Lockdown calendar of online events – Ireland

A work in progress! Here’s the background.

From live music, to festivals, book clubs to online training, quizzes, workshops, art classes, literary events, make-up classes and more, here are some interesting things happening online over the coming weeks that might be of use to you or your family. Starting today!

Please note that all this information is subject to change, and I as the author of this post am not responsible for any postponements, cancellations or amendments to any of the below events. Neither is the inclusion of an event an endorsement of its content – you’re all grown-ups and can make up your own minds.

How to submit an event

  • Tag me on Twitter with a line describing your event and a link
  • Leave a comment below with a line describing your event and a link
  • Drop me an email here with with a line describing your event and a link.

Monday, 26th October

6pm onwards: The Sligo Stream Festival: Four days of Live streamed music by Sligo’s finest musicians in aid of The Neurology Support Centre, Molloway House, Sligo – today’s events as follows:

6pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present with Yanis Varoufakis. What would a fair and equal society actually look like? What world should we be trying to create? And just what is stopping us? World-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis, once described by Business Insider as “The most interesting man in the world”, has some radical and subversive answers. In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Aine Lawlor. €8, book here

7pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Compass: Story or Speech Crime? Storytelling in 18th Century China with Xun Liu. Xun Liu, a freelance literary and academic translator and PhD candidate in the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, explores the unique narrative styles employed by C18th writers, and the socio-political and cultural background of this fascinating era of the High-Qing Era of ‘literary inquisition’ – also known as ‘speech crime’. Donations invited, book here

8pm: Belfast International Arts Festival; Madrigals at the Museum Part 2. (Part 1: 19th October) Sestina is delighted to partner with the Ulster Museum and Belfast International Arts Festival for ‘Madrigals at the Museum – two concerts which showcase the extraordinary Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

8pm, Westival and St Patrick’s Drama Group present The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh in a live theatre recording. The performance will be available for 24 hours from the starting time. €10. Book here

Tuesday, 27th October

Daily Tues-Fri: Macnas at Home with the Bram Stoker Festival. In a year once again partners with Macnas, in a year when a parade isn’t possible, to bring the magic of Macnas right into your home. In a series of online videos released during the October Mid-Term, families nationwide will be guided through the creation of their own Macnas at home experience; from imagining your story, to mask making, movement and sound and drumming, you’ll follow step-by-step as Macnas teach you how to build and stage your own Hallowe’en spectacle at home! Videos released via the Bram Stoker Festival’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages daily

11am: International Literature Festival Dublin Bumbum Bees, Toilet Sharks and Things That Go Bump in the Night with Chris Judge. Age 3+. Create spooky ghosts, ticklish spiders and friendly Beasts at our live, family-friendly draw along. All you need is some paper and a pencil – stand by to create some fiendish Hallowe’en creatures! Free, booking required

5pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Brian Dillon: On Style. Following on from his acclaimed collection of essays on the essay–Essayism, and coinciding with his new book Suppose A Sentence, Words Ireland has commissioned a short lecture from Brian Dillon on one of his favourite topics to return to, Style. Free, book here

6pm: Belfast International Arts Festival; Call Nina! A documentary on the importance of the arts as a tool for debate and change. A modern take on intersectionality and feminism, from a black woman’s perspective, as the documentary follows Josette Bushell-Mingo (OBE) working with her internationally acclaimed set “A story about me and Nina” (Unity Theater UK / National Theatre Swe) where she intimately embodies her own artistry in relation to the American artist/activist, Nina Simone. The play, however, is not a tribute to Nina Simone. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

6pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Maggie O’Farrell Knows Where Snow Angels Go. Age 8+ and adults. Best-selling and award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell joins Tall Tales with her first children’s book, Where Snow Angels Go. Maggie O’Farrell and Daniela Terrazziniis are in conversation with Patricia Forde, award winning writer and Chairperson of Children’s Books Ireland. €5, book here

7pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Compass: Writing Home – The New Irish Poets. Writing Home, edited by Pat Boran and Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, is a major new anthology of writing from Ireland that acknowledges and celebrates the contribution of those whose roots lie outside of the country. Contributors have brought new energy and perspectives to a subject that has long featured in writing from Ireland, creating a fresh new portrait of a changing country and a changing world. Readings are followed by a panel discussion about the concept of ‘writing home’. Donations welcome, book here

8pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Let’s Do His Stupid Idea…: Patrick Freyne in conversation with Emilie Pine. Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. With his debut essay collection OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea tucked under his arm, he’s here to tell us about them. In conversation with writer Emilie Pine, author of the essay collection, Notes to Self. €5, book here

8pm: Belfast International Arts Festival; Ulster Orchestra Chamber Ensemble | Belfast Music Society Northern Lights Mini-Fest. The ‘Doorstep’ programme has been specially designed to celebrate the Belfast Music Society’s centenary as a promoter of chamber music. Members of the orchestra combine to offer a rich array of chamber music colours that we rarely see – featuring almost every instrument in the orchestra. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

Wednesday, 28th October

Slots all day: The University of Wonder & Imagination (Hawkswell Theatre Sligo) is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities…and there’s a place with your name on it! This fun, interactive experience takes place live in your own home and is suitable for all the family to enjoy via the magic of digital technology. €10 per family (limited to six families per sesson). See more and register

Daily Tues-Fri: Macnas at Home with the Bram Stoker Festival. In a year once again partners with Macnas, in a year when a parade isn’t possible, to bring the magic of Macnas right into your home. In a series of online videos released during the October Mid-Term, families nationwide will be guided through the creation of their own Macnas at home experience; from imagining your story, to mask making, movement and sound and drumming, you’ll follow step-by-step as Macnas teach you how to build and stage your own Hallowe’en spectacle at home! Videos released via the Bram Stoker Festival’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages daily

6pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Just Us: An American Conversation with Claudia Rankine. Poet, essayist and playwright Claudia Rankine is one of the most important contemporary creative writers and scholars on questions of race and identity. In conversation with Caelainn Hogan, journalist, and author of Republic of Shame. €8, book here

7pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Poetry Ireland: Introductions Series. Established in 1989 by poet Theo Dorgan, Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series offers exciting opportunities for talented, emerging poets to showcase their work. This showcase will be accompanied by an ebook of the poets’ work, available as a free download during the festival. Donations invited, book here

8pm: International Literature Festival Dublin – Unfolding Maps: A Celebration of Tim Robinson. Join ILFDublin for a very special celebration of the life and work of Tim Robinson, the English writer, cartographer, mathematician, artist and illustrator who spent more than 40 years chronicling the west of Ireland. Fintan O’Toole is joined by some of Tim Robinson’s friends and collaborators; poet Moya Cannon, photographer Nicolas Fève, and Robert Macfarlane, to discuss his influence on their own work, whether written or visual, and their meetings and collaborations with him across the Irish landscape. €5, book here

8pm: Belfast International Arts Festival, Septet (for four) | The Belfast Ensemble. The Belfast Ensemble reinvent Beethoven with their new work, Septet (for four) at Belfast International Arts Festival. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

Thursday, 29th October

Daily Tues-Fri: Macnas at Home with the Bram Stoker Festival. In a year once again partners with Macnas, in a year when a parade isn’t possible, to bring the magic of Macnas right into your home. In a series of online videos released during the October Mid-Term, families nationwide will be guided through the creation of their own Macnas at home experience; from imagining your story, to mask making, movement and sound and drumming, you’ll follow step-by-step as Macnas teach you how to build and stage your own Hallowe’en spectacle at home! Videos released via the Bram Stoker Festival’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages daily

