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Your November Culture Guide


by Jeanne Sutton
10th Nov 2014

Reading Women

On Saturday, the Anti-Room founders jounalists Sin?ad Gleeson and Anna Carey are joined by authors Mary Costello and L?an Cullinann to discuss how women’s writing has fared in 2014. Topics such as the #ReadWomen2014 campaign will be under the microscope. Expect to walk away with a mind full of thoughts and a new reading list that will last you well into 2015.

This event is free and part of the Dublin Book Festival. For more details click?here.

Did you find Gone Girl ?problematic??

The Irish Feminist Network will be hosting?their regular book club tonight in Buswells. While the movie is drawing continuous critical acclaim, audiences have been divided in the movie’s treatment of female characters. Is Amy Dunne a MRA dream come through? Just how blameless is the ?bad husband? Nick? And what exactly is a Cool Girl and how is she shaping the modern female narrative? The discussion kicks off at 7pm.

Knitting. Because everyone is at it.

Innocent’s Big Knit campaign – all those delicious smoothies wearing cute-as-heck hats – always brings a wide grin to our faces. This Thursday the smoothie company, Thinkhouse, and possibly you will be teaming up for a good auld Big Knit-A-Long in the Little Museum of Dublin, Stephen’s Green at 12pm – 4pm. There will be knitting classes and Ciara O’Doherty, RTE’s Stephen Byrne and illustrator Steve McCarty will be designing hats at it with some help from the older ladies from Age Action. We’re also being promised ?tea & cake on tap?, as well as an exhibition of the most famous hats from the past six years.?And if that hasn’t got you clicking your needles, there will also be an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. How do feel about contributing the most amount of knitted sculptures on display in one room? This event is open and free to the public.

Unwind at the National Gallery

We’ve been looking forward to the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014 for many months now. The?National Gallery has been celebrating its 150th Birthday this year with an amazing programmes of readings, events, even a book release! This inaugural Portrait Prize rounds up what has been a fantastically cultural year on the Gallery’s part. The 12 finalists have been on dislay since Saturday and the winner of the 2014 prize, and a prize of €15,000, will be announced tomorrow. If you find yourself in town, do drop in. The exhibition is free and runs until 8th February 2015.

Candlelit Yoga and Cake

So yoga supper is about to become a thing. The evening of 20th November’sees the caf? of the moment, SLICE in Stonetbatter, team yoga (the lovely Nutrionist & Yoga Teacher Katie Parsons will be your teacher) with nutritious deliciousness (the lovely The Little Green Spoon will be on menu duty). Candlelit yoga and an exclusive menu – where do we get tickets? Right here.?And if you want to get planning Christmas decorations, BASH favourite and The Garden owner Mark Grehan is hosing a wreath making workshop on 3rd December in the leafy environs of The Cake Caf?.

If you find yourself in Carlow?

This Friday best selling author and historian Turtle Bunbury is hosting a dinner party and story telling event at?Lisnavagh House,?ancestral home of the Bunbury family since the 17th century. Expect a spectacular collection of epic, amusing and poignant stories from his books, complete with evocative photographs.The talk itself will take place in the wonderful library with guests being treated to a sumptuous dinner in the Lisnavagh dining room after. Limited tickets are available a €60. This includes a two-course dinner, pre-performance’drinks, complimentary access to the historic Lisnavagh gardens and the talk itself.
For tickets and accommodation, please email [email protected] or Telephone 087 7993192

And now for something topical

This week Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin is hosting?a multimedia exhibition?Women to Blame, which marks the 40 years of struggle for contraception and reproductive rights in Ireland. See the Facebook page for more details.

Follow Jeanne Sutton on Twitter?@jeannedesutun

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