Event Guide 71: Electronic Arts Festival, Red Line Festival, Hallowfest, Halloween Parade, French Friday, Dublin Marathon

October 24th, 2008

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| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 71
| 25 Oct 2008 Subscribers: 2490
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Hi all!

Time is flying when you are having fun! :-) But seriously: Bad enough that the years just fly by and if you blink at Christmas one year it is December of the next year when you open your eyes. Now it even seems that the time between Thursday nights is getting shorter and shorter. Maybe it has something to do that last weekend I was for 3 days or 39 hours (!!!) at the Chris Howard “Breakthrough to Success” Seminar. I had mentioned it here a few times before and many of you had registered for it, but not tooo many did come and even less held out the whole three days.

A lot of people have asked me about the seminar before and since and for everyone who is curious, here is my thinking after this year’s seminar: I STILL think that it is brilliant and hugely inspirational and I entirely enjoyed the three days. When I did the course the first time, I thought EVERYONE should do it and was wondering how anybody could NOT enjoy it, but this time I realised that you a) need a lot of stamina, b) need to be determined to go through to the end (there is always something better to do, c) need to be interested and positive about personal development (if there is nothing to improve in your life you won’t enjoy it ;-) ) and d) need to start on the Friday (anybody who I know and who thought skipping the Friday should be fine, did fail to reach the end of the course).

The next seminar with Chris Howard is in on 13-15 March 2009 and I still recommend anybody – who fulfils the above criteria ;-) – to go. But last weekend I realised that – for varied reasons – people do or might choose to deviate from the criteria above and then you will most likely not enjoy the course. If you are interested in the seminar let me know and I can tell you lots more or you can register here
www.breakthroughtosuccess.eu/?af=CLA1035324. (The 3-day seminar is completely free and while the organisers promote their other courses, the “commercials” are not more intrusive than RTE TV commercials.) If you don’t think this is your thing, then don’t worry, BUT if I meet you, it could still happen that I tell you about it. :-) Stop me if you don’t want to know. :-P

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Since I am using now iContact to send this newsletter, thanks to Patrick Cumiskey’s (www.kravmagaireland.com) sponsoring, I will attempt to change the format and the formatting this mail over time. So within the next two weeks or so, the mail will be sent in HTML (slightly more formatted) instead of in text format. The difference will be tiny, so don’t expect anything yet. However, over time I hope to add new layout features bit by bit, but only if my time allows. It will create a lot more work and I don’t know yet if I will be able to do more.

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 every bit of 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.

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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HOME ORGANICS – COMPETITON
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 or contact sarah@homeorganics.ie.
I can imagine that you wonder now what the competition could be for. No, not tickets or books! :-) Instead you can win the delicious price of a free organic “Fruit to Share” box for you and your colleagues! Sarah, who runs homeorganics.ie, contacted me and offered TWO Fruit to Share boxes to the Dublin Event Guide Community. Thanks Sarah! Great idea!
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
The Irish Writer’s Centre did make tickets available for two of their current event series.
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.
The competition for tickets in last week’s Event Guide did challenge the brain a bit more than the usual competitions I am running, but everyone entering was able to grasp the concept and the main winners for a combined season tickets are Elina Kivistö and Brona Cousins. Runner-Up prices were won by Denise Hoga, Siv Moltu-Jacobsen, Philip Carroll, Sinead Fortune, Deirdre Moran, Heena Kiyuz and Louise Fox. Congratulations to all!
I spoke to Ian Oliver from the Irish Writer’s Centre and Ian generously agreed to make another TWO pairs of tickets available 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
Have you entered the Film Quiz Book Competition? If not, you have another few days to send your entry to me: Two copies of the new “Film Quiz Book” by Michael Dwyer have been made available by Liberties Press and you can win one book.
Michael Dwyer is a film critic for the Irish Times and his film quiz questions are based on his encyclopaedic knowledge of Irish, American and world cinema. The book consists of 50 rounds of ten questions each and the book says “the questions have been designed to entertain and amuse, inform and infuriate in equal measure.”
If you want to win a copy of the book, just send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject “Film Quiz” and your name, phone number and postal address in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with my by 13:00 on 29 Oct 08. 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 her (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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With soooo many brilliant competitions this week, I will keep the “Dublin News” a little shorter. 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 this Dublin Event Guide, feel free to contact me to discuss!

COSY PUBS WITH FIRE
Last week I listed a looong list of pubs with fire places. Many of you had sent suggestions because Simon C has asked for help to find cosy pubs with fire places. Simon sends his THANKS to all of you! ..and he did offer a pint in return for all the help, but I am not sure if that was intended for EVERYBODY who helped. ;-)
Ohh, a number of you sent a correction: “Polly Hops” in Newcastle is not anymore! It did burn down and got demolished afterwards. Thanks to Will M, Stephen T and Walter F for that information. Will instead suggested
– Laurels in Clondalkin
They have an open fire in the lower lounge and life music Tues, Thus, Fri + Sun.
And Stephen was wondering if “open fire” maybe is an understatement – considering the events? ;-)

