This October the city of Dublin will ‘go gothic’ for the third annual Bram Stoker Festival. Taking the legacy of Bram Stoker and his gothic horror story ‘Dracula’ as inspiration, the festival promises to be jam packed with exciting events that will include large-scale spectacles such as the gothic ball as well as intimate performances in unusual spaces. There will be screenings and literary events that will inspire and entertain.
This year the aim of the festival is to seek out and awaken the dormant gothic that sleeps in the heart of Dublin. The focus is on bringing activities into the public space and to present events that will appeal to your inner goth. Festival planners are expecting visitors from far and wide and will cater for the curious as well as the hardcore fans of Bram Stoker and his vampire creation.
Ray Yeates, Dublin City Arts officer said of plans for the 2014 festival, “We’re looking forward to channeling Dublin’s darker side for the Bram Stoker Festival 2014. It’s going to be a fantastic and unexpected bank holiday weekend full of gothic horror. What’s particularly wonderful about Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the fact that he can be attractive, enigmatic, terrifying and abhorrent all at the same time, which is a really shocking blend of characteristics that we can’t wait to bring to life on the streets of Dublin.”
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