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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Wednesday, 17th January, 2018 7:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

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First Fortnight Festival

The 2018 First Fortnight Festival, which aims to challenge mental health stigma through music, film, spoken word, theatre, art and discussion events, will continue until January 21.

A number of events are taking place across Dublin as part of the festival. For more information about these events in the capital, visit

Walking club

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.

Vegan Foodie Festival

A weekend-long Vegan Foodie Festival is coming to Dublin from January 19-21. 

Vegan foodies are being encouraged to enjoy a world of culinary adventure in the capital at a few carefully selected restaurants across the city that will be creating special menus for the event.

The goal of Vegan Foodie Festival is to introduce people to new vegan things and places while stimulating vegan friendly local business, building greater public awareness through participation and making more vegans (and animals) happy.

For details on participating venues see

Dublin Job Fair Summer Camps

Bag the summer camp job of your dreams on the spot at the Dublin Job Fair taking place at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, January 20 from 10am-3pm. Each of the USA Summer Camps will be looking for a range of different personalities and skills, and directors from some of the best in America will be there letting you know which camps are hiring for your specific set of skills. USA Summer Camp is teaming up with Trek America Travel at the event to give away a free trek to the States, which means you could not only be walking away with a job, but the perfect plans to travel America afterwards too. For more info see

Humans of Dublin by Peter Varga

dlr Libraries has announced that an exhibition of 60 photos by Peter Varga from his acclaimed Humans of Dublin series has opened at the LexIcon. Peter Varga was working in a Dublin café when he decided to follow his passion and dedicate himself to photography. Inspired by the success of the Humans of New York project, he began to walk the streets of Dublin interviewing and photographing those he met along the way. What he uncovered were the powerful stories that hide in plain sight as we rush about our busy lives, too busy to notice. So began the social media phenomenon that is Humans of Dublin whose social media pages have over 175,000 followers. There are tales of inspiration and joy and those of heartbreak and loss…all of human life is present in this remarkable portrait of a diverse and vibrant city.  It will run over the next three months the LexIcon.

Mystery Movie

This is the ultimate surprise film where you don’t get any clues and the movie could also be from any point in the history of cinema. It could have been finished last week or at the dawn of the last century, and it will only cost you €5 to find out!

It’s happening on Sunday, January 20 at 1pm at the Irish Film Institute (IFI), Eustace Street, Temple Bar. See for more details.

All Honey

Directed by Jeda de Brí and starring Ashleigh Dorrell, David Fennelly, Danielle Galligan, Keith Jordan and Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, ‘All Honey’ features Ru and Luke who are throwing a house-warming. They intend to warm their house. However, their guests seem more interested in whispering in the box room than joining the festivities. Explosive characters and unfolding secrets mean Ru and Luke will have to clean up more than red wine stains and glitter.

All Honey is laugh-out-loud comedy of manners in contemporary Dublin. It has opened at Bewley’s Café Theatre where it will run until January 27, from Monday to Saturday at 1pm. See

The Six Marys

The Six Marys is running at the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum on January 17 and 18 at 8pm 

This one-woman-show presented by Jean Farrell and directed by Joe McCarrick is a comical yet poignant look at life, from childhood in the 1950s to the present day.

It draws very much on the influence of religion as taught by the nuns – preparing young Irish Catholic schoolgirls to imitate the virtues of the Virgin Mary.

The Six Marys are fun-loving girlfriends, who grow into practical, everyday housewives. The light-hearted atmosphere helps us concentrate on their journeys through the decades delivering all kinds of sharp and comical observations.

Jean Farrell has plenty to say about the teenage pursuit of Mr Wonderful followed by the reality of married life, teenage children and growing waistlines.

Antiques & Vintage Fair 

This Sunday, January 21, from 11am till 6pm, Vintage Ireland will host their first Antiques & Vintage Fair of the year, at Clontarf Castle Hotel. The fair will feature thousands of items, including antique and vintage jewellery, rare books, coins and collectables, alongside furniture and a plethora of other items for the home. Admission to the fair is €3.50, or just €2.50 with the voucher included in this week’s Northside People East edition.

Read the digital editions of the Dublin People Northside East, Northside West & Southside here