Event Guide 106: Howth Music Festival, Dublin Pride Parade, ToeJam Car Boot Sale, Dublin Flea, Think2Act, Alchemist Cafe

June 26th, 2009

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| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 106
| 26 June 2009                      Subscribers: 4374
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Hi all!

NEWSFLASH: I am sure most of you have heard by now, but in case the news missed you, here it is: Michael Jackson died last night in Los Angeles. www.rte.ie/news/2009/0625/jacksonm.html I know, he acted rather weird and strange for many years, but his impact on the music scene was huge and he will be remembered for it. NEWSFLASH END

What a wonderful week and what a great Street Performance World Championship last weekend. If you didn’t get a chance to go, you definitely missed a great event. Don’t miss it next year! :-) This weekend is a little less busy, but with a bit of luck the nice weather will stay with us for another while and then it is always a good idea to explore the parks of Dublin anew. Stephen’s Green is usually packed on good days anyway, but maybe ho to Iveagh Gardens or Merrion Square or Herbert Park (Ballsbridge) or Phoenix Park or St. Anne’s Park (Clontarf). And if you need a few more suggestions have a look at list and map on Dublin City’s website: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/DublinCityParks/VisitaPark/Pages/Parks_Map.aspx

Last week I mentioned that the RTE Radio 1 programme “Frugal Household” was providing ideas and suggestions for living with less money and – thanks to Carry M, a friend and supportive subscriber to the Event Guide – Jacqui Corcoran from the “Frugal Household” became aware of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and invited me to an interview. A good few people didn’t get a chance to listen to it live, but asked me how it went. Here is the information page about the programme www.rte.ie/radio1/thefrugalhousehold/1281841.html and if you want to listen to the Podcast (plays in Real Player) you can do that by following this link dynamic.rte.ie/quickaxs/209-rte-thefrugalhousehold-2009-06-19.smil. You will hear my contribution in the first 10 minutes of the programme (from 05:45 to 09:12).

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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.

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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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This weekend I will go to the ToeJam Car Boot Sale on Saturday and to the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday. I might watch the Dublin Pride Parade and will probably give the Dundrum Arts & Culture Festival a go, even if there is not much information available about this event. During the next week, the Shane Langan comedy events on Mon, Wed + Sat sound interesting. Everybody that is looking for a job or might be looking for a job soon, should check if there are still tickets for Think2Act on Tuesday available and on Friday it is the Alchemist Café that looks interesting.

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HOPE FOUNDATION EVENT – WHELANS – TICKET COMPETITION
Rachel Nolan, a friend of mine and training partner is extremely busy at the moment getting funds for the Hope Foundation, a charity that helps the street children of Calcutta. Rachel has organised a charity gig in Whelan’s on Camden Street for Sun 05 July from 19:30-23:00 with the following bands: Children under Hoof, El Hombre Jokes, Mighty Atomics, The Civilians and The DLS. Tickets are EUR 10 and you can buy them at the door. For the Dublin Event Guide Community Rachel has made a pair of tickets available for a competition. If you would like to win the pair, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with HOPE in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me at 15:00 on Wed 01 July. Some more information about the gig is here www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=94434634797&ref=nf and in case you don’t know all or some of the bands, then you can find out more here: Children under hoof (www.myspace.com/childrenunderhoof), El Hombre Jokes (www.myspace.com/elhombrejokes), Mighty Atomics (www.myspace.com/themightyatomics), The Civilians (www.myspace.com/lescivilians), the dls (www.myspace.com/thedlsmusic).

BABYLON RADIO EVENT – TICKET COMPETITION
Babylon Radio (babylonradio.com) is a multi-cultural radio station playing music from all over the world and they also organise events featuring a diverse mix of music. On the 04 July Babylon Radio presents TJ, Daniel&Pablo, Tom Beary (Bodytonic Music) and Elektrodouche. You will hear acoustic flamenco guitar tunes early in the night, then get the chance to dance to Tom’s mix of Brazilian and African music, funk and soul, and finally finish the night with a mix of electro, techno and house. Sounds good? Here’s even better! With a bit of luck you can win 2 tickets. Babylon Radio are giving away three pairs of tickets through a competition in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Thanks to Maren Graser from Babylon Radio for providing thee tickets. But the generosity of the people from Babylon Radio doesn’t stop at the free tickets! The rest of you will also get a discount and get in for EUR 5 if you tell them at the door that you’re readers of the Dublin Event Guide. The event takes place on Sat 04 July at 21:30 downstairs in Peadar Kearney’s, 64 Dame St., Dublin 2. If you would like to win a pair of tickets, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with BABYLON in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me at 15:00 on Wed 01 July. Babylon Radio’s website doesn’t seem to list this event yet, but I am sure some further event information will go up in the next few days.