AMERICAN ELECTION
The American Presidential Election is around the corner and while things look bright for Barrack Obama, I wouldn’t count my chicken yet. Everything can still happen. To make sure that she doesn’t miss the event and can enjoy it together with other nice people, Nancy sent me a mail and asked if I knew of any venues where people will gather to watch the Election. I guess that due to the licence laws it would have to be a private party or a “lock-in” as otherwise you will be kicked out by 02:30!? Does anybody have any suggestion for events in election night? Send them to me (dublineventguide@gmail.com) with the Subject “Election”

IRISH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (IMOCA) – OFFICIAL LAUNCH
I found this event pre-announcement: “The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA) is officially launching their new site/location at 90 Jamestown Road, Dublin 8. The launch is on Friday 07 November 2008. The opening ceremony will be held at IMOCA’s new premises from 18:00-22:00. IMOCA is located a short walk from the Blackhorse Luas stop. For more details visit:www.imoca.ie.”
I had a look at the website and I am not sure if this “Irish Museum” is – like the National Gallery or like the Irish Museum of Modern Art OWNED and funded by the state or not. In addition I am not too sure where “Contemporary Art” in the IMOCA and “Modern Art” in the IMMA are differentiated. We will hopefully get lots of answers, but the reason for mentioning it in this category is just to let you know that a new museum will open soon and you will then most likely read announcement about exhibitions here. …and if you want to come to the Opening, then do so!, every one is welcome. imoca.ie/imoca2/?p=73

WILD STRAWBERRY FILM CLUB – IFI
For the more grown-up ;-) members of the Dublin Event Guide Community this might be interesting: The Wild Strawberry Film Club of the IFI (Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2) is providing free films for older people: “Wild Strawberries is our monthly film club for older people. Screenings are free-of-charge but you must reserve a ticket well in advance. Bookings can be made through the box office 01 679 3477. You can also book by email wildstrawberries@irishfilm.ie Alternatively, complete the online registration form on this page: www.irishfilm.ie/educ/index9_07.asp
If you have any questions about wild strawberries, please feel free to contact Alice Black at ablack@irishfilm.ie or 01 612 9407
(Thanks to Margaret G. for sharing this find with me.)

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PAULINE KEENA – GREEN ROOM PROJECT AT HUGH LANE GALLERY
“The Green Room Project” is the title of an art exhibition at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. The project is an artistic collaboration between visual artist Pauline Keena and a group of mothers who experienced the loss of an infant. Responding to an advertisement by the artist in the ISANDS Newsletter, bereaved mothers embarked on an artistic project through an artists residency in the clinical environment of the Rotunda Hospital in 2007-2008. The exhibition has been shown in the Rotunda until 15 Oct and has now moved to the Hugh Lane Gallery where it will be on show from 21 Oct – 11 Nov. (Gallery Details: Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, www.hughlane.ie, Open: Tues-Thurs 10:00-18:00, Fri+Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun: 11:00-17:00)

MERLIN JAMES – KERLIN GALLERY
“Birds, Places, Other Things” by Welsh artist Merlin James is the new exhibition in th Kerlin Gallery. The exhibition will run from 23 October – 22 November. Merlin James will show recently completed paintings, often using imagery of birds that has recurred periodically in his work over many years. (Gallery Details: Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, South Anne Street, Dublin 2, www.kerlin.ie, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:45, Sat 11:00-16:30)

COLM LAWTON – CROW GALLERY
‘1000 small works – selected essays in plastic’ by Colm Lawton will be on display at The Crow Gallery, Crow Street, Temple Bar from Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 8 November 2008. The show is comprised of plastic figurative works.
(Gallery Details: Crow Gallery, 6 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.crowgallery.net, Open: 12:00-18:00)

AURALOG – THISISNOTASHOP
Auralog is a project by Anthony Kelly, Slavek Kwi, Seán McCrum and David Stalling. The ‘First Draft: Audio Postcards’ project is a collection of sound postcards, aural objects framed by silence, which seek to relate the sounds and timeframe of Newfoundland to the specific place of thisisnotashop and redefine the experience of space and time through electronic and actual sound. The sound happens within a multi-channel aural field. Auralog is on show from 21 to 27 October 2008.
(Gallery Details: Thisisnotashop, 26 Benburb Street, Dublin 7, www.thisisnotashop.com. Open: 11:00-19:00)

VIDEO BLACK – THE JOINERY
‘Video Black: Snow Illusions And Other Questions’ is the title of this group exhibition at The Joinery in Stoneybatter from 22 October to 01 November 2008. “Is this art medium the preserve of the traditional artist armed with camera and concept, or has the medium now been redefined by the individual equipped with the technical know-how and command of software? The show investigates where the medium is going and who is going to take us there with work by twelve artists, both Irish and international.” (Gallery Details: The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, www.thejoinery.org, Open: ???)

MARCELO BIGLIA – BACK LOFT
‘Beyond the steps and the music’ is an exhibition of hand printed black and white photographs capturing the expressions of the young, alternative side of tango dance and music in Buenos Aries taken by Marcelo Biglia over the last ten years. www.marcelobiglia.com (Gallery Details: Back Loft, 7/11 Augustine Street, Dublin 8, www.lacatedralstudios.org)

MARK O’KELLY – KEVIN KAVANAGH GALLERY
This exhibition shows new work on paper by Mark O’Kelly. The exhibition opens on Thursday 23 October 2008 and continues until 22 November 2008.(Gallery Details: Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8, www.kevinkavanaghgallery.ie, Open: ???)

