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Event Guide 73: Science Week, World War One Day, Out Of Site Festival, Christmas Tree Lighting, Purty Sessions, Peadar Kearns

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 73
| 07 Nov 2008 Subscribers: 2648

Hi all!

Are you happy to hear from me again? ;-) I hope so! Another week is over and we are getting closer and closer to Christmas. Christmas?? … I hear you saying? Well, believe it or not, Christmas is starting THIS weekend if you listen to the Dublin City traders (i.e. shops)! The Christmas lights in Dublin will be switched on this Sunday! In Dundrum Shopping Centre it already started last weekend, but they are a little crazy out there anyway. In my opinion Christmas decoration should not be up until the 1st of December. I LOVE Christmas, but the magic of Christmas is partially based on its “limited availability” and if the “Christmas period” is continually extended it will just not be the same anymore. Luckily there are a few shops and traders that agree with this: The good people in Temple Bar will not switch their Christmas lights on until 27 Nov. This is a lot better than Dublin City (08 Nov) or Dundrum Shopping Centre (02 Nov!!!). The traders in Grafton Street seem to expect additional business from longer burning Christmas lights! Not sure where the connection is there. Do you buy more because Grafton Street is illuminated? I don’t!
By the way, there is ONE aspect that will make me accept a longer “Christmas period” without complaining: If the Christmas decoration and the lights make people friendlier with each other and if it leads to more smiling and happiness, THEN I would even in favour of switching on the lights in October. :-)
You can help! ;-) How about making an effort of saying something nice to a person in the bus, in work, in a shop or restaurant or to your partner, flatmate, parent, brother/sister or friend? If you try to say ONE unexpected appreciative thing every day until Christmas, you have done so much good, that I will lobby Santa for an extra big Christmas present for you! Give it a try, it is fun to surprise people with good things. ;-) Ohhh, and remember this type of present is recession proof! It doesn’t cost a cent!

The Event Guide is getting longer and longer and I need your help in deciding how to continue: I have two options. Either I continue to include all events I come across OR I leave out events. _I_ would prefer not to “censor” anything but with more people feeding me information, it will probably grow and grow and once it has the size of the phone book…. ;-).
I know that the newsletter is very difficult to read because it is so long and all I can suggest is that you use the section headlines for the day and then the headlines in Capital letters to filter and only read what interests you or when you have time.
It has been suggested to me by a few people that I include my own recommendations in a paragraph here and I might do that to help you pre-select a bit. I tried it this week: Scroll to the very bottom and look for the section “JOERG’S PLANS”. ;-)
Please let me know your opinions (dublineventguide@gmail.com) but PLEASE keep in mind that I write the Event Guide in my spare time and don’t make money with it so I have don’t have an unlimited amount of time and hugely complicated formatting (for example) will UNFORTUNATELY not be do-able.

This week is the first time this newsletter is sent in HTML format. There are NO added features yet and the formatting is not any nicer. Bear with me! I will try to add new layout features in the coming weeks. I am taking small steps initially.
The downside of sending it in HTML format is that I expect that even more of you will be “protected” from my Event Guide by your Spam Filters. If you find this mail in your Spam Filter, please add the address dublineventguide@gmail.com to your address book in your e-mail system (Hotmail or Gmail or Yahoo, …).

Please note: This Event Guide is sponsored by Esme E., Cliodhna D., Brian L., Padraig S., Kathie S., Orla niF, Jef B. and www.stickyfingerstravel.com. The main sponsor is www.kravmagaireland.com, the self-defense training centre for everyone, which provides 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners. I am grateful for the support! – If you think this Event Guide is useful to you and saves you money, please consider a donation too. If you want to help, please send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with “Donation” in the subject and I will reply to you with a link to the PayPal website where you can donate via PayPal or Credit Card. This is the link: url.ie/v6z if you want to donate directly. ;-) 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.

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 guarantee for correctness can be given.



A very last minute competition proposal that reached me today came from Danny Ketoloco: The team of Techno rebels around Danny that organises regular parties in
Leeds’ BacktoBasics, London’s ‘The Egg’ and Ibiza’s ‘Zoo Project’ is coming to The ThinkTank in 24 Eustace Street in Temple Bar (opposite the IFI and next to the Mezz) for one night only. They describe the event like this “Join the Leeds techno rebels in Dublin’s most historic club venue for one night only. Expect slices of edgy house and intricate tech. Supplying the said sounds alongside the usual ‘loco ressies are some fine electronic representatives: Dublin’s own local hero DONNACHA COSTELLO, and Glasgow’s CRAIG TORRANCE. You know the script by now: confabulated surrealism both music and behaviour wise, all dripping in glamour and excess.” Lots more detail can be found here www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45706604104 and the individual contributors have a lot more to say here
KETOLOCO DJs: www.myspace.com/keto_loco
Donnacha Costello: www.myspace.com/donnachacostello
Craig Torrance: www.myspace.com/craigtorrancedj
Venue www.myspace.com/thethinktankdublin or www.thethinktank.ie
Ketoloco and friends will be in Ireland on Thurs 13 Nov from 22:00 and Admission is EUR 8 before 23:00 and EUR 10 after.
To win tickets (I have TWO pairs!) to this House / Electro / Minimal Techno event, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject “Ketoloco” and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me at 13:00 on Monday 10 November. So hurry!

I didn’t know what I would cause with this competition! My Inbox has been flooded with entries. However, I am not complaining, instead I am glad that you like it. You have ONE more chance to get your entry in (two entries does NOT increase youc chances though!)
Valerie and Sheila from “Cowboys and Angels” are offering you a brilliant prize!
“Cowboys and Angels” is THE salon in Dublin for cuts, colours, upstyles and extensions. Valerie, Sheila and their team also provide a full makeup and makeover service and are happy to travel for weddings. Cowboys and Angels is on South William Street (2 minutes from Grafton Street) and will be opening on Sundays coming up to the festive season. Do you want to look gorgeous at this special party you have coming up? Then book yourself in for a makeup and an upstyle!
To promote their great makeup and upstyle party offer, Cowboys and Angels are giving you the chance to win a voucher for a makeup for 100 Euro!! Isn’t that a brilliant and generous price? To contact Cowboys and Angels just call 01-6797654 and you can find out more as well on www.cowboys-and-angels.ie/. If you want to win the makeup voucher, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject “Cowboys and Angels” and your name and phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 15:00 on the 12 November. (There are a few terms and conditions coming with the voucher, but there are no sneaky ones! ;-) ) Guys, you can enter the competition as well, but since a 100 Euro make-up probably doesn’t suit you too well, I expect you to pass the voucher on to a woman in your life (friend, girl-friend/wife, mother, etc.)

Raffael Abarca who organises and promotes concerts and events often with a latin tint and who has provided tickets for competitions from very early on in the Event Guide’s history is organising an interesting event again:
Banghra, a Spanish Latin/Pop/Rock/R&B/Funky Hindu act will perform on 14 Nov from 23:00 in The Academy (57 Middle Abbey St. Dublin) and Raffael has made a pair of tickets available.
With impressive album sales and devoted fans around Spain, Banghra show off everything that make them one of Spain’s most sensational live entertainment acts – not just Latin-Hindu music, but also a dance show full of energy and excitement! A fusion of Spanish pop rock mixed with funky Hindu belly dance. Lidia Guevara and Xavi Mota bring their performance to Ireland for the first time. It is an unforgettable, rip-roaring Latin show that mixes everything with good music and belly dance!
See for yourself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=46tmnHkJFMY and www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR3kEQ_wkcU. Tickets are EUR 20 and are on sale from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.
To win a pair of tickets for this performance (Doors at 22:30 and DJ until late), you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject “Banghra” and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me at 13:00 on Tuesday 11 Nov.

