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Halloween Horrors on the Big Screen

Hallowe’en is just around the corner and Temple Bar is the perfect place to indulge your passion for horror movies this October.

The IFI have some gory treats for you to sink your teeth into this October. Check out the many brain-splattered, intestine-tangling and blood-curdling events that are taking place over the coming weeks, including the ever-popular Horrorthon! Programme highlights this year include a special double bill of Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser II on Friday 24th October, and screenings of the 1956 Don Siegel classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. For the full...

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Halloween Horrors on the Big Screen

Niki Collier – Designer, Maker & Workshop Leader

Niki Collier has a way with felt. Her Viruses installation – beautiful, multi-coloured, hand felted sculptures of common nasty bugs – will form part of the Craft Bombing of Cow's Lane during UNRAVEL.

She'll lead felting workshops for children on Sunday too – where you can learn how to make beautiful felted creatures from a lonely old sock! Her hand made hats (like the ones in our pics for UNRAVEL), clothing, jewellery and accessories can be found all year round at the Cow's Lane Designer Studio.

As part of UNRAVEL, we've tapped into the fabulously crafty and creative locals around...

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Niki Collier – Designer, Maker & Workshop Leader

The Gothic Heart of the City

A plethora of terrifying happenings will take place across Dublin as part of The Bram Stoker Festival, running Friday 24th through to Monday 27th October. Events in Temple Bar this year take on a distinctly gothic flavour, with music and film that celebrate Dublin’s dark underbelly.

Sinister Screenings chosen by film curator Maeve McGrath are sure to lure Goths out of hiding with a range of exciting, rare and frightening silver screen classics. Screening at Meeting House Square are; eighties cult classic The Lost Boys, spreading their unforgettable mantra, “Never grow old. Never die....

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The Gothic Heart of the City