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Here's a ghost story for you, according to those of a eschatological nature (which isn't what you think), a cataclysmic event will bring this planet to a sudden, apocalyptic end on December 21st. Which, combined with this article, got us thinking about the legacy Dublin would leave behind. Not that it'll matter much as our scattering of atoms and molecules are dispersed through the vastness of space. So, purely for argument sake, here are our Top Five Icons of Contemporary Dublin:

The Burrito - a great way to get culturally diverse without resorting to a comedy sombrero.

Coppers - facilitating Dublin's development from a gene pool to a gene puddle.

Cricky's hunting hat - will someone please wash that thing.

Ironic knitwear (Christmas jumpers in particular) - Self referential irony is so hot right now.

Grogans - Where else in the world can the you find members of the Brown Thomas brigade sitting next to people who smell of wee.  A true democratic, demographic pub.

Who is a real Mesoamerican calender girl this week? Ciaran, Michael, Kate, Amy or Jerath?

"I found myself drawing odd little creatures hiding behind things..."- Kevin Corcoran
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October 25 2012


where
Gallery Number One, 1 Castle Street, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
From 6pm

how much
Free

exhibition
For the Love of Perception

FTLO has cemented itself as one of the most interesting and diverse creative events around this ever-increasingly creative town and now they're back with live tattoos! With FTLO Perception, the acronym returns to Ebow gallery on Castle Street, teaming up with Dublin Ink's impossibly handsome Shane Guerrini to curate this smorgasbord exhibition. Featuring: both preliminary and finito work by a variety of Irish and international tattoo-based artists, illustrative and typographic work beyond the canvas of the human skin, not to mention live tattoos and music by Bantum. Launch nights past have jam-packed the gaff with free-alcohol-consuming pundits spilling out into the streets, so arrive early to properly check out the pieces. / Karl Watson

 

October 25 2012


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
See HERE

how much
€9 per screening, €40 for day pass

cinema
Horrorthon

In a few weeks time, Mitt Romney may be elected as the most powerful man in the world. But if you prefer to keep your scares to things you can actually comprehend, the IFI Horrorthon is returning this week. As ever there is an excellent choice of talkies on show, including Dracula: Prince of Darkness (with Christopher Lee), Young Frankenstein (“That’s ‘Fronkonsteen’”), and Room 237, a brilliant documentary exploring theories about Kubrick’s The Shining. The guest this year is Halloween 4 actress Danielle Harris, who as well as attending a screening of the aforementioned film will also showcase her directorial debut Among Friends. So come along to the IFI and ensure that this Halloween will be the scariest since at least the 1600s, when they burned witches instead of giving them exorbitant amounts of sugar. / Ciaran Hall

 

October 25 2012


where
13 Nth Great Georges St

when
6pm-9pm, until Saturday

how much
Free

exhibition
Tentamen

In the dictionary of difficult words, you'll find 'tentamen' which means an experiment by trial and error. In 13 North Great Georges Street you'll find the works of seven contemporary artists, who rarely err and the only trial will be whether the floors in this semi-derilict Georgian town house will survive the purposeful plodding of the arterati. It's this marriage of contemporary art with historic architecture that marks this exhibition of drawing, sculpture, installation, film and animation as the stand out visual arts event this week. le cool's favourite 'art bastard', Alan Butler, is one of the participants and he never disappoints. Joining him are Lucy Andrews, Joseph Coveney, Niall de Buitléar, David Eager Maher, Aoibheann Greenan, and John O'Connell. Find it in the regular dictionary under T for terrific. / Vernon Steel

   
 

October 25 2012


where
The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
Doors 6pm, show 8pm

how much
€12/€10

gig
Laurel Halo

Hey, all you fallen angels out there, get yourself some Laurel Halo this Thursday. She's the angel on your shoulder telling you to absorb some killer beats, and we're the devils on the other side telling you to get the beers in and dance like middle-aged loonies. This is a safe place. The Brooklyn babe will be spreading those ambient Big Apple beats all over the yard, vocal, primal, wild. But weirdly comforting. Omm. With Halo acting as guardian angel to School Tour, and to a pop-up market in the basement as well as trippy visuals by Feel Good Lost, this is gonna be like blasting off in a rocket to a parallel universe where everything is AWESOME! And, just like in the Generation Game, or any Gaby Roslin vehicle, there are prizes to be had! Jack White tix, Animal Collective tix, a lunch for two at the Camden Kitchen. Sweeet. Win Tickets / Cora Burke

