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Science Week 2018 will run nationwide from November 11th -18th, with numerous events across the country. There will be 12 regional science festivals all of which will host a range of events from one-day events, family activities, adult talks to school visits and workshops. These festivals will take place in Cavan/Monaghan, Cork, Eureka, Festival of Farming and Food (Teagasc), Galway, WexSci, Limerick, Mayo, the Midlands, Sligo, Southeast, Tipperary. A number of funded Science Week events will also be showcased throughout the week, including events by Louth County Council, The Ark Theatre, The British Council of Ireland, Dublinia, Cool Planet Experience, Sirius Science, Imaginosity, the Science Gallery, ADAPT, The Rediscovery Centre, Blackrock Castle Observatory and Maynooth University. In addition to this there will also be some extra events that will be coordinated by SFI. This includes the Dublin Science Week Family Open Day at the Convention Centre Dublin, and various other events yet to be announced. Subscribe to the Science Week e-Newsletter to be the first to hear about Science Week 2018. See the events here

About Dublin Games Festival The Dublin Games Festival will be Aeonspark Events Ltd second major event (First being the Dublin Games Summit which was a major success!). The Dublin Games Festival will be an event that will bring a new experience that has not been seen before at Irish Gaming events. We will have Esports, Experiences, Expo, Marketplace, Business zone and Entertainment.

Whether you agree with Frank Zappa’s view that “Politics is the entertainment branch of industry”, or lean toward Jay Leno’s less charitable interpretation that “Politics is showbusiness for ugly people”, it’s hard to deny that we live in a time of unprecedented politicisation and polarisation. Politics is the new black, or the new comedy, or perhaps both. The Festival of Politics was founded to reflect this new reality – to offer a platform for the open interrogation of ideas, however left (or right) of field, without fear or favour. Is this new appetite purely oppositional, a kicking against the pricks, or could it be progressive? Are we looking at a paradigm shift or witnessing a nascent movement? This is why The Festival of Politics was created and curated last year by the Temple Bar Company, a non-profit collective of business and cultural groups. Our intention is to entertain and elucidate as we challenge views on the red letter issues that dominate the political landscape and generate the headlines. Our speakers will adress #Metoo; Irexit; Brexit; Housing; the impact of Big Tech, Trumpism, Transhumanism and much more. Our unique events ‘occupy’ spaces that within their very walls, have borne witness to […]

An idea borne out of conversations in a record shop, where else? A common memory of the importance of vinyl in our youth and a belief that it had become relevant again. The look of the cover, the feel of the sleeve, the smell of the record and the purity of the sound.. it was a format worthy of a revival! The Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival will bring together international musicians, writers and filmmakers discussing and playing vinyl records and considering their importance in our culture today. The festival will be a collection of talks and discussions relating to all aspects of vinyl recordings from writing, recording, producing and performing as well as examining sleeve design and liner notes. The venues are The Lexicon Library Studio, The National Maritime Museum and the Eblana Club. Other aspects of the music business will be discussed, e.g. the political power of music, the economics of vinyl and why vinyl matters culturally. There will be a record fair on site for the three days

Dublin Feminist Film Festival promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through celebrating and showcasing fantastic female filmmaking, as well as demonstrating that women make compelling and complex characters and subjects. 2018 is our fifth year and takes place in Light House Cinema 21st and 22nd November. Special Launch Events take place on 20th November in The Generator Hostel, Smithfield. Drinks Reception & Launch Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Generator Hostel FREE TALK: Women and Cinematography Nov 20 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Generator Hostel FREE EVENT: Filmmakers Deirdre O’Toole and Eimear Ennis Graham in Conversation Nov 20 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:00 PM 9:00 PM Generator Hostel Award Winning Filmmakers Deirdre O’Toole and Eimear Ennis Graham discuss their work. Shorts Programme + Parklands Combined Screening Nov 21 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:00 PM 8:15 PM Light House Cinema 2018’s 10 Shorts Award Finalists. Followed by Feature PARKLANDS Winner Announcement and Award Presentation by Megan K Fox and Mia Mullarkey. Prizes have kindly been donated by MediaDrives.ie. Tickets €13/€11 IRISH PREMIERE! The Seen and Unseen […]

