Event Guide 96: Infectious Science Gallery, Dracula on Screen, Five Lamps Arts Festival, Shackleton Talk, Cultivate Festival, Rathmines Festival

April 17th, 2009

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 96
| 17 April 2009                      Subscribers: 3725

Hi all!

Do you remember the story about the fern and the bamboo from last week? The fact that the fern grew immediately and the bamboo didn’t do anything for years, and only then started growing and beautifying the forest culminated in statement by god: “Don’t compare yourself to others.”, he said. “The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high”. If you didn’t get a chance to read the story, you can find it here again www.accomplishlife.com/articles/492/1/The-Fern-and-the-Bamboo/Page1.html

Many of you probably have heard of Paul Potts, the mobile phone sales man who appeared last year on Britain Got Talent and surprised and amazed everybody with his brilliant singing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA Nobody thought he had any talent, but when his time came, she proved everybody wrong.

This season the TV show managed to find another similarly hear-warming story of the ugly duckling turning into a swan. This time the audience and judges were left speechless by a Susan Boyle from a small village. Her time came and she shined BIG: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY If you doubt yourself sometimes and wonder if your talents will ever be appreciated or discovered, watch these two videos and do NEVER give up!

Believe in your dreams and that your time will come, but be aware that you have to help Lady Luck a little – she might not find you otherwise. William Arthur Ward, a well known American inspirational speaker and author said “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. – If you can dream it, you can become it.” But he said also “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” So adjust your sails if necessary and then go full speed forward!
Since I started writing the Event Guide new subscribers are joining the Event Guide Community every week in quite large numbers. I am fully aware that this would not happen without your help, without you all recommending it and telling your friends about it. And I really really appreciate your help. Unfortunately the recession is hitting even the Event Guide Community! Not in a financial or redundancy related way, but the effect of economic issues is that more and more people leave Ireland. In recent weeks at least 30 people sent me mails saying that they are leaving or have left Ireland and will therefore unfortunately not need the Event Guide any longer. It is a pity to loose members of the Event Guide Community, but it is unavoidable.

There is another downside, however, and I need your help with it. As a personal goal and to increase the impact this Event Guide will possibly have on Event Organisers, it is important to keep growing it and I had mentioned before that I would like to reach 5000 subscribers by October. You probably told all your friends and family about it by now – if not, please tell them! :-) But maybe you could let more people at work or in your gym or college/university know if you had the right tools. I want to help you. ;-) If you are in a college/gym/work place etc and there is a blackboard or similar in sight, I would very much appreciate if you could print out this A4 page
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I am grateful for all support, but YOUR support is NEEDED too! Going to free events saves you a LOT of money AND is good fun. True? ;-) But if you didn’t know about these free events you couldn’t go. True as well? In that case the question is what the value is of finding out about all the events. Do you agree that 1 Euro per month (which is just 25 cent per newsletter) is a very modest amount? It would be great if I could count on your 12 Euro per year!! Feel free to give more if you can, but please do seriously consider the 12 Euro.
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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.

______Joerg’s Picks______________

Since this newsletter is getting longer and longer with all the free events available, this section is meant to provide some help in picking and choosing the events I will or would go to. This is not the “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences, so if it helps you I am glad, but feel free to ignore this section completely! :-) All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

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Here are my plans for this week:

Tonight I will go to the Science Gallery for an event. On Saturday I will probably leave Dublin behind for a day trip outside. On Sunday there is always the weekly Gospel Mass. Next week I will be very busy because I will be at a seminar from the Friday of next week (until Tuesday) and still need to prepare for it. But the Shackleton Talk in the RDS on Wednesday sounds very interesting and the Five Lamps Arts Festival during the week is worth a visit. From Wednesday the Cultivate Festival “Convergence 14” and from Thursday the Rathmines Arts Festival are hot contenders for a visit. ;-)


On Wed 22 April from 19:00-21:00 Don Luis Molinar, an international teacher of Toltec Mastery, will be in Dublin for an introductory talk on Toltec Self Mastery.
Don Luis Molinar is a Master teacher in the Toltec tradition, an ancient path of self awareness and knowledge from Mexico. This teaching has been around for centuries in Mexico and went underground on the arrival of the Spanish into Mexico. It has subsequently been passed down from generation to generation until emerging in the late sixties with the writings of Carlos Castaneda and more recently with Don Miguel Ruiz (author of the books ‘The Four Agreements’ and ‘The Mastery of Love’) who received the teaching from his mother and grandmother. Don Luis was apprenticed by Don Miguel for many years and in 1992 Don Miguel initiated him to carry the ancient teaching of the Toltecs.
The Toltec teaching is not a religion but a system of self awareness, of living life from a place of heart and love and getting past the limited patterns and conditionings we all hold. The Toltecs believe that we are dreaming all the time, whether asleep or awake, and that we have the power to change that dream from fear to love in any moment, to create a new dream of happiness and fulfilment for ourselves, our families and our communities. Contact 086 3856001 or visit www.ToltecHeartWisdom.com for further details.
His talk in Dublin will take place in the Mercer Hotel, Mercer Street (behind the St Stephens Green Centre) on 22 April from 19:00-21:00 and admission is EUR 10/7.
The organisers of this event have made a pair of tickets available for the readers of the Event Guide and if you would like to win this pair of tickets, just only have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject TOLTEC and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Please make sure that you are available on Wed 22 April before you enter the competition. Your e-mail has to be with me by 17:00 on Monday 20 April!

