Saturday, August 23, 2008

Festival of World Cultures, Dun Laoighre, this weekend

This is where I'll be today and tomorrow, hopefully bringing you a taste of what's to be seen.

For the events today, I'm most looking forward to:

From 11am to 7pm there's 3D Pavement Art on the East Pier and the Sand Sculptures on Newtownsmith Green.

There's a Cool Earth, Environmental Fair and a Global Village to visit. I'll be at the Music and Second Hand Book Fair and visiting the International Food Traders too. Yum!

I'm looking forward to trying some Indian Kite Flying (noon to 4pm) or partaking in an authentic Japanese Tea House ceremony.

In the Workshops, the Capoeira display by the Dance Theatre of Ireland on from noon to 1pm sounds like fun. There's an introduction of Manga in the Royal Marine Hotel from 1.30pm to 3pm and Japanese Calligraphy from 3.30pm to 5pm.

Some of the other cool stuff includes:

2pm - 2.45 - The tale of the Krakow Shoemaker

3pm - 3.45 - Kings Court Gospel Choir - People's Park Stage

3.15pm - 4 - Liam Ó Maonlaí - Newtownsmith Main Stage

4.15pm - 5.15 - Senses - Newtownsmith Main Stage

8pm - 9.30 - Geisha performance - Martello Suite, Royal Marine Hotel

10.30pm - 11.30 - Liam ó Maonlaí / Hiralaj and Ramji Gaine - Festival Club

Full day's programme here and it's available for download on their website too.

If you see me there, please do say hello :o)


  1. this looks great. i love the 3d art stuff, never seen it for real.

    look forward to reading about it.

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