The Irish Writers Centre (19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1) is making more tickets available!
On 18 November John Boyne, who wrote “The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas”, which is the basis for the current movie by the same title, will read and discuss his work as part of the Writers Centre “Hourglass Readings”. This promises to be a hugely interesting event! The readings start at 19:00 and tickets are EUR 7 per reading. Tickets are available two weeks prior to each reading by calling 01 872 1302.
(The last event in this series will be on 02 December with Eugene McCabe.) To win a pair of tickets for John Boyne’s reading, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject “Boyne” and include your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 17:00 on Fri 14 Nov.
Another series of events at the Writers Center is called “Into Print” with literary agent Jonathan Williams. It is a series of talks aimed specifically at aspiring writers and you can find the details here: writerscentre.ie/centre/events/intoprint/index.htm. The next two events are on 20 Nov and 16 Dec at 19:00.

Home Organics (www.homeorganics.ie) deliver a delicious organic “Fruit to Share” box straight to your office door every week. The box contains 30 pieces of fruit and costs Euro 22 and can be delivered to your office (or home) in the Dublin City or South Dublin area (delivery routes are on the website). Home Organics also provide a regular fruit and vegetable organics box delivery service and a range of further organic products including cleaning stuffs. The Vegetable box comes with recipes and suggestions to serve. More details on the website www.homeorganics.ie or contact sarah@homeorganics.ie.
Sarah and her team made TWO organic “Fruit to Share” boxes available for a competition and going by the number of competition entries you thought this was a GREAT idea. I would have loved to let you all win one of the boxes, but the number of entries was sooo large, that my trusty “random number generator” had to decide who are the two winners. And here they are……Congratulations to Claire Doherty who will be able to share her fruit box with her colleagues at Lavelle Coleman and Rachel Freedman who can spread the love among her co-workers in Spin 103.8. Claire and Rachel, I will contact you in the next few days to arrange all with you!
If you didn’t win, have another look at www.homeorganics.ie and consider ordering a fruit or a vegetable box. They are great! Or even better – think about this: If you can’t think of a good Christmas present for parents or grand-parents or other friends, get them a 3 or 6 or 12 month “subscription” for a regular fruit or vegetable box delivery! That way you can make them smile LOTS of times throughout the year! ;-) Contact Sarah in Home Organics to discuss the options: 01- 4060034.

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______________

Did you hear that the Dublin Docklands have informed that the U2 Tower, which is meant to be built in the Docklands not too far from Pearse Street will be delayed by one year? Tourists are ALREADY visiting the site where at some stage (my guess is more in 3-5 years than next year!) the U2 Tower will be built! Not sure what is so exciting about an empty plot, but U2 obviously have a magical effect on some people. Apart from the fact that a few of U2’s millions will be invested in this building (with a healthy return, I am sure), the new U2 recording studio is planned to be at the top floor of the seriously high building.

Sin Bar in Temple Bar has announced that it is running an “All you can drink” offer for EUR 50. www.herald.ie/national-news/city-news/bar-pushes-all-you-can-drink-offer-for-euro50-1518900.html With current pub prices it is not surprising that pubs have to start with some innovative ideas to attract people. Lowering some prices INCLUDING soft drink prices would be a better idea! Now EUR 50 is not necessarily a bargain and maybe that will somewhat “filter” the customers going for it, but it is interesting that the Manager, Ciaran Gray, said – according to the newspaper article – that “It will absolutely not encourage excessive drinking because we’ll be as strict on that as ever…”. I wonder if he has ever been at an event in Ireland where there was a free bar provided!? I guess the answer is NO, otherwise he would realise that this statement is MORE than questionable!

Carlos from GigEvents contacted me today to tell me about a new venue with a brilliant gig line up. Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2, is what once was called “Rogue”. But a total refit has turned this new venue in a hugely promising live music venue with an impressive list of free gigs and – in my opinion – THAT is the way to get people back into pubs, not with 50 Euro drinks promotions.
The free weekly events are
* Mon – 20:00 – Open Mic, hosted by Tamala Clarke (musicmediumlive/Lights Over Phoenix)
* Wed – 20:00 – Open Mic, hosted by Brían Walton (Fusion Family)
* Thur – 21:00 – Bill Martin (Acoustic/Rock/Trad)
* Fri – 18:00 – James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad)
* Fri – 21:00 – The Eastern Harps (Trad)
* Sat – 19:00 – Enda Reilly (Acoustic/Rock/Trad)
* Sat – 21:00 – Fiach (Acoustic/Rock/Soul)
* Sun – 18:00 – The Tangenteers (Rock/Reggae)
* Sun – 21:00 – Ro Byrne (Acoustic/Rock/Reggae)

There are also 3 events in the downstairs bar that have a cover charge:
* Fri – 20:30 “The Comedy Gaff” – Weekly comedy night, hosted by Los Angeles comic Eric Shantz. Showtime: 21:00. Admission EUR 5 (includes free entry to Ska club)
* Fri – 23:00 – “Ska Ska Ska!” Dublin’s only weekly ska club night with Dj’s J.B. (Ska Patrol), Traycee (Oi! Town), Mark Griff (The Guilty Boy Association) and more…
Doors 23:00 – EUR 3 until midnight, EUR 5 therafter
* Sat – 22:00 – “Irie Reggae Dance” Dublin’s only weekly saturday night reggae dance featuring the cream of Irish reggae Djs, MC’s and live acts. Doors 22:00 – Free before 23:00, EUR 5 after
And here are a few links:
Open Mic Mon – www.myspace.com/musicmediumlive
Open Mic Wed – www.myspace.com/waltonmuisc
Enda Reilly – www.myspace.com/endaderoad and www.endareilly.com
Fiach – www.myspace.com/fiachmuisc
Ro Byrne – www.myspace.com/earthquakehair
Eric Shantz (comedy) – www.myspace.com/shantzcomedy
Ska and Reggae nights – www.myspace.com/irieireland


The list of exhibitions is HUGE this week. I am not sure why that is so, but since I don’t want to “censor” any information, I will list them all:

50 works of abstract paintings, watercolours on paper and coloured pencil drawings of r flowers and plants by William McKeown are exhibited in the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 05 Nov – 04 Jan.
An accompanying artist’s lecture will be held on Tues 09 Dec 2008 at 19:00 in The Chapel at IMMA. Admission is free, but booking is essential and can be made by contacting: 01-6129919. (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)

Eleven influential artists from the late 20th and early 21st century are included in the exhibition “Now’s the time”. (Piero Manzoni, Eva Hesse, Bas Jan Ader, Gordon Matta–Clark, Jean–Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Felix Gonzalez–Torres, Helen Chadwick, Michel Majerus and Jason Rhoades).
The show will run from 06 Nov – 08 Feb. (Gallery Details: Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, www.hughlane.ie, Open: Tues-Thurs 10:00-18:00, Fri+Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun: 11:00-17:00)

“Northern Stars and Southern Lights: The Golden Age of Finnish Art 1870-1920” is the title of a new exhibition in the Millennium Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition will feature Finnish painting and printmaking from the turn of the 19th century. The launch is on 7 November 2008 from 18:00-20:00. The exhibition (until 01 Feb 2009) is not free, but costs admission of EUR 7.
What is free, however is an introductory talk on ‘The Golden Age of Finnish Art’, by Timo Huusko, Curator, Ateneum Art Museum. This will take place on Sunday 09 November 2008 at 15:00 and is part of the public lectures series in the National Gallery’s lecture theatre. www.nationalgallery.ie
In addition watch out for free tours of the Finnish Exhibition with
Eva Anntilla (for example on Sunday 09 Nov at 16:00). www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4 I am not sure if free means in that case that you don’t have to pay anything. It might be more likely that you still pay the entrance charge but no surcharge for the guided tour!? Maybe someone knows!?

