Thursday 19 April 2018

If you do one thing this week... Forbid Fruit

Fat Boy Slim
Fat Boy Slim
Declan Kidney
Dublin Dance Festival
Oliver Goldsmith

Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival will take place in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, from Friday May 29 to Sunday May 31. Musical performances by Patti Smith, Fatboy Slim, Tei Shi, Blooms, Dan Stritch and many more. David McSavage and Kevin McGahern will appear in the comedy tent.


Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar, and brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to perform vibrant contemporary dance, and will run until May 30. Highlights include Bastard Amber by the Liz Roche Company, and Built to Last by Meg Stuart and Damaged Goods.


The Oliver Goldsmith Festival will be officially opened in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, Co Longford on Friday May 29 by journalist and author Liam Collins. Celebrating the life of the locally born writer will be UL academic Michael Giffin, playwright Vincent Woods and poet Gerald Dawe. Fun weekend of social events in Longford and Westmeath.


Down With Jazz, a festival that reels back the decades to the anti-jazz movement of the 1930s, is back on May 30 and 31 at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. It will be held in a big tent where musicians and music lovers of all persuasions, from funk and electronica, to chamber pop and free improv, are welcome.


Former Ireland coach Declan Kidney has launched Breakthrough Cancer Research's annual golf classic event which will tee off on May 29, taking place at the Championship Golf Course, designed by Ryder Cup Legend Christy O'Connor Jnr, at the Lee Valley Golf & Country Club. Limited tee times are available.

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