Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are the first to hold an Accessible Tourism Conference on the 26th April, suitable to everyone, in Dun laoghaire Rathdown Lexicon Library, Dun Laoghaire. To book go to https://dlr-destinationforall.eventbrite.ie
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Lego Club for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, at the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Lexicon Library on the following dates:
7th April, 14th April, 21st April, 28th April.
AIB Art Collection featuring Female Artists from the (7th April -27th May) in the Municipal Gallery at the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Lexicon Library, Dun Laoghaire. For more information www.dlrcoco.ie/arts
Mad Hatters Tea Party
On Easter Sunday 1st April, from 1 pm to 5 pm in Deerpark, all is not quite what it seems as a white rabbit, a mad Hatter and a little girl called Alice host a most unusual tea party Mad Hatters Tea Party in Dublin complete with lots of kids activities, a tea cup ride, giant chess, croquet, a hat walk, balloons, an Easter egg Hunt and a host of surprises on picnic tables under a tree!
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is one of the most famous scenes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. To celebrate Easter and the full bloom of spring, DLR Events invite young and old to put on their maddest hat and come to the Mad Hatters Tea Party.
Characters in costume from that famous scene in Alice in Wonderland such as the White Rabbit, Alice, and the Mad Hatter himself will be there to greet ‘guests’ to their very special tea party on long wooden tables with pretty red and white check table cloths under a tree! Take a ride in a teacup or be a pawn in a giant chess game, have a game of croquet or hear the story of Alice in Wonderland from a special storyteller and with ‘Make & Do’ for the little ones.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, hosted by DLR Events, is an initiative by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and will feature make and do for the younger children to make a mad hat. Guests will be encouraged to dress up as one of the Alice in Wonderland characters, and wear the maddest hat possible.
Throughout the day there will be opportunities to show off hats and costumes on the purpose built “Hat walk” – strut your stuff to the sounds of the DLR Events DJ!
Bring a picnic or buy some tea and cakes from the tuck shop and dine at the picnic tables.
This year the Mad Hatters Tea Party falls on Easter Sunday so a highlight will be the new Easter Trail. All you’ve got to do is solve the clues spread across Deerpark to win one of the hundreds of Easter treats that our Easter Bunny specially delivered.
The Mad Hatters Tea Party is a celebration for all the family of all things Easter so join us this Easter Sunday!
Mad Hatters Tea Party Event Information
Venue:- Deerpark, Mount Merrion, Dublin
Date:- Sunday 1st April
Time:- 13.00 – 17.00
Admission :- Free Family Event
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has a huge variety of events planned and, as always, the weekly Co Co Markets in Dalkey, the PeoplesPark and MarlayPark are a feast of the senses and a shoppers delight. The hugely popular Teddy Bears Picnic will be back in BlackrockPark in July. We can also look forward to Outdoor Movies, the Kingstown special to celebrate the old steam trains, Dads Day Off and a whole host of events for the rest of the year.
In this issue
Coming up in dlr LexIcon Gallery…..
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Events in dlr Mill Theatre this June
Coming up in dlr LexIcon Gallery…..
Works from the Arts Council curated by Martin Drury continues until 30 July.
Join us for one of the Learning Programme activities for all ages; Jane Groves needs your help on 4 July to create a 3D forestscape; Puppeteer Niamh Lawlor will be bringing Mary Mary to visit SurprEYES! on 5 July to take a tour of the exhibition with Martin Drury…these are just a sample of what’s coming up in the Gallery…
Photo credits : Mary Mary, credit: Niamh Lawlor
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We’re going social!
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Arts Office now has its own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Follow us for updates on all the programmes, events and any upcoming funding opportunities.
Events at dlr Mill Theatre this June
Mary Swanzy painting
until 25 June
dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre
Mill Productions is delighted to present Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’, running until 25 June, along with a series of workshops for children.
To coincide with this, Jam Art Factory presents Blind Elephant Collective in the gallery space, a group of Dublin based illustrators who formed a group in 2009 to set themselves bi-weekly illustration challenges. Inspired by their approach, Jam Art Factory asked them to create illustrations inspired by the writing of of everyone’s fantasy granddad Roald Dahl.
Award Winning Kayaking Tours & Classes
Welcome to Kayaking.ie
Come and join us on the water for an unforgettable kayaking experience in Dublin.
Our tours and courses are suitable for beginners. We welcome groups and individuals.
All of the gear and equipment is provided and it’s great fun.
Guided Tours at Dalkey and the Royal Canal, Learn to Kayak Courses, Kids Camps, Skills Assessments, Kayaking Holidays to New Locations, We are Hiring, Competitions, Family Kayaking, Corporate Groups and More…..
Leopardstown Christmas Festival
Monday 26th – Thursday 29th December 2016
A not-to-be-missed traditional highlight of the Irish horse racing calendar (not to mention the social calendar!), the annual Leopardstown Christmas Festival offers National Hunt racing at its best over 4 spectacular days.
• Adult €30
• OAP / Student €20
• Top Level Seat €60
Children under the age of 16 go free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
You won’t go hungry or thirsty at Leopardstown! Continue your Christmas celebrations by exploring our great selection of bars and restaurants. Don’t forget to experience the thrills of horse racing and soak up the unique Christmas atmosphere the venue offers. See all our hospitality packages here
For info and tickets www.leopardstown.com
What is touRRoir
touRRoir is a new signature food, tourism and culture global forum that will explore every aspect of food tourism and its inextricable link to a country’s culture.
It will look into a rapidly growing future of food in tourism and the disruptive technology developments facilitating and even driving this change.
touRRoir will show how best to harness the exploding search for authenticity and how by fostering the shared values of these three sectors, companies and nations can build brands through associated soft power attractiveness.
During the day you touRRoir will present a Networking Showcase Lunch featuring some of Ireland’s top artisan food producers and craft drinks specialists. You will have the opportunity to meet the people behind the food and hear their stories.
The day will culminate with a Networking Reception and Collaborative Gala Dinner – Putting Landscape in a Pot – a unique celebration dinner incorporating the touRRoir Hall of Fame and the Good Food Ireland Best of the Decade Awards.
The dinner will bring together renowned international chefs who will join forces with acclaimed Irish chefs to create an inspirational dining experience with featured Irish producers and craft drink pairings.
touRRoir will inspire, educate and call industry to action on how the combination of food, tourism and culture has become the leading hook in travel. You will learn about the global search for authenticity in these sectors, the single most important movement driving consumer behaviour today.
World class practitioners and experts such as Hillary Smith, Conde Nast, Jean-Michel Petit, Founder, VizEat.com, Sustainability Index Guru Guy Bigwood, MCI Global and acclaimed Chefs, Slovenia’s Ana Ros of Netflix Chef’s Table and Alicante’s Grande-dame of Spanish Gastronomy, Maria Jose San Roman of the Michelin Star Restaurant, Monastrell are just some of the speakers in attendance.