KEVIN COSGROVE – MOTHER’S TANKSTATION
‘The Untitled First Album’ is a collection of paintings by Kevin Cosgrove that are depicting under-populated workplaces: factories, workshops, industrial yards and offices. The exhibition will be on show at mother’s tankstation from 22 October to 15 November 2008. (Gallery Details: Mother’s Tankstation. 41-43 Watling Street, Ushers Island, Dublin 8, www.motherstankstation.com, Open: Thurs- Sat: 12:00-18:00)

PRE-HISTORY OF THE CRISIS – PROJECT ARTS CENTRE
From 23 October until 29 November 2008 thus show could not be more timely.
As Ireland heads into recession in 2008, cultural and socio-political relationships are beginning to tighten. The open and relatively inclusive web of Irish and migrant workers formed the bedrock beneath the economic boom. But as the stones begin to shift beneath our feet, where will discontent arise and how will Ireland cope with an upsurge of nationalism?
The Prehistory of the Crisis attempts to broach these issues before the period of crisis has hit, at a time when art can have a discreet yet potent voice.
An exhibition project in two parts, The Prehistory of the Crisis begins with an international exhibition at Project Arts Centre in October 2008. The exhibition brings together four artist and artist partnerships from the Netherlands, France, Germany and Serbia, who will all be exhibiting for the first time in Ireland. Each of the works have been produced in relation to the power displacement experienced by both citizens and civil servants, the nebulous group of subjects variously called ‘new nationals’, ‘migrants’ or ‘non-nationals’, and migrants without the right to work, ‘sans papiers’.
Aernout Mik’s video installation Training Ground, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin’s film MANMUSWAK, Jeanne Faust & Jörn Zehe’s film sonst wer wie du (who else like you), and Andrijana Stojkovic’s film HOME all hone in on individual responses to conditions: the pieces are variously referential of particular situations, but they all activate within us some sort of responsibility for coming to a an autonomous awareness of the complexity of otherness and the complications of ‘living with others’.
The second part of the project, The Prehistory of the Crisis (II) is scheduled for July 2009.
(Venue Details: Project Art Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.project.ie, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00)

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IDEAL HOMES EXHIBITION
The Ideal Homes Exhibition takes place over the bank holiday weekend (23-27 Oct) in the RDS in Ballsbridge and while Sat, Sun + Mon tickets are not free, you might have been able to get a free ticket for Friday (14:00-22:00), which is the reason for this event being listed here. If you still require a free ticket for Friday, send me a mail during the day, I MIGHT be able to help you. Alternatively you can still try this link: www.idealhome.ie/register/index.htm.

SNOW PATROL – HMV IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
Snow Patrol will be signing copies of their new album ‘A Hundred Million Suns’ at
hmv Grafton Street on Friday 24 October at 13:00. Entry to the event is via wristband only. Wristbands available from this store only from 08:30 on Friday 24 October. hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1080

OUT TO LUNCH POETRY SERIES – IRISH WRITERS CENTRE
Following the successful transition from the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre to the Irish Writers’ Centre the Out to Lunch Series continues into 2008. Series Director John McNamee has put together an exciting line up of established and emerging poets. The readings take place every other Friday at 13:15 in the Irish Writers’ Centre in 19 Parnell Square and admission is free. On 24 October Philip Casey will read his poetry.

POETRY LUNCHTIME READING
Organised by Seventowers a “Chapters And Verse Lunchtime Reading” will take place in Chapters Bookstore, Parnell St, Dublin 1 on 24 Oct at 13:15 – 13:55. The contributors are Ross Hattaway, Ann Marie Glasheen and you can find more information on www.seventowers.ie/cms/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=27&extmode=view&extid=213

BURMA PROTEST
Burma Action Ireland is inviting to a candlelit vigil on Fri 24 Oct. On that day, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader, will have reached the end of her thirteenth year in detention. A candlelit vigil to mark the occasion and to protest for her immediate release, will be held by Burma Action Ireland. BAI will supply the candles, please bring a jam jar or other suitable container to hold your candle.
The Vigil takes place from 17:00-19:00 at Fusiliers Arch, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin. The Fusilier’s Arch is the entrance gate to St. Stephen’s Green that is facing Grafton Street. Contact info: www.burmaactionireland.org or info@burmaactionireland.org and 087 1261857

DUBLIN ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL
The Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF) is continuing until Sun 26 Oct throughout the city. A large number of free events are part of this hugely diverse arts festival that includes visual arts, concerts, talks, workshops. I had planned to write a bit more about this weekend’s events, but due to the many other events will unfortunately have to ask you to check the website yourself. Have a look at www.deafireland.com and especially the “Listings+Event Info” section. You will find lots of free events. Alternatively you find a nice overview here www.dublinks.ie/index.cfm?loc=16&pt=0&spid=797D1791-DAC5-8789-10C9435E0C15C19C

