Event Guide 252: Handel Concert, Five Lamps Arts Festival, Latin American Film Festival

April 13th, 2012

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 252
| 13 April 2012 Subscribers: 10689

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My declared and definite goal is to get the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” to you much earlier than in recent weeks, but it seems that a series of hiccups are there to catch me out again and again. The hiccups lately are caused by a spam checker. When I send the weekly newsletter, it will be checked to see if it is spam-suspicious and the mail will be graded on a scale from 0-5. The closer it is to 5 the more likely it is that the spam checker on your end will refuse accepting the mail. So the check makes a lot of sense, but because a wrong word or an exclamation mark at the wrong place can turn a totally harmless sentence into a suspicious message, the process is at the same time a bit pain. iContact, who send the mails for me to all 10600 of you don’t send a mail if the spam score is too high and it can take a long time to find the one word that triggers the too high rating. Ahh, the fun of it! ;-)

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Have you heard the saying “People come into your life for a reason”? This week’s video clip quotes the full saying and combines that with some nice pictures. I have experienced that again and again: People that I met that had a huge impact on my life or just made a small difference. They were with me on life’s path for a while and then we parted ways. Where we are today is a product of our experiences and of the people we met in the past. www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLltt5cPDOc

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______Joerg’s Picks______________

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “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. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

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Sooo many events this week. None of them are really massive, but all these little events are nevertheless hugely interesting. It is an educational week again with lots and lots of lectures and it is a week for film fans.

On Saturday I will be at a wedding in the afternoon, but would love to go to the Sun Show of Astronomy Ireland if I could or the Händel Concert in the afternoon. For some the Oltremara Dances from the north of Italy will be exciting, but it is not really my thing. ;-)

On Sunday the Fencing Taster Session interests me and apart from that I will probably be at the Brocante Market and spend some time in Iveagh Gardens enjoying spring out in nature.

On Monday the Five Lamps Festival starts. Lots of free events, but a little difficult to find. However, if you don’t give up and keep looking for the right event for you, you will be rewarded with good events! The latin American Film Festival starts as well on Monday.

Tuesday is a mad day: Really interesting Science Gallery events, a talk about the Northstrand Bombings, A photography Workshop in the Instituto Cervantes, a documentary screening about important Italians in Ireland and the Climate. Culture. Change event. Wow! How can I decide between all these!? :-O

Wednesday is quieter and I would go to the Inn Jokes if I had time.

Thursday is Event Guide night for me as well, but you could go for me to the Grow Your Business lecture or the really interesting sounding Amnesty International talk about Russia, the Mafia State OR the talk about the Chinese Space Programme. Again too much choice!

;-) Enjoy the week!


The Tivoli is venue for “Thank you for the Music – The story of ABBA”, a multi-media experience of film, drama, costumes, choreography and the music of the greatest pop group of all time. It starts at Eurovision 1974, when they suddenly burst into our lives with “Waterloo”. Then we whirl through the early years of “Mamma Mia” and “SOS” before entering the Superstar era with songs like “Money, Money, Money”, “Fernando” and “Dancing Queen”. The show celebrates this group that sold more than 370 mio records and at the same time shines a light on their personal stories. Tickets are EUR 20 for all Matinees and on Tuesdays and EUR 28.50 for the shows from Wednesday – Saturday. The show started on 03 April and will only run until 29 April. So all Abba fans should quickly go over to www.tivoli.ie/thank-you-for-the-music-%E2%80%93-the-story-of-abba/ to book your tickets.
For the Dublin Event Guide Readers the Tivoli has made five (!!) pairs of tickets available and if you feel lucky, you can give this competition a go: Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with ABBA as the subject and with your name and your mobile phone number in the body of the mail. (If you don’t follow these instructions your mail will not get sorted correctly and you will not be able to win.) Your mail needs to be with me by Monday 16 April at 15:00. Please note that the tickets are for Tuesday 17 April, so make sure that you are available on that day if you enter the competition. www.tivoli.ie/thank-you-for-the-music-%E2%80%93-the-story-of-abba/

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______Dublin News______________

Dublin City has decided to allow more street stalls throughout the City. Dublin to get new street stalls. 17 new mobile stalls will be given a license and will sell from coffee and snacks to jewellery, caricatures and paintings. If you want to be one of the stall holders, you can apply to Dublin City now. Stalls will be in the City Centre (Liffey Street, O’Connell Bridge, Merrion Square, Liffey Boardwalk, Barnardo Square) and some will be further out (Sandymount Promenade, Traingle in Ranelagh).
The cost vary widely from EUR 500 per year for an artist on the Liffey boardwalk via EUR 5k and 6k for jewellery on Barnardo Square or coffee stalks at the IFSC and Hesuton Station and late-night food stalls in Fleet Street to the highest cost for the flower vendors in Grafton Street (EUR 8k). It is a VERY wide range, but I don’t think it is too high for these prime locations. Keep in mind the figures are per YEAR. jrnl.ie/409264

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Wed 09 May: 10:00-13:00 – Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
The Temple Bar Cultural Trust is inviting to a half-day conference on Culture and the Economy on Europe Day 09 May 2012. This event is a great opportunity to gain insights into new thinking and research around measuring the value of cultural and creative activity. It will also be a great opportunity to hear about successful examples of cultural and creative enterprises combining talent and technology to great effect in growing audiences and revenues. Speakers are Irish economist Finbarr Bradley, David Throsby, author of The Culture of Innovation and The Economics of the Performing Arts and Professor John O’ Hagan from Trinity College Dublin. Broadcaster and economist George Lee will chair the event.
Online registration is open since Wed 11 April at tbcultureandeconomy.eventbrite.com/ and if you want to attend this event, you better book your tickets soon! blog.templebar.ie/?p=5216


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Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie. For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is visualartists.ie/category/listings/exhib-lein/
On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

Wed 18 Apr – 12 May: 10:00-17:00 – The Copper House, Synge Street, Dublin 8
The Copper House Gallery will launch “Into the Greenwood Deep”, an exhibition by Phil McDarby on Wed (18:00-20:00). Author and illustrator Niamh Sharkey will open the exhibition. THe exhibition will run until 12 May.
Phil McDarby is a digital artist and photographer, whose work is displaying a sense of magic realism. At the heart of this work is a desire to capture a feeling of wonder and discovery – something we can lose touch with as adults. His lifelong love of forests inspires his drawing, painting and writing. www.thecopperhousegallery.com


Fri 13 Apr: Georg Friedrich Händel’s Messiah was premiered in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and the yearly celebrated “In Handel’s Day” marks this day with a celebration of 18th-century Dublin music and history. It features a performance of Global Hallelujah, Irish music, workshops and outdoor film in Temple Bar.
The Temple Bar website doesn’t provide any information (yet!?) about the workshop and outdoor film, but one of the highlights of the day, the Messiah performance in Fishamble Street is listed already:
“Messiah On The Street” will take place on Fri from 13:00-14:00 in Fishamble Street, Old City Temple Bar, Dublin 8. The performers at this unique open-air performance are Our Lady’s Choral Society and you are asked (or invited) as well to add your voice to the event. Admission is free.
On Sat 14 Apr from 13:30-14:50 you can also attend a second concert: A “Handel Celebration Concert” will take place in the Adam and Eve’s Church, 4 Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8 it is – as part of the Handel’s Days celebrations – a special performance by Our Lady’s Choral Society. templebar.ie/Event/In_Handels_Day

