Dublin Genius, A Day of Ideas, will celebrate some of Dubliners’ best known talents: literature, comedy, and non-stop talking!
There's loads going on so if you need to shake the cobwebs out, come into Dublin. And what's more, it's free!
The Little Museum will be hosting a History Ireland Hedge School, which will cover the breadth of Ireland’s literary history. Taking in Joyce, Stoker and Roddy Doyle, some very special guests will be on hand to underline why Dublin has historically been such a city of words. Writers carrying that torch into the 21st century, such as Dermot Bolger, will be reading their works and starting conversations in Smock Alley Theatre (the city’s oldest theatre).
Nearby in Dublin’s Twisted Pepper, the irreverent political cabaret that is Leviathan will be examining the role Ireland’s great writers have played in the political life of the country in its usual enlightening manner, while the Irish poetic tradition gets the slam poetry treatment in a swathe of pubs across the town.
A packed programme of cultural events, from poetry slams and literary readings to science exhibitions and comedy, kicking off at 2pm and running til late. Dublin Genius is an opportunity to experience the “cultural capital” of our capital. It organised by the lovely lads that bring us Mindfield at Electric Picnic, Leviathan.
We are on sometime between 6 and 6.30pm in The Church, Mary St.
Check out the programme here leviathan.ie/nye-dublin-genius.pdf