DUBLIN ON A SHOESTRING – BOOK COMPETITION
“Dublin on a Shoestring” is the latest version of this guidebook for cost conscious visitors AND inhabitants of Dublin. The book has been completely re-written and the newest issue was edited by Katherine Farmar and Ben Murnane. It includes categories dealing with Must see places; great value pubs, clubs and venues; eating out; shopping; free stuff; where to stay and “Secret Dublin”. The book is all about ideas for free and low-budget things to do in Dublin – and I think it has been updated just at the right time. The book will be on sale from end of June. It has 264 pages and will cost EUR 9.99. If you want it immediately or if you want to find out more about it, follow this link: benmurnane.com/?p=598. If you hurry postage will be included in the price and the book will be signed by Ben Murnane!
I didn’t get a chance yet to check the book out, but it sounds interesting and I will definitely have a look at it. Though, in case the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” is not mentioned in it, I already have a suggestion for the NEXT edition. :-) The lovely and generous people from A&A Farmar, the publisher, have made THREE copies available for you to win!
And here is what you have to do: If you would like to win one of the three books, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with SHOESTRING in the subject line and with your name and postal address in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me at 15:00 on Tues 07 July.

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DISNEY’S DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE – FILM SCREENING
Hilary Cotter was the winner of the tickets for the outdoor screening of Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People on the 50th anniversary of the film’s world premiere in Dublin. Thanks to the Junior Chamber Ireland (JCI) for these tickets. The event was a charity event for “Console”, a charity that supports and helps people who lost someone through suicide.

OTROS AIRES TANGO ENSEMBLE – TICKET COMPETITION
Raffael Abarca and LX Promotions organised this charity event with the Tango ensemble “Otros Aires” for Ballyowen Meadows Autistic School on 25 June in the National Concert Hall. One pair of tickets had to be won and the lucky winner is Marcella O’Sullivan. Congrats!

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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DUBLIN BIKES
Not so good news about the Dublin Bikes Initiative (the 450 rental bikes that will be available throughout Dublin): Most Bike Stations seem completed and previously I found out that the starting date of the scheme was in July, but now I saw that the scheme will apparently not start before September. I am really looking forward to the Bike rental scheme and was hoping that it would be available really soon. I guess some more patience is needed. www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/0613/1224248748656.html And here is some more information about the equivalent scheme in Paris: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velib

SOME BLIND ALLEYS – ONLINE MAGAZINE
Greg Baxter informed me about something he is very passionate about and is inviting all writers to participate. Greg explains “I am running an online magazine for contemporary Irish writing and art – it’s not a business, because I don’t make any money, but I want to provide a point of convergence between Irish writers and visual artists in the hopes that lots of people will come together in a discussion about art, writing, and culture in Dublin and Ireland.” Sounds good to me and it might be an attractive offer for all the writers and artists in the Dublin Event Guide Community. And here is the invitation to participate: “Some Blind Alleys, an online journal of contemporary Irish writing and art, is calling for submissions from writers and visual artists in Ireland. Some Blind Alleys (someblindalleys.com) publishes essays, short stories, translation, and reviews. Visual art ­ film, animation, and graphic essays and stories ­ is also featured. To submit, use the site’s Online Submission form or send a query to the editor, Greg Baxter, at editor@someblindalleys.com.

RYANAIR PLANS BANNING CHECK-IN LUGGAGE
This is not he first time that this rumour is going around. It was reported in 2004 and 2008, but now it seems there is a higher chance ever that it will become reality. It seems Ryanair wants to ban ALL check-in luggage. In typical Ryanair manner it is promoted as an advantage, because then you will allegedly be allowed to have unlimited hand-luggage. But if you keep in mind that the hand luggage size is limited by law and that the quantity is enforced by Ryanair, but as well by the British authorities (in case you pass through the UK on your trip). This means effectively absolutely NOTHING. But can you imagine a one or two week holiday abroad with hand luggage only? www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ryanair24-2009jun24,0,2977810.story Maybe as a compensation Ryanair should train their flight attendances to be as creative as this guy from Southwest Airlines:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiVcnJ5iLqs

DROGHEDA SAMBA FESTIVAL
No, Drogheada is not a new suburb of Dublin ;-) but Ciara B, told me about a niche event that might interest some of you so much that the distance doesn’t matter too much: The Drogheda Samba Festival is happening this weekend 26-28 June. All detail is here www.drogheda.ie/cms/publish/events/article_1292.php

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In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and to create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. If you are one of the courageous people who has recently taken the risk and has started a company and if you could do with spreading the word, I am happy to help you! My contribution will be to let the 4000+ readers of the Event Guide know about your new business and hopefully that will kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide – not a demanding task, I would think. :-) (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 affordable) advertisement options with you. :-) )

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

ROTHAR – BIKES FOR THE COMMUNITY
Anne and Stephen from Rothar told me about their venture and it sounds like a great idea! Rothar was formed about a year ago and it is a social enterprise that recycles bicycles. They accept donations of old bicycles from anybody and refurbish the bicycles to put them back on the road. Activities for young people and adults are provided and bike maintenance lessons and cycling lessons are on offer. Rothar sells either the whole refurbished bikes or second hand parts and even jewellery made from recycled bicycle parts is available. A very nice and well structured website on www.rothar.ie is well worth a visit to find out more about this interesting idea. And if you need a bike or have an old bike that you want to get rid of, think of www.rothar.ie.

rotharbikesforthecommunity@gmail.com
www.rothar.ie

There are a few more companies on my list who will get mentioned here in coming weeks, so if your new venture hasn’t been mentioned yet, don’t despair.

