We officially announced details today of our Cultural Events Programme for 2010, a diary packed with cultural treats and exciting events. The programme offers great value fun, discovery and entertainment with the aim of bringing culture closer to everyone young and old, families and friends.
From the return of favourites such as In Handel’s Day, a joyous celebration of music, history and all things Handel to all things deliciously chocolatey in December at A Chocolate Christmas in Temple Bar; to staying up late for a free night of entertainment, culture and adventure as the city’s museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, cultural centres and artist’s studios open their doors for Culture Night.
New additions on the programme include The Summer Sensational, a unique and unmissable programme of exciting events promising summer magic and sensory overload, as well as a dedicated audience programme including Get Active, a cultural initiative for the active retired or Temple Bar’s Culture Club for Kids to ensure the fun won’t stop.
As well as fun filled events, Temple Bar is also home to three outdoor markets which offer everything from hand designed clothes and visual art; mouth watering artisan food to vinyl’s and books. Every Saturday and Sunday the Temple Bar Book Market, the only book market in Dublin located on the busiest junction of Temple Bar at Temple Bar Square hailed as a haven for book worms and music lovers alike, offers a selection of old and new titles, novels and antique vinyls. A favourite among foodies, the Temple Bar Food Market offers locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious artisan foods each Saturday in Meeting House Square.
Designer Mart at Cows Lane comes to life every Saturday with a unique outdoor market and offers Dublin’s fashionistas a place to pick up hand-made craft and design including jewellery, fashion, furniture and accessories produced by some of Ireland’s hottest designers. Cow’s Lane is located in the Old City area of Temple Bar, the oldest part of Dublin, itself a unique shopping destination with restaurants, a book store, a designer market and much more; take a stroll and immerse yourself in Dublin’s unique architectural past.