Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Feature - Com­piled by Co­lette Keane co­[email protected]­am­

1 Christ­mas Jumper Pa­rade For­get your tra­di­tional ‘Best Dressed’ com­pe­ti­tions with win­ter tweeds and faux furs - Fairyhouse Race­course in Co Meath have com­bined their big Win­ter Rac­ing Fes­ti­val this week­end with the first Christ­mas jumper com­pe­ti­tion of the year.The win­ner will re­ceive a VIP trip to the Fairyhouse Easter Fes­ti­val which in­cludes hospi­tal­ity for four on the big day and an overnight for four in Dun­boyne Cas­tle Ho­tel.

2 Get Your Christ­mas Started The Ju­nior Cork Youth Orches­tra will per­form in the North Cathe­dral, Cork city to­mor­row from 3.30pm with the North Cathe­dral Church Choir and the Dun­dan­ion Singers. Free ad­mis­sion and there will be a raf­fle. Sep­a­rately, tick­ets for the Cork Youth Orches­tra’s an­nual Christ­mas con­cert fea­tur­ing The Snow­man in the City Hall are on sale from Pro Mu­sica priced from €12.50. The shows are on De­cem­ber 8 at noon and 2pm.

3 Gifted The Con­tem­po­rary Craft and De­sign Fair takes place in the RDS in Dublin from Wed­nes­day to the fol­low­ing Sun­day. More than 500 de­sign­ers, mak­ers and crafter will be dis­play­ing their wares along with ar­ti­san food pro­duc­ers who will be tak­ing part in the Spec­tac­u­lar Christ­mas Food Em­po­rium. Vis­i­tors on Wed­nes­day will be treated to 10% off ev­ery­thing they buy. The RDS Main Hall opens at 10am each day. gift­ed­

4 Vinyl Brunch Re­laxed glam­our, great food, cock­tails and the ul­ti­mate lounge mu­sic await you at the newly opened River Club in the River Lee Ho­tel. From Fri­day night cock­tails to leisurely lunches, the Vinyl Brunch of­fers some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent, par­tic­u­larly on Satur­days and Sun­days. Cock­tails cost around €12 each while brunch dishes range from €4 to €14.theriver­club­

5 Week­end Miscellany A cel­e­bra­tion of 50 years of the iconic Ra­dio 1 pro­gramme takes place from Fri­day in the Project Arts Cen­tre in Dublin. This am­bi­tious event will present five full length con­certs over three days with each one cap­tur­ing a decade. Fifty writ­ers are con­tribut­ing es­pe­cially com­posed pieces con­nected to a par­tic­u­lar year be­tween 1968 -2017.

Ad­mis­sion is free. See pro­jec­tarts­cen­

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