“A New World” is an exhibition of paintings by Ita Freeney inspired by her travels through the Canadian Rockies. I saw the exhibition last night and like the landscapes that nearly let you feel and taste the crispness in the air. The show will run at the Paul Kane Gallery from 07-29 November 2008. (Gallery Details: The Paul Kane Gallery, 6 Merrion Square North, www.thepaulkanegallery.com, Open: Tues-Fri 11:00-18:00 and Sat 12:00-17:00)

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios is presenting “Diversions”, an exhibition of work by ten contemporary Irish photographers (Louise Cribbin, Rhoda Cunningham, Emer Fitzpatrick, Tristan Fennell, Hannah Smolenska, Patrick Gleeson, Susan Gogan, Brid Ni Luasaigh, Niall O’Riordan and Sarah Philp). The exhibition will run from 06-18 Nov. (Gallery Details: Monster Truck Gallery, 73 Francis Street, Dublin 7, www.monstertruck.ie, Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun: 13:00-19:00, Wed closed, Thurs: Opening night 18:00-20:00)

Emily Mannion, Laura Buchanan, Damian Palin, Jane Allen, Clinton Kirkpatrick, Cathy Convery, Kelly Rathford, Andrew Dunbar, Gemma Daly and Daniel McGarrigle are exhibiting “Cabinet”, a multi-disciplinary group show that includes print, painting, animation and installation. Opening reception is at 18:00 on Friday 07 November 2008 at the Back Loft and the exhibition runs until 11 November 2008, with daily viewings from 13:00-20:00. www.thebackloft.blogspot.com (Gallery Details: Back Loft, 7/11 Augustine Street, Dublin 8, www.lacatedralstudios.org)

“The Violence Couch” is an installation, an event and a concept developed by Lisa-Marie Johnson in collaboration with Tina McVeigh. It will be launched on Saturday 08 November 2008 at 17:00 at the Royal Dublin Hotel on O’Connell Street. The violence couch can be loaned borrowed and used by anyone. For more information contact: lisamariejho@hotmail.com

Mark Redden is showing “a manual on tidal arrangements” at the Urban Retreat Gallery on Hanover Quay from Thursday 6 Nov 2008 until 02 Dec 2008.
(Gallery Details: Urban Retreat Gallery, at the chq Building on Hanover Quay, Docklands, 01-478 5159, Opening Hours: Tues-Fri: 12:00-18:30, Sat 12:00-16:00.)

‘We’re not here to hurt you’ is an exhibition of lively and colourful paintings and prints by Carolyn Walsh and Danleo. The opening party to launch the show at the Bernard Shaw in Portobello (Upper Richmond Street) is taking place on 07 November 2008 from 18:00. www.bodytonicmusic.com/about/bshaw/

‘Magical Moments’ is an exhibition of sea and landscapes by Teresa Moran. It will be on show at The Mill Theatre in Dundrum Town Centre from 08 November – 11 December 2008. www.artbyteresamoran.com

Breaking Ground is the Ballymun Regeneration PerCent for Art Scheme. It is showing projects by Felicity Williams, Joyce Duffy, and Michael McLoughlin. Also on display at Axis is an educational exhibition by artist Eilis Murphy made over the summer 2008 in response to the forthcoming equestrian sculpture by John Byrne. Both exhibitions run from 06-28 Nov and are open from 10:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri). www.breakingground.ie

Yes! Parkgate Street! This is not a new Gallery, but instead is street art or public art by Veronica Forsgren on Parkgate Street in Dublin from 03 to 09 November 2008. The art installation is part of the Folka Polka exhibition that will be held in thisisnotashop from 16 to 30 November 2008. Swedish folk art is the basis for this exhibition that includes work by Swedish artists Veronica Forsgren and Helene Hortlund. www.veronicaforsgren.com/upcoming

Work by the Seán Hillen will be shown in the Gallery of Photography from 11-16 Nov. On Friday 14th November from 18:00-20:00 an opening reception with a short performance by comedian Kevin McAleer at 19:00 will take place. (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)

Chris Doris will show “Seeing and Believing” at the Factory Space on Capel Street from 7 to 22 November 2008. His work ranges from highly public interventions, through installations, to printing, drawing and painting, which are its basis.
(Gallery Details: The Factory Space, 100 Capel Street Dublin 1, www.thefactoryspace.ie, Open: Tues- Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-17:00)

Eblana Gallery on Baggot Street will host “A Sparkling Party” showing Kevin O’Dwyer’s silverware. From 03-26 Nov, the exhibition will show fanciful teapots, architectural coffee services, vessels, candlesticks and hand blown glass and sterling silver scent bottles. www.eblanagallery.ie

DLR Arts and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are inviting to an exhibition of work by Julie Merriman. “Carlisle Pier” will be exhibited at the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire, from 06-22 November 2008. www.dlrcoco.ie/arts

“‘dublinr” is a photographic exhibition of a group of photographers that met through the photo sharing website flickr. Andy Sheridan, Barry Keogh, Brian McGuinness, Dara Mulhern, David Kelly, David Maury, Desmond Kavanagh, Hugh Chaloner, Karim Heredia, Kevin McNicholas, Kevin Plankton, Lucy Nuzum, Mark Waldron and Paul O’Connell are exhibiting from 05-09 Nov from 11:00-18:30 every day. www.dublens.ie (Gallery Details: The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, www.thejoinery.org)

‘Nonscapes and Other Paintings’ is an exhibition of paintings by Stephen Rothschild from 04-28 November 2008. (Gallery Details: Lemonstreet Gallery, 24-26 City Quay, Dublin 2, www.lemonstreet.com, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00,
Sat 11:00-16:00)

Talbot Gallery is showing paintings and works on paper by Susan Montgomery. “The decisions we didn’t make” is running from 06 -28 Nov. (Gallery Details: Talbot Gallery, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, www.talbotgallery.com, Open: Tues-Fri 10:30-17:00, Sat 10:30-14:00)

“…From the Past, of the Future, for The Present…” is the title of a paintings exhibition by Eoin O’Connor and Tinka Bechert. The exhibition runs from 06 Nov, but unfortunately the end date can’t be found anywhere. (Gallery Details: Tramyard Gallery, 14 Castle Street, Dalkey, www.tramyardgallery.ie, Open: Mon-Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-18:00)

The Lab in Foley Street must be the only Gallery in Dublin that STILL has no website. If it was a private gallery this would be unthinkable, but since it a Dublin City Council run gallery, it is not THAT surprising. Still, guys, PLEASE you’re your artists a PROPER chance and publish the information properly!
Gavin Murphy is showing “Moving Deaths”, an exhibition featuring sculptural assemblage made of sourced and carefully found materials, video, text and various forms of photography. The exhibition runs from 06 Nov – 06 December 2008.
(Gallery Details: The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1, www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/ArtsandFacilities/Pages/TheLabFoleyStreet.aspx, Open: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00)

Tallaght Community Arts’ Open Art Group presents “How Does It Feel?”. The exhibition will run from 10-28 Nov, with an official opening at 19:00 on Thurs 13 Nov at 1 Village Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. www.tallaght-arts.ie (Venue Details: Tallaght Arts Centre, Unit 1 Village Square Old Bawn Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24, www.tcac.ie, Open: ??)

