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Temple Bar Chocolate Festival 09 – Photo Competition

Don’t forget to bring your camera to the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival starting this Friday October 30th and running until Sunday and capture your chocolate experience during the three day festival to be in with a chance to win dinner for 4 at Gallagher’s Boxty House, Temple Bar, a traditional Irish Restaurant that celebrates the finest traditions of Irish Cuisine.   

Click here to download the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival programme

HOW TO ENTER

1. Join the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival Photo Competition group

2. Upload photos to your account.
3. Go to the page of the photo(s) you want to submit to the competition.
4. Click the “Send to Group” button between the photo title and the photo.
5. Choose the “Temple Bar Chocolate Festival Photo Competition” group and you’re done!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2009

Terms and conditions
Flickr’s normal Terms and Conditions and rules apply
Entry is free and open to over 18’s only
Photographs must be relevant the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival otherwise they are deemed ineligible
By entering you are granting permission to Temple Bar Cultural Trust to reproduce entries for promotional purposes
All entries must be the property of the entrant
Entrants must agree to be bound by the rules
The judges decision is final

Can’t wait until Halloween for those treats? Temple Bar Chocolate Festival starts this Friday!

TEMPLE BAR CULTURAL TRUST is excited to unwrap three fun and chocolate-filled days of events for the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival starting this Friday October 30th and running until Sunday.

A full programme of events is available online at Templebar.ie for you to choose a chocolate event that tickles your taste-buds!  This weekend is chocca block with chocolate tastings, workshops, cooking demonstrations, chocolate-themed film, poetry readings and visual arts – a world of chocolate will be celebrated over this three-day festival so be quick and book before another chocoholic gets there first!

The Temple Bar Chocolate Festival have a range of free and paid in events and many require advance booking.  Tickets have been going fast over the last couple of weeks but booking lines are still open so do give us a call on our Culture Line: 01 888 3610 or from our Box Office which is located at the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Click here to download the full programme of events today!

Win a Willie great chocolate prize to celebrate this year’s Temple Bar Chocolate Festival!

As part of our Temple Bar Chocolate Festival running from October 30th – November 1st Temple Bar Cultural Trust are offering you and a friend a chance to win two tickets to our talk by Willie Harcourt Cooze.  Valued at €15 each this hour long talk will take place at The Button Factory in Temple Bar on Saturday October 31st.

Willie Harcourt-Cooze

Willie Harcourt-Cooze, the star of the Channel 4 series ‘Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory’, grew up on a windswept island off the west coast of Ireland where he spent many childhood days  making cheese, smoking fish and pickling fruit inspired his enduring passion for food and adventure.

Willie Harcourt-Cooze

He has devoted the last eleven years of his life to producing Venezuelan Black, his 100% cacao bar which is harvested from El Tesoro, his family’s hacienda in the beautiful Venezuelan cloud forest. Willie lives in Devon, where his chocolate factory is based, with his wife Tania and their three children.

Willie Harcourt-Cooze

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win this prize is tell us about your favourite chocolate experience, it might be a particular bar of chocolate, a cake, a chocolate feast or even a recipe.

We look forward to hearing all your chocolatey experiences.

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED – Congratulations to Ricky who won a pair of tickets for the Willie Harcourt-Cooze Talk on Saturday 31st October at 2.30pm!

Chocolate inspired visual arts exhibition opens tomorrow at NGG (No Grants Gallery)

“Come with me and you’ll see a world of pure imagination” – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 1971

Featuring up to 30 of Ireland’s up and coming artists, this is an exhibition of paintings, textile art, sculpture, written-word and video installation that are inspired by, and in some instances made by chocolate!

This exhibition is being opened by Master Chocolatier Dirk Schonkeren, of Helena Chocolates, who has been appointed Ireland’s Chocolate Ambassador. Dirk is one of just 70 chocolate Ambassadors worldwide and is the first Chocolatier in Ireland to receive this honour.

Venue: Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Date: Opening 22nd October – ending 3rd November
Tickets: FREE – No ticket/booking required

This event is brought to you by Temple Bar Cultural Trust as part of the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival.

140 Characters Screening on Meeting House Square on Friday 16th October

140 Characters is a series of short film clips shot in Dublin City featuring 140 people answering the same question using 140 characters or less.

Shot over the course of one week in Dublin City, 140 Characters beautifully captures real people from Dublin City talking about their lives. The film features children, teachers, singers, travellers, nuns, fathers, mothers, dancers, hipsters, grandparents, dreamers, believers, cleaners, creative people & people who are creative with the truth. Every person is different & every person gives a different answer. 

In answering the question people reveal something about their lives, their community, their hopes. In listening to these people we can learn something about ourselves, our city and our society. 140 Characters becomes a snapshot that we can all identify with. How would you answer the question? What was the question? Meet 140 Characters. Look at them and listen to their stories. You just might see yourself in there too.  

Date: Friday, 16th of October 2009

Venue: Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

Time: 7.30pm

A film by Areaman Productions in Association with Temple Bar Cultural Trust & The Digital Hub. Website & Graphic Design by New Graphic

Win a year’s supply of Divine Chocolate by entering our Temple Bar Chocolate Festival Colouring Competition!

Here is your chance to win a years supply of Divine Chocolates, yes that’s 365 bars of chocolate just for you!
As part of this year’s Temple Bar Chocolate Festival we at Temple Bar Cultural Trust have decided to fulfill every young child’s dream by offering a glimpse into Charlie Buckets world all those years ago! You don’t need to find a golden ticket for this one, just simply put pen to paper and enter our Chocolate Festival colouring competition by colouring in the Aztec God of Chocolate.

