ON HIS BIKE: Sean Cooney sets off on a big cycle challenge All Posts / Blog / Featured

 “Life is like a bike. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.” – Albert Einstein   FIRST Fortnight’s Sean Cooney is taking part in this year’s Cycle Against Suicide and our organisation is proud to be part of the Mental Health European Network of Sports – MENS – project, a Europe-wide initiative to promote awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity. With...

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First Fortnight are currently looking to fill the position of Full-Time Marketing and Events Intern in Dublin city. Please see job description for further details: Marketing and Events Internship Please apply with the following and send to info@firstfortnight.ie by Wed 9 May: A one page cover letter A CV Please submit a rough event and marketing plan for a tech and mental health panel talk event...

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Q&A with comic Eve Darcy, MC of AFOG mental health variety show Blog / Featured

Q. Tell us about the idea behind the AFOG show…it has a life as a podcast as well as a live variety show? AFOG Show is a variety show compromising music, comedy, spoken word and poetry, with a mental health and existential theme throughout. AFOG stands for ‘Another F*ing Opportunity for Growth’ – and the ‘F word’ can be any ‘F word’; so it could be:...

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Cork Set for Outstanding #FFfest18 Programme Featured

  Therapy Sessions Cork| Ó Bhéal | Loving Vincent | Let’s Meet… @49 North Street | Leads 2 Better Mental Health | The Drummer and The Keeper Over the past number of years we have been taken aback by the growth of First Fortnight and the welcome that we have received as the festival has moved outside the capital and into other parts of Ireland....

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First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies Job Vacancy Blog / Featured

First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies Job Vacancy  First Fortnight are currently looking to fill the position of Part-time Creative Arts Therapist in Dublin city. Please see job description for further details: FFArttherapypostFFspec If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a letter of application together with your curriculum vitae to arttherapy@firstfortnight.ie Closing date for this position Wednesday 3rd May 2017 5pm.

Tara Thomas Photography Blog / Featured

Libyan-born Irish-raised singer songwriter Farah Elle has a unique style and sound, drawing on Arabic rhythms and dynamic piano arrangements to stunning effect. Writing and performing since her teenage years, the now 22-year-old is a recent graduate of the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) and collaborated with Bantum on his Choice Music Prize nominated album, Move. With a slew of shows coming up and hard...

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NEFELE Festival- The festival balloon has been launched! Blog / Featured

  “Up with arts!” We are delighted to announce that the NEFELE project, the 1st European Art Festival for Mental Health, launched this weekend over in Athens. The festival runs from 1-16 October 2016 at the Mpouziani Museum, the premises of the School of Fine Arts and open public places in Athens! Sixteen days with Art Exhibitions, Film screenings, Theatrical performances, Photo exhibition, Workshops, Music events and Open...

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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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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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