world Handball Championships, Dublin Ready? Set? Throw! Hot on the heels of the Olympics, the Citywest International Arena, Dublin, plays host to globetrotting handball players and enthusiasts at the 2012 World Handball Championships. The event is one of the biggest on the handball circuit and takes place over eleven days on a 22-court purpose-built arena; crowds of up to 2,500 are expected daily. Runs October 11-21. Tickets from €10; worldhandball2012.com
What’s happening this autumn.
The Sleeping Beauty, Cork Cork City Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, at the Cork Opera House. The title role is performed by Russian ballet star Ekaterina Bortyakova, while the choreography is directed by Bolshoi Ballet’s Yuri Demakov. The combo of sophistication and expertise makes this an irresistible performance for even the most discerning ballet fan. Runs November 22-24. Tickets from €15; corkcityballet.com
scottish international storytelling Festival, edinburgh & Glasgow Celebrating the bicentennial of the publication of the Brothers Grimm tales, this festival delves into the mysterious world of European folklore with live storytelling and interactive discussions with some of the leading experts in folk tales from Poland, Ireland and Germany. Highlight? The Enchanted Wood – a day trip to the Botanic Garden in Edinburgh where fairytales are brought to life by the Scottish Youth Theatre – is a magic family day out. Runs October 19-28. scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk aer LinGUs FLIES FROM DUBLIN AND CORK TO eDinBUrGH DAILY AND FROM SHANNON, MON, TUE,WED, THUR, FRI, SUN. aer LinGUs FLIES FROM DUBLIN TO GLasGOw DAILY AND FROM CORK, MON, WED, THUR, FRI AND SUN.
Jazzfest, Berlin Berlin once again confirms its credentials as one of the coolest capitals in Europe with this year’s Jazzfest. Programming looks at how Jazz has affected society and has reacted with other mediums like tap dance, film and poetry. Highlights include performances by US jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and French percussionist Manu Katché. Runs November 1-4. Tickets from €15; berlinerfestspiele.de aer LinGUs FLIES FROM DUBLIN TO BerLin DAILY.
Jewellery Box – ireland’s Hidden Gems, new york In 2010 photographer Daragh Muldowney travelled around the Irish coast armed with two cameras and a multitude of macro lenses in a quest to get a closer look at the fascinating life within the country’s rock pools. The resulting exhibition, sponsored by Aer Lingus, showcases these colourful worlds at their best.At the Irish Consulate in New York. Runs October 4- 31. dulraphotography.com aer LinGUs FLIES FROM DUBLIN TO new yOrK DAILY AND SHANNON TO new yOrK, MON, WED, FRI AND SUN.