Event Guide 72: Halloween Parades, Book Launches, Classical Concerts, Entrepreneur Talks and lots of Competitions

October 31st, 2008

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| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 72
| 31 Oct 2008 Subscribers: 2536
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Hi all!

Did you have a good long weekend? I know it is a distant memory, but I could get used to bank holiday Mondays! I went to the Dundrum Shopping Centre on Monday and the amount of people there made you believe that Christmas was next week! Recession? Well, it certainly hasn’t arrived in Dundrum yet!

The current Doom & Gloom in the media about the end of the world (or worse!!) reminds me of someone I met a few years ago and who told me that he refuses to read a newspaper or watch the news. He said that he is happy, enjoys life, has no serious debts and enjoys a stable job and all the media wants to make him belief is that he should be worried stiff. While I don’t agree with him fully, I can see where he is coming from! For most of us not much has changed since the “global economic crisis” has hit “us” and (hopefully) most of us won’t be directly affected. The people that will be affected are not hit by the global crisis, but by redundancies etc which are a lot more immediate. So the dooms day panic is seriously counterproductive? “Fear” debilitates, lames and STOPS you from being creative, positive…and from enjoying life! I am not suggesting we should hide our heads in the sand, but maybe, just maybe we shouldn’t endorse the panic we taught constantly by TV, newspapers and radio
either!?

This Event Guide can’t solve any problems for you or for the world ;-) but hopefully it will help you to distract yourself from negativity at times and to enjoy some aspects of life by going to events, by enjoying talks, exhibitions, music. And since all this is available for free you can’t really go wrong! Oh, and do something nice for your friends and colleagues and give them a chance to enjoy the free events too! Tell them that they can subscribe to the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” by sending a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com. And if you don’t want to explain all that to them, just forward this mail (click on the FORWARD link at the very bottom of this mail) to them and they can read it for themselves.

More than 2500 people are in our Dublin Event Guide Community by now!!!!! This is all thanks to you, because you promoted this newsletter already in the past, but the next goal is to reach 5000 people by October 2009 and I need your continued help for that! I will do my part and do my best to provide you with a comprehensive list (or close enough to it) of all free events in Dublin, can you give me a hand and let 3 of your friends or colleagues know?

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From next week I will send this newsletter in HTML format! Initially this will not change anything significant; the formatting will not change hugely. But over time I will add new layout features to beautify the Event Guide and to make it easier readable. Changing the format can, however, cause Spam Filters to get upset again and to classify this newsletter as Spam. So PLEASE check your Spam/Junk Folder next week (Friday 07 Nov) if you haven’t received the Event Guide by lunchtime!

Please note: This Event Guide is sponsored by Esme E., Cliodhna D., Brian L., Padraig S., Kathie S., Orla niF, Jef B. and www.stickyfingerstravel.com. The main sponsor is www.kravmagaireland.com, the self-defense training centre for everyone, which provides 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners. I am grateful for the support! – If you think this Event Guide is useful to you and saves you money, please consider a donation too. If you want to help, please send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with “Donation” in the subject and I will reply to you with a link to the PayPal website where you can donate via PayPal or Credit Card. Alternatively you can contact me to arrange another route for your donation. This Event Guide is a hobby project and NOT a commercial enterprise, so I do rely on donations.

A huge Thank You as well goes to Margaret Gallery who is sending me lots of Event Notices and who is key in arranging some current and upcoming competitions!

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges or at least appear to be free unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no guarantee for correctness can be given.

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COWBOYS AND ANGELS – MAKEUP VOUCHER COMPETITION
Girls, this is one specifically for you! Valerie and Sheila from “Cowboys and Angels” are offering you a brilliant prize!
“Cowboys and Angels” is THE salon in Dublin for cuts, colours, upstyles and extensions. Valerie, Sheila and their team also provide a full makeup and makeover service and are happy to travel for weddings. Cowboys and Angels is in the centrally located South William Street and will be opening on Sundays coming up to the festive season. Do you want to be prepared for this special party you have coming up? Then book yourself in for a makeup and an upstyle!
To promote their great makeup and upstyle party offer, Cowboys and Angels are giving you the chance to win a voucher for a makeup for 100 Euro!! Isn’t that a brilliant and generous price? To contact Cowboys and Angels just call 01-6797654 and you can find out more as well on www.cowboys-and-angels.ie/. If you want to win the makeup voucher, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject “Cowboys and Angels” and your name and phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 15:00 on the 12 November. (There are a few terms and conditions coming with the voucher, but there are no sneaky ones! ;-) ) Guys, you can enter the competition as well, but since a 100 Euro make-up probably doesn’t suit you too well, I expect you to pass the voucher on to a woman in your life (friend, girl-friend/wife, mother, etc.)

BANGHRA – SPANISH LATIN POP ROCK + MORE
Raffael Abarca who organises and promotes concerts and events often with a latin tint and who has provided tickets for competitions from very early on in the Event Guide’s history is organising an interesting event again:
Banghra, a Spanish Latin/Pop/Rock/R&B/Funky Hindu act will perform on 14 Nov from 23:00 in The Academy (57 Middle Abbey St. Dublin) and Raffael has made a pair of tickets available.
With impressive album sales and devoted fans around Spain, Banghra show off everything that make them one of Spain’s most sensational live entertainment acts – not just Latin-Hindu music, but also a dance show full of energy and excitement! A fusion of Spanish pop rock mixed with funky Hindu belly dance. Lidia Guevara and Xavi Mota bring their performance to Ireland for the first time. It is an unforgettable, rip-roaring Latin show that mixes everything with good music and belly dance!
See for yourself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=46tmnHkJFMY and www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR3kEQ_wkcU. Tickets are EUR 20 and are on sale from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.
To win a pair of tickets for this performance (Doors at 22:30 and DJ until late), you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject “Banghra” and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me at 13:00 on Tuesday 11 Nov.
www.raffaabarca.com/

