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Location- Unit 5, Liberty Corner, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1
Description- To celebrate Pride 2018, the team at the Dublin Buddhist Centre are hosting a special evening. This event is open to all and no experience of meditation or Buddhism is necessary.
During this evening you will learn about and practice a meditation on developing loving kindness towards our self and others, a great way of building on the positive mental states, true individuality and community that Pride celebrates. There will also be some discussions and break out groups exploring the diverse range of experiences in the LGBTQ+ community.
Cost- This is a free event. There is no need to book, just turn up, though if you could let them know if you intend to come to the event so they can get an idea of numbers.
Event– Uncover – Exhibition (more dates)
Location- The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street
Description- As part of the Uncover Project, Gay Switchboard Ireland presents the Uncover Exhibition at The Library Project.
A series of portraits by Brian Teeling depicting diverse LGBT+ Irish people. Proceeds from the project are to support Gay Switchboard Ireland, Ireland’s longest running voluntary LGBT+ support service.
The portrait-sitters are drawn from all walks of Irish society, from politicians to musicians, artists, activists and unsung heroes. This cross-section of the LGBT+ community presents the diversity of individuals within it and seeks to uncover the issues that confront those who access the Switchboard services. Many of those included are torch-bearers in our society as they transform and represent change.
Homosexuality was decriminalized in Ireland 25 years ago. Marriage Equality was legislated for 3 years ago. Ireland is capable of massive social change and kindness. Gay Switchboard Ireland has been a vital part of that journey.
There will be complimentary drinks at the launch event on Monday 25th. The event is proudly supported by The Library Project and is an official event of Dublin Pride. All proceeds go towards funding Gay Switchboard Ireland
Event– Essential oil workshop
Location- Ballinteer (contact Claire here for more deatils)
Description- An introduction to essential oils and how to use them to support your physical and emotional health. Learn how to replace toxic hormone disrupting chemicals from your home. From cleaning to skin care to emotional support for all the family. Option to open your own wholesale account to receive 25% off the oils, supplements and products for a year.
Event– Turkish Summer Celebration
Location- Third Space, Smithfeild
Description- For Our Summer café we are delighted to host a special Turkish evening with traditional food and Turkish folk music.
Asli Stokes has been the voice of Turkish music in Ireland for nearly 10 years, she studied music at the Anatolian Fine Art High School and has won multiple singing awards. She will be playing the Bağlama and singing traditional Turkish folk music with her backing band.
Cost- Free entry
Children’s Event– June 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.
At Clondalkin Library all of our events are free of charge. If you find you cannot attend an event that you have booked, please let us know so that we can pass your tickets on to the next person. Many thanks.
Location- Hely’s Bar, 27 Dame Street
Description- Gentlemen, start your engines, and may the best woman WIN!
Time to shine, kitty girl, the RuPaul Pub Quiziganza Extravaganza is just around the corner. This June as a Pride Week special, we’re hosting a fun-filled RuPaul themed pub quiz. Complete with spot prizes, drag queens and the fan favourited episode all screened before the main event.
So, how’s your (quiz) head?
Teams may consist of up to 4 people and a ticket costs just €20. Please note only one ticket purchase per team is necessary.
Following the Quiz we’ll all be heading to the George for the Witchy Wednesday Pride Special with Lady Veda.
Good luck, and don’t f*ck it up.
Location- Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square
Description- Proof: 30 Years of Gay Community News
This year GCN (Gay Community News) celebrates 30 years as the national LGBT+ press – the oldest free not-for-profit publication, published by the LGBT+ community for the community, in the world. To mark this milestone, GCN will reflect on advances over the past three decades in PROOF: 30 YEARS OF GAY COMMUNITY NEWS, an exciting multi-media retrospective exhibition taking place in the Gallery of Photography in Meeting House Square during the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival.
The show will use archival material from GCN to tell the momentous story of community advancement, driven by activists who envisioned an Ireland where all people were equal. For this ambitious project, GCN worked with The Community Foundation for Ireland for seed funding and then raised over €10,000 through a crowdfunding drive with fundit.ie, reaching out to readers in the LGBT community.
Since the successful result of the marriage referendum, the LGBT+ community has achieved a level of acceptance that may have seemed a distant possibility for our early crusaders, but we shouldn’t forget, this year also marks only the 25th anniversary of decriminalisation. In the years before 1993, GCN was a lifeline for some, especially those in rural areas who had no other connection to LGBT+ life, a fact that continues even up to this day.
