Events - Other EventsOffset TBC Originally an initiative of The Small Print when it begun in early 2009, in only 5 years OFFSET has become one of the world’s most important creative events. Hosting a weekend of presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates with the very best of Irish and International designers, animators, illustrators, advertisers, artists, photographers and more live on stage. They speak about their work, ideas and inspirations and give incredible insights into their practices and personal perspectives. Independently founded and run, OFFSET has grown from 450 to 2000 delegates in its latest edition.  Each year OFFSET attracts visitors from across the globe to attend the 3-day conference and last year delegates made their creative pilgrimage from the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and as far as Australia. There are no VIP areaS and no green rooms at OFFSET, the space is a democratic one facilitating both speakers and attendees and allowing both to mingle freely and settle in for three days of inspiration. The intimate surroundings of the Second Room allows delegates to get a little closer to some of the legendary speakers, who will give interviews, contribute to debates and take part in group discussions on the topics that are at the heart of the creative agenda. Dine in Dublin Restaurant Week in Dublin, the bi-annual event, celebrates the fantastic food offering in Dublin’s city centre. The week-long event promotes city centre dining and showcases offerings of city centre eateries through fantastic value meals, specials offers, and great events. The Dine in Dublin experience is not just about ‘dining’ but also about getting out and ‘doing’, so whether diners are passionate about food or simply want a new experience, Dine in Dublin has something to suit every palate. In the past, restaurants have served mouth-watering menus including a starter, main course and dessert which included a 20% saving off regular á la carte menus. Diners can expect similar offers again this time with additional offers and events from both bars and cafés.  This year’s Dine in Dublin brings together a unique mix of demonstrations, competitions, prosecco evenings, wine-tastings, trad sessions, belly dancing events, and much more.   NYE Dublin Festival Dublin, the ultimate New Year's Eve party boasts an exhilarating four day schedule kicking off on the 29th December, running right through to January 1st. Four days of festivities in Dublin….the Countdown is on! Gather together in the heart of Dublin for the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration the city has ever seen. The NYE Countdown Concert will feature top live music to ring in the New Year. Throughout the evening sample the delicious taste of Dublin’s food and drink at the festival village.  Programme of events to be confirmed   Christmas Wonderland Wonderland aims to capture the magic of Christmas.  ISkate:  Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate On Ice - Ireland’s largest Christmas ice rink – was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate now becomes part of GloHealth Christmas Wonderland. Covering an area in excess of 1,000 Sq. metres, iSkate offers an unrivalled skating experience. For Junior skaters, iSkate provides the Magic Vacations rink for children from age 3 upwards with its penguin balancing aids and double-bladed skates. With special off-peak, group and family rates, iSkate at GloHealth Christmas Wonderland will provide the ultimate fun experience at Christmas Funderland: 2013 sees Funderland celebrate its 40th anniversary at the RDS. A part of Christmas in Dublin, it has been said that Funderland is an annual appointment for thousands of families. This year Funderland becomes part of GloHealth Christmas Wonderland, and will once again present the best thrill rides and family attractions in the European fairground. From Bounceworld and the Fun Factory to the Take Off and Inversion XXL “white-knuckle” rides,  Funderland will present an array of attractions to suit all ages and tastes. For those who prefer to remain on “terra firma” lots of games of skill and chance will offer hours of pure fun and the opportunity to win one of Funderland’s famous soft toys. Besides being able to Pay-As-You-Go Funderland offers a wristband option that may be used for any 3 consecutive hours of your choice for unlimited rides - subject to the usual height and safety restrictions. If you buy wristbands online you save money and get an additional bonus hour so your wristband can be used an unlimited number of times for any 4 consecutive hours! Santa’s Christmas Circus: This Christmas give your family and friends a very special gift......the gift of Circus Magic!! We invite you to sit back, relax and come with us into our Magical World of Circus where the impossible can (and does) happen! Marvel at the dexterity of our jugglers, the skills of our acrobats and the sheer bravery of our aerial daredevils. Stare in wonder at our contortionist and be amazed by our Circus Illusionist! Cry with laughter as Clown Otto tries to help Santa make his way back to the North Pole in time for that very special night. Join with Marion Fossett as she leads the circus artists and audience in a seasonal sing-a-long. Presented by the world famous Fossett family, Santa's Christmas Circus will thrill, amaze and entertain you and your family. Click here for more information Suitable for children....of all ages! Food and Wine Magazine Christmas Show three-day food and drink extravaganza, that will show you how to recreate world class dishes in the comfort of your own home! The RDS Main Hall in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the weekend. Santa will be there all weekend as our guest of honour with gifts for all! (ALL FOR FREE!!) The Chef’s Kitchen which will be the heart of the show featuring Ireland’s top chefs.  