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From top: George Chinnery and the gin which takes his name

Like art?

Enjoy gin?

Read on.

Leah Kilcullen writes:

Chinnery Gin is inspired by Dublin and the Old China Trade, with defining flavours of osmanthus flower and oolong tea.

The name comes from George Chinnery, a Georgian-era portrait artist who lived in Dublin, before setting sail for India and later China.

His work from Canton is considered part of the historical record of the Old China Trade, but his time in Dublin is largely forgotten.

We are delighted to be working with the Chester Beatty Library for a talk by George Chinnery biographer and East Asian trade art specialist Dr Patrick Conner, to delve into the artist behind our gin’s name.

There will of course be some gin-tasting with our distiller as part of the event too, and delicious canapes from the Silk Road Cafe. Tickets are €35, and include two Chinnery Gin drinks and the gin-tasting.

An evening with George Chinnery; The Man & the Spirit (Chester Beatty)

We have one bottle of Chinnery Dublin Dry Gin to giveaway to a Broadsheet reader.

To enter, just complete this sentence:

‘”I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin especially at this time owing to__________________________________’

Lines MUST close at 4.15pm EXTENDED until 6.30pm MIDNIGHT.

Over 18s only.

Sip responsibly.

Chinnery Gin

Top pic: Met NYC

On Wednesday with a family ticket to see the new The Lion King at your local ODEON on offer, we asked YOU to name your favourite scene in the original Disney classic.

You answered in packs of ten and smaller.

But there can be only one King.

Such is the nature of a monarchy.

Runners up

Theo Kretschmar Schuldorff: “The bit where ye’r man puts the CD cover in the other fella’s mouth and pours a load of crude oil down his gullet.”

Jeremy Kyle: “Not a scene from the film, but when I was a young lad in school we were allowed bring in films to watch on the last day before Christmas – I brought the in The Lion King on VHS and was told by my classmates that it was for babies. So we had to watch the Spice Girls film instead. Well, anyway that’s always felt like an injustice to me.”

Robert Kieman: “The best scene is when Simba flops on his belly and the dust that raises spells ‘SEX’’.”

Barry The Hatchet: “The most personally memorable scene in The Lion King is the one where Mufasa is trampled to death and Simba finds his body and tries to wake him up. That one still makes me well up when I think about it. Plus, it gave me a lifelong fear of being trampled by a crowd, which makes concerts and slow pavement walkers very stressful.”


EvilRobotDanny: “The most personally memorable scene in The Lion King is, of course, a Timon and Pumbaa scene. The Hula song (above) that distracts the Hyenas. When I was a bairn I thought it was one of the funniest things I had ever seen and today I proudly stand by that assertion.”

Thanks all.


Wednesday: Form An Orderly Lion


It’s back.


Nicole Osborne writes:

This week ODEON cinemas nationwide welcome an old Disney classic back onto the big screen.

The Lion King will return on July 19th in a new photorealistic computer animated form.

ODEON cinemas have brilliant family ticket deals available in all eleven ODEON cinemas nationwide (Dublin (Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Point Square, Stillorgan), Cavan, Limerick, Naas, Newbridge, Portlaoise and Waterford).

ODEON’s offers include, Grown Ups Pay Kids’ Prices with the family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children*) and for the older kids in the family ODEON has its teen ticket price, which means the whole family is covered!

We have ONE (yes – we’re not made of tickets!) family pass for your pack to see The Lion King at the ODEON near you.

To enter, just complete this sentence:

‘The most personally memorable scene in The Lion King is_____________________________’

Lines MUST close at 6.15pm EXTENDED until Midnight!