5 Things to Do This Week
31 August – 6 September – Our top 5 things to do this week
And just like that, it’s Autumn. We are welcoming September with a top notch list of things to do this week. Whether you want live music or a virtual festival, these will ease you into new season…
MUSIC: Balor House Band
One of our favourite venues in the North West is back with a great programme of events. They have put together The Balor House Band – a group of top class local musicians. Every Friday night in September they’ll play a string of classics from the like of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Status Quo, ACDC and many, many more. Because Live is best…
Link: Balor Arts Centre
FESTIVAL: Dublin Fringe Festival 2020- Pilot Light Edition
Always innovative, this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival is no exception. Between the 5th and 20th September, an array of events will take place both online and in various venues around Dublin. Take a walk in the rain like never before. Or step into your garden and have a conversation with a bumblebee… You can visit the festival website for the full programme and a masterclass in creativity in challenging circumstances.
Link: Fringe Fest Website
HERITAGE: Mondays at the Mess
The Richmond Barrack’s wonderful lecture series are a must for those interested in discovering more about our Capital’s past. Local historian, artist, and poet Michael O’Flanagan will describe what Kilmainham might have been like in pre-Christian times, and chart its history from the arrival of Saint Maighneann, Brian Boru and the Vikings, through to the Knights Templar, the creation of Kilmainham Castle, and the Royal Hospital as the headquarters of the Crown Forces in 1798 and 1916.
Link: Richmond Barracks
Cork’s Glucksman gallery is currently showing the first of four instalments of an exhibition of contemporary artists’ films on dance, movement and choreography. From solo performances to synchronized routines, interpretative renditions to public interventions, and from ballet to hip hop to voguing, the exhibition presents an insight into how visual artists have conveyed dance through the camera. You have until 19th September to see a programme of films by Victor Alimpiev, Sammy Baloji, and Sriwhana Spong.
Link: Glucksman Gallery
FAMILY FUN: Castlecomer Discover Park
With the summer holidays over, we are all about making the weekends count. Celebrate surviving the first week back to school with a trip to the Discovery Park in Castlecomer. The park remains open each weekend and there is a brilliant selection of actives for all ages and abilities. Younger children will love the junior woodland course and fairy village. Teens will enjoy the zip lines and archery. And the whole family can take to the water in a Canadian Canoe and find their way on the orienteering trails. Most activities should be booked in advance on their website.
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.