If we’ve been writing and letting you know about one festival after another, it’s because we live in interesting times! There are lots of events and dos; we have just bid goodbye to St. Patrick’s Day festival, and here we are with another set of things to look forward to. The Five Lamps Arts Festival is one of those.
The Five Lamps Art Festival started on the 13th of March with a jam-packed schedule and it ends on the 2nd of April. These three weeks of fun are about celebrating all things art, culture, diversity, and inclusion.
Paul Kelly’s exhibition in Central Bank marked the beginning of the festival with a captivating exhibition. Named ‘Winds of Change’, this illustrated the ever-changing urban landscape of Dublin1 through his photography and short film.
Another thing to look out for is ‘To Be Migrant’. The Five Lamps Arts Festival, Artmulti Brazil and REIC brings artists from many different backgrounds to share the stage and talk about stories, culture and feelings. This is a multilingual event and a welcoming space that will be held at the CHQ building.
On the 23rd of March, the Craic Club will host a thrilling night of live music, dance, burlesque and queer performances hosted by Drag Queen Marian Mary the 6th in the Grand Social. Marian Mary the 6th blends a unique style of music and comedy with a political twist exploring what it means to be Irish. This event aims to celebrate queer identity and inclusion at its best.
The Five Lamps Arts Festival also has much more on offer. Don’t forget the family-friendly events held at Mud Island Community Garden. The local community developed the garden on a derelict site over ten years ago. It plays not only a social, recreational and educational role in this area, but it is a bio-diverse and environmentally sustainable place. The garden will host Imagination Playground, Cikada Circus, and more surprise events, including an arts and craft market. These events are ideal for families and children to enjoy their day and have fun.
That’s all the deets you need for the Five Lamps Art Festival, but we hope you have liked our coverage of all the things that make Ireland so vibrant and full of fun. On that note, did you read our piece on the top 15 restaurants in Dublin as rated by Condé Nast Traveller? Thought we should remind you because when you are out and about, you always want a bite to eat (and drink!).