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Event Guide 64: Outdoor Movies Dun Laoghaire, Hurling Cubed, Fringe Festival, Liffey Swim 2008, World Cyber Games, Elvis Presley Story Competition

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 64
| 05 Sept 2008 ……………Subscribers: 1907

Hi all!

While most of you were in Stradbally for the Electric Picnic last weekend, I had a great time in Dublin on my “Heritage Week Trail”. Great events kept me busy on Saturday and Sunday. All events were free for the Heritage Week and most are available all the time for the price in brackets: An Irish Food Walking Tour (not bad, but improvable and very expensive, EUR 15), a visit to the Georgian House “No. 29” in Fitzwilliam Street (worth a visit, EUR 6) and a Harp+Flute concert in the Peppercanister Church (very nice, once-off event) on Saturday. On Sunday I went on a Glasnevin Cemetery Tour (VERY interesting, but a bit too expensive at normal times, EUR 8) a visit to the St. Stephen’s Green Photo Exhibition (once-off event), a brief stop-over at a Hare Krishna festival (interesting!) in St. Stephen’s Green and finally some time in Bruxelles to listen to the great Mary Stoke Blues Band (every Sunday and always free!). Busy weekend, and really really enjoyable.
By the way: As soon as these non-free events will be available for free again I will let you know! And here is already such a tip: “Number 29” in Fitzwilliam Street will do free guided tours during the Culture Night on 19 September and the Peppercanister Church in Mount Street Upper will have a musical performance by students from the Royal College of Music!

This weekend I will have a lot less time to enjoy events because we are working hard on Sunday, rehearsing for a great upcoming show in the Olympia. Some of you know that one of my multitude of hobbies is to sing in a Gospel Choir, which is the backing choir for Kevin Doyle and The Way it Was Orchestra (www.elvisthewayitwas.net). And to find out more about this show have a look at he Competition section in this Event Guide!

Have a look as well at the articles in the DUBLIN NEWS category! You can win money by sharing your opinion about TV programmes and there is another notice about the amazing free 3-day seminar I told you about some months ago.

During the week I found out some intelligence about another Event Guide and my competitive side was stirred by the information I found out. I can’t reveal it here yet, because I have to find confirmation first before I even indicate anything, but let me just say this: In popularity terms this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) doesn’t have to hide much behind some other event related publications!! With your help and I hope you will support me – I would like to “explode” the subscriber numbers. This week this Dublin Event Guide Community (and it is definitely more a community than for all other publications) has grown to more than 1900 people. Could each of you find 3 more people to sign up? 3 people shouldn’t be too much! :-) You have more friends than that, don’t you? :-P Just forward this week’s Event Guide to your friends and ask them to subscribe by sending an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com. Oh, and if you can get 5 or more, then send me a separate mail (preferably with the Subject “5 subscribers”) and your name will be mentioned here as a shining example. ;-)

Please note: This Event Guide is sponsored by Esme E., Cliodhna D., Brian L., Padraig S., Kathie S., Orla niF and Jef B. Thanks for the support, guys! If you too want to provide some financial help and want to see your name in this list ;-) , please send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with “Donation” in the subject and I will reply to you with a link to a PayPal website where you can donate via PayPal or Credit Card. Alternatively you can contact me to arrange another route for your donation. This Event Guide is a hobby project and NOT a commercial enterprise, so I do rely on donations. Oh …and there is NO minimum amount for contributions! ;-)

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges or at least appear to be free. I try to find confirmation in all cases, however, there are occasionally events that did appear to be free while writing this newsletter but later it turns out that some admission is charged. Apologies in that case! All information about events is checked as much as possible, however since I mostly relay information from other people or from websites etc, errors can happen and no guarantee for correctness can be given. (What a nuisance to have to add disclaimers like that!)



As mentioned above and as some of you know, I am part of an Elvis Tribute Band. No, do NOT worry, I am NOT trying to be Elvis, I am not THAT good. :-P This part is more than ably filled by Kevin Doyle, who is – without a doubt – the best Elvis performer that I have ever seen or heard. He is supported by an amazingly talented band (The Way It Was Orchestra) and by the Gospel Choir in which I sing. Altogether we are 22 people on stage! Last year we performed The Elvis Presley Show in the Tivoli Theatre in front of a total of 5000 people, this year we presented the show in the completely sold-out National Concert Hall and if you haven’t seen it yet, you have now the opportunity to come to our significantly improved show at the end of this month in the Olympia Theatre. For four nights only we will introduce Elvis Presley to you. You don’t have to be a fan or old enough to have lived while he was alive to enjoy our show. If you like any type of contemporary music, then the chances are that this music has been influenced or been enabled by the rock’n roll rebellion that was caused by Elvis Presley (youtube.com/watch?v=yz5GrYUqfvQ) and then you should find out what this Elvis was all about. The Elvis Presley Show in the Olympia is not a musical or theatre. Instead it is a concert of many many of the relevant Elvis songs and these songs – combined with interesting multimedia clips and voice-overs – will bring you on a journey through Elvis’ life.
The Elvis Presley Show will be in the Olympia Theatre from 24-27 Sept and tickets are available here www.ticketmaster.ie/artist/909624. (EUR 33.60 and 28.00). The Saturday performance is nearly sold out already and while there is still availability on Wed, Thur and Fri, I recommend that you get your tickets soon, to make sure that you don’t miss this great show.
I managed to get 2 pairs of tickets for this event for a competition here in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and if you want to enter the draw to win a pair of tickets, you only have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject “Elvis” and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your entry has to be with by 13:00 on Thursday 18 Sept. And the winners will be notified by phone. Because I am not sure yet for which day the tickets are (I will find out tomorrow), please specify in your mail as well if any of the four days (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat) does NOT suit you.

