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In the Open / Faoin Spéir September programme
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In the Open / Faoin Spéir September programme

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Call

 

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

 

Literature:

The Letters of John McGahern

Presented by Frank Shovlin and in discussion with Orlagh Kelly

10 September 2021

https://www.thedock.ie/whats-on/the-letters-of-john-mcgahern

 

Film:

Kusama: Infinity

15 September 2021

https://www.thedock.ie/whats-on/kusama-infinity

 

Faces Places

22 September 2021

https://www.thedock.ie/whats-on/faces-places

 

Laurie Anderson - Heart of a Dog

29 September 2021

https://www.thedock.ie/whats-on/laurie-anderson-heart-of-a-dog

 

 

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:

https://www.artscouncil.ie/InTheOpen/

 

 

Follow #InTheOpenFaoinSpeir on social media for regular updates.