Last Night A DJ Saved My Life: A symposium concerned with Men, Movement and Mental Health is taking place as part of First Fortnight Europe on 17 January 2019 at Rua Red Arts Centre, South Dublin. The symposium is curated by Cathy Coughlan, Dance Artist in Residence at Rua Red, and Ailish Claffey, Dance Artist in Residence at the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght University Hospital. Read More
Outlandish Theatre Platform in partnership with First Fortnight 2019 and Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital present WOMB, a parallel perspective on woman and society created and performed with community participants and professional performers. WOMB is taking place at the Dance Studio, Samuel Beckett Centre from 14-19 January, with a series of free workshops on select dates. Read More
First Fortnight will host the European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival in January 2019. This is the first time the festival is coming to Ireland, with the aim of challenging mental health stigma. Over 150 events are taking place across Ireland with representatives from 16 countries across the continent participating.
Musicians, Performance and the Brain is a symposium devoted to neurological aspects of skilled musical performance; neurophysiology of musicianship; impact (benefits) of music on the brain; musician’s dystonia and other aspects of musician’s health and the act of performance. A Dystonia Ireland Project, funded by the Health Research Board, the symposium is taking place at the Royal Irish Academy of Music on 30 November 2018. Read More
Le Chéile Limerick is launching “The Le Chéile Anthology”, a book of prose and poetry from members of its weekly creative writing group, on 6 December 2018 in The Granary Library, Limerick. The Le Chéile Project is Limerick Mental Health Association’s peer support project. This publication encapsulates not only the hard work, commitment and curiosity of the members in exploring and expanding their creative potential, but also the kindness, encouragement and support offered to each other around the table each week. Read More