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Gig Guide 1st – 7th April

Written by on 28/03/2019


The Five Lamps Arts Festival


The Five Lamps Arts Festival

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a creative encounter at the heart of an inner-city community. It takes place every spring in Dublin, in the north east inner city. The mission of the festival is to promote community development and social inclusion through the arts and to showcase the uniqueness of this geographic area to residents and to visitors.

The Five Lamps stand on an island at the junction of Portland Row, North Strand Road, Seville Place, Amiens Street and Killarney Street in Dublin’s north inner-city. Through the traditions and ambience of this historic location and community the Five Lamps Arts Festival celebrate all that is good about art, artists, performers and community. We are proud to include in our programme anyone with a story to tell and a venue willing to host them.

1st – 7th April 2019
Various Locations
Various Prices


Menopause the Musical


Menopause The Musical

Following multiple sell-out Irish Tours the ultimate girls night out, Menopause the Musical, is embarking on another Irish nationwide tour with an all-star cast. Fully armed this fabulous comedy hosts a cast of hormonal women, memory loss one-liners and innuendo-laden versions of pop classics.

Starring Katherine Lynch (RTÉ’s Wagons Den), Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders‘ Heather Trott), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans) and Casualty‘s Rebecca Wheatley, the hysterical Menopause The Musical has entertained and inspired women across the world since 2001. Menopausal or just in need of a laugh out loud kind of night, this show is a must see for all women.

1st – 6th April 2019
The Gaiety Theatre
€26+


Will you be home for dinner? by Ciara O’Sullivan


Will you be home for dinner? A Play by Ciara O'Sullivan

Ever get the feeling life’s just screwing with ye a bit? Two twenty-something girls try to make grown up life happen against all the odds in this tragic comedy set in post-economic crash, housingcrisis-filled Dublin… sound familiar?

3rd April 2019
7pm, Marino College 
€10


Paula Meehan and Colm Keegan


Paula Meehan and Colm Keegan

Paula Meehan was born and raised in north inner city Dublin. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Eastern Washington University. Her work has garnered both critical and popular acclaim. Her poetry has been translated into many languages. Colm Keegan is a poet from Dublin. He has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction. Both come together for a The Five Lamps Arts Festival.

3rd April 2019
7pm, Poetry Ireland
€5 – €8


ROE


ROE

Winner of ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the 2018 Northern Ireland Music Prize, ROE is 19-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Derry (Ireland), Roisin Donald.

Laying down her unique brand of self-styled “Grumpy Electro-Pop”, she has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond.

3rd April 2019
8pm, Upstairs Whelans
€29.16


ANAM


ANAM

Anam is the inspiring Arts and Culture Festival which taps into the buzzing creativity of North Dublin. Experience extraordinary music from world-renowned performers and bright new talent. Engage with thought-provoking talks and discussions. Connect with inspirational community events and workshops. Explore amazing visual art, literature and film. Anam takes place on DCU’s three campuses. Most events are free of charge but booking is essential. Anam’s line-up includes Delorentos, David Keenan, Marina Carr, Mango X MathMan, Réaltán Ní Leannáin, Ronan Guilfoyle, Philip King, Melatu Uche Okorie, Tebi Rex, God Knows (Rusangano Family), Natalya O’Flaherty, and more.

3rd – 4th April 2019
Various times and locations
Various prices


Women Who Rock


Women Who Rock

The ‘Women Who Rock’ will take to the stage on 4th April at the Grand Social at 8pm for a very unique show. Featuring Rachel Lavelle, i am niamh, Montauk Hotel and Ellen Love. These ambitious young women each have an incredible list of musical experience and success and will bring their own unique styles of songwriting and performing to the stage to showcase all that is great about Ireland’s female artists.

4th April 2019
8pm, The Grand Social 
€10.85


Deirdre O'Kane - A Line of O'Kane


Deirdre O'Kane

Deirdre O’Kane has really hit her stride; footloose from a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up. Don’t miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo.

