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Donate to First Fortnight and receive a free Solus screen print All Posts / Blog

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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Feel the Fear with Peachy Dublin All Posts / Art Therapy / Street Art

ART collective Peachy Dublin invite you to a three day festival of art, music and ideas in Dublin’s Templebar Studios this weekend, based around the concept of Fear. It features artwork by established and new names, including street artist Maser and a collaboration with the Repeal the 8th Project. Here Peachy’s Clare O’Hanlon explain what it’s all about… Q. What’s the idea behind Peachy and...

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Overshadowed post show discussion at Project Arts Centre All Posts / Blog / Featured

We are delighted to announce that every member of our voluntary board has been nominated for the Dublin City Good Citizen Awards 2016, which are being held this evening (May 17). We’d like to take this chance to thank them for all their hard work. First Fortnight wouldn’t be possible without them. We’d also like to thank all of our volunteers and everyone who has helped us,...

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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Camille Lucy Ross picks her four uplifting tunes All Posts / Blog

Camille Lucy Ross is a writer and actress and the founder of Brazen Tales Productions. Their play Big Bobby. Little Bobby. runs in the Project Arts Centre from 6 – 9 January. She tells us what four songs she turns to when she’s feeling down. Sax – Fleur East I rarely listen to current pop music but I cannot sit by while this song plays....

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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Spies’ Conor Cusack picks his go to feel-good songs All Posts / Blog

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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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Richard Brennan picks his feel-good songs All Posts / Blog

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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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Eva O’Connor picks the four songs that get her through All Posts / Blog

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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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Alison Spittle’s feel good songs All Posts / Blog

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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Anderson to play Therapy Sessions at First Fortnight 2016 All Posts / Blog

Anderson has been added to the bill for this year’s First Fortnight festival. The Dublin singer-songwriter, who had a fantastic 2015 following the release of his debut solo album, Patterns, will begin the New Year by headlining the Therapy Session at the Workman’s Club on January 15th. Also on the bill is Dermot Kennedy and spoken word performers Lewis Kenny, Richard Brennan and Nicole Eve...

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