Revert's April Picks

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2nd April 2020
by Trevor Finnegan

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It's a pretty strange time for everyone out there and making a list of things to do and see might be a little bit trivial. That said, our friends at Revert gave it a shot, and hopefully it can help us get through the long days at home be it alone, or with family and kids. 

These include things to do as a family, as many of us are at home with kids at the moment!

Collage workshop for adults
Get your collage on this evening (Thursday 2 April) at 8pm with Sorcha O'Higgins.

Dabbledoo Music
Online resource teaching kids how to play music used in schools and giving parents FREE access until schools return. They also do a good radio show on Dublin Digital Radio, here's one on the blues.

Irish Museums Online
Irish Museums Online are curating a fantastic list of content from museums around Ireland. Including virtual tours, podcasts, online exhibitions, activities.

The Ark @ Home
The Ark has put together an ever-changing programme of streamed performances, virtual projects and hands-on art activities for children and families (new additions announced each Monday).

The Model- Inside Out
Inside Out is a new alternative online programme, where people of all ages can learn more about art and artists from their homes. As part of this exciting initiative, we will present a range of creative activities for children on our website each week.

National Gallery Virtual Tour

Clement and Pekoe
Need your coffee or tea fix? Clement and Pekoe are offering a full online store of the their tea blends and artisan coffee.

Shop Local
Many of your favourite independent food shops have recently upped their online shops. Now more than ever it is important to support these so when things get back to normal they are still in business. 

Butter Magazine
An Irish food magazine exploring the stories of our food culture and its system.

Bon Appétit Foodcast
A peek inside the minds of the world’s best chefs, the cooking techniques you should be trying out at home, and a behind-the-scenes look at how our writers and editors do what they do.

Paul Guinan Spotify list
An hour of stress-suppressing sounds. Pop and electronic with ambient asides; Harold Budd, Björk, Hiroshi Yoshimura…etc

Mother Kitchen Disco Mix No. 03
If you find yourself missing the dancefloor then all gather around in the kitchen and enjoy some Sparkling Isolation with a cocktail in one hand and whatever you're having yourself in the other with
this mix from Ghostboy from the legendary Mother club nights. 

Andrew Weatherall Tribute show
An Taobh Tuaithail presenter Cian Ó Cíobháin paid a memorable tribute to late great DJ Andrew Weatherall last month.

An Taobh Tuaithail
Cian's An Taobh Tuaithail programme on RNAG is one of the best radio shows in the entire world and the best place to discover new music 5 nights a week from 22:00 - 00:00. The entire back catalouge
of the shows for over 5 or more years is available here. 

Ever wonder what is a Paw Paw? Or how Tiki Bars came so popular and then vanished, only to come back again? Gastropod delves deep into the history and science behind our modern food culture.

Jape has released the video for the wonderful 'Harrington Street' off his album Sentinel. It's directed by Jamie Delaney and it is beautiful.

Tiger King
Honestly the world and their mother has watched this by now, but if you haven’t, your jaw will drop at the insanity of it all.

Jim Carrey plays a Mr Rogers type, coming to deal with the tragic death of his son and a slew of family drama, in a surreal and touching comedy series.

Covideo Parties
Irish comedian Alison Spittle is hosting an online viewing party with othering isolating individuals, selecting a film from netflix and discussing online.

Extra Ordinary
Extra Ordinary is a 2019 Irish horror comedy film written and directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman (D.A.D.D.Y). If you have not already seen it do so tonight. It
will lighten the mood. Now available on Netflix.

Grow stuff
I know everyone is saying and doing it but honestly sowing seeds and seeing things grow is really good for the mind, body and soul. A great resource for this is the Grow Your Own website and TV show. They have a really brilliant website of videos, daily challenges, reading and also seeds to buy. Well worth checking out.

Love baking but want a challenge? Get your starters at the ready and start baking. Plus why pop to the shops when you can make your own bread?

Want to brush up on the gaeilge? Or start learning a new language? Duolingo offers a wide selection of languages to learn through a fun and game like experience. 

This may sound strange considering the world we are in, but in these uncertain times, take time to switch off, turn off the news and social media and breathe. It’ll do you the world of good and take solace in the fact that we are all in this together! 


A “New” Program for Graphic Design by David Reinfurt 
This transcribed collection of lectures offers a new introduction to the basics of Graphic design and offers a new perspective on the practice in the 21st century.

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman
Described as “The New York Nigella”, Alison Roman’s new cookbook offers a simple and fresh approach to entertaining at home, along with some revamped classics.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
I’m excited to read this, as one of the many books I hope to finish by the end of this homebound period. I’ve read rave reviews and heard many a good word about this Vietnamese-American poet’s debut.

Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins
A behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary and meticulous design of graphic objects for film sets available to buy from Hens Teeth

JP McMahon: The Irish Cookbook
Ireland's remarkably rich food heritage dates back millenia and, in The Irish Cookbook, acclaimed chef Jp McMahon captures its unique culinary origins and varied influences. 

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