DLR Festival of World Cultures – August 29th and 30th, 2009

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Festival of World Cultures, Dublin

Festival of World Cultures, Dublin

Today is the first day of the 2-day DLR Festival of World Cultures in Dublin.

Festival of World Cultures

The festival is an annual event full of colorful stages with performers from all over the world. There are always many interesting performances, both free and available for a small fee, and every day there is a lot more going on – you can learn more by attending a storytelling session or pick up some unusual art like African hair braiding or drum making or some form of dance.

Particularly popular are fairs and markets set up for the duration of the festival – a great chance to explore the art and food from many countries.

DLR Festival of World Cultures programme

There’s an extensive section of the official festival website,  which is probably the best way to learn more about the festival’s events: DLR Festival of World Cultures Programme 2009.

In addition to it, there’s a downloadable PDF of the festival pocket guide (I’m sure you can also get one once you arrive to the festival). A special events newspaper, Festival Times, is also available for both download (PDF here) and pick up at the location.

If you’re in Dublin this weekend – this is the place to be! And if you’re not – stay tuned for photos!

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