2014 I Love My City Events

A CELEBRATION OF IRISH CULTURE

I Love My City is a series of inspiring, intimate, cultural events and happenings curated by the Festival and staged in the beautiful surroundings of some of the city’s prestigious cultural venues, spaces and architectural gems.

17 eclectic events and happenings, featuring both established and emerging artists, from a variety of disciplines including literature, music, film, song, spoken word, photography, visual art and more were presented by the Festival over the four-day Festival.

Have a look at the 2014 events below. Please note these events are now over.


Friday
14th March

Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Time: 10:00 AM
Street Feelings
Street Feelings
Time: 10:00 AM
‘i’
‘i’
Time: 12:00 PM
One City, Many Cultures
One City, Many Cultures
Time: 7:00 PM
Jape at the RHA
Jape at the RHA
Time: 7:30 PM

Saturday
15th March

Street Feelings
Street Feelings
Time: 10:00 AM
Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Time: 10:00 AM
Remembering Luke
Remembering Luke
Time: 10:00 AM
Dabbledoo Music
Dabbledoo Music
Time: 11:00 AM
I a Beckett Clown
I a Beckett Clown
Time: 11:00 AM
Past Times
Past Times
Time: 12:00 PM
The One Book Bookshop
The One Book Bookshop
Time: 12:00 PM
Remembering Luke
Remembering Luke
Time: 12:00 PM
‘i’
‘i’
Time: 12:00 PM
Dabbledoo Music
Dabbledoo Music
Time: 12:15 PM
Dabbledoo Music
Dabbledoo Music
Time: 1:30 PM
Past Times
Past Times
Time: 1:30 PM
I a Beckett Clown
I a Beckett Clown
Time: 2:00 PM
Past Times
Past Times
Time: 3:00 PM
Banter: Irish Identity, Past, Present & Future
Banter: Irish Identity, Past, Present & Future
Time: 4:00 PM
The Enchanted Banquet
The Enchanted Banquet
Time: 7:00 PM
Dhúisíos ar Maidin / Woke up this Morning:
Dhúisíos ar Maidin / Woke up this Morning:
Time: 8:30 PM

Sunday
16th March

Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Time: 10:00 AM
Street Feelings
Street Feelings
Time: 11:00 AM
‘i’
‘i’
Time: 11:00 AM
The One Book Bookshop
The One Book Bookshop
Time: 11:30 AM
Document This…
Document This…
Time: 7:00 PM
Floating Cinema
Floating Cinema
Time: 7:30 PM

Monday
17th March

Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Dublin ‘Then & Now’
Time: 10:00 AM
‘i’
‘i’
Time: 11:00 AM
Solo Space
Solo Space
Time: 5:00 PM
Solo Space
Solo Space
Time: 7:00 PM
Trad Trio
Trad Trio
Time: 7:30 PM

Other Events as part of the I Love my City Cultural Programme

‘Don’t break my heart…’ Love Letters Exhibition Tuesday 11th February - Tuesday 18th March

Centre for Creative Practices
12pm -7pm Monday - Friday

A very unique exhibition of real ‘Love Letters’ submitted by people from Ireland, the USA and the UK. Objects submitted for the show include; a notebook mailed back and forth between a couple; a sailor’s navigation book and paintings as a homage to the common beetroot.

For more information click here.

Stones in His Pockets March 14th - 16th | Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm & Sun 3pm
Mar 18th - 22nd | Tues - Sat 8pm & Sat 22, 3pm
Tickets from €25

The Gaiety Theatre, (just off St Stephen’s Green), South King St., Dublin 2.

Multi-award-winning comedy about a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot. This hilarious and moving tale is brought to life by two actors who play 15 characters.

 

 

 

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Fishes March 11th - April 5th
Monday €8, Tues-Thurs €10, Sat €12
Light Lunch available €4
Booking: 0868784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Don’t miss the funny and surprising new drama by David Fennelly, and directed by John Doran. Larry, a twentysomething male, opens up to his dole officer during a routine rent allowance assessment. Both star in the very modern comedy of male embarrassment.

 

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Music, CD & Record Fair Friday 14th – Sunday 16th March

Filmbase, Curved St Templebar, Dublin 2
Admission: €3 Friday - €2 Saturday & Sunday

The Music, CD & Record Fair is Ireland’s largest record fair bringing together dealers from all over Ireland & the U.K.Vinyl and CD, DVDs and memorabilia in their tens of thousands fill over 45 tables on two floors. Visit us in Filmbase this St. Patrick’s weekend. Free passes are available for Sunday.

