Wednesday 21 August 2019

If you do one thing this week: Applaud Anne

Anne Enright
Anne Enright

Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, and Lisa McInerney, whose debut novel The Glorious Heresies was published this year, will be in conversation with Sunday Independent literary editor Madeleine Keane next Saturday from 5.15pm to 6.30pm, at Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, as part of the Dublin Book Festival.


Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny star in John B Keane's The Matchmaker at the Gaiety Theatre. The play delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of a collection of lonely country people, with Keane's inimitable sense of devilment and wit. It runs from tomorrow until Saturday at 7.30pm.


The annual VUE 2015 Art Fair continues today at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2. Admission is free. Leading contemporary Irish art galleries have come together to showcase exciting new art and recent work by the most accomplished Irish and international artists.


Kathy Nugent's distinctive voice and inimitable sparkle promise to make a performance of Gospel Greats in the John Field Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, on Friday at 1.05pm a special treat. You will hear How Great Thou Art, Precious Lord, Amazing Grace and many more.


New to You, a designer fashion sale and show, will take place next Sunday from 11am to 5pm at Thomas Prior Hall, Clayton Hotel (formerly Bewley's), Ballsbridge, in aid of St Michael's House, which provides services for people with intellectual disabilities. Donated big-name items include a Valentino clutch and Jimmy Choo stilettos.

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