THEATRE: INTO THE WOODS

The Lyric Theatre and Northern Ireland Opera present a timely production of the late, great Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, winner of 10 Tony Awards and immortalised by the 2014 screen adaptation - it's a dark fantasia offering a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales... (Until Feb 27th, find out more here)

FILM: SAIL WE MUST

A new short film telling the true story of the chance meeting between late. great music legend Andrew Weatherall and Cork fisherman Gerard Sheehy, exploring how the words of wisdom Sheehy shared with Weatherall changed his path and went on to influence another generation of musicians and creatives. The film premieres at a special event in Dublin's Sugar Club on February 16th, with DJ legends Cian Ó Cíobháin, Johnny Moy, and Billy Scurry in conversation (and playing tunes) afterwards - find out more here.

Andrew Weatherall

MUSIC: SPIKE CELLO FESTIVAL

Dublin's alternative cello festival is back from 11th-13th February, bringing audiences and world-class musicians from home and abroad together to enjoy, celebrate and explore cello across multiple genres. This year's bash includes two nights of exclusive cello-based sound and vision experiences in Dublin's iconic Pepper Canister Church; an event with Twitter sensation Patrick Dexter from his cottage in the west of Ireland; live cello performances popping up across the city; specially commissioned improvised pieces created by four composer-cellists; events for children, and a chance to relax with a blissful hybrid of yoga and cello. Find out more here.

EVENT: ULYSSES 2.2

All Joyced out yet? To mark the centenary of the publication of Ulysses, three of Ireland's most innovative arts organisations - ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI (the Museum Of Literature Ireland) - have joined together for the first time, to launch a nationwide odyssey of intriguing artistic experiments. 18 cross-disciplinary artists have been commissioned to respond to the 18 episodes of the book, reframing Joyce's iconic text as a modern-day geographical and episodic artwork. Ulysses 2.2 kicks off with Episode 1, an installation at MoLI featuring cutting-edge eye-tracking technology curated by novelist Anne Enright (From 15- 27 February - find out more here).

SCIENCE: NI SCIENCE FESTIVAL

From biochemistry to physics, ecology to geology, discover how you, the universe and everything in between behaves as NI Science Festival returns with an interstellar programme of over 120 public events across Northern Ireland from 17 - 27 February 2022. Highlights include BODY, an immersive night-time installation through six different zones, mixing human biology with light, special effects, sound and fire. Find out more here...

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