Unthink's September picks

Monthly Picks

12th September 2018
by Noelle Cooper

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Back to school time always seems to herald a HEAP of things to see and do. As such, the good folks at Unthink have rounded up a veritable tonne of recommendations for you to get through this month. Let's get going...


Elusion: Escapism Through A/V, District Magazine 15 September, The Sewing Factory, 11 Camden Street Lr. The Fringe Festival is upon us, this is on our list…

Anonymous Drawings – Denis Kelly 14 July – 19 September, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin   Denis Kelly is an Irish graphic designer turned painter, with a penchant for hand painted geometric compositions. 

Lucienne Day: Living Design 20 July – 15 September, Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens Patterns, patterns, patterns :)

Josef & Annie Albers: Voyage Inside a Blind Experience 24 July – 4 November, The Glucksman, University Cork Bauhaus power couple come to Cork.

Hangtough Gallery Launch 9–20 September, Hangtough Gallery, 25 Lennox St. Dublin 8 Hangtough's new tardis-like home is tucked away on Lennox Street in Portobello, where a who’s who of new Irish painters is on show!

Sibyl Montague—Saplings 6–15 September, Pallas Studios, The Coombe, Dublin 8 A site-specific installation of new sculptural works 

Rashid Johnson – No More Water 15 April – 14 October, Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford A chance to see the beauty of Lismore Castle grounds while observing the wonderful outdoor sculptural work of R Johnson.


SILVA – Lay of The Land Project 21–23 September, Knockomagh Woods, Skibereen West Cork Inspiration from outside of the studio, why not?

Question Project MIL M2 8 – 23 September, The Streets of Dublin Bringing questions and critique into public spaces

Galz Gone Wild: Waterfall Hike 22 September, Glencree Forest Girls just wanna have outdoor fun :) MNÁ

Liffey Cycle Dublin Cycling Campaign’s Monthly protest Cycle, in support of the long over due Liffey Cycle Route The 2nd Sunday of every month, next one is 14 October, meeting point at Grand Canal Square On your bike!

Waterford Walls Ongoing, Waterford City Tonnes of amazing new work, Up the Deise!

Lafcadio Japanese Gardens Pond Road, Tramore, Co. Waterford Sunny south east meets ancient oriental east! Glorious stoney trails to meditate along, overlooking the Atlantic ocean (and the amusements!)

Weaver Park Everyday, Cork St, Dublin 8 After 8 years of campaigning, we got a skatepark on our road! It's just had a new lick of paint thanks to local legend James Earley


IDI Mind Over Matter 10 October, Nationwide Designers of all disciplines donate their time in aid of aware, its too late to sign up but theres plenty of time to book a consultation.

The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Screening & Party 22 September, Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Caucasians at the ready!

AtypI 2018 Antwerp 11–15 September, Antwerp, Belguim Catch Clare Bell & Ann Bolger representing Ireland on the typographic world stage.

Culture Night 21 September, Nationwide Enjoy the buzz. Be cultured! But if you prefer to avoid the crowds, remember culture can be experienced all year round!

Remarkable Resurrection: Can Plants Prepare Us for Space Travel? 13 September, 18.30, Life at the Edges Exhibition, Science Gallery Dublin Jennifer McElwain, Head of the Botany Department at Trinity College Dublin, reveals all.

Be Kreativ Live – 5 Speakers from Dublin, London, Manchester & Belfast 20 September, Sugar Club, Dublin 4 Anything Richard Seabrooke has a part in, is guaranteed to be whopper!


Token Parmesan fries & Pacman, droooool! 

Fish Shop Honestly the best fish n chips in Dublin, Ireland I’d say! So fresh there's no menu, whatever is landed becomes the menu!

Fegans Cash & Carry Newly opened cafe, jaw breakingly posh ham sanger! 

Assassination Custard Don’t be afraid.

McNally Farm Temple Bar Market, Every Saturday  Best homemade granola that doesn’t rot your teeth!

