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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 24 October 2020:


Dublin Event Guide 679: Back to Online, but there are still also Live Markets! – Arts & Human Rights Festival, International Literature Festival, Halloween

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  24 October 2020 – No 679

Subscribers: 24,000

Back to Online, but there are still also Live Markets! – Arts & Human Rights Festival, International Literature Festival, Halloween

Hi all!

So, Level 5 again!? :-O How annoying/disappointing/upsetting is that? I think we all feel the same about it. But the trend was definitely going in the wrong direction and we probably all saw it coming, while hoping to the last minute for “just” a Level 4.8 rather than 5.

The end date is meant to be 01 December and lets hope that it will be that date and not any longer. It might depress you to see how far away that is (then don’t look at this timer) OR it might give you hope. So here is the Countdown Timer (for the people that get the Dublin Event Guide e-mail or check it out on www.dublineventguide.com but not on Facebook):

countdownmail.com

So what next? There is good news and bad news. The bad news is that most real life events will not happen until 01 December. (I don’t like calling them “Offline” events, because that kind implies that “not online” is a negative thing.) But there is also very good news: Level 5 is LESS severe than the lockdown the first time around. So Outdoor Markets, for example, can still happen. You are not meant to travel across town for them, though. And apart from that, we are going back to Online events!

I know, many are fed up with Zoom calls, but maybe you should consider revising that feeling! Zoom is just a tool that helps you to stay in contact or experience things while we can’t do them in real life. Sure you probably are fed up with online events, but it is not Zoom’s fault! Being fed up with an enabling tool will hold you back from experiencing good things. Imagine you loved painting and you felt that you HATE paint brushes, that wouldn’t help your love for painting. If you like communicating with people or learning or experiencing culture and Zoom can help you, then embrace Zoom! It will be with us for a long time!!!

A good few events in this Dublin Event Guide will be online (through Zoom, via Facebook Live or via YouTube) embrace them, enjoy them and make new experiences through these events. It doesn’t matter how exactly they are delivered to you.

I will continue gathering things to do for you to keep all of us going and if it helps you, tell me on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page or through an e-mail or through a donation.

This brings me on to how you help me: I need your help with the cost to keep the Dublin Event Guide going and over the years we have found this deal: I do the work and you help me pay the bills through donations. As long as this works, I will continue. If I have to do the work AND pay the bills, I will stop. Fair??? I think so!

I am not asking for a lot, but I think one or two Euro per MONTH is a very fair suggestion. So for the year, this would be 12 Euro or – for people you can afford a bit more – just 24 Euro per year! That is ONLY 23 or 46 cent per Dublin Event Guide edition! An amazingly low cost for the great value that you get every week! :-)

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Thank you very very much!

The EPIC Zone

 

EPIC Logo “EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

 

 

Like most other museums and cultural venues, EPIC is currently closed, but they do not stop and are running some really interesting online events:

++ Help Create a Good News Story for the Irish Abroad
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum are the only Irish visitor attraction or museum to be included in the World Travel Awards Final for the title of World’s Leading Tourist Attraction and the voting deadline has been extended to 25 October.
The team at EPIC greatly appreciate the support of Irish people at home and abroad in helping them highlight and celebrate the impact of people of Irish heritage worldwide. Your vote could help them win an award for the Irish everywhere.
Vote here: www.worldtravelawards.com/vote-for-epic-the-irish-emigration-museum-worlds-leading-tourist-attraction-2020

++ Samhain Festival (Virtual Events)
Mon 26 Oct – 12:00-16:00 – Admission is free.
epicchq.com/samhain-festival-epic-museum
Prepare for an epic scare as the otherworldly descends upon the vaults of EPIC, for Samhain – Ireland’s Family Halloween Festival, brought to you this year online. Immerse yourself in an Irish Halloween experience, from creepy creative workshops to traditional Halloween games and hijinks!

 

 
 

 

 

And here are as many free events for you as I could find:

I hope everybody knows that all events in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) are actually free. The name does give it away ;-) but it seems not everyone is totally aware of that!

