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‘What Culture Means to Me’ Call out

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We want to hear from people of all ages and all walks of life. We’re asking the question ‘What does culture mean to you’ and so far, we’ve been amazed by some of the responses. ‘Culture’ is that intangible thing – that each of us struggles to explain or put down in words. So, we want to hear from you! Is it a space or place? A feeling, a moment or a connection with people? We’re gathering voices from all over Dublin to help us express through a series of articles/blogs how culture can play an active role in our everyday lives. We would love to hear from you!

We’ve already had some wonderful and varied responses since we started asking the question:

So what does culture mean to me? A solitary, quiet moment or a shared experience in a heaving crowd. Natural or man-made – the architecture of Dublin City or the light shimmering on the Flaggy Shore. It can be the ‘soft day’, the fragment of a haunting air or a line of poetry that as Seamus Heaney wrote can ‘catch the heart off guard and blow it open’.

‘What Culture Means to Me’ by Bernadette Larkin. Read the full blog HERE

Culture, I have learned, is not for everyone.

Culture is everyone.

‘What Culture Means to Me’ by Linda Devlin. Read the full blog HERE

Myths and storytelling are a huge part of my cultural connection with this city. I love that I share my city with the ghosts of great writers, poets and philosophers. I love that Dracula’s a Dub.

For me, Culture is not an abstract idea that I have to connect with. It’s part of who I am.

This dirty, noisy, beautiful city; built with vision and belief. ‘It is in my blood and in my bone.’ It makes my heart sing in ways that surprise me every day. For me, culture is not an abstract idea that I have to connect with; it is a part of who I am. 

‘What Culture Means to Me’ by Victoria Ní Bhraoin. Read the full blog HERE

If you would like to write a short piece for us, simply email comms@dublinscultureconnects.ie 

The blog post can be approx 500 words and you can include an image of yourself or an image that relates to your post. These posts will then be shared on Dublin’s Culture Connects website and social media. Hope to hear from you soon!

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