It's January, but if you're fighting the urge to hibernate our friends at Brennan & Stevens have your back! They've compiled 15 things to read, watch see, visit and taste, especially is you fancy a jaunt around Wicklow or south Dublin, so you'll have plenty to occupy your time. The time you've got left after submitting your work for consideration for the 100 Archive's 2019 Selection, that is...
Until 2 February at Science Gallery Dublin
Thought-provoking exhibition exploring how plastic has changed our daily lives and our environment more than any other material.
Zurich Portrait Prize 2019
Until 12 January at National Gallery of Ireland
Annual competition showcasing contemporary portraiture that attracts entries from across Ireland and Irish artists living abroad.
Using science and storytelling, this podcast reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behaviour, the biases that shape our choices and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
The Laughs of Your Life
Doireann Garrihy delves into the beauty of having a laugh, speaking to guests from all walks of life.
Waking Dreams – Philanthrope
Chill, instrumental hip hop album perfect for reading, working in the studio or doing anything that requires concentration
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Cain argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people. Highly interesting read that helps you better understand your strengths and personality.
The Day That Changed My Life by Caitlin McBride
Extraordinary moments in which women's lives changed forever.
THINGS TO WATCH
Tina Roth Eisenberg’s Do Lecture talk from 2018.
How to notice when the universe is cheering you on.
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel. Run, don’t walk, to go see this!
Good coffee, good people and constantly upping their game in how to increase sustainability.
SOUP Ramen, Dun Laoghaire.
Definitely worth a visit. Soup is a laid-back but well-run ramen bar with satisfyingly warming dishes on a winter’s day. (Also dog friendly)
PLACES TO STAY
Set up camp at Firefly, a new self-service place to stay. Firefly gives travellers control, comfort and convenience in a pretty little package. Perfect stay-cation spot.
The Harbour Bar, Bray
Cosy atmosphere, great buzz of chatter, dog friendly and pulls a good pint.
Reuzi , Foxrock Village, Dublin
Sustainable shop that holds a great selection of minimal waste products and has an excellent refill section.
Rent a MTB and enjoy a blast in the Dublin mountains. Family friendly trails designed for beginners but great fun for anyone.