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Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets. Starting on the north side with the Oval public house on Abbey street to Lower O’Connell street to Bachelor’s walk crossing over to O’Connell street bridge and following on to south side locations Westmoreland street and finishing on College street. Applying the idea of the flâneur observing city life and acting as a witness to each scene drawn and photographed on of different perspectives. Working from these twelve illustrations were made which show the exterior urban spaces, streets and people of each place and interior view points from a cafe, bus window and various shops. The idea of this exhibition is to visually capture the energy and the ‘stream of life’ of contemporary Dublin.

Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, our production is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun. 100 audience seats for this production are on the stage, they can be booked here. Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com – Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents – Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!) – Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people – Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born. Roddy Doyle’s second installment of the celebrated Barrytown Trilogy is a story that remains fresh, vivid, astute and relevant for today.

For the first time in 30 years you will be able to view the incredible paintings and graphic work of Irish artist Roderic O’Conor, so don’t miss this rare opportunity at the National Gallery of Ireland. This exciting exhibition will illustrate how O’Conor’s dissatisfaction with Impressionism led to his signature Expressionist style. You will see many artworks which have previously never been on display before and also get a sense of O’Conor’s place among contemporaries like Van Gogh and Gauguin. Whether you’re a major art buff or you just fancy spending an afternoon immersed in some truly captivating landscapes, visiting Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to be time well spent.

Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the mega hit song Wagon Wheel. Nathan and his six-man band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads – music for everyone of all ages. Nathan is an expert accordion player, so you can expect a bit of hand-clapping, foot-tapping hooley, as well a superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again and again.

Wednesday 4th Jul LALAH HATHAWAY Aiken Promotions presents LALAH HATHAWAY plus support _ Main Venue _ honestly – a fitting title for the new album from artist, songwriter, producer and DJ, Lalah Hathaway. Both low-key and legendary, the gentle power of Hathaway’s irrepressible and boundary-defying voice has gone unmissed by those with their ear to the ground… Doors: 8pm Tickets: €39.05 Wednesday 4th Jul THE BINGO w/ STEVE BENNETT THE BINGO w/ STEVE BENNETT ^ The Parlour ^ Join Steve and friends for a madcap comedy gameshow with great prizes, mystery boxes and bloody good craic! From musical bingo to crazy mini games to ‘normal bingo’ that’ll frustrate the hell out of your gran, this is a great night of silly good fun. Doors: 8pm in The Parlour Tickets: €6 / €11 Wednesday 4th Jul ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ft. DREAMING OF JUPITER & ALEX SMYTH in aid of Pieta House ALL IN THIS TOGETHER featuring DREAMING OF JUPITER & ALEX SMYTH ^ Upstairs ^ A very special third edition of All In This Together, a double header with hour long sets from the amazing Dreaming of Jupiter and Alex Smyth. This is gonna be amazing and definitely not to […]

Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date02-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room Musical Play: Teacher Training for Early Years Music Start Date02-07-2018 15:00 National Concert Hall – Room 103 Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date03-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room RTE NSO Summer Lunchtime Series Start Date03-07-2018 13:05 Main Stage National Concert Hall Tour Start Date03-07-2018 14:30 NCH foyer Sold Out! Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date04-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room An American Celebration: In aid of Pieta House Start Date04-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage Kevin Fitzpatrick plays Chopin Start Date06-07-2018 13:05 John Field Room National Concert Hall Tour Start Date06-07-2018 14:30 NCH foyer RTE NSO A Nat King Cole Celebration Start Date06-07-2018 19:30 Main Stage with Gary Williams Bring Along a Baby Start Date07-07-2018 10:30 John Field Room Sold Out! Bring Along a Baby Start Date07-07-2018 12:30 John Field Room Sold Out! ‘The Three Tenors 10th Anniversary Start Date07-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage An Evening with David Sedaris Start Date08-07-2018 19:00 Main Stage Sold Out! Songschool Summer Camp Start Date09-07-2018 10:00 The Studio RTE NSO Summer Lunchtime Series Start Date10-07-2018 13:05 Main Stage Rufus Wainwright – Solo Start Date10-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage […]

Dublin’s Merrion Square will become the city’s playground from 1pm-5pm on Sunday 1st July as the Ombudsman for the Children celebrate 25 years of Ireland’s ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRO). Promising lots of fun and activity throughout the day, families from across the city are encouraged to join in this fantastic day of play! A free event for all, Dublin City Council are inviting families of all ages to join the ‘playful crowd’ and partake in the creative and interactive activities taking place throughout the day. National Playday will see the ‘right to play’ made a reality for all children and young people living in and visiting Dublin City and families are advised to wear old clothes as the fun and games are expected to get messy! National Playday is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and works to celebrate Article 31, the child’s right to play. For more information visit www.dublincity.ie

Jack Johnson has gone from filmmaker, shooting and scoring his 16mm surf films to a well-known and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter. He exploded onto the scene in 2001 with his smash hit debut album Brushfire Fairytales. Johnson’s interest in surfing also led him to produce and score several surfing films including September Sessions and Thicker Than Water, which were released between his debut and second album On and On. Jack Johnson released his third album In Between Dreams in early 2005 which many regard as his most musically upbeat release to date.

IT’S A SUIR THING: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2018 brings it all back home for 7 days of culture and summer fun on the banks of the River Suir, July 2 – 8 TICKETS ON SALE at: junctionfestival.com Announcing Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2018 – Tipperary’s heritage town blossoms in a full spectrum of inspirational culture this July: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival (CJAF) turns 18 years old this year and today announces its jam-packed 2018 programme for its annual week-long celebration of culture, and of Clonmel. With this milestone coming-of-age anniversary, you are invited to immerse in the best theatre, circus, dance, music, comedy in the county of Tipperary, a one-stop shop where you can also find lots of free entertainment all across town. This year’s programme of events puts a sharp focus on home-grown talent as many artists are either from Clonmel or have a strong connection to it. The River Suir and 
the wealth of creativity that springs from it provides the theme of this year’s festival and our HOME GROWN HEROES strand is a ‘must see’ this July. The sheer number of amazing artists that hail from the town, or who are connected to it in some way, is something of which Clonmel is rightly proud, […]

Internationally renowned, award-winning STEVE MICHAELS stars as Elvis. His masterful renditions of The King and his music have garnered him worldwide fame, and appearances alongside the extraordinary Jordanaires and the Sweet Inspirations as well as Elvis’s legendary drummer DJ Fontana and bassist Jerry Scheff. It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what would come to be known as The ’68 Comeback Special. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years, and securing his place in history as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! This production celebrates 50 years since the TV phenomenon and is a testament that his songs live on and the King still rules! This Is Elvis recreates all the drama leading up to the comeback as well as staging the monumental concert. It then proceeds with the King to his Vegas debut. Featuring Elvis’s greatest hits including Trouble, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds and many more…