THE WAKE

THE WAKE: WHAT WE ARE LEAVING BEHIND
Thurs 20th Feb | 7pm – 10pm
Facilitated by Spooky Beure: Helen Flanagan & Niamh Beirne

WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAKE

After a long and sickly reign bravely borne by those sequestered under it’s boot, the death has finally occurred of everything that has caused you to feel isolated, less-than and powerless (or in common; speak free market capitalism) Ding-bleedin’-dong!

This fiend died pitiless and will be missed by no one at all. Rest in pieces you oul bollocks. It will Reposing for your scorn and personal catharsis at A4 Sounds Saint Josephs Parade on the 20th of February at 7pm.

No flowers for the tyrant please. Bring offerings of self declaration and absolution for the congregation because we are ABSOLUTELY DONE with this shite and we’re going to have ourselves a hooley. Entertainment, ritual purging and wake games for the buzz.

Tea and small triangle sandwiches will be provided. 

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.

Offerings of self declaration: We invite visitors to bring along something that represents what they want to leave behind as we move forward together to the society that we want and we deserve. There will be space to talk and reflect on these declarations for anyone that would like to do this. The evening offers a supportive yet celebratory space for comrades to prepare to win the earth. Everyone is welcome to attend but we ask that you respect the space, our comrades and their stories.

When?
Thurs 20th Feb 2020
7pm – 10pm
Refreshments provided. Please feel free to bring along your own drop of whiskey for your tea.

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 small white stools, some soft furnishings, one sofa and benches. We have a small number of cushions for stools for those who need them. 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
We Only Want the Earth: Launch Series
We Only Want the Earth Programme 2020

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