You know it’s really Christmas when you hear mention of The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 and this year is no different. This wonderful gem will be opened again this year to celebrate it’s 63rd birthday, after welcoming 23,000 visitors last year. Doors open from the 28th November and best of all, it’s still FREE! The timeless charm of the Moving Crib lives on and has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season for many. Enjoy a medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories, competitions, an illusion wall all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic. It is guaranteed festive fun for all ages, families and individuals alike, no matter the age. Children can draw and colour a Leaf, cut out the shape and bring it with them so that they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever and everyone is encouraged to take part in our competitions to be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes! The Crib is a monument of Dublin’s “rare auld times” but one that carries a message for today, helping to banish the winter blues and warm its visitors with excitement and real Christmas […]
Winter Print Fair Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December Following the success of last year’s launch of the Winter Print Fair, a celebration of print and related crafts, we are delighted to invite you to the second annual Fair. The mezzanine level of the museum will showcase a curated group of artists working within the diverse media of print, while the entrance level will feature a selection of artists working in print-associated crafts. The event will suit the whole family, a great weekend to pick up lovely gifts for others, or for yourself! Festive printing activities for all to enjoy. New this year!! Preview starting 25th November! Stop by during the week to get an early peek of prints in the lead up to the Fair! National Print Museum Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December
From the cradle of classical ballet, Moscow City Ballet celebrates the Russian tradition in spectacular style with its Tchaikovsky Trilogy. Tchaikovsky is the undisputed Tsar of ballet; his sweeping scores have the power to transport audiences from delight to despair, each composition a masterpiece perfectly complementing the dancers and narrative, especially when performed by a full orchestra. The original Petipa – Ivanov choreography incorporates the distinctive composition of the late Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, a precious legacy upheld by the new generation of principal dancers, adding a youthful exuberance to these renowned ballets. The tragedy of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker’s festive adventure and the 100 year curse of The Sleeping Beauty are brought to life in exquisite performances by Moscow City Ballet, an unmissable treat this February.
Opera’s great, independent, sexual woman, the gypsy Carmen. Her friends and enemies from a cigarette factory. Her lovers, high and low. A naive corporal and the good girl from home. A handsome bullfighter. Smugglers. Jealousy, and a fatal struggle. Carmen, the most popular French opera, with some of the most alluring arias ever, has it all. An upright soldier. On duty far from home. The femme fatale from the wrong side of the tracks. Love at first sight. A walk on the wild side. Criminality, a handsome rival, and a breaking point that leads to tragedy in the scorching Spanish sun. The colourful arias and choruses of Bizet’s Carmen tell it all with irresistible, unforgettable musical panache.
André Rieu, the Dutch “King of Waltz” who has made classical music accessible to ordinary people, will bring his Johann Strauss Orchestra back to Ireland on 17 April 2020. Dubbed the Maestro of the Masses (New York Times) and a Weapon of Mass Happiness (The Spectator), André Rieu returns with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, the largest private orchestra in the world, the Platin Tenors and many international soloists. In 2018 André performed for 100.000 UK/Ireland fans!