After a LOT of work, the Liberty Steiner/Waldorf Initiative, a community group working to establish a centre for Steiner/Waldorf education for children in Dublin City, have been offered a building with planning permission and have applied for a grant. They are now informing and spreading the word about Steiner/Waldorf schools in the wider Dublin public and parents with children aged 2 or less.
This Sunday (19 April) from 16:00-18:00 the initiative is inviting to a talk by Eugene Schwartz, an American educator (www.millennialchild.com). The talk is entitled “From Playing to Thinking” and in this talk, “Eugene will reveal the surprising and profound connection between the joyful play of the four year-old and the high-level cognitive activity of the adolescent. Drawing on the insights of neurologists and physicists, he presents an insightful look at the real work of the Waldorf kindergarten and its ramifications for academic achievement at primary and secondary school level and beyond.
Eugene Schwartz began his teaching career by adapting the Waldorf schools’ curriculum to educate a group of handicapped and emotionally disturbed adolescents, after which he became a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School. In addition to his thirty years’ experience as a class teacher, high school teacher, and educator of Waldorf teachers, Eugene has served as a consultant to Waldorf endeavours throughout the United States, as well as in Ireland, England, Canada, Mexico, Austria and Italy.
The event will take place in the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen’s Green on Sun 19 April from 16:00. Admission to the event is EUR 10/5 and tickets will be available at the door. For further information you can contact steiner@dublin.ie or check www.dublinsteiner.org.
The Waldorf/Steiner Initiative have offered to make 3 tickets available for this talk, but because  the event is already on Sunday, it is a little short notice to do it the usual way, so instead it works like this: The first 3 people in the door mentioning “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” will get in free. If you have children around the age of 2 or if you are just interested in Waldorf/Steiner education, you should go to this event and bring your friends in a similar situation. And if it is not for you, then please still let your friends know, they might be interested.

Solo Flamenco, a great and very friendly group of Dublin-based talented Flamenco dancers is teaching Beginners and Improvers courses and on Monday 20 April a set of new courses will start. The courses will take place in the DanceHouse Studios in Foley Street, Dublin 1 and the schedule is
* Mon 20:15-21:30 Beginners – 11 weeks – EUR 15 per class
* Thurs 20:00-21:30 Improvers – 12 weeks – EUR 17 per class
* Tues 20:00-21:00 Flamenco Technique – 6 weeks – EUR 13 per class
The courses are described in detail on www.flamencoyalegria.net/?cat=7 and on the same page you can find information about a number of special offers.
Solo Flamenco are making a pair of tickets for the first class of the Beginners course available for a competition and if you want to win you have to hurry! Your mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com has to be with me by 15:00 on Sat 18 April. The subject of the mail has to be FLAMENCO and the body has to contain your name and phone number.

Imaginosity, Ireland’s first children’s museum, had a busy Easter schedule and to let everybody know, they made a Family Pass available for a competition.
Imaginosity caters for children between 6 months and 10 years and offers interactive experiences, workshops and classes in arts and crafts, computers, music, and theatre and over this weekend, all has an Easter theme. For a two hour visit, the costs are EUR 8.50 for children and adults, EUR 6.50 for toddlers, EUR 2 for those over 6 months and it is free for the children under 6 months. The museum is Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford, Dublin 18. www.imaginosity.ie
Imaginosity made a Family Pass for a day at a weekend of your choice in April or May available and the winner of the pass is Delwen Bowler. Congrats!

The Ergodos Festival, is an annual festival of modern music, or “music for now”. This year’s Ergodos Festival is running from 17-25 April and you can find all the details on www.ergodos.ie. The title or theme of the festival this year is “off grid”. Most of the events will take place in the National Concert Hall or the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen’s Green and the ticket price is EUR 10/6 for each of the 9 events or EUR 39 for a Festival Pass. There are nine concerts, one every day at 20:30 (at 20:00 on Sat 25 April) and the organisers made a pair of festival passes available for a competition here. The winner of the pair of Festival Passes is Lisa Fallon. Congratulations!

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!

______Dublin News______________

A new interactive online resource has been launched to help the 250,000 SMEs across Ireland beat the downturn. The independent website established by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, aims to help businesspeople grow their enterprises by sharing knowledge, experience and contact networks. The website is open to all businesses and subscription is completely free. The website is www.smallbusinesscan.com

Have you heard of the group of employees of an advertising agency that has been fired recently? On everydayisasaturday.wordpress.com you can find out more about them and particularly about their daily morning meeting for a 7 km walk in Phoenix Park to stay positive, get some fresh air and – as they out it – “mainly, make sure we don’t hang around in our pyjamas all day.” The group is inviting you if you have the time “If you’ve been made redundant, and would like to get some endorphins flowing, this is an open invitation: 11:00 sharp at the park gates.  There will be people meeting every day – 7 days a week, rain or shine.  Everyone is welcome.

And another regular and informal meeting: OpenCoffee Club is an informal event for web / business people to get together and chat about anything and everything. Usually, people talk about their work or what’s going on at the moment on the web. OpenCoffee Clubs are held in well over 73 cities around the world, and the Dublin club was joint-first along with the London club. The inaugural events of each were held simultaneously on 01 March 2007.
OpenCoffee Dublin meets twice a month, on the first Thursday morning of the month and the third Saturday morning of the month.  Thursday OpenCoffees are held in the Science Gallery on Pearse Street starting at 10:30, and Saturday OpenCoffees are held in Dakota Bar at 9 South William Street starting at 10:30.


