The Creative Quarter Festival – Here’s whats happening
Celebrate the end of Summer with the Creative Quarter Festival!
Happening this weekend, Saturday August 26th and Sunday August 27th, the festival is a community style street gathering where local businesses come together to celebrate the area and the people in it. Where is it? I hear you ask, well the main activity is on Fade Street (the only street that will be closed for the event) while activity will be taking place on loading bays on Drury St and South William Street.
COMEDY – Laugh in the Creative Quarter with a special lunchtime comedy show at the International Bar on Wicklow Street on Saturday August 26th – Ireland a Survivors Guide. Details can be found HERE
FOOD – There will be cooking demonstrations from local eateries including Blazing Salads, Platform 61, Duck, Urban Picnic, Asia Market, L’gueuleton and more. Meanwhile, a number of businesses are celebrating the festival by offering a special deal for either €8, €10 or €12 which can be purchased during the festival at our DublinTown Kiosk located on Fade Street for the event. Restaurants and bars with an offer include Fade Street Social, The International Bar, Saba, Market Bar, Platform 61, Duck, Wok In Noodles, Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, Acapulco, Fallon & Byrne and more.
Zaragoza also has a special offer during the festival – Zaragoza’s Sharing Experience – choose from a dish from the land, a dish from the sea, a dish from the soil, two sides and two glasses of Cava or Beer for €60 for two (30pp)
KIDS AREA – Bring the kids over to Fade Street for some fun with giant chess and giant connect four games, balloons and a kids tent hosted by Tales for Tadpoles where there will be colouring and lots more fun!
MOVIE SCREENING – What better way to enjoy the last few days of summer than an outdoor movie on Fade Street. There’s a limited number of FREE tickets for this and after a public vote to choose the movie, anyone who has a ticket will watch WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (the original!).
PARKING BAY TAKE OVER – Some businesses will be showcasing their products by taking over a loading/parking bay on Saturday & Sunday including Blazing Salads, Platform 61, Nourish and Nettl
FASHION – Fashion Shows will also take place at different times during the event on Fade Street. Looks are being provided by independent boutiques in the area including Harlequin, Om Diva, Helen McAlinden, Design Centre, Jennifer Rothwell, Retro (Georges Street Arcade), The Turret, Siopaella and Louis Copeland. All looks will be styled by fashion stylist Judy Gilroy with make up provided by Make Up Forever and Hair styled by David Marshall.
Throughout the weekend there will also be in-store promotions:
Get your stones checked and get your jewellery sparkled at RARE on Castle Market; A dancing New Year Chinese rooster will be giving out free gifts like fortune cookies to the public, while there is also in-house sampling of dumplings and foodstuffs – Bubble Tea offer in Asia Market on Drury St; Duck on Fade St will have in store food tastings; Sitstill will be handing out ice pops and vouchers; Market Bar will have a games area for the family; Like The Collective‘s Facebook page, pop into their store on Drury St with your phone and get a gift of an amazing pair of Freshwater Pearl Earrings! Also, New Romantic Jewellery on Drury St is celebrating the festival with 15% off Saturday and Sunday.
For the full details of things like time slots, Food Deals and all that jazz.. click here