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Event Guide 135: Varied Gigs, Comedy Crunch, Protest, Markets, Comedy Show Screening, Climate Lecture and much more.

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 135
| 15 January 2010 Subscribers: 5538

Hi all!

The snow is gone and I sense a smell of spring in the air. The night temperature last night was at +7 degrees. That is a definite improvement from -7 just one week or so ago. The days are already getting longer since 21 Dec and soon we will see the first snow drops (flowers) breaking through the soil. Sure there can be another few cold days, but I forecast (totally unscientifically and only guessing) that the snow chaos is behind us for at least another year.
Based on the Met Eireann weather forecasts a week ago, which were apparently not much more reliable than my TOTAL guess about the weather, we expected at least another week of snow and ice and if all the salt that had been ordered was or will be delivered to Ireland, we will definitely have enough for next year. ;-)

This week is FULL of events, so I won’t waste much more time with this introduction and get to the events list as soon as possible. As you can imagine, the BIG events are still a bit away, but there are plenty of smaller events taking place and all I can recommend is to get out and to enjoy them. The staying at home that was enforced by ice and snow is behind us. :-)
I still need you to help with my goal to grow our Dublin Event Community to 7500 by the end of this year? Please print these Mini-Flyers (6 per page), cut them and hand them out to friends, family and colleagues or just to random people in town. ;-) www.perfectresults.info/event_guide_mini_flyers.pdf
And if you work, shop or study somewhere where there is a noticeboard, then please print this page and hang it up! Oh and after that please check it every now and then so that you can replace the page when needed!

For the “Feel Good Slot” this week, I found some “Wisdom Lessons From The Birds” which you might want to read and think about for a moment before you move to the rest of the newsletter:

FACT 1: As a bird flaps its wings, it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow. By flying in a “v” formation, the whole flock adds approx. 71% extra flying range.
LESSON: People who share a common vision, goal, direction and sense of community can get to where they are going easier and probably quicker because they are travelling on the thrust & trust of one another.
FACT 2: When a bird falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
LESSON: We should stay as a team and in formation with those headed in the same direction as we want to go. We should be willing to accept their help and extend our help to others.
FACT 3: When the lead bird tires, it rotates back into the formation and another bird flies to the point position.
LESSON: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. In a team, people are interdependent on each other’s capabilities, skills, talent and availability of resources.
FACT 4: The birds flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
LESSON: Motivation and encouragement are important aspects in team work
FACT 5: When a bird gets sick or wounded, two birds drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.
LESSON: We need to stand by each other not only during difficult times but also when the going is good.

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This Event Guide is sponsored by Esme E, Cliodhna D, Brian L, Padraig S, Kathie S, Orla niF, Jef B, Susanna N, Kate C, Nicola J, Claus Sch, Gordon S, Jeanne M, Fiona O’C, Marta M, Angela C, Isabelle F, Saundra S, Meisoon N, Ruth F, Valerie McN, Estelle O, Aoife M, Mairin M, Fionán O’L, Maeve L, Blaithin O’D, Ciara D, Mike G, Andrej G, Deirdre R, Vanessa O’L, Chris McK, Frank B, Dolores P, Cornelia K, Cathy A, Orla C, Kevin McC, Steph G, Wanda J, Siv M-J, Niamh niS, Gwen H, Jasmin T, Ian O, Eva C, Will P, Gráinne P, Caroline R, Elizabeth F, Suzanne B, Adele G, Jack C, Keeva H, Mairead MacM, Niamh G, Siobhan C, Jackie B, Penny O’D, Kathryn K, Aidan G, Ciara G, Deirdre L, Stephen D, Mary Q, Donald P, Aidan C, Julia Sch, Isak R-B, Sharon O’S, Brajan V, Nancy O’D, Zelie McG, Niamh K, Jennie R, Semin S, Gavin H, David G, Becky B, Emer niB, Niamh N, Esme E, Ciaran H, Louis M, Gerard Ph, Monika E, Mark K, James O’H, Pere SC, Marsha D, Sarah McC, Patrick O’C, Sandra R, Christoph Sch, Deirdre O’B, Ellen C, Eimear O’F Luna B, Leslie C, Elaine McH, Elva O’G, Deirdre G, Martin O’M, Maeve C, Ciara O’C, Sarah D., Patrick C, John O’R, Brian C, Brian R, Caroline C, Elaina O’N, Eilis C, Sandra R, Geraldine D, Brian L, Nora W, Rachel M, Renata V, Carine S and www.stickyfingerstravel.com (The travel guide for parents travelling with their children.), www.flamencoindalo.com (A group that supports and promotes the art of Flamenco in Ireland.), www.thepaulkanegallery.com (A great Art Gallery, located at 6 Merrion Square, which supports contemporary Irish artists.) and www.a1computers.ie in Dun Laoghaire/Cabinteely (…who repair computers, printers and sort out Internet problems fast and who sell computers, laptops and low priced printer cartridges). The main sponsor is www.kravmagaireland.com, the self-defence training centre for everyone, which provides regular 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners.

