What's on: Weekend guide


In Galwaythe Midwinter Music Festival, celebrating the music and life of Ludwig Beethoven, got under way last night at the Town Hall Theatre, and runs until tomorrow. Tonight a concert Passion: To the Distant Beloved will comprise pieces from the song cycle of the same name. Tomorrow at 8 pm a closing concert, The Irish Connection: The Pulse of an Irishman features a selection of Beethovens Irish songs for soprano, tenor and piano.

tht.ie; 091 569777.

Tickets €20.

In Wicklow this evening the winning production in this year’s Bray One-Act Drama festival will be announced at the Mermaid Arts Centre.

The event has seen amateur drama groups, from Dublin, Wicklow and Cork, compete for the trophy which will be awarded after the final two shows tomorrow night. mermaidartscentre.ie; 01 2724030; tickets €12.

In Newcastle, Co Down, some of the best-known models from 50 years of Bond movies will be centre stage at the 19th annual Vintage, Classic and Sports car Show at the Slieve Donard Hotel.

It runs from 10am to 10pm today and from 10 am until 6pm tomorrow. hastingshotels.com/slievedonard; (048 from the Republic) 4372 1066;

In Dublintoday and tomorrow, as part of the Temple Bar Trad Fest, there will be theatrical make-up for kids at the National Wax Museum.

A family ticket for the museum is €25.