Ensemble ICC is the new music band that focuses on performing new works from composers of the Irish Composers’ Collective performed last night in the Unitarian Church at St. Stephen’s Green and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly mad two pairs of tickets available for the concert. The tickets were won by Elina Kivistö and Paola Bisicchia. Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed the concert!

All events in this Competition section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I get often lots of entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, but you should consider going anyway! :-) 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!

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Last weeks Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) did go a little unnoticed by a good few of you because of the Electric Picnic and some (who already had deleted it) asked me to repeat this information:

Have you ever wondered how you could tell a TV station if you liked a programme or if not without sending letters about everything you saw? In order to provide feed back you need to be on a viewer/media panel and such a viewer panel is a group of people who regularly (ideally on a near daily basis) tell a research organisation what they watched or listened to and what they thought of it. The research organisation makes this information available to TV or Radio stations and they can then use that as intelligence about viewer/listener preferences etc. With the Internet such feedback is relatively easily possible and for a number of months I am part of such a media panel. If you want to voice your opinions AND have a chance to win some money? Keep reading! :-)
In September 2007 I came across the Irish Media Survey, a media panel which is not only interested in TV viewers’, but as well in radio listeners’ opinion. The “Irish Media Survey” is run by the market research company GfK and the survey helps media organisations to understand how much people like the programmes that are shown on TV and played on Radio. As a member of this media panel, your opinion is heard AND you have the chance to win some prizes. Every day you can (but are not obliged to!) voice your opinion and I have it set so that I get a daily reminder mail. (It takes about 3 – 5 minutes per day to complete the survey.) Every month GfK does a draw for one prize of EUR 1000 and 400 prizes of EUR 5. Every time you fill in the information on their website you will get one point and when you have gathered a minimum of 10 points you will automatically take part in the draw. For every point after that you will get an additional entry into the prize draw. So the more often you do take part in the survey, the higher your chances are to win a price. I have won three times 5 Euro in the last few months. :-) It is not a huge amount, but the chances are significantly higher than for the lotto AND I feel that it gives me a chance to let TV and Radio Stations know my positive or negative opinion about programmes. :-P If you are interested in joining this media panel, you can do so by following this link:
www.surveyireland.net/sign.php?Sr=30&Subsid=30 and by registering online. Oh, and when you win the EUR 1000, I hope you will buy me a pint! ;-)

I wrote about this seminar before and will mention again before the actual date. It left a huge impression on me last year and I definitely recommend it to everyone. There are TWO courses, I think every single person should take. The first one is Breakthrough To Success (the seminar I will tell you here) and the second one is the self-defence system training Krav Maga. In one of the coming weeks I will cover Krav Maga, but today I will only focus on Christopher Howard’s training.
When I heard about it by coincidence I was a bit sceptical. It sounded TOO interesting! At the weekend I went to the training and have to admit that I was “sitting on the fence for a while” more looking for holes than making the most out of it. But very soon I realised that this was different than anything I had done before and it became one of the most influential weekends in my last few years.
The seminar is a completely free three-day seminar. It is called “”Breakthrough to Success” and is about personal development, how to overcome things that hold you back and how to achieve what you want to achieve. It uses NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and contains a HUGE amount of information that you can apply in your own life after the course. The training is done by Christopher Howard, a hugely inspiring presenter, and I definitely recommend it. The seminar is entertaining, educational and ;-) free! About 600 people were in the RDS in February and with word-of-mouth I expect that the next time the training will take place, maybe double that number of people will attend. There is a possibility that it will this time not take place in the RDS but in one of the D4 Hotels and in that case, it could “sell out” very soon! For this reason I am mentioning it again, so that you have a chance to register in time.
Now after all this enthusiastic endorsement I expect a good few of you are frowning and are waiting for the “BUT” or the catch! No, honestly, there is NO catch. However, you are right when you expect that something must justify the fact that such a great seminar is offered for free: The intention of the seminar is to advertise and promote all the many other Christopher Howard Seminars and to get people to book other courses. So over the three days you do have to live with some “sales and advertisement” interludes. However there is no heavy or pushy sales tactic used and because there is an enormous opportunity to learn a LOT. So I was well able to live with the sales talk every few hours. You will learn about setting goals, you will find out how you limit yourself in life, what holds you back and what do do/change to have a hugely increased chance to reach your goals in life. Chris Howard will be back from the 17-19 Oct this year and you can register already by following this link:
The 3-day course is formally sold for GBP 825 per person and by following the link above you will get it for free. You might wonder why I recommend it so much and if I gain if you follow the above link. And here is the answer: It did definitely benefit me and I was buzzing for a long time afterwards – actually I am still very enthusiastic about it. The seminar is hugely motivational and it was fun and I think taking part would be hugely beneficial for everybody. This is the reason why I recommend it. Any other gains? If you follow the above link you are referred by me and should you book a non-free course (they are very expensive and I wouldn’t expect many to book non-free seminars), I COULD get up to 5% of the fees as a potential discount – if I ever took a non-free course. I would be happy to share this discount with you if it came to it and so I don’t have any moral concerns recommending the event. (By the way, this was an underhand change of conditions to what I described in a previous newsletter..unfortunately out of my control!) At the moment approx. 150 (!!!) other Dublin Event Guide Community Members are already registered and if you want to join us (I am trying to get some special treatment for us being such a big group!), book here: champions.christopherhoward.co.uk/ukbts.asp?cli=CLA1035324

