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Free events in Dublin, tomorrow – Tuesday the 11th October

National Disability Authority Conference 2016

10:00 – 15:45, Tue 11 Oct

Croke Park, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

The NDA Conference 2016 is themed “Ordinary Homes, Ordinary Places: Planning, designing and building supportive communities for people with disabilities” this year and there will be speakers from Ireland and the USA.

Admission is free. All details can be found here.

Opera Aria Masterclass – Royal irish Academy of Music

10:00 – 13:00, Tue 11 Oct

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

An Opera Aria Masterclass with Roy Loughlin (Head of Music at the National Opera Studio) will take place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

Sources in Irish History painting – Talk

10:30, Tue 11 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “Examining the Roots: Sources in Irish History Painting” with Claire Crowley, NGI, is part of a free lecture series in October around the exhibition “Creating Histories: Stories of Ireland in Art”.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 11 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 11 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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City Hall Lecture Series: Traditional Music in Dublin

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 11 Oct

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The popular series of lunch-time lectures in Dublin’s City Hall returns this October, with the theme “Traditional Music in Dublin”. It will focus on the history of traditional music in the City and will include talks about Dublin’s Piping Tradition, Luke Kelly, The Tradition Club and Fiddle Music. Each talk will conclude with an element of live performance.

The talks will take place each Tuesday in October and the titles are:
04 October – Fiddle Music in Dublin with Liam O’Connor
11 October – Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Piper’s Club) and Dublin’s Piping Tradition with Terry Moylan (NPU)
18 October – The Tradition Club, 1967-1989 with Seán Corcoran (Crann)
25 October – Dublin’s Voice: Luke Kelly with Francis Devine

Admission is free and on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 11 Oct

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesday and Saturday. It is an alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via or 085-2725095

Blast: International Critics’ Forum – Dublin Theatre Festival Discussion

15:00 – 16:00, Tue 11 Oct

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The space for engaging with performance is shrinking. Critical coverage is disappearing, star ratings just won’t cut it, and online sharing is simply a speedy and cost effective way of talking only to ourselves.

The makers of Blast, a new platform for conversations about Irish theatre, will host a critical discussion about the context for this year’s work, its impact and the talking points of the festival.

Bringing together Irish and international critics, this forum considers performance from several angles and welcomes audience feedback.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

Literature and Life of Miguel de Cervantes

18:00, Tue 11 Oct

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

This year is the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes (22 April 1616), Spain’s greatest writer, comparable only to Shakespeare in terms of the depth and range of his cultural impact.

You might know that he wrote Don Quixote. But what else did he write and who was he? Why does he deserve to be celebrated, and to be read?

Admission is free.

Someone You Love – Pro-Choice Art Exhibition

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 11 Oct

The Copper House, Synge Street, Dublin 8

“Someone You Love” is an exhibition of pro-choice art in aid of the Abortion Support Network. The exhibition will showcase pro-choice and pro-Repeal art from 20 established and emerging artists to raise awareness of the situation faced by 12 Irish women travelling for abortions every day. Limited edition prints by each artist will be on sale with all proceeds going to Abortion Support Network.

Admission is free, but the event is ticketed. The first round of tickets was released on Friday and the second round will be released on Monday.

Ann Goldstein in conversation with Eileen Battersby

18:30, Tue 11 Oct

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker and she has translated works by Elena Ferrante, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giacomo Leopardi, and Alessandro Baricco and others. She is also the editor of the Complete Works of Primo Levi in English. In conversation with Eileen Battersby, she will talk about translating from Italian, with particular reference to Primo Levi.

Eileen Battersby is a writer, a critic, and the Irish Times literary correspondent.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 11 Oct

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A new weekly Board Games night is taking place in the Black Sheep Pub. Lots of games are available and you can also bring your own.

Admission is free.

The Ghosts of Magnificent Children – Children’s Novel Launch

18:30, Tue 11 Oct

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The launch of Caroline Busher’s children’s novel set in 1848, a novel with circuses, villains and ghosts aplenty. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Commemorating the Irish Revolution – Burrying the Past or Commemorating it – Talk

19:00, Tue 11 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Burying the Past or Celebrating it: Commemorating the Irish Revolution” with Dr Roisín Higgins (Senior Lecturer in History at Teeside University) looks at the tangled history of commemorating the revolutionary period in Ireland. It considers the sometimes difficult relationship between personal memory and public remembrance and how this inform ideas of both nation and state. Roisín will ask what we have learned from the recent Easter Rising centenary and what this might tell us about the remaining years of the Decade of Centenaries.

Admission is free.

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 11 Oct

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 11 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 11 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in Whelan’s.

Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up. Admission is free.

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 11 Oct

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weelly acoustic roots and blues session every Tuesday in Arthur’s Pub.

With Anthony Mannion(Guitar/vocals) and Luke Mercer(Guitar/vocals). Admision is free.

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 11 Oct

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 11 Oct

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 11 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 11 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 11 Oct

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.


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