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Joe Pantoliano Confirmed For First Fortnight 2013 All Posts / Blog

We are delighted to announce that Joe Pantoliano (him of Sopranos, The Matrix, The Goonies, Memento and a whole heap of amazing movies) has been confirmed as a speaker at Make Some Noise for Mental Health as part of First Fortnight 2013. And as if that wasn’t enough, we will be screening his documentary “No Kidding?!! Me Too!” in The Sugar Club on Jan 12th...

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VerseChorusVerse – Six Songs All Posts / Blog

Our good friend Tony Wright (aka. VerseChorusVerse) has always been a great supporter of First Fortnight and has done great work for us not only by performing at our events, but by being an ambassador for the project. He has spoken on our behalf, appeared in our promo videos, played numerous times on radio and in The Workman’s Club and in The Button Factory, and...

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Julie Feeney – Impossibly Beautiful All Posts / Blog

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to every single artist and performer who gave up their time and took part in First Fortnight 2012, and the fantastic Julie Feeney is no exception to that rule. Here’s a clip of Julie performing Impossibly Beautiful (composed by Julie Feeney and taken form “Pages”) at The Therapy Sessions in January 2012. We’d like to thank Julie again...

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Always Read the Small Print All Posts / Blog / Street Art

Check out this great little video of MASER doing his thing for First Fortnight on Camden Street in early January. MASER – “U ARE ALIVE” – DUBLIN from eoin murphy on Vimeo. And don’t forget to check out the rest of the First Fortnight street art too. There’s a map of what’s where here.


State.ie Review of First Fortnight 2012’s Closing Gig All Posts / Blog

Now in its third year, First Fortnight doesn’t need us to tell you how well thought out it is. Of all the oft-forgotten yet important social taboos to target, mental health is clearly still more essential during an economic near-apocalypse. Setting up in early January, a time that’s notoriously gig deficient, was a stroke of genius, and the pricing policy – either five or ten...

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Street Art map – catch it while you can! All Posts / Blog / Street Art

View First Fortnight Street Art. in a larger map   Seven locations from the Camden St Simon shop down to the Quays side of Fitzsimons in Temple Bar:  you could cycle by them all, in one nice downhill go. Then go and tell someone else to do the same. It’s out there, lets make the most of it while we can – spread the word....

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Just off Camden street beside the Simon Community shop there is a rather beautiful black tiled wall that must be there some time now, in an amazing turn of luck the good people at the charity said it could be used for a piece in conjunction with the FirstFortnight festival as long as it had that something special.


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Beginning to flourish now in Dublin ADW is becoming a household tag on the walls of the city but the work is smarter than the average signature that clutters up the walls driving locals beserk. If you intend to mark the walls say something that makes sense, make me think.


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John Saunders, Director of See Change, First Fortnight’s partners in helping challenge mental health stigma has written a fantastic piece for The Journal. Its title says it all — Mental illness isn’t abnormal — it’s part of being human. Read John’s column here. Come down to the free Soapbox Sessions event on Saturday to hear John, and many more well-known face, speak about mental health and...

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Where: The Button Factory When: Saturday January 14 – 2.30pm How much: FREE!!!!  Ireland needs meaningful discussion on mental health. To start this conversation, we’ve gathered well-known voices from Irish cultural life to share their ideas and bring their personal interpretation of the subject to life through performance, prose, music and all important discussion.



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