 

Saturday

+ Futures Digital Festival 05-31 Oct with Expos, Talks and Studio Visits – Online www.futures-photography.com/events
+ STAND Student Festival 2020: Climate Migration 12-24 Oct various events online stand.ie/upcoming-events/ (Booking required)
+ Ideal Homes Show – Online Edition 24-26 Oct All day idealhome.ie/ExhibitorZone2019/product-finder/
+ Up-Cycling Workshop – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Home – Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival 09:00-21:00 Online dahrf.com/event/up-cycling-workshop-reduce-reuse-and-recycle-at-home/
+ The SuperNatural Food Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Buggybirds: Draw and Play! Family Art and Story Project (age 4+ and the whole family) – International Literature Festival Dublin 10:00 Online www.crowdcast.io/e/buggbirds-draw-and-play/register (Registration required)
+ St Anne’s Park Market – Farmer’s Market 10:00-16:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket/
+ Bushy Park Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Marlay Park Market 10:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ Room on the Broom – Hoglets Half Term Halloween Special – Theatre for kids 10:00-10:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/429769194666628
+ Explorium Super Science Saturday: Halloween Activities 11:00 www.facebook.com/explorium.ie/posts/3746279088716199
+ Ukulele Licence – Play Along – Rock Jam School 11:00-11:30 Online rockjam.ie
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ 10 Ignatian Tips for Surviving Lockdown – Gardiner Street Parish Talk 11:30-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/811781346248298/ (Registration required)
+ Expressing Landscape: Mapping Dublin – Conversation – International Literature Festival Dublin 12:00 Online www.crowdcast.io/e/expressing-landscape/register
+ Protest against sealing of mother & baby home records 14:00 Navan Road, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/961615944345838/
+ “The Night Bus Hero” with Onjali Q. Rauf – Book Talk (Age 9+) – International Literature Festival Dublin 14:00 Online www.crowdcast.io/e/the-night-bus-hero/register (Booking required)
+ Know Your Right to Protest – Workshop with Irish Council for Civil Liberties 14:30-15:00 Online dahrf.com/event/workshop-know-your-right-to-protest/ (Booking required)
+ Climate Queens Podcast – Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival 15:00-18:00 Online dahrf.com/event/climate-queens-podcast-with-special-guests/
+ Yoga for Health – Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00  Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ Climate and Environment Panel Discussion with Front Line Defenders – Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 16:00-18:00 Online dahrf.com/event/climate-and-environment-panel-discussion/
+ Arts and Human Rights Festivals Across Borders – Discussion – Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival 16:00-18:00 Online dahrf.com/event/arts-and-human-rights-festivals-across-borders/ (Booking required)
+ Tunes from the Seisiúns 17:30-18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/362330938302957/
+ Halloween Karaoke Online 19:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/382083209883775/
+ Dublin Story Time At Night – Storytelling 20:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3279453715484880/ (Booking required)
+ The Finns live on Irishgigs 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/1551397418390068/
+ Abba Sensations – Abba Tribute 21:00-00:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2725513771052746/
+ Cal Folger Day – Songwriter – Live Last Year 21:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2662750630703113/

 

 

 

 
Sunday
 

++++ WINTER TIME CLOCK CHANGE – At 02:00 last night, the clocks went back one hour. Do not touch your smart phone or your computer, but change all other clocks BACK by one hour. You can check the current time here www.google.com/search?q=current+time
+ Futures Digital Festival 05-31 Oct with Expos, Talks and Studio Visits – Online www.futures-photography.com/events
+ Ideal Homes Show – Online Edition 24-26 Oct All day idealhome.ie/ExhibitorZone2019/product-finder/
+ Keep Sketch – Online Sketching Group: Glendalough 09:00-00:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/729387950982866/
+ Art and Philosophy Game: How To Do Things With Words – Workshop – Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 10:00-12:00 Online dahrf.com/event/art-and-philosophy-game-how-to-do-things-with-words/
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market 11:00-16:00 People’s Park, Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-coco-market
+ Marlay Park Market 11:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ Herbert Park Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273/
+ Halloween Market at Glasnevin Indoor Market 11:00-18:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11, D11AX66 www.facebook.com/events/717732718777460/
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Behind the Scenes: Family Sports Writing Workshop with Ger Siggins – International Literature Festival Dublin 11:00-12:00 Online www.crowdcast.io/e/ger-siggins/register (Booking required)

