5 things to do this week

By Des O’Driscoll

1|poetry|

Cork International Poetry Festival

Five days of readings and more by various verse-smiths from Ireland and abroad.

- Tues-Sat, corkpoetryfest.net

2|cinema|

THE SHAPE OF WATER

It’s a big week for releases with Black Panther (Tuesday) and Lady Bird (Friday), but Guillermo del Toro’s strange and wonderful film still looks like a good bet.

- Cinemas nationwide, Wednesday

3|TV|

SCHOOL LIFE

First episode of an excellent two-part documentary on Ireland’s only boarding school for primary-age children.

- Thursday, RTÉ One, 10.15pm

4|concert|

MARY BLACK

The 62-year-old singer will be drawing from her extensive back catalogue during two concerts in Cork.

- Thursday & Friday, Cork Opera House

5|album|

REJJIE SNOW

The talented Dublin rapper has been threatening for a while to become Ireland’s first big hip hop star. His debut album Dear Annie will be a big test of his bona fides.

- Released on Friday

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