For more information click here.

Oklahoma! Friday 14th - Saturday 15th March

Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Matinee 2pm Sat
Tickets: €20/€18* Family €50* (*some shows)

This show is seen as the great American musical. With unforgettable songs such as ‘O What a Beautiful Morning’ and ‘I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say No’. Come out and enjoy this Rodgers and Hammerstein, a must see for musical fans.

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John Myers Exhibition Friday 14th - Monday 17th March

The Gallery Of Photography
Meeting House Square, Templebar

Presenting an exhibition of John Myers work to Ireland for the very first time. Myers photographed people who lived within walking distance of where he lived, so he recorded life as he knew it. His book Middle England is made up of people he knew or came across, typological studies of TV sets and a series of Boring Landscapes.

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Celtic Legend Friday 14th - Sunday 16th March

The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2.

A sneak preview of Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly’s exhibition which explores Celtic mythology and legends. The ancient method of encaustic painting using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added, depict the stories of St. Brigid, Queen Meabh and The Children of Lir.

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Graphic Studio Dublin Friday 14th - Monday 17th March

8a Cope St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Come and enjoy an exhibition by Swedish artist Lars Wikström and Irish artist Sharon Lee. This exhibition is the result of Dublin City Council’s Arts Plan, where Graphic Studio Dublin collaborated with Dublin City Council on an artist residency in The Red Stables.

For more information click here.

The Legend of Luke Kelly Friday 14th March 2014 @ 8pm

Civic Theatre Tallaght, Main Auditorium
Admission: €18 & €15 concession

The show celebrates the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend 30 years after his death. Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke, while his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by other accomplished musicians in this ultimate tribute to the King of Balladeers. Presented by Chris Kavanagh Music.

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Fab Food Trails Friday 14th & Saturday15th March

City Centre meeting point
Tour takes 2.5 hours
6-8 tastings per tour
Price: €55

Fab Food Trails introduces you to great Irish produce and the great people involved. Along the way we discover hidden gems in out of the way parts of the city, and we point out places to eat later, where to have a good coffee and where to find a good pint.

For more information click here.

Kill the Monster - Comedy Friday 14th March

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.
€10/ €7 BYOB, Tea, coffee included in ticket price.

A longfrom improvisation group, that create not just scene after scene but also magically weave, braid and reveal an unscripted theatrical play from a mere word or anecdote offered by the audience. Enjoy romance, revenge, joy, excitement, tragedy and comedy.

For more information click here.

National Print Museum – Family Event Friday 14th March

National Print Museum, Haddington Rd. Dublin 4

Join us in celebrating the St. Patrick’s Festival weekend with some themed printing and paper craft fun suitable for all the family. Visit the “what’s on” section of the website for more info on this event.

For more information click here.

National Gallery of Ireland Friday 14th - Monday 17th March

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2.

Friday and Saturday 2pm: Tiny Tots Workshop A Green Day! With Janine Davidson. Pre-booked places from 10th March education@ngi.ie
Sunday 12.30pm: Matinee Film Gerald Dillon: Painter and Decorator.

For more information click here.

Sive Friday 14th- Monday 17th March
Tickets: €13-€45

The Abbey Theatre
Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

The Abbey Theatre’s revival of Sive by John B Keane is a new production by award-winning director Conall Morrison. Rediscover this dark, powerful story of greed and passion.

For more information click here.

Teddy Bear Story Saturday 15th & Sunday16th March @ 10am -5pm
Tickets €5

The Ark, 11a Eustace St., Templebar, Dublin 2.

 

Meet a special collection of well-loved furry faces in this exhibition. We have old bears, some rare bears, and some famous bears at The Ark. Teddy bears get in free, so don’t leave them alone!

For more information click here.

Children’s Activity Area Saturday 15th & Monday 17th March @10am-5pm
Free + Admission

Christ Church Cathedral

Get creative with the kids at this St. Patrick’s themed activity area, and unique kids activity trail. Children can come and have fun engaging in activities and expressing their creative side with a range of festive arts and craft activities.

For more information click here.

