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Chester Beatty Library

What's On 2016

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

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

To book workshops/events online, please click here1 place is available per person unless otherwise stated e.g. Family Days.

July

Sunday 24 July, 2pm

Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador: Japanese Language Tour

with Hiromi Anzai

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

Wednesday 27 July, 2pm

Film Screening: Short Films: After '16

To commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising, we are showing a selection of film shorts as part of the After ‘16 programme, commissioned by Irish Film Board (IFB) to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.

Thursday 28 July, 1.10pm

Lunchtime Lecture: The Triumph of Colour: the Islamic Architecture of Iran

Dr Bernard O'Kane, Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture. The American University in Cairo.

August

Saturday 6 August, 11am

Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador: Mandarin Language Tour

with Vicky Wang

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

Wednesday 10 August, 2pm

Film Screening: Azur and Asmar: the Prince's Quest

A story of two children, Azur and Asmar, who as boys loved each other like brothers, but as adults became rivals. Follow them on an adventure to find the Djinn-fairy. Only one of the youths can be successful. Dubbed into English. 2007, G (99 min). Free, no booking required.

 
Wednesday 10 August 2pm

Film – Azur and Asmar: the Prince’s Quest

A story of two children, Azur and Asmar, who as boys loved each other like brothers, but as adults became rivals. Follow them on an adventure to find the Djinn-fairy. Only one of the youths can be successful. Dubbed into English. 2007, G (99 min). Free, no booking required. 
Saturday 13 August, 1.10pm

In Focus Tour: Lapis and Gold: the Story of the Ruzbihan Qur'an


Dr Elaine Wright, Curator of Islamic Collections, Chester Beatty Library. Free, no booking required.
  

Saturday 20 August 11.15am-1.30pm

Creative Lab for Teens: Clockify (12-14 years)

As part of Heritage Week, join us for a tour of the grounds of Dublin Castle, followed by a behind-the-scenes visit to the Chester Beatty Library's historic eighteenth-century Clock Tower. Then make your own clock, as you take part in a special MAKESHOP Clockify workshop, to design and build a clock using batteries, electronics and upcycling old bric-a-brac items. In association with MAKESHOP and Science Gallery Dublin. Limited to 15 places. Booking essential. 
Please book HERE

Saturday 20 August, 12 noon

Qigong on the Roof Top Garden

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

Saturday 20 August, 2.15-4.30pm

Chester Beatty's Creative Lab for Teens: Clockify (15-17 years)

 

As part of Heritage Week, join us for a tour of the grounds of Dublin Castle, followed by a behind-the-scenes visit to the Chester Beatty Library's historic eighteenth-century Clock Tower. Then make your own clock, as you take part in a special MAKESHOP Clockify workshop, to design and build a clock using batteries, electronics and upcycling old bric-a-brac items.  In association with MAKESHOP and Science Gallery Dublin. Limited to 15 places. Booking essential. Please book HERE

Sunday 21 August 12.30-4.30pm

Workshop for Adults: Eslimi Motifs

Discover the wealth of carpet designs and intricate eslimi (floral) patterns as seen in the pages of the Ruzbihan Qur'an. Learn how to create and paint these decorative ornaments. Limited to 15 places. €35 per person, materials provided. Booking essential. This workshop is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please leave your contact details with Justyna (01 4070772) or Aoife (01 4070766).

Monday 22 August, 11am-12.30pm

Silk Worm Club for 6-11 year olds: Kaleidoscope Creations (6-11 years)

Delve into the ever-changing worlds of pattern, colour, and shape created by your very own kaleidoscope. This workshop has been organised to celebrate Heritage Week. Limited to 20 places. Booking essential. This workshop is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please leave your contact details with Justyna (01 4070772) or Aoife (01 4070766).

Tuesday 23 August, 11am-12.30pm

Silk Worm Club Persian Carpet Design (6-11 years)

Learn detailed painting techniques and design your own miniature carpet inspired by the intricate and decorative ornaments from the Ruzbihan Qur'an. This workshop has been organised to celebrate Heritage Week. Limited to 20 places. Booking essential. This workshop is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please leave your contact details with Justyna (01 4070772) or Aoife (01 4070766).

Thursday 25 August 1.10pm

Lunchtime Lecture: ‘It was all a great adventure’: Conserving the Collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty

Cécilia Duminuco, Heritage Council Intern, Conservation Department, Chester Beatty Library.

Sunday 28 August 1-3pm

Drop-in Drawing Session


Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during these relaxed and informal sessions. This event has been organised to mark National Drawing Day.
 Free, no booking required. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided.
Sunday 28 August 2pm

Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador: Arabic Language Tour

with Karma El Shawa

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

Sunday 28 August, 3pm

Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador: Japanese Language Tour

with Hiromi Anzai

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


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