THE BEST OF THIS WEEK’S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 01.07.19


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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

EventNew Moon Circle

Location- Dublin Welness Centre, 26 South William Street

Description- Come join us for an evening of delving into the mystical energies of the moon.

The new moon every month offers an opportunity to set an intention for the next year – like making a cosmic wish, whereas the full moon is about releasing and let go of what no longer serves you.

One does not need to be an astrologer to work with planetary energies. As we are physical manifestations of the cosmic as depicted in our birth charts, we all possess the capability to tune in to and connect with the planetary energy. We do this intuitively, by bringing a little bit of awareness around the current energetic opportunities that are present allow us to reflect on what we have been doing and where we would like to go.

You don’t need to know anything about astrology at all really – this is designed to both guide and teach you how to work with the energy on an intuitive level. So, will you join us to invest in your soulful growth and consciously sow your seed of intention for the next year?

Cost- €15

Time- 20.15-21.15

Children’s eventSummer Camp at ChildVision 2019

Location- Childvision, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra

Description- Summer Camp at ChildVision, in collaboration with CARA, Sports Inclusion Ireland.

For visually impaired students aged 10 and up.

Our programme includes a variety of fun activities to experience including:

Swimming
Parkrun
Soccer
Tennis
Athletics
Judo
Arts & Crafts
and much more!

There are a limited number of places so please apply early.

Cost- €200 for the full camp

Time- 13.00

Tuesday

EventIreland’s Call

Location- The New Theatre, East Essex Street

Description- Written and Performed by John Connors

Directed by Jimmy Smallhorne

Produced by Edwin Mullane

Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin’s northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface.

‘A stark anthem to life on the margins’
– Irish Times

John Connors is one of the leading Irish actors of his generation. Also a talented screenwriter, documentary filmmaker and human rights activist, the young actor received international acclaim for his role as Patrick Ward in the Irish crime drama series Love/Hate and for Cardboard Gangsters in which he won best actor at the 2017 Irish film and television awards.

Developed as part of Show In A Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

Suitability 15+
Strong/adult language.

Cost- €18

Time- 19.30-21.30

Children’s eventScrapefoot

Location- The Ark Dublin, 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- €7.50/€6

Time- 10.30-12.30

Wednesday

EventPositive Nights Presents: Kundalini Transmission With Venant Wong

Location- Bewley’s Cafe, Grafton Street

Description- This July, we are excited to invite Kundalini transmission expert Venant Wong back to Positive Nights.

Venant Wong is a transmission vehicle, and the founder of KAP (Kundalini Activation Process).His work involves transmitting the raw life force of kundalini and his most native state of non-dual awareness.This, along with a lifetime of intense physical embodiment practices, brings together a unique transmission frequency that is a blend of raw Kundalini energy and deep consciousness that is overwhelmingly incarnated into the physical body.

It is this specific, unique blend of what traditionally have been considered different schools/systems/lineages that makes Venant’s KAP so intensely transformative and life changing. This blend of energies promotes deep healing and alignment in those who receive it.

Cost- €22-17

Time- 19.30-21.30

Children’s eventSummer Sessions: Art & Craft Dock at EPIC and the IFHC

Location- EPIC Irish Emigration Museum

Description- Come with us on a journey through time and space!

Every Wednesday this July and August, EPIC and the Irish Family History Centre will be using arts, crafts and games to explore some of the museum’s most curious characters. In these workshops, we’ll be going on adventures from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of the galaxy – but all you need is your imagination to tag along!

The adventures include…

JULY
Week 1 – 3rd July
Shipwrecked
Are you ready to sail the seven seas? Create your own pirate survival kit, including treasure map and spyglass, alongside rebel pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

Week 2 – 10th July
Into the Wild
Jump into the jungle and run through the rainforest with activities inspired by the adventures of wildlife experts Liz Bonnin and Bear Grylls. Make your own colourful animal masks, birds of paradise and bookmarks to bring out your wild side.

Week 3 – 17th July
The Science of You
To tie in with the Festival of Curiosity, we’ll be mixing science and art to learn what makes you, YOU! From X-Ray and DNA inspired art to scientists like Margaret Bulkley and Robert Boyle, it’s sure to bring out your inner scientist!

Week 4 – 24th July
Up, Up and Away
Have you fastened your seatbelt and put your goggles on? This week we’ll be taking to the skies with characters such as Spitfire Paddy! Make your own airplane and flying kit so you’re ready to take flight.

Week 5 – 31st July
Christmas in July
Did you ever hear of Christmas in July? It’s snow joke! Grab your jacket, hat and scarf for this chilly workshop where we really make it snow! Based on Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, make your own winter scene in a jar.

AUGUST
Week 6 – 7th August
Lost in Space
The Irish have travelled everywhere, but what would an Irish colony be like in space? Follow in the moonwalk of Irish space experts like Niamh Shaw and Jocelyn Bell Burnell to design your own planet, from drawing out a map to actually making your own planet with foam clay!

