Monday 23 October 2017

Satisfy your Curiosity at Urban festival

Artist Kathryn Blair with models Catherine Donnelly and Rebecca O Keeffe, who wear her designs from MakeFashion, and, right, Ellen Byrne, Co Founder and Creative Director of The Festival of Curiosity, at the ‘Urban Escape’ in Temple Bar Galleries Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Artist Kathryn Blair with models Catherine Donnelly and Rebecca O Keeffe, who wear her designs from MakeFashion, and, right, Ellen Byrne, Co Founder and Creative Director of The Festival of Curiosity, at the ‘Urban Escape’ in Temple Bar Galleries Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Grainne Loughran

Giant adult colouring walls, infinity gardens and virtual reality experiences are just some of the items on the agenda at this year's Festival of Curiosity, which was launched in Temple Bar yesterday.

Revellers will get the opportunity to "explore the city in curious new ways, with curious new experiences", says festival co-founder Ellen Byrne.

Visitors to Urban Escape at Temple Bar Galleries and Studios can experience anything from a carnival-style showcase in Merrion Square on Saturday to a "neurobiophilia"-inspired urban garden. Virtual reality surfing trips and giant knitting will also relax the minds of visitors to the city haven.

Wearable technology group MakeFashion travelled from Canada to take part in the festival, with their innovative mix of design and technology.

"For us it's about making human connections and telling stories," said MakeFashion co-founder Shannon Hoover.

Irish Independent

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