Luncheonette, NCAD Canteen Cheap as chips but there's never chips on the menu, everything but and always so damn tasty!

Press Cafe The National Print Museum, Beggar's Bush, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4 Holy Moly if you haven’t been to this glorious hidden gem, go and order the Banana Bread French Toast, Words can’t describe! And their logo is our favourite! We didn’t do it btw.


Jack Nealons, Capel Street, Dublin 1 Dublin’s best semi-legal knacker drinking corner! Expect to rub shoulders with the dublin-design glitterati!


DarkTrax & Mutate present Silent Servant  13 September, Upstairs Tengu Great Strand St  Our mates bring over the techno legend who was also responsible for designing Downwards, Sandwell District and Jealous God artwork.

WhereGoodfriendsMeet #10 w/ Olan, DC, Blaze Moore & Secretz DJ  15 September, The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond Street Dublin, Ireland All City, First Second, and our very own Aidan, (his wages get lodged straight into All City, so expect an all day vinyl extravaganza)

Lepton presents: Eavan, Eliza & Rich Murphy  14 September, The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond Street Dublin, Ireland Home-grown talent, brought to you by one of the city's newest collectives 

Fuinneamh Festival 2018 14–16 September, Bellurgan Park Dundalk, Ireland Colin had the pleasure of playing at this two years ago, really nicely put together weekender.

Backstory: Donal Dineen's Parish 22 September Jigsaw, Dublin 1 If you like dancing with your mates without a care, to an eclectic mix selected by the godfather, do it.

Meltybrains? 18 September, Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1 Absolute mentlers, in the best possible way!

Le Boom Live 9 November (can get your ticket now) District 8, Dublin 8 You won’t be able to hold back from jumping around, go with it!

Tiny Dancer: A DJ Set For Kids, Donal Dineen 23 September, The Complex, 15 Little Green St, Smithfield, Dublin 7 Let your kids throw some shapes!

Lepton presents: Sync 24 & DeFekt 28 September, Wigwam, Middle Abbey St Expect quality Electro from the Cultivated Electronics bossman, not to mention local legends DeFekt and Endrift


Design Your Life – Frost Collective Helping designers apply design principles to our personal lives!

YES – On Falling in Love There's someone for everyone, even creatives!

Athletico Mince The insane ramblings of Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson, loosely based on Football, but mostly veers well beyond.

Mutate Radio Fortnightly Thursdays 10pm on Dublin Digital Radio Colin and his mate's Techno show.



Design Your Life – Frost Collective Not another ‘self help’ book, we promise! Vince Frost promises to inspire you to work better at living better. He doesn’t solve the problems for us, but proves the impossible possible.

Deliver the Unexpected – Eike Konig

Other Minds – The Octopus, The Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness Deep thinking from Diver & Philosopher Godrey-Smith as he searches for commonalties and origins of sentience, with the smartest creatures on earth. 

Life & Stress at the Iced Edge The next time you scramble for the checkout queue in Lidl, ground yourself and remember your probably alright…

The Wild Network – Rewilding Childhood Stop buying iPads, take your children outdoors!


Sister India This will warm your heart.

Irelands Deep Atlantic You won’t believe all these creatures are on our doorstep, well, the continental shelf that sits off the West Coast to be precise.

Gaza Surf Club Freedom is in the waves for the Gaza surfing community.

A Million Waves Surfing, Loss & Solace

Nasa Live: Launce of Global Ice-Measuring Satellite 13 September, 8.46am, Nasa Live Channel Catch a rocket launch while you sip your coffee and think about your Friday ahead!

United Nations International Day of Democracy 15 September

Explained Netflix and Vox team up for some insightful and short documentaries.

Making the Grade A simple story about real people, that might inspire you to pick up the piano (again)!

BlacKkKlansman & Black 47 Completely unrelated movies both well worth a trip to your local cinema.

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