Event Guide: Visit interesting buildings, Temple Bar 15, Music in Hugh Lane Gallery, Expo for foreigners, Brazilian Guitar Duo
You thought this weekend will be boring? Not so!!! I have a variety of events for you again and hope that everyone finds at least ONE thing out of the more than 80 (!!!) events this weekend.
An amazing event is taking place this weekend. It nearly slipped through my fingers, but Anna V. reminded me thankfully this evening of it. The event is called “Open House Dublin 2007”. Open House uses the city as a live exhibition of structures and spaces. Last year more than 10,000 people participated in the programme, which resulted
in the establishment of the largest architecture event in Ireland. Interesting buildings and other architectural structures will be open for viewing and entry is free. Some require tickets and it is likely that all tickets are gone, but try it anyway and choose non-ticketed location to visit if no more tickets are available. The website is www.architecturefoundation.ie/openhouse and a detailed program is downloadable from there.
Interesting buildings that can be visited are the Customs House, City Hall, King’s Inn, Government Buildings, Iveagh House (Dept. of Foreign Affairs), Mansion House and the OPW Building on Stephen’s Green among MANY others.
A total of 79 houses and tours will be available over the weekend! It is like a Culture Night for buildings and architecture! ;-) Don’t miss out!
In connection with Open House, Temple Bar is showing “Temple Bar 15” on Friday and Saturday evening. Temple bar 15 was in 2006 a retrospective photographic exhibition, shown in the Irish Architectural Archive in 2006 as part of the 15 year anniversary celebrations for Temple Bar. This weekend it will move from the gallery walls to the big screen on Meeting House Square.
You will get the opportunity to transport yourself back in time to Temple Bar prior to its regeneration through photography!
This weeks “Sunday at noon” in the Hugh Lane Gallery is a performance of Music for Flute, Viola and Harp (William Dowdall, flute, John Lynch, viola and Andreja Malir, harp).
Vaveeva.com, the “complete survival guide to living and working in Ireland” is organising an exhibition in the Main Hall of the RDS for us foreigners: “New Communities Expo 2007” (www.vaveeva.com/expo/). On more than 50 stands it is planned to provide information about and events around Business Start Up Advice, Personal Finance, Health and Well-Being, Fashion and Beauty, Multi-lingual Seminars, Kids Corner, Job Opportunities in Public & Private Sector, Model Search (Male & Female), Art & Photography Exhibition, Irish Traditional Music Session. The idea is a good one, but before you go I suggest you check the website to see if in your opinion the exhibitors (click on Exhibitors) will be able to keep that promise. The expo runs from 11:00 – 18:00 on Sat and Sun and admission is free.
If you remember last weeks Event Guide, you might remember a competition. Raffa Abarca is promoting the brilliant Brazilian guitar duo “Fernando Lima & Cecilia Siqueira” who will be in the National Concert Hall (John Field Room, at 13:05 on Friday 26th October – Tickets for EUR 20 on sale at 01-4170000 – no booking fee), in the Mill Theatre in Dundrum (in front of the Dundrum Shopping Centre at 20:00 on Wednesday 31st October – booking and information at 01-2969340, tickets are EUR 15) and in the Wicklow Parish Church (Church Hill, Wicklow Town at 20:00 on Saturday 03 November – Tickets are EUR 15 and are on sale from Wicklow Tourist Office – 0404-69117).
www.raffaabarca.net/duo%20guitar.htm Raffa made a pair of tickets available for the Mills Theatre concert and the winner of the two tickets is ….tataaaaaaa….Joanna Smith. Congratulations!! I will be in contact regarding the logistics.
And two events for next week:
On Wednesday there is a lecture in the National Museum in Kildare Street at 13:00 and at 18:30 about “Medieval Ireland Envisioning the Gael in Later Medieval Ireland”. www.museum.ie/events/details_events.asp?eventid=1574&site_id=2
On Thursday (25/10) the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin is providing a free event in the Goethe Institut at Merrion Square as part of their Salon Series 2007: www.cmc.ie/calendar/index.cfm?firstday=10/25/2007#25
That’s it again for this week. Have a good weekend!
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