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KATHLYN O’BRIEN – PAUL KANE GALLERY
‘Baggage’ is an exhibition of paintings by Kathlyn O’Brien that will be on show from 26 June – 28 July. (Gallery Details: The Paul Kane Gallery, 6 Merrion Square North, www.thepaulkanegallery.com, Open: Tues-Fri 11:00-18:00 and Sat 12:00-17:00)

DAN ATKINS – PALLAS CONTEMPORARY STUDIOS
‘Say ‘ello to your Uncle Chop-Chop’ is a series of absurd pictures by Dan Atkins. The show will run from 25-30 June. www.danatkins.com (Gallery Details: Pallas Contemporary Projects, 111 Grangegorman Road Lower, Dublin 7, www.pallasprojects.org, Open: Mon-Sat: 12:00-18:00)

BERNADETTE KIELY – TAYLOR GALLERIES
‘Slow Harmonic Motion’ is an exhibition of new paintings by Bernadette Kiely. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday 26 June 2009 from 18:00-20:00 and the show will continue until 18 July 2009. (Gallery Details: Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, www.taylorgalleries.ie, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30, Sat 11:00-15:00)

NICOLE ETIENNE – URBAN RETREAT GALLERY
‘Land Water Sky’ is an exhibition of new paintings by Nicole Etienne. It will run from 25 June – 31 July. (Gallery Details: Urban Retreat Gallery, at the chq Building on Hanover Quay, Docklands, 01-478 5159, Opening Hours: Tues-Fri: 12:00-18:30, Sat 12:00-16:00.)

LOUISE NEILAND – THE LAB
‘366 Moons’ is a painting installation by Louise Neiland. It will open on Fri 26 June 2009 from 18:00-20:00 and the exhibition will be on show until 18 July 2009.
www.louiseneiland.com (Gallery Details: The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1, www.thelab.ie, Open: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00)

IRISH POLISH SOCIETY EXHIBITION – CIVIC OFFICES
An Irish Polish Society Art Exhibition in the Atrium, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 is exploring Irish and Polish connections through Art. The exhibition will be on show from 23 June until Friday 03 July from 09:00. 17:00 daily.

FRESH EIRE – FILMBASE
Dublens is collective of thirteen photographers formed as a result of connections forged through Flickr. With ‘Fresh Éire’, Dublens show unique snapshots from all corners of our recession-riddled isle. Contrasting scenes from urban life against rural landscapes, the exhibition offers a fascinating view on the essence of modern Ireland. In keeping with the origins of the group, all images exhibited are also available to view online. The exhibition will run from 23-30 June and admission is free. (Venue Details: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.filmbase.ie, Open: Mon-Fri: 09:30-17:30, Sat: 11:30-17:30, Sun: varies)

CLIVE BRIGHT – MOLESWORTH GALLERY
‘Reliquary’ by Clive Bright will be on show until 03 July. (Gallery Details: Molesworth Gallery, 16 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, www.molesworthgallery.com, Open: ??)

JEAN CURRAN – THE JOINERY
‘Galamsey’ is an exhibition by photographer Jean Curran. It will run from 25-29 June. (Gallery Details: The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, www.thejoinery.org, Open: ???)

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AIB LADIES IRISH OPEN
Please check Saturday for details..

EXHIBITION TALK – HUGH LANE GALLERY
“Step Inside Now Step Inside” is the title of an exhibition talk in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Fri 26 June at 13:00. “Step inside now step inside” is a new installation conceived by Brian Duggan. In this informal talk Duggan will discuss his approach to The Golden Bough commission and some ideas about, and around the new work presented. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=306

FRENCH FRIDAY – BIA BAR
It is the last Friday in the month again, which means that the party for all French and Francophile people will take place in the Bia Bar, 28/30 Lower Stephen Street, Dublin 2. On 26 June from 21:00 this party with pub quiz (food and drink prizes) will take place. french-friday.com/

WORLDVIEW FILM CLUB
The next Worldview Film Club screening is on Fri 19 June at 18:45. The film is “Hilary and Jackie” (1998) and the theme of the discussion afterwards is “Dedication”. Check worldview.project.googlepages .com/invitation (googlepages URLs are suspicious to some spam filters, therefore you have to copy the address in your browser and then remove the space between “googlepages” and “.com”) or check www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=27560436112
The Worldview Film Club is inspired by the Bahá’í Religion: www.bahai.ie. The event takes place in the National Bahá’í Centre, 24 Burlington Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

HOWTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Please see Saturday for details.

