Dublin Cycle Chic

Posted 24 May 2010 to Events by Sarah Scannell

As part of Bike Week 2010, the “Cycle Chic” movement rolls into Dublin.

Started by Mikael Colville-Anderson in 2006 with his influential blog www.copenhagencyclechic.com, Cycle Chic is all about the re-branding of the  bicycle as not only transport and urban mobility, but also as something cool and hip and do-able in your regular clothes.

There are now “Cycle Chic” blogs in more than 60 cities around the world.

“Dublin Cycle Chic” is a fashion show like no other. Mikael’s fashion vision, brought to you courtesy of Embassy of Denmark, Dublin and Dublin City Council, will show us all how to match our cycling with our clobber.

Ciaran Fallon, Cycling Officer, Dublin City Council was speaking at a photocall to publicise the show. “Each day half of all people living in Copenhagen cycle to work and look great doing it. This is something we are striving for in Dublin.”

Ireland’s top stylist Paula Hughes has teamed up with Ireland’s largest retailer Arnotts to bring you a celebration of fashion and cycling never before seen in Ireland.

For one night only, on Wednesday June 16th 2010, in the beautiful Rotunda of City Hall in Dublin the fashion industry will pay homage to the bicycle and show us how to look chic on a bike and how we can all look good while cycling around our capital city.

For an opportunity to win tickets to this exciting event, check out:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/dublincyclechic/

The Creative City – People and Places

Posted 20 May 2010 to Events by anthony

Bring the streets to life

Presenting David Engwicht, one of the world’s most innovative urban thinkers shares his ideas on developing a creative city.

David EngwichtEver wondered what it might be like to live in a city that encourages people to reach their fullest creative potential?
What would such a city look like?
How would it feel to live in such a city?

David Engwicht, artist, writer and street philosopher, unpacks what it takes for a city to become a creative city and why every resident has the power to make their city a place that nurtures the creativity of its residents. The event takes place on the 28th of May at 7.30pm in the Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8.