Your Dublin November diary—3 cultural events to attend this month
According to a recent survey, over 50% of Irish office workers eat their lunch at their desk. The same survey also showed that less than one quarter of these workers have lunch in a social environment at work.
If you don’t give your brain a well deserved break, how can you expect it to work at its full capacity? Get up, disconnect and start enjoying those well earned breaks.
Here in Dublin there are three events you should definitely check out on your lunch break, after work or even if you want to make the most of your weekend.
1. Dublin Book Festival—2 – 9 November
One for the bookworms among us. The Dublin Book Festival is almost in town and its line-up of literary geniuses will surely peak some interest for those looking to escape the hectic office. Literary walking tours, group readings, book launches and a range of talks are set to entice audiences who are hungry for knowledge at lunch time.
Notable names to watch out for over the course of the festival include Stefanie Preissner (Creator of ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’ and best-selling author), Francis Brennan, RTÉ’s veteran radio presenter Rick O’Shea and former RTÉ Newsanchor Bryan Dobson.
The festival will be held in Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin City Centre on Thursday, 2 November and will continue on for a week.
2. Science Week Ireland—12 – 19 November
Science Foundation Ireland are back with a range of activities planned for Science Week Ireland 2017.
The nationwide celebration of all things science will tickle even the slightest office-nerd’s fancy with a generous mix of talks and interactive experiences. Laugh on a molecular level with Dara O’Brian in the National Concert Hall, marvel at all of Ireland’s most unheard of scientific achievements with Catherine McGuinness or even take a stab at building your own Umami burger.
Aside from the featured events, Science Foundation Ireland are calling on local communities to get involved and host their own events. So no matter where you’re commuting from or where your office is situated, there’s bound to be something close by to check out.
Science Week Ireland 2017 will run from the 12 November all the way up to the 19.
3. Dublin Gallery Weekend—23 – 26 November
Now in its third year Dublin Gallery Weekend is a city-wide event in collaboration with almost 40 art galleries and museums.
They have joined together to present a series of free public events such as talks, concerts, tours, workshops alongside their exhibitions and projects by a range of different artists. The point of the event is to experience something new and discover art of all types.
Some of the galleries participating in the event include The Irish Museum of Modern Art; Dublin City Gallery; the Hugh Lane; the Project Arts Centre; Kerlin Gallery; the National College of Art and Design Gallery; Kevin Kavanagh Gallery; The Lab Gallery; Artbox; The Library Project and The Royal Hibernian Academy.