Friday, 30th October

Daily Tues-Fri: Macnas at Home with the Bram Stoker Festival. In a year once again partners with Macnas, in a year when a parade isn’t possible, to bring the magic of Macnas right into your home. In a series of online videos released during the October Mid-Term, families nationwide will be guided through the creation of their own Macnas at home experience; from imagining your story, to mask making, movement and sound and drumming, you’ll follow step-by-step as Macnas teach you how to build and stage your own Hallowe’en spectacle at home! Videos released via the Bram Stoker Festival’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages daily

7pm: Belfast International Arts Festival presents Colette Bryce and Nick Laird. Two of Northern Ireland’s finest poets join the Festival to read from and discuss their latest collections. Hosted by Peggy Hughes. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

Saturday, 31st October

9am: Mayo Dark Sky Festival – Michael Chambers: From Rebels To The Moon Goddess: A journey through the Nephin Beg Mountains. Exploring the lands of his youth and a desire to uncover hidden treasures lead Michael to discover priceless artefacts. His findings remained undisturbed for thousands of years and are a window into some of the rituals of ancient Ireland. FREE, book here

10am – 9am: Mayo Dark Sky Festival Kate McAney: Woodlands and ruins under dark skies – why County Mayo is so important for the lesser horseshoe bat. “In my talk I will introduce you to the animal that has accompanied me on my night shifts, the lesser horseshoe bat. You will see what it looks like, hear what it sounds like and learn about the challenges it faces to survive in Ireland today. It is at its most northerly worldwide distribution point in Mayo and I will describe why the county is so important for this little bat. I will also disclose what it has in common with several internationally acclaimed writers and other literary figures!” FREE, book here

11am: Mayo Dark Sky FestivalFred Watson and Marnie Ogg: Noctis Australis. From the first nations people, to the astrophysicists of today, Australia has been the home of stargazers for tens of thousands of years. The inky black continent of Australia is truly embracing the asset of darkness not just from world-class scientific endeavours, but from the perspectives of tourism, human health and environmental well being. Join Marnie Ogg, (Dark Sky Defender and CEO of the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance), and her partner Fred Watson (Australia’s Astronomer at Large) as they share everything from the Emu in the Sky to the Square Kilometer Array. FREE, book here

12pm: Mayo Dark Sky FestivalDeclan Holmes: The History of Light – Is it a wave or a particle? This talk is a story of how scientists discovered what light really is and along the way found different forms of light from infrared heat to microwaves. The history of light is a fight between waves and particles that ends with the conclusion that it is both in one of the greatest science theories of all time, Quantum Mechanics. We will explore how the different types of light are used in astronomy and we will also measure the speed of light using a chocolate bar and a microwave oven. FREE, book here

2pm: Mayo Dark Sky FestivalTerry Moseley and Adam Jeffers: Introducing OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory. “Welcome to Northern Irelands First Dark Sky Park & Observatory. We will discuss our links with archaeology at Beaghmore Stone Circles, where many believe this was our first Observatory linking it to OM Observatory.” Adam Jeffers, a local amateur astronomer will showcase fantastic images taken from the Dark Sky Park. FREE, book here

2pm: Belfast International Arts Festival presents Lennie Gooding. Join the chair of groundbreaking feminist publisher Virago Books for an entertaining and enlightening insight into the life of a literary editor. Hosted by Hilary Copeland. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

2pm – 4.30pm Rozanne’s Cookery School – Eat Well on Weekdays Thai-ish Cookery Class. Send your tastebuds on a sunny holiday with this Thai inspired cookery class that will brighten up lacklustre weekdays with vibrant flavours and fun. Limited to 20 students. £25, book here

3pm: Mayo Dark Sky Festival – Éanna ní Lamhna in conversation with Dara McAnulty. Join renowned broadcaster and naturalist Éanna ní Lamhna as she chats with Dara McAnulty, who became the youngest ever winner of a major literary prize when he won the 2020 Wainwright Prize for nature writing. FREE, book here

