5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend

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WHY: “Now is the winter of our discontent” … as it turns colder and darker Richard III’s words resonate. An innovative retelling of this Shakespearean tragedy takes place at Galway Town Hall from September 26 – 29, directed by Garry Hynes. The chilling play tells the story of Richard, Duke of Gloucester who, crippled from birth and intensely ambitious, sets about bending the world to his desires. The production will move on to The Abbey Theatre from October 4 – 27. www.druid.ie.

WHO: The treasures of Salvador Dali will be displayed in Ireland for the first time at “Timeless”, The Irish Antique Dealers Fair, which takes from September 28-30 at the RDS Main Hall. Gormley’s Fine Art are bringing a collection of 14 Dali works – ten sculptures and four prints – worth over €300,000, to Timeless, which is part of the build-up to a major sculpture exhibition at Russborough House next year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. Timeless will also feature a blend of contemporary and antique-focused exhibitors, allowing all ages to focus on the once-off, yet affordable, design that appeals to them. Admission to Timeless is €10, available at the door. www.timelessantiquesfair.ie.

WHERE: The City Assembly House is the setting for the Irish Georgian Society’s autumn exhibition Vain Transitory Splendours: The Irish Country House and the Art of John Nankivell” in which drawings of Irish country houses, by English artist John Nankivell over a 40 year period, will run until Saturday October 28. The exhibition is free with a number of the artworks on sale to raise funds for the Irish Georgian Society’s exhibition programme. www.igs.ie.

WHY: The Dublin Festival of History, launched earlier this week, will see over 140 free events take place around the city from now until October 7 including lectures, walking tours, exhibitions and more. 2018 sees the centenary of women’s right to vote in Ireland and to reflect this the Dublin Festival of History has a strong focus on women’s suffrage and women’s rights. This weekend we’re booking in for two talks, ‘From Anna to Hanna – How women took on their world’ with Martina Devlin at Rathmines Library, September 27 at 6.30pm, and ‘Sass Mouth Dames: Women who ruled pre-code Hollywood 1930-1934’ a talk with Megan McGurk taking place at The LAB, Dublin City Arts Office, Foley Street September 28 at 7pm. Events continue until October 7, see www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie for the full programme.

WHAT: With Halloween just around the corner, we’re getting into the spirit by visiting the Kraken Tiki Bar, a pop up rum bar taking over Lock 6, Canal Road, Ranelagh this Friday 28 and Saturday 29. Tickets cost €20 and include access to The Kraken Freaky Tiki Bar, three cocktails, including Kraken Rum’s signature cocktail, The Perfect Storm, and delicious food inspired by the darkness with live DJs playing throughout the night. There are three sessions each evening and tickets can be found at www.tickettailor.com.

AND … In need of a discreet venue for an after work meeting over drinks? We recommend 9 Below, St Stephen’s Green, below the Hibernian Club. It’s a sophisticated space to do business and socialise. www.9below.ie

Penny McCormick

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