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Kilkenomics Festival 2013
7th November to 10th November 2013.
Returning for a fourth consecutive year after a successful sold out festival last year. Typically shrouded in mystery and often deliberate confusion, national economic issues can be difficult to digest and grasp. Kilkenomics aims to remove the jargon, political squabbling and elitism involved in economic debate to provide the festival goer with information in as accessible, innovative and entertaining way as possible. Top economists making the trip to the Marble City.
After the horror of the last few years of bank bailouts, spending cuts and being monitored at work by Angela Merkel, festival organisers are prescribing a healthy dose of cautious optimism and laughter.
More information coming soon...
What the press had to say about Kilkenomics in recent years...
The Australian: “Davos with jokes”
UK Sunday Times – “one of the oddest festivals anywhere, comedy with a pint and a point”
San Francisco Chronicle: “an utterly bizzare idea but the public love it”
BBC – “having a laugh despite the gloom”; “comedians give permission to the audience to feel comfortable”
The Irish Times -”A little jewel where players manage to talk human without being patronising”
BBC World Service “having a laugh despite the gloom”
Bloomberg “Lenny Bruce meets John Maynard Keynes”
The Guardian “wildly successful”
The Sunday Tribune “laugh, I nearly defaulted!”