Nothing helps the work week go by that bit quicker than a few midweek events to help you through.
Living in Dublin’s fair city, we’re positively spoiled for choice when it comes to finding things to do. But sometimes there’s so much to choose from that we end up doing the same old things every time.
Here are five quirky events to help you shake it up a bit.
One for the mammies out there, Mum Talks are basically monthly meetups for women looking to meet like-minded people and make friends. Their next event taking place on October 4 will be housed in the uber-chic Café en Seine at 11 a.m. This week’s discussion will centre around the realities of parenting in Ireland today. Kids and babies welcome and loads of tea, coffee, fresh fruit and yummy pastries to keep you fuelled.
There’s something extremely therapeutic about painting and pottery, and we could all do with a little more quietude in our lives could we not? Giddy Studios in Dundrum encourages you to get crafty by choosing from one of the plain white pottery pieces and designing it to your liking. Simply pay for what you paint (no studio fees apply). They even glaze your work of art for you and fire it in their kiln so you can bring it home and display with pride. Right up my alley.
A Pickle & A Tipple: Fermentation Workshop
Dublin duo Taz and Geraldine are playing a blinder when it comes to all things sustainability and this workshop is sure to be very popular. The faces behind Sustainable Food and Sustainable Fashion Dublin, these ladies know what they’re talking about. Learn all about the art of preserving through pickling, which is apparently a lot easier than we may think. Taking place October 2 in Bread 41, a delicious organic Dublin bakery, you’ll be schooled on how to get started fermenting not only your own veg but your own natural wine too. Sign me up.
Screening of The Breadwinner
Dublin Arabic Film Festival is collaborating with the Chester Beatty to put on a screening of Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner. Telling the story of a young girl who camouflages herself as a boy to get food and provide for her family, it’s well worth the watch. Nominated for an Academy Award, the drama is animated by the same creators of The Book of Kells. Nora Twomey and Jim Sheridan will be there on the day (October 5) to present the movie.
Art Exhibition at The Doorway Gallery
If you’d consider yourself an art fanatic, then this is for you. Scottish painter Francis Boag will be exhibiting his work at the Doorway Gallery on Thursday, October 3. His work is colourful and rhythmic, and there is a tangible joy to his painting. Irish TV and radio presenter Mairead Ronan will introduce Boag and there will be refreshments on the night. That’s a recipe for a very cultured night altogether.
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