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A Mindful Exercise in Art Observation Once a month on Saturdays at 11am, join artist Ashleigh Downey when we will look at selected works of art through guided mindful observation. During each hour long session participants will be encouraged to articulate their responses to this ‘slow looking’ verbally or may consider writing or drawing. Booking required. Fee €5 per session

Ireland take on Italy in Round 2 of the NatWest 6Nations championship. Ireland have come out on top in 17 of the 18 fixtures played between the two sides.

Mad Craic Comedy are proud to present: Sean Gorman! This Saturday, Sean will be bringing his own brand of comedy to the Stock Exchange from 7pm. John O’ Hare will be coming out from doing his usual MC’ing and having his own amazing set, which means MC duties will fall to the ever gracious Ross McCarthy Tickets and much information can be purchased from the Mad Craic website https://www.madcraiccomedy.com

Always Ascending’ the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February. Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation. ‘Always Ascending’ was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), the mutual affection between band and producer seeping into every dazzling groove. ‘Always Ascending’shows Franz Ferdinand broadening their palate, as exuberant as it is euphoric, creating a sound that singer, Alex Kapranos, refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.” From the city which jointly played host to the album’s conception, the band will mark the announcement of ‘Always Ascending’ with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephemere, to be broadcast from the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page from 8.30pm BST tonight, Wednesday October 25, during which the band will preview a selection of their new recordings. ‘Always Ascending’ is available to pre-order via iTunes and all DSPs now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and […]

14:00 Division 1 Pearse Stadium, Galway

14:00 Division 4 Corrigan Park, Belfast

Dublin’s only World Culture Market is back on February 11th! Expierence a different kind of market, with stalls from all over the world sharing one space to create a unique Culture Clash. We are so excited to be back after our January break and really looking forward to the return of the Fusion! The Market will be held in The Green Door Market, Newmarket Square, from 11am-5pm. Expect plenty of artisan street-food, craft stalls, and workshops! https://www.fusionsundays.ie

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2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, “In The City”, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most artists, instead releasing a new studio album, because releasing new albums is what Paul Weller does. Always moving forwards, almost clinically averse to nostalgia or checking his progress in the rear-view mirror. And so, continuing his never-ending creative peak, Paul Weller releases his eagerly awaited 13thstudio album “A Kind Revolution”, out now on Parlophone Records. Weller started work on “A Kind Revolution” immediately after finishing 2015’s “Saturns Pattern”, first tickling out the funky strut of “New York” and the beautiful slow-mo gospel of “The Cranes Are Back” – a song that ties in the changing face of London with the power of nature. The album’s title is taken from a line in the aforementioned song. Musicians on the album feature most of the touring band faithful with Andy Crofts and Ben Gordelier being the top mainstays. Steve Cradock and Steve Pilgrim also feature on several tracks. Opening track “Woo Sé Mama” sees legendary soul […]

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire.  He is the writer and presenter of the satirical podcast The Bugle, one of iTunes’ biggest ever comedy podcasts.  Since The Bugle’s inception in 2007 it has gained a worldwide fan-base – including a prominent US audience. It has aired almost 200 episodes and averages 2 million downloads a month. With thousands of 5-star reviews on iTunes, it has been described as “a roaring success” by The Independent. Initially co-written and presented with John Oliver (host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight), the podcast has now been relaunched as part of the Radiotopia network, with ANDY joined by a revolving group of regular co-hosts including Hari Kondabolu, Nish Kumar, Wyatt Cenac and Helen Zaltzman. Andy made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2001, when he was nominated for Best Newcomer, and has now performed at the festival 14 times. Andy has been regularly performing his hit live show Satirist For Hire since its debut in Edinburgh in 2013 – no two shows are ever the same as each night he satirises topics sent in by the […]