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What's On 2017


Free guided tours are available at 1pm each Wednesday, 3pm & 4pm on Sunday.

Please note: from 1 May 2017, days and times of free guided tours will be:
1pm on Wednesdays, 2pm on Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays.

All lectures, guided tours & films are on a first-come, first- served basis with no booking required, unless otherwise stated. 


April 2017

Thursday 27 April, 1.10pm

In Focus Tour: Japanese Surimono Prints: Poem and Image,
Mary O’Riordan, Guide, Chester Beatty Library

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. FREE, no booking required.

Saturday 29 April, 12noon

Qi Gong at the Rooftop Garden

Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation, coordinating slow movement, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm state of mind. Join us for a gentle practice outdoors (weather permitting) or indoors with the view of the rooftop garden. Suitable for all ages. FREE, no booking required, but places are limited.

Sunday 30 April, 1-3pm

Drop in Drawing Session

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during these relaxed informal sessions. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only. FREE, no booking required.

Sunday 30 April, 1-3pm

Film: Peter Pan

The Darling family receive a visit from the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan and he whisks them off to Never Never Land. But all is not as perfect as it seems, especially when an ongoing war reaches its peak between Peter Pan and Captain Hook. English. 1953, (77min). FREE, no booking required.