Consentfest aims to ensure that the issue of consent remains at the forefront of political and social discussion and to broaden the conversation around consent and the impact within communities. To build a consent culture we need to open the dialogue about it and to find ways to challenge and put an end to rape culture in all its manifestations. Rape culture is an issue that affects people of all genders and across all social classes. Consentfest will raise funds for Dublin Rape Crisis Centre through ticket sales, t-shirt sales, other consent merch sales and a raffle on the night. There will be live music, poetry, DJ sets, and live street art.
Where: The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin
When: 7:30pm to 3am
How much: €10
FameLab is back! Held annually in over 30 countries, a host of Dublin partners are teaming up with the British Council once more to bring FameLab to the region. Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices from the world of science, technology, engineering and maths will deliver three-minute talks on weird and wonderful science concepts. Expect to hear anything from why people are taller in space, to wasps that live inside figs, and how there are good guys and bad guys when it comes to vaccinations. The top two from the FameLab Dublin will go on to represent the region at the FameLab Ireland national final in April 2019.
Where: Wigwam, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin
When: 5:45pm to 7:30pm
How much: Admission free, register here
Come this Friday for a wonderful evening of music courtesy of Dubh Lee (Niamh Dooley), Jennifer McMahon and Lisa Marie, and spoken word courtesy of Jeannie Zillart. There will also be an open mic for anyone else who wishes to perform a song or two or to recite some poetry or prose. Tea, coffee and finger food will be provided. Donations will as always be graciously accepted.
Where: The Castle Hotel in Dublin City Centre Ireland, Gardiner Row/Great Denmark St, Dublin
How much: Admission free