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:
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!
|Thursday 31 January|||||
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|