Learn from the masters and recreate some of their favourite Christmas dishes at home with fabulous produce available in our Artisan Village.  The Drinks Zone is also ideal for wine enthusiasts and experts who want to learn more about wine matches, tasting, grape varietals and even how to pull a cork with flair! Between demos on the chef’s stage, there are a host of fantastic free masterclasses to enjoy.  Inspired by Ireland’s top FOOD&WINE Magazine experts in our FREE Master classes, which will cover topics such as Wine & Champagne tasting, Cocktail-making, Cheeses and Chocolates and much more! Click here for bookings and information   Open House Irish Architecture Foundation is proud to present Open House Dublin, the biggest celebration of architecture in Ireland. Open House Dublin 2014 will take place from 17 to 19 October 2014. Over one weekend, buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore the architecture of their city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts, completely for free.   As the city is constantly evolving, Open House Dublin allows you to get close to buildings and urban spaces and offer a new perspective. The festival showcases the wealth and breadth of Irish architecture, from the splendour of Georgian Dublin to the breathtaking contemporary design of our built environment. The event showcases the most iconic buildings in the city as well as the smallest, most beautiful interventions.   The Irish Architecture Foundation, who delivered its first Open House Dublin in 2006, has firmly established the project as Ireland’s largest architectural event with an estimated 27,000 building visits in 2013.   Open House Dublin is proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Fáilte Ireland, Government Policy on Architecture Implementation Programme 2009-2015. Depaul Raft Race 2014 your DIY mettle and enjoy some friendly competition in the waters of the capital at the Depaul Annual Raft Race Against Homelessness 2014 on the Liffey Basin, Grand Canal Dock Dublin 2.  Supporting those who are most in need in our society, Depaul Ireland believe that homelessness simply has no place in it. The organisation, which helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, invite you to sign up to their wild and wonderful raft race on the River Liffey this September. All you need to do is grab some mates, put your DIY skills to the test by building a homemade raft and get fundraising. Rafts can be made from an array of locally-sourced materials (logs, bottles, rubber tubes etc), with participants encouraged to get crafty and creative. Of course, if raft-building isn’t your thing, Depaul will loan some to teams, depending on availability. Don’t forget to engage in a little friendly rivalry too, teams are invited to throw down the gauntlet and choose a rival team or company to challenge in the competition. A great day for a great cause, bring the family, cheer on the rafters, and enjoy great music, entertainment and prizes.          Event Details         - Register your team of four to build a homemade raft and enter the race. - Donation fee is €600 per raft (or €150 per team member) and can be made up from fundraising events or a company donation. - Register by 31st August 2014 - Pay by 26th September 2014 The Wedding and Honeymoon Show RDS Main Hall will be transformed into Irelands largest Wedding & Honeymoon Showcase. You can, by simply walking around and viewing over 250 exhibitors stands see perhaps your dream wedding dress close up, with all the accessories and shoes, have a complimentary Wedding Day make up trial and a Wedding hair stylist will be on hand to help you decide on that special hair style, view the luxurious wedding limousines from vintage to top of the range Mercedes and admire all the various floral arrangements on view. Click here to book tickets   Dublin Festival Season knows what giddy suprises will be in store this year so pop a big reminder in your diary for September and October for the return of Dublin Festival Season. It is no secret that Dubliners love to party. Dublin’s unique spirit of fun and entertainment is evident in the many festivals and events organised throughout the year. Dublin unleashes an explosion of festivals with ‘Dublin Festival Season’ kicking off in early September and running until the end of October. With festivals and events celebrating everything from arts, architecture, music, film, to food, Guinness and beer, fashion, sport theatre and literature; autumn presents the perfect opportunity to visit this vibrant city of culture. The many festivals you can catch during Dublin Festival