5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend

We’re indulging at BAILEYS TREATYARD, investing at ART SOURCE and searching for ANTIQUES in Limerick and Dublin 

WHY: With original works by street artist Banksy worth up to €150,000 as one of the main attractions, we are looking forward to visiting Art Source, at the RDS from November 10 – 12. Over 150 artists and galleries will be showcasing paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and glass art. Gormley’s Fine Art are bringing Banksy to the fair and among the pieces being shown are Banksy’s iconic Flying Copper image of a policeman with a big yellow smiley face, his Girl With A Balloon and his Tesco Tomato Soup parody on the work by Andy Warhol. Other attractions include 100 for €100 – an opportunity to purchase an original artwork for just €100. The show will also feature interactive oil and resin painting demonstrations and there are free children’s art workshops for under 12s. Admission is €10 for adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free, if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Opening times Friday Nov 10: 11am – 9pm, Sat Nov 11: 10am – 6pm, Sun Nov 12: 10am -6pm. www.artsource.ie.

WHERE: We’re going to be busy tonight. Firstly, we’re heading to House of Ireland, where designer Susannagh Grogan is demonstrating how to accessorise in style with a lesson on tying a silk scarf, a skill not easily mastered. Special in-store discounts are on offer as well as some mulled wine and mince pies. House of Ireland 37/38 Nassau and Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Later we’ll head to Dundrum Shopping Centre for their annual Shop and Rock event which takes place from 6pm until midnight. We’ve heard that Harvey Nichols will be participating in this discount shopping event for the first time and Pippa O’Connor will also open Ireland’s only POCO by Pippa O’Connor pop up store tonight. …

WHAT: We’re supporting charity initiative Dress for Success Dublin, which is hosting its annual fashion sale on Friday and Saturday 10 – 11 November. Bargain hunters can expect designer items at a fraction of the original cost as well as vintage accessories. The charity supports the equal pay campaign and women entering the workforce, and was founded by Sonya Lennon who tells us “We’re running the sale at our Ellis Quay premises over two days. But I’d advise you to get there early to get the best deals”. Timings are from 12 noon to 4pm on Friday and from 10am to 3pm on Saturday at 4 Ellis Quay, Smithfield Dublin 7.

WHY: We’re looking forward to indulging our taste buds at Baileys Treatyard, which takes place from this Friday – Sunday November 12. Baileys is bringing together international and local guest confectioners, baristas, shakers, bakers and creamers, who will unveil treats and desserts best enjoyed with a selection of Baileys cocktails. The line-up includes Mr Holmes Bakehouse, the team behind the Cruffin, San Francisco’s viral pastry sensation, MOLCi, Bean and Goose and Zuko’s Bakery. A Baileys Treat Station will also serve up music, entertainment, talks and demos.

Baileys Treatyard will take place from 3-10pm on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November and from 2-8pm on Sunday 12 November in Dublin’s Eatyard.

AND: If you’re an antique lover and in the Limerick area on Saturday or Sunday, we can recommend the antiques fair which will be held in The South Court Hotel Limerick. New dealers from Germany, Portobello Road London and from all four corners of Ireland mean that it is their biggest fair to date. There’s also an antiques fair at Clontarf Castle on Sunday 12 from 11am – 6pm.

Penny McCormick

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