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Festival of Russian Culture 2015, Dublin

January 26, 2015

by Vera Smyth, Chair of the Festival of Russian Culture

Festival of Russian Culture will celebrate its 6th year and will be held from Saturday the 14th till Sunday the 22nd of February.

The Festival has been a great success, notably the extensive range of cultural and entertainment activities attracting significant interest from both Irish and Russian communities. The festival has huge success generating a substantial amount of national and local press and radio coverage. Last year it was featured on the RTE Nationwide.

The aim of the festival is to promote Russian culture and to provide an opportunity for people of Dublin and visitors to get a taste of Russian art and music, traditions and cuisine.

The week-long festival is made up of multiple free events and is designed to appeal to people of all ages, and to increase knowledge of Russian culture within Ireland. The festival guarantees a high degree of exposure for companies looking to make direct contact with desirable target audiences. 

The festival events will include two concerts of Russian classical music in the Hugh Lane Gallery performed by renown Irish artists, public lectures, talks, literary and poetry readings, children’s art exhibition,  students quiz, business breakfast, open day and gala evening in  Trinity College and many more. The festival will traditionally conclude with the Family Day on Sunday the 22nd of February and will include a lot of entertainment for children and whole families, including, arts and crafts market, choirs and gymnasts performances and a concert of Russian music.

Interested companies and brands can take part and benefit directly from the established synergy generated by the festival and the industry recognition obtained through partnerships. The benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Playing a supportive role in a high profile cultural and educational programme that is actively supported by Dublin City Council, the Embassy of the Russian Federation, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Russian Community.
  • Branding of thousands of promotional materials in high profile public locations throughout the city.
  • Branding on-line and through social media.
  • Partnership of the successful event which is year on year growing in size and reputation.
  • An opportunity to sponsor specific events which can be tailored to contribute to your long term business strategy.

The festival committee is open to discussing with potential sponsors a figure they are comfortable with from a selection of unique events suitable to individual brands.

Festival website is http://www.russianfestival.ie

Contact details: vera.smyth@dublincity.ie , mobile 086 121 70 11.

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