The current economic situation requires many of us to be a lot more flexible, innovative and to venture in new directions. No government can’t turn the ride around! They can balance the books – or at least try to, but the solution will not be found by the government. In my opinion only courageous individuals will be able to trigger the turn around. If you are one of the courageous people and have recently started a company – out of need or because you saw this great opportunity -, I am happy to help you! If you want, I will let the 3700+ readers of the Event Guide know about your new business and hopefully that will help you a bit. Let me know what you do and over the coming months I will regularly introduce a new company/project/venture/idea.
(Please note that this offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages, not for established companies/enterprises. If you are established and you want to reach the readers of this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) I will be happy to discuss the (very inexpensive) advertisement options with you. :-) )

If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com).


In the AIB Bank Sandyford the AIB Photojournalism Exhibition 2008, a collection of the year’s most memorable press photographs, will be shown this April from 20 April – 01 May.
The exhibition features some of the best shots snapped by Ireland’s Press Photographers in 2008. Out of a record entry of 1,900 to the prestigious awards, 120 were chosen to travel to around 40 AIB branches nationwide. The images from this year’s AIB Photojournalism Exhibition can be viewed on www.ppai.ie.

‘Chad- Life in the Heart of Africa’ is an exhibition of photographs by Cavan photographer Hu O’ Reilly. It comprises a series of powerful portraits and beautiful landscape images. The exhibition is on show from 16-23 April. All images will be for sale, with proceeds going to Irish aid-agencies working in Chad, namely Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Concern Worldwide. The exhibition will be on show in Filmbase, Curved St., Temple Bar, Dublin 2. www.chadexhibition.blogspot.com/

‘The Present’, a five piece film installation by renowned Finnish artist and filmmaker Eija–Liisa Ahtila will open at the Temple Bar Gallery & Studios with a preview on Friday 17 April 2009. ‘The Present’ will be on show until 23 May 2009.
(Gallery Details: Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, www.templebargallery.com, Open: Tues-Sat 11:00-18:00 (19:00 on Thursday))

On Friday 17 April 2009 from 19:00-21:00 the Dublin-based art collective Eek will present ‘Constellations’, the first in a series of collaborative projects exploring the relationship between the written word and art. The exhibition will run only until Sunday 19 April 2009. www.eek.ie (Gallery Details: Thisisnotashop, 26 Benburb Street, Dublin 7, www.thisisnotashop.com and www.thisisnotashop.wordpress.com, . Open: 11:00-19:00)

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios are inviting to ‘Drawing a Blank’, an exhibition by Ian-John Coughlan. The show will run from 16 April – 28 April 2009. www.ian-john.com (Gallery Details: Monster Truck Gallery, 73 Francis Street, Dublin 7, www.monstertruck.ie, Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun: 13:00-19:00, Wed closed, Thurs: Opening night 18:00-20:00)

‘Mindscapes’ by Wicklow-based artist Vaughney Strahan is running from 16-25 April in the Crow Gallery in Temple Bar. www.vauneystrahan.com (Gallery Details: Crow Gallery, 6 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.crowgallery.net, Open: 12:00-18:00)

Stephanie Rew and Niall Toolan will exhibit in the Oisín Gallery on Westland Row from 16 April – 25 April. (Gallery Details: Oísin Gallery, 44 Westland Row, Dublin 2, www.oisingallery.com, Open: Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00, Sat: 10:00-17:30)

‘Timeswept’ is an exhibition of atmospheric landscapes by Margaret McLoughlin. It will run from 16 April – 07 May. (Gallery Details: Original Print Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.originalprint.ie, Open: Mon-Fri: 10:30-17:30, Sat: 11.00-17:00, Sun: 14:00-18:00)

‘Sounds Like Art’, an exhibition of 7 new sound works, will run from 17 April – 27 June at Draíocht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown. www.draiocht.ie

‘The Habit of Remembering’ is an exhibition of watercolour, drawing, installation and mixed media work by Marie Connole and Mary Noonan. It will be on show in the First Floor Gallery at Draíocht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown from 17 April to 27 June 2009. www.draiocht.ie

From 23 April until 30 April an exhibition of work by the 3rd year painting class from the Faculty of Fine Art, NCAD will be on show. The exhibition will take place in the Factory Space Gallery. www.thefactoryspace.ie/exhibitions.html Thanks to Ruth C. for letting me know! (Gallery Details: The Factory Space, 100 Capel Street Dublin 1, www.thefactoryspace.ie, Open: Tues- Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-17:00)


The lecture “Polish-Russian Conflict in 20th-Century Perspective” by Prof.
Andrzej Nowak (Jagiellonian University, Cracow) will take place on 17 April, 18:00 the Newman House (85 St. Stephen’s Green, D2). The Polish Embassy is inviting to this event. The event forms part of the lecture series “Exploring Polish History and
Culture”, organised by the UCD School of History and Archive in
co-operation with the Polish Embassy in Dublin.