4pm: Mayo Dark Sky Festival – Clodagh Doyle: Masks and Mischief – Irish Halloween Traditions. The winter festival of Hallowe’en has traditionally been associated with death and the supernatural. There was a festive meal, games, masks, guising, protection and lots of mischief.
The Irish Folklife Collection of the National Museum of Ireland has a wonder collection of objects associated with Halloween and a permanent exhibition in Turlough, Co. Mayo. The talk on the folklore of Samhain will be supported by a Powerpoint presentation with images of the museum artefacts and archival images and film. FREE, book here

4pm: Belfast International Arts Festival presents Bryan Washington and Paul Mendez. Two debut writers join forces to talk to the Festival about race and sexuality from different cultural perspectives. Hosted by John Self. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

5pm: Mayo Dark Sky FestivalDr. Tyler Nordgren: See the Milky Way, Science and Art in Astro Activism. Art has been used to convey scientific ideas as well as promote ecological conservation. Today, astrophotography and astronomical artwork are being used to promote awareness of light pollution and conservation of dark skies around the world. FREE, book here

7pm: Mayo Dark Sky FestivalFranck Séguin & Jessica C. Garreau: Nightscapes of Photo NightScape Awards. After a short summary of the photographic history of nocturnal landscapes, we will present and detail the 9 awarded-winners of the Photo NightScape Awards 2020. We will then announce the 8th edition and all its novelties! FREE, book here

7pm: Belfast International Arts Festival presents Sebastian Barry and Sarah Moss. Sebastian Barry joins multi-award winning novelist Sarah Moss at an event discussing their highly-anticipated new fiction. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

8pm: Mayo Dark Sky FestivalKerem Asfuroglu: The Vision. At no point in our history, had we produced, consumed and wasted so much light. Why must light come at the cost of eradicating darkness? Whilst exploring the reasons behind the modern society’s obsession with light, the talk will emphasise the importance of the collective vision and working with communities in tackling light pollution through the currently ongoing example of Presteigne Dark Sky Masterplan. FREE, book here

9pm: Mayo Dark Sky FestivalDr Niall Smith: A Virtual Tour of the Night Sky. “I will use the freely-available STELLARIUM application to take participants on a virtual tour of what can be seen at present in the night sky and build some of the science behind what we know of the selected objects. This presentation will assume no prior knowledge of the heavens above, but hopefully there will be something of interest for the novice and experienced alike! If the skies are clear, participants should be able to go outside and see with their own eyes what we have seen virtually. Finally, I will note why I think it’s so important that we preserve our dark skies as much as possible.” FREE, book here

9.30pm: The Model Emerging; Má Deirim. Online via Facebook Live. A collaboration between visual artist Nic Flanagan and musician/composer Eoin Kilfeather. This 25 minute performance is an instinctive and progressive interdisciplinary conversation carried out with parallel manuscripts for performer and musician, each composing their score using motifs of movement and sound inspired by the gestures of the other. Log onto the Model Sligo Facebook Page

Sunday, 1st November

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

1pm: Informal Music Afternoon at the Model Theatre, Sligo with Sligo Baroque Orchestra. Online via Facebook Live. Monthly event where an eclectic mix of music is performed in an informal, welcoming format. The ideas behind the concerts are to introduce concert-goers to music that might be outside their normal listening repertoire; to develop a new audience for chamber music of all types; and to provide a new platform for instrumentalists from the Sligo area and beyond. Suggested donation €5. Log onto the Model Sligo Facebook Page

2pm: Belfast International Arts Festival Presents Jenny Offill, author of Weather. “Donald Trump and the climate crisis are the twin emergencies driving this funny, fierce and universally acclaimed new novel by one of America’s most highly regarded writers. Hosted by Marie-Louise Muir. Book here

4pm: Belfast International Arts Festival Presents Present Scholastique Mukasonga and Nina Bouraoui. Two of France’s greatest living writers talk about their work and inspiration in this event in association with the Institut Français. Hosted by Mathias Rambaud. This event will be in French with English subtitles. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

