Dublin Beatles Festival hits the city this weekend

The third annual Dublin Beatles Festival will take place this coming weekend from Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8 across the city.

This year the event marks the 52nd anniversary of the quartet’s performance in the Irish capital on November 7th, 1963.

The highlight of the event is set to be the appearance of Freda Kelly, former secretary, fan club manager and subject of the documentary film, ‘Good Ol’ Freda’.

Kelly will do a public interview with Newstalk presenter Tom Dunne after a screening of the award-winning documentary on Sunday, November 8 in The Grand Social.

Other events which will take place on the weekend are a gig in The Cobalt Café and The Workman’s Club as well as a Beatles table quiz in the latter.

On the final day of the festival, the short film ‘Lennon Vs McCartney’ will be shown for free in The Grand Social before ‘The Finale Show’ with The Newspaper Taxi Men in the same venue later that night.

Also on that day there will be a free performance of part of the upcoming stage play ‘Pete Best of the Beatles’, which will debut in The New Theatre in Temple Bar in February 2016.

Georgina Flood will be exhibiting some of her drawings of the Fab Four on the closing day, and memorabilia and merchandise group, Beatles Days, will also be on hand throughout the weekend.

For more information visit the Dublin Beatles Festival website. Tickets for the festival are available through Eventbrite.

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