Signal Arts Centre in Bray is inviting to “Healing the Inner Child”, an exhibition of paintings by Kary Mullally. Ryan Tubridy, who lately seems to open more events and venues than Bertie Ahern even in his best years is opening this exhibition on Tues 11 November 2008. (19:00–21:00). The show will run until Sun 23 Nov 2008. (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)

“When things appear” by Helen Hughes, shows impermanent sculpture and site-specific installations. The exhibition runs from 06 Nov – Sat 6 Dec. The Mermaid Arts Centre is in Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow (www.mermaidartscentre.ie, 01 272 4030) and the Mermaid Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00. Admission is free.

On the First Friday of every month from September to December 2008 the First Friday Film Club is taking place at 10:30 in Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Admission is free.
The Friday 07 Nov film is “Dublin in the Rare Oul’ Times Part II” This new selection of films features material made in and about Dublin from 1897 to 1975. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/first_friday_film_RR.aspx For more information on the First Friday Film Club contact the FFFC, Co-ordinator, Susan Finn on: 087 949938.

The Irish Writers’ Centre presents the Out to Lunch Series. The readings take place every other Friday at 13:15 in the Irish Writers’ Centre in 19 Parnell Square and admission is free. On 07 Nov Michael O’Loughlin will read his poetry.

“Ham Sandwich” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at either 13:00 or 13:30 on Fri 07 Nov. www.myspace.com/tower_records

“Le Galaxie” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street at 17:00 on Fri 07 Nov. www.myspace.com/tower_records

Stereophonics will be signing copies of their new album, ‘Decade In The Sun: Best of Stereophonics’ in hmv Grafton Street on Friday 07 November from 17:30.

The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA) is officially launching their new site/location at 90 Jamestown Road, Dublin 8 (near the Blackhorse LUAS stop). The launch is on Fri 07 Nov from 18:00-22:00. For more details visit: www.imoca.ie

“The Art of Living with Strangers” is the 10th Edition of Printed Project and you are invited to this Visual Artists Ireland event on Fri 07 Nov at 18:00. Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (Fownes Street Entrance!!) are the venue for this event. The art project is based around the experience of immigrants within their adopted environment and uses the concept inhabitants of the contemporary city are “permanent strangers”. “Printed Project” gathers and presents thought and opinion on issues and arguments that enliven dialogue and debate on art and the wider culture of our present day. www.templebargallery.com

Just between Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire the famous Purty Kitchen is located. Since Bad Bobs in Temple Bar was renamed into Purty Kitchen Temple Bar, there is a second pub with the same name, so don’t get confused, I am talking about the one in Dun Laoghaire. Stace Gill informed me about a great live music event that she is involved with. The event is called Purty Sessions (www.myspace.com/purtysessions) and will take place on Sun 09 Nov. The event is free and you find more information about it in the “Sunday” section.
Together with the free event, Stace is promoting a non-free event which is taking place on Friday 07 Nov in the Purty Loft (the upstairs of the Pury Kitchen). (Admission is EUR 6). The evening is a “Big Band Night” with the following live performers:
The Random J erks, Jill Deering, Sarah Gleeson, Shane Barry and The Distractions.

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers of the Irish Astronomical Society are inviting to “Moon and Stars” on Fri 07 and Sat 08 Nov from 20:00-22:00 at Sandymount (near the Martello Tower), Dublin 4. The Public are invited to look through members telescopes. Weather permitting. No Charge. www.irishastrosoc.org/

* 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


The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, is holding a day of talks and activities on Sat 08 Nov to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One.
Around 200,000 Irishmen served in the British services in World War One. The workshops, handling sessions and activities at the Museum will explore these Irishman’s experiences in World War One and what it was like to serve in that war.
Talks will include stories of Irish soldiers who were in the British Army and P.O.W.s in Germany in the last year of the War, including a story of a great escape from Holzminden prison camp by Irishman Lieutenant Philip Norbert Smith, from Arranmore, Co.Cavan, and also about the experiences of the Irish soldiers during the war.
Many of the talks and activities will take place in the exhibition Soldiers and Chiefs: The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550. There will be a demonstration and handling session of the large 18pdr field artillery gun. The more courageous can come along and meet a WWI British Army recruitment re-enactor and discover who and how people joined up to fight in the war.
For those wishing to explore their creative side, there will also be offering workshops to make your own World War One bi-planes (max 15 participants), and create your own ID tags.
To bring the war to life there will be a screening of the film: The Battle of the Ancre, a battle that was fought on the Somme from September to November 1916. This propaganda film made by the British War Office was shown in movie theatres in 1917 and intersperses actual film shot at the front and at training grounds in England.
11:00 Talk: Irish Professional Soldiering 1914-1915
12:00 Talk: Tom Kettle’s Medals
13:00 Demonstration and Handling: 18-pounder field gun
14:00 Talk: Stories of Irishmen in the last year of the war
14:00 Workshop – Make your own bi-plane
15:00 Re-enactment: recruitment re-enactment
10:00-11:30 + 15:00-16:30 Screening of film footage
11:30-16:30 Workshop: Activites based on ID tags
For the bi-plane workshop booking is absolutely essential. Contact 01 6486453 or bookings@museum.ie. The booking line is open from 10:00-14:00 Mon-Fri.

An interesting event is taking place in Tallaght, but unfortunately I was not able to find out if it is free (would in this case surprise me a bit) or if there is a charge. The evnt is called “Reader’s Day” and is a great idea for you book worms or even aspiring writers out there. The day is taking place in the The Tower Hotel in Tallaght on Sat 08 Nov from 10:00.
Running order and programme text.
10:00-10:10 Introduction by Mayor of South Dublin County.
10:15-10:45 -Dublin Lives – Dermot Bolger poems.
10:45-11:15 – Patricia Scanlan in conversation with Dermot Bolger
11:30-12:15 Photographing Beckett – about John Minihan photograph with Beckett 12:15-12:45 Claire Kilroy reading
12:45-14:00 lunch
14:00-14:30 Brian Keenan reading
14:30-15:00 Glenn Patterson reading
15:00-15:15 coffee
15:15-15:45 John Boyne
If you are interested, please contact the organisers (Patricia Fitzgerald: pfitzgerald@sdublincoco.ie or Caroline Higgins: chiggins@sdublincoco.ie) to find out if and how high the costs are!!
More detail about the programme: arts.southdublin.ie/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=101

A ceremony to mark the dedication of the new National Memorial to members of the Defense Forces who died in the service of the State will be held at Merrion Square West in Dublin on Saturday 08 November at 10am. (To accommodate this event, Merrion Square West and South will be closed to traffic from 07:00-13:00). A number of dignitaries including President Mary McAleese, Taoiseach Brian Cowen, and the Minister for Defense, Willie O’Dea, will be in attendance.

The Butler Gallery are providing a free art bus to view the exhibition “Lammermoor” by Austin McQuinn, which is showing at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny Castle. This multi-media installation is specifically conceived for the gallery and is inspired by the Donizetti opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’. The bus will leave Dublin at 11:00 on Saturday 08 Nov and will depart from Kilkenny Castle at 17:00 to return to Dublin.
Places are limited and booking is essential. Please contact the Butler Gallery (056 7761106, info@butlergallery.com, www.butlergallery.com) with your contact details. The collection point will then be notified to you.

The new Hughes&Hughes bookshop opens this weekend in Dundrum Shopping Centre and for this reason Sat 08 and Sun 09 Nov are the Dundrum Family Gala Weekend. Plenty of family fun and excitement in-store all weekend with children’s writers, storytelling, face painting, balloon modelling and lots, lots more..

