5 Things to Do This Week
14 – 20 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…..
FESTIVAL: Bloomsday 2021
Bloomsday 2021 will be a celebration of Dublin City. Once again events and activities will be primarily online but festival organisers hope to have a few intimate live elements too for those lucky people who will be in Dublin on June 16th! This Bloomsday, comedian and performer Katherine Lynch will be our guide through the real places of Ulysses in a live broadcast of our Readings and Songs event. Join us throughout the festival for the Bloomsday Breakfast, A Ulysses Punk Cabaret, Bloomsday Film Festival screenings, Joyce art exhibitions and drawing workshops. Download Bloomsday maps and children’s activity books, test yourself with the Bloomsday Quiz and learn how to dress and eat your way through Ulysses. Visit the website on the link below for all the details.
MUSIC: Tradition Now
Over the weekend of the 19th and 20th June the National Concert Hall, together with the Arts Council, present over eight streamed concerts by leading Irish musicians – John Spillane, Steve Cooney, Varo and Special Guests, Daoirí Farrell, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy and more – in a variety of performances as part of ‘Tradition Now’.
The series, which has garnered a growing audience over a six-year period, has evolved into a much-anticipated annual event celebrating innovation in traditional music while staying true to its roots. This year’s Tradition Now focuses on the new in a tradition that is once ancient and ever-evolving, exploring themes of place, home and identity through music.
Link: National Concert Hall
FESTIVAL: Dalkey Book Festival
This year Dalkey Book Festival, presented by Zurich, is coming to you in a slightly different format. But by no means is it lacking in the global talent, the community feel and the good fun for which the festival is known.
A virtual experience with three days of dynamic programming – June 18th, 19th, 20th – connecting you to our community of writers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative talent as they exchange ideas, challenge the status quo, and dismantle some of today’s most pressing topics.
Link: Dalkey Book Festival
FESTIVAL: Dublin Maker Festival
Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event. It will be held virtually on Gather.Town, on Sat Jun 19th and Sun Jun 20th 2021.
Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. And it is a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.
Link: Dublin Maker Festival
FESTIVAL: What Next Dance Festival 2021
WHAT NEXT dance festival 2021 brings you a programme of fresh and captivating performances and interactions from a bold new generation of dance artists. Dive In, Discover Dance at WHAT NEXT, 14-19 June at Dance Limerick.
This year, they invite you to join them, both online and in person, with their Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home tickets. Watch at Dance Limerick tickets include a table for two people to watch the performance streams on a cinema screen in the beautiful venue, St. John’s Church, John’s Square.
Link: Dance Limerick
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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