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Free July 8-11?

PalFest Ireland is an arts festival in Dublin and nationwide – organised by Irish artists in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

It will mark the first anniversary of the bombing of Gaza that left over 2200 Palestinians dead, including more than 500 children.

Elaine writes:

PalFest Ireland is a lively, diverse, positive and culturally rich arts festival involving artists across a broad range of artforms. The festival includes music, theatre, film, dance, poetry, spoken word and visual arts events in many venues in Dublin and nationwide to promote a cultural connection between Ireland and Palestine [full line up at link below

PalFest Ireland will open on the morning of Wednesday 8th July with an art installation on Sandymount Strand comprising 556 infant vests on uprights, representing the number of children killed in Gaza a year ago. On the morning of Saturday 11th July, the last day of PalFest Ireland, there will be a fun family football match in the same place with well-known Irish sport stars, changing the beach from a place of death and lament to what it should be – a place of life and play.

PalfestIreland (Facebook)