RED LINE FESTIVAL – SMITHFIELD
Let me quote the organisers “This October, the first annual RED LINE FESTIVAL hits the city for a sensational celebration of all things Rootsy! Taking place between the 24-26 October at four venues around Smithfield, the festival promises music fans the very best Trad, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rockabilly, Americana and Old Timein’ that the country has to offer! Roots music branches in many directions including Trad, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rockabilly, Americana, Folk, Old Time & more. All styles have a strong connection with the soul of where and how music began, the instruments, geography, history and stories. Nowhere in Dublin do these connections still prosper as much as in Smithfield. From the institution that is The Cobblestone Pub to the nearby Dice Bar and Sin E, these rich musical traditions are being given a new birth.”
A good few of the events are completely free and you should reward the organisers for their efforts with your attendance! The main free events are
24 Oct 19:00 Trad Sessions @ The Coblestone
25 Oct 16:00 Bill Whelan & Friends Session @ The Cobblestone
25 Oct 19:00 NC Lawlor, Thomas Kitt & guests @ Sin é
25 Oct 19:00 The Bonnevilles @ The Dice bar
25 Oct 20:00 Trad Sessions @ The Coblestone
26 Oct 17:00 Rockabilly day @ The Dice Bar
26 Oct 18:00 T-Bone Kelly & guests @ Sin é
26 Oct 19:00 Aces Wild @ Dice Bar
More detail can be found here: www.myspace.com/redlinefestival

VIII SETTIMANA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA NEL MONDO
From Mon 20 Oct – Sun 26 Oct the Italian Language week will take place and the Italian Cultural Institute “Istituto Italiano di Cultura” in Fitzwilliam Street is inviting to a number of free events. If Italian and Italian Culture interests you, have a look here for a listing of all events: www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/Menu/Gli_Eventi/Calendario/

MEDITATION MUSIC – SRI CHINMOY CENTRE
The Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre host a regular series of free meditative concerts throughout the year. During these concerts, members of the centre will perform a selection of meditative songs with vocals, flute, tabla and harmonium. The next concert is on Fri 24 Oct from 20:00-21:00. The venue for the concert is Lotus Yoga, 15 Wicklow St, Dublin 2. And to find out more about Sri Chinmoy and the centre, you can check here: www.srichinmoycentre.org/ie/upcoming-events/free-meditative-concerts

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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HALLOWFEST – SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY
Sarah Brooks from South Dublin County sent me all the information about the Hallowfest and you should have a good look at this, it really looks good:
“It’s Hallowfest! It’s time for tricks, treats and lotsa spooky fun
South Dublin County will be a magical, spooky place this October Bank Holiday weekend when the area comes alive for South Dublin County Tourism’s “Hallowfest” 2008.
Lots of scarily good fun is planned to celebrate Halloween with the fun kicking off on Sunday 26 October. Library Square Tallaght will host an afternoon of fun filled activity from 15:30 while the following day will see the Festival closing with fun walks to the Hell Fire Club.
On Sunday a streetparty will take place in Library Square Tallaght with fire jugglers, scary characters and performers. A colourful Intercultural Parade will leave from Library Square to a fantastic Fireworks display lighting up the skies from the Institute of Technology Tallaght.
The Bank Holiday Monday activities will be centred around the enchanting and mysterious Hell Fire Club site with a Spooky Fun Treasure Hunt, scary storytelling and activities. 98FM will also broadcast from the car park. A park n ride facility will operate from South Dublin County Council car park leaving on the hour to the walks from 09:00-13:00.
This free event promises to be a fun filled afternoon for all the family.
There will be many other events taking place in various locations around South Dublin County so make sure you have a look on www.hallowfest.ie

THE WITCHES – IFI FILM SCREENING
On Saturday 25 October at 12.00, Lights Out! presents a Halloween treat for the whole family in the Irish Film Institute (6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2). Before the film you are invited to pumpkin carving and face painting and – importantly – anyone who comes in costume gets in the film for free!
Adapted from Roald Dahl’s darkly comic tale, The Witches was brought to screen by director Nic Roeg (Performance, Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth) and Muppetmaster Jim Henson, who provided the special effects.
On vacation in England, young Luke and his grandmother have just checked into a hotel. Also on the premises is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, an organisation that hides the fact that its members are really evil-minded, mask-wearing, child-hating witches! They have gathered to discuss a most fiendish plot: to turn all children into mice by feeding them poisonous chocolate. Discovering this, it is up to the Luke and his grandmother to stop them killing every child in England. Angelica Huston shines as the Grand High Witch.
www.irishfilm.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=6144&Date=25/10/2008&PageID=15. Thanks to Margaret G. for letting me know about this event!

