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Artist Voices Then and Now | Creative Arts Showcases with Smashing Times


Date(s) - 17/04/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm






Performances by artists today to celebrate the work of artists in the past and present who promote human rights followed by a Discussion Forum

Theme: a celebration of human rights

Special Guest Artists: Theatre and performing artists Raymond Keane and Geraldine McAlinden; singer and songwriter Farah Elle and theatre and film maker Mary Moynihan.

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality is committed to promoting creative arts practice and research in support of rights and values for all citizens equally across the globe and in support of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. We are delighted to work with theatre and performing artists Raymond Keane and Geraldine McAlinden and singer and songwriter Farah Elle as they explore work by artists who stood up against Fascism in the past and today.

What we need from you:

Contact us online and tell us who your equality, diversity and human rights hero is?

Contact us online and tell us about your favourite artist or arts project for human rights?

As part of our ongoing work to promote the arts for human rights, Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders in partnership with a range of organisations will implement the 2020 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival to 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. The festival will hopefully run for ten days from Friday 16 October to Sunday 25 October 2020 at a range of venues including the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Science Gallery Dublin, and dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum.

The theme of this year’s festival is Voices of Hope, Courage and Resilience celebrating human rights and linking the arts to civil society, active citizenship and politics through a series of inter-disciplinary performances, film screenings, music, dance, visual art, poetry, literature, historical memory and arts-based workshops, featuring Irish and international artists and guest speakers and panel discussions celebrating and promoting dignity and respect for all people equally.

Join us at 7.30pm on Friday 17th April. Tweet in your questions and comments to @smashing_times

Register on Eventbrite here


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