November is awash with creative events from design festivals and fashion trails to art-talks and workshops, taking place in theatres and venues throughout Ireland. 

1. Halftone Print Fair

The freshest art fair, celebrating the process of print in various shapes and forms, returns to The Library Project for the first week in November. The walls of the space will be decked with works by emerging and established artists including the likes of Eamonn Doyle, Eimearjean McCormack and Jordan McQuaid.

Where? The Library Project When? 1-8 November How much? Free


2. Tulca Festival of Visual and Contemporary Art

Curator Linda Shevlin has programmed a two-week long festival of contemporary and visual art adhering to the theme of ‘Syntonic State’.  A term that derives from the definition of “emotionally in harmony with our environment” a state that our current climate certainly defies in the midst of Trumpism, Brexit and political unrest. Leading artists will respond to this juxtaposition with installations by the likes of  Jesse Jones, The Domestic Godless and Rosie O’Reilly.

Where? Galway When? 2-18 November How much? Free


3. Belfast Design Week

Belfast are celebrating the culture and heritage of design with five-days of talks, events, installations and workshops. Highlights include Junior/Senior and the Womenfolk Design Exhibition, both curated by Womenfolk. Can you tell we’re big fans?

Where? Belfast When? 6-11 November How much? Various


4. Get Up – A Dublin Fashion Trail with Disaronno

Enlist in a tour of Dublin’s finest design and concept stores, while retailers unveil their latest lines and collections – all washed down with a complimentary cocktail by Disaronno.

Where? Dublin City When? 8 November How much? Free


5. Cork Film Festival

Now in its 63rd year, the Cork Film Festival integrates Irish and International film presenting it in venues across Cork City and County. Highlights include themed Irish Shorts and a late night screening of Tsukamoto film Killing (2018), at Triskel Arts Centre.

Where? Cork When? 9-18 November How much? Various


6. Glucksman Craft and Design Fair

The Glucksman Gallery will host a Craft and Design Fair bursting with the best Irish designed goods, just in time to avoid the Christmas rush. The fair will run throughout the second weekend in November, and ticket costs will contribute directly towards the gallery education programmes.

Where? The Glucksman, Cork  When? 9-11 November How much? €5


7. Grayson Perry ‘Them and Us’

After a socially-provocative show at the RHA, Grayson Perry returns to Dublin to dissect ‘cultural divisions’ in the wake of Brexit. The 120-minute show may appear as a comedy imbued with tones of political satire and discussion.

Where? NCH Dublin When? 10 November How much? €35-40


8. Panned

Originally performed in Theatre Upstairs in 2015, Panned follows protagonist character Séan as he battles with the makings of his own mind. Owing to the success of its first run, Panned is coming to Project Arts Centre for a five-night showing and we cannot recommend it highly enough.

Where? Project Arts Centre When? 12-17 November  How much? €14-18


9. Group Think Dublin (Q&A)

Attention strategic planners of Ireland! Group Think have landed and they’re here to inspire the “next generation of strategists”. As well as hosting Planner Pints and a book-club, organisers Rachel O’Donovan and Thomas Geoghegan have called upon Leo Moore to share his insights from leading Facebook Dublin’s Creative Shop.

Where? TBC When? 20 November How much? Free


10. Shane Lynam presents a free Self Publishing Photobook Workshop

If you’ve ever pondered the idea of creating a photobook – then get down to Shane Lynam’s free self-publishing workshop at The Library Project. Lynam will share inspiration and insight from the launch of his latest production, Fifty High Seasons.

Where? The Library Project When? 22 November How much? Free


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