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Through the Lens: Smashing Times Arts and Health Celebration Evening
Saturday 12 January 2019, 7pm, The Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin 2
Compere for the Evening: Dil Wickremsinghe, journalist, broadcaster and co-founder of Insight Matters.
Awards: daa Arts Award (Alliance Business to Arts), Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award, GSK Ireland Impact Award, National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2018.
Smashing Times, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, presents an evening of entertainment and discussion using the arts to promote Positive Mental Health and Well-Being. The evening features performances, music, a film screening, and a panel discussion on the arts and positive mental health and well-being.
The event takes place at The Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin on Saturday 12 January 2019 at 7pm and features performances of of A Day Out by Paul Kennedy performed by Killian Filan and Still I Rise by Maya Angelou performed by Mary Duffin and music by, singer Carla Ryan and Rónán Ó Snodaigh, musician, poet and lead vocalist with Kíla.
The evening features ‘Setting the Stage: A Panel Discussion on the Arts and Positive Mental Health and Well-Being’ followed by questions and answers with the audience. A fascinating panel of artists and mental health experts will explore what role can the arts play in promoting positive mental health and well-being. The panel will discuss the increase in mental health issues affecting society today and ask what role can the arts play in impacting our minds and bodies, and how can we develop a deeper appreciation of the value of creativity for promoting positive mental health and well-being into the future. Panel members are Senator Joan Freeman, Independent Senator and founder of Pieta House, Professor Paul Fearon, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Patrick's University Hospital, Ger Ryan, actor, Mary Moynihan, writer, theatre and filmmaker, Artistic Director, Smashing Times and Lecturer, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, and Rónán Ó Snodaigh, musician, poet and lead vocalist with Kíla.
The compere for the evening is Dil Wickremsinghe, journalist, broadcaster and co-founder of Insight Matters.
The event is presented as part of the award-winning Acting for the Future: Theatre for Positive Mental Health project, a model of best practice that uses participative drama workshops, professional performances and post-show panel discussions with counsellors and clinical psychologists to promote active healthy lifestyles and positive mental health and well-being. The project is implemented on an annual basis by Smashing Times in partnership with the Samaritans with assistance from a panel of advisors, and is delivered to a range of youth and adult groups and the general public.
Supporters include the Samaritans, Erasmus+, HSE National Office for Social Inclusion, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, HSE National Lottery and Dublin City Council Arts Office. Smashing Times have been awarded the daa Arts Award (Alliance Business to Arts), Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award, GSK Ireland Impact Award and National Lottery Good Causes Award for Acting for the Future.