With over 200 acts taking part this year, there's is A LOT going on for this year's 10 Days In Dublin Festival. Film, music, theatre, comedy, visual art, spoken word... there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Chances are you’ve got your eye on a handful of events already but if you need some suggestions, then look no further than our 10 x 10 Days in Dublin Festival Highlights - a selection of the events we’re most looking.
My Friend has a Meltybrain? | 13th July | Unitarian Church
People are strange, Dublin based experimental band Meltybrains? are stranger. They invite you to embark on an audio-visual journey to the boundary of their imagination. Join them in the serene surroundings of the Unitarian Church, Stephens Green, as they attempt their most ambitious performance to date. Will it be spectacular or utterly disastrous? There is only one way to find out.
SEE | HEAR | 7th July | The Back Loft
It’s a festival within a festival set up by recent graduates, showcasing the current creative work of young adults in Dublin. Starting at 2pm, there'll be an exhibit, workshops for a variety of ages, live, arts and crafts, and evening concert. See | HEAR will only set you back €9/€11, which is pretty good bang for you book in our eyes when you consider. It’s family friendly too... sure what else would you be doing of a Sunday?
The Eulogist presented by InDevelopment Theatre Company | 4th - 7th July | Theatre Upstairs @ Lanigans
The Eulogist is a dark but honest tale about the loss of a brother. A brutal attack leaves one brother in control. Left asking difficult questions and forced to consider the options, the feeling of helplessness is one he can't avoid. As the eulogy is being prepared the full impact of the decision is understood when memories of childhood adventures surface. Earlier on this week we checked out this one man show and gave it 4.5 stars... out of 5! Check it out on your lunch and get a quick bite to eat while you’re at it.
Lovely Girl's Guide to Lovely Living presented by Come As Soon As You Hear | 11th - 13th July | The Little Green Café
Lovely Girl sips a cup of tea and tells everyone how nice they are. Gives a hug; too many fairy cakes. Avoids mentioning politics or religion. Being a lovely lady takes a lot of energy, but hey, she’s young. LOVES CROSSWORDS. LOVES KNITTING. NEVER MISSES COUNTDOWN. LOVES SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS. Join Lovely Girl for a masterclass in old-fashioned etiquette, softly tweaked for 21st Century living.
James Walmsley : Don’t Swim With Killer Whale | 11th July | The Workman's Club
Lead singer of world beating comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce returns to Dublin with a brand new solo show. Don’t Swim with Killer Whales comes to the Workman’s Club for one night only direct from the Sydney Comedy Festival. Expect guitar wielding comedy of the highest order.
Foil, Arms, and Hog | 10th July | The Workman's Club
It's no secret that we’re a bit fan of Foil, Arms, and Hog here at entertainment.ie but with good reason. This comedy trio are one of the freshest and funniest acts on the Irish comedy scene. Their shows are a fast mix between sketch comedy and stand-up, making this one ticket you don’t want to pass up.
Shorts 1 & 2 | 8th & 9th July | The Sugar Club
An eclectic collection of short film, documentaries and music videos showcasing the work of emerging, independent film makers.
Dublin Doc Fest | 4th July | The Sugar Club
Dublin Doc Fest is an exciting new short documentary film festival showcasing work from both Irish and International documentary filmmakers. In this first installment, Dublin Doc Fest brings you work exploring art and the artistic process, memory, addiction, hope, and the strength of the human spirit from award winning documentaries and filmmakers. Dublin Doc Fest's objective is to provide a new platform for short documentary film, to place it centre stage.
wordlegs: Post Tiger Stories | 6th July | The Workman's Club
So, what is Ireland post-Celtic Tiger? Is our spirit gone with the money and the emigrants or is the craic back at last? Is this a fresh start or a complete mess? How is the environment shaping our thoughts, our lives, our creativity? Some of Ireland's top young and emerging writers will read short stories and poetry inspired by the landscape - political and otherwise - of modern Ireland.
Temper-Mental MissElayneous | 7th July | The Twisted Pepper
Temper-Mental MissElayneous will be presenting a show distinct from any other. The collective consciousness of the night will be driven by the spirit of truth. Using the cultural movement of Hiphop as her medium, witness feminine advocacy through lyricism and revolution through rhyme. Featuring instrumental from Dublin’s ever unsurpassed producers with the live art of turntablism from DJ RagHarry; scratching and beat-juggling .With support from Ophelia & Femcee Mega – female rap art of the highest calibre in Irish Hiphop.