5 Things to Do This Week
Bualadh Bos Children's Festival 2021
3 -16 Oct, Limerick
Lime Tree Theatre & Belltable are delighted to announce the return of their annual Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival this October.
One of the highlights this year is the Family Day at Belltable on Saturday the 09 October to encourage family audiences back into the venue in a safe manner. Best-selling children’s author Dave Rudden will kick off the day with a 40 minute talk. Families can also pick up a Modernist Trail map by OpenHouseLimerick and explore the city with fresh eyes for an hour or two. Their Bualadh Bos Human Library “drop-in” event will take place in the Belltable Hub throughout the afternoon.
Other festival events in a screening of Wolfwalkers and family theatre; Alice and the Wolf, Wild Atlantic Tales and Hansel and Gretel.
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
4 -17 Oct, Galway
For their 25th festival, Baboró will be celebrating the rights of the child with a strand of events and performances dedicated to giving children a platform for their voice to be heard, a space for expression. And, of course, a festival experience to be enjoyed with family and friends.
This year a wondrous programme of theatre, dance, puppetry, music, art and literature, both in person and online, delights and inspires audiences. Artists from near and far bring their diverse stories to open the hearts and ignite the imaginations of audiences young and old.
Ballyhoura Walking Festival 2021
8 – 10 October, Dublin
The autumn evenings may be starting to close in, so there’s no better time to get your walking boots on for the 25th Ballyhoura Walking Festival. It will take place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th October in Kilfinane, Co Limerick.
Established as Ireland’s first-ever walking festival back in the day, it provides an opportunity to explore some of Ballyhoura Country’s stunning scenery. Many of the walks are led by members of the Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club. They have in-depth knowledge of the area and its heritage, history, flora and fauna–and are suitable for all abilities, from the enthusiastic well-equipped walker who relishes the challenge of the A & B level walks to the gentle ramblers who are out to enjoy pleasant C walks.
This year’s Walking Festival is collaborating with The Joyce Brothers Music Festival, which complements and enriches the walking programme with its own jam-packed schedule, featuring historical talks, musical performances, concerts & workshops.
Ballina Fringe Festival
9 – 17 October, Mayo
An artistic exploration of life lived on the edge of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way served up in a festival of words, art and music. The festival returns in pandemic-friendly form from 09-17 October 2021, in association with the Ice House.
Ballina Fringe Festival’s 2021 theme is the ‘The Past’, and the programme will feature readings from Galway author Lisa McInerney and Mayo County Council’s current writer-in-residence Elizabeth Reapy, a film exhibition by internationally-celebrated film-maker and artist, Vivienne Dick.
There will also be live music from Billow Wood, Greg Pearle, David Munnelly and Shane MacGowan, circus performances and workshops in Ballina’s stunning Belleek Woods, a drag and dinner performance afternoon with Miss Neon Love and art workshops with Kiera O’Toole, a local artists’ exhibition curated by Nuala Clarke. The street art project ‘Pure Ballina!’ also returns, featuring renowned artists Maser and Canvaz.
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
8 – 10 October, Dublin
DISFMF is an independent festival dedicated to bring together film makers and musicians from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films and music.
The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations, documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror.
Festival dates in 2021 are 8th-10th of October and will take place in 3 main venues, The Generator , Cineworld for the short films screenings and The Sugar Club for the awards ceremony on the 10th of October.
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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