This week in Trinity: Samhain, space jam and scares

Caoimhe Landy provides the lowdown on what’s happening in Trinity this Hallowe’en week

Artwork by Milan Hartney

With our long-awaited Reading Week finally within sight, this week presents a perfect opportunity to make the most of an array of excellent society events before we all retreat back home to enjoy a few days of lie-ins and inevitable procrastination from all of the college work we’ve been putting off all term. With Hallowe’en taking place on Tuesday there is a myriad of events taking place – some a lot spookier than others. On top of this, Wednesday will see Cumann Gaelach host their annual Samhain event, whilst there will also be a number of guest speakers visiting different societies along with some interesting debates from the Phil and the Hist.

Ents are throwing it back to 1996 on Hallowe’en night with a Space Jam themed evening in one of their favourite new spots, Tramline on Hawkins Street. It promises to be a night of both old-school and modern hip-hop, with the entire soundtrack of the movie mixed in for good measure. Tickets are priced at six euro on the DICE app or eight euro on the door, a relatively reasonably priced Halloween night out in the city centre. If 90s hip-hop and looney tunes somehow aren’t your thing, there’s always Coppers.

If you’re not feeling too haunted by your own unfortunate choices by Wednesday morning, be sure to part-take inSamhain, which shall be celebrated by Cumann Gaelach and Trad Soc. Described as an artistic, cultural and spiritual journey, it kicks off with a quirky workshop on ‘leaf-crown making’ with Environmental Soc at 1pm. There will also be lots of other workshops taking place throughout the day from lantern to mask making. With the end of the day’s activities comes a packed nighttime schedule which begins with a performance of choral singing, poetry-recitals and traditional music in the East Chapel, followed by a Fire Juggling performance in Front Square with Juggling and Circus Society. Finally the night will be rounded off by a drinks reception at 9pm in the Pav, before rounding off the night in student favourite the Wiley Fox, with guest Cooks, but we’re not Chefs. This free event is surely set to be one of the highlights of the week.

If workshops and fire juggling aren’t your thing, there will be a number of esteemed visitors coming to Trinity this week as well as some great debate motions from old faithfuls, The Phil and the Hist. Tuesday will see Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan speak to DU Music about her career so far and her plans for the future. On Wednesday Trinity FM will be playing host to broadcaster, comedian and journalist Dil Wickremasinghe. If heated debate is more up your street, on Wednesday the Hist will be considering whether this house should support the rise of China, in conjunction with Chinese Soc. Whereas on Thursday night, the Phil will be arguing for and against the motion ‘This House Would Live a Life of Luxury’, a topic which seems apt to be discussed between the fours walls of the debating chamber of the GMB.