‘Roise’ Dir. Paddy Breathnach

Now showing in cinemas.

‘Roddy Doyle’s screenplay puts a human face to Dublin’s homeless issue and the increasing numbers of families affected. Rosie (Sarah Greene), partner John Paul (Moe Dunford), and their four young children have been forced to move from their long-term home due to their landlord’s desire to sell, and are now living out of their car, trying to find even a night’s accommodation while they do their best to maintain the children’s regular routines. Director Paddy Breathnach’s social realist style, evocative of filmmakers such as Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers, offers an invaluable insight into the lives of those in crisis.’


IMMA Talks Series: Wolfgang Tillmans, Rebuilding the Future

Venue: NCAD Rupert Guinness Theatre
Dates: 20th October 3pm
Tickets: Free, but booking is required

This talk from the internationally renowned artist will cover his most recent project, the highly anticipated IMMA exhibition Rebuilding the Future, that opens on the 26th of October. Tillmans will delve deeper into the socio-political concerns that drive his expanded practice of photography, activism, publishing, performance, music and installation. Tillmans will be introduced by NCAD Director Sarah Glennie, co-curator of the IMMA exhibition.


‘Intimacy’ Exhibition Launch

Venue: Science Gallery, Trinity College
Date: 18th October 2018

‘What is INTIMACY? Can it be quantified, optimised, or commodified? Does INTIMACY hide in surprising places, or in plain sight? There has never been a more important time to examine the way we relate to each other and ask whether our definition of INTIMACY needs a reboot. Join us for the launch of INTIMACY as we get a bit closer to the artwork— and each other. What would you share for an intimate moment with a stranger? Find out with our intimate tours of the exhibition, our very own ‘Relationshop’ and choice tunes from the glorious DJ Glamo who will be our music maestro for the night. Also on hand will be the Science Gallery Cafe providing tasty treats and inviting you to give them your deepest secret, in return for a stranger’s secret for you to keep.
So let go of all your inhibitions, move a little bit closer and share more than just a drink this launch night.’ The exhibition runs from the 19th of October to the 24th of February 2019.


Dublin Theatre Festival Presents: Hamlet

Venue: The Gate Theatre
Dates: 21st September to 27th October 2018

Hamlet is one of the most revived Shakespeare plays in The Gate’s history, but this particular adaption should not be missed. Oscar-nominated Irish actress, Ruth Negga, makes her Gate stage debut in the title role of Hamlet, joined by a cast of Ireland’s finest actors. Award-winning director Yaël Farber heads an exciting creative team including Tony award-winning set and costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Paul Keogan and composer Tom Lane.


Horrorthon Flim Festival: Sir Christopher Frayling ‘On Frankenstein’.

Date: 28th October 1pm
Tickets: €11.50
Venue: Irish Film Institute

To mark the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, Horrorthon festival will welcome Sir Christopher Frayling, author of last year’s award-winning book ‘Frankenstein – The First 200 Years’, to give a talk on the subject.
The talk will be followed by a screening of the cinematic classic Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (1974), the final film from legendary horror director Terence Fisher.
Horrorthon Film Festival runs from 25th to 29th of October.


Dublin Food and Drink Festival: Tasting Ireland’s Best Coffee

Date: 20th October 11am
Venue: Vice Coffee, Middle Abbey Street
Tickets: €5

Tasting Ireland’s Best Coffees
You’ll get the opportunity to cup and taste a selection of the world’s finest coffees that have been roasted by some of Ireland’s best roasters, including 3FE, Roasted Brown, Cloud Picker, Full Circle, Calendar, SoMa, Bailie’s and more. This will be the largest selection of Irish roasted coffees ever tasted together in one room.


By Ailbhe Longmore – Arts & Lifestyle Editor