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Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 7:00pm

Dublin Dance Festival

The 15th Edition of DDF will be a celebration of brilliant, awe-inspiring and thought-provoking dance from across the globe, taking place across the city from May 1-19. Opening with RIOT starring the Queen of Ireland Panti and closing with master of contemporary dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, this year's programme offers the chance to witness groundbreaking work by legendary dance artists, provides a space in which to contemplate the politics, environment and technology of our spinning world, and presents a opportunity for everybody to cut loose, party and DANCE.

As always, Dublin Dance Festival is offering an excellent programme of events for younger audiences. See

Bray Jazz Festival

It’s hard to believe that Bray Jazz Festival will mark its 20th anniversary this May Bank Holiday weekend. A mainstay in Mermaid Art Centre’s calendar, Bray Jazz brings a stellar roster of international jazz artists to the stage each year, including Fred Hersch on Friday, May 3. 

Check out details of what Bray Jazz Festival will bring to Mermaid by visiting the festival’s website at to find out all that’s happening across the town and further afield, for the 20th anniversary festival.

Dublin Painting & Sketching Club exhibition  

The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club is holding its annual exhibition, from Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 12, in Dublin City centre at the CHQ, Custom House Quay. 

The 2019 theme is ‘The Port’. A number of member artists have created some paintings with scenes of the Dublin Port and docklands, boats and subjects that reflect ‘The Port’ theme. 

However, there will be many subjects on show, such as landscapes, still life, portraiture, streetscapes, floral, animal and life studies, among others.

Sponsored by Whyte’s Auctioneers, the 2019 exhibition is open to the public, admission free, from 10am to 5pm daily.

Militaria & Collectables Fair

The Medal Society of Ireland is holding an open day on Saturday, May 4 from 11am to 4pm at Knox Hall, Monkstown Village, Co Dublin. Visitors can bring, buy, trade, swap or get free valuations or identifications of medals. Admission for Medal Society of Ireland members is €2 and €4 for non-members.

Contact Pat on 087-2447522 or Austin on 087-2344890 for more information. For more on the Medal Society of Ireland see

Haughey | Gregory

Fishamble’s Haughey | Gregory by Colin Murphy, directed by Conall Morrison, follows the deal made between Tony Gregory and Charles Haughey in 1982, when Gregory took a surprise Dáil seat - and suddenly found himself holding the balance of power. Can Gregory use his vote to achieve something for his constituents? To do so, he will have to face off against the dominant personality of Irish politics.

Following a short, sold out tour in 2018 to the Abbey Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Éireann and Croke Park, Fishamble is now touring Haughey | Gregory and it’s happening at Draiocht Blanchardstown on Saturday, May 4 at 8pm. Full tour details at

Widow's Paradise

Riverside Drama Circle will present Sam Cree's comedy ‘Widow's Paradise’ on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 1st, 2nd and 3rd, at the Sean O'Casey Theatre, off East Wall Road. 

The cost is €12 per person or €10 for concessions and groups of 10 or more. Contact Kevin Jones on 086-2435478 for further information. A great night's entertainment is promised.


Bingo takes place at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road every Thursday, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. 

Always a fun night out, you might just return home with a few euro more than you went out with!

Contact or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm for more details.

The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art

‘The Birth of Irish Modernism in Irish Art’ has opened at the State Apartments Galleries in Dublin Castle.

This unique exhibition, curated by David Britton, is drawn exclusively from private collections with many of the works on display for the first time in over 50 years.

The exhibition explores the development of modernism in Ireland beginning in 1920, a period of political turmoil for the country and ending in the modern Ireland of 1960. It’s on display until August 18 

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