The UCD Earth Systems Institute is inviting to a weekly seminar about climate change. There is NO lecture on Fri 10 Apr because it is Good Friday. The next public lecture will take place on Fri 17 Apr from 12:30-13:30 in The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The topic is “Plug-in hybrids – panacea or placebo?” by Dr. William Smith, UCD School of Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering. An overview over the whole seminar programme until June 2009 including links to abstracts is here www.ucd.ie/earth

On Friday 17 April, Aoife Moriarty will be in Tower Records in Wicklow Street from 17:00. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Mundy will be playing live and signing copies of his new album ‘Strawberry Blood’ in
hmv Grafton Street on  Friday 17 April at 17:30. hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1080

From 17 April – 17 July the Science Gallery will host a new exhibition. The title is “Infectious: Stay Away” and it will be spreading! “What is infectious? AIDS? Ebola? Financial Panics? Religion? Can this event be contained? From April 17 something will be spreading from Science Gallery. INFECTIOUS will explore mechanisms of contagion and strategies of containment through a range of exhibits, experiments and epidemic simulation. INFECTIOUS at the Science Gallery will allow you to probe everything from the immune system to insidious viral marketing and catchy tunes. INFECTIOUS features singing crustaceans, virus sculptures and simulated outbreaks and is an event where the participant helps spread the experience. Expect to be screened for your dangerous ideas as you enter this containment zone.
Opening with a three day long festival of events, talks and performances INFECTIOUS will start spreading on April 17th and will hopefully be contained by July 17th. Find all the performances and workshops here:
www.sciencegallery.com/events The first three das of the exhibition are packed with events, so make sure you check out the website! Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00.
The Science Gallery is in the Naughton Building at the back of Trinity College near Westland Row/Pearse Street DART Station. A location map is here www.sciencegallery.com/find_us

From 20 Feb 2009 to 1 May 2009 the Department of Music in TCD is running a series of public lectures on Irish Traditional Music. The background, forms instruments, practices and aesthetics of Traditional music in Ireland will be explored. The event is taking place from 11:00-13:00 in the Boydell Recital Room, Music Department, House 5, College. Further details from Gráinne at musicsec@tcd.ie or 8961120.

* James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad) is playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. And The Eastern Harps (Trad) are playing there from 20:00. Admission is free.
* Sahaja Meditation program 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


From 14-22 April, the Latin America Week 2009 will take place. The title is “The Bittersweet taste of Globalised Food – local struggles and food sovereignty in Latin American and Ireland – Dublin – Galway – Limerick – Cork”.
The main events are
* Conference Sat 18 April (10:15-16:00) – The speakers are Alberta Cariño Trujillo (Mexican woman active in the “No Corn No Country” campaign) and Juan Cambindo Cuenu (Colombian sugar cane cutter and trade unionist) Venue: Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
* Photo Exhibition – It runs from 14-18 April and opens on the 14th at 18:00. The exhibition is open daily from 10:00-17:00 in the Irish Aid Volunteer and Information Centre, 27 – 31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
* X Annual Irish – Latin American Film Festival from 15-17 April from 17:00-20:00 in the Irish Aid Volunteer and Information Centre, 27 – 31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

See Friday for all details. The exhibition launch festival will run this weekend.

Tower Records is inviting to the “Record Store Day” on Sat 18 April from 13:00. The expected performers are Neil Hannon, One Day International, The Laundry Shop, Story of Hair, 202s, Hooray For Humans, Heathers

Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart will be signing copies of Hitman (Bret Hart) in Eason’s in O’Connell Street on Sat 18 April from 12:00. www.eason.ie/events

The events list of the National Museum is working again!
* The Adult Gallery Talk “A Century of Modern Furniture Design in Ireland Talk” with Jennifer Goff, NMI, in the AV Theatre is on Sat 18 April from 12:00. No booking is required. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=352

Nearly every Saturday from 15:00-16:00 a National Gallery Family Programme will provide 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 “Storytelling” with Jack Lynch. The programme takes place in the Baroque Gallery and is suitable for children from 4-10 years.

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, the North Wicklow Singers invite to a Song Sessions in Bray. Promoting the old tradition of (solo) impromptu singing. The event will take place in Strand Hotel, Bray Seafront from 21:30 in the Back lounge. There is no admission fee and there is NO pressure to sing, listeners are particularly welcome.
The upcoming sessions are on 16 May, 20 June, 18 July. Call or text Alan on 087-229 5489 for further info.

* Don’t forget that the Temple Bar Markets (Temple Bar Food Market on Meeting House Square and – on a long break until 14 March – the Temple Bar Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.
* The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2. www.supernatural.ie
* The Dublin Food Coop runs a food market every Saturday (09:30-16:30) and Thursday (14:00-20:00) at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Fresh local and artisan produce, mainly organic, and other products for sustainable living are on sale. www.dublinfood.coop
* Enda Reilly (Acoustic/Rock/Trad – www.myspace.com/endaderoad) is playing from 19:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. Fiach (Acoustic/Rock/Soul – www.myspace.com/fiachmusic) is playing there from 21:00. Admission is free.
* Island of Tranquility – A meditation evening organised by the Worldview Project at 19:00. worldview.project.googlepages .com/invitationtotheislandoftranquality (Pls remove the space before the “.com” in the web address.) is taking place in 24 Burlington Road near the Burlington Hotel in Dublin 4.
* La Vie Latin Club – ObsessionSalsa informed that there are no more Latin Club Events on Fridays or Saturdays in La Vie. Instead they are working on finding a new venue, so watch this space. www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=33256271269
* Havana Tapas Bar is inviting to a Salsa Night with afro-latin percussion every Sat night 22:30-02:00. Bachata, salsa, merengue, reggeaton with resident DJ Papi Chulo. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing.

