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Inspired by and filled with the breathtaking images and enthralling artifacts from the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES, this all-new exhibition will drop fans into the center of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the show. Featuring a unique mix of immersive environments, interactives, and multimedia content, visitors will experience the mythical lands of Westeros and Essos and relive the trials and tribulations of the series’ nobles and common folk alike who struggle for survival in the shadow of the Iron Throne. Visitors to the exhibition will see displays of costumes, props, weapons and armor and will explore several dynamic themed exhibition areas featuring series settings such as: The wintry landscapes of the North The tree-lined pathway of the Kingsroad The regal settings of King’s Landing, The conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors and the loyalists of House Targaryen Iconic settings like the House of Black and White The home of the Night’s Watch — Castle Black And the frozen lands Beyond the Wall The show stopping centerpiece of the Iron Throne Room, where visitors can gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in […]

Irish Famine Exhibition The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland’s turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word ‘Famine’ in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the ‘Famine’ years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. Some historians prefer to use the name ‘Great Hunger’ to describe this period of mass death from starvation and disease. This exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. We use rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. A 15 minute film with seating is included in the exhibition and the average time spent by visitors is 1 hour. A DVD of the exhibition can also be purchased at the venue. This exhibition is dedicated to all victims of the Irish Potato Famine or The Great Hunger. Please go to Irish Famine Museum for more information

For the past four years, Alcázar-Duarte has been working on a project related to current efforts towards space exploration. The resulting body of work will be open to the public at Instituto Cervantes Dublin and it is divided into three chapters: two of them have been completed, with the third in development. The first two chapters are called The New Colonists and Ascension. The work delves into the beginning of an era of technological prodigy. It encourages us to look to the far future with eyes wide open, as there is an imperious need to resolve current legal loopholes regarding space exploration for it to proceed in a peaceful and balanced way. The installation of the work, that takes part in PhotoIreland 2019 programming, includes an Augmented Reality component that works as a virtual portal to add an extra layer to the overall narrative presented. Monica Alcázar-Duarte is a Mexican photographer, currently based in the UK, whose work engages with the way we read and integrate images and information, at a time when information and its context changes at such a rapid pace. Her work examines the relationship between context, interconnection and conclusion. It draws attention to how much we all need to […]

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 20th, 2019 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

At our weekly drop-in workshop, children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. These workshops are suitable for children of all ages, and take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in our Atrium. These free workshops take place weekly, every Sunday from 11.30am. Join us for a special tour designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers. Our aim is to make the artworks fun and engaging for kids, and to welcome families and visitors of all ages and encourage them to feel comfortable in the Gallery. All welcome; no booking necessary. 12:30pm

Chinnery Gin and Friends of the Chester Beatty Library are delighted to welcome George Chinnery biographer and East Asian art specialist Dr Patrick Conner for a talk on the artist that inspired the gin. The event will include a gin-tasting with Chinnery Spirits distiller David Havelin, followed by a talk by Dr Conner, who will detail the life and art of the Georgian-era portrait artist who started his career in Dublin, before setting sail for China. Chinnery’s work from the era is considered an important part of the historical record of the Old China Trade. Tickets are available to Friends of the Chester Beatty Library through the website, and non-Friends can purchase tickets by calling Sabhbh on 01-4070759.

Talks, Tastings, Demos, Hot food, Live Music, Cheesy Karaoke & much more Thurs – 12-4:30pm  and 5:30-10.30pm Fri – 12-4:30pm and 5:30-10.30pm Sat – 12-4:30pm and 5:30-10.30pm Sun – 12-4:30pm and 5.30-9:30pm

Ireland’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event. Feast your way through the day in our Vegan Food Village where you’ll find the best and newest vegan plant based cuisines on offer . You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Dublin Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, learn about plant based health benefits, enjoy an inspirational talk, a food recipe demonstration by a leading chef, try natural ethical products, a workshop or performance among a super friendly gathering in our outdoor areas, indoors speakers area, performance space and chill zone. Guest speakers and more to be announced soon. Get your ticket ! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates, info and giveaways! Tickets via Eventbrite (Admission: €10 – €25)