Celebrate St Patrick's Day in Hammersmith
This year, St Patrick's Day takes place on Saturday 17th March. Expect Guinness galore, live sport and plenty of craic in Hammersmith!
Literature, dancing, and tea cakes!
The Irish Cultural Centre will celebrate St Patrick’s Day with music, dance, and literature. On Thursday 15th March, the venue will hold an Irish Writers Night with Irish novelists Martina Evans, Paul McVeigh, Alan McMonagle and Aoibheann McCann reading from their work and participating in panel discussions. On Friday 16th March, Irish Jam presents “An oíche eile”, a night of alternative music performed by a collection of exciting Irish artists: Delorentos, Pillow Queens, Video Blue and Tayne. On Saturday 17th March the centre hosts a fun-filled afternoon of live music by Declan Gaynorth for a St Patrick’s Day Tea Dance, and in the evening the festivities conclude with a St Patrick’s Night Party with Irish Trad-Folk-Rock band Hungry Grass bringing a night full of high energy foot stomping Irish tunes and songs. Visit the website to find out more and book tickets.
Following a sell-out season at the Abbey Theatre as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as a successful Irish and US tour, The Plough and the Stars comes to the Lyric Hammersmith as a co-production with the Abbey Theatre. Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings a new perspective to Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play, which was nominated for 4 Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2016. The play will run from Thursday 15th March until Saturday 7th April. Book tickets.
Watch live sport over a perfectly poured Guinness
With Ireland on course for a 6 Nations ‘Grand Slam’, watch all the rugby action on giant HD screens and projectors. Catch all of the 6 Nations games and party until the early hours in a true Irish style at Belushi’s on Saturday 17th March, while over at The Yardbird, there’s live sports including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the 6 Nations Rugby Finale. The Ram, The Swan, The Salutation and The William Morris are all offering plenty of beer, pub grub, and screens to watch all the live rugby action.