Breaking The Silence

Online, Saturday 29th May

Featuring Elaine Feeney, Loah, Terri Harrison, The Mary Wallopers, Majella Moynihan, Noelle Brown, Phil Mullen, Jess Kav, Alison Lowry, Caelainn Hogan & more.

This special evening of words and song broadcast from the stage of the National Concert Hall presents personal responses from a range of leading Irish writers, musicians and artists to the ongoing legacy of Ireland’s mother and baby home institutions.

Until alarmingly recently, religious orders and the Irish state operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of women called ‘fallen' and ‘offenders', a secretive system that forcibly separated families.

Through breaking silences and sharing testimonies, survivors of Ireland's religious-run institutions have become catalysts of change. In the search for answers, their voices must continue to be heard. 
 
Working with generational survivors of the institutions, this one-off live event is curated by acclaimed author of Republic of ShameCaelainn Hogan.

More artists to be announced.

Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin and the National Concert Hall.


Date:
Saturday 29th May
Time:
8.00pm
Price:
Free

You might also like...

Bealtaine at Home

Online

Bealtaine Festival at Home - Age & Opportunity's national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic  Bealtaine is again coming to you, at home! They're continuing the celebration by adding events, videos, and resources to their website. Check in with them regularly for updates. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is one of Ireland’s largest co-operative festival and the world’s first national celebration of creativity in older age. The Festival has inspired a number of international festivals including Luminate in Scotland, Gwanwyn in Wale

More Details

LIVESTOCK: Viral – The Keening iv – Day Magee

Online

The first of a series of three live streamed performance art events with leading artists Olivia Hassett, Day Magee and El Putnam, exploring the vulnerability of the human body as part of an ecology both human and animal. Streaming live to Bealtaine Festival YouTube and LIVESTOCK Facebook - 7pm - each Sat 8,15 & 22 May, 2021. The pandemic puts a focus on the body, highlighting our frailties, forcing us to question our assumptions about who and what is vulnerable. With social distancing as the new norm we are propelled to create new forms of intimacy, social relations and endurance. T

More Details

Live Online Botanical Workshop with Bealtaine Festival: In(ter)dependence

Online

Meet artist Ida Mitrani for a drawing workshop based around concepts and theories of plant culture in the current environmental crisis. Ida will get you thinking about the in(ter)dependence between humans, plants and the overconsumption of synthetic materials. Through a series of quick, practical demonstrations on accurate plant representation and colour chart preparation, you will create your own hybrid plant using recycled materials combined with collage and mixed media. This workshop is designed specifically for older adults. Works of art will be provided in an email to registered par

More Details