Made in Darndale
Creative Places Darndale has recently announced the return of the Made in Darndale festival, a summer arts event in North Dublin. The festival is set to take place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2023. Following its inaugural event in 2022, the festival aims to celebrate the Darndale community through a diverse array of artistic presentations including music, dance, storytelling, circus performances, and more.
The festival begins on Friday, May 26th, with a meeting of the Citizen Commissioners at the Chipper from 12-1pm, an initiative supported by the Dublin City Public Art Programme. The festival continues with performances at Bell Square from 1pm – 3pm, and a roaming portrait project called Darndale Heads from 12 midday to 8pm.
On Saturday, May 27th, festivities will be held in Darndale Park from 4pm – 7pm, featuring face painting, street performances, workshops, food trucks and more. This will be followed by the Dare to be Darndale Cabaret from 7pm – 9pm in the Big Top Tent, showcasing local talent.
On Sunday, May 28th, the Big Top Tent will host two shows by CoisCéim Dance Theatre at 1pm and 2pm. Later in the evening, local artist Jerry Fish will perform, with Dublin band Shakalak opening for him.
Made in Darndale is a product of the Creative Places Darndale initiative, a three-year project supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council to incorporate arts into the daily life of Darndale.
Tickets for the Dare to be Darndale Cabaret and Live at Darndale Park are free but need to be obtained from Eventbrite.