Five to Watch Out For at First Fortnight

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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…

Therapy Sessions

Tebi Rex
Photo: Tebi Rex Press

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


Batman Needs a Break! 

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


Admin by Oisin McKenna

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


Killiney Sea Swim

There are few things more invigorating and restorative than a sea swim, and one is planned for Jan 11 on Killiney Strand at 11am


A Ship Against The Mewstone

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.


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