5 Things to Do This Week
4 – 10 January – Our top 5 things to do this week
It’s a new year and we have a new list of things to do. Unfortunately, with the spread of Covid-19 across the country, we don’t want anyone leaving their homes unnecessarily. So this week we are focusing on online events. Get your culture fix from the comfort of your couch. Here’s our pick of what’s happening…
FESTIVAL: First Fortnight
First Fortnight is Ireland’s Mental Health Arts & Culture Festival. And this year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. First Fortnight challenges mental health prejudice and stigma through arts and cultural action and programmes events that create spaces for unscripted conversations around mental health to happen. There is a lovely programme of online events from virtual coffee mornings to online poetry journals.
Link: First Fortnight
‘VISION‘ is a six-part online series hosted by Tommy Tiernan that celebrates the magic of Vicar St, the wonderful people who work there and who add so much to its personality and, most importantly, it celebrates Irish artists and reminds us of their brilliance and importance. It features many of the acts who have had their shows cancelled this year due to the pandemic and also a selection of the huge pool of incredible new talent who will hopefully be part of the future of Vicar St.
Link: YouTube Link
SCIENCE: BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition gets underway this week. Students will be exhibiting virtually and judging will take place across digital platforms. Members of the public can visit the Exhibition online and enjoy a full calendar of events including special acts, the Primary Science Fair, business events and the exhibits themselves. Man of the moment Prof Luke O’Neill Immunologist will chair a live panel on “Making Vaccines in a Global Pandemic” on Wednesday at 4.00pm. Inspiring stuff….
FAMILY: Play@Home this Christmas with Lyngo Theatre
Lyngo Theatre have developed an online show for the Christmas season that families can actually create at home, not just watch.
By following fun instructional videos, participants will make their own props and table-top sets from recycled materials and household objects, create their own sensory sessions and go on a creative play journey together as a family. Lyngo Theatre will provide music, songs and narration to tell the story of how Christmas got it’s colour. They will also ask participants to put their own Christmas tree into their story and make some special decorations for it.
Link: Lime Tree Theatre
MUSIC: Achill International Harp Festival Online Christmas Concert
Achill International Harp Festival have brought us an hour long, special online Christmas concert featuring highlights from this year’s festival. It includes performances by Dermot Byrne & Steve Cooney, Cormac De Barra & Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Laoise Kelly, Richard Allen, Ursula Burns, Eilís Lavelle, Alfi, Healy Family, Niall Hanna and Siar.
The concert will remain available online until January 13th 2021
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.
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