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The Contrasting Visuality of Sean Lynch and Art Deco at the Douglas Hyde

Arianna Schardt explores the two uniquely different exhibitions currently running in the gallery.
By Arianna Schardt
Speaking with

Bite of Life: Wholesome By Name, Wholesome By Nature

Georgie Emery speaks to Bite of Life’s manager, Jorinde Rolsma, about the 20 years of success that the business are currently celebrating.
By Georgie Emery

Reflecting the Artist’s Outrageous Personality and its Impact on the World, Beyond Caravaggio

The exhibition, which is currently running in the National Gallery, includes the Taking of Christ and Supper at Emmaus.
By Holly Brown
Speaking with

“Wherever our Talons May Land”: Bitch Falcon on New Music and Flying the Nest

Killian Barry speaks to the three-piece band about their recent tour and how they strive to balance time spent in the studio with live performances.
By Killian Barry

Elbow Discusses Irish Crowds and the Music Industry’s Monopoly with the Phil

Visiting Trinity today, British rock band Elbow reflected on its accomplishments over its 20 years so far.
By Jack O’Neill
Speaking with

Trinity FLAC on Providing a Space for Students to Engage with Activism and Human Rights

The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)’s chairperson, Kate Heffernan, explains how the activities of the society extend far beyond offering advice to the Trinity community.
By Grace Meagher

Our Pick of Events



Newly reformed early noughties teen band Busted bring their Night Driver tour to Dublin. The seminal act are supporting the album of the same name in what is to be a night of nostalgia.



On at: Wed Mar 1, 7:00 pm


Dancer Plus Q&A Live

Dancer will be streamed live from the London Palladium in The Lighthouse Cinema. The performance will examine troubled dancer, Sergei Polunin’s life and will be followed by a Q&A.



On at: Thu Mar 2, 6:20 pm


Words Ireland Writers Series

Advertised as “nationwide meetings for creative writers”, this free event in The Long Room Hub will feature a panel discussion with four distinguished writers, followed by an open meeting with audience participation. The panelists will include poet Nessa O’Mahony, children’s author Siobhán Parkinson, Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre Ian Sansom and playwright Michael West.



On at: Thu Mar 2, 6:30 pm


Illustrated Productions presents Brontë

This is the Irish premiere of Polly Teale’s acclaimed play which sheds light on the famous Brontë sisters and the family relationships behind their writing in the Smock Alley Theatre. Tickets are €15 or €12 for concession.




Runs until Sat Mar 11


Beckett Friel Pinter Festival

This festival will showcase six plays from the three of the most iconic twentieth-century playwrights, including Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and One for the Road; Samuel Beckett’s First Love and Eh Joe; and Brian Friel’s The Yalta Game and Afterplay. In the Gate Theatre.



Runs until Sun Mar 26


Animals in Literature

Each week at the Robert Emmet Theatre, different members of the School of English will discuss some of the most influential works of literature that depict and include animals of varying kinds. Tickets for all 10 lectures are €50, or individually €6.


Runs until Tue Mar 28


Choice Music Awards

A night celebrating the best of Irish from 2016, the Choice Music Awards takes place in Vicar Street. Performances on the night will come from All Tvvins, Bantum, Wallis Bird, The Divine Comedy, and Lisa Hannigan.




On at: Thu Mar 9, 8:00 pm


Gorgon City

Following their sold out live tour last month, Gorgon City play a series of late night DJ sets in Europe’s best underground venues, with the duo bringing their garage sounds to District 8.


On at: Sat Mar 11, 11:00 pm


Mountain to Sea Book Festival

This festival will feature a number of events including panel discussions and readings from internationally acclaimed writers in Dundrum and Dun Laoghaire.



Runs until Sun Mar 26


International Women’s Day with Caitlin Moran

Irish novelist and TCD Irish Writing Fellow, Declan Hughes, will be in conversation with journalist Caitlin Moran on International Women’s Day at the Pavilion Theatre. Moran will be discussing Moranifesto, a recently compiled collection of writing from her famously witty columns in The Times Magazine. Tickets are €20 or €18 concession.



On at: Sun Mar 12, 7:30 pm


Literary Musical Evening with Trinity Centre for Literary Translation

The evening’s aim will be to promote translation and the talent of the Trinity community. The
organisation are seeking contributors to translate or perform a song. The centre is located at 36, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 and the event is free.

On at: Tue Mar 14, 6:00 pm


Dublin: A Year in Words – Poetry and Spoken Word Trail

This series of events is part of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Festival 2017. The trail is coordinated by curator Linda Devlin and poet John Cummins who will lead the visitors through a number of prominent bookshops with recitals from prominent Irish poets. The trail will begin on Harcourt St and will weave around the inner city.


On at: Sat Mar 18, 12:00 pm


Judith Kerr and the Tiger Who Came to Tea

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Judith Kerr, will be in conversation with her lifelong collaborator, Ian Craig at the Pavilion Theatre. Kerr is best known for The Tiger Who Came to Tea and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Kerr’s life in itself is a fascinating story: as a child, her family escaped from Nazi Germany in 1933 and she would later work for the BBC.




On at: Sat Mar 25, 4:00 pm


Five Lamps Arts Festival

This diverse festival celebrates cultural achievements within the inner-city community and aims to promote up and coming talent. There is a wide variety of events across North inner city Dublin ranging from art exhibitions to writing workshops to puppet shows.


Runs until Thu Apr 6


Art of Haiku Workshop with Gabriel Rosenstock

This workshop at the Irish Writers Centre is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Irish-Japanese diplomatic relations. Participants are advised to prepare in advance of the workshop with assigned recommended reading in advance. Green tea will be provided. Tickets range from €12 to €15.



On at: Sat Apr 1, 1:00 pm


Slam Sunday, spoken word poetry competition

This open mic event is held on the first Sunday of every month. Entry is open to anyone on the night, and contestants are chosen at random. Cash prizes are awarded for to 5 poets, with a first prize of €50. The night is held in Filmbase, Temple Bar.

Runs until Sun Dec 3


The Noise Upstairs

This unique poetry slam event gives a theme to the poets each month. November’s theme was “The Night of Infinite Sadness.” This month’s theme is not available yet, but will be sure to make you think before you write. Tickets are free.


Runs until Tue Dec 26


Berlin Syndrome Special Screening

From director Cate Shortland comes this passionate, holiday romance turned sour. Teresa Palmer stars in this thriller as a young Australian photographer who wakes up in a strange Berlin apartment which she cannot leave. In Cineworld.



On at: Thu Feb 23, 8:40 pm