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First Fortnight is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John McCarthy, founder of Mad Pride Ireland and inspirational figure in the campaign to end prejudice and discrimination in mental health. Our thoughts are with John’s son Dave and all the family. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed its the only thing that ever has”....

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Ireland’s first mental health arts festival starts its second week this morning with so much still to come. The excellent “Dont be Scared” exhibition continues in Film Base and Dublin Exchange. The Therapy Sessions in the Workman’s Club have been an amazing mix of great poetry, great music and buzzng audiences and the final Therapy Session takes place this Wednesday, so if you have missed...

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Quietly and gently Michael from Lemeh42 who comes from Ancona on the east coast of Italy is drifting around the studio space at the Exchange, beautifully filled with light down in the old part of Temple Bar – in the other rooms people are meeting boisterously, conversing and at the window kids and mothers stare in to see the creations unfold on the walls


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Morgan Of course no better time than New Years Day to spend some time with Morgan, we met up for a quick chat and to literally get me to help him put up his piece for the FirstFortnight fest we are both working on, It’s been a testing year for him so the timing and idea seemed apt, here’s the first of a set of audio and photographs that...

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The lineup for this coming Wednesday’s Therapy Session in The Workman’s Club has been unveiled. The first of 3 intimate sessions will feature spoken word performances from Vickey Curtis, Sarah Marie Griffin and Alex Barclay. There will also be acoustic music performances from VerseChorusVerse, Thomas Walsh, Tieranniesaur and Mark Geary. Tickets for this event are only €5 and are available here.


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As part of First Fortnight 2012 a number of street artists have agreed to share their time and talent and produce pieces of art across the city centre. The first of these pieces to go up was done by the immensly talented ADW and can be seen on the side door of Filmbase, Templebar. ADW has also been kind enough to produce this time lapse...

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We are very happy to announce that the winner of a night’s stay in luxury Dublin hotel The Clarence is…. Alan Grace. Alan was one of the many funders who donated to First Fortnight during our recent Fundit campaign. On behalf of the whole First Fornight team, a huge thank you to everyone who funded and spread the word about this years festival!



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