Lugh, sun god of the Tuatha de Danann, is celebrated every August. But even a sun god can have a dark side. In Irish myth, we hear tales of the “Good People”. It’s very important that you call them the good people. And what kind of people demand that you go around calling them “good”?Irish mythological storytelling, told as never before. Set to a live musical score. Don't miss the first installment of Candlelit Tales in The Harbour Bar on the 1st August at 8.30pm.
Next event in Stags Head Dublin on the 8th of August.
Tickets are €10 buy them here: https://www.eventgen.ie/lughnasa
Last event of the month is in the Irish Whiskey Museum on the 17th August.
Limerick Poets’ Society Open Mic
The Limerick Poets' Society hosts a Poetry Open Mic Night every Wednesday at Brendan O'Brien's Pub. Formerly the White House Poets, they have moved venue and re-organised this year. Everyone is welcome to listen, read their own poetry and enjoy a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Brendan O'Brien's Pub, 45 Roches St, Limerick
More info: https://www.facebook.com/limerickpoetssociety/
The Circle Sessions
The Circle Sessions weekly gathering of performance collective of poets, musicians, comedians meet every Monday night in The International Bar, Dublin between 8pm and 11.15pm
The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2111373165770372/
This month Ó Bhéal: Cork's Weekly Poetry Event presents Jane Commane and Peter Raynard, David Butler, Matthew Geden and Eriko Tsugawa-Madden, Meg Bateman and Paddy Bushe. Every Monday from 9.30pm in Long Valley Bar.
The Long Valley Bar, 10 Winthrop Street, Cork
More information: http://www.obheal.ie/blog/guest-poets/
Open House Festival: Poetry & a Pint
Starting tonight in Bangor, Poetry and a Pint at Open House Festival is an exciting series of events showcasing five renowned local poets alongside their poetry friends in the intimate and unique setting of the back bar of Fealty's.
Tuesday 7th August: Headlined by Amy Wyatt Rafferty and Paul Daniel Rafferty with poet friends: Gaynor Kane, Linda McKenna and Nathan Elout-Armstrong. The second half of each night will allow local poets to take to the floor for 4 minute slots of OPEN MIC. Spaces are limited for open mic slots. First time reader or bit of a pro- you are welcome to bring your words, or just come along and listen and enjoy a pint.
Tuesday 14th August: Headlined by Stephanie Conn with poet friends: Peter Adair and Mel Bradley.
Tuesday 21st August: Headlined by Ross Thompson with poet friends Colin Dardis, Geraldine Dardis O'Kane and Matthew Rice.
Tuesday 28th August: Headlined by Moyra Donaldson with poet friends Annie Rose, Trish Bennett and Clare Leftfield Mc Williams.
Fealty's Bar, 35 High St, Bangor
Buy tickets here: https://openhousefestival.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589885
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/485180461929120/
The Dublin StorySlam
Dublin's only open mic competitive storytelling night, The Dublin Storyslam is back this month on the 14th August with the theme Friend or Foe.
The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin
Buy tickets: https://eventgen.ie/the-dublin-story-slam---friend-or-foe
Living Proof is on Saturday evening - an evening of visual art, poetry and live performances in the Tara Building in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Entry is 8 euro with free drink being supplied on the night.
Tara Building, Tara Street, Dublin
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071489156444447/
Intercollective: Intercompetitive Finals
In association with The 5 Lamps Brewery, Intercollective have their Intercompetitive finals in The International Bar, Dublin starting 8pm.
Battling it out for the title of Intercompetitive champions 2018 are:
The International, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/354801474988938/
Monthly fundraising event featuring music and spoken word Rabble Rouzer 8 Fundraiser for Refugees on the 22nd of August. Guest speakers, musicians and spoken word artists on from 7.30pm in The Underground Dublin. Next event Rabble Rouzer 9 Fundraiser for Refugees is on the 29th in Cafe Rubis 9 Parliament St.
22nd + 29th August/7.30pm
The Underground Dublin, 64 Dame Street, Dublin
Entry by Donation
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2106941012887515/
The New Romantics - Heritage Week is bringing back nature poems for a new age. The Irish Wildlife Trust teams up with Dublin spoken word poets for Heritage Week 2018 to bring our natural heritage to the stage. Come hear performers and contribute to our walls of wildlife poems.
If you're interested in performing, get in touch with us by leaving a comment to a link to an example of your work.
'On the Nail'
Limerick Writers' Centre Presents 'On the Nail', literary event at Limerick City Library Thursday 30th Aug 6.30pm – 8.00pm with special guest readers Ruth Padel and Neil Donnelly.
There is a limited number of places available for the open-mic after the main event. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 if you wish to read.
Limerick City Library, The Granary, Michael St, Limerick
More information: http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/…/on-the-nail-the-lib…/
Banana Club Fundraiser
On the 30th of August upstairs in The Grand Social the Banana Club Fundraiser presents the perfect balance of poetry and music from some of Ireland’s top poets and musicians. All to raise money for the video production of the spoken word piece 'Banana Club' by Sarah Richardson Spoken Word Poet, which focuses on female empowerment and tackles ideas and beliefs around club culture. On the night there will be a raffle with cool prizes.
35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin
Takin’ the Mic
Irish Writers Centre presents Takin' the Mic with guest MC Daniel Seery & special guest Melatu Uche Okorie on Friday 31 August 7–9pm. Welcoming all to the first Takin the Mic in our new bi-monthly slot. This August, after a long summer of drought, we're asking writers, poets and other performers to respond to the theme of 'Plenty'.
- Five mins per performer
- Slots are on a first come, first served basis
- Performers should sign up in advance via Eventbrite (free!)
19 Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin
More information: https://irishwriterscentre.ie/…/takin-the-mic-with-guest-mc…