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

______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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What a long Event Guide again! FULL of events of all types. From lectures to gigs to dance events and things to do for children, I think there is something in this weeks newsletter for everybody! Have a read! ;-)
Let me select a few things I will do or would do if I could divide myself in pieces. ;-)

Tonight I plan to go to the Flamenco Event, have a look at the Competition section. Tomorrow I might go to the Temple Bar Food Market. It was cancelled last week and in the evening there is a birthday party of a friend. On Sunday the Car Boot Sale in Harold’s Cross and the Newmarket Brocante market sound tempting. In the evening I would love to go to Shebeen Chic for the Comedy Crunch, but instead I will be in the Gardiner Street Gospel Mass. On Monday the RIA discussion sounds really interesting. On Tuesday I will be interviewed and you can hear me, check out the Teleseminar of the Association of World-Class English Speakers! ;-)
On Wednesday two TOTALLY contrasting events sound interesting, the screening of the RTE Comedy Sketch Show on one side and the Holocaust Memorial Lecture on the other side. Definitely a varied event programme this week.


Tonight Fri 15 Jan Peña Flamenca El Indalo are hosting their first monthly flamenco workshops in 2010. The workshop is aimed at a broad audience not just Flamenco dancers. Continuing their collaboration with Spanish dancer and choreographer Felipe de Algeciras, Peña Flamenca El Indalo have organised a series of monthly Rhythm & Clapping Workshops, each of which will be followed by an evening of dance and music performances. And the first of these events will be tonight in The Cobblestone Bar, Smithfield. Hand clapping as rhythmic accompaniment is one of the most distinctive sounds in flamenco. In the Rhythm & Clapping Workshop from 19:00-20:30 , Felipe will provide an introduction to the different flamenco rhythms and will teach the basic clapping patterns for each rhythm. He will be accompanied on guitar and cajón by Lucas González. This workshop is open to everybody and no dance or music experience is required. Taking part in the workshop costs EUR 15.
From 21:00, Felipe de Algeciras, Lucas González and guests will take the floor for a series of dance and music performances in an informal gathering. Members of the audience will be invited to join in the fun. Entrance costs EUR 12.
Access to both the workshop and the performances is at the special price of EUR
20 and discounts are also available for students and the unemployed.
This sounds like a great night and I am thinking of going to the Cobblestone this evening to experience it. ;-) If you are a fast decision maker and have nothing planned for tonight yet, you might be able to win a pair of tickets for the full event (workshop and dance performance). Because the event is already tonight we will run the competition slightly different today. If you want to win, send a text message to 087-6965980 with the word FLAMENCO and your full name in the SMS. Your test message has to be with me by 15:30 and I will send a message back to the winner by 16:00 confirming his/her win. If you haven’t heard from me by 16:00, you unfortunately didn’t win, BUT obviously you can still come to the event, tickets are sold at the door. (Just to assure you that this is NOT a subscription service, so you will not get a text message from that number unless you win.)
For more information check: www.flamencoindalo.com/

On Fri 22 Jan at 20:00 Madpromotions will present Craig Memphis King with his Elvis Tribute Act in 3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (former Eamon Doran’s). Craig Memphis King is the official North Wales No 1 Elvis Tribute artist and I was told that he will be on Britain Got Talent in 2010. Tickets for this event are EUR 5 before the night and EUR 7 at the door and you can book tickets for the lower price by calling Gary on 086 8698 469 giving your name, mobile number and how many tickets you want (you would pay for the pre-booked tickets on the night with cash) and you can also pre-book by sending a message on www.facebook/maddireland.com or www.bebo/madpromotions.com or send an e-mail to madpromotionsireland@gmail.com. So lots of options to take advantage of the lower price. Gary from Madpromotions additionally made two pairs of tickets available to me for a competition. To be in with a chance to win, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with MEMPHIS in the subject of the mail and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Wednesday 15:00. And here is a video clip of Craig Memphis King: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S30dC2fvbag

The Zagmar Theatre Company is presenting “Bad Faith”, a new play by O. J. Ryan. Bad Faith explores the deep psychological triggers that fashioned a young man’s life. The small-town that formed him, the father he rejected, the psychologist that changed his life… and the reasons he abandoned home, family and faith for a life on a Dutch building site. Returning after 20 years, the adult Gerard makes a series of painful discoveries on his road to redemption. Directed by Noel McCarthy, written by O. J. Ryan and starring Ben Mulhern, this production will be in the T@36 Theatre in the Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 from 01-06 Feb (20:30). Tickets for EUR 15/12 are available from Karolina on 087-1495222 or via badfaithplay@gmail.com The Zagmar Theatre Company has made a pair of tickets available for a competition and you will be able to choose the day that suits you best. If you want to win this pair of tickets, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject ZAGMAR and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 25 Feb.

All events in this Competition Section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I usually get lots of competition entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, so even if you are not the winner, please consider going to an event to support the organisers. :-) If you don’t win, and will go to the event, please help showing the organisers that promoting their event in the Dublin Event Guide is beneficial and mention to them that you heard about the event through “Joerg’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. Thanks!

