29 August, 2005

Festival of World Cultures

Fun, sun and culture. What more could you want? Derek Brady summed it up: "God is obviously multicultural," a nice quote from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council's Manager as he retires. Methinks he won't disappear quietly into the sunset. Whatever happened to that proposal for a super authority to keep an eye on all of Metropolitan Dublin? It would be no harm to have someone of Derek's calibre to keep an eye on Wicklow County Council to stop it granting permission for dumps upstream from our water supply at Poulaphuca Reservoir in Blessington...

But back to the festival. Fun ‘Da' Mental and the Mighty Zulu Nation were brilliant, and it was great to see them being presented in partnership with the British Council, the UK's cultural relations organisation. KÍLA & Oki from Japan had a great set in Monkstown Church on Friday Night. As a volunteer for the weekend I wore my white T-shirt, and whenever there were problems I could dutifully refer people to the Yellow T-shirts who were higher up in the pecking