Saturday 16 December 2017

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French teasers

Want a bit of gourmet ooh la la without having to go all the way to France to get it?

Then take a stroll around Dublin with French foodie Ketty Elisabeth, who will introduce you to Gallic food and customs, all while sampling some top-class grub and wine.

You can start the day with a traditional French breakfast, take a bakery tour and add in a spot of chocolate and macaroons while washing it all down with some vino.

The three-hour tours run every Saturday morning (€35) and afternoon (€42). There will also be special Christmas tours.

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Picture perfect

We can't think of a better thing to do of an afternoon than drop in to 'Pictiúr', the biggest exhibition of Irish children's book illustrations ever assembled.

Curated by Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey, the exhibition, which has just opened at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, features 42 pieces by 21 illustrators and runs until January 12. See

Building the future

Ever wondered what the future will look like? Now's your chance to find out. Book a place at 'NewNowNext', a series of talks that features current and up-and-coming architects from around the world.

Run by the Irish Architecture Foundation and design specialists Arup, the next talk is on Wednesday, November 27, at the Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2 at 7pm.

Andrew Griffin of Urban Agency, an architectural practice with offices in Dublin, Copenhagen and Lyon, will be among the speakers.

Rory McGowan, a director at Arup, said: "Urban Agency is what NewNowNext is all about: an innovative design practice that is both local and international."

Admission to the talk is free, but you need to book online at

Irish Independent

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