IMAGE Weekender: From kilo sales to Black History Month events, here’s what’s happening around Ireland
You weren’t planning on staying in, were you?
The final weekend of October before Halloween dictates the pace, it would be a shame to waste it cuddled up in front of the television.
If you want to get all dressed up but have no place to go, we’ve rounded up some of the very best events taking place around Ireland this weekend for you to choose from.
From vintage shopping sprees to an evening at the opera, here’s what’s on this weekend…
RoolaBoola Children’s Arts Festival
Friday 21 October — Saturday 5 November at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar
Celebrating 23 years of entertaining young people, RoolaBoola Children’s Arts Festival is returning to Linenhall Arts Centre with a stellar lineup of theatre, music, storytelling, art exhibitions and workshops. Launching with a ‘Small Things’ visual arts exhibition that explores all aspects of the natural world, childhood experience, and fantasy through everything from comics and illustration to photography and moving ceramic sculpture.
The Wexford Factory Academy at the 71st Wexford Festival Opera
Friday 21 October – Sunday 6 November
As part of Wexford Festival Opera — a festival that has historically served as a springboard for many young singers to an international stage — PwC is sponsoring The Wexford Factory for their 2022/23 Academy. A professional development programme for young Irish or Irish-based singers, this Academy builds on this tradition and enables young singers to learn from some of the world’s most internationally recognised artists, coaches and opera professionals. Check out the lineup for opening weekend right here.
What About the Princess? Life & Times of Mona Baptiste
Saturday 22 October at EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
In celebration of Black History Month, EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum are hosting an event that will explore the life and times of the legendary Trinidadian-born singing sensation, Mona Baptiste. Currently featuring in their Revolutionary Routes: Ireland and the Black Atlantic exhibition, the evening will see her biographers tell the fascinating life story of the singer who first came to England on the famous Empire Windrush in 1948. Baptiste, whose musical genres were Calypso and Blues, had a successful international singing career and appeared in several films.
Tola Vintage kilo sale
Sunday 23 October, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
In need of some new season threads? If you’re on the prowl a new autumnal jumper, a new date night dress or some funky shirts, Tola Vintage are providing you with a perfect, affordable, and sustainable opportunity. The clothes are priced by weight, and one kilo equals €30, so you can get quite a lot for relatively cheap. One kilo could be six shirts, a pair of jeans and two jumpers, or a dress, three shirts and a shell jacket!