______Dublin News______________

If you have never heard this name before, then don’t worry, just make sure that you read on. If you have heard Kerwin’s name, then you know what I am taking about and I am sure you will be thrilled that he will be back. Kerwin Rae is Australian and is a Sales & Marketing specialist, Coach, Mentor and International Speaker. In the past 7 years he has coached and trained over 600 consultants on business development, marketing, sales, human behaviour and entrepreneurial psychology and has taught over 5,000 people at seminars and workshops. In the past 5 years alone he made well over $10 Million dollars for his clients, all of them were small to medium sized businesses.
Kerwin is an absolutely fascinating speaker and at a recent event the three hours that he talked felt like 5 minutes. In April he will run a training course in London and on 30 Jan he is coming to Ireland to introduce himself and give the audience an idea about his training course.
If you have started a company recently or plan to start a company or if you are involved with Sales or Marketing you should definitely go to his free 2-hour talk. You will not regret it. Kerwin is not just a good speaker, he is a lovely guy as well and, girls, I was witness of a melted mass of female listeners. :-) You will know what I am talking about when you have heard him! ;-)
Kerwin will be in Dublin for 2x 2 hour sessions on 30 Jan. The fist session is at 10:00 and the second at 14:00 and you should definitely go. The event will be a preview of his Marketing Masterclass and will cover lots. The 2-hour preview will take place in the D4 Hotels in Ballsbridge and Admission is free, so you can only win. ;-) www.marketingsecretsexposed.co.uk/?af=CLA1035324 I met Kerwin twice and will definitely be there again if I can arrange it in ANY way.

This is not world moving Dublin News :-) , but I could do with your help. I am looking for an unneeded, 2nd hand Power Adapter for a Laptop that you would be happy to get rid of. The Laptop is a HP 530 and many HP and Compaq Laptop’s have the same Power Supply (18.5 V and 3.5A) with a yellow tip connector. If you have an old one of these power supplies still lying around and you don’t need it anymore, we can help each other and I will collect it from you. Just drop me a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com If you can only temporarily give it away, that is fine as well. If I could have it for 1-2 weeks, I will be able to buy a replacement power supply.

It turns out that Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is the Guinness Storehouse. In 2009 more than 1 million people visited the place … and most visitors came from Britain. Since opening in December 2000, more than 7.5 million people have passed through the Storehouse doors. I like the view from the Gravity Bar and think there are a few nice things in the Storehouse, but a price of EUR 15 is really not justified in my opinion. www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0114/breaking56.htm

A new website www.dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie went live this week and will be available for two months until 12 March. It hosts videos of how Dublin will grow and forums for you to give your views. A seven-year development plan will be online so that you can see the draft vision for Dublin. The plan says that Dublin is a low-rise city and should remain so while high rise buildings should only be considered in areas such as the western outskirts and the docklands. Have a look at the site and leave your views if you agree or disagree with what you find on the site. www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/site-launched-to-gather-opinions-on-dublin-skyline-441566.html

First there was ice and snow and not a lot of salt. Then there was water in burst water pipes, then the water was gone because the reservoirs ran dry due to the burst pipes and due to some people leaving the tap running so that the pipes wouldn’t burst and now the next problem is coming our way. Due to a shortage of salt, urea was used in gritting mixes by the local authorities as a substitute. Local authorities in Meath, Kildare, South Dublin, Carlow and North and South Tipperary are now monitoring water supplies for traces of urea and ammonia following the treatment of road surfaces with the materials in recent days. Urea is the main nitrogen-containing substance in Urine (and interestingly you find it in a lot of creams and beauty products – referred to by the nicer name of “Urea”). Ammonia is another by product of the metabolism. As you can imagine, these substances shouldn’t be in drinking water and luckily no traces have yet been found. www.rte.ie/news/2010/0114/weatherwater.html

I mentioned last week that the private members club “Residence” on Stephen’s Green went into examinership due to millions of Euro in debts. During the week the courts had a look at it and had some HARSH criticism for the managers: The club is seeking a continuation of court protection, but it turns out now that it was effectively subsidised by the “hard-pressed Irish taxpayer” through employees’ tax deductions which were not passed on to the Revenue (the tax office). Revenue is now owed EUR 1.2 million and Judge Peter Kelly said that it was “a form of thieving” to use employees’ money deducted for PAYE and PRSI contributions to subsidise a business. Strong comments, but the juedge made a good point.


In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and to create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. The banks don’t help anymore, the government doesn’t want to help, so we have to help ourselves! The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will help you if you have recently started a company and if you could do with spreading the word. I hope being mentioned here and being seen by the 5400+ readers of the Event Guide will kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide and once you have made a nice bit of money, a donation would be very appreciated. ;-) (This offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages only. Established companies can contact me regarding very affordable advertisement options in the Dublin Event Guide.) If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.

More to come next week!


