grant awarded to Ó Bhéal
Ó Bhéal is thrilled to announce becoming the recipient of a generous, once-off, ‘Belonging ’16’ grant from The Community Foundation for Ireland, to host a series of eight events throughout the year, each dedicated to celebrating the centenary of The Rising, through poetry in Irish and English. The majority of these evenings will feature a number of poets who have developed work in response to 1916, celebrating poets and poetry from the time, and contemporary significance.
Poets will be mostly accompanied by one or more musicians and silent film from 1916. Additional verse written during the period will be read by local poets at each event. The schedule beneath will be updated on an ongoing basis. The Five Word Challenge is likely to be influenced by the prevailing themes and members of the public are encouraged and welcome to share related poems during the usual open-mic session.
11th January – Breakfast with Padraig
28th March (Easter Monday) – Blood on the Rose / Fuil ar an Rós
23rd May – Eastrogen Rising: A Rebel Cabaret
18th July – Our Proclamation
22nd August – 1916 Women the World Over
10th October – The Memory of the Present
7th November – Rising to the Rising (bonus event)
25th November – Winter Warmer Festival poets reading centenary poems
5th December – Mo Pheann Ag Rince: Tionscadal An Ríordánaigh (IMRAM)
This grant has also enabled Ó Bhéal to purchase its own digital video projector, so we’ll be able to return the temporary projector on loan, generously provided by the Cork Film Centre.