7pm: Belfast International Arts Festival Presents Sarah Churchwell and Michell Chresfield. Two British-American experts on US history, civil rights and politics come together to discuss what brought us to the 2020 US election – and where we go from here. FREE, donations welcome. Book here

Wednesday, 4th November

11am: Local Artist Breakfast Club, The Model, Sligo. Are you an artist living locally and interested in talking about art, meeting other artists and taking part in group discussions about your work and that of your peers? Then join The Model online for this unique series of Artist Breakfast Clubs. Two local artists have been invited to present their current practice at each session, followed by a Q. and A. Book here

2pm – 3pm Grow Remote‘s Ask Me Anything with Chris Herd of FirstbaseHQ. Join us for what’s sure to be a really interesting and lively chat about remote work practices, where the future will take us and what we can learn from what’s happened so far. Book here

Thursday, 5th November

11am: Weekly Harp O’Clock Concert on Zoom with Aisling Ennis. Limited to a weekly audience of 100. Aisling’s hope is to reach out to people in isolation, those cocooning, or in situations where a harp concert might be just the thing they need. The final concert each month is in aid of Msizi Africa, a charity responsible for serving over 3 million meals to children in Africa. msiziafrica.org.uk. Each week ten Harp O’Clock tickets are reserved for friends living in Direct Provision. There are several ticket options on eventbrite and the option to donate in addition to your ticket price. Book here

Friday, 6th November

11am: Eden Wellness, Online Meditation (weekly). From the comfort of your own home, get away from it all – the pandemic, the news, the talk, the worry – everything. Spend an hour in positivity, warmth, relaxation, and calmness. The effect of stress and worry on the body is well known. Treat yourself to this time to give your mind and body a break from it all – you deserve it. €10, book here or email laura@edenwellness.ie

Saturday, 7th November

2pm – 4.30pm Rozanne’s Cookery School – Eat Well on Weekdays Italian-ish Cookery Class. Send your tastebuds on a sunny holiday with this Italian inspired cookery class. £25, limited to 20 students. Book here

Sunday, 8th November

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

2pm – 4.30pm Rozanne’s Cookery School: Festive Foodie Gifts; Chutneys and Cheeseboard, Jams and Preserves. A cook along class where you learn to make fantastic festive foodie gifts for Christmas. £25, limited to 20 students. Book here

Monday, 9th November

Hayley Coleman Bridal Make-up Workshop (9th – 15th November, Monday, Wednesday and Friday) . Hayley brings  you her bridal workshop online from the comfort of your own home. If you are a Bride to be, a bridesmaid or someone that loves all things bridal makeup this workshop is for you. There will be three lessons. A lesson on a Blonde, Brunette and also one for Red hair. The lessons will be up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and a live Q & A on Sunday to answer all things bridal. This will run through a private facebook group; you can also get involved and practise if you wish and upload to the group. The link be there to access at any time. All links to the workshop will be emailed. €20, buy tickets here

7pm, Sligo Science Festival 2020: Professor Miodownik – Delightful and Dangerous Liquids. While solid materials are humanity’s faithful friend, taking on the permanent shapes of clothes, shoes, phones, cars, and indeed airports, liquids are fluid; they will take on any shape, but only while contained. When not contained, they are always on the move, seeping, corroding, dripping, and escaping our control. When we put a solid material somewhere it stays there, often doing something very useful, like holding up a building or supplying electricity for a whole community. Liquids on the other hand are anarchic; they have a knack for destroying things. But they are wonderful too, wine, beer, tea, and coffee are all remarkable liquids. This talk is a journey into the realms of the strange, disruptive, sometimes corrosive, often delightful, sometimes toxic, but always interesting, liquids. FREE, book here

