The Arc Cancer Support Centre provides vital support services to patients and families affected by cancer here in Ireland. This weekend The Arc are calling on everyone to get their wobbly bits out to raise much-needed funds for this outstanding service. The Arc ‘Dip in the Nip’ takes place tomorrow, June 12th, at 7:30pm at various local beaches around Dublin. Click here to find out more if you’re brave enough to shed your clothes and want to help a great cause.
Local creative collective ‘Damn Fine Print’ have joined forces with Irish artists to fight against mental health. ‘Be Kind To Yizzer Mind’ is a special exhibition in aid of St. Patricks Hospital and mental health services. The artists – who include Finger 247, Shane O’Malley, Will St Leger, Vanessa Power, Eimear Gavin, Neil Dunne, Steve McCarthy, Aoife Dooley, and Kim Willoughby – will use blank walls within the hospital to create colourful, inspirational and positive pieces for staff and patients to enjoy. The event launches on June 16th at 7pm at St. Patricks Hospital, Dublin 8, and will run until July 13th.
Tara OBrien is a Dublin-based illustrator who uses her devilish characters to promote body-confidence, self-love, and female empowerment. She also works her illustrations into beautifully crafted tote bags available in three different colours. I’ll take all three please. Buy here
Taste Dublin triumphantly returns to The Iveagh Gardens from June 16th to 19th. Follow your taste buds around the gardens and join the best of Irish and international culinary genius’. Celebrity Chef Neven McGuire will also be on hand to answer and of your food woes. Tickets from €17.50 and are available here.
The Hunreal Issues is Dublin’s newest discussion platform created by one-half of the diva duo behind nail bar-extraordinaire Tropical Popical, Andrea Horan . Miss Horan has initiated a powerful online movement that invites people to talk about life changing issues that affect men and women in our modern Irish society. The Hunreal Issues series encourages you (yes, you!) to get involved and help create positive social change.