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St. Brigid's Day 2019

St. Brigid's Day 2019

St Brigid's Day at the Embassy

Friday 1st February, 6-10 pm

Building on the success of last year's inaugural event, this year we will again welcome guests to the Embassy for an evening of celebration of the enormous talent & creativity of Irish women.

We will be hosting a variety of talks, performances and panel discussions on the evening of 1st February to showcase trailblazing Irish women who are making their mark in diverse fields such as music, comedy, poetry, literature, theatre, business and entrepreneurship, and politics.

A dazzling array of talent will be on display in various spaces throughout our historic building with six sessions on the following themes:

  • "Hard-pressed Bridget" with Marie & Catherine Heaney
  • Literature
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Sport
  • Theatre
  • 2019: Challenges and Change

We are delighted that Amy Huberman, Roisin Ingle, Liz Nugent, Senator Lynn Ruane, Belinda McKeon and Marie & Catherine Heaney will be joining us, with many more outstanding women still to be announced.

St Brigid's Day wouldn't be complete without music, and we are thrilled that the wonderful Loah will be performing.

Lá Fhéile Bríde celebrates the arrival of longer, brighter days, so please come and join us to say goodbye to winter and celebrate with us!

St Brigid's Day in London

Thursday 31st January - Monday 4th February

Thursday 31 January
ICC Hammersmith  

The ICC In Collaboration with Barbara Stanley - launch of Art exhibition

5 Irish painters (Margaret Egan, Hettie Lawlor, Julie Cusack, Deirdre Walsh, Jacqueline de Bree) and sculptor Ana Duncan

Friday 1 February
London Irish Centre 11am-4pm Lunch and cross generational events – Bread making, Story-telling female writers workshop, St Brigid's cross making, skill swop workshop 
12 Star Gallery, European Commission 3pm-6pm

Conclusion of Hamilton Gallery curated exhibition of paintings by Irish Artists inspired by 'St Brigid's Day 1989' a poem by the late Leland Bardwell.

Poetry reading by Olwen Fouere, music by Caoimhe Kearins

Embassy 6pm-10pm St Brigid's Day event celebrating the fantastic creativity and talent of Irish women, with music and sessions including: Poetry, Literature, Women in Business, 2019 – challenges and change, Sports, Theatre
ICC Hammersmith 7pm-10pm Women in Politics in Northern Ireland
Saturday 2 February
London Irish Centre 4pm-7.30pm Freeall-female trad session with Eimear McGeown and others
London Irish Centre 7.30pm- 10pm Showcase hosted by Angela Scanlon. Established and emerging musical spoken word artists.
Sunday 3 February
Regent Street Cinema Afternoon Irish Film London - afternoon discussion centred on Irish women in film and television
  Evening Special screening to be announced.
Monday 4 February
Venue TBC Evening Bord Bia sponsored St Brigid's supper with a celebrity Irish chef and Irish produce

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