Fri 13 Apr: 14:00+18:00 – Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
An In-Store event with The Strypes is taking place at 14:00 in Tower Records and another event with Neon Wolf is taking place at 18:00. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=221

Fri 13 April: 17:00-02:30 – Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1
The Knockan Stockan Festival is taking place at the Blessington Lake in Co. Wicklow from 27-29 July and 100 days away, the first batch of bands will be announced and will perform in the Grand Social. Admission is free and the Line Up is Hassle Merchants, The Bambir, Elk, Arrow in the Sky, Twin Headed Wolf, Enda Reilly, Sarah Red. The Facebook event notice also mentions free BBQ from 17:00, Fire Performers, performance Art, Market Stalls and Pixie Trix (whatever that refers to!?), and I assume they are features of the event in the Grand Social, not of the festival in July. :-) www.facebook.com/events/265790890175657/

Fri 13 Apr: 19:00 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Cujo Family (www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cujo-Family/101765956532391) are in the Button Factory for a free event and will be supported by “Cocaine Ponytail”. Admission is free. www.buttonfactory.ie

Fri 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto)
The Ferocious Mingle Market, a permanent indoor flea market takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is also a Café, the Oscar Verne Café, open for business at the market. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

Fridays 18:30-21:00 – Radisson, Golden Lane, Dublin 2.
Radisson Hotel in Golden Lane’s new weekly Jazz Evening will feature on 13 Apr: Johnny Taylor, 20 Apr: Michael MacLennan, 27 Apr: Cary Posavitz, 04 May: Shabela Rabaza, 11 May: Kristina G, 18 May: Stella Bass

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant (19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2) host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics that often have customers singing along and requesting their favourites.

Fri 13 Apr: 19:00-21:00 – Bianconi’s Bistro, 232 Merrion Rd, Dublin 4
Bianconi’s Bistro & Restaurant in Dublin 4 is providing Jazz every Friday night from this week until the end of January. Bianconi’s is an Italian restaurant with delicious food and, while a little outside the City Centre, it is worth the trip into Merrion Road. There is no cover charge. www.bianconisbistro.ie www.facebook.com/pages/Bianconis-Bistro/271041702925005?sk=wall

Fri: 20:30 – Ormond Wine, Restaurant & Cafe Bar, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7. Swing from Paris in the Thirties performed by a duo of Guitar and Vocal will entertain you every Friday in the Ormond Wine Bar. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ormond-Wine-Bar/181985853298

The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 13 Colonials
Sat 14 Bagatelle (not free: EUR 10)
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00 unless otherwise stated. www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

* 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.
*Graeme McKenna is playing an acoustic gig (Trad to contemporary) every Friday in the Maldron Hotel, Kingswood near CityWest from 19:00.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3) and every Monday from 19:00 in Blakestown Community Resource Center, Blakestown Way, Dublin 15 (next to Lidl). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* Ruairi Maguires Bar & Organic Kitchen, Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum has every weekend live music from Friday until Sunday at 21:30. Sometimes the line-up is listed here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462805646&sk=wall often not.
* The Covers play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Carlos Irie. Admission is free.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Friday from 23:00 in the Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com


Sat 14 Apr: 09:00-13:00 – Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, gets up to 200 cars to sell goods from. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line terminal and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 07:00 for buyers from 09:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on www.irishcarboot.ie

Sat 14 Apr: 10:00-17:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Meet the beekeepers at this special weekend event in celebration of the welcome return of bees to the Botanic Gardens. As well as informative talks on the history of beekeeping, there will be an exhibition of live bees in an observation hive, a honey show, displays of beekeeping equipment, a children’s art competition and a demonstration of how honey is extracted from the honeycomb. Further details: www.irishbeekeeping.ie www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Sat 14 Apr: 10:00-16:00 – National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2
The Open Day “What We Do at the Dead Zoo” will take place in the Natural History Museum. “Investigating Bears, Bats and Bugs – find out how and why the Natural History Museum’s collections are used by many different people, from scientists to model makers. No booking required, all day drop-in event. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2805

Thurs-Sun (Thurs-Sat 10:00-17:30, Sun 12:00-17:30) – Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17. – A new-ish indoor market is open in Coolock. Over 40 traders offer a wide range of goods and a café is on site as well. www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sat 14 Apr: 10:30 – Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
The Abbey Theatre is currently showing “Alice in Funderland”, a “new Irish musical full of explosive tunes, razor sharp wit, a message of hope and a whole lot of fun”. And in the context with this new performance (from 30 March-12 May) a number of free events will take place. The first one is a free family screening of a popular surprise animated classic on Alice in Funderland’s giant LED screen. All details and which film you will see, will be revealed on the day. Tickets are free, but booking is essential on the website. www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/abbey_screens_see_for_free_surprise_screening/

The yearly Latin America Week takes place in Dublin from 14-18 April and is entitled “Building Community Solidarity in a World in Crisis: Lessons from Latin America”. The Latin America Week (LAW) is a programme of educational, cultural and campaigning events on issues relating to human, social and economic rights in Latin America. A range of conferences, meetings, workshops, fundraising and cultural events will take place around Ireland. On Sat 14 April a Talk about Venezuela will take place and in the afternoon on Saturday a number of film screenings will be available. From Monday until Tuesday, the Latin American Film Festival will take place in the Irish Aid Centre and La Dolce Vita. www.lasc.ie/content/latin-america-week-2012

Sat 14 Apr: 10:30-13:30 – Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2
Part of the Latin America Week, which will run in Dublin From 16-18 April, is a talk by Dr. Francisco Dominguez entitled “Venezuela Ireland Network Event: The Coup That Failed”. He will talk about and assess the developments in Venezuela in the years since the coup. www.lasc.ie/content/latin-america-week-2012-dublin

Sat 14 Apr: 11:00-16:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2
The Choir “Coro Cervantes Dublin” specialises on the polyphonic repertoire of the Spanish Golden Age and choral works of the twentieth century in Spanish. Find more details on the website where you can find out as well how to register your interest. The rehearsal will take place on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, at Instituto Cervantes in Dublin and the first workshop is taking place on Sat from 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00 and on Sun 11:00-13:00. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha79891_16_2.htm

Sat 14 Apr: 11:00-17:00 – Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1. The weekly Ha’penny Flea Indoor Market takes place on Saturdays and stalls offer Vintage Men and Women’s Clothes, Contemporary Crafts, Books, Vinyl Records, Vintage and Handmade Jewellery, Vintage Hair Styles, Art, Photography and lots more. For more details, check www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/hapenny-flea-indoor-market

Sat 14 Apr: 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto) – The Ferocious Mingle Market, a permanent indoor flea market, takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Oscar Verne Café and live music at the weekends are further attractions. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

Sat 14 Apr: 13:00-17:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The next Record Fairs in Whelan’s will take place on Saturday. You can buy, sell or trade vinyl, CDs and tapes. And all details are on the website. Admission is free.

