5 Things to Do This Week
24 – 30 May – Our top 5 things to do this week
We have five fabulous events to keep you entertained without leaving the house. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..
FESTIVAL: Dublin Dance Festival: Summer Edition
The Dublin Dance Festival is underway.
Dive into new performances from trail-blazing artists from around the world; immerse yourself in the creative process with dance documentaries; and move and connect with family, friends and community at workshops and interactive events. Summer is coming. It’s time to dream, hope, discover and play! Dublin Dance Festival brings artists and audiences together, live and virtually, to create and share exceptional, provocative and relevant dance experiences.
Link: Dublin Dance Festival
FESTIVAL: UCD Festival @ Home
Ireland’s Global University’s annual festival may be online again this year but all the inspiring, engaging, informative and fun activities of the regular festival remain. And you can experience it all from the comfort of your home. There’s something for everyone! It’s all happening via the UCD Festival @ Home website and through YouTube, Zoom and Facebook. No matter where in the world you are, join in on your phone, smart TV, tablet or laptop for three days of carefully curated events. This virtual festival will feature a mix of engaging talks, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, tours and one or two surprises as well.
Join them for three days of fun and inspiration from 27- 29 May 2021 for the second UCD Festival@home.
Link: UCD Festival@home
MUSIC: Spring Pop-Up Concert
This Thursday, the Boyne Music Festival proudly presents a ‘Spring Pop-Up Concert’, an online musical event with classical performances by BMF Artists from around the world.
The ‘Spring Pop Up Concert’ will feature an inspiring program of classical music brought to you virtually from Carlingford Heritage Centre and WaveGarden Austria.
Link: Boyne Music Festival
FESTIVAL: Virtual Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
The Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, now in its eleventh year, will take place from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th May 2021. Building on the success of the first virtual festival in 2020, they are now planning an exciting line up of FREE events for you to enjoy. This year’s theme is New Futures, New Adventures in Learning. The festival provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the many contexts in which we are learning; in the home, with friends and neighbours, in formal educational settings, in the workplace etc, as well as exploring new ways and opportunities for learning.
THEATRE: The Messanger
On Whit Weekend eighty years ago, a German plane circled the night sky of Dublin’s North Strand before dropping a bomb. The conflagration caused numerous deaths. And it tore apart a close-knit Dublin community. Written in memory of those killed that night, Dermot Bolger’s play, The Messenger, is about a teenage girl whose family – like many others – were displaced when that bomb destroyed their old home. Set on a half-build housing estate in Cabra, where many shell-shocked North Strand families found themselves, The Messenger allows this girl to recount the horrors of that bombing, while she also endeavours to embark on a new future by eliciting a date from the boy she is determined to marry. It is a bittersweet play about how hope and romance survive, even amid the most tragic circumstances.
The Messenger is Free to Watch but all income from donations goes towards artist bursaries later in 2021
Link: Axis Ballymun
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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