By Sarah Gill
Chances are, you’ve spent the final weeks of summer pining to return to Gaillimh and be united with the sweet student lifestyle you left behind. Late nights and early mornings, the student sleeping pattern is an acquired taste, but we power through. With mornings spent in lecture halls and long evenings in the library, it’s highly likely you’ll need to blow off some steam and take some time for yourself. Here are some of the top events taking place around the city in the coming fortnight.
Refuge: The End at Electric
Tuesday 10 September
After three years of hugely successful club nights that have brought some of the best DJs in the game to Galway, Refuge will host its final gig in the city for the foreseeable. To say goodbye and God bless, they’re going out with a bang. DART, George Feely and Mossy will be playing back to back all night long on the main floor of electric. The Garden and Factory will be hopping too, so prepare yourself for a sweat fest.
Restart! The Launch at Electric
Wednesday 11 September
Giving Wednesdays the restart they deserve, Electric is returning with three rooms dedicated to house, techno and a bit of everything else too. Showcasing the finest young local talent each week, the inaugural event will feature Hannah Hession, Fionn O’Higgins, Sarah Harding and Rookie. Extreme fist pumping counts as a cardio workout… I think.
SU Vintage Clothes Fair
Friday 13 September
We’re all well aware that fast fashion is fast becoming a thing of the past, with huge numbers of people avoiding brands that engage in unethical or non-environmental practices. If your wardrobe is calling out for a revamp, there’s no better way to do it than swinging by the SU clothing fair, where you’ll find the finest vintage gems to suit all shapes and sizes.
If you haven’t already danced like a maniac in the Róisín Dubh of a Tuesday, you know what you’re doing the minute you finish reading this issue of SIN. Attending a silent disco is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list and the Róisín offers the cream of the crop. There are two channels playing the best tunes, but make sure to stretch before heading off! Headphones on, world out, as they say.
SU Freshers’ Fair
Tuesday 17 September
Good tunes, great food and a whole heap of freebies will be on offer at the Freshers’ Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn. There’ll even be giant inflatable games and plenty of competitions circulating throughout the afternoon. Confirmed exhibitors include DNA Nightclub, Easons, Bus Éireann and much, much more.
Saint Sister at the Róisín Dubh
Saturday 21 September
There’s no better way to spend a Saturday evening that soaking up the haunting vocals of this electro-folk duo from up North. Saint Sister create an electrifying atmosphere and their music evokes real emotions. A performance in such an intimate venue is definitely not to be missed.