Five things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll picks the best events taking place this week

1 |gig| THE SCRIPT

Ireland’s second-biggest band are back on track with a new album, and a gig in their home town.

  • Tonight, National Stadium, Dublin


Recent atrocities have made this four-part drama series about Europeans who join Islamic State all the more pertinent.

  • Sunday-Wednesday, Channel 4


Bantry opens its doors to the likes of
Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin for five days of top-class music.

  • Wednesday to Sunday, Bantry

4|film| DETROIT

Kathryn Bigelow’s tale of racism in Detroit in 1967 is another one that feels more
relevant because of recent events.

  • Friday, cinemas nationwide

5 |album| THE WAR ON DRUGS

The indie heroes from Philadelphia have already been getting good reviews for their fourth studio album, A Deeper Understanding.

  • Out on Friday


Don’t just bung this festive favourite in a boring pot and wait for it to wilt, says Hannah Stephenson.How to style your Christmas poinsettia

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