Urban Living in Dublin City took place Sunday past June 26th 2011.
As part of four plus other ‘acts’…. you read correctly, my two sessions took place just after the amazing knife and fire wielding Johnny d’Juggler and the bed of nails finalé act that are The Other Brothers. Tough acts to follow ? You’d better believe it ! But, I loved it. Every single second.
Not the usual set list my name tends to appear within, but my stay there… was to make gardening, fun and entertaining to the crowds that attended. Exactly as gardening should be, for children and for adults.
I worked with the children and with help from the taller people, we created and arranged and spoke about plants and gardening and caring for the plants that will make our homes and Dublin look that little prettier. The smallers funnily enough better behaved that the tallers at times [I jest]. From a children working with plants perspective, en mass, it was something really brilliant, truly amazing and absolutely wonderful to witness.
Even more brilliant than this wonderful gardener though lay a bigger theme. The press release noted that:
This vibrant event maximises the use of Wolfe Tone Park, a key Dublin City public space in the heart of the Capital by animating it and transforming the space into a creative hub where visitors can relax, learn and be entertained by an engaging programme of music, circus and gardening workshops.
I arrived just after 9am at Wolfe Tone Park – I took the second half of this video just as the day came to a close. A slight bit of a difference, for the better and more importantly as was the gigs intention.
The press release had also suggested that you might…
…..dine al fresco in the open air picnic area?
I’m of the thinking that the lovely people of DTE Events and Dublin City Council pretty well achieved what they set out to do.
Gráinne Walker of DTE spoke about the behind the scenes of the event on Fridays SodShow. To listen, press play, wait for it to load and then press the little green button below….
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