The 3rd Annual 126 Members’ Show at the Royal Hibernian Academy is called ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ and will take place from 14 Jan – 27 Feb. The exhibition will include work by Paul Murnaghan, Angela Darby, Breda Lynch, Dominc Thorpe, Fiona Chambers, Jim Ricks, David Finn, Padraig Robinson, Kevin Mooney, Austin Ivers, Nina Amazing, Timothy Acheson & Jennifer Cunningham, Kathryn Maguire and James Merrigan. www.126.ie (Gallery Details: Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, www.rhagallery.ie, Open: Mon-Sat 11:00-19:00 Sun 14:00-17:00)
“The Hybrids” is an exhibition of paintings by Bartosz Kolata and will be on show in the No Grants Gallery from 12-26 Jan. (Gallery Details: NGG (No Grants Gallery) in Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Open: Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00, Sat: 10:00-17:30, Sun: 12:00-15:00)

‘City of Women’ is new film work by Jaki Irvine inspired by and shown alongside original prints from William Hogarth’s series ‘A Harlot’s Progress’ on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition will be on show from 14 Jan – 27 Feb. (Gallery Details: The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1, www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/ArtsOffice/TheLAB/Pages/TheLAB.aspx, Open: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00)

‘Journeyman’ is an exhibition of new video and sound work by Stephen Gunning. It will be on show at the gallery from 16:00-18:00 from 13 Jan – 13 Feb. (Gallery Details: Mother’s Tankstation. 41-43 Watling Street, Ushers Island, Dublin 8, www.motherstankstation.com, Open: Thurs- Sat: 12:00-18:00)

‘Idir/Aida’ is an exhibition celebrating the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan organised by the late Moya Bligh. The show will run from 14 Jan – 06 Feb and it features work by Moya Bligh, Richard Gorman, John Graham, Yoko Hara and Keisuke Kinoshita. (Gallery Details: Original Print Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.originalprint.ie, Open: Mon-Fri: 10:30-17:30, Sat: 11.00-17:00, Sun: 14:00-18:00)

‘A Tribute to Moya Bligh (1954-2009)’ is an exhibition commemorating printmaker and woodblock artist Moya Bligh. It will be on show from 14-21 Jan. The exhibition includes three scrolls of woodblock prints on washi, silk and gold leaf inspired by Hyakunin Issyu/A Hundred Poets. (Gallery Details: Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.graphicstudiodublin.com, Open: Mon-Fri: 10:00-17:30, Sat: 11:00-17:30)


Please see details in Saturday section.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is inviting to the lecture “The Applied Cinema of Philippe Parreno” on Fri 15 Jan at 17:00 in the Lecture Room of the IMMA. Using images, audio and video excerpts from the work of Philippe Parreno throughout the 1990s, Jorn Schafaff presents a lecture that reconsiders a question posed by the artist in 1995: “Could an exhibition be a film without a camera?” www.imma.ie/en/page_212181.htm (Museum Detail: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, www.imma.ie, Tues-Sat: 10:00-17:30, Sun+Bank Holidays: 12:00-17:30. from 05 June-18 Sept: Thurs: 10:00-20:00)

On Fri 15 Jan the weekly Rock’ n’ Roll club Shakedown will be fundraising for Concern’s emergency appeal for Haiti’s earthquake victims. Shakedown features live original bands (this week Kaplin and Grum), followed by “karaoke kidnap” in which people nominate their friends to sing for a donation to the cause. Admission is free and Pacino’s will be donating 15% of the bar’s takings plus the bar takings of one popular brand of beer. The event starts at 23:00 and runs until 02:30.
Shakedown Club, Pacino’s, 18 Suffolk St., Dublin 2, www.gumtree.ie/dublin/85/52448985.html

The 4 Top Show is a monthly live house music night in the Sugar Club (Leeson Street, Dublin 2) on the second Friday of each month from 22:30. The next event will take place on Fri 15 Jan. The main features will be resident dj’s Mad Lime and Greg with accompanyment from Giovani Viskardi and Jason Williams on drums, Wooke on sax and Barry McAlister on Irish Flute. There will also be photography and graphic art from up and coming as well as established Irish artists on show. Admission is free. www.thesugarclub.com/what-is-on.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.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes in Temple Bar every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information email info@sahajayoga.ie or check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie. Classes are also on Mondays at 19:00 in Blanchardstown Library.
* 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.


The Toe Jam Car Boot Sale at the Bernard Shaw Pub in South Richmond Street, Dublin 2 was originally announced for 16 Jan, but has now been postponed to 23 Jan.

A Full-Time Course Open Day is taking place in the National College of Ireland. On Fri 15 Jan (10:00-15:00) and on Sat 16 Jan (11:00-14:00) you have the chance to speak to current NCI students, Faculty members and staff. You can attend programme presentations and take a tour of the campus and student accommodation. National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1. www.ncirl.ie/Events/Full_Time_Open_Days_15th_&_16th_January_2010

There are no events taking place today in the National Museum.

