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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 7:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Lives in Translation

HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Lives in Translation

Windmill Run

The Windmill Run will take place in Garristown, north county Dublin, this Sunday, March 4 at 12noon.  

It is an attractive and challenging hilly 5k/10k road run with plenty of views to enjoy, including the historic landmark Windmill.

The 5K/10K run will be chipped for all entrants, €20 register online (The Windmill Run 2018 or pay €20 on the day. Lower age limits as follows: 5k (10 years) and 10k (16 years).

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in male, female and under 16 categories. Medals for all finishers. A prize will also be awarded for a special stage for King and Queen of The Bog Hill.

FAKE Exhibition

From biomimicry to forged documents, from scandals to substitutes, FAKE, the new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, asks when authenticity is essential, when copying is cool, and what the boundary is between a fakery faux-pas and a really fantastic FAKE. 

The exhibition opens on March 2 and will run until June 3. The full list of exhibits will be available at from March 1, along with a programme of events, talks, workshops and gigs running alongside the exhibition.

Friday night soccer

The League of Ireland is underway and Dublin clubs are providing a great match day experience for lovers of soccer.

St Pat’s are flying the Premier Division flag for the capital this weekend, with both Bohs and Rovers playing away. The Inchicore side are hoping to pick up three points against Sligo Rovers at 7.45 on Friday night (March 2) to give their season a boost. At the same time in the First Division, Shelbourne take on Drogheda United, who are amongst the favourites for promotion.

Holi Festival of Colour

The Holi Festival of Colour takes place at Celbridge GAA Club, Hazelhatch Road, Celbridge on Sunday, March 4, from 12.30-4pm.

Expect Bollywood dances, authentic Indian food, activities for the kids and, of course, lots of colour.  Early bird tickets on before March 1 cost €10 or €15 after that. Kids under 10 go free.

Lives in Translation

This production taking place at Axis Ballymun at 8pm on Friday, March 2, celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, who in fleeing conflict, becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum system. From Mogadishu to Dublin, Belfast to London, it explores one woman’s fight for a life free from constant fear and a place to call home.

Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and based on interviews with female Somali refugees, support workers and community organisations, this poignant drama explores how recent asylum seekers are forced to navigate support systems through translation. Tickets cost €15/€12 from

Irish Chamber Orchestra

The Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) has a spring in its step as it embarks on busy month of March.

The orchestra undertakes a very special choral collaboration with Chamber Choir Ireland.  Together, they perform the extraordinary re-working of Scottish composer, James MacMillan’s ‘Stabat Mater. MacMillan (pictured) is one of the leading lights of contemporary classical and this work is a 21st century masterpiece.

This unique performance takes place on Friday, March 2 at St Annes’ Church at 7.30pm. It is part of the New Music Dublin festival, and is a partnership between RTÉ, the National Concert Hall and The Arts Council.

A new play by Jodi Gray

Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt is presenting ‘Peep’, a new play by Jodi Gray until March 10.

This surreal and satirical play is about two twenty-something Dublin women struggling to get over the same ex-boyfriend.

In an apartment somewhere in Dublin, May and Caitlin are on a mission to take back the looking. Up here, away from the prying, away from the eyes. They watch over the girls. 

Darkly comic, claustrophobic and brutal, Peep is a tale of two almost-strangers, thrown together to fight for an almost-common cause. They could take over the world if they wanted to.

Powerscourt Townhouse is directly behind Bewley's Cafe. 

Booking for all shows is or 086-8784001.

Trade unions talk 

Historian Charles Callen will speak on the formation of trade unions in Dún Laoghaire and the strong opposition received from local clergy and political interests in the years 1980 to 1920. The talk takes place at the Dún Laoghaire Club, 3 Eblana Avenue on Thursday, March 1 and commencing at 8pm. Entry is by voluntary donation.


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