HOME ORGANICS – COMPETITON
Another change to enter this competition!! And read this: I was treated well this week, when Homeorganics.ie made a yummy fruit basket available to me…and I have to tell you that I hadn’t tasted such delicious pairs and plums since I left my parents fruit farm many years ago! Even if you are not in the area that Homeorganics.ie cover, tell your friends who live in the area about the services Home Organics offer.
And here is the competition again:
The days are getting colder, the evenings longer and you want to do whatever possible to arm yourself against colds? If an apple a day keeps the doctor away just think what a box full of yummy organic fruit will do……….
Home Organics (www.homeorganics.ie) deliver a delicious organic “Fruit to Share” box straight to your office door every week, skipping the trip to the overpriced local shop. Snack all week without ever having to leave the office (or at least you’ll have to find another excuse)!
Apples, Mandarins, Bananas, Pears, Kiwi…… and more exotic stuff like Pineapples and Mango if you fancy. The box contains 30 pieces of fruit and costs Euro 22 and can be delivered to your office (or home in the Dublin City or South Dublin area (delivery routes are on the website) Customised boxes can be ordered and also available are salad boxes and organic eggs if you want to pool together and start the week with a healthy detox day and a shared salad.
Home Organics also provide a regular fruit and vegetable organics box delivery service and a range of further organic products including cleaning stuffs. The Vegetable box comes with recipes and suggestions to serve. More details on the website www.homeorganics.ie or contact sarah@homeorganics.ie.
You can win one of two organic “Fruit to Share” boxes for you and your colleagues!
All you need to do to win one of them is to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with “Fruit” in the Subject line and your name, phone number and full delivery address in the body of the mail. Please note that homeorganics.ie currently focus on Dublin City and South Dublin as their delivery area, so your delivery address has to be in that area!!
Your mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Mon 03 Nov.

IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE EVENTS – TICKET COMPETITION
And again another – and last – chance to enter an interesting competition. Two event series are currently provided by the Irish Writers Centre:
a) The Hourglass Readings are fortnightly readings by leading contemporary authors at the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. This unique and intimate series of hour-long public readings has been curated by leading novelist and poet Dermot Bolger. In conversation with Bolger, writers will read from and discuss their work. The upcoming readings are
November 4 – Deirdre Purcell
November 18 – John Boyne
December 2 – Eugene McCabe
All readings start at 19:00. Tickets are EUR 7 per reading and tickets are available two weeks prior to each reading by calling 01 872 1302.
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b) Into Print with Jonathan Williams
Starting in October, leading literary agent Jonathan Williams presents an exciting new monthly series of talks aimed specifically at aspiring writers. Each month he will provide indispensable advice and information to those who are looking to see their work into print. From choosing and dealing with agents, editors and publishing houses through to issues of presentation, publicity, and marketing one’s work, these unique presentations in the Irish Writers’ Centre will provide aspiring writers with expert insights into the world of letters and how to negotiate one’s way within it.
Into Print – autumn season
Tuesday 28 October at 19:00
Thursday 20 November at 19:00.
Tuesday 16 December at 19:00.
Tickets are EUR 8 per event or EUR 20 for all 3 autumn presentations. Places are limited.
And you can win one of two pairs of tickets for the Hourglass Reading with Deirdre Purcell (www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/deirdre-purcell/) on the 04 November.
If you want to win a pair of tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject “Purcell” and include your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 17:00 on Fri 31 Oct.
www.writerscentre.ie/

FILM QUIZ BOOK – BOOK COMPETITION
The competition for a copy of the new “Film Quiz Book” by Michael Dwyer has been won by Sinead Lawton and Ruaidhri Devlin. Congrats!
The book will be sent to you. Liberties Press made this book available for the competition and for more details about all Liberties Press books check their website www.libertiespress.com and if you are interested in the Film Quiz Book, then you can find out more here (and order the book): www.libertiespress.com/index.php?option=com_cartage&main_page=products_all&disp_order=6

All events in this Competition Section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I usually get lots of competition entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, so even if you are not the winner, please consider going to an event to support the organisers. :-) If you don’t win, and will go to the event, please help showing the organisers that promoting their event in the Dublin Event Guide is beneficial and mention to them that you heard about the event through “Joerg’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. Thanks!

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Even more competitions this week! By the way, if you have a business or are working in a company and you have something product to give away in return for being mentioned in the hugely popular ;-) Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), feel free to contact me to discuss!

AMERICAN ELECTION
Last week I mentioned that Nancy asked if there are any get-togethers in Dublin to watch the TV coverage for the US Presidential Election together. I did investigate and got help from Maureen G., Dan B., Jim H. and Kate F. and this is the story: There will be an official invite-only event organised by the US Embassy. In addition the “Democrats Abroad” have a members-only event in Café en Seine (5 Euro). However this event is already oversubscribed from the members alone and therefore non-members unfortunately can’t get in. However, since Café en Seine (Dawson Street) is open for other business as well that evening, there is a good chance that they show the election coverage on their TV screens throughout the pub. In that case you could meet there as well and have a separate get-together. Unfortunately all pub based events are subject to pub closing times, so just when the election reports get really interesting, you will be kicked out of Café en Seine. Maybe it would make more sense
to meet at home? If there are a number of people interested I am happy to make contact. Send me a mail /dublineventguide@gmail.com) if you want to meet people that evening with the Subject “Election” and I will pass on your e-mail address to the others who want to meet up as well.
A completely different type of event is the “Leviathan: Political Cabaret – US Presidential Election Special” which involves David McWilliams and takes place in the Button Factory in Temple Bar (former Temple Bar Music Centre) on Tue 04 Nov 2008 from 20:00. Admission is 25 Euro and more information can be found www.leviathan.ie. Live coverage from the US will be provided there as well.

LET’S WALK AND TALK
Are you looking to meet people and find out more about Dublin and have some time during the day? Then the regular “Let’s walk and Talk” meetings might be perfect for you. Dublin City provides six different regular walks (two of them are even in the evening). You should have a look at: www.dublincity.ie/COMMUNITY/LET%27S%20WALK%20AND%20TALK/Pages/WalkandTalk.aspx
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“IN PRAISE OF SHADOW” GROUP SHOW – IMMA
‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a large exhibition presenting more than 90 in the form of shadows, shadow theatres and silhouettes. The pieces of art are inspired by the shadow theatre in Turkey, folk tales and simple contemporary narratives. Through the work of Haluk Akakçe, Nathalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, Katariina Lillqvist, Jockum Nordström, Christiana Soulou, Andrew Vickery and Kara Walker the exhibition explores the parallels between the traditions of shadow theatre and the new narrative spirit in contemporary art. Work by these contemporary artists will be shown alongside early silhouettes and stop motion films by Lotte Reiniger and Ladislas Starewitch, pioneers of animated films in the 1920s and 1930s. ‘In Praise of Shadows’ will open on Wed 05 November 2008 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition continues until 04 January 2009.
An accompanying discussion will take place at IMMA on Tuesday 4 November 2008 at 17:00. Paolo Colombo, curator of the exhibition, will discuss the curatorial ideas behind the show with IMMA Director Enrique Juncosa. Admission is free, but booking is essential. For further information or bookings please contact: 01 6129919
(Museum Detail: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, www.imma.ie, Tues-Sat: 10:00-17:30, Sun+Bank Holidays: 12:00-17:30. from 05 June-18 Sept: Thurs: 10:00-20:00)