+ Sundays@Noon Online: Short & Suite – Music for Piano, Saxophone and Bass – Hugh Lane Gallery 12:00-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/392459868787073/
+ FILM: BROKEN – A Palestinian Journey Through International Law – Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 12:00-14:00 Online dahrf.com/event/broken-a-palestinian-journey-through-international-law/
+ Twin Hearts Meditation – Pranic Healing 12:00-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/4013722785313009/
+ Sunday Organ Recitals – St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral 12:15-12:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/374242007089173
+ More… Murder Most Unladylike with Robin Stevens – Book Talk – International Literature Festival Dublin 15:00-16:00 Online www.crowdcast.io/e/robin-stevens/register (Booking required)
+ Looking Forward – Discussion – Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival 15:00-17:00 Online dahrf.com/event/looking-forward/
+ Targeting Transnational Activism for Palestinian Rights – Front Line Defenders – Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 18:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3573945822658333/
+ Halloween Quiz Night – E-ducare Charity Event 18:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3367519403338152/ (Donations appreciated)
+ Compass: ‘Say It Aloud – We’re Irish!’ – Spoken Word Event – International Literature Festival Dublin 19:00-20:00 Online www.crowdcast.io/e/beyond-representation/register
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/618767912076311/
+ Olwyn Fouere: The Axis Chats Special – Conversation – Axis Ballymun 21:00-22:00 Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173605466 (Booking required)

 

Next Week

+ Futures Digital Festival 05-31 Oct with Expos, Talks and Studio Visits – Online www.futures-photography.com/events
+ Arts Festival – Nutgrove Shopping Centre www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/arts-festival with arts classes for kids www.facebook.com/NutgroveShoppingCentre/posts/3367113426703217 and other events.

+ Ideal Homes Show – Online Edition 24-26 Oct All day idealhome.ie/ExhibitorZone2019/product-finder/
+ Room on the Broom – Hoglets Half Term Halloween Special – Theatre for kids Mon 26 Oct 10:00-10:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/429769194666628
++ Samhain Family Festival with Storytelling, Turnip workshop & Spellcasting session Mon 26 Oct 12:00-16:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2696592360579813/
+ Open Yoga Samkhya Class (Traditional Yoga) with Unmani Ananda Mon 26 Oct 19:00-20:00 meet.google.com/nsc-oarh-pxv
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+ Room on the Broom – Hoglets Half Term Halloween Special – Theatre for kids Tue 27 Oct 09:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/429769194666628
+ Nature Live: Digitising Life – Live Talk with Natural History Museum London Scientist – Nature Live Online Tue 27 Oct 11:55-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/naturalhistorymuseum/
+ Infinity guided meditation – Live Webinar Tue 27 Oct 18:00-19:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/

+ Fantastical & Historical Storytelling for kids – dlr Libraries Wed 28 Oct – 11:00-11:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/331069494626587/ (Booking required)
+ Creepy Creatures art workshop for kids – dlr Libraries Wed 28 Oct – 11:00-12:00 & 14:00-15:00 www.facebook.com/events/707873100084876/ (Booking required)
+ Coffee Conversation: Waiting by Kathy Prendergast – Hugh Lane Gallery Wed 28 Oct 12:00-13:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/all/3002-coffee-conversation-28-october-2020
+ The Bach Choir Choral Workshop – Open invitation Wed 28 Oct 18:30-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/392007848485549/
+ Kevin Barry – Yours ‘Til Hell Freezes – History Lecture Wed 28 Oct 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/836108470460757/

+ Potions and Wands – Halloween Workshop for kids – dlr Library Thu 29 Oct 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1282691962079086/ (Registration required)
+ Exhibition Tour: WWI: Exploring the Irish Experience – National Library of Ireland Thu 29 Oct 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/123149484423 (Booking required)
+ Pumpkin Carving class (for kids – age: 7+) – Dun Laoghaire Library Thu 29 Oct 11:30-12:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/655163962040246/ (Registration required)
+ Ukulele Licence – Play Along – Rock Jam School Thu 29 Oct 11:00-11:30 Online rockjam.ie
+ Spooky Stories for kids – dlr Library Thu 29 Oct 16:00-16:50 & 19:00-19:50 Online www.facebook.com/events/378528280198757/ (Booking required)

