Beardyman Live: Beardyman will be doing a night of improvisation along with MC Leen and Rob Lewis from the dream team on Sunday December 4th at the Sugar club. He will be taking suggestions from the audience and making up tunes on the spot from their ideas. Due to audience participation, this event should be totally unique. Tickets €23.00

UCDVO Annual Conference The UCDVO will hold their annual conference in the Global Lounge on 26th November from 10:00-17:00. The conference this year is running with the title, ’International volunteering – where can it take you?  This conference is aimed at particularly the returned volunteers, and focuses on the impact that volunteering has had on volunteers lives both personally and professionally. The day will include a photographic exhibition highlighting sustainable development goals, titled ‘Our goals are Global goals’. The day will include guest speakers and a ‘storytelling session’ by returned volunteers on their experiences. Anyone interested in the Volunteer Organisation should register beforehand.

Discover Islam Week: UCD’s Islamic Society are holding a ‘Discover Islam’ week all this week. ‘Isoc’ will have a tent sent up in the student centre, with food, henna, hijab stalls, calligraphy, and other exhibitions. The society are hoping to let people better explore and understand Islamic culture and the religion.

UCD symphony orchestra: The third installment of night at the movies The UCD Symphony Orchestra will play a live score to a movie, following two previous shows which were extremely successful. They have added another night to bring live music to the movies. The event will take place in the Astra Hall on the 16th and 17th November at 8pm, and will feature over 200 performers playing scores from movies such as The King’s Speech and Psycho. Student tickets €10

Julia Jacklin: Jackline will perform in The Grand Social Friday November 11th. She is relatively unknown at the moment, but is set to be big in the indie folk genre. Doors open at 8pm with tickets for €15.

4th Dublin Doc Fest: This festival first established in 2013, aims to give Irish made documentaries their own platform. Irish documentary films are growing and growing to some of the highest standards in the world of documentary film. The festival gives the public the opportunity to see these works. Regular festival tickets are priced at €15, and will take place in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

John Boorman and Declan Power in Conversation with Sean Rocks: John Boorman, an Oscar nominated director will be discussing his transition from filmmaking to writing a novel. And in contrast, author of ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ Declan Power will be discussing the recent success of the conversion of his novel into a Netflix Film. Cultural journalist Sean Rocks will interview them on their crossed paths of art mediums. The event will be in the main theatre of Smock Alley, on November 11th from 7:00pm. Tickets €8/€10.

St Petersburg Ballet: The world renowned Russian ballet company will be bringing Petipas beautiful production of Swan Lake to the Bord Gais Energy theatre on 22nd and 23rd November. First choreographed in 1877, it has stood the test of time and is one of the most popular ballets worldwide, with a wonder score by Tchaikovsky, it is visually fantastic to watch. Tickets range from €15-€69.50.

Ballet Ireland, The Nutcracker: From the 16th-19th November, Ballet Ireland will bring their production of the classic, ‘The Nutcracker’ to the Gaiety Theatre. This is an absolute must for anyone in the Christmas mood, as it is synonymous with this time of year, telling a magical Christmas Eve story. Tickets available for students at the box office for €21.

La Boheme: The classic Opera will take place in the Bord Gais Energy theatre between the 30th November and the 4th December and will be performed by the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris, this Opera tells the tale of Paris’ artistic inhabitants. Tickets from €15.

Culture Shock: New to the Parish: This free event to be held in the Liquor Rooms on November 16th, 7pm, was set up as an experiment by the Irish Times to document how new arrivals to Ireland settle into their new lives and how their immigration has impacted them in all aspects. Journalist Socha Pollak will ask questions to discover the true immigrant experience. An interesting and open event.

Michael Nyman: World renowned composer Michael Nyman will take to the Olympia stage on 17th November. Famous for composing the soundtrack to the film The Piano, Nyman is sure to set the Olympia theatre alight with his music. Tickets are pricey from €43.

Wild Laughter: The theatre company Sidelong Glance will be taking the story of Albert James, a jester at the turn of the 19th century, to produce a one woman show , performed by Nell James who will bring prose , comedy and poetry into the act. The performance will take place in the Smock Alley theatre on 18th November. Tickets €8-€10

Movie Theatre Number One: On 29th of November, the Grand Social will become a cinema, drafting in  the Tartarus theatre company to do interpretations of Good Will Hunting and Silver Linings Playbook. A different take on a classic trip the the cinema, the event will begin at 8pm with tickets at just €8.


Holly Lloyd  |   Arts & Events Editor