Dublin Event Guide 746: Come to Zambia tonight! Spreading the wings for one day only.

February 19th, 2022

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

Come to Zambia tonight!

Spreading the wings for one day only.

Hi all!

Some of you know that I am part of the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and a few years ago I had the pleasure to meet an amazing vocal group from Zambia who were visiting Gardiner Street Church.

We met, became friends and stayed in touch over the years and in December that vocal group, called “Chosen”, was meant to do a Christmas concert. They were all ready to go and then the gig was cancelled because of the pandemic.

Fast forward a few weeks and after two further schedule changes, the concert is now taking place today (Saturday 19 Feb from 17:00-18:30).

If you like gospel music, vocal groups or just singing you HAVE to her Chosen! They are so so good. The harmonies blow you away or give you goose bumps, the excitement and enthusiasm that they have for their music is infectious and their performances are uplifting and inspirational. Just AMAZING! (See a short promo video below and more on the website www.chosenzambia.com)

I would love for everyone to hear them, but the concert is taking place in St. Ignatius Church in Lusaka, Zambia. And this might be a little far for most of us. Right? Well, actually not!

Over the last two weeks I was working with Chosen and LoyolaTV to give all of us a chance to enjoy this concert and after a few discussions it was agreed to live-stream the concert tonight.

I would have loved to tell you already last week, but only yesterday the plan finally became concrete enough to talk about it.

Because it is for a charity, it is not a free concert. But at EUR 5 it is as low priced as possible. If you are interested, check out www.chosenzambia.com to find out more and to get your ticket.

It would be sooo wonderful to “see” lots of you at the gig at 17:00 today. 100% of the money will go to Chosen’s Charity (I will cover all the credit card and Paypal fees.) and it will be a really great gig!

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“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

+++ Ernest Shackleton Explorers Trail for Families
Sat 19 – Sun 27 February 2022 – 10:00-17:00 – EPIC, chq, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: Included with museum ticket entry
We are calling all EPIC Explorers! We need your help! We have discovered a letter sent by Irish Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton – and he’s in trouble. Can you journey through EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, locate Shackleton, and bring him and his crew home safely? Face conflict, deadly weather and howling seas to locate help from the whaling stations on South Georgia Island. Join us this February as we celebrate the birthday of Ernest Shackleton with an adventure-themed activity trail, available to all who visit the museum from 19-27 February. epicchq.com/event/ernest-shackleton-explorers-trail/

+++ Irish Educators Abroad: Building Something Wonderful – Exhibition
Jan-Mar 2022 – 10:00-17:00 – EPIC Museum, CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: included in entry fee
This exhibition at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum reflects on the role and influence of Irish educators across the globe over the centuries.
The Irish had an important role in early Catholic colleges in France, Spain and Belgium. Later, education in Ireland itself was revolutionised with the establishment of the National Schools’ system in 1830, the development of convent schools and from 1892 the compulsory education of all children aged 6–14. By 1911, Ireland was second only to Finland in the proportion of women attending university.
The combination of these factors led many Irish women to train as educators. Some of those featured in the exhibition include Dublin-born Sr Gabriel Hogan, who founded the first Catholic school for the deaf in New South Wales; Limerick’s Dr Pamela O’Malley, educator and part of the communist resistance against the Franco regime; Donegal-born Sr Julia McGroarty, who founded one of the first women’s colleges in the USA, as well as schools for immigrant and African-American children; Belfast man Revd Frederick O’Neill, who established girls’ schools in China and Scotch-Irish man William Holmes McGuffey, who authored a textbook that sold 120 million copies in the USA.
This exhibition highlights Ireland’s long history of sending our male and female educators to work with communities all over the world – a tradition that continues today. epicchq.com/event/irish-educators-abroad-building-something-wonderful/

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 19 February

+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (lower car park) www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Open Studio: My Primary School is at the Museum – School in Residence at the National Gallery 10:00-16:00 National Gallery, Millenium Wing, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/open-studio-my-primary-school-museum-1
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-14:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ How to Draw Paisley Patterns – Online Activity – Chester Beatty Library 11:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-activity-how-to-draw-paisley-patterns/
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/gallery-tour-3

+ Themed Tour: Costumes – National Gallery 13:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-costumes
+ Symposium: “Our Irish Chair: Good Design Never Grows Old” – Seminar – National Museum 14:00-16:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/261680692997 (Booking required)
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/gallery-tour-4
+ International Folk Session at Hartigan’s 19:00-23:00 Hartigan’s, 100 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/368805451310655
+ Metal to the Masses – Gigs – Heat 4 with Arjuna’s Eye, Hashmaker, War Of Attrition IE, Idle Discourse, Outsound 19:00 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell St, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/1719449948251726/
+ Gypsy Lacey – Gig – Ballsbridge 22:00 Paddy Cullens, 14 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/events/931880390848410/
+ Audio Pilot – Gig – Tallaght 22:00 Molloys Bar and Grill, Main Street, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.facebook.com/events/281487503926725
+ 4till6 Band – Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/3570653673058307