Season: Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival Dublin Fashion Festival Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival Oktoberfest Culture Night Dublin Theatre Festival Hard Working Class Heroes Open House Dublin Bram Stoker Festival Kat’s Annual Vintage Tea Party out the cake tins, don your best frock and get ready for afternoon tea with a twist at Kat’s Annual Vintage Tea Party at the Grand Social. Now in its third year, Kat Moiselle hosts an afternoon packed with tea, cake, dancing, live music, merriment, vintage fashion (with prizes for best dressed) and a full cabaret show in the venue’s loft area. And if that isn’t enough, you can bring your dancing shoes and party like it’s 1929 with a charleston taster class too. Performers Jack Dandy The Honey stompers Teezy Overeasy The Bellehoppers Raven Curly The Big Spender Boys Martin Amis In Conversation an evening of literary insight at the Pavilion Theatre with prolific British novelist Martin Amis as he chats to broadcaster Sean Rocks. Three decades after The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis remains the totemic living British novelist. His fourteenth novel, The Zone of Interest, sets its violently dark love story in the context of the unadulterated evil of Auschwitz. There is horror but also sex and humour but Amis has the courage to play with history, giving us a fresh perspective on humankind’s darkest hour. The resulting novel is a triumph of artistry over grim material. What happens when we discover who we really are? And how do we come to terms with it? Fearless and original, The Zone of Interest takes us on a vivid journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul. This one-off event with the provocative novelist is part of the Mountains to Sea Festival. Landmarked: Street Art Exhibition Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Demonstrating the importance of street art as landmarks of the urban environment, explore this immersive street art exhibition at The Mart, Rathmines. Actively breathing life into the public space, artists are contributing more and more to the aesthetics of the city with commissioned and non-commissioned works in the public sphere. The Landmarked exhibition brings together some of the best elements of such works under the roof of the iconic fire station in Rathmines – a landmark in itself. With the interior walls of the gallery displaying the works from top to bottom, visitors can experience the scale of and the skills required to produce such innovative pieces. Vibrant and compelling, the exhibition is also inclusive in ethos, reaching out to the members of the street art scene and the people of Dublin. Enjoy a diverse mix of music and workshop events aimed at engaging visitors with the ideas behind the show, and experience art being created during a mini-jam, when artists are invited to paint the back area of the gallery while top DJs man the decks. Drop-in Dance Classes for 50+ acclaimed CoisCéim Dance Theatre present the ideal way to get your body moving with a little drop-in dance. Especially for people over 50, wear loose comfortable clothing, some lightweight, rubber-soled shoes and prepare to hit the dance floor. Held on Wednesdays in the Edith Stein Room of St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 (opposite the Brown Thomas car park), the class is lead by teacher Philippa Donnellan. Classes are €5 on entry. The Photograph Album of Ireland a wealth of memories and social histories, as well as youth, celebration and ordinary life documented via the treasured photos of over 30 Irish people and families at The Photograph Album of Ireland exhibition. A ground-breaking initiative developed by The Gallery of Photography, the project is dedicatedly digitising and sharing cherished family photographs and private photo collections. The fascinating collection displays photos of family holidays, days out, social gatherings and sporting occasions, capturing life as it was lived across a range of eras. Explore the wealth of ordinary and extraordinary photographs – from informal snapshots, studio portraits and ‘official’ photographs through to substantial individual archives – many shown publicly for the first time. Spanning the entire history of analogue photography, it includes rare ambrotypes and dageurreotypes from the 1850s, Victorian cartes-de-visites, box brownie photographs, family albums, colour instamatic snapshots, polaroids and photobooth selfies from the 1980s. A rich and diverse exhibition, visitors are sure to spot the kind of picture that takes you back to a time when the summers were always scorching and the 99s somehow seemed much bigger. Re-enactments and Orations 2014 we are continuing our series of re-enactments & orations of famous Irish patriots. “The Fools, the Fools, the Fools! – they have left us our Fenian dead – And while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.” Daily at 2.30pm The now famous speech delivered by Padraig Pearse at the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on 1st August, 1915, will be re-enacted daily at 2.30pm by an actor dressed as Pearse in full uniform. All Re-enactments at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are kindly supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.