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Free events on in Dublin – Today, Wednesday the 19th of October

Patient Voice in Cancer Research II – Conference

09:00 – 13:00, Wed 19 Oct

UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

How can survivorship be placed at the heart of the cancer research agenda? Participants discuss the questions and concerns that matter most to cancer patients and are likely to improve the relevance of cancer research.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link below.

Maths Week 2016

10:00, Wed 19 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Mathsweek 2016 is running from 15-23 October this year and there are lots of free events taking place.

The first challenge is, though, to find the suitable events for you, because the website does make life more difficult than it should. You can select “Events for the General Public”, but that covers events in the whole of Ireland. So I would like “Events in Dublin” that are for the General Public, but there is no way to combine two searches. The “Events in Dublin” also contain all events for kids.

What did I do? I chickened out and instead am just posting the link for you so that you can get your head around this:

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 19 Oct

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 19 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.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 19 Oct

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

How social media can change your Life and Business – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 19 Oct

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

The lunchtime talk “Understanding the Powerful ways social media can change your Life and Business” with Paul Dunphy (Social Media Strategist) will take place in the Business Library in the Central Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996

New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00 – 14:30, Wed 19 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The New Parents Tour is a free tour for parents, guardians and carers of infants and young children. The route of the tour is suitable for prams and strollers.

Policing the Border during the Northern Irish Conflict – Talk

16:00, Wed 19 Oct

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2016-17 continues with a lecture entitled “Dangerous, political and silenced: Policing the Border during the Northern Irish Conflict” with Dr. Vicky Conway (DCU).

Admission is free.

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 19 Oct

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

Rivers Unseen

18:00, Wed 19 Oct

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The performance of a new work “Rivers Unseen” composed by the Trinity Long Room Hub’s 2015-16 artist in residence, Michael Gallen will take place. The piece is a response to three paths of research occurring within the walls of the research institute, as well as to the architecture and context of the building itself. The piece will be performed by Michelle O’Rourke (mezzo soprano), Lina Andonovska (alto flute) and Tonnta Vocal Group conducted by Robbie Burke.

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with Michael Gallen and his research collaborators, as well as the introduction of the 2016-17 Trinity Long Room Hub Creative Arts Practitioner in Residence, Maarten Rischen.

Admission is free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite link below.

Speaking Words: Don’t Be Afraid of Cold and Lonely Mornings – Poetry

18:00, Wed 19 Oct

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Ronan Browne, who grew up in the Dalkey of the 50s and 60s, will host an evening of poetry, including works which have been published in anthologies over many years.

Admission is free and no booking required. Refreshments from 18:00, the reading begins at 18:30.

Edmundo Murray – RDS Library Speaker Series

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 19 Oct

RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Most people that hear about the Irish Disapora in South and Middle Amercia wonder “Why did they go there? How and when did they travel? What was their reputation? What are the present-day connections between the Latin American Irish and Ireland?”

In this talk, Edmundo Murray will illustrate the arrival, settlement and integration patterns of various Irish immigrant groups in Latin America and their relation with Ireland since the European conquest to present times.

Edmundo Murray was born in Argentina in a family with roots in Colombia, Switzerland and Ireland. He studied in Argentina, the U.S. and Switzerland, and got his PhD in Literature from University of Zurich with his thesis “Ireland and Latin America: a Cultural History” (2010).

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

ALMA – Transalpine Concert

19:00 – 22:00, Wed 19 Oct

Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

ALMA, five young musicians illustrate their idea of how traditional Austrian music translates to the present and to a contemporary audience. With violins, double bass, accordion, and vocals as well as with great ease, passion and originality, they make the roots grow musical shoots and blossoms.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below.

Inspiration Proclamation – Public Interview Series

19:00, Wed 19 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (Professor Emeritus in History and a former Vice-President at the National University Galway) will be interviewed by Dr John Bowman.

This is part of a series of public interviews at the National Library that considers the relevance of the 1916 Proclamation. Is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document?

Admission is free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite site here.

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 19 Oct

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcheroo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

Il coraggio del proprio tempo – Theatrical Performance

20:00, Wed 19 Oct

Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Il coraggio del proprio tempo” is a theatrical performance in Italian with English subtitles.

Conceived, written and directed by Paola Albini, it is the story of the Modern Movement and Design. The text is integrated with authentic videos and pictures of the time and is an overview of Italy between the two World Wars and of the intellectuals of the time. It is the story of Rationalism in Italy, the central role of the city of Milan and the life of the people who fought against a totalitarian regime in order to establish a Movement based on social redemption.

It is brought to you by the Italian Institute of Culture, the Irish Architectural Archive and the Fondazione Franco Albini.

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 19 Oct

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 19 Oct

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 19 Oct

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 19 Oct

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 19 Oct

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

There should be an Inn Jokes event on Wednesday, but just four days away, the website doesn’t show any trace of this going ahead. I suggest you check closer to the day!

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 19 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Mutefish – Gig

21:00, Wed 19 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Mutefish will bring their high powered sounds of Eastern European music, combined with Irish Trad to Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 19 Oct

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).


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