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Elaborating Events We would like to offer you the opportunity to be involved in our hallmarkevent for Ireland,
The Really Really Free Market and Festival!
(RRFM) This local communityinvolvement event will be held at
Outlands’ College, Stillorgan
on 17/03/2012. The RRFM will beaimed at anyone in the local community, including families, schoolchildren, local businesses,students, the elderly, the unemployed, the disabled or anyone at all.
We are seeking €2
400 infunding to launch our RRFM with a bang.
Who We Are
Elaborating Events was created 2011 by Ciaran Henderson and his highly motivated andenthusiastic team, which consists of 5 event management students from DIT and was formed to holdan event as part of their event management course. This team has many diverse strengths with eachmember specializing in a specific area of event management. His team has worked on many previousprojects that have turned out to be a great success both in monetary terms and how the event ran.
What is a Really Really Free Market?
It is a bringing together of individuals in an open public space who establish a temporary
and form a gift economy to share both goods and services such as- unwantedpossessions, skills, talents, music, art, food, conversation and whatever else you can share. There is alarge emphasis on the bringing together of the local community and the sharing of resources & skillsas a community in order to encourage reusing and recycling.The RRFM originated in the USA, outside the G8 summit in 2004 during anti-globalizationprotests as a way of rebelling against commercialisation. Since its first concept the idea has gatheredhuge momentum in the USA with many towns and cities ho
lding regular monthly RRFM’s.
The ideahas only started to spread to countries outside the USA and we want to take hold of this opportunityin our own unique way. We will be promoting this with the angle of beating the recession by makingconnections with neighbours, pulling together and improving community spirit while receivingsomething useful in return. We will also be having a few twists to the usual way this event is run.