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What's On > Luton 2016: Ireland 1916, The Poet's Rebellion

The Hat Factory

Date: Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Time: 13:30 - 17:30
Cost: 10/ 8 Day Pass (for Irish events only) Free Entry to the Exhibition
Booking information: To book tickets call 01582 878100

Luton Irish Forum, with support from Heritage Lottery Fund presents a special commemorative programme for Lutonia.

The Easter Rising of 1916 (an armed rebellion in Ireland during Easter Week) paved the way towards independence and nationhood. It is of significance to all Irish people, especially those in larger Irish communities such as Luton. The event will reflect the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme’s five overlapping themes: Remembering, Reconciling, Presenting, Imagining and Celebrating and will include visual and performing arts, literature and music.

1.30pm Launch of 1916 visual arts exhibition by visiting artist Declan Kerr [closes 5 April]

       Collection of 1916 memorabilia from the events and time

       Showcasing of traditional Irish music by John, Joe and Caz Devine & Eugene Teevan

2.30pm Introduction by Cerys Matthews, musician & presenter

2.40pm ‘Danny Boy’ sang by Colm and Christian Traynor – Bucknall, Year 5 students at Westminster Cathedral Choir School

2.45pm ‘Ireland 1916: a tale of two Thomases (MacDonagh and Kettle)’ by Dan Mulhall, Irish Ambassador to the UK

3.15pm ‘She Moved Through The Fair’ sang by special guest Katy Carr

3.20pm Q&A

3.40pm Break

4.00pm Interpretive drama presentation by Cardinal Newman students

4.20pm 1916 – ‘What Did It All Mean’ - The English and the Irish Perspective by Dr Ivan Gibbons, St Mary's University, Twickenham

4.50pm Q&A

5.10pm Performance by Next Generation Youth Theatre

5.30pm Close

Suitable for all ages


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