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We've seen the future – and it's biscuit-shaped.

Technology and film extravaganza Digital Biscuit launched in TCD Science yesterday.

The Biscuit bills itself as creating a space where 'technology meets creativity' and is filled with fun chats and thought-provoking debates that tech whizzkids and movie lovers will find fascinating.

They've also got some grade A speakers – Camilla Hammerich, the producer of Danish series Borgen and Thor director Alan Taylor.

 New year, new you? That's certainly the case for celebrity hotspot Lillie's Bordello, which will unveil its glossy new makeover on Thursday night.

Guests will have the chance to snoop round the new opulent interior while sipping on top-notch drinks. The event will be hosted by the club's directors David Morrissey, Liam LaHart and Oliver Hughes.

Lillie's is a Grafton Street institution and we can't wait to see its chic new face when it is revealed for the first time.

Bodhrans at the ready. The 2014 Temple Bar TradFest will run for five days from January 22.

Organised by the good people at the Temple Bar Company, it is the first major music festival of the year in Ireland and attracts about 15,000 people each year.

The festival includes concerts, sessions and dancing. Be sure to check it out.

Take a trip down memory lane with the Abbey Theatre this weekend.

Some of Ireland's biggest and brightest thinkers will be taking part in The Theatre of Memory Symposium from Thursday until Saturday.

Writers, scholars, theatre artists, theatre makers, historians, academics and journalists will chat about the role of theatre in commemorating and remembering the past.