5 Things to Do This Week

5 Things to Do This Week

27 July – 2 August – Our top 5 things to do this week

As we head into the August Bank Holiday weekend, here is our round up of what’s happening on and offline this week

FESTIVAL: Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival

The show goes on…. Organisers of the Waterford Walls Festival have surpassed themselves for 2020. Reworking this years programme to allow visiting artists to quarantine, and restructuring the face to face tours to meet Covid-19 restrictions means that this years edition is better than ever. Continuing until 28th August, we highly recommend booking one of the daily tours.

Link: Waterford Walls

MUSIC: Wood Quay Summer Sessions

The online editions of the Wood Quay Summer Sessions have delighted us each Thursday this month. Tune in through their Facebook page this Thursday at 1pm for the final instalment. Indie favourites, Pow Pig will brighten up your lunchtime.

Link: Wood Quay Summer Sessions Facebook Page

RACING: The Galway Races

The Galway Races are always one of the biggest events in the Irish sporting and social calendar. And while the races must take place behind closed doors this year, we can all still have fun. RTÉ will show extensive coverage of the festival each day. On Thursday you are invited to glam-up and enter the ‘Virtual Ladies Day Experience’. Make a donation to your charity of choice and share a photo of yourself in your race-going finery to win some fab prizes. Mad Hatters day on Sunday 2nd August is always a hit with families. This year, everyone everywhere can take part in the competition to create a spectacular hat. ‘Cheering on our Front-Line Heroes’ is the theme. Again share a photo online. Winner alright!

what's on in galway - Galway Races
Galway Races

Link: Galway Races Summer Festival 2020

CHILDREN: Spróg Children’s Festival

Garter Lane, Waterford have moved their fabulous children’s festival online. This means that it’s not just kids of the south east who will get to enjoy the many workshops and events planned for sprÓg. And even better? All events are free!

Link: SprÓg 2020

ART: The Sea Around Us

The Model, Sligo is renowned for it’s striking and thought provoking exhibitions. The Sea Around Us is an ambitious, large-scale group exhibition. It explores our complex relationship with the ocean through installation, film, participation and sound. The show is accompanied by a new music performance and sound installation by composer and sound artist Karen Power, and a specially commissioned essay, It Dazzles me Slowly, by artist Rosie O’Reilly. Entry is free.

Link: The Model

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.