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Even at Easter: Culture is alive! – Talks, Gigs, Cooking Classes, Family Events, Virtual Tours and more

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Even at Easter: Culture is alive!

Talks, Gigs, Cooking Classes, Family Events

Hi all!

Another weekend!! Let me start with a HAPPY EASTER!!! to you and your family. And also a big thanks to the great people who wished me / the Dublin Event Guide a Happy 700th Edition Anniversary last week.
I even got a few birthday presents (a.k.a. donations) and I thank you doubley for that! If you missed it last week ;-) I am not superstitious, I even take good wishes and presents a week later. :-D

Sooo, the long awaited lifting of restrictions on 05 April came to…exactly NOTHING! How disappointing! And more and more it seems to cristallise that general lockdowns possibly have NO significant effect at all (more nuanced details at the bottom of this newsletter). Sigh!!

The further delay of the re-opening is quite disheartening, but the biggest issue is that the announcement on Tuesday indicates that the restart of cultural life In Dublin is FAR away. Interestingly, in Tübingen, a university city in the south-west of Germany, a solution was found to open the theater, cinemas, all shops and (outdoor) cafes NOW!

And this is what they are doing in Tübingen:
Every morning people can come to one of 9 test stations in the city where a free Antigen Test will be done. Within 15 minutes you will be told the result and if you are negative, you will get a Day Pass that gives you full access to cultural venues and to shops and cafes for that day. And if you want to go out again tomorrow, you need another Antigen test.
While the “experts” in Ireland are still delaying the availability of Antigen tests unnecessarily, they are made available to everyone in Germany for free at test centres, or for EUR 5 for your test at home and they are clearly proven to be accurate enough.

Tübingen only has 90,000 inhabitants so to achieve the same, Dublin City would probably need in the region of 30-40 test stations, but places like Galway and Cork could easily return to near-normal life with a set-up like in Tübingen and in Dublin, the Antigen tests could be done in certain areas or for certain venues. (Here are some details in German: www.focus.de/perspektiven/buerger-trotzen-der-pandemie-ticket-in-die-alte-freiheit-tuebinger-sind-stolz-auf-ihre-experimentierfreudige-stadt_id_13126852.html)

Innovative initiatives like that will get us out of the lockdown. Not the attempt of NPHET and our government in Ireland to keep us behind closed doors for good!

In normal times, the Easter weekend and the week after Easter is always a relatively quiet time. And the current online-times are not that much different. The weather forecast looks ok, so go outside on Sunday and Monday if you can (but wear warm clothes, because it will be COLD again!). Both Sunday and Monday will be mainly dry and sunny, but Sunday will be much better than Monday, so I will see you on my walk!? ;-)

If you like free cultural events and enjoy the great content in the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”, please help by donating a small amount. (The next big project is a very much needed update of the Dublin Event Guide website to be able to offer more services.) Any amount will help, but if you are looking for a recommendation, then I would suggest a donation of 12 Euro per year. That’s just one Euro per month. Where else can you get so much value for so little money?

I have created a brand new Dublin Event Guide Donation Page here. It is really easy to use and uses Stripe’s trustworthy payment processing. In case it doesn’t work for you, the “old” links are still below for another little while. On this new page, you can also choose to sign up for a yearly subscription, yearly subscriptions will give some financial stability and reliability and would be great to have! (Look for the RED subscription buttons at the bottom.)

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And if you come to www.DublinEventGuide.com and check out some of the ads and click on the ones that you find interesting, that also helps with a few cent!

Thank you!!

The EPIC Zone


“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.

++ Irish Traveller Communities Abroad – Lecture
Thu 22 Apr – 18:30-19:30 – Online – Adm: Free (Donation suggested)
Irish Travellers began arriving in the United States from the early 19th century onwards, becoming a particularly prominent community in the American South. The Traveller language Shelta was first recorded by linguists studying the Irish Traveller community in 19th century Britain, reflecting their long historical roots in the country. Find out more about the history of Irish Travellers abroad in this talk. Admission is free. A suggested donation of EUR 5 to the Movement for Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) is welcome. epicchq.com/event/hidden-histories-irish-traveller-communities-abroad-epic-museum/

++ Shop Local this Easter at EPIC Museum Gift Shop
From kid’s adventure books to delicious sweet treats, choose from fun and unique Irish-made Easter gifts for the whole family at EPIC Museum Gift Shop. shop.epicchq.com/collections/easter-packs

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 03 April

+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Virtual Tour of ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ – National Museum Coillins Barracks 10:00-20:00 Online (Duration: 47min) www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/042021/Virtual-Tour-of-Proclaiming-a-Republic-The-1916-Ri
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market (Food Traders only)11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Celebrating Easter in Poland and Ireland: Similarities and Differences – Talk – National Museum 14:00 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Country-Life/Events/Q12021/Celebrating-Easter-in-Poland-and-Ireland-Similarit
+ Easter Egg Cheesecake – Cooking Class – The Artful Caker 15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/134397255228007/
+ Yoga for Success – Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ Burning of the Custom House Online Centenary Conference (1921) – Talks 20:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/277714120596146
+ Richard Farrell Live from “The Forest” – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/429696018126335
+ Fran o Mara live on Irishgigs – Live 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/459544671958355/
+ Acoustic Easter Saturday with Aoife and Lenny from Vintage Vibes Band 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/1638305799691438/
+ Johnny & Richie Adams Live – Gig – Blue Light Pub 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/244167104078631
+ Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation Workshop – Art of Living Foundation 21:00-22:00 Online www.eventbrite.com/e/58096834195 (Booking required)

Sunday 04 April

Happy Easter!!