MARTINA CLEARY – MONSTER TRUCK
’Things that go Bump’ is the title of an exhibition Martina Cleary. The show includes drawings, photographs, video, as well as site specific work, in which visitors are invited to share their experiences or stories on video. If you believe in ghosts? Or if you have you experienced something you cannot really explain? Or do you know any haunted houses? If that is the case, then come and share your stories at Monster Truck Gallery from Fri 31 Oct – 24 Nov 2008. (Gallery Details: Monster Truck Gallery, 73 Francis Street, Dublin 7, www.monstertruck.ie, Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 13:00-19:00)

KENNETH LAMBERT – BACK LOFT
‘Hard Boiled’ by Kenneth Lambert is the installation of the aftermath of a crime scene and pays homage to the visual composition of film noir, psychological thrillers of the forties and the visual literacy of detective fiction writers such as Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming. The show will open at the Back Loft on Friday 31 October 2008 from 18:00-20:00 and fancy dress is preferred, though not essential. The crime fiction author Arlene Hunt be officially opening the show. The exhibition will run until 04 Nov and is open daily from 10:00-18:00.
www.arlenehunt.com (Gallery Details: Back Loft, 7/11 Augustine Street, Dublin 8, www.lacatedralstudios.org)

VANESSA DONOSO LÓPEZ – STONE GALLERY
Vanessa Donoso López’s shows ‘Mysteries of Contemporary Inspiration and Other Wonders’ in Gallery 1 at the Stone Gallery. The exhibition will run from 30 Oct-22 Nov. (Gallery Detail: Stone Gallery, 70 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, www.stonegallery.ie, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30, Thurs 10:0-19:00, Sat 11:00-17:30)

GROUP SHOW – STONE GALLERY
In Gallery 2 of the Stone Gallery “Good on Paper” will feature recent paper works by Oisin Byrne, Caroline Donohue, Joanna Kidney and Tom Moore. The exhibition will continue until 22 Nov 2008. (Gallery Detail: Stone Gallery, 70 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, www.stonegallery.ie, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30, Thurs 10:0-19:00, Sat 11:00-17:30)

GILES ROUND – FOUR
“XLOMFCNHNGNCINUDCWGENMMNCH” is the unusual title of the new works exhibition by Giles Round. This is the first exhibition at the gallery’s new space at 119 Capel Street, Dublin 1 and the show will run from 30 Oct – 04 Dec. www.fourdublin.com

GERARD COX – CIVIC THEATRE & GRAPHIC STUDIO
Gerard Cox will be having TWO exhibitions in November. ‘Infusions’ is an exhibition of new paintings in the Civic Gallery, Tallaght (02 Nov-28 Nov). The opening takes place on Sunday 02 November 2008 from 15:00-17:00 in the Alternative entertainments gallery at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght.
‘The Moonlit Mezzanine’ is an exhibition of woodblock prints by Gerard Cox. It will be on show in the Graphic Studio in Temple Bar from 18:00-20:00 on Thursday 06 Nov and will continue until 29 November 2008.
www.altents.ie
(Gallery Details: Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.graphicstudiodublin.com, Open: Mon-Fri: 10:00-17:30, Sat: 11:00-17:30)

MARK GREHAN – THISISNOTASHOP
‘Occurrences (in the expanse between areas without variation)’ is an exhibition of new paintings by Mark Grehan. The show runs until 9 November 2008.
(Gallery Details: Thisisnotashop, 26 Benburb Street, Dublin 7, www.thisisnotashop.com. Open: 11:00-19:00)

GROUP SHOW – JOY GALLERY
‘Cases of Curiosity’ is a group show of “curiosity cabinets”. The Joy Gallery has invited four Irish artists to create their own cabinets of curiosity, miniature museums dedicated to their own practices. The cabinets are from Fiona Hallinan, Oisin Byrne, Christopher Mahon and Bryan Lynch. The exhibition will run from Thurs 30 Oct. (Gallery Details: Joy Gallery at RedSpace, 2 Rutland Place, Dublin 1.
www.redspace.cc) www.casesofcuriosity.blogspot.com and
www.myspace.com/janeandtheviciouscircles

JANE HOBSON – BOOKCUBE GALLERY
The Bookcube Gallery in Rathmines is presenting “Halcyon” by Jane Hobson. The exhibition of photographs will run from 30 October until 21 November 2008. (Gallery Details: Bookcube Gallery, 203 Lr Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, www.bookcubegallery.com, Opening Hours: not specified on website!)

JOAN GLEESON & MARY FRAZER – DALKEY CASTLE
Joan Gleeson and Mary Frazer will present ‘Light Melody’, an exhibition of prints and watercolours that investigate the transforming power of light at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Castle Street, Dalkey, from 29 October to 2 November 2008.

WOMEN’S ALBERT ART GROUP – SIGNAL ARTS CENTRE
Oil paintings by the Women’s Albert Group will be exhibited in the Signal Arts Centre in Bra. The show will run from 29 Oct- 09 Nov 2008. The group consists of Áine McHugh, Jo Rutter, Margo Madden, Margaret Bamford, Anne Clarke and Eileen O’Donnell. You can still catch the opening reception on Friday 31 Oct 2008 from 19:00-21:00. (Gallery Details: Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, www.signalartscentre.ie, Open: Tue – Fri: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00, Sat – Sun: 12:00-17:00)

FRANCES VERSCHOYLE – BALDOYLE LIBRARY
Frances Verschoyle is exhibiting in the Baldoyle Library until 01 Nov 2008. www.fingalcoco.ie/Library/LibraryServices/BaldoyleLibrary/

MIEKE VANMECHELEN – OPW OFFICE
“Another Place, Another Time” is an exhibition of paintings by Mieke Vanmechelen and it will be on show in the OPW offices, 51/52 St. Stephen’s Green, from 03-21 November. www.miekevanmechelen.com

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TOWER RECORDS – IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
“Dirty Epics” will launch their new album and perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at 18:30 on Fri 31 Oct. www.myspace.com/tower_records

MID-TERM FUN – DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
Between 25 Oct and 02 Nov a number of events will take place in the Dundrum Town Centre. Hamley’s Toy Store will have special guests doing demonstrations, games, tricks, and lots lots more during the whole week.
Then there will be lots of Halloween Fun on Friday 31 Oct from 11:00 until 17:00 with spooky story time, face painting and the chance to win some great prizes.
The Halloween costume competition is open to witches and vampires of all ages and takes place at 12:30, 14:30 and 16:00
And from 31 Oct – 02 Nov the XBOX 360 Dome will set up tent at the Mill Pond and gives you (and your kids ;-) ) a chance to play a variety of games on 14 Xbox units.

