Aimed at linking people to vegan businesses, a little different when it comes to culinary events, allowing vegan foodies to enjoy the best the city has to offer.

Enjoy discounts at various restaurants across the city, so they can explore, indulge and try new experiences, whilst voting on best dishes across social media.

Businesses like Skinfull Affairs, who specialise in vegetarian and vegan cosmetics, are also taking part.


There are no bookings or tickets required, just book a table at the participating restaurant listed on the website or simply walk in, making sure to quote the Vegan Foodie Festival to them.

The festival runs from today, until Sunday 21st Jan – see Veganfoodiefestival.com for more details!




You only have until 27th January to see the superb retelling of the HCA fairytale brilliantly reworked by playwright Nancy Harris at the Gate.

An orphan girl is adopted by a wealthy family in Dublin. To welcome her into her new home, they give her a pair of beautiful red shoes. But, it isn’t long before the young girl realises that things are not quite what they seem…

Part theatre, part dance, the show will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

If you’re looking for a night of sheer escapism, shake off the winter chill and let ‘The Red Shoes’ sweep you off your feet.I loved Stephanie Dufrense!

Both Rosaleen Linehan and Marion O’Dwyer have been nominated for an Irish Times Award for their roles


But, if fairy-tales- can teach us anything, it’s that our wounds have the potential to be our strength.

***The Gate Theatre are providing ISL (Irish Sign Language) & captioned performances-Wed 24th captioned performance

The ISL’s involvement has raised a very important issue – that of screenings and performances of theatre, film and art, that are inclusive to all spectators.

Call it “Triona’s Campaign for Inclusiveness”!

Being deaf in one ear has made me very aware of the importance of providing a full experience for those hard-of-hearing, deaf or visually impaired.

For more info or to pick up a ticket, go to Gatetheatre.ie.





Go to Yourlocalcinema.com, which will give you a full list of films for the hearing impaired across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

VUE cinema in Liffey Valley shows subtitled films every week – the list is updated every Wednesday and you can filter the movies by accessibility on myvue.com.

‘The Post’ (Tom Hanks, Meryl Steep, Steven Spielberg) is showing with subtitles at 1.55pm on Sunday 21st of January.

  • Newbridge Odeon is showing the Disney Pixar children’s film ‘Coco’ on Saturday 20th at 2pm with subtitles.
  • Eye Cinema in Galway is showing ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’ on Saturday at 3.45pm.

BHowever, I did notice that subtitled showings are often during the week, within work hours (9-5), limiting the availability of these movies for those who work Mon-Fri. For instance, ‘Darkest Hour’ is screened several times with subtitles during the week, across multiple cinemas, but the only showing I could find at the weekend was in the Belfast Odeon on Sunday.

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