Sunday 20 February

+ parkHIIT Phoenix Park – Resistance Training 10:00-10:30 DASH Container Cafe, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, D07 V663 Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/parkhiit-phoenix-park-tickets-268479658887 (Booking required)
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-16:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ Herbert Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Open Studio: My Primary School is at the Museum – School in Residence at the National Gallery 12:00-16:00 National Gallery, Millenium Wing, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/open-studio-my-primary-school-museum-2
+ Family Tour – National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-tour-0
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 13:30-14:15 + 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/gallery-tour-5

+ Traditional Singing Session 14:15 Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin www.tseac.ie/event/traditional-singing-session-february/ (Booking required)
+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3429-sunday-public-tour-20-february-2021 (No booking required, but limited numbers)
+ Sunday Sketching: Sea, Sun, and Snow – Family Workshop (Age 6-12) – Hugh Lane Gallery 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/3409-sunday-sunn
+ Traditional Irish Music Slow Session with Paudie O’Connor – Séamus Ennis Arts Centre 20:00 Online & In-Person www.tseac.ie/event/traditional-irish-music-slow-session-february-2022/ (Booking required)

And the free events for next week….

Monday 21 February

+ Trinity College Green Week – 21-25 Feb – university-wide celebration of food, biodiversity and farms www.tcd.ie/provost/sustainability/calendar/
+ Modifiers as Expressive Devices in Early Motown – Talk – School of Creative Arts Research Forum 10:00-11:00 Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD, Dublin 2 www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157923239
+ Green Week Launch – TCD 13:00-14:00 Trinity Business School, 182 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 www.tcd.ie/provost/sustainability/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157950764

Tuesday 22 February

+ Trinity College Green Week – 21-25 Feb – university-wide celebration of food, biodiversity and farms www.tcd.ie/provost/sustainability/calendar/
+ Love, Marriage and Other Romantic Stories – Virtual Tour – Registry of Deeds 11:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873616706 (Booking required)
+ Storytelling & Copywriting – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Green Umbrella Marketing 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/storytelling-copywriting/ (Booking required)
+ Spring into Action Virtual Quiz – Natural History Museum 11:00 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Events/202202/Spring-into-Action-Virtual-Quiz
+ Trinity Innovation Awards – TCD 18:45-20:20 Online www.tcd.ie/innovation/awards/
+ The State of the Nation: Ireland’s Environment in 2022 – TCD Graduate Students’ Union 19:00-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/265326537817 (Booking required)
+ COCO – short film by Lorraine Maher and Axis Ballymun – viewable from 22-28 Feb 20:00 Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173622014 (Booking required)

Wednesday 23 February

+ Trinity College Green Week – 21-25 Feb – university-wide celebration of food, biodiversity and farms www.tcd.ie/provost/sustainability/calendar/
+ Meet a Geologist in person – National Museum – Geological Survey Ireland 10:00-17:00 National Museum, Collins Barrack, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/022022-(1)/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(1)
+ Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia – Medical and Health Humanities Seminar – Trinity College Long Room Hub 12:30-13:30 Online www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157309543 (Booking required)
+ Writing a sensory history of the Troubles – Contemporary Irish History Seminar – Trinity Long Room Hub 16:00-17:00 Online www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157232841 (Booking required)
+ Shamrock Rovers FC Kick Off Event – Meet & greet with Shamrock Rovers players & Hooperman – Games, DJ, giveaways 16:30-19:30 The Square Tallaght (Level 3), Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.thesquare.ie/ourevents
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 17:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 24 February