Sat 14 Apr: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin. – Astronomy Ireland are continuing their weekly Sun Shows at the Astronomy Ireland Shop in Swords. Each Saturday, the staff of the Astronomy Ireland Shop will be showing you amazing views of our nearest star. Using special filters and some of the largest telescopes in Ireland you will get to see sunspots bigger than Earth and huge solar flare bursting from our nearest star. If it’s cloudy, there will be a telescope demonstration and you will find out how you can safely observe the Sun and undertake some daytime astronomy using your own telescope. astronomy.ie/sunwatch2011.php

Sat 14 Apr: 13:00-17:30 – The New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Progressive Film Club shows six political documentaries by Radharc Siar (The western view…If I translated that right!?). Two are linked to the Latin America Week and are a little further described a bit further down. The rest is described here www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/film.php?film_id=15&gi_sn=4f87fcf77b255|0 Admission is free, a donation is appreciated.

Sat 14 Apr: 13:00-16:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
This is a weekly meetup for young (10-18 years) coder, designer, Internet enthusiasts. Every week there is a hands-on session with technologies like HTML5, PHP or Python. For more details visit coderdojo.com/ or contact the Coder Dojo team at dublin@coderdojo.com. Bring your laptop if possible and participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Parents do not need to register, only attendees. Book here www.sciencegallery.com/events/2012/04/coder-dojo-april-14th-free-coding-club

Sat 14 Apr: 13:00-14:00 – National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2
At the Saturday Talk “Treasures from Kildare in the National Museum of Ireland” will take place. Admission is free. No booking is required. “Join archaeologist, Padraig Clancy, for an illustrated talk on the ancient treasures from Co. Kildare that are on display in the National Museum. Located in the Ceramics Room.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2804

Sat 14 Apr: 13:00-13:30 – National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), Benburb Street, Dublin 7
The Saturday Talk “Objects and Touch” for adults will take place and admission is free, but exceptionally booking is required. “Join writer and craft historian Eleanor Flegg in a talk exploring how our sense of touch plays an important role in how we understand objects.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2803

Sat 14 Apr: 13:30-14:50 – Adam and Eve’s Church, 4 Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8
A “Handel Celebration Concert”, a special performance by Our Lady’s Choral Society, will take place as part of the Handel’s Days celebrations. templebar.ie/Event/In_Handels_Day

Sat 14 Apr: 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour now takes place every Saturday at the Irish Writers’ Centre. It is a free creative writing session that is organised and led by the Centre’s voluntary arts administrators. The hour includes writing exercises and prompts to get ideas flowing. It is open to everyone and is suitable for all levels of experience. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Sat 14: Apr: 13:50 + 16:05 – New Theatre, 43 East Essex St. Dublin 2
The Progressive Film Club will show as part of a six film programme at the New Theatre two films with a Latin American flavour in context with the Latin America Week. At 13:50 “The Irish Coffee Brigade” (1988) will be shown. Thirty-five young Irish men and women spent six weeks in Nicaragua picking coffee and learning at first hand about the country and its problems. And at 16:05 “The Exemplary Revolution” (1980) is screened. This film traces events in Nicaragua and describes how the aggressive Somoza regime was finally overthrown in a revolution that had strong support from many Catholic Church personnel. www.lasc.ie/content/latin-america-week-2012-dublin

Sat 14 Apr: 14:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
Oltremara is presenting Traditional Dances from the South of Italy (Pizzica and Tammurriata) and Christine Warner will introduce you to Circle Dances.
Through the fast and energetic rhythm of Pizzica Dance (originally from Lecce area) and the slow and earthy steps of Tammurriata Dance (originally from Naples) you will experience the link between body, soul, music and earth. Oltremara will guide you into the rhythm and teach you these Italian Dances.
Circle Dance with Christine Warner will follow: Dancing in a circle is an ancient tradition practiced by many cultures worldwide to celebrate the cycles of life, connect with nature and bond communities together. Modern circle dance draws on the folk dance traditions of Europe, but also includes more recently choreographed dances.
All are welcome and no previous dance experience is needed. The aim is simply to experience the joy of dancing. Admission is free and donations to support the Organic Food Coop are appreciated. www.oltremara.org and www.dublinfood.coop

Sun 15 April: 14:30 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Join guide Glynn Anderson on a walk and talk in the National Botanic Gardens about plant pollination and pollinators. Learn about both simple and ingenious ways in which plants are pollinated and some of the surprising birds, mammals and invertebrates that pollinate them. See what plants do to attract pollinators. Then go and see some of these plants, both native and exotic, close-up in the gardens.

Sat 14 Apr: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “Step into a Norman Castle” with Peter Burns. Admission is free, no booking required. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Sat 14 Feb: 16:00 – Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Irish Animation Day takes place on Saturday from 11:00-17:00 with shorts screening, panel discussion, Irish animation showcases and evening classes. There is a charge for most of the day, but one event is free. Tthe details are here www.ifi.ie/film/drawing-pictures-irish-animation-day/ The free event is at 16:00 and it is described like this:
“Placing Irish animation in a broader international context, with our guest Seamus Malone, animator with Aardman Animations and graduate of BCFE, we close the day with a screening of “The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists” (2D). This is a free screening but booking is essential through the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477. www.ifi.ie/film/drawing-pictures-irish-animation-day

Sat 14 Apr: 19:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Paula Nozzari and Chris Kochenborger form Canja Rave, a powerful and melodic rock duo who are in Whelan’s on Saturday. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/9588

Sat 14 Apr: 19:00 – ANSEO (Upstairs), 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2
The Comic book launch “Romantic Mayhem Pocket Book” will take place on Sat. It contains romantic comics by 16 comic artists. Come and see, read, talk with the team. Admission is free.

Sat: 19:30 – Ormond Wine, Restaurant & Cafe Bar, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7. Saturday nights “Wax Lyrical” is a lively Swing and Bossanova performance of a guitar, trombone and vocal trio. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ormond-Wine-Bar/181985853298

Sat 14 Apr: 20:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Elaine Mai with support from Leanne Harte are in Whelan’s on Saturday.

Sat 14 Apr: 20:00-22:30 – KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2
This is a new weekly Saturday night residency of a Jazz Quartet, featuring Michael Nielsen (guitar), Sam Comerford (sax), Cormac O Brien (bass), James Mackin (drums) in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated. www.facebook.com/KCPeaches

Saturdays: 22:00-00:00 – Oil Can Harry’s, 31 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
“The Urban Mojo Blues Band, a Dublin based five piece band drawing influences from electric Chicago blues and rock to produce a lively uptempo grooving blues will be performing every Saturday.” www.facebook.com/pages/The-Urban-Mojo-Blues-Band/87569518524 www.urbanmojobluesband.com

