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Culture Night at St. Patrick’s University Hospital

Date posted: 7 August 2017

Image shown: Jonathan Swift, founder of St. Patrick's University Hospital

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services will host a series of public events to celebrate Culture Night on 22 September 2017. Explore Swift’s Dublin on the Jonathan Swift Historical Walking Tour, take part in an evening of collaborative creative writing with Fighting Words and check out artworks by recent graduates from NCAD in the Emerging Artists exhibition.

Jonathan Swift Historical Walking Tours
12.30 – 2.30pm
Meeting at the Historical Entrance of the Campus at 12.15pm
Booking essential

Our atmospheric tours will explore Swift’s Dublin and his legacy in the environs of St Patrick’s University Hospital. The tours will feature some of the Hospital’s collection of paintings, Swift’s writing bureau and a reconstructed patient’s cell from the 1750s. Led by theatre maker Alice Coghlan of Wonderland Productions, who has adapted Swift for the stage, and in collaboration with the Twilight Programme, with a special dramatisation from actor Damien Devaney, this tour will explore the Dublin of the hospital’s famous founder and his legacy.

Fighting Words Creative Writing Event
Arrive at 6.30pm to be allocated to one of the five break out creative writing groups facilitated by Fighting Words in various locations in the hospital campus from 7 – 8pm. Booking essential.
Group Storytelling Event & Publication Launch in the Lecture Hall from 8.15 – 9.15pm

Tonight, we will endeavour to tap into the abundant creativity evident throughout St Patrick’s University Hospital and its cultural environs. We invite you to join us for an evening of live collaborative creative writing hosted by Fighting Words in association with the Twilight Programme at St. Patrick’s University Hospital. In addition to this event, a special publication will be launched, created by Rainah Sandstrom with the service users of St. Patrick’s in response to Jonathan Swift’s legacy.

Emerging Artists Exhibition
September – October 2017
Featuring selected artworks of recent graduates from The National College of Art & Design (NCAD)
Art Exhibition Space, St. Patrick’s Campus
10am – 6pm 7 days per week

For more information contact the Twilight Programme at St Patrick’s, James’s Street, Dublin 8:
Sinead Moloney smoloney@stpatsmail.com (01) 2493348
Paula Higgins phiggins@stpatsmail.com (01) 2493338

Open to the public – parking available on site – wheelchair access – cafe open until 8pm


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