Here are the things on our radar for this weekend and the coming week ahead. Happy weekend from IMAGE!
Dive Into Mikey And Casey’s World Here
If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You tells the story of Mikey and Casey. These two young men are ready to hit the town on Halloween night, with a booty of drugs and booze in tow. The only problem is, they’re stuck on the roof, waiting for the guards to drive away. As they wait, they start to talk and, before long, harsh home truths slowly emerge. If you’re looking to experience original theatre that’s both heartfelt and raucous, If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You is exactly what you’ve been looking for. See the play in The Project Arts Centre until Saturday, February 3rd. Book your tickets here.
Browse Through The Flea Here
The Ha’Penny Market is a great way to spend a few hours in Dublin’s city centre. Located in The Grand Social, just meters from The Ha’Penny Bridge, the market boasts a huge selection of local craftswomen and men selling clothing, vintage vinyl, interiors, jewellery and more. When you’re finished browsing, grab a chilled pint, take a seat and take in the warm ambience. The Ha’Penny market kicks off at 12pm every Saturday.
Have A Swim In The Sea Here
Are you an avid sea-swimmer and coffee lover? Why not do it with other like-minded people too! Join ethical clothing label GROWN this morning from 10am – 12pm, and enjoy a swim at the 40 foot and a free coffee. Did you know that cold-water swimming is proven to release the feel-good hormones? It activates a “blue mind” state, which is a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peace, unity and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction … it’s a win-win! Click here for more info.
Buy And Sell At Ireland’s Premium Showcase Here
Showcase, Ireland’s international creative expo, returns to the RDS Dublin from Sunday, January 21st to Wednesday, January 24th. This on-trend annual trade fair enables 450 of Ireland’s top designers and manufacturers to present their very latest work to over 5,000 retail buyers from Ireland and 20 countries, including the UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East. If you’re a trader then this is the event for you. Enjoy thought-provoking workshops and presentations from Industry experts in our seminar area. When you are here take some time to discover Dublin, World Design Hub 2015 now one of Europe’s most vibrant and happening Cities. Click here to register and for more info.
Have fun At Pugs In The Park Here
Are you the proud owner of a gorgeous, smushy-face pug? Do you live in the vicinity of Malahide Castle, The Phoenix Park, or Herbert Park? Hosted by the Dublin Pug Club, you’re invited to join fellow pug-owners for a stroll in the park and to make new doggo friends. Simply turn up at either location at 1:30pm for some fun. Here are the location specifics:
- Malahide Castle in front of the castle
- Phoenix Park at Wellington monument
- Herbert park at football pitches
Explore The Rich History Of Your Favourite Biscuits Here
Having moved into Dublin’s City Hall this exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth-century history and its impact on the lives of Dubliners. Through colourful panels, it demonstrates the history of the factory, its workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff. The exhibition runs until Saturday, March 31st, and is free to attend. Click here for additional information.
Have The Craic At Tredfest Here
TradFest, Dublin’s premier festival celebrating traditional Irish music and culture, returns to Templebar Wednesday, January 24th, to Sunday, January 28th. The festival has gained a reputation as the one of the biggest and best traditional Irish music and culture festivals in Ireland and is now a firm fixture on the National and International festival calendar attracting national and international visitors.
The festival takes place over 5 days and 5 nights with over 200 events and this year’s lineup includes The Dubliners, Martin Hayes, Donovan, Paul Brady, Paddy Casey, John Sheahan, Mick Flanney, Matt Molloy, John Carty Maura O’Connell, Altan and many more. The venues include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St Werburgh’s Church, St Michan’s Church, Dublin’s City Hall, House of Lords, Dublin Castle, The New Theatre and the Button Factory. Click here for a full run-down of the schedule and to book tickets.
Get Techy Here
The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is a brand new international festival dedicated to celebrating work shot on Smartphone and Tablets. Taking place next Saturday, January 27th, at The Generator in Smithfield, the festival will explore how videographers are breaking the barriers of creativity with smartphone technology. It was created with the goal of encouraging filmmakers to share the stories they have captured on mobile devices and to provide smartphone filmmakers with a platform to exhibit these stories to a wider audience. Click here for more info and to book your tickets.