REGULAR EVENTS – FRIDAY
* 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

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AIB LADIES IRISH OPEN
From Fri 26-Sun 28 the AIB Ladies Irish Open Golf Tournament is taking place at the Portmarnock Golf Club. Since AIB is the sponsor of this competition, they have a special treat for their customers. Every day the first 3000 visitors who show their AIB Bank Card will get free admission. For the rest, the tickets are EUR 10 per day or EUR 25 for all three days. All relevant information can be found here: aibladiesirishopen.ie/ Play commences at 07:00 and goes until approx. 19:00 each day. By the way, I find it quite ironic that this Ladies Tournament is taking place at Portmarnock Golf Club, considering that this golf club is the most conservative and archaic Golf club in Dublin, where women are not allowed to become members. ;-)

POND DIPPING – NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN
On Sat 27 June at 11:00 the Botanic Garden in Glasnevin invites to a fun event exploring the weird and wonderful diversity of insects living in the National Botanic Gardens. This workshop is suitable for 8 to 10 year olds. Please note, numbers are limited so advance booking is essential: 01-8040300. (Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre.) (Venue Details: National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, www.botanicgardens.ie, Open: Winter (mid-Nov to 16 Feb): Mon-Sun 09:00-16:30, Summer (17 Feb to mid-Nov): Mon-Sun 09:00-18:00, Admission is free)

HOWTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Howth Music Festival is taking place this weekend, however the information about it is extremely sparse, which suggests that the organisation of it might not be overly impressive. All that existed was a banner ad on www.howthismagic.com that brought you to a PDF file with a list of events. However, things went from bad to worse: 8 days ago the domain www.howthismagic.com expired and is today “pending renewal or deletion”. It was a quite poor website, but, hey, it was better than nothing. Now at the weekend of the Howth Music Festival the website is gone. What a disaster!  Hopefully the people in Howth realised this and are working on getting the website back. Luckily someone transcribed the event list here
www.visitdublin.com/events/AllDublinEvents/Detail.aspx?id=235&mid=6108 Unfortunately there is no additional information about the bands or the venues and crucially there is NO information available that specifies if the events are free or if there are any admission charges.

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CUTBACKS – CRUMLIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
A campaign against the cutbacks in the Crumlin Children’s Hospital is organised for Sat 27 and Sun 28 June. The organisers ask you to go to the Dail in Kildare Street this weekend and leave a Teddy Bear at the entrance, to represent all of the children in Ireland. If you wish, you can label the Teddy Bear with your child’s first name. The Teddy Bears are intended to be the protest against the cutbacks and the closures of wards and operating theatres in Crumlin. In addition an organised silent protest will be held at midday on Sat 27 and Sun 28, but your Teddy Bears can be dropped at the entrance at anytime on either of these days. For questions contact aislingmcn@gmail.com.

TOEJAM CAR BOOT SALE – BERNARD SHAW
Another month is over and the June ToeJam Car Boot Sale in The Bernard Shaw Pub in South Richmond Street is coming up. From 13:00-18:00 this event will take place and it is always worth a visit. Like with all Car Boot Sales, you are always dependent on a seller having what you are looking for. Buit the Toe Jam Car Boot Sales is even interesting if you don’t find anything. It is just different and zany (in a good way ;-) ).
It seems the Bodytonic website is inaccessible at the moment, but he information should be here if I could get to the page: www.bodytonicmusic.com/events/toejam/2009/may/26/toejam-carboot-sale/
Admission is free (enter the Bernard Shaw Pub in 11-12 South Richmond Street in Portobello … then leave it again through the smoking area, the car boot sale is in the car park).

SUMMER OF HERITAGE – DUN LAOGHAIRE – RATHDOWN
Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown is inviting to a number of sites and locations in their “Summer of Heritage” between 15 June and mid September, free guided tours are provided in Cabinteely House, Marlay House, Deansgrange Cemetery, the Obelisk on Killiney Hill and the Oratory on Library Road in Dún Laoghaire. Many guided tours will take place on Saturdays and Thursdays. The brochure with all the information is here: www.dlrevents.ie/pdfs/HeritageBooklet.pdf

DUBLIN PRIDE PARADE
The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival (www.dublinpride.org/festival) is coming to an end and will culminate in the big Dublin Pride Parade where 3000-5000 people from the LGBTQ community will march in a colourful parade through the City Centre. The parade starts at 14:00 at Parnell Square and will then proceed down O’Connell Street, D’Olier Street, College Green, Dame Street to Christchurch. The final official event will take place at the Amphitheatre at the Civic Offices and will probably continue until 18:00. www.dublinpride.org/festival/events.aspx?date=20090627#41

FAMILY & ADULT EVENTS – NATIONAL MUSEUM
* A Toddler’s Workshop entitled “Row, row, row your boat!” is taking place on Sat 27 06 from 11:30-12:30 in Kildare Street. Getting from A to B is as easy as ABC with your very own ancient boat. Free Event. Booking required: 01-6777444. Maximum 10 children. Ages 3–6 www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=433

