I am wishing you a Happy New Year! May 2021 be very very different than 2020! ;-) I wouldn’t mind a “boring” year like 2019 or 2018. You know one where there will be lots of events happening like every year and where we just go out the door without thinking of masks and restrictions and all this stuff. Where pubs and restaurants are full and we can complain about too many people in a crowded place. That would be a great year, right? :-)
I would guess that in the current situation many of you did not make any New Year’s resolutions even if you normally do. But since the majority of New Year’s resolutions are broken before the end of the month, that is probably a good thing! But now that we have another 6 weeks of lockdown (4 have been announced and I bet it will get extended), you could maybe think about another few personal goals. Maybe read that book that is smiling at you from your shelf for a long time. Or do that online course that you always were interested in or practice that craft/instrument that you wanted to master or start learning that language that you would love to be able to speak. Or work on the weight loss or the bodyweight exercises or the healthy eating plan that always was your wish to achieve. Do it now! Make the decision and then go for it.
You probably know:
A Dream written down with a date becomes a Goal. A Goal broken down into steps becomes a Plan and a Plan backed by Action becomes Reality!
Covid or not, let’s grab 2021 by the horns and make shape it as much in our preferred way as we can! With the new Level 5 lockdown, some things are out of our hands, but your own personal development is not affected by any Lockdown!
I don’t expect too many events to take place and I was thinking about pausing the Dublin Event Guide for another week, but since we all are restricted in our movements again and with a much colder outdoors than in previous lockdowns, having a few things to do at home might be a helpful distraction. So I searched for as many things that you can do for free at home and put them in this first 2021 edition of the Dublin Event Guide.
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+++ There are hardly any events taking place this Saturday and Sunday, everybody still seems to be on holidays. But next week around Wednesday all is starting up again.
+ Chester Beatty Library – Virtual Tour – All Day – Online chesterbeatty.ie/exhibitions/chester-beatty-online/
+ Origami Meditations Exhibition – Zoom Exhibition – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival – All Day – Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/origami-meditations-exhibition
+ Jung, Symbols & Song of the Soul – Music – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival – All Day – Online – www.thedock.ie/whats-on/jung-symbols-song-of-the-soul-by-brendan-harding
+ First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival: Guided Audio for Movement Practice – All Day – Online – www.danceireland.ie/whats-on/events/first-fortnight-guided-audio-for-movement-practice-by-kj-holmes/
+ “Ever Felt…” – Video Screening about Social Anxiety – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival 19:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/ever-felt (Booking required – Pay what you feel)
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/762948160978268/
+ The Bear Family Christmas – Bear facts & Live Q&A – Natural History Museum Mon 04 Jan 11:00-12:00 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Events/122020/The-Bear-Family-Christmas
+ Online Language Exchange for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, Irish Mon 21 Dec 18:15-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/450618575956909/
+ “Ever Felt…” – Video Screening about Social Anxiety – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival Mon 04 Jan 19:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/ever-felt (Booking required – Pay what you feel)
+ The Avonmore River Valley: A Black Forest for Ireland – Talk – Birdwatch Ireland Tue 05 Jan 20:00-21:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/413288139872112/ (Registration required)
+ BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition – Virtual Tour Wed 06 Jan 08:00 Online btyoungscientist.com/
+ How to Build and Maintain your Credibility as a Freelancer for Interpreters and Translators – Webinar Wed 06 Jan 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/960235031415376/ (Booking required)
+ Virtual Coffee and Chats with UCD Global Guides for new UCD Students Wed 06 Jan 15:00-17:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/860987944668859/ (Booking required)
+ Dublin BlaBla Language Exchange Wed 06 Jan 19:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/513272675855312/ (Booking required)
+ Ireland for Asylum Seekers and Refugees – Talk & Q&A Wed 06 Jan 19:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/246983700119492/
+ Past Panto Wednesdays: Sleeping Beauty – Panto Screening by An Nuadha Players Wed 06 Jan 19:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2453581608269601/ (Booking required)
+ Darwin and the Galapagos – Talk – Humanist Association of Ireland Wed 06 Jan 19:30-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1799798550171418/
+ BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition – Virtual Tour Thu 07 Jan 08:00 Online btyoungscientist.com/
+ Compassionate Culture: Loss and Grief awareness workshop for artists and cultural organisations – Workshop – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival Thu 07 Jan 11:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/compassionate-culture-loss-and-grief-awareness-workshop-raising-for-artists-and-cultural-organisations (Booking required)
+ What do art, science and mental health have in common? – Discussion – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival Thu 07 Jan 18:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/what-do-art-science-and-mental-health-have-in-common (Booking required)
+ BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition – Virtual Tour Fri 08 Jan 08:00 Online btyoungscientist.com/
+ Worlds Without End: Stories Around Borders – Talk – Hugh Lane Culture Club Fri 08 Jan 10:30 Online www.hughlane.ie/all/3010-culture-club-8-january-2020 (Booking required)
+ Overcoming your Social Media Anxiety with Jane Hanberry – Workshop – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival Fri 08 Jan 14:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/overcoming-your-social-media-anxiety-with-jane-hanberry (Booking required)
+ IMMA – First Fortnight event- Armchair Azure for people with dementia and their carers – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival Fri 08 Jan 14:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/imma-first-fortnight-event-armchair-azure (Booking required)
+ RTE Concert Orchestra: Gluck, Barber. Haydn Fri 08 Jan 19:00 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3430/gluck-barber-haydn/ (Booking required)
+ Therapy Sessions – Music and Spoken Word – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival Fri 08 Jan 20:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/therapy-sessions-dublin-belfast-cork-galway (Booking required – Pay what you feel)
+ Havin’ a Laugh: Life behind ‘The Book’ – Video Screening – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival Fri 08 Jan 20:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/havin-a-laugh-life-behind-the-book (Booking required)
You want for more events and suggestions?
I found a few more things to keep you going or that you might find interesting:
1) From next week, I will have lots of additional information again in this section, but this week I will still take it easy and just remind you of two offers that I use regularly AND that help the Dublin Event Guide if you buy books or online courses through these links!
2) LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES – Special Offer
Is learning a new skill part of your plans for the new year? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available.
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)
3) READ MORE BOOKS WHILE IN LOCKDOWN
For physical books and e-books I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include delivery for free and by using this link you help the Dublin Event Guide when you purchase a book and it doesn’t cost you a cent: shor.by/BookDepository .
And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.
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