* Don’t forget that the Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the 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
* Dublin Food Co-op is open every Saturday (09:30-16:30) at Newmarket, Dublin 8 for organic wholefoods and sustainable household products, plus over a dozen producer stalls offering organic fruit and veg., baked goods, dairy produce, wines, hot and cold food, etc. Additional Co-op opening Thursdays 12:00-20:00. www.dublinfood.coop
* The weekly Honest2goodness food market with fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, wines in Glasnevin is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre. (www.honest2goodness.ie)
* At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food + there’s free popcorn and ballons&facepainting for the kids. www.blackrockmarket.com/ Opening: Sat+Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, Sun: 12:00-17:30
* 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
* Nearly every day and especially at the weekend, the Porterhouse in Temple Bar is hosting live bands that are always worth a visit. www.porterhousebrewco.com/livetemplebar.html
* Trad Session – Schoolhouse Pub in 2-8 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge. Every Saturday from 22:00 singers, guitar, fiddle, banjo, accordion, whistle, pipers, bodhran etc are all welcome to join in. www.schoolhousehotel.com/
* The Black Sheep play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later Dj Glenn Brown (Dublin Calling). Admission is free.
* 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 latin DJs. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing and you are invited to add your own percussion. www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

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Sun 15 Apr: 10:00-14:00 – Factory, 35a Barrow Street, Dublin 4
Fence Fit’s next free fencing taster session will take place on Sunday. Contact Doug on 085 1120287 or fencefit AT gmail.com to register for this free sword fighting class. www.facebook.com/FencingFit

Sun 15 Apr: 10:00-17:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Meet the beekeepers at this special weekend event in celebration of the welcome return of bees to the Botanic Gardens. As well as informative talks on the history of beekeeping, there will be an exhibition of live bees in an observation hive, a honey show, displays of beekeeping equipment, a children’s art competition and a demonstration of how honey is extracted from the honeycomb. Further details: www.irishbeekeeping.ie www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Sun 15 Apr: 11:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
The Brocante Market will take place on Sun it is a collection of antiques, furniture, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. This is the only market of its kind in Dublin, giving the opportunity for everyday people as well as collectors and new enterprises an affordable outlet in an up and coming business. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month. www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Sun 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto)
The Ferocious Mingle Market, a permanent indoor flea market, takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Oscar Verne Café and live music at the weekends are further attractions. On Sundays the Ferocious Mingle MARKET is a fancy dress market: In addition to stalls/tables for sellers, there are some “chalets” in the venue where regular sellers have set up. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

Sun 15 Apr: 12:00-18:00 – Phoenix Park at the Wellington Monument, Dublin 7
The Couchsurfing Community is inviting all Couch Surfers, friends and families to a picnic in Phoenix Park. Bring food and drink (no alcohol) – to share if you wish. Bring a blanket, cups, plates and some entertainment (frisbee, soccer/volleyball, other balls, hurleys, kites, cards, games, instruments, etc) and come to the near-weekly picnic. Check facebook.com/PicnicFun

Sun 15 Apr: 12:00-13:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Sundays at Noon Concert Series takes place in the beautiful Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Now in its 36th year, this series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert will feature “Music for Voice and Electronics” with Alessandro Bosetti and Jenny Walsh. www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/610-sundaysnoon-music-for-voice-and-electronics

Sun 15 April: 13:00-15:00 – Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. – Knowledge is an open collective group that aims to bring education and learning to everyone. Knowledge runs series of free public lectures. These short courses will be presented by volunteers with a background in and a passion for the given area. There are no barriers to taking part and the lectures will be free form, shaped as much by those who come as by those giving them. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. The last event in the current series will be on Sunday “It’s Mental! Reasons NOT to Believe Psychiatric Research” knowledge.exchangedublin.ie/

Sun 15 Apr: 13:00 – Phoenix Park
The Great Ireland Run will take place on Sunday in Phoenix Park. Participation is not free, but watching is. This is one of the first full scale 10km run of the season with a strong field of competitors.
The biggest Irish children’s running event will take place as well on Sunday. It is a 2.5km run for children from ages 5-15. www.greatirelandrun.org

The Dublin Sketchers Group is an informal group of typically hobby artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. Collins Barracks, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle), sketch for an hour or so, and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches. www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/ Find out on their website where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. Meeting time is usually around 14:00.

There are no special events in any of the National Museum locations this Sunday.

Sun 15 Apr: 15:00-15:45 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Introducing ‘Dubliners’ (1914) by James Joyce” with Professor Anne Fogarty, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Sun 15 Apr: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Thoroughbred Horse Walking by Edgar Degas”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Sun 15 Apr: 17:00-23:00 – Grand Social (former Pravda), Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. This week’s line up is Ger Murphy, Dol Eoin Mac Kinnon (Glasgow), LiLy Burke, The Mistaken Dreams, 2 Minutes 2 Midnight, Chocolate Orange, Shannon and Verona Riots. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

Sun 15 Apr: 20:00 – Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
The Ubangi Stomp Club with a live gig of Rekkiabilly, a rockin’ swingin’ band from Bari, Italy who mix rockabilly with ska, swing, jazz and surf styles and DJ Tiki Paul on the decks will be in Sin É. www.facebook.com/ubangistompclub

Sun 15 Apr: 21:00-00:00 – Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. This Sunday’s line up is Edwin Sammon, Christian Talbot, Niamh Marron, Darren Maher, Willa White and MC Colm McGlinchey. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Sundays: 21:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys are playing a weekly gig in Whelan’s Front Bar on Sundays. Their music is swing, blues, bebop and doo wop. On 01 April they are performing with a full brass section . Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/9883https://www.facebook.com/jaimenanciandtheblueboys

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe in Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. It is a Rockabilly, R’n’R, Roots night with alternating (week by week) live bands Pavement Kings, Donna & The Sazzy Catz, The Mosquitoes and The Pacifics from 21:00 and with DJs from 23:00-01:30. Admission is free. www.globe.ie/events.php

Sun 15 Apr: 21:30 – The Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The weekly Sunday Roast is an event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The next Sunday Roast line up is Casio Nova, Alale, Alice Can’t Turn Left, Elavators. www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-17:00 the Jamestown 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. www.jamestownmarket.com
* Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8 www.stellabass.com
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Mercantile in 28 Dame Street from 21:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.facebook.com/thesundayroast
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* From 21:00 in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street “The Apollo Sessions” is a free show featuring multiple styles of original music from local and international musicians and songwriters www.myspace.com/thebleedinghorsesessions
* Every Sunday “The Latin Beat” will take place in 4 Dame Lane in Dame Lane from 20:00-02:00. A band will play from 21:00-22:30, a Latin Beat Club, Brazilian DJs and Salsa Classes (from 18:00) will be additional features. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/events/225904860831469/
* Comedy Crunch – The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* 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
* The Gardiner Street Gospel Mass invites to a 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

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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Mon, Wed, Sat in April: 13:10 – Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 – The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings. A number of free programmes will be shown at lunchtime on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays. The first film is www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-1-top-of-the-morning/ and it will be screened sometimes on Mondays other times on Wednesday. The second film is www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog2-dublin-of-the-welcomes/ and it will be screened alternating between Mon and Wed as well. On Saturdays a double-bill will be screened: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-7/ Admission is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk. www.ifi.ie/2012/04/?post_type=film