NOUVEAU VADGE – FEMALE ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Noveau Vadge is the title of a 2-day Female art and Music Festival on 27+28 June in the Back Loft, Thomas Street in Dublin. “Nouveau Vadge is a place designed for women to showcase their work in the artistic and musical fields, aiming to promote their work and provide a space to show their creativity. This event is encompassing an exhibition of over twenty artists and a night of alternative dance music with an exclusively female lineup. www.myspace.com/nouveauvadge
The Opening reception is on Sat from 18:00-22:00 and this is followed by a music gig at 22:00 in Thomas House, Thomas St. D8. On Sunday the exhibition is open from 12:00-18:00. Admission to the exhibition is free. For the gig EUR 5 are charged.
The event poster can be seen properly here www.indymedia.ie/article/92734

PIZZA EVENING – LIVING WATER CHURCH
The Dublin Christian Church Living Water (Don’t ask me!!) invites you to take part in a free Pizza Evening on Saturday 27 June 2009. “Food, soft drinks, music and testimonies are all held at 13 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, The Salvation Army premises. Everyone is welcome, but seats are limited, first come first served. No reservation needed. Doors open at 18:30, evening starts at 19:00. For more information contact: 086-1038573, E-mail: pastorius@gyvasisvanduo.com www.gumtree.ie/dublin/87/40846787.html

REGULAR SATURDAY EVENTS
* 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.
* 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
* Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale at Kart City
Old Airport Road, Santry, Dublin 9. The Kart City Weekend Market is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 08:00-16:00 and until the end of May all car boot sellers can sell for free. sundaymarket.ie/
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Saturday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* The Art Walk on the Liffey Boardwalk between the Ha’penny Bridge and O’Connell Bridge will feature 18 different artists every week from June until September. It runs every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-17:00.
* 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.
* Conrad Hotel Latin Club – ObsessionSalsa is running a weekly Latin Club in the Conrad Hotel at Earlsfort Terrace. Admission is free before 22:00 and EUR 5 after that. obsessionsalsa.com
* 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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CHILDRENS WORKSHOPS – PHOENIX PARK VISITOR CENTRE
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:
28 June – Kings and Queens of Ashtown Castle
05 July – Creepy Crawlies in the Park
12 July – Badges to wear
Bookings & Further Info: 01 6770095 or phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie
www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/PhoenixParkVisitorCentre-AshtownCastle/Events/

DUBLIN FLEA MARKET
The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun 28 Jun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market will take place very last Sunday of the month. For more information check out www.dublinflea.blogspot.com. If you have items to sell contact dublinflea@gmail.com to find out if there is space available etc. The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door. And if you have a quirky selection of odds and ends hidden away in your attic and fancy taking a stall at a future market contact them at dublinflea@gmail.com

THE LIVES OF SPACES: PANEL DISCUSSION, FARMLEIGH
To mark the end of The Lives of Spaces exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery (before it travels to Kilkenny Castle in August 2009), a panel discussion will take place on Sunday 28 June 2009 to discuss the role of exhibitions in communicating architecture.
A walk-through of the exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery led by curator Nathalie Weadick will take place at 12:00, followed by a panel discussion in the Kitchen Conference Room of Farmleigh House at 13:00. The panel will discuss exhibitions as a device for researching, exploring and critiquing architecture. Chair: Ruth Morrow. Panel: Nathalie Weadick, Niall McCullough, Gerry Cahill, Declan Long and Samantha Martin-McAuliffe.
To reserve a place at the panel discussion email: info@architecturefoundation.ie

HOWTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Please see Saturday for details.

DUNDRUM ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL
AA Roadwatch and Dublin Bus Report that on Sun 28 June Dundrum Village will be closed to traffic to facilitate the Dundrum Arts &Culture Festival, but surprisingly I was not able to find any information about what exactly is taking place. I get the impression that the people in Dundrum don’t want us blow-ins to benefit from their festival!? I suggest you go anyway. ;-) There will be a Ceili and Street Entertainment between 13:00 and 17:30!

SUNDAY AT NOON CONCERT – HUGH LANE GALLERY
The normally weekly Classical Music Concert “Sunday at Noon” is on a break over the summer. www.hughlane.ie

FAMILY PROGRAMME – NATIONAL MUSEUM
The Events in the National Museum today are:
* My Museum Family Event: “Blaze Away” is taking place on Sun 28 June from 14:30 in Collins Barracks. What happened in a duel? Find out in this week’s My Museum workshop and learn all about the dangerous world of duelling in 19th century Dublin with Education Assistants Andrew Smith and Ciara Ryan. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=386

FAMILY PROGRAMME – NATIONAL GALLERY
The Picture This! Kids Art Workshop will look at “The Singing Horseman” by Jack B. Yeats with Valerie Moffat (Room 13). The workshop will start at 15:00 on Sunday. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#2

NATIONAL GALLERY TALK
On Sun 28 June from 15:00 the National Gallery will invite to the lecture “Magical imagination ­ Harry Clarke’s illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Fairy Tales'”
Lecturer is Niamh MacNally, National Gallery of Ireland. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#2

