Limerick unveils major street sign as part of Limerick 2020 bid

Thursday 17th September 2015: Following the hugely successful Limerick City of Culture, Limerick City has launched a month long cultural extravaganza aptly entitled The 061 (the dialling code for the city). 

Publish Date: Thursday 17th September 2015

Following the hugely successful Limerick City of Culture, Limerick City has launched a month long cultural extravaganza aptly entitled The 061 (the dialling code for the city).  

The programme celebrates an action packed  month of cultural  offerings across the city and county encompassing music, dance, history, literature, and design. It features popular indigenous festivals, including the Limerick Jazz Festival, the Elemental Arts and Cultural Festival, plus the return of the annual artistic feast of Culture Night – tomorrow night 18th September.

Love Letter is one of the many cultural activities happening this month. It is an Art Exhibition & Collaboration Gift Project to the City of Limerick

A giant hand painted sign was unveiled this morning as part of the Love Letters from Limerick project. Featuring the title of local band The Cranberries' first album, the unveiling of the sign is the culmination of a celebration of traditional hand painted signs. Over the past week Limerick has welcomed 10 of the world's leading sign artists from the United States, the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland.

Love Letters from Limerick has opened a new discussion in Limerick around the resurgence of sign painting as a part of urban renewal. The project was organised by local Limerick sign painter Tom Collins with the support of Limerick Marketing and the Limerick European Capital of Culture 2020 bid.

A giant hand painted sign has been unveiled as part of the Love Letters from Limerick project. Pictured with the piece after its installation at the side of Brown Thomas, William Street, Limerick were, contributing artists Tom Collins, Kayleigh Starr and Sean Starr. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.
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