Mon 16 – Fri 27 April: Northside, Dublin
The Five Lamps Arts Festival returns in its fifth year as one of the main festivals on Dublin’s Northside. The festival will be showcasing a range of art forms and events including literature, dance, opera, traditional music, visual art and theatre. The festival has its name from the central focal point of the Five Lamps in Amiens Street and most venues are in the vicinity of Amiens Street and Northstrand Road. A full timetable is here www.fivelampsarts.ie/timetable, but unfortunately it doesn’t indicate which events are free and which aren’t. There are many free events, but with regret I have to say that it is sooo laborious to separate free from non-free events, that I gave up. Instead you will have to check through all 10 categories yourself and in most cases you will have to check each individual event via the READ MORE link to find out if there is a charge or not. Dear Northstrand Festival Committee, please provide an easier overview next year!! ;-)

Mon 16 Apr: 14:00 – Meet at the statue of James Joyce, North Earl Street, Dublin 1. For the Dublin: One City, One Book festival in combination with the Five Lamps Arts Festival, a free walking tour with historian Pat Liddy will take place. On the tour you will follow in the footsteps of James Joyce’s well known characters as you walk the streets and visit the sites against which he staged many of his works. The Walk and Talk Tour takes approx. 90 minutes. www.dublincity.ie/Community/LetsWalkandTalk/Pages/WalkandTalk.aspx

Mon 16 – Wed 18 Apr: 17:00-22:00 – Irish Aid Centre + La Dolce Vita
The Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) is inviting to the 13th Irish Latin American Film Festival. It will take place in the Irish Aid Centre, O’Connell St. and in La Dolce Vita (Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8). from the Monday 16th- Wednesday 18th April. Admission to all screenings is free but space is limited so attendees are requested to arrive in time. Several of the directors will be in attendance to discuss their films and answer questions from the audience.
More information and a full bilingual version of the programme is available on
www.lasc.ie/content/xiii-irish-latin-american-film-festival or downloadable here
www.lasc.ie/sites/default/files/Programme%20English%20Website.pdf The PDF doesn’t show the late venue change (Originally all screenings were planned to be in the Irish Aid Centre), so make sure that you also check the LASC website.

Mon 16 Apr: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2
“Daniel Weinstock: An int imate vision of contemporary Mexican photography” is the title of a lecture at the Instituto Cervantes. Born in Mexico, Daniel Weinstock, actor, freelance and self-taught photographer, has exhibited in galleries in Mexico, Los Angeles and New York City. In Dublin he will offer a sample of his photographic work, covering the different stages he has undergone, as well as the places he has lived, the people he has known, the influence of other artists, and deaths and births he has witnessed. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha81393_16_2.htm

Mon 16 Apr: 21:00-23:00 – Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. This Monday’s line up is not announced yet, but you will find it eventually on www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Mondays 21:45-02:30 – Fibber Magee’s, Parnell Street, Dublin 1
Every Monday, a mix of musicians from bands like The Seven Deadly Skins / Animal Cracker / Upbeat Generation / Crete Boom & more come together to play a free night of Rock & Reggae. www.facebook.com/TheHangoverClub

* Solar Trio Gig in Anseo (Camden Street, D2) on the first three Mondays of every month. Jazz standards along with totally improvised on the spot jams.
* Comedy Crunch – The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy in the Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 from 23:30. Admission is free.


Tues 17 Apr: 10:30-11:15 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “The Significance of Trivial Things – Painting Modern Life 1900-1914” with Janet McLean, Curator of European Art 1850-1950, National Gallery of Ireland will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Tues 17 Apr: 12:00 – 17:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The Science Gallery has a menu of workshops that you can take part in. The take place at (undefined!?) “intervals throughout the day between 12:00 and 17:00” and you should check at the reception for details when you walk in.
The description goes “Start your own bot race with a toothbrush and a motor, learn and participate in tests all about and with water: its constituents and properties from drinking water to groundwater! Test out your taste buds with a tongue map and extract your own DNA from your spit! – we have it all!”

Tues 17, 24 April: 13:10-13:50 – Council Chamber, City Hall, Dublin 2
Historic lunchtime lectures will run each Tuesday in April as part of the “One City, One Book” festival. The theme is “Dubliners – in their own words” and topics are the Dublin tenements, the North Strand Bombing and the Liberties.
+ Tues 17 Apr: ” Stories from Dublin’s Blitz: The North Strand Bombing” with Ellen Murphy
+ Tues 24 Apr: “Heirlooms and Hand-Me-Downs: Tales from Dublin’s Liberties” with Chris Reid.
For more information and details about the speakers, go to www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/city_hall_lecture_series.aspx

Tues 17 Apr: 14:00-19:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
TCD’s School of Computer Science & Statistics will hold this series of talks on visual computing, digital media processing and digital arts – technologies that underpin the creative and entertainment industries. Admission is free, but you have to book on the website. The topics are
“Human Faces – From Reality to Reality”, “A showcase of Creative Technologies across Trinity College Dublin incl Visual Computing – Graphics, Animation and Visualization., Digital Media – Media signal processing for 3D audio & video, Advances in digital signal processing for audio and video, Digital Arts – exploring the emergent fields of creative art practice.”, “The Changing Creative World: a view from the land of preschool TV”´. More (explanatory) information about the talks is here (www.sciencegallery.com/events/2012/04/symposium-creative-technologies) and here www.tcd.ie/catc/news

Tues 17 Apr: 18:00-20:30 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2
The workshop “Daniel Weinstock, Photographic Workshop: Interactive space for artistic creation” is designed for all those interested in photography, as well as in any process involving artistic creation. Participants can take their photography portfolios to show, to share and discuss all aspects that involve the creation of an object of art. For Weinstock, the creative process “is a complex and difficult path, as all creation implies a certain amount of pain” What limits creation? How do we overcome these limitations? How to transmit what one feels…what one wants to say? These questions will be the opening platform to start the interaction of the participants in the workshop. Admission is free and the workshop will be in English and Spanish. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha81394_16_2.htm

Tues 17 Apr: 18:30 – European Union House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Three famous Italians and their role in Irish history is the topic of “Charles Bianconi, Joe Nannetti and Guglielmo Marconi, three famous Italians in the History of Ireland”,
a Video Documentary by Concetto La Malfa. www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/Menu/Gli_Eventi/Calendario/

Tues 17 Apr: 19:00 – Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Climate.Culture.Change is a series of provocative films and discussions which highlight the social dimension of climate change. Designed to challenge, illuminate and inspire, the series presents a panorama of interconnections from the causes of climate change to the roles of individuals and societies in addressing the issues. The films in Climate.Culture.Change are from six European countries giving an international perspective on the issues around climate change.
The opening night on Tues, is an evening of short films and conversation with Michael Greif from Germany and Jim Kitchen from Northern Ireland, hosted by Davie Philip, Cultivate.
The evening will explore the need to change our values and our way of life in the face of climate change, using a number of shorts and clips from the documentaries in the series. Michael Greif is head of the Hamburg Office of ECOMOVE International. ECOMOVE support, promote and distribute media on the environment and sustainable development. He curated the film series Climate.Culture.Change on behalf on the Goethe-Institut.
Jim Kitchen was formally the Northern Ireland Director of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. He currently works with the Soil Association managing a new project to develop sustainable food communities in Northern Ireland.
The full programme of all films is listed on the website.

