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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 6:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Folk ensemble, Bobov Dol.

HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Folk ensemble, Bobov Dol.

Look Back In Anger 

February sees The Gate Theatre presenting ground-breaking theatrical language from the explosive words of playwright John Osborne, and through the creative eyes of award-winning Irish theatre director Annabelle Comyn.

Look Back In Anger (1956) is widely considered to have changed the course of English drama in the 1950s – and Comyn takes a fresh look at this world-renowned, blistering play, at a time when class and gender politics are once again brought to the fore. The show runs at The Gate Theatre for eight weeks, from February 1 until March 24.

The Space

This two-act comedy by local playwright Gráinne Jordan, will be staged at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, on Wednesday, January 31, Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2 at 8pm nightly.

Tickets can be purchased at the theatre, phone 01-8509000, or contact 087-2621021/086-1005511. It will also be possible to get tickets at the door on the night of the performances.

Service of Commemoration & Hope 

The 19th annual Service of Commemoration & Hope will take at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean McDermott Street, on Thursday, February 1 at 7.30pm.

The National Family Support Network (NFSN) is organising the event, which is open to anybody and offers a safe and non-judgemental environment for families to grief the loss of their loved one because of substance misuse/related causes.

A social event will take place afterwards at the Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street. Phone 01-8980148 or email for more details.

Coolock 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.

Medal Society open day

The Medal Society of Ireland is holding an open day on Saturday, February 3 from 12am to 4pm at Knox Hall, Monkstown Village, Co Dublin. Visitors can bring, buy, trade, swap or get free valuations or identifications of medals. Contact Pat on 087-2447522 or Austin on 087-2344890 for more information. For more on the Medal Society of Ireland see

Bulgarian folk music

There’s a night of Bulgarian folk music taking place at The Helix on Sunday, February 4. Bulgarian folk music is unique with its variety of irregular meters – evolved through generations since ancient times.

Folk ensemble, Bobov Dol, will be performing in Ireland for the first time and the 24 young performers have spent a lot of time learning songs and dances from their grandmothers and giving new life to the inherited impressive, masterly hand-made costumes.

It’s happening at the Helix at 2.30pm and 6pm. Tickets cost from €25 plus booking fee from For group bookings email

New Market Collective

The first market of the New Market Collective takes place on Sunday, February 4 from 11am to 5pm. It's a new platform and mix of Irish design, craft, collectors and start-ups with great new weird and wonderful products offered. It takes place at the Green Door Market next door to Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Square on the first Sunday of every month.

dlr LexIcon Gallery exhibitions

The dlr Arts Office has announced a new series of exhibition programmes for 2018 in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire.  

The first exhibition will show work by sisters Diana (pictured) and Shirley Copperwhite and will be the first time that they have exhibited together. Diana is a painter with a practice that includes wall drawings, installation and painting. Shirley is a surface designer who gets her ideas from looking at the everyday and reducing it into colourful surreal patterns. 

The full programme is available on

The Collector

Running on Thursday, February 1 and  Friday 2, ‘The Collector’, based on the novel by John Fowles, tells the story of Frederick Clegg. Frederick is a socially awkward young man that collects butterflies who becomes infatuated with the beautiful, unapproachable art student Miranda Grey.

No longer content to watch from afar, Frederick does the unthinkable and resorts to “collecting” her. What unfolds between the captor and the prisoner is a battle of wills that will have the audience second guessing.…

One of the classic tales of modern fiction ‘The Collector’ is unmissable theatre.

It runs in the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre at 8pm each night.

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