5 Things to Do This Week

5 Things to Do This Week

19 – 25 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…..


From April 20-22, join the world’s leaders for Earth Day 2021. Visit their website (link below) on April 20 for the start of the event, and follow Earth Day on social media to join the discussion. The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth™. Workshops, panel discussions, and special performances will focus on this theme. And you can get involved great global clean-up wherever you are!

Link: Earth Day

THEATRE: The Visiting Hour

In the first online Gate At Home production, a new play by Frank McGuinness will have its world premiere streamed from the Gate auditorium next month.
Frank McGuinness wrote the play during lockdown for the two renowned Irish actors Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy. Caitríona McLaughlin, the newly appointed Artistic Director- designate of the Abbey Theatre, will direct the production.

This moving new play about an Irish father (Stephen Rea) and daughter (Judith Roddy) at visiting hour in a nursing home during the pandemic, will be performed and recorded in the Gate auditorium, and streamed to audiences.

Link: The Gate Theatre

FAMILY: 1000 Miniature Meadows by Shanna May Breen & Luke Casserly

After a sell-out premiere for Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Pilot Light Edition, 1000 Miniature Meadows will return this April via a unique network of listeners in Clare, Longford, Laois and beyond.

1000 Miniature Meadows is a part sound project and part nationwide planting project that will begin with a letter sent to you at your home. You will be invited to step into your garden. Or perhaps into that wild patch of green by your house and to listen to what it has to say. This is a lively invasion of our outdoor spaces and an ambitious attempt to open out fresh conversations surrounding Ireland’s biodiversity crisis. Expect a link to an intimate soundscape, a sachet of seeds, expert interviews and a conversation with a bumblebee.

Link: Backstage Theatre

COMEDY: Climate Comedy Night

This Thursday Axis Ballymun and Viral Comedy Club will present a night of comedy in celebration of Earth Day as part of #AxisGreenArts.

You can laugh your way to lower emissions with a host of funny folk including…

Pauline Shanahan (Vodafone Comedy Festival)
Ian Lynam (Dublin Fringe Festival)
Diane O’Connor (Electric Picnic)Anne Gill (Bright Club)
Chris Kent (Vicar Street / The Young Offenders)

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Link: Axis Ballymun

FOOD FESTIVAL: Festival Spirit presented by West Waterford Festival of Food

Running from 23 – 25 April, Festival Spirit presented by West Waterford Festival of Food features over 10 curated talks, experiences and workshops — virtual and socially distanced — which will celebrate West Waterford’s food culture and heritage.
Ireland’s top chefs will reinvent fine dining at home for Festival Spirit, a brand new event created by the organisers of West Waterford Festival of Food. Over 10 curated talks, experiences and workshops — virtual and socially distanced — will celebrate West Waterford’s food heritage.

It includes a collaborative six-course meal kit from some of Waterford’s top chefs including Paul Flynn and Ian Doyle of the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Cliff House Hotel, along with a film on foraging sustainably hosted by Paul and GIY founder Michael Kelly.

Finally, the mini-series will see the launch of an online gifting portal and children’s adventure maps in partnership with local cafés. These will be rolled out across Waterford over the coming months.

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Link: West Waterford Festival of Food

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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