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 25th Oct: Liberty present McLaren Vale to Hunter Valley
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

RICHARD MADELEY – BOOK SIGNING
Richard Madeley will be signing copies of “Fathers & Sons” in Eason’s in O’Connell St, Dublin on Sat 25 Oct at 12:30. www.eason.ie/events

PROJECTOR COLLECTIVE AT VERSUS? SPACE
White Yellow White is performance-based artwork by Projector Collective and forms part of DEAF 2008. The artists will paint a room first white, then yellow, then white again over a period of 4 days. While painting they will wear new suits with shirt, tie and new shoes. They will strive to avoid getting any paint on their clothes – the object of the performance is to survive the application of the three coats of paint without a blemish to their attire…
It will be the fifth in a series of collaborative projects by the collective. On this occasion Projector Collective features John Carter, Jay Roche, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling.
The performance will take place at Versus? space, 1/2 Smock Alley, (Bottom of Cow’s Lane) Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Performances times are from 12:00-16:00 on Saturday 25 October 2008 and Sunday 26 October 2008.
Installation on view at Versus? space from 23 to 26 October 2008.
www.deafireland.com

OXJAM FESTIVAL
To raise awareness for Oxfam the Oxjam Festival 2008 is currently taking place and in the context of this Festival “The New Old Worlders: Live Old-Timey Bluegrass” are playing an Oxjam Gig in Oxfambooks, Parliament St, Temple Bar, on 25 Oct at 14:00.
I was told that there are more OxJam Gigs in Oxfam Home from 15:00-17:30:
“A selection of bands and acoustic sets playing in the setting of Oxfam Home as part of the 2008 Oxjam Festival that is to raise awareness of Oxfam’s campaigns around the globe.” But I was only able to find confirmation for the gig in Parliament Street.
Maybe have a look here yourself: www.oxfamireland.org/oxjam/

SAMHAIN HALLOWEEN PARADE – MARLAY PARK
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is inviting to a Halloween Parade on the 25 Oct from 15:00 in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Admission is free. The organisers are telling us”Visit Marlay Park in your Halloween costume for an afternoon of Children’s Monster Movies followed by a parade of costumes through the woods and finished off with a fireworks display!
New to Samhain for 2008 is the big screen in front of Marlay House. Bring a blanket, treat yourself to some food from the CoCo Market and settle in for some Monstrous fun! We will be screening two movies with a monster theme especially for Halloween. Movies are G or PG rated.
Come in costume, join in, show off your costume and help us make the biggest and best parade of Halloween costumes in Dublin – assembly at 18:00 in front of Marlay House, parade starts at 18:30. The parade will be led by a brass band and will have different creepy special guest characters joining in. Finish off the evening with Marlay Parks own special Samhain fireworks display at 19:00. The fireworks viewing area is in front of Marlay House.
DLR Events recommends you use public transport or walk to the event where possible. Car Parking is free in the car park off College Rd. Please do not park on the roads or in local estates.
15:00: Monster House (PG)
16:30: Monster Inc (PG)
18:00: Parade Assembly
18:30: Parade starts
19:00: Fireworks
www.dlrevents.ie/events.htm

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 “Creepy Creaky Corridors” with Joseph Coveney. The programme takes place in the Baroque Gallery and is suitable for children from 4-10 years. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

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.

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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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 Ensemble Chameleon (featuring Irish oboist Aisling Casey) finish off the month with “Two” featuring oboe, violin, cello and double bass in a programme of duos by composers including Bach, Marais, Purcell, Schnittke, Rossini, Tuur, Loevendie, and Piazolla all glued together with Fairytales. www.hughlane.ie

FAMILY EVENT – HUGH LANE GALLERY
“Sunday Sketching” is a workshop for 7+ year olds. It will take place on Sun 26 Oct from 15:00-16:00. “Halloween Decoration” will be the theme for the day. No booking necessary. Early arrival is recommended.
www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=130

FRENCH FRIDAY – HALLOWEEN EDITION
The French Friday (which now always takes place on a Sunday) is on this weekend again. On Sun 26 Oct from 18:30-02:30 all French people and everybody who likes anything French are invited to the Bia Bar in 28 Lower Stephen’s Street (near Break for the Border and between Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and South Great George’s Street). Since this is a Special Halloween Edition of the French Friday, there will be special prices for the best Halloween costume. www.french-friday.com

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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DUBLIN MARATHON
The 29th Dublin Marathon will take place on Mon 27 Oct and will start at 09:00. The start will be in Fitzwilliam Square East and the finish will be in Merrion Square West. The course is mapped out here adidasdublinmarathon.ie/general_course.php. If you are not participating ;-) support the runners by cheering them on OR alternatively avoid the whole City area between 08:00 and 17:00 when the last walkers will be expected back.

ALL IRELAND ELVIS COMPETITION – DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
On the Bank Holiday Monday 27 Oct the Dublin leg of the Paddy Power All Ireland Elvis Competition (in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland) is taking place at Dundrum Town Centre. Since there is no better Elvis Performer than Kevin Doyle and since I am totally non-biased on this (I just sing in Kevin Doyle’s backing choir!) ;-) , I am not sure what the purpose of this event is, but here is what the organisers say:
“All Elvis hopefuls are encouraged to arrive at Dundrum Town Centre and compete for a coveted spot in the final. Entry is free to anyone over the age of 18 and the eventual winner will be granted a wildcard entry to the All Ireland Elvis competition, the winner of which will represent Ireland in an International Elvis competition in Memphis in 2009. There will also be some guest Elvis performances to encourage those hoping to impress the judges!
The final of the search for Ireland’s best Elvis is the headline event at the Paddy Power sponsored Bundoran Elvis Festival, which takes place in the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran between 31 October and 02 November. (For more information visit www.lasbundoran.com.)” Unfortunately the organisers didn’t specify when and where the event is taking place, but it seems from information I found elsewhere that it is taking place from 14:00 at or near the Mill Pond.

