5 Things to Do This Week
13 – 19 July – Our top 5 things to do this week
Although the weather is a bit hit and miss, at least the events scene is starting to heat up a little. Each day brings more venues reopening. And the virtual space is still busy with online events and festivals. Here’s our pick of what’s on this week!
FESTIVAL: The Festival of Curiosity
The Festival of Curiosity has been re-imagined. With brand new digital, virtual and blended formats for people of all ages, you can explore and discover science, arts, design and technology in playful new ways. You can join Ariyana Ahmad and Mark Langtry for a virtual workshop to illustrate & design a future city. Or tune in to a virtual discussion with the team behind the Future Oceans Project. Curious?
OUTDOORS: Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is open for visitors. Although the castle and visitors centre remain closed for the time being, you can enjoy the castle gardens and of course the park itself. Hire bikes from Grassroutes Electric Bike Adventures and explore the stunning scenery. And after working up an appetite? The delightful tea rooms are open for take aways and have limited seating available.
ART: Portumna Castle – ‘Life in Still Life’ Exhibition
Portumna Castle in East Galway should be on your summer bucket list. The formal grounds, 17th century walled kitchen garden & tea-rooms are back open to the public. The’Life in Still Life’ art exhibition is taking place in the delightful gallery beside tea-rooms. Admission to site is free until further notice.
THEATRE: The Lir Academy presents The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
The Lir Academy, Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art, are going virtual….
Two men arrive in mean, small-town Ireland. They don’t know anyone but everyone knows them. One meets a wife he didn’t know he had. Another is arrested for denying a chain he never bought. A chaotic series of events ensue – a debt that needs to be paid, an unfair arrest, a pile of infidelity, a family reunited and an exorcism! And in a small town, even with social distancing, news travels fast. Featuring two sets of twins and a talking dog, this is The Comedy of Errors of lockdown!
The show will be streamed on 17th July, 7.30pm on The Lir Academy’s YouTube Channel.
Link: The Lir Academy
MUSIC: Niamh Kavanagh and Guests – A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND BANTER!
The Civic Theatre Tallaght will stream live into your Living Room on Saturday July 18th. This night at the Musicals will raise vital funds to support the arts and outreach programmes of the theatre. Niamh Kavanagh will be joined on the night by Lauren Nevin, Morgan Crowley and Derek Keane. With Rob Murphy at the helm, this promises to be a night of stories, laughs and exceptional music.
Link: Civic Theatre
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.