Five things for the week ahead

1 |TV|

GAME OF THRONES

The series finally gets into gear with an epic battle between humans and the forces of the Night King.

- Monday, Sky Atlantic, 9pm

2 |music|

CORK CHORAL FESTIVAL

Thousands of performers descend on the city for the annual extravaganza of choral music.

- Wednesday to Sunday

3 |discussion|

RUBY WAX

Best known as a comedian, the American entertainer, above, turns her attention to more serious matters, discussing how to be more human, with the help of a Buddhist monk and a neuroscientist.

- Cork Opera House, Monday

4 |gig|

MUSIC CORK

Mango x Mathman and Pillow Queens feature among the acts playing nightly showcase gigs as part of the Music Cork conference.

- Cyprus Ave, Cork, Wednesday – Thurs

5 |books|

TOWERS AND TALES

Mortal Engines author Philip Reeve headlines the children’s book festival at Lismore Castle.

- towersandtales.ie, Saturday

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