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Commit to the Earth: The Funeral

Commit to the Earth: The Funeral 
Sat 22nd Feb | 7pm – 10pm
Facilitated by Spooky Beure: Helen Flanagan & Niamh Beirne

Ring out the bells, take to the streets in your colours ! For today we commit to the fire the remains of the wretched tyrant. The tower has fallen, the Tyrants walls that kept us out are in ruin! And within the cracks in the stone, sprout tiny green shoots. We live again!

During the Wake we declared an end to the domination of oppressive forces over our lives and communities. On the second day of proceedings, we mirthfully burn its corpsed memory and commit to the earth that we will find another way of living. 

The evening will be a celebration of hope, resilIence and finding another way. Featuring; ceremonial fires (a good old pagan burning!), performances from Screamer Shady, Freddie Hoskins, Osaro Azams and the Spooky Beore Mummers.

Screamer Shady is the primeval entity that dwells within the body of writer, musician, horticulturist and living sage, Emer Brady. Screamer Shady has played with and contributed to the work of acclaimed experimental bands such as Wreck of the Hesperos
Fern Floor, United Bible Studies, Woven Skull, and Dowth to name a few. For 2 years she ran the legendary warehouse performance parties ‘Words in the Warehouse’, which provided vital space for late night art-freakouts during the uneasy years of 2015-16.

Freddie Hoskins is a queer Irish poet interested in the short form. Their work has appeared in various publications such as Poetry Ireland, Bare Hands, Flare and Impossible Archetype amongst others. They have been known to perform at events such as The Poetry Brothel and The Sunflower Sessions.

Osaro Azams is a performer, event producer, founder of Fried Plantains Collective and twin tailed river Goddess. For 3 years she has produced and  curated Black Jam ; an Afro-Irish punk party and it is her mission to bring the people together – united in sesh. Black Jam have hasd shows at Live Collision, Poetry Day and Dublin Fringe Festival. As a performer, Osaro has been a part of a  number of interesting projects from the musical ‘Mouth of A Shark’ (Where We Come From Festival, 2018) 16 And Rising ( Sian Ni Mhuire, 2016) and the Short Film ‘Wake the Streets (Museum of Literature Ireland 2019) Osaro is an advocate for queer migrants and for a more inclusive Dublin nightlife  She is a founding member of Western Girls, a collective of DJ’s who run regular dance parties and DJ workshops. 

Spooky Beure is a group of aul hags who have been promoting witchcraft, throwing parties and spreading superstition since the old Gods walked the earth; surprisingly, they’re not jaded at all and they want you to lean into the weirdness.

When?
Sat 22nd Feb 2020
7pm – 10pm

Tickets:
This event is free but booking is required.
Places are limited to 50 persons.

This event is free, however if you earn a living wage or above, we would ask you to purchase a ticket to help us cover the wages of cultural workers on our programme. Ireland’s Living Wage for 2019 was €12.30 per hour or a yearly salary equivalent of approx €25.2K.

Accessibility
This event will take place in our gallery which is wheelchair accessible.
The gallery is approx 5m walk from the front door.
There is a garden with benches and stool adjacent to the gallery for breaks if needed.
We will have stools, standard canteen seating and benches. If you require more comfortable seating please let us know and we can let you know what additional options we have available.

Our bathrooms are gender neutral.
Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. They are located  on the first floor via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) so may also be inaccessible for people with movement impairments.

Further Information:
About :We Only Want the Earth: Launch Series
About: We Only Want the Earth Programme 2020

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