Tues 17 Apr: 20:00 – The Workmansclub, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Join Dublin-based folk collective At Elbow and Foot for a special night of songs, poems and stories. The group, featuring singer-songwriter Robert Kearns, joined by vocalists Sinead Moloney and Becca Roche, and accompanied by Ben Clifford, Conor O’Toole, Helen McArdle and Cillian Murphy, are supported by Sarah Griffin (former Literary Deathmatch Champion) performing poetry, and Tom Rowley (Storymap) and Shane Langan (Diet of Worms) telling stories. Admission is free. www.theworkmansclub.com/2012/04/12/at-elbow-and-foot-and-friends-170412/

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghue’s on Suffolk Street every Tues from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* Live Jazz and Blues from 21:00 every Tuesday in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.
* 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
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2


Wed-Fri 18-20 April: 12:00-17:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The Science Gallery has teamed up with the Royal College of Art in London for a three-day workshop as part of the FP7 Studiolab Project, that pairs scientists with designers, all exploring themes of synthetic biology. Feel free to pop in and say hello to one of the helpful mediators and chat about Syn Bio Products, extract your own DNA and have your say on the future of SynBio. Admission is free (DNA extraction is charged) www.sciencegallery.com/events/2012/04/synbio-walk-workshop

Wed 18 Apr: 18:00 – RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The next event in the RDS Speaker Series is a talk by Kevin and Emer Rockett entitled “The Magic Lantern in Ireland”. Based on their recently published book “Magic lantern, panorama and moving picture shows in Ireland, 1786–1909”, this illustrated lecture will outline the history of the magic lantern in Ireland. It will focus on the lantern’s emergence as a popular cultural entertainment from the early nineteenth century; its role as a visual aid in science and temperance campaign lectures; and will conclude with a selection of slide narratives adapted from the work of Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and others which were precursors to early cinema films. Admission is free, but booking is required at 01-240 7254 or lectures@rds.ie www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1099422

Wed 18 Apr: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2. – “Tristana” (1970) by director Luis Buñuel is the next film in the film series “One Book, One Film” in the Instituto Cervantes. The film will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha80187_16_2.htm

Wed 18 Apr: 18:00 – Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The talk “James Joyce & Arthur Griffith: Two contrarian Dubliners” by Anthony J. Jordan will take place. Admission is free, but booking on dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie or 01-674 4806 is required.
James Joyce was first introduced to the Irish public by Arthur Griffith. Though Joyce wounded Griffith gravely, the latter continued to support and advocate for him. Joyce celebrated Griffith in Ulysses, as both achieved their lifetime goals in 1922.
The event is followed by wine reception. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/joyce_and_griffin.aspx

Wed 18, 25 Apr + 02 May: 19:30 – JUST Offices, Ballymun Job Centre, Unit 36 Ballymun Town Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 11. – The Jesuit University Support and Training (J.U.S.T.) Ballymun is offering all students, prospective students and life-long students three Sessions on Academic Writing. Maeve McMahon, one of the JUST Tutors, is giving these three Sessions which are aimed at developing, improving and fine-tuning the skills involved in academic writing. The three sessions will cover a range of issues: Discover the difference between Academic Writing and personal writing; Create mind maps; Identify the academic argument; Learn how best to avoid plagiarism; Write an essay for college that answers all points in a question; Learn how to best prepare for exams. To register and for more information call 01-8622695. www.justballymun.org

Wed 18 Apr: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The Bambir, an Armenian band that combines hard rock, Armenian traditional music and poetry, pulsing beats and whirling trances, ancient tales and pagan wails into their own unique sound and they will be in Whelan’s every Wednesday in April. Admission is free. www.youtube.com/TheBambir www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/10576

18 Apr: 21:00 – Patriot’s Inn, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
The Inn Jokes Comedy Night in Kilmainham have – as always – a great line up: Neil Dougan (BBC’s The Blame Game), Eric Lalor (Joy In The Hood, Love/Hate) and Edwin Sammon (RTE Storyland, Tedfest Winner) and MC Colm O’Regan. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. innjokes.com/

Wednesdays 12:00: Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6. – Bad Boy Jake, a band from Dublin that draws influences from all over the music spectrum including Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Deep Purple, blues rock and classic rock, is playing every Wednesday in Mother Reilly’s.

* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:00-19:00 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English. www.havana.ie/opening%202009.htm www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821
* “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 every Wednesday. www.hamletsweeney.com/events/
* Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).
* Seven Deadly Skins are playing Reggae/Ska Covers from 22:00 with DJ Dotsie later. The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Admission is free.


Thurs 19 Apr: 09:20-16:00 – Fitzgerald Building, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2
The School of Physics in Trinity College Dublin is hosting a free symposium to celebrate the extraordinary vision of Edward Hutchinson Synge (1890-1957), also known as Hutchie. He was the nephew of John Millington Synge, who wrote the Playboy of the Western World, and the older brother of John Lighton Synge, the outstanding mathematician and theoretical physicist. Hutchie’s highly original conceptions in physics were fifty years ahead of his time. He studied at Trinity College and his visionary insights into future technology lie in what we now call nanoscience, with the invention of the near-field optical microscope that allows imaging below the diffraction limit, in LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) where he outlines a scheme for studies of the atmosphere, and in astronomy where he invented a new type of telescope. The detailed programme of this event can be found on the same site where you also can register for this free event.

Thurs 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto)
The Ferocious Mingle Market is a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

Mon 16 – Thurs 19 Apr: 13:00-14:00 – various libraries
The Contemporary Music Centre perform Musical Tales in four different libraries during the week as part of Dublin: One City, One Book. Each concert features live music and short films by Irish composers all inspired by James Joyce. Performers are the Milesian Quartet with soprano Rachel Croash and flautist Brian Dunning with introduction by Benjamin Dwyer. The schedule is
Mon 16 April: Rathmines Library (Phone: 01-4973539)
Tues 17 April: Cabra Library (Phone: 01-8691414)
Wed 18 April: Raheny Library (Phone: 01-8315521)
Thurs 19 April: Central Library – Music Library (Phone: 01-873 4333)
Admission is free, but booking is required. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/musical_tales_2012.aspx

Thurs 19 Apr: 13:00-15:00 + 17:00-19:00 – Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2
The screening of contemporary Italian films takes place over four weeks and you are invited to discover them with a glass of wine. Two screenings will take on each day. The first one at 13:00-15:00 and the second one at 17:00-19:00.
The film line up is
+ Thurs 19 Apr: Gli amici del Bar Margherita (2007) by Pupi Avati
+ Thurs 26 Apr: L’ultimo Pulcinella (2008) by Maurizio Scaparro
+ Thurs 03 May: Si può fare (2009) by Giulio Manfredonia
All films are in Italian with English subtitles. After the evening screening a Q&A with Monica Insinga will take place. Admission is free. On the website you find a link to “Click here to download brochure”. In that brochure you can find more details about the movies. www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=409&citta=Dublino

