BP Fallon: The Camera & I, a solo exhibition
Venue: Hen’s Teeth, Fade Street
Date: 11th to 18th October, 2018
Music legend BP Fallon’s first ever solo exhibition of photography opens at Hen’s Teeth on Thursday 11th October and features 14 iconic portraits of some of the world’s most loved and renowned musicians.
The Camera & I gives the viewer a rare glimpse into the lives and intimate moments
shared with BP Fallon’s friends, collaborators and peers, these music icons. The
collection includes a breathtaking silhouette of Sinéad O’Connor; the Rolling Stones’
Keith and Ronnie caught in a moment of wild playfulness in the wee hours; Courtney
Love’s adventure in a London kebab shop; Phil Lynott clutching a bottle of Blue Nun; and
a hilarious moment of Ronnie Drew stooping to sign the cast of a fan whose trousers
are around his ankles.
Dublin Theatre Festival presents NASSIM
Venue: Project Arts Centre
Dates: 2th to 7th October
Tickets: €20 – 25
From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour and winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box.
Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.
NASSIM follows Soleimanpour’s globally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, which has been translated into over 25 different languages and performed more than 1,000 times by names including Stephen Fry, Ken Loach and Whoopi Goldberg.
Dublin Theatre Festival presents Company
Venue: Project Arts Centre
Dates: 3rd to 7th October
Tickets: €15 – 25
Opening with this tantalising directive, Samuel Beckett’s Company reads almost as an experiment into the notion of being itself. This is an intensely moving and lyrical work, which interrogates the truthfulness of memory and finds company in the haunting sculpture of, ‘one on his back, in the dark’.
Company strips down human existence to the body in space and time. Sculpted from the darkness, Raymond Keane explores Beckett’s prose through the use of projected text, live and recorded voice, and the body in movement and stillness. Beckett’s words draw us into a sensory world of memory and imagination.
Dublin Festival of History
Walk: The Liberties and the Irish Civil War
Venue: Meeting point for this walk is outside Teeling Distillery, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
Date: 6th October 2018, 11 am
The Irish Civil War divided families and communities across Ireland. On this walk you will hear how this defining moment in Irish history affected the Liberties and those who lived there.
Presented in partnership with the Liberties Cultural Association with award-winning local historian Liz Gillis as the tour guide.
Walk: Revolutionary Dublin After the Rising, 1916-19
Venue: Meeting point is at the steps of Print works, Dublin Castle
Date: 7th October 2018, 2pm
After the Easter Rising much of central Dublin lay in ruins, but the city remained a key venue for the events of the War of Independence and Civil War. This tour, with historian John Gibney, will explore the architectural, political, military and social history of Dublin between the Easter Rising and the end of the Civil War.
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Venue: Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Date: 6th October 2018, 7pm
Michael Palin, former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter, brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus. From its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839–43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in Canada in 2014.
To shed light on one of history’s greatest exploration stories, he has travelled to various locations across the world; Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic to search for local information, and to experience first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted the Erebus and her crew.
John Boyne in conversation with Eithne Shortall
Venue: dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire
Date: 2nd October 2018, 8pm
John Boyne’s new novel is a seductive psychodrama about the boundless ambition of a brilliantly devious aspiring writer. Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent – but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, but the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall. Ladder to the Sky is at once a pacy thriller and a devastating satire on the contemporary literary landscape.
By Ailbhe Longmore – Arts Editor