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On Sun 19 April the Coolmine Dublin Bay Cycle is taking place. The cycle is starting in Howth at 11:00 and finishing in Bray at approx 13:00. Ireland’s longest established Therapeutic Community for Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Coolmine Therapeutic Community, based in Blanchardstown, is seeking volunteers to participate in the inaugural Dublin Bay Cycle to help raise funds for their services. The Garda Band will be in Bray to greet the cyclists on arrival and provide some entertainment while they enjoy light refreshments.
For further information please call Declan on 086 250 2298 or check www.coolmine.ie. It seems that this event is free, but then I wonder how funds can be raised.

Until December 2009 an impressive programme of workshops for children will be provided in Phoenix Park every Sunday from 10:30-12:30. Participation is free. The max number is 20 and the workshops are suitable for ages 5+ (Parental supervision required.) The children’s workshops combine art, nature awareness, history and heritage and are taking place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. The upcoming themes are:
19 April – Badges to wear
26 April – Kings and Queens of Ashtown Castle
Thanks to Blaithin O’D for searching and finding the new list of themes.
Bookings & Further Info: 01 6770095 or phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula on Screen” is the title of a film festival in the Irish Film Institute (IFI) from 17-19 April about Dracula. In addition to a whole range of film screenings (not free): www.irishfilm.ie/cinema/season2_07.asp?SID=169 , there are two free, but ticketed events. At this stage the events are probably booked out, but try it if you are interested. The Dracula Panel discussion takes place on Sun 19 Apr at 11:15 and all details are here www.irishfilm.ie/cinema/sdispfilm_07.asp?SID=169&filmID=6355. The Screen Character Talk with Kim Newman is taking place on Sun 19 April at 14:45 and you can find the relevant information here www.irishfilm.ie/cinema/sdispfilm_07.asp?SID=169&filmID=6353

Every Sunday a free “Sunday at Noon” concert is taking place. Until recently that concert always took place in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square but it has now been moved to City Hall for a while. From 12:00-13:00 classical music will be performed for you. No booking is required. The next concert takes place on Sun 19 April: It is entitled “Trio Quattro”. Anita Vedres and Marja Gaynor (baroque violins), Jenny Robinson (recorders), Malachy Robinson (violone), Rachel Factor (harpsichord) will perform Castello, Corelli, GF Handel, Telemann. .

The Events in the National Museum today are:
* My Museum Family Event: “Whatever You Do, Don’t Get Them Wet” on 19 April, 15:00-16:00 in Kildare Street: Discover the mysteries of papyri making with Jason McCann and Claire Carroll. No booking is required. First come, first served. Maximum 15 children. Ages 7–12
* Family Tour on 19 April (15:00) in Collins Barracks: Free themed tour for family groups. Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=353

The lobby for the protection of 16 Moore Street is hoping to get 500 volunteers on Sun 19 April at 15:00 to form a human chain around the National Monument Site at Moore Street. Moore Street, site of the last headquarters of the 1916 garrison, is still under threat from developers who want to build a shopping mall around the site.
The disappearance of Moore Street will be a pity in my opinion. First there was the fish and fruit/vegetable market and in more recent years the multi-cultural shops of “Little Africa” and “Little China” gave the street some colour and vibrancy. To loose that will be a big cultural loss. However, this is a completely different reason than what the Moore Street lobby raises. They think that the street or at least No 16 in Moore Street should be protected because some historical important persons spent there a few days. If a few hours in a place makes a place a National Monument we will encounter a situation where EVERY building/place street will have to become a National Monument.

“Sunday Sketching”, the weekly workshop in Hugh Lane Gallery (Parnell Square) for 7+ year olds from 15:00-16:00 is this week entitled “Sculpture in Focus”. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=228

*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! It is not clear to me if the band is currently playing every two weeks or only once a month. I will try to find out.
*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 21:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes.
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* The Tangenteers (Rock/Reggae) are playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. Francois G reported that this 18:00 performance is not taking place. I am trying to find out more.
Ro Byrne (Acoustic/Rock/Indie – www.myspace.com/earthquakehair) is playing there from 21:00. Admission is free.
* The Brazilian Samba Rock Band +55 is playing every Sunday at the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-22:00, followed by a DJ playing Forro, Axe, and a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and salsa beats. Admission is free before 21:00 and EUR 5 after that.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Sunday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* 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
* Ballymun Gospel Choir Mass at 19:00 in Virgin Mary Church, Shangan Road, Ballymun.

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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From 20-25 April the Social Inclusion Awareness Week is celebrated and the Public Libraries are inviting to a number of events. (see further down)

From Mon 21 April until Sat 25 April the Five Lamps Arts Festival is taking place. It is the second year for this festival and the organisers have put together an impressive list of events in the areas of theatre, music, visual arts, children’s events, literature and exploration. Many of the events are free and you should definitely have a look at the website www.fivelampsarts.ie to select some of the events to go to. Here is a selection of some of the free events. There is more, so check out the website. ;-)
* Organ music by Niall Carroll, St Agatha’s Church Tues 21 April 17:30
* Church of St. Agatha, North William Street – Guided Tour – Tues 21 Apr 18:00
* Aristocrats & Dockers Walking Tour with Pat Liddy – Tues 21 Apr 19:00
* Puca Puppets and Storybear- Charleville Mall Library Wed 22 Apr 11:30/15:30
* Poetry Interpretations – Ignacy Ryberchzh – Connolly House Wed 22 Apr 20:00
* Dear Frankie (Play Reading) – Connolly House Wed 22 April 20:00
* The Pre-Madonnas – Arias+Duets – Liberty Hall Fri 24 April 13:00

