The long weekend ahead brings a long list of things to do this week! Whether you’re looking for some peace and serenity with yoga or ways to celebrate Pride Month or want to kick back and relax with a podcast, we have it all covered in our Top Things To Do this week.
Celebrate Pride Month
To celebrate Pride Month the National Library of Ireland presents Living with Pride: Photographs by Christopher Robson at the National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square and online. Christopher Robson, founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network and photograper donated his collection of 2,000 photos in 2015. The exhibition documents the LGBTQ+ life and activism in Ireland and the world and features photos from LGBTQ+ protests in Dublin, Paris and New York, historical moments in Ireland, and Dublin Pride marches over the years. The exhibit promises a show of colour, defiance, and community to explore the journey of equality and identity. Admission is free and will take place throughout the summer. Click here for online viewing and further information.
Support Hospice Sunflower Days
Together for Hospice, the National Hospice Movement have launched a Virtual Sunflower Remembrance Garden that will run for June. You can dedicate a virtual sunflower to remember and celebrate the memories of loved ones and raise money for local hospices. Your dedication can then be shared with friends and family to let them know you are thinking of them. Every euro raised will go directly to the local hospice service. For more information and details of your local hospice and homecare service click here.
Get some MEDICINE
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival will team up with acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh to present Medicine. The award-winning Domhnall Glesson will star with the talents of Clare Barrett and Aoife Duffin accompanied by percussionist Sean Carpio. Medicine shatters the boundary between cast and audience and delivers laughter, sadness, madness and love. The Irish premiere will take place on September 4th in the Black Box Theatre and runs until September 18th. The live streamed show can be viewed on September 15th-18th and on demand viewed from September 20th-26th. For tickets and more information visit www.giaf.ie.
Listen to the Mamia & Me Podcast hosted by Amy Huberman
Starting June 7th, Amy Huberman will host Aldi’s new podcast series Mamia & Me. The 12 part series will discuss parenting topics like lockdown parenting, juggling work and parenting, surrogacy, home births, baby brain, and me-time. The first podcasts include guests Westlife singer and father Mark Feehily, broadcaster and mum of three, Suzanne Kane and best-selling children’s author David O’Doherty. Amy describes it as “a safe space” with “no judgments” and hopes the podcast will help a few parents out and comfort those feeling isolated right now.. Mamia & Me will be available on Spotify, Google Play, SoundCloud and iTunes from Monday June 7th.
Head to the Movies!
Ireland is the highest cinema attending nation in Europe, so get ready to grab your popcorn and snacks again because they are opening this Wednesday June 7th, (yay!). Whether you’re going alone, with family or with friends, they’ve got the perfect movie for you from the thrilling A Quiet Place Part II to reimagined classic Cruella to the moving Nomadland.