Out Of Site presents “Promenade”, a day of live art along the Clontarf walkway to Bull Island on 08 November 2008 from 12:00-18:00. Out Of Site has invited 10 artists to respond to the Clontarf walkway. “Promenade” will use the sheltered bathing and seating areas, the walkway and the sea along the Clontarf seafront to present multiple performances to the public. The name Promenade refers to the walkway, the wandering from work to work and the notion of displaying oneself. Artists are Alastair MacLennan, Amanda Coogan, Dennis McNulty, Gareth Kennedy, Frances Mezzetti, Dominic Thorpe, Alex Conway, Sinead McCann, Michelle Browne and Pauline Cummins.
* Frances Mezzetti – Between and Beyond. 2.30-3.30pm
Nestled in the trees along the beginning of the walkway the artist will create a portrait based on her interactions with the local nursing home.
* Gareth Kennedy – Shout! 2-2.30pm
The artist will convert one of the iconic concrete booths of Clontarf Seafront into a bunker. A brass section from The Artane Band will occupy this enclosure while performing songs by the 80’s rock band, Tears for Fears. Pieces will include Everybody wants to rule the world (1985), Mad World (1982) & Shout (1984).
* Sinead McCann – Live Hand to Mouth 3.30-4.15pm
Sinead McCann will, through various performative narratives, explore the power structures that exist in daily lives of individuals who live on the margins of society.
* Dennis McNulty – infrastructure/flow 4-6pm (10 minute performances)
A scratch dj sculpts sounds – spoken word and musical fragments. As he works the decks, the sound appears to flow from outside the building, through the performance space and back out into the world. For the duration of this piece, the audience are invited inside Tom De Paor’s award-winning pumping station at Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, to immerse themselves in the flow and listen.
* Pauline Cummins – Head above Water 4-5pm
A figure clings to a metal ladder that rises from the sea. Ascending and descending constantly clinging, holding on, hanging off, gripping, slipping, suspended. The pull of the sea compels her descent: The desire for safety urges her upwards to solid ground. Her only options: up and down or letting go.
* Alex Conway – Sonic Glass 1-2pm
Alex Conway will present a live improvised sound performance using a bus shelter. He will work with pick ups,water,movement,effects to create a soundscape intertwined with the natural ambient sound of the Clontarf walkway.
* Dominic Thorpe – Between 1-3.30pm
Dominic Thorpe will present a two hour performance where he explores notions of memory. Through multiple tasks of writing and singing the performer challenges himself in his effort to find the place between remembering and forgetting.
* Michelle Browne – Synchronised Swimmers 12.30 – 12.50pm
The public are invited to join the artist in a group performance. Bring your towel and swimsuit and get your limbs tangled as we don our suits as only the Irish know how. Performance will last approximately 20 minutes. Participants advised to arrive at 12 noon.
* Alastair McLennan – RAITS STAIR 12-6pm
‘…….stroll for gentle exercise……….proceeding dance……going to and fro…….mixing ground…… ……..lead about to show…….riding new…… ……..audience standing…….leading bound……. ……..walking through…….’
* Amanda Coogan – How to explain the sea to an uneaten potato 12-6pm
Continuing Coogan’s investigation into duration and presence in live performance, for this six hour work she will reconstruct Beuy’s 1965 performance, and Abramovic’s 2005 re-enactment of same. Using the emblematic Irish food Coogan will ponder the world beyond this island.

During the week I got a mail from Michelle in which she asked for help. She explained: “I am making a new performance called Synchronised Swimmers for this year’s Out of Site (www.outofsite.info/) event called Promenade, which will be held in Clontarf on 08 November. It involves getting as many people as possible to change in and out of their togs on the Clontarf seafront. You are invited to join in this group performance, dubbed ‘the Alternative Spencer Tunick’. Bring your towel and swimsuit and get your limbs tangled as we don our suits as only the Irish know how.
If you would like to take part or have any questions contact me on 086 1078449 or michellembrowne@gmail.com, otherwise just show up on the day.
Participants are advised to arrive at the Bull Wall in Clontarf at 12:00 on 08 Nov.”
I will tell you more about the Out of Site Event next week!

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is inviting to a video screening by artist Patricia McKenna based on a temporary artwork which she created on Sandycove beach in September as part of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s ‘Place and Identity’ programme. ‘Seachange’ will be shown in the Trevor Scott Hall at IADT on Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire from 11:00-16:00 on Saturday 08 November 2008.

The Harvey Nichols Wine Shop in Dundrum Town Centre is inviting to a complimentary Wine Tasting every Saturday until the 20 December. Tastings are complimentary and take place between 12:00 and 17:00.

Saturday 8th Nov: Nicholson present a selection of Christmas Reds
Saturday 15th Nov: Febvre present a Christmas selection
Saturday 22nd Nov: Liberty present Aussie Award Winners
Saturday 29th Nov: Searsons present Louis Roederer Champagne
Saturday 6th Dec: Febvre present a Christmas selection
Saturday 13th Dec: Nicholson present aperitifs and dessert wines
Saturday 20th Dec: Liberty present Christmas Favourites

Aisling Fitzsimons will be signing copies of Aislings Diary in Eason’s in O’Connell St, Dublin 1 on Sat 08 November 2008 from 12:00.
From 15:00 she will be in Dundrum Shopping Centre.

The National Museum’s brand new website has improved a bit bust still doesn’t work properly. www.museum.ie However in the PDF file that you can find here, you can at least find a good overview (and SOME detail):

On Saturday 08 Nov 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 “Finnish Folk Tales in Art” with Eva Anttila. The programme takes place in the Baroque Gallery and is suitable for children from 4-10 years. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4

The Piedescalso Art Café in 78 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 which is open from Mon-Sat from 10:00–22:00 is inviting to an evening of poetry and music with Alberto Gariglio, INDIFESO and Denny Baldin, PIEDESCALSO, who are performing together for the first time and intend to take you on “A Journey Inside” …like a boat sailing on musical waves. The event will take place on Sat 08 Nov from 18:00-20:00. I am not completely sure if this event is free, but no admission price was specified. However since the Piedescalso Café is operating normally during the event, please keep in mind that even if you don’t have to pay any admission it would be fair to consume something in the Café. ;-) To check regarding the admission charge, please ring 01 855 0843. Unfortunately the café still has no website to promote their artistic events.

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 new Hughes&Hughes bookshop opens this weekend in Dundrum Shopping Centre and for this reason Sat 08 and Sun 09 Nov are the Dundrum Family Gala Weekend. Plenty of family fun and excitement in-store all weekend with children’s writers, storytelling, face painting, balloon modelling and lots, lots more..

The Sunday at Noon Concerts are free 1-hour concerts in the Hugh Lane Gallery. Every Sunday at 12:00 a free concert will take place in the gallery. No booking is required. This week Florian Kitt (cello) & Rita Medjimorec (piano) will play Robert Schumann (Märchenbilder Op.113), Anthony Payne (Out of the Depths comes Song (2008)) and Sergei Prokofiev (Sonata Op.119). www.hughlane.ie

At 13:30 the Public Lecture: Lavery’s “La Dame Aux Perles”: The Restoration of an Elegant Enigma will take place on 09 Nov in the Hugh Lane Gallery. Heritage Council/ Dublin City Gallery conservation intern, Sarah Maisey, will discuss John Lavery’s extraordinary painting technique and reveal the history and restoration of one of his most remarkable and mysterious portraits.