 

This competition is open to 1 – 12 year old children and entry forms are available now to pick up from the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 or download online by clicking here.

 

The submission dates for completed entries is Tuesday October 27th and the winning entry will be exhibited along with a selection of others here at our Information Centre from Monday November 2nd.

The Children’s Colouring Competition, sponsored by Divine Chocolates, as part of the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival is now closed.  367 entries were received from children aged between 2 – 12 yrs old.

We are very pleased to announce the winner of this competition: Julie Malinowska, Age 10, from Sandyford in Dublin. 

5 runner-up prizes are awarded to: Evan McHugh, Age 6 ; Kate Kennedy, Age 9 ; Martyna Matys, Age 7 ; Nicholas Dolan, Age 5 ; Sheena Fallon, Age 8

Artists from Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane come over all chocolatey!

The Temple Bar Chocolate Festival has launched and just about everyone has got the chocolate buzz including some of our hugely talented artists from Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane. On Saturday October 31st from 3 – 4pm a chocolate inspired fashion and craft display will flow through the Designer Mart stalls of Cow’s Lane in the Old City area of Temple Bar.

We have already had a sneak peak at the material produced by the artists for this years Chocolate Festival and these sweet treats are not to be missed! Ranging from unique designs using wools, leather, glass, beading and fabrics, you really will be amazed at the creativity that Chocolate can bring out in people!

Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane takes place every Saturday in the Old City area of Temple Bar from 10am – 5.30pm

This event is FREE and does not require tickets.

Check out a full programme of Temple Bar Chocolate Festival events here!

Rivers of Change – Connecting – Learning – Creating

A Grundtvig Partnership under the Lifelong Learning Programme

Temple Bar Cultural Trust participated in four partnership meetings in Venice, Lisbon, Warsaw and Vienna based around the concept of the river as a place that connects many important fields in a city: environment, architecture, city planning, transport, but also arts, culture, cultural tourism and education.

The project and its partners aimed to develop a platform for international exchange of ideas, projects, experience, and expertise on this area. The network consisted of members of lobby groups, managers dealing with community, social and cultural issues and local authorities’ representatives who came together to improve their knowledge and competencies in relation to the use of rivers in different cities and create a new awareness of the river as a public space and public amenity, open to all categories of citizens and visitors. The project focused on the theme of culture in a social and educational context based on the exchange of ideas and experience of solutions to convert disadvantaged areas by the rivers into vibrant, public places in our cities and improve the quality of our everyday life.

Temple Bar Cultural Trust was delighted to be a part of the River Cities network and has gained considerable knowledge and experience of the potential for the river as a public space in the city. The experience of working on this transnational partnership enabled us to learn new things about other European cities and we are currently exploring ways in which we can use this knowledge to further our work in cultural development in Temple Bar and the city and share this with other European cities.

Full details about the project can be found at www.river-cities.net

Grundtvig is the European Commission’s programme for adult education and lifelong learning, managed in Ireland by Léargas.

Christmas Favourites at The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children – Win tickets here!

Celebrate Christmas with some of The Ark’s favourite events!

Join The Ark for Christmas Inklings with visual artist Liz Smith on Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 November. Illustrate, design and construct a pop-up card or picture capturing Christmas tales and winter wonders!

On Saturday 21 November at 11.30am, 3 – 5 year olds will draw animals, trees and winter scenes which will be transformed into pop-ups! At 1.30pm, 6 – 8 year olds will construct 3-D foldable forests, buildings and Christmas characters which will move from side to side with the technique of pull-outs. Then at 3.30pm, 9 – 12 year olds will investigate more advanced methods of paper construction with moving pop-ups and pull-outs. On Sunday 22 November, the whole family can create their own special pop-up card or picture at 12.30pm or 3pm.

Christmas Inklings workshops for schools take place from 24 November – 18 December, see www.ark.ie for more details.

Every weekend from 28 November – 20 December, musicians Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden return to The Ark – their favourite Christmas venue – for a fun and festive hour of musical performance and participation. Traditional and original songs and stories will bring you and your family on a musical experience this Christmas. Hear instruments familiar and exotic including the angklung, a tuned bamboo rattle from Java with a melodious sound. There will also be a special opportunity for everyone to play in the return of The Christmas Angklung Orchestra.

For full programme details, prices and booking please see www.ark.ie, phone 01.6707788 or visit The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

The Ark and Temple Bar Cultural Trust have teamed up to give away four tickets for Music at Christmas with Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden on Saturday 28 November at 4pm to one lucky winner.

The angklung, the tuned bamboo rattle which will be played as part of The Ark’s Music at Christmas concerts, is traditionally played in which part of the world?

1. Ireland                        2. Java                    3. America

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED – Congratulations to Susan-Jayne who won four tickets for Music at Christmas with Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden on Saturday 28 November at 4pm!

Chocolate Box (office) opens on Monday for the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival!

Temple Bar Chocolate Festival

TEMPLE BAR CULTURAL TRUST is excited to unwrap three fun and chocolate-filled days of events for the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival

Friday 30th, Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November

A full programme of events is now available online at Templebar.ie for you to choose a chocolate event that tickles your taste-buds!  Be it a chocolate tasting, workshop, cooking demonstration or a chocolate-themed film, poetry reading or exhibition – a world of chocolate will be celebrated over this three-day festival so be quick and book before another chocoholic gets there first!

The Temple Bar Chocolate Festival will have a range of free and paid in events and many require advance booking.  Tickets and booking lines are open from Monday 12th October from our Culture Line: 01 888 3610 or from our Box Office which is located at the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Click here to download the full programme of events today!