In the Open / Faoin Spéir kicked off last month with some great programmes around the country. This month sees the programme expand further with an opportunity for audiences to get directly involved.
Later this year two parks in Rathfarnham will play host to a carnival-style performing arts spectacle by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality. A key part of the project is to directly engage the local community through an open call for stories and poems based on the theme ‘people who inspire or have shaped us in some way’. Submit your story or poem here.
The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon have an exciting line up of events available to book now for this month and Whistleblast will be performing multiple family concerts in Dublin Parks in September and October.
As part of In the Open / Faoin Spéir, two parks in Rathfarnham - Rathfarnham Castle Park and St Enda’s Park - will play host to a carnival-style performing arts spectacle by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality from October 2021 to April 2022.
It will feature site-specific outdoor shows of theatre, film, literary pop-up installations and creative conversations, promoting equality, compassion, and human rights in changing times.
A key part of the project is to directly engage the local community through an open call for stories and poems based on the theme ‘people who inspire or have shaped us in some way’.
This open call is asking members of the public to tell us who has inspired you, a person from the past or present who has inspired or shaped you in some way and who has promoted equality, compassion and rights in your life and the lives of others.
A selection of 100 stories and poems will be displayed in a ‘digital book’ online via the Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality gallery and digital arts platform, set up to promote the arts for equality, human rights and diversity and supported by The Arts Council.
Read more here.
How to Submit:
Please submit using the online form. Submission is free. The submission deadline is Friday 10 September 2021, 5pm.
What’s on in Carrick-on-Shannon
At The Dock
The Letters of John McGahern
Presented by Frank Shovlin and in discussion with Orlagh Kelly
10 September 2021
15 September 2021
22 September 2021
Laurie Anderson - Heart of a Dog
29 September 2021
What’s on in Dublin City Parks
WhistleBlast Proms in the Park 2021
Dublin City Council Parks Venues:
Merrion Square Sunday 5 September 2 and 3pm
St Patrick’s Park Sunday 12 September 2 and 3pm
Herbert Park Friday 1 October 3 and 4pm
St. Anne’s Park Sunday 3 October 2 and 3pm
Harolds Cross Park Friday 8 October 3 and 4pm
Chancery Park Sunday 10 October 2 and 3pm
St Auden’s Park Wed 27 October 3 and 4pm
Blessington Street Basin Friday 29 October 3 and 4pm
More information on all In the Open / Faoin Spéir programmes can be found here:
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