IMMA Collection: Freud Project is a major five-year initiative for IMMA, where fifty-two works by painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) have been lent to the museum’s Collection by private lenders. During this unique project, IMMA will present a series of Freud-related exhibitions each year. The third exhibition in the series, Gaze, continues to actively explore Freud’s practice by positioning other works from the IMMA Collection alongside selected works by Freud. As the title suggests, the exhibition is concerned with a human gaze; of the artist, the sitter or the viewer of the work. Gaze particularly asks us to examine relationships between the artist and the sitter, and also focuses on the representation of the nude and the oftentimes visceral portrayal of the body in art, particularly in Freud’s work. Unfolding over a series of three floors in the dedicated Freud Centre, the exhibition encourages the visitor to journey from room to room, allowing space for reflection, but always considering who is gazing at whom. At times you are sharing the viewpoint of the sitter, at times the artist, but you are always involved in a constant exchange between all three perspectives in the room; the viewer, artist and sitter Showing alongside […]
Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) is a unique Irish artist. Her level of achievement, world travel and original thinking is unmatched in Irish art, yet this is the first retrospective of her work in 50 years. Born in the late Victorian era, by her early twenties Swanzy had mastered the academic style of painting. She witnessed the birth of Modern art in Paris before the First World War and her work rapidly evolved through the different styles of the day, each of them interpreted and transformed by her in a highly personal way. In 1920, against the background of violence of the Irish War of Independence, she left Ireland in a form of self-imposed exile. Traveling first through Eastern Europe and the Balkans, she then sailed to Hawaii and Samoa from 1923 to 24 – literally crossing the globe. While there she produced a body of work that is unique in an Irish context with images that show her proto-feminism and critique of the colonial system. Best known for her Cubist and Futurist paintings, after 1914 she exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon des Indépendants and the Beaux Arts, alongside artists who are now household names. By 1946 she was included in […]
Jay Gatsby is throwing another glittering party at the Gate this winter, and you are invited… Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning and sell-out run in 2017, this stunning immersive experience returns for a limited season. Building on the Gate tradition of ‘page to stage’, this production gives the legendary 1920’s jazz age story a whole new spin offering a portal into Fitzgerald’s novel. The theatre will be opened up once more and transformed into the Gatsby Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. The seats will be removed from the auditorium and audiences will have access to the stage and backstage areas, the Green Room, hospitality room and the Studio space, allowing them to experience one of Gatsby’s unique and legendary parties, with a bar in full swing. For those who missed it last time, and for those who can’t wait to do it all again, 1920s style costumes are encouraged and dancing shoes are mandatory!
This loan exhibition presents a selection of the finest eighteenth-century Venetian works from the UK’s Royal Collection. Paintings, drawings and prints by Canaletto will be shown alongside groups of paintings and drawings by his contemporaries, including Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Giovanni Battista piazzetta. Most of these works were acquired by George III directly from Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, who was a passionate collector, dealer and supporter of Venetian artists and Canaletto’s most enthusiastic patron. As well as offering superb examples of eighteenth century Venetian art, the exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the social circles and artistic networks of the period. The exhibition will be complemented by two publications: a full-length 400-page hardback catalogue and a mini-booklet featuring selected highlights.
Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. As it continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada, Come From Away will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere, ahead of its West End transfer. This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives. As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories became a celebration of hope, humanity and unity. Awarded the Tony® for Best Direction of a Musical, Christopher Ashley’s production guides audiences through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, brought to life by Tony® and Grammy® nominated writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto, Robin Hood is the must-see panto of Christmas 2018. Starring some audience favourites and introducing stunning new talent, The Helix Panto always delivers the best family night out. The Helix Panto will run from Friday November 23rd until Sunday January 20th. The Helix and TheatreworX are once again delighted to announce that Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are our Charity Partner for this years run! Last year we managed to raise €12,000 for this wonderful cause and we hope to do it all over again. 100% of the proceeds from this show will go directly to Temple Street Childrens University Hospital. The Helix Panto was the first ever Pantomime to introduce a sensory performance. This has since become an incredibly important part of our Panto run: Adapted performances will take place on Tuesday 18th of December at 7pm which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times. Please see link for specific times and dates
RTE NSO New Year Celebration Tue Jan 1 2019 03:30 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Wed Jan 2 2019 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Wed Jan 2 2019 06:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Thu Jan 3 2019 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Thu Jan 3 2019 06:00 p.m. Main Stage Aris Celebration Choir with Very Special Guests Fri Jan 4 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 11:00 a.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 01:00 p.m. The Studio Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 04:30 p.m. University Church NYOI New Year Gala Sat Jan 5 2019 06:30 p.m. Main Stage Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt Sun Jan 6 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Space Oddity & Other Songs from the Bowie Universe Mon Jan 7 2019 07:30 p.m. Main Stage Mamma Mia – An Abba Celebration Tue Jan 8 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The Irish Tenors – Coming Home Wed Jan 9 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The Irish Tenors – Coming Home Thu Jan 10 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage […]
Deirdre O’Kane Thu 3 Jan, 8pm Deirdre O’Kane has really hit her stride. Footloose following a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and reveling in her return to stand-up, don’t miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in her busy life! Mary Coughlan Fri 4 Jan, 8pm Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday’” Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers. The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales Sat 5 Jan, 2pm Gather the chicks for this collection of farmyard yarns! Sumptuously animated in watercolour style with a zany sense of fun, reminiscent of the classic ‘Looney Tunes’ spirit. Jack Lukeman Sat 5 Jan, 8pm Following a series of highly successful shows at Pavilion Theatre, Jack Lukeman returns by popular demand with Northern Lights – Songs for the Winter Solstice. André Rieu – New Year’s Concert from Sydney (Encore Screening) Sun 6 Jan, 3pm Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu hosts a major New Year celebration, joined by his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Cate Le Bon Sun 6 Jan, 8pm Wales-born, LA-based artist Cate Le Bon plays an intimate solo piano show at Pavilion Theatre showcasing her unique songwriting […]
Jan 02 2019 Wed 20:00 Christy Moore Jan 03 2019 Thu 20:00 Christy Moore Jan 04 2019 Fri 20:30 Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan052019 Sat 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan062019 Sun 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan082019 Tue 20:00Christy Moore Jan092019 Wed 20:00Christy Moore Jan102019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan112019 Fri 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan122019 Sat 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan132019 Sun 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan142019 Mon 20:00Christy Moore Jan152019 Tue 20:00Christy Moore Jan172019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan182019 Fri 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan192019 Sat 15:00Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling (All Ages Show) Jan192019 Sat 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan202019 Sun 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan242019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan252019 Fri 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan262019 Sat 20:30Legend of Luke Kelly Jan272019 Sun 20:30The High Kings Jan282019 Mon 19:00Hobo Johnson Jan302019 Wed 19:30Welcome To Night Vale Jan312019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse
Tuesday 8th Jan WOLF & MOON WOLF & MOON plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Who has never had the feeling of wanderlust and the love for adventure? Instead of looking out through our window into the concrete jungle, just sail the sea of our dreams. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12 adv / €15 door Thursday 10th Jan SAMARKIND SAMARKIND plus support ELEVATION FALLS TRIBE _ Main Venue _ New hard rock blues band SAMARKIND’s lead single ‘Sun Stroke Heart’ doesn’t miss a beat. Wasting no time introducing itself with locked down grooves, layers of quality soundscapes and stunning, memorable melody hooks weaving a tapestry throughout the track. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16.50 Thursday 10th Jan FERGUS DALY FERGUS DALY plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Fergus Daly is an upcoming, Irish indie-rock artist. Approaching the eagerly-awaited release of his debut album (winter 2018), his music videos have over half a million views to-date. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 Friday 11th Jan DAVID KEENAN LIMITED TICKETS RELEASED ON TICKETMASTER ON THUR 20th DEC, 9AM DAVID KEENAN plus support FRI 11th & SAT 12th JAN _ Main Venue _ Like minded souls & potential like minded souls. I send word […]
What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So if it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy. On their journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.