PINT & PICTURE AND CINE CAFÉ
Howard Linnane (086-3614787) is back with his weekly film screenings! After a re-grouping and after finding a new venue, Howard is inviting everybody to his “Pint & Picture Show” and his Cine Café. Both events will take place on Mondays from 19:30, however they will take place in alternating weeks. Check with Howard to find out which week it is. In addition, check with him to find out if the event will take place on the Bank Holiday.
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 quality Irish short films. When possible there is an informal Q&A session with one (or more) 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 pls). 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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CLASSIC MODEL SEARCH – DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
The RTE Afternoon Show Classic Model Search is taking place on Tues 28 Oct in Dundrum Town Centre. The organisers describe: “We’re looking for ladies between 25-50 years of age. There are no height or dress size restrictions and we’d love to meet ladies with the right confidence to make it as a successful commercial model. If it’s not you, then maybe it’s your mum, your sister, niece, auntie or even your best friend!
12 semi-finalists will be chosen at the Dundrum Town Centre heat by 3 judges. The panel of judges are 1st Options Models Managing Director Julian Fallon, Peter Mark Supremo Gary Kavanagh, and Celebrity Figure Gillian Quinn. The 12 semi-finalists will take part in challenges and a final 4 will be selected by the 3 judges. The overall winner will be selected by The Afternoon Show viewers. The competition will be televised and will receive promotion through press and radio. www.dundrum.ie/happening.asp?nid=552

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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SAMHAIN – HALLOWEEN LECTURE
Samhain – now known as Halloween – was a Celtic festival. Traditionally, it was the first day of the year. It also marked the first day of winter and the end of the harvest season. It was celebrated on November 1st. Discover that ancient festival at the
Museum and enjoy the different events organised for that special day.
“Introducing the Irish seasonal tradtions of Samhain” is the title of a lunchtime talk by Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald (13:00-13:45) on Wed 29 Oct. The venue is the National Museum, Kildare St, Dublin 2
Other Halloween related events of the National Museum on the same day are:
14:00-15:00 Storytelling: Shiver with Richard Marsh at the spine-chilling, spooky Samhain stories.
15:00-16:00 Ancient Music: Celebrate Samhain through the sound of ancient musical instruments, as played by Simon O’Dwyer
For further details go to www.museum.ie or contact then on 01 6486332 or educationks@museum.ie

FUTURE OF EUROPE – DISCUSSION
“Does Europe Have a Future?” is the title of a discussion on 29 Oct from 14:30-17:30 in the Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
At this time of unprecedented turmoil in the financial world, coinciding with Ireland’s decision to say no to reform of the European Union, many questions are being raised about how globalisation can be managed in the interests of the peoples of the world, and what positive role if any, the EU ca play in the process.
Organised by the European Socialist Group and the Labour Party, the principal speakers will be: Will Hutton, Chief Executive of The Work Foundation, London; Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times journalist and critic.
The conference will be opened by Eamon Gilmore TD, Labour Party Leader.
Admission free, but interest is expected to be high so please register your interest by 24 October by contacting: Proinsias De Rossa MEP, Socialist Group/Labour party, European parliament on 01-8746109 or Proinsias.derossa@europarl.europa.eu

TOWER RECORDS – IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
“Yngve” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at 17:00 on Wed 29 Oct. www.myspace.com/tower_records

BOOK LAUNCH – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
“A Tale of Two Taylors” is the title of an event on Wed 29 October 2008 from 18:00 in The Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square Dublin. The event is a book launch for
“Irish Country Doctor” by Patrick Taylor and “The Night Before Christmas” by Alice Taylor. Publisher is Brandon/Mount Eagle Publications, Cooleen, Dingle, County Kerry, www.brandonbooks.com

UNACCEPTABLE HARM – FILM SCREENING
27 October until 02 November 2008 is the Global Week of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs. The Global Week of Action takes place one month before the Oslo Signing Conference on 03 December 2008, where more than 100 governments are expected to sign the new Convention on Cluster Munitions that bans the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster bombs.
The Cluster Munition Coalition Ireland is organising a film screening of “Unacceptable Harm” – a documentary by Chris Anderson. The film documents the lasting legacy that the use of cluster munitions has had in eight of the countries where they have been used. It demonstrates the long term suffering caused for affected families and communities and the devastating developmental consequences.
The screening will take place on Wed 29 Oct at 18:00 in Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin. The film screening will be preceded by speeches by: Nicholas Twist, Deputy Director, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Section, Department of Foreign Affairs;
Colm O’Gorman, Director, Amnesty International Ireland; Barbara Raftery, Afri.
A public action will take place outside the venue.
The Global Week of Action is a week dedicated to promote awareness of the treaty and the historic occasion of the signing of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. We are calling on the Irish government to continue the leadership it showed during the Dublin negotiations by encouraging other nations to sign the treaty when it is opened for signature in Oslo in December.
I couldn’t find clear information about the admission cost for the screening, so there is a possibility that it is not free. Please contact Susan Hensel on susan@stopclustermunitions.org or on 01-860 3431. www.stopclustermunitions.org
www.indymedia.ie/article/89495