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS
On 31 Oct is Halloween and in addition to illegal bonfires and illegal (private) fireworks, it is the time of the year when there are fancy dress parties, trick-or-treat “campaigns” (children ringing your door asking if they should play you a trick or if you prefer to give them a treat in form of sweets, nuts, fruit or – most preferred – even money). In addition there are lots of Halloween Parades for the younger ones. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Pages/HalloweeninDublin.aspx
Some of the events I will list here and I am quoting from www.visitdublin.com/events/alldublinevents/Detail.aspx?id=235&mid=5166
* City Centre & Smithfield
This year Dublin City Council will again strike fear and dread in the population when ghosts, ghouls and all manner of scary creatures take to the highways and byways of the capital in the annual Halloween Festival and Parade. The Parade will commence from Prices Lane off Fleet Street at 19:00 and pass through Temple Bar before crossing the Liffey at the Ormond Bridge to Smithfield for a wonderfully scary pageant of light, sound and spectacular costumes. The event will run from 19:00-20:30.
* Ballymun
This year’s “Otherworld Festival” moves to the new plaza in front of the Civic Centre on Main Street Ballymun and will feature a medieval village with plenty of homegrown talent performing in the festival marquees and tents. The festival is proud to announce the arrival of Circus Gerbola who will be in Ballymun for 5 day from the 01 Nov and will preview their show for us on Halloween night. The festival will also feature the amazing work of “Melimage” who will transform the Axis Centre into a castle with spooky monsters and incredible visual images. The festival will close with a spectacular fireworks display. The “Otherworld Festival Village” will open from 18:00-20:00 with fireworks display at 20:15.
* Finglas
Halloween parade will meet at 17:00 in the Finglas Youth Resource Centre, Mellowes Road Finglas, Dublin 11. The parade will commence at 18:00 taking in the following route Mellowes Road, Finglaswood Road, Cappagh Road, Patrickswell Place, Wellmount Road, and is due to arrive at Farnham Drive at approximately 18:50. The winner of a local battle of the bands competition will play from 18:50-19:15. A Junior Disco will be held in Erin’s Isle G.A.A Club in Farnham Drive starting at 17:00-18:45. The fireworks display will commence 19:15-19:45. The Finglas Concert Band will play from 19:45-20:10.
(Road Closures will take place in the following areas from approximately 18:15, St. Helena’s Road, Dunsink Road, Casement Road and Farnham Drive.)
Other events are also taking place in: Cabra, North Central Area, South Central Area and South East Area

REGULAR EVENTS – FRIDAY
* Sahaja Yoga Meditation program is available for free every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street (bell 3, next to the IFI), Temple Bar. For more information contact Seamus on SHarten@upc.ie www.templebar.ie/home_ns_9_action_view_nid_229.html

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PAUL HOWARD (ROSS O’CARROLL KELLY) – BOOK SIGNING 1
Paul Howard (a.k.a. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly will be signing copies of Mr S & the Secrets of Andorras Box in Hughes&Hughes in St. Stephen’s Green shopping centre on Sat 01 Nov at 12:00. www.hughesbooks.com/

WINE TASTING – DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
The Harvey Nichols Wine Shop in Dundrum Town Centre is inviting to a complimentary Wine Tasting every Saturday until the 20 December. Tastings are complimentary and take place between 12:00 and 17:00.
Saturday 1st Nov: Searsons present French Classics
Saturday 8th Nov: Nicholson present a selection of Christmas Reds
Saturday 15th Nov: Febvre present a Christmas selection
Saturday 22nd Nov: Liberty present Aussie Award Winners
Saturday 29th Nov: Searsons present Louis Roederer Champagne
Saturday 6th Dec: Febvre present a Christmas selection
Saturday 13th Dec: Nicholson present aperitifs and dessert wines
Saturday 20th Dec: Liberty present Christmas Favourites
www.dundrum.ie/happening.asp?nid=548

PAUL WILLIAMS – BOOK SIGNING
Top true crime writer, Paul Williams will be signing copies of his new book ‘Crime Wars’ in the Hughes&Hughes store in St. Stephen’s Green shopping centre at 15:00 on Sat 01 Nov. www.hughesbooks.com/

FAMILY EVENTS – NATIONAL MUSEUM
The National Museum’s brand new website has improved a bit bust still doesn’t work properly. www.museum.ie However in the PDF file that you can find here, you can at least find a good overview (and SOME detail):
www.museum.ie/GetAttachment.aspx?id=77841bfe-3b9a-40e4-8830-aed0cb22f325

FAMILY PROGRAMME – NATIONAL GALLERY
On Saturday 25 Oct from 15:00-16:00 a National Gallery Family Programme event will take place. The Family Programme provides an opportunity for adults and children to enjoy the excitement of learning about the arts through a wide range of free Gallery-based activities including exploring storytelling, music, art, poetry and drama. The topic of this week’s event is “The Land of the Midnight Sun” with Deirdre Doherty. The programme takes place in the Baroque Gallery and is suitable for children from 4-10 years. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

TEMPLE BAR MARKETS
And as always: Don’t forget that the Temple Bar Markets (Temple Bar Food Market on Meeting House Square and the Temple Bar Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

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FOOD MARKET – FARMLEIGH HOUSE
Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park does not have a regular Food Market, instead the market is only taking place at irregular intervals. The next food market is on Sunday 02 Nov from 10:00-17:15.

