Pue’s Recommendations for September

Pue’s Recommendations is a (mostly biased) monthly list of things worth reading, watching, listening to and attending, put together by the editors of Pue’s Occurrences. If there’s anything you think we’ve missed out on, or anything you think isn’t worth the mention, feel free to leave us a comment.

Culture Night Dublin 2009Juliana Adelman: September is when the whole country breathes a sigh of relief that we no longer have to pretend it’s summer and we can all get on with wearing jumpers and going to the pub. And to the cinema!  I am looking forward to Dorian Gray which looks like it will probably be awful in a very satisfying way.  And while we’re on turn of the century gothic, there’s an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier story and Hitchcock film, The Birds, as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.  There’s another historical play, Buck Jones and the Body Snatchers, which also looks interesting.

Lisa-Marie Griffith: My favourite night out in Dublin, as sad as that makes me, is always Culture Night. On the 25th of September this is not just an opportunity to gain free access into buildings that normally charge, it’s also access to buildings usually shut and is accompanied by street performers and food vendors. The city is always packed on this Friday night and there is a great buzz on the street as citizens, young and old, trawl the city for fun and entertainment.

Kevin O’Sullivan: I came across a couple of things on holiday this year: the excellent Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir/Blasket Centre in Dún Chaoin, one of the best museums I’ve been in in a long time, and P.J. O’Connor’s hilarious and poignant stage adaptation of Eric Cross’s The Tailor and Ansty, which I managed to catch at Fota House. That run is finished, but the New Theatre has been touring it around the country (and in Britain), so be sure to catch it if it comes around again.

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