Mark Cantan, who is as well a member of the Dublin Event Guide Community, is part of the band “The Supermarkets” and he tells me that from today you can download their newest and second album for free from their website www.welcometothesupermarkets.com. “Lust, Rage & Ice Cream” is the title of the album. I have downloaded it and listened to every song for a few seconds (cause I didn’t have more time). I am not a music critic and am definitely no authority when it comes to albums, but The Supermarkets definitely have put an album together that is interesting from the first to the last song: Very varied, sometimes zany music (zany in a good way) is combined with unexpected, at times hilarious, lyrics. Have a listen!!!! :-)

Kathie Stamou, a member of the Dublin Event Guide Community and a big supporter AND sponsor of this Event Guide, is a very successful Accessory Designer. Kathie creates unusual once-off pieces of jewellery from eclectic materials and in order to promote her new “Bua Collection”, she is available for home exhibitions in autumn before her upcoming gallery exhibition in November. If you are interested in hosting a Jewellery Party “New York Style”, you can contact her via her website www.kathiestamou.com (go to “News and Notes” to find out more about the Jewellery Parties). There is no charge for her to come to your home for the Jewellery Party and her jewellery is available for purchase at these parties.

The Culture Night this year is taking place from 17:00-23:00 on Friday 19 September. A detailed brochure is available (purple front cover) and I recommend that you take it with you if you can find it somewhere. There are 105 events listed in the brochure and if you want to plan your Culture Night, the brochure is a tremendous help!

Last year “Opera Alfresco” was a free event in the context with the Opera Festival. This year it seems that there is NO free event at all that allows non-opera fans to get at least a glimpse.

“Art – The Land of Hearts Desire” is the title of a group show in Gallery Zozimus. 13 Sligo-based artists will exhibit from 04 Sept. The artists are Grainne MacLoughlin, Martina Gillen, Brigit Beemster, Caitriona O’Leary, Heidi Wickham, M and N Designs, Paul Colreavy, Poilin McGowan, Rachel Quinn, Annie West, Tom Conneely, Tom Callery and Keith Richardson. Unfortunately the Gallery neither likes telling us until when the exhibition is on show nor when the gallery is open! Pity! (Gallery Details: Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis St, Dublin 8, www.galleryzozimus.ie, Open: ??)

“Swedish Group Show” by Galleri Astley (Uttersberg, Sweden) shows screen prints from 40 artists of the Swedish Galleri Astley. The exhibition will be on show from 04 Sept – 27 Sept. (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)

“Ocean Colours” is an exhibition of paintings by Martina O’Brien at the OPW Head Office on 51 St. Stephen’s Green. The exhibition runs from 03-15 Sept and is open during normal business hours.

“(N)onknowledge” is an exhibition that according to the organisers “brings together a range of artistic practices that remind us of Wittgenstein’s fundamental explanation of human perception and comprehension: that we can not conceive of something we do not have the language to describe, ‘the limits of your language are the limits of your world’.” Exhibiting artists are Matthew Buckingham, Joachim Koester, Benoît Maire, Tine Melzer, Maaike Schoorel, Lee Welch and Artur Zmijewski. The exhibition runs from 04 Sept – 11 October. The exhibition is accompanied by “In the Dark”, and evening of lectures and discussion with Brian Dillon, Declan Long and Toby Dennett on Wednesday 24 September 2008 at 19:00. Cost: EUR 8 with a may of 40 participants. To book go to: www.project.ie (Venue Details: Project Art Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.project.ie, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00)

“Obsessive Beginnings” is the first exhibition by SODIUM, a group of 2007 IADT graduates. The exhibition features work by Sinead Curran, Judy Foley, Breda Flynn, Fiona Fullam, Paul Hickey, Jane Locke, Aisling McGovern, Ri Meehan, Roger O’Neill, Linda Rafferty and Miriam Sweeney. It runs from 03 Sept – 06 Sept only.
www.sodium.ie (Gallery Details: Broadstone Studios, Hendrion Building, 30-40 Upper Dominick street, Dublin 7, www.broadstonestudios.com, Open: 10:00-20:00 every day)

The Market Studios are presenting a new exhibition and project space called UNIT H. On 05 Sept 2008, UNIT H opens with its launch exhibition “Backlash” featuring Pia Müller, Terry Markey, Gavin Muldoon and Susan Thomson. “Backlash” contains live performance and reactionary actions with unknown consequences. Opening 05 September at 18:00 and the exhibition continues until 21 September with performances every Sat +Sun from 14:00-17:00. (Gallery Details: Unit H, The Market Studios, corner of Mary’s Lane & Halston St, Dublin 7 (Turn onto Mary’s Lane at Slattery’s Capel St, UNIT H is opposite Dublin City Council fruit markets), www.themarketstudios.wordpress.com))

“The Gradual Materialization of Essence” is an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Ronnie Hughes. The exhibition will be on show from 3 Sept to 11 Oct. (Gallery Details: Rubicon Gallery, 10 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, www.rubicongallery.ie, Open: Tues- Sat 12:00-18:00)

“Transitions” is a multimedia exhibition by Fiona O’Connor at the Signal Arts Centre in Bray that incorporates both still and moving image. “Transitions” is on show from 02 Sept – 14 Sept with an opening reception on Fri 05 September from 19:00-21:00. (Gallery Details: Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, www.signalartscentre.ie, Open: Tue – Fri: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00, Sat – Sun: 12:00-17:00)

“Don’t try this at home” is an exhibition by Ian Burns. Showing “kinetic sculptural installations” the organisers say: “in this show Burns turns his hand to Irish cultural kitsch”. The show will run from 03 Sept – 11 Oct. (Gallery Details: Mother’s Tankstation. 41-43 Watling Street, Ushers Island, Dublin 8, www.motherstankstation.com, Open: Thurs- Sat: 12:00-18:00)