On Sat 16 Jan the new Criminal Courts of Justice, the huge round building at the gates into Phoenix Park (Parkgate Street) www.independent.ie/national-news/new-order-in-court-as-8364140m-legal-pantheon-opens-doors-1951951.html
will be formally opened by the President Mary McAleese. This building is the latest Public Private Partnership venture. And critics claim that Babcock and Brown, the private partner in this venture, will not only get money for building the facility but will also continue for 25 years to receive a monthly fee for managing the building. This will apparently bring the project total closer to EUR 300 million, than the original estimate of EUR 120 million.
The organisation People before Profits will protest against this and the unfairness of Social Welfare Cuts they will be at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street.from 14:00. www.indymedia.ie/article/95426

The IPSC is organising a Boycott Day on Sat 16 Jan from 14:00. After a meeting at 14:00 at the Spire on O’Connell Street, the IPSC will then be breaking into smaller groups and staging boycott actions at various locations around the city asking shoppers not to buy Israeli goods in solidarity with the people of Gaza who are still being starved by the Israeli government. Along with the IPSC, the following groups are supporting the Day of Action: Anti-War Ireland, éirígí, Federation of Student Islamic Societies, Irish Anti War Movement, Palestinian Rights Initiative, Sinn Fein and UNITE Trade Union. www.indymedia.ie/article/95255

The Family Programme in the National Gallery in Kildare Street on Sat 16 Jan from 15:00 is “Winter Sports” with Michelle Browne. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

* Don’t forget that the Temple Bar Markets (Temple Bar Food Market on Meeting House Square and the Temple Bar Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30. The Designer Mart is on winter break and will return from 13 March!
* 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
* The Dublin Food Coop runs a food market every Saturday (09:30-16:30) and Thursday (14:00-20:00) at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Fresh local and artisan produce, mainly organic, and other products for sustainable living are on sale. www.dublinfood.coop
* Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale at Kart City
Old Airport Road, Santry, Dublin 9. The Kart City Weekend Market is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 08:00-16:00 and until the end of May all car boot sellers can sell for free. sundaymarket.ie/
* 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
* 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 resident DJ Papi Chulo. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing.

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On Sunday 17 Jan from 09:00 the Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium Car Boot Sale will take place again on the car park of the stadium (151 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin). Visiting is free, selling costs EUR 15 for cars and EUR 20 for vans and spaces might still be available. Contact Damian on 086 8371573 or email lowth666@yahoo.ie for more details. Gates open 08:00 for Sellers and 09:00 for Buyers. dublincity.olx.ie/car-boot-sale-harolds-cross-greyhound-stadium-iid-47055283

The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is taking place every Sun from 10:30-12:30. Up to 20 children can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. Children 5 years & over. The upcoming themes are
17 Jan: Climate change – Make wind chimes
24 Jan: Medieval Life – Includes visit to Ashtown Castle
31 Jan: Pond Life
07 Feb: Make a Valentines card

The next Newmarket Brocante, the flea market for 2nd hand furniture – is staking place on Sun 17 Jan in the market hall of the Dublin Food Co-op. At this event you will find a selection of second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. There will be bargains, freebies, café, good wholesome food and chilled out tunes all under the one roof. The market will be open from 11:00-17:00. You can find more information here: www.newmarketbrocante.com

It is Storytime in Hughes & Hughes in Dundrum! Every Sunday from 12:00 you should bring all the family for storytelling and cookies plus extra fun activities, including crafts & face painting. All ages welcome. www.hughesbooks.com/

Nearly every Sunday a free “Sunday at Noon” concert is taking place in the Hugh Lane Gallery. From 12:00-13:00 classical music will be performed for free. No booking is required. This week’s concert is “Music for Bassoon and Piano
by Telemann, Schumann, Alexandre, Stoeckigt, Boutry” and the performers are the Mathias Baier and Elisaveta Blumina Duo.

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square is running a “Sunday Sketching for 7+ year olds” programme. This week (17 Jan) the title is “Art & Artists. Be inspired by the artists who inspired Bacon!” and the event takes place from 15:00-16:00. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=406

# The My Museum Family Programme is this week entitled “Lure of the Landscape: 3D Map Making”. On Sun 17 Jan from 15:00 this workshop in Collins Barracks is for Age 7+. Create fabulous landscapes of volcanoes, mountains, icebergs and seas on a 3D map using recycled materials. Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=928

The Sunday Lecture on 17 Jan at 15:00 in the National Gallery in Kildare Street is: “Joshua Reynolds, Professional Portrait Painter” by Lecturer Adrian Le Harivel, National Gallery of Ireland. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

“We Taste Different” is the theme of the Free Tasting Party on Sun 17 Jan in La Dolce Vita, Cow’s Lane, Old City Temple Bar. It is a free tasting of Os Rosae (rosee) & Chianti Pontomo, meeting Silillin Norciuscolo & La Piccante. The tasting lasts from 16:00-19:00. This is followed by Traditional Italian biscuits meeting the best sicilian Passito. Special tasting menu until late www.dublin.ie/calendar_details.aspx?eventid=1889

The Odeon are inviting all families on Sat+Sun from 12:00-18:00 to a “Matinee Brunch Club”. Good Food, Kids movies (13:00 + 15:00), major international sporting events on the other big screen, kids under 3 eat for free are the main attractions of this offer. “The Matinee Brunch Club is a place where you, your family and friends can relax, watch a movie [or the match] and eat quality freshly made food in an informal family friendly atmosphere.”
Upcoming Movies are on 16/17 Jan: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, 23/24 Jan: Finding Nemo, 30/31 Jan: Happy Feet. For further information ring 01 672 7690 or check www.odeon.ie/ The Odeon Bar & Grill is in the Old Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2.

