Image shown courtesy of Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival

Connecting citizens to the arts, human rights, climate justice and gender equality, the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival is running from 19-29 September 2019, hosted by Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders.

The festival will showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world – past and present – and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today. Linking the arts to civil society, active citizenship and politics through a series of performances, film screenings, music, dance and arts-based workshops, the festival features guest speakers and panel discussions celebrating and promoting dignity and respect for all people equally.

Events include ‘Acting for the Future: Creative Approaches to Positive Mental Health and Well-Being’ on 20 September at Samuel Beckett Theatre and The Trial, a visual art installation by Sinead McCann exploring healthcare and human rights in the Irish criminal justice system (26 September – 3 November at Dublin Castle).

The festival takes place at a range of venues including the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Science Gallery Dublin and dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum.

View the full festival programme:

Hosted by Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, Fighting Words, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Trócaire. Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Communicating Europe Initiative 2019, Europe for Citizens, Erasmus+. 


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