On Wednesday 23rd September, Music Matters were invited to a Celebration at the Mansion House in Dublin
We received the invite through axis: Ballymun who are working with and supporting the Dublin 2020 team. Dublin has put in a bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2020
From the Dublin 2020 website:
What is Dublin2020?
The European Capital of Culture for the year 2020 will be hosted by Ireland and Croatia. Dublin, Galway, Limerick and the South East are now competing to win the coveted title. Dublin2020 is Dublin's campaign to make sure our city wins.While 2020 may seem like a long time away, the judging is happening much sooner, and the clock is ticking! By mid-October of this year, a panel of European judges will arrive in Ireland and shortlist their favourites. If we are successful, the journey will continue to improve our city, for the people who are part of it, and for those who visit. It is a chance to make an actual change to the city and its people.
Why do we want to win?
The reason we are competing for the European Capital of Culture 2020 is to build a new story for Dublin, based on shared ideas, inclusion and confidence. Dublin can be a leading city in Europe; we can take advantage of our talented young population, our informed older population and everyone in between to initiate major progress in communities and neighbourhoods.
Dublin's rich, multicultural heritage was well represented, as dancers, musicians and singers, of many different styles and genres took to the stage
Our members even got to meet former Ireland soccer player, Paul McGrath, who posed for a couple of pics with us (Thanks to Christina, Lorna's mum for taking these!)
All of our members had a fantastic evening and we would especially like to thank Emma Connors from axis: Ballymun for inviting us
We are delighted to be part of #TeamDublin and to support their bid to make Dublin the European Capital of Culture in 2020
YOU can be part of #TeamDublin too!
To make sure Dublin moves forward to the next round in the competition, we need to spread the word, get involved and join in the conversation. If you are part of Dublin you are part of Dublin2020.
Read some of the ways you can get involved below!
- Tell your friends, your neighbours and others in your community, young and old, about the competition.
- Create an awareness project or come to us with your creative ideas.
- Join in by running workshops, tea & chats or events to talk about Dublin2020.
- Download our logo to add to your website, social media or email.
- Send us your logo and we will add it to our site.
- Find Dublin2020 on social media and join the conversation about Dublin.
- Share and invite your friends and followers to do the same.
- Add our Twibbon to your profile picture on Facebook or Twitter!
- Sign up to our monthly Newsletter to keep up to date on all things Dublin2020 ;D
Original Content: Music Matters attend #TeamDublin 2020 Party