St. Patrick’s Festival Food Market Saturday 15th & Monday 17th March
Admission free

Christ Church Cathedral

The Irish Village Markets return with an impressive array of home-made and gourmet food on the ground of Christ Church Cathedral. This popular market will make sure no one goes hungry this Patrick’s Weekend.

For more information click here.

Céilí in the Crypt Saturday 15th & Monday 17th March
Free + admission – booking in advance

Christ Church Cathedral Crypt

 

 

You don’t have to be Michael Flatley to be part of this wonderful celebration of traditional Irish dancing. Cairde Rince Céilí na hÉireann return, featuring a host of different jigs and reels. Expert dancers will be on hand to guide you along the way. Soak up the atmosphere of the 12th century surroundings in the heart of Dublin City.

For more information click here.

Craft ‘Pop-Up’ Shop at the Crypt Shop Saturday 15th - Monday 17th March
Free + admission

Christ Church Cathedral

Visit our crypt shop, which presents a brand new collection of hand-made crafts with a special focus on Irish tradition, with original prints and ceramic ornaments. The featured Irish Craftspeople include Meab Enamels, Simone Walsh, Royal Tara and Corona Silver. You will also find a wonderful selection of textile ornaments, woodwork, books and soaps, showcasing best in Irish Craft.

For more information click here.

The Tudors Exhibition Saturday 15th - Monday 17th March
Admission free

Christ Church Cathedral

Visit this spectacular exhibition of original costumes from the historical series, The Tudors. Designed by Emmy award-wining designer Joan Bergin, the opulent costumes from the drama have travelled the world having previously appeared on display in Macy’s NYC. The beautiful gowns feature elaborate beading, embroidery, crochet and hand painting.

For more information click here.

Discovery Gospel Choir Saturday 15th March

Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church Place, Dublin 8.

As part of St. Patrick’s Festival 2014, the Discovery Gospel Choir will raise the roof of the iconic Christ Church Cathedral. Joined by Drobak Gospel Choir and with music from Arctic Circle, this concert is not to be missed. For information on other events in Christ Church Cathedral please visit www.christchurchdublin.ie.

Doors 7.30pm show at 8pm.

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Magical Mayhem 15th March @ 3pm

Civic Theatre Tallaght
Tickets €10 and family of 4 for €35

 

Comedic magician Colm Dawson takes his Colly Jolly Family Magic show to the Civic Theatre. Mentored by the great Keith Barry, Colm has developed an amazing laugh out loud, family magic show.
“He is a laugh a minute!” – Keith Barry

For more information click here.

Belfry Tours Satuday 15th @ 11.30am & 1.15pm
Sunday 16th @ 1.30pm
Monday 17th @ 11.30am & 2.00pm
€4 + admission (Places allocated on first come first serve basis)

Christ Church Cathedral

 

 

Take a tour of the famous bell tower with the Ringing Master and gain a rare insight into the fascinating and ancient art of campanology (bell ringing) and its place in the cultural history of Dublin.

For more information click here.

Dirty Jazz Club – Concert Saturday 15th March

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Lower Pembroke St, Dublin 2.

The Dirty Jazz Club has been a big part of the Dublin Jazz scene for over a decade. Their focus is on the exploration and deconstruction of songs and an emphasis on creating a depth and textural soundscape on the melody, form and feel of the tunes.

For more information click here.

Tibetan Gongs – Introduction to Sound Healing Sunday 16th March @ 4pm
Tickets €15/€12

Centre For Creative Practices, 15 Lower Pembroke St.

This session is an amazing experience of an almost magical journey through the sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs. It brings a deep relaxation, stress relief and awakening of your self-healing powers.

For more information click here.

Dublin Biking Blitz Sunday 16th March @ 10.30am

Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail

The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course. Saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2014 Dublin Biking Blitz. Beginners and experienced welcome.

For more information click here.

Hot Since 82 Saunday March 16th

Tickets: €24.75 (inc booking fee) from Ticketmaster
Doors 11pm

Powerscourt Townhouse, 59 South William St., Dublin 2

POD & Abstract present Hot Since 82 in the decadent surroundings of Powerscourt Townhouse. Having played here a host of times in the past 24 months, the city still opens its arms to welcome what is one of the hottest and fastest rising stars of electronic music.

For more information click here.

Spring Break Sunday March 16th

Button Factory, Curved St, Templebar, Dublin 2.

