HHH History buffs should take note that the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, will launch Tales of Medieval Dublin at the Mansion House tonight. The fascinating book spans almost 1,000 years of Dublin's history and traces the lives of wealthy and powerful warriors, churchmen, queens and barons. The book will be available from all good book stores or www.fourcourtspress.ie.
HHH Award-winning comedian Jason Manford will star in a brand new UK & Ireland Tour of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' beloved Oscar-winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. The musical will take to the stage at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from July 6 to 11, 2015. Tickets go on sale this Friday from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
HHH TradFest is returning to Temple bar for its tenth year in 2015. The festival showcases the full spectrum of traditional and folk music in some of the city's most unique venues. A firm favourite on the Irish Festival Calendar, it regularly attracts over 18,000 international visitors each year. Running from January 28 to February 1, 2015, tickets are now on sale www.templebartrad.com.
HHH One thousand books are to be dropped onto Luas trams in an effort to encourage commuters to share literature. The idea is being piloted by the Dublin Book Festival. The novels for adults and children will be on the Red and Green lines from November 11 and it's hoped passengers will read them and then put them back onto the Luas for another person to read. The idea was borrowed from London after a similar book swap on the tube.