Tuesday, 10th November

7pm, Sligo Science Festival 2020: Chemistry for a Cleaner World. Professor Tom Welton, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, is the world’s first Professor of Sustainable Chemistry. Our modern way of life is dependent on the products of the synthetic chemicals industries. However, this can also have considerable downsides, especially the pollution that comes from casually discarding these without thought to where they end up in the environment. In this talk he will look at combining our knowledge of chemistry with some simple tips, so that we can all contribute to a cleaner world. FREE, book here

Wednesday, 11th November

7pm, Sligo Science Festival 2020: Science Made Simple: It’s Only Water… Or Is It? This exciting, interactive science show explores all the amazing properties of water. Brought to you in the form of a trick and quiz show that involves the audience. We investigate all the things water can do. Can we squash it? Explode it? What happens when you boil water in space? We find out all this and more! FREE, register here

7pm, Sligo Science Festival 2020: Some Recent Revelations at the Carrowkeel passage tomb complex.

The dramatically located Neolithic passage tombs at Carrowkeel in south County Sligo have received little archaeological attention since excavations were carried out there in 1911.

However, a range of scientific analyses have been carried out in the last number of years that have significantly broadened our knowledge regarding the chronology, landscape and rituals associated with the monuments there. This talk by archaeologist  Sam Moore discusses these various findings and will focus on the results of the study of the human remains from Carrowkeel found during the 1911 excavations. FREE, register here

Thursday, 12th November

11am: Weekly Harp O’Clock Concert on Zoom with Aisling Ennis. Limited to a weekly audience of 100. Aisling’s hope is to reach out to people in isolation, those cocooning, or in situations where a harp concert might be just the thing they need. The final concert each month is in aid of Msizi Africa, a charity responsible for serving over 3 million meals to children in Africa. msiziafrica.org.uk. Each week ten Harp O’Clock tickets are reserved for friends living in Direct Provision. There are several ticket options on eventbrite and the option to donate in addition to your ticket price. Book here

7pm, Sligo Science Festival 2020: Cantus Vespertilio – Hidden Sounds. Dr. Iain McCurdy is a lecturer in music at Maynooth University, specialising in electroacoustic composition, electronic music, sound design and field recording. Maynooth is famous for its choirs, both in the University and in St. Patricks College seminary. Cantus Vespertilio is a project which aims to reveal the hidden choir of bats that chorus during the summer months and into the autumn and find their musicality that speaks to humans. Ireland’s bats produce sound that is inaudible to humans, being beyond the highest pitches that we can perceive. Dr McCurdy will show viewers how using specialised detecting, microphones and recording equipment to capture these sounds and through the use of sound processing techniques, make them audible to humans, revealing a panoply of chirps, warbles, slides and rhythms. FREE, book here

Sligo Science Festival 2020: Becoming a Bi-Planetary Species. Fifty years after NASA’s Apollo Moon landings, other space agencies and private companies around the world are heading back to the Moon. Writer and filmmaker Professor Christopher Riley explores the events, discoveries and technological advances which are propelling them there. Drawing on clips from his multi-award winning films, Chris will tell the story of how human ingenuity has hacked physics to propel us off Earth, on our way to becoming a spacefaring civilization. It’s an adventure powered by science and engineering, with surprising connections that span space and time. FREE, book here

8pm, Sligo Science Festival 2020: Overview of Forensic Autopsy Pathology, Critical Forensic Basics and Case Studies with Dr. Paul Hartel,MD. An engaging talk by Dr. Paul Hartel. Dr. Hartel is Consultant Histopathologist at Sligo University Hospital and Medical Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine with Grafton City and Sistersville General Hospitals in West Virginia, USA. FREE, book here

Friday, 13th November

11am: Eden Wellness, Online Meditation (weekly). From the comfort of your own home, get away from it all – the pandemic, the news, the talk, the worry – everything. Spend an hour in positivity, warmth, relaxation, and calmness. The effect of stress and worry on the body is well known. Treat yourself to this time to give your mind and body a break from it all – you deserve it. €10, book here or email laura@edenwellness.ie

