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Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World from Saturday 16th December 2017 for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to grab your prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the globe, giving each of the seven continents its own unique selection of these giant reptiles. During their 172 million year reign, dinosaurs adapted into a variety of forms due to the conditions of the areas in which they lived.  The exhibition includes examples such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus form the tropical jungles of South America and ten others! In addition to advanced animatronics, […]

Green Shield Stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun, it’s 1973 and she’s got 15 friends round for a stamp-sticking party. Over one night, the lives of 15 women collide in Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy.

Shakespeare’s tragic poem The Rape of Lucrece, a tale of lust, rape and politics, is haunting, beautiful and violent. The poem’s exquisite tragedy is fully revealed in a hypnotic performance through song and storytelling. Camille O’Sullivan inhabits the souls of both Tarquin and Lucrece, narrating the fates of each.

The One City, One Book choice for 2018 is The Long Gaze Back edited by Sinéad Gleeson The Long Gaze Back is a collection of thirty stories from writers past and present, from the 18th Century to now. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic of a lively literary landscape. Spanning four centuries, the anthology features eight stories from deceased luminaries and forerunners, and twenty-two new unpublished stories by some of the most talented Irish women writers working today. The Long Gaze Back presents an inclusive and celebratory portrait of the high calibre of contemporary literature in Ireland. The stories run the gamut from heartbreaking to humorous, but each leaves a lasting impression. They chart the passions, obligations, trials and tribulations of a variety of vividly drawn characters with unflinching honesty and relentless compassion. These are stories to savour.

With Easter Sunday falling on April 1st this year you would be a fool to miss our annual extravaganza for all things Easter, The Mad Hatters Tea Party in Deerpark, Mount Merrion. The Mad Hatters Tea Party returns to Deerpark, Mount Merrion on Easter Sunday, April 1st 2018 to celebrate Easter and kick off another exciting season of dlr Events. We have lots of Easter treats to give away on our Easter Trail throughout the day. All you’ve got to do is solve the clues spread across Deerpark to win one of the hundreds of Easter treats that our Easter Bunny specially delivered. If fashion is more your thing why not make your own Mad Hat and be in with a chance to win the Grand Prize for the Maddest Hat at the Tea Party in our Hatwalk Fashion Show. You don’t even have to being a hat because our expert Make and Do team will have all the materials and give you all the help you need on the day. We will have lots of activities including The Teacup Ride, eggsiting Inflatables, Facepainting and more. To top it off your favourite Tea Party characters will also be there in […]

A ceremony to mark the Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising is held annually outside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Easter Sunday. The Ceremony is led by the President, Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D., and the Minister of State with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D. Defence Forces Personnel, including a brass band, a pipe band and representatives of the Army, the Air Corps and the Naval Service take part in the Ceremony, which concludes with an Air Corps fly past. At noon the National Flag is lowered and the 1916 Proclamation is read by an Officer from the Defence Forces. The President lays a wreath to commemorate those who died in 1916, which is followed by a minute’s silence. The ceremony is open to the public.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Start Date 07-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Sold Out! Dublin Song Series Start Date 08-04-2018 15:00 Kevin Barry Recital Room Verdi’s La Traviata Start Date 08-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Sold Out! RTE NSO Composer Lab 2018 Public Workshop Start Date 09-04-2018 10:00 Main Stage Unreserved G4 – Live 2018 Start Date 09-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage Gamelan Ensembles – Level 1 Start Date 10-04-2018 18:00 Gamelan Room Percussion Lab (Beginners) Start Date 10-04-2018 18:30 National Concert Hall – Room 103 Ein Deutsches Requiem Start Date 10-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage The John Lynch Chamber Music Project Start Date 11-04-2018 19:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room ESB Feis Ceoil Start Date 11-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Essential Classics: The Music of Mendelssohn Start Date 12-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage “More Old Fashioned” Start Date 13-04-2018 13:05 John Field Room National Concert Hall Tour Start Date 13-04-2018 14:30 NCH foyer RTE NSO Ravel, Korngold, Beethoven Start Date 13-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Main Season Concert Primary Ensemble Project Collaboration Day Start Date 16-04-2018 12:45 Main Stage Unreserved Sold Out! Bach: Mass in B Minor Start Date 16-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage An Evening with Mike Denver Start Date 17-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage London Symphony Orchestra Start Date […]