In its seventh year, “Sculpture in Context” shows sculptures by both Irish and international artists in the National Botanic Gardens. The work is displayed throughout the gardens and glasshouses of the Botanic Gardens, and smaller works are exhibited in the gallery above the visitors’ centre. Participating artists are Michael Duhan, Mel French, Ger Garland, Seamus Gill, Katy Goodhue, Leo Higgins, Frances Lambe, Sonja Landweer, Fidelma Massey, and Deirdre Rogers. Sculpture in Context 2008 runs from 4 Sept to 17 Oct. www.sculptureincontext.com (Venue Details: National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, www.botanicgardens.ie, Open: Winter (mid-Nov to 16 Feb): Mon-Sun 09:00-16:30, Summer (17 Feb to mid-Nov): Mon-Sun 09:00-18:00, Admission is free)

The Tallaght Community Arts Centre is showing “Drawing from the Well”, an exhibition of work by current and recent patients of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Tallaght. The work on display is the result of the hospital’s art programme of weekly artist-facilitated workshops attended by the patients run by artists Lucia Barnes, Jessica Conway, Beata Daly, Michelle Hall, Heidi Morrison, Declan Mulligan, Collette Mulready and Roisin O’Brien. The exhibiting artists are Eithne Bierney, Bernard Broderick, Anthony Byrne, Ann Coffey, Sr. Catherine Bergin, Maureen Conlon, Bernie Cummins, James Finegan, Peggy Foody, Marie Geoghegan, Jean Hudson, Kay Hughes, Fiona Kilduff, Patricia McGrath, John Molloy, Susan Murray, Gabriel O’Brien, Mary O’Brien, Ann Rountree, Antoinette Sherry, Philip Tanhan, Kathleen Tyrrell and Janet Whelan. The show runs from 08 to 26 September! 2008. (Venue Details: Tallaght Arts Centre, Unit 1 Village Square Old Bawn Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24, www.tcac.ie, Open: ??)

The Mill Theatre in Dundrum is exhibiting “Nutopia Nutopia”, an exhibition of collage work by David Gearty from 6 September to 3 October.
(Venue Details: Mill Theatre Gallery, Dundrm Town Centre, Dundrum, www.milltheatre.com, Open: during theatre opening hours)

“Dust Breeding” by Nigel Rolfe combines performance, video and photography. The central piece of the exhibition is a singular projection that records the performer being enveloped by white dust. The exhibition runs from 04 Sept – 04 Oct. (Gallery Details: Green On Red Gallery, 26-28 Lombard St. East, Dublin 2, www.greenonredgallery.com, Open: Mon- Fri 10:00 – 18:00, Sat 11.00 – 17.00)

The master of still life, Liam Belton, is exhibiting recent paintings in the Peppercanister Gallery from 04 -24 Sept. In addition to still life paintings, he will show abstract oil paintings. (Gallery Details: Peppercanister Gallery, 3 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, www.peppercanister.com, Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00-17:30, Sat: 10:00-13:00)


From Sat 30 Aug – Sun 07 Sept the Dundrum Town Centre is inviting children and their parents to “Kids @ Dundrum”. Featuring seminars from experts including child nutritionist and author Annabel Karmel, child psychologist and presenter of ‘Families in Trouble’, David Coleman, and presenter of RTE series ‘Baby on Board’, Grainne Ryan, Dundrum Town Centre is helping parents to prepare the family for the dreaded “Back to School”!
On Fri 05 September author and child nutrition expert Annabel Karmel will launch her new book, ‘Baby and Toddler Food Diary’. A busy mum herself, Annabel will then host a seminar in Frangos World Cuisine, located on Level 3 at 12:00, where she will share imaginative and useful tips and tricks to ensure even the fussiest child eats a balanced and healthy diet.
Throughout the week ‘Monkey Music’ workshops will introduce music to young children in a way they can understand and enjoy, ‘Clap Handies’ will encourage you and your child to have interactive play and floor-time, while Yoga Bug demonstrations will keep you and your children on your toes!
Children’s entertainment will be provided in the centre every day throughout the week, including learning games such as Leapster; handheld entertainment games including Spiderman, Madagascar; books and colouring materials; facepainters, balloon modellers, Funky Nails and Dundrum Town Centre story time.
All events are free and available on a first come and first serve basis. Ticket requests can be made by emailing info@dundrum.ie

“The gorgeous colours” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at 17:00 on Fri 05 Sept. www.myspace.com/tower_records

From Fri 05 Sept – Sun 07 Sept the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire will be turned into a bit outdoor cinema. It definitely is not the best time of the year to sit outside and to watch movies for two hours or so, but I guess Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown were hoping on the traditionally relative good weather at the beginning of September. After this year’s summer it is however not much of a surprise, I guess, that we don’t see much of this “up-turn” in temperature and climate. So, go to the event, BUT make sure that you bring lots of jumpers and blankets! The screenings are on Fr at 18:00 and 20:30 and on Sat+Sun at 15:00, 17:00 and 20:00. All screenings are free.
Filmgoers can bring picnics and blankets for a great family day out. Popcorn and other treats will be available for purchase throughout the event and on Sunday, the hugely popular COCO Market will bring a delicious medley of ethnic fare and sweet and savoury cuisine. All films are 15s and under.
The schedule is:
+ FRIDAY 5th Sept
18:00: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone PG and 20:30: Batman Begins 12A
+ SATURDAY 6th Sept
15:00: Ratatouille G, 17:00: A Knights Tale PG, 20:00: Shawshank Redemption 15
+ SUNDAY 7th Sept
15:00: Finding Nemo G, 17:00: Enchanted PG, 20:00: Chocolat 12A

