City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival

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TU Dublin, Friday 20th December

Smashing Times and Slí an Chroí, in partnership with TU Dublin, are delighted to announce the 10th annual City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival.

The festival begins at 4pm at TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus. All are welcome to come and enjoy storytelling, music, face-painting, and workshops on craft-making, as well as an outdoor ceremony, as attendees gather together and celebrate this special turning point in the year. The event is a colourful gathering of local communities and national and international visitors to mark the turn of the seasons. It celebrates the return of the light, as the days begin to lengthen once more, and as such is an occasion of rebirth and renewal.

Audiences have the opportunity to attend wonderful storytelling sessions with artists including Gemma McGowan. Participants can create their own personal ‘withy' (a decorated twig for your blessings, prayers, wishes). Creative workshops include lantern-making, a workshop on looking after bees, and a participatory theatre-based workshop on European creation myths. Celebrated musician Hilary Bow will perform her own original music, while a selection of environmental organisations will have information stands at the event. Creative stalls include the holly brooch and ivy wreath stand, the withy stand, and the face-painting corner.

Friday 20th December
4.00pm - 6.30pm
Grangegorman Lower, Northside, Dublin, Ireland

Google Map of Grangegorman Lower, Northside, Dublin, Ireland


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