Saturday 16 December 2017

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week

Carol Vorderman
Carol Vorderman
Willy Wonka
Ed Power

Ed Power

Whether you are staying in or going out, we pick the events not to miss this week.

Going out

The gig

Julia Jacklin

The Australian singer's dark and mysterious ballads have made her one of the sensations of the year. She was a standout at Electric Picnic and returns for her first proper Irish show, performing her debut album, 'Don't Let The Kids Win'. Tonight, Grand Social, Dublin. Tickets available at door

The festival

Cork Film Festival

Willy Wonka

Highlights include Irish premières for 'Dancer', a documentary about "bad boy" ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, and the Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams-starring 'Certain Women'. There will also be a family friendly screening of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory': a tribute to the late Gene Wilder and to Roald Dahl on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Until November 20.

The club

Pantha Du Prince

Producer and DJ Hendrick Weber is influenced equally by Philip Glass, Kraftwerk and Cologne's mighty Kompakt record label. His sets are propulsive tour de forces. the dancefloor equivalent of a bullet train through a dramatic cityscape. Saturday, District 8, Dublin, 11pm

Staying in

The radio show

Sin-é: Jeff Buckley's Irish Odyssey

Much of the mystique accumulating around singer Jeff Buckley since his death at age 30 concerns his early days playing downtown New York Irish bar Sin-é. This period of his life is reflected upon in a new documentary by Steve Cummins. Saturday, Radio One, 2pm

The TV show

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Ant 'n' Dec return with their annual orgy of bushtucker trials Entering the jungle are Carol Vorderman, soccer player Wayne Bridge and soap stars Larry Lamb and Adam Thomas, to name but a few. Light relief perhaps, after the week that was. Sunday 9pm, ITV

The box set

Game of Thrones, Season Six

With series seven of the swords and sorcery romp filming in Belfast, what better time to catch up with the most recent season's shenanigans? Winter is coming (still) and evil forces stir in the far north, at King's Landing and across the Narrow Sea.

Irish Independent

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