THE BEST OF THIS WEEK’S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 08.07.19

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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

Event4 week Meditation & Healing Circle

Location- Zen Wellness, Unit 13 Canal Walk, Parkwest

Description- Our workshop is a perfect opportunity to take a break from busy daily life, increase your inner peace, happiness & well-being and experience the benefits of meditation for yourself. We will explore how meditation gives us a simple and direct way to connect to a natural peace and joy within our own mind. This opens us up to recognizing and identifying with the potential for happiness and other good qualities that exist in each & everyone of us.

We will work on a different area each week improving the overall quality of your mindset.

Due to a lot of interest and the success of the Meditation workshops, I will be running two workshops for the month of July, see dates below for the Monday evening.

This workshop is limited to 9 places and you need to book your place for the four weeks in advance. €30 booking deposit is required to hold your place.

Each week we will meet and have teas / coffees / herbal teas and will do two guided meditations, you will receive a mini reiki healing, aura cleanse and your karma will be cleared. You will also receive self-love tips that you will take home and put into practice.

Some Benefits of Meditation:
– Reduce stress & control anxiety
– Enhance Self-Awareness
– Generate Kindness
– Lengthens attention span & improves sleep

It will be a lovely 4 week journey & you will feel much lighter in yourself as the weeks go by.

Cost- €160 (€40 each week)

Time- 19.00-21.00

Children’s eventSongschool Summer Camp

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- Songschool is for secondary school students who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing them at a concert, making a video, learning about music technology, and meeting people who love music as much as they do… not to mention forming bands and having fun!

All Songschool students receive a copy of their songs and their videos, and a Songschool certificate of participation.

Cost- €150

Time- 10.00-16.00

Tuesday

EventJuly Sound Bath Mediation with Tom Toher

Location- Unit 5, Block 4, Burnell Road, Northern Crocc, Malahide Road

Description- Come and experience the relaxing and healing benefits of being bathed in sound. Allow the vibrations to wash away all your stress and tension. Experience the sound vibrations in every cell in your body, facilitating deep relaxation and healing on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

In setting up the Sound Bath Tom creates a comfortable, safe space where your body can reach deep levels of relaxation, your mind becomes calm and peaceful as thoughts begin to slow down, allowing deep healing to take place on all levels.

The Sound Bath begins with a short guided-meditation to prepare your body and mind for the experience which follows. All you have to do is lie there and allow the healing sounds and vibrations to wash over you.

Tom uses a variety of sounds including Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gong, Drum, Koshi Chimes and Ocean Drum to create a soundscape that takes you on a healing journey deep within yourself. Join us to experience for yourself the power and magic of Sound and Vibration.

Cost- Non- Members €22, members (20% disc) €17.50

Time- 19.00-20.15

Children’s eventTiny Tots Tuesday: ChatterKids!

Location- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Description- Did you know that the way you talk, play, engage and interact with your child really matters? It’s often said that the Irish have the gift of the gab, and some incredibly talented Irish people have made their mark in the world just by talking! In this workshop with ChatterKids, we’ll explore language development and encourage your child to get chatty through a series of fun interactive games and songs.

Taught by registered speech and language therapist Katia Klymenko Lacey, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), this workshop is perfect for ages 15 – 36 months. Come along to learn interesting facts about language and ways to promote its development in your child, meet other local families and enjoy some delicious free tea and coffee from Bakehouse CHQ for free, as well as some sweet treats. Best of all, you and your little one will spend quality time interacting, learning and having fun together!

Participants at this event can also avail of a 20% discount on tickets to our museum and 20% discount in our retail store (not valid on items already discounted). All you have to do is show your Eventbrite ticket at the desk.

Pre-Booking is mandatory for this event as spaces are limited.

Cost- €12

Time- 10.30-12.00

Wednesday

EventBigStyle Liffey Paddle

Location- BigStyle, Poolbeg Beach, Ringsend

Description- We’re going to Paddle eight kilometres down river through the heart of Dublin city, taking in some of Dublin’s most famous sights along the way.

All equipment and wetsuits are provided. Some SUP experience is preferred but not essential. If you would like a lesson beforehand you can book in for a lesson with us at Dun Laoghaire harbour.

Cost- €55

Time- 19.00-22.00

Children’s eventSt. Anne’s City Farm – Family Volunteer Day

Location- St.Anne’s Park, Raheny

Description- This event is for the people who would like to come along on the Saturday Volunteer days but don’t get a chance. It’s the perfect day for everyone who is interested in getting involved at the farm, from feeding the animals to mucking out stables to helping in our growing area, come get involved in our little farm.

The event starts at 10 am sharp.
Briefing
Work on the farm
Lunch at 12 pm
Finish up for the day.

Please come dressed in appropriate clothes and shoes to work in.

Cost- Donation

Time- 10.00-12.00

Thursday

EventMean Girls

Location- The Sugar Club

Description- “Thats why her hair is so big. It’s full of secrets”

Mean Girls | 1hr 37 mins
Doors 7.30pm, screening starts 8.15pm

Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed “the Plastics,” but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

All tickets include gourmet popcorn for the audience, and we’ll be serving up tasty thin-based pizzas from our kitchen and cocktails and drinks from the fully stocked bar!
Come and lounge on our plush velvet couches to get a luxury movie night.

