5 Things to Do This Week

5 Things to Do This Week

3 – 9 August – Our top 5 things to do this week

The first week of August – the summer is flying by! We have some more inspiration for some online and offline events taking place around Ireland

THEATRE: The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

We are overjoyed at the prospect of a return to live theatre. The Bewley’s Café Theatre will present one of Wilde’s best loved stories at the Irish Georgian Society. This beloved show is now accompanied by a haunting new score performed by violinist, Denice Doyle. Masks are compulsory.

The Happy Prince. Performed by Michael James Ford

Link: Bewley’s Cafe Theatre

FESTIVAL: SEEK – Contemporary Urban Arts Festival

SEEK is a contemporary urban art festival based in Dundalk. By inviting some of the best outdoor muralists and urban artists, it is SEEK’s aim to celebrate Dundalk’s history and heritage, using the town as a blank canvas. Guided walking tours will run daily throughout the festival

Link: SEEK Dundalk

CHILDREN: Animal Transformations: Online Visual Art Workshops

The Ark have a fantastic workshop planned for ages 5-12 this Friday, 7th August. Discover ancient tales of shapeshifting creatures and create your own in this online book-making workshop with visual artist Duffy Mooney-Sheppard.

Link: The Ark, Dublin

MUSIC: Barry Jay Hughes, Live Gig in Aid of Jigsaw

Monaghan singer-songwriter, Barry Jay Hughes will perform a live gig in aid of Jigsaw on Thursday 6th August. Jigsaw is a free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25. Tune in at 7pm for some great tunes for this great cause.

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Barry Jay Hughes

Link: Barry Jay Hughes Facebook Page

ART: Deep States – Presented by TULCA Festival of Visual Arts

The inaugural exhibition of the UnSelfing Programme, Deep States, commissioned by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, has reopened after it’s premature closure due to Covid. Featuring work by Dominic Thorpe, Veronika Merklein and Red People, the exhibition runs until 8th August in Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway.

Link: Tulca Festival of Visual Arts

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.