Do you play Hurling or are fascinated about it? Then this is event is for you. If you have never heard about Hurling, then you should check this out first: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurling. Guinness is the Hurling sponsor in Ireland and they have invented the “Hurling Cubed” tournament, which is totally different than a normal hurling game but promises to be interesting: In a plexiglas “cage”, 3 players per team play for a total of 3 minutes. They use a shorter than normal hurley (hurling stick/club) and a soft sliotar (hurling ball) and have to achieve three goals to win. Hurling is an amazingly fast game with impressive playing and ball control skills and I am sure that it will be interesting to watch the tournament, which will take place in Dublin Castle from Thurs until Sat.
Originally it was planned that the Dublin tournament will take place from Wednesday until Friday, but for some reasons all events on Wednesday have been cancelled, so that only Thursday + Friday are left for the Dublin tournament.
The schedule for Friday (05 Sept) is:
17:00-18:00 Come and try
18:00-18:30 Administration and registration of teams
18:30-20:30 Hurling Cubed Round 1 (League Format)
20:30-21:00 Celebrity / Expert exhibition match
21:00-22:00 Hurling Cubed Round 2 (Knockout Format)
22:00-23:00 Dublin Final
Galway, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny, Waterford had already their tournaments and therefore the Irish Hurling Cubed final will take place on Saturday (06 Sept) in Dublin Castle as well. The schedule for Saturday is:
16:00-17:00 Come and try
17:00-17:30 Administration and registration of teams
17:30-18:30 Hurling Cubed Round 1 (League Format)
18:30-20:00 Celebrity / Expert exhibition match
20:00-21:00 Hurling Cubed Round 2 (Knockout Format)
21:00-22:00 Grand Final
Please note that unfortunately even as a spectator you must at least be 18 years of age. Pity! It would have been a great way of promoting Hurling to young people.
More information: www.guinness.com/ie_en/hurlingcubed/#

“Based on our Current Science…” is a group show in the Gallery of Photography with works from the artists Ulrika Ferm, Martin Healy, Seán Hillen, Paul Murnaghan, Lee Welch, a television interview between JZ Knight and Merv Griffin and Wright & Griffiths.The show will run from 14 Aug – 21 Sept. The exhibition will be accompanied by three September video screenings in Temple Bar in the first week of September. The screened videos/films are ‘Latoon’ by Sean Lynch at 20:30, ‘Explaining Magic to Mercer’ by Susan MacWilliam at 20:45 and ‘The Carriage’ by Diego Guiterrez at 21:00. The last remaining screening will take place on Meeting House Square on Fri 06 Sept. The opening reception and in parallel the launch of a limited edition catalogue will take place on Wed 13 Sept 2008 at 18:30. (Gallery Details: Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, wwww.galleryofphotography.ie, Open: Tues-Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-18:00)

Since July, Phantom 105.2 have been running the “Phantom First Friday” event at ALT (Andrews Lane Theatre) on the first Friday of the month. The next event is on Fri 05 Sep. The event consists of live performances from two up-and-coming Irish bands, with a headline set by a more established Irish band. At the next “Phantom First Friday” Autamata, New Amusement and guests will perform followed by a DJ set with Sinister Pete. Doors are at 20:00 and admission is free before 22:30 (EUR 7 after 22:30). So if you turn up early it is a free event. Tune into Phantom 105.2 or visit www.phantom.ie for more details.

* Sahaja Yoga Meditation program is available for free every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street (bell 3, next to the IFI), Temple Bar. For more information contact Seamus on SHarten@upc.ie www.templebar.ie/home_ns_9_action_view_nid_229.html


On Sat 06 Sept, this years Dublin City Liffey Swim will take place. Over 400 swimmers will compete in the 2008 Liffey swim, swimming nearly 2000 metres. The first Liffey Swim race took place on the 22 July 1920. The 1920 race had an entry of 27 male swimmers. One of the earliest Liffey Swims was immortalised in the Jack B. Yeats 1923 painting entitled The Liffey Swim, which was to win him a silver medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics competition for artistic endeavour (www.briansewell.com/artist/y-artist/jack-butler-yeats.html). In 2003 Dublin City Council took over as title sponsor to the race and it now attracts many hundreds of spectators to the quay wall. The race starts on a pontoon at Victoria Quay, one bridge down from Heuston Station and ends at Customs House Quay. The slowest swimmers are starting first and the fastest last. By the time swimmers reach the long dark tunnel that is O’Connell Bridge at high tide, the race has bunched together and is very crowded. The water temperature is around 15 deg centigrade and wetsuits are not allowed.
Since this is an event sponsored and advertised by Dublin City, you can imagine that the details are hard to obtain. I really would like to understand what it is that holds the friendly people from Dublin City back from not just running good events but to let us know the relevant information as well!! It would help tremendously if they told people about the starting time of the race! Grrr!
From last year, I seem to remember that the race starts for the men at 13:30 and for the women at 14:00.
And a little anecdote: A few years ago I read an interview with one of the swimmers and he was talking about disturbing noises as the only problem during the swim. The interviewer didn’t understand what he meant and asked for clarification. The swimmer then explained that he was talking about the splashing noises the 4-legged inhabitants (the long tailed ones) of the Liffey make when they jump into the water because the swimmers disturbed them. Eeek!