On Sun 09 Nov at 13:00 the book “Our War: Ireland and the Great War”, written by historians and edited by John Horne will be launched by Joe Duffy (RTE) in the Royal Irish Academy (19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2). “Our War: Ireland and the Great War” is not only a book but as well a RTE Radio 1 series and the title of a website. The Radio 1 series will be broadcast from 10 Nov on Mondays at 22:00. The website is www.rte.ie/1918
The book, written by some of our leading historians, tells the story of the Great War in Irish history which saw over 200,000 Irish soldiers fighting It relays the experience of ordinary Irish people during the war and chronicles the effect this war had, and still has, on Irish society. By the way, for all non-Irish people: “Great War” is the name used for the First World War. The Second World War was euphemistically called “Emergency” in Ireland.
If you want to attend the book and RTE series launch, please check with
a.mcmonagle (at) ria.ie if there are still seats available.

“Sunday Sketching” is a workshop for 7+ year olds. It will take place on Sun 09 Nov from 15:00-16:00. Since the details are this week surprisingly written in Irish, I can’t tell you what the theme is. I don’t understand a word. No booking necessary. Early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=132

On Sunday 09 Nov (This is NOVEMBER!!!) the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on by the Lord Mayor in O’Connell Street. The Festivities will include live music from the St. Andrews Gospel Choir, Ceoltas Ceoltoirí Eireann, Stone & Jezreel (Rap Artists & Hip Hop Dancers), Marta Natoniewska Burns (Eastern European and Classical Singer & Pianist), Susan Murray (Special Olympians) and Laughter Dance Academy (Special Olympics) There are also strolling costumed characters and lots of family fun. The ceremony will start at 16:00 and will go until 18:00.

Just between Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire the famous Purty Kitchen is located. Since Bad Bobs in Temple Bar was renamed into Purty Kitchen Temple Bar, there is a second pub with the same name, so don’t get confused, I am talking about the one in Dun Laoghaire. Stace Gill informed me about a great live music event that she is involved with. The event is called Purty Sessions (www.myspace.com/purtysessions) and will take place on Sun 09 Nov.
The “Big Purty Purty Birthday Party” with special guests is starting on 09 Nov at 20:00 and is free in. Performers on the night are Stace Gill, Better Than Ed, Colm Lynch, Mike Hanrahan, Hollis Greenwood, Shane Barry and the Distractions, James McMorrow. By the way, the Purty Kitchen is only about 2 minutes walk from the Salthill/Monkstown DART station.

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:
*Live Jazz from 13:00-15:00 in Powerscourt Centre in South William Street. I got reports that this event was not taking place last weekend and will try to find out more detail!
*The Mary Stokes Band (Blues) from 18:30 in Bruxelles near Grafton Street and near the Westbury Hotel. I listened to them a few times and they are brilliant!
*NOT TAKING PLACE ANYMORE :-( : Sunday Jazz in The Globe in George’s Street every Sunday from 17:30-19:30. Thanks Julia B. for letting me know!
*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.
* Loose Change play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* 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

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.

______Next Week_______________


The Science Week 2008 runs from 09 – 16 Nov and is packed full of really interesting lectures and talks. Please check the website www.scienceweek.ie as soon as possible! The events and lectures are free, but you need to request tickets and you should do that soon. Demand will be huge. Piaras Kelly, who is organising a free lecture series in the Science Gallery sent me a list of them, but there are many more events, so check the website soon!
There are over 400 events taking place nationwide. The lecture series is nearly fully booked, only for the lecture on Fri 14 Nov are still a few tickets available.
I will go to the lectures on Tues, Wed and Thurs. :-)
– Mon 10 Nov 18:30-20:00 Prof Aubrey Manning – ‘Learning to Live with our Planet’
– Tues 11 Nov 18:30-20:00 Gerry Johnston – ‘The Science Behind Hollywood Special Effects’
– Wed 12 Nov 18:30-20:00 Dr. Cynthia Breazeal – ‘The Personal Side Of Robots’
– Thurs 13 Nov 18:30-20:00 Stephen Attenborough – ‘The Future of Space Tourism’
– Fri 14 Nov 13:00-14:30 Patrick Collison – ‘How Two Teenagers Built And Sold A Company For Millions’
So, unfortunately there are no lecture spaces anymore, but in this Event Guide you will find a good few events that are provided by the Libraries and which are as well part of the Science Week. In addition there are more events (I wasn’t able to include all this week. :-(, so please check the website www.scienceweek.ie!

The ‘Chapters And Verse Lunchtime Reading’ is taking place again in Chapter and Verse on Parnell Street. On Mon 10 Nov at 13:15 Poet Pauline Fayne, writer Eileen Keane will read from their works. For more information, contact Sarah 0872283351 sarah AT seventowers.ie. www.seventowers.ie/cms/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=27&extmode=view&extid=217

On Mon 10 Nov from 19:00 Charley Boorman will be in the Hughes&Hughes bookshop in the Dundrum Shopping Centre and before in the cinema. He will be talking to travel broadcaster Fionn Davenport about his adventures, new book and TV series ‘By Any Means’. This is a Q&A in Movies@Dundrum, followed by a signing and wine reception with Charley in the shop.This is a ticketed event, please contact the store for more details (01) 298 6060. www.hughesbooks.com/

Sahar Francis, a Palestinian- Israeli Human Rights lawyer will be in the Irish Aid Centre for a public talk on Mon 10 Nov at 19:30. Amnesty International Ireland invite to this event at the Irish Aid Centre, O’Connell Street, Dublin.
Sahar is the director of Addameer (Arabic for “conscience”), a human rights organisation based in the Occupied Palestinian Territories who campaign for the rights of prisoners. A Palestinian- Israeli lawyer, Sahar has extensive experience of working directly in support of the victims of human rights abuses in the West Bank. Addameer are currently launching a major campaign on the Israeli policy of administrative detention (internment without charge or trial). Over 800 Palestinians, including children, are currently being held by the Israeli authorities in internment, some since 2002. The talk will be an informative, firsthand account of the key human rights issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Thanks Morgane K. for letting me know about this event.

* Pint&Picture or Cine Café. From 19:30 Howard Linnane is screening short films and full-length films in his fortnightly alternating movie event. Since there are frequent venue changes, I strongly recommend ringing Howard (086-3614787) before going to an event. The current venue is the Portobello Pub in South Richmond Street. The film screenings are free.
* 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


In partnership with the Asthma Society of Ireland, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is pleased announce a public meeting ‘Controlling your Asthma – Facts to Take your Breath Away’ which will take place on Tuesday, 11 November at 18:30 in RCPI, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The meeting forms part of the RCPI Public Meeting Series ‘Promoting a Healthy Nation’, aimed at informing the public on key healthcare issues and to provide an opportunity for the public to communicate their concerns to the College.
The meeting will discuss the prevalence of asthma, the impact of the condition and why it is so common in Ireland. Speakers will outline the types of asthma, current growth rates and discuss treatment, risk reduction, allergen avoidance and prevention.
Former International Rugby Player and asthma sufferer Mr. Denis Hickie, will chair the meeting and the speakers will include Dr Pat Manning, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Bon Secours Hospital Dublin; Prof Stephen Lane, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin and Dr Terry O’Connor, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Mercy University Hospital Cork
This meeting is open to everybody. Registration is free but as places are limited booking is required. To book, contact Deirdre Donegan on 01-8639700

* 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


The current series of ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ seminars will feature other leading Irish entrepreneurs each Wednesday at lunch time (13:00-13:50) until 12 Nov. The seminars will take place in NovaUCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 and attendance is open to all. The aim of these seminars which are organised by NovaUCD in association with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board is to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship among the academic, research and student population at UCD.
The remaining guest speakers in the current series are
– 12 Nov Declan Kearney, CEO & founder, Supplierforce.com
The entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences of setting-up and running their businesses emphasising the highs and lows encountered along their entrepreneurial journey and they will share the secrets of their success. During each seminar attendees will have the opportunity to ask probing questions of the guest entrepreneur.