 

October 25 2012


where
The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€20

comedy
Neil Hamburger

Neil Hamburger - genius or...not genius? A greasy, drink-sodden personification of all the worse aspects of stand-up comedy or the only comedian with any integrity left? Probably the first one. Truly a man out of time, and out of jokes, the guy they call America's funnyman has been baffling and angering crowds around the world for over twenty years now with his obstinate refusal to stop performing on stage. Not for him the shallow rewards of personal grooming, sobriety, or jokes with punch lines. He's uncompromising, uncensored, and unemployable. He's looked thousands of people in the face and dared them to laugh. They still haven't. As the man himself says - some audiences love him, others hate him, but there's one thing we can all agree on - everybody loves Neil Hamburger. Win Tickets / Conor McDevitt

 

October 25 2012


where
Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
8:30pm/9:30pm

how much
€15

comedy
The Boy with Tape on his Face

The Boy With Tape on his Face isn't some kind of reluctant chronic talker, but the man putting the comedy back into vaudeville entertainment. He's not quite a mime artist, because they seem to live in a depressing SADs ridden nuclear winter, and The Boy (known to his Maaa as Sam Willis) is an actor; flamboyant, and inventive...how much fun can you have with two oven gloves and My Endless Love? His appeal is far reaching; he can silently command a crowd in notoriously tough Covent Garden, or the Palladium at the other end of the spectrum. It is cheeky but innocent stuff, like a Carry on Film. With Willis and fellow act Doctor Brown reinventing the traditional role of the clown; perhaps we can look forward to a future of kids' birthday parties without scary Ronald McDonald creeps hanging around the vat of Jelly. / Kate Frances

   
 

October 26 2012


where
Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay D2
Location Map

when
7:30pm

how much
€20

gig
Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess, the man who launched a thousand haircuts, has given up having coke blown up his arse and is currently one of the busiest frontmen in the biz. While The Charlatans are still going strong, Tim has also embarked on his own project; a kind of kaleidoscopic pop-punk experience that probably says more about the effects of transcendental meditation than that episode of The Simpsons with Richard Gere in it. His latest record, Oh No I Love You, boasts some of the best pop I've heard all year. Check out the first single, White, with its kitchen sink lyrics daubed in psychedelic paint. The strutting, sleep deprived Madchester youth of Just Lookin' has been replaced by a quiet awareness that has been enhanced by music obsessive Burgess' collaborations outside of The Charlatans. Also, he still has a great barnet. / Kate Frances

 

October 26 2012


where
Various

when
Until 28th October

how much
Depends

food
Dine in Dublin

Walked into Fallon & Byrne last week...waddled out. The food. The FOOD. We ate like Brian Blessed on a free all you can eat at Jimmy Chung's, but this fare was classy, man. Beef Wellington with a curried puy lentil twist, melt in the mouth cod, steak tartar...oms. There was a Knickerbocker Glory that Fatty Arbuckle would sell his aunt for, while the cocktails tasted like the sweet tears of the angels on Easter Sunday. Yep. It's here...Dine in Dublin. Hope your tummy's rumbling, because the finest eateries in town are offering the food of kings to the dirty rascals at the bottom of the castle. Get your fine dine on at Pichet, Dunne and Crescenzi and Mao, amongst others. Whether your budget is under a crumpled tenner or you've got a crisp fiddy to flash, there's something to get your taste-buds a'tingling. / Kate Frances

 

October 26 2012


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
6.30pm

how much
€9 / €10

cinema
Citadel

Lurking in the midst of the Horrorthon selection is an Irish film you will be hearing alot more about before its full release in 2013. Citadel, the debut feature by Ciaran Foy, is a jolter. Agoraphobic Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) tries to protect his baby from the menace of estate hoodies who have left his then pregnant wife in a coma. Set in a snow-blanketed Glasgow and imbued with a sense of nihilism, there's the constant fear of what lies next which propels it. Tommy confronts his fears with a nameless priest (James Cosmo), whose hulking presence ravishes many scenes and lends unexpected comic relief, and youngster Danny (Jake Wilson) who has links to the marauding gang. Picking up awards in SXSW and Korea and Scottish BAFTA nominations, now is your chance to peer through the fear that won't grip your mates until the spring. / Zach Joyce