SUNDAY AT NOON CONCERT – HUGH LANE GALLERY
The Sunday at Noon Concerts are free 1-hour concerts in the Hugh Lane Gallery. Every Sunday at 12:00 a free concert will take place in the gallery. No booking is required. This week the theme is “Se_x_tets in the City” (the weird spelling is used by me to circumvent spam filters). Interestingly, however, the first part of the concert is a Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major by W.A. Mozart. The second part is a Se_x_tet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon & Horn by Francis Poulenc.
www.hughlane.ie

HALLOWEEN – BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN
Come on 02 Nov at 14:30 and enjoy this popular annual Halloween celebration at Glasnevin Botanic Gardens. All you Witches and ghouls, join the costume parade – make sure you dress to impress! See the harvest pumpkin display and, children, will you risk a ‘trick or treat’ at the Witch’s House?
www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

PAUL HOWARD (ROSS O’CARROLL-KELLY) – BOOK SIGNING 2
Paul Howard (a.k.a. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly will be signing copies of Mr S & the Secrets of Andorras Box in Eason’s in Dundrum Town Centre on Sun 02 Nov at 15:00. www.eason.ie/events

FAMILY EVENT – HUGH LANE GALLERY
“Sunday Sketching” is a workshop for 7+ year olds. It will take place on Sun 02 Nov from 15:00-16:00. “Eye Spy: through the window of Bacon’s Studio” will be the theme for the day. No booking necessary. Early arrival is recommended.
www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=130

REGULAR SUNDAY EVENTS
There are a number of regular live events every week and over the coming weeks I will try to gather more of them and include them as a regular feature:
*Live Jazz from 13:00-15:00 in Powerscourt Centre in South William Street. I got reports that this event was not taking place last weekend and will try to find out more detail!
*The Mary Stokes Band (Blues) from 18:30 in Bruxelles near Grafton Street and near the Westbury Hotel. I listened to them a few times and they are brilliant!
*Sunday Jazz in The Globe in George’s Street every Sunday from 17:30-19:30.
*Jazz in The George in George’s Street from 16:30-18:00: Jazz Band Zrazy.
*Sunday Roast is the event in Thomas Reads “The Oak” in Dame Street/Parliament Street every Sunday from 19:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes.
* Loose Change play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* Gardiner Street Gospel Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. Everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness. www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

WEEKEND EVENTS
If you are just looking for Sunday events, please check the event list for Saturday as well. A good few events are taking place on Saturday AND Sunday, but it wouldn’t make sense to list them twice.

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PINT & PICTURE AND CINE CAFÉ
Howard Linnane (086-3614787) is inviting everybody to his “Pint & Picture Show” and his Cine Café. Both events will take place on Mondays from 19:30 in alternating weeks. Check with Howard to find out which week it is.
Both events are free film screenings in “Toast” in Rathmines (near the clock tower), however the difference between the two events is this:
Pint & Picture consists of a full-length film (feature or documentary) preceded by some Irish short films. When possible there is an informal Q&A session with one of the filmmakers whose work is being screened on the day, immediately after their film is shown.
Cine Café consists of a first half which features a pre-selected set of short films – most of which have been shown at film festivals – and in the second ‘Potluck’ half of the event, short films submitted there and then by members of the audience from their own work may also be screened (DVD only ). No feature-length films will be shown as Cine Café is a ‘shorts-only’ event.

REGULAR MONDAY EVENTS
* From 21:30 in the International Bar in Wicklow Street: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Jacqueline Tuck. Entry is free. The music styles vary from pop to folk to traditional. www.myspace.com/jacquelinetuck

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THREE BOOK LAUNCHES
Dedalus Press is inviting to a reading to launch 3 new titles:
– Music for Dogs: Work for Radio by Paula Meehan
– Tribe by Mary Montague
– Even So, New & Selected Poems by Mark Roper
All are welcome and the event takes place in Damer Hall, 112 St Stephen’s Green West, D2 at 19:00 on 02 Nov.
dedaluspress.blogspot.com/

HOUR GLASS READINGS – DEIRDRE PURCELL
The second Hourglass Readings in the Irish Writers Centre will present Deirdre Purcell. The event is not free, but tickets can be either purchased or obtained in the competition in the Event Guide. Please check the compettion section for more details about this event.

OBESITY – PUBLIC LECTURE
A public lecture on ‘Obesity: Treating the Epidemic, Preventing the Pandemic’ is taking place on Tues 04 Nov from 19:00 in the RDS Merrion Room.
As a growing concern to the population of Ireland, obesity has been linked to serious health problems such as diabetes, cancer and dementia in later life. The third lecture in the RDS Irish Times Ireland in 2030 lecture series will discuss this. Prof. Niall Moyna, School of Health and Performance Science DCU and Dr Donal O’Shea, Associate Professor of Medicine in UCD, and from the Department of Endocrinology, St Vincent’s University Hospital, will share a platform to discuss the medical and social significance obesity will have to the overall future health of Ireland. The lecture is being organized in association with the Institute of Biology of Ireland. Admission to this lecture is free but booking is essential. For more information please see www.rds.ie/science/lectures.

REGULAR TUESDAY EVENTS
* In the Bankers Inn on Trinity Street (off Dame Street) at 21:30: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Dave Murphy. A contribution is requested but not required. This is a listening club so is very quiet and features a lot of experienced songwriters trying out new material. www.myspace.com/davemurphyandfriends

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ENTREPRENEURS LIVE – UCD SEMINAR SERIES
The current series of ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ seminars will feature other leading Irish entrepreneurs each Wednesday at lunch time (13:00-13:50) until 12 Nov. The seminars will take place in NovaUCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 and attendance is open to all. The aim of these seminars which are organised by NovaUCD in association with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board is to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship among the academic, research and student population at UCD.
The remaining guest speakers in the current series are
– 05 Nov Michael Cullen, CEO & co-founder, Beacon Medical Group
– 12 Nov Declan Kearney, CEO & founder, Supplierforce.com
These entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences of setting-up and running their businesses emphasising the highs and lows encountered along their entrepreneurial journey and they will share the secrets of their success. During each seminar attendees will have the opportunity to ask probing questions of the guest entrepreneur.
www.ucd.ie/nova/newsandevents/events/2008/entrepreneurs_live_autumn.html

FILM SCREENING – INSTITUTO CERVANTES
The Spanish Cultural Institute in Dublin invites regularly to interesting talks and film screenings. All talks and screenings are usually in Spanish but translation into English or subtitles (for films) will be provided.
On 05 Nov at 18:30 the film “Don Quijote de la Mancha (1)” will be screened.
Animated cinema version of the novel “El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha”, by Miguel de Cervantes with a few extras thrown in for younger viewers. Published in two parts, in the years 1605 and 1615 respectively, this work is considered the epitome of Spanish Literature and has been translated into every learned language in the world. In celebration of the 4th Centenary of the publication of the work, the original series, of 30 chapters of 30 minutes each has been condensed into two parts of 186 minutes. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. The second part of the film will be shown next week. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha51466_16_2.htm. The Instituto Cervantes is in Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (at the back of TCD near the National Gallery).

