Lord Mayor issues open invitation to new festival ‘Dublin Reads: Rumpus in the Round’
Published on 7th April 2022
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland would like to invite the public to a new event being held in the Mansion House later this month celebrating UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day.
‘Dublin Reads: Rumpus in the Round’ will be a fun family day for book lovers of all ages.
It takes place on Saturday April 23rd from 10.30am in the Round Room of the Mansion House.
“From children to adults, everyone loves a good book,” said the Lord Mayor. “This year to mark World Book Day I want to invite all book lovers aged 5 to 95 into the Mansion House to celebrate the day with me. There’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.”
On the day there will be a number of activities taking place including book readings, author panels, illustration workshops, face painting and book doctors to prescribe books to children in the category of their preference.
This is a free event and no tickets are required to attend.
Notes to the Editor:
‘Dublin Reads: Rumpus In The Round’ has been programmed and curated by David O Callaghan. As the great Maurice Sendak once declared "Let the Wild Rumpus Start". We are encouraging book loving people of all ages to release their inner wild thing and come join us for a day of literary celebration.
David O’Callaghan is a children’s book consultant with over 30 years’ experience within the book industry.