… and they’re up late, having the craic.
The Feminists are Awake is taking place in here in Filmbase, Temple Bar. #TFAA is an evening of performances featuring everything from storytelling to poetry to burlesque. Hosted by the brilliant Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, all proceeds collected go to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland. There’s raffles, music, cakes and all attendees are welcome to BYOB.
There’s raffles, music, cakes and all attendees are welcome to BYOB.
We’ve managed to wrangle in fabulous feminist talent in from across a board of disciplines:
Dramatic Performance: Amy De Bhrún
Amy currently appears as the lead role Ellen Barethon in The Crown and The Dragon. Other screen work includes Ingergird in Michael Hirst’s Vikings, Tess of the D’Urbervilles in The South Bank Show (ITV) and Alana in Casualty. In 2014 Amy appeared in two feature films: The Stag and the Jimi Hendrix biopic All is by My Side. She stars in Kodaline’s music videos for hit song “All I Want”. Her one-woman theatre shows have been performed in Dublin, London, Los Angeles and New York City to critical acclaim. She has also appeared in Penny Dreadful (Showtime) and RTÉ’s Bridget & Eamon. Most recently, Amy starred in American action spy thriller Jason Bourne, directed by Paul Greengrass.
Short Film: After
Funded by the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme, After is Directed by Sean F. Branigan, written by Amy De Bhrún and stars Amy, Emma Eliza Regan, and Paul Reid. Dan’s night is cut short when his new girlfriend Jenny suffers a traumatic attack. Dan faces an important decision that will define his very character and his future.
Burlesque: Flaming Jade
Niamh Creely, AKA Flaming Jade, is a singer, aerialist and burlesquer who has performed in a variety of aerial circus shows since 2011. She founded her own circus company Ether Productions, which she now co-directs. They have had a series of successful circus theatre shows and love the creative freedom that circus theatre offers. Flaming Jade has picked up quite a few awards, including Best Comedy at the Dublin Burlesque Festival, Best Newcomer Runner Up at the Galway Burlesque Festival and Best Newcomer Runner Up at the Belfast Burlesque Festival 2015.
Audio/Visual Presentation: Stefano Galvino
Audio Visual Artist Stefano Galvino presents a 15-minute piece celebrating women in film & music. Galvino has performed original work at venues across Ireland, including The Button Factory, The Tivoli Theatre, The Generator, The Church and Odessa Club, as well as having had work shown at The Sugar Club, Filmbase, the Cork Film Festival, Darklight Festival and the Jameson Dublin Film Festival.
Storytelling: Mary Kate O’Flanagan
Mary Kate is a working writer who has written six feature-length screenplays, all of which have been funded by The Irish Film Board and subsequently optioned, and are currently in development. She holds an MA in Screenwriting, has won pan-European awards for her screenwriting, is a published short story writer and Ireland’s Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth.
Performance Poetry: Alvy Carragher
Alvy is an accomplished poet who just released her first collection Falling in Love with Broken Things with Salmon Poetry. She writes and illustrates the Award-Winning Blog ‘With All the Finesse of a Badger’, and has performed at Electric Picnic, Edinburgh Fringe Fest, RTÉ’s Arena and Cúirt International Literary Festival. Alvy has first class honours in her MA in Writing from NUIG and has been published in The Irish Times, Poethead, The Boheymth The Galway Review, Ofi Press Mexico, Bare Hands Poetry and many more.
And there’s plenty more TBA!!
To book your ticket, visit www.eventbrite.ie
Tickets are free but there’ll be a large donation bucket on the evening, so be kind, as it’s a very important cause.
Fighting the patriarchy can certainly be thirsty work!!
This charity event is one of many plays, performances and projects scheduled to coincide with the multidisciplinary conference, 1916: Home: 2016.
“The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty,
equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens,
and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness
and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts,
cherishing all of the children of the nation equally.”
– Proclamation of the Irish Republic
The purpose of 1916: Home: 2016 is to mark the 20th anniversary of the closing of the last Magdalene Laundry in Ireland, in the wake of the 1916 commemorations. While many fought for an idea of home in 1916, others were confined and silenced in homes such as the Laundries, Mother and Baby homes, industrial and reformatory schools, orphanages and related institutions.
For more information on the conference and the other fantastic projects visit
Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence with a proven capacity in strategic leadership. They are the representative, umbrella body for their member Rape Crisis Centres who provide free advice, counseling and support for survivors of sexual abuse.