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Spotlight on Northern Ireland

  • Wednesday 8 June
  • 6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Admission free

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Celebrating the CCI’s close partnership since 2014 with both the Arts Council and the British Council of Northern Ireland, we present an evening of visual arts, literature, music and film from Northern Ireland.

This evening, we also launch a publication "Impermanence" curated by Nora Hickey M'Sichili and writer Neil Hegarty, responding to the centenary of Irish Partition and the creation of Northern Ireland.

"Impermanence" is a new publication of 12 essays (Jan Carson, Susannah Dickey, Carlo Gébler, Neil Hegarty, Nandi Jola, Gail McConnell, Brian McGilloway, Susan McKay, Henrietta McKervey, Maria McManus, Paul McVeigh and Kerri ní Dochartaigh) commissioned by the CCI and published by No Alibis Press with the support of ACNI, BCNI, Culture Ireland and DFA.

6.30pm
Array Collective, winners of the 2021 Turner Prize - artists Emma Campbell and Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell in discussion with Ciara Hickey

7.30pm

Launch of "Impermanence" – Neil Hegarty, Susannah Dickey and Henrietta McKervey in conversation

8.30pm
Concert by alt-folk musician Dani Larkin from the Armagh-Monaghan border

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Selected screenings

Concert of Dani Larkin at 8.30pm

Alt-folk musician Dani Larkin is a rising star on the Irish music scene. Her début album ‘Notes For A Maiden Warrior’ was nominated for ‘Best Album’ at last year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize and 'Best Emerging Artist' at the RTE Folk Awards. She has played support for musicians such as Rufus Wainwright, Wallis Bird, and Lisa O'Neill and performed at festivals throughout the island of Ireland. A storyteller by nature, Dani’s music is inspired by the folktales she was raised with along the Armagh-Monaghan border. They are beautifully intertwined with elements of traditional melodies and rhythms from around the world and delivered with her impressive vocal and instrumental prowess.