To mark the Italian Festa della Liberazione (25 April) the National Library of Ireland in Kildare Street organises a series of tours of the Yeats exhibition in English and Italian, which will examine the connections between Yeats and Italy: the places he visited, the artists who inspired him and the Italian writers that influenced by him.
*Tours in English (Mon 20 – Fri 25 Apr at 13:00): Tours are free and will last approximately 30 minutes. All are welcome and booking is not necessary.
*Tours in Italian (Mon 20 – Wed 22 April at 18:30): Aimed at learners of Italian from the intermediate level. Tours are free but as capacity is limited to 15 participants larger groups are advised to book separately.
Lectures on the cultural relationships between Ireland and Italy are being planned for the month of May. Check the website for details: www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

The Irish Astronomy Society is inviting to “Astrophotography…My Journey!”, a talk by Stephen Roche on 20 April at 20:00. The venue is the Dunsink Observatory in Castleknock and a map is here homepage.eircom.net/~irishas/meet/dunloc.jpg. More information about the event: www.irishastrosoc.org Admission is free.

* From 21:30 in the International Bar, 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
* From 21:30 a traditional Irish music session is taking place in Kennedy’s Pub in Drumcondra. Admission is free.


On Tues 21 April from 10:00-14:00 the Youth 4 Integration Conference is taking place in the Dept. of Education in the Clock Tower Conference Hall, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. Participants are Young people (Irish & Non Irish) from Schools, Youth Clubs, Direct Provision, Various Groups, Youth Workers, Youth Leaders, Policy makers, Teachers, Community workers, etc The organising IACI is a national network of African Children established in 2003 with the aim of supporting the integration needs of African Children and their families now living in Ireland.
Please contact: Yemi Ojo on: 086-4023953 OR Beauty Agbonlahor on-085-7782857
RSVP: April 17th, 2009 by email: iaciyouth@gmail.com

The resource guide “Tools for Social Change – A Resource Guide for Community Work with Migrant Workers and their Families in Ireland” will be launched by Minister for State John Curran. The launch is followed by a community work practice seminar entitled “Developing Good Community Work Practice with Migrant Workers and their Families” All this is taking place on Tues 21 April from 11:00-16:15 in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street , Dublin 2
There is no charge for participating in the practice seminar but booking is required. Please RSVP to helen@mrci.ie / 01 8897570. www.activelink.ie/ce/active.php?id=4254

“Unemployment, Redundancy: Rights, Entitlements & Steps Forward” is the title of an information afternoon in the  Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17 on Tues 21 April 2009at 15:00. Northside Citizens Information Service, FAS, Volunteering Ireland, Northside Partnership and others will be there to meet you and answer your questions. www.activelink.ie/ce/active.php?id=4258

The RCPI (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland) is inviting to a public meeting entitled “Ageing Well – Ageing Positively”. It will take place on Tues 21 April from 18:30-20:30. In the last seven years Ireland’s population grew faster than in any other EU state and by 2011 it is estimated that 14 per cent of people living in Ireland will be aged 65 and over. Like any demographic shift this change will present significant medical and societal challenges. This meeting aims to address these societal trends and discuss important aspects of ageing in Ireland, how we can protect vulnerable older people and how we can age well and positively.
This meeting is open to all members of the public and there is no charge for attendance. However, in order to cater for the expected numbers wishing to attend, please apply for tickets by one of the following methods: college@rcpi.ie or 01-863 9700. The event is taking place in The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No.6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. A live webcast of this meeting will be available via www.rcpi.ie.

* 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


On Wed 22 Apr at 13:15, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin is inviting to a talk on “Animals and Proverbs in Asafo Fante Flags” by Sara Baume. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The UCD Smurfit School will have an Open Evening on Wed 22 April 2009 at the Blackrock campus (Carysfort Avenue) from 16:00. The wide range of programmes will be showcased. Programme Managers, Academics and current students will be available to speak individually with you and will be happy to answer any questions you might have. www.smurfitschool.ie/aboutsmurfit/eventscalendar/smurfitopenevening/

“Travels to Antarctica” by Jonathan Shackleton is a talk on Wed 22 April from 18:00-19:30 in the RDS in Ballsbridge. Jonathan Shackleton cousin of the famous Kildare born Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, will be making his first speaking engagement at the RDS on his return from his travels to the Antartic. Jonathan has made legendary attempts to reach the South Pole and has accompanied 24 groups to the Antarctic in the past 10 years as historian, guide, photographer and Zodiac driver. Jonathan will be discussing amongst his other adventures how he and 4 other Irish travellers had to be rescued from a cruise ship which ran aground in the sea off Antarctica recently.
Admission to this lecture is free and open to the public. For bookings & information, please contact: RDS Library 01 2407254 or lectures@rds.ie
Web: www.rds.ie/speakerseries

The DICE Project, funded by Irish Aid, has as a central objective to support the inclusion of development education and intercultural education perspectives as essential elements of initial teacher education. For more see: www.diceproject.org
On Wed 22 April (18:00-19:30) a seminar will take place. It is entitled “Teaching Eco-Literacy in Primary Schools” by Dr. Alan Peacock, University of Exeter and will take place in The Irish Aid Centre, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
To register, please email info@diceproject.org or call 01 497 0033.
Places are free but limited so early booking is strongly encouraged.
Please email Eimear@diceproject.org for more information.

