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Here I Am: See the child, not the syndrome

Here I Am: See the child, not the syndrome

Here I Am: See the child, not the syndrome

Here I Am is a book of beautiful portraits of children with Down syndrome encouraging us to see the child and not the syndrome. The first print run sold out and a reprint has just hit the shops. The book is accompanied by an exhibition of huge outdoor pictures which is travelling the country this summer. Here I Am is published by Gill and Macmillan, and costs €24.99. www.downsyndrome.ie


The 10th Dublin International Piano Competition will take place from May 15 to May 26 - the preliminaries in the Royal Dublin Society from May 15 to 21, the semi-finals in the National Concert Hall on May 23/24, and the final with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall on May 26. www.dipc.ie


How often have you seen people out in their boats and wondered what it might be like? Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club is set to run a fun Adult Introduction to Sailing course - the bulk of which will be spent on the water helping you learn the ropes. It starts on May 22, and runs until May 27, weekday evenings. Cost €200. www.cybc.ie


Tickets have gone on sale for the much anticipated Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, (LSAD) Graduate Fashion Show which will take place on Thursday May 21 at the LSAD Gallery, a former church, providing the perfect backdrop to showcase awe-inspiring new designs by the next generation of Irish fashion designers. www.lit.ie/lsad/


Dear Christy: The Christy Brown Collection, the writer Christy Brown's personal archive is on view in Dublin for the first time at the Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, until August 2. The collection includes childhood mementos, unpublished poetry, nude sketches, and a letter from John Banville. www.littlemuseum.ie

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