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St Brigid's Day 2020

St Brigid's Day 2020

St Brigid’s Day 2020
We are excited to announce that we will host a Brigid’s Day celebration at the Embassy on 30th January 2020, for the third year running.  
The event will be a part of the wider Brigid’s Day Festival in London again this year in collaboration with our friends and partners in the London Irish Centre, Irish Cultural Centre, and Irish Film London. 
The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith will host a Celtic music extravaganza of Ireland and the UK’s finest female musicians, including The London Lasses, The Friel Sisters, plus Speical Guests Mairéad Ni Mohoanaigh & Nia Byrne on Saturday 1st February.
The London Irish Centre are celebrating female Irish talent with a night of musical and spoken word performances on Saturday 1st February. 
Irish Film London will be bringing some of Ireland’s finest female filmmakers, both behind and in front of the camera, to the Regent Street Cinema on Sunday 2nd February, including the London Premiere of A Girl From Mogadishu
We're looking forward to hearing the experiences and witnessing the talent of the outstanding women who will be performing and speaking at all our events. We will be making a number of tickets available on Eventbrite for our event at the Embassy so keep an eye on our social media channels (@IrelandEmbGB) and on our partners’ accounts (@LDNIrishCentre , @MyICCLondon , @irishfilmLondon) for more information on how to get involved. 
You can take a look back at the St Brigid’s Day 2019 event at the Embassy here, which included special guests such as Róisín Ingle, Loah, Marie and Catherine Heaney, Amy Huberman and many more talented and inspirational women. 
The St Brigid’s Day Festival London began in 2018 when we decided that it was time for St Patrick to share the limelight! Brigid’s Day seemed like the ideal occasion to celebrate the enormous creativity and talent of women and we are delighted that the day is now celebrated at Irish Embassies and Consulates worldwide.
St. Brigid is one of Ireland's three patron saints, alongside St. Columba and the world famous St. Patrick. The origins of her Feast Day on 1st February are thought to originally be a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring. Lá Fhéile Bríde, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days, so please come and say goodbye to winter and celebrate the creativity of women with us and our brilliant partners this year.  
Lá Fheile Bríde Shona Daoibh!