She’s far from scary, but actress Amy Huberman will be taking part in a spooky festival celebrating Dublin-born writer Bram Stoker and his famous novel Dracula later this month.
Amy will be joined by Moone Boy star David Rawle for the festival, which will see Dublin city go gothic from October 23 to 26 – just in time for Halloween!
The acting pair will join poet Theo Dorgan and musical twins the Heathers for the Soundings, Bram Stoker Edition event, which will feature stories and songs “to inspire, entertain and alarm” and will be presented by singer Lisa Hannigan and Dylan Haskins. It will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral from 8pm on October 24.
Here are VIP’s other highlights to look out for:
Artist Maser will build an interactive installation in Smithfield, which can be visited every day of the festival from 6pm.
The Macnas performance company from Galway will traverse the city in a Twilight procession which will culminate in Wolfe Tone Square.
Join Danger is Everywhere (Penguin Books) author and comedian David O’Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge to create your own creepy characters and learn about the art of writing and illustrating . Family event suitable for all ages, but particularly those aged 7+.
New Blood: “A take-over and transformation of Project Arts Centre with live electronic acts and DJs, bespoke drinks, art installations and hickeys.”
The National Gallery of Ireland has created a special schedule of events with something to suit all ages from talks for adults on Bram Stoker, to creepy workshops for families.
And 90s lovers can relive their favourite era by watching classic episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer at the Light House Cinema.
All deets, and more to come, can be found on www.bramstokerfestival.com.