While the Hunters Moon is winding down we’re all still refining costumes, eating sweets and stoking the fires of scary Halloween traditions. I bet I’ll be called to do some face painting shortly, seems to be my part in this family at this stage!
But let me quickly tell ya what’s on around the corner, since I love the written word in the first place I have to let you in on those events, even if not Dock-based!
There is a Special Halloween Written Word Weekend event at Knockvicar Organic Gardens, Co. Roscommon today, on Monday 31st October 7-9pm. Bring a scary story and share it around the clay (c)oven. It is Free admission, and don’t forget, the clock went back for the hour, so we’ll be having pitch darkness for our scary-ness alright! unfortunately, my most scary story book is in french, so I'll have to rustle up something till 7pm tonight yet!
And then, drum roll and fanfare, speaking of my passion for the written word – Paul Durcan is coming to The Dock on Wednesday the 2nd of November at 8.30pm! Anyone who attended one of Paul Durcan’s electrifying readings can testify to the unique flavour of his work, … and what a flavour! Listen to him!
Paul Durcan’s Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is ready to celebrate the bizarre and the ordinary; at other times he is full of a surreal rage against both order and disorder Colm Toibin
Last time at The Dock he read to a full house, so make sure you get that ticket soon, otherwise you may be on the wrong side of the door, that wouldn’t be fun, not alone for the cranky weather! See you on Wednesday, I guess Carrick’s poets will be in the crowd once again and it will be another poetry event at The Dock to remember! Welcome Paul Durcan!
Your Dock Blogger
I am not in the county, but word on the street has it that Hunters Moon is in full swing, people are lovin' it, Carrick is shining, beaming, rumbling, celebrating...
If you haven't made your way into town yet, go on, join the fun! You'll be just in time for the Day of the Dead Parade starting at The Dock's door steps this evening!
Happy Halloween, Your D B
Wishing you a Happy Halloween folks, be safe and sound this weekend to not end up like this poor ole witch!
Otherwise, here is a hilarious cat litter cake recipe for the kids, start checking the presses for all those ingredients, the young ones will love the disgustingness of it!
Hunters Moon is in full swing, and the streets a filling with little ghosts and Frankensteins, some big ones too actually, ... and Natalia is calling all Leitrim kids to the Halloween Dress up Film in the cine-mobile at the Dock this Sunday at 4:45pm! Prizes for best dressed boy/girl/and best dressed adult! The Film is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, already a classic in my house! The whole show to be followed by the Day of the Dead Parade leaving from the steps of the Dock! Get your outfits and costumes ready, everything goes!
All i can say, the daughter wants to dress up as a geek. Where are those days when it was straight forward vampires, witches and little devils? ;o)
Happy Halloween, Your D B
Here's the line-up for the Halloween and Schlock Cinema Films that will be shown as part of the Hunters Moon Festival. Festival Ticket Holders get in to the films for free. Otherwise it is 5 euro per film. The Mobile Cinema will be parked by the LCC Offices, I guess we can’t miss it once we peep our heads around that corner of the town!
Saturday 5:00 PM: BUCKET OF BLOOD
Saturday 6:45 pm: THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI with an original soundtrack by STEPHEN RENNICKS (wow, our very own Stephen Rennicks, Stephen you ROCK!)
Saturday 8:30 PM: WHITE ZOMBIE
Sunday 5:00 PM: SPECIAL HALLOWEEN KIDS FILM (Which one is it going to be? Hunters Mooners, once you chose, let us know!)
Check out those movies, grab a friend for emotional support and come and get the creeps together!
Your Scaredy cat Dock Blogger