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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 7:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

18 new zzz HAPS 09 The Clash.jpg

HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

18 new zzz HAPS 09 The Clash.jpg

Walking club in Coolock

A community walk, catering for all ages and levels of fitness, takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock. 

Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk.

For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286.


Billie Barry show

THE Billie Barry Stage School presents ‘Her Stars Will Shine’ at the Gaiety Theatre, from October 17-21.  

The show was devised as a tribute to the late Billie Barry and will celebrate the life of this fantastic lady in her beloved Gaiety Theatre.  

Tickets for the show are on sale now from Ticketmaster ( and Gaiety Theatre Booking (Tel: 0818 719 388); Group Bookings: + 353 1 6486 8687.


Dublin Greek Film Festival

The third Dublin Greek Film Festival takes place from Thursday October 19 to Sunday October 22 at Chester Beatty Library, Filmbase and The Sugar Club. The Festival will be presenting cinematic visions of Greece through features, documentaries and shorts along with few special events.

For more information about the programme visit the Festival’s website


King Lear opens in Mill Theatre

Mill Productions present what is widely regarded as Shakespeare’s crowning artistic achievement.

King Lear, starring Phillip Judge, is set in the court of an aging British monarch. Shakespeare probably wrote it around 1604, sandwiched between two other great tragedies, Othello and Macbeth.

Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe and featuring a talented professional cast, this is a traditional production, with genuinely gripping and often affecting performances which sharpen our understanding of Shakespeare’s analysis of human folly and strive to do justice to this greatest of plays.

King Lear is in the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre until October 27.


Parkrun at local venues 

All walkers and runners are welcome to take part in parkruns every Saturday at 9.30am at a number of local venues including St Anne’s Park, Fairview Park, Poppintree Park, Darndale Park, Father Collins Park, Newbridge Demesne and Ardgillan Demesne. 

Parkrun is a timed 5k walk/run and the best part is that it’s completely free. This is a community-based, volunteer-led initiative and is a great way to meet people and keep fit.

For further details and to register, visit ;


Irish Language Literature Festival

This year’s Irish Language Literature Festival (IMRAM) from October 16 to 21, boasts a beautifully varied range of events happening all over Dublin.

With a spectrum of new and exciting children’s events plus their flagship music event ‘The Promised Land: The Bruce Springsteen Project’, this promises to be the festival’s finest year yet. In collaboration with IMRAM, Dublin Institute of Technology lecturers Clare Bell and Brenda Dermody are curating a second special exhibition of Irish language literature texts imaginatively rendered by DIT design students. This year the students will be designing special poem postcards that will be displayed in DIT Grangegorman. For details see


Trick or Treat Tennis for Temple Street

Ever wanted to play tennis in fancy dress? On Saturday, October 21 at 10.30am Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club is giving all tennis players and novice tennis players the chance to do just that. People should just turn up in fancy dress and play tennis in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Tennis balls and rackets are available to borrow for non- tennis players to try out the sport. Halloween treats are being provided afterwards and all monies raised will go directly to Temple Street. All children over five are welcome to join the Halloween Tennis fun.


Dublin Worker’s Film Festival 

The New Theatre in Temple Bar will be the host for this year’s Dublin Worker’s Film Festival, supported by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions, which takes place from October 20-22.

Proceedings begin on Friday, October 20, in 1916 for the festival’s films with ‘Shoes’ by Lois Weber, one of the earliest auteurs and a leading feminist icon in the early days of cinema.

That film and the silent documentary ‘October’ will be followed by a Q&A session with Pamela Hutchinson from Silent London, which aims to give a voice to films with much to say despite their lack of sound.

Tickets from €5 available at or see for more info.


The Clash 40th Anniversary Symposium

When The Clash played in Trinity College Dublin on 21 October 1977 they were fresh from a cancelled show and mini riot at Belfast’s Ulster Hall the night before. Bringing the white heat of UK Punk Rock to an Irish audience, The Clash played two sets of 35 minutes, inspiring attendees and kick-starting dozens of careers in the process. 

Year Zero is a symposium taking place on Saturday, October 21 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s Trinity shows.

There’s a full day of talks, Q&As, readings and screenings by original members of The Clash’s touring party in the Examinations Hall at Trinity followed by a screening of a Clash Movie and music at The Grand Social from 8pm. You can buy tickets for the symposium, the gig or both from €20. For details see

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