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Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival

Hosted by Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders

In partnership with Trinity College Dublin, Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Trócaire and Fighting Words

Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Communicating Europe Initiative 2019, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund, Europe for Citizens and Erasmus+

Thursday 19 to Sunday 29 September 2019

Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders are delighted to host the 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 Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival will link the arts to civil society, active citizenship and politics through a series of performances, film screenings, music, dance and arts-based workshops, featuring guest speakers and panel discussions celebrating and promoting dignity and respect for all people equally. The festival runs for eleven days from the 19 to 29 September at a range of venues including the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Science Gallery Dublin, dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum, Buswells Hotel, EU House and more.

The festival is curated by Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director, Smashing Times and Michele Foley, Front Line Defenders. The festival raises awareness of the arts, human rights, and the importance of protecting those courageous activists who defend these rights. We engage with the arts and facilitate discussion and dialogue through the work of professional artists and activists from Ireland and around the world working in all mediums, with the aim of celebrating the arts and creatively promoting and protecting human rights, equality and social justice.


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Freedom Trails of Europe: Intersections between the Arts, gender equality and human rights

Panel Discussions, Theatre Workshops, Song

Thursday 19 September, 10am-1pm

Samuel Beckett Theatre

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Methods for Theatrical Practice in Conflict Zones

Theatre Workshop and Talk by Frédérique Lecomte, Belgium and the Congo

Thursday 19 September, 3-5pm

Samuel Beckett Theatre

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Escape Routes and Freedom Trails – European Solidarity Between Nations

Performance, Film Screening, Panel Discussion, Music

Thursday 19 September, 7.30-10pm

Samuel Beckett Theatre

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Acting for the Future: Creative Approaches to Positive Mental Health and Well-Being

Performance, Film Screening, Panel Discussions

Friday 20 September, 10am-1pm

Samuel Beckett Theatre

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Culture Night Pop-Up Exhibition and Talk

Women’s stories 1916-1923 and Women’s stories of WWII

Friday 20 September, 2-7pm

Foyer, Samuel Beckett Theatre

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Silent written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Performance and Post-Show Panel Discussion

Friday 20 September, 7.30-10pm

Samuel Beckett Theatre

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Reaching the Diaspora - Festival Twitter Chat Live

Hosted by Smashing Times in cyberspace

Saturday 21 September, 5-6pm

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Special Literary Cabaret of New Writing, Drama, Music and Comedy

Sunday 22 September, 7.30-10pm

Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street

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Smashing Times Collaborative Art European Partner Exchanges

22, 23 September 2019

Dancehouse Dublin

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Creative Approaches to Peace Building in a Post-Conflict Environment

Panel Discussions and Poetry

Monday 23 September, 6-7.30pm

EU House, Mount Street

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The Artist Speaks: How artists use their work to promote Human Rights

Artist Discussions, Poetry and Music

Tuesday 24 September, 6-7.30pm

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East

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The Woman is Present: Women's Stories 1916-1923

Featuring Constance and Her Friends by Mary Moynihan

Performance and Post-Show Panel Discussion

Wednesday 25 September, 7.30pm

dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum

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Leaving the Ladies by Sinéad Mc Coole

Rehearsed Reading and Post-Reading Panel Discussion

Thursday 26 September, 1-2.30pm

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street

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‘Can a Speech Change the World’

Toastmasters Evening of Speeches and Poetry

Thursday 26 September, 7.45-9.45pm

Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street

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The Trial - Visual Art Installation

Created by Sinead McCann exploring healthcare and human rights in the Irish criminal justice system

26 September – 3 November 2019

Dublin Castle

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Celebrating Human Rights Defenders on the Frontline – Panel Discussions on gender, challenging corporate power and the right to protest

Saturday 28 September, 12 - 6pm

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Panel One: Working for Gender Rights in Partnership with Irish Aid, 12.30-1.45pm

Panel Two: Human Rights Defenders Challenging Corporate Power, 2.30-4pm

Panel Three: The Right to Protest, 4.30-6pm

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Celebrating Human Rights: Exploring up-cycling, protest song-writing and human rights through the arts – Three Interactive Workshops

Saturday 28 September, 12 - 6pm

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Workshop One: Song-writing Workshop, 12.30-2pm. 13-17 years

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Workshop Two: Upcycling Fashion Workshop, 2.30-4pm. All ages

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Workshop Three: Theatre for Equality Workshop, 4.30-6pm. Age 16+

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Righteous Verse

An Evening of Spoken Word and Music

Saturday 28 September, 6.30pm-9pm

Kennedy’s Bar, 30-32 Westland Row

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LGBTQ+ Rights Around the World

Interactive Workshop, Panel Discussion and Walking Tour

Sunday 29 September, 12-3pm

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin


Workshop: Drag Story Time, 12-1pm

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Panel: LGBTQI+ Rights Around the World, 1.30-3pm

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Walking Tour: LGBTQI+ Walking Tour of Historic Queer Dublin, 3pm

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