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Snap happy! Winner announced for this years Temple Bar Chocolate Festival photo competition

Congratulations to LocaDes79 who was the winner of this years Temple Bar Chocolate Festival photo competition.  This is the winning photo and we just loved the imagination and creativity used when taking this shot.

Temple Bar Chocolate Festival Photo Competition

LocaDes79 has won a Dinner for 4 which was very generously sponsored by Gallaghers Boxty House here in Temple Bar who were our restaurant partners during the festival. 

We received lots of entries this year so thank you to everyone who took the time to capture their Chocolate Festival experience and upload them on our Flickr site.

Temple Bar Chocolate Festival Children’s Colouring Competition – winner announced!

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. 

Winning entry

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

Choc-a-block at the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival!

Choc-a-block is the only word to describe our weekend-long Temple Bar Chocolate Festival that took place in indoor and outdoor locations throughout Temple Bar’s Cultural Quarter. Chocolate-making workshops, workshops for children, health talks, informative talks and cooking demonstrations were fully booked-up and enjoyed by people wanting to get stuck into all things chocolatey!

As if by magic the rain stopped just before the screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971) outdoors in Meeting House Square which received a round of applause by the audience – young and old!  Highlights of the festival include MaSamba Samba School’s ‘The Chocolate Caravan’ with up to 60 green-haired Oompa Loompas patrolling the streets of Temple Bar giving out chocolate treats along the way.  Designer Mart’s chocolate-inspired fashion show took to the streets of the Old City, while Willie Harcourt-Cooze delivered an inspirational talk ‘From Bean to Bar’ describing how he started a cacao farm in Venezuela bringing the raw materials back to Devon where he started his own Chocolate Factory.   

The Temple Bar Chocolate Festival ended on Chocolate Sundae – where Meeting House Square was filled with a combination of Chocolate artisan producers from around Ireland along with chocolate produce including chocolate bretzels, pancakes, hot chocolate, good coffee along with a decadent Chocolate Fondue Fountain as centre-piece.  Chocolate tunes, balloons and entertainment allowed everyone to fully enjoy and experience chocolate through all the senses!

Click here to see more pictures of the festival!

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.

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!

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!