A Date with Dublin: Temple Bar’s Valentine’s Day Festival

Venue:  Various Places Around Temple Bar Website:www.templebar.ie  Price: FREE Date: February 14th, 2012 Time: 12 pm – 12 am

Enjoy Dublin’s cultural gems on Valentine’s Day! From 12 noon until 12 midnight on February 14th, cultural organisations across the city will be lit up with love, offering lovers and friends an adventure to the cultural heart of the city. Temple Bar Cultural Trust and their cultural partners have arranged a programme of affordable and free events that promise discovery, beauty, fun and great value!

Magical Movies On Meeting House Square
Venue: Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Time: 06:00 PM – 12:30 AM

Meeting House Square, under the cover of the beautifully illuminated umbrellas, will be transformed into an atmospheric haven especially for Valentine’s Day.
Snuggle up on a couch or get cosy on a bean bag and prepare to be swept up in movie magic. Casablanca and Once are the nights headline films.

Book Speed-Dating: Meet your perfect (book) match at The Gutter Bookshop!
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Time: 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Slow and complex, fast and racy, one that makes you laugh, or one that you want to cuddle up with on the sofa – it can be hard to find your perfect book partner sometimes!

“Cupid’s Last Arrows” – A Graphic novel World Premiere Art Exhibition
Venue: Exchange Dublin Collective Arts Centre
Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Follow the ancient god of Love, Cupid through the streets of Dublin, trying to fix his mismatches in this exhibition displaying original and print art from the new original graphic novel. This event will be both a book launch and an art exhibition, with Seán Drawn the book’s creator speaking at the Milk and Cookies storytelling event also being held at the Exchange Dublin that night from 8pm.

‘The Master Builder’ at The New Theatre
Venue: The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Master Builder charts two pivotal days in the life of Halvard Solness, an architect who has managed to keep down all of his rivals and reach the top of his profession.

‘Love Sucks’ at Project Arts Centre
Venue: Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Time: 05:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Forget romance, have fun this Valentine’s day and play with us.
Love at First Sight During which players try to seduce as many partners as you can!! (don’t worry it’s a game, you won’t need to really seduce anyone!) by Invisible Playground Peoplehunt A smart phone icebreaker game

Lovers of Dublin… at the Gallery of Photography
Venue: Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Time: 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Gallery of Photography is offering you a unique opportunity to capture the romance and to announce your love on the silver screen.

Filmbase presents Brief Encounters at Roasted Brown Coffee Shop
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Time: 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Love Film? Pop by the Roasted Brown Coffee Shop on the first floor at Filmbase for a delectable selection of lovely Irish short films! Offering Bollywood romance – Irish style – and more this programme is perfect for Valentine’s Night



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