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Young Hearts Run Free’s mini-festival No Idle Day returns this month

Young Hearts Run Free’s mini-festival No Idle Day returns this month


Young Hearts Run Free’s mini-festival No Idle Day returns to raise hearts and money for the Simon Community through music, culture, art and related events.

This year’s programme runs from Friday October 21st to Sunday October 23rd and will feature a magical mystery tour, community games, short-story readings, paint classes, music and more.

A magical mystery tour, on a vintage bus, around the city, featuring bus conductor Alison Spittle, musicians Dónal Lunny, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Annie Tierney, No Monster Club, Shrug Life,The Run-Ons, and surprise guests, followed by a DJ set with Donal Dineen. Tipples kindly provided by Dungarvan.

An hour of drawing with Don Conroy in the beautiful environs of The National Gallery, for children and childlike adults.

No Idle Day: Community Games – Get a team together and come and join us for basketball, 5-a side football, rounders, egg and spoon, the three-legged race and so much more at Ringsend Park

Paperback Writer – Join Joanna Walsh (Vertigo, Tramp Press), and Lara Williams (Treats, Freight Books) read from their hugely acclaimed shory story collections, and discuss the beauty of the short story form, and its enduring power.

No Idle Night – An eclectic night featuring; an appreciation of Anne Briggs, and performances by Woodpigeon, Cian Nugent, Raymond Scannell and much more to be announced.

The Sunday Game – Across the Sea – at The Yacht Tavern in Ringsend, our own version of “The Sunday Game”, which will feature a screening of the film Atlantic, the 150th Banter event, with Jim Carroll interviewing Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh, musical performances by Shrug Life, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, some singing in rounds, a nostalgia-flavoured spread by Aoife Forkful, DJ sets by Nialler9 among others, and lots of surprise guests and more to be announced.

Individual and weekend tickets are available from Eventbrite.