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The Insider: Aidan Gillen's IFI stopover

LOVE/Hate star Aidan Gillen will be stopping by the IFI next month to shoot the breeze about his latest film, Mister John.

The film follows brooding leading man Gerry Devine as he travels to Singapore after his brother accidentally drowns. Game Of Thrones star Gillen will hold a Q&A session after the screening – where punters can ask him about the film. After all the cinephile chatterings, movie-goers can head to the bar for a cheeky pint – after watching this dark drama, you'll need a stiff drink.

The candlelit concerts in Dublin's Pepper Canister church are one of the city's best-kept secrets. They've already attracted the likes of Bressie, Sharon Corr and Martha Wainwright and now hot new Dublin-based singer songwriter Gavin James will be taking to the stark and understated stage. Gavin's EP Say Hello won the coveted Song Of The Year prize at the Meteor Choice Awards. The gig will take place on December 13 and tickets go on sale tomorrow. We can't imagine a nicer way to spend a crisp winter evening.

Arts & Disability Ireland is teaming up with Kilkenny's Butler Gallery for new and exciting exhibition Art Makes Children Powerful.It is an interactive exhibition for visually impaired individuals and will showcase works by internationally renowned visual artists Bob and Roberta Smith as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival. For the first time in Ireland audio description will be made available to visual art audiences with a new device called a Discovery Pen. Using the pens, audiences who are blind and visually impaired will be able to listen to descriptions and curatorial statements about every canvas.

If you're a big fan of jazz flutes, scat and cool cats then it's well worth stopping by JJ Smyths on Aungier Street this Sunday night. Irish jazz legends Louis Stewart and Jim Doherty will perform a series of duets.

It's just sounds so devilishly delicious; Bailey's creme liquor and Belgium chocolate – yum! The delightful drink, Baileys Chocolat, is already a hit with several celebrities including Sex and the City star Kim Cattral.


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