There has been one constant with Banter to date and that is the Review of the Year. We’ve done it in 2009, 2010 , 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 , 2017 and 2018. Sometimes, we even make headlines with what’s said on the stage so you never know what is going to happen.
The format is simple: we invite a panel of news makers and news observers to talk about the stories of the last 12 months which have resonated with them. From Boris to, uhm, Brexit, we have an action-packed selection of stories to go through with our guests. We go high and we go low, we remember stuff which happened home and away, we remind you of the stories which made us all go “ooooh” (or “uuuuugh”). We also throw in some names who made headlines that everyone has totally forgotten about a few months later.
Our Banter Review of the Year panelists rewinding the events of 2019 are Carole Coleman (presenter RTÉ Radio 1’s This Week), Gavan Reilly (political correspondent Virgin Media News and host of On the Record on Newstalk), Una Mullally (writer, journalist, broadcaster and the most frequent Banter guest ever) and Eamon Ryan TD (leader of The Green Party).
We’re chuffed to announce that this Banter will be taking place at the Singer’s House at Lost Lane at the bottom of Grafton Street in the heart of the capital city. Big thanks to Una Molloy and all at the venue for their help to date.
We’ll be undertaking a winter/spring residency at the venue from January, where we’ll be looking at living, working and playing in Dublin in 2020.
The details: Banter’s Review of the Year takes place at the Singer’s House at Lost Lane (enter via Nassau Street entrance) on Wednesday December 4th. Doors open at 6pm and the Bantering gets underway at 6.30pm-ish. Tickets are now available here and all proceeds go to the Peter McVerry Trust.