January 2019 is a unique edition of the First Fortnight festival. First Fortnight is hosting the European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival. This festival aims to showcase the vibrancy of modern Ireland with an emphasis on the European community resident in Ireland that lives and works together every day. As it continues to expand, there have been over 140 submissions coming from 22 different countries and this year promises to be better than ever. We are working for an exponential change in how we as people understand and respond to the human challenge of a mental health problem. We do this every day. In a study of perceived stigma in 815 adults with significant mental health disability across 6 European countries, 46.7% reported embarrassment, and 18% reported discrimination experiences, resulting in 14.8% with perceived stigma (Alonso et al., 2009). Since 2011, First Fortnight has conducted an annual survey to assess the attitudes of festival attendees regarding mental health matters. Out of the 1,517 people who responded in 2018, almost half (47%) of those surveyed would not want people to know if they were experiencing mental health problems, 28% found it hard to speak with someone with mental health illness […]
After last year’s sell out inaugural show ‘Personal Space’, an anthology of the dark, weird and deeply funny. Co-Writer/performers Stephen Colfer, Hannah Mamalis and Peter McGann return with three completely new short comedy scripts Personal Space Vol II tells three more stories of the worst people in the worst situations. And then there’s a twist. Contains strong language and secual reference Running time : 80 mins“The entire endeavour is f***ing hilarious.” – Headstuff“You cannot help being blown away by the raw, instinctive talents of Mamalis, McGann, and Colfer. If their writing is often strong, performatively they are supremely funny, both collectively and individually.” – The Arts Review
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold-out run in London. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.
Expect to be surprised. Expect to be amazed. But most of all… expect the unexpected as Donny Stixx transforms into the greatest magician of all time. They want to know why he committed the shocking act. They want to know what is wrong with him. All Donny wants is… his own television show. Crave a family. Crave a home. Andrea has done more than craved… she has taken extreme lengths to find them. They keep asking is she ashamed of what she did to the soldier. Of what she did to the baby. But Andrea is not ashamed and the mind too will take extreme lengths… to survive. Theatre Upstairs, the home of new writing, partners for the first time with the Abbey Theatre as Karl Shiels directs riveting talents Katie Honan and Rex Ryan in two stories, presented in one night. Tonight With Donny Stixx and Dark Vanilla Jungle will be performed each evening – one ticket for both plays.
As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The political and the personal are all up for grabs as the only goal of the evening is laughter. Let our struggles be mocked and our cares abandoned. Allow yourself be guided by a language loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no. Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and air horn in the other what could possibly go wrong?
The ‘First Dáil’ of 1919. This Dáil was an assembly established by Sinn Féin MPs elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Upon winning a majority of Irish seats in the election (many uncontested), Sinn Féin MPs refused to recognise the United Kingdom parliament and instead convened as the First Dáil Éireann (translated as “Assembly of Ireland”): the unicameral legislature of a new notional Irish Republic, and the first Irish parliament to exist since 1801. The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House: the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Being the first and highly symbolic meeting, the proceedings of the Dáil were conducted for the only time entirely in the Irish language. The Dáil elected Cathal Brugha as its Ceann Comhairle (chairman). A number of short documents were then adopted, this included the Declaration of Independence, that asserted that the Dáil was the parliament of a sovereign state called the “Irish Republic”; the Dáil established a cabinet called the Ministry or “Aireacht”, and an elected prime minister known both as the “Príomh Aire” and the “President of Dáil Éireann”.
Fresh from Edinburgh Fringe, Ireland’s top comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog return to road with their new show Craicling. With their great chemistry and witty humour, audiences can expect belly laughs right from the start! Foil, Arms & Hog announce seven extra dates to Vicar St with new show Craicling due to popular demand. Former children and regular eaters Foil, Arms & Hog return to Vicar St with their new show. Craicling is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a class on how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about life as a monk and the assassination of a classically trained actor. Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they’re most proud of. Foil, Arms & Hog’s show on March 10th will be suitable for Deaf / Hard of Hearing patrons. A sign language interpreter will be present during this performance.
