD is delighted to announce the return of The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin this July 23rd – 29th. The series opens on July 23rd with singer, songwriter, supermodel, producer, actress and icon Grace Jones. Joining Grace Jones are three-piece pop sirens Wyvern Lingo.

Cost- €60

Time- 19.00

Event– Free Yoga in the Park

Location- Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Description-We have 60 mats on hand but sometimes classes go over – please bring your own mat, or come early to avoid disappointment.

Camile is providing free yoga classes in Merrion Square all summer long! Every Monday, come down for lunch break bliss (1:15 – 1:45PM) or post-work wind down (6:15 – 7:00PM) with certified yoga instructor Ellen O’Shea. All levels are welcome, and goodies will be available! Event brought to you in partnership with Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Council.

Meeting place: At the Defence Force Memorial side of Merrion Square across from the National Gallery.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.15-3.45

Tuesday

Event– Holding Therapy in In-Spire Galerie

Location- In-spire Galerie Dublin, 56 Gardiner Street Lower

Description-  You are invited to attend the series of amazing workshops every Tuesday starting 3th of July. 25 euro per person. Life changing experience awaits, where you can rekindle your relationship with yourself and other people
25 euro per session
First time in Ireland we will guest workshops of Holding Therapy

“Holding therapy” by Jirina Prekop

Czech therapist Jirina Prekop developed her own therapy method based on the basic human instinct of a natural connection between baby and mother. The purpose of her therapy is restoration of this primal bond between mother – child, a first connection we have with other human beings which has a crucial effect on every single relationship we conduct with others later in life. For many reasons this bond can be broken. For example – birth by caesarean creation. Unconsciously we can carry with us this trauma into adulthood, which can manifest as deeply embedded fear, anxiety and depression. Restoration of that bond is a powerful healing method. Effects are permanent. Pekop’s method is popular in Germany and Poland and Czech Republic, for a first time is coming to Ireland.

Who is the workshop for ?

Everyone who wants to restore a deep connection with themselves by healing their inner child.
Someone who struggles with self-confidence and no self belief.
People who have trouble with commitment to themself, other people and in romantic relationships.
People who “give too much” and loose themself in other people.
Those who lost joy of life and don’t feel “driven” any more.
Someone who is balanced and happy and wants to explore their inner self using this method.

Cost- €25

Time- 18.00-21.00

Event– Battle of the Axe Comedy and Open Mic Club

Location- Ha’penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay

Description- The Battle of the Axe Comedy and Open Mic Club has been hosting events since 1996, making it over 22 years old – although it’s a bit like Peter Pan – it will never grow up.

It has been a launch pad for some of the country’s most iconic masters of mirth and it remains one of the most friendly places for new would-be comedians to cut their teeth and perfect their jokes.

Offer a little support to the newbies sweating behind the ears or lose your sense of public decorum altogether as you roar laughing at a well-known circuit comics trying their new jokes on for size.

Either way, the craic will be mighty – and isn’t that just what Dublin is about?

Cost- €8.50-11.50

Time- 21.00

Wednesday

Event– Mental Health & Exercise

Location- Phoenix Park, meet at the entrance to the zoo

Description- Welcome to Mental Health & Exercise!! This will be our introduction group exercise session where we will meet each other and decide on our own individual goals for the group meetups.

We will complete an hour of exercise which will be tailored to every individual followed by an hour of socialising and getting to know one another. This is the first group targeted at people who perhaps are struggling or have struggled in the past with mental health problems including stress.

Please bring with you a bottle of water and loose-fitting clothes. And if you can, leave your daily stressors at home. We will also practice mindfulness throughout the exercise group and share ideas that we can incorporate whilst we are exercising!

Cost- Free

Time- 19.00

Event– Dublin Story Time

Location- The Clockwork Doors, 51 Wellington Quay

Description- Dublin Story Time is a BRAND spanking new story telling night at the bottom of the Ha’penny Bridge
Relax and unwind and hear some tales from our hosts and if you feel brave enough, stand up and tell us something!
You’ll hear fairy stories, real life misadventures, “you won’t believe it but”, and tales of the good old times.
This event is non-alcoholic and we include unlimited free tea/coffee/biscuits and popcorn for everyone.

Dublin Story time lives beside the Ha’penny bridge in The Clockwork Door., Dublin’s only timehouse.
We choose this unique venue as it’s comfortable and right in the city center!

We encourage audience members to take part in this event but there is absolutely no pressure.

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00

Thursday

EventFree First Preview of Jimmy’s Hall

Location- The Abbey Theatre

Description- Through a series of Free First Previews, we give away thousands of free tickets

Only available on the night
Cannot be booked in advance
Limited to one ticket per person (so if you wish to come along, you must queue)
Distributed on a first come, first served basis
Before this a queue will form outside the building
The queuing area is not sheltered, please come prepared for Irish weather conditions

Cost- Free

Time- Tickets are distributed at 6.30pm

Event Zero food waste

Location- The Hopsack, Rathmines Road Lower, Swan Shopping Centre

Description- Craig Benton – works for the EPA supported programme called Stop Food Waste. Sundara O’Higgins- is a minimal waste activist

Approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally each year. Ireland creates over 1 million tonnes of food waste annually, which costs the country €2-3 billion each year. On a household level, Irish families are throwing away 700 Euros of food each year, or about one in three to four bags of perfectly good food we purchase at the store end up in the rubbish bin.

