Exhibition & Talks: Easter Rising

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland holds a special position in the historical events of the Easter Rising. Find out about some of the leading Surgeons and Insurgents involved in the Easter Rising with the exhibition on display in dlr LexIcon, Level 3, from May 3 - June 2.
Two talks will take place during this exhibition in dlr LexIcon Studio: May 11 at 7.00pm by RCSI Archivist Meadhbh Murphy and May 24 at 7.00pm by Archivist Pádraig Allen on the St John Ambulance and the Easter Rising.
All welcome, free events. No booking necessary
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Carnation Theatre for Bealtaine

Follow the women of 1916: the dispatchers, the doctors, the gunrunners, the nurses and the smugglers. Sing! Dance! Remember!
dlr LexIcon Studio: Thursday 12 May at 11.00am
& Thursday 26 May at 2.00pm

These performances are open to all but are particularly geared towards older people affected by dementia and their carers. The performances last up to 1 hour max. Part of Bealtaine,  a month when we celebrate creativity as we age. Free events.

Shakespeare: Here and Elsewhere

dlr LexIcon Studio Sat 14 May, 2.00pm

Presented by the RIA (Royal Irish Academy) as part of events marking 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Suitable for adults and students aged 16 years+. Tickets €5/€3 via Further information on this unique event can be found by clicking on the image of the Bard above.
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Baby Book Clubs

dlr LexIcon 10am on May 11 & June 8
Dalkey Library 10.30am on May 16 & June 20
Stillorgan Library 10.30am on May 26 & June 30 
Shankill Library 10.30am May 18 & June 15

Come along to any Baby Book Club with your baby or toddler and introduce young children to the joy of books and reading as well as socialising with others in a library setting. Phone relevant library for more details. All are welcome.

Angels in the Park II

dlr LexIcon Garden, Saturday 21 May, 12.30pm & 3.30pm 

Duration 1 hour. Meet outside Brambles Café
Free event. Suitable for 12+ with parental guidance.

Shiva Productions presents Angels in the Park II. This is a powerful, funny and inspiring series of five brand new 10-minute plays by five emerging Irish writers, featuring talented Irish actors, exploring themes of mortality, family and the human need to connect. Audiences will be led to different locations around the LexIcon grounds. The show will go on come rain or shine, so pack a picnic rug or portable chair and a brolly!
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Laura Bates in conversation with 
Sinéad Gleeson

Pavilion Theatre Wed 18 May, 8.00pm Tickets:€10/€8 

dlr Library Voices presents, author Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project which exists to catalogue instances of sexism experienced on a day to day basis. Her new book, Girl Up, is a hilarious, jaunty and bold exposé of the truth about the pressures exerted on women who are told: ‘that’s not for girls’; ‘take it as a compliment’;  ‘beauty’s on the inside.’ Well, Laura is here to tell you something different.
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'Me, my selfie & I': Art Workshops for children

Deansgrange Library: Wed 16, 23, & 30 May, 3-4.45pm

Series of hands on practical workshops with visual artist Claire Halpin on the theme of Self Portraits. Each week participants will explore Self Portraits through looking at famous artists through the ages and contemporary artists to discover different ways of reflecting ourselves in a range of different materials and techniques including drawing, painting, collage. Suitable for age 8-12. Max 15. Bookings/further info: 01 285 0860

Celebrate Bealtaine at Blackrock Library 

Thursday May 12 at 3.30pm 
Chair Yoga with Nicola Foxe of Yo-Yo Yoga            
Thursday May 19 at 3.30pm

Talk on Entitlements for Older People with Age Action Ireland 
Bookings or further info:  01 288 8117                         

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10th May 2016