Celebrating Cultures, Promoting Integration
Can design bring us together, or force us apart? Can physical space conjure memories, inspire intimacy or harbour hostility? This exploration of Dublin’s streets and its architecture will look at city planning to understand how design can create closeness. An experience for those who want to be catalysts for change, we aim to give you the tools to understand how planning and design can drive closeness in communities. This will be a collaborative walking tour exploring moments of intimacy in the constructed environment.
Place: Science Gallery Reception, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse St, Dublin 2
Time: Sat, 2 February/2pm to 3:30pm
Every day, at least 6 Venezuelan women die due to breast cancer. Since 2017, lack of medical supplies and proper treatment for breast cancer has become the main reason for women mortality in Venezuela, according to the Anti-Cancer Association (SAV). The Venezuelan Community in Ireland (VCI) aims to collect medicines and medical supplies (20 Kg/box) for cancer patients in Venezuela that will be sent by the end of February 2019 with free shipment arranged by the NGO SenoSalud Europa.
If you would like to contribute by donating any of the medical supplies listed below, please bring your donation to the “Fabulous Market” at George’s street next Saturday, February 2nd.
Place: The George Bar, 89 South Great Georges St, Dublin, Ireland 2
Time: Sat, 2 February/12pm to 6pm
Join us for the full flavour of an authentic Asian market during the Chinese New Year Celebrations in our Drury Street store. This food and drinks tasting extravaganza is free for all the family and is a great opportunity to try a wonderful range of authentic Asian food. There will be over 15 stands with tasty samples – an amazing food experience not to be missed!
Place: Asia Market, 18 Drury Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2
Time: Sat, 2 February and Sun, 3 February/11am to 5pm
Price: Admission free, no booking required
Born a Baiana from Salvador, in Brazil’s north-east, Alessandra Bada grew up in the outskirts of Sao Paulo city without leaving aside her Afro-Brazilian ancestry. Enchanted by the richness and diversity of African culture, which alongside the Indigenous people, are the roots of Brazilian culture, she found in dance the space to remember, celebrate and share the origin of the land that, despite difficulty and inequality, has a people who still find reasons to smile and celebrate. So while learning some Brazilian rhythms you will burn calories, learn new steps, dance your worries away, make friends, empower yourself, pay attention to and work on your own style in order to feel confident and appreciate your own body and support others around you to do the same.
Place: The Real Dance Studio, 40 North Lotts, Dublin
Time: Sun, 3 February/4pm to 5:30pm
Talk to me in Basque is Mother Tongues‘ response to the many requests we get from families to provide opportunities to meet others who share the same language. The first years of life are critical in the development of the heritage language, so we believe it is important for children to be exposed to it as much as possible in the home and in social contexts. Talk to me in Basque is an informal gathering in a public place. It is organized by individuals who have an interest in using their mother tongue with their children and expose them to it in social contexts. Mother Tongues help you to find a suitable location (if needed) and promote the event on social media and through the monthly newsletter.
Place: IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Road, Dublin
Time: Sun, 3 February/ 12pm – 2pm
Price: Admission free