Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints

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March 2015
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Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints

March 5 - May 31
National Gallery of Ireland,
Clare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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In the early 1520s, St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, wrote the ‘Spiritual Exercises’ to instruct followers in using their senses to imagine events and to experience for themselves the passion of Christ and the suffering and ecstasy of the saints. This philosophy appealed to artists who sought to move away from the overly mannerist style of the time as it allowed for a greater emphasis on naturalism. The exhibition brings together a select number of paintings from…

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April 2015

Music Town

April 10 - May 19
Dublin City

A Symphony of Sounds The Capital’s Inaugural MusicTown Festival Arrives The symphonic sounds of the city will reverberate in a celebration of the Capital’s music and music-makers this April in the inaugural ten day MusicTown festival. Tapping into our lyrical, musical and storytelling culture, this eclectic programme, brought to you by Dublin City Council, will host over 50 musical events for all ages and all tastes in a diverse, entertaining and compelling production inspired by the Capital’s musical heritage and…

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A BREATHCRYSTAL

April 24 @ 11:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2,
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What happens when a group of unrelated artworks live in close proximity to each other? Is there potential for contamination and what would the effect of that be? Guest curated by Mihnea Mircan from Extra City Kunsthal. Artists Names: Jean-Luc Moulène (FR), Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan (NL), Katerina Undo (BE), Miklos Onucsan (RO), Tom Nicholson (AU), Phillip Warnell (UK), Jonas Staal (NL), Fabio Mauri (IT), Jacqueline Mesmaeker (BE), Lawrence Abu Hamdan (UK)

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May 2015
€18

BEFORE MONSTERS WERE MADE

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - June 14 @ 12:00 am
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2,
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Acclaimed playwright Ross Dungan (The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle, Reckoners) teams up with director Ben Kidd (Lippy, Best Production Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013) for Before Monsters Were Made, a new thriller about loyalty, lies and love. Before Monsters Were Made is the story of how a few small words can have a very big impact. When suspicion and old stories start to spread like a virus, how well do we know the people we trust the most?

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International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 4 - May 17
Dublin City

The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is an annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present. The Festival was founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city.  With an emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world. The Festival creates new opportunities for visibility…

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Sean Scully

May 12 - September 20
National Gallery of Ireland,
Clare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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This exhibition marks the artist’s 70th birthday. Born in Dublin, Scully, now living and working in new York, retains a powerful sense of Irish identity. He moved to New York at the end of the 1970s and established himself as one of the leading abstract painters of his time. This exhibition charts the two decades – the 1980s and 1990s – in which he established his international reputation, with major exhibitions in Europe and America and important paintings entering the…

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Dockland’s Summer Festival

May 16 - May 17
Dublin City

Welcome to the Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival on 16th & 17th May 2015. A celebration on Grand Canal Dock with a weekend of entertainment and competitions on both the water and the land. With everything from open air DJ’s, Come Try it Sessions, Wake Boarding demonstrations to international food markets, the Docklands Summer Festival promises an entertaining and fun filled weekend for all.

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International Literature Festival Dublin

May 16 - July 24
Dublin City

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress. With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets,…

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Dublin Dance Festival

May 19 - May 30
Dublin City

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.

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Tiger Tale

May 22 - May 24
The Ark,
11a Eustace Street , Dublin , Dublin 2 Ireland
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Captivating dance for Ages 7+. Part of the Dublin Dance Festival Family Season. Something wild is prowling outside and wants to get in… Lost in their everyday routines, a troubled family has forgotten how to have fun and why they love one another. Until one day, when a delightfully dangerous guest comes to visit and turns their lives upside down – for the better! Chaotic, thrilling and brilliantly funny – when the tiger invades he transforms the family’s world, helping them to rediscover joy, colour…

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