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What To Do Today: Your IMAGE Guide To The Weekend


by Niamh ODonoghue
18th Feb 2017
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not try your hand at fashion photography, visit a family-friendly market, or try out c?pla focal as gaeilge? Happy weekend from IMAGE!


Enjoy The Art Of Body Painting Here

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The Irish Body Painting Festival is a four-day painting event that combines the world of art with the human anatomy. Taking place at The Back Loft in Dublin, visitors will be treated to demos, workshops, competitions, retail, networking, and everything else in between. Competitions will be held next Sunday, February 26th for face and body painting and freestyle, and the theme is ‘sweet dreams’. Prices vary for artists to take part, but general entry to the final shows are free to the public but booking is required as space is limited. For more info visit here or email’[email protected]

Enjoy A Family Market Here

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The vibrant and local Glasnevin family market returns tomorrow, Sunday 18th, at the Glasnevin cemetery. Expect vintage clothing, crafts, wine and cheese, books, vinyl, an on-site cafe and bakery, as well as entertainment for children. Market times are 11am to 5pm. For more info click here.

Learn C?pla Focal Here

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Interested in sprucing up your?dteanga dh?chais? Come along to the Market Bar on Thursday, February 23rd, and take part in the Pop-up Gaeltacht. Don’t fret if you can barely string a sentence together because the Pop-Up Gaeltacht is all about trying it out and learning something new (and of course, a few pints).?After all, there ain’t no party like a Gaeilgeoir party. For more info click here or follow Pop-Up Gaeltacht on Twitter for more updates.

Learn The Art Of Fashion Photography Here

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Looking to upskill or start a new hobby in fashion? The Gallery of Photography, located at The Meeting House Square, will host a workshop today focused on lighting and portrait for fashion photography.?This one-day practical workshop at the Gallery of Photography Ireland will explore the important role of lighting in portraiture and facilitate you with an understanding of light sources. Experienced photographer Sean Jackson will explain the qualities and possibilities with the language of light and the basic technical skills of studio lighting to aid you in developing your own light language. The workshop takes place from 11:30 to 5:30 and a list of equipment and prices can be found here.

Unleash your Inner Designer Here

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Offset returns to Dublin this weekend for three days of all things design.?Since its inception in Dublin in 2009, the festival has become one of the world’s most important creative events, each year hosting 24 of the most inspirational speakers at the Bord G?is Energy Theatre. It returns this year with a weekend of presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates live on stage, with the very best of Irish and International designers, animators, illustrators, advertisers, artists, photographers and more. They will speak about their work, their ideas and inspirations and give insight into their practices and personal perspectives on their own careers over the course of three inspiring days. Tickets from €115.

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