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 29 Oct at 18:30 the film ” En el corazón de la tierra (The Heart of the Earth)” will be screened. In 1888 a powerful English company operates for over 30 years the millennial mines of Riotinto in Huelva. Blanca Bosco, a nine-year old, and her inseparable English friend Kathleen, niece of a British executive, witness the miserable working conditions in the mines. These, abundant with juvenile workers, are terribly affected by air contamination and acid rain that devastates the region. The crops, livestock, trees and rivers, and especially the health of children, elderly people, women and men, are endangered permanently by the toxic fumes that make the air unbreathable and destroy the land. The arrival of Maximiliano, a revolutionist who Blanca falls in love with, brings back the hope in the village.
This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha51781_16_2.htm. The Instituto Cervantes is in Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (at the back of TCD near the National Gallery).

READING & OPEN MIC – CASSIDY’S
The “Last Wednesday Series Reading And Open Mic Night” is taking place again this Wed 29 Oct from 19:30-21:30. The event is themed for the first time and fittingly the theme is “Scary Stuff”. It takes place in Cassidy’s of Westmoreland St, Dublin 2.
Featured Readers are: Eamon Carr, Steve Conway, Donal Moloney, Ross Hattaway, Noel Ó Briain, Oran Ryan, Doog Wood, Eamonn Lynskey
For more information contact Sarah 0872283351 or sarah@seventowers.ie.
www.seventowers.ie/cms/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=27&extmode=view&extid=214

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.
1. Seoidín O’Sullivan and Aoife Desmond
On Wednesday 29 October 2008 at 19:30 artists Seoidín O’Sullivan and Aoife Desmond will talk about their individual practices in relation to the natural world, focusing on their recent two-month residency at ‘The Land Art Foundation’ in Thailand and their collaborative film project ‘Trespass’. ‘Trespass’ will be exhibited in The LAB in February ’09. www.trespass-trespass.blogspot.com
2. Beth O’Halloran
On Wednesday 05 November 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 Wednesday 12 November 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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PARENTING WORKSHOPS – COFFEE MORNINGS – DUNDRUM
Frangos on Level 3 of the Dundrum Town Centre is inviting to free Parenting Workshops on Thursday mornings. The event starts at 11:00 and the guest speakers will talk about yoga to baby massage and lots more! On 30 Oct Christine Barnes of Jo Jingles will provide interactive music and movement classes for kids with an educational slant. www.dundrum.ie/happening.asp?nid=513

MIGRANT VOICES SEMINAR PROGRAMME
The MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies program (School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin), in association with the TII Migrant Networks project are hosting a series of seminars during the Michaelmas Term, 2008-2009.
All seminars will be held in the IIIS Seminar Room, C6.002, 6th Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin unless otherwise indicated. Directions can be found on www.tcd.ie/immigration/networks/news.php. The Seminar Series is open to all. There is no registration required in advance however the room will only accommodate 50 people so admittance is on a first come first serve basis.
Remaining events:
* Thursday, 30th October, 2008 – 13.00 – 15.00
Beverly McKenzie and Lorraine O’Connor, Irish Hijab Campaign
Title: Rethinking the Muslim Women and the Veil – Challenging Historical & Modern Stereotypes in Ireland
* Thursday, 6th November, 2008 – 13.00 – 15.00
Nobuhle Nduka and Siobhan O’Brien, AkiDwa
Title: Violence against migrant women
* Friday, 21st November, 2008 – 13.00 – 15.00
Olakunle Animashaun, Camino De Orula Productions
Title: Making manifest the ‘Spectagonist’ and the Metatheatre in Athol Fugard’s ‘Sizwe Bansi is Dead’

TOWER RECORDS – IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
“Colm Mac Con Iomaire (c/o Hammered by the Irish by Harry Browne)” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at 17:00 on Thurs 30 Oct. 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 “El Tren de La Memoria / The Train of Memory” by Marta Arribas, Ana Pérez. (Spain 2004, 91 min). Spain, in the 1960s: two million Spanish people leave their country, forced to leave, out of need. Their destination: Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Half of them are illegal immigrants travelling without work permits. Eighty percent of them are illiterate. They are faced with the obstacles of language and different customs, impeding their progress. Spain, in current times: others in need come in search of help to a prosperous country. Hardly anybody remembers this other story. Josephine does: she remembers her journey in the memory train. Destination: Nuremberg, Germany. A discussion with filmmakers Arta Arribas and Ana Pérez will follow the screening.
The screening (Spanish 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). After the film a discussion with Dr. Alan Grossman, Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practise, School of Media, DIT will facilitate a discussion. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha51775_16_2.htm

OPERA PERFORMANCE – POWERSCOURT CENTRE
Lord Powerscourt moved into his beautiful Townhouse on South William Street in 1774 at a time when Dublin was THE place to be. As a Member of Parliament his Townhouse provided musical soirees in what is now the Town Bride Shop, dinners in the dining room, now Spy and balls in the ballroom which is the Solomon Gallery for Dublin’s elite. The party continues in today’s Powerscourt Townhouse, with monthly musical themes Powerscourt Open the Centre invites to some great music performances. This October Powerscourt Open and Opera Ireland present ‘SH-OPERA’ every Thurs from 18:00-18:30. The remaining date is 30 Oct and the performers are: Claudia Boyle & Brendan Collins with Mairead Hurley
www.powerscourtopen.com

