Darndale Park, Belcamp Lane, Priorswood, Dublin 17
Made in Darndale, the North Dublin Summer Arts Festival returns this May 26 – 28! Following on from a hugely successful debut in 2022, Darndale will once again be filled with music, dance, story, song, circus and performance in a joyous cross-community celebration.
With a super-size Big Top tent taking over Darndale Park on Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28, Made in Darndale 2023 will feature local hero Jerry Fish and his incredible Electric Sideshow, the multi award-winning CoisCeim Dance Theatre will present Francis Footwork, a magical and uplifting virtual reality performance, while Courtney’s Daredevil Circus will bring edge-of-the-seat thrills and spills including fire breathing, knife throwing, aerial performances and motorbike cage skills. Also on the Big Top line-up are well known local artists Sharyn Ward and Mark Flynn, while Dublin band Shakalak – poetician John Cummins, musician Fin Divilly and their bandmates, will raise the roof with their socially charged spoken-word rock riffs, layered with hip-hop.
D17 writer Amber Kidd, who is now living and working in London, returns to her hometown for a three-part performance of her new spoken-word piece, which was specially commissioned for Made in Darndale and has inspired many of the other performances throughout the Festival.