5 Things to Do This Week

things to do this week

5 Things to Do This Week

7 -13 June – Our top 5 things to do this week

There are some amazing events happening around the country (and online) this week. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..

ART: Brightening Air

Brightening Air is a ten day, nationwide season of arts experiences, bringing together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists and arts organisations in a celebration of renewed optimism and brighter days ahead.
The programme, with experiences both live in person and available to enjoy at home, runs from 11-20 June 2021 in all sorts of venues, casting a light from coast to coast and creating sparks of joy throughout the country.

The programme will bring meaningful arts experiences to people where they live, whether in urban centres, on the periphery, the islands and Gaeltachts and in their own homes, with experiences on rivers, in front gardens and botanic gardens, at quay sides, at handball alleys, in apartment buildings, swimming baths, arts venues nationwide and through smartphones and digital devices.

Link: Brightening Air

CULTURE: A City and A Garden

A City & A Garden invites you to walk again the urban environments you know, but discovering, through your headphones, a different kind of journey, shifting perspectives of place, connectedness, environment, and history.
Through smartphone technology, you will discover the stories and songs that lie hidden in the trees and bricks of our city spaces; interwoven narratives and soundscapes that envelop you as you walk a Cork city street, say, or the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin.

Explore this one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art public art experience, for free, all that’s required is a smartphone, headphones, and your imagination.

Link: Sounds from a Safe Harbour

FESTIVAL: Waterford International Organ Festival

The first Waterford International Organ Festival will take place online this June, featuring performances by internationally acclaimed organists from France, Germany, Ireland, Japan and Switzerland.
These well-structured concerts will take the listener through the emotional journeys of Despair, Promise and Hope. Two composers feature in each programme, Johann Sebastian Bach and Eric Sweeney.

Link: Waterford International Organ Festival

CHILDREN: Cruinniú na nÓg

Cruinniú na nÓg takes place this Saturday and is our national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. There are fantastic events for all ages and interests. From making magnetic monsters to ceilis in the kitchen, there is something for everyone. Visit the website for all the details.

Link: Cruinniú na nÓ

FESTIVAL: Nenagh Children’s Film Festival

Nenagh Children’s Film Festival, now in it’s second year, is hosting an online festival again in 2021. The 3 day festival, from 11th – 13th June 2021, includes feature film, short film, animated and student screenings as well workshops for young people

Link: Nenagh Children’s Film 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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