The Freeway Blues Rock Sunday Sessions at the Lower Deck Pub in Portobello, Dublin 8 will take place on Sun 17 Jan from 18:00-21:00. The band “The Freeway” will perform and Special Guests and Support Act “Pagan Riot” will contribute too. This is a High Energy Blues Rock Session where you will hear Music of Cream, Free Rory Gallagher, Freddie King, Albert Collins etc. Admission is free. www.gumtree.ie/dublin/38/51764138.html

Free comedy, free ice-cream. What more do you want? :-) The Comedy Crunch is a brilliant free Stand Up comedy which decamps regularly downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street. It starts at 21:00 and the line-up is impressive and the next performance is on Sun 17 Jan. All details can be found on www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=288886259516

On Sun 17 upstairs in Shebeen Chic will host the “Jazz Globetrotters. Admission is free and the gig starts at 21:00.

* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday 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
* The Mary Stokes Band (Blues) will be back in Bruxelles, Harry Street near Grafton Street and near the Westbury Hotel from 30 Aug. The start time is advertised as 18:00, but the actual start is usually significantly later. The gigs are not EVERY week, but most weeks. Admission is free.
* Jazz in The George in George’s Street from 16:30-18:00: Jazz Band Zrazy.
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Globe in Sth George’s Street from 20:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.myspace.com/sundayroast1
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* The great Funk/Soul/Reggae/Jazz band Mob Fandango are playing in the newly renovated Camden Street Palace every Sunday evening from 20:00-22:00. Admission is free. www.myspace.com/mobfandango
* 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
* The Brazilian Samba Rock Band +55 is playing every Sunday at the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-22:00, followed by a DJ playing Forro, Axe, and a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and salsa beats. Admission is free before 21:00 and EUR 5 after that.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Sunday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* 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
* Gardiner Street 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
* Ballymun Gospel Choir Mass at 19:00 in Vir gin Mary Church, Shangan Road, Ballymun.

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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On Mon 18 Jan Denis Halliday and Andy Storey, author of “The Great Gas Giveaway”, will be launching the AFRI (Action from Ireland) petition entitled “Suspend the work on the Corrib Gas project pending a full investigation” at Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth St. at 12:00. Attendance is free. petitions.contact.ie/content/suspend-work-corrib-gas-project-pending-full-investigation

The Royal Irish Academy invites to a discussion about “Threats to our environment – Information & Misinformation” on Mon 18 Jan at 18:00 in the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Chairman is Dick Ahlstrom, Science Editor of Irish Times and the Panellists are Peter Mitchell, Professor of Experimental Physics at UCD – Nuclear, Peter Lynch, Met Éireann Professor of Meteorology at UCD – Climate Change, Martin Cormican, Professor of Medical Microbiology at NUI Galway – Water, Darina O’Flanagan, Director of the National Health Protection Surveillance Centre – Viruses. Admission is free but advance registration is required.

The screening of “Erased: Wiped Off the Map” (aka To Shoot an Elephant) by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign will take place on Mon 18 Jan at 19:00 in the New Theatre, Connolly Books, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar , Dublin 2. The film describes what a group belonging to the International Solidarity Movement (I.S.M.) experienced, who departed from Cyprus bound for Palestine on 19 Dec 2008. Their objective was to break through the Israeli blockade on the Gaza strip. They were the last group of foreigners that were able to enter in the territory. None of them dreamt what they were going to live through in the following weeks. www.indymedia.ie/article/95447

On Mon 18 Jan at 20:00 the Irish Astronomical Society is running an event at Dunsink Observatory during which Kevin Nolan will give a talk on “Mars – A cosmic stepping stone”. Admission is free. A link on www.irishastrosoc.org/ brings you to a map to find the Observatory.

Howard Linnane’s Irish movie screening night Cine-Café (an evening of short films) and Pint & Picture (full feature film screening) take place on alternating weeks with the next event taking place on Mon 18 Jan at 19:30 in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Uppercross House Hotel, 30 Upr Rathmines Road (opposite Tesco)).

* Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the recently-formed music collective the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America and anything else they like. Admission is free and the bar serves during the show. Some people order up pizzas from downstairs. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
* ‘Hugh Cooney Don’t Like Monday’, a cabaret and live visual performance by Hugh Cooney, will take place every Monday night from 20:30 at The Pygmalion, South William Street, Dublin 2 (formerly Ba Mizu in Powerscourt Shopping Centre). Admission free. www.myspace.com/hughcooneycomotions
* From 21:00 in the International Bar, Wicklow Street: The Glór Sessions feature acoustic singer-songwriters, comedy, spoken word and poetry hosted by Stephen James Smith. Entry is free. www.stephenjamessmith.com/Glor.html
* From 21:30 a traditional Irish music session is taking place in Kennedy’s Pub in Drumcondra. Admission is free.
* From 22:00, the front bar of Whelans is the venue for the Open Mic event “Acoustic Nightmares Night”, organised by the band The Mighty Stef and some members from The Last Tycoons. This is a free event. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2 from 22:00. Later: DJ Rasheed. Admission is free.