 

October 26 2012


where
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 670 9202
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€10

gig
MMOTHS

Leading the new wave of Irish producers, this Kildare native shot to prominence before he had even finished his leaving cert. His arrangements are disarmingly simple, his hooks subtle but killer; it’s atmosphere soaked in nostalgic reverb. Early tracks such as Heart set the tone for greatness in your headphones, but live the aural extravagance can be somewhat diminished by the young producer's introversion - standing, head bowed, behind that ubiquitous glowing apple, Jack Colleran looks like a man intent on solving the riddles of the universe. An epic late set at the EP this year hinted at a more forceful personality behind the music, but this first excursion as a fully live act – complete with band – promises to finally deliver a degree of spectacle to the performance, which his enormous talent deserves. Win TicketsEmmet Condon

   
 

October 27 2012


where
The Bernard Shaw, The Twisted Pepper

when
See HERE

how much
See HERE

festival
Beatyard

Back for the sixth time and in some danger of turning into an institution, Bodytonic's annual celebration of everything bassy and beaty is once again taking over The Bernard Shaw and Twisted Pepper for the weekend. Highlights this year include the dreamy electronic pop of Laurel Halo, grime legend (and I don't use that word lightly) Terror Danjah, and the delightfully incongruous double bill of Hessle Audio boss Pearson Sound and star of Red Dwarf, Coronation Street, and various tabloid front pages Craig Charles, who's actually an excellent DJ with an encyclopedic knowledge of Northern soul. The weekend finishes off in feelgood fashion with a tribute to Prince (don't tell his lawyers) including a screening of the Citizen Kane of pop movies, Purple Rain, and a performance from Ireland's own retro-boogie maestro Krystal Klear. / Conor McDevitt

 

October 27 2012


where
Little Green Gallery & Cafe, 13 High Street Christchurch Dublin 7


when
Runs until Wed 31st

how much
Free (suggested donation €10)

fundraiser
Hocus Focus

My brush with Focus Ireland  is every so often rushing down Eustace Street and moving off the pavement from the queue outside their kitchen there. In case you wondered, they're providing food for the homeless in this city. The cleverly titled Hocus Pocus is simple in its mission - give something to the less well off whilst enjoying the talents of 50 DJs and friends as they each step up to the mark for an hour over the next week. The likes of Jim Carroll, Nialler9, Le Galaxie and that born-again maverick Don Conroy are joining a host of others over the seven days. Stewing a Sugar Skulls exhibition, Jam Art, Tarot readings, horror movies before it boils and bubbles with the Halloween Ball, there's no excuse not to stick your head in and drop a few bob in the pot. Remember you'll be going to bed on a full rather than empty stomach. / Zach Joyce

 

October 27 2012


where
The Gaiety Theatre, 46 King St S, D2
Location Map

when
7:30pm

how much
€19.65


Tuesdays with Morrie

It's been the talk of our country cousins for the past few weeks as it's toured its way around Ireland, and now Breda Cashe's production of Tuesdays With Morrie is enjoying a stint in the red velvet surrounds of The Gaiety Theatre. Based on Mitch Albom's non-fiction novel of the same name, this play sees Albom, in a previous incarnation as a cynical sports reporter, rekindle his relationship with former professor Morrie Schwartz, recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Adapting a best-selling novel for the stage can be a difficult science, but Tuesdays With Morrie manages to steer just the right side of schmaltzy, thanks in no small part to Andy Murray and Terry Byrne's outstanding performances. Thought-provoking theatre you can bring your mam to (I did). Catch this while you can. / Joey Kavanagh

 

October 27 2012


where
Theatre 36,
Parnell Square,
Dublin 1


when
Final show today. 8pm

how much
Tickets available at Ticketbud.com

theatre
Marie Clare

It might seem like an unlikely connection. Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, a story of a man disconnected from his own maleness and Dublin playwright Frank Shouldice’s Marie Clare, a story of a Donegal single mother, struggling on the margins, forced to turn to prostitution to survive. But both are masterfully constructed tales of dissociated personalities, while Palahniuk’s Tyler takes over the bewildered narrator as he sleeps, gruff tart-with-no-heart Clare is the fractured avatar that the vulnerable Marie inhabits to survive. Sometimes funny, sometimes shockingly bleak, Marie Clare is the type of conceptually minimalist but psychologically complex production where nothing is as straightforward as it seems. Catch it before the end of its run for a taste of theatre prepared to look a little deeper into the souls of its characters. / Marion Cullen