SEA SEARCH AND RESCUE – HOWTH COAST GUARD
On Sunday 28 June 2009 at 15:00 a Sea Search and Rescue demonstration will take place in Howth, Co Dublin. The operation will involve Coast Guard Rescue Helicopters, Irish Coast Guard Patrol Boats, RNLI Rescue Boats and the local Civil Defence Boats. The demonstration will take place between the East Pier and Ireland’s Eye. It will consist of a number of scenarios including rescuing casualties from over turned boats in the water. A Coast Guard Helicopter Winch man will then descend to an R.N.L.I. All Weather lifeboat and winch some of the casualties aboard the helicopter.
With the number of rescue boats, helicopters and scenarios the demonstration should prove to be a speculator sight and is best viewed from the middle of the East Pier in Howth. The demonstration is being held as part of the Howth Festival which is running over the weekend.  The Coast Guard station on Howth’s West Pier will be open to the public on the Sunday from 10am.
www.howthcoastguard.com

MAKE ART WITH ANA GOG – THE JOY GALLERY
All artists are invited to get inspired by Ana Gog’s live music in the Joy Gallery on Saturday 27 June (16:00-22:00) and to pursue their art making during this session. To take part reserve a place by contacting Anne at morganannel@gmail.com. (Gallery Details: Joy Gallery at RedSpace, 2 Rutland Place, Dublin 1, Parnell Sq East, www.redspace.cc)

BALLYMUN GOSPEL MASS – BALLYMUN CHURCH
Every week from September to June the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir celebrates a weekly mass in Gardiner Street and the sister choir in Ballymun does the same in the Vir gin Mary Church in Ballymun. Over the summer, both choirs take a break. The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir had the last mass before September last week and this week it is the Ballymun. So, this is your last chance before September! The mass takes place on 19:00 in the Vir gin Mary Church in Shangan Road, Ballymun.

REGULAR SUNDAY EVENTS
* Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale at Kart City, Old Airport Road, Santry, Dublin 9. The Kart City Weekend Market is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 08:00-16:00 and until the end of May all car boot sellers can sell for free. The website of the market is sundaymarket.ie/
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* Gigs in The Mezz. Every Sunday 5 acts ranging from Soul to Funk, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop and Alternative/Indie music will perform between 15:00-21:00 in The Mezz, Eustace Street, Dublin 2 (in Temple Bar near Dame Street) Admission is free.
* 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
* The Burning Effigies are playing afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul every Sunday from 23:00 in Turk’s Head in Parliament Street. www.turkshead.ie
* Ballymun Gospel Choir Mass at 19:00 in Vir gin Mary Church, Shangan Road, Ballymun.

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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NOT ALSO BUT ONLY – COMEDY – INTERNATIONAL BAR
“Not Also But Only” is a solo show by Shane Langan, which will be performed three times during the week at The International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2. Shane Langan is taking his show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he needs to make sure it’s not terrible. So to “road test” the show he is inviting to the free preview shows at 18:30 on Mon 29 June, Wed 01 July and Sat 04 July. www.dublinevents.com/events/comedy/edinburghfringe-previews.php

LAZY BAND – BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE
A new event has been happening on Monday nights (every Monday night) in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street. The recently-formed music collective called the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America and anything else they like. Admission is free and the bar serves during the show. Some people order up pizzas from downstairs. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal, and worth a visit! Thanks to Liza D for letting me know. The event starts at 20:00 and goes until 22:00.

REGULAR MONDAY EVENTS
* 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.

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THINK2 ACT – HELP FOR PEOPLE MADE REDUNDANT
On Tuesday 30 June 2009 the National College of Ireland will sponsor and host Think2Act, a free conference for people who have recently been made redundant or are considering taking new steps in their career. The conference, which will encompass the theme of ‘change’, seeks to change the recession mindset, through expert advice and transformational coaching. This energetic space is the brain-child of Eibhlin Johnston, ThinkCoaching and Celine Mullins, Act 4 Business.
This free conference (www.think2act.org/) offers people access to some of the leading experts in this field including Brian Colbert, a Director of the NLP Institute and resident mind coach on the RTE One Afternoon Show and Eibhlin Curley, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Enterprise Board. Eibhlin will provide expert advice on the support available to people who may choose the self-employed route. Experienced psychologists will address the issue of stress management and dealing with the loss of your job/career.
A panel of ‘Fresh Entrepreneurs’ will be present to share their pitfalls and success stories, and expert image consultants will be on hand to offer advice throughout the conference. Comedian Jarlath Regan will act as MC for the afternoon.
Key components of the day include:
* Career Coaching using the Success Suite model: Free coaching sessions will be offered to the first 200 people who book a space for the event. These transformational sessions will be held over the course of the day using a unique coaching model that will help provide the transformation participants need to overcome the challenges they now face.
* Live Forum Theatre focusing on the perfect interview: techniques, body language and professional image. This interactive session will allow participants to watch an interview as it happens, see how not to do it, and make the changes that are needed in an environment free of judgment. Participants are not asked to perform, but to be the directors of the action.
The Think2Act conference will be the first time that live theatre and career coaching will be delivered as part of the same event. A series of workshops on the enterprising mind, making yourself a marketable asset, positive thinking and stress management will also be held throughout the course of the conference.
The conference will take place in the National College Ireland (NCI), IFSC, Dublin 1 on Tues 30 June from 09:30 – 17:30 (Registration and networking starts at 08:00). Admission is free but you have to book as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to info@think2act.org. More details on www.think2act.org/

