From July 15th 24th, the nice people at Temple Bar Cultural Trust are teaming up with more than 20 of its cultural neighbours, over 100 artists and performers and some of the most exciting creative companies in Ireland to celebrate 20 years of unique culture and regeneration in Dublins Cultural Quarter. Here’s the details:
The Made in Temple Bar festival will feature over 70 events including premieres of site specific theatre, outdoor movies, specially commissioned art installations, Grammy award winning artists and even a world famous high wire walker! People can also get creative with opportunities to make your own works of art and share opinions on culture that will form part of an exciting outdoor exhibition. The festival will showcase the culture that makes Temple Bar so special to both Irish people and visitors to the area.
Some of the highlights of the festival, created by Temple Bar Cultural Trust, include Conversations about Culture, a unique outdoor photographic exhibition which will change every day featuring images of people as they pass through Temple Bar during the festival and their opinions on culture. Movies on the Street, two movies also celebrating anniversaries this year will be screened on Cows Lane, Breakfast at Tiffanys which is 50 and Alice in Wonderland which is 60.
Didier Pasquette, the world famous high wire walker, will brave the heights of Temple Bar in a stunning display.
End of the Road, a new site specific theatre performance in Fishamble St by the Fishamble Theatre Company will dramatize the real life of a Dublin man who currently lives in St Francis Hospice.
De La Soul and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will bring the funk with a musical performance at the Button Factory. Master of the Universe will pay tribute to Aidan Walsh, one of the first visionaries of what Temple Bar was to become, with an inflatable monument looking down on the area from the roof of Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.
At Fort Building Workshops in Exchange Dublin, kids can create their own fort representing the medieval history of the area and dramatising contemporary issues in relation to architecture and planning.
Cultural organisations who are at the heart of culture in Temple Bar including the IFI, The Ark, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios will all be devising, creating and hosting new and exciting events to celebrate all that is Made in Temple Bar!Young, old and in between will be spoilt for choice with events from Culture Club for Kids, Get Active and SceneNotHerd, the audience development programmes run by TBCT.
Many events are free but some have an admission charge and a full programme of events is now available across the city, at TBCT offices and throughout Temple Bar or online at www.templebar.ie.
Made in Temple Bar is the highlight of many events by Temple Bar Cultural Trust throughout 2011 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Temple Bars regeneration as Dublins Cultural Quarter.
In addition Meeting House Square is undergoing the construction of a new retractable canopy so that from September visitors will be able to enjoy an amazing array of outdoor entertainment, all year round, while still remaining nice and dry!