There is always something to do in this small but lively town and that’s why we love it so much. At City Language School English School Dublin we \’recommend culture\’ and we let our students know what’s going on in the great city (aka town) and this week we have a look at three events that are happening near Dublin City Centre and further afield. This week we are also recommending a visit to a graduate fair.
Threesome – Hang Tough Gallery – Thursday 3rd October – Thursday 17th October
Using traditional woodblock typefaces from the National Print Museum as inspiration, each design in Vanessa Power\’s Threesome‘s large-scale pieces is beautifully crafted directly onto glass using traditional sign-writing gilding techniques. Vanessa uses all sorts of material including Italian 23ct gold leaf, mother of pearl shell and iridescent glitter to create her art before each piece is set against a coloured backdrop.
Each is as simple as it is strikingly graphic, and this is an exhibition not to be missed, from an artist who continues to experiment in her search for new forms grounded in traditional skills that were once thought lost.
Launch: Thursday, October 3rd, 6.30pm-9.30pm.
Spud Fest 2019 – Newbridge House, Donabate, Dublin – Saturday 5th October – 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Now in its 4th year, Spud Fest 2019 is a free family event which will take place in the Walled Garden at Newbridge with lots of fantastic events and activities that celebrate the wonderful potato. You can expect cooking demos featuring all healthy things that can be done with the spud, enjoy a barbecued rooster potato with a host of delicious toppings and learn all about the tractor\’s role in the history of Irish farming.
Take part in a host of games with great prizes, including the Potato Pallet Maze, the Spud and Spoon Race, Spud of War, Spud Sack Race, Spud-Toss, and more. Enjoy live music by DB Sound Collective.
Guinness 232°C, The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 2 (€10) – Thursday – Saturday
Curated by food expert, Ali Dunworth, Guinness 232°C, will see chefs such as, Bia Rebel, Grálinn and La Cocina Cuevas come together to create a one off menu featuring the very best Irish beef, chicken, and pork cooked over fire. Seafood pan-seared to a smoky “Tssss;” and vegetables flame-kissed to a perfect combination of flavours, born of fire.
There is also live music on offer with David Kitt, Sally Cinnamon and Sim Simma’s reggae style will complete the line-up with an eclectic programme of live music and entertainment.
It\’s an eclectic programme of live music and entertainment and is this venue\’s last hurrah before it closes for good.
Tickets are on sale now and priced at €10.00 including booking fee and includes a complimentary pint of Guinness or Pure Brew non-alcoholic lager and two signature dishes.