5 Things to Do This Week

5 Things to Do This Week

12 – 18 April – Our top 5 things to do this week

We have lots of lovely online events to keep us entertained this week. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..

FESTIVAL: The Irish Student Drama Awards Festival

Discover the stars of the future at the Irish Student Drama Awards Festival. On until Saturday, talent from across Ireland will take to the virtual stage. Shows are streamed online each day, and tickets are totally free! Along with the shows and the awards, the festival will include online events, panels and talks, and a new online space to display creative work from students across Ireland.

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Link: Irish Student Drama

FESTIVAL: Musictown 2021

Dublin is all about music this April. Over 10 days, producers, artists and musicians work together, celebrating music of all genres in both established venues and unorthodox locations. Knowing one day, we will return to live music performed in venues to physical audiences, for this year contributing producers and artists in MusicTown have been asked to present their work online in imaginative ways to engage audiences.

Link: Musictown Dublin

FESTIVAL: Franco-Irish Literary Festival

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is the result of the successful collaboration between Alliance Française Dublin, the French Embassy and a Franco-Irish committee composed of significant figures from the worlds of literature, publishing and academics. Between 15th and 17th, the festival will take place online on the theme “Making A Better World”. They have a very special line-up of guests and events planned.

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Link: Franco-Irish Literary Festival

MUSIC: Ships: ‘Ode to the Ward’

Ships ‘Ode To The Ward’ is a long-form music commission by The Source Arts Centre. This Thursday you can hear the track and chat to Ships. Ships are composed of Simon Cullen and Sorca McGrath. They formed Ships in 2011, the name being a reference to relationships, friendships, scholarships etc. Their debut album ‘Precession’, self-released via Irish crowdsourcing site Fundit, won the Choice Music Prize in 2017.

Link: The Source Arts Centre

MUSIC: The Spero Quartet

The Spero Quartet is a new quartet founded in 2020, bringing together three of Cork’s finest musicians with Canadian violinist Brigid Leman. The concert will go live at 8pm on Triskel’s Digital Stage on Friday 16 April. So you can start the weekend in style!

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Link: Triskel Arts Centre

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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