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Mark O'Brien

Join us at the launch of First Fortnight 2018
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Join us at the launch of First Fortnight 2018

First Fortnight will launch our program for the First Fortnight Festival 2018 on the 30th November, as part of the Jonathan Swift Festival marking Jonathan Swift’s 350th birthday celebrations. We will unveil the full line up of events programmed for January 2018, aimed at challenging #MentalHealth stigma at this unique event in the stunning setting of the St Patrick’s Cathedral. The event includes a fantastic...

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14 Nov 2017
Donate to First Fortnight and receive a free Solus screen print
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Donate to First Fortnight and receive a free Solus screen print

Dublin street artist Solus has generously donated some signed limited edition silk screen prints to us and all you have to do to get one delivered straight to your door is donate €50 or more to First Fortnight. The donations will go towards the running costs of the First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies – a centre that provides art therapy to people who are...

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25 Nov 2016
Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Spies’ Conor Cusack picks his go to feel-good songs
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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Spies’ Conor Cusack picks his go to feel-good songs

Conor Cusack is the guitarist in Dublin band Spies, who will play the Therapy Sessions in the Workman’s Club on 8 January. Here he picks the four songs that lift him when he’s feeling down and tells us the overall reason for picking those four tracks. Bobby Vinton – Blue  on Blue Real Estate – Green Aisles The Walkmen – Canadian Girl The Beach Boys...

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28 Dec 2015
Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Richard Brennan picks his feel-good songs
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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Richard Brennan picks his feel-good songs

Richard Brennan is a spoken word performer, originally from Dublin but now based in Tullamore, Co Offaly. He will perform as part of the Therapy Sessions in the Workman’s Club on 15 January. He picks his go to feel-good songs for our Co-Motion event. JJ Cale – Travelin Light It could be any song from the Troubadour album, really. That record kept me company when...

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28 Dec 2015
Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Eva O’Connor picks the four songs that get her through
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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Eva O’Connor picks the four songs that get her through

Eva O’Connor is an award winning playwright and actress. Her play Overshadowed runs in the Project Arts Centre from 6 – 9 January as part of First Fortnight.  Here she picks the four songs that she would share at our Co-Motion event. DJ Fresh – Golddust Such an uplifting, spirit-raising tune. The video is class. It features loads of people skipping in a playground, so...

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28 Dec 2015
Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Alison Spittle’s feel good songs
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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Alison Spittle’s feel good songs

Alison Spittle is a comedian and TV personality from Westmeath. Her First Fortnight show – Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii – runs from 14th to 16th January in Smock Alley Theatre. Here, she picks the four songs that pick her up when she’s feeling down and tells us why she chose them.  Gold Dust – DJ Fresh/Ms Dynamite I grew up loving Ms Dynamite and this...

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16 Dec 2015