Five things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll looks at five things to do in the world of arts and culture this week.

Five things to do this week

1|theatre|

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Harold Pinter’s macabre comedy is revived by London Classic Theatre.

  • Monday to Saturday, Everyman, Cork

2|cinema|

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

The latest instalment in the X-Men franchise gets an unusually timed opening in many cinemas at a minute past midnight on Tuesday.

  • Cinemas nationwide

3|book|

ONE DAY IN MAY

A talk by Charlie Bird, John Minihan, and some of the Cork contributors to the book about last year’s marriage equality referendum.

  • Thursday, Waterstones, Cork

4|gig|

Jimmy Crowley & John Spillane

The twin towers of Cork music join forces for a concert of songs that are all about their native city.

  • Live at St Luke’s, Friday

5|TV|

LOVE, NINA

Helena Bonham Carter is one of the stars of a new adaptation by Nick Hornby of Nina Stibbe’s memoir of her time as a modern nanny in London.

  • Friday, BBC One, 9.30pm

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