CHARITY ART AUCTION LAUNCH NIGHT
The SCOOP (Save Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation, in association with Mealys Auctioneers, will host a launch night for their charity art auction on Tuesday 30 June in the Pygmalion Bar, South William St, Dublin 2 from 20:00. Up to 80 pieces will be on display and will remain on exhibition until Thursday, 02 July. Artists involved in the event will be available to meet on the night. It is my understanding that this part is free, but I couldn’t find a definite confirmation for it.
The SCOOP Art Auction, which costs an admission charge of EUR 10, will take place the following Sunday (July 05) at 16:00 and will be conducted in two sessions:
16:00-18:00 in Pygmalion Bar and 19:00-20:30 in the adjoining Powerscourt Shopping Centre.
Some of the artists on show include B+, Brock Butler, Eugene Conway, Nina DiVito, Jane Hilliard, Elizabeth LeJeune, Maser, Lucy McKenna, Noel Mealy and Sarah Sheil, together with an eclectic mix of new comers and established professionals, providing pieces through a broad range of mediums.
Proceeds of the event will go to an orphanage in Cambodia, an aids shelter in Uganda, and a children’s’ DJ workshop in Dublin. Entrance free for the auction is EUR 10 with catalogue. Music and light refreshments will be provided on the day.
Fur further information contact Andrew Sweeney, The SCOOP Foundation, Ph: 085 778 1058. www.myspace.com/scoopcharity

RA- SPOKEN WORD AND MUSIC SHOWCASE – COBBLESTONE
The Cobblestone in Smithfield is inviting to a showcase for spoken word and music on Tues 30 June from 21:00 and I will just let them describe it: “Ra is Dublin’s premier monthly spoken word showcase, featuring the best in performing spoken word – poetry, hip hop, monologue, storytelling, diatribes, rants and more from Dublin and beyond. Each showcase features new set pieces by award-winning house wordsmiths Raven, Sweeney and Brez – performing poets/rappers/toasters known on the national scene for several years now – joined by guest musicians, and a featured guest performer. This is the spot for not only fans of the word, but even those who say: “Poetry? I don’t like that stuff…” . They like this stuff; it’s on the menu the last Tuesday of every month & it’s absolutely free.”

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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WALTONS GUITAR FESTIVAL – FARMLEIGH HOUSE
Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park is regularly inviting to free, but ticketed concerts and the first concert of that type is part of the Waltons Guitar Festival and will take place on Wed 01 July at 20:00. The description says: “A concert of laid-back Brazilian lullabies, fiery tangos, graceful Scarlatti and riotous Klezmer.” Performers are Alec O’Leary (guitar) and Deirdre O’Leary (clarinet) and they will play a mixture of classical, jazz and Brazilian folk music by Laurindo Almeida and nuevo tango with incorporated elements of baroque music and jazz by Argentinian Astor Piazzolla.
This concert is free but entrance is by ticket only.  To apply for tickets please send a mail to brian.dockery@opw.ie with the Subject “Woodroad Tickets”. Please include your name, address and a daytime contact telephone number. It could easily be too late to apply for these tickets, because the venue is small and I mentioned it here for nearly 3 weeks. But if you don’t try you won’t find out.
The Waltons Guitar Festival of Ireland is an annual event celebrating the music of the guitar in its many forms. The largest event of its kind in Ireland, the festival attracts top artists from around the world. It is a comprehensive guitar summer course based in Dublin city centre, comprising of daily tuition, concerts/gigs, seminars and exhibitions. www.gfi.ie and
www.farmleigh.ie/culturalevents/currentevents/waltonsguitarfestivalofireland/

STEM CELL DISCUSSION – ALCHEMIST CAFE
“Cafe Scientifique” is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues that is much more informal and accessible than a public lecture. The audience will consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with and ask questions of someone “in the know”. No scientific knowledge will be assumed by the speakers so that everyone can participate. In Ireland the Café Scientifique is called “Alchemist Café” and they organise regular events about very interesting topics. The Alchemist Café in July will discuss “Using stem cells for human therapy: cell replacement, drug screening and disease modelling”
Dr Stephen Sullivan of Rockefeller University, New York discusses what are the special characteristics of stem cells, what the different types of stem cells are, and how each type is being used in different ways to treat human disease.
The event will take place on Wed 01 July at 20:00 in the Mercantile Pub, Dame St, Dublin 2. Admission is free.

