Norish Fest comes to town 10th – 12th

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Norish Fest comes to town 10th – 12th May

Enjoy a lively gig? – Then keep this weekend free for what’s promised to be a most unique and entertaining variety of Norwegian artists performing in four of Dublin’s favourite venues.
 
St. Stephen’s Green, The Workingman’s Club, Smock Alley Theatre and the Exchange Dublin will play host to some of the best loved Norwegian artists here in Dublin to celebrate this year’s Norish Fest.  The Norish Fest is a Norwegian-Irish Initiative, which aims to promote relations between Ireland and Norway through social, cultural and artistic networks as well as developing important business and trade links between both countries.  Supported by Dublin City Council and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dublin, the Norish Fest also works closely with Cradle, (an NGO working with children and community development projects in the Balkans and Asia).
 
Speaking about the festival, Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí said “We are thrilled that the festival has chosen Dublin as its home city this year.  There are increasing numbers of Norwegian tourists coming to Dublin and strong cultural exchanges like Norish are vital in building bi-lateral relations.  We’ll be having a great time at Norish!”
 
Mr Thorbjorn Liell, Norish Fest’s Project Manager commented on the importance of the business aspect of Norish Fest.  “The business aspect to Norish Fest is important, it has the potential to address various socio-economic concerns such as; sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, foreign investments, jobs creation, cross-border innovation, cooperation partnerships, natural resources and sustainable energy. Norish Fest aims this year to create a meeting point for a Norwegian company, TreTorget AS, looking at Ireland for contacts within the fields of bioenergy; production methods, R&D, innovation, education, business modelling etc.”
 
ENDS
 
Norish Fest 2013 event and ticket information are available on www.norishfest.com
 
For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170 

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