Thurs: 19 Apr: 13:10 – Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
A Public Lecture entitled “A Mirror into the Floating World: Japanese prints of the Edo period, 1600-1860” takes place with Ruth Starr, Lecturer, Arts of Japan, Trinity College Dublin www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Thurs 19 Apr: 16:00 – Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
“Do you believe in Magic?” is a lecture by Prof. Frank McGuinness on the role of magic, the supernatural and power in one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedies. As part of the UCD / Shakespeare Lecture Series 2012, Prof. Frank McGuinness gives a lecture on the role of magic, the supernatural and power in Macbeth. Admission is free, but you have to book on the website. www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/abbey_talks_frank_mcguinness_do_you_believe_in_magic_shakespeares_macbeth/

Thurs 19 Apr: 17:00 – A109, Newman Building, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4
“Archaeology and the creation of the future landscape” is the title of a Dublin City of Science 2012 event. Dr Chris Dalgleish, University of Glasgow presents the last lecture in this UCD School of Archaeology/UCD Archaeological Society’s Spring Seminar Series. All welcome. Admission is free. www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?lang=en&dt=d.en.114158&f=week&d=20/04/2012&sd=Thursday,19April2012&ac=*

Thurs 19 Apr: 18:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
The Western, Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll band “Moo!” will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free. www.mooband.com www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/10389

19 Apr-24 May: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Dublin City Libraries in association with the Dublin City Enterprise Board are announcing a series of lectures entitled “Start and Grow Your Own Business”, aimed at current small business owners/managers or people that want to start a new business. The first lecture is
19 April An Introduction to Self Employment Find all subsequent lectures here www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks or in the Upcoming events section in this e-zine. Admission to the lectures is free, but you have to book and to to reserve a place for the complete programme or for an individual lecture, contact the Business Information Centre in the Central Library on 01 873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

Thurs 19 Apr: 18:30 – 20:30 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA) DATA is dedicated to both showcasing the work of technologists, musicians, and artists using technology as well as providing a meeting point for the intersection of these disciplines for the purpose of promoting, exploring, discussing and exhibiting art and technology in Ireland and the world
At Data 52.0 the Amsterdam based artist couple Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen show their multifaceted oeuvre of software, machines and objects. And Cliona Harmey, an artist and lecturer, shows her combinations of sculpture and (parts of analog cameras, lenses, supports, bellows, filing systems etc) with newer technologies (networked live data/ cctv camera feeds etc) to make sculptural works. For more details about this event, you better check the website because I am not really sure what is happening at the event. ;-) www.data.ie

Thurs 19 Apr: 19:00 – Seomra Sproai 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1
The Vegetarian Society of Ireland are planning an event to celebrate World Vegetarian Day 2012 (on 01 October) and this meeting is a planning meeting where your help is needed. The plan is to have plenty of stalls with a focus on food, animal rights, environmental, booksellers, etc. in addition there will be lots of talks.

Thu 19 Apr: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The book launch of “Stoker: The Lost History” by Gabriel Murray will take place together with a lecture by Gabriel Murray and John J May.
The book explores new research that film director and author Gabriel Murray has discovered while writing a new screenplay on Bram Stoker. In the process he has discovered a wealth of fascinating new facts.
A short lecture with slides on this publication will be given by Gabriel Murray and Author John J May (The Fascination with Vampirism). Then followed by the book launch which includes a draft of his new screenplay titled ’Stoker’ www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Thurs 19 Apr: 19:30 – Amnesty International, 48 Fleet Street, Dublin 2
Luke Harding, the Guardian’s former Moscow correspondent and the author of “Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia” will be speaking in Dublin. In today’s Russia human rights defenders and independent journalists are threatened, harassed and even attacked. The murder of Anna Politkovskaya in October 2006 shocked the world. Yet for every Anna, there have been many less widely known journalists killed for their work across Russia. Many of these deaths were never properly investigated. Luke Harding was appointed the Guardian’s Moscow correspondent in 2007 and wrote extensively on politics and corruption in Russia and the curtailment of civil liberties. He also investigated counter-terrorism and operations conducted by the Russian security forces in the Caucasus region. In 2011, shortly after reporting that leaked US diplomatic cables described Russia as a ‘virtual mafia state’, he became the first British journalists in 11 years to be expelled from Russia. In his new book he writes about his own experiences as a journalist targeted by the Federal Security Bureau who broke into his home, hacked his email and monitored his phone calls. All are welcome to his talk about his time in Moscow and about his book. Admission is free. www.amnesty.ie/news/mafia-state-author-speak-dublin

Thurs 19 Apr: 19:30 – Twisted Pepper Café (Loft Bookstore), 54, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. – The Dublin Writers’ Forum welcomes writers of all genres, of all ages and all levels of experience. Founded and facilitated by writers Liz McSkeane and Anne Tannam, DWF is an open group of writers who share a common passion for all things literary. It is a safe ‘working space’ where on a weekly basis writers can bring their work to be critiqued by other writers. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/DublinWritersForum

Thurs 19 Apr: 20:00 – Gonzaga College, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
At this monthly lecture of the Irish Astronomical Society, Brian Harvey will be talking about the Chinese space program. This is a free event and all are welcome. www.irishastrosoc.org/wordpress/

Thurs 19 Apr: 20:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Visiting from Canada, Pam Eveleigh, is a specialist on primroses and auriculas, as well as an accomplished macro and floral photographer and administrator of the Primula World website. In her talk “Let’s Talk Primulas” she will give a detailed survey of the genus describing the many species she has seen in the wild and in cultivation. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Thurs: 20:00 – 4 Dame Lane Pub, 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The 4 Dame Lane Movie Club will feature a movie every Thursday from 20:00. The upcoming movies are: 19 Apr: American Beauty, 26 Apr: Casino. Admission is free. www.4damelane.ie/movieclub.html

Thursdays: 21:00 – Mercantile Hotel, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys are playing a weekly gig in the Mercantile Hotel on Thursdays. Their music is swing, blues, bebop and doo wop. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/jaimenanciandtheblueboys

Thurs 19 Apr: 21:30-23:30 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14
Acoustic/Roots music with the McGrane Family with Cathy McEvoy (Fiddle) Con Butler (bass) Gerry Fitzpatrick (Dobro). Special Guests from Spain: Nora & Helena (Hawaiian/Latin), Marion McEvoy (Contemporary Folk), Kevin “Spats” Davenport (Ragtime Blues). Admission is free.

