Festival round-up

I keep hearing about all the wonderful things happening at the Galway Arts Festival and feeling like I’m on the wrong side of the country. In case you’re feeling the same, here’s a reminder of all the things going on in Dublin over the next few weeks.

Today is Day 8 of the 10 Days in Dublin – a brand new Dublin festival, which has a great selection of music, theatre and comedy about the city. It’s also very reasonably priced! I think Trinity Orchestra plays DAFT PUNK sounds pretty wonderful, as does Bang Bang’s Forty Coats hosted by Storymap.

And from a festival that’s almost over to one that hasn’t started yet – Made in Temple Bar starts tomorrow and runs until 24 July. The big event tomorrow is High Wire Solo performed by Didier Pasquette in Temple Bar Square at 6.15pm. There are lots of exhibitions and things that are just set up in Temple Bar for the 10 day, such as An archaeology of things not old enough to be interesting, so I’m sure it will be worth wandering through the area over the next few days. I’m hoping to get tickets for The End of the Road, a play written By Gavin Kostick and directed by Louise Lowe and set in Fishamble Street. It’s fully booked but there will be a day-to-day cancellation list in the Project Arts Centre from 5.30pm each performance day. I’ll let you know if I’ve any luck.

Absolut Fringe are launching their 2011 Programme next Wednesday and the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival will announce their programme a week later. We’ll still have to wait weeks and months for the actual festivals but it’s never too early to start planning what you’re going to see! In the meantime, you can follow them both on Twitter – @dublinfringe and @DubTheatreFest

There is no shortage of great festivals in Dublin at the moment!

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