Staging the world
The annual Festival of World Cultures will take place from August 29th to 30th in Dún Laoghaire, with 90 per cent of performances free of charge. Jane Birkin, Natty Wailer, Sain Zahoor, Oumou Sangare, AfroNova Project, Niwel Tsumbu and a host of other performers, workshops, exhibitions and street events will entertain an expected audience of up to 250,000. See www. festivalofworldcultures.com.