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Dylan Tighe (Photo Hillary Woods) All Posts / Blog

Theatre-Maker and musician Dylan Tighe uses his own psychiatric history to probe some of the assumptions underpinning a scientific view of mental health. His album – and theatre piece – Record explores his diagnosis and experience and Dylan will perform songs from the album at the There Is A Light launch this Thursday (May 29). What are you up to right now? Writing songs for...

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2013 at the First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies. All Posts / Art Therapy / Blog

As we get further into 2014,  the First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies looks back on a very successful first year in 2013. We have set up a brand new service, delivering art psychotherapy to individuals within homeless services for group, or individual art psychotherapy. We have had invaluable support from Genio, Crosscare, Dublin City Council, the HSE and everyone who supports First Fortnight throughout...

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What are the Creative Arts Therapies? All Posts / Art Therapy / Blog

Back in September Bill Ahessy a music therapist wrote an excellent article in the Irish Psychologist, giving a comprehensive overview of the Creative Arts Therapies in Ireland. Bill Ahessy trained as a music therapist in Australia and Spain. He works with children with emotional and behavioural disorders, visual impairment and multiple disabilities and with older adults with dementia and mental illness, at the Meath Community Unit,...

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Win a Canon Camera with First Fortnight & Conns Cameras All Posts / Blog

First Fortnight and Conns Cameras are offering you the opportunity to win a Canon Ixus camera.All you have to do to enter this great competition is come along to and of our Happy Clouds events around Dublin and Cavan, take a photo of a Happy Cloud and post it to Twitter mentioning @firstfortnight and using the #FFfest14 tag. It’s that simple!


2014 Promo Video All Posts

Here’s a quick look back at some of our previous events as well as a sneaky peek at some of what’s to come in 2014. We hope you enjoy it, and we hope to see you all in January 2014. For a full list of what’s to come in 2014 click here. And if you would like to get involved and volunteer to help out...

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Heathers to headline First Fortnight Big Gig All Posts / Blog

HEATHERS have been confirmed as the headliners of the First Fortnight Big Gig in The Button Factory on 11th January. Sisters Louise and Ellie Macnamara, who make up the band, will join previously announced acts Vann Music and Come On Live Long on the bill. Tickets are now on sale tickets for the gig here. Heathers have enjoyed a hugely successful 2013 so far having...

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Line-up for Ireland’s First Fortnight festival 2014 unveiled All Posts / Blog

AN ACCLAIMED art installation involving pink smiley faced clouds, some of Ireland’s finest musicians, poets and storytellers, an Oscar-winning film and three acclaimed plays feature among the line-up of the 2014 First Fortnight line-up, which was announced today. Now in its fifth year, the mental health themed arts festival, which takes place over January 2nd-11th will once again stage live music, film, theatre and visual...

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I’m Ok. Street Art

Outside the Inside. After having cameras for so long, and taking photographs with that ‘mind app’ for longer, I have always wondered why. I try to remember second by second meeting Neil Liefers assistant in some fancy Soho gallery when I seen that black and white photo of Ali cowering over Liston and finding out it was colour. That he was on the wrong side...

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Keep the Wolf from the door. Featured / Street Art

James Earley From an early start at NCAD in Dublin, James Earleys background wouldn’t be traditionally steeped in train bombing or throw-ups on illegal spots around the back streets of the city, he has more of a graphic and design background, fine art with subject driven works that help send a message, he is just as comfortable in arenas that are commercial and brand led...

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Your weight in gold. Street Art

D M C With his tall disposition and glorious ginger beard, striking a northern pose you might have spotted DMC’s work in Dublin before when he turned up first at the For The Love Of Mill street expo in 2009, He’s one of the heads behind the WhiteWash shows in Portadown and his trade mark ‘Girl’ pieces pop up more north of the border [he’s...

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