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The Script lined up for Arthur's Day

ARTHUR'S Day is always packed with lots of music and madness, and this year seems no different.

Taking place on Thursday, September 26, the annual event will showcase the best of Ireland's talent from the world of music and culture at more than 500 free music events and creative showcases in pubs around the country.

Irish favourites The Script, James Vincent McMorrow, The Original Rudeboys, Girl Band and Bouts will all be gracing the stage. Manic Street Preachers, Emeli Sande, Janelle Monae and the legendary Bobby Womack will also perform on the day.


THERE'S nothing like catching some culture over a bowl of hot soup and a crusty sandwich. Which is why we love Bewley's Cafe Theatre so much. This week, the bite-sized venue is showing Galway Girl – a love story about a not-too-typical Irish marriage. Married in 1950, Maisie and Dermot are a picture of incompatibility. They talk through their life together; they bicker, they quarrel and disagree about everything under the sun. This is a touching and very funny play that zips along. Runs everyday at 1pm.


PHILIP Glass's Oscar-nominated scores are arresting and profoundly moving. He was the man responsible for the melodies in Notes On A Scandal, The Hours and The Truman Show. And now you can have a chance to listen to his best-loved scores live. Dublin Guitar Quartet are touring the country playing different arrangements of Glass's work. They'll be performing in some unique venues including Headfort House in Meath, the Spirit Store in Dundalk, and South Studios in Dublin.


STANLEY Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi classic. And this Saturday the IFI are showing the iconic flick in all its glory on 70mm film. No one could have predicted the longevity and ongoing popularity of the film when it was first released. At its premiere there were 241 walkouts, including Rock Hudson, who asked: "Will someone tell me what the hell this is about?" It was labelled 'immensely boring' and 'confusing' but, with time, film critics came to appreciate it. The screening takes place at 4pm and this will be an afternoon at the movies like no other.