Week 7 – 14th August
Deadly Dinosaurs
Explore the past in this rawrsome-ly themed workshop all about the fun world of fossils! From the terrifying T-Rex to the things they left behind, discover Irish fossil hunters such as Robert Bell and take part in your own archaeological dig!

Week 8 – 21st August
Create and craft
To tie in with National Heritage Week, this week we’ll become our own designers inspired by Philip Treacy and Orla Kiely. Make your own clay pot or stylish paper hat, and learn all about the crafts of the past. It’s not just stories that are passed down from generation to generation!

Cost- €8

Time- 10.30-11.30

Thursday

EventWood Quay Summer Sessions

Location- Civic Amphitheatre, Wood Quay

Description- 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.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.00-14.00

Children’s eventRainbow Phil’s Summer Series

Location- St.Anne’s Park, The Red Stables

Description- Gruffalo: The Musical – July 4th to July 13th
Tickets on Sale NOW from
https://rainbowphilsummer.eventbrite.ie

The one man, hit musical interpretation of The Gruffalo is returning to The Red Stables, St Annes Park!! The show that garnered such amazing reviews as,

“That was actually quite good”
“Almost as good as I expected!”
“We managed to stay right until the very end – one thumb up!”

Performances will take place on the mornings of July 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th, so whether you missed it earlier in the year, or if you’d simply love to see it again, there are be plenty of shows to choose from!

Cost- €10 per child, adults go free

Time- 10.00-13.00

Friday

EventA Night at the Opera with Claudia Boyle

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- Glorious arias by Verdi, Donizetti, Gounod, Bizet, Charpentier and Puccini with soprano Claudia Boyle hailed as ‘captivating in the truest sense of the word’ (Opernwelt) and an artist with a ‘gripping sense of drama and a thrilling soprano radiance’ (What’s On Stage). John Finucane conducts.

Cost- €18-42

Time- 19.30-22.00

Children’s eventPut Yourself in the Picture

Location- The Art, 11a Eustace Street

Description- Celebrating the children of Ireland, The Ark presents a portrait exhibition of over 100 drawings by some of Ireland’s best known artists. Part of Right Here Right Now! The Ark’s Festival of Children

Drawn from The Ark’s newly commissioned portrait collection, the exhibition places children at the centre of contemporary art-making.

The contributing artists are Brian Maguire, Blaise Smith, Conor Walton, Dorothy Smith, PJ Lynch, Una Sealy, Gabhann Dunne, Sahoko Blake, Cian McLoughlin, Kathy Tynan, Vera Klute and Alison Pilkington. The resulting art works are really beautiful! This exhibition is both powerful and beautiful.

Opening weekend – 14-16 June
The exhibition opens as part of Right Here Right Now! The Ark’s Festival of Children – On Sat 15 & Sun 16, drop in to se eteh exhibition and you might spot one of our portrait artists sketching portraits, or you can try your hand at a self-portrait too in the response area and maybe even add it to the collection!

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-17.00

Saturday

EventWonder Years – Films To Grow Up With

Location- Lighthouse Cinema

Description- Growing up is hard. We are asked by society, by our families and by our bodies to deal with more than we have the skills to and it’s a time of huge confusion and chaos.
Cinema has deftly handled this period of our lives over the years, helping us to find kinship in other people’s feelings of otherness, finding hope in other people’s struggles and of course, finding joy in other people’s hormone-driven disasters. These are the films we grew up with, the films that helped us to grow.

Tickets and line-up: https://lighthousecinema.ie/events/wonder-years-films-to-grow-up-with

This summer, Light House Dublin and Pálás Galway will revisit some of our (and hopefully your) favourite coming-of-age films. Whether you’d like to revisit your youth bathed in gorgeous cinematic nostalgia or bring your young ones to experience something that helped you on your journey to adulthood, there’s a varied programme of films, from child-friendly matinees to a programme of late-night classics for adults only, and a Harry Potter sleepover featuring all eight films back to back, with a very magical Hogwarts themed menu to keep you going throughout the night.

Cost- €7.50-10

Time- 15.00-17.00

Children’s eventFreak Picnic 2019

Location- St Stephen’s Green

Description- The 13th annual ….. FREAK PICNIC!
St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

Saturday 6th July 2019
2pm

Goths/metallers/whatever….wear your freakiness with pride! 😈
Come along….bring your consumables of choice….hang out with old friends and meet new ones…..in a non-commercial, all-ages, no-pressure day of fun in the sun (all available fingers crossed!!)

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 14.00-17.00

Sunday

EventVintage Treasures Fair

Location- Shelbourne Park  Greyhound Stadium

Description- A wide range of stalls with Antiques & Interesting Items. All hosted inside the Shelbourne Park Stadium.

Cost- Free entry

Time- 10.30-16.30

Children’s eventFree Face Painting and Balloon Modelling Fun!

Location- CaptainAmericas Blanchardstown

Description- Come and visit our children’s entertainer for free Face Painting and Balloon Modelling as you enjoy your food!

Cost- Free

Time- 15.00-19.00

 

Enjoy!!

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