Monday 22 January 2018

Tribute evening for Mick Lally

- THE Irish Film Institute will mark the passing of Mick Lally, one of Ireland's best-loved actors, with a tribute evening next week.

The event, at the institute on October 11, will be introduced by his close friend and Druid co-founder Garry Hynes and will be attended by many of his friends, colleagues and family.

The tribute evening opens at 6.30pm with Billy McCannon's elegiac short That's All Right (1989) and the RTE drama Roma (1979). All proceeds from the evening will go to Pakistan Flood Relief.

- POPULAR restaurant chain Eddie Rockets will celebrate its 21st birthday party this Thursday evening with an invite-only bash at its Dundrum branch.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample the brand new Eddie Rockets Sliders 'n' Fries, mini hotdogs and milkshakes, with the party kicking off from 6pm. Later in the night guests can look forward to a special screening of 80s flick Back To The Future at movies@Dundrum.

- ACTRESS Dervla Kirwan will add another credential to her CV this month when she takes part in the Dublin City Marathon in aid of children's charity Barretstown.

Dervla has been training for the challenge since March with personal trainer Rob Piggot and is set to run 42km through the streets of Dublin before she reaches the finishing line at Merrion Square on Monday, October 25.

Those interested in running the marathon with Dervla and Rob for Barretstown can log on to www.barretstown.org

- AN ACTING forum was held by The Lir, the new National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity, in association with RADA, last Saturday.

Industry greats offered their insights on the profession, including actors Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Lorcan Cranitch and Nick Dunning.

Directors Tom Creed and Jim Culleton also attended as did Loughlin Deegan who took time out from the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival to attend the much-anticipated event.

Lir auditions are now available -- application forms at www.thelir.ie.

- HERALD columnist Michael Cullen launches his book, Ash, Sure What Of It?, at the National Concert Hall at 6pm tomorrow.

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