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Bram’s Dublin Fright Festival

Cliona Byrne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dublin will celebrate the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his famous novel ‘Dracula’ for three days this October 26th-28th. The festival includes walking tours through the lane-ways and hidden steps of the Victorian macabre aspect of the city.

Take part in literary workshops exploring the art of horror writing with award winning authors for both teens and adults. The Stoker-themed theatre will have lively discussions on all things vampire and a stunning spectacle from renowned street theatre company Spraoi in the magical surroundings of Dublin Castle.

When Bram Stoker died, not a single obituary mentioned ‘Dracula’ but since then it has been translated into over fifty languages and Count Dracula has become the most filmed fictional characters in movie history.

The festival takes place throughout areas connected to Stoker’s life before the creation of ‘Dracula’, such as Trinity College where he graduated with a degree in mathematics. A writing workshop will be given by award winning writer Celine McKiernan in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College this October 27th and 28th.

Other exciting free events include listening to actors Owen Roe and Donna Dent read from the chilling vampire novels in Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday October 27th. Visit the Smock Alley Theatre this October 27th for a thrilling evening of tall tales from young adult authors Oisin McGann, Will Hill and Derek Landy. For a full list of events visit www.bramstokerfestival.com

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