..but oh, when will the painful puns end?

So, you may have gathered from my Phineas T Barnum turn earlier that the Summer Sensational is beginning tomorrow. This is something I am unsurprisingly in favour of given that I like stuff that is (a) free or cheap (b) fun and (c) unusual (and I reckon the Joculator fulfills all three right there.)

So, I’ve compiled some picks for each day that might appeal- remember that while almost all the events are free, some are ticketed events requiring booking. Those lovely TBCT folk are standing by at info [at] templebar [dot] ie or at 01-677 2255.

Here goes:

Thursday, July 8th 2010

2pm: The Dance Social with CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre (West Essex St entrance). Get your groove on, learn a few steps and impress the heck out of everyone next time you’re near a dancefloor. Swit swoo! (Tickets required: info [at] templebar [dot] ie or at 01-677 2255.)

Friday, July 9th 2010

3pm: A Musical Menu at the Queen of Tarts, Cow’s Lane. The Dublin String Trio accompany your afternoon’s epicurean delights (probably does wonders for the digestion, no doubt). No booking required.

5pm and 7:30pm: Sean-nós workshops hosted by Gaelchultúr. Learn more about sean-nós dancing and singing (Pre-booking at 01-484 5220 or through eolas [at] gaelchultur [dot] com.)

7pm: Music on The Square presents Julie Feeney & Tarab. The swoony, lush sounds (and excellent headgear!) of Julie Feeney, and the unique jazz stylings of Tarab. What’s not to like? (Tickets required: info [at] templebar [dot] ie or at 01-677 2255.)

Saturday, July 10th

2pm: Oxjam at Oxfambooks, Parliament St. Have a browse while you take in some chilled out tunes- yes please! (No booking required.)

2pm-4pm (Sunday also): Where’s Wally? That slippery character Wally is on the loose in Temple Bar! Find him and snag yourself a voucher. (No booking required.)

7pm (Sunday also): Sweet Shorts at La Dolce Vita, Cow’s Lane. Enjoy some short films as chosen by Filmbase in the lovely surroundings of La Dolce Vita. Give their arrabiata a go- you will not be disappointed. (Booking required: info [at] templebar [dot] ie or at 01-677 2255.)

10pm: The Secret of Kells (open air screening), Meeting House Square. If you haven’t seen this great Oscar-nominated feature, take it in under the stars thanks to IFI. (Booking required: 01-679 3477.)

Sunday 11th July

1pm onward: Summer Sunday on the Square, Meeting House Square. We have balloon wizardry, music of all sorts, storytelling and the aforementioned Joculator all in one afternoon- and all for free. No booking required- just turn up.

10:30pm Stand By Me, Meeting House Square. I feckin’ love this film! No more need be said. (Booking required: info [at] templebar [dot] ie or at 01-677 2255.)

Bígí ann!

one of these days..

July 7, 2010

One of these days, I swear I will make a piece according to a pattern that I stick to, damnit.

That’s right- I decided to lengthen the Featherweight Cardigan. Why must I always fiddle with the perfectly good instructions, eh?