The Fringe Festival is a non-standard theatre and performance festival. It is not exactly the same as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since the street performances are not included in Dublin (we have them at the Street Performance World Chamiponship earlier in the year). Due to the nature of the Dublin Fringe Festival, it is understandable that most of the events are not free. However, it is very much appreciated that the organisers did find some space for a few free events again!
On Son 07 Sept from 14:00-18:30 in the Backloft (7-11 Augustine Street, Dublin 8) you can experience rehearsed readings for free:
Following the success of last year’s rehearsed readings, Dublin Fringe Festival is delighted to present Step It Up, a platform for scriptbased work that captured our imagination and sparked our curiosity. Taking place over two Sundays, six emerging writers showcase their new work, with facilitated discussion and refreshments.
14:00 “A picking at a bone” by Carmel Winters
13:30 “Spider” by Arthur Sheridan
16:50 “Life after Love” by Billie Traynor

On Saturday 06 Sept from 15:00-16:00 a National Gallery Family Programme event will take place. The Family Programme provides an opportunity for adults and children to enjoy the excitement of learning about the arts through a wide range of free Gallery-based activities including exploring storytelling, music, art, poetry and drama. The topic of this week’s event is “The Village School” by Aoife Dwyer. The programme takes place in the Baroque Gallery and is suitable for children from 4-10 years. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

See Friday for details of this event.

The Irish Final of the World Cyber Games is taking place on Saturday and Sunday (06+07 Sept) in the Digital Exchange in Crane Street (near the Guinness Brewery). Registration for participants is closed, but you are invited to view the gamers in action on Saturday from 12:00-21:30. You will see them playing Halo 3 on XBox (4 person team), Project Gotham Racing 4 on XBox (individual), FIFA 08 on PC (Individual) and Warcraft 3 on PC (Individual). In addition to the Irish Final of the World Cyber Games there will be other competitions on the day such as Guitar Hero (live on stage!), COD 4, CSS and for the old school gamers a Quake Live beta competition. In the afternoon masterclasses are taking place and I would think that you can at least watch them as well. www.worldcybergamesireland.com/

And as always: 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.

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The food market at Farmleigh House is taking place on Sun 07 Sept. from 10:00-17:15. www.farmleigh.ie

A free art bus to view the exhibition “I want to give love to socially neglected parts of you, that’s my mission” by Atsushi Kaga (which is currently showing at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny Castle) will run from Dublin to Kilkenny on Sunday 07 Sept.. The JJ Kavanagh bus will leave Dublin from the front of The Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, at 11:00 return to Dublin from Kilkenny Castle at 17:00 on the same day. Booking is essential. To reserve your place on the bus, please call or email the Butler Gallery (remember to leave your contact details) at: Tel: 056 7761106 or
E-Mail: info@butlergallery.com (www.butlergallery.com)

A five minute theatrical trip performed for your eyes only by a cast of six outside the smallest theatre auditorium in the world. Step inside the darkened box for a brief peep out to this twisted, eyeball slicing, horse-dragging, surrealist Daliesque world.
Date 7-18 Sep, Venue South King Street, Time 12:00-14:00, Length 5 mins per
Show, Tickets Free

The Stedfast Brass Band will perform on the Bandstand in the Pleasure Grounds of Farmleigh House on Sun 07 Sept from 14:00-16:00.

The national Museum has a brand new website and it is much improved in comparison to the old website. BUT many areas don’t work (yet) properly, so it is a bit of a pain to navigate it. For the moment I will therefore only provide LINKS to the Family events provided by the museum:
Drama Workshop: www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=82
Duelling: www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=120

The fortnightly Czech film screening will continue this week with the “best Czech comedy of the 20th century”. On Sun 07 Sept the family comedy “You Make The World Fun (S tebou m? baví sv?t, 1982)”, which was voted as the best comedy of the 20th century in the Czech republic will be shown from 16:30. The event will take place in 33 – 35 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. The film is in Czech with English subtitles. Admission to the screening is free. czechmovies.blog.com/

There are a number of regular live events every week and over the coming weeks I will try to gather more of them and include them as a regular feature:
*The Mary Stokes Band (Blues) from 18:30 in Bruxelles near Grafton Street and near the Westbury Hotel. I listened to them last Sunday and they are brilliant!
*Sunday Jazz in The Globe in George’s Street every Sunday from 17:30-19:30.
*Jazz in The George in George’s Street from 16:30-18:00: Jazz Band Zrazy.
*Sunday Roast is the event in Thomas Reads The Oak in Dame Street/Parliament Street every Sunday from 19:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes.

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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The Urban Playground team and Dublin’s free runners Urban Ghosts synergize and reanimate well known city locations. Four unique one-off performances blend Parkour, breaking and contemporary dance. With only hours to react to each new spot, the UPG team will bare their skills, souls and skins on the streets of Ireland’s capital. Date 8-11 Sep, Venue Various locations, check www.fringefest.com, Time 17:15, Length 30 mins, Tickets Free

Howard Linnane’s (086 3614787) film club is taking place again upstairs in “Russells of Ranelagh”. (On the main street in Ranelagh, just down from the Luas station and across from the Triangle, it is the pub with the nice balcony at the front). The film club screens Irish short films and usually a feature film. Admission is free.
The next screening will be on Mon 08 Sept from 19:15 – 19:30. Please ring Howard to confirm the time and to check which films he will show.

* From 21:30 in the International Bar in Wicklow Street: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Jacqueline Tuck. Entry is free. The music styles vary from pop to folk to traditional. www.myspace.com/jacquelinetuck


On Tues 09 Sept, Mary Hanafin (Minister for Social and Family Affairs) will be launching the 15th Edition of the INOU publication “Working for Work” at 10:00 in the INOU Offices in Araby House, 8 North Richmond Street, Dublin 1. (copies of the publication are available for collection on the day).
“Working for Work” has proved to be an indispensable information book for unemployed people, front-line staff both in the state and community sector, and employers. It is the only comprehensive publication that brings together the wide range of supports available for unemployed people trying to return to work, education or training.
The new edition has several new pages including a guide to social welfare 2008 rates of payment, Tax Rates & Bands, Medical Card income guidelines and expanded information on Redundancy. Please contact the INOU if you wish to place orders for the 15th edition of Working for Work. Telephone 01 – 856 0088 or e-mail: welfareinfo@inou.ie or visit the INOU website on www.inou.ie for more information on Working for Work and the INOU.

