First Fortnight Arts and Culture Festival – the first two weeks in January
Friday December 7, 2018
- Sun 6 Jan @ 3.00pm The Café, Book Upstairs, 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2: https://www.
firstfortnight.ie/events/ madness-mental-illness- creativity-writers-and- artists-in-conversation
Three creatives in the fields of writing and visual art, Arnold Thomas Fanning, Sara Baume and Eoghan O’Driscoll, discuss their experience and thinking on the links between creativity and mental illness, and how one impinges on the other in the context of their work practice and disciplines. The conversation facilitated by Claire Hennessy will include but not be limited to topics such as what it means to create art about mental illness, the benefits of art, and the line between the therapeutic and therapy.
- Sat 26 Jan @ 2.30pm Rua Red, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24: https://www.
Songwriting workshop (free but online registration essential)
Singer songwriters Fiona Hannon (aka Darwin’s Daughter) & Daniel Hertzov come together to help you find the lyrics & melody to express yourself through song. A mix of hands on songwriting and music, the workshop gives you the basics, lets you try it out and gives you practical tips to take away so you can continue at home. Worskhop in English, Russian and Polish.
More information about the festival