Spotlight on Northern Ireland
- Wednesday 8 June
- Admission free
Celebrating the CCI’s close partnership since 2014 with both the Arts Council and the British Council of Northern Ireland, we present an soirée of visual arts, literature, music and film from Northern Ireland.
On the evening, we also launch a podcast series “Nothing lasts forever…" curated by Nora Hickey M'Sichili and writer Neil Hegarty, responding to the centenary of Irish Partition and the creation of Northern Ireland. This series consists of audio essays commissioned by the CCI from writers with close ties to Northern Ireland, with
each one invited to reflect on the theme of impermanence.
The result is an expansive and timely series of podcasts exploring wide terrains: from personal, cultural, family, and political history, to the Anthropocene, and the climate crisis. Featuring new writing from 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.
Conversation at 6.30pm
Emma Campbell, activist, artist & academic and Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell, curator for Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive will be in conversation with Ciara Hickey
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.