As part of the free Abbey Talks series, Derek Davis, Broadcaster and raconteur will talk in the “Wilde Reflections” programme where a series of guest speakers reflect on “An Ideal Husband”. The event will take place on Tues 09 Sept from 18:15-19:00 in the Abbey Theatre. Admission is free, but booking is essential on 01 87 87 222. www.abbeytheatre.ie/whatson/talks.html

Umar R has found a few interesting events for next week. The first one is organised by the UCD Law Society. It is a debate with the title “Glamour Modelling – Scourge of Modern Ireland” and takes place on Tues 09 Sept at 19:00 in Theatre L, Newman Building, UCD Belfield Campus. The illustrious participants are Claire Tully, Ireland’s first Page 3 model, and Peter Stringfellow, the famous nightclub owner.

* 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


Kate Dempsey, who is a member of our growing Dublin Event Guide Community, was so nice to inform me about an event she is running: On Wed 10 Sept at 15:00 a Creative Writing event will take place in Room 42 of the National Gallery. The event has the title “Responding to Art” and is part of the “Art for All Ages” series of events.
www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html shows this and lots of other free events.

The Peakin Trippers will play at 17:00 on Wed 10 Sept in Tower Records in Wicklow Street. www.myspace.com/tower_records

The Spanish Cultural Institute “Instituto Cervantes” is showing a series of films exploring the notions of documentary, video-art and avant-garde cinema. The films do look interesting, but the translation from Spanish is not overly helpful! So, you have to take a bit of a gamble if you don’t understand the Spanish description here
The English translation is a little too literal in some aspects and I find it hard to understand:
The films will be shown on 02, 10, 11, 17, 18 + 24 Sept at 18:30 in the Instituto Cervantes in Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (just opposite the Dental Clinic at the back of TCD). All films are in Spanish with English subtitle. The films are presented by Esperanza Collado, the director of the contemporary art and cinema publication “Spectrum”.

Again found by Umar R: The UCD Literary and Historical Society is organising a comedy debate “Battle of Sexes” in Theatre L, Newman Building, UCD Belfield Campus on Wed 10 Sept at 19:00. The participants are Jarlaith Regan, Willie White, Eric Lalor, Gar Murran and Niamh Marron.

And the third event found by Umar (Thanks for your work!): The UCD Law Society presents Jeremy Irons with an honorary life membership. The event will take place on Weed 10 Sept at 19:00 in Theatre M, Newman Building, UCD Belfield Campus.

Let me introduce Aware: “Aware is a national voluntary organisation providing support through depression. The organisation undertakes to create a society where people with depression are understood and supported, are free from stigma, and have access to a broad range of appropriate therapies to enable them to reach their full potential.” Aware invites regularly to public lectures and the next one will take place on Wed 10 Sept at 19:15 in the Swift Lecture Theatre, St. Patrick’s Hospital,
James’s St, Dublin 8. The topic is “Emotional Health – The Human Givens Approach” by Sue Sanders (Human Givens Therapist and Fellow). Admission is free and all are welcome.

“Made on Monday” presents a fluid landscape of diverse visual art practiced by staff of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The work includes ceramics, sculpture, painting, installation, drawing, photography and video by Noel Brennan, Patricia Brennan, Maeve Butler, Fergus Byrne, Shea Dalton, Antoinette Emoe, Gillian Fitzpatrick, Yvonne Higgins, Chris Jones, Jenny Hickey, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Maggie Madden, Jonathan Mayhew, Seamus McCormack, Aidan O’Sullivan, Beth O’Halloran, Jennifer Phelan, Shane Power, Brigid McClean, Pauline Rowan, Joe Stanley, Stephen Taylor, Georgie Thompson and Yvonne Woods. The exhibition will be opened by Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator, Head of Collections at IMMA at 18:00 on Wednesday 10 Sept 2008 and it will run from 12:00-20:00 on 11 Sept and from 12:00-18:00 daily from 12 – 14 September 2008. (Gallery Details: Broadstone Studios, Hendrion Building, 30-40 Upper Dominick street, Dublin 7, www.broadstonestudios.com, Open: 10:00-20:00 every day)

* “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 Wednesdays as well. www.myspace.com/thesongroom


Saccade will play at 17:00 on Thurs 11 Sept in Tower Records in Wicklow Street.

On Thurs 11 Sept at 17:00 a public lecture with the title “Ireland that great pictured song” (W B Yeats) is taking place in Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square. Barbara Dawson, Director, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, will discuss the position the Gallery holds today, its journey through the century and the impact of the 39 Continental pictures in shaping the destiny and identity of a modern art gallery. Admission is free. www.hughlane.ie/education/lectures.asp

Salmon Publishing in association with the School of English, Trinity College Dublin invites you to celebrate the publication of Catching the Light Views & Interviews
by Gerald Dawe. Guest Speaker will be Nicholas Grene. The event takes place in the Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2 and starts at 18:00. I suggest that you check with the organisers if it is ok for non-TCD staff and students to attend: 01-8962885 or lifoley@tcd.ie www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php

