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Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival moves online

Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival implemented by Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders was launched yesterday bringing Arts and Human Rights together for ten days.

TheatreMaker.ie is a proud creative partner of the festival, we are excited! Are you?

The 2020 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival will showcase and ‘highlight the extraordinary work of human right defenders in Ireland and around the world.’

The fully online festival revolves around the theme Voices of Hope, Courage and Resilience celebrating human rights. The ten-day festival, presented by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality and Front Line Defenders in partnership with Amnesty International Ireland, Fighting Words, Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and Trocaire, runs from Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 25, 2020

A virtual space to share, celebrate, provoke and promote human rights, this year’s festival will bring audiences a mix of artworks including varied performances, dance acts, live music, art exhibitions and family fun combined with thought-provoking discussions and debate. 

TheatreMaker.ie’s contribution will be a round table discussion exploring the roles and responsibilities of the theatre sector in platforming and promoting diverse narratives in theatre.

Scheduled on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, TheatreMaker.ie’s one hour round table discussion will be followed by a thirty minute Q&A, moderated by Thomas Conway.

The Face of Resistance, Emotional Landscapes – A reflection on Health and well-being, Women in Their Place- a documentary about women in Honduras, songwriting workshops, women and racism, are among a few other shows featured in the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2020.

Artists, activists, citizens, families and any human body interested in using the arts to celebrate the significance of human rights and promote equality for all, will be at the festival. The DAHR 2020 enables one and all to choose and explore from the rich array of shows and webcasts on Smashing Times and enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

After long dry spells of despair and monotony, the Arts and Culture season comes with an air of hope and courage. 

The festival is curated by Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director, Smashing Times and Michelle Foley, Front Line Defenders and is now open for bookings. 

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