+ Virtual Tour of ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ – National Museum Coillins Barracks 10:00-20:00 Online (Duration: 47min) www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/042021/Virtual-Tour-of-Proclaiming-a-Republic-The-1916-Ri
+ Blackrock Market (Food Traders only) 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Before the Rising – Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising Virtual Tour – National Museum 13:00 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/042021/Before-the-Rising-Proclaiming-a-Republic-Virtual-T

+ Caoilte’s Fast – Candlelit Tales Irish Storytelling Special – Livestream 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/148578505309
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/130515662353553/
+ The Dublin Legends – Irish Music Magazine Easter Special – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/5198015730240503/
+ The FAA Side (Declan Garry) is live on Irishgigs – Gig 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/151746473480375/
+ The Night Before Larry Got Stretched – Traditional Irish Singing with guest Amelia Baker – Gig 20:30-23:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/129167092479143/ (Booking required)
+ Karl McDermott (The Receipts) Easter Sunday Night Live – Gig – Blue LIght Pub 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/291843345720065

What’s on and free next week….

Monday 05 Apr

Bank Holiday Monday

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ A Republican and a Prisoner – Interview with Danny Morrison – Trasna na Tire 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2871187139820842/

Tuesday 06 Apr

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Egg-straordinary Eggs – Family Event – Natural History Museum 13:00-14:00 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Events/202104/Egg-straordinary-Eggs!
+ Twilight Relaxation Practice: Yoga Nidra – Iconic Offices with Tara O’Rourke 16:00 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/twilight-yoga-nidra/
+ Yoga for Health – Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ The Partition of Ireland – History Talk – Donaghmead Library 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/463268631648171/ (Booking required)
+ Fighting Fake News (Week 1): Disinformation and Covid 19 – 4 week media literacy webinar – Lucan Library 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/144276997383 (Booking required) + United Irishman Leader Theobald Wolfe Tone – History Lecture – Trasna na Tire 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3794802030612480/
+ Sport Inclusion and Disability Awareness Online – Workshop – South County Sports Partnership 19:00-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/146564982809 (Booking required)

Wednesday 07 Apr

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ The new Hugh Lane Bequest Agreement – Coffee Conversation with Barbara Dawson, Director, Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3151-coffee-conversation-7-april-2021 (Booking required)
+ Art Workshop – Wonder Club with artist Claire Halpin – Cabra Library 11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/448969279508018/ (Booking required)
+ Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Sculpture Club – Discussion about the meaning of art – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3149-sculpture-club-7-april-2021 (Booking required)
+ Online Workshop for Families: Treasure Box – Chester Beatty Library 12:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-workshop-for-families-treasure-box/
+ The Lucky Stone of Inspiration – Creative writing and drawing for children aged 9-12 – Cabra Library 14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/360472395247302/ (Booking required)
+ Refugees, Security and the European Union – Seminar – Dublin Law and Politics Review 16:30-17:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/864158600800822
+ Uncovering traces of Dublin’s past through old and fading signs – Talk – 14 Henrietta Street 19:00 Online 14henriettastreet.ticketsolve.com/shows/873623732 (Booking required)
+ Adult Drama Meet up with drama tutor Cian O’Ceallaghain 19:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/820656425195637
+ Ireland’s Generation X (1965-1985) – Conversations about Ireland’s in-between generation – Museum of Literature Ireland 19:00 Online www.crowdcast.io/e/irelands-generation-x-nick-laird/register (Booking required)
+ Education, Emancipation and Social Change – First Wednesday Discussion – Comhlámh 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1345958055764013
+ The Rick O’Shea Book Club: Nice and Nasty with writers Alex Barclay and Ronan Hession – One City One Book 20:00 Online www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YzonvQ1_I0
+ Margaret Buckley, President of Sinn Fein (1937-1950) – History Lecture – Trasna na Tire 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/873025749934643/
+ Irish History in Ten Events – Irish American Heritage Museum (Albany, New York) 00:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/482906436173581/

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 08 Apr

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Yeats: the Life and Works of William Butler Yeats – Virtual Tour – National Library 11:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ Kites – Teens Workshops – Chester Beatty Library 12:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-midterm-special-for-teens-kites/
+ Art and Compassion – Discussion – Irish Hospice Foundation – One City One Book 13:00-14:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/146943400667 (Booking required)
+ Baudelaire 200 Years! – Charles Baudelaire’s Enduring Influence on French Writers – Literary Event – Alliance Francaise 14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/260580005574922 (Booking required)
+ How Routines Can Help Our Mood – Workshop – Ringsend Library 18:30-19:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/148570577597 (Booking required)
+ The Irish Revolution 1916-1923 – 8 week lecture series – Drumcondra Library 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1017412335674355 (Booking required)
+ Musical Tales 2021 with One Dublin One Book – Musical Performances & Discussion – Contemporary Music Centre 19:30 Online www.cmc.ie/events/2021/apr/musical-tales-2021-presented-cmc-association-one-dublin-one-book
+ Coastal Bodies Events – Shedding the shame – Talk with Artist Ciara Patricia Langan – Irish Naturist Association 19:30-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.com/e/137145390555 (Booking required)