LUNCHTIME READING
The ‘Chapters And Verse Lunchtime Reading’ is taking place again in Chapter and Vers on Parnell Street. On Wed 05 Nov at 13:15 Science Fiction writer David Murphy will read from his books for 30 min. For more information, contact Sarah 0872283351 sarah AT seventowers.ie. www.seventowers.ie/cms/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=27&extmode=view&extid=216

NEW MUSIC SALON SERIES – CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CENTRE
It’s that time of year again when composers and performers come out in strength to bring you the very best in contemporary Irish music. The Contemporary Music Centre is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its New Music Salon Series with a fresh line-up for Autumn 2008. The series continues on 05 November 2008 with pianist Mary Dullea and concludes with Ensemble ICC on 26 November 2008. Once again the series is being held in the Goethe Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Mary Dullea will perform works from Frank Lyons, Simon Mawhinney, Ed Bennett and Jennifer Walshe. (from 18:30-19:30)
The series is designed to introduce the newcomer to contemporary music as well as capture the interest of those already familiar with it. Each performance takes place in an informal atmosphere in which the composers and performers invite questions and feedback from the audience.
All events in the Salon Series are free. However, as space is limited booking is advised. To book please telephone 01 673 1922 or email info@cmc.ie. For further information on all events please contact Aoife FitzPatrick, Promotion Officer, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, phone 01-673 1922 or email afitzpatrick@cmc.ie. www.cmc.ie

THE ARTS AT AIRFIELD HOUSE TRUST
The Airfield House Trust in Dundrum, Co. Dublin, is inviting to a series of talks accompanying the residency of Seoidín O’Sullivan at Airfield House from mid-November 2008 to mid-February 2009. O’Sullivan’s practice explores ecological sustainability and encompasses drawing, film and photography, with a particular focus on project based work, including the development of The South Circular Road Community Food Garden Project.
In conjunction with the O’Sullivan’s residency Airfield will host three complimentary talks which will draw on the practice and insights of artists who are responding to the natural world and environmental change through their practice. Booking is currently being accepted for places on the following talks. (The first one is over.)
2. Beth O’Halloran
On Wed 05 Nov 2008 at 19:30 artist Beth O’Halloran will discuss the context of her current practice. O’Halloran’s source material ranges from atmospheric weather conditions to quantum mechanics and the Japanese aesthetic paradigm, wabi-sabi, which extols the value of natural materials and variegated surfaces over the mass-produced and man-made. She will also discuss her participation in a recent group show in the USA called ‘Green Horizons’ which focused solely on the artist’s role in environmental protection and awareness.
3. Greening the City: Setting up a Community Garden
On Wed 12 Nov 2008 at 19:30 Darren Malone, ecological activist and initiator of a Belfast based community garden and Seoidín O’Sullivan will share their experiences of two community garden projects. They will refer to trends such as guerrilla gardening and seed bombing and will focus on the process of setting up a community garden and the importance of growing your own food.
Entry to the above talks is free but advance booking is essential as places are limited. To book, please contact Airfield on: 01 2984301. booking@airfield.ie or
www.airfield.ie

REGULAR WEDNESDAY EVENTS
* “The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week. www.thezodiacsessions.com/
* “The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 on Wednesdays as well. www.myspace.com/thesongroom

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MIGRANT VOICES SEMINAR PROGRAMME
On Thurs 06 November from 13:00-15:00 Nobuhle Nduka and Siobhan OBrien from AkiDwa will be speaking on ‘Violence against migrant women’. Seminars are held in the IIIS Seminar Room in Trinity College, 6th Floor, Arts Buidling. All are welcome. For more information see: www.tcd.ie/immigration/networks/news.php

TOWER RECORDS – IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
“One Day International” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at 17:00 on Thurs 06 Nov. www.myspace.com/tower_records

MOVING WORLDS: CINEMAS OF MIGRATION
Part II of Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration runs from 16 October – 20 November, 2008. In this second series, the programme includes a range of dramatic and documentary stories about migration: from the lived realities of family reunification, to cultural expressions produced within immigrant youth cultures, or the complex power relations associated with human trafficking, in addition to the comparative histories of labour migration across Europe, and more.
Moving Worlds is an initiative of the Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS, School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology) in association with the Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, L’Alliance Francais and the Austrian Embassy.
Admission is free and open to all: To reserve a place for the screenings please contact series co-ordinator Dr Rashmi Sawhney, Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Email: rashmi.sawhney@dit.ie, tel: 01-4023108
The third film in this series is “It Happened Just Before” by Anja Salomonowitz. Utilising an unusual documentary approach, this Austrian film examines the real stories of women victimised by human trafficking, where ordinary places serve as backdrops for what can be considered modern slavery. First-person narratives are read by a customs officer, a neighbour, a bartender in a brothel, a diplomat, and a taxi driver-people not directly involved in the women’s tragic destinies but, as the film suggests, may have played roles in them. Fredericc Fichefet, Editor and Denise Charlton, Director of Immigrant Council of Ireland will participate in a discussion following the film.
The screening (German with English subtitles) is taking place at 18:00 in the Instituto Cervantes – Café Literario in Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (at the back of Trinity College near to the National Gallery). dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha52025_16_2.htm

PAUL HOWARD (ROSS O’CAROLL_KELLY) – BOOK SIGNING 3
On Thurs 06 Nov from 18:00, Paul Howard, the man behind the hugely popular Ross O’Carroll-Kelly books, will be stopping into Dubray Books in Blackrock to read from the latest instalment of the saga, Mr S And The Secrets of Andorra’s Box, and sign books afterwards. This is an unticketed event and Dubray Books recommend you get there early as his previous appearances have packed the shop. Light refreshments will be served. www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

