City Fusion & Brighter Futures are commissioned annually, by St. Patrick’s Festival, to design, create and perform pageantry and street theatre for the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The community outreach programme is an important part of the festival and is about bringing together groups of people from a range of backgrounds to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion.
From January-March the project participants work with a team of highly skilled and professional artists and facilitators at the project base, taking part in a series of workshops where they are immersed in the creative process, learning skills in: performance, prop making, theatre, street performance, dance and circus. Each year the returning groups remain upbeat, positive and delighted to be part of something so vibrant and uplifting.
2015 CITY FUSION (adult group participants): African Diaspora for Arts, Creative Steps, Lithuanian Community in Ireland, Filipino Cultural Organisation of Ireland, MENNI Services, DCU Japanese Society, Bolivianos En Irlanda and Brazilian Samba Dance Community Group.
2015 BRIGHTER FUTURES (youth group participants): Irish Deaf Teens - Sub Org of Irish Deaf Youth Association, Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service, Dublin Circus Project and Polish Weekend School.
St. Patrick’s Festival is continuously striving for artistic excellence, aspiring to become bigger, brighter, better and bolder in future years.