Tuesday 24 October 2017

If you do one thing this week: Honour Hedda

Catherine Walker in Hedda Gabler
Catherine Walker in Hedda Gabler

A wife, a muse, a coward, a heretic; Hedda Gabler is something to everyone, yet has no idea who she is to herself. Starring Catherine Walker, the Abbey Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece Hedda Gabler in a new version by Mark O'Rowe, running until May 16. www.abbeytheatre.ie


Architects nationwide will offer one-hour consultations to the public for a donation of €55, every cent of which will go directly to the Simon Communities, as part of the eleventh annual RIAI Simon Open Door which was launched by Dermot Bannon. Saturday and Sunday May 9 and 10. www.simonopendoor.ie


Jaime Nanci and The Blueboys will perform on Friday May 1 at McHughs Bar and Venue, Cord Road, Drogheda, 9.30pm, as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival which runs from tomorrow until May 4. The festival includes three Treasure Tours of the Boyne Valley to highlight its art, culture and natural beauty. www.droghedaartsfestival.ie


Galway Theatre Festival is a celebration of theatre, circus and outdoor spectacles which showcase the vibrant performance culture of the festival city, running from May 1 to 9. Also enjoy a lively exploration of Galway's theatre history. www.galwaytheatrefestival.com


Bray Jazz Festival takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend - May 1, 2 and 3 - with contemporary jazz performers from the USA, Brazil, Italy, Peru, Venezuela, Cuba, Hungary, Czech Republic, The Ukraine and Japan, including 32-year-old trumpeter-composer Ambrose Akinmusire from the USA. www.brayjazz.com

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