What’s on this January – April 2018


Celebrate the New Year with our public programme of events this January-April 2018 in the Chester Beatty Library.

February Teens Lab_Scroll making workshop_16 02 2018

Scroll painting by Hoi Shan Mak

Why not join us and learn about our collections? We have a number of art and creative workshops for children, teens, adults, families and friends as well as films, lunch time talks, music performances, storytelling to name but a few.  Please note that booking is required for the workshops.

CBL Wep 1769

Francisco Goya (1746-1828) What Courage! (Que valor!) (detail). The Disasters of War (Los desastres de la guerra) 1810-20, published 1892, Madrid. CBL Wep 1769

Our exhibition Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War closes on 21 January 2018. Dr Peter Cherry, Trinity College Dublin will talk about Goya’s Disasters of War on Thursday 18 January at 1.10pm.

MIndfulness_Chinese Ink Painting 2_18 02 2018

Other highlights include Chinese New Year (16 February – 4 March) and we have a number of events booked as in collaboration with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival for adults, children and teens.

Professor Yan Yi Blake will talk about Chinese New Year traditions on Saturday 24 February at 2pm as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, supported by the Asia Market.

The Experience Japan Festival makes its annual return in April and the Library will collaborate with the Japanese Film Festival and Japanese Embassy for a film screening on Sunday 15 April at 2pm.

For more details of our programme see What’s On