PICK OF THE WEEK
Curated by Rachel Donnelly, Liv O’Donoghue and José Miguel Jimenez, this multimedia exhibition explores the creative process of dance makers, lifting the lid on the performing arts scene in Dublin and shining a light on the bits that usually remain hidden away in the notebooks of stage artists. Later this year, Draff will launch its print magazine, so this weekend’s “show” is just the first act. ROCK Whelan’s Says Yes The venerable Irish music venue puts on a very tempting roster of acts, including Delorentos, RSAG, Wyvern Lingo, Twinkranes, Attention Bebe, Plutonic Dust and Elaine Mai. All proceeds on the night go the the Yes Equality campaign. INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL DUBLIN We all know the old James Joyce canard about crossing Dublin without passing a pub, but in the summer months, it seems you can’t cross the country without bumping into a literary festival or three.
This week, the International Literary Festival Dublin brings a particularly heavyweight lineup to the capital.
On Saturday prospective authors can meet agents at a workshop in Belvedere House. The poet will also be in town to discuss her Persian translation of Blue is the Warmest Colour, and how it drove her into exile to Prague, along with a screening of the Palme D’Or-winning film version of the graphic novel starring starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux (above).
Sunday has a starry celebration of 150 years of Alice in Wonderland with live readings and more from biographer
actress Fiona Shaw, and the great-granddaughter of Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired the Alice character. And in the Liquor Rooms, will
present a musical journey through his acclaimed new novel All Involved.
derailed his journalism career over plagiarism, but now he’s on the comeback trail and his exhaustive study of the US War on drugs has won no little acclaim. His event is on Monday.
Tuesday night’s star attraction hardly needs an introduction at this stage. And on Wednesday, the Big Book Club Show features thriller writers ( Unravelling Oliver) and
( Can Anybody Help Me?), and offers the crowd the chance to pit their literary wits against a panel of experts. See ilfdublin.com for tickets and more.
Jon Ronson Liz Nugent