+ Trinity College Green Week – 21-25 Feb – university-wide celebration of food, biodiversity and farms www.tcd.ie/provost/sustainability/calendar/
+ Meet a Geologist in person – National Museum – Geological Survey Ireland 10:00-17:00 National Museum, Collins Barrack, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/022022-(1)/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(2)
+ Finding Romance – Talk – National Gallery 11:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873631441 (Booking required)
+ Fantastic beasts in motion – Online Workshop for Families – Chester Beatty Museum 12:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/live-online-workshop-for-families-fantastic-beasts-in-motion/ (Booking required)
+ Mortgage Advice – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Bank of Ireland 12:30-13:10 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/mortgage-advice/ (Booking required)
+ Animal Combat – Workshop for Teens (Age 12–17 years) – Chester Beatty Museum 14:30 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/live-online-workshop-for-teens-animal-combat/ (Booking required)
+ Children’s History Workshop: Ireland During the Emergency (Age: 9-12) – Culture Connects at Richmond Barracks 16:00 Online richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173618961 (Booking required)
+ Each His Own Lord: Anglo-Saxons, neo-Old English, the New English Nationalism and Brexit – Lecture – School of English, Trinity College Dublin 17:00-18:30 Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.com/e/260263163127 (Booking required)
+ Women on Corporate Boards – Business Ethics Speaker Series – Trinity Business School 17:00-18:00 Online www.tcd.ie/business/ethics-speakers-series/christine.shropshire.2021.php (Booking required)
+ The Decline and Fall of the Press: Dion Boucicault – Virtuoso, Journalist, Plagiarist – Lecture & Panel Discussion – Royal Irish Academy 17:00-18:30 Online www.ria.ie/decline-and-fall-press-dion-boucicault-virtuoso-journalist-plagiarist (Booking required)
+ Sustainability series: Challenges and Opportunities for Science in Society – Lecture – Royal Irish Academy 18:30-20:00 Online www.ria.ie/sustainability-series-challenges-and-opportunities-science-society (Booking required)
+ Ballymun Youth Action Project: 40th Anniversary Film – Screening – Axis Ballymun 19:30 Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173622115
+ Book Club: “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams – Culture Connects at Richmond Barracks 20:00 Online richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173619350 (Booking required)

Friday 25 February

+ Trinity College Green Week – 21-25 Feb – university-wide celebration of food, biodiversity and farms www.tcd.ie/provost/sustainability/calendar/
+ Meet a Geologist in person – National Museum – Geological Survey Ireland 10:00-17:00 National Museum, Collins Barrack, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/022022-(1)/Meet-a-Geologist-in-person-(3)
+ Figurative painting – Artist talk – with Sarah Dunne O’Connell – Hugh Lane Gallery Culture Club 10:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3423-culture-club-25-february-2022 (Booking required)
+ Great Reads for “Ireland Reads” – Talk – National Library 13:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173621083 (Booking required)
+ Sustainable Business: How to Survive in a Consumerist World – Panel Discussion – TCD 13:00-14:00 Online www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D157879516 (Booking required)

And there is more…

+++ Festival of Fun – The Square Tallaght
The Square Tallaght is running free daily kids events & activities for the school’s mid-term break. There will be Circus, Puppet, Magic shows, Arts & Crafts, Balloon Modeller and more. The Festival of Fun will take place daily from 11:00-16:30 from Wed 23 Feb until Sunday 27 Feb. Come to Level 2 at The Square, Tallaght. Admission is free and no booking required. www.thesquare.ie/ourevents

+++ Shamrock Rovers FC Kick Off Event – The Square Tallaght
The Square Tallaght has organised your chance to meet & greet with the League of Ireland winning Shamrock Rovers players. You can see the cup trophy and Hooperman and there will be games, DJ, giveaways and more. The event will take place on Level 3 at The Square, Tallaght on Wed 23 Feb from 16:30-19:30. www.thesquare.ie/ourevent

+++ National Print Museum free for 25th anniversary
The National Print Museum is in the Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4. It is a relatively small, but perfectly formed, museum in Ballsbridge and it shows and explains the history of printing in Ireland. In the past, retired printers regularly explained how the fully-operational historic printing machines work and the museum does a great job in helping all ages to understand how dramatically the world has changed in that area. The museum has re-opened on 21 January and is currently free, to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Guided tours are still on pause, but even a self-guided tour will be very interesting and educational. Opening hours are Tue–Fri 10:00-16:00 and Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00. www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us

+++ Low Priced Books with free delivery
Book Depository is the place where you can buy low priced books, usually for better prices than on Amazon and Book Depository always delivers for free. And by buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository

Is there ever a wrong time for learning a new skill or enhancing what you are already interested in? 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. Nearly all the courses are REALLY affordable!
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 also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

+++ The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives – Exhibition
From 07 Dec to 27 March the Coach House in the gardens of Dublin Castle will be the home of a National Archives exhibition about “The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives”. The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 is the centre piece of the exhibition. Find out more here www.dublincastle.ie/2022_centenary/  Admission is free, but you need to book via www.nationalarchives.ie/2021commemorationprogramme/book-tickets/

+++ National Gallery tickets available here
The National Gallery is usually free anyway, but in current times you will have to book tickets to get access and you have to enter the building on the Merrion Street side. Tickets are available here: www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/book-your-ticket The National Gallery also is running events again and because the events have limited number of spaces, they can book out relatively fast, at least before I can write about the events, so check out the events 1-2 weeks in advance here www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on and then book tickets for them.

And this is it for another week! Have a great weekend and good new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)


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