REGULAR WEDNESDAY EVENTS:
* 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
* Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday until July. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).
* The Covers play Indie Rock and Alternative from 22:00-01:30 every Wednesday in the Turk’s Head in Parliament Street. (www.turkshead.ie)

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MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES – INFORMATION EVENING
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are inviting you to the next MSF Information Evening on Thursday 02 July at Trinity College at 19:00.
Winner of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, MSF is the leading independent humanitarian organisation delivering emergency medical aid in more than 60 countries around the world. MSF provides emergency life-saving relief to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters or exclusion from health care, irrespective of race, religion or political affiliation.
At the meeting you will hear an informal presentation by a returned MSF field worker, see a short film and there will be a question and answer session to learn more about MSF and also find out how you can become part of our field work.
MSF recruits medical and non-medical professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to fill key roles in our humanitarian programmes. During the evening you will hear first-hand stories of “life in the field” and MSF staff will be on hand to discuss the recruitment process and how you can become involved in MSF’s work.
Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.
The MSF Information Evening will be held at Swift Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College, Dublin 2, (Accessible via Dawson Street gate) www.msf.ie

REGULAR THURSDAY EVENTS:
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.turkshead.ie

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FIRST FRIDAY FILM CLUB
The First Friday Film Club takes place on the first Friday of every month at 10:30 in Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Admission is free. The film on 03 July is “The Tibetans. A Life In Exile”, a documentary on the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan exiled community.”
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/first_friday_film_RR.aspx

PHANTOM 105.2 – FIRST FRIDAY
The Phantom 105.2 First Friday event in July will be in the Academy, not in the Andrew Lane Theatre (ALT) as in previous months! The Line up for July will be The Chapters, Noise Control and Doris, followed by late club with Phantom DJs.
Doors open at 20:00 and admission is free before 22:00 (admission after 22:00 is EUR 5). Early arrival is recommended to guarantee entry.
www.myspace.com/phantomfirstfriday
www.myspace.com/thechaptersofficial
www.myspace.com/noisecontrol4real
www.myspace.com/dorismusic

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This section contains lots of events this week that happen in the future some of them require free tickets and it is mentioned where this is the case. Put the events in your diary and for the ticketed events hurry to request your tickets:

CHAPELIZOD COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
The Chapelizod Community Festival will take place from 05-12 July with a good few free and open events and you can find the details on www.chapelizodfestival.com. All children’s events have to be pre-booked and the deadline for pre-booking is Sat 20 June. So it you live in the area and want your children to get a chance to participate, check out the website!

FIGHTING WORDS SUMMER CAMP
For all kids aged 7 to 17 the Fighting Words summer camp is THE place to go to in July and/or August. Each camp will run 3-4 days. The courses are free!! Places are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  If your child (or any children you know of) would be interested in attending, the courses on offer are listed below:
– Graphic novel/comic book writing, 14-17 years: starts Monday 13 July: design and write a comic book or graphic novel with expert help!
– Photography with narrative writing, 9-11 years: starts Monday 20 July: take photographs and then write a story to accompany them!
– Film script writing/mobile phone filming, 14-17 years: starts Monday 27 July: write a short script and then film it with your mobile phone!
– Playwriting/performance art, 7-10 years: starts Tuesday 04 August: write a play or puppet show!
– Playwriting/performance art, 14-17 years: starts Monday 10 August: same as above, but this time aimed at an older age group
– Graphic novel/comic book writing, 11-13 years: starts Monday, 17th August: design and write a comic book or graphic novel with expert help!
Places are limited. To book, send an email bookings@fightingwords.ie and if you have questions you can ring 01 894 4576.
Fighting Words offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing tutoring for secondary students in the afternoons and workshops and seminars for adults in the evenings and at weekends.  For more information about our programmes and to volunteer, go to www.fightingwords.ie

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IS YOUR SANDWICH EXPENSIVE ENOUGH?
An odd question, I know, but the economic challenges have reached the sandwich providers as well and now some odd deals are revealed. From prices of around EUR 5 only a few months ago, now the prices for sandwiches are dropping, in some cases even down to a price around EUR 2.50 or occasionally even lower. I always thought that the formerly high prices were largely created by the greed of the companies, but maybe it was not ONLY their fault: By coincidence I came across a few RENTAL prices in the City Centre and it is astonishing stuff. In Grafton Street there is/was a small O’Brien’s Sandwich shop which is closing down now, it seems. They had paid a rent of EUR 193,000 per year for 33 square metres! This is total madness! It means that per day EUR 529 had to be paid for rent alone. Raw material cost, electricity, cleaning, heating and last but not least staff cost are not even considered.
www.dngc.ie/listings/index.php?category=2&type=all&id=241 So, how many customers does a shop in that location need to just cover the cost?
Maybe it would make sense to move a few hundred metres further? A shop on College Green with virtual the same size is available for EUR 32,400 per year.
www.dngc.ie/listings/index.php?category=2&type=all&id=150. And you can even get a whole restaurant with more than 3 times the usable space than the Grafton Street shop has for just EUR 153,000 if you are prepared to go to Westmoreland Street: www.dngc.ie/listings/index.php?category=2&type=all&id=193

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Have a wonderful weekend, hopefully with some more sun.

–Joerg

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