   
 

October 28 2012


where
Various, see link

when
See HERE

how much
See HERE

festival
Bram Stoker

100 years after his death, Dublin is finally embracing the potential of Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula, with this inaugural festival which they intend to develop into a hub of horror in time. There's a smartphone app. which you can use to drive a cyber stake through his gothic demons, PaperDolls explore the Victorian experience for women like Mina and Lucy in Dracula in their multi-disciplinary show. A Letter to Mina, collaborating with alt-rockers Estel and Alabaster DePlume. Tickets for most free events have been snapped up. However, early birds reading this might catch the 7pm Spraoi spectacle in Dublin courtyard. Meanwhile, readings by Owen Roe and Donna Dent of Gothic horror in the crypt of Christchurch Catherdal should give you a surround sound spook. Whether you flesh it out or draw blood, it's worth pricking. / Zach Joyce

 

October 28 2012


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
Location Map

when
See HERE

how much
€5.20-€8.90

cinema
Room 237

This film wouldn't be possible if The Shining had been made by any other director, but since Stanley Kubrick was exactly the kind of meticulous craftsman who obsessed over every tiny detail of his films, Rodney Ascher's documentary on the various conspiracy theories that have sprung up around his horror classic takes on a worrying plausibility. Narrated in turn by five different fanatics (we never see them onscreen which is probably for the best. I get the feeling most of these people haven't seen natural light in quite some time) each with their own unique take on what Stanley was really trying to tell us, the film is so expertly put together that I actually found myself thinking "hmmm, maybe he did fake the moon landings" at one point. It passed though, I swear. Just need to watch this scene one more time. / Conor McDevitt

 

October 28 2012


where
The 02, Northwall Quay, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
7.30pm

how much
€39.50 - €69.50

concert
The Two Towers (in concert)

"The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin." Gandalf may just be the king of the good news / bad news delivery but let me pretend to his throne. Bad news: You've already missed the The Fellowship of the Ring in concert, a hugely successful show last year. Good news: Here's your chance to see The Two Towers in concert as the full RTE concert Orchestra and chorus relocate to the O2 for a epic night of epic fantasy music. Epic. Beneath a screen as impressive Leoglas' luscious locks, Howard Shore's music will transport you to a world of talking trees, ghastly gollums and hairy hobbits. Justin Freer conducts the Dún Laoghaire Choral Society and Aspiro Children's Choir and with an impressive tally of over 200 performers on stage it sounds like an army bred for a single purpose. Entertainment. / Vernon Steel

   
 

October 29 2012


where
The Fumbally, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.
Location Map

when
6am

how much
Free

gig
Jennifer Evans

“The night will protect you, keep your attention fixed” sings Jennifer Evans on To Cool from her Salient Point EP. This will surely be the litmus test on both counts as Fumbally witnesses the fitness of the 6am gig-goer. Whether you’ve rambled from a flagging house party or embraced your inner smugness and just got up, there’s the promise of eggs and brioche. The wash of Evans’s distinctly soothing tones should duvet all present and for additional cosy there's Mancunian Alabaster DePlume supporting her. Never heard of him before this but it all makes perfect 6am sense once you take a listen to him. He joins her after a three night stint with Paperdolls in D-Light Studios. Walk tall and with a wee swagger down Clanbrassil Street at 7.30am. And sure if you peaked too soon, there's always the early house! / Zach Joyce

 

October 29 2012


where
Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
7:30pm

how much
€26

gig
The Walkmen

If there’s one word that describes The Walkmen it’s consistent. Whether it’s their unerring quality control, settled 5-piece line-up or even their steady two-year album cycle the New York based group are a model unit when it comes to aiming high and hitting the target every time. Sure, they haven’t reached the same commercial peaks of a band like The National but if anyone is looking for clean-cut, sharply-focused indie rock these guys never disappoint. For a band whose intelligence outshines many of their peers their winning streak shows no signs of slowing. Heaven, their recent seventh LP, finds frontman Hamilton Leithauser engaging with the joys of family life with a mix of insight, passion and cautious disquiet. Top of their game? It’s where they’ve always been. Arrive early to catch Wild Nothing’s 80s-infused dream rock. Win Tickets / Brian Keane

