what’s on when in 2010

Temple Bar Cultural Trust has just released its events guide for 2010, and you can grab a copy of it here (.pdf). As ye can see, it’s a mix of the old favourite one-off events like the Handel festival and Chocolate Festival, continuing markets (DesignerMart on Cow’s Lane, the food market at Meeting House Square and the book market at Temple Bar Square) and partnered events like the Bealtaine Festival with the No Grants Gallery.

Like I said over on Twitter, it’s great to be part of the change that has taken place in Temple Bar. TB has had such a negative reputation- think Fall of Rome only with more sausage sandwiches and crushed beer cans, if you believe some reports- and it’s great to see that people are noticing its continuing rehabilitation. I see great places like the Gutter Bookshop opening up, or events like ChocFest coming back year after year, and it gives me hope. Our customers at Cow’s Lane are not shy to let us know how happy they are with the change, either.

Come join us! DesignerMart is returning the weekend before St Patrick’s Day and as ever, we would love to see you there. You can expect beautiful stuff, a place to see and be seen, and from yours truly, some free gratis and for nothing Jaffa Cakes. (You see if I don’t.)

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