Saturday 23 August 2008

The Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures 2008

It was case of third time lucky when the sun finally took a peak at the Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures on the third and last day of the global carnival weekend. Over 800 musicians and artists, plus another 1,000 participants and volunteers descended on the seaside town to take part in 150 live gigs, performances and events throughout the town.

Here are some of the colours, pictures and sights from the festival.

Kathakali - from Kerala, India, showcasing their male classical dance/drama

An impressive sand sculpture - quite a tenacious fellow, this chap, considering the awful, drizzly weather, but somehow the sculpture lasted all three days without crumbling...

Born in Tibet, Lobsang Dargye 'the voice of the mountain' was one of the impressive performers in the People's Park.

The Ferry coming in from Holyhead, UK - always an impressive sight when it comes in to dock

Some paella, one of my fav dishes (well, not THIS whole dish, may I add)

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