On Wed 12 Nov from 13:00-14:00 Bill Cullen, the successful Irish entrepreneur (and significantly less talented TV figure in The Irish Apprentice), will be in the National College of Ireland in the IFSC to talk about his life and career. This event is booked out now, however some parts of the talk will be available as a webcast from www.ncirl.ie/News_&_Events/Events/Webcasts at a later stage in case you are interested. The upcoming events can be seen on this page as well: www.ncirl.ie/Events/Bill_Cullen:_Legends_In_Your_Lunchtime_-_Now_booked_out!_

The ‘Chapters And Verse Lunchtime Reading’ is taking place again in Chapter and Verse on Parnell Street. On Wed 12 Nov at 13:15 New Zealand poet Ross Hattaway reads with North Carolina poet Doog Wood. For more information, contact Sarah 0872283351 sarah AT seventowers.ie. www.seventowers.ie/cms/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=27&extmode=view&extid=218

The Visual Artist newsletter informs this week about this event: ‘Mandscape’ is an exhibition of artworks from The Ark’s visual arts collection featuring work by ten leading contemporary artists that was part of the Arts Council Touring Experiment, a groundbreaking project that encouraged children to engage with contemporary art.
A panel discussion focusing on ‘Mandscape’ as a textured visual arts programme will be held on Wednesday 12 November 2008 at 16:00 in The Ark in Temple Bar. The Panel will include Sarah Finlay, Martin Drury, Catherine Marshall, Mhairi Sutherland and Jole Bortoli, and the discussion will aim to share learning about working with children through visual art. A networking reception will follow the panel discussion from 17:30. Places are limited, so please book through 01-6707788 or boxoffice1@ark.ie. I found somewhere that this event is free, but wasn’t able to confirm that a second time, so please check before you book.

The Underwater Archaeology autumn lecture series of National Museum is coming to its conclusion with the last lecture on 12 Nov titled “The role of the National Museum in Underwater Archaeology” by Dr Eamonn Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland. The lectures takes place at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology in Kildare Street in the Ceramics Room. You have two chances to listen to the lecture. The first time is at 13:00 and the second time is at 18:30.

The Spanish Cultural Institute in Dublin invites regularly to interesting talks and film screenings. All talks and screenings are usually in Spanish but translation into English or subtitles (for films) will be provided.
On 12 Nov at 18:30 the film “Don Quijote de la Mancha (2)” will be screened.
Animated cinema version of the novel “El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha”, by Miguel de Cervantes with a few extras thrown in for younger viewers. Published in two parts, in the years 1605 and 1615 respectively, this work is considered the epitome of Spanish Literature and has been translated into every learned language in the world. In celebration of the 4th Centenary of the publication of the work, the original series, of 30 chapters of 30 minutes each has been condensed into two parts of 186 minutes. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha51467_16_2.htm. The Instituto Cervantes is in Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (at the back of TCD near the National Gallery).

“Sláinte Mr. President” is the title of a new series of Abbey Talks. Journalist Richard Delevan invites you to a panel discussion looking at what the Presidential election result means for Ireland. On Wed 12 Novfrom 18:15-19:00 in the Abbey Theatre!
Admission free but booking essential on 01 87 87 222. www.abbeytheatre.ie/whatson/talks.html

Aware is a voluntary organisation whose aims are to assist people that are directly affected by depression. Every month Aware is providing a public lecture about depression. The lectures take place at the Lecture Theatre, Swift Centre, St. Patrick’s Hospital, James’s St, D8 at 19:30 sharp. Paid parking is available in the car park at St Patrick’s Hospital (entrance via Steevan’s Lane), or alternatively take the Luas to Heuston Station. The lectures are always free and all are welcome.
The next lecture is taking place on Wed 12 Nov: Dr Patrick McKeon, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Patrick’s Hospital will talk give a Depression Research Update.

The Teagasc Director Prof. Gerry Boyle will give a free lecture on the important subjects of food & energy to mark the 50th anniversary of An Foras Taluntais (AFT) which is part of Teagasc. The event will take place on Wed 12 Nov at 18:00 in the Minerva Suite in the RDS in Ballsbridge, D4. For more information check with lectures@rds.ie or 01-2407254. www.rds.ie/speakerseries

“Galileo? Galileo? Who on Earth was Galileo?” is the title of a talk for adults by Deirdre Kelleghan of the Irish Astronomical Society on Galileo Galilei, who has been called the father of modern physics, as well as the father of observational astronomy. The event will take place in Rathmines Library (157 Lower Rathmines Road, rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie, 01-4973539 on Wed Nov 12 from 19:00-20:00

“Children in Hospital” is inviting to their Annual Lecture and Forum on Wed 12 November from 19:00 in the Alexander Hotel, near Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The title of the lecture is “Bristol Royal Hospital for Children: Our Story So Far…” and the keynote speakers are Geraldine Johnston (Divisional Manager, Women and Children’s Division) and Rebecca Mitchell, (Project Manager for Specialist Paediatric Transfer). They will analyse and compare the performance of the new Bristol Hospital for Children and Ireland’s development strategy for the new National Paediatric Hospital. To register or for more information on this event contact info@childreninhospital.ie or ring 01-8780448. Admission is free.

The Airfield House Trust in Dundrum, Co. Dublin, is inviting to a series of talks accompanying the residency of Seoidín O’Sullivan at Airfield House from mid-November 2008 to mid-February 2009. O’Sullivan’s practice explores ecological sustainability and encompasses drawing, film and photography, with a particular focus on project based work, including the development of The South Circular Road Community Food Garden Project.
In conjunction with the O’Sullivan’s residency Airfield will host three complimentary talks which will draw on the practice and insights of artists who are responding to the natural world and environmental change through their practice. Booking is currently being accepted for places on the following talks. (The first two are over.)
3. Greening the City: Setting up a Community Garden
On Wed 12 Nov 2008 at 19:30 Darren Malone, ecological activist and initiator of a Belfast based community garden and Seoidín O’Sullivan will share their experiences of two community garden projects. They will refer to trends such as guerrilla gardening and seed bombing and will focus on the process of setting up a community garden and the importance of growing your own food.
Entry to the above talks is free but advance booking is essential as places are limited. To book, please contact Airfield on: 01 2984301. booking@airfield.ie or

* “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


Part II of Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration runs from 16 October – 20 November, 2008. In this second series, the programme includes a range of dramatic and documentary stories about migration: from the lived realities of family reunification, to cultural expressions produced within immigrant youth cultures, or the complex power relations associated with human trafficking, in addition to the comparative histories of labour migration across Europe, and more.
Moving Worlds is an initiative of the Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS, School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology) in association with the Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, L’Alliance Francais and the Austrian Embassy.
Admission is free and open to all: To reserve a place for the screenings please contact series co-ordinator Dr Rashmi Sawhney, Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Email: rashmi.sawhney@dit.ie, tel: 01-4023108
The fourth film in this series is “Inch ‘Allah Dimanche / Inch ‘Allah Sunday” by Yamina Benguigi (France/Algeria 2001, 98 min). French-Algerian director Yamina Benguigi brings us a film about “familiy reunion”, the French government’s euphemism for a 1974 law allowing Algerian wives to rejoin their husbands working in France. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he has been living for the past 10 years. In a land and culture foreign to her, Zoina struggels against her mother-in-law’s tyrannical hand and her husband’s distrustful bitterness as she adjusts to her life in exile.
Peter O’Mahony, former Director of the Irish Refugee Council, will facilitate a discussion.
The screening (with English subtitles) is taking place at 18:00 in Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/kue/en3790495v.htm

