THE BEST OF THIS WEEK’S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 29.07.19

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Welcome to my weekly Dublin events posts, published every single Sunday sharing the best things happening around the city each week. I really hope you enjoy them.

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:

Monday

EventLove Island Finale Screening at Opium

Location- Opium Wexford Street

Description- Feeling a bit chived that Love Island is coming to an end? It is what it is, but that doesn’t mean you have to watch it at home alone like you’ve just been mugged off!

We’ll be celebrating the end of everyone’s favourite show with some serious vibes as we air the finale with a complimentary Bulmers Rosé (to keep you cool as things are likely to get HOT!) for all ticket holders. There’ll also be a flower wall on the night so you can capture that insta-tastic moment…it’s not just the islanders who can look good on screen, you know! And, to add a bit of healthy competition to the night, attendees will have the chance to place (a free) bet on their favourite couple to win to be in with a chance to win a swanky Pan-Asian Dinner for two people in Opium’s Restaurant!

There’ll be popcorn aplenty to chow down on as you watch the finale but if you want a little bit more sustenance, Opium will be offering a special dinner offer for attendees with one main course and a glass of wine for just €20 before the screening.

Not being funny but tickets are limited so you might want to crack on and get them before they’re gone…

Cost- €12

Time- 20.30-23.30

Children’s eventVisual Art Summer Camp 

Location- Artmines, 195 Rathmines Road Lower

Description- Join our Visual Art Summer Camp this year to enjoy making art while learning new ways to create! We will be drawing, painting, making and doing!

This Visual Art Summer Camp is perfect for young artists aged 6 to 12.

From 10.30 – 2.30, Monday to Friday in Artmines

If you have any questions you can ask me here: heathergray.art@gmail.com

Book your ticket below or e-mail me for an invoice 🙂

Cost- €150

Time- 10.30-14.30

Tuesday

EventThe Secret Garden

Location- Dublin Castle

Description- Where is the secret garden? Mary Lennox must find the key…
This summer, join young Mary on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner…
As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented in Dublin city centre’s very own secret garden at Dublin Castle. Relive this classic tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of our summer programme.
This is an outdoor event. Guests should bring their own seating/blankets if required as chairs will not be provided. Picnics will be permitted at this event.

Cost- €15-20

Time- 18.00-20.00

Children’s eventFinger Print Fun! Drop-in Family Workshop

Location- National Print Museum

Description- Learn how to use simple finger printing to create a whole range of fun characters and pictures! No advance booking required – a self-guided activity suitable for all the family!

Cost- €5 per accompanied child

Time- 14.00-16.00

Wednesday

EventSeafront Funfair 

Location- Bray Seafront

Description- Roll up, roll up for all the fun of the fair… as the Seafront Funfair comes to town NOW from Saturday, July 20th until Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th. Thrill-seekers can enjoy bumper cars, games, stalls and even some candy floss daily from 12 noon until 10 pm.

THE SEAFRONT FUNFAIR SUMMER SPECIAL ‘ANY 10 RIDES FOR €15′ IS BACK!

Tickets can only be used Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holiday Monday, 5th August. Can be used throughout the Seafront Fun Fair attractions only, not valid with any other offer, each ride ticket admits one person only, Dodgem’s two tickets per car, Bomber Mach 1 are two tickets per person, tickets are not valid on Games Stalls, height restriction apply, Terms and conditions apply, ask at the Box Office for full details!

The Funfair will be closed on Monday, July 29th & Tuesday, July 30th 2019.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 12.00-22.00

Children’s eventSandymount Dublin 4 Science summer camp

Location- Sandymount Christchurch, Sandymount Green Dublin 4

Description- Our Science camps are very hands-on and children get to make and take home something most days including their own SLIME, FOSSILS, MODEL GLIDERS, RAINBOW GLASSES and MORE! They wear Lab coats and goggles! LOTS of OUTDOOR Fun with Bug Hunts, Rocket Races,

Cost- €145 per week

Time- 09.00-14.00

Thursday

EventThe Rolling Sound Sessions

Location- The Workmans

Description- The Rolling Sound Sessions, is a music, spoken word and comedy show that will take place on the 1st of Aug in the main room of The Workmans Club.

Cost- Free entry

Time- 20.00-23.00

Children’s eventFrench & Spanish Children Camps from 4 to 12 years old

Location- Arts & Buisness Campus, Drumcondra

Description- We are looking forward to starting our Summer Language Camps at Drumcondra ABC in French & Spanish!

