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New Festival in DublinTown – Gin Experience Dublin

9 April 2018

Gin enthusiasts there’s a new festival in DublinTown and it’s just for you – Gin Experience Dublin! Over two days you can sip & sample gins of every kind with bespoke serves, explore food pairings that are unique with gin, attend a masterclass or foraging lesson with Ireland’s leading ambassadors or try a gin cocktail from some of Ireland’s most esteemed […]

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The best theatre shows this week

9 April 2018

The Importance of NothingThe Everyman, Cork, Apr 9th-11th; Belltable, Limerick, Apr 13th-14thHow does an experimental theatre company view the theatrical canon? In the case of Pan Pan Theatre Company it’s usually as a jumping off point for negotiations. Revived from its 2016 debut for a national tour, director Gavin Quinn’s approach to Oscar Wilde, who famously declared all art to be […]

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The Olivier Awards apologises for Sir Peter Hall omission

9 April 2018

Sir Peter, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the National Theatre, died aged 86, in September. But his name was not mentioned in a tribute to theatre industry figures who have died in the last year. Choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne said he was “flabbergasted”, actor Christopher Biggins called it “disgraceful” while producer Emma […]

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Sir Michael Parkinson and Eamonn Holmes get wires crossed over Dame Helen Mirren

9 April 2018

Sir Michael Parkinson was involved in an awkward mix-up on breakfast TV when he turned to the subject of Dame Helen Mirren. The veteran broadcaster famously introduced the stage and screen star as the “sex queen” of the Royal Shakespeare Company during their 1975 chat show encounter, and asked if her “equipment” hindered her being recognised […]

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UK’s Eurovison hopeful SuRie says she is ‘ready for it’

9 April 2018

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment in Tel Aviv at Israel Calling, the biggest preview event for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, SuRie revealed that the competition is “starting to feel very real” and that she is “ready for it”. And it’s no wonder that SuRie, who has performed backing vocals for artists like Chris Martin and Will Young, is […]

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Listen: Rebekah Fitch – ‘Broken Mind’

9 April 2018

An absorbing, short, sharp collection of songs mired in melancholy and wrought with emotion, Rebekah Fitch’s latest effort – the Broken Mind EP – marks a promising, if not dark, new beginning for the NI singer-songwriter. A four-track offering, the EP delves into serious introspection, with lyrical themes that are often muddied by the singer’s […]

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Magee Spring Summer Looks for Stylish women

9 April 2018

We are all feeling a little spring in our step and that means our wardrobe needs it too! Magee 1866 Spring Summer collection has launched its stunning new womenswear collection. The new collection epitomises Donegal in the Spring and Summer months, so you don’t need to get rid of the knits completely! The inspiration was drawn from […]

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State 2008 – 2018 | State Magazine

9 April 2018

The date is March 2008 and the launch of State.ie, soon to be followed by our print magazine, and both followed by 10 years of fun, adventure, really great people and so, SO much great music that all – in one way or another – crossed the State threshold. From the first days when Phil […]

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What’s on in Dublin Town this weekend (April 6-8 2018)

9 April 2018

There’s loads happening in the city this weekend (6th – 9th of Feb) and we have a few to share! Each week, DublinTown are on the airwaves on the Friday edition of the Good Morning Dublin show on Dublin City FM. In case you missed it, here’s what you can do this weekend: INCOGNITO 2018 […]

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A Star Wars Story’ is here

9 April 2018

Where’s my Star Wars? I haven’t seen a new episode from the franchise in at least 15 minutes. If this goes on any longer I’ll have to start making my own film. After all, I couldn’t do any worse than The Phantom Menace. Right? Ha ha ha! Fret not. Solo: A Star Wars Story will […]

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