Rudimental are an English drum and bass band, signed to Asylum Records, Atlantic Records and Black Butter Records. The band consists of Piers Agget, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith. They were nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2013, and won several awards including the Brit Award, and the MOBO Award for Best Album. Rudimental also received nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act, and Best UK and Ireland act.Rudimental has achieved multiple Platinum awards for record sales in several countries including in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Join the National Women’s Council of Ireland for #FemFest, a major conference for young women aged 16-25 discussing leadership, equality and planning for that feminist future! On the centenary of the first Dáil, FemFest 2019 will explore the theme of women in public life in Ireland: past, present and future. FemFest 2019 is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Justice and Equality *** Please Note: This event is strictly for young women aged 16-25 *** #FemFest is a fun and engaging space about young women and for young women. It will combine passionate and dynamic speakers of all ages with engagement from the audience with our brilliant line up of speakers! Register here today! The list of inspiring speakers includes: Vicky Phelan, women’s health campaigner Ellie Kisyombe, activist and local election candidate Aisling Cusack, Union of Students in Ireland Mary McAuliffe, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Eileen Flynn, National Traveller Women’s Forum Sarah Harte, Irish Second Level Students’ Union
Celebrating a decade of sold out concerts, this show offers a nostalgic journey back in time to the magical Showband era. Featuring performances by Red Hurley, Linda Martin, Dave Lawlor, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors and Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg plus RTÉ’s Ronan Collins on hosting duties. Reeling in the Showband Years is guaranteed send you home with great memories of wonderful and never-to-be-repeated time in Irish popular music! Approx Duration: First half – 65 mins Interval Second half – 80 mins View all Music Events
Finishing up their Irish tour, Wayne Whelan Productions is bringing the fabulous Frankie’s Guys once more to Dublin on a one night only show.With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation and amazing live vocals, this show – a celebration of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – is a fast paced and energetic production with an authentic live concert feel.
This picturesque location in Rathfarnham, overlooked by the historic 18th Century Marlay House and within the grounds of the 247 acre park is home to a playground, a par-3 golf course, a model railway, running and walking trails and various sports facilities including tennis courts, football pitches and a cricket ground. The Marlay Park Co Co Market is nestled within the charming craft courtyard of Marlay house. Vendors are keen to build relationships with customers and share their passion for their products.
Blackrock Market was established in 1996, historically a coach inn on the busy eastern trade corridor in Ireland. It has a mixture of products and goods available and is unique in the sense that it combines a broad range of fine art, modern art, collectibles, furniture, soft furnishings and hand crafts with an eclectic mix usually only seen in traditional European flea markets. Blackrock Market is open every weekend, plus Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am-5.30pm in Blackrock, County Dublin. There is usually over 50 traders in attendance. The Market also offers a range of food and beverages.
Every second Sunday of the month, Christchurch Hall at Sandymount Green plays host to the Sandymount Market, where you are invited to sample the best of local food, art and fashion. The market has been going for about four years now and attracts an array of colour, texture and taste, which serves as the backdrop to what has become an exciting social outlet for many of the stallholders.
Buttons and Bows Craft Market is a Craft Fair located at Iveagh Grounds, Crumlin on Sundays from 12-6pm. Stalls include jewellery, cards, candles, home decor, bags, baby items, home bakes goods and much more.
(Dublin 6) The Indoor Eco Fashion & Sustainable Craft Market is a fashion and craft market held at 169 Lower Rathmines Road held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm.
Market located Adjacent to Baldungan Castle, Skerries, Co Dublin. There is a car boot and general market section to this market. Saturday Sunday
Jamestown Market is a weekend market located at 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, and is one of Dublin’s best flea market’s with a combination of new & vintage, modern & retro it is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a day over the weekend.There is a great variety of new, antique and second hand merchandise to suit every bodies taste and budget, including clothes, furniture, household, bric a brac and much more. Saturday Sunday