 

October 29 2012


where
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 670 9202
Location Map

when
7:30pm

how much
€35

gig
Sparks

This town ain't big enough for the both of us...bing ping POW! The brothers Mael have been pushing the boundaries of electro-pop for nigh on thirty years now, armed with a couple of instruments and a tiny Hitler moustache. They, above all, have to be respected for coming out and saying it....Lighten Up Morrissey! Sparks make humour-infused music that doesn't compromise on its actual musicality - a difficult feat (on a side note, stop even trying, Jack Black), and even the demeanour of Ron Mael, in particular, seems comedic. He's a mime artist with a keyboard, basically. They know how to inject a bit of glam into a show, without shooting fireworks out of bras etc. The music and their sheer presence is all they need...Ultimately, it is comforting that when I am no longer for this world, this is the number one song in heaven... Win Tickets / Kate Frances

   
 

October 30 2012


where
Olivier Cornet Gallery, The Wooden Building, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


when
Until November 4th

how much
Free

exhibition
Amke Tiem

There is an intense depth to David Begley’s new exhibition. At first glance the paintings are elegantly abstract landscapes and human forms, exploring light and texture in vibrant colour and detail. Then the subtle use of geometric lines becomes apparent, reminiscent of Da Vinci yet suggesting something unseen rather than defining a structure. And before I start talking critical beyond my means, you begin to notice the most enjoyable aspects of the paintings. Tiny images are hidden within the greater scenes, depicting in delicate beauty a Japanese garden or a stormy sea. Or perhaps they aren’t, and it’s just an elaborate by-product of your scrutinising. To quote the artist: “Possibility in painting excites me. How an image can be made, how it appears to the mind or heart first, then it insists itself out of the paint.” / Jerath Head

 

October 30 2012


where
Copper House Gallery, Off Synge Street, Dublin 8


when
Until 24 November

how much
Free

exhibition
Duality

These photos are so highly-defined and mesmerizing you feel like you’ve stepped into a videogame. Enda Cavanagh’s panoramic photographs of sea-baths along the Dublin coast-line stretch large and surreal across the walls. Every texture, colour and space is perceived in detail impossible for the human eye to replicate. Coming from a background in architectural and landscape photography, Cavanagh’s images are a dialogue between the two. Every decrepit inch of concrete, every graffitied piece of mortar is unrecognisable in its beauty, like a seaside relic from Ancient Greece, not an abandoned bath in Blackrock. The photographs suggest these are living and breathing man-made ruins - the sun and the sea come in and around them, giving them life in startling ways. In their simplicity the baths are little temples to the passing of time, kitsch and melancholy. / Roisin Agnew

 

October 30 2012


where
Golden Olive Restaurant, Golden Olive Restaurant, Clonskeagh Mosque & Islamic Cultural Centre, 19 Roebuck Road, D14


when
See HERE

how much
Starters €3-€5/Mains €7-€12


Golden Olive

The Golden Olive Restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in the neighbourhood of Clonskeagh, frequented by non-muslims in the area as well as worshippers at the mosque it's located in because it's a self-service canteen restaurant open to the public. Eat your way through Arabia, Eastern Europe and South Asia in one fell swoop without breaking the bank. Their mouth watering halal smorgasbord of deliciousness also makes gastronomic decision making almost impossible under 60 seconds. The halal grocer next door also stocks everything you need to cook the stuff at home. You need to be patient when the brothers have to respond during the 5min call to prayer but... Alhamdulillah for new ways of Dining in Dublin! / Elish Bul-Godley

   
 

October 31 2012


where
The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane Temple Bar
Location Map

when
6:30pm

how much
Free

book launch
Isn't it well for ye?

