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This year is the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary and the harbour will welcome over 100,000 visitors this summer to celebrate.

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Steering Group has announced its programme of activities to coincide with this milestone 200th anniversary.

The Opening Ceremony will be officiated by President Michael D. Higgins & the groups' Patron Minister Mary Mitchell O' Connor on 31st May. Other featured events include an International Harbour Food Festival featuring over 25 unique vendors (4th & 5th June), a live Viking Invasion re-enactment with longboats as seen on the hit TV Show ‘Vikings’ (20th August) and The Kingstown 200 Classic Boat Race (8th July). dlr LexIcon will host an exhibition on the Bicentenary of the Harbour from 15 May-30 June, curated by Colin and Anna Scudds of Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society.

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One City One Book events: dlr Libraries

Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. Echoland by Joe Joyce is this year’s chosen One City One Book title.

Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, admission free

An evening of songs and melodies from 1920s-1940s.
Monday 10 April, 7.00pm.
Booking required

Marconi and the Magic of Radio 1900-1950s.
Wednesday 12 April, 7.00pm
No booking required

An evening of classical music featuring excerpts from 1920s-1940s
Wednesday 19 April, 7.00pm
Booking required

Talk on Ireland and Germany: Spies, Diplomacy and Prisoners of War during WW2
Monday 24 April, 7.00pm
No booking required.

Spies Lies and Secret Messages: Fun Workshops with Aoife Munn for children, suitable for ages 7+ 
(level 3, room 1)
Wed. 19 April, 2.00-3.00pm, & 3.30-4.30pm. Booking required

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Philosophical questions series

Blackrock Library, Tuesdays 11, 18 & 25 April, 6pm-7.30pm
Booking required

A new offering from Blackrock Library this Spring, is a trilogy of talks with Professors of philosophy encompassing philosophical questions around aspects of our lives. Come along and be stimulated by the big questions!

‘Philosophy and God’, a talk with Professor Paul O’Grady Tuesday 11 April

‘What Should We Forget? Memory and the philosophy of time’ a talk with Professor Sean Enda Power Tuesday 18 April

‘Are we living in a Computer Simulation?’ a talk with Professor Ben Bramble Tuesday 25 April
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Writer in Residence 2017-2018

Call for Writer in Residence June 2017 – May 2018
Closing Date: 27th of April at 12 noon
(Please note the deadline has been extended as it was advertised incorrectly)
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for a writer in residence for the period June 2017 to May 2018. 
The residency is open to writers working in script-writing in any form (e.g. writing for stage, TV or film).  The theme this year is Ireland: The Future. The writer’s work may draw inspiration from this theme in a variety of ways.  The residency is envisaged as a part-time residency which will allow time for the writer’s own work in addition to engagement and interaction with both the general public and, more specifically, with those with an interest in writing themselves.
Applicants must live in, work in, be originally from or have studied a relevant discipline in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
This writer in residence is managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and is grant-aided by the Arts Council. 
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Carnegie Cinema Club

Blackrock Library, Thurs 13 April at 6pm. 
*note: tickets €3 on the door. All welcome

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes). Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. Cult film/anti-adventure, rating: PG   

Those who have seen this cult film are unlikely to forget it. They’ll remember the sharp greens of the jungle, a living, sinewy mass which will not submit to human, beast, or god. They’ll also remember the choking feeling, as they watched the film, that this great adventure, this great dream, is strewn with so much suffering, that a satisfactory conclusion cannot be expected...

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Julie Parsons  in conversation
with Declan Hughes

Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon, Tuesday 2 May, 7.00pm, booking required.

To celebrate the publication of her long-awaited new novel, join bestselling local author Julie Parsons in conversation with fellow writer and reviewer Declan Hughes. Julie’s new book The Therapy House – her first in almost a decade, is an atmospheric tale that takes the reader from Dún Laoghaire to Venice, a mix of contemporary crime and the dark divisions of the past.
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