* Lunchtime Market at Christ Church Cathedral from 12:00-15:00. www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php
* Quiz Night in The Lotts Cafe Bar, 9 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1. Every Thurs a quiz night with great prizes is taking place at 20:00/20:30 depending on football. Participation is free.
* Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00 and the line up is here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall
* Songs from a Café is a Dublin singer-songwriter showcase session, dedicated to the art of contemporary songwriting. 20:00-22:00 at Brick Alley Cafe. www.facebook.com/songsfromacafe
* The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN


Fri 20 Apr: 13:00-13:30 – National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), Benburb Street, Dublin 7
The Curator’s Talk “Knock on Wood’ – Contemporary Woodturning in Ireland” will take place on Fri and booking is required. “Join curator Jennifer Goff and explore the work of some of Ireland’s leading woodturners such as Liam Flynn and Emmet Kane. This illustrated talk takes place in the Lecture Theatre.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2807

Fri 20 Apr: 13:00 – Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
This is a talk and discussion with Dr. John Welshman on the approach used in his book “Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town.”. Admission is free and booking via 01 8734333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie is required. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/titanic_john_welshman.aspx

20-22 Apr: Coach House Dublin, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is taking place for the 13th time. The event will take place in the Coach House in Dublin Castle on the 20 and 21 and in the Alliance Française on 22 April 2012. The events on Fri 20 Apr are:
14:00: Opening of the festival with H.E. Mrs Emmanuelle d’Achon, Ambassador of
France to Ireland
14:15-15:00: Panel discussion “What is Pleas ure?” with Johnnie Gratton, Kevin Barry, Marie-Claire Blais, René de Ceccatty, Thomas McCarthy
15:45-16:45: Readings by Salim Bachi, Mathieu Lindon, Darach Ó Scolaí
17:00-18:00: Café Littéraire with Kevin Barry, Michael Kleeberg, Belinda McKeon and Jean-Michel Picard.
All events are open to the public and admission is free. The programme for Saturday and Sunday can be found here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2012/programme.htm

Fri 20 Apr: Tower Records Ireland, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2,
The Record Store Day on Saturday 21 Apr starts early in Tower Records with a number of In-Store events. The line-up is
15:00 Tieranniesaur
16:00 Riptide Movement
17:00 Pale
18:00 Special Guest
I only know the Riptide Movement of these bands and they are a great and upcoming band from which you will hear a lot more, so grab the chance to listen to them on Friday. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=221

Fri 20 Apr: 19:00-22:00 – National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
James Joyce’s Dubliners will be celebrated at Cafe Joly in the National Library. With Dubliners as its theme, Cafe Joly hosts an evening of readings, poetry and music with food and wine. Call in any time between 19:00-22:00. Admission is free and no booking is required. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Fri 20 Apr: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Spoke is an open mic night at the Irish Writers Centre, taking place on the third Friday of every month. Writers, spoken word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Free admission. If you’d like to perform, please be prompt, people will be signed up from the time the doors open. You can’t sign up by email, you’ve got to be there. writerscentre.ie/spoke/ Spoke will feature writer and performer Graham Tugwell. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fri 20 Apr: 18:00 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Ruth Field author of ‘Run Fat Bit ch Run’ will be signing copies of her book in Eason.
Is there a large bum-shaped dent in your sofa? Unwatched workout DVDs gathering dust on your shelves? An eye-wateringly expensive (and rarely used) gym membership burning a hole in your bank account? Does the sight of your wobbly bits leave you cowering under the duvet? Then it’s time you faced the truth: the only option is to lace up and hit the ground running. Straight-talking, funny and brutally honest, this book will give you the push you need to get out of the door, pounding the pavements and shedding pounds in no time. www.easons.com/pid/page/events

Fri 20 Apr: 20:00 – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8
The Cathedral is hosting a variety of talks and lectures over the coming months. All talks are free of charge, no booking necessary. On Friday the lecture is entitled “Gothic Architecture and St Patrick’s Cathedral” by Dr Michael O’Neill. www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Talks-lectures-and-events.aspx


This section contains events that will 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:

Sat 21 Apr: 11:00-15:00 – Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17
A creative writing workshop for teenagers inspired by Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ will take place. Write a short story about YOUR Dublin and work with the poet Dave Lordan to create a modern portrait of the lives of teenage Dubliners. A light lunch will be provided. The event is free but booking is essential via 01-8477781 or coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

20-22 Apr: RDS, Ballsbridge
The Ideal Show Exhibtion will take place in the Simmonscourt Hall of the RDS on 20-22 Apr. The exhibition is mainly for home owners who want to improve, extend or enhance their home, but even if you are not strictly in that category you might be interested and you can find all information here: www.idealhome.ie/ For Friday or Saturday you can get free tickets, if you register here www.idealhome.ie/free-ticket/

A whole range of events as part of the One City, One Book 2012 month will take place in Farmleigh House and all events are free, but require the booking of tickets. Because these events are usually quite popular, I will include here the whole list of events and if you are interested in any of the events, make sure that you request your tickets as soon as possible. The chosen book for April 2012 is Dubliners by James Joyce. Farmleigh House are hosting the following events:
++ Sat 21 Apr: 15:00 – Joyce and His Ramblings in the Phoenix Park
Dr. John McCullen, Chief Park Superintendent discusses Joyce’s connections with the Phoenix Park.
++ Sat 28 Apr: 15:00 – Dublin, Distilleries and ‘The Dead’
A talk by Frank Shovlin, Senior Lecturer of Irish Literature in English at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool and author of Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival, to be published this spring by Liverpool University Press.
++ Sun 29 Apr: 15:00 – ‘Joyce and Chapelizod’
Actor Barry McGovern, a resident of Chapelizod, will discuss the Joyce family’s association with the Chapelizod area and will discuss ‘A Painful Case’, ‘Finnegans Wake’ and Joyce’s reference to the Phoenix Park Murders.
For all four events admission free, but booking via farmleighinfo@opw.ie is required. For further information telephone 01 815 5900

19 Apr-24 May: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Dublin City Libraries in association with the Dublin City Enterprise Board are announcing a series of lectures entitled “Start and Grow Your Own Business”, aimed at current small business owners/managers or people that want to start a new business. The six lectures are
19 April An Introduction to Self Employment
26 April Ideas Generation & Market Research
03 May Financing Your Business
10 May Digital Marketing and Social Media
17 May Ethnic Entrepreneurship
24 May Business Planning Structure
Admission to the lectures is free, but you have to book and to to reserve a place for the complete programme or for an individual lecture, contact the Business Information Centre in the Central Library on 01 873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Documents/SYOBposter.pdf www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

Fri 27 Apr: 20:30 – Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 7
Part of the Guitar Festival of Ireland is a concert in Farmleigh House for which free tickets are available by random draw. You need to enter the draw and I want to give you an opportunity to do so, by mentioning this event here.
Deirdre Moynihan (Soprano) and Alec O’Leary (Guitar) are one of Ireland’s most engaging duos. Their programme will feature works from the Italian and German repertoire, a collection of traditional Spanish songs “Canciones Espanolas Antiguas” compiled by the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca and also a selections of iconic solo guitar works by J.S.Bach and Leo Brouwer. More information is here www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,17891,en.html and to get tickets you have to enter the draw by sending a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie

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Strangely I wasn’t able to find too many references to this development in Spain and it seems that the Irish media didn’t pick it up at all: The new Spanish government plans to punish every communication medium that informs about acts that seriously interfere with the public order. (in Spanish: politica.elpais.com/politica/2012/04/11/actualidad/1334147016_538948.html)
This means, that if someone informs about a protest march via the Internet, he/she can be convicted for a minimum of 2 years in prison. Wow! Since a protest march can turn ugly even if the original intention was a peaceful and democratic protest, this could result in a situation where any information about any protest will be risky. Democracy this ain’t! In May 2011 a massive protest took place in Madrid (emajmagazine.com/2011/05/20/spain-starts-up-its-own-revolution) and was initiated via the Internet, this could be illegal when the new suggestions become law. Because governments don’t like the opposition and happily adopt ways to suppress opposition if it works in other countries, we should hope that the Spanish people will not let this suggestion by the Spanish interior minister become law!


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