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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:


Event– Monday Night Black&White Films

Location- The Clockwork Door, 51 Wellington Quay

Description- Monday Night, Black and White, Old school limelight.

Monday nights at The Clockwork Door, We will be screening some of the very best classic films from the early years of film. Unlimited freshly made popcorn for everyone. Comfy couches, to relax into, and the very best of the silver screen.

On the schedule for January and February

14th Drama : Douglas Fairbanks Robin Hood 1922
One of the earliest versions of the popular story of Robin Hood, defender of the poor.

21st Comedy : Charlie Chaplin Easy Street 1917
Charlie Chaplin becomes a policeman and his job is to catch an infamous street thug.

28th Mystery : The man who knew too much 1934
Ben McKenna is an American physician taking a vacation in French Morocco with his family. While in the market, a man stabbed in the back falls in his arms and tells him a secret that is soon to cause him and his family a lot of trouble…

The Clockwork Door is a pay per time venue; while everything including the feature film, hot drinks and snacks and of course unlimited freshly made popcorn is included

Cost- The rate is 8c/minute or €4.80/hr. Average runtime of the films are just over an hour ~€6 for the night’s entertainment.

Time- 19.00-22.00

Children’s event– Bouncing Babies Book Club

Location- Ballyroan Library, Dublin 14

Description- Join us for songs, stories and fun to encourage a love of books in your little ones

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-13.00


Event– An Introduction to Oil Painting

Location- Block T, Smithfield

Description- AN INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING // 6 week course with the artist Nicholas Robinson // Starts Tuesday morning, January 15th //

A practical 6 week course in oil painting from life, introducing the most basic principles of observing nature, using materials and rendering form – all presented in a simple step by step manner.
The course involves working on 4 paintings in a series of weekly exercises of slightly increasing complexity with a final 2 week painting of the nude figure from life. Each exercise involves painting from life to understand light, form, space and simple colour, going from a initial 2D block-in to a final 3D effect. This course is ideal for both beginners and painters who want to do a refresher on the most important basics of painting in oils!

About the Tutor: Nicholas Robinson attended the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, under the tutelage of the Swedish painter Joakim Ericsson – winning 2 awards during his time here. Recently short-listed for the Hennessy Portrait prize, and the Zurich Portrait prize, Nick is now exhibiting nationally, and works and teaches out of his studio in Wicklow. Website | Twitter | Facebook

* A deposit of €100 through Eventbrite secures your place, with the balance due at the beginning of day 1
** While most materilals will be provided, a list will be sent to all participants

Cost- €225

Time- 10.00-13.00

Children’s event– Supporting Children’s Resilience and Self Esteem

Location- Walkinstown Library, Dublin 12

Description- This is a free talk for parents, places can be booked with Walkinstown Library on 01-4558159

Cost- Free

Time- 11.30-13.00


Event– Classical Elation

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- Conductor Stephen Bell
Soloist Joseph Moog
Gramophone Young Artist of the Year 2015.
Adventurous, certainly, and imaginative too, none of which would matter a jot without the musicality and impeccable technique to bring it off…”Jeremy Nicholas, September 2015

Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for a programme of gorgeous classical music from some of best loved composers. An evening tingling music and lush soundscapes will be made complete by Joseph Moog’s rendition of Geshwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Cost- Tickets start at €12

Time- 20.00-23.00

Children’s event– Clontarf ‘Music for Babies’ – Violin Fantasy

Location- St. Anthony’s Hall, Clontarf

Description- We are starting 2019 with a bang. The fabulous violin virtuoso Lynda O’Connor kicks off our Monkstown series with a not to be missed solo concert. Expect beautiful melodies and musical fireworks from one of the most talented and personable violinists in Ireland. An ideal opportunity to banish those January Blues!

Classical music concerts for grandparents, parents and babies in a relaxed, local setting.
Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.

Wondering what our concerts are like..? Take a peek here:

Join us for a coffee from 10.30am.

Cost- €13

Time- 11.00-12.00


EventAre we getting close? A debate on intimacy in the digital age

Location- The Science Gallery

Description- How do we find intimacy in the 21st century? Can technology help us to fundamentally fulfil our desire for connection, or are we ultimately re-programming ourselves for future loneliness?

