The charity First Fortnight challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. As the annual festival which places the spotlight firmly on mental health makes a welcome return in 2020, we’ve been leafing through the programme. Five to watch out for here…
Poet Stephen James Smith hosts Therapy Sessions, where he’ll be joined by music collaborators HamsandwicH and a host of spoken word and music performers. Catch Tebi Rex, Laurie Shaw and CMAT on January 10th, while the second iteration on Jan 17th sees performances by Mango X Mathman, FYNCH and Denise Chaila.
Therapy Sessions, Jan 10 & 17, Workman’s Club
Multi-disciplinary artist Paul Timoney leads a creative workshop exploring when the caped crusader needs to cast off his worries and unwind (ages 5-12).
The Ark, Jan 11
Oisín McKenna’s acclaimed production returns after a successful stint in the Fringe festival. Admin explores thwarted dreams, an existential crisis and mindfulness techniques.
Admin runs at Smock Alley from Jan 7-11
There are few things more invigorating and restorative than a sea swim, and one is planned for Jan 11 on Killiney Strand at 11am
Join Aoife-Marie Buckley for a free pop-up talk on J.M.W. Turner‘s dramatic watercolour on view this month in the exhibition Turner: The Visionary.
Saturday January 31st, Beit Wing National Gallery of Ireland. No booking required.
First Fortnight takes place from Jan 2 – Jan 19, with additional events running until the end of the month.