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Thursday 27 April 2017

East versus West in battle to be most cultural

Choreographer Emer Walsh (centre) with her dancers on Dublin’s Henry Street in honour of Yeats 2015 and Dublin’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall
Choreographer Emer Walsh (centre) with her dancers on Dublin’s Henry Street in honour of Yeats 2015 and Dublin’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

East versus West? The Abbey versus the Druid? Temple Bar versus the Latin Quarter?

Get set for the clash of the Titans and an explosion of peacock plumage as the Capital takes on the 'Cultural Capital' Galway in a bid to become the European City of Culture 2020.

Not to mention the fact that Limerick wants a second bite of the cherry, following on from holding the title last year and that the South-East has also launched its own bid.

Dublin launched its bid with an eight-hour-long 'dance party' on Henry Street using the Yeats-inspired catchphrase, "Bodies that Can Never Tire: The Whole City Must Dance, the Whole City Must Bid."

The line-up included rap, salsa and poetry and the event saw Henry Street become the focus of a lunchtime flash mob, with hundreds of shoppers joining in the boogie.

Irish Independent

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