Glendalough, a COVID-19 workshop & the restoration of a painting

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At City Language School we like to encourage our students to get out, about and practice their English while discovering more about the great city and country they live in. Every Thursday we publish Three This Thursday – events or happenings that we believe our students might enjoy. This week we think you should get out and about and see a little more outside Dublin.

Visit Glendalough – FREE

Glendalough is a magical spot steeped in history. In Glendalough means the glen of the two (da) lakes (lough) and that’s what you will find when you get there. You will also find a beautiful waterfall and lots of options for walking over and around the two lakes and seeing them from a height. Glendalough is one of those ‘must sees’ if you are staying in Dublin for any length of time.

View over Glendalough

HOLD ONTO THE GOOD THINGS, IMAGINE THE BEST THINGS – Thursday 10th September – 3pm – 4pm

The Science Gallery Dublin is open – thanks be to Einstein – and in this event you are asked to come and explore how our new uses of technology will impact our lives and relationships in the future.

Following the format of our previously sold-out zine make-shop, the workshop will guide you through some warm-up drawing exercises, introduce zine-making and zine-binding methods, and use expressive drawing and zine construction to reflect on our experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and to creatively imagine the future and the role of technology in sharing and connectivity. There will be a combination of meditative drawing, reflection, and interactive workshopping. Sounds nice.

Click here to sign up for free.

SEE A PAINTING GETTING CLEANED – FREE

This won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s kind of interesting.

Take a look through the window into the Gallery’s Conservation Studio to catch a glimpse of our conservation team working on Lavinia Fontana’s large painting The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon.

This is a rare opportunity for visitors to see behind-the-scenes, and we hope to remove some of the mystery of conservation treatments, and to build an understanding of the importance of conservation and preservation for the Gallery’s collection.

Find out more right here: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/lavinia-fontana-project-watch-conservators-work-2