SANTA CLAUS ARRIVING PREMATURELY!!
This is just too early and I rather kept it quiet, but I guess it is my duty as a “reporter” to tell you about this as well: Santa Claus got confused and the people In Dundrum Shopping Centre weren’t helpful in clearing up the confusion. As a result, Santa Claus is coming a whole month to early to switch on the Christmas Lights in Dundrum.
On Thurs 06 Nov Santa Claus will arrive in Dundrum Town Centre to switch on the Christmas lights, and open this year’s brand new Christmas grotto! The festivities will begin at 18:00 on Town Square adjacent to the Mill Pond with the Dublin Gospel Choir and hot chocolate and mince pie treats to keep you warm while you wait! MC Lorcan Murray from RTE Radio1 and RTE Lyric FM will make sure Santa arrives safely (they should have told him that he is too early!!!!!). Once Santa arrives, he will switch on the magical Christmas Lights, and start getting ready to meet boys and girls of all ages! For more information please contact the Customer Service Desk on 01 2991740. All I feel about this is that it is commercialism in the purest form!
www.dundrum.ie/happening.asp?nid=568

PEANUTZ ARCHITEKTIN – ARTISTS’ TALK
As part of Dublin City Council’s Open Spaces programme, Peanutz Architektin (Berlin) will talk about their work at 18:00 on 06 November 2008 at The LAB on Foley Street, Dublin 1. Open Spaces aims to stimulate new thought and suggest creative partnerships to support artists’ engagement with Dublin’s open spaces. Places are limited, so booking is required: Tel 01 2227846 or artsoffice@dublincity.ie

AGATHE CHRISTIE – DUBLIN CITY LIBRARY
“Agatha Christie: Queen of Crime” is the title of an illustrated talk on Thurs 06 Nov from 18:30 in Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse St., Dublin 2. Admission is free, but booking is essential.
Undiscovered Poirot Story – An illustrated talk on the life and legacy of the world’s most famous popular author.
John Curran is a lifelong Agatha Christie fan, he’s also a Dubliner and literary advisor to the Christie Estate. While sorting her papers he found a previously unknown Poirot story. Hear about this and the Queen of Crime’s life and legacy when John talks about his forthcoming book on The Notebooks of Agatha Christie due in March 2009.
To book for this event: 01 6744873 or dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie

IMMIGRATION IN HISPANIOLA – FILM SCREENING
Progressio along with Trocaire and Viatores Christi invite you to a film screening and discussion on immigration in Hispaniola “Hopes for a better Life: Haitian Migrants in the Dominican Republic and the Challenge of Coexistence”. The event will take place in the Irish Aid Centre, O’Connell St , Dublin 1 on Thurs 06 Nov from 19:00-21:30.
Please find out all details here www.indymedia.ie/article/89685

MIGRATION + INTEGRATION – PUBLIC TCD LECTURE
The Trinity Immigration Initiative (TII) in Trinity College is inviting to a TII Public Lecture by Prof Dr Ingrid Gogolin on 06 Nov at 20:00 in the Ernest Walton Theatre, Arts Building, TCD. The full title is “Migration, integration, educational success: lessons (not) to be learnt from “old” immigration countries.” Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gogolin is a member of the School of Education, Psychology and Human Movement at Hamburg University and is internationally renowned for her research on the educational integration of children and adolescents from migrant backgrounds. From 1998 to 2002 she was President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (German Society for Educational Research) and from 2004 to 2007 President of the European Educational Research Association (EERA). She has been a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town, Columbia University, the University of Vienna, and the University of Southampton.
www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/ls_notices.html#12361

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS – DUBLIN CITY ENTERPRISE BOARD
The Dublin City Enterprise Board is inviting to a new series of free Ilac Library Talks for people that are interested in starting their own business. The third talk is taking place on Thurs 06 Nov in the library in ILAC Centre, Henry Street, from 18:30-19:45. The topic is ” e-marketing” by Ron Immink. www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks As admission is free, booking is essential. To reserve a place for the complete programme or an individual lecture, telephone the Business Information Centre (01) 873 3996, email: businesslibrary@dublincity.ie or the Open Learning Centre (01) 873 4333, email: openlearning@dublincity.ie or call into the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1.

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OUT TO LUNCH POETRY SERIES – IRISH WRITERS CENTRE
The Irish Writers’ Centre presents the Out to Lunch Series. The readings take place every other Friday at 13:15 in the Irish Writers’ Centre in 19 Parnell Square and admission is free. On 07 Nov Michael O’Loughlin will read his poetry.

TOWER RECORDS – IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
“Ham Sandwich” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at either 13:00 or 13:30 on Fri 07 Nov. www.myspace.com/tower_records

TOWER RECORDS – IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
“Le Galaxie” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at 17:00 on Fri 07 Nov. www.myspace.com/tower_records

IRISH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (IMOCA) – OFFICIAL LAUNCH
The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA) is officially launching their new site/location at 90 Jamestown Road, Dublin 8 (near the Blackhorse LUAS stop). The launch is on Fri 07 Nov from 18:00-22:00. For more details visit: www.imoca.ie
As I had speculated in last week’s Event Guide, the IMOCA is not an official Irish Museum, but seems to be an initiative of a group of individuals. …and maybe there is even a bit of a rebellious aspect to their action??? ;-)
Nevertheless and independent from their official or non-official status, the new museum will be a gallery and therefore deserves the same mentioning as all other galleries. If you want to come to the Opening, you are welcome! imoca.ie/imoca2/?p=73

FIRST FRIDAY FILM CLUB – RATHMINES LIBRARY
On the First Friday of every month from September to December 2008 the First Friday Film Club is taking place at 10:30 in Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Admission is free.
The Friday 07 Nov film is “Dublin in the Rare Oul’ Times Part II” This new selection of films features material made in and about Dublin from 1897 to 1975. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/first_friday_film_RR.aspx
For more information on the First Friday Film Club contact the FFFC, Co-ordinator, Susan Finn on: 087 949938.