As passionate about running events as we are about sharing the extraordinary accomplishments of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors, The Jonathan Swift Festival now in its second year is hosted by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin and produced by a small but dedicated team of Swift enthusiasts. Supported by Failte Ireland and Dublin City Council, the festival is a vibrant collaboration between a number of creative bodies and cultural institutions across the city who have a historic or cultural links to Jonathan Swift’s life and work. Building upon the success of our inaugural year in 2017 in which the Festival led a nationwide celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Swift, this year’s festival promises to much more ambitious programme as it welcomes EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Trinity College Dublin, The Irish Writers Centre, The Irish Film Institute, National Gallery of Ireland, Fighting Words, The Science Gallery, Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin City Libraries ,HeadStuff and Sweetman Craft Brewery to help us celebrate the life and times of Jonathan Swift.

Now in its seventh year, New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) brings you a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2019. Dublin City will light up with imagination and wonder with 3 spectacular events on 31 December 2018. Gather in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the iconic Custom House becomes the centre for NYF Dublin’s Countdown this year. Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay and George’s Quay Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm FREE This is a FREE event but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Booking details will be announced on www.nyfdublin.com at the end of November. Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the New Year together at the highly anticipated Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee. Watch in delight and amazement as laser lights and aqua beams dance through the sky as you count down to the New Year together. Matinee – Countdown to Midnight Moment Performance: This is free ticketed event from 6.00pm – 7.00pm Countdown Concert Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay Time: 8.00pm Over 18 Event Prepare yourself for a New Year’s Eve night to remember as platinum selling artist […]

It’s the return of the European summer vacation! Following the attendance breaking indoor arena run that ended in May of this year, we are psyched to announce that we will be returning to Europe in May of next year to do an outdoor run of our own shows, primarily in stadiums, but also the occasional park and even a castle thrown in for good measure! Kicking off May 1, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, the tour will visit 25 cities across 20 countries including many cities we did not stop in on the most recent excursion. Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest, Göteborg and Brussels (first time since 1988!) are all on the itinerary this summer. We also have three firsts (go figure!) with shows in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna Finland, and Tartu, Estonia. Joining us for the festivities will be Ghost and Bokassa. This tour also marks the appearance of another first in Europe with the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket, a wildly popular addition to our menu of options for the current North American tour. The Black Ticket is your one-stop shop; a single ticket that allows you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2019 European […]

The rise of Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike has been nothing short of meteoric. From small beginnings they have risen to become one of the most in demand acts in the world of dance music. At present they sit as equals at the top table of House royalty. Festival headliners the world over and two of the most influential producers in the industry today. Almost every destination on the map has seen a visit from the energetic duo over the past few years as demand to witness their exhilarating performances has gone into overdrive. Headline sets at some of Europe’s biggest venues – including London’s prestigious Ministry of Sound and legendary Ibiza institution Pacha – and debut tours in the U.S.A, Asia and South America marked them as a pair on the ascendance across the planet. Sitting pretty at number 38 (down from 78 in 2011) in the DJ Mag top 100 they are well poised to continue their outstanding run of form.

Offering four days of open-sea racing by Irish and international teams in one of the most picturesque areas of Dublin Bay, the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 is a must-do. Welcoming back many old friends from previous regattas, as well as plenty of newcomers, Dún Laoghaire will be the centre of great racing and a lively social scene, with entertainment for all ashore. The sea will be carpeted with up to 470 bobbing boats; cruisers, keelboats and dinghies from all over the UK and Ireland will be hitting the water. For Dubliners who haven’t found their sea legs, a trip out to the south coast during the regatta will mean a fun crowd, stunning views, great food and family events all along the water.