A selection of excerpts from the final book in Edna O’Brien’s acclaimed trilogy, The Country Girls.
Romantic Kate and pragmatic Baba, now both married, experience the trials and troubles of love and passion against the backdrop of 1960s London.
The historical and autobiographical links in the show contextualise the paintings and the poems, marking the various milestones in Reardon’s life; from early education in New York, arrival in Dublin, embarking on a career in the arts, marriage, children and career to date.
Join Scarlett Curtis and very special guests Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan and acclaimed writer and activist Sinéad Burke for a live podcast discussion on what feminism means to them. Expect an evening of fun, frank and honest conversation where you will undoubtedly be left in high spirits with much food for thought. You’ll also be treated to a stand-up set from feminist and comedian, Grace Campbell
Join Sergei Sarakhanov, the creator of ‘Human Visuals’ style, portrait photographer, tutor, filmmaker, on a one day workshop, to master the skill of taking stunning portraits and bring your work to the next level.
Who is Kitt Philippa? They are human, they are searching and in music they find hope. An organ scholar and an experimentalist, KP plays piano, guitar, clarinet, prayer bowl and bicycle wheel. Although raised on classical, the songs are strangely urban and often conveyed with digital sleight.
“… full of sparse, graceful, elegantly pitched wonder. There’s a beautiful minimal soulfulness…”
The Irish Times
A raucous celebration of desire, competition and all the times we screw each other over.
A Welcome! To you and to me and our spikey, sticky, shameful bits!
A raucous chorus of original music, Rachel Mars and 4 belting female singers in a gleeful, dark show about the hidden workings of envy - part symphony, part exorcism. A thrilling and murky celebration of desire, competition and all the times we screw each other over. Sold out UK and US tours. Winner Total Theatre Award.
Performance artist Eja DueIn exposes her own body and invites you, the audience, into the intimate space where sex work takes place; but also out in the public sphere where the normative truths about sex work forms certain images of what a prostitute is.
It is interactive, provoking, intimate and site specific performance art, where the opinions of the audience are challenged.
The performance can be experienced in two different versions, as a one-to-one performance and as a performance lecture as a part of a small group.
Strictly over 18.
The main theme of Quicksand is the idea of ""Trial By Media”, a product of the tabloid press and their need to compete with social media, in a culture of ""Fake News”. We see fact based Journalism becoming a dying art as the tabloids eschew balanced reporting for sensationalism and scapegoating.
Internationally recognized wordsmith Shane Koyczan is a legend on the global spoken word scene. His anti-bullying video“To This Day” is one of the most viewed poems on Youtube with 23 million views. He has six books, four albums, and one opera to his name. He has won the National Poetry Slam and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics.
Koyczan’s performances have brought audiences to their feet in numerous venues, from stadium sized events like the Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony to the peculiar streamed intimacy of the prestigious TED Conference. He stands at the forefront of a new wave of 21st century poetry that flies on the page and screen and soars on the stage.
Who knows what to expect when the welsh wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage in Dublin for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career? This rare occasion will also see Ryan Giggs giving fans the opportunity to meet him in person before the live on stage interview with Mark Clement. An opportunity that Manchester United Fans shouldn't want to miss.
An ordinary couple with an extraordinary love relive their darkest secrets, deepest passions and heart-breaking truths. One of New Zealand’s most popular and widely performed plays, this is the story of Tom and Elizabeth, who sell the farm, fight, make-up, love and grow old. A moving and magical love story, both passionate and brutal.
THE ANALOGS were founded in 1995 in Szczecin and are currently one of the most dynamically operating bands of the Polish punk rock scene.
Energetic FARBEN LEHRE formation was established in September 1986. Since then, the rich discography of the band consists of 13 studio discs and numerous compilations. For many years, the band has performed a lot in Poland and abroad.
Amy De Bhrún weaves together poetry and an original soundscape by Jack Cawley to shed light on the hidden stories of Lady Mary Heath and her contemporary counterpart Mary – two women, one story, a century apart. A call to arms, I SEE YOU explores the dangerous cyclical nature of female oppression and the devastating consequences of allowing countless women’s voices to go unheard.
Gong sound therapy has been practiced for thousands of years in sacral centres, shamanic experiences or healing rituals. Today we know that gong baths can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Some tones are promoting vitality and healing, and also to increase happiness by reducing stress. Sound therapies has been shown to relieve a number of problems, including pain, loneliness and depression.
Set in Lagos Nigeria, Boy Child is a spoken word play exploring the nuanced life of a modern day man coming to terms with his masculinity from childhood to adulthood, and how this journey is affected by the women in his life. Boy Child is the story of a boy trying to be a better man than his father.
With a lineup of highly renowned Irish musicians the atmosphere for a spellbinding evening of music with a theatrical element is brought to life with Garvan Gallagher bass, Tom Jamieson drums and Ed Deane electric guitar. They have recently performed two sell out shows at Irish Arts Centre in New York.
The Annual Wind Band Evening is a showcase event featuring students of the Belvedere College Instrumental Programme. The evening will feature a debut appearance from the newly formed Elements Wind and String Band in addition to performances from the schools Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Bands. A night not to be missed…
This is your one and only opportunity to spend great time cooking, learning tips on healthy and tasty meals preparation in a four hour long workshop with Polish bestselling author Iwona Zasuwa nominated for the best cookbook 2018 at World Cookbook Fair - Gourmand International - Gourmand Awards 2018 for her book: “Smakoterapia” (Taste Therapy).
Individuals who perform gong baths usually do it while lying down on their backs. To make yourself comfortable, bring a meditation mat, a pillow and a blanket when attending a gong meditation. All that’s required is for you to lie down in a comfortable position. The gong is initially played very softly. As the meditation session progresses, the volume is increased gradually. And since the purpose of the meditation gong sound is purely therapeutic, the volume is never amped to unbearable levels.
The Tide is a black comedy about the lengths this unlikely pair will go to, to make their dreams a reality. How far would you go for a dream? How far would you go for the life you want? The Tide is set in rural Ireland where seemingly ordinary people who never did anything “out of the way” decide that change must come .
The Plot tells the story of the ghost of a 19th century suicided woman. Returning to demand her rights to a grave and a decent place to rest, she is interviewed by a council worker to determine if she is eligible for a plot. The ghost reveals her fragmented story, despite her interviewer’s limited ability to understand. As the interview continues, the ghost reveals a connection between the two women that dates back to antiquity. Meanwhile, a demon hovers intent on luring the ghost back to his world of the undead.
Tonight is the biggest party of the year. Emma and Clementine are prepped to impress, it's all they have been waiting for. But Cassie is acting weird. She has a secret. It's not pretty. Only pretty fits in Emma's world. When appearance is no longer enough she dares to dig a little deeper and with it, risks everything...