HHH For book-worms out there, the Dublin Book Festival will be taking place from November 13 to 16 at venues all across the city including the Smock Alley Theatre, the Irish Writers Centre and the Irish Georgian Society. There will be four magical days of readings, public interviews, debates, book launches and workshops. For more information and to book tickets for the events, go to www.dublinbookfestival.com.
HHH If you're a fan of his chat show, then you're bound to love Alan Carr's new live stand-up show. The English funnyman will be taking to the stage at the 3Arena next June with his acerbic sense of humour in the hopes of tickling your funny bone. Chatty Man will perform four nights in Dublin from June 4 to 7, 2015. Tickets go on sale next Thursday from 9am and are available from www.ticketmaster.ie.
HHH Anyone out there who knows a teenager who loves their classical music, entries are now open for the Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards 2014. The awards are open to sixth year students of strings, woodwind, brass and piano and the top prize of a €3,000 bursary will be used by the winner to further their studies or purchase necessary equipment. The finalists will each receive a €250 bursary. For more information visit www.topsecurity.ie/script_frank.asp
HHH A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, starring Aoife Duffin (inset) had such a stellar run at this year's Dublin Theatre Festival that The Corn Exchange and Ulster Bank have teamed up to bring it back for a limited run. Annie Ryan's courageous and startling adaptation of Eimear McBride's award-winning novel returns to Dublin's Project Arts Centre from February 4 to 14, 2015. Tickets are on sale now and are available from the Projects Arts Centre in Temple Bar.