7pm, Sligo Science Festival: Bring Back the King: The Science of De-extinction. Family event. Could woolly mammoths walk the Earth again? Could Jurassic Park become reality? Join tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling science and comedy writer Helen Pilcher as she explores the limits of scientific possibility and the cutting edge science making de-extinction a reality. FREE, register here

Saturday, 14th November

Online wellness day with Psychotherapist and lecturer Oonagh Hogan . 15 spaces available – DM Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter to reserve a space. No charge, but a €10 donation to Safe Ireland is requested.

12pm-12.45pm: Mayo Science Festival – Real Time Science With Dr Lucretia On Planet Science Ages 5-12. Join us for RealTimeScience sessions this November as part of Mayo Science Festival. Our re-imagined hands on sessions will allow kids to follow us as we experiment in real time. RTS sessions will be delivered in a private password protected session Online via zoom. Parents will be given a list of materials required for the experiments to purchase ahead of the session. Experiments we are looking forward to include: -Candy DNA -Acid Base Reactions -Mini – Coke geyser -Volcanoes -Fruit canoes These re-imagined sessions will be a (SWEET) treat for kids. Book here

Sunday, 15th November

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

Thursday, 19th November

11am: Weekly Harp O’Clock Concert on Zoom with Aisling Ennis. Limited to a weekly audience of 100. Aisling’s hope is to reach out to people in isolation, those cocooning, or in situations where a harp concert might be just the thing they need. The final concert each month is in aid of Msizi Africa, a charity responsible for serving over 3 million meals to children in Africa. msiziafrica.org.uk. Each week ten Harp O’Clock tickets are reserved for friends living in Direct Provision. There are several ticket options on eventbrite and the option to donate in addition to your ticket price. Book here

Friday, 20th November

10.30am – 4.30pm Dingle Literary Festival, Writer’s Creative Writing Workshop. Finish Your Novel with Conor Kostick. Fee €80. More details and register here

11am: Eden Wellness, Online Meditation (weekly). From the comfort of your own home, get away from it all – the pandemic, the news, the talk, the worry – everything. Spend an hour in positivity, warmth, relaxation, and calmness. The effect of stress and worry on the body is well known. Treat yourself to this time to give your mind and body a break from it all – you deserve it. €10, book here or email laura@edenwellness.ie

2pm – 5pm: Dingle Literary Festival, Writer’s Workshop; How to Self-Publish Your Book with Siobhan Prendergast. Fee €50. More details and book here

Saturday 21st November

10.30am, The Model, Sligo (Part 1 of 2) Masterclass in Japanese Printmaking – Mokuhanga with Kate MacDonagh. Traditional tools and materials necessary for participation can be purchased from The Model. Basic materials start from €75 and full traditional kit up to €210. Workshops are free of charge. To participate, contact The Model by October 27th. Booking essential. Book now

10.30am – 1.30pm: Dingle Literary Festival, Writer’s Workshop; Creative writing workshop with Justine Carbery. Course fee €50. Go here for full details and Book Your Place

2pm – 5pm: Dingle Literary Festival, Writer’s Workshop; Poetry workshop led by Eileen Sheehan and Nicholas McLachlan. Course fee €50. Go here for full details and Book Your Place.

2pm – 4.30pm Rozanne’s Cookery School – Eat Well on Weekdays Mexican-ish Cookery Class. Give your weekday meals a flavourful and colouful make-over with this Mexican inspired cookery class. £25, limited to 20 students. Book here

Sunday, 22nd November

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

10.30am, The Model, Sligo (Part 2 of 2) Masterclass in Japanese Printmaking – Mokuhanga with Kate MacDonagh. . Traditional tools and materials necessary for participation can be purchased from The Model. Basic materials start from €75 and full traditional kit up to €210. Workshops are free of charge. To participate, contact The Model by October 27th. Booking essential. Book now