BOOK LAUNCH – “HAUNTED DUBLIN” BY DAVE WALSH
Dave Walsh sent me an e-mail to invite you all to the (free) launch party for his book “Haunted Dublin”. On Thurs 30 Oct from 18:00 a Halloween Launch Party at the Dice Bar, Queen St., Dublin 7 is taking place. Booze, books, costumes and mayhem! Outlandish outfits recommended! More information about his book and a map to the party venue can be found here:
www.blather.net/blather/2008/10/haunted_dublin_chilling_accounts_of_the.html. “Haunted Dublin” is a chilling account of the supernatural in the city. It gathers together in one succinct volume, well-known legends with rare and chilling accounts of the supernatural in the city. With poltergeists and apparitions, lore, myth and the downright scary, this fascinating work will delight and unsettle those brave enough to explore this hidden world. Dublin is the perfect haunted city, with its narrow cobbled streets concealing layers of interwoven history and folklore, left behind by generations of Viking, Norman and Irish inhabitants. Walking through the streets on a dark October evening, as Halloween or Samhain grows closer and the moon slips behind some flimsy clouds, the ‘other world’ seems closer, more tangible.
Haunted Dublin brings together the city’s most infamous hauntings with stories that have never before been seen in print, including some of the author’s own chilling experiences. Meet phantom dogs in Dublin’s suburbs, black cats and Satanists in the Dublin Mountains, and the headless ghost of Buck Jones, which haunts the streets around Croke Park.

BOOK LAUNCH – IRISH WRITERS CENTRE
On Thurs 30 October 2008 at 18:00, the The Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square Dublin invites to the launch of Sam Millar’s book “Bloodstorm” from his new crime series. A second book launched on the same evening is the novel “The Beautiful Sound of Silence” by Paul Charles. www.writerscentre.ie

NEIL GAIMAN – BOOK SIGNING
Neil Gaiman will be signing copies of “Graveyard Book (Childrens Ed)” in Eason’s in O’Connell St, Dublin on Thurs 30 Oct at 19:00. www.eason.ie/events

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 second talk is taking place on Thurs 30 Oct in the library in ILAC Centre, Henry Street, from 18:30-19:45. The topic is “Market research and marketing – on a shoestring” and it is presented by Yanky Fachler. 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.

LASC THURSDAY NIGHT TALK
The Latin American Solidarity Centre is inviting regularly to Thursday Night talks. On Thurs 30 Oct (usually from 19:00) the topic will be ‘Referendum for the defence of water as a human right in Colombia”. The event is free but due to space limitations, it is possible that not everyone will get in. For next week again the venue has not been determined yet, so please have a look on www.lasc.ie/activities/TnT.html if you are interested in this event to find out where it will take place. Or check on 01 6760435. www.lasc.ie

POETRY READING – BLANCHARDSTOWN LIBRARY
Poet Tony Curtis will give a reading and discussion in Blanchardstown Library, Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15 on 30 Oct from 19:00. For more information 01-8905560 / 01-8905563 or blanchlib@fingalcoco.ie and www.fingalcoco.ie/Library/WhatsOn/

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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

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS
Since Halloween is not taking place before the 31 Oct all the celebrations during the week are a little pre-mature. Many areas in Dublin do celebrate Halloween on the 31 Oct and here you can find some further information:
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Pages/HalloweeninDublin.aspx

———Pre-Announcements——–

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/

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/sw2008/index.asp 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:
Monday 10 November 18:30 – 20:00 – Professor Aubrey Manning – ‘Learning to Live with our Planet’
Tuesday 11 November 18:30 – 20:00 – Gerry Johnston – ‘The Science Behind Hollywood Special Effects’
Wednesday 12 November 18:30 – 20:00 – Dr. Cynthia Breazeal – ‘The Personal Side Of Robots’
Thursday 13 November 18:30 – 20:00 – Stephen Attenborough – ‘The Future of Space Tourism’
Friday 14 November 13:00 – 14:30 – Patrick Collison – ‘How Two Teenagers Built And Sold A Company For Millions’
I will try to go to at least 3 of these lectures! Brilliant series!

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Isn’t it odd that inflammable and flammable mean EXACTLY the same, while intolerant and tolerant are total opposites?

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What is happening this week! This is the longest Event Guide ever! And I thought we are approaching the quiet period of the year!?!?! I hope nobody will complain that there is not enough free stuff going on in Dublin. :-))))
Don’t forget that Monday is Bank Holiday AND don’t forget that on Sunday morning at 03:00 the clock will go BACK to 02:00, so you have an hour longer to sleep (or to party!) :-)
It is normal for bank holiday weekends to be less busy than other weekends, but there is still lots to do, so if the weather is half way ok, do get out at least for a few hours!

Enjoy the weekend!

–Joerg

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Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you find in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2008 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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