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What's happening in Dublin this Month: The Complex's Monthly Event Guide.

Updated: Feb 13

This guide aims to keep you informed about the exciting events taking place in The Complex throughout the month. From captivating exhibitions showcasing local talent to engaging events that promise a delightful cultural experience, The Complex is the hub of creativity and entertainment.

Upcoming February-March Live Events in The Complex.

Dublin Film Festival 2024 DIFF

The Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to captivate audiences once again, showcasing a diverse array of films and hosting industry events that promise to be both insightful and entertaining. Dublin International Film Festival events in the Complex from February 23 to February 28, 2024, the festival will be a celebration of the art of filmmaking, featuring discussions, masterclasses, and screenings that highlight the best in global and Irish cinema in the Complex as  The Official Events Partner of Dublin International Film Festival.

Dublin Coffee festival in the Complex

Imagine a jam-packed weekend of all things coffee, with some of the best specialty coffee brands from across Ireland and the UK joining together to showcase their top quality offerings all in one place. You will have the opportunity to sample unlimited coffee and treats, watch the best roasters and baristas join together and compete at the epic Extracted Development coffee competition, sit in for talks and panels featuring coffee people from all corners of the industry, learn new skills from various workshops, savour delicious coffee with a guided sensory experience at the tasting room, enjoy fun family time with your kids, and much more! Plus, you can also bring your dog along and enjoy coffee time together!

Double bassist and composer, David Duffy will bring his latest album and live show ‘Where the Branches Begin’ to the Cooler, Dublin on Friday, March 1st. Having spent the past six years living in Barcelona, he has assembled an international quartet of Swedish saxophonist, Emil Nerstrand, Catalan pianist Marc Martin, and Davie Ryan from Ireland on drums and with special guest Russian vocalist Ksenia Parkhatskaya, and created something that Jamie Cullum has described as "Fascinating and Brillant music", and BBC Music magazine called "Thoroughly captivating".

Doors open at 7:30pm Music begins at 8:00pm.

Described as the missing chain between Nirvana and Sun Ra, the alliance between Delphine Joussein, Rafaëlle Rinaudo and Blanche Lafuente aims at pushing their instruments beyond their limits, with the enthusiasm of a mad scientist in front of his vials.

Flute, harp & drums is a rare combination that this trio turns upside down.

In the wake of John Zorn's experiences on the borders of jazz and noise, Nout imagines its music as a scenario with surprising twists. “We believe to be the characters of Alien and we find ourselves in Indiana Jones; we start with our eyes shut on a red movie theatre seat and we end up rocking on the dancefloor."

NOUT was recently awarded the prestigious Europe Jazz Network ZENITH Award, recognising outstanding rising European jazz ensembles.

This tour in Ireland is part of the Better Live Music programme. Better Live is a project co-funded by the European Creative Programme of the European Union, and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.


PALIMPSEST \pal-imp-sest\ noun. (formal) something that has many different layers of meaning or detail that build on each other art forms.

David Bolger’s PALIMPSEST layers art forms and histories in a large-scale live performance to trace and own the ghostly-edged histories our shadows leave behind PALIMPSEST is funded by ART: 2023, a Decade of Centenaries Collaboration between The Arts Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and presented in collaboration with St Patrick’s Festival.

In parallel with PALIMPSEST, CoisCéim Broadreach presents SPARKING DEBATE – a participation project for and by young adults to provoke dialogue around Irish identity, hospitality and sovereignty.



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