5 Things to Do This Week
26 April – 2 May – Our top 5 things to do this week
It’s the last few days of April and we are heading into a Bank Holiday weekend. And while we still need to stay careful, there is plenty of reasons for hope. We have lots of lovely online events to keep us entertained this week. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..
MUSIC: ChamberFest Dublin
ChamberFest Dublin is back, bringing a feast of music to online audiences to enjoy from the safety and comfort of their own homes. Taking place until Sunday 2 May, this ambitious and exciting free admission online festival offers audiences a myriad of opportunities to experience the RIAM’s vibrant pool of talent performing a rich palette of chamber music. The concerts will be streamed from the RIAM’s historical home in the Georgian buildings of Dublin’s No 36 Westland Row, and from a number of other Dublin venues: the National Gallery of Ireland, MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland) and St Stephen’s Church “The Pepper Canister”. ChamberFest Dublin also offers “backstage” access at each concert, affording online audiences both the opportunity to virtually meet our musicians before and after they play, and a chance to hear more about the rich variety of music being performed.
Link: ChamberFest Dublin
POETRY: Poetry Day Ireland
Poetry Day Ireland takes place this Thursday and the theme is ‘New Directions: Maps and Journeys’. Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own online event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate. Visit their website for lots on online events and inspiration.
Link: Poetry Day Ireland
MUSIC: Rising Stars Livestream
University Concert Hall continues its Rising Stars Concert series this Thursday. It was first established in 2016 to bring young, Irish classical artists to new audiences. Several gifted musicians and singers will perform programmes of their own choosing. They will be accompanied on the evening by renowned pianist Dearbhla Collins. This is a livestream event. Tickets are free for what should be an unmissable evenings entertainment.
FESTIVAL: Galway Theatre Festival
Galway Theatre Festival features a week of exciting and unique independent theatre, circus, spectacle, and storytelling, showcasing and celebrating the vibrant performance, creativity and culture of the City of Tribes. Galway Theatre Festival draws on the West of Ireland’s unique theatrical heritage, and is dedicated to platforming and developing independent theatre and performance.
Events begin on Friday and are online. Admission is from €5. Some events are free.
Link: Galway Theatre Festival
FESTIVAL: Ballydehob Jazz Festival
The Ballydehob Jazz Festival takes place across the village of Ballydehob, gateway to the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Ballydehob, has against all the odds this year, are rolling out another outstanding festival programme featuring some of Ireland’s finest contemporary Jazz artists.
While they will not be taking to the streets this May Bank Holiday Weekend, or piling into venues to watch live music, Ballydehob Village have been working hard to plan events so they can celebrate the Community, the Art and the Music that makes this the best small festival in the West!
Link: Ballydehob Jazz Festival
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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