Zoë's Dublin Diary: What to Do This Week

Wednesday, 16 September – ∞ (Broken Mirrors), NCAD Gallery, 6 pm

Jonathan Mayhew and Lee Welch give visual responses to the upcoming Paper Visual Art Journal and its next theme: Blueprint. Their dialogue explores our conceptualisation of future: of the structures of morality and knowledge, of hyper-technologised dystopias. It is curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, co-editor of PVA, and made in collaboration with Black Church Print Studios. Details here and here.

Thursday, 17 September – A Kind of Compass, Hodges Figgis, 8 pm

Following on from their success with Dubliners 100Tramp Press invited Belinda McKeon to edit A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance, a collection of stories from international writers about home, exile and travel. Included in the collection is Tramp Press author Sara Baume, readers’ nominee for the Guardian first book award. Details here.

Friday, 18 September – #rabbleRuckus8: Redacted on Culture Night, Jigsaw, €12, 10:30 pm

Coinciding with Culture Night, Rabble are celebrating the launch of a new website with an old-fashioned hoedown of “epic proportions”. Masters of ceremony include the bellissimo Simon Conway of Forza Italo fame, who will unite with Electric City sweetheart Giles Armstrong. Details here.

Saturday, 19 September – Sleaford Mods, District 8, €18, 7:30 pm

Minus the reminder that the Prodigy are still going, Sleaford Mods have done a lot of good with an impressively extensive output of raw beats. The Lincolnshire snarl duo deliver stream-of-consciousness social commentary with a John-Cooper-Clark warmth. Details here and here.

Sunday, 20 September – Bernard Shaw Flea Market, 1 pm

Heal your earthly husk with bargains and beer in the Bernard Shaw, Dublin’s premier vibe emporium. The lovingly curated monthly market runs alongside the Big Blue Bus, who have been lining the stomachs of Bodytonic regulars with award-winning pizzas for about a decade. Details here.

Monday, 21 September – Steamboat Bill, IFI, 6:40 pm

‘Steamboat Bill’ Canfield, captain of a run-down paddle steamer from a town in Mississippi, is in danger of being put out of business by his rival. When the melancholy Buster Keaton arrives to meet his father, he turns out to be something of a surprise. Details here and here.

Tuesday, 22 September – Housing & Homeless Pots & Pans Protest, Dáil Éireann, 4 pm

There are about 90,000 vacant properties nationwide, and more than 130 in central Dublin alone. There are 8,000 homeless people in Ireland, 1,000 of whom are children. Are you upset? Prove it! Bring your pots, pans, spoons and voices. Details here.

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Zoe Jellicoe: Zoë Jellicoe is co-founder of the Made It series. She tweets @geneva__diva

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