12pm – 3pm: Dingle Literary Festival, Writer’s Workshop; Flash Fiction Workshop with Splonk. Course fee €20. Go here for full details and Book Your Place

Friday, 27th November

11am: Eden Wellness, Online Meditation (weekly). From the comfort of your own home, get away from it all – the pandemic, the news, the talk, the worry – everything. Spend an hour in positivity, warmth, relaxation, and calmness. The effect of stress and worry on the body is well known. Treat yourself to this time to give your mind and body a break from it all – you deserve it. €10, book here or email laura@edenwellness.ie

Sunday, 29th November

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

5pm: The Model Sligo, Katsutoshi Yuasa – Artist Talk. Book now

Wednesday, 2nd December

11am: Local Artist Breakfast Club, The Model, Sligo. Book here

Thursday, 3rd December

11am: Weekly Harp O’Clock Concert on Zoom with Aisling Ennis. Limited to a weekly audience of 100. Aisling’s hope is to reach out to people in isolation, those cocooning, or in situations where a harp concert might be just the thing they need. The final concert each month is in aid of Msizi Africa, a charity responsible for serving over 3 million meals to children in Africa. msiziafrica.org.uk. Each week ten Harp O’Clock tickets are reserved for friends living in Direct Provision. There are several ticket options on eventbrite and the option to donate in addition to your ticket price. Book here

Sunday, 6th December

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

1pm: Informal Music Afternoon at the Model Theatre, Sligo with Sligo Baroque Orchestra. Online via Facebook Live. Monthly event where an eclectic mix of music is performed in an informal, welcoming format. The ideas behind the concerts are to introduce concert-goers to music that might be outside their normal listening repertoire; to develop a new audience for chamber music of all types; and to provide a new platform for instrumentalists from the Sligo area and beyond. Suggested donation €5. Log onto the Model Sligo Facebook Page

Thursday, 10th December

11am: Weekly Harp O’Clock Concert on Zoom with Aisling Ennis. Limited to a weekly audience of 100. Aisling’s hope is to reach out to people in isolation, those cocooning, or in situations where a harp concert might be just the thing they need. The final concert each month is in aid of Msizi Africa, a charity responsible for serving over 3 million meals to children in Africa. msiziafrica.org.uk. Each week ten Harp O’Clock tickets are reserved for friends living in Direct Provision. There are several ticket options on eventbrite and the option to donate in addition to your ticket price. Book here

Sunday, 13th December

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

Thursday, 17th December

11am: Weekly Harp O’Clock Concert on Zoom with Aisling Ennis. Limited to a weekly audience of 100. Aisling’s hope is to reach out to people in isolation, those cocooning, or in situations where a harp concert might be just the thing they need. The final concert each month is in aid of Msizi Africa, a charity responsible for serving over 3 million meals to children in Africa. msiziafrica.org.uk. Each week ten Harp O’Clock tickets are reserved for friends living in Direct Provision. There are several ticket options on eventbrite and the option to donate in addition to your ticket price. Book here

Sunday, 20th December

10am: Weekly online Meditation and Journalling group with Oonagh Hogan – register via Ooonagh on Instagram or Twitter

Thursday, 31st December

11am: Weekly Harp O’Clock Concert on Zoom with Aisling Ennis. Limited to a weekly audience of 100. Aisling’s hope is to reach out to people in isolation, those cocooning, or in situations where a harp concert might be just the thing they need. The final concert each month is in aid of Msizi Africa, a charity responsible for serving over 3 million meals to children in Africa. msiziafrica.org.uk. Each week ten Harp O’Clock tickets are reserved for friends living in Direct Provision. There are several ticket options on eventbrite and the option to donate in addition to your ticket price. Book here.

One thought on “Lockdown calendar of online events – Ireland

  1. Pingback: Lockdown creativity and learning – share your events here | An Cailín Rua

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s