Still some places left for Spanish for week 5, sign up online here: https://olesol.ie/courses/sumspkibgdrfw5/

Our children courses are designed in a fun and interactive way and we use different activities and resources that make the learning fun and productive. Our students learn/ improve their French/ Spanish while in immersion through art & craft, singing, dancing, indoor and outdoor games.

Cost- €125 per week

Time- 09.30-14.00

Friday

EventGodfathers of Comedy 

Location- The laughter Lounge

Description- Jarlath Regan is BACK! Jarlath sold out Vicar Street recently but trust us, it’s on our stage that he really shines. Jarlath is the creator and star of the “Irishman Abroad” award-winning podcast and always goes down a treat with our audience. We’re also flyin’ Tamer Kattan over from sunny LA just for you. I know, we’re sound, right? Tamer performs in all the top UK and US clubs and we’re so excited to see him make his Laughter Lounge debut!

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll have Republic of Telly and Karl Spain wants a Woman’s Karl Spain. This fella is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most successful comedians and one everyone needs to see. When we think of our favourite comedian, his name comes to mind. Oh, and viral sensation Emma Doran will open the show!

We have to admit, we’ve outdone ourselves with this line up…. Bualadh Bos Laughter Lounge, Bualagh Bos!

Cost- €26

Time- 19.00-23.00

Children’s eventSeedlings Early Years Workshops: Saving Selma the Seal

Location- The Ark, Dublin

Description- We’re heading to the sea this August in this drama workshop for little ones led by our Early Years Artist in Residence Joanna Parkes.

Come on an imaginative journey to the beach! It’s a fine sunny day and the children are having fun playing in the sand. Then some unexpected visitors arrive and seem to behaving in a suspicious manner.

What is going on? Join in and explore what happens in this delightful workshop adventure by the sea.

Combining drama, story, play and props, this interactive drama workshop invites little ones and their grown-ups to enjoy imagining together. So if you’re a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunty, godparent or carer, come along with a 2 to 4 year old and join in the fun.

Cost- €8.50-11.50

Time- 10.15-11.00

Saturday

EventIntimate Kayaking Concert on the Liffey

Location- City Kyaking, Custom House Quay

Description- Join us for a very special Session of Kayaking and Music! Some of the best musicians in town will play for you UNDER the most iconic bridges of Dublin! The acoustics are unbelievable and the atmosphere on the water is magic! We will get onboard our stable “sit on top” kayaks (ideal for beginners) and paddle towards the city centre and back stopping under a few bridges where the musicians will play originals for you, adding a little touch of poetry and history of the city on the way. This private concert sums up what Dublin is about: good “craic” with friends, laughing, singing along, while taking in breathtaking city views. The all experience will last about 2.5 hours.

Cost- €39

Time- 13.00-15.30

Children’s eventMusical Picnic With The Wild Turkeys

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- Join us for a family picnic lunchtime concert where we bring the outdoors indoors with some great music and other fun activities.

Come early and meet the musicians, try out some instruments, and have fun with musical face-painting! Then come into the John Field Room to enjoy our interactive concert of Irish traditional music and family favourites.

Cost- €12 per person plus €5 per lunch

Time- 12.15-14.00

Sunday

EventRockin’ Food Festival

Location- RPSI, c/o Oceanic, Docklands Innovation Park

Description- Steam trains in conjunction with Enniscorthy’s Rockin’ Food Festival.

Join the steam train for a fun day out to Enniscorthy, along arguably Ireland’s most scenic railway line – the sunny south-east from Dublin to Wexford, a route offering views of tunnels, cliffsides, beaches, forests and rivers.

Already in Enniscorthy? No problem, then have a trip along the Slaney and Wexford quays to Rosslare Strand.

Cost- €8-35

Time- 10.45-19.40

Children’s event– Scrapefoot

Location- The Ark, 11a Eustace Street

Description- So you think that you know the story of Goldilocks? Think again!

This summer, enter the world of SCRAPEFOOT, a walk-through visual art experience for audiences of just four people at a time.

Goldilocks wasn’t always blonde! In fact, over time she has morphed from a fox called SCRAPEFOOT into an old hag, and finally into the Goldilocks we know today. What remains the same in each version of the story, is that they each entered a house in the woods (when nobody was home), to feast, sleep and shelter.

Now it’s your turn to explore this enchanting house but beware of the three figures who might come home earlier than planned! Have you always been a porridge fan? Is it really trespassing if the door was open?

You will take the lead in your own immersive adventure, piecing together what really happened or what nearly happened or indeed what could have happened on that fateful day…

Cost- €6-7.50

Time- 10.30-12.30

 

Enjoy!!

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