++ Bram Stoker Festival 30 Oct – 02 Nov Online bramstokerfestival.com/
+ Potions and Wands – Halloween Workshop for kids – dlr Library Fri 30 Oct 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/372665143944781/ (Registration required)
+ Craftsmanship & its Conservation in the Architecture of Britain & Ireland (1660-1760) – Conference Fri 30 Oct 10:00-17:30 www.eventbrite.com/e/101211385980
+ Spooky Quiz – Family Festival at Natural History Museum London Fri 30 Oct 10:30-11:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/260249292076607/
+ Pumpkin Carving class (for kids – age: 7+) – Dun Laoghaire Library Fri 30 Oct 11:30-12:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/346655186757472/ (Registration required)
+ Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Book Club: The Spirit Level – Discussion 13:00-14:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/121058321699
+ RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Rossini, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Schubert Fri 30 Oct 19:00 orchestras.rte.ie/events/3314/rossini-faure-mendelssohn-schubert/
+ Fright Night – Natural History Museum London Fri 30 Oct 19:30-21:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/352228192688864/
+ Ross D – Live on Irishgigs Fri 30 Oct 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2662170037335902/

 

You want for more events and suggestions?

I found a few more things to keep you going or that you might find interesting:

1) HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Next weekend, from Friday until Monday, the Bram Stoker Festival is happening again. This year it is a free online festival and you can find all events here bramstokerfestival.com/
And also all events in Dublin that normally are organised by the four councils (Dublin City, Fingal, South Dublin and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown) have also been moved online:
Ballymun’s Otherworld Festival, Finglas Fright Night, The Liberties Haunt www.thelibertieshaunt.com, Cauldron of Smithfield www.thecauldronofsmithfield.com, Dockers and Demons Festival www.dockersanddemons.com and more

2) FIVE KILOMETERS AT LEVEL 5
The Level 5 restrictions mention the 5km distance again, but it is one of the most misunderstood restrictions. Many seem to think that this is the max range of freedom during the Level 5 restrictions, but that is incorrect. Instead you are asked to stay at home, but you are allowed to leave for essential reasons and there is no restriction to the distance if you leave for essential/vital reasons. The 5km limit ONLY applies to your range for exercise! So you are not meant to exercise outside a 5km radius around your home and this website will help you again to remind yourself how far 5km is 2kmfromhome.com/5km
But if you – for example – need to go to a Health Food Store to get some required supplements and that store is outside of a 5km radius, you are allowed to go there. The list of exceptions for extending the range of movement can be found here www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/#domestic-travel-restrictions
Also “support bubble” visits are allowed to be outside the 5km range. The details for this are here www.gov.ie/en/publication/3516d-support-bubbles/

3) PUMPKIN DECORATING COMPETITION – National Botanic Gardens
For many years, the National Botanic Gardens runs a very popular yearly Pumpkin Decorating Competition around Halloween. Unfortunately the normal display of the Pumpkins is not possible this year, so they decided to run an competition with a VIRTUAL exhibition.
Find out all the details here:
www.facebook.com/nationalbotanicgardens/posts/1713324428818081
Entries will be accepted from Monday 12 October 2020 to 17:00 on Saturday 31 October 2020.

3) LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES – Special Offer
Udemy courses are still super popular because as long as we still spend a lot of time at home, it makes sense to use some of that time to learn something new.
Did you learn a new skill in the last few months? In October most Udemy courses will cost between EUR 10.99 and 12.99 again. At some point in August the courses were even reduced to 9.99, but these things happen sometimes without advance warning. I checked though and in September and October there are no 9.99 discounts planned, so you better get the courses when you see form for between 10.99 and 12.99. Please use this link shor.by/GqCk because if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)

4) READ MORE BOOKS
A new free Book summary can be found here every week: readitfor.me/91927 Readitfor.me actually provides a number of weekly free book summaries and they also have a special offer at the moment still that will expire soon: For $99 you will get Lifetime access to ALL book summaries! This is a great price if you consider that their normal monthly charge is EUR 10, so in just 10 month you would have spent more than with the lifetime access.

To buy physical books and e-books I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include delivery for free (and by using this link you help the Dublin Event Guide). Please don’t use any other links than the one below!! (Book Depository changed all their links and with the old one you don’t help the Dublin Event Guide.) With this link you do help the Dublin Event Guide when you purchase a book and it doesn’t cost you a cent: shor.by/BookDepository

 

And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.
Take care,–Joerg

 

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