Get Thee to the Five Lamps!

April 4, 2017

The FIVE LAMPS FESTIVAL 2017 features 43 events across 15 venues.

The Five Lamps Arts Festival, which runs from 30th March till 6th April, has a fantastic line-up this year for children as well as for adults. You will find everything from Circus to Writing Workshops to Puppetry to Magic to Comedy to Walks and Talks. Theatre Events include ‘Getting Hitched’ by the Carnation Theatre Company, ‘Caput’ by Ciarán Colgan, ‘Under Pressure’ by Uncut Diamonds, ‘Enough’ by Joe O’Bryne. And don’t forget the spectacular Finale Concert at Liberty Hall at 8pm on 6th April.

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The Festival is a creative encounter at the heart of an inner-city community. It was established in 2007 as an initiative of Marino College of Further Education. Today, the college is still heavily involved with the support of a large group of volunteers. State, city and philanthropic funding also support the festival. The Festival is unique in bringing together the education and the voluntary sector to celebrate art

The mission of this annual festival is to promote community development and social inclusion through the arts and to showcase the uniqueness of this geographic area to residents and to visitors.

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The geographic location of the Festival centers around the ‘Five Lamps’ – a decorated lamp post with five lanterns dating from around 1880. The Five Lamps stand on an island at the junction of Portland Row, North Strand Road, Seville Place, Amiens Street and Killarney Street in Dublin’s north inner-city. Through the traditions and ambiance of this historic location and community the Five Lamps Arts Festival celebrate all that is good about art, artists, performers and community.

Find an event for you at this year’s amazing festival HERE

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