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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 the others be sure and get tickets for this one. For €5 you will get performances from artists such as Deaf Joe, Late Fragments, Pearse McLoughlin and the enchanting Julie Feeney all spliced with some outstanding poetry performances. Show starts at 8.30pm sharp so come and enjoy.

This week also sees the opening of 565+ in The Project. There are only three performances and there are only 70 tickets per performance so this is one that advanced booking is going to be important or disapointement looms. The play starts at 7.30 sharp and you can expect to laugh, cry and feel every moment, tickets are €10. Saturday is going to be the busiest day First Fortnihgt has ever seen and you can enjoy a bumber day. Start off with the Soap Box Sessions at 2.30-4.30pm in the Button Factory, ramble around the “Dont be Scared” exhibition,  grab yourself a bite to eat and make your way to the project for the last performance of 565+ at 7.30 pm before heading into the Button Factory for Drea, Le Galaxie, Cashier no 9 and Royseven. A nice way to finsh an amazing two weeks of mental health inspired arts excitement.


  1. Awesome project. Keep up the truly festive work!

  2. Hey Guys,
    Just heard you on SPIN 1038 really glad you came on today and performed with a live band.

    Wish I was in Ireland to benifit from the work you are doing 🙂

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