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Thread: Dun Laoighre Festival of World Cultures faces the chop

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    Default Dun Laoighre Festival of World Cultures faces the chop

    The Festival in 2010 made losses of €400k MORE than DLRC had budgeted for. Hence Kingstown is not likely to be hosting a festival in 2011 until what they regard as a more sustainable, meaning a presumably smaller version, can be put in place. I am sure that the money saved will come in handy with their budgeting.

    Festival of World Cultures suspended over funding issues · TheJournal.ie

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    Noooooooo.
    My favourite week-end of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    The Festival in 2010 made losses of €400k MORE than DLRC had budgeted for. Hence Kingstown is not likely to be hosting a festival in 2011 until what they regard as a more sustainable, meaning a presumably smaller version, can be put in place. I am sure that the money saved will come in handy with their budgeting.

    Festival of World Cultures suspended over funding issues · TheJournal.ie
    They'll probably throw the savings into the People before Profit's Baths!

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    Here is an opportunity for all who want the Festival to raise funds and organise it themselves.

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    boo hoo

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    A pity. I was at it this year and the food was great. Not so sure about the Peruvian nose flute stuff, but I noticed Eamonn Gilmore and missus wandering around looking like normal people.... no sign of FF and their mercs and security goons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Here is an opportunity for all who want the Festival to raise funds and organise it themselves.
    If you want a festival of world cultures what you do is buy some brylcreem, a funky shirt and head out in Dublin to meet all the hot Latvian, Czech, Polish, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, French, German, Spanish and American women who are out on any given weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    The Festival in 2010 made losses of €400k MORE than DLRC had budgeted for. Hence Kingstown is not likely to be hosting a festival in 2011 until what they regard as a more sustainable, meaning a presumably smaller version, can be put in place. I am sure that the money saved will come in handy with their budgeting.

    Festival of World Cultures suspended over funding issues · TheJournal.ie

    DÚN LAOGHAIRE’S popular Festival of World Cultures may have been held for the last time....

    It's being cancelled because it's losing €400,000 per year, so who exactly is it popular with? Probably the well paid quangocrats who organise it.

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    I went to this a couple of times, it's rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakingnews View Post
    I went to this a couple of times, it's rubbish.
    Wasn't for me but it attracted a lot of people into Dun Laoghaire. Anyone with a bit of a business brain could probably work out how to run it and break even.

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