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Portraits and Lives – Images and Voices of 1916

Portraits and Lives – Images and Voices of 1916
Embassy of Ireland, 18 May 2016 at 6:30pm

"Pearse" - Source: “Patrick Pearse: Der Rebell. Gedichte” (Edition Rugerup, 2016)

On 18 May 2016, against the backdrop of the Royal Irish Academy’s exhibition “Portraits and Lives,” the Embassy of Ireland will host an evening of poetry, film and song to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Hans-Christian Oeser will present his book “Patrick Pearse: Der Rebell. Gedichte” (Edition Rugerup, 2016). A selection of Pearse’s poems will be read in German, English and Irish. We will hear recordings of Irish prisoners of war made in Germany during World War 1 and a short presentation by journalist Derek Scally on the history of these recordings. The evening will also provide an opportunity to view the short film “Last Words,” directed by Eoin Heaney, inspired by the 1916 Proclamation's assertions of “religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens.”

We request that you RSVP using the code WPortraits by 12 May 2016 via our Contact Us RSVP form.