Month: February 2020

Navan Trialogue

When: Monday 24th february 6.30-8pm
Where: Newgrange Hotel Navan (club lounge)
Initial Topic: Being who you are – The place of identity in mental wellbeing
New people are always welcome! refreshments served and free to attend.
please spread the word and join the conversations about mental health in our own community
Navan Trialogue Project Team

Siobhan Brady – Michelle Darcy – Bernard Kenny

LoveD8 Festival

Soul on Fire (formally the Hidden Treehouse) are playing the LoveD8 festival on the 29th of February 2020. Book free tickets here

Love D8 – Celebrating All That’s Great About Dublin 8: 29th February

Life, Love The Liberties, Mingle

Love D8 Community Fair returns to The Liberties at the end of February. The venue for this year’s community showcase is St Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street, with events running from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 29th February.

Partnering Dublin City Council, St Patrick’s Cathedral and The Liberties Dublin, and featuring over 100 community groups, clubs, schools, businesses and agencies, LOVE D8 will transform St Catherine’s Church into a bustling market-style community fair celebrating all that’s great about Dublin 8!

What’s planned:

Over 100 exhibitors showcasing their activities across a series of zones: HealthyD8, LearningD8, Clean&GreenD8, WorkingD8, CulturalD8 and CommunityD8

The public can explore all that The Liberties has to offer: get information on clubs and activities, learn about local schools and workplaces, discover how to get active and involved and much, much more

There will be local interest talks throughout the afternoon and special popup music performances on the stage at lunchtime

Free entry (but please register in advance)

Refreshments available from some of our great local businesses and sponsors

We’ll even throw in a free raffle!

Come and join us for this unique afternoon between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, 29th February.

More details of St Patrick’s Cathedral at

Register here>> LINK

Invitation to join a Research Project using Free Voice Art Therapy April/May 2020

Traddrum Promotions in collaboration with The Recovery College will be hosting free Voice Art Therapy sessions during the months of April & May, these sessions will take place in the DCU School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health.
This opportunity is open to anyone currently experiencing low mood.  Participants are welcome to take part in one or a multiple of the sessions outlined below.
Numbers are very limited for this creative healing opportunity, so we will work here on a first come first serve basis – to avoid disappointment please fill in and return the attached application, further to which we will follow up with more details
1 x Vocal Improvisation and Games Workshop
1 x Voicescape Improvisation (relaxing)  
1 x Voicescape Improvisation (stimulating) 
1 x Literal Voicescape 
1 x Metaphorical Voicescape with art as a reference
These sessions will be facilitated by Aimee Farrell Courtney from Traddrum Promotions.  Aimmee is currently studying with the British Academy of Sound Therapy for a Higher Diploma in Sound Therapy and Group Voice Arts Therapy.   These sessions form the basis for a community research project, as part of this programme.
By participating here you will also asked in return to to contribute to Aimees’  community research project.

There are many benefits to health and wellbeing that can be achieved with therapeutic voice including reduced stress, anxiety, muscle tension and physical pain as well as an increased sense of wellbeing and positive mood.

Some sessions look more deeply into the use of the voice to improve health and wellbeing and others will focus more on voice as an art form as well as for creativity and fun. Participant’s feedback from the workshops will go towards a final case study portfolio.