On Thursday, July 13 Kildare Village hosted the launch of COLOURAMA. COLOURAMA is Ireland’s most stylish street festival and the luxury shopping destination’s new must-attend event the country’s leading talent across art, music, wellness, which takes place throughout July and August. The event was held outside among the vibrant murals and installations, created by international artist Maser, which provided the perfect backdrop to launch the summer street festival.
The beautiful open air surroundings of the Village played host to an al fresco lunch from AVOCA. Dressed in colourful ribbons, vivid floral displays, boho style rugs and a rich tablescape, guests enjoyed delicious lunch served family style with a sparkling elderflower presse on arrival. Val Forde, Communications & PR Director at Kildare Village, introduced the festival goers to COLOURAMA and the upcoming line up of musical performances and wellness workshops taking place over the summer. Maser was introduced to guests and on hand to discuss the inspiration behind a series of vibrant art installations that he created, as part of his collaboration with Kildare Village, to bring the COLOURAMA summer festival to life.
Guests on the day included influencers Terrie McEvoy, Glenda Gilson, model Sophie Anderton and stylists Sinead Keenan and Aideen Feely.
With an impressive lineup of musical acts performing in Kildare Village throughout the summer, guests were thrilled to be introduced to Dublin pop starlet, Aimée Fitzpatrick, who previewed her new single. Aimée’s performance provided the sounds of the summer and a preview of what to expect this summer at COLOURAMA in Kildare Village. Joining Aimée in the lineup this summer is DJ Rosa, who will help get guests ready for the weekend playing tunes on Saturday 15 July from 3pm to 5pm, while music tastemaker and DJ at some of Ireland’s leading festivals, Tara Kumar, will bring the festival beats to Kildare Village on Thursday, 3 August, from 6pm. More headline acts to be announced, watch this space, and visit kildarevillage.com for a full line up.
Colour your world in many ways by joining some of Ireland’s best wellness experts and new faces as they bring health and wellbeing to the centre of COLOURAMA this summer. Each week there are wonderful wellness events – from fitness influencer, Niamh Cullen’s Power Class designed to make you both sweat and smile, to yoga classes and cacao ceremonies with renowned Dublin yoga and Pilates studio Reformation. These wellness weekends will take place on the beautiful grounds of Grey Abbey in Kildare Village and tickets are available from €20 here redeemable against a Kildare Village gift card.
Kildare Village is a long-standing champion of local talent and this summer will see the opening of four new Irish owned boutiques. Sculpted by Aimee has just opened her second bricks and mortar boutique at Kildare Village housing all fan favourites. Irish jewellery designer Oscar Graves will also open on Thursday 13 July, with unique luxury pieces. Designer Sinead Keary will open her second pop up at Kildare Village later this month, selling her famous capsule pieces, along with boutique florist One More Thing, providing hand-tied dried floral products.
Enjoy the longer evenings at Kildare Village with the new summer opening hours of 9am to 8pm and express yourself in colourful clothes as you shop 120 leading brands in Kildare Village. From yellow to demonstrate self-esteem and optimism, to orange which shows a quest for knowledge and red to highlight strength, there is a colour to suit every palette this summer at Kildare Village. As part of the experience at the Personal Shopping Suites, guests can enjoy a ‘Perfect Palette’ service, which offers expert colour analysis during a 40-minute appointment, including an individual seasonal colour swatch. To enjoy a tailored personal shopping experience, lasting approximately 90 minutes, simply email PersonalShopping@KildareVillage.com
Make sure COLOURAMA is marked in your summer festival diary this season. Spend the day shopping, enjoying delicious food and drink at hot spots such as Saba, Dunne & Crescenzi and Sprout before taking in one of the many festival events at Kildare Village’s COLOURAMA.
For more information about Kildare Village, COLOURAMA summer street festival, and all the summer style available, please visit https://www.thebicestercollection.com/kildare-village/