4th April 2019
7.30pm, Vicar Street
€29.16


The Image you Missed a film by Donal Foreman


Donal Foreman - The Image you Missed

‘The Image You Missed’ is a film that weaves together a history of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ with the story of a son’s search for his father. It has won many prizes in film festivals all over the world. Q&A after the show with Donal Foreman.

5th April 2019
5.30pm, Odeon at The Point
€10


Dermot & Dave Live!


Dermot and Dave

The radio duo Dermot and Dave are back with a brand new ten-date ‘Ah Sure Lookit’ comedy tour set to kick off in 2019. The pair have previously toured the country with the tour selling out the likes of Dublin’s Vicar Street and the INEC in Killarney in the process. Even though the show is brand new, you needn’t fear, all of the lads’ favourite characters will make a return including internet sensation, Noni, Limerick’s infamous chocolate seller and Tony “Club Classic” Cascarino.

5th April 2019
7.30pm, Vicar Street
€31.24


OFFSET


OFFSET

With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, David Carson, Milton Glaser, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Micheal Bierut, Shepard Fairey, Tomi Ungerer, JR, Lance Wyman, George Lois and Louise Fili to grace our wonderful stages.

Representing industry at all levels, our speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects.

5th – 7th April 2019
9am, Point Village 
€55 – €235


Swimming Tapes


Aiken Promotions proudly presents Swimming Tapes, the band formed when four friends – Louis Price, Robbie Reid, Paddy Conn and Jason Hawthorne – settled in London from Northern Ireland and met drummer Andrew Evans.Drawing on a range of musical influences, from the effortless summer melodies of The Beach Boys to Wild Nothing’s dreamy, shoegazing hue through to the interweaving guitar work of Real Estate, the indie outfit formed the unmistakable sound of Swimming Tapes.

 

5th April 2019
8pm, Upstairs Whelans
€13


Musictown Junior


Music Town Jnr

Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions, the programme covers an array of musical styles and genres. Setting out to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City, MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists.

An exciting new addition to the programme this year will see a specially curated programme of events for children, MusicTown Jr, run from 5th – 12th April, encouraging music lovers of all ages to take part.

5th – 12th April 2019
Various Locations and Times
Various prices


BIG BANG Dublin


BIG BANG Dublin

In April 2019, we will present Ireland’s first ever annual international music festival for young audiences. You can look forward to lots of amazing music performances and exciting installations for children aged 2 to 12.

A first of its kind festival for Ireland, BIG BANG Dublin! will be a thrilling new music festival for young music lovers of all kinds as The Ark building transforms into an adventurous musical labyrinth of delights for the ears. You may also find some really fun music happening outside and in other buildings too! Expect a colourful and curious programme full of music by amazing musicians from lots of other countries as well as Ireland who are excited to play all their different styles of music for you.

5th – 7th April 2019
Various  Times, The Ark
Various prices


Bakeyard


Bakeyard

Come gather & eat the best of all the bakes in Ireland. The first Eatyard street food cake weekender in Ireland. A festival where you can stuff your face with delicious treats all weekend.

Afternoon Tea with Cupcake Bloke , Baker’s Bingo, Drip & Doughnuts with Dublin Doughnut Company & Proper Order Coffee, Cake Decorating demos, Bakes & Bubbles with Aoife Noonan, Oh Happy Treats, Bliss Bites, Alex & Rah Afternoon Tea, Nutshed PLUS our own sweet vendors; Sweet Churro & Milk Bar selling treats all weekend.

6th + 7th April 2019
12am, Eatyard & The Bernard Shaw
Free entry, first come first serve basis
Tickets also available which guarantee entry to event with a piece of cake from Aoife Noonan and a glass of prosecco or pint


KidsFest


Kids Fest

Primary Times KidsFest, exciting family fun event at the RDS Dublin, where parents of all children from  0-16 can meet a host of parenting and lifestyle experts as well as education specialists and representatives from Ireland’s leading entertainment, learning & leisure industries. The Serpentine Hall of just over 1,000 Sq. metres will be the main exhibitor area with approx. 40 stands and free entertainment. The day long programme of special talks and workshops on the main stage will run for one day with some well known authors and celebrity guests.

7th April 2019
10am, RDS 
Free – Registration required