Micheal J. Banks

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Screening: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Screening: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies’, everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practise with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.

Screening: An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Screening: An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 American romantic drama film[3] starring Richard GereDebra Winger, and Louis Gossett Jr., who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, making him the first African American male to do so. It tells the story of Zack Mayo (Gere), a United States Navy Aviation Officer Candidate who is beginning his training at Aviation Officer Candidate School. While Zack meets his first true girlfriend during his training, a young “townie” named Paula (Winger), he also comes into conflict with the hard-driving Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley (Gossett Jr.) training his class.

Date Spot of the Week: The Grayson

Date Spot of the Week: The Grayson

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Home Cooking: A History of Irish Food & Drink

Home Cooking: A History of Irish Food & Drink

We should never underestimate the vast importance of the role that food and drink play in the culture of a nation. When people are displaced and arrive in a foreign land, they bring with them traditions and rituals that are bred in the bone and vital to their sense of who they are and where they come from. Religion, language, music, dance, sports, literature – all of these are at the heart of a national culture. And the whole culture surrounding food and drink can be a daily reminder of the old country and the old ways.

In this talk, Margaret Hickey, bestselling author of Ireland’s Green Larder, will look at the way that the Irish brought with them attitudes to food and drink that they shared with their newfound neighbours. As the Irish became accustomed to new foods and new ways of preparing and eating food, so, too, they exerted an influence, introducing their own ways of dealing with, often, the same ingredients but in a different way. A symbiotic relationship grew up wherever the Irish settled. They learned from the customs of their new land, and they taught what had been passed down over the centuries in their native land.

During the event you will hear Margaret speak about:

  • Bread making and baking in general
  • The Irish methods of distilling and how they were taken up overseas
  • The many manifestations and permutations on cooking with oatmeal. Irish stew and its evolution.
  • The rituals attendant on food preparation and cooking

The talk will also be accompanied by a live traditional music performance by one of Ireland’s most accomplished fiddlers.

Dublin VegFest

Dublin VegFest

We are Dublin Vegfest – a small dedicated group of people passionate about vegan living.  Vegfest started when we saw the need to showcase the beneficial, brilliant and beautiful of a vegan lifestyle. Using our backgrounds in vegan events, co-ops and NGO’s we decided to host Dublin Vegfest. Dublin Vegfest has become an important event in the calendar of anyone curious about veganism, plant based ethical food, community, animal rights, health and having craic!

craic(noun) : Irish word for fun/enjoyment that has been brought into the English language. usu. when mixed with music. ‘Bhi craic agus ceol againn’ : We had fun and music. Fun doesn’t really cut it though. General banter, good times had by all. Also, a person who is good fun/great company.

We have supported thousands of people to go vegan and stay vegan. Because we are vegans we understand the challenges people can face when considering living vegan. Previous to Vegfest we set up a community vegan cafe in Dublin which became a vegan education and performance space in Temple Bar for two years. We also ran Kindness Cafe alongside Open Cinema where through partnerships with local food distributors, fruits and vegetables saved from landfill and transported by bike! Where turned into nutritious free vegan meals for homeless people in a pop up vegan cafe setting. We started Vegan runners Ireland and some of us run wearing a vegan runners vest in large mainstream events to raise awareness and show you can thrive on a vegan diet.  We’ve been involved in vegan advocacy in one form or other for years! We work with ethical business, non profit organisations and individuals to put their vision in front of people.

Date Spot of the Week: The Cauldron Magical Pub

Date Spot of the Week: The Cauldron Magical Pub

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Screening: Casablanca (1942)

Screening: Casablanca (1942)

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3 Quirky Bus Tours

3 Quirky Bus Tours

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