Sunday, January 9, 2011

Culture in 2011

It was inevitable that during a recession arts and culture events would suffer.  Many people would consider these things "not important enough" - and sure maybe they're right.  However, I'm still sad to hear that Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council has scrapped The Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures for this year after it came in more than half a million Euro over budget.  The statement says they will plan a scaled down version for next year, 2012 and will have a series of smaller events with a smaller budget throughout 2011.  Here's a picture of something I made at this year's festival - an Innocent Smoothie hat, for each of which knit they donate some small amount of money to Age Action Ireland.


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