POETRY DAY – The Circle Sessions
Today is Poetry Day in Ireland! To celebrate it, Hely’s Bar hosts The Circle Sessions where 14 poets will compete against each other with one poem of their choosing on the theme of ‘intimacy and honesty’.
So tonight, let’s have a poetic night with Emmet O’Brien Poetry, Barry Currivan, Gregory Jackson, Liam McNevin, Christian Wethered, Jacob Wordsmith, Kit Marshall, Sarah Richardson Spoken Word Poet, Melissa Ridge Poetry, Seamus O’Brollachain, Sonachú O’Callaghan Broe, Joe Byrne, Giulia Callegaro, and Natasha Helen Crudden- Writer.
There are a lot more events for Poetry Day in Dublin. Check this website to know more about all of them.
Free admission (suggested donation €5)
28 Dame Street, Dublin 2
LIVE MUSIC – Mind The Gap (Battle of the Bands)
Tonight at the Underground, Ex Oh Promotions are organising a Battle of bands with big prizes for the winner! Come and support the bands: This Sowing Season, Atlas Zero, Wayfarer and more. The entrance is free but you can vote for five euros.
64 Dame Street, Dublin 2
FILM SCREENING – El Verdugo (The Executioner)
Tonight, discover or rediscover the Spanish dark comedy from 1963, El Verdugo (The Executioner in English), directed by Luis García Berlanga. The movie will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles at the Instituto Cervantes.
José Luis and Carmen, his wife, want a home. This may be a wish not at everyone’s reach, but not for them. They only need for José Luis to inherit his father-in-law’s profession who is about to retire. That’s the one condition from the Housing Board. Overwhelmed by the family commitments, José Luis accepts, convinced he will never have to practise his father-in-law’s profession, who has been an executioner. Through a savagely black humorous tone, The Executioner is a vehement censure of the death penalty, which caused the Spanish government to try (unsuccessfully) to stop it being screened at the Venice Festival and later to order numerous cuts.
Admission is free
Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2