Cost- €15

Time- 19.30-22.30

Children’s eventGruffalo Crafts and Storytime

Location- Ballyroan Library

Description- Join us in Ballyroan Library for Gruffalo Crafts and a story time based on the Julia Donaldson classic.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-12.00

Friday

EventAn Afternoon of Musical Theatre with Thomas Cameron

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award nominated English tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities.

Performing the hits from the world of musical theatre, classical and contemporary music, Thomas has blown away audiences across the UK and Ireland, as well as having a worldwide following.

Programme Includes;
* ‘Bring Him Home’ – Les Miserables
*’Moon River’ – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
* ‘Ave Maria’ – Schubert
*’Summertime’ – George Gershwin/Porgy and Bess
*’Anthem’ – Chess
* ‘Music of the Night’ – The Phantom of the Opera
*’Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’ – Les Miserables

“Already wowing the music world”
BBC One

“The room fell silent and chins were hitting tables left, right and centre”
Professional Music Reviewer

“As Thomas projects his spellbinding voice you feel your troubles melt away and everything seems right in the world – 5 stars”
Camilla Joyce, Former Express and Echo Reviewer

Support Act – Damian Bamforth
Damian is an up and coming, classical composer from the UK.

Damian has a rare gift in that he hears entire pieces in his head and while he cannot score or write music to the level of his compositions, with the aid of a computer he has been able to bring his scores to life. He recorded his debut album in Real World Studios with the aid of esteemed Juiliard Piano Graduate, Orla McDonagh.
His music will be performed by esteemed concert pianist Orla McDonagh.

Cost- €20

Time- 13.00-14.00

Children’s eventLaya Healthcare’s City Spectacular

Location- Merrion Square

Description- The 14th annual Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular returns to Dublin this July with its BIGGEST and most SPECTACULAR three-day programme of events for ALL ages.

Dublin’s Merrion Square will be transformed into Ireland’s busiest summer festival on Friday the 12th of July to Sunday the 14th from 12-8pm each day.

Expect 3 days of breathtaking international street and circus performances, a feel good family health and wellbeing area with Laya Healthcare, delicious global flavours at the Just Eat Street world food market, rockin’ live music with bop-worthy bands, Pet-tacular fun with the DSPCA, a vintage funfair and a plethora of FREE spectacular programming for ALL AGES.

Marvel at the extraordinary feats of circus, sideshow and international street performance with a host of the world’s best talent. The SPECTACULAR line up includes;

The Space Cowboy – 55 time World Record Sword Swallower & Daredevil – Australia
Victor Rubilar – World Record Football Freestyler – Argentina
The Silver Starlets – Duo Female Aerial Acrobatic Show – Canada/USA
B-Xtreme – NYC Breakdancers – USA
Orbax & Pepper Do Science – Live Mad Scientists’ Family Show – Canada
Jack Wise – Magic, Sword Swallowing and Hilarious Ventriloquism – Ireland.
Mr Toons – The man who gets INSIDE a balloon! – Denmark
Magic Brian – Comedy, Magic & Escapology – USA
Pete Anderson’s Unstable Act – Danger Comedian, Ladder & Knives, Very Funny! – UK
Cartoonette – Award Winning Living Statue – Portugal

See the full programme of events at www.cityspectacular.com

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 20.00

Saturday

EventThe Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever… 

Location- Fairview Park

Description- Join us out on the wiley, windy moors in your finest Kate Bush garb for a group performance of the ‘Wuthering Heights’ dance routine, as Dublin celebrates ‘The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever’ on Saturday July 13th 2019.

Inspired by the 300 Kate Bush impersonators at Shambush’s 2013 event in Brighton, UK, we will recreate the Wuthering Heights experience en masse, allowing for rehearsal time and a picnic.

Cost- €5

Time- 13.00-16.00

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!

Tickets cost €10 (plus booking fee) per child PLEASE NOTE there is no charge for adults, siblings under 9months or siblings over the age of 7.

Cost- €10

Time- 10.00-13.00

Sunday

Event2 Day Silent Retreat with Fr. Korko 

Location- The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street

Description- The Sanctuary is delighted to welcome back our great friend Fr. Korko who will lead this 2 day silent retreat to reconnect with your inner world.

This silent retreat will combine meditation, awareness practices, yogic stretches, breathwork & discourses inspired by both Eastern & Western spirituality. It is suitable for both newcomers & more experienced spiritual seekers.

Fr. Korko (Swami Saranananda) is an Indian Jesuit and founder of Dhyana Vanam Ashram in Dindigul in Southern India, a Christian centre for Yoga and Meditation for Spiritual Awakening (Self Realization). He gives special importance to developing openness and respect to other religious traditions.

Cost- €100

Time- 10.00-16.00

Children’s eventScrapefoot

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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