Electric Ukulele House Buying

Well we know it’s only Thursday … but does anybody else feel like it should be Friday by now?

Thursday does mean it’s time to get excited about the weekend, and find out the happenings.

Here are a few we came upon:

BELFAST

The QFT

360 is going to be showing in the QFT from tomorrow night and we think it looks great. Here’s a little clip to show you, we hope you agree.

“Moving between Vienna, Bratislava, Paris, London, Rio, Phoenix and Denver, 360 follows the lives a seemingly random range of characters: an ambitious young woman who sees sex as a way to escape her background; a man grieving his long-lost daughter who forges a bond with a heartbroken girl; a married couple coming to see each other with fresh eyes. All these stories and more connect, and are grounded in a sense of place with each city the characters pass through feeling vividly real.”

The MAC

Johanna Billing

When having a look at what was coming up at the MAC we came across the work of Johanna Billing. We saw this title and had to include it in the post, not sure why but it just sat with us.

I’m gonna live anyhow until I die

Johanna Billing’s videos deftly weave together music, movement and rhythm and place subtle emphasis on individual performance and representations of changing societies. Born in Jönköping, Sweden in 1973, Johanna has been making video works since 1999 that deal with the notion of performance and the possibility it holds to explore issues of the public and the private.

The participants in Johanna’s videos all play themselves but take part in staged situations that oscillate between documentary and fiction, as a multi-layered interpretation of a place. Billing’s films often involve music, which in her hands becomes a tool for communication, memory and reconstruction.

This exhibition is running from August 10 – November 4

DUBLIN

The Electric Picnic

This one isn’t till next weekend but we thought we would give it a shout out now as folk need a bit of notice to get their tents organised and what not. The line up this year is looking pretty good. We’re looking forward to The Cure, Elbow, The XX and Tindersticks, not forgetting the lovely Cathy Davey and some Bat for Lashes.

Electric Picnic Logo

Let us know if you’re heading down and who you are most excited to hear.

This weekend if you’re interested in heading to the water, you might like to consider the Ukulely Hooley by the Sea. We think it sounds pretty cool.

“Over the weekend of 18th & 19th August, Dun Laoghaire will host the Ukulele Hooley
There will be ukulele master classes, a “Grand ukulele public busk” and open air ukulele open mic concert for players who want to show their skills on Saturday 18th.

But the show piece event of the weekend is a FREE day long ukulele concert on Sunday at the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire featuring the some of the best ukulele performers from round the World. The Show starts at 12.30pm and will run until 20.30pm. For the full cast list check out the website – ukulelehooley.com

LONDON

Home Sweet Home as part of the ‘Watch This Space Festival’ at The National Theatre

“home sweet home Estates’ invite you to become a resident of London’s smallest suburb in Theatre Square – a community of neat streets and miniature magnolia cardboard houses waiting to be turned into homes.

 On arrival, you will purchase (for a nominal price) a plot of land and a flat-packed house. The development boasts a number of services to help settle you in – a notice board, a postal service and a local radio station.

Meet your neighbours, explore the area and get to know the world around you. Residents can come and go as they please and there will be a street party for where you can raise a glass and celebrate the community; when you leave you can take your home, home.

15th – 19th August (Runs from 12pm – 7.30pm)

 So many happenings!!

Which one will tickle your fancy?

Handsome and Pretty

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