5 Things to Do This Week
24 -31 January – Our top 5 things to do this week
It’s the last week of the most Januaryist January ever. There are some great online events taking place around the country that you can enjoy from the safety of home Here’s our favourite things to do this week…..
FESTIVAL: The Irish Times Winter Nights Festival 2021
Kicking off on Monday, Winter Nights is an online festival of conversation, culture and ideas from The Irish Times. With an incredible line-up of guests, including Edith Eger, Gabriel Byrne and Sonya O’Sullivan, the programme looks set to be both inspirational and though-provoking.
Link: Winter Nights Festival
MUSIC: Eve Bell
Cork’s Cyrus Avenue have been making lockdown 3 much easier to bear, with a superb series of live-streamed gigs. This Monday uber-talented Eve Bell will be taking to the virtual stage at 8pm. The perfect way to start the week….
Link: Cyrus Avenue
HISTORY: The Public History of Slavery in Dublin
On Tuesday at 7pm, Dr. Ciaran O’Neill, Ussher Assistant Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin, will discuss the history of slavery in Dublin. Dublin was one of the largest and busiest ports in Britain or Ireland throughout the era of the triangular slave trade and yet slavery barely figures in popular memory or heritage. This exploratory paper will examine the many reasons for this ‘invisibility’. The lecture is free, but pre-registration is required.
MUSIC: Kevin Cumiskey, Jonathan Fahy & Leanne O’Doherty
Kevin, Jonathan and Leanne are Dundalk-based musicians who teach and play music locally. They now invite you into their home for a selection of upbeat and popular songs in their first ever live stream gig. Brought to you by An Táin Arts Centre, this free gig will brighten up your Friday.
CHILDREN: Online Crafts Club: Make a Sock Animal
While we can’t explain where the other ones went, we have the perfect use for those odd socks that seem to multiple each week. Crafty kids will love this Sunday’s online class from The Ark in Temple Bar. Textile artist Niki Collier will show you how you can make material come to life with the help of some simple household items, a little effort and lots of imagination.
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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