“Despite the advances in technology which allow LGBT people to communicate and connect in different ways, and major advances in equality legislation, GCN continues to be a vital resource in Ireland,” says editor Brian Finnegan. “Looking back over three decades, it’s clear how GCN shaped the conversation around LGBT issues in Ireland, and particularly in advance of the marriage referendum in 2015. It’s also fascinating to see how the diversity of lives and experience it has represented, and the positive mirror it’s held up to what was once an invisible community in this country
Children’s Event- Malahide ‘Music for Babies’ – Cello and Viola duo
Location- Malahide Castle & Gardens
Description- Join us for the last in the Malahide series as we take a break over the summer. Cellist Aoife Burke and viola player Dave Kenny play us out in style with a beautiful programme of string duos.
Classical music concerts for grandparents, parents and babies in a relaxed, local setting.
Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.
Wondering what our concerts are like..? Take a peek here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-Uy9lpdfE
This event takes place in the Project Room in the Visitor Centre.
Location- The Taproom @ Drop Dead Twice, 19 Francis Street
Description- Two of life’s greatest pleasures! If you haven’t sampled these two delights together before we need to fix that…STAT!
Your foray in to firewater and fromage will be led by the one and only Peadar MacEiteagain who will guide you through 6 whiskeys from around the world and pair them with a selection of the crumbly, the creamy and yes…the smelly!
Event– Tag Summer Social
Location- The Bowery, 198 Rathmines Road
Description- Join us on June 28th, in The Bowery – Rathmines with Spin 1038 DJ’s, Heineken Light on arrival, festival tickets & plenty more to be won #TagAlong
Cost- Free, register here
Event– Bingo Loco Dublin – June
Location- Twenty Two Dublin, South Anne Street
Description- WHAT IS BINGO LOCO?
We are the runaway child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds, lip sync battles and dance offs. The conventional Bingo Cartel don’t like what we do. We don’t care. We are bringing bingo kicking and screaming into a full on party rave! We’ve got the ball’s… the bingo balls to make your roar so loud you’ll definitely lose your voice.
Previous prizes include: Trip to Vegas, convertible car, a lawnmower, 8 foot teddy bears and even a boat?
Here’s a taste of what it looks like: https://facebook.com/bingolocoie/videos/361011684388707/
Event– Mack Fleetwood
Location- The Grand Social, Liffey Street
Description- Ireland’s premier tribute to the Supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today.
Fleetwood Mac are world-renowned for their unique blend of pop, rock, blues & folk which produced many hit singles for the band and the tribute act Mack Fleetwood aim to pay a fitting tribute to these iconic figures.
A group of six professional musicians, each with a wealth of experience under their belts, Mack Fleetwood most certainly have the capabilities to perform accurate renditions of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits. But with Mack Fleetwood it is more than their combined skills that deliver the performance; their shared passion for the band shows through on their performances and turns it from mere covers of the songs into something more.
Mack Fleetwood deliver a spellbinding show. They will bewitch you with authentic renditions of all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits.
Location- Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North
Description- Inspired by Rachel Maclean’s exhibition Just be yourself!, join us for this green screen filmmaking workshop for adults and experiment with making your own short film in this class led by artist Janine Davidson.
Event– Dublin Pride Parade
Location- From Stephen’s Green to Smithfield
Description-This year the parade will assemble at St Stephen’s Green South with speeches and entertainment from the starting point from 12 noon. The Pride Parade will embark on its route at 2pm sharp.
From there it will head through Dublin and will finish at our brand new Pride Village location. The parade is a celebration of the rich diversity of the LGBT+ community in Dublin, Ireland and the world, with diverse arts, social and cultural content.
Location- Terenure College, Dublin 6w
Description- Ireland’s biggest & best annual outdoor classic motor show organised by the Irish Jaguar & Daimler Club will happen on Sunday July 1st next at its usual venue of Terenure College, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6W.
See 1200+ classic vehicles all in one place, come early and enjoy the sighs and sounds of this superb show…
Location- The Design House, Dawson Street
Description- One day class – 1 to 4 pm
Afternoon Tea Classes in Millinery – Facinator / Headpiece making, suitable for hen parties or just an excuse for a get together with friends! all welcome.
Millinery is our most popular class and it is one of the most creative fun classes. In the this Class you will get the basic millinery skills to create your own master pieces in sinamay. No previous millinery experience required. All basic materials necessary will be provided and any extras can be purchased in-house.
To help the creative juices following you’ll start the class off with a glass of wine, tea or coffee and later a selection of afternoon tea style sweet and savory treats will be provided by our in-house Italian cafe!