5 Things to Do This Week
24 – 30 August – Our top 5 things to do this week
It’s the last week of the longest summer holidays in history. We have the perfect list of things to do this week. Some are online. Some are virtual. All should go in your diary!
FESTIVAL: NUI Galway Virtual Festival
NUI Galway are hosting a Virtual Summer Festival from the 26 – 29 August. You can expect music, theatre, film, art exhibitions and live gaming events. Why not take a virtual tour of a photographic exhibition? Or perhaps you fancy testing your general knowledge with the BIG Festival Quiz. Suitable for all ages, the festival is open to everybody.
COMEDY Colm O’Regan
Remember sitting in a theatre, enjoying a night out? Well thanks to the fantastic, resilient people in the Theatre Royal, Waterford it’s possible again. One of our favourite Irish comedians, Colm O’Regan takes to the boards on Friday 28th. No doubt the author of Books of the Irish Mammy will have plenty to say about the last few months. With lots of organising to ensure that the venue complies with Covid-19 guidelines, this will be one very funny and very safe night out.
Link: Theatre Royal, Waterford
THEATRE: ‘This Beautiful Village’ by Lisa Tierney-Keogh
On a quiet street in leafy, suburban Dublin, local residents meet online about a piece of graffiti. Who did it? What does it mean? And what’s to be done about it? They have wine and a quorum. Nothing can go wrong. Playwright Lisa Tierney-Keogh has adapted and updated the winner of the 2020 Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best New Play to reflect the lockdown. This Beautiful Virtual Village is available online from the Abbey Theatre until 17th September.
Link: Abbey Theatre
ART: Katie Holten’s Irish Tree Alphabet
The Visual Carlow has five glorious exhibitions showing at the moment. Amongst them is Katie Holten’s Irish Tree Alphabet. The artist has made drawings of trees, existing natives as well as non-native trees that are now calling Ireland home due to the changing climate. Each tree replaces a letter in the Latin alphabet; A = Ailm (Scots Pine), B = Beith (Birch), C = Coll (Hazel), etc. The result is a new Irish Tree Alphabet and font called Irish Trees. Book your ticket in advance (free admission) to visit the Visual and see the exhibition. Or write a note using the tree alphabet here.
Link: Visual Carlow
Artists such as Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow, Nathan Carter, Brian Kennedy, Aimée, Kodaline, The Coronas and Riverdance will take part in Concert4Cancer on Friday from 9pm -11pm. The event will be hosted by Anna Daly all in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation. Funds raised will be used for cancer support services in Ireland. Tune in to Virgin Media One and donate through the link below.
Link: Marie Keating Foundation
Best of luck to all the students heading into school next week. And can we make a final suggestion for Sunday night….
Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.