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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 […]

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.

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a fourth year of free concerts every Thursday throughout July from 1-2pm. Every week, music fans will have the opportunity to see new and upcoming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres performing in the wonderful setting of the outdoor Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin’s city centre. Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Wood Quay Summer Sessions offers something for all music fans from trad to hip-hop, classical to contemporary and jazz to rock. Throughout the four weeks, there will be a food truck for any hungry music fans as well as ticket giveaways to upcoming events and concerts. July 4th presented with First Music Contact (FMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Erica Cody & JyellowL 13.00 – Erica-Cody 13.30 – JyellowL July 11th presented with Improvised Music Company (IMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Charlie Moon Quartet | RBG Trio 13.00 Charlie Moon Quartet 13.30 – The RBG Trio (Redmond, Brady, Gillard) July 18th presented with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) 13.00 – Garth Knox 13.30 […]

Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the 2019 Mayo International Kite Festival taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July at Keel Beach, Achill Island. With spectacular sights of hundreds of colourful kites and free entertainment all day long, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer weekend with family and friends. Don’t worry if you’ve never flown a kite – or if you can’t remember the last time you did – because there will be plenty of kiting experts on hand to get you off the ground! Take part in kite flying competitions such as highest kite, best design, most colourful or even best kite crash, and enjoy demonstrations from the pro kite fliers! With exciting games, kite making workshops, and buckets of enthusiasm you’re sure to have a great day at the Mayo International Kite Festival. Let’s go fly a kite! Brought to you by Pure Magic, Mayo.ie, Westnet, Keel Sandybanks Camping & Caravan Park and all our local friends. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Mayokitefest/

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

Rockin’ Food Festival Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford 2nd – 5th August 2019 rockinfoodfestival.com After a hugely successful 2018 Festival, we are delighted to announce that #rockinfood2019 will be taking over the streets of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford once again from August 2nd -5th 2019. Wexford’s ultimate Summer festival blends the perfect mix of the things we love most about summer – delicious food, great music and family fun. So, what to expect at Rockin’ Food? Check out some the amazing Rock ’n’ Roll bands taking to our Outdoor Main Stage & Dancefloor or maybe catch some cookery demos and food talks in the Food Marquee for absolutely FREE. Relax with a nice cool drink from the Drinks Marquee and catch a bite to eat from some of the first-rate food vendors from the Artisan Food & Crafts Market. Our younger festival goers can look forward to lots of fun activities, events and workshops in the Kids Marquee or spend some time at the Kid’s Play Zones or Ferris Wheel. Once the little ones are all tired out, the adults can enjoy some of the exclusive Food & Drink Fringe Events. There’s something on offer for all ages, tastes and budgets at Rockin’ […]

Many ukulele luminaries have performed including Belgium’s Winin’ Boys, Ukulele ZaZa, Minnie & The Illywhackers, Del Rey, Andy Eastwood, Peter Moss, Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave, Janet Klein, France’s Les Poupees, Fred Sokolow, Shine (from Spain), Gus and Finn Trio, Ukulele Red & Lil’l Mamie Brown, The East River String Band, Ireland’s West Cork Ukulele, Ukeristic Congress, Aisling Goes Walking, the Dublin Ukulele Collective, UK’s Hot Potato Syncopators, Casey McGill, James Clem, The Mourning Glories and many many other fine artists and groups. We will be featuring all the elements that have made the Ukulele Hooley one of the most friendly and enjoyable festivals. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’re promising a weekend of ukulele fun and frolics! Saturday @ the Ukulele Hooley 2018 Saturday morning kicks off with a selection selection of workshops with amazing ukulele musicians. Workshop Schedule Casey McGill at 10.45 am – Intermediate level Poupees Gonflees at 10.45 am – All levels (including beginners) Angie McLoughlin at 12.15 pm – All levels Frederick Gosseens at 12.15 pm – Intermediate level Ukulele Uff at 13.30 pm – Intermediate level And you know ukulele players, there’s usually a Jam […]

Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week. The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in 2005. Since then the week has grown into a highly successful programme of over 2,000 events which take place during the last week of August […]