“I got a chocolate gateaux in Aldi and I’ll tell you, it was grand!”, “She’s good to herself, isn’t she?”, “Who ate an After Eight and didn’t throw the wrapper in the bin?” These are just some of the Mammyisms I’m subjected to on a weekly basis. And sure, where would we be without our mammies? Comedian Colm O’Regan has been answering that question through his Twitter brainchild, @irishmammies. A collection of well-worn catchphrases that should be familiar to anyone with an Irish Mammy, @irishmammies has become a phenomenon and, luckily for us, O’Regan has now authored a book inspired by the Twitter account. The aptly named Isn’t It Well For Ye? is a collection of essays and observations written in the voice of the Irish Mammy and launches today in The Gutter Bookshop. Do what your mother says and pop along, won’t you? / Amy O'Connor

 

October 31 2012


where
Leprechaun Museum, Twilfit House, Jervis Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
Half hourly, 7:30pm-9:30pm

how much
€20-€30

event
Samhain

I can't believe it's been 365 days since the last Dios De Los Samhain, and I don't know about you, but I am so ready for my yearly dose of slutty cats and bangers sellotaped to cats and the smell of singed children's limbs from poorly timed illegal fireworks imported from the north. The Nat Lep Museum feel the Halloween spirit and are bring their spooktacular over 18s experience back again, and this year's is waaaay scarier than the last, with severed heads, ancient Irish rituals and little girls straight out of The Ring. Looking forward to masked strangers honking my boobs in dark tunnels. I was literally wet with fear and/or sex last year. With 100% more groping in darkness and at least 17% more getting the wear off've dirty old hags, check it out, you Halloweenies. Plus there's whispers that they take you down to the old Jervis St morgue in the basement for ultimate scare-age. REAL LIFE MORGUE YO! Win Tickets / Karl Watson

   
 

October 31 2012


where
Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, off Cope Street, Temple Bar, D2
Location Map

when
Until November 3rd

how much
Free

exhibition
Visiting Artists...

Since 1980, the Graphic Studio Gallery has been taking an initiative for local and international artists. With the annual Visiting Artists Programme, they invite the up-and-coming to broaden the scope of their usual practices by working with resident master printmakers. Of particular note this year are Ethan Murrow’s incredibly detailed lithographs, seemingly random in subject but sharing an indefinable, slightly absurd noir vibe. Add to that list Michael Canning’s etchings (pictured) – exquisite depictions of plant-life out of phase, roots and all – and Donald Teskey’s series of monoprints Paris Sketchbook, which introduce a moody, dense colour palette to the city of love. Each result is a visually striking exploration into fine art print, and a pertinent reminder that we should always attempt new things. / Oscar Knight

 

October 31 2012


where
Rua Red Gallery, South Dublin Arts Centre Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Location Map

when
3pm

how much
€3.50 per child

screening
The Witches

Who knew silicone could be so scary? Well apart from those who've come face to chest with Katie Price's plastics. The rest of us will make do with being terrorized by Angelica Huston's deliciously devilish portrayal of The Grand High Witch complete with gag inspiring facial. People don't tend to dwell on it, but for a children's novelist Roald Dahl churned out some pretty creepy shit. This film adaption follows an appropriately squeaky voiced Luke and his docile old grandma to Cornwall where they stumble across the yearly convention of England's witches. As well as sky rocketing the sale of wigs, gloves and comfy shoes they are hell bent on eliminating the foul stench of children. Can Luke save himself and the others? Probably. Will children ever eat chocolate/sleep again after this movie? Probably not. / Sarah Maguire

   
 
Disco Brunch

le cool had a spiffy chin-wag with James and Chewy from the Gentlemen's Academy ahead of their Disco Brunch.

A true gentleman has manners and a sense of style.

A lot of girls we know were involved in book clubs and the like and we just wanted some similar excuse to get together with mates. We love trying new things and figured we can't be the only ones and so the Academy was born.  So far our monthly meets have taken in life drawing, cocktail making, butchery, cheese appreciation and coffee culture.

The Disco Brunch is a chance for us to mingle with the fairer sex, enjoy some fine food and get our daytime dance on - something which became rarer for us in our post-early house days.

It's very informal, we have a menu devised by the venue chef (in this case Billy in Coppinger Row), a cocktail on arrival - Bloody Marys fit on most people's Sunday afternoon ethos we find! There is no talk or message, although the DJs tend to make quite an impression.

Tickets are on sale in Coppinger Row. €25 including brunch, cocktail and entertainment. PHOTO: Des Moriarty