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Fast establishing himself as one of the leading faces in dance music around the world, John Gibbons returns; once again, with yet another infectious new single ‘Sunglasses In The Rain’ ft. Ai, that will no doubt have its hook ingrained into your head after the first listen. Produced and co-written alongside Digital Farm Animals (Dua Lipa, Louis Tomlinson), Vertue (Alan Walker, Cazzette) and Bless Beats (Jess Glynne, Tinie Tempah), ‘Sunglasses In The Rain’ is the perfect soundtrack to ease you out of those post summer blues and get you geared up ready for the Christmas party season. John Gibbon’s previous two singles ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)’ have both been certified silver in the U.K. with the latter becoming a staple on BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems as well as a permanent fixture across UK dance floors resulting in a No.1 on the UK Club Charts. In addition to ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)’s UK success, P.Y.T. hit Top 10 in Ireland, is currently riding high in Australia having hit No.1 on Shazam, Top 10 on the airplay chart & iTunes and is rapidly climbing Spotify as well as becoming a summer smash across Europe. The success of his previous singles (which has seen him amass over 70M streams on Spotify […]

The Gaiety Theatre Dublin want you to drift back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Vegas in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers and experience Frank, Sammy and Dean performing at the famous Sands hotel with the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band. Hit follows hit including pack favourites The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, What Kind of fool Am I, Volare, My Way, Candyman, Everybody Loves Somebody and many more. If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance!

Having sold out his first 3Arena show in just 5 minutes, Macklemore has added an extra show due to phenomenal demand on 3rd April. Macklemore has recently released his new solo album entitled GEMINI via LLC / ADA and entered the Top 10 in the Irish Album Charts. This marks his first solo project since 2005’s The Language of My World and follows his two massive releases with producer Ryan Lewis: 2012’s multiple-GRAMMY award winning album The Heist and 2016’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (featuring Platinum-certified single “Downtown”). The collection has already been previewed by two exceptionally successful lead singles. The viral video for hit single “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey) starring Macklemore’s 100 year old grandmother has over 59 million views, while the video for “Marmalade” (featuring Lil Yachty) starring a Mini Macklemore, a Lil Lil Yachty and running back legend Marshawn Lynch has over 23 million views in just two weeks. “Glorious” continues to climb the charts and is currently #6 on Irish Spotify Chart and #10 on the Irish Single Chart . Last week, the track was number 1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist and it is currently top 20 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 and […]

Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s touring production of Matilda The Musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in what will be one of the biggest theatrical events of 2018. With book by Dennis Kelly, original songs by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011, where it opened to rave reviews. Now in its sixth year in London’s West End, Matilda The Musical is the longest running production at the Cambridge Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses. The New York production of Matilda The Musical opened in April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre and was celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year. Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 6.5 million people worldwide. Having swept the board […]

Gradam Ceoil TG4 comes to Belfast on February 4thfor the first time in its 21 year history.  The live concert and award ceremony features the crème de la crème of Irish music and song celebrating their talents and achievements.  Gradam Ceoil is known as the Oscars of traditional music and the two hour live concert will be broadcast on TG4 and worldwide on tg4.ie. Frankie Gavin & De Danann | The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band Clare Friel & The Friel Sisters | Máire Ní Chéileachair | ‘Concert’ with Colin Dunne Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin | Patsy Hanly and many more –

During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker to allow for further discussion.

One of the UK’s most exciting and energetic comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Fresh from his hugely memorable performance on 2016’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, you can catch the star of Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high-octane comedy at venues all around the country. Dommett came onto the comedy scene in 2007. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he’s gone on to appear in numerous television shows including Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Reality Bites (ITV2) and Drunk History (Comedy Central). Dommet has also had roles in Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).

Following an acclaimed run of shows across the UK and Europe this summer, Arcade Fire have announced a headline tour for Spring 2018, which will see “one of the most popular and essential bands of the century” (NME) play dates in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as two dates at London’s Wembley Arena, kicking off in Dublin on 6th April 2018. The live show will feature songs from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Everything Now’, due out on 28th July, featuring the title track as well as the likes of Creature Comfort and Signs of Life.

On Friday 6th April, a group of very special Irish music acts are coming together for ‘A Night for Aware’, a unique concert in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, all in aid of mental health charity, Aware. Taking to the stage on the night will be Christy Dignam, In Tua Nua, Mundy, The Pale, Cry Monster Cry, Barq, Jem Mitchell, Trouble Pilgrims and The Skatuesques. Supported by Cadbury, charity partner of Aware, the concert is sure to be a sell-out with Tickets priced from €25 including booking fee €1 restoration levy on sale now via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return to Vicar St for their 18th visit on Saturday 7th April 2018 as part of their 40th Anniversary tour. The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS. Inevitably changes have occurred over 40 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’ The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home […]

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