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Dublin Civic Week: The materialisation of history

5 October, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

In the late 1920s the idea of a Dublin Civic Week celebrating the history, commerce and life of the city was enthusiastically welcomed by Dublin Corporation. Some of the attractions included a Military Tattoo, an Industrial Parade, a Window Dressing Competition and a Floating Ballroom on the Liffey. The actor Micheál Mac Liammóir was asked to write and stage a pageant of the history of Dublin.  This talk considers the delicate balance achieved, only a few years after the Civil War, between telling the history of the past and embracing the modernity and promise of the Free State.

Dr Elaine Sisson is a cultural historian and a programme co-ordinator of the BA Design for Stage and Screen at IADT. She is currently researching a book on cultural experiment and the Irish Free State.

Booking is required. Please contact Raheny Library at + 353 1 8315521 or by email at rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

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5 October, 2016
6:30 pm
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Raheny Library
Howth Road
Dublin 5, Ireland
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+353 1 8315521