Things to do in Dublin this week (17-06-13 to 23-06-13)

Body and Soul 2013

Another week on the streets of Dublin, and we’re just about to hit the longest day of the year! It’s all down hill from there. The biggest event this week has to be the Body and Soul Festival an hours drive outside of Dublin. Otherwise, feast on the various events around the city below…

Festival season is in high gear, and there’s two worth a mention here. That’s the Steeple Sessions and Solstice Festival.



Secretion by Willie Doherty is at IMMA (Image above) until 1st September at IMMA @ NCH Annex.

183rd RHA Annual Exhibition runs from 28 May-17 Aug, 2013. It always feels like summer to me when this exhibition opens! It’s well worth a look, and a great snap shot of art in Ireland.

I knOw yoU–  IMMA Earlsfort Terrace – 19 April – 1st Sept 2013 – “I knOw yoU is a dynamic exhibition by a new generation of young European artists” or so says the blurb on the new exhibition in IMMA @ NCH (Earlsfort Terrace). It features the work of over 50 artists, so should be something for everyone! Quite looking forward to this one, Tino Sehgal also continues in the same venue.

Gallery 1 – Nigel Cooke, Gallery 2 – The Paradise – Ciaran Murphy –  Douglas Hyde from May 31st until July 17th. (Nigel Cooke image above)

Masterpieces of the Collection and Shades of Grey  are at the National Gallery until June.

Chester Beatty – The Paintings is at the Chester Beatty (until Aug 31st)

Private Galleries:

Ann Quinn- -The Silage Pit-- oil on board- 13 x 18 cm

Louise Neiland, Ann Quinn and Ruth McDonnell are at the Taylor Gallery (Ann Quinn image above)

Charlie Whiskeris at the Peppercanister Gallery (June 6th -29th)

Phillip Allen’s ‘Oxblood’ is at the Kerlin starts on (June 6th – 20th July).

Sara Flynn, Liam Flynn, Frances Lambe, Nuala O’Donovan, Cólín ÓDubhghaill is at the Oliver Sears from June 20th.

The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  has Selective Perspectives – Group exhibition finishes May 30th – 27th July.

Talks/ Lectures


Artist Talk: Willie Doherty – IMMA at NCH – Thursday, 20th June at 5.30 –

Urban Knights: Monthly Platform for Urban Crusaders – Tuesday 18th June – 18.00-200 at the Science Gallery

Spiel *002 – Paddy Prenderville and Paul Farrell of Phoenix Magazine – South Street Studios – Tuesday 18th June @ 7.30

“At the Height of His Presidency: John F. Kennedy – June 1963” – Thomas Putnam, Director of JFK Presidential Library and Museum, NLI Wednesday, 19 June at 1.05pm



Howie the Rookie starts at the Project Arts Centre.

Previews of Shush starts June 6th and opens for real on June 12th at the Abbey Theatre. Our review is here.

An Enemy of the People starts at the Gate (until July, our review is here)

Howie The Rookie is at the Project Arts Centre (from 13th June – 6th July).

Portrait of an Artist as a young man is  at the New Theatre from June 10th until June 22nd (our review is here)

The Love hungry Farmer is at the Gaiety Theatre

Stalemate (June 19th – 22nd) are at the Civic Theatre

Judy Collins and Box of Frogs etc. are at the Pavillion



The Lighthouse has a John Hughes season, with Ferris Bueller’s Day off on Wednesday the 19th, Friday and Sunday.

70mm series is at the IFI, with Big Touble in Little China is this week, Tuesday and Saturday.

There’s also open air cinema in Fitzwilliam Square from ‘happenings‘, full details are here! 


Love Live music 2013

I guess Nick Cave and the gang at the Body and Soul festival is the main event this week, but there’s more than enough going on if you want to stay local! The Love live Music festival is a nice odd ball event worth checking out, and there’s some good events around the city.

Mon 17 Jun

The Gaslight Anthem – Olympia Theatre

Danny Brown – Sugar Club

Colm Wilkinson – Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Tue 18 Jun

The Gaslight Anthem – Olympia Theatre

Red Fang – Whelans

Lorcan James – Whelans

Session Victim – The Button Factory

Wed 19 Jun

Soak – Pepper Canister Church

Bonnie Raitt – Vicar Street

Mark Owen – Olympia Theatre

Parkway Drive – The Academy

Thu 20 Jun

Elevens – The Sugar Club

Die Antwoord – Olympia Theatre

Walking On Cars – Whelans

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2013 – Leopardstown Racecourse

Juan Martin and Flamenco Dance Ensemble – National Concert Hall

Fri 21 Jun

Love: Live Music Festival – Nationwide

ReDiviDeR –  #12 Rutland Place, Dublin 1. Doors 8pm. €5

Wellington Weekender – Workman’s Club

O Emperor – Whelans

Rihanna – The Aviva Stadium

My Pyrrhic Victory – The Academy

A Night for Christy – Olympia

The BackYard Devils – Whelans

Seb Fontaine – The Academy

KT Tunstall – Pepper Canister Church

Sat 22 Jun

Wellington Weekender – Workman’s Club

LIR – Whelans

I Draw Slow and WeBanjo3 – Pavilion Theatre

The Greg Lloyd Group – National Concert Hall

Ilenkus – Whelans

Sun 23 Jun

Wellington Weekender – Workman’s Club

Matt Andersen – Whelans

Josh Groban – The O2

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Vicar Street

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