Europe’s premier good-time supergroup, play the most exciting US floor-fillers of the 80’s. Based in Dublin, they have performed over 1,000 shows throughout the country and abroad. They bring their goodtime show to the Button Factory this St. Patrick’s weekend.

For more information click here.

‘Lusmór – Theatre served with Hot Whiskey’ – Break-Away project staged reading Sunday 16th March
€10 inc a complimentary hot whiskey.

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.

The Break-Away project, in association with Foras na Gaeilge, are proud to present a staged reading of their new music theatre piece, Lusmór. Based on the legend of Knockgrafton, Lusmór is a tale of luck, misfortune, love lost and gained, madness and bravery.

For more information click here.

St. Patrick’s Day Tour Sunday 16th March 2.30pm- 3.30pm

The National Museum of Ireland - Archeology, Kildare Street.

Join us at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology to find out about Ireland’s unique cultural heritage. See stunning gold ornaments of the prehistoric period to the beautifully crafted chalices and brooches of the Early Christian period.

Sunday 16th March 2.30pm- 3.30pm
No booking required, places limited.

For more information click here.

Image Space Light by Patrick Scott 16th February – 18th May
Tickets: €5/€3 concession under 18s/students free in.

IMMA, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

IMMA and VISUAL Carlow, present an exhibition of the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott. His exhibition of over 100 pieces, brings together the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artists’ 75 year career.

For more information click here.

Imaginosity Loves Dublin Monday 17th @ 11:30am & 1:30pm

The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

 

Imaginosity Dublin Children’s Museum are embracing the theme of “I Love My City” by inviting all the family to help create a sprawling scale model of Dublin using recycled materials, cardboard boxes and ingenuity – all held together with a little glue and a lot of imagination!

For more information click here.

Child’s Pose Monday 17th March @8pm
Tickets €7.50/6.50

Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

 

Child’s Pose is a riveting drama that centres on a mother’s obsessive affection for her son, and the repercussions of her actions when his well-being is placed in jeopardy. How far will a mother go to “save” her son? Will he play along? Child’s Pose is spellbinding as it navigates the waters of power, corruption and influence.

For more information click here.

The Paddy’s Day Catwalk Experience Monday 17th March @ 2pm

Wolf Tone Square, Jervis St Dublin 1

The Leprechaun Museum present The Paddy’s Day Catwalk Experience. Are you green with envy because you’re not in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Come strut your paddy’s day style on our green catwalk.
Be it designer labels or green wigs and Irish flag shorts, if you’ve got the style we’ve got the aisle! Enjoy live music and more.

For more information click here.

RTÉ Cór na nÓg St Patrick’s Day Family Concert Monday March 17th at 4pm.

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, D2

RTÉ Cór na nÓg will perform in their annual St Patrick’s Day family concert in St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street. Conducted by Mary Amond O’Brien and accompanied by Alison Thomas (piano) with guest artist Des Lacey (percussion), they will sing a selection of traditional Irish favourites as well as music from around the world. It’s a great way to celebrate the day and the festivities in town, the concert lasts about an hour. This is a non-ticketed event so arrive early to ensure entry.

Admission: Free

For more information click here.

Post Parade Party Monday 17th March

Doors 2.30pm
Tickets €5 plus fees from www.ticketmaster.ie and www.tickets.ie

Button Factory, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2

The Button Factory are delighted to present their first post parade party featuring the Irish Indie Rock legends The Frank & Walters, the truly electric and equally legendary trad / world act Kila, Interskalactic playing, old school, first wave, and big band Ska and also Dublin’s funk & soul party starters Early House.

For more information click here.

St. Patrick in His Own Words Monday March 17th at 6pm

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8.

An Ecumenical Celebration of Ireland’s patron saint. Despite the distance over many centuries, Patrick remains an inspirational figure. Traditional and modern Irish music composed for and inspired by St. Patrick’s words will be performed by the Kylemore Harp Ensemble under the direction of renowned harpist Claire O Donnell, by Fionn O hAlmhainn, Uillean Pipes, Tomás Ó Dálaigh and others.

For more information click here.

Costumes Parisiens, fashion plates from 1912-1914 Now until 30th March

Chester Beaty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Showcasing French fashion and culture in the early years of the 20th century. From gowns, to hats to parasols and fans, the exhibition presents a stunning collection and record of Parisian culture and fashion.

For more information click here.