Friday 09 Apr

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Thomas Bryan one of the ‘Forgotten Ten’ by 14 Henrietta Street – Talk – Virtual Culture Club 17:30 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873623764 (Booking required)
+ RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Elaine Agnew, Stravinsky with David Brophy – Concert – National Concert Hall 19:00 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3474/elaine-agnew-stravinsky-with-david-brophy/?ticketID=1617994800
+ Ross Donegan live on Irishgigs – Gig 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1684592218410678/

And there is more…

+++ One Dublin One Book 2021: Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession
Every year the Dublin City Libraries select a book that has a connection with Dublin either through its content or its author as the “One Dublin One Book” selection. The libraries encourage everyone to read that book and there are lots of events during April in connection with the chosen book.

In 2021, the selected book is “Leonard and Hungry Paul”. Leonard and Hungry Paul are two quiet friends who see the world differently. They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st century. The book author is Ronan Hession, an Irish writer based in Dublin and “Leonard and Hungry Paul” is his debut novel. www.onedublinonebook.ie/

+++ Did you know? – Hugh Lane Gallery
One of the art museums/galleries in Dublin is called the “Hugh Lane Gallery”. It is located in a beautiful building on Parnell Square North and is the home of a lot of great art masterpieces and also of the super messy ;-) studio of artist Francis Bacon. In addition the Hugh Lane Gallery organises lots of events and the popular Sunday at Noon classic concert series.

Many of you have heard (or read about) the Hugh Lane Gallery, but far from everyone knows why it has this name and who Hugh Lane was. So here is a “Did you know?” about Sir Hugh Lane that I found on the Hugh Lane website.

When Hugh Lane (born County Cork, 1875) perished on the [sinking British ocean liner] Lusitania on 7 May 1915, it emerged that he had bequeathed his collection of 39 modern paintings – including works by Renoir, Manet, Mancini, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Vuillard and Degas – to the National Gallery, London.

But soon after his death, a codicil to the will [an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one] was found in Lane’s desk at the National Gallery of Ireland where he was Director, leaving the pictures to Ireland instead. They were to form the core of the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art which Sir Hugh had established in Dublin in 1908, known today as the Hugh Lane Gallery.

The codicil was signed but not witnessed and therefore legally invalid, consequently the National Gallery became the owner of the works.

In the late 1950s, Sir Denis Mahon (1910–2011) – a National Gallery Trustee of Irish descent – undertook to find a compromise where the two institutions would share access to the paintings. The first agreement was reached in 1959 and implemented in the early 1960s whereby the paintings were divided in two groups and alternated between the two institutions until 1979.
This sharing of the paintings continues to this day and only this year a new 10 year agreement was signed.

Is learning a new skill part of your plans for the new year? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available.
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)

For physical books and e-books I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include delivery for free and by using this link you help the Dublin Event Guide when you purchase a book and it doesn’t cost you a cent: shor.by/BookDepository  .

+++ Lockdowns probably don’t work!
During the week I found and read a really interesting book. It is called “Covid: Why most of what you know is wrong” by Swedish Medical Doctor Sebastian Rushworth. The book is available in the Kindle Unlimited Programme or as a Paperback on Amazon here amzn.to/3ujx7Br
Rushworth explains first what happened in Sweden, then provides a lot of detail about the statistics and methods of calculation and about the science behind what we are told in this pandemic and all the time explains why we are fed wrong information. It is a REALLY interesting book that I would recommend to everyone who keeps reading news about what is happening for the last 12 months.

One of the suggestions he is explaining is that lockdowns do not help to reach the main target and that governments and “experts” are actually focusing on the wrong target. The right target is to avoid deaths, not to avoid infections! Infections will happen and infections in healthy people are no big problem. The obsession with number of infected people is completely distracting from the main target and gets governments to do stupid things, like total lockdowns that are not substantially helping to reduce the number of deaths.

But this is only one aspect of the book. There is a lot more in it and if you check out the description on the Amazon Page (amzn.to/3ujx7Br) you will get the full picture. Importantly, Rushworth does NOT subscribe to any conspiracy theories, but explains every one of his points with publicly available scientific research.

Definitely worth a read if you don’t want to be lied to and especially if you have a Kindle Unlimited plan do NOT hesitate and check the book out as soon as possible!

(If you don’t have a Kindle Unlimited plan you can sign up for a free 30 day trial – assuming you are eligible – here www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/hz/signup?tag=dubeveguiforf-21 Kindle books can be read on your computer or on your mobile phone or tablet, you do NOT need a Kindle for it.)

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

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)


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