As part of The Hopsack’s Minimal Waste Project we aim to educate our customers and our staff on how we can create less waste. Small changes create a big impact!

During this event Craig and Sundara will:

– inform us of the impact food waste has on our environment and on global warming

– teach us how to plan, shop, store, prepare, cook and reuse food more efficiently

This will not only help save our precious planet but also help you save money!

All profit will go towards the Irish based non-profit charity VOICE

Cost- €15

Time- 19.00-20.30

Friday

Event– Free Meditation & Yoga – Just show up (weekly event)

Location- 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, 2

Description- Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you
manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

Meditation is not just for mystics and monks. Sahaja Yoga meditation is for everyone. Anyone can do it. It’s that easy. But with the Sahaja Yoga experience, you’ll quickly realise, it isn’t your typical Meditations ‘R Us type class. It’s much more than just feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has many layers, varied and deep. Explore at your own pace, in your own way. Our volunteer experts are always available to help.

Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It’s all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.

Cost- Free

Time- 19.30

Event– Electric Soul – Summer Sessions

Location- MVP Clanbrassil Street

Description- Once again we’re back with more summer sessions to freshen up this warm season.
We’ve a good selection of Disco and Electro Pop to bring that festival vibe alive with a little emphasis on house hits.

Expect the best from: Terri Wells, Donna Summer, S.O.S Band, Joey Negro, Alex Metric, Chromeo, Aeroplane, Hercules and Love Affair, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke, Dimitri From Paris, Goldfish, Tiga, Gigamesh, Chris Malinchak, Martin Solveig and many more….

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 21.00

Saturday

Event– THE SUMMER SERIES AT TRINITY COLLEGE- Gavin James w/Little Hours

Location- Trinity College Dublin

Description- Saturday July 28thGavin James will headline The Summer Series. Gavin has had a whirlwind two years which saw him sell over 2 million singles worldwide, perform to over 3 million people and hit No.1 with his breakout single ‘Nervous’. Little Hours open the show.

Cost- €50

Time- 19.00

Event– Bray Air Display 

Location- Bray Seafront, Strand Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland 

Description- The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised as ‘Best Festival / Event Experience (large)’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. 140,000 people attended the two-day flying extravaganza in Co Wicklow last year.

Visitors will be treated to gravity-defying manoeuvres, flyovers and aerobatic performances that will leave you speechless. We promise you it’s going to be an incredible show!

While you wait for the activities to start in the skies over Bray there’s some great events/activities on the ground from 12 noon. They include a static display, food, craft & business village, helicopter pleasure flights, a fun fair and live music.

Why not take a stroll along the magnificent Victorian prom, checking out the spectacular views from Bray Head or the Cliff Walk & visit Bray’s vibrant town centre where there is an excellent choice of places to shop, stay, dine and socialise.

Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else.  See http://www.brayairdisplay.com/ for more information.

Cost- Free

Time- Ground activities start from 12.00

Sunday

Event– Hotter Than July festival 2018

Location- Smithfield Square

Description- A feel-good celebration of creativity, culture, and community with high quality music performances from Irish-based and international acts.
Hotter Than July is a FREE, family-friendly world music festival, this Sunday 29th July, celebrating the cultural diversity in Dublin city through music and dance from around the world. Everybody welcome!

Cost- Free

Time- 15.00-20.00

Event– Mindfulness, The Energy Body, and Hatha Yoga Practice

Location- The Little Bird Cafe, South Circular Road

Description- Join Sinead for a special workshop and discover the benefits of merging mindfulness with asana practice. Mindful yoga is one way to learn how to become more present, using the breath and body to bring us back to the here and now. From this place we can develop a sense of ease and balance that can permeate our whole lives.

The workshop will focus on heightening the awareness of the energy-body -our internal guidance system- through hatha yoga practice, pranayama, mindful living techniques, and deep relaxation. We will start with a flowing yoga sequence set to a slow and steady pace; the deeper muscular system is challenged when moving through postures in this way, and the mind is encouraged to be fully present in each moment. Sinead refers to the breath as “the music of yoga” so the emphasis will be on breath awareness and moving at the rhythm of the breath, a perfect way to prepare for deeper meditative practices.

You will be guided through a special pranayama sequence to stimulate the pineal gland; boost serotonin levels; and awaken and harness the power of the third eye chakra. The energy of this chakra is associated with heightened levels of awareness, clarity of mind, and internal peace.
doTerra Essential Oils will be used to enhance relaxation.

Cost- €35

Time- 15.00-17.30

 

Enjoy!!

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