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BE INSPIRED. BE AN ENTREPRENEUR – DIT TALK SERIES
Ruth Kearney from Hothouse in DIT informed me about a VERY interesting series of talks with entrepreneurs over the coming weeks. (Hothouse is an Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology. Hothouse draws in entrepreneurial and academic talent, ignites creativity and provides a dynamic environment to fast-track businesses and technologies to commercial success.)
The discussions will be with Brody Sweeney (O’Briens / Cafe Bar Deli Franchise Group) on 20 Nov and with Eamonn Fallon (Daft.ie) on 03 Dec. The event is free, but you have to register and it is advisable to do that as soon as possible!
dit.ie/news/archivecurrentyear/beinspiredbeanentrepreneur/

WORLD WAR ONE DAY – NATIONAL MUSEUM COLLINS BARRACKS
The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, is holding a day of talks and activities on Sat 08 Nov to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One.
Around 200,000 Irishmen served in the British services in World War One. The workshops, handling sessions and activities at the Museum will explore these Irishman’s experiences in World War One and what it was like to serve in that war.
Talks will include stories of Irish soldiers who were in the British Army and P.O.W.s in Germany in the last year of the War, including a story of a great escape from Holzminden prison camp by Irishman Lieutenant Philip Norbert Smith, from Arranmore, Co.Cavan, and also about the experiences of the Irish soldiers during the war.
Many of the talks and activities will take place in the exhibition Soldiers and Chiefs: The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550. There will be a demonstration and handling session of the large 18pdr field artillery gun. The more courageous can come along and meet a WWI British Army recruitment re-enactor and discover who and how people joined up to fight in the war.
For those wishing to explore their creative side, there will also be offering workshops to make your own World War One bi-planes (max 15 participants), and create your own ID tags.
To bring the war to life there will be a screening of the film: The Battle of the Ancre, a battle that was fought on the Somme from September to November 1916. This propaganda film made by the British War Office was shown in movie theatres in 1917 and intersperses actual film shot at the front and at training grounds in England.
Schedule:
11:00 Talk: Irish Professional Soldiering 1914-1915
12:00 Talk: Tom Kettle’s Medals
13:00 Demonstration and Handling: 18-pounder field gun
14:00 Talk: Stories of Irishmen in the last year of the war
14:00 Workshop – Make your own bi-plane
15:00 Re-enactment: recruitment re-enactment
10:00-11:30 + 15:00-16:30 Screening of film footage
11:30-16:30 Workshop: Activites based on ID tags
For the bi-plane workshop booking is absolutely essential. Contact 01 6486453 or bookings@museum.ie. The booking line is open from 10:00-14:00 Mon-Fri.
www.museum.ie

FREE BUS TO AUSTIN McQUINN – BUTLER GALLERY KILKENNY
The Butler Gallery are providing a free art bus to view the exhibition “Lammermoor” by Austin McQuinn, which is showing at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny Castle. This multi-media installation is specifically conceived for the gallery and is inspired by the Donizetti opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’. The bus will leave Dublin at 11:00 on Saturday 08 Nov and will depart from Kilkenny Castle at 17:00 to return to Dublin.
Places are limited and booking is essential. Please contact the Butler Gallery (056 7761106, info@butlergallery.com, www.butlergallery.com) with your contact details. The collection point will then be notified to you.

ABASHED BATHERS WANTED – OUT OF SITE EVENT
During the week I got a mail from Michelle in which she asked for help. She explained: “I am making a new performance called Synchronised Swimmers for this year’s Out of Site (www.outofsite.info/) event called Promenade, which will be held in Clontarf on 08 November. It involves getting as many people as possible to change in and out of their togs on the Clontarf seafront. You are invited to join in this group performance, dubbed ‘the Alternative Spencer Tunick’. Bring your towel and swimsuit and get your limbs tangled as we don our suits as only the Irish know how.
If you would like to take part or have any questions contact me on 086 1078449 or michellembrowne@gmail.com, otherwise just show up on the day.
Participants are advised to arrive at the Bull Wall in Clontarf at 12:00 on 08 Nov.”
I will tell you more about the Out of Site Event next week!

SCIENCE WEEK
The Science Week 2008 runs from 09 – 16 Nov and is packed full of really interesting lectures and talks. Please check the website www.scienceweek.ie as soon as possible! The events and lectures are free, but you need to request tickets and you should do that soon. Demand will be huge. Piaras Kelly, who is organising a free lecture series in the Science Gallery sent me a list of them, but there are many more events, so check the website soon!
There are over 400 events taking place nationwide and the lecture series taking place in the Science Gallery is this:
– Mon 10 Nov 18:30-20:00 Prof Aubrey Manning – ‘Learning to Live with our Planet’
– Tues 11 Nov 18:30-20:00 Gerry Johnston – ‘The Science Behind Hollywood Special Effects’
– Wed 12 Nov 18:30-20:00 Dr. Cynthia Breazeal – ‘The Personal Side Of Robots’
– Thurs 13 Nov 18:30-20:00 Stephen Attenborough – ‘The Future of Space Tourism’
– Fri 14 Nov 13:00-14:30 Patrick Collison – ‘How Two Teenagers Built And Sold A Company For Millions’
The Gerry Johnston lecture (Science Behind Hollywood Special Effects) is completely booked out, so hurry if you want to go to one of the other lectures, they will fill up quick too!!

CHARLEY BORMANN EVENT – DUNDRUM
To mark the opening of the new Hughes&Hughes Dundrum store, an exclusive event with intrepid traveller Charley Boorman is planned for Mon 10 Nov from 19:00. He will be talking to travel broadcaster Fionn Davenport about his adventures, new book and TV series ‘By Any Means’. This is a Q&A in Movies@Dundrum, followed by a signing and wine reception with Charley in the Hughes&Hughes store. This is a ticketed event, please contact the store for more details (01) 298 6060.
www.hughesbooks.com/

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There are many odd things around us and I guess I only have to mention “Irish politics” to create a Pavlov reflex. ;-) But a lot of the odd things are not worth reporting about in THIS newsletter, so I will turn this category into an irregular feature and will replace it from next week with a “Great Deals” category. “Great Deals” will be good priced or otherwise advantageous solutions for things like international phone calls, bonus schemes etc. I am not sure yet if that will become a permanent feature, but let’s see!
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Hurray, I am finished somewhat earlier than usual, that means I will get some sleep tonight (often there is no sleep for me on Thursday nights/mornings because I have a day-job that seamlessly takes over once I have the Event Guide finished). A nice change! :-)

I am looking forward to all the new subscribers that – with your help – will contact me in the coming week and hope that you will have a great weekend and a good new week.

Enjoy life, it is not as bad as the media is trying to tell you!

–Joerg

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