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The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s most fear-filled tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production. Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded with rank and favour by a grateful king. But war has left scars. With each enemy Macbeth butchers to serve his own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a more menacing grip. Spectres slaughtered on the battlefield drip poison in his ear, and passions erupt as he ferociously seizes the throne. But, violence breeds violence, and a reign born in blood quickly spirals out of control as Macbeth’s demons return to destroy him. Set in the 11th century and culminating in an epic battle filled with revenge, justice, and beheadings, Icarus blends traditional and physical theatre and brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters.

Leonard Cohen Tribute Band: In My Secret Life are delighted to bring their 2 hour performance of Leonard Cohen’s music to the Button Factory, Dublin on February 20th 2018 after sell out shows across Europe. The 10 piece band will perform all your favourites from ‘Suzanne’, ‘So Long, Marianne’, ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’, ‘I’m Your Man’ & ‘Hallelujah’ to name a few. This is a must see show for all Leonard Cohen fans to relive the magic of his music & words in an intimate setting.

Paradise Lost, considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death-doom genre and of the gothic metal genre,  who are currently on tour in Europe with label-mates Pallbearer and Portugal’s Sinistro have a show announced for February 2018. This is an over 18’s event. You may be required to show ID (driver’s licence, Garda / PSNI ID or passport only). Right of admission is reserved.

Mill Productions are delighted to announce their  production of William Shakespeare’s ROMEO + JULIET   Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe this abridged version of the play is the ideal opportunity for all Junior Cert students to see one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies performed live. Wednesday 21st February to Friday 23rd February at 10am and 1.30pm Monday 26th February to Friday 2nd March at 10am and 1.30pm Monday 12th March to Friday 16th March at 10am and 1.30pm

01 Feb Aiken Promotions present GUS DAPPERTON 8pm €15.60 03 Feb FESTIVAL OF LIGHT 7pm €9 09 Feb Spike Fest: Laura Moody and Live Film Score by Lioba Petrie 8pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Improvisation workshop with Zan Berry 12:30pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Naomi Berrill & Zan Berry 2pm €10 adults / €5 kids 10 Feb Spike Fest: Blues In Space 8pm €15 11 Feb Spike Fest: Cello Ireland present Cello Voce 8pm €15 16 Feb Aiken Promotions presents LONEY DEAR 8pm €16 17 Feb JK Flesh + Whirling Hall of Knives 8pm €15 21 Feb Traditional Arts Collective 8pm €10 23 Feb MCD present PAUL DRAPER 8pm €18.50

During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker to allow for further discussion.

Norwegian superstar, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo will bring the “Kids in Love Tour” to 3Arena on 22 February in support of his sophomore album Kids in Love due November 3. Special guest Gryffin. Please note, this show is strictly for over 16’s. The tour announcement follows the release of two buzzing singles from the forthcoming album including the title track “Kids in Love” (Listen Here) and “Never Let You Go” (Listen Here). Kygo is a Norwegian-born, world-renowned producer, songwriter, DJ and music marvel who has turned himself into an international sensation in unprecedented time. He was crowned Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2015, as songs including “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)” and “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James)”, which was certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries, helped him become the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Kygo’s first album, Cloud Nine, debuted at #1 on iTunes Dance Albums Chart and at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Electronic Albums chart. The album received tons of positive attention from critics, in which Rolling Stone called it “unfailingly gorgeous”. Kygo made his U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden where he performed an acoustic version of “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James)”. He has also […]

‘Moment’s Passed’ is the new single from Dermot Kennedy which launched last night as Zane Lowe’s ‘World Record’ on Beats1. Kennedy crafts songs which are at once stripped-back yet explosive, his emotive vocal having the dichotomy of being both soaring and intimate atop R&B influenced percussion. His tracks have already amassed over 50 million streams across streaming platforms. As well as his online presence Dermot also controls a diehard live following, selling out shows across America and Europe including two upcoming back to back shows at London’s Omeara and two sold out hometown shows at Dublin’s Button Factory – with both London shows selling out in under 10 minutes.

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. There is an unpredictable energy in the band that harkens back to their “Risk” days playing on the dancefloors of Dublin’s late-night clubs. They call upon their grand repertoire to create a show that is unique to the time and place. Improvisation can come at any point and allow the band express their brightest and their darkest influences. “Rock and Roll is not about safety or politeness, it is not about perfection either. It is expression and it is spirit.” Humour is also never far from a Hothouse Flowers night. They do not take themselves seriously however, there is no mistaking the musical integrity among them as they open up to each other in musical dialogue. Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, […]

The annual Dublin International Film Festival is a delight for film lovers all over Ireland. The festival presents an unparalleled opportunity to sample new and exciting film from internationally renowned directors. Whether it’s the premier of a new Irish film or the chance to see a highlight from another major film festival ahead of its general release, the programme is always bursting with promise. Now in its 16th year, the Dublin International Film Festival has hosted over 550 major guests, including winners of the festival’s prestigious Volta Award such as Al Pacino, Julie Andrews, Danny DeVito, Angela Lansbury, Stanley Tucci, Richard Gere, Kim Cattrall, Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Crowe, and Krisitin Scott Thomas. With insightful Q&A sessions featuring notable figures in the film industry, specially curated threads, not to mention the young people’s programme Fantastic Flix which engages schools and families as it builds on a new generation of film fans, this festival is one of the most keenly anticipated occasions in Dublin’s cultural year.

ADIFF curates and presents the best in emerging International and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events. ADIFF aims to offer memorable experiences through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers, actors and industry professionals, along with informed debate about the future of film as an art form.

With determination and talent to last a lifetime, Lisa McHugh is a Glaswegian born star that’s more than ready to shine.  Having now gained thousands of fans, the 28 year old beauty has won 14 awards to date in under 3 years including ‘Female Vocalist of The Year’ 3 years running and ‘Outstanding Achievement on the World Stage’ 2012 when she appeared on the Grand Ole Opry – the home of country music as a guest of the legendary Gene Watson.