“Convergence 14: Making the Transition to Resilience” is a festival of sustainable living. Talks, conferences, workshops and world café discussions take place on how we accelerate community responses to the economic downturn, resource depletion and climate change. All events will take place in the Cultivate Centre in Temple Bar. The festival starts on Wed 22 with the Launch (The Powerdown Show Launch: The Powering Up of Creativity, Community and Culture) from 18:00-19:00. This is followed by a Showcase (The Low Carbon Challenge: Showcase of the British Council’s Challenge Europe programme) from 19:30-21:00. Both events are free.
The Symposium on Thursday costs EUR 25. A debate (18:00-19:30) and a subsequent lecture (20:00-22:00): “Annual Cycling Planning Research Lecture with Dublin Cycling Campaign” are free as well. A Conference on Friday and a Weekend Symposium are not free, but another lecture on Friday (19:30-21:30) is.
For all details, have a look at www.cultivate.ie/learning/powerdown/convergence_14.html

As part of the “One City One Book – ‘Dracula'” event, Wed 22 April (18:30-19:30) artist and illustrator will talk about “Dracula” in Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Admission is free.

The Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Cultural Institute, wants to take you on a journey through Spanish cinema, from its inception to more recent productions, at the hands of directors that may be described as young, mythical, exceptional and internationally renowned… You can enjoy the best of Spanish comedies, drama, animation and documentaries. From 02 April – 27 May every week a film will be screened in the Café Literario of the Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (near the National Gallery). The next film on 22 April at 18:30 is “La suerte dormida” (2003) by Ángeles González-Sinde. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha53669_16_2.htm

* CoCo Markets at Docklands. Every Wed from 15 Apr-28 Aug from 12:00-14:30 a CoCo food market is taking place at Excise Walk in the IFSC. www.dublindocklands.ie/index.jsp?p=94&n=341&i=26
* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 17:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. The majority of people there are Spanish or English-speaking, but French, Italians, Polish and Chinese are sometimes coming to and everybody is welcome to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.
* “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 SOME Wednesdays. The frequency got less predictable in recent weeks/months and you should check the website before going. www.myspace.com/thesongroom


This year’s Rathmines Festival will run from Thursday 23 April until Sunday 26 April. The website is here www.rathminesfestival.com and if you want to download the full programme, then check this link rathminesfestival.com/RF09_pdf_Files/Rathmines_Festival_Brochure_09.pdf A large amount of events are organised and many of them are free. I had intended to mention a good few here, but the website makes life quite difficult for me when it comes to cutting and pasting event information, so I suggest you download the Festival Brochure (on Page 15 is an overview of all events and you will see that many are free events).

The UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies presents a series of readings by writers of, and about, diaspora: Writing Home – Transforming the study of Ireland and its diaspora. This week’s lecture will be given by John O’Donoghue at 13:00 in Q014 Lecture theatre, Ground Floor, Quinn Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

On Thurs 23 April from 14:00-16:00 in the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1, staff from Crosscare Migrant Centre will be available to provide information and advice to existing and returning Irish emigrants, as well as immigrants and members of new communities in Ireland.

Nearly at the same time as the Crosscare stand, FLAC (Free Legal Aid) will have a stand (14:30-16:00) in the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 as well. Staff from the Free Legal Aid will be available to provide information and advice on: Legal Aid, Social Welfare, Credit & Debt, Public Interest Law. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/flac_information_stand.aspx

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios is pleased to present an Artists’ Talk with Sarah Browne and Gareth Kennedy, the Irish representatives for the 53rd Venice Biennale which will take place from June 2009. The talk will be introduced by Caoimhin Corrigan (Irish Commissioner for 53rd Venice Biennale) and chaired by Declan Long (Director of MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD). Kennedy Browne will be in conversation at 15:00 on Thursday 23 April 2009 in Studio 6 at TBG&S, Dublin 2.
Browne and Kennedy will introduce their projects for the 53rd Venice Biennale at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. In three short presentations, Browne and Kennedy will provide an overview of their trajectory to produce work for the unique context of the Biennale and the seminar will offer audiences a preview of the three distinct projects that will premiere at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
Places for this event are strictly limited and booking is essential. To reserve a place,  contact TBG&S at: 01 6710073 or press@templebargallery.com

Tower Records are inviting to an In Store event with Emmet Scanlan on Thu 23 April from 17:00 entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

The Launch of a Canadian Anthology with John Ennis taking place on Thursday.
The works of sixty-five contemporary Canadian poets will be featured in a new anthology How the Light Gets In, edited by John Ennis. The book is published by the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies in conjunction with Scop Publications. The launch will take place at 18:00 on 23 April in the Canadian Embassy, 7-8 Wilton Terrace, D2. maria.o’reilly@international.gc.ca

Patrick Lonergan, critic and lecturer at NUI Galway, shares his recent research into Shakespearian performance in Dublin and Belfast at an Abbey Talk event in the Abbey Theatre on Thurs 23 April from 18:00-18:45. Admission is free, but reserving a place is essential. www.abbeytheatre.ie/whatson/talks.html

Connector (formerly connector.ie) is inviting to Social Networking meeting No. 9 on Thurs 23 April at 19:00 in 4 Dame Lane. A Canon Digital Video Contest will be announced on the day and panel discussion on web & mobile startups will take place. In addition Damien Ryan will dive his perspective on digital media @ marketing.

