Get Guts Here
You’re invited to celebrate the final issue of GUTS Magazine in the Chocolate Factory, Dublin 1, this coming Thursday, December 15th. Created by Roisin Agnew, the mag was initially set up through a Kickstarter fund whose main goal was to “act as a tiny cornerstone for people’s experiences in Dublin now”. Six issues later and Roisin and her team of creative designers, writers, concept creators, thinkers and doers have definitely made their mark in publishing in Dublin – and indeed the wider community. Issue six – the final issue – is all about shaming and includes illustrations by Robert Mirolo with writing from Seamas O’Reilly, Sinead Burke, Alison Spittle, Alan Maguire, Zoe Jellicoe, Daniel Gray, Vickey Curtis, Robbie Lawlor, and Roisin Kiberd. Prints and magazines will be on sale on the night, with special packages available for Christmas gifts. For more info about the launch click here.
Enjoy The Point Village Christmas Market Here
Take in over 120 stalls at this weekend’s Dublin flea market at The Point Village, East Wall. Vendors will be selling everything from Irish contemporary design, traditional hand-made craft, art, books and antiques, to collectables, retro, vintage, furniture, clothes, jewellery, cosmetics, food, music – all genuinely unique and personable gifts and stocking fillers. Market opening times are Saturday, Dec 10th 11pm – 6pm, and Sunday, Dec 11th, 11pm – 6pm.
Have A Laugh Here
Comedy and improv shows take place every Thursday to Sunday at The International Bar where the audience writes the script for this show of freewheeling improvised sketches from a team of experienced comedy improvisers including Ian Coppinger, Joe Rooney, Danny Kehoe, Paul Tylak, Kevin Gildea &l Dermot Carmody. The Comedy Club at The International is Ireland’s first and longest running comedy club has been housed in the International Bar for over 25 years. Whether you’re a regular comedy groupie or dipping your toe for the first time, this is the only place to get your laugh on! Doors open at 7:30 and the admission fee is €10. For more info click here.
Feel Festive Here
Carols by Candlelight will take place this coming Monday, December 12th, in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of the Pepper Canister Church on Merrion Square. Traditional Christmas songs and carols will be led by clergy from the local churches and the Classicus Youth Choir; followed by refreshments afterwards. No booking required but visit merrionsquare.ie for further details.
Listen To Superb Music Here
On Tuesday 13 December at 7pm Irish artist Jaki Irvine presents a one-off live performance of If the Ground Should Open…in the atmospheric surrounds of the Great Hall of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Directed by Jaki Irvine this unique live concert will be performed by nine female musicians playing all eleven tracks that comprise this new work, one of IMMA’s major commissions for 2016. If the Ground Should Open… is a new sound and film work that takes as a point of departure Irvine’s 2013 novel ‘Days of Surrender’. The novel focuses on Elizabeth O’Farrell and Julia Grenan; two of more than a hundred women who were ready to die or kill for the possibility of a different Ireland but whose stories were all but written out of official Irish history, consigned to the margins as the narrative was masculinized. Tickets for the performance are €8, which includes booking fee and a post-performance drinks reception. Tickets can be booked here.