Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints

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March 2015
Free

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
Free

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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Free

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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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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€12

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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Dublin City Soul Festival

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Dublin City

Launched in May 2007 Ireland’s feel-good festival has endured funding cuts as high as 70% and 78% making it almost impossible to survive. Despite this and with thanks to our strong volunteer team we have managed to keep the festival alive for the benefit of you our fans and supporters. In 2013 over 30,000 people visited Merrion Square Park for our unique Soul Picnic event, generating an estimated €1 million in economic activity based on Failte Ireland Per Diem Spend…

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€12

Elephant Walk

May 27 @ 10:15 am - May 28 @ 12:00 am
The Ark,
11a Eustace Street , Dublin , Dublin 2 Ireland
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Two smitten penguins, some playful seals, a lazy caravan of camels, a hen laying eggs, a dog and a cat, and of course-some elephants! A playful dance show for ages 2-5 Two dancers bring an array of familiar creatures alive on stage, leading their young audience into a world of big and small surprises. Dozens of multi-coloured buckets  evoke the natural habitats of the animals – transforming from a landscape of ice and snow, into a farm, or water, or clouds… Specially created to delight…

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Bloom in the Park

May 28 - June 1
Phoenix Park,
Dublin,
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Bord Bia’s Bloom will betaking place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 28th May until Monday 1st June. Bloom 2015 showcased 30 exquisite show gardens, from the very best of Ireland’s landscape gardeners and designers as well as over 120 Irish food producers. Visitors planning to attend the show in 2015 can expect a host of other features, including the Floral & Nursery Pavilion, which will house over 50 exhibits from some of…

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