To Do’n’See

Stuff to do & see in Dublin and beyond – much of it free! I have switched most of this bit to facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IrishEtchings .. but in the meantime..

2011

Dublin Contemporary – open now !!! –  till 31st October

Definitly to be seen – http://www.dublincontemporary.com/home – GO SEE!!

Chester Beatty Library Until 26 September 2011

Matisse prints for Books  http://www.cbl.ie/Exhibitions/Temporary-Exhibitions.aspx

Dublin Contemporary 2011 – details now posted

http://www.dublincontemporary.ie/index.php/home/news/full_programme_announcement  on from September 6th to October 31st

DRAW THE LINE

Exhibition of contemporary printmaking and drawing.  Monstertuck Gallery Temple Bar from 18-29 January

IMMA Last chance to see the Moderns at IMMA – runs until February 13th 2011. http://www.imma.ie/en/page_212249.htm , and Post-War American Art until February 27th 2011. http://www.imma.ie/en/page_212248.htm

Planning Ahead

The Big One – the Dublin Contemporary planned for September – October 2011, and then every five years. See http://www.dublincontemporary.com/

Also the Chinese New Year Festival February 1st and The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival February Febrary 17th – 27th

2010

Christmas Markets all over the place – Dublin Docklands, Chritschurch Cathedral, Fitzwilliam Sq and Farmleigh House with free Carol Concert.

Orla Kaminska at Christmas – works and classes

Orla Kaminska

At 15 Serpentine Avenue, Sandycove, Dublin see  http://www.orlakaminska.com/ for more information

On Now! Innovation Dublin 2010 – “The festival celebrates innovation in all its forms. Whether it’s business, the arts, education, science, sports, the environment – whatever your field! – the festival is about promoting your creative thinking and new ideas”. www.innovationdublin.ie

Architecture: Open House Dublin October 7-10 Open House Dublin will be returning from . http://architecturefoundation.ie/openhouse/ Some venues require pre-booking.

Irelands largest architectural festival is looking for volunteers to join our enthusiastic team. Volunteers will be required to be free for a minimum of 4 hours throughout the weekend. It is a great way to make new friends and discover the architecture of Dublin. For more information please contact Niamh at volunteers@architecturefoundation.ie by Aug 31st

Pyjama Girls the Documentary on now for preview see – http://video.ireland.com/video/iLyROoafvhyn.html
The Theatre Festivals September / October

Plan ahead for tickets! The Dublin Theatre Festival http://www.dublintheatrefestival.com/ and The Dublin Fringe Festival http://www.fringefest.com/

CMC Present an Outdoor Music Trial in Dublin’s historic Quarter 21st august – 1st September http://cmcireland.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/cmc-presents-an-outdoor-music-trail-and-event-programme-during-august/

Some big arts festivals on in August: The Kilkenny Arts Festival http://www.kilkennyarts.ie/ Aug 6-15 and the Edinburgh International Festival http://www.eif.co.uk/ 13th Aug –  5th Sept.

Opera in the Open Every Thursday in  August at 1pm Free! Civic Offices Amphitheatre http://www.dublin.ie/calendar_details.aspx?eventid=2349

Dublin Slow Food Convivium doing a Bring Your Own Picnic in Iveagh Gardens Aug 22   http://www.slowfoodireland.com/index.php/local/ulsterleinster/dublin.html

The Chester Beatty Library has a great exhibition of Mogul Empire Miniatures – one of the best collections in the world (despite a few being nicked some years ago) Until October 3rd.

The RHA Summer Exhibition is on till July 31st ;  There’s a free concert upcoming in Marley Park  weekend of July 30th ‘the Slovak Festival Orchestra’;   There’s foodie events too – Bilberry picking this Sunday the Sugarloaf Slow Food Convivium http://slowfoodsugarloafclub.wordpress.com/ If you have a few spare bob there’s a Table Quiz for Onefamily on Tuesday 27th at the Odessa Club and a great movie ‘The Colony’ in the IFI.  The only problem is how to fit it all in…

Yvonne is running more Poetry Readings in Sweenys soon – see http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yvonne-Cullens-Writing-Train/102278509826901?ref=ts (ongoing)

July 23rd -This weekend is the Dunlaoghaire  Festival of World Cultures, Saturday afternoon on Newtownsmith green looks good in particular;  Also you can hear the Festival Online Radio here – http://www.festivalofworldcultures.com/wp-content/themes/fowc/radio-popup.html

Illustrative talk by the National Gallery of Ireland in the Polish House Sunday 18th July an illustrative talk by the National Gallery of Ireland in the Polish House; 20 Fitzwilliam Place. Talk  on The National Art Gallery collection given by Gallery Staff  Information on Irish Polish Society Website

Blessing of the Boats – Bulloch Harbour Sunday 18th July

Summer Sensations – Temple Bar July 8-11

http://www.templebar.ie/home_nav_2_t_14.html – Art events & free classes