“Back to School” is the title of the Chapters and Verse Themed Reading on Thurs 11 Sept at 18:30 in Chapters on Parnell St, Dublin 1. The five poets Catherine Ann Cullen, Barbara Smith, Ross Hattaway, Noel Ó Briain and Eamon Lynskey will read poems during the event. For more information contact Sarah on 087-2283351 or sarah@seventowers.ie. (www.seventowers.ie)

Junior Chambers Ireland Dublin (JCI Dublin) are holding their Monthly General Meeting in London College Dublin, 26 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on Thurs 11 Sept from 19:30-23:00. During this meeting Mike Gaffney will give a talk about “Hidden Giants: Lead your Organisation for Success”. This event is free and open to the public but registration is compulsory. You can register here: jcidublin.com/component/option,com_attend_events/Itemid,82/task,view/id,18/
JCI Dublin are describing the talk here: “This is an opportunity to learn theories on Leadership and Management that have galvanised Managing Directors to take full responsibility for the Leadership of their Businesses resulting in significant, positive impact on their Organisations’ performances. Mike Gaffney will discuss the specific Leadership challenges facing Irish businesses and examine how to these challenges can be overcome by playing to your strengths and understanding your personality type. Further information via info@jcidublin.com or on www.jcidublin.com

You are invited to the launch of the second edition and audio book of “If Those Trees Could Speak: The Story of an Ascendancy Family in Ireland” by Frank Tracy. The event will take place on Thurs 11 Sept at 19:30 in the County Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. The launch will be followed by an illustrated lecture by Frank Tracy. All are welcome.
In the 19th century, the Massy family had extensive landholdings in various parts of the country including the beautiful Killakee House, gardens and woods in the Dublin Mountains near Rathfarnham, and at Hermitage in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. In the early 20th century the family fortunes declined dramatically and in 1924 Hugh Hamon, 8th Baron Massy, was evicted from Killakee House. He spent the remaining thirty four years of his life living in a three-roomed gate lodge at Killakee, dependant on his wife’s income. “If Those Trees Could Speak” traces the family’s history from Normandy in the 11th century to the present day.
Thanks to Niamh N. for sending me this information.

The Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) is inviting to the screening of a documentary and a subsequent debate. The documentary is called “Nuestra America” by Kristina Honrad (2005, 84 min) and deals with the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, its heritage and todays state of affairs in Nicaragua. The documentary will be presented by Victoria Díaz García. The screening and debate will take place on 11 Sept from 21:00 in the LASC Offices in 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2.


The Indie Band “The Blizzards” will perform in Dundrum Town Centre, in the new music store Zavvi, on Fr 12 Sept from 16:30. They will promote their new album “The Domino Effect”.

Charlie Higson is signing copies of “Young Bond by Royal Command” in Easons in O’Connell St on Fri 12 Sept at 11:00. www.eason.ie/events

The Irish Writers’ Centre (19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, next to the Hugh Lane Gallery) is inviting to a free “Out To Lunch” Reading on 12 Sept at 13:15. Enda Coyle-Green will read. For more information, contact 0-8721302 or info@writerscentre.ie. www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php

A trio of fantastic French physical theatre pieces that explore tension, suspension and
counterpoise. Hold your breath! Don’t let go! A perfect day out for all of the family. : Les Etoiles (Cie Les Colporteurs): Balancing on a structure made of pipes and wires, four tightrope walkers perform two poetic tales of predictable encounters in an unpredictable ballet.
Transports Exceptionnels (Cie Beau Geste): A tender love duet between a dancer and a mechanical digger accompanied by the dramatic voice of Maria Callas. Iron meets flesh with unexpected grace in this witty interpretation of the pas de deux tradition.
NousTube # 2 (Jörg Muller & Jess Curtis): A cylinder full of water, a gigantic test tube with somebody (or something) trapped inside. Splishy splashy movement,
there’s a weird fish bubbling at us! Be transported into an odd world of weightlessness, made up of rhythms, vibrations, unheard noises and moreover…silence.
Date-Time: 12 Sep-13:00/18:00 and 13 Sep-15:00. Venue Grand Canal Square, Length 70 mins, Tickets Free

Ireland has never had a flash mob opera before – until today. Crash the party and sing along as one of the country’s most celebrated, dynamic and entertaining opera ensembles present this quirky one act singspiel by Mozart, against the stunning
backdrop of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. See www.fringfest.com to download scores and for practice videos. Date 12 Sep, Venue St Patrick’s Cathedral Park, Time 17:15, Length 45 mins, Tickets Free


Elaine B, told me about the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival next weekend. The website is promising an update of the schedule on next Monday, so I can’t tell you much about the schedule OR if there are free gigs. But one every interesting thing are the free Industry Panel and Mentoring Sessions for Bands. So, if you play in a band or are otherwise involved with a band, you should definitely check out www.hwch.net/industry.html

If you are looking for a job using your languages you will be interested in this: On Fri and Sat of next week (12+13 Sept) from 10:00-17:00 a Language Recruitment Fair will take place in the Gresham Hotel in O’Connell Street. Check out www.languagerecruitmentfair.ie and request your free ticket for the event there. I will remind you again next week, but since the first day is Friday and you might have to find arrangements regarding your current job, I am pre-announcing already today.

Not at all a free event for participants (EUR 85 for two!), but it looks like fun and I know that some of you are seasoned and gifted “treasure hunt” experts. So you might want to have a look at www.citychase.com/compupdates.asp?compid=dublin&evt=ireland

The Global Security Week is on this week from 08-11 Sept, but it seems there are no events planned in Ireland: www.globalsecurityweek.com

If all these events won’t keep you busy enough, then you can have a bit of fun with this www.yearbookyourself.com. Katie H. sent it to me and it is amazing how you COULD have looked had you been born at the “wrong” time. :-)

Enjoy the weekend!


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