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Art and Design / May 16, 2022

5 things in every Dubliner’s bag this week

Art and Design / May 16, 2022

5 things in every Dubliner’s bag this week

Words: Eva O’Beirne

Suncream or umbrella, anyone?

District has asked its audience what essential items they’re carrying around this week. From concert tickets to stylish bits, here’s your guide to what’s up and coming in the Big Smoke.

  1. A coffee and a plant from The Little Cactus

Based in Stoneybatter, The Little Cactus specialises in plants, vintage clothing and other small bits like postcards. Serving coffee, sweet treats and toasties, this place is perfect for anyone looking to explore more of Dublin city.

  1. Tickets for Van Gogh – An Immersive Journey in the RDS

Taking place in the RDS, the 20,000 square foot, 360-degree multi-sensory experience surrounds you in Van Gogh’s most famous works.

However, it goes far beyond this, as artificial intelligence and advanced digital technologies bring Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life all around you, and even predict how they evolve and transform over time.

This exhibition has been on everyone’s lips since it was announced in February. For more information, click here.

  1. A “Hamela Anderson” toastie from Marlowe and Co.

There’s nothing better than an impromptu picnic, and the sandwiches from Marlowe and Co. in Dublin 8 come highly recommended. This week, we’re looking at the “Hamela Anderson” toastie, perfect for anyone on the go in Dublin city or for those who want to up their picnic game.

  1. A booking or tickets for an event in Hen’s Teeth

Perhaps the most suggested item this week, Hen’s Teeth are really popping off with their events and dining menu recently. Our readers are really excited for “6 Tracks with Soda Blonde“, Niamh Barry’s “No Queer Apologies” exhibition and book launch, and Graham Dolan’s upcoming DJ set.

  1. A few cans

Typical Irish weather. You look at the forecast the night before, expecting it to be tropic and it turns out to be an overcast, mildly-sticky day. But by the end, sure you could be in the Costa del Sol.

We’re expecting most Dubliners to be heading to the beach or canal, with their bags full of slightly warm beverages. Keep an umbrella handy though.

Featured bag of the week: Safe Gigs Ireland – Tote Bag

Each week we like to highlight a particular bag that’s caught our eye. This week it’s the Safe Gigs Ireland limited edition tote bag.

All proceeds from the sales of the bags go towards the Sexual Violence Centre in Cork. Priced at 15 euro each, you can state what you believe in as well as contribute to helping people who really appreciate the support.

Click here to buy one.

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