5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend

PENNY McCORMICK on what’s happening this weekend …

WHO: Ingrid Bergman prints by Andy Warhol, works by Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana and Jean Michelle Basquait are all highlights at Art Source, taking place at the RDS from November 9 – 11. From contemporary art, realism and portraiture, to abstract art and landscapes, visitors to this vibrant showcase have the opportunity to meet the artists and to buy directly from them. Also in the mix is the unique “100 for €100” project, with unique pieces available on a first-come first-served basis. Admission is €10 for adults. www.artsource.ie.

WHAT: We’re dance obsessed at the moment and two events appeal this weekend …

Cork City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, directed by Alan Foley, runs for four performances only in Cork Opera House between November 8 – 10. The matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday stars world-renowned prima ballerina Ekaterina Bortyakova from the Moscow State Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy. With costumes made at the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet in St Petersburg and spectacular scenery, the ballet promises to be a thrilling spectacle for all the family. www.corkcityballet.com.


Also taking place in Limerick is Light Moves festival of dance, film and media arts from November 8 – 11. Highlights will include a screening of the classic Man With A Movie Camera as well as other short films from China and Russia and an exploration of ballet at Belltable. www.lightmoves.ie.

WHERE: Now in its fourth year, Belfast Design Week runs until Sunday and has plenty of events to inspire. Design Camp on Friday is at the Ulster Museum with talks from local and international design talent. Also on Friday is a fun Supper Club provided by the Little Pink Kitchen with guest speaker, and THE GLOSS contributing illustrator, Jacky Sheridan. Also recommended is the design-led 25 Pop-up Boutique taking place in Victoria Square Belfast over the weekend. “On The Head: Fashion and Form”, on Sunday is a display of millinery paraphernalia, photographs and illustrations. www.belfastdesignweek.com.

WHY: Remembrance is very much in our minds this week and the National Library of Ireland, 2/3 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, has an interesting series of free exhibitions and talks regarding WW1. There’s a pop-up talk on WW1 recruitment propaganda posters which explores the role and impact of bold posters which urged Irish and British men to join the war effort, while “Women and Work in WW1” shows the crucial work women did during the war, as a backdrop to NLI’s World War Ireland exhibition. www.nli.ie.

AND … On Sunday, November 11, the “New to You” Designer Fashion Sale and Show takes place at the RDS Concert Hall, from 11am – 5pm. Proceeds from the event will go to the charity, St Michael’s House, which provides services for people with intellectual disabilities. The sale is a great opportunity to pick up pre-loved designer bargains with pieces from Dolce & Gabbana to Alexander McQueen. For a sneak preview go to www.instagram.com/newtoyoufashionsale.

Penny McCormick

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