Ania Witowska is inviting to her photographic exhibition “Apart” with the subtitle “Sometimes I get to the point when I can´t pretend anymore. I´m going my own way…”. The exhibition will be in the Back Loft in La Catedral Studios in St. Augustine Street. It will run from 14-18 Nov (12:30-19:00), but you are invited to come to the opening wine reception already on Thurs 13 from 18:00-20:00. www.aniaphotography.ie/exhib.php (Gallery Details: Back Loft, 7/11 Augustine Street, Dublin 8, www.lacatedralstudios.org and www.thebackloft.blogspot.com)

The Irish Architectural Foundation (in association with the National Gallery of Ireland) invites you to the lecture “Architectural Intelligence” by Merritt Bucholz of Bucholz McEvoy Architects. The lecture will take place on Thurs 13 Nov at 18:30 in the Lecture Room of the National Gallery of Ireland on Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. An introduction to the lecture will be given by by Seán O’Laoire, president of the RIAI. Admission is free and no booking is required. For more information you can call 01-6633505. www.architecturefoundation.ie/downloads/merritt.pdf

An eccentric genius scratched an equation into Broom Bridge, Cabra, in 1843. Now it is used in 3-D computer graphics and to control spacecraft. Hear about the life, legacy, loves – and poetry – of that genius, Sir William Rowan Hamilton, who lived at Dunsink Observatory in Finglas. A talk by science writer and broadcaster Mary Mulvihill. Admission free, but booking is essential essential. The venue is the Cabra Library (Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7, cabralibrary@dublincity.ie, 01-8691414) and the time is Thurs 13 Nov from 18:30-19:30

The Herzog Centre and the Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland are organising a number of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
* Thursday, 13 November, 19:30: Thorsten Wagner, ‘“Reichskristallnacht” in German History and Memory: Motives, Responses, Consequences.’ Swift Theatre, Arts Building, TCD.
* Wednesday, 26th November, 19:00: “Beyond Hitler’s Grasp.” This will be followed by a short lecture by Dr Emil Yalnazov, Ambassador of Bulgaria. Swift Theatre, Arts Building, TCD.
These events are open to the public and there is no charge. For further information about the speakers and other activities of the Centre, please visit the website: www.tcd.ie/Religions_Theology/herzogcentre/

Conor Lynch is inviting to the November meeting of the Connector Group. Everybody who is interested in Social Networking (online or offline is welcome to come to these meetings).
This month will be about social media and this time there are even some guest
speakers lined up to share their experiences & stories. They will talk about social networking, building online communities & creating web videos.
The Speakers are Philip McCartney (Head of Sales, Bebo Ireland), Jennifer Maguire (Founder Bella Makeover & Irish star of The Apprentice BBC 2008), Niall Harbison (Co-Founder iFoods.tv as seen on Dragons’ Den BBC 2008).
The meeting will take place on Thurs 13 Nov 2008 from 19:00. Please book a place with Conor via conor [@] connector.ie. The event is free of charge. The venue is the Odessa Club in 14 Dame Court, Dublin 2.

The Dublin City Enterprise Board is inviting to a new series of free Ilac Library Talks for people that are interested in starting their own business. The fourth talk is taking place on Thurs 06 Nov in the library in ILAC Centre, Henry Street, from 18:30-19:45. The topic is “Pitching, Presenting and Networking Presented” by Yanky Fachler. www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks As admission is free, booking is essential. To reserve a place for the complete programme or an individual lecture, telephone the Business Information Centre (01) 873 3996, email: businesslibrary@dublincity.ie or the Open Learning Centre (01) 873 4333, email: openlearning@dublincity.ie or call into the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1.


The ‘Chapters And Verse Lunchtime Reading’ is taking place again in Chapter and Verse on Parnell Street. On Fri 14 Nov at 13:15 Armagh born, Dundalk based essayist and poet Barbara Smith read from their works. For more information, contact Sarah 0872283351 sarah AT seventowers.ie. www.seventowers.ie/cms/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=27&extmode=view&extid=220

A book of narrative texts “Fili”, authored by Prof. Roberto Bertoni (Trinity College) and presented by Prof. Mark Chu (University College Cork) will be launched at the Italian Cultural Institute (11 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2). The event will take place on 14 Nov at 18:30. Admission is free and all are welcome.

In autumn a number of Polish “va banque talks” will take place in Dublin. They are meetings with influential modern Polish directors, writers, musicians etc. The events are organised with the support of the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy and thanks to Agnieszka and Niamh I found out about them.
The next meeting will be on 14 Nov at 19:00 with Marek Kaminski, Polish explorer. Kaminski is the first man who reached both, North and South Poles in the same year 1995 without external support. In 2004, he completed the same trip with a 17 year old, disabled boy Jasiek Mela. He is the President of the Polish Branch of the Explorer Club. He studied philosophy and physics at Warsaw University. He speaks English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Japanese. Additionally he established a foundation in 1996 to support the exploration of the polar world and other places all over the world. They also encourage people to find out more about ecology and the Polar regions in addition the foundation tries to help young Explorers.
Here is some more information Polish www.dublin.polemb.net/index.php?document=365 unfortunately I couldn’t find an English translation. The talk/meeting is taking place Banker’s Club (IBOA House), Stephen Street Upper, Dublin 8. Admission to all talks is free and there will be a translator so that non-Polish speakers will be able to fully understand the talk as well.
More information (in Polish) can be found here:

The Spectrums, a great 80s Band that I have heard before and liked will be in The Red Windmill in Phibsboro on Fri 14 Nov at 22:30. Admission is Free! Aoife McNamara is the lead singer in this band and a good few of you know her well. ;-)


Ruth Kearney from Hothouse in DIT informed me about a VERY interesting series of talks with entrepreneurs over the coming weeks. (Hothouse is an Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology. Hothouse draws in entrepreneurial and academic talent, ignites creativity and provides a dynamic environment to fast-track businesses and technologies to commercial success.)
The discussions will be with Brody Sweeney (O’Briens / Cafe Bar Deli Franchise Group) on 20 Nov and with Eamonn Fallon (Daft.ie) on 03 Dec. The event is free, but you have to register and it is advisable to do that as soon as possible!

______This is odd!!______________

Last week I mentioned that I might give up on the “This is odd!!” category, but then some of you requested to keep it going. Well, we’ll see! :-)

But I have one for again this week:

Isn’t it odd, that the people in two countries of the civilised world need to be protected from their inability to keep the hairdryer out of the bathtub, while the rest of the civilised world doesn’t need this level of “care”? Or why is it that only in Ireland and in the UK you can’t have a power socket in the bathroom, but in most other countries you can??

______Joerg’s Plans______________

Not sure if this will work and if it is any use to you, but here is what I intend to do this weekend: On Saturday I plan to go to the National Museum in Collins Barracks for the World War One Day and later to the Out of Site Festival in Clontarf, on Sunday I will probably go to the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in O’Connell Street and after that to the Gardiner Gospel Choir Mass in Gardiner Street. On Monday I will train Krav Maga, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I will go to the Science Week Lectures and hopefully I will be able to say HI to Ania Witowska at her exhibition launch on Thurs. I would like to go to the Fomacs Film, but can’t do anything. And Thursday is Event Guide night anyway! That’s my plans for the week! Not sure if it helps anybody to navigate easier through this massive list of events (and I even had to leave some out, because after writing on this Event Guide for 12 hours I had to put an end to it!)


I have to admit that on a scale from 1 to 10 my enthusiasm for writing this Event Guide was this time close to 3. So the writing didn’t flow that easily initially and the excitement wasn’t fully there. BUT it got better when I got into it. So now I hope you enjoy the Event Guide and that my work is of benefit to you. ;-)

Enjoy the weekend!


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