Things to do in Dublin this week (12-08-13 to 18-08-13)


Two extremes this week with the Beckett Summer School and Eninem at Slaine Castle. The Beckett school takes place in Trinity College Dublin, with a number of public events around the city, Embers continues in the Samuel Beckett.

Kilkenny Arts Festival continues for those fancying a road trip. Some of the high lights of the Kilkenny Festival are The Fall, RSAG and Fight Like Apes in the Music Section and Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew by the Globe Theatre and Riverrun with Olwen Fouéré in the Theatre Section.


Pan Pan Embers - Image 2

Embers is Pan Pan’s latest production and again features a Samuel Beckett radio play. Go to see the set if nothing else!

Major Barbara continues at the Abbey Theatre. We like it, and our review is here.

A Streetcar named Desire is at the Gate (it’s top notch, our review is here)

Embers is at the Beckett Theatre until August 17th.

Project Arts Centre is showing Mario Garcia Torres exhibition until Aug 17th.

 ’A Nice bed to die in’  starts at the New Theatre and runs until August 17th. Our review is here.

Riverdance (June 27th – 1st Sept) is at the Gaiety Theatre

Camp Rydell is at the Civic Theatre.



Dune is on at part of the Hollywood Babylon series – August 17th at 10.45 at the Lighthouse

Wanna Fight season is at the IFI, which is a series of films that inspired ‘Drive’ director ‘Nicolas Winding Refn’. This week there’s Ashes of Time Redux (13th August @ 8.50) and Drive (14th August @ 6.30).

2001 – 70mmSaturday 17th August at 4pm at the IFI.


The Fall

I presumed Eninem at Slaine Castle has been long sold out, as I haven’t heard a mention of the event on radio or TV for the last few months, but there still seems to be tickets available! Otherwise, there’s the Fall and the Happy Mondays, for people who want to pretend it’s the 80’s and 90’s in Manchester, and why not?

Mon 12 Aug

Exodus – The Button Factory

Fucked Up – Whelans

Tue 13 Aug

Street Dogs – Whelans

TV After Midnight – Whelans

The Silhouettes –  The Olympia Theatre – Continues all week!

Wed 14 Aug

Nichola Hegarty – NCH

Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart – Whelans

Simonetti Project – The Button Factory

Thu 15 Aug

Swans – The Button Factory

Happy Mondays – Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2013

Happy Mondays – The Academy

Booka Brass – Whelans

Workhouse Brides – Whelan’s

The Notas – Whelans

Fri 16 Aug

The Hit – Samantha Mumba and Republic of Loose – O2

A Night For Phil Lynott & Gary Moore – The Academy

The Jack of Diamonds Festival – Workman’s Club

Bitches – Odessa

Sat 17 Aug

Eminem – Slane Castle

The Fall – The Button Factory

The Jack of Diamonds Festival – Workman’s Club

Andrés – The Button Factory

Sun 18 Aug

Peter Bruntnell – Whelans

Lord Huron – Whelans

Talks/ Lectures

Other Voices – Emer Kelly on Shaw at the Abbey Theatre. Tuesday 13th of August at 6pm – €3

Irish Newspapers Archives – what’s online (13/8/2013) – 1pm – 1.30pm – Irish National Library

Incredible Illusions with Scientific Sue – Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 11:00 to 14:00 – €6 – The Science Gallery

Beckett Summer School

Tuesday 13 Aug: 11.30am -1.00pm: Roundtable discussion ‘Beckett’s Impact and Relevance Today’ chaired by Dirk Van Hulle; with Fintan O’Toole, Mary Bryden, Daniela Caselli, Jim Mays and Mark Nixon. – Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity College. Admission €10

Wednesday 14 Aug: 6.00pm: John Montague ‘Beckett, Poet and Neighbour: Readings and Recollections’, introduced by Gerald Dawe. – Venue: Graduates Memorial Building (GMB), Trinity College. Admission €10

Thursday 15 Aug: 6.00pm: Fionnuala Croke ‘Beckett; A Passion for Paintings’ – Venue: National Gallery of Ireland. Admission €10

Thursday 15 Aug: 8.00pm: Barry McGovern ‘60DOT: Sixty years of Godot’ – Venue: Graduates Memorial Building (GMB), Trinity College. Admission €10



Secretion by Willie Doherty is at IMMA until 1st September at IMMA @ NCH Annex.

183rd RHA Annual Exhibition runs from 28 May-17 Aug, 2013. This is nearing it’s end, so get in while you can!

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.

Douglas HydeGallery 1 – Eoin Mc Hugh- Augury, Gallery 2 – Frank Walter

Sleepwalkers is at the Hugh Lane Gallery (image above)

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

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

Private Galleries:


Private Galleries are mostly on their holidays, so a very slow week!

Peppercanister Gallery – between shows.

Liam Gillick’s ‘For the doors that are welded shut’ (image above) is at the Kerlin.

Oliver Sears – between shows.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  between shows.

Cross Gallery – between shows.

Here are some of the bands features above:

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