On Thurs 23 Apr at 19:30 in Wynns Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 a discussion about tax justice will take place. The Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, Christian Aid Ireland and the Africa Centre are inviting to this event and all detail can be found here: www.indymedia.ie/article/91918

A bilingual (Irish/English) poetry reading by Celia de Fréine, Aifric Mac Aodha, Aonghas MacNeacail and Daibhidh Màrtainn organised in conjunction with Oifig na Gaeilge TCD. Music and songs by Sìneag Nic an t-Saoir and Colla MacDhòmhnaill.
The venue is the Chapel in Trinity College on 23 Apr at 19:30.
www.gaelport.com and www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php

“Iranian Revolution – the hidden history” is the title of a talk on 23 April (20:00) in the Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Speakers are Torab Saleh -Workers Left Unity Iran and Anne McShane – Hands off People of Iran
Find some more background information here www.indymedia.ie/article/91789

The Botanic Garden in Glasnevin is inviting to a the lecture “Lower Plants and Higher Animals in Antarctica” by Jonathan Shackleton. It will take place on Thurs 23 Apr at 20:00 in the Education and Visitor Centre. Jonathan Shackleton is a well-known Irish naturalist who has had the privilege of following his Kildare-born cousin Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps on twenty-five trips to Antarctica over the past ten years. Jonathan will give an illustrated talk on why he loves this remote continent’s mix of history, wildlife, dramatic scenery and silences. He is author, with John McKenna, of Shackleton – An Irishman in Antarctica, published by Lilliput Press.

This is a slightly strange event. Not because of the event, but because of the secrecy and lack of openness the organisers display. The group is inviting to a monthly REAL Irish night out but doesn’t give ANY detail about what a REAL Irish night is.
They claim that they have 304 members but that the events are intended to be small events with not more than 150 people and for that reason they don’t want to tell you where the event takes place.
Well, the event is free (Thurs 23 April) so that’s why I mention it here. After that, please decide yourself what you think of it. The event will take place in D7 and the trad band “Clan Carney” (www.myspace.com/clancarney).
All sparse details can be found here: www.gumtree.ie/dublin/78/37384378.html


As part of The Learning Development Programme – NCAD, DIT, IADT, Tisch School of Performing Arts NYU managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, ‘From Context to Exhibition’ presents the work of undergraduate arts students made collaboratively with communities of place and/or interest from 23 to 30 April 2009 at The LAB, Foley Street.
The ‘exhibition’ explores and questions the politics of translating the work from the context of production (the community) to a formal arts space (the gallery), and will be accompanied by a Talks Series. The events will be launched by Peggy Shaw, international performance artist, on 23 April 2009 at 18:00. The Talk Series timetable is as follows:
1. 24 April 2009: ‘What Isn’t Socially Engaged?’
From 18:00-20:00 Faisal Abdu’Allah, an artist whose work evolves primarily from the interface of photography, the printed image and lens-based installations, will be in conversation with Prof. Mick Wilson.
2. 25 April 2009: ‘Producing Communities’
From 12:00-16:00 an open Roundtable Discussion will be held with participating communities and student artists, chaired by Paul O’Neill, currently GWR Research Fellow with Situations at the University of the West of England, where he is leading the international research project Locating the Producers.
3. 27 April 2009: ‘Towards a Critical Pedagogy’
From 18:00-20:00 Prof. Milena Dragicevic Sesic will be in conversation with artist Jesse Jones.

The Department of History, UCD presents a lecture by Professor William Mulligan entitled, “How did the Irish Become American?: Reviewing the history of the Irish in America” as part of UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland’s Seminar Series, Culture, Society and Change. The venue is the Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD. The event starts at 13:10 on 24 April. www.ucd.ie

The UCD Earth Systems Institute is inviting to a weekly seminar about climate change. The next public lecture will take place on Fri 24 Apr from 12:30-13:30 in The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The topic is “Long distance road freight – Growing at unsustainable levels” by Professor Eugene O’Brien, UCD School of Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering. An overview over the whole seminar programme until June 2009 including links to abstracts is here www.ucd.ie/earth

Kyon / Alkail will be the act on Fri 24 April at 17:00 in Tower Records in Wicklow Street, entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Things are getting weirder and weirder. First the French Friday took place on a Friday, then it was moved to a Sunday but was still called French Friday and now??? You wouldn’t believe it…. It has been moved back to the Friday! :-O Hehehe. The next French Friday is on 24 April fro, 21:00 in the Bia Bar, close to Break for the Border. There will be a pub quiz again with food and drink prizes.


On Sat 02 May at 13:00 the Projects Art Centre in Temple Bar invites to a Curatorial Session with
with Bart De Baere, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Raimundas Malašauskas and Tone Olaf Nielsen. Read all detail here www.projectartscentre.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=523:curatorial-session-&catid=11:gallery&Itemid=14
Register for this free event by emailing hello@projectartscentre.ie with Curatorial Session in the subject line.

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This week I am amazed by the price the Oxygen tickets will cost (on sale from this morning). I have never been there and therefore, can’t empathise with the fascination some people have for this event. But I think that EUR 240 for a weekend of camping in dirt and listening to music is quite steep! But will that stop you from buying? It will definitely stop me. The only way I can express that I am unhappy with prices of products or services is by NOT buying them.

I am not sure what is wrong with me today, but I am sooooo tired and was hardly able to finish the Event Guide (I started writing at 23:30 on Thursday and it is now after 10:30 on Friday morning and a bit of sleep would be good! :-O ) I guess I better catch up on sleep over the weekend again.

Have a good weekend!


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