5 Things to Do This Week

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5 Things to Do This Week

18 – 24 January – Our top 5 things to do this week

We have some great online events for all ages to keep you entertained from the safety of home. And even better? They are all free to enjoy. Here’s our favourite things to do this week…..

POLITICS: American History Lecture

This Tuesday, to mark the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th American president next week, Tallaght library will take an insightful look at the presidency of the 16th president and, perhaps, the most revered, Abraham Lincoln. This free talk is the first in a new series of American History Lectures taking place online throughout the year.

Link: Facebook Page

HISTORY: Quiet History: Marianne Lee and Clodagh Finn In Conversation

On Wednesday at 7pm, Marianne Lee and Clodagh Finn will discuss how both research and fiction illuminate lesser known women’s history and why it is so important to do so.

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Link: National Library of Ireland

ART: IMMA Online

The Irish Music of Modern Art have lots of online content and activities for you to access from home – explore the IMMA Collection; take part in their new Art & Ageing Programme; make art from the Explorer at Home projects; join live talks; watch exhibition videos; read the online magazine and plenty more besides…

Link: IMMA

BALLET: Online Ballet Class

The world has changed, but Ballet Ireland’s mission remains the same: to inspire and engage as many people as possible through dance. Join them for a series of free 1 hour professional ballet classes this Tuesday and Thursday led by Ballet Ireland’s Rehearsal Director, Laura Bruña Rubio.

Link: Ballet Ireland

POETRY: Coole Park Poetry Series

A series of filmed poems recorded in Coole Park during DruidGregory is available to all to enjoy online. DruidGregory, a Galway 2020 commission, opened in Coole Park, the home of Lady Augusta Gregory, on the 16th September. In partnership with the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, a poetry series was commissioned as part of the artistic conversation between the past and present. This poetry series involved poets of different cultural backgrounds living in Ireland, reading both their own work and the work of poets associated with Coole Park, including Lady Gregory, WB Yeats and JM Synge.

Link: Druid.ie

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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