5 Things to Do This Week
21 – 27 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: Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance
Blas 2021 is going virtual! Now in its 25th year, the Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance will host its annual programme online this summer.
Blas has firmly established itself as one of Ireland’s most prestigious accredited summer schools and this year’s virtual programme will be no different. Visit the website for all the details.
MUSIC: The Best of Beethoven
In 2020, Triskel and the National String Quartet Foundation celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of the composer with a year-long series of concerts, some of them even in-person. They finished the year on a high with a series of concerts online from Triskel, featuring the Vanbrugh, Ficino and 2020 Quartets. And you can enjoy the best of those concerts now. The concerts will be available on demand from 14-27 June.
Link: Triskel Arts Centre
FESTIVAL: Dún Laoghaire Anseo
This summer, Dún Laoghaire’s streets and lane-ways will be brightened by a host of artworks which will be presented as part of the Dún Laoghaire Anseo #streetart project. #dlanseo.
Meaning “here” in Irish, Dún Laoghaire Anseo is our way of letting everyone know, after everything that’s happened over the last year, that we’re still here. It’s our take on the essence of Dún Laoghaire, borrowing not just from its maritime heritage but reflecting on all the elements that make Dún Laoghaire a unique place.
Bringing together the best in contemporary street art, with a mixture of established, up-and-coming, and local artists, we’re very excited to be bringing the first project of its kind in dlr to the walls of Dún Laoghaire town.
Link: Dun Laoghaire CoCo
HERITAGE: Teatime Talks: Georgian Beginnings with Dr Melanie Hayes
Teatime Talks is a series of talks inspired by the history, people and surroundings of 14 Henrietta Street. 14 Henrietta Street started its life as an 18th century townhouse on the most fashionable street in Dublin, home to some of the most powerful people in Ireland. This Wednesday, Historian and author Dr Melanie Hayes discusses her new book ‘Georgian Beginnings’ and explores the first families to reside at the house and the lives lived behind the building’s impressive red brick façade.
Link: 14 Henrietta Street
MUSIC: Summer Country with Cliona, Claudia & Clodagh
Join Cliona Hagan, Claudia Buckley and Clodagh Lawlor for a unique performance from the University Concert Hall stage, with individual acoustic sets and a finale featuring all three performers!
This online stream will be available to view On Demand for one week from 7pm until Friday 25th of June.
Link: UCH 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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