On Tues 19 Jan the National Gallery in Kildare Street invites to a lecture at 10:30. The title is “The Great Baroque Composers” by Lecturer Tim Thurston, presenter, RTÉ lyric fm. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

Frank Corcoran is the featured composer in a free lunchtime concert by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the second of four in the orchestra’s Horizons series. The concert takes place on Tues 19 Jan from 13:05 in the National Concert Hall. A Pre-concert talk with Frank Corcoran will start at 12:30.
Admission to talk and concert is free but you need to book a ticket via 01-417 0000 or here www.rte.ie/performinggroups/2010/0119/horizonsjcorcoran.html Other featured composers in the Horizons series are Elaine Agnew (2 Feb) and Brian Irvine (9 Feb).

The Association of World-Class English Speakers, founded by Marie Mahon, a linguist, entrepreneur and second language expert, has been set-up to help second language English speakers through an online community & a whole variety of resources. In addition to providing a weekly newsletter and a free World-class English Speaker’s starter pack, Marie runs teleseminars during which she interviews people that use their second language English in their business successfully. For the second call in her series “Secrets of Successful English Speakers” she asked me if I would be prepared to share with you how I started out as a German using English here in Ireland, what challenges I met and what recommendations I would give to other English-learners. :-) The interview will take place on Tues 19 Jan at 20:00 and I am really looking forward to it. If you would like to get Marie’s tips, techniques and strategies to help you take your English language to a world-class level and if you want to hear her interviewing me, register for free on www.totalbusinesssystem.com/app/?af=1105396 to get the call details via e-mail.

Caitriona Ellis, the mother of a one year old boy, has set up the Association of Moms on Maternity, an online membership community which provides mothers with resources, support and coaching to identify a way to avoid returning to work but at the same time to maintain one or more sources of income. Every month AMOM offers a free telecall to help Mom’s and this month Caitriona interviews Frederique Murphy, Master of Mindset, who will show you how to create the mindset you want to allow you to achieve your goals, one by one. The call takes place on Tues 19 Jan at 20:00. Register here fore free to receive all details: www.amomwithoptions.com/cmdx.php?Clk=3482007

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghues on Suffolk Street every Tueas 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
* 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
* From 21:30, O’Briens on Dame Street (next to the Mercantile Pub) is the venue for a further Open Mic event of acoustic rock’n’roll organised by the band The Mighty Stef. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2


Do you want to step up your career, develop new skills and knowledge, or build on an existing qualification? Come to the Part-time Open Evenings at the National College of Ireland on Wed 20 Jan fro, 17:00-18:30 to find out more about NCI’s courses. Flexible part-time and evening courses are offered from foundation to degree and postgraduate level across a range of specialist subjects: business, HRM, accountancy, finance, computing and community studies. National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1 www.ncirl.ie/Events/Part-time_Open_Evenings:_14th_and_20th_January_2010

On Wed 20 Jan two screenings of “Your Bad Self” will take place (18:30 and 20:30) in the Lighthouse Cinema on Smithfield Square. The organisers describe this event in the following way: “Your Bad Self is a 6-part sketch comedy show for RTE2 about the things we think and do not say. Featuring euthanasia, jealousy, electronic laughter, confused ninjas, blood, tears (and other bodily fluids), light jazzy noodling, classical oboe and traditional Irish music. All of human life is here, although not as you may know it. The cast includes Amy Huberman (The Clinic), Michael McElhatton (Paths to Freedom), Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars), Peter McDonald (I Went Down), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter), Justine Mitchell (A Cock and Bull Story), Hugh O’Conor (Chocolat), Andrew Bennett (Garage), Tom Farrelly (Father Ted), Karen Egan and Emily Fairman.
The screening is guaranteed to be a great night’s entertainment with drinks reception, warm-up act and top quality Irish comedy on-screen.”
Tickets are free and can be requested via e-mail to yourbadselftv@gmail.com, please specify which of the two screenings (18:30 or 20:30) you prefer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Bad_Self

The Alliance Francaise invites to the book launch of Teresa Whitington’s work “The Syllables of Time: Proust and the history of reading”. It will take place in the Alliance Francaise, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 on Wed 20 Jan at 18:30. Teresa Whitington is librarian of the Central Catholic Library in Dublin and she has combined a career as a librarian with postgraduate studies in modern French literature, focusing in particular on Baudelaire and Proust. Admission is free but registration via info@alliance-francaise.ie is required. www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Each month an object from the exhibition “Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats” at the National Library of Ireland is selected for discussion. The object of the month are objects relating to Lady Gregory which will feature in daily guided tours of the Yeats exhibition during Jan. The lecture “Lady Gregory: Discovering creativity” by Judith Hill will take place on Wed 20 Jan from 19:00-20:00 in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

The Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland is inviting to a Holocaust Memorial Lecture on Wed 20 Jan at 19:30. Prof Jan Gross (Dept. of History, Princeton University) will talk about “Bystanders? Poland and the Holocaust”. The event will take place in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. www.hetireland.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=40

* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 17:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. The majority of people there are Spanish or English-speaking, but French, Italians, Polish and Chinese are sometimes coming to and everybody is welcome to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.
* “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 on SOME Wednesdays. The frequency got less predictable in recent weeks/months and you should check the website before going. www.myspace.com/thesongroom
* 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.


