Happy Birthday Temple Bar

By Lisa Marie Griffith

Temple Bar’s Cultural Trust is currently celebrating twenty years of regeneration in Temple Bar with ten days of festivities which kicked off on Friday. It hardly needs to be said that the area is one of the finest examples of urban regeneration within in Ireland and Temple Bar Cultural Trust has spearheaded and promoted numerous cultural initiatives in the capital including Culture Night. True to form there is a broad range of activities to suit every age and interest, and as usual most of the events are free. Here are some in the coming week that I thought our readers would be interested in: Friday 15th-Saturday 23rd ‘Temple Bar revisited’, an exhibition which looks at the history of the area is being held in Temple Bar Gallery.

Friday 15th- Saturday 24th July, ‘Conversations about Culture’ an exhibition which is being held at The Green Building.

Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st at 11 am Free walking tours of Temple Bar by local historian Pat Liddy.

Monday 18th-Friday 22nd at 11 am and 3pm every day Print-Making demos will be held at Black Church print Studio with tours around the studio.

Monday 18th-Sunday 24th, 1pm & 6pm, ‘Lights out listening’, a radio documentary will be aired in the Irish Landmark Trust building to recreate how people used to listen to the radio, in intimate groups.

Monday 18th-Sunday 24th Friday 22nd, 2pm-4.30pm, ‘Fort Building Workshop’; Fort Architects are going to design and build a contemporary fort, venue is the Exchange. You can find the full programme here. The above image was taken last Friday when the French high wire walker Didier Pasquette performed in  Bar to open the festival.

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