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The Alternative

The Alternative

Tue 24 - Sun 29 Sep

As part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Fishamble’s A Play for Ireland asks, “what if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom?” The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. The final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?

monday night cinema
We the Animals

We the Animals

Mon 30 Sep, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★★ The Washington Post
★★★★ The Guardian

Based on Justin Torres’s semi-autobiographical novel, this coming-of-age drama follows the youngest of three brothers as he awakens to a world beyond that of his volatile family.

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Vermeer & Music

Vermeer & Music

Tue 1 Oct, 8pm

Exhibition on Screen

Filmed at an exclusive National Gallery exhibition in London as well as the US and the Netherlands, this documentary guides us through Vermeer’s life story and displays his paintings - including Girl with a Pearl Earring - in glorious HD.

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Blindboy Live Podcast Show

Blindboy Live Podcast Show

Thu 3 Oct, 8pm

Blindboy Boatclub invites you to a live edition of The Blindboy Podcast, in conversation with a soon-to-be-announced guest.

Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism, tackling mental health issues, gun laws, feminism, racism or a bit of history. Expect the unexpected.

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Glasshouse: Holocene

Glasshouse: Holocene

Fri 4 Oct, 8pm

Festival favourite Glasshouse present their highly acclaimed arrangement of Bon Iver’s exemplary albums For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver, in what will be an uproarious evening, with rousing performances of these very special songs.

Colin Stafford-Johnson

Colin Stafford-Johnson

Sat 5 Oct, 8pm

Join wildlife filmmaker and BBC star Colin Stafford-Johnson on a journey of discovery along the western seaboard of Ireland as he takes you on his Wild Atlantic journey.

Bosco’s Magical Garden & Sleeping Beauty

Bosco’s Magical Garden & Sleeping Beauty

Sun 6 Oct, 12pm & 3pm

Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Bosco live!

monday night cinema
Transit

Transit

Mon 7 Oct, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★★ The AV Club
★★★★ Slant

Winner of Best Film at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019, this gripping thriller is a bold contemporary re-imagining of Anna Seghers’ WWII novel about a man escaping fascism under a false identity.

don’t miss
Us/Them

Us/Them

Tue 8 - Sun 13 Oct

As part of Dublin Theatre Festival

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Telegraph

Following sell-out runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s National Theatre, this multi-award-winning production comes to Pavilion Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

monday night cinema
A Season in France

A Season in France

Mon 14 Oct, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★ The Guardian

After fleeting their war-torn homeland, a Central African family struggles to make ends meet in Paris as they seek political asylum. A tender yet stark portrait of how bureaucracy and humanity can collide.

Vladimir & Anton: The Violinists

Vladimir & Anton: The Violinists

Tue 15 Oct, 8pm

An evening of songs and melodies we all love and remember, including Que Sera Sera, Hungarian Dance No 5, Russia’s Kalinka, Jewish dance Hava Nagila, Danny Boy, Those Were The Days and many more

Ladies in the Blues

Ladies in the Blues

Wed 16 Oct, 8pm

Celebrate the power of women in blues history, from the gospel roots of the 1920s through to vaudeville, jazz & 1960s blues-rock, focusing on women and their stories in the evolution of blues music, from Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone Janis Joplin and more.

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Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer

Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer

Thu 17 & Fri 18 Oct, 8pm

★★★★★ The Irish Examiner
★★★★★ The Sunday Business Post
★★★★ The Scotsman

The story of an ordinary man who embarked upon an extraordinary adventure is brought to life in this multi-award winning, dramatic and humorous one-man show.

Secrets of Space

Secrets of Space

Sun 20 Oct, 12pm & 2pm

Sisters Suni and Mae dream about journeying far beyond our solar system, discovering the secrets of space. Using magical illusions and a state of the art digital LED wall, embark on an interactive journey across the galaxy exploring the wonders of the cosmos using key ideas in science and technology.

Finghin Collins

Finghin Collins

Sun 20 Oct, 8pm

Embarking on a nationwide tour, Irish pianist Finghin Collins will perform Piano Sonatas by Mozart and Schubert, a selection from the Ros Tapestry and more.

monday night cinema
Photograph

Photograph

Mon 21 Oct, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★ The AV Club
★★★★ RogerEbert.com

Indian director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) returns to Mumbai for this bittersweet romance between a struggling street photographer and a sheltered university student.

The Ragdolls

The Ragdolls

Tue 22 Oct, 8pm

A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons presented by Europe’s No. 1 tribute, The Ragdolls.

Take a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time with classic songs such as Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Oh What a Night and many more.