Mark Fielding (CEO of ISME) will talk on Thurs 21 Jan (18:00) at the UCD Smurfit School as part of the ‘Executive Insights’ event series. He will share some of his business expertise and experiences in leadership. The event is free but ticketed and spaces are limited. You can register on www.ucd.ie/businessalumni The venue is in the UCD Smurfit School, Carysfort Ave, Blackrock

On Thurs 21 Jan from 19:30-20:30 Prof. Colin O’Dowd (NUI Galway) will talk about “Mace Head: Atmospheric Composition & Climate Research” as part of the Irish Meteorological Society Lecture series. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. The event will take place in the Trinity College Botany Theatre (near the rugby ground). (www.tcd.ie/Maps/assets/pdf/tcd-main-campus.pdf)

“The Pursuit of Plants: from Templeogue to Tegucigalpa” by Dr Daniel Kelly is the next lecture in the Botanic Gardens. It will take place on Thurs 21 Jan from 20:00 in the Visitor Centre. Dr Daniel Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in the Botany Department at Trinity College Dublin. A distinguished ecologist, he has worked extensively on the woodlands of Ireland, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean. In his lecture, Dr Kelly will speak on the theme “from Gardener to Botanist – from Ireland to the New World Tropics – people, places and plants”. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

* A weekly pub quiz is taking place in Peadar Kearneys, Dame Street every Thursday. Register from 19:00. There is no charge.
* Open Mic Night – Lucan County Bar. Set-up and run by Ian Smith, who is a friend of mine, this event will take place every last Thursday in the month at 20:00. The venue is the 1st floor of the Lucan County Bar (on the grounds of the Lucan Spa Hotel on the N4). www.lucanspahotel.ie/ENG/map.html
* 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.
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Mullingar House in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111621257112
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.turkshead.ie
* The Poor Boys play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Tim. Admission is free.


On Friday 22 Jan and Saturday 23 Jan the Third James Joyce Graduate Conference wil take place. This graduate conference organised by the UCD James Joyce Research Centre in association with the Humanities Institute of Ireland will feature papers by PhD and postdoctoral students working on many different facets of Joyce’s texts. Plenary lectures will be given by Professor Franca Ruggieri, Dr Fritz Senn, and Dr John McCourt. The website claims that “all welcome”, especially Postgraduate Students. If you want to check if you are welcome as a non-student, contact Professor Anne Fogarty on 01-7168159. All further information can be found here www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?dt=d.en.46991&f=week&d=22/01/2010

Jamaicans and the wider Caribbean Communities in Ireland (JCCI) are inviting to a Caribbean Event at the Melody Bar&Restaurant, 122 Capel Street, Dublin 1 on Fri 22 Jan from 19:00-02:30. Admission is free and you are invited to come with your friends if you are interested in exploring the Caribbean culture through music. The website www.jamcarib.ie doesn’t say anything about the event yet, but maybe it will be updated during the week.
At this event, JCCI will ask you as well to help the people in Haiti by donating money to the Haitian charity “A Cry for help”.
Thanks to Miren for telling me about this event!


This section contains lots of events this week that 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:

Jordan Belfort, who wrote two books “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street”, earned once over $50 million a year as a big high-flyer on Wall Street and then dropped to the lowest possible point being seriously addicted to drugs and ending up in prison for 22 months. Definitely a controversial character with a very colourful story, he is now coming to Dublin on 23 Jan to present his talk “Breakthrough to Extreme Wealth” from 14:30-17:30 in the Westbury Hotel, near Grafton Street. The event is free but ticketed, so everyone who’s interested can reserve their seat here jordanbelfort230110-.eventbrite.com/

Dr Craig Barrett is a former Chairman and CEO of Intel and a leading advocate for improving education worldwide. He will be taking about “Competitiveness” on 08 Feb at 18:00 in the Round Room in Mansion House, Dublin 2. If you want to attend this lecture, you have to book your free tickets for the limited amount of seats here:

______This is odd!!______________

Did you realise that the sensational stories about snow, the lack of salt the discussion if schools should stay open or not and the outrage over the fact that a minister was stuck on an airport abroad like many others totally wiped out the sensational articles and reports about swine flu? I remember that around October we were told that the world was coming to an end and unless we all get the injection against swine flu TOMORROW or sooner, we will all be dead. And what happened then? In France the Swine Flu was this week declared as contained. A Pandemic it was definitely not, but massive amounts of money were paid to pharmaceutical companies for the supply of swine flu vaccination. And not surprisingly, questions are now raised now about the Swine Flu Fraud! Interesting story: gaia-health.com/articles101/000148-swine-flu-fraud-official-questioning-starts.shtml And the good news is, Swine Flue is now not seen any more dangerous than the normal flu, so we will luckily live for another bit. ;-)

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I am wishing you all a nice week and hope that you got a chance to think about the Wisdom of Birds that I mentioned in the Feel Good Slot. Maybe take a few of the statements with you to your job next week!?


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