Change of A Dress
Saturday, 24th June, Dublin
Identity LGBT Support Group march in Dublin Pride for the second year running. Thank you to Saileog O'Halloran for the costume MakeShop to help us get ready. The group was funded by generous donations in order to attend.
JUST A SHOT AWAY (just a kiss away)
Saturday, 3rd September at 4.30pm, Electric Picnic Theatre Tent
Collaborating with I-Dentity LGBT Support Group for Refugees we spent a week working on an early showing of a piece for Electric Picnic Theatre Tent that focuses on the lives and experiences of LGBT Refugees as well as the system of Direct Provision in Ireland.
DUE PROCESS at axis Ballymun
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
DUE PROCESS by Change of Address and axis Ballymun was a special event which brought together young people and adults living in direct provision with local communities and creative networks.
It was an evening of artistic response to the refugee crisis featuring work by Pakistani playwright, Waheed Mohiuddin, Dublin-based Somalian director, Hanan Dirya, and Irish artists Brian Fleming and Fionnuala Gygax.
With free food , family style, featuring a menu of African and Middle Eastern cuisine cooked by chef Aoife Rogers.
PRACTICE & PERIL: Resilience Of Creative Thinking In The Refugee Crisis
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Science Gallery at Trinity College
Several refugees and asylum seekers were paired with individuals working in creative and critical fields in Ireland. Each pair found a personal response to the Science Gallery's exhibition TRAUMA: BUILT TO BREAK as a starting point for conversation. The outcome of these connections was varied, providing a platform for us to hear voices that are ordinarily silent. This one-hour event was a celebration of resilience and an opportunity to access the wealth of experience and creativity too often lost in the context of the Irish direct provision system. The contributors were Kristina Yee and Hanan Dirya (Film), Barry Edward Fitzgerald and Martin Mujyanama (Legal), Matty Tamen and Stephen James Smith (Poetry) and Ellie Kisyombe and Una Mullally.