Despite living in the age of connectivity, it can be a luxury to spend face-to-face time with our loved ones. Being able to communicate at the speed of light has never been easier, but how much intimacy do we really share. How close can we really get when technology is involved? Join Cyberpsychology Researcher at the University of Wolverhampton and Lecturer at IADT Nicola Fox Hamilton and Dr Jamie Saris, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Maynooth University as they debate if technology really is the future of human connection or if we should disconnect to get close. Followed by a discussion and audience Q&A.

Cost- €5

Time- 18.00-19.30

Children’s event– Alice in Wonderland – The Axis Panto

Location- Axis, Ballymun

Description- What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So if it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy.

On their journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.

Cost- €10

Time- 19.30-21.30


Event– Artists’ Coffee Morning

Location- The Ark Dublin, 11a Eustace Street

Description- Are you an artist with an interest in creating work with or for children? We invite you to pop into The Ark for a welcoming cup of coffee or tea and meet with other like-minded artists.

Suitable for artists new to work with children and those with more experience with this unique audience, this event will be very relaxed – and there may even be cake!

There will be time to chat to other artists as well as some of The Ark team.

No booking required. Just turn up – the kettle will be on!

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-12.00

Children’s event–  Gymboree – January

Location- Lucan Library

Description- Interactive musical workshop for pre-schoolers with their parent / guardian

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-11.00


Event– Haus in Rabbits: The Beginning w/ Patterns

Location- The Lighthouse, Georges St, Dun Laoghaire

Description- Welcome to Haus in Rabbits..

For our first installment of Haus in Rabbits we have Dublin based collective Patterns Dublin, with a host of other acts to welcome you into the once in a lifetime experience that is Haus In Rabbit’s.

We will be taking over Bodytonic’s newest venue The Lighthouse and turning it into a festive wonderland. We will be decorating the venue with our Haus in Rabbits decor to fully immerse the senses.

Jake Dodd, Josh Green & Ryan Levi Healy who form the Patterns collective are the ones pushing the rominimal/microhouse sound on Irish clubbers.
With residencies in Pygmalion under Will Kinsella’s “DiVISIONS” night and their own self titled party taking place once a month in Opium, we expect nothing but heavy kickdrums, deep grooves and tight punchy drums from these 3 Dublin based DJs.

Cost- €6-10

Time- 21.00-02.30

Children’s event– Alice in Wonderland – The Axis Panto

Location- Axis Ballymun

Description- What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So if it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy. On thei r journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.

Cost- €10

Time- 14.30-16.30


EventUnravel & Rise: an afternoon exploring Active Hope

Location- Light Your Own Lamp, 28 South William Street

Description- “Active Hope is not wishful thinking.
Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life
on whose behalf we can act.”
― Joanna Macy

Whether you’re passionate about climate justice, migrant rights, bodily autonomy, or any other number of issues, activism can take its toll. The current state of affairs, and the struggle to make change, can cause anxiety and feelings of hopelessness.

Our activism is rooted in love and compassion. When we recognise injustice we are moved to act. But how do we sustain our activism and remain hopeful when things get tough?

Active Hope provides tools and exercises to stay hopeful and resilient in times of despair and apathy. Reconnecting with self, others and nature is a big part of this process.

Join us for an afternoon of reflection and community care through gentle yoga, meditation and sharing exercises. Allow yourself to pause and reconnect with your passion and purpose.

All you need to bring is yourself, in comfy clothes. We will provide everything else.

Cost- Concession: €15, General: €25, Pay-it-forward: €35

Time- 15.00-18.00

Children’s event– Dublin Family YOGA

Location- Hot Yoga Studios, Victoria Terrace, Dublin 14

Description- Please join The Happy Circle for a Family Yoga class.
Suitable for children ages 2 & up and adults of all ages and ability levels, this 60 minute class will include some yoga poses, games, fun and relaxation.
Please bring your own mat to practice on, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

Cost- €4-15

Time- 14.00-15.00



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