This October Dublin City will ‘go gothic’ for the third annual Bram Stoker Festival, running Friday 24 through to Monday 27 October 2014.
A Dublin City Council initiative, in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, the festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel Dracula as inspiration. The festival incorporates a range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to intimate performances in unusual spaces and a whole range of film and literary events to whet the appetites of all.
Big House Productions are in charge of the programming and production for the festival and said, “The focus of this year’s festival is to bring the activities out into the public domain and to present events that will appeal to those wanting to get their inner Goth on, as well as aficionados of the work of Bram Stoker himself. Our aim is to (re)animate the city for a final supernatural party before the winter darkness descends.”
Ray Yeates, Dublin City Arts officer said, "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."
John Concannon, Director of Market Development at Fáilte Ireland said, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to support the Bram Stoker Festival, a uniquely Dublin event which showcases our Bram Stoker legacy and the global ‘Dracula’ brand within a highly interactive programme. This year’s programme is perfectly positioned to lure overseas visitors to the home of Bram Stoker to be thoroughly enchanted by the curiosities of his surprising city”.
Further details will be announced in the coming weeks, including information on individual events. For more information check out www.bramstokerfestival.com