Our Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT) events programme has finished for 2010 and what a success it was.
On April 13th, In Handel’s Day attracted thousands of people of all ages to a day-long programme of free events in venues across Dublin to celebrate GF Handel and his Dublin connections. The weather was glorious, the streets and city centre buildings hummed with music, and the crowds came in droves to the annual performance of the Messiah on the Street on Fishamble Street, Temple Bar
If you missed the opportunity to come along to In Handel’s Day this year, our audience have managed to capture the best bits! To view some great photos and more videos of In Handel’s Day events, click here.
This July saw a new summer celebration in the city – The Summer Sensational, an age friendly festival bursting with exciting events throughout Temple Bar from family films, baby discos and children’s workshops, to world music nights, outdoor movies screenings and inspiring exhibitions.
As part of The Summer Sensational, we ran an online culture competition with many bloggers and online people getting involved to cover the festival so why not take a look at DublinCulture.ie and Dave Madden’s winning commentaries and review about the festival! Ros Kavanagh, our dedicated photographer also captured the festival for us!
In September, thousands of Irish people and visitors to the country came out to experience Culture Night 2010 and they were not disappointed with more than 130 venues opening their doors with free events for the public in Dublin and 20 other towns, cities and counties across the country getting involved for the largest Culture Night ever!
We snapped up some of the magical atmosphere on Dublin’s Culture Night and a full gallery is up on our Facebook page so enjoy our selection of Culture Night Photos!
Culture Night 2011 is set for Friday 23rd September so put it in your diary now!
Our not to be missed Culture & The City conference took place in October at Wood Quay Venue in what turned out to be a really upbeat, positive and informative session.
This event, like so many others, captured the need to generate a practical outcomes that would enable the world of culture and the creative industries to explore new ideas and possibilities for working together with other areas of the economy so TBCT is now working on the development of such a space in Temple Bar through the Coalition of Cultural and Creative Industries in Ireland. If you’d like to be involved or find out more contact Gráinne Millar firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Show must go on! Despite the adverse weather conditions of early December, we continued with A Chocolate Christmas in Temple Bar. A number of our outdoor activities had to be cancelled or rescheduled, but this only made the indoor workshops and films even better tasting!
Our weekend was filled with a Christmas Truffles Cooking Demonstration with Chef Stuart O’Keefe, Co Couture’s Chocolate Connoisseurs Club with Deirdre McCanny, Children’s Workshop with The Ministry of Chocolate, Panto on the Liffey and the Devilishly Delicious Cooking Demonstration with Cook’s Academy.
No Grants Gallery (NGG) hosted a number of innovative exhibitions throughout the year by solo artists and artist collectives as well as collaborating with a number of organisations such as NCAD, KCAT, City Arts Squad, Dublin Simon and the Bealtaine Festival. In 2011, NGG looks forward to providing up and coming artists with a platform to exhibit and sell their work as well as being part of the ‘First Thursdays’ initiative when a number of galleries in Temple Bar will share their opening nights on the first Thursday of every month. Call for submissions is now open!
It has been a very enjoyable and successful first year of Get Active, TBCT’s cultural programme for the active retired and over 55s. We are very pleased that Get Active will continue in 2011 with a host of engaging workshops in art, drama and dance, our monthly book-club in the Gutterbookshop as well as walking tours and visits to a selection of galleries and cultural organisations in the city.
On behalf of all the team at TBCT, we would like to thank you all for your support in 2010 and we look forward to seeing you all next year for another year of cultural discovery. Be sure to keep in touch with us and to log on to www.templebar.ie in January for an exciting programme of cultural events. There are some great surprises in the pipeline to celebrate TBCT’s 20th birthday!
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions or if you’d like to share some ideas with us, please do so at email@example.com.