Thursday 29 September 2016

If you do one thing this week: Applaud Aoibhin

Published 18/05/2015 | 02:30

Actress Aoibhinn Garrihy at The Irish Premiere screening of: Transformers: Age of Extinction at The Savoy Cinema Dublin
Photo:Brian McEvoy
Actress Aoibhinn Garrihy at The Irish Premiere screening of: Transformers: Age of Extinction at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Photo:Brian McEvoy

Bodies That Can Never Tire, a 150 year celebration of WB Yeats, will take place on Friday May 22 at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8, at 6pm, tickets €15, €12.50. Participants will include actress Aoibhin Garrihy, author Patrick McCabe, and actress Maeve Fitzgerald. www.ilfdublin.com

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DRINK N' DONATE

Butlers Cup for SVP will see Butlers Chocolate Cafes nationwide donate all proceeds from hot beverages sold on Tuesday, May 19, to St. Vincent de Paul, to try make a difference to the lives of those experiencing poverty in Ireland. Cafes hope to raise €30,000. www.butlerschocolates.com/cup4

ENJOY EMMA

Opera Theatre Company, Ireland's National Touring Opera Company, presents Verdi's Rigoletto, directed by Selina Cartmell, in a newly commissioned contemporary translation by playwright Marina Carr, touring nationwide until Saturday 30 May. Cork soprano Emma Nash plays the vulnerable young daughter Gilda. www.opera.ie

ACCLAIM ANNE

Talk about an amazing line-up for a book festival! Irvine Welsh, John Gray, Anne Enright, Jon Ronson, Peter Carey, Oliver Jeffers, Alexander McCall Smith, Paul Muldoon, Anne Applebaum, and Elif Shafak are just some of the authors lined up for the International Literature Festival Dublin which will run until May 24 in 19 venues. www.ilfdublin.com

CHEER A CHOIR

Diva Voces will perform Songs of Sanctuary, by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, with a 10 piece orchestra, followed by a range of great songs including barbershop, contemporary and baroque, on Saturday May 23, in Whitefriars St Church, Aungier St, Dublin 2, 7.30pm. Entrance is €15/€10/€40 for a family. www.divavoces.ie

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