Festival returns  Bigger and Batter than ever!

by Gazette Reporter
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Stoneybatter Pride Of Place is delighted to announce that the Stoneybatter Festival returns from June 16-18 as local residents celebrate life in Dublin’s most vibrant urban village! 

Over 100 events will take place across the three-day festival brimming with activties including music and entertainment, food and drink, sustainability and environment, culture and heritage, family fun as this Dublin 7 comes together once again to celebrate our village and all it has to offer. 

Information on the full schedule is available at www.stoneybatterfestival.ie but a snapshot of the activities taking place includes: 

The Festival Launch at the Prussia St Community Centre, MC’ed by our favourite consumer champion and local resident Conor Pope followed by frivolity and festive antics (music, poetry, art and film) up and down Manor Street. A Bike Bop will take place from 7pm and we’re encouraging everyone with a bicycle to come along and enjoy the cycle and some cracking tunes! 

Saturday 18th will see a host of lively events taking place. Festival-goers can experience history trails and guided tours of the area. If that’s not your thing, visit the local Scouts in their teepee at Billy Edwards’ Park, enjoy an afternoon of music in Thor Place or a creative theatre workshop with international artists, Fusion Murga in the Scout Den. Follow this with an evening of music from the Mellow Tonics in TU Dublin. 

In a completely new event, we’re expecting poems and perms in local hairdressers, Steel Magnolias, as they host a Spoken Word event. If that doesn’t make the cut, why not bring your pet along to Little Deer Comics where cartoonist Aaron Losty will draw your dog, paint a parrot or sketch a snake at the Pet Portrait workshop

As in previous years, food, drink and entertainment features strongly across the festival programme and a wide range of local businesses will host a series of events.

The Festival concludes on Sunday night with a concert of music, song and dance for the Senior Citizens of the Stoneybatter area and after-parties in the local pubs. 

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