Calling all Star Wars fanatics.
Ireland’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia will be on show in Cork this weekend.
As part of the Dunmanway Arts festival, which makes its return from August 18th to 20th, 2023, the exclusive exhibition of Star Wars memorabilia by costume designer Nuri Albakri will be on display at Atkins Hall, Dunmanway on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
The Malaysian chef, who lives in West Cork, runs the YouTube channel Newry Bakry Big Boy Toys.
To celebrate the Star Wars theme, attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Star Wars character, with prizes for the best costumes.
From lightsabers to stormtrooper helmets, well-dressed Jedi aficionados will be out in force so whether you’re a die-hard fan or just love a good adventure, the exhibit is about to take your love for Star Wars to warp speed.
How about a Dunmanway day trip?
A host of free activities are happening on Saturday with a Craft Fair at St. Patrick’s Hall from noon to 5pm with face painting and balloon making for children.
Writer Anton Floyd will recite poetry at Dessie’s Secret Garden at 1.30pm and a fashion upcycling workshop for teenagers takes place at Dunmanway Library facilitated by artist Gwen McGuirk.
St. Mary’s Church will host a talk by author Kieran Connolly on the life of Sam Maguire on Saturday at 6pm.
At the newly launched Sunday morning Junior park run, at Droumleena Lawn, children are invited to run in fancy dress with prizes for the best costumes. The arts weekend will close with a fabulous garden afternoon tea party with live music and open mic at Le Ceile on Main Street at 3pm on Sunday.