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Tundish Paris 2022

  • Friday 17 June
  • 7.30pm
  • Admission free

Reservation recommended

With Stephen Rea (actor), Neil Martin (musician) and surprise guests

Founded by actor Stephen Rea and playwright Brian Friel in 1980, the Field Day Theatre Company has produced highly significant theatre over the intervening decades - from the premiere of Friel’s Translations in Derry and various productions throughout Ireland and in London, to Sam Shepard’s final play A Particle of Dread in New York – as well as an anthology edited by Seamus Deane of 1500 years of Irish writing, scores of pamphlets and books. It continues to be a hub of artistic vision and intellectual discourse.

For over twenty years and by way of an annual award, Field Day has celebrated those who have made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland and beyond. Held in and around Bloomsday – and in tandem to celebrate James Joyce – previous recipients of the Tundish Award include writers Edna O’Brien and John
McGahern; artists Basil Blackshaw and Sean Scully; musicians Barry Douglas and Liam O’Flynn; film makers John Boorman and Philip King; actors Sinéad Cusack and Bríd Brennan. To mark the centenary of the publication of Ulysses in Paris, the celebrations take place in Paris in 2022.

On June 17 2022, in honour of the Joycean year and as part of the Tundish Award, CCI hosts an evening of words and music produced by Field Day. The programme includes writings from the late Seamus Deane, who sadly died in 2021, and those of another late board member, Seamus Heaney. Stephen Rea and Neil Martin are joined tonight by the special recipient of the Tundish Award 2022 and other surprise guests!