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The multiple Tony Award-winning ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine people who assassinated (or tried to assassinate) the President of the United States. The nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream… Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine in this bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical.

The man…A hundred faces…In Your Face! Mario Rosenstock is set to embark on a nationwide Irish Tour with his stunning new one-man stage show In Your Face…and what a face!  Most normal people have 43 muscles in their face. With Mario multiply that by 10…and they all move at the same time!  The brand new 2018 show is bigger and bolder than ever and it’s Mario’s most interactive too.  Prepare to be entertained like never before and maybe even become part of the show too.  One minute he’s on stage. One minute he’s In Your Face! To date Mario’s live tours have sold over 200,000 tickets with a record five consecutive sold-out nights at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Mario has spent eighteen years on the legendary Gift Grub on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM. He has starred in three smash-hit TV series of The Mario Rosenstock Show on RTE TV.  Mario has been awarded twelve national radio awards and is a member of Irish Radio IMRO Hall of Fame In Your Face will premiere at the Cork Opera House in April with a string of weekend shows all around the country, culminating at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in […]

PhotoIreland’s international festival is focused around photography and image culture. Explore work of esteemed photographers, as well as that of young and local initiatives in Ireland, presented to you in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. Run by PhotoIreland Foundation, this year the festival presents the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. Launching the festival on 3rd May, Laia Abril’s comprehensive work On Abortion, looks at the history and repercussions for women in the absence of safe and legal abortions – the first chapter of an extensive project A History of Misogyny. Irish artist Sarah Cullen presents her work You Shall Have Exactly What You Want exploring the experiences of pregnant women in Ireland who are faced with crisis pregnancies. Website

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra International Concert Series 2017/2018 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Thursday 10 May, 8pm English music from the twentieth century is at the core of the programme of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, making a second visit to the International Concert Series as part of its 125th anniversary tour with their Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits. The programme also includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with guests soloist Simon Trpčeski. Vox Luminis Wednesday 23 May, 8pm Vox Luminis from Belgium is an ensemble that has been garnering exceptional critical acclaim under its music director Lionel Meunier. For their Dublin debut, they will perform a programme entitled Light & Shadow which celebrats the glories of the English renaissance with works from Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins and more. Culwick Celebrates 120 Years Wednesday 2 May The Culwick Choral Society celebrate their 120th anniversary with a performance of two great choral masterpieces: the jubilant Gloria by Francis Poulenc & the sublime German Requiem by Brahms. American College Dublin A Musical Theatre Celebration Thursday 3 May American College Dublin presents Ireland’s premier musical theatre degree students celebrating two of Broadway’s legendary songwriting partnerships – Rodgers and Hammerstein and Kander and Ebb. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wed […]

Welcome to Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival – Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is Ireland’s largest co-operative festival and the world’s first national celebration of creativity in older age, having inspired a number of international festivals such as Luminate in Scotland, Gwanwyn in Wales and others. The Bealtaine Festival takes place each May. The ancient festival of Bealtaine or Beltane (held on May 1), marked the midway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice and heralded the start of Summer. The word Bealtaine is still used in the Irish language and translates as the month of May. The festival brings together people from all over Ireland to foster and inspire creativity among older people and to promote the skills, experiences and exposure that can lead to a rich creative life for all older people. Bealtaine is increasingly recognised as a major innovator in the area of the arts, creativity and older people globally and as a result is also about supporting the arts community to continue to work and to inspire and train other artists to engage in the area of creative ageing and intergenerational work. Website

Agnieszka Polska: Softly Spoken Exhibitions/ 19 Apr – 16 Jun Free Admission Fresh from winning Germany’s National Gallery Prize for Young Artists, video artist Agnieszka Polska returns to Project with her first solo exhibition in Ireland. Dublin Dance Festival 2018 Space Upstairs Dance/ 02 May – 20 May €0 – 22 Ireland’s leading dance event, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. Autumn Royal Cube Theatre/ 08 May – 12 May €18 – €20 A new play by Kevin Barry. May and Timothy are looking after the father – their own lives are curtailed, closed down, and they’re not getting any younger. A dark comedy (b)reaching stillness Space Upstairs Dance/ 11 May – 12 May €22 – €18 Choreographer Lea Moro courageously takes Baroque still life painting as a starting point for this playful dance piece. Part of Dublin Dance Festival. Akram Khan: Can We Live With Robots? Space Upstairs Dance/ 13 May €10 – €8 As robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) become increasingly prevalent, questions arise around their impact on human relationships. This is the topic of Akram Khan’s thought-provoking documentary. Bobbi Jo Hart: Rebels […]

ince DDF’s inception as a bi-annual Festival in 2002 the Festival’s ambitions have been big and bold. The Festival became an annual event in 2008 reflecting the popularity and position it had gained in a relatively short period of time. DDF continues to bring iconic and influential international dance artists to Ireland offering audiences in Ireland one of the only opportunities to see world class international dance. Some of the artists DDF has brought since 2002 include: Merce Cunningham, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Akram Khan, Alain Platel, Jérôme Bel, William Forsythe, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Trisha Brown, Raimund Hoghe, Wim Vandekeybus, Israel Galvan, Alonzo King, Crystal Pite, Emanuel Gat. DDF provides an important platform for Irish choreographers. We work with dance artists in Ireland to support the creation of new work and to encourage Irish and international artistic collaboration, experimentation, risk-taking and innovation in dance. The Festival is going through a period of exciting change as it approaches its 15th edition in 2019. Building on the success of the Festival annually in May, DDF is creating exciting opportunities for dance at other times of the year, working with organisations and venues, nationally and internationally, who share our vision. Working with our […]

This annual festival celebrates the contributions of gay people to the theatre, past and present. With an emphasis on new or recent works, and a broadly gay theme, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival creates new opportunities for emerging gay artists and theatrical works. In its 15th year, the festival will celebrate in style with a packed programme. The material is rich; masculinity, feminism and politics all get covered in an imaginative way at this irrepressible and headstrong festival – it truly is a rebellious 15-year-old at heart. Join in the fun and creative brilliance at this festival which celebrates and embraces diversity in Dublin today. Times and Ticket Details Here

The festival features guests from the world of film and television including Award Winning Actress and Cinemagic Patron Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn, Atonement); the new wave of Irish filmmakers is represented with Aoife McArdle (Kissing Candice) and Frank Berry (Michael Inside) and animation will be under the microscope with exciting events and screenings with award-winning studios Cartoon Saloon (The Breadwinner, Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells) and Aardman Animations (Early Man, Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep). To launch the festival this week a number of exciting film previews for schools and young film fans have been programmed that include animated adventure The Oddsockeaters; Todd Haynes family mystery drama Wonderstruck and Anders Walter’s astonishing feature debut I Kill Giants. TALKING PICTURES: A series of film screenings and talks with filmmakers and film professionals offering advice and top tips for young people with an interest in a career in film or about to enter the film industry. Screenings include Irish comedy/horror Grabbers plus Q&A with Producer David Collins, gritty revenge drama Bad Day for the Cut plus Q&A with writer/producer Brendan Mullin; Academy award nominated animation Loving Vincent plus Q&A with artists Séamus O’Labhradha and Sandra Hickey; coming […]

Thursday 10th May FREYA RIDINGS MCD.ie presents FREYA RIDINGS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Tickets €12.00 inc booking fee, Pre-sale via Freya Riding’s Spotify Monday 5th February 9am – General on sale Thursday 8th February 9am from Ticketmaster Ireland Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: SOLD OUT Thursday 10th May BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents TBC plus support Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY The Manuscript & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY Friday 11th May M. WARD ON SALE WED 28th MAR, 9AM MCD.ie presents M. WARD plus support _ Main Venue _ M. Ward is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose music seems to occupy a place that is uniquely “out of time,” a place that bridges the gaps between the roots of various American musical traditions of folk, country, blues, and rock. Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: €23.90 Friday 11th May THE HOP HOUSE ft. SHIPS (Live) VIA EVENTBRITE.IE Hop House 13 presents THE HOP HOUSE featuring SHIPS (LIVE) + LUMO DJs & Telephones ^ The […]

In RE:BIRTH, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one. Russell, re the show: “How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?” Since rising to fame in 2003, Russell Brand has established himself as one of one of the world’s most celebrated stand-up comedians. His acclaimed tours include 2006’s SHAME, 2007’s ONLY JOKING, 2009’s SCANDALOUS (which marked his US live debut) and 2013’s critically acclaimed and hugely successful MESSIAH COMPLEX, which was also a best-selling DVD. Aside from stand-up, Russell is also a phenomenally successful broadcaster, actor, author, podcaster, columnist, political commentator as well as a mental health and drug rehabilitation activist. RE:BIRTH will begin in April 2017 and visit every corner of the UK and Ireland, finishing in November 2018.

Annual festival organised by Harold’s Cross Community Council and Harold’s Cross Business Association with the support of Dublin City Council Crumlin Area Office, Dublin City Council Events, Dublin City Council Parks Department, Dublin City Council Children Services Unit, Terenure and Rathmines Gardaí, Civil Defence, the Russian Orthodox Community